Customers and partners interact at ‘Oracle Applications Day’

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Take advantage of Oracle’s extensive product portfolio

More than 100 customers and partners from leading Sri Lankan organisations along with senior Oracle executives gathered recently at an ‘Oracle Applications Day’ to discuss the critical role that IT, especially business applications, is playing in helping to build the businesses of the future.

Representatives from various organisations were involved in discussions on key topics covering the Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Applications Unlimited and Oracle Business Intelligence.

Speakers at the event covered topics of strategic importance to Sri Lankan businesses, placing these in the context of new initiatives and best practices from Oracle Applications that could enable participants to take advantage of Oracle’s expanded product portfolio for their specific needs.

Oracle’s extensive business applications portfolio includes the Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle’s Siebel Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Oracle’s PeopleSoft Enterprise Applications , Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Oracle Hyperion Performance Management Applications, Oracle’s Agile Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Oracle’s Demantra helping provide Oracle a leadership position in business applications across many industries including financial services, manufacturing, distribution, retail and telecommunications.

Oracle Applications Unlimited is Oracle’s commitment to customer choice through continuous investment and innovation in current applications offerings. The powerful combination of complete solutions and complete choice drive better business performance and help customers tailor their enterprise business and IT strategy, optimise their IT investments and use IT as a strategic point of differentiation.

When selecting Oracle application software, customers can choose a single module, a product family, or the entire suite to match their unique business needs. In addition, Oracle applications can be deployed on-premise, hosted via private or public clouds, or implemented through a hybrid model. This is Oracle’s “Two Complete” policy – offering complete solutions and complete choices for customers.

Some of the benefits being offered by Oracle Applications Unlimited are: Customer driven enhancements to product lines, Ongoing upgrade innovations, Lifetime support and no forced migrations, and Upgrade path to next-generation applications.

“Our customers’ feedback after deploying our best-in-class offerings is a great motivation for us to strengthen our product portfolio and Oracle Applications Day provide us an excellent opportunity to know about the experience of customers with our products,” said Ahsen Javed, Managing Director, Oracle Pakistan and South Asia Growth Economies – West.

“We are pleased to know that our purpose-built industry solutions have enabled organisations in Pakistan to strengthen their overall competitive position by driving greater value across the enterprise.”

“Oracle is a vital part of enhancing efficiency of our business processes,” said Firdowsy Ismail, Chief Financial Officer of Serendib Flour Mills. “We look forward to improved business performance and sustained profitability and growth with the new Oracle Applications. The plant will have an initial milling capacity of one thousand metric tonnes per day and we have plans to capture a growing share of the local wheat flour market.”

“The Oracle E-Business Suite has allowed GAHL to centralise our financial, human resources, and product ordering and trading operations, which has significantly reduced the cost associated with managing these functions across the group,” said Kevin De Silva, IT Director, GoodHope Asia Holdings Ltd.

“Oracle Financials in particular is very flexible and robust and can be modelled in any way we require. Oracle is also the only company that can provide integrated end-to-end applications. With these centralised functions, we are eliminating duplicated efforts across the businesses in Indonesia and Malaysia.”

Oracle first started its operations in Sri Lanka in 1991 via a local partner. Since then, Oracle has built up a strong presence as a partner to the Sri Lankan economy and community by providing a full range of products and services through its established network of partners. To further its commitment, the Oracle Liaison Office was established in Colombo in 2004 to provide strong support to its customers. Today, more than 100 organisations in Sri Lanka across key industry sectors — including government, financial services, telecommunications and manufacturing — use Oracle technology and applications to gain greater operational and cost efficiencies. Oracle’s commitment extends to its extensive network of alliances, channel partners and resellers in Sri Lanka, who are members of the Oracle PartnerNetwork.

Over 65,000 customers worldwide rely on Oracle’s complete, open and integrated enterprise applications to achieve superior results. Oracle provides a secure path for customers to benefit from the latest technology advances that improve the customer software experience and drive better business performance. Oracle Applications Unlimited is Oracle’s commitment to customer choice through continuous investment and innovation in current applications offerings. Oracle’s next-generation Fusion Applications build upon that commitment, and are designed to work with and evolve Oracle’s Applications Unlimited offerings. Oracle’s lifetime support policy helps ensure customers will continue to have a choice in upgrade paths, based on their enterprise needs.