Tuesday Apr 14, 2015

New Bookmarks to find Partner Marketing & Sales Resources on OPN - Video

Dear Partners,

In the past 6 months we’ve made a lot of changes on Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) portal and we highly recommend you to save and set new Bookmarks to find the resources on OPN.

Watch the below mentioned video on how to find OPN Sales & Marketing Resources. In this video, Randy Batterson, Oracle’s Channel Go To Market Director, provides a step-by-step guide on how to find partner resources such as marketing kits, sales quick reference guides, training tools, and more. This video will help you to understand how to quickly navigate to and where key Sales & Marketing resources are located on OPN. Please bookmark the links for any future use.

Best regards,

Oracle PartnerNetwork

Tuesday Jan 27, 2015

Recognizing top achievements: Oracle Advanced Reseller

When the top sports teams play, we watch.  When renowned scientists make new discoveries, we listen.  When Oracle resellers drive revenue and align their business with Oracle's strategic imperatives, we pay attention.

Oracle recently launched the Oracle Advanced Reseller program designed to recognize and reward these top resellers. Oracle Advanced Resellers have proven local expertise, meeting stringent criteria that are valued by customers and recognized by Oracle.  These strategic OPN members can leverage a new Oracle Advanced Reseller logo. Additionally, they receive priority access to benefits, including local business engagement, access to demonstration environments and equipment, visibility both within Oracle and externally through the Solutions Catalog, and eligibility to participate in a number of local and global reseller programs.

Top performers deserve recognition for their efforts. Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) members that resell multiple products and meet the rigorous Oracle Advanced Reseller requirements are encouraged to apply for this distinctive designation.

For more information, review the Oracle Advanced Reseller Overview or go to oracle.com/partners > Partner with Oracle > Get Started > Get Differentiated > Advanced Reseller.


Oracle Advanced Reseller Overview
Oracle Advanced Reseller Criteria
Oracle Advanced Reseller Benefits

Wednesday Oct 29, 2014

You spoke. We listened. Both OPN members and Oracle benefit

Oracle continues to enhance and evolve the Oracle PartnerNetwork program based on feedback from our OPN members and internal stakeholders. New and enhanced benefits have recently been added to the OPN Benefits Table.

A few highlights include:

  • Engage with Oracle around Cloud Services (OPN Cloud Connection; Silver level and above);
  • Publish approved integrations on Oracle Cloud Marketplace and issue a related press release with an Oracle quote (Silver level and above);
  • Leverage discounts on Oracle Validated Integrations (Platinum level and above);
  • Advertise or sponsor Oracle publications at discounts for each membership level (Silver level and above);
  • Earn increased visibility on OPN Solutions Catalog through Specialization and Advanced Specialization;
  • Streamlined access to executive and regional support. (Platinum level and above)

Through the continued evolution of OPN, Oracle is delivering partners at every level new opportunities to excel and grow in their respective markets. Take advantage of the benefits offered to you. They’ll provide you with development and engagement opportunities that results in greater visibility.  

All the best,
The OPN Comms team

Monday Oct 27, 2014

Announcing Oracle PartnerNetwork Cloud Connection

Dear partners,

Discover a new community for partners to engage, explore and learn about the Oracle Cloud business opportunities.

What is OPN Cloud connection?

  • Open community
  • Partner focused
  • Access to Oracle Cloud content
  • Best Practices and technical resources
  • Engagement with Oracle experts
  • No fees to join the community

OPN Cloud Connection is the new single-source to engage with Oracle experts and other partners. Decide your Cloud strategy and leverage the appropriate OPN programs to monetize the relationship. Also, you can ask your Cloud related questions to the Oracle experts and share your best practices with the rest of the community.

Join the conversation in OPN Cloud Connection!

The Oracle PartnerNetwork Team

Friday Oct 17, 2014

Oracle ‘In Touch’ PartnerCast – Available On Demand now!

Dear Partners,

We hope you were able to join the recent broadcast of Oracle ‘In Touch’ PartnerCast. A range of exciting topics was covered and David was joined by inspirational studio guests. In case you missed the cast we would like to encourage you to catch up on demand by following this link:

The cast includes fresh impressions from Oracle OpenWorld, exclusive footage of the EMEA Partner Awards as well as interviews with the A&C Regional Sales leaders who shared their successes of Q1 and their focus for the upcoming quarter.

Alex Louth, Managing Director e-DBA, who returned from San Francisco with an EMEA Award of Excellence and Global Award, joined David in the studio. Alex emphasized the importance of business partnerships and the potential for business growth.

A key message from Oracle OpenWorld was the huge opportunity that Cloud has to offer. David also welcomed Alan Hartwell, Vice President Security & Identity Solutions Oracle EMEA, who shared his views on Security and Oracle-on-Oracle as well as Conor Gleeson, VP Oracle Direct Applications Sales, who provided us with the latest news and information on SaaS and Oracle Direct.

For further information on some of the areas covered here are some useful links to guide you in the right direction.

Make sure you follow #OracleInTouch for news and updates around these topics. We would also welcome your feedback and comments which you can send us via e-mail at emea-intouch_WW@oracle.com.

Best regards,
Oracle PartnerNetwork

Wednesday Jul 09, 2014

Oracle ‘In Touch’ PartnerCast – Watch On Demand now!

Dear Partners,

Did you tune into the latest Oracle ‘In Touch’ PartnerCast on Tuesday, 1st July, 2014? 

It was a busy show as David Callaghan, Senior Vice President, Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels, and his studio guests kicked off FY15 with the key message of growth and discussed topics such as SaaS, Oracle on Oracle and Cloud.

It really was a must-see cast as David was able to speak exclusively with Rich Geraffo, Senior Vice President, Oracle Global Alliances & Channels, about the Global Partner kick off and how it will effect EMEA in the upcoming year.

David also interviewed three new members of the A&C Global leadership team about what they hope to bring to their roles and where they think Oracle is looking to excel in FY15.

The regional leaders found out exactly what it is that creates a successful partner relationship with exclusive interviews with some of their regions highly acclaimed partners.

So if you were unfortunate to miss out on this PartnerCast there is no need to panic! You can still catch up on demand by using Watch on-Demand link:

If you haven’t quite got the time to watch the whole broadcast or if there is a specific part you would like to re-visit, you can now choose from shorter individual sections of the cast easily, on the Oracle 'In Touch' YouTube playlist, Or you can visit the Oracle 'In Touch' homepage for the quick links.

To help you stay up-to-date on some of the topics covered in this webcast here are some useful links:

We hope you enjoyed the latest PartnerCast. We will be in touch soon with more information on the next edition, where we will be sharing the best bits from Oracle OpenWorld!

Speak soon,

Oracle PartnerNetwork

Tuesday Jun 24, 2014

One week to go! Oracle 'In Touch' PartnerCast: Be prepared for a year of growth

Hi there Partners!

This is our final blog post prior to the next Oracle ‘In Touch’ PartnerCast which is to be broadcast on Tuesday 1st July from 10:30am UK/11.30am CET.

Host David Callaghan, Senior Vice President EMEA Alliances and Channels, will be joined in the studio by Alistair Hopkins and Adrian Schlund as they discuss the hot topics surrounding Oracle, and you, the Partners, as we move into FY15.

David has first hand information gathered from the key players at the Global Partner Kick Off in Redwood Shores, San Francisco, and he is excited to share this with you!
With interviews from Rich Geraffo and his Worldwide A&C Leadership Team, there will be plenty of high quality info from the most influential members of the Oracle Team.

It’s really easy for you to have your questions featured on the cast! Have your say by tweeting us using the following hashtag #OracleInTouch or by emailing  emea-intouch_ww@oracle.com to get your questions featured.

To find out more information and to watch previous episodes on-demand, please visit our webpage here.

We hope you can make it!

Oracle EMEA Alliances & Channels

Thursday Jun 12, 2014

Oracle FY15 Global Partner Kickoff: Register Now!

Join Oracle PartnerNetwork for our FY15 Global Partner Kickoff and get up close with Oracle executives including Rich Geraffo, SVP, Worldwide Oracle Alliances & Channels.

Watch online and listen as our sales and product executives outline Oracle's strategy and direction for FY15, and learn about the different ways you can accelerate sales & revenue through Oracle's full-stack offering.

The EMEA Regional Event will be held on June 25th at 3:00pm BST / 4:00pm CET.

Learn more and register now!

Monday Jun 09, 2014

OPN Solutions Catalog Goes Mobile

We are pleased to announce the launch of a mobile-ready OPN Solutions Catalog

Features include:

 A fluid search and browse experience regardless of device (phone, tablet, or desktop)

 Streamlined design and reorganized search facets, making it easier for customers to search and browse partner profiles and solutions

The OPN Solutions Catalog is a free marketing tool for all active Oracle PartnerNetwork members. If you are an OPN partner… take advantage of it!

To learn more about the new catalog, watch the Solutions Catalog Training which includes best practices and a demo on how to update your profile. Spend a few minutes with our experts to learn how you can expand your market reach and showcase your offerings to our customers, partners, and Oracle employees worldwide.

Questions? Visit the Solutions Catalog Resource page or contact the Partner Business Center.

Tuesday Feb 11, 2014

New Program & Enrollments OPN Membership System

On March 10, 2014, the OPN Membership, Programs and Enrollments (P&E) System will be migrated into the Oracle Partner Store (OPS)

Read the full announcement here (OPN Portal login required).


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