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Oracle Corporation

October 06, 2009 08:00 ET

Colorcon Reduces Downtime and IT Management Costs With Oracle® Enterprise Manager

Oracle Enterprise Manager Provides Leading Global Manufacturing Company Better Top-Down Visibility Into Its Global Operations

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwire - October 6, 2009) - Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)

News Facts

  • Colorcon, a leading global manufacturing company that develops and supplies specialty products for the pharmaceutical, food, and non-toxic printing industries, has implemented Oracle® Enterprise Manager to automate IT operations and provide end-to-end visibility across its rapidly growing global IT environment.
  • With Oracle Enterprise Manager, Colorcon has been able to eliminate time intensive, manual tasks and disparate IT monitoring tools, allowing them to reduce downtime, reduce application management costs and improve IT team productivity.
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager has allowed Colorcon to improve application service levels with proactive monitoring capabilities that alert IT staff to issues and enabled them to rapidly identify and resolve problems before escalation by users.
  • Colorcon runs the Oracle E-Business Suite in a single instance configuration running on Oracle Database. All of Colorcon's employees around the globe enjoy the consistency provided by the single instance access to the Oracle E-Business Suite.

Delivering Better IT Performance Across Global Operations

  • Colorcon's highly regulated worldwide operations require 24x7 availability of enterprise resource planning applications, middleware, and databases. As the company scaled these mission critical technologies to meet growth demands, existing management tools were unable to automate IT processes and gain an enterprise-wide view of IT performance.
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager provided an integrated environment for managing applications and the supporting infrastructure with a top-down perspective, allowing Colorcon to focus on issues that impact business performance.
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager also facilitated consistent IT monitoring and management processes across all environments, with minimal administrator involvement, and allowed the company to expand its IT monitoring and management scope from 50 to 800 individual components over three years.
  • With Oracle Enterprise Manager, Colorcon also improved its problem-solving capabilities by gaining access to historical data, to see problem history and simulated transaction capabilities, to pinpoint typically hard to locate issues.

Supporting Quotes

  • "Our IT environment has been expanding at a rapid pace with increasing numbers of ERP systems, middleware technology and databases," said Naveen Garg, Manager, Global Database and Internet Infrastructure, Colorcon. "Problems can occur anywhere in this environment and we could not rely on traditional monitoring tools to deliver top performance and availability. Oracle Enterprise Manager was the natural choice for us because it provides an integrated top-down approach to application management; encompassing applications, middleware, databases, and hosts. Its unique problem solving capabilities helped us easily drill into a problem, identify the root-cause and take corrective action. These capabilities enable us to efficiently ensure high levels of IT performance across our global operations, while containing costs by facilitating increased staff productivity."

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