Thousands of Customers Successfully and Smoothly Upgrade to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 for New Functionality, Lower Operating Costs and Improved Shared Operations
Latest Release of Oracle E-Business Suite Helps Customers Reduce Customizations, Consolidate Instances and Achieve Faster and More Simplified Reporting
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REDWOOD SHORES, CA, Oct 31, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Oracle ORCL -2.32%
-- Thousands of customers across all industries, including manufacturing,
automotive, health sciences, entertainment, retail, food and beverage
and services, have upgraded to the latest version of the Oracle
-- By upgrading to the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1, both enterprises and
midsize organizations can find value in this scalable solution that
can adapt as their businesses evolve. The Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1
is designed to provide a foundation for future growth and help global
and multi-national companies centralize crucial business processes.
-- Customers such as Bimba Manufacturing, CSX Corporation, Datacard
Group, Doosan Heavy Industries, Guidance Software, Intelligrated,
Leviton Manufacturing, Mando Corporation, National Instruments, Pella
Corporation and Penn Color have upgraded to the latest version of the
Oracle E-Business Suite.
-- Customers are deriving value from upgrading to the new release due to
more than 4,000 functional enhancements that have been included in the
last two major releases across the entire Oracle E-Business Suite
including Financials, Supply Chain Management, Human Capital
Management, Procurement, Customer Relationship Management, Project
Portfolio Management and Technology.
-- The Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 provides global companies
with several rapid value and industry-focused solutions, global
capabilities in financials and human resources, and functional
enhancements in supply chain planning, procurement and spend
management, high volume warehouse management, field service and mobile
field service, and integrated talent management.
-- Customers who have upgraded to the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 are
experiencing benefits such as reduced customizations, consolidation of
instances, better support for local country requirements and statutory
reporting, faster and simplified reporting, increased visibility into
performance metrics, improved shared service operations, lower
operating costs and more efficient supply chain execution.
Datacard Group Upgrades 40 Oracle E-Business Suite Applications in One Global Instance
-- Datacard Group's portfolio of solutions, backed by expert service and
support, enable card and secure identification programs for financial,
government, and other markets. Organizations worldwide use the
company's secure ID and card personalization solutions to issue
millions of financial cards and identification documents each day.
-- Datacard Group upgraded to the latest version of the Oracle E-Business
Suite across 40 applications worldwide to leverage new features,
streamline integration with other applications, and maintain support.
-- The company uses Oracle Financials to provide real-time access to
financial information across operations in the U.S., Canada,
Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, the
United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Spain.
-- In addition, Datacard Group uses Oracle Configurator and Oracle
Projects to help build complex custom solutions, track project
progress, and add service components.
-- Datacard Group upgraded to the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 in one
global instance to take advantage of premier support, as well as to
set the roadmap for new functionality.
-- "Upgrading to the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 provided us with the
premier support and functionality we need to support our growing
business while protecting our investment for future," said Chadd
Fowble, Manager, Business Systems Analysis, Datacard Group.
National Instruments Upgrades to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 to Help Support Continued Growth, Efficient Shared Service Operations and to Reduce Customizations
-- National Instruments Corporation (NI) provides open graphical
programming software and modular hardware to customers at more than
30,000 companies to help simplify development, increase productivity,
and reduce time-to-market of innovative new technologies, ranging from
breakthrough medical devices to next generation gaming systems. NI
transforms the way engineers and scientists design, prototype, and
deploy systems for test, control, and embedded design applications.
-- NI upgraded its CRM and ERP software because it believes the ownership
cost and functionality of the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 has
improved substantially, enabling NI to reduce both time to complete
the upgrade project and the actual upgrade itself. NI saw reductions
-- Multi-organizational Access Control functionality in Release 12.1
introduces access to multiple operating units with central control
enabling more efficient shared service operations. Specifically, NI is
able to attain substantial savings in audit and internal
administrative costs for its large multi-national corporation with
nearly 50 different user populations around the world.
-- "This move to the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 was the most positive
Oracle upgrade that we have ever done," said Michael Beamer, Global IT
Applications Director, National Instruments Corporation. "Our
environment is challenging because we use more than 30 modules, and
the fact that we were able to upgrade with little to no impact to
users was remarkable."
Pella Corporation Upgrades to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 for an Enhanced, Integrated ERP System that Supports 12 Manufacturing Plants Nationwide
-- Pella Corporation creates a better view for homes and businesses by
designing, testing, manufacturing, and installing quality windows and
doors for new construction, remodeling, and replacement applications.
As a family-owned and professionally managed company, Pella has an
85-year history of delivering customer satisfaction.
-- The upgrade helped position the company to take advantage of future
application upgrades by staying on the most current technology,
including service-oriented architecture (SOA) technology.
-- "Pella Corporation completed a smooth upgrade from the Oracle
E-Business Suite 11i to Release 12.1 with little interruption for
users thanks to careful planning and testing of the system," said Rick
Hassman, director of Applications, Pella Corporation.
Penn Color, Inc. Sees Value in Staying Current on the Latest Release
-- Penn Color, Inc. is a recognized leader in the development and
manufacture of custom color concentrates. The company supplies color
concentrates and dispersions to most of the world's major industries
including plastics, inks and coatings, paints, and cosmetics.
-- Penn Color deployed the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 and then
upgraded to version 12.1 as part of its implementation at its European
headquarters and manufacturing facility. Penn Color is supporting its
global operations on a single instance of the Oracle E-Business Suite.
-- The Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 has helped to establish the platform
upon which Penn Color will further streamline its supply chain by
implementing Oracle's planning and scheduling tools.
-- "Penn Color decided to upgrade from 12.0.4 to 12.1.2 as part of its
commitment to Oracle as the software foundation for its global
organization," said Chris Driscoll, director, Information Systems,
Penn Color, Inc.
-- Oracle E-Business Suite
-- Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 Overview
-- Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Blog
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