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Wal-Mart Selects Oracle for Business Intelligence
Oracle BI Suite EE Plus Selected for Comprehensive Data Intelligence & Analysis Across Wal-Mart's Operations

by Maroushka Kanywani, Editor, Dashboard InsightMonday, July 21, 2008

Redwood Shores, Calif., July 21, 2008 - Oracle announced today that Wal-Mart has selected Oracle(r) Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition Plus (Oracle BI Suite EE Plus) to provide comprehensive data intelligence and analysis from across Wal-Mart's operations.

Wal-Mart plans to use the system to administer its logistics, transportation, category management, finance, human resources, real estate, merchandising, store and club operations and other business resources, within Wal-Mart and Sam’s Clubs.

Wal-Mart selected Oracle for its proven track record of success in the retail sector, and Oracle BI Suite EE Plus for its ease of use, scalability and ability to integrate with other applications in the Wal-Mart environment.

Information Technology has long been regarded as a core strength that enabled Wal-Mart to reduce costs and improve operational efficiency. The company recently implemented Oracle Retail applications including Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning, Oracle Retail Item Planning, and other elements of the Oracle Retail Suite as part of its merchandising transformation initiatives.

"Technology and analytics are essential to help us be more responsive and effective in serving Wal-Mart customers and Sam’s Club members," said Rollin Ford, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Wal-Mart. "The Oracle solution is very robust and it integrates well with our other applications, particularly as our business continues to grow in scale and complexity."

"Oracle solutions are designed to help companies such as Wal-Mart deliver measurable results on a global scale," said Duncan Angove, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Oracle Retail. "Our retail applications are especially well-suited for Wal-Mart, which designs everything it does around improving its customers’ shopping experience."

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About Oracle Retail

Oracle is the number one provider of innovative and comprehensive industry software solutions for retailers - enabling organizations to serve their customers better by applying insight into daily business decisions for more profitable results. With software that provides supply chain, operations, merchandising, store systems, optimization as well as enterprise applications and infrastructure software, Oracle partners with the world's leading retail companies, including 20 of the 20 top retailers worldwide, to transform the economics of their businesses.

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Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) is the world's largest enterprise software company. For more information about Oracle, please visit our Web site at http://www.oracle.com.
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