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Oracle(R) PartnerNetwork Announces Oracle North America Titan Awards Honoring Partners of the Year and Solutions of the Year

17 Oracle Partners Recognized for Excellence at Annual Event

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Oracle(R) PartnerNetwork today announced the recipients of the second annual Oracle North America Titan Awards for Partners of the Year and Solutions of the Year at an awards ceremony here at Oracle OpenWorld 2005, held in San Francisco, CA. Partners across multiple channel types were recognized for their success in developing and implementing solutions based on Oracle Database 10g and Oracle Application Server 10g, the Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft and JD Edwards as well as for marketing and sales achievements.

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The Oracle Titan Awards recognize partner excellence in solution development and business achievements. Award recipients have successfully defined new markets, achieved leadership positions in target markets, and transformed traditional business practices building on Oracle's offerings. Winners in each category have clearly demonstrated a strong commitment to Oracle and a complete understanding of customer needs. Recognition was based on partner contributions during Oracle's fiscal year 2005. For the second consecutive year, Oracle has opened up the judging process to outside experts from the media and analyst communities who helped to assess the entries and select winners in each category. Additionally, Oracle judged submissions from PeopleSoft and JD Edwards partners for calendar year 2004.

"We have been genuinely overwhelmed by the number and quality of Oracle partners and solutions that were considered for this year's Titan Awards," said Oracle Group Vice President, North America Channels, Rauline Ochs. "As Oracle continues to broaden its business, our partners are stepping up their investment across the Oracle product line, delivering innovative solutions to meet the needs of our joint customers. This year's Titan Award winners are the best of a very solid group of partners."

Oracle received 120 nominations for this year's Titan awards, a 79% increase over last year's total.

The Oracle North America Titan Partner of the Year and Solution of the Year Award winners announced are as follows:

Solution of the Year 2005, Application Server - SunGard SCT

SunGard SCT leverages Oracle Fusion Middleware, combined with higher education standards and Web Services, to provide solutions designed specifically for higher education. SunGard SCT helps colleges and universities create their vision of a Unified Digital Campus using proven administrative systems combined with portal, integration, business intelligence, content management, and academic solutions. http://www.sungardsct.com/

Solution of the Year 2005, Collaboration and Integration - Enterprise Business Solutions LLC

EBS created a secure, Web-based Oracle solution leveraging Collaboration Suite 10g and several other Oracle products. The solution helps the client compete for construction bids that require online document collaboration and real-time access to project information. http://www.theebsgroup.com/.

Solution of the Year 2005, Database - Fair Isaac Corp.

Fair Isaac's Network Assurance Analytics solution allows a global telecom company to proactively monitor, detect, and react to network threatening events, such as network failure, intrusion, and abuse. The system, which leverages Oracle Database 10g, helps the customer optimize network performance by predicting when and where a problem will occur. http://www.fairisaac.com/.

Solution of the Year 2005, Industry ISV - MHC Software Inc.

MHC's Document Express Secure eCheck Courier Solution combines an array of Oracle Applications with custom MHC software to help the customer securely deliver checks electronically to remote sites. The solution, integrated by Oracle partner Xcelicor, achieved cost savings by reducing labor and delivery costs, as well as reducing payroll processing time -- all in a secure, reliable environment. http://www.mhcdocumentexpress.com/

Solution of the Year 2005, Industry SI - Mi Services Group

Mi Services developed a repeatable Electronic Record and Signature solution that is critical to helping its Life Sciences customers address new government regulations about how information is stored, retrieved, and presented. Originally designed for the Pharmaceutical industry, Mi Services has adapted the solution with Oracle product development for discrete manufacturing. http://www.mi-services.com/.

Solution of the Year 2005, Public Sector - EnvironMax Inc.

Project Chemsure is EnvironMax's project to use the power of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags to extend the company's chemical and waste management software suite beyond barcodes. The project is helping EnvironMax's customer meet rigorous new Homeland Security challenges in the management and control of hazardous materials. http://www.environmax.com/.

Solution of the Year 2005, Small-to-Medium Sized Business - Egenera Inc.

Egenera delivered a high-performance, scalable solution that allows its retail customer to expand its online business at a lower total cost of ownership. The customer uses an Egenera BladeFrame system running Oracle Real Application Clusters to power its 24x7 data center operation. The combined solution has delivered a grid-based utility computing infrastructure that reduces transaction times, resulting in higher customer satisfaction. http://www.egenera.com/.

Partner of the Year 2005, Applications - Accenture

Accenture posted strong Oracle growth in 2005, delivering solutions in key vertical markets such as pharmaceuticals, communications, and high-technology. Key success factors included dedicated sales, technical, and education resources, and marketing initiatives including web casts, executive activities, jointly developed sales tools, and co-sponsorship of Oracle demand-generation activities. http://www.accenture.com/

Partner of the Year 2005, Global Systems Integrator - IBM Business Consulting Services

IBM BCS posted significant growth across the Oracle, PeopleSoft, and JD Edwards practice areas, fueled by significant investments to develop industry and business process solutions in Retail, Human Capital Management, and BioPharma. http://www.ibm.com/bcs.oracle

Partner of the Year 2005, Independent Software Vendor - Fidelity Information Services Inc.

Fidelity Information Services provided high value as an Oracle partner across multiple fronts, including revenue growth, new customer wins, joint demand generation, reference account selling, integration of Fidelity Information Services solutions to Oracle applications and broad use of Oracle technology in Fidelity Information Services' core banking solutions. http://www.fnf.com/

Partner of the Year 2005, JD Edwards - CSS Inc.

CSS grew its Oracle revenue more than 400% in Fiscal 2005, added significantly to its Oracle staff, and made major investments in more than 10 marketing campaigns that resulted in leads and closed deals of all sizes. CSS had major wins at large and SMB manufacturing and distribution accounts throughout the year and continued to provide solid customer references. http://www.cssus.com/

Partner of the Year 2005, Marketing Excellence - Computer Sciences Corp.

CSC participated in and drove a large number of effective marketing campaigns with Oracle, including executive-level activities, a breadth of demand generation initiatives and high lead- to-opportunity conversion rates in Life Sciences, High Tech, and Supply Chain markets, and participated in a number of Oracle-driven Apps Day road shows across the United States. http://www.csc.com/.

Partner of the Year 2005, PeopleSoft - CedarCrestone, Deloitte Consulting

Two partners were honored in this category, reflecting two different partner communities, global and regional systems integrators.

Crestone far exceeded its PeopleSoft co-selling targets last year. The company, which recently joined with Cedar to form CedarCrestone, drove and was directly involved in numerous marketing campaigns and initiatives with PeopleSoft, including User Groups and industry-specific events. http://www.cedarcrestone.com/

Deloitte Consulting far exceeded co-selling targets for PeopleSoft for the year, across critical industries, including Health Care & Life Sciences, and Consumer Packaged Goods. Deloitte Consulting helped deliver a corporate compliance breakfast to drive leads, and built a sales kit to help sell PeopleSoft in the middle market. http://www.deloitte.com/us

Partner of the Year 2005, Regional SI - Hitachi Consulting Corp.

Hitachi doubled the revenue in their Oracle practice from Fiscal 2004, and finished Fiscal 2005 with a significant increase in dedicated Oracle sales staff. The company furthered their overall performance with an investment in direct mail and appointment setting campaigns, and net new references for Oracle implementations. http://www.hitachiconsulting.com/.

Partner of the Year 2005, Technology - HP

HP has been a strategic partner with Oracle for more than 25 years and has grown their Oracle business substantially in FY'05. Tighter linkages between the two companies, focused sales programs and marketing investments in key areas such as Oracle 10g migrations and IT consolidation have helped to more bring innovative solutions more quickly to joint customers of Oracle and HP. http://www.hp.com/

Partner of the Year 2005, Value-Added Reseller - Mythics

Mythics followed up on a strong year in Oracle FY2004 by posting significant revenue growth for Fiscal 2005. Mythics developed numerous joint marketing campaigns with Oracle, carried the sell cycle in various commercial as well as public sector opportunities, and made solid investments in Oracle's Fusion Middleware strategy. http://www.mythics.com/

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of 15,000 companies who deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest enterprise software company. Partners who are able to demonstrate superior product knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to doing business with Oracle can qualify for the Oracle Certified Partner levels.

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