Oracle Asia Pacific Continues Good Customer Momentum in Q3FY09

KARACHI, April 01, 2009: Organizations across key industries in Asia Pacific continue to adopt or expand implementations of Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Enterprise Performance Management and Oracle Business Intelligence, and Oracle Applications for their strategic company-wide business systems.

Allied Bank, Barclays Bank Pakistan, Berger Paints Pakistan, EFU Life Assurance Ltd and Wateen Telecom from Pakistan are among those organizations who have selected Oracle to streamline their business processes.

“Now more than ever, customers are looking to information technology to meet a wide range of business challenges, such as reducing risks, innovating business processes, delivering superior customer service, and building a foundation for growth,” said Steve Au-Yeung, Senior Vice President, Oracle Asia Pacific. “Organizations continue to choose Oracle’s standards-based software solutions to replace legacy, proprietary systems, so as to optimize performance and lower costs. Our strategy to offer choice and value is winning customers across the region.”

Allied Bank has chosen to implement Oracle Database with RAC and OEM Packs to help their core banking transformation. “After careful internal analysis and reviewing all our options we opted for the award winning Oracle Database with its Real Application Clusters & Grid Control solution to help us with our technology led core banking transformation project,” said Mr Mujahid Ali, CIO Allied Bank Ltd.  “Oracle Technology products are specially recognized for providing scalability, high availability and ease of management for mission-critical applications like Temenos T24. This technology platform will enable us to be highly competitive and maintain customer satisfaction though high quality and 24×7 banking services.”

Berger Paints Pakistan has also selected key modules from the Oracle E-Business Suite to improve and standardize its business operations to gain a consolidated picture of its Finance, Sales, inventory and customer order information. It expects to benefit from capabilities such as improved production planning, greater operational efficiency, and improved manufacturing productivity. “Oracle E-Business Suite will empower us with critical and real time knowledge about our assets, financials and all the core aspects of the manufacturing process”, said Sarfaraz Arif, Senior Manager MIS, Berger Paints. “Critically, the Oracle applications we have implemented will provide us a 360-degree view of Berger Paints’ financial and operational information to company decision makers that will enhance its operational infrastructure to increase the efficiency of the organization and support further expansion”.

Wateen Telecom has also implemented a wide range of Oracle Database and Database Options including RAC, Data Mining and Advanced Security. “Wateen Telecom is operating in a highly aggressive environment. In order to gain a competitive edge, we need to be able to transform available data into consolidated, meaningful, timely and actionable information. From a technology perspective, performance, scalability and manageability are primary requirements for us,” said Amir Khan, Chief Information Office, Wateen Telecom.