Oracle claims Aussie apps wins

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Software giant Oracle went for the overkill factor today as it named more than 20 new Australian customers of its enterprise applications who had inked deals in the last financial year, as well as first quarter 2007.

In a statement issued this afternoon, the database giant claimed its strategy of broadening its offerings into the applications space was gaining traction Down Under.

New customer wins in the last financial year included the Western Australian Office of Shared Services, Fosters, GRD Minproc, the Western Australian Department for Community Development, McGuigan Wines, Moreland City Council, the Treasury Corporation of Victoria, Symbion Consumer, Open Universities Australia and Neumann Group.

But that's not all.

Oracle also claimed new customers of vertical industry solutions, including Westfield, Tabcorp, Virgin Blue and Nufarm Australia.

The Oracle-owned JD Edwards EnterpriseOne product netted new business at Linatex, Cash and Downer EDI.

"Oracle's expertise in governance and compliance has also seen considerable growth in government, with an implementation at the Department of Primary Industries, as well as in banking with a key win at St George," the vendor's statement continued.

Acquion and Baulderstone bought on-demand customer relationship management (CRM) software from Oracle in the period, while Westpac inked a "significant" CRM licence deal.

In the statement, Oracle's Australia and New Zealand managing director Ian White continued a recent trend of attacking his company's rival SAP on open standards.

"After all these years, SAP is the only software company shipping applications written in ABAP [Advanced Business Application Programming language] or running on NetWeaver," said White.

The statement claimed Oracle had more than 630 customers of its enterprise applications in Australia and New Zealand.


Clarification: This story has been updated to clarify that Oracle's customer wins came during the 2006 financial year, as well as the first quarter of 2007.
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