Tuesday Jan 03, 2012

Partner Spotlight


Lingotek logo

Lingotek: The Translation Network gives enterprise business customers new ways to engage their global communities by providing trusted, rapid translations to expand and grow business in a cost-effective way. They do this by using sophisticated translation technologies, workflow management, and community collaboration. Lingotek have developed a solution to instantly translate content directly from Oracle WebCenter Content including Site Studio using the new Lingotek - Inside integration.

Users will be able to access translated content, nominate content for professional translation, and even offer to translate content themselves, all without leaving the site!

For more information click

Vass IT UK logo
VASSIT, an UK WebCenter Portal Specialized Partner, have developed a solution called Invenio to enable companies to Find People & Expertise.

As it can be hard to find the correct information at the right time and even harder to find the right person at the right time. Invenio provides search across your colleagues' knowledge, information and experience. It will help companies to uncover the hidden information within their organisation using related content.

For more information click here.

WebCenter Sites Sales Playbook

In order for Oracle Partners to get to know more about the Fatwire acquisition, now called WebCenter Sites, we have developed a Sales Playbook for partners to:

  • Position WebCenter Sites functionality
  • Spot opportunities and know what to sell
  • Identify, qualify, and employ key sales plays
  • Know where to find enablement and how to Specialize
  • Access product strategy, overview, and capabilities
  • Articulate competitive differentiators

For complete Sales Playbook, click here.

WebCenter Specialization Logos

Did you know that Specialized Partners and Certified Implementation Specialists can use their logos?

As a result of the rebranding you can use the WebCenter Content and WebCenter Portal logos. Here are two examples of how this can look like:

Tuesday Nov 29, 2011

Access to the Technology Software

The Technology Program software is available to Oracle partners, free of charge, for demonstration and development purposes according to the terms of the OPN Agreement.

Instructions for Ordering Software:

  • Download software via the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud website. Downloads are available in most countries. To determine if downloads are available within your country click on the Download software link.
  • Request a physical shipment of the software by downloading and completing the Development and Demonstration Ordering Document (XLS).

Should you have additional questions or need assistance in completing the ordering document, please contact your local Partner Business Center. Incomplete orders will not be processed.

Partner Spotlight


Fadata officially became a WebCenter Content Specialized partner in the Adriatic region upon the successful completion of the corresponding Oracle specialization tests.

''Being recognized by Oracle and customers will greatly help our company in maintaining a high level of implementation services related to Oracle Web Center Content, as one of strategic products we are focused on. This certification, that our team is very proud of, will certainly help our company FADATA to gain additional advantage, competitiveness, and integrity in implementing Oracle Web Center Content solutions, both on current and future projects in the region'' according to Velimir Corovic and Marjan Nikolic from Fadata.

Please put link www.fadata.bg, under Fadata Please also include logo after 1st sentence


Google Search Appliance Connector for Oracle WebCenter Content

The Google Search Appliance (GSA) provides fast search for your intranet or website. Fishbowl Solutions provides a connector for the Google Search Appliance to integrate it with the Oracle WebCenter Content Server while retaining the security benefits of Oracle WebCenter Content. For more information and real customer example click here Fairview Health Services Case Study or Webinar recording


Signum TTE, from Turkey and a Gold member of Oracle® PartnerNetwork (OPN), recently announced it has achieved OPN Specialized status for Oracle WebCenter Portal. Signum TTE which began operations in the IT sector in 2005, is an innovative software solution house focusing on two main issues. Signum TTE presents services and solutions on Oracle Middleware products and technologies and its own product "WinDesk Service Management".

Wednesday Nov 23, 2011

Invitation: WebCenter Implementation Specialist Exam Preparation Webcasts

Oracle Partner Network would like to invite you to Refresh Courses for WebCenter Content and WebCenter Portal, to help partners to prepare for the WebCenter Implementation Specialist EXAMS.

This is a 3 hours intensive refresher partner-only training session, providing attendees with an overview of WebCenter Content and WebCenter Portal functions and related topics. After the refresher part you will be able to take the relevant Implementation Specialist EXAM depending on your personal focus.

NOTE: This is only suitable for experienced WebCenter Content or WebCenter Portal practitioners

Who should attend?

Partner Consultants who want to become an Oracle WebCenter Content or a WebCenter Portal Certified Implementation Specialist or both, that will help them to differentiate themselves in front of customers and support their Companies to become Specialized.

Webcast Details:

Date Topic Speaker  Web Call Details  Intercall Details 

December 14th

WebCenter Content


Markus Neubauer, Silbury
WebCenter Content Specialized Partner
Join Webcast

Dial-in numbers:


Time: 12:00 -15:00 CET

Break around 13:30

Conference ID/Key: 9249533/1412

Date Topic Speaker Web Call Details Intercall Details

January 10th 

WebCenter Portal   

Refresh Course

Yannick Ongena, InfoMentum
WebCenter Portal Specialized Partner
Join Webcast

Dial-in numbers:


Time: 12:00 -15:00 CET

Break around 13:30

Conference ID/Key: 9249375/1001

Date Topic Speaker Web Call Details Intercall Details

February 22nd


WebCenter Content 


Markus Neubauer, Silbury
WebCenter Content Specialized Partner  
Join Webcast

Dial-in numbers:


Time: 12:00 -15:00 CET

Break around

Conference ID/Key: 9249541/2202

Date Topic Speaker Web Call Details Intercall Details

 March 13th

WebCenter Portal  


Yannick Ongena, InfoMentum
WebCenter Portal Specialized Partner  
Join Webcast

Dial-in numbers:


Time: 12:00 -15:00 CET

Break around 13:30

Conference ID/Key: 9249549/1303

Local dial-in numbers can be found here .

Next Steps:
After the Webcast you will receive the Training material and FREE Vouchers to book and take the:

Booking with Voucher can be done on www.pearsonvue.com.

Note: FREE Vouchers will be send after attending the webcast.

Tuesday Oct 25, 2011

Partner Spotlight


Capgemini is one of Oracle’s top partners worldwide. Together with its clients, Capgemini creates and delivers business and technology solutions that fit their needs and drive the results they want. Capgemini offers enterprise content management, Web experience management, and Web content management strategy consulting and implementation, as well as migration services for Oracle WebCenter. They have helped numerous organizations worldwide reach their potential with innovative Oracle technology, and Capgemini continues to be at the forefront of Oracle’s ever-growing technology portfolio. With 112,000 people in 40 countries, Capgemini is one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology, and outsourcing services. Learn more about the Capgemini/Oracle partnership


Yannick Ongena recently joined InfoMentum UK and with that InfoMentum is growing faster by hiring the best in the market. Yannick Ongena’s wrote the  Oracle WebCenter 11g PS3 Administration Cookbook which is  the best practical WebCenter book out there covering the radically new features introduced by the 11g R1 Patch Set 3 version of the product. In 14 chapters it provides 100+ step-by-step recipes that help the reader through a wide variety of tasks, ranging from portal and portlet creation through content integration, all the way to security. The book covers many of the collaboration services of WebCenter as well, including discussions, wikis, polls, tagging, and search. If you’re interested in WebCenter Spaces, the book offers a dozen or so recipes including space creation, sub-space management, lists, as well as spaces life cycle.
As the most active and one of the most knowledgable members of the WebCenter community, Yannick writes in an accurate and easy to follow language. While the title of the book suggests that it was written more of as a cookbook that you turn to when you’re about to prepare a new “WebCenter dish”, it is an ideal reading for newcomers to learn the product. The book comes with the source code of the samples.


This partner is renowned for his Oracle knowledge but also has in-depth knowledge of ADF in the context of WebCenter. Watch their webcast for Contextual Messaging Extension for Oracle WebCenter.


Certified Implementation Specialist Logos

In order to differentiate yourself in the market place you are now able to use Certified WebCenter Implementations Specialist Logo's on your Company Business Card or C.V. You can now easily download your achieved OPN Certified Specialist logos from within the "MyCurrent OPN Certificates" section accessible from the home page of OPN Competency Center.

Who can access?
Any authorized user who has achieved OPN Certification can download an OPN Specialist logo.

How to download?

Take these few simple steps:

1. Go to
OPN Competency Center (OPN CC)
2. Go to "Click Here for Your Complete Training History"
3. Download your OPN Specialist logo

Is that simple!

How to create a new Pearson VUE account? Click here for instructions on how to map your profile.

*If your Certification does not appear, please ensure that you follow these instructions to link your training profile.
**Only OPN Certification logos are available. Online exams for OPN sales, presales or support do not have Certified logos. Click
here for a complete list of exams.

If you have any questions, please contact opn-edu_ww@oracle.com.

Download your OPN Specialist logo today!


Enablement & Product News

  • Oracle WebCenter Forms Recognition is now GA!: As per the September 1 price list update, WebCenter Forms Recognition, formerly Oracle Forms Recognition (OFR), has been removed from controlled availability.  This licensing change removes the restriction whereby WebCenter Forms Recognition was only available for sale with the Invoice Processing accelerator, and all other sales required executive approval.  As of September 1, 2011, WebCenter Forms Recognition no longer requires such approval.  Also per the September 1 price list update, at least one of the following licensable skus are prerequisites to licensing Forms Recognition:  WebCenter Capture, WebCenter Distributed Capture, WebCenter Imaging, or WebCenter Content.  Additional licensing details regarding WebCenter Content and Oracle Applications Integration are available in the August 17th edition of the WebCenter Community webcast recording.
  • New WebCenter Sites Collateral Available:  Datasheets covering the entire WebCenter Sites offering are now available on Oracle.com.  To access them, visit Oracle.com: WebCenter Sites (covers entire portfolio) | Mobility Server | Satellite Server
  • Fatwire software has arrived on eDelivery; You can find it at edelivery.oracle.com under product pack Oracle Fusion Middleware > Generic Platform.
  • Preview Oracle Web Experience Management DSS Demo Using Oracle WebCenter Sites (FatWire) Now Available!: DSS is pleased to announce the availability of the Preview Oracle WebCenter Sites (FatWire) Demo showcasing Web Experience Management. For more information visit.


Upcoming PTS Webcasts

WebCenter Portal - Office Hour Tech Forum eSeminar
October 27, 2011, 19:00 CET

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WebCenter Sites Overview
November 3, 2011, 17:00 CET (1 hour)
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WebCenter Sites: Technical Overview and Demonstrations
November 15, 2011, 17:00 CET (2 hours)
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Social Network Overview
November 29, 2011, 17:00 CET (1 hour)

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Q&A: Andy Macmillan on Oracle WebCenter Strategy and Roadmap

As vice president of product management for Oracle WebCenter, industry veteran Andy MacMillan recently spearheaded the move from the former Oracle Enterprise 2.0 to Oracle WebCenter. Now that the dust has settled, we asked MacMillan to shed light on the future strategy and product roadmap for Oracle WebCenter.
Read More

Monday Oct 17, 2011

WebCenter Implementation Specialist EXAM

For Partners who want to become a WebCenter certified implementation specialist we have made available useful material that will prepare you for the EXAM:

 WebCenter Content Essentials Exam (1Z0-542) Preparation Presentation

WebCenter Portal Essentials 11g Exam (1Z0-541) Preparation Presentation

Good luck!

Thursday Oct 13, 2011

Oracle Open World WebCenter report

Oracle Open World started early this year on the Friday before with the 3rd Global WebCenter Partner Advisory Board with participants from EMEA, LAD and NAS. For the 1st time we also had a customer in our mids and also great support from Product Management. On Monday there was also the WebCenter Customer Appreciation event and last but not least the WebCenter Partner Reception on Tuesday together with my collegue Juergen Kress and his SOA partners.

Dear Oracle team,

Fishbowl Solutions wants to thank you for the wonderful party you hosted last night.

It was wonderful to be able to meet and connect with so many partners in EMEA.

Your dedication to partner growth and community is certainly why the EMEA channel is so strong.

Fishbowl is very excited about our growth and partnership opportunities in the near future.


Partner Advisory Board

Blog from Partner http://www.yonaweb.be/oracle_open_world_wrap

Saturday Sep 17, 2011

WebCenter Sites Specialization

In order to give value for Partners as a result of the Fatwire acquisition Oracle also announced Specialization for WebCenter Sites. Watch this space !!!

See also The Specialization Guide which offers a consolidated view of the Specialization Competency Readiness for all launched and planned Specializations and the Criteria that need to be met for joining the OPN Specialized program.

Friday Sep 16, 2011


The WebCenter Partner Community Reception at Oracle OpenWorld will be held on Tuesday October 4th 2011 , in San Francisco. This will be done together with the SOA Partner Community. Don't miss this unique opportunity to:

  • Only for WebCenter Partner Community members, please join here
  • Network and exchange information with fellow Oracle EMEA Partners
  • Meet with members of the Global Oracle Product Management team and Oracle EMEA Alliances and Solutions Partner Programs team
  • Learn more about Oracle OpenWorld activities

Schedule: Tuesday October 4th at 7:30 p.m.

Location: San Francisco

Registration: Please send an email to Brigitte Felisaz with the following details. Name, Title, Company, E-Mail, Country


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