wizardsGROUP names loyal oracle customers for 2014

September 23, 2014, Manila -- Excitement filled the Titanium room of the F1 Hotel Manila when Mr. Poch Reyes, Managing Director of Wizardsgroup, Inc. together with Lui Alvarado, Sales Director for Oracle announced its loyalty awardees for the year 2014. ​


For nearly two decades, Wizardsgroup, Inc., a Philippine company providing reliable end-to-end IT solutions to the national market consistently recognize its clients who made Wizardsgroup a part of their growth and unceasingly value its established partnership. “The growing needs of the Philippine market and our commitment to be the best in our turf is where we draw inspiration to become one of the strongest partner of the most-revered IT solutions today—and we must say that we owe this achievement to our clients, ” said Mr. Reyes. ​

Armed Forces and Police Savings and Loan Association, Inc., Avon Cosmetics, Inc. Energy Development Corporation, Far Eastern University, Globe Telecom, Inc., National Transmission Corporation, Philippine Geothermal Production Company, Inc., Philippine Savings Bank, and The Philippine Stock Exchange, completed the list of this year’s loyalty awardees. ​

“This is a very important year for us, just this February, Wizardsgroup for the second time--received the 2014 Oracle Specialized Partner of the Year, a strong verification that our clients made a very good choice for entrusting their highly critical IT needs to our group,” said Ms. Alvarado. ​

For Wizardsgroup clients, who are mostly the vanguards in their respective industry were not utterly surprised on Wizardsgroup consistently bagging Oracle awards. As for Roderick Suarez of the Department of Budget and Management -- “Wizardsgroup’s magic lies on its capability to help customers maximize IT investment and provide end-to-end solutions and services to its clients.” This was accorded by Ma. Lourdes Baguio (DBM) by adding that Wizardsgroup implement IT solutions with ‘superior customer service.’ ​

These are what other clients had to say about Wizardsgroup’s difference: “Wizardsgroup magic is service before business – 5 stars!” – said by one of the leading bank in the Philippines. “ They treat their customers very special, they provide magical wonders to resolve issues.” -- Meiji Perez, Armed Forces and Police Savings and Loan Association, Inc. And for Patrick Bernardo and Randy Mendoza of Globe Telecom, Wizards’ magic is about ‘good customer service’ and being ‘easy to talk with.’ 

Some of the awardees shared how Wizardsgroup empowered their business through its complementary Managed Services. “What I like about Wizardsgroup magic is their maintenance, administration, how they realize our desire for growth, implementation of processes, and their complementary system to help us allocate our resources efficiently,” said Sannie Logatoc of First Metro Investment Corporation. “The program is about how the company maintains and administers the client’s systems to let them focus on their respective core competencies. From planning, implementation, to enhancements, whether the system is on its conceptualization of functional stage –we at Wizardsgroup can fill the gap or complement with what the clients have,” explained Therese Tadeo, Head of Wizardsgroup Technical Services and Infrastructure. ​

Ten Times the Performance and Ten Times the Value

During the event, attendees were also updated on the latest Oracle solutions. “Wizardsgroup is the first Oracle Certified Advantage Partner in the Philippines and we continuously step up our efforts to become the Center of Excellence in Oracle database technology. Year by year, our loyal clients and those who will join the roster may expect greater well executed and well tested Oracle processes and methodologies,” announced Alvarado. 

The Head of Oracle Sales revealed that customers should watch out for the brand’s Optimized Solutions, such as SPARC Supercluster, Oracle WebLogic Suite, Enterprise Business Suite, People Soft HCM, Oracle Siebel CRM, Oracle WebCenter 11g and Oracle Database 11g. The solutions mentioned are a result of Oracle software optimized for the hardware elements from its traditional strategy, the enhanced system is seen to bring better performance, availability, security, and manageability. 

During the product update presentation, Carlo Lasala, Chief Technology Officer of Wizardsgroup unveiled the Oracle Vault Audit and Database Firewall. A heterogeneous system under the Oracle Security line supporting Oracle, MS-SQL, Sybase, MySQL, IBM UDB, and SQL anywhere databases, which provides customers the operational flexibility to deploy the monitoring they need based on the sensitivity and security requirements of their databases. 

“Oracle technologies prods us to rethink how we build these technologies to be ten times the performance and ten times the value-- and that is about putting in consideration the reliability, security, and how easy to set up and manage a system,” Lasala said. 

Modern Finance, Modern Solutions

Following Oracle Security, Mitch Calderon, Head for Business Solutions Group shared the new trend in growth emphasizing the role of CFOs as new breed of influencers and strategic business partners.  "CFOs looking to the cloud to modern finance, new insights through advanced analytics and business intelligence will bring transformation to modern businesses," she said.

Fortunately, Oracle has a way to combine the insights from industry practices and unique processes of the company with Oracle E-Business Suite Financial Management.  "Wizardsgroup can help companies formulate a global approach to new trends in finance management from thinking the most desirable formula for them: through business process mapping, GAP analysis, requirement study, and system assessment; building knowledge or infrastructure from configuration, design and development, integration, consolidation, roll out and system application assessment; to operation, from performance tuning, go-live support, and system maintenance and administration," explained Calderon. 

Calderon introduced the heart of Hyperion's Enterprise Planning Solution—the Hyperion System 9 Planning, which is a centralized, web-based planning, budgeting, forecasting solution that drives collaborative, integrated, event-based planning processes throughout the enterprise.  "With the Hyperion 9, our customers can expect shortened planning cycles, improvement in accuracy of plans and forecast, and enhancement on business predictability from financial to operational areas," said Calderon.

​Another good news for CFOs is that all the core planning and budget functionality that exist in the Oracle Hyperion Planning application are now tied with the cloud.  "Our goal is to provide the most flexible deployment options to our customers, which can include on-premise deployments, pure cloud-based deployment, or hybrid approach where enhancements are done in the cloud, then testing and production deployment is on-premise," said Kay Calpo, EPM Sales Manager of Wizardsgroup.  "With Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service, our clients can have two environments that would lead to faster adoption, first-in-class functionality, and flexible deployment," Calpo concluded.  

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