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Vantive Enterprise Fuels Market Momentum for Oracle's Leading Database on NT  

Oracle has announced that Vantive Enterprise is available on Oracle data
server on Windows NT.  Vantive's release of its market-leading customer
asset management software on Oracle data server on Windows NT reflects the
rapidly growing demand for Oracle as the database for business-critical
applications on Windows NT.  Oracle data server, a leading database on
Windows NT, enables companies to leverage the cost-effectiveness and
ease-of-use of Windows NT for Vantive deployments.  

"Oracle is committed to working with companies like Vantive to enable our
customers to effectively deploy their business-critical applications on NT,"
said Stephen Millard, NT marketing manager at Oracle in the UK.  "The
support of a leading enterprise application vendor like Vantive endorses the
combination of Oracle data server on Windows NT as a powerful foundation for
enterprise computing solutions."

"At Vantive, we are dedicated to providing our customers with all the
necessary tools to build world-class customer asset management solutions
that increase sales and customer loyalty," said Garry Hallee, executive vice
president of research and development at Vantive.  "This includes offering
support for the full range of industry - leading database and platform
options.  Windows NT is the fastest growing platform for Vantive
applications and we are excited to work with Oracle to support their
database offering for NT."

American Skandia, a leading provider of variable annuities and mutual funds,
is implementing Vantive on Windows NT and Oracle data server.  "American
Skandia is adopting state-of-the-art technology to optimise client relations
and increase customer loyalty with a system that is robust and scaleable
enough to support our tremendous sales growth.  We are pleased that Vantive
is now available to support Oracle data server on Windows NT," according to
Wade Dokken, President and Chief Marketing Officer.

Oracle data server on Windows NT and Vantive
Oracle data server on Windows NT provides the scaleability, reliability,
security and performance required for running Vantive's large-scale
applications while still allowing companies to take advantage of the cost
savings and ease-of-use associated with Windows NT.  The key strengths of
Oracle data server on Windows NT include:   

· Ease-of-use and cost-effectiveness:  it is easy to implement and
administer, eliminating many of the costs typically associated with
upgrades, maintenance and administration.  Oracle data server on Windows NT
helps companies reduce total cost of ownership for Vantive deployments.  

· Integrated, open technology:  it provides open gateways that enable
seamless, transparent access to legacy systems.  This allows Vantive users
to preserve existing investments in legacy systems without sacrificing
access to the information stored therein.  

· Support for mission critical applications:  it offers clustering solutions
for NT that provide the high performance and availability necessary to use
Windows NT for enterprise installations of Vantive.  

· Distributed capability:  it enables a physically distributed database to
be treated as a single local database that can be accessed and updated from
anywhere in a distributed network with the same ease as if the data resided
on a single, local machine.  Vantive users can query the database and access
information faster, which translates into better customer service.  

· High scaleability:  it offers support for unlimited users and data.
Oracle data server on Windows NT allows companies to add Vantive users and
store increasing amounts of customer information without concern over the

Vantive Enterprise is an integrated suite of customer asset management
software applications that enables businesses to attract, acquire, retain
and leverage customers by automating marketing, sales, customer support,
defect tracking, field service, internal help desk functions and Web

Vantive is the recognised founder and leader of the customer asset
management software market, with more than 425 customers and more than $86
million in revenue in the past four quarters.  Vantive software enables
companies to achieve a competitive advantage and treat customers as valuable
assets.  Vantive Enterprise is differentiated by its rich functionality;
enterprise performance; scaleable, multi-tiered architecture; powerful
flexibility; robust security and rapid implementation

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