Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

IBM ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF ORACLE'S NEWEST E-BUSINESS APPLICATIONS OFFERING

Will Offer Pre-Installed Bundle on RS/6000 and Netfinity Servers Through Business Partners

Orlando, Florida., SEPT 30, 1999 - IBM today announced the availability of RS/6000 and Netfinity versions of the new Oracle Applications System Bundle Release 1.0, a pre-installed Oracle Applications system that allows customers to get up and running as e-businesses faster than ever before.

The Oracle Applications System Bundle is a kit that enables IBM and Oracle business partners to pre-install, size and configure Oracle Applications on system hardware to create the optimal solution for each customer. The bundle, based on Oracle's best business practices, is comprised of "vanilla" versions of Oracle's popular Oracle Applications Release 11, step-by-step instructions for partners to install and configure Oracle Applications software, and instructions for customers to set up their pre-installed Oracle Applications solution upon delivery.

For RS/6000 and Netfinity customers, this bundle presents a unique opportunity to use IBM's award-winning servers while transforming their operations into efficient and effective e-businesses This "one-stop shop" offering is expected to attract and great deal of attention from both new customers seeking a complete solution and current customers seeking to expand their Oracle Applications implementations globally.

"IBM views the Oracle Applications suite as one of the leaders in the Enterprise Resource Planning market," said Cecilia Marrese, RS/6000 ERP segment manager for IBM. "This new Oracle Applications Solutions Bundle demonstrates how Oracle and IBM work as a team to deliver Oracle Applications solutions to IBM customers."

"IBM views the Oracle Applications suite as one of the leaders in the Enterprise Resource Planning market," said Cecilia Marrese, RS/6000 ERP segment manager for IBM. "This new Oracle Applications Solutions Bundle demonstrates how Oracle and IBM work as a team to deliver Oracle Applications solutions to IBM customers."

"Reducing the cost of setup and installation is very important to our customers,' said Sandy Carter, Director of Netfinity's Partner in Development Program. "By packaging Netfnity and Oracle Applications together, we are able to achieve this, and at the same time provide one of the most highly available enterprise solutions in the industry."

"We are delighted that IBM is supporting this new offering," said Dave Dargo, vice president, IBM Products Division, Oracle Corporation. "IBM is critical to the success of Oracle's e-business Applications, as they provide our customers with the high performing hardware solutions on which to run this enterprise-critical software."

The Oracle Applications System Bundle 1.0 includes Release 11 Oracle Applications, Financials, Oracle Manufacturing, Oracle Human Resources, Oracle Supply Chain Management, and Oracle Projects. The bundle will also be available for Oracle Applications Release 11i next year.

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