Oracle Press Release
Oracle® E-Business Suite Receives Highest Rating for Sales Configuration from Leading Analyst Firm

Redwood Shores, Calif. – October 27, 2009
News Facts

Gartner, Inc. has given the Oracle® E-Business Suite a rating of “Strong Positive,” the highest possible ranking, in its report “MarketScope for Sales Configuration.”*
Gartner defines its Strong Positive rating as “a provider of strategic products, services or solutions.”
Part of the Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Configurator integrates Oracle CRM and Siebel Order Capture with Oracle Supply Chain Management, enabling companies to specify, sell, manufacture and fulfill complex, customized products and solutions. By leveraging guided selling, the application actively gathers customer requirements and then maps them to a set of product or service options. Oracle Configurator supports Internet sales and telesales as well as other channels.
Supporting Quotes

“Biesse chose Oracle Configurator to help ensure valid configured orders for our highly complex and custom machine tools,” said Marco Morotti, Oracle EBS Manager at Biesse S.p.A. “This allows us to significantly shorten our time from order to manufacture.”
“Oracle is pleased to be recognized by Gartner with a strong positive rating in its MarketScope for Sales Configuration,” said Oracle Vice President Configurator Development, Lois Wortley. “We are focused on enabling customers to achieve rapid ROI on their IT investments so that organizations can reduce costs and minimize complexity by standardizing and simplifying processes. We believe that our position in this Gartner MarketScope is testament to our commitment to providing tightly integrated applications that maximize value for our customers and strengthen their competitive position.”

Supporting Resources

MarketScope for Sales Configuration, Q309
Oracle Configurator
Oracle E-Business Suite
About the MarketScope

The MarketScope is copyrighted 2009 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The MarketScope is an evaluation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the MarketScope, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest rating. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

* Gartner, Inc. "MarketScope for Sales Configuration, 3Q09" by Gene Alvarez and Lillian Dutra, Oct. 2, 2009.
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