Deckers Outdoors Uses Oracle Retail as Foundation to Support

Deckers Outdoors Uses Oracle Retail as Foundation to Support Growth
for UGG(R) Australia 
Retailer Accelerates UGG Store Openings Worldwide Using Oracle Retail 
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 01/14/13 --  NATIONAL RETAIL
News Facts 

--  Deckers Outdoor Corporation, the parent company of several premier
    footwear brands including UGG(R) Australia and Teva(R), has
    implemented a broad suite of Oracle Retail Merchandising, Planning and
    Stores Solutions to centralize and improve operations as the company
    drives global Direct to Consumer (DTC) expansion across multiple
    brands and channels.
--  With more than 70 UGG concept and outlet stores worldwide and plans to
    grow to more than 200 in the next five years, Deckers is using the
    Oracle Retail platform to help streamline operations and, improve
    performance. Deckers goal is to provide consumers with a seamless,
    consistent experience in stores and online.

Actionable Insight Boosts Store Performance 

--  Deckers is using the Oracle Retail platform to glean real-time insight
    into item and store sales, which helps the DTC team to forecast demand
    more accurately and to promote and allocate inventory accordingly.
--  By centralizing merchandising, planning and store operations on a
    single, integrated platform, Deckers has a more complete view of
    global sales and the tools to localize assortments, pricing and
    promotions based on consumer preferences, groups of stores and
--  Replacing a collection of separate regional systems with a single,
    scalable platform also enabled Deckers to standardize transactional
    data to simplify integration and avoiding increased maintenance and
    support costs as complexity grows.
--  Deckers completed the implementation including deployment to stores in
    North America and Europe in 15 months and in 2013 will deploy the
    point-of-sale, central and back office system to stores in China and
--  Next, Deckers plans to integrate ecommerce operations with the
    merchandising and stores platform, equipping the business to
    continually optimize performance and improve the customer experience
    across all channels.

Supporting Quotes 

--  "Implementing the Oracle Retail suite added much needed capabilities
    to the very core of our business, supporting both regional and brand
    expansion," said Yul Vanek, Vice President of Information Technology,
    Deckers Outdoor. "This has enabled a complete transformation of how we
    run Retail. Longer term, eCommerce operations will be integrated,
    making seamless online and in-store execution a reality."
--  "Our customers seek out the UGG brand online, on their mobile devices
    and in stores. By creating a single, accurate view of their engagement
    with us, we can better align our service, marketing and merchandising
    with their needs," said Dave Powers, President, Global Direct to
    Consumer, Deckers Outdoor.
--  "With such a loyal and growing customer base, Deckers wants all of its
    brands to deliver a consistent customer experience," said Mike
    Webster, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Retail.
    "The Oracle Retail platform deployed by Deckers provides them with a
    single, scalable platform and the operational and analytics tools to
    be very agile across all channels and regions."

Supporting Resources 

--  About Deckers Outdoor
--  UGG Australia on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube
--  Oracle Retail on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
--  Oracle Insight-Driven Retailing Blog
--  Oracle Retail in the News
--  Oracle Retail Asset and Centralized Knowledge Portal
--  Complete Commerce Blog
--  @Oracle-commerce

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Greg Lunsford
Mary Ellen Amodeo
Amodeo Associates
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