Oracle Demonstrates Continued Momentum In Europe, Middle East And Africa In Fiscal Year 2003

6/13/2003, 9:00 AM (Source: GlobeNewswire)
Oracle9i Application Server Customer Base Grows by 69%; IBM Customers Migrate to Oracle9i Database At Rate of Six to One; Oracle E-Business Suite Strong in Public Services and Travel & Transportation Sectors

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, June 13, 2003: Oracle Corporation (Nasdaq:
ORCL), the world's largest enterprise software company, today
announced that during the company's fiscal year 2003 (FY03), ending
31st May 2003, the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region has
performed in line with expectations.

Highlights of Oracle's success in FY03 include:
* In the first half of FY03, Oracle registered a 69% growth in its
Oracle9i Application Server EMEA customer base
* European Informix customers are migrating to the Oracle9i
Database in preference to IBM DB2 by six to one
* Oracle launched the Oracle E-Business Suite Special Edition for
mid-sized enterprises
* Oracle announced its 300th FastForward implementation of the
Oracle E-Business Suite in the region
* Oracle announced joint initiatives with strategic partners
including Fujitsu Siemens, Nokia, Alcatel and Ericsson
* Demand from customers in the Public Services and Travel &
Transportation continued to increase for the Oracle E-Business
Suite
* Membership of the Oracle PartnerNetwork grew 46 per cent, from
4,800 members to 7,000

2002-2003 was a challenging year for the EMEA enterprise software
market. However in a shrinking market, Oracle EMEA maintained its
revenue figures, and succeeded in growing its customer base across
all product groups. Oracle's focus on helping its customers do more
while spending less, automate business processes, achieve rapid
return on investment and maximise existing infrastructure while
ensuring the highest levels of security and reliability, enabled the
company to maintain flat revenues in a climate of reduced business
confidence and IT spending.

Sergio Giacoletto, Executive Vice President, Oracle EMEA, said: "We
have recorded a solid financial performance in EMEA in our 2003
fiscal year. Throughout the period, we have demonstrated our
commitment to grow our market share through the release of new
products including the Oracle E-Business Suite Special Edition and
Oracle9i Collaboration Suite. We have also seen increasing demand for
our technology and business applications in the European Union
accession countries, the Commonwealth of Independent States, the
Middle East and Africa. We are working with both public and private
sector organisations in these countries and helping them become more
competitive through the use of information technology.

"The current economic and geo-political climate has had an effect on
all enterprise software vendors, however we are pleased with our
performance," he concluded.


Oracle9i Database, Oracle9i Application Server, Oracle Collaboration
Suite

* Oracle's core database market in EMEA remained strong. Research
conducted by Harte-Hanks in October 2002 revealed that European
Informix customers are migrating to the Oracle9i Database in
preference to IBM DB2 by six to one.
* Oracle registered customer momentum in EMEA for Oracle9i Real
Application Clusters, increasing the total number of customers to
500 in the region.
* In November 2002, Oracle announced the next major release of
Oracle9i Application Server. In the first half FY03, Oracle
registered 69% growth in its EMEA Application Server customer
base, continuing to take market share from BEA Systems.
* More than 230 independent software vendors (ISVs) in EMEA are
offering their applications and implementing customer solutions
around Oracle9i Application Server.
* Customers in the region who purchased Oracle9i Database and/or
Oracle9i Application Server and/or Oracle Collaboration Suite
during FY03 include: Haute Ecole Rennequin Sualem; The Department
of Agriculture and Food (Ireland); The Kuwait University;
Deutsche Post AG; STMicroelectronics; France Printemps; Conseil
Général de la Moselle; Etablissement français des Greffes; Swiss
Post; Co-operative Group; Aegón Spain; Infomedics; BME
Bundesverband Materialwirtschaft; Einkauf und Logistik e.V;
Draeger Safety; Fiscus; Landeskriminalamt Bayern; Metro MGI
Informatik GmbH (MGI); NEC Electronics Europe; Sinius;
Municipality of Venice; Municipality of Milan; Toro
Assicurazioni; Unisalute; Municpality of Turin; Mediaset;
Fiditalia; Nordland Central Hospital; Kreissparkasse
Esslingen-Nürtingen; Partena; Prologis; Acquirente Unico;
Heinrich Bauer Verlag; Orange; Xiam; Banque Du Caire; Petroject;
Banque Misr; Banca Comerciala Romana; Transelectrica; Apa Nova;
Danish State Railways; Danish Agriculture Advisory Service; BBVA
(Banco Bilao Vizcaya Argentaria); Matsushita Comms; Ukrsotsbank;
Office of Public Prosecutor of Ukraine; Ukraine Mobile
Communications: Rosgosstrakh; Itellium Systems & Services GmbH;
Deutsche Rentenvershicherung Rechenzentrum Leipzig; BMW AG; AMS
Swedish National Labour Market Adminstration; Swedish National
Police Board; Telecom Italia; Fastweb; Monte dei Paschi di Siena;
Greek Telecommunication Organization; Athens 2004 S.A.; Cosmote
S.A.; Vodafone S.A.; TMobile: UPM-Kymmene Oyj; CSC Computer
Sciences Ltd.; DPA Financial People; Arma BV; DESY Deutsches
Elektronen-Synchrotron; HAL Computer Systems Ltd; Kuttig
Computerandwendungen GmbH; LION Bioscience AG; Max Bögl
Bauunternehmung GmbH & Co. KG; Mu'ta University; NH Hoteles;
Oceanic Bank; Preci-Spark Limited; Prefabricados Agricolas
Industriales; Rijksuniversiteit Groningen; Saez Merino S.A.;
Stadt Erlangen; Stichting Samenwerkende Ziekenhuizen; Universidad
Pompeu Fabra

Oracle E-Business Suite

* Oracle saw increased demand for the Oracle E-Business Suite,
particularly in the Public Services and Travel & Transportation
sectors. The Oracle E-Business Suite comprises more than 145
modules spanning financial, human resources, payroll, project
management, customer relationship management and supply chain
management applications.
* In December 2002, Oracle launched the Oracle E-Business Suite
Special Edition for medium-sized enterprises. The Oracle
E-Business Suite Special Edition uses standard Oracle11i
Applications and is available in 22 major European languages.
* Over 85 per cent of Oracle E-Business Suite customers in EMEA are
now running version 11.0 or 11i.
* Oracle continues to experience high demand for rapid
implementations of the Oracle E-Business Suite, and announced its
300th FastForward customer in the region in May 2003, Norcros
Adhesives, a UK-based developer and manufacturer of adhesives,
sealants and associated products.
* Customers in the region who purchased Oracle E-Business Suite or
Oracle E-Business Suite Special Edition during FY03 include:
Interflora; Aegón Spain; BT; Ducati Motor Holding; Bank of
Uganda; Helsinki Stock Exchange (HEX); Reed Group; Portuguese
Institute of Employment and Professional Development; Hospital
District of Helsinki and Uusimaa; Bolton Metropolitan Council;
Regional Government of Piedmont; UNISA; Onze Lieve Vrouwe
Hospital; Government of Bahrain; Kingston upon Hull City Council;
Emirates Airline; Virgin Atlantic; Air Malta; Qatar Airways; TUI
AG; Bancotel; DHL France; Polish Airports Authority (PPL); Dubai
Duty Free; Paperhat; IsoTis; Vitkovice Ironworks; Atempo;
Champion Europe, C.N.A.; DPA Financial People; EMKTV; Ingroup;
Landbouwkrediet/Crédit Agricole; Lecebne Mariankse Lazne; Paksi
ESZI; Petroject; Romgaz; Transelectrica; Apa Nova; Copenhagen
University; Danish State Railways; Danish Agriculture Advisory
Service; EITB (Euskal Iirrati Telebista); Czech Mobil/Oskar;
Utel; JSC Vanino Commercial Sea Port; Telenet; S.A.F.I; Berloni;
Sipa Zoppas; CSI Piemonte; Randstad, Medial Centre Haaglanden;
GOZL (Gezondheidszorg Oostelijk Zuid-Limburg); Greek
Telecommunication Organization; Athens International Airport;
British Telecommunications plc; Essilor.
Oracle Outsourcing
* In February 2003, Oracle and PSINet Europe announced a
partnership to enable Oracle to implement and manage software for
its Oracle Outsourcing customers in PSINet Europe's five European
data centres. Oracle also selected COLT Telecom Group as a
European authorised network provider for Oracle Outsourcing.
* Customers, including the UK's Environment Agency, BMW AG,
Matalan, Achilles, Co-operative Group, KPMG Belgium, Marienbad
KUR and SPA, Polynorm NV, Raiffeisenbank and Tropicana Europe are
choosing to outsource their software management to Oracle because
Oracle can deliver and manage the software faster and more
effectively.



Contacts:
Gaye Hudson
Oracle Corporation
+44 118 924 5289

Laura Jackson
Weber Shandwick
+44 207 067 0610

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