McGraw-Hill Education Selects Oracle to Power E-Business Transformation

Global Publisher Expects to Simplify Operations, Lower Costs, Enhance Customer

Service and Improve Access to Information



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

    REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ --
 ( http://www.oracle.com/tellmemore/?638735 ) Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL), the
 largest provider of software for e-business, today announced that McGraw-Hill
 Education, one of the world's largest producers of print and electronic
 learning solutions serving the elementary, secondary, higher education and
 professional training markets, has selected the Oracle(R) E-Business Suite to
 power its e-business transformation.  Once implemented, the Oracle E-Business
 Suite will help drive McGraw-Hill Education's future growth.  It also will
 enhance McGraw-Hill Education's e-business and digital product distribution
 and support, resulting in one global system for all customer service,
 production, order fulfillment and business management functions.
     "Oracle's focus on providing innovative technology to support e-business
 aligns with our strategy to transform our business and ensure our leadership
 in the digital age," said Robert Evanson, president for McGraw-Hill Education.
 "Oracle's complete suite of applications fully addresses our future growth
 needs and the seamless integration of our global enterprise."
     Oracle Marketing, Sales, Order Management, Supply Chain Planning,
 Procurement, Manufacturing, Projects and Financials will be deployed as major
 components of McGraw-Hill Education's Global Transformation Project.  The
 company is aiming to launch the first pilot in Canada by the first quarter of
 2002 with the U.S. to follow in 2002.  The remaining international sites are
 scheduled to go live in 2003.
     The Oracle solution is expected to automate and web-enable almost every
 major function at McGraw-Hill Education.  Oracle's supply chain planning and
 manufacturing applications will provide global visibility and instantaneous
 information exchange across the supply chain, allowing McGraw-Hill Education
 to focus on delivering products quickly, efficiently and economically.  Oracle
 Service will enable McGraw-Hill Education to achieve more efficient end-to-end
 service delivery and customer care.  And, Oracle Financials and Procurement
 will allow McGraw-Hill Education to lower costs and improve financial control.
 
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 more information about Oracle, please call 650-506-7000.
 
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SOURCE Oracle Corp.
    REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ --
 ( http://www.oracle.com/tellmemore/?638735 ) Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL), the
 largest provider of software for e-business, today announced that McGraw-Hill
 Education, one of the world's largest producers of print and electronic
 learning solutions serving the elementary, secondary, higher education and
 professional training markets, has selected the Oracle(R) E-Business Suite to
 power its e-business transformation.  Once implemented, the Oracle E-Business
 Suite will help drive McGraw-Hill Education's future growth.  It also will
 enhance McGraw-Hill Education's e-business and digital product distribution
 and support, resulting in one global system for all customer service,
 production, order fulfillment and business management functions.
     "Oracle's focus on providing innovative technology to support e-business
 aligns with our strategy to transform our business and ensure our leadership
 in the digital age," said Robert Evanson, president for McGraw-Hill Education.
 "Oracle's complete suite of applications fully addresses our future growth
 needs and the seamless integration of our global enterprise."
     Oracle Marketing, Sales, Order Management, Supply Chain Planning,
 Procurement, Manufacturing, Projects and Financials will be deployed as major
 components of McGraw-Hill Education's Global Transformation Project.  The
 company is aiming to launch the first pilot in Canada by the first quarter of
 2002 with the U.S. to follow in 2002.  The remaining international sites are
 scheduled to go live in 2003.
     The Oracle solution is expected to automate and web-enable almost every
 major function at McGraw-Hill Education.  Oracle's supply chain planning and
 manufacturing applications will provide global visibility and instantaneous
 information exchange across the supply chain, allowing McGraw-Hill Education
 to focus on delivering products quickly, efficiently and economically.  Oracle
 Service will enable McGraw-Hill Education to achieve more efficient end-to-end
 service delivery and customer care.  And, Oracle Financials and Procurement
 will allow McGraw-Hill Education to lower costs and improve financial control.
 
     About Oracle
     Oracle Corporation provides the software that powers the Internet.  For
 more information about Oracle, please call 650-506-7000.
 
     Trademarks
     Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation.
 
 SOURCE  Oracle Corp.

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