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Oracle Makes Applications Implementation Even Easier With Oracle(R) Business Models.

Oracle Business Models Provides Application Implementers With World-Class

Business Practices and Processes, Enabling Rapid Application Implementations

With Controlled Costs for Any Sized Customer

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL) today announced Oracle(R) Business Models (OBM), a turnkey and custom solution for implementing the Oracle Applications suite of enterprise business software for financials, manufacturing, supply chain, human resources, and customer relationship management. Oracle Business Models contains tools and methods that model world-class business practices and processes, allowing implementers to determine the best and most efficient implementation process for each customer.

Oracle Business Models was created by Oracle Consulting Services(SM) and are based on years of Oracle Applications implementation experience. With Oracle Business Models, Oracle Applications implementers can easily tailor and implement Oracle applications to best match each customer's individual enterprise requirements. The use of models accelerates the implementation cycle and allows implementers to better predict the implementation timeline, allowing customers to realize return on their applications investments more quickly than with traditional methods.

About Oracle Business Models

Oracle Business Models assesses the best way to deploy Oracle Applications within a customer's systems environment and then allows the applications to be deployed rapidly. Oracle Business Models is an integrated suite comprised of Solution Sets, Process Models, Modeling and Implementation Standards, Application Software, Tools, Methods, Consulting, Training, Documentation and Support.

Oracle Business Models is proven business models are pre-configured to automate eleven of the most common business processes: Financial Management; Human Resource Management; Information Technology Management; Market Management; Materials Management; Operations; Order Fulfillment; Planning and Forecasting; Post Sales Customer Service; Procurement; and Product Development.

In addition, Oracle Business Models is tightly integrated with comprehensive performance evaluation tools to prevent the re-keying of models. These seamlessly integrated tools include: Applications Configurator; Configuration Management; Migration; Object Business Modeler; Requirements Workbench; Reverse Engineering Tool; and Software Testing.

Oracle Business Models also include:

* Business Process Models available in Visio and Oracle Designer for the

thirteen generic business processes

* Applications Software support for Release 10.7 and 11.0 and

customer-specific applications created from the model repository

* Tools including Applications Configurator; Object Business Modeler;

Requirements Workbench; Reverse Engineering Tool; and Software Testing

Tools

* Methods including Applications Implementation Method (AIM) Advantage

* A full range of consulting services

* Training

* Documentation including a Modeling Standards Handbook

* A complete range of technical and business support services

"Today's rapidly changing business environment requires companies to continually address major business changes within their organizations. These business changes are likely to result in a need for new systems and technology," said Sandy Sanderson, senior vice president, Oracle Consulting. "Because Oracle Business Models allows implementers to rapidly deploy Oracle Applications, customers will realize benefits -- such as retaining their customer base, expanding markets and maximizing operational efficiencies -- better and faster."

Availability

Oracle Business Models is available through Oracle Consulting and Oracle Partner Program (OPP) members. Oracle Consulting and Oracle Partner Program members will propose a package of tools and services that best fit an organization's business requirements.

Oracle Corporation is the world's leading supplier of software for information management, and the world's second largest software company. With annual revenues of more than $8.0 billion, the company offers its database, application server, tools and application products, along with related consulting, education and support services, in more than 145 countries around the world.

For more information about Oracle, please call 650-506-7000. Oracle's World Wide Web address is (URL) http://www.oracle.com/.

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