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Avata Business Cloud Accelerates Substantial Momentum

Avata, Inc., a strategy and implementation consulting firm focused on supply chain management, and Gold level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced that client adoptions of Oracle Value Chain Planning solutions in the Avata Business Cloud have accelerated during the Oracle fiscal year ended May 31, 2014.

More companies are looking to cloud-based supply chain applications to speed time-to-benefit, reduce initial cash outlays and better manage deployment risk. During the past year, Avata has deployed Oracle’s Demantra (Oracle Demantra Demand Management, Oracle Demantra Advanced Forecasting Demand Modeling Oracle Demantra Real-Time Sales & Operations Planning, Oracle Demantra Predictive Trade Planning and Optimization), Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning (ASCP), Oracle Production Scheduling (PS), Oracle Service Parts Planning (SPP) and Oracle Advanced Planning Command Center (APCC) for clients in the Avata Business Cloud to support supply chain business process improvements from demand / supply planning and S&OP to trade promotion management, production planning and advanced analytics.

“The growth we've experienced in the Avata Business Cloud so far this year is phenomenal and we're well on our way to exceed expectations for 2014 in terms of global expansion," said Stefan Achilles, Managing Partner Avata.

Among new Avata Business Cloud clients are a major pediatric nutrition company, an international floral products manufacturer and a large manufacturer of ball bearings for automotive and industrial markets.

“We are seeing strong interest in cloud solutions across most industries and geographies, from mid-market firms to large multinational corporations,” said Kurt Haller, Vice President Sales and Marketing at Avata.

The Avata Business Cloud provides Oracle software through the Oracle Business Process Services program, hardware and managed services via a monthly subscription that simplifies operations and accelerates time-to-value. Companies may also re-deploy existing licenses of Value Chain applications into the Avata Business Cloud to achieve efficiencies and cost savings versus on-premise deployment.

About Avata

Headquarters in Golden, CO, Avata is a specialized global business and management consulting firm that provides services and solutions supporting our clients’ full spectrum of supply chain initiatives. Whether your challenge is in the planning or execution area of your supply chain, Avata is a recognized leader with deep industry, business, and technology experience specializing in the implementation of Oracle Value Chain Planning and Oracle Value Chain Execution solutions. More information can be found at www.avata.com.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle's growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more visit http://www.oracle.com/partners.

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