BT, DHL and Novell Dramatically Reduce Bottom Line Expenses, Streamline
Internal Efficiencies with Oracle Internet Applications
Oracle Corp., the number one choice for e-business, today announced that
companies of all sizes are saving millions and gaining immediate
efficiencies through the implementation of Oracle's Applications.
Companies such as BT, CH2MHILL, DHL, Haworth Funiture, Kinetics Group,
living.com., more.com, Novell, and Warner Music International are a
sampling of Oracle customers who are reinventing their e-business processes
and leveraging Oracle's enterprise resource applications for a dramatic
increase in operational efficiency and productivity while reducing bottom
Novell Streamlines System, DHL Cuts Millions Off Bottom Line
Customers like British Telecom, DHL, and Novell Inc. are streamlining their
day-to-day operations with Oracle's industry leading self-service Internet
applications. By using these intuitive, Web-based applications, employees
have the ability to manage their own transactions in a paperless
environment and take advantage of the automatic workflow capabilities to
get results far more quickly than with traditional administration
When faced with the challenge of updating its disparate financial systems
DHL Worldwide Express, the world's largest and most experienced
international air-express network, chose Oracle over the competition. As a
result, DHL has cut five million dollars a year off its bottom line and
reduced its financial close from 21 days to three days through its global
roll out of Oracle Applications. DHL has realised these dramatic benefits
through global visibility; centralised purchasing, reduced reporting times
and reconciliation cycles and timely access to a common base of financial
information for users worldwide.
Novell Inc., the leader in directory based networking, implemented Oracle
Financials and Manufacturing to consolidate its worldwide operations and
optimise corporate processes. As a result, Novell's cutting edge web-based
implementation has consolidated more than five applications into one
accessible via browser over the company's intranet, a bold move that has
provided more timely and reliable information to company executives.
Future plans to integrate this solution with Novell Directory Services make
the implementation even more compelling. The company's more streamlined
consolidation of financial and customer/sales order data is now enabling
Novell to become a more information driven company with access to data in a
"Oracle Applications provide key benefits to Novell's worldwide
operations," said Ed Diver, vice president of applications for Novell?s
Finance & Operations. "Our web browser based implementation demonstrates
Novell?s Internet leadership as we improve information access, reduce
turnaround times for reports and other business processes, and enhanced
multi- currency and inter-company processing capabilities."
Mid Market and ".com" Companies Select Oracle Enterprise Solutions to
Enable Rapid Growth
Oracle offers the only comprehensive e-business solutions in the
marketplace addressing all the facets necessary to transform traditional
businesses into e-businesses. Oracle solutions are the only solutions that
meet the scalability, availability and security requirements to run and
grow businesses on the Internet. Moreover, these robust applications can
be implemented rapidly to enable companies to get up and running quickly
and start realising benefits immediately. Mid market and ".com" companies
are increasing their agility in the marketplace by implementing these
scaleable and flexible solutions.
Santa Clara-based Kinetics Group, one of the world?s leading providers of
high-purity process systems to the semiconductor, biotechnology and
pharmaceutical industries, turned to Oracle Consulting to implement Oracle
Applications Release 11 in order to update its legacy computer system which
was non-Year 2000 compliant. The company went live earlier this year with
Oracle?s Internet-based human resources / payroll, financial, project
accounting and supply chain applications. Immediately thereafter, the
company began its manufacturing applications implementation.
"In a period of 18 months, the implementation team integrated all aspects
of the Kinetics? financial and manufacturing areas into one comprehensive
Internet-based enterprise system. This system provides an enormous
improvement in the overall quality of internal functions across the
company, as well as an increase in the timeliness and efficiency of
information flow throughout the company," said Bill Wright, CIO, Kinetics
Group. "Overall, we're looking at significant savings from the
streamlining of internal processes alone."
"The goal of every company is to improve the bottom line. One of the
fastest and most effective ways to create a lasting impact is to streamline
internal processes," said Ron Wohl, senior vice president Oracle
Applications. "Large, mid-market and .com companies alike are implementing
our proven Internet applications to transform their businesses in order to
compete effectively in the Internet age."
Operational Efficiencies Streamline Business Processes
Reengineering internal operational efficiencies is the first step in a
company's transition into a true e-business. Oracle's e-business solutions
for Human Resources, Finance, Project Management, Manufacturing and Travel
Management uniquely enable companies to capitalise on the power of the
Internet and facilitate better internal efficiencies through employee self
service, Internet procurement and a global view into operations.
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