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Mobile-Enabled Oracle E-Business Suite

Oracle Unveils Mobile-Enabled Oracle E-Business Suite

** Only Software Vendor to Offer Complete and Integrated Suite of Mobile Technology and E-Business Applications for Web, Wireless and Voice **

** Teams with Compaq, Motorola and Palm to Deliver Packaged Suite of E-Business Applications for the Mobile Enterprise **

Closely following the recent alliance with Wingcast, and commitment to integrate wireless and voice access across all product lines, Oracle Corp. today shipped the mobile-enabled Oracle E-Business Suite. Effective immediately, customers can access key e-business applications such as field sales, field service, customer intelligence, financials, supply chain and warehouse management from the desktop, the Web and a variety of mobile and wireless devices, such as Palms, Web-enabled phones, smartphones and other PDAs. In addition, Oracle announced that it is working with strategic partners, including Compaq, Motorola, Palm and others, to deliver solutions for the mobile enterprise that encompass everything customers need to get up and running, including software, hardware, devices and consulting services.

The mobile-enablement of the Oracle E-Business Suite is the final component of Oracle's strategy to offer mobile access throughout a complete, integrated set of technology and applications products and services. By delivering on this strategy, Oracle enables companies to provide customers, employees and partners with mobile and wireless access to critical business applications from any interface Web, wireless or voice thereby helping improve productivity and ultimately reducing the cost of doing business.

** Mobile-enabled Enterprise Applications: An Underserved US Market With the mobile CRM market alone expected to grow to $1.7 billion by 2005 according to Datamonitor, the mobile enterprise applications market represents a significant growth opportunity for Oracle. One of the first customers to embrace mobile information access across the enterprise is Kyocera Wireless Corp. Kyocera plans to provide employees with access to Oracle E-Business Suite applications such as CRM, Financials and Manufacturing on the Kyocera QCP 6035 smartphone.

"At Kyocera Wireless Corp., we firmly believe that companies can realise significant benefits by accessing enterprise applications from devices such as the Kyocera QCP 6035 smartphone," said Masahiro Inoue, president and CEO of Kyocera Wireless Corp., a leading manufacturer of wireless handsets. "We plan to be one of the first companies to combine the QCP 6035 with the mobile-enabled Oracle E-Business Suite across our company to make our employees significantly more efficient and improve our business processes."

"The enterprise market for mobile business applications is an untapped growth opportunity," said Stephen Drake, research manager of IDC's Wireless and Mobile Enterprise Access service. "The winners in this market will include those suppliers who deliver comprehensive mobile solutions addressing critical technology and application needs, leverage businesses' existing technology resources and provide improved efficiency to the mobile workforce."

** Oracle E-Business Suite Goes Mobile The Oracle E-Business Suite leverages the integrated wireless functionality of Oracle9i Application Server to provide mobile access to key business applications. As a result, companies using the mobile-enabled Oracle E-Business Suite can benefit from the enhanced capabilities and increased productivity that come from mobile functionality such as location, personalisation, messaging and notification - key features of Oracle9iAS that can be leveraged across the entire suite of applications. Mobile access is immediately available to key applications such as field sales, field service, customer intelligence, property manager, Internet expenses, supply chain and warehouse management.

In addition to the immediate availability of mobile access to the applications listed above, additional applications of the Oracle E-Business Suite such as asset management, treasury management, receivables, time management and vertical applications for healthcare and pharmaceuticals, are expected to be mobile-enabled by early 2002.

** Oracle and Partners Take the Mobile Enterprise to Customers Oracle's broad commitment to provide mobile access to its suite of e-business applications will help accelerate the adoption of mobile-enabled applications in the corporate enterprise. To help drive customer implementation, Oracle is working with strategic partners to provide complete and simple solutions for companies looking to provide their employees, customers and partners with mobile access to critical business applications.

* Compaq, a member of the Oracle Partner Program and Oracle's Mobile Partner Initiative, and Oracle will be providing customers with a complete implementation solution for mobile CRM in as little as 15 days.

* Palm, Inc., a member of the Oracle Partner Program as well as Oracle's Mobile Partner Initiative, will be working with Oracle to deliver go-to-market solutions for customers looking to deploy the mobile-enabled Oracle E-Business Suite on the Palm OS.

* Motorola, Inc., a long-time member of the Oracle Partner Program and Oracle's Mobile Partner Initiative, continues to work with Oracle on a variety of mobile solutions, including voice solutions and the Mobile Blueprint a foundation technology that makes it easier for companies to build and deploy mobile enterprise applications.

** About Oracle's Mobile Products and Services Only Oracle provides a complete and integrated mobile e-business solution that consists of technology, applications, online services and consulting. Oracle9i Application Server the only complete software for developing and deploying applications that can be accessed via Web, wireless and voice interfaces offers personalisation, location, messaging and content management features that together form a powerful infrastructure for delivering any type of application to any device. The Oracle E-Business Suite leverages the integrated wireless functionality of Oracle9i Application Server to provide mobile access to key business applications. Birka Energi, Kyocera Wireless Corp., Sprint PCS, Telia, Telefonica Moviles, Telecom Italia Mobile and Vizzavi are some of the companies using Oracle's mobile and wireless products and services to increase the efficiency of mobile customers, employees and partners worldwide.

** About Oracle Oracle Corporation provides the software that powers the Internet. For more information about this announcement, please visit: http://www.oracle.com/tellmemore/?864827


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