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Leading Retailers to Share Best Practices on How to Achieve Higher Sales, Maximize Profitability and Improve Operational Performance at Oracle(R) OpenWorld San Francisco
Featured Speakers Include Best Buy, RadioShack, The Bombay Company, Anchor Blue, Overstock.com, JCPenney, Tesco, Amazon.com, FTD

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oracle(R) today announced that several of the world's leading retailers will share best practices on how to improve their businesses and increase sales at Oracle(R) OpenWorld being held September 17-22, 2005 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. A special retail industry track will feature Oracle Retail customers including Tesco, RadioShack, Best Buy, Nordstrom, Toys R Us and Amazon.com, among others. Oracle Retail executives and industry influencers, including AMR Research, IBM and Chain Store Age magazine will also make presentations.

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The Oracle OpenWorld retail industry track consists of 24 sessions focused on enabling retailers to achieve higher sales, maximize profitability and improve operational performance. Sample topics include: "How to Lead Through Innovation in the Retail Economy," "The Agile Planning-Driven Enterprise," "Transforming the Retail Workforce" and "How the Assortment Vision Becomes Reality."

Leading UK retailer Tesco will lead two retail sessions describing how this fast-growing retailer keeps its supply chain running smoothly with a synchronized and collaborative planning system designed to ensure shelves are always stocked. Benefits include increased margins through fewer markdowns and lower stock levels.

RadioShack will discuss how the electronics specialty retailer has increased inventory turns, slashed operating costs, improved vendor terms and reduced inventory levels with new merchandising systems. The company will share how it leveraged configuration capabilities to support business processes for their organization as well as critical success factors of the implementation, challenges, results and other lessons.

Bombay Company will share how the company has improved customer service and reduced transaction times by transforming its store operations. The company will discuss how to develop the clear business case and ensure ROI for this solution.

Anchor Blue will speak about how the online fashion retailer utilizes the Oracle framework and solutions to drive higher levels of performance and simplicity throughout a retailer's enterprise. The company will share how Anchor Blue will use this solution as a platform for future growth.

Additional OpenWorld speakers include Best Buy, Nordstrom, Toys R Us, Amazon.com, FTD.com and The Sports Authority.

For more information about Oracle OpenWorld, visit: http://www.oracle.com/openworld/sanfrancisco/conference/index.html

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