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Oracle Reports 3.0 Provides Enterprise-Strength, Multi-Tier Web Database
Publishing and Greater Accessibility to Corporate Database Information by
Leveraging the Network Computing Architecture

PR381 / January 22nd 1998

Oracle has announced the immediate availability of Oracle Reports 3.0 for
low-cost, enterprise-scale report publishing to intranets and the Web. The
new version offers vastly increased performance and increased manageability
for corporate database reporting via Web browsers.

With Oracle Reports 3.0, the report is called from a Web browser, thin
client or Active-X control but the actual execution of the report occurs on
the middle tier application server and is delivered dynamically to the
user. This allows organisations to centralise the processing and increase
the manageability of reporting, and reduces the total cost of ownership of
their computing environment.

Given the proven strength of Oracle Reports as part of Developer/2000,
Oracle's flagship application development tool for building network
computing applications, Oracle Reports 3.0 is now also available as a
separate product geared toward enterprises that need to disseminate
database information to large user communities. Oracle Reports leverages
Developer/2000 Server as its middle tier application server which allows
reports to be scheduled, queued, viewed and reused by users according to
their needs.

Oracle Reports is available on multiple development platforms and reports
can be easily deployed anywhere, without code changes, in a multi-tiered,
platform independent environment.

"With Oracle Reports 3.0, we are further demonstrating our position as the
leading enterprise database publishing and reporting vendor, regardless of
the application or the platform," said Kieran Kilmartin, tools marketing
manager at Oracle UK. "Many corporations today are moving to thin-client,
network computing environments. Oracle Reports combines unmatched
scaleability and manageability to support these efforts by enabling reduced
application deployment and maintenance costs."

Oracle Reports publishes in standard output formats, including: HTML,
Cascading Style Sheets; Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF); PCL
PostScript (on Windows NT and UNIX) and ASCII. The product comes with a
Translation Builder for easy translation of reports into foreign languages
and a Graphics Builder for embedding live graphics into reports.

"Oracle Reports combined with Adobe PDF offers businesses the ability to
dynamically generate visually rich, presentation-quality reports," said
Sharon Grimshaw, director of Product Marketing, Adobe Systems. "The
resulting Adobe PDF files display and print exactly as intended, providing
a powerful database publishing solution."

New developers will enjoy a dramatically reduced learning curve through the
extensive ease-of-use features found in Oracle Reports, including:
.. powerful re-entrant wizards that let novice users create sophisticated
reports through a point-and-click interface
.. a Query Builder for the graphical specification of SQL statements;
comprehensive help and on-line tutorials
.. a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) Live Report Previewer that
enables in-place editing of reports.

These features also help increase the productivity of experienced staff,
enabling them to quickly and easily create and publish high-end,
sophisticated reports.

Pricing and Availability
Oracle Reports 3.0 is immediately available on Windows 95 and Windows NT.
Oracle Reports 3.0 is priced at £1,950 per developer in the UK. Customers
are required to purchase Developer/2000 Server licenses for users accessing
the Reports source code on the application server. Developer/2000 Server
is priced at £155 per concurrent device in the UK.



Judy Wilks
Bite Communications
Tel: +44 181 741 1123
Fax: +44 181 563 1324
Email: judyw@bitecomm.co.uk
WWW: http://www.bitecomm.co.uk

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