We’re at the two-year anniversary of the Oracle Accelerate for Midsize Companies blog. A lot happened in the past two years – Apple’s iPad started out with a funny name, and ended up reshaping personal technology; Pinterest went from obscurity to more than 20 million monthly users; and since July 2010, Facebook just about doubled its number of active registered users to 900 million – and is now listed on the NASDAQ.
The Oracle Accelerate program has also grown substantially, with hundreds of partners, and even more Oracle Accelerate solutions around the world. For this post, we thought it was about time to remind everyone who we are and what Oracle Accelerate is with a handy Q&A. Also, we just created a video overview that shares how Oracle Accelerate works and what the program offers. Watch the video, read through the FAQs – the choice is yours…and we reckon quite a few of you will be consuming this on your iPad:
What is Oracle Accelerate and how does it work? Oracle Accelerate is our program for getting enterprise-class business software in the hands of midsize organizations. Our partner-driven approach enables growing companies to access Oracle applications in a more affordable, industry-specific, geography-specific fashion. The secret to the program’s success is really credited to our expert delivery ecosystem of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) partners, which create packaged solutions that speed time to value for customers around the world.
Why do midsize businesses choose Oracle Accelerate? Growing companies face many of the same complex demands as larger enterprises. Even more, they work within their own challenges, including limited IT, financial and human resources. Oracle Accelerate helps midsize organizations build next level processes and maximize their resources efficiently through enterprise-quality applications, tailored to fit their needs, at prices that align to their budgets, delivered in the cloud or on their servers.
Who uses Oracles Accelerate? Oracle has more than 280,000 midsize customers globally – so we have a deep expertise creating technology that helps businesses grow. These customers come from every country and industry around the globe. Just a few of the many examples include Baker & McKenzie, OIA Global Logistics and Autovie Venete S.p.A., and you can find many more customer success stories here: http://www.oracle.com/us/solutions/midsize/customers/index.html
What products and services are available? Midsize organizations looking for enterprise-class technology will not be disappointed when it comes to Oracle Accelerate. We offer packaged implementations for dozens of different Oracle Applications, database products, middleware, and server and storage solutions. And whether you’re based in Kansas City, MO or Thailand, there is a local partner with a specialized solution for you. In addition to the partner-created Oracle Accelerate solutions, we’ve also created Oracle Business Accelerators: easy-to-use, cloud-based rapid implementation tools that help customers to quickly and easily deploy Oracle Applications, to gain valuable insights right away.