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Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL), the largest provider of software for e-business, has announced the immediate availability of SupplyChain.Oracle.com, a collaborative supply chain solution delivered as an online service. This solution helps remove barriers to supply chain collaboration and will enable companies to collaborate with trading partners in as little as 20 days. SupplyChain.Oracle.com is available now.

SupplyChain.Oracle.com is built upon a proven collaborative solution, Oracle Supply Chain Exchange, and allows companies to quickly realize the benefits of demand planning, supply planning, vendor managed inventory, and supply chain event management. "Early adopters of hosted supply chain applications are reporting 30% to 50% levels of inventory reduction, 10% to 20% reduced administrative costs and increased production utilization and fulfillment service levels," said Bob Ferrari of AMR Research in his April 2001 report, "The Hosted Supply Chain Emerges in B2B." Several companies, including AEROChain, owned by aircraft manufacturers Embraer and ATR and FEMSA Logistica have adopted Oracle Supply Chain Exchange to enable collaborative planning among their trading partners.

With the introduction of SupplyChain.Oracle.com, Oracle offers an attractive, affordable alternative for all companies to get their supply chain moving faster, better and cheaper today. SupplyChain.Oracle.com can help deliver -- reduced inventory, better forecast accuracy, better demand and supply matching, and improved delivery performance by providing the ability to see, control, and collaborate on demand and supply across an extended, multi-enterprise supply chain. SupplyChain.Oracle.com empowers companies of all sizes and allows them to automate their supply chains -- replacing complexity with collaboration.

"Oracle is redefining the supply chain software landscape by delivering proven supply chain collaboration software as an online service," said Don Klaiss, senior vice president Manufacturing and Supply Chain Application Development, Oracle Corp. "Companies can no longer afford expensive, open ended implementation projects. Rapid ROI is what the market demands and SupplyChain.Oracle.com meets that need head on."

Customers not only benefit from rapid access to supply chain collaboration software, but since SupplyChain.Oracle.com is delivered as an online service, companies are not required to make additional investments in IT infrastructure or the labor required to support it, thus allowing companies to focus on their core business, rather than on implementation projects. Other supply chain software vendors leave companies with few alternatives, often requiring them to spend more on labor than on the software itself.

"At KPMG Consulting, we explain to our clients that there is often too much capital investment in the supply chain. Reducing that cost means making supplier interactions easier, faster, and more economical," said Rob Schoenthaler, managing director, supply chain solutions, KPMG Consulting, Inc. "We are excited about SupplyChain.Oracle.com because it is an opportunity for us to work with a supply chain collaboration tool that will return client benefit, quickly and cost-effectively."

"Collaborative supply chain planning must be a key objective of any manufacturing company serious about implementing an effective B2B strategy," said Rick Hymer, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Oracle Service Line Leader, North America. "We think SupplyChain.Oracle.com provides a very compelling opportunity for our clients to not only improve, but simplify their collaborative capability."

SupplyChain.Oracle.com makes it easy for companies to capitalize on the rapid adoption of the solution by offering fixed-scope and fixed-fee services designed to ensure success. These services delivered by Oracle Consulting Services, or one of Oracle's Supply Chain Partners KPMG or Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, allow customers to be up and running rapidly. Oracle Consulting offers Collaboration Services that allow companies to be up and running in as few as 20 Days.
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Date:Jul 2, 2001
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