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Oracle calls for nominations for Oracle Innovation Award

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Oracle  opened nominations for the Oracle Innovation Award and the award is Co-sponsored by the Oracle Applications User Group (OAUG) and Quest International Users Group (Quest).

The Oracle Innovation Award is designed to recognize organizations that are extending the business value of their Oracle Applications with Oracle Fusion Middleware as a result of Oracle’s ‘Applications Unlimited’ program.

Customers throughout the world can submit nominations between September 6, 2007 and October 5, 2007, to showcase their innovation with Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle Applications including the Oracle E-Business suite, Oracle’s PeopleSoft Enterprise, Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and Oracle’s Siebel CRM applications.

To qualify, organizations must be using at least one component of Oracle Fusion Middleware, at least one Oracle Application and have the solution in production or in active development.

25 winners will receive a conference pass to Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco 2007, with access to the Global Customer Program lounge and a one-on-one conversation with an Oracle executive at an award reception scheduled to take place at the event.

In addition to these prizes, the top five top winners will also receive one Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco 2007 conference pass with a Club Oracle Gold upgrade will be featured in a cover story article alongside their systems integrator partner (if applicable) in Oracle’s Profit magazine and will have an exclusive appearance on Oracle’s podcast series, Appcast.

Amit Zavery, vice president, Oracle Fusion Middleware Product Management, Oracle said, “Oracle Fusion Middleware’s hot-pluggable architecture and portfolio of best-in-class middleware components enable customers of any size to increase the value of their applications across user communities, lines of business and organizations.”

“While customers experience substantial benefits from using Oracle Fusion Middleware with Oracle Applications, the Oracle Innovation Award gives us the opportunity to publicly commend and reward organizations for their particularly innovative use of these offerings.”

Evelyn Neumayr, vice president, Applications and Industries Marketing said, “As a result of our Applications Unlimited program, many of our customers are evolving their existing Oracle Applications to leverage next-generation technology such as Service-Oriented Architectures and Web 2.0 design principles. The Oracle Innovation Award will highlight these customers for their work in this area and will serve as excellent examples for organizations that are currently seeking ways to drive added value from their applications investments.”

Selecting the winners:

The Award Selection Committee, consisting of individuals from Oracle, OAUG and Quest, will select the winners based on factors including the level of impact relative to the size of the organization, complexity of the implementation and future plans.

Winners will be notified of their successful submission by Monday, Oct. 15, 2007, and will be publicly announced at Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco the week of Nov. 12, 2007.

About Applications Unlimited:

Launched in 2006, Oracle’s ‘Applications Unlimited’ program gives customers additional value by providing continued innovation for their current product lines. A key component of Applications Unlimited is delivering value to customers by allowing them to leverage next-generation technology within their current investments through integration and certification with Oracle’s leading database and Oracle Fusion Middleware technology.

The latest releases of Oracle Applications provide next-generation, role-based analytics, comprehensive application management, integration, search, master data management and XML-based reporting capabilities.

About Oracle Fusion Middleware:

The company’s comprehensive, standards-based family of middleware products, Oracle Fusion Middleware enables customers to adopt and manage service-oriented architectures in heterogeneous computing environments.

Oracle Fusion Middleware is also supported by 9,000 partners, including market leading independent software vendors, value added resellers and system integrators.

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