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EDUCAUSE, Orlando, Fla. – Oct. 28, 2008News Facts• Gartner, Inc.’s October 2008 Magic Quadrant for Higher Education Administrative Suites positions Oracle in the Leaders Quadrant. • The annual report evaluates higher education administrative suite vendors based on the completeness of their vision and ability to execute on that vision. • Gartner notes that vendors in the Leaders Quadrant “have the highest combined measures of ability to execute and completeness of vision. They are performing well, are prepared for the future and have strong customer bases that have fully implemented their suites. Additionally, each of the vendors in this space has functionality beyond the minimum requirements for inclusion in this Magic Quadrant. These vendors’ assets include strong channel partners, consistent financial performance, broad platform support, good customer support, the most-comprehensive and scalable products in the market, and the ability to deliver all the key higher education administrative suite capabilities. Strong vision reflects a solid product and go-to-market strategy for higher education, combined with a management vision for higher education.”• Oracle offers a comprehensive application suite for the higher education industry, including student information, financial management, human resources, constituent relationship management (CRM), grants management, alumni development and complementary enterprise performance management. These integrated applications, combined with Oracle’s secure infrastructure software and advanced business intelligence tools, help education institutions operate efficiently, manage the evolving constituent lifecycle, and deliver personalized service to compete in today’s dynamic higher education industry.• The Magic Quadrant report evaluates vendors on ability to execute (including Product/Service, Overall Viability, Sales Execution/Pricing, Market Responsiveness and Track Record, Marketing Execution, Customer Experience and Operations) and completeness of vision (including Market Understanding, Marketing Strategy, Sales Strategy, Offering (Product) Strategy, Business Model, Vertical/Industry Strategy, Innovation and Geographic Strategy).• The full report, compliments of Oracle, is available here: http://mediaproducts.gartner.com/reprints/oracle/article46/article46.html. Supporting Quote• “We believe our inclusion in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant is acknowledgement of Oracle’s clear, straightforward vision for the higher education industry and reaffirms our strategy to deliver the most comprehensive, integrated products to institutions around the world. Oracle is dedicated to continuing the advancement of higher education through our software, services and management teams. We look forward to continuing to work with our customers to help meet their unique needs today and in the future,” said Curtiss Barnes, vice president, industry strategy, Oracle Higher Education. Supporting ResourcesOracle Higher Education: http://www.oracle.com/industries/education/map.html Oracle Higher Education Products: http://www.oracle.com/industries/education/map.html Higher Education Customer Success Stories: http://www.oracle.com/customers/industries/highered.html About Oracle 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.TrademarkOracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.# # #The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.ContactsKatie Barron Janice HazenOracle O’Keeffe & Company+1.703.364.2488 +1.770.938.4753katie.barron@oracle.com jhazen@okco.com
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