SOURCE: Sierra Atlantic

September 19, 2005 09:00 ET

Oracle Selects Sierra Atlantic to Join Oracle E-Business Suite Special Edition Application Reseller Program

Oracle® Partner Authorized to Resell Oracle E-Business Suite Special Edition Applications

BOSTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 19, 2005 -- Sierra Atlantic, a leader in enterprise applications, today announced that it has been authorized by Oracle, the world's largest enterprise software company, as a reseller for the Oracle E-Business Suite Special Edition offering. With this agreement, Sierra Atlantic joins other select Oracle partners in a channel program that allows them to focus on reselling Oracle applications to small to medium-sized businesses in the United States.

As an Oracle Applications reseller and implementer, Sierra Atlantic will provide mid-market businesses the power, performance and scalability of an Oracle solution at an affordable cost. Sierra Atlantic, a Certified Advantage Partner in the Oracle PartnerNetwork, brings over a decade of excellence in Oracle E-Business Suite implementation, upgrade, development, maintenance and support, serving over 500 Oracle customers globally. As a North America Oracle Partner of the Year in 2004, Sierra Atlantic has a long history of recognition for its strong commitment to Oracle by providing leading solutions for the Oracle community.

"Sierra Atlantic's success in supporting Oracle customers over the years uniquely positions them to deliver complete Oracle solutions to small and medium-sized businesses," said Oracle Vice President of Applications Strategy, Frank Prestipino. "They are an ideal reseller for this program because they have been providing Oracle customers around the world with application implementation and support for over a decade."

"Oracle E-Business Suite Special Edition allows us to extend the business value of Oracle to small and medium-sized businesses," said Jack Ward, Business Development Manager at Sierra Atlantic. "Our dedicated team of Oracle experts provides the resources that these companies need to implement, manage and support an Oracle environment at an affordable cost."

Channel Support and Resources Drive Success

Oracle has worked closely with its partners to expand the reach of the Oracle E-Business Suite Special Edition North America. Open to PeopleSoft and JD Edwards partners, the program enables solution providers to build on their own vertical expertise and work with Oracle to identify new sales opportunities that will generate increased revenue. Oracle provides these partners access to additional selling resources, including sales consultants, demo centers and executive briefing centers. To help ensure a partner's readiness to sell, implement and service Oracle applications, Oracle developed a wide-ranging curriculum of training courses for its partners. In addition, Oracle also provides partner specific collateral on Oracle E-Business Suite Special Edition North America.

Oracle E-Business Suite Special Edition

Oracle E-Business Suite Special Edition North America is delivered with leading business practices that are pre-configured across Oracle Financials, Oracle Inventory, Oracle Discrete Manufacturing, Oracle Order Management, Oracle Purchasing, Oracle Tele-Sales, Oracle Tele-Service, Oracle Field Sales and Oracle Daily Business Intelligence applications. The pre-configuration allows customers to further personalize their solution to meet their business needs and includes an option for Oracle On Demand services.

The rapid implementation services of Oracle E-Business Suite Special Edition, now available to authorized Oracle partners, can speed the time-to-benefit for customers running Oracle applications. Accelerated implementation services are a key advantage of the Oracle applications package and will enable both cost and time savings in getting customers up and running with Oracle E-Business Suite Special Edition North America.

About the Oracle PartnerNetwork

The Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of more than 15,000 companies that deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest enterprise software company. Partners who are able to demonstrate superior product knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to doing business with Oracle can qualify for the Oracle Certified Partner level. These partners receive a higher level of service, support, training and certification from Oracle. More information is available at www.oracle.com/partners.

About Sierra Atlantic

Sierra Atlantic is a leader in enterprise applications, helping our customers optimize their investments in enterprise business applications -- ERP, CRM, and SCM -- from leading vendors such as Oracle. We offer complete lifecycle e-business application management solutions -- development, implementation, integration, upgrade and support -- using our NShore™ methodology. We integrate these point solutions into Application Networks® that enable seamless business processes within and outside the enterprise. With over 750 highly satisfied customers since 1993, Sierra Atlantic is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Toronto, London, Paris, India, Malaysia and Singapore. For more information, please visit www.SierraAtlantic.com.

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