Business software provider Oracle opens full-fledged office in Dhaka

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Dhaka : Oracle, one of the leading global business software providers, opened its full-fledged office in the capital on January 23, where it had started operations 20 years back.

Speaking at the launch ceremony held at a city hotel on January 23, Cherian Varghese, Regional Managing Director - Oracle ASEAN, said, "The speed at which our customers in Bangladesh are innovating and digitising their businesses exceeds what we are experiencing in other parts of the ASEAN region."

Oracle, founded in 1977 in California's Santa Clara, is said to be experiencing a strong demand for its cloud solutions in Bangladesh from both public and private-sector enterprises.

The Oracle Cloud offers a complete suite of integrated applications for sales, service, marketing, human resources, finance, supply chain and manufacturing.

Bangladeshi firms are leveraging Oracle Cloud to fulfil a variety of business requirements including to manage and retain talent, deliver better customer experiences, launch new services faster or reduce costs.

The organisations include Ananta Group, Bangladesh Bank, Bangladesh Bridge Authority, Bangladesh Compu-ter Council, Bangladesh Election Commission, bKash, Brac Bank, DBL Group, the Department of Immigration and Passport, the Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges and the National Board of Revenue.

"With an ecosystem of a 50-plus strong partner community in Bangladesh, we continue to support the digital transformation for our customers in the region. With our established network and vast breadth of world-class technology, we are geared to help build Bangladesh's digital agenda," said Rubaba Dowla, Managing Director, Oracle Bangladesh.

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal appreciated the US tech giant's move, pointing out that the Bangladesh economy had surged 8.15 per cent last fiscal year, the highest in the Asia Pacific region. The company helped organisations "transform, harness the growth we are seeing and serve their customers in new, innovative ways", he said.

"I would like to congratulate Oracle on this milestone, particularly since they have been close technology partners supporting Bangladesh's development agenda," said Zunaid Ahmed Palak, State Minister for ICT, who was also in attendance alongside Earl R Miller, US Ambassador to Bangladesh at the ceremony.

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