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Deloitte offers "Safe Passage" workshops to assess Oracle client readiness for moving to the Cloud

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New York, September 25, 2014 – Deloitte announced today the offering of "safe passage" workshops to help Oracle clients assess their readiness for moving their ERP and HCM processes to the cloud. Organized as a half-day, interactive session, Deloitte's Oracle Cloud Workshop provides a structured approach to exploring the many questions finance and technology executives typically have about potential cloud providers, the deployment process and how to prepare.

The workshop leverages a proprietary cloud assessment framework that spans most of the requirements and major steps in an Oracle cloud implementation. This framework outlines the business value of Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud and Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud and assists Oracle clients in understanding if and when the cloud may be appropriate for their organizations. It also helps them determine if there are any technology or process gaps that need to be filled in order to facilitate their "safe passage" to Oracle ERP Cloud and Oracle HCM Cloud.

"Deloitte has invested heavily in Oracle cloud capabilities and tools since Oracle's vision for agile, scalable, software as a service (SaaS) offerings first emerged around HCM," said Candice Philbrick, principal and Oracle technologies leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP. "As one of Oracle's leading alliances for ERP, it stands to reason we would be at the forefront of extending the cloud concept to core business processes, such as financials, procurement, order orchestration and supply chain. We look forward to conducting the ‘safe passage' workshops and are eager to help companies in their efforts to benefit from cloud-based solutions via greater agility, enhanced efficiency and improved ability to retain top talent."

About the Deloitte Oracle Alliance
Deloitte is a Diamond-level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) and has held a relationship with Oracle for more than a decade. Deloitte member firms throughout the world provide access to more than 13,800 professionals who collectively possess deep industry and functional knowledge across Oracle's full line of applications and technology. Reflecting its commitment to client satisfaction, analysts have consistently recognized Deloitte as a leader in Oracle implementation-related services.

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"Now is the time for enterprise and midsize clients to consider cloud applications as a way to significantly enhance their core business processes and compete effectively," commented Rich Geraffo, senior vice president, worldwide alliances and channels, Oracle. "We have worked closely with Deloitte, a recognized global leader in ERP and HCM solutions, to develop ways for clients to confidently and securely move their core business processes to the cloud. Integration of ERP and HCM in the cloud is a key differentiator between Oracle and its competition — and Deloitte has tapped into this advantage to develop unique accelerated offerings for facilitating ‘safe passage' to the cloud."

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