EDS and Oracle Extend Strategic Alliance to Drive New Efficiencies for Tax and Revenue Agencies Worldwide Combined Company Strengths to Deliver State-of-the-Art Software and

Services to Global Markets



PLANO, Texas and REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., April 9, 2008

/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EDS and Oracle today announced they have extended
 their strategic alliance to develop and market software and solutions for
 tax and revenue agencies around the world.
 
     The two technology leaders plan to aggressively target application-
 specific pursuits with tax and revenue agencies at all levels of government
 in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific regions. Oracle will
 provide software and product expertise. Through EDS' recent acquisition of
 Saber Government Solutions, EDS will act as the integrator, providing IT
 services to implement Oracle's products along with any other IT solutions
 required for clients' individual needs.
 
     Saber will add a tax product line to an extensive existing software and
 services portfolio, which includes Motor Vehicle Registration and
 Unemployment Insurance, Voter Registration, Health and Human Services,
 Justice & Public Safety, and Public Retirement programs. More than 100
 Saber consultants in North America and India will be trained in 2008 on
 Oracle Enterprise Taxation Management products to support EDS' global
 clients' requirements.
 
     "This agreement marks an industry-first, combining EDS' unique ability
 to manage and deliver on a worldwide basis and Oracle's products and
 expertise," said Michael Coomer, EDS executive vice president and Oracle
 alliance executive sponsor. "We look forward to further enhance the
 EDS-Oracle relationship in 2008 through our global Oracle practice, to
 expand our collective ability to become our clients' business ally."
 
     EDS has extensive global experience in tax and revenue, through
 managing and developing systems for clients in the United States, Canada,
 Belgium, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico. EDS has unrivalled expertise in
 implementing large scale complex systems for governments and in the data
 conversion, scalability, security, architecture and integration
 complexities that are habitually found in that environment.
 
     "Oracle offers a comprehensive suite of software to support the
 challenges of tax and revenue agencies worldwide," said John Andrus, vice
 president, Oracle tax global business unit. "We are pleased to deepen our
 relationship with EDS and leverage its global implementation experience to
 help create new efficiencies in the tax and revenue industry worldwide."
 
     "Oracle's Enterprise Taxation Management (ETM) system is a secure,
 tax-specific, commercial off-the-shelf software solution that enables tax
 and revenue authorities to optimize the revenue collection and billing
 processes," said Charlie Feld, EDS senior executive vice president of
 applications services. "It provides a flexible, integrated alternative to
 custom-built systems that are expensive to maintain and difficult to adapt
 to new taxes and regulations. EDS will continue to work with Oracle to
 partner around specific industry verticals."
 
     This expanded go-to-market agreement will enable EDS and Oracle to
 overhaul and transform custom systems revenue and tax agencies put in place
 in the 1980s and 1990s. These systems now impose severe constraints on
 revenue and tax agencies. Historically, each tax type has had its own
 system, resulting in poor customer service, while hampering compliance
 activities. The combination of Oracle's tax and revenue products with EDS'
 large-scale implementation expertise will enable an innovative solution
 that consolidates information across tax and revenue sources, drives
 efficiencies and helps resolve the issues created by legacy systems.
 
     Most recently, the Commonwealth of Kentucky selected the combined EDS
 and Oracle offering to create a comprehensive integrated tax system. The
 selection validates the strength of the partnership strategy between EDS
 and Oracle.
 
     "The tax and revenue go-to-market strategy between EDS and Oracle opens
 up a tremendous growth opportunity for the two technology leaders," said
 Bob Welch, group vice president and general manager at IDC Global Services.
 "The combination of Oracle's strength in the tax and revenue software space
 and EDS' global footprint and strong implementation experience showcases
 the continuing impact on the market of the EDS Agility Alliance."
 
     As a member of the EDS Agility Alliance, Oracle is collaborating with
 EDS to accelerate and deliver best-in-class database, middleware and ERP
 software as essential components of the EDS Agile Enterprise Platform. The
 EDS Agility Alliance is a coalition of companies globally recognized for
 their quality, products and value to clients. Its mission is to innovate,
 develop and deliver the EDS Agile Enterprise Platform - EDS'
 next-generation global delivery system. Together, EDS and its Agility
 Alliance partners collaborate to design, build and run a market-leading
 services platform and develop technology-based services to deliver tangible
 client results.
 
     About EDS
 
     EDS (NYSE:   EDS) is a leading global technology services company
 delivering business solutions to its clients. EDS founded the information
 technology outsourcing industry more than 45 years ago. Today, EDS delivers
 a broad portfolio of information technology and business process
 outsourcing services to clients in the manufacturing, financial services,
 healthcare, communications, energy, transportation, and consumer and retail
 industries and to governments around the world. Learn more at eds.com.
 
     About Oracle
 
     Oracle (Nasdaq:   ORCL) is the world's largest enterprise software
 company. For more information about Oracle, visit our web Site at
 http://www.oracle.com/.
 
     Trademark
 
     Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its
 affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
 
 
CONTACT: Annabelle Baxter - EDS Caroline Yu - Oracle 972 605 0978 650 506 8920 annabelle.baxter@eds.com caroline.yu@oracle.com

SOURCE Electronic Data Systems Corporation

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