Monday Oct 14, 2013

Scheduled System Downtime Oct 16-21: Review And Be Prepared

We will be experiencing an internal system downtime from Wednesday, October 16 at 6pm PT until Monday, October 21 at 8:00am PT, which will have an impact on the Oracle Partner Store and XML ordering, deal registrations, the OPN Solutions Catalog, and the OPN Competency Center.

Deal Registration
You will experience delays in receiving deal registration approval.  Normal service levels will resume as soon as possible. Please ensure you have submitted any urgent deal registrations prior to Tuesday, October 15 at 6pm PT to allow for processing before system downtime.

Resell Rights
During this downtime, the Oracle Partner Store and XML will not be conducting the pre-placement resell rights validation.  All validations will be done post-submission.

Oracle Partner Store Carts
The Opportunity ID field in the Oracle Partner Store will not be validated during this downtime.  This field will still be updatable, but all validations will be done post order placement.

OPN Solutions Catalog and OPN Competency Center
These tools will be available, but any data additions or modifications will not be reflected until the data synchronization is completed, which may not occur until Monday, October 28.

Monday Oct 07, 2013

Oracle Master Agreement & License Definition Rules Update

All partner orders that reference a standard OMA (5 year term) or a Term OLSA must now include an End User LDR document executed by the end user. View the complete external announcement.

Thursday Sep 12, 2013

HOPE Program Update

Check the VAD Resource Center on OPN Portal for an update on the HOPE Program

This program allows us to sell specific Hardware configurations into the Higher Education Market at very attractive prices. These discounts are approved until November 30, 2013 .

Monday Sep 02, 2013

Now Available – Partner Tutorial For O-TOMA

A self-service training on the Online Transactional Oracle Master Agreement (O-TOMA) process is now available for partners. It can be found on the Transactional Oracle Master Agreement, Definitions and Online Process page on OPN. Partners can also link directly to it here.

Monday Jul 01, 2013

FY14 OPN Incentive Program Update

Oracle has updated its OPN Incentive Program for FY14. Please visit the OPN Incentive Program Resource Center to find out how you can maximize returns and increase margin with this program.

Oracle Partner Store Enhancements

Effective June 29th, the Oracle Partner Store (OPS) released multiple enhancements. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with these changes.

Monday Jun 17, 2013

Online Transactional Oracle Master Agreement (T-OMA) Announcement

Effective June 29th, the Online Transactional Oracle Master Agreement (Online T-OMA) will be initiated by partners via the Oracle Partner Store (OPS). This means all Oracle Partners using the Online T-OMA must have an OPS account. Online T-OMA page on OPN. Actions: Please forward this External Communication to your partners and encourage them to attend one of our scheduled trainings.

Tuesday May 21, 2013

Changes to the Demo Equipment Purchase Program Process

Effective immediately, Oracle will no longer require the end customer on demo orders to have “Demo” in the name. Please follow the below process when placing demo orders.

  • VAD buying for own use = VAD will be the end customer (no demo in the name)

  • VAD reselling to a partner = partner will be the end customer (no demo in the name)

All other ordering requirements remain the same. You can locate the revised ordering instructions on the VAD Resource Center or here.

Wednesday May 15, 2013

OPS Training and Testing team

The Oracle Partner Order Automation Team (OPOAT) has implemented the OPS Testing and Training Team. This team will cater to all internal and external needs relating to OPS testing, training and documentation.

Partners/VADs can register for OPS trainings sessions held by the training team via OPS Home or our OPN page. There are also training viewlets and documentations available on the OPS training center page  

Tuesday May 07, 2013


Monthly update calls to all EMEA VADs to talk about OPS and XML/EDI enhancements (as appropriate) and other topics that are relevant in regards to online / electronic ordering. These calls are also an open platform to answer questions and hear feedback or suggestions in regards of the online orderings tools and their improvement. For further details check the EMEA VAD Resource Center here.

Monday May 06, 2013

OPS Training Sessions

Partners/VADs can register for OPS trainings sessions held by the OPS training team via OPS Home or the OPN page. There are also training viewlets and documentations available on the OPS training center page  

Monday Jan 14, 2013

New to OPN Solutions Catalog: Search Partners by Resale Rights

With the latest release of the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Solutions Catalog, OPN member profiles now include product resale rights. This designation is available to all partners who have a valid distribution agreement. Another new feature allows your company and its solutions to be searched regionally, down to the city level.

Additionally, we've made it mandatory for all partners to complete the "Industry" field for each of their solutions. This provides you with additional visibility to our customers, prospects and sales reps who search for solutions via industry in the Solutions Catalog.


Get a competitive edge on your competition. Maximize your presence on the OPN Solutions Catalog by:


Date Time Web Conference Details * Audio Details *
January 29 9am PT
Session Number: 591 771 355
Password: Session123
International Toll Free Dial-in
Conference ID: 88634790

Operator Assisted Toll-Free US/Canada Dial-In Number: (877) 376-9047

Operator Assisted International Dial-In Number: (706) 634-7953

(Toll-Free International Dial-In Numbers)

Thursday Dec 13, 2012

Extension of Validity of Non-standard Commercial Terms

The validity of non-standard commercial terms which were offered to an Oracle PartnerNetwork ("OPN") member between September 1, 2012 and November 30, 2012 for distributing the products and/or services listed below, to an end user customer pursuant to a valid Oracle distribution agreement, has been extended until February 28, 2013. Click here for the full communication.

Tuesday Nov 20, 2012

Partner Deal Registration has Officially Moved to the Oracle Partner Store

Effective November 19th, the Oracle Partner Store (OPS) now enables partners to easily register opportunities with Oracle.

Monday Nov 05, 2012

Remember: Deal Registration is Moving to Oracle Partner Store

In November 2012, Oracle Partner Deal Registration will move to the Oracle Partner Store (OPS).  Don't forget to remind partners and ask them to attend the training. All details on the OPN portal here.



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