McDATA Selects the Oracle(R) E-Business Suite to Manage Global Operations

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Oracle Corp.

    REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ --
 (http://www.oracle.com/tellmemore/?635888) Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL), the
 largest provider of software for e-business, today announced that
 McDATA (Nasdaq: MCDT; MCDTA), a global leader in open storage networking
 solutions, is implementing the Oracle E-Business Suite to centrally manage its
 multi-currency and multi-organizational operations.  Implementing the Oracle
 E-Business Suite will provide an integrated solution that will allow McDATA to
 analyze its multi-national business operations from a single source of data
 and will automate the entire business flow, from building the product with
 engineering, to adjusting product specifications through work in process, and
 managing credit and collections with financials.
     McDATA, now with over 600 employees, is gearing for exponential growth and
 selected the Oracle E-Business Suite to unite all e-business processes, and to
 speed up business processes globally.  McDATA's research, based on a
 comparison of leading enterprise software providers, indicated that
 implementing Oracle's entire suite of applications would provide the most cost
 effective and flexible solution as it continues its fast paced growth.
     "McDATA's growing operations in Europe, Asia and the U.S. can only be met
 with a flexible open system like Oracle's E-Business Suite," said Don
 Wenninger, CIO of McDATA Corp.  "I've learned from experience that integration
 is key.  You can buy all of these best of breed applications, but integration
 is a very costly and a time consuming task."
     As a result, McDATA is implementing a full suite of applications,
 including financials, discreet manufacturing, human resources, sales, service,
 field service, and incentive compensation.
     "The Oracle E-Business Suite offers integration points, embedded workflow,
 and a suite of applications with seamless integration that will allow McDATA
 to operate more efficiently and have a more complete understanding of its
 customers," said Wenninger.
 
     The Oracle E-Business Suite
     The Oracle E-Business Suite is the first in the industry that supports all
 key business functions across the extended enterprise.  It enables companies
 to automate the customer life cycle, from marketing and sales through order
 processing, fulfillment and customer service.
 
     About Oracle
     Oracle Corporation provides the software that powers the Internet.  For
 more information, please call 650-506-7000.
 
     Trademarks
     Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation.   Other names may
 be trademarks of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Oracle Corp.
    REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ --
 (http://www.oracle.com/tellmemore/?635888) Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL), the
 largest provider of software for e-business, today announced that
 McDATA (Nasdaq: MCDT; MCDTA), a global leader in open storage networking
 solutions, is implementing the Oracle E-Business Suite to centrally manage its
 multi-currency and multi-organizational operations.  Implementing the Oracle
 E-Business Suite will provide an integrated solution that will allow McDATA to
 analyze its multi-national business operations from a single source of data
 and will automate the entire business flow, from building the product with
 engineering, to adjusting product specifications through work in process, and
 managing credit and collections with financials.
     McDATA, now with over 600 employees, is gearing for exponential growth and
 selected the Oracle E-Business Suite to unite all e-business processes, and to
 speed up business processes globally.  McDATA's research, based on a
 comparison of leading enterprise software providers, indicated that
 implementing Oracle's entire suite of applications would provide the most cost
 effective and flexible solution as it continues its fast paced growth.
     "McDATA's growing operations in Europe, Asia and the U.S. can only be met
 with a flexible open system like Oracle's E-Business Suite," said Don
 Wenninger, CIO of McDATA Corp.  "I've learned from experience that integration
 is key.  You can buy all of these best of breed applications, but integration
 is a very costly and a time consuming task."
     As a result, McDATA is implementing a full suite of applications,
 including financials, discreet manufacturing, human resources, sales, service,
 field service, and incentive compensation.
     "The Oracle E-Business Suite offers integration points, embedded workflow,
 and a suite of applications with seamless integration that will allow McDATA
 to operate more efficiently and have a more complete understanding of its
 customers," said Wenninger.
 
     The Oracle E-Business Suite
     The Oracle E-Business Suite is the first in the industry that supports all
 key business functions across the extended enterprise.  It enables companies
 to automate the customer life cycle, from marketing and sales through order
 processing, fulfillment and customer service.
 
     About Oracle
     Oracle Corporation provides the software that powers the Internet.  For
 more information, please call 650-506-7000.
 
     Trademarks
     Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation.   Other names may
 be trademarks of their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  Oracle Corp.

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