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Oracle software investment guide: transparent view


** Oracle provides comprehensive insight into global pricing and licensing to enable savvy customers to make informed decisions on current and future software purchases **

Oracle Corporation, (Nasdaq: ORCL), the world's largest enterprise software company, has announced the introduction of the Software Investment Guide to give customers a simple, flexible and transparent view of its pricing and licensing. The Software Investment Guide is a global pricing initiative by Oracle to help current and prospective customers better understand and manage their enterprise-wide software costs. By releasing the Software Investment Guide, Oracle becomes the only major software vendor to provide comprehensive guidelines regarding its global software pricing and licensing. Developed by Oracle's Global Pricing and Licensing Strategies team, the Software Investment Guide includes information on all of Oracle's products as well as its services -support, outsourcing, consulting and education. It is designed to empower customers to make informed decisions on current and future business software purchases.

"We are responding to our customers' needs for comprehensive guidelines regarding our global pricing and licensing," said Jacqueline Woods, vice president of Global Pricing and Licensing Strategy. "The Software Investment Guide reflects Oracle's desire to provide a straightforward, open, and comprehensive pricing and licensing for customers to compare Oracle's products and associated licensing options with those offered by other software and hardware vendors."

** A Unique Reference Guide Oracle worked with its customers, industry analysts and business partners to develop the Software Investment Guide. The guide answers its customers' call for clear and easy-to-understand explanations of its pricing and licensing to help them do business more efficiently. Additionally, it addresses the challenge of managing software licenses across departments, lines of business and subsidiaries.

"I'm happy Oracle listened to their customers' concern to clarify the pricing and licensing process," said Rich Niemiec, CEO of TUSC and President of the International Oracle Users Group. "Oracle's Software Investment Guide shows Oracle's dedication to being up-front with customers on pricing."

The Global Oracle Software Investment Guide will be available at the Oracle pricing and licensing web site:

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