Oracle Announces Winners of the Automotive, Industrial

Oracle Announces Winners of the Automotive, Industrial Manufacturing
and Aerospace and Defense Industry Excellence Awards 
Subaru of America, Inc., General Dynamics Information Technology,
DRS-Integrated Defense Systems and Services (IDSS), Leggett & Platt,
Mazda Motor Corporation, and GE Home and Business Solutions
Recognized for Operational Transformation and Performance Excellence 
REDWOOD SHORES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/28/12 --  Oracle (NASDAQ:
News Facts 

--  Recognizing customer leadership, innovation and partnership efforts,
    Oracle presented the 2012 Automotive, Industrial Manufacturing and
    Aerospace and Defense Industry Excellence Awards to eight companies at
    Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco.
--  The annual awards recognize the achievements of companies that have
    demonstrated innovation and exceptional performance in the following
    --  Customer Experience - Subaru of America, Inc. and Hyundai Capital
    --  Integrated Business Operations - General Dynamics Information
        Technology, Leggett & Platt and DRS-Integrated Defense Systems
        and Services
    --  Enterprise Transformation - Mazda Motor Corporation and GE Home
        and Business Solutions

Subaru of America, Inc.  

--  Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) is the United States Sales and Marketing
    subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries of Japan and is responsible for
    the distribution, marketing, sales and service of Subaru vehicles in
    the United States.
--  Subaru of America needed to consolidate multiple silos of customer
    information to make intelligent, strategic business decisions and more
    effectively position Subaru vehicles to existing and prospective
--  Standardizing on a complete Oracle Red Stack of applications,
    middleware, technology and hardware, Subaru of America runs the Oracle
    E-Business Suite, Oracle Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and
    Oracle SOA Suite to support one-to-one marketing campaigns, sales
    leads, customer and vehicle service and the order-to-delivery
    lifecycle across 1.5 million customers and 600 dealerships.
--  By consolidating and removing silos, Subaru of America can effectively
    examine customer behaviors, interests, passions and d
esires throughout
    the research, purchase and ownership lifecycle -- helping to grow
    market share, sales and profit margins.

General Dynamics Information Technology  

--  General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), one of General
    Dynamics' 13 business units, provides information technology (IT),
    systems engineering, professional services, as well as simulation and
    training to customers in the defense, Federal civilian government,
    health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government,
    and commercial sectors.
--  GDIT needed to transform its business and redefine the way it conducts
    financial and operational business planning to drive down costs and
    time to value, while simultaneously driving up the quality of the
    solutions to maximize contract investments and resource utilization.
--  To achieve these goals, GDIT consolidated numerous disparate planning
    applications and spreadsheets into one enterprise performance
    management platform. Centralizing on Oracle Hyperion Enterprise
    Planning Suite and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition
    11g, GDIT accelerated development of forward pricing rates, providing
    sufficient time to react to compliance requirements and analyze rate
    information. It can now write more accurate commentary to support rate
    changes and meet submission deadlines consistently and efficiently
    while increasing contract compliance.

DRS-Integrated Defense Systems and Services  

--  DRS-Integrated Defense Systems and Services (DRS-IDSS) provides
    products, services and systems integration in the areas of
    intelligence and sensor technologies, security, cyber warfare, sonar,
    communications, electronic warfare, training systems, satellite
    communications, control systems and unmanned technologies.
    Headquartered in Rockville, Md., the company is composed of seven
    lines of business with more than 3,000 employees around the globe.
--  DRS-IDSS needed to increase efficiency and identify new opportunities
    for growth.
--  To support these objectives, DRS-IDSS built an integrated business
    operations platform with Oracle E-Business Suite supply chain and
    manufacturing applications, Primavera project management applications
    and Hyperion enterprise performance management solutions. By
    organizing its operations by function across lines of business,
    DRS-IDSS has consolidated operations and data and improved its ability
    to leverage information across multiple legacy systems, share assets
    and measure and report in a consistent way. Its goal is to improve
    engineering and manufacturing efficiency and time to market.
--  Providing a clear market differentiator for DRS-IDSS, the company is
    using the solution to achieve improved inventory reconciliation
    on-time delivery and risk mitigation to 90 percent. It optimized
    estimate at completion (EAC) forecasting within against actual costs.

Leggett & Platt 

--  Leggett & Platt (Leggett) is a diversified manufacturer and member
    of the S&P 500 that conceives, designs and produces a broad
    variety of engineered components and products that can be found in
    homes, offices and automobiles. It is the leading United States
    producer of components for residential furniture and bedding;
    components for office furniture; drawn steel wire; automotive seat
    support and lumbar systems; carpet cushion; adjustable beds; and
    bedding industry machinery for wire forming, sewing, and quilting.
--  In a span of nearly 130 years, Leggett & Platt evolved into a
    decentralized and extremely diversified company. Focused on continuous
    improvement, the management team saw an opportunity for the company to
    run even more efficiently and improve its ability to act on better
    data to gain a more accurate understanding of the health of the
    organization, nationally and globally.
--  Leggett & Platt implemented an integrated business operations
    solution that envisions a unique "one-number S&OP" supported by
    Oracle's Demantra Demand Planning, Advanced Forecasting and Sales and
    Operations Planning. For its supply chain operations, Leggett &
    Platt runs Oracle's PeopleSoft Procurement and Oracle Transportation
    Management. To optimize financial performance, the company depends on
    Oracle Hyperion Financial Management, Oracle Essbase, KPI Cube and
    Profitability and Cost Management.
--  Through its business strategy and integrated business planning
    solution powered by Oracle, Leggett & Platt looks to consistently
    rank in the top one-third of the S&P 500 based on total
    shareholder return and deliver 4 percent to 5 percent annual growth
    and possess the number one or two spots in most of its target markets.

Mazda Motor Corporation  

--  Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda) and its Zoom-Zoom spirit, sells more
    than 1.2 million vehicles annually, Mazda makes passenger cars,
    commercial vehicles and crossover sport utility vehicles. It includes
    more than 50 subsidiaries, such as Mazda Motor of America, Europe and
    Australia. The company manufactures in Japan, China and Thailand.
--  Mazda
 is transforming the way it operates its business, designs its
    cars and manages its systems' infrastructure on a global scale. The
    company expects to reduce the costs of building and maintaining IT
    systems, helping to reduce time to implementation and improve
    productivity, performance, profits and its driver experiences.
--  After a competitive review process, Mazda selected Oracle and Oracle
    Japan solutions to integrate its global information systems into a
    complete structure that enables it to respond rapidly to market and
    operational changes. To date, Mazda has implemented Oracle enterprise
    performance management solutions, Oracle Business Intelligence
    Applications, the Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle CRM solutions,
    Oracle's PeopleSoft, Oracle Value Chain Planning, Oracle Fusion
    Middleware, Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Database Security, Oracle
    Enterprise Manager, Oracle Data Integrator, Oracle Exadata Database
    Machine and other solutions.

GE Home and Business Solutions 

--  GE Home & Business Solutions is an $8.6 billion business that
    includes Appliances and Lighting and Intelligent Platforms teams.
    These global businesses offer customers energy efficiency and
    productivity solutions through innovative appliances, lighting,
    embedded/control systems and software platforms.
--  With the recent decline in consumer spending, the retail market faced
    a significant drop in new appliance sales. To maintain profitability
    in this challenging market, GE Home and Business Solutions reorganized
    its operational structure, standardized critical business processes
    and consolidated more than 500 applications on an Oracle platform.
    Referred to as "ERP+", this initiative enabled the division to cut
    costs 70 percent and return 1,000 jobs from China to the U.S.
--  Specifically, GE Home and Business Solutions uses the Oracle
    E-Business Suite to manage its supply chain operations and its order
    ship bill processes. Additionally, the company uses Oracle CRM.

Supporting Quote 

--  "Innovation and efficiency are fundamental to success in the
    manufacturing industry, and the right mix can enable enterprises to
    weather and thrive in even challenging economic times. The winners of
    Oracle's 2012 Automotive, Industrial Manufacturing and Aerospace and
    Defense Industry Excellence Awards exemplify these tenets and
    demonstrate the important role that thoughtful IT strategy can play in
    achieving and maintaining a competitive edge," said Sasha Banks,
    senior director of manufacturing industry strategy and marketing.
    "Oracle is honored to work with the industry's leading manufacturing
    innovators to define the next generation of this market."

Supporting Resources 
Oracle Automotive
 Oracle Aerospace and Defense 
 Oracle Industrial
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