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Vodafone is on a quest to pivot from being “just a Telco” to a “TechCo." The strategy includes revamping operations to reduce costs; digitally transforming the customer experience and service development processes; and developing a differentiated value proposition that leverages 5G, IoT, and edge investments and capabilities.

The company recently split the network infrastructure from digital functions with two closely aligned leaders. The reorganization sees Scott Petty step up to the group level to lead digital and IT operations, making him the critical leader in executing the plan to transform Vodafone into a cloud-first, data-driven 'TechCo”.

Before you stop reading and move on to the following article because you are not in the telecommunications business – let me say that the Vodafone challenge is not unique. I would say that this story applies to any company with discerning customers who have a choice. Please read on if you must continuously evolve customer-facing applications and content to retain customer loyalty.

The front-end and back-end – mind the gap!

We know the front-end is what the users can see while the back-end is the infrastructure that supports it - both need to be in perfect harmony. In the Telco world, the back-end is the “crown jewels," namely the operations support system (OSS), which maintains network operations, and the business support system (BSS), which covers order capture, and customer relationship management (CRM) and billing.

Both front-end and back-end functions are strongly intertwined. When consumer applications change every week, and the back-end is updated every quarter, the "gap" will eventually impact the ability to execute.

As Vodafone built more complex e-commerce applications on the front-end, the need increased for the same cloud capability from the core transactional systems (high-transaction BSS/OSS apps). Vodafone considered several options, including upgrading technology in-situ, building a private cloud platform, or using other third-party clouds.

But, moving transactional systems wholesale to the public cloud is costly and complex, with the risk of performance and latency issues associated with maintaining those systems, which need to remain on-premises for legal or compliance reasons.

Oracle was unique because it offered to build a complete public cloud capability in the Vodafone data centers. Vodafone was able to take a more flexible approach to modernize and migrate the mission-critical systems— the most data-intensive/demanding or too costly/risky to move wholesale to the public cloud.

Way too many databases!

How many databases are too many? Vodafone has fifteen thousand (not a typo) and eight thousand associated applications. Vodafone will be deploying Oracle Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer to modernize those thousands of Oracle databases that support its mission-critical transactional OSS and BSS systems—including core functions like order management and CRM. This task could take several years to complete.

Oracle Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer is a complete OCI cloud deployed in the data center, providing a secure cloud platform to modernize existing infrastructure while retaining full control of data governance, meeting demanding data residency and security regulations.

Vodafone envisages a world in which half of the applications run in Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud and the other half run on the Oracle Cloud. The mix is likely to change over time. The work to modernize the “crown jewel” applications onto the Oracle Cloud might cause application ecosystems to move from AWS onto Oracle Cloud because it would be a more natural fit.

Pivot from running technology to building new services

Vodafone has embraced Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) in a big way, consolidating forty data centers that run core services for its entire European operations (13 countries) into three locations (Ireland, Italy, and Germany) running on OCI.

The Oracle implementation is a critical pillar in the pivot from ‘Telco to TechCo,’ providing the foundation for a common platform across the Vodafone Group. It will allow rationalization and consolidation of the IT estate while leveraging the cloud as a more efficient way of delivering and scaling new communications services.

Vodafone expects to significantly cut costs across operations and accelerate the development and time to market for new services. The Oracle platform will also bring automation to IT operations, enabling more IT staff to focus on the digital experience and the use of data to drive better customer experiences.

Ultimately, the end game is to redirect the IT organization away from building, integrating, and running technology to provide customers with new services and a better digital experience.

As an example, Oracle Autonomous Database is now a feature of OCI. Oracle Autonomous Database is a cloud database that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to automate database tuning, security, backups, updates, and other routine management tasks without human intervention. Database administrators (DBAs) can now focus on more critical tasks, such as data aggregation, modeling, processing, governance strategies, and supporting developers.

One unique, differentiated example is that the Autonomous Database is serverless and elastic. When an application is not running on the Oracle Cloud, there are no CPUs dedicated hence no charges. Additionally, it is instantaneously elastic, increasing or decreasing servers and cores as needed while the database is still running.

Quickly monetizing IoT services

The long-awaited convergence of the network with the cloud, IoT, and MEC will become the foundation for new service offerings. With expertise in IoT, MEC, and 5g, Vodafone is well-positioned to offer new scalable next-generation digital services.

OCI offers integrated applications for Sales, Service, Marketing, Human Resources, Finance, Supply Chain, and Manufacturing, plus Automated and Secure Generation 2 Infrastructure featuring the Oracle Autonomous Database.

Vodafone is already monetizing IoT services using Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management (BRM) which runs on OCI. For example, sensors in connected vehicles can enable services such as GPS map updates or infotainment, charged on a subscription or consumption basis. The solution runs on the high-performance OCI Container Engine for Kubernetes and is automated with OCI Resource Manager and Terraform across multiple Oracle Cloud Regions. Today it is no longer about connecting IoT devices but providing complete solutions for customers.

The 5G wireless broadband expansion promises an exciting future.

For example, virtual reality applications will power high-tech glasses that deliver instructions to workers in complex fields such as airplane maintenance.

As Vodafone takes advantage of 5G, architectural agility will be essential to monetize next-generation services quickly and efficiently. Oracle's Billing and Revenue Management solution is well-positioned to support emerging 5G-enabled use cases with its cloud-native compliant, microservices-based architecture framework.

Wrapping up

Regular readers will know I have become impressed with Oracle's Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and have written several articles. That was not always the case. I was critical of Oracle Cloud V1.0, but Oracle’s Generation 2 Cloud is an entirely new infrastructure developed from the ground up with no resemblance to its predecessor. The design goals were better performance, pricing, and—above all else—security. Oracle Cloud V2 is a significant improvement and more competitive.

As a long-time Oracle observer, I think it is incredible how the story around OCI is starting to resonate with customers. OCI as a single platform offering IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, and data as a service (DaaS) capabilities is not that sexy. But, combined with technologies such as Oracle Autonomous Database, Oracle Autonomous Data Warehouse, and Oracle Autonomous Transaction Processing, the result is a platform capable of handling large, data-intensive workloads with better security. For organizations like Vodafone transitioning from on-premises data centers to the cloud, OCI is an ideal solution.

Note: Moor Insights & Strategy writers and editors may have contributed to this article.

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Killexams : Is C3.ai The Greatest Software Opportunity Of Our Time?
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I'm assigning C3.ai (NYSE:AI) a positive risk/reward rating based on its exceptional leadership team, discounted valuation, fortress balance sheet, its industry-leading position, strong technical underpinnings, and asymmetric potential return profile. Operating within one of the largest secular trends of our time, artificial intelligence, opens the door to explosive growth potential. C3.ai is a top choice for high-risk, high-reward investors seeking exceptional opportunities.

Risk/Reward Rating: Positive

The marketplace broadly expects Artificial Intelligence or AI to be an immense opportunity and views it to be a game-changer technology in the future. By way of logical extrapolation, if it's a game-changer technology, AI will become a requirement for enterprise adoption in order to remain competitive.C3.ai's spring 2022 investor presentation illuminates each of these AI possibilities: Both a game changer and required adoption. The following two screenshots from the presentation summarize the size of the market opportunity and its importance to chief information officers.

AI Worldwide Artificial Intelligence Software Revenue

Source: C3 AI’s spring 2022 investor presentation

AI Tops List of Game-Changing Technologies

Source: C3 AI’s spring 2022 investor presentation

In essence, as described in the presentation by C3.ai’s Chairman, CEO, and Co-founder, Thomas Siebel, the software industry is on the brink of a secular growth shift, from a history of descriptive systems to a future of predictive systems.

C3.ai: Game Changer And Required Adoption

C3.ai speaks directly to the game-changer nature of AI as well as the competitive requirement for enterprise AI adoption in discussing how customers use its platform and the benefits that are expected to be achieved. The following three screenshots from the spring presentation detail C3.ai’s value proposition.

What's particularly unusual about the customer detail is the precise quantification of economic value across business segments that C3.ai’s platform is expected to deliver. Please note that I have detailed the annual economic benefit expected in the header above each image.

Leading European Utility Company: $6.7 Billion Euros Per Year

C3 AI High-Value Outcomes in Utilities

Source: C3 AI’s spring 2022 investor presentation

$3 Trillion Asset Financial Institution: $3.5 Billion Per Year

C3 AI High-Value Outcomes in Banking

Source: C3 AI’s spring 2022 investor presentation

Top Five Global Energy Company: $3.8 Billion Euros Per Year

C3 AI High-Value Outcomes in Oil and Gas

Source: C3 AI’s spring 2022 investor presentation

For the three customers above, the expected annual economic benefit to be derived from implementing C3.ai’s platform is $14 billion. This is an extraordinary value proposition across just three clients. If the benefits are achieved, these companies would clearly have a competitive advantage in their respective industries. The value proposition is extraordinary in light of C3.ai’s revenue base of $253 million in its just-completed fiscal year 2022. Based on the above customer details, C3.ai’s platform offers an incredible return on investment and is truly a game changer if the benefits are realized.

Growth Strategy

C3.ai’s growth strategy is threefold: Penetrate existing customers, expand multi-tiered distribution, and expand its ecosystem.

Penetrate Existing Customers

In terms of penetrating existing customers, C3.ai believes it has reached roughly 5% penetration of its existing client base. As a result, existing customer penetration alone represents an enormous growth opportunity from a $253 million revenue base. If the 5% figure is in the ballpark, existing customers represent a $5 billion opportunity. More conservatively, if penetration is closer to 10%, the opportunity remains substantial at $2.5 billion.

These penetration estimates are well supported by Palantir’s (NYSE:PLTR) customer penetration trajectory. Please refer to my prior Palantir reports for greater detail: Palantir Visibility Into The Upside and Palantir Red Flag Or Opportunity. C3.ai targets similar key customers with similar adoption trends. As a result, Palantir represents an excellent comparable company for valuing C3.ai. Interestingly, similar to Palantir, C3.ai’s existing customer base is quite small at only 218, as can be seen in the following screenshot from the presentation.

C3 AI Customer Count

Source: C3 AI’s spring 2022 investor presentation

Customer growth of 82% is exceptional, although off of a small base. Importantly, C3.ai is targeting large strategic customers for its market entry. These customers represent some of the largest individual opportunities for AI over time. Additionally, as industry leaders, they should help drive C3.ai adoption amongst industry peers. The following screenshot provides color as to C3.ai’s existing customer base.

C3 AI Select Customers

Source: C3 AI’s spring 2022 investor presentation

Shell, the top five energy company highlighted previously, is expected to derive $3.8 billion euros per year of economic value and has decided to standardize on C3.ai’s platform. The following three screenshots provide an excellent overview of how C3.ai’s platform is generally adopted and implemented through time. I have provided a header above each to highlight the process of customer penetration and the visibility that this creates. The screenshots also shine a spotlight on the true nature of the AI opportunity as a continual process rather than a discrete solution.

Shell: Detailed Implementation Plan Through Time

C3 AI Shell Rapid Time to High-Value and Scale

Source: C3 AI’s spring 2022 investor presentation

Shell: Detailed Deployment Roadmap Creates Visibility As AI Enables The IoT Revolution

C3 AI Shell Deployment Status

Source: C3 AI’s spring 2022 investor presentation

Shell: Detailed Implementation Roadmap Creates Visibility

C3 AI Path to 65

Source: C3 AI’s spring 2022 investor presentation

The same adoption cycle is on display in the next screenshot detailing the US Air Force’s C3 AI implementation.

US Air Force: Detailed Implementation Roadmap Creates Visibility

C3 AI US Airforce Platforms Rapid Time to High-Value and Scale

Source: C3 AI’s spring 2022 investor presentation

The US Air Force is nearing year one of its implementation while Shell is approaching year three. C3.ai’s client penetration occurs via a well-defined and detailed implementation roadmap. This process and the long-term strategic nature of AI adoption are conducive to a high degree of visibility into the ultimate opportunity size at each customer. As a result, the company’s estimated 5% penetration, or a more conservative 10% penetration estimate, is likely well supported by internal customer data. Of importance, notice that AI is the application layer that enables the full potential of the IoT or Internet of Things revolution.

Growth Strategy: Multi-Tiered Distribution And Expand Ecosystem

The two remaining legs of the C3.ai growth strategy are interrelated and pertain to new customer acquisition. The multi-tiered distribution strategy is comprised of three vectors: Geographic, industry vertical, and partner ecosystem. Segmenting C3.ai’s market penetration strategy by geography is common, as is the segmentation by industry vertical.

The industry segmentation takes on added importance for C3.ai as each industry has its own unique AI requirements. Industry segmentation creates the opportunity for C3.ai to develop standardized industry solutions which are the key to creating economies of scale. Meaning, a primary challenge to broad AI adoption is the cost of developing customized solutions. Customized solutions lack scalability due to the inability to sell them to the broader marketplace. The following screenshot displays C3.ai’s scalable solutions.

C3 AI Portfolio of Cross-Industry and Industry Applications

Source: C3 AI’s spring 2022 investor presentation

The multi-tiered distribution and ecosystem expansion strategies can be visualized in the two images below. They highlight how the strategy was applied to the Shell opportunity. Notice that C3.ai is partnered with a leading energy service company on the top of the cube, Baker Hughes (NASDAQ:BKR), and a leader technology firm on the side of the cube, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT).

C3 AI Expand Ecosystem

Source: C3 AI’s spring 2022 investor presentation

C3 AI Expand Ecosystem

Source: C3 AI’s spring 2022 investor presentation

C3.ai is partnered with industry leaders in four major verticals: Financial services, aerospace and defense, oil and gas, and utilities. At the same time, it's looking to expand its partnerships with leaders in the remaining industries. This appears to be an optimal approach as the industry leaders know the intricacies of their markets best and can enable more rapid and full penetration of each vertical.

In addition to industry vertical leaders, C3.ai has partnered with all major technology product and service providers. This ensures that it can serve the entire enterprise universe regardless of each company’s existing technology infrastructure. Similar to its industry vertical strategy, C3.ai’s technology partner strategy is the optimal approach in that it's technology agnostic, which ensures C3.ai can compete across the entire AI opportunity set.

Growth Strategy: Summary

The growth strategy being implemented by C3.ai looks to be perfectly suited for the AI market opportunity. It targets industry-leader partners for vertical distribution and all major technology platform leaders for breadth of distribution. As new customers are acquired, they then enter the process of implementation, which offers extraordinary growth potential by fully penetrating each customer’s long-term AI opportunity set.

Competition

Importantly, paraphrasing Siebel from the presentation, C3.ai views its AI opportunity to be largely a matter of execution at this stage. Siebel believes there's little market risk in that the AI software opportunity estimate of $600 billion by 2025 is a high confidence industry projection. He views there to be little technology risk as C3.ai is in the marketplace at scale today with a broad and industry-leading AI portfolio. Finally, Siebel believes that there's no meaningful competitive risk in the near term, leaving execution as the key to C3.ai’s success.

In other words, Sibel views C3.ai’s future success to be largely in the company’s control, which is an ideal position. The market’s view of AI and the industry players is more nuanced and understandably confusing as AI is applicable across all information systems. There are an incredible number of firms and products that many consider to be under the AI umbrella. C3.ai captured the market’s view of the competition in the following image.

C3 AI Competitors

Source: C3 AI’s spring 2022 investor presentation

Competitors? Yes And No

Upon review, many of the firms and offerings in the above image do indeed compete with C3.ai in terms of specific AI-related applications or features. That said, they do appear to be largely tangential competition, perhaps with the exception of Palantir. The following screenshot demonstrates how many of these leading firms and offerings integrate with C3.ai’s platform approach. They are circled in blue on C3.ai’s console image.

C3 AI Enterprise AI Software

Source: C3 AI’s spring 2022 investor presentation

In essence, C3.ai has designed its platform to be a new AI-specific software layer that incorporates the leading-technology tools of the day. The company has positioned itself on top of or parallel to these providers and can accommodate its clients use of their preferred tools. In this respect, C3.ai faces little meaningful competitive risk, as suggested by Siebel. I view Palantir, in the center of the competitive collage, as a natural competitor and possibly a great fit to be a suitor for C3.ai.

Valuation

Given my view that Palantir is a natural competitor of C3.ai, it's helpful to view C3.ai’s valuation on its own and in relation to Palantir as a comparable enterprise. It should be noted that C3.ai remains an earlier stage company and is unprofitable. Management expects to reach sustainable free cash flow generation within two to three years. This is in line with the lone analyst earnings estimate for 2025.

While the earlier stage nature of C3.ai and the industry generally creates heightened risk, there's heightened opportunity. Investors are well compensated for the heightened risk by C3.ai’s strong balance sheet. The company has a book value of just under $1 billion, which is nearly all cash and equivalents. C3.ai has a fortress balance sheet from the perspective of its early stage of growth.

Due to the lack of current earnings and the nature of C3.ai’s secular growth opportunity, sales estimates are the most important metric for intermediate-term valuation purposes. The table below was compiled from Seeking Alpha and displays consensus sales estimates for C3.ai (the top section) and Palantir (the bottom section). I have highlighted in yellow the consensus growth rates, and in blue the current valuation to sales.

AI Consensus Sales

Source: Seeking Alpha. Created by Brian Kapp, stoxdox

Notice that the expected growth rates are nearly identical over the coming three years, while C3.ai trades at a substantial discount to Palantir. In my prior Palantir reports, I cover the challenge that Palantir faces in terms of its traditional customized software development approach. Palantir has discussed its priority to address this in referring to “productizing” its offerings in latest times.

Given its scalable industry solutions outlined above, C3.ai should have a distinct market advantage in the AI space. The value proposition on offer from C3.ai, $14 billion across three companies outlined above, should be well received across the broad marketplace. It should be noted that Palantir is taking a much broader approach than AI with its platforms. This too opens the door for C3.ai, an AI-focused company, to gain significant traction across the broad AI opportunity set.

C3.ai’s 30% discount to Palantir on a price-to-sales basis points to the opportunity for multiple expansion. This offers a relative buffer within a generally high valuation multiple industry. In fact, many leading application software companies trade in the 12.65x sales range today. Relative to the AI opportunity set and its software peers, C3.ai trades at a substantial discount. The discounted valuation is further reinforced by roughly $9 per share of net cash on C3.ai’s balance sheet.

Leadership: A Competitive Edge

C3.ai’s executive leadership offers additional downside support and enhanced execution potential. Siebel created the leading CRM platform prior to Salesforce (NYSE:CRM), Siebel Systems, which was acquired by Oracle. Many of the Siebel Systems veterans are with C3.ai, and the board of directors appears to be top quality. I have included two screenshots below for those interested in the executive leadership details.

Next, I will walk through the price action which appears quite constructive, and then wrap things up.

C3 AI Board of Directors

Source: C3 AI’s spring 2022 investor presentation

C3 AI Executive Management

Source: C3 AI’s spring 2022 investor presentation

Technicals

The technical backdrop for C3.ai is one of well-defined resistance levels (the orange lines on the charts below) and emerging signs of strong support (the green line). The following three-year weekly chart provides a bird’s eye view of C3.ai’s trading history. Notice that the company came public during the most speculative phase of the bull market in December 2020 and opened at $100 per share. The shares are currently priced near $19 or roughly -80% below the opening price.

C3 AI 3-year weekly chart

C3 AI 3-year weekly chart (Created by Brian Kapp using a chart from Barchart.com)

There are six well-defined resistance levels highlighted by the orange lines, which represent upside technical price targets. Only one support level is visible, which is represented by the green line and is the primary downside technical price target. The return potential to each of these targets and other key levels discussed above are summarized in the table below.

AI Potential Return Spectrum

Created by Brian Kapp, stoxdox

I have highlighted in yellow what I view as a high probability potential return spectrum over the short term (0 to 1 year). The blue highlighted cells represent an additional high-probability potential return spectrum over the nearer term (0 to 3 years).

The following 1-year daily chart provides a closer look at the first three technical upside targets and the primary support level. Please note that the gold trend line is the 50-day moving average (near $18) while the grey line is the 200-day moving average ($27.54). The moving averages represent additional support (50-day MA) and resistance (200-day MA) levels.

C3 AI 1-year daily chart

C3 AI 1-year daily chart (Created by Brian Kapp using a chart from Barchart.com)

While the upside resistance levels are clearly defined and well above the current price, the most interesting technical behavior is in relation to the primary support level (the green line). C3.ai provided disappointing guidance when it reported its fiscal year 2022 fourth quarter results on June 1, 2022. The stock sold off nearly 20% the next day in reaction to the company’s cautious guidance, before finishing the day down only 5%. C3.ai went on to rally over 12% the following day.

Importantly, in the above chart, notice the massive volume surge over the three days following the guidance cut on June 1, 2022. What's interesting is that C3.ai did not breach its prior closing low of $13.85 reached on May 11, 2022. In essence, lower near-term growth was already priced into the shares compared to what was guided to by management on June 1, 2022. This type of price behavior in reaction to a large guidance cut is generally bullish, especially when accompanied by a surge in trading volume as this points to heavy accumulation.

Management guided to mid-20% revenue growth in the near term due to week macroeconomic conditions. Previous expectations were for revenue growth in the mid-30% range. Of note, on the Q4 2022 conference call, management stated that 30% to 35% revenue growth remains achievable under more favorable macroeconomic conditions.

Given the price action since March 2022, the green support level now resembles the neckline of an inverted head and shoulders bottom formation. This level has been thoroughly tested and held since March 2022, which suggests the area near $16 should offer exceptionally strong support. The following six-month daily chart provides a closer look at the bottoming pattern.

C3 AI 6-month daily chart.

C3 AI 6-month daily chart. (Created by Brian Kapp using a chart from Barchart.com)

Notice that the shares are sitting on top of the 50-day moving average (the gold line). Business conditions could deteriorate further in the short term which would open the door to further downside risk below the primary support level. That said, technically speaking, C3.ai has carved out a substantial bottom formation while exhibiting bullish price action in response to materially reduced guidance.

It should be noted that C3.ai has a dual class structure with the voting power vested in Siebel. This renders C3.ai ineligible for inclusion in most indices. While this theoretically lends itself to less liquidity in the shares, it can be a material positive from a technical perspective in a bear market.

On the upside, with heavy insider ownership and a public float of only 80 million shares, the supply of shares could become quite tight if C3.ai continues to execute successfully. This dynamic could offer a powerful boost to upside momentum under bullish conditions for C3.ai.

Summary

The technical setup appears quite bullish from a long-term investment perspective as it's an ideal environment for those looking to accumulate the shares. In fact, from the perspective of a long-term investor, one would be hard pressed to find a larger secular growth opportunity than artificial intelligence universally applied. C3.ai is a uniquely positioned pure play on this megatrend with an exceptional leadership track record. The discounted valuation and fortress balance sheet further reinforce C3.ai as a top asymmetric risk/reward opportunity for those seeking exceptional growth potential.

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Killexams : The Better Buy In Business Software And Cloud/AI: Oracle Or Intuit?
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Mihaela Rosu

I like the Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) valuation setup, but am leery of missing growth drivers over the last decade. I like the Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) strong-growth profile, but the valuation is still a little expensive. That's the dilemma for investors researching these two leaders in the business software industry, both with increasing focus on cloud-based artificial intelligence [AI].

The two companies work at different ends of the marketplace (exclusively business-to-business sales for Oracle vs. more of a retail model for Intuit), but operate with remarkable, similarly high gross profit margins. Gross margins for the two are nearly the best of any Big Tech peer or competing enterprise.

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Management decisions and focus seem to be conservative and deliberate at Oracle, while Intuit is a leader in reviewing customer surveys and ratings to reinvent its software over time. Both have engaged in major merger deals in latest years to fill in gaps for offerings and add new levels of data for future AI endeavors.

Oracle is in the process of digesting its $28 billion acquisition of Cerner, one of the world’s top medical recordkeeping enterprises. The merger idea is medical care information can be more effectively managed through Oracle’s cloud networks and operating systems, with the combined effort able to expand faster outside the U.S. For sure, co-founder and Executive Chairman Larry Ellison has been searching for ways to increase Oracle growth rates.

Intuit bought Credit Karma (a free to use financial information website) for $8 billion in 2020 and Mailchimp (email marketing for small business) for $12 billion in 2021. Management has been busy entering new markets to provide small business with useful products, and opening avenues to cross-sell existing software.

Operating Highlights

Oracle’s growth rate estimates for sales and earnings are in the neighborhood of 9%-12% annually. The Cerner deal was small in comparison to ORCL’s $190 billion stock market capitalization, and may not move the needle much for accelerating investor interest.

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While Oracle is a leader in cloud and networking infrastructure, analytics, software and solutions for big business, Intuit is the top cloud software and online provider for small businesses in America, running QuickBooks, TurboTax, Mint (budget tracking and financial management), Credit Karma, and Mailchimp, among other popular names. Intuit has projected underlying growth rates of 15%-20% annually the next five years vs. an equity capitalization of $105 billion today.

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2022 Annual Shareholders Meeting Presentation

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Valuations

Let's quickly run through some investing data points for comparison. If your goal is low upfront valuations of the operating business, Oracle looks like the clear winner. Assuming a zero-growth future for both organizations, Oracle would be the better choice, hands down. Enterprise value, including equity and debt capitalizations, to forward projected EBITDA or Revenues favors Oracle as the bargain choice.

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However, cash flow valuations are considerably closer to each other. In fact, price to "trailing" free cash flow generation favors Intuit (good for a nearly 4% free cash flow yield at $385 per share).

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Business Growth and Investment Returns

If your investment goal is maximized gains for your brokerage account, Intuit's excellent level of growth has driven a material price advance. Trailing total returns have more closely followed growth rates in the underlying businesses since 2020, with Intuit as the top choice.

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And, Intuit is projected to grow much faster than Oracle for years to come, highlighted on the consensus estimate tables below.

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ORCL, Seeking Alpha - Analyst Estimates - July 13th, 2022

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INTU, Seeking Alpha - Analyst Estimates - July 13th, 2022

Since late 2021, both have suffered from the rise in interest rates and a looming economic slowdown, just like Wall Street equities generally or other Big Tech selections. Investment losses over the past year are hovering around -20% for both Oracle and Intuit.

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Yet, the difference in growth rates has made a huge impact on investor returns over longer periods of time. On a 5-year performance chart, total returns including price appreciation and dividends have favored Intuit's rapid growth. INTU has widely outperformed Oracle, the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) and Invesco NASDAQ 100 ETF (QQQ).

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Momentum Tiebreaker

When you get down to a few picks with just as many pros and cons to weigh vs. the other, I defer to the trading momentum picture to make my final judgment. Overall, I do find Intuit’s underlying long-term technical indicators are holding up better, some of them drawn underneath the price/volume stats on the 18-month chart below. Specifically, the stronger Negative Volume Index and On Balance Volume stats are noteworthy for Intuit, despite a steeper percentage price decline. So, in my final comparative analysis, I believe Intuit is the more intelligent long-term buy, regardless of its higher upfront valuation today.

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What If They Merged Operations?

When researching this article, I had a crazy thought. Putting the two together would create one of the world’s top cloud and business software/solutions sellers for everyone in the working world, with cross-selling possibilities and future artificial intelligence [AI] data gathering/parsing/learning to help productivity across the board. An example of merger synergies, Oracle could extend its accounting software reach with the QuickBooks name as a starter package for more advanced company-specific applications.

Here’s my theoretical proposal: Oracle could use help with outside-of-the-box thinking on enabling business customer efficiency. Intuit could benefit from larger data scale and a smarter introduction to international markets with the right partner. Oracle would have better direct access selling its cloud products to tens of millions of existing Intuit customers. The Intuit ecosystem is a much larger pond and could eventually funnel successful business customers to Oracle products, a function of existing goodwill built over the years.

Together, the AI possibilities in the future are quite mindboggling, with an active client/user footprint as high as 200 million in five years (Intuit’s goal number vs. 430,000 current customers for Oracle). Why not use Intuit's high ratings by customers to your advantage?

A “New” Microsoft?

If you will, Oracle/Intuit could become the “new” Microsoft (MSFT), with a full complement of offerings for every part of the business community. For a theoretical purchase price, I am assuming an all-stock Oracle bid with a slight 20% price premium paid for Intuit (more of a merger of equals).

You would think adding a somewhat different business software firm with a retail focus vs. Oracle’s networking application background might alter management decision-making in a negative way. Perhaps, but Microsoft’s strength is offering everything from consumer software and operating systems at the retail level all the way up to cloud and networking services for big business. The expansion of brand name awareness and cross-selling of services is the beauty of Microsoft’s business model. Apple (AAPL), Alphabet/Google (GOOG) (GOOGL), and Amazon (AMZN) are running the same approach to much higher business growth rates and investor returns than Oracle. To a degree, Oracle’s legacy business is stuck in a slower growth position, as it competes with a short list of well-heeled multinationals for the same big business pie of cloud and networking spend.

Looking forward, a marriage of estimated growth rates the next two years would get the combined company closer to Microsoft’s top-tier forecast in the cloud and software services area of Big Tech.

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On a 20% premium offer for Intuit, combined enterprise value on forward revenues would be an estimated 6.9x multiple. For this higher margin business, the relative valuation would be a solid 20% discount to the analyst estimated 8.5x multiple for Microsoft. (Remember: both Oracle and Intuit generate far higher gross profit margins on sales in the 80% range vs. Microsoft's current 69%.)

EV to forward EBITDA for the merged company would be about the same as Microsoft’s estimate. However, my proposed combined price to forward 1-year earnings multiple of 17.5x would roughly stand at a 15% discount to Microsoft’s 20.5x ratio.

The point of this exercise is a combination of Oracle and Intuit assets would initially be priced at a discount to Microsoft's valuation, with an outlook just as bright. More than likely, institutions and mutual/hedge funds would be very excited to own an equivalent growth rate, higher margin blue-chip business than Microsoft in the U.S. high tech space.

Final Thoughts

Intuit is good for a starter position at $385, but I am still looking for lower quotes in the weeks/months ahead. I rate INTU between a Buy and Hold presently. My view is further outsized weakness in Intuit should absolutely be bought by long-term investors. Prices closer to $300 a share would be strong buy territory. I rate Oracle more of a market-performer or Hold in a weakening economic environment, as currently positioned. Of course, lower pricing would bring a more compelling bullish argument.

Nevertheless, a fully integrated cloud solutions/software company able to sell to every and any business outfit in America (through both back-office and retail sales) could be truly interesting to own. While Intuit is not the obvious choice for a takeover play by Oracle, I believe it offers a unique chance to kick-start operating growth rates and Wall Street interest. A combination of innovative services/platforms for small business with Oracle's focus on big tech, big business, big data could open all kinds of cross-selling opportunities and enhance the Oracle brand name with consumers/customers.

As AI problem-solving becomes more common in our data-driven world, the merged organizations would have unique offerings and scale to help businesses grow throughout their lifecycle. Access to huge amounts of Intuit data on small business activities would be the AI icing on the cake to target greater efficiencies and new products for American business success. The combined effort would rival International Business Machines (IBM), Meta Platforms (META), Microsoft, Apple, Amazon and Alphabet for potential AI revenue success.

What are the odds of my mental exercise happening in the real world? I would guess the odds are low, but the idea is worthwhile to contemplate. I am confident an Oracle/Intuit marriage would greatly Strengthen and diversify the prospects for either set of shareholders vs. a standalone setup.

Thanks for reading. Please consider this article a first step in your due diligence process. Consulting with a registered and experienced investment advisor is recommended before making any trade.

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Killexams : iSON Technologies Implements Oracle Property Manager Solution

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iSON Technologies is implementing the Oracle property manager solution through its recently acquired GTS Technologies, at Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC) Dubai, UAE.

The DWTC Oracle property manager implementation project went live on 14th Sep 2016 despite the complexity of implementation, tight timeline.

Chief Growth Officer at iSON Technologies, Mr. Akshay Grover, said; “The real estate industry value chain spans across site development cycle, construction life cycle, sales and leasing cycle, facility management cycle.
“GTS, now acquired by iSON Technologies has made property management, maintenance and leasing simpler with our Oracle property and CRM solutions. iSON GTS is fully equipped and continues to add value to its client base in the construction and real-estate sector across these four areas.

“Through this implementation, DWTC is geared up to have a unified view of the tenant contracts and agreements. The system enables DWTC to intelligently manage their real estate portfolio by streamlining and automating lease administration and space management.

According to Grover, the objective of the project was to implement a system to manage the DWTC properties in terms of customer relationship management, pre-leasing, leasing and property management and billing and also eliminate many of the manual processes and automate the tasks and reminders at different milestones.

Speaking more about the project, the company said; “DWTC being one of the major Oracle customers, is a very prestigious account for us. We approached the project with lot of care since the solution had to cover diverse business areas including leasing of retail, commercial and residential properties, house keeping contracts, car parking, among others.

Real Estate is one of the verticals in which iSON GTS demonstrates its expertise but we still approach each project on its merits. Each project is unique and comes with its own set of challenges. In case of DWTC Project, time line was a constraint and the client expected us to deliver the project in 5 months including the additional customization and we are happy we were able to deliver the same in the defined timeframe, the company said.

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Killexams : ISG to Publish Reports on Oracle Ecosystem Partners

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Information Services Group ( ISG ) (Nasdaq: III ), a leading global technology research and advisory firm, has launched a research study examining service providers that help enterprises and U.S. public sector agencies take advantage of Oracle enterprise software and cloud infrastructure technology.

The study results on Oracle ecosystem services for enterprises will be published in a comprehensive ISG Provider Lens™ report, called Oracle Ecosystem 2022, scheduled to be released in December. The report will cover companies offering services including consulting, implementation, integration and managed services. At the same time, ISG will publish the U.S. Public Sector Oracle Ecosystem 2022 report, covering providers with experience in developing and supporting Oracle solutions for public sector entities in the U.S.

Enterprise buyers will be able to use information from the reports to evaluate their current vendor relationships, potential new engagements and available offerings, while ISG advisors use the information to recommend providers to the firm’s buy-side clients.

Enterprises worldwide have responded to the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic by speeding up strategies to integrate business systems, automate workloads and enhance core business functions. Amid the pandemic, public agencies in the U.S. have faced growing pressure to reduce costs and better serve constituents while operating under specific constraints that most companies do not face.

“Oracle is at the center of enterprise software transformation, including migration to the cloud,” said Jan Erik Aase, partner and global leader, ISG Provider Lens Research. “Oracle partners are critical to companies and public agencies that want to benefit from Oracle’s latest technologies.”

The enterprise software industry, including giants like Oracle, has fast-tracked modernization of its products in response to these needs. Oracle’s service provider partners help clients achieve their business goals using modern software enhanced with AI, machine learning and cloud capabilities. Oracle continues to invest in its partners by providing training programs and expanding their expertise, including enabling them to build customized solutions for business-specific challenges.

For the Oracle Ecosystem study, ISG has distributed surveys to more than 100 Oracle service providers. Working in collaboration with ISG’s global advisors, the research team will produce three quadrants representing the digital services and products the typical enterprise is buying, based on ISG’s experience working with its clients. The three quadrants are:

  • Consulting and Advisory Services, evaluating service providers that help enterprises maximize the value of existing and new Oracle investments in order to modernize, optimize and transform their business operations.
  • Implementation and Integration Services, assessing providers that specialize in implementing and integrating Oracle applications and infrastructure technologies for enterprises. Key capabilities include creating implementation plans and data migration strategies, deploying cloud environments and ensuring security and governance.
  • Managed Services, covering providers of turnkey managed services for running enterprise clients’ businesses, including technical and operational tasks, with support delivered onsite, offsite or both. The providers should offer hands-on training in Oracle applications and technologies.

Geographically focused reports from the study will cover the global Oracle services market and examine products and services available in the U.S., Brazil and Germany. ISG analysts Arun Kumar Singh, Meenakshi Srivastava, Elaine Barth, Gabriel Sobanski and Ulrich Meister will serve as authors of the report.

A list of identified providers and vendors and further details on the study are available in this digital brochure.

For the U.S. Public Sector study, ISG has distributed surveys to approximately 50 providers of Oracle services to public sector clients in the U.S. The three quadrants are:

  • Consulting and Advisory Services, evaluating providers that help public sector clients modernize, optimize and transform their operations. Their services can include assessing an agency’s maturity, improving and maintaining Oracle investments, developing future-state models, assessing security and developing governance processes.
  • Implementation and Integration Services, assessing providers specialized in implementation, migration and integration around Oracle applications and infrastructure technologies. The providers should have expertise in public sector organizational, operational and compliance requirements.
  • Managed Services, covering providers of turnkey managed services spanning applications, technology and infrastructure for public sector organizations using Oracle software and infrastructure.

A report will cover relevant services available in the U.S. public sector. ISG analysts Phil Hassey and Meenakshi Srivastava will serve as authors of the report.

A list of identified providers and vendors and further details on the U.S. public sector study are available in this digital brochure.

Providers not listed in either brochure can contact ISG and ask to be included in the studies.

All 2022 ISG Provider Lens™ evaluations now feature new and expanded customer experience (CX) data that measures real enterprise experience with specific provider services and solutions, based on ISG’s continuous CX research. Enterprise customers wishing to share their experience about a specific provider or vendor are encouraged to register here to receive a personalized survey URL. Participants will receive a copy of this report in return for their feedback.

About ISG Provider Lens™ Research

The ISG Provider Lens™ Quadrant research series is the only service provider evaluation of its kind to combine empirical, data-driven research and market analysis with the real-world experience and observations of ISG’s global advisory team. Enterprises will find a wealth of detailed data and market analysis to help guide their selection of appropriate sourcing partners, while ISG advisors use the reports to validate their own market knowledge and make recommendations to ISG’s enterprise clients. The research currently covers providers offering their services globally, across Europe, as well as in the U.S., Canada, Brazil, the U.K., France, Benelux, Germany, Switzerland, the Nordics, Australia and Singapore/Malaysia, with additional markets to be added in the future. For more information about ISG Provider Lens research, please visit this webpage.

A companion research series, the ISG Provider Lens Archetype reports, offer a first-of-its-kind evaluation of providers from the perspective of specific buyer types.

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ISG (Information Services Group) (Nasdaq: III ) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 800 clients, including more than 75 of the world’s top 100 enterprises, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,300 digital-ready professionals operating in more than 20 countries—a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry’s most comprehensive marketplace data. For more information, visit www.isg-one.com.

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Killexams : Accenture Named a Leader in 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Oracle Cloud Applications Services, Worldwide

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 7, 2022--

For the fourth consecutive year, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been named a Leader in the Gartner “ Magic Quadrant for Oracle Cloud Applications Services, Worldwide,” the global research and advisory firm’s annual assessment of Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications service providers. This Magic Quadrant assessed the relative positioning of 19 service providers based on completeness of vision and ability to execute worldwide in delivering the full life cycle of Oracle Cloud Application services.

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For the fourth consecutive year, Accenture has been named a Leader in the Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Oracle Cloud Applications Services, Worldwide,” the global research and advisory firm’s annual assessment of Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications service providers. (Photo: Business Wire)

According to the report, “‘By year-end 2024, 75% of Oracle application services revenue will be cloud-related as enterprises accelerate their move to the cloud in response to the massive disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic.” Additionally, “70% of large ERP deployments will be executed by predominantly remote rather than on-site implementation teams,” and, “60% of organizations will select integrated financial management capabilities as their preferred approach to process automation.”

“Accenture’s longstanding alliance with Oracle and our full spectrum of industry and function solutions continue to propel clients around the world to realize the full potential of the cloud, driving better business outcomes across the board. We believe our recognition as a Leader in the Gartner report is a testament to this, and a strong indicator of future success in delivering greater value for customers via Oracle technologies,” said Phillip Hazen, senior managing director and Accenture Oracle Business Group lead.

According to Gartner, “Organizations are looking for a vendor that can support them throughout their cloud adoption journey — from designing the transformation, implementing the solution to ongoing support for their cloud environments. This demands excellent abilities to understand the client’s business requirements and to collaborate in an ongoing way. Vendors that can do both of these in addition to demonstrating excellence in technology enablement are those that are most successful in this market.”

Accenture has deep global capability across a range of Oracle solutions with thousands of Oracle-skilled consultants worldwide who help accelerate digital transformation by implementing Oracle-based business solutions and new business processes that develop and evolve as their digital business grows. Accenture has teamed with Oracle for over 30 years and is a member of Oracle Partner Network. For more information on the Accenture and Oracle relationship, visit www.accenture.com/oracle.

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Accenture Named a Leader in 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Oracle Cloud Applications Services, Worldwide

For the fourth consecutive year, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been named a Leader in the Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Oracle Cloud Applications Services, Worldwide,” the global research and advisory firm’s annual assessment of Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications service providers. This Magic Quadrant assessed the relative positioning of 19 service providers based on completeness of vision and ability to execute worldwide in delivering the full life cycle of Oracle Cloud Application services.

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For the fourth consecutive year, Accenture has been named a Leader in the Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Oracle Cloud Applications Services, Worldwide,” the global research and advisory firm’s annual assessment of Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications service providers. (Photo: Business Wire)

For the fourth consecutive year, Accenture has been named a Leader in the Gartner “Magic Quadrant for Oracle Cloud Applications Services, Worldwide,” the global research and advisory firm’s annual assessment of Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications service providers. (Photo: Business Wire)

According to the report, “‘By year-end 2024, 75% of Oracle application services revenue will be cloud-related as enterprises accelerate their move to the cloud in response to the massive disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic.” Additionally, “70% of large ERP deployments will be executed by predominantly remote rather than on-site implementation teams,” and, “60% of organizations will select integrated financial management capabilities as their preferred approach to process automation.”

“Accenture’s longstanding alliance with Oracle and our full spectrum of industry and function solutions continue to propel clients around the world to realize the full potential of the cloud, driving better business outcomes across the board. We believe our recognition as a Leader in the Gartner report is a testament to this, and a strong indicator of future success in delivering greater value for customers via Oracle technologies,” said Phillip Hazen, senior managing director and Accenture Oracle Business Group lead.

According to Gartner, “Organizations are looking for a vendor that can support them throughout their cloud adoption journey — from designing the transformation, implementing the solution to ongoing support for their cloud environments. This demands excellent abilities to understand the client’s business requirements and to collaborate in an ongoing way. Vendors that can do both of these in addition to demonstrating excellence in technology enablement are those that are most successful in this market.”

Accenture has deep global capability across a range of Oracle solutions with thousands of Oracle-skilled consultants worldwide who help accelerate digital transformation by implementing Oracle-based business solutions and new business processes that develop and evolve as their digital business grows. Accenture has teamed with Oracle for over 30 years and is a member of Oracle Partner Network. For more information on the Accenture and Oracle relationship, visit www.accenture.com/oracle.

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GARTNER and Magic Quadrant are registered trademarks and service marks of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and are used herein with permission. All rights reserved.

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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Oracle Cloud Application Services, Worldwide 20 April 2022, by Analyst(s): Gunjan Gupta, Denis Torii, Alan Stanley, Akshit Malik, Rajib Gupta, Eric Cheung

About Accenture

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Technology and Operations services and Accenture Song — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 710,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us at accenture.com.

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