Monday Dec 23, 2013

Invite: Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forum

Dear Partner,

I am pleased to inform the availability of new Oracle Partner Network web page for Innovations in Applications, Technology & Hardware - webcast. Please bookmark this Innovations in Applications, Technology and Hardware webcast URL for your further usage. You can register to the next webcasts and you can find previous recordings via this OPN Page.

I am also pleased to invite you to join the next Innovations in Applications webcast.This program will present Oracle Product's new functions and features including sales positioning. The key objectives of these webcasts are to inspire Partner's personnel to conduct successful sales, after sales and delivery at their Customer. Moreover, we aim to inspire you to conduct further Product Training and Certifications. And finally we'll provide you a chance to join Ecosystem's Product specific Community to learn and to contribute.

This program will be presented as per the schedule below after the billable day (4:00 to 5:00 PM CET). The webcast is intended for Partner's Implementation Certified Specialists but Innovations in Applications is open for other Partner's personnel as well. At first, Oracle representative will discuss Oracle's contribution to partners. Then you will see product breakout session followed by Q&A with Oracle Experts. Each session will last for maximum 1 hour. A Q&A document covering all questions and answers will be made available after the webcast.

What are the Benefits for partners?

  • Find out how Innovations in Applications helps you to improve your sales, after sales and delivery
  • Discover new functions and features so you can enrich your Customers's solution
  • Learn more about Oracle products, especially sales positioning
  • Hear crucial questions raised by colleague alike, learn from their interest
  • Engage and present your questions to subject experts
  • Be inspired of the richness of Oracle's product portfolio – for your and your customer's benefit.
  • Be inspired to seek further Product Training and Certifications - Make your competence known and recognized! Brand yourself!

Note: Should you already be familiar with a specific Product, then choose another one. Doing so you would expand your knowledge of the overall product portfolio. Some presentations contain product demonstration, although these presentations are not intended to be extremely detailed technical presentations.

Product breakout sessions available on January 20th:



To Register

Drive Innovation with E-Business Suite Extensions for Oracle Endeca. This is an exciting new way any employee from the shop-floor manager, to marketing, HR and accounting search for all sorts of job specific information to instantly find answers for ad hoc questions that are otherwise hard. This facility has been pre-packaged into more than a dozen work areas to help in many ways such as tracking and manage customer products to improve after-sales service, assisting in reconciliation of accounting for all supply chain sub-ledgers, or improving manufacturing works order productivity. Join this webinar to see how you can use these eye-catching modules to drive innovation within your client’s E-Business suite implementation.

Mike Hallett, EMEA A&C Director for Business Analytics

Align Chart of Accounts and other Hierarchies with Oracle's Enterprise Dimension Governance solutionsBusinesses frequently make changes to their many key dimensions along which they manage the enterprise: charts of accounts, departmental and sales hierarchies, product reporting hierarchies, HR organisation structures. Oracle's Enterprise Dimension Governance solutions leveragibg DRM and DRG, helps Business Users to proactively unify cross-functional changes in these master dimensions across operational (ERP), analytical (BI) and enterprise performance management (EPM) systems. This minimises errors and smoothly synchronises IT systems, saving time and resources by streamlining otherwise manual, error-prone and uncoordinated change events.

Gilles Demarquet, Director, Global Market Development, Business Analytics product Group

Oracle Eloqua changes the way organisations communicate and listen to their buyers. One of the most recent and strategic Oracle acquisitions, Eloqua, the World’s leader in Marketing Automation and Revenue Performance, transforms customers approach to the traditional sales & marketing concepts. In this breakout session, we will review the overall Eloqua’s unique value proposition and will present how it suits the customer’s existing CRM architecture to help them accelerating their Customer Experience business transformation project.

Nick Dennis, Principal Sales Consultant, Oracle Eloqua Sales Consulting

Oracle HCM Cloud services Digital innovation. In this breakout session, Anand Subbaraman and Fabrice De Carne Carnavalet will present the latest Social, Mobile and Business intelligence innovation in Oracle HCM Cloud services and explain How this is transforming HR capabilities and taking the employee experience to the next level.

Fabrice de Carné, Oracle Taleo Product Strategy Director, EMEA
Anand Subbaraman, Senior Director HCM Strategy

Build innovative solutions using Word/Excel without the need for programming. Find out how Oracle's uniquely differentated Policy Automation (On-Premise, Cloud, Mobile or BPS) solution can help Partners to differentiate themselves to win more projects and drive stronger revenue streams across any industry or product pillar.

Peter Jeavons, WE Specialist Sales Leader, OPA

Oracle Commerce -- Selling Experiences that Drive Revenue and Loyalty. Oracle Commerce drives selling experiences on for world's biggest and best brands. The solution enables businesses selling online to deliver a consistent, relevant, and personalized cross-channel buying experience for buyers.

Katrina Gosek, Director, Oracle Commerce Product Strategy

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne – A mobile ERP for your future needs. Oracles JD Edwards EnterpriseOne product line just continues to grow. Along with growth comes an increasingly broad set of solutions specifically tailored for mobility. The JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Mobile offerings range from broad support of tablet based applications all the way down to specific task based SmartPhone apps. This session will explore these mobile solutions and help you discover insight into future product plans for JD Edwards and mobility.

Chris Walsh, Product Strategy Director, Oracle

Fusion ERP – What is in today. Fusion ERP is a product that Oracle invested heavily in, and for good reason! It is the next generation of ERP. that is inline with changes in technology. Nucleus Research has placed it in the Leader Category for ERP. This innovative cloud offering has a modular aproach, that make it an active condtener for our customers, designed to work as a comlete financial solution. Oracle's ERP Cloud offering help our customers improve performance, lower IT costs, and get better results that matches business needs. Oracle Fusion Financials is comprehensive and integrated that provides highly automated financial processing, effective management control, and real-time visibility to financial results. It provides everything organizations need to make better decisions, meet financial compliance and improve their bottom line.

Glenda O'Keefe, Lead Senior ERP SC, Oracle Direct Ireland

Contract Commitment and Commitment Budgetary Control. Leverage Budgetary Control for your Public Sector opportunities. Find out how the Commitment Model enables public sector organizations to be compliant with new regulatory requirements for budgeting process and to manage their business using dual budgeting.

Andreea Panduru, Oracle E-Business Suite Implementation Consultant

Useful Links for you to bookmark:

1. You might want to bookmark the Enablement blog page Oracle Partner Enablement. Please check this regularly as we publish lots of good content here just for you.

2. You might want to bookmark the Knowledge Zones page for solution-focused pages designed to jump start your path towards Specialization.

3. You might want to bookmark the global event calendar page

Delivery Format

The Innovations in Applications, Technology & Hardware program is a series of FREE prerecorded Oracle product presentations followed by Q&A. It will be delivered over the Web. Participants have the opportunity to submit questions during the web cast via chat and subject matter experts will provide verbal answers live.

This program consists of several parallel prerecorded product breakout sessions, each lasting for max. 1 hour. At first, Oracle representative will discuss Oracle's contribution to Partners. Then you'll see the product breakout sessions followed by Q&A with Oracle Experts. A Q&A document covering all questions and answers will be made available after the webcast.

You can also see webcasts afterwards as its content will be available online for the next 6-12 months.

The next webcasts will be presented as follows:

Innovations in Applications

Innovations in Technology

Innovations in Hardware

January 20th 2014



April 7th 2014



Note: Depending on local network bandwidth please allow some seconds time the presentations to download. You might want to refresh your screen by pressing F5.


Maximum 1 hour

For further information please contact me Markku Rouhiainen.

Best regards,

Markku Rouhiainen
Director, Partner Enablement EMEA

Invite: Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forum

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SOA & WebCenter & BPM & WebLogic Partner Communities

Dear [Field: First Name],

Do you want to learn about how to sell the value of Fusion Middleware by combining SOA, BPM and WebCenter Solutions?

We would like to invite you to become updated and trained at our Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forum on February 7th and 8th 2011 at the NH Hotel in Malaga, Spain.

The event is a wonderful opportunity to:

  • learn how to sell the value of Fusion Middleware by combining SOA and WebCenter solutions
  • meet with Oracle SOA, BPM and WebCenter Product management
  • exchange knowledge and have access to competitive intelligence
  • learn from successful SOA, BPM, WebCenter and ADF implementations
  • learn about WebCenter Sites
  • network within the Oracle SOA Partner Community and the Oracle WebCenter Partner Community

During this highly informative event you can learn about partner success stories, participate in an array of break out sessions and exchange information with other partners.

Agenda - Tuesday February 7th 2012

11.00 - 11.30 hrs


11.30 - 12.15 hrs

Lobby Lunch

12.15 - 12.30 hrs

Welcome & Introduction

12.30 - 13.00 hrs

Oracle Middleware Sales Strategy, Opportunities and Go-to-Market

Leopoldo Boado, Senior Sales Director Middleware Sales EMEA South, Oracle

13.00 - 13.45 hrs

Fusion Middleware 12c Availability & Roadmap
Markus Zirn, Vice President Product Management, Oracle Corporation

13.45 – 14.15 hrs

Coffee Break

14.30 - 15.15 hrs

Partner SOA & BPM & WebCenter Reference Case
Geoffroy de Lamalle, CTO eProseed

15.15 - 16.00 hrs

Automatic and Dynamic Publishing using Semantics and WebCenter Content
Customer: Inmarsat, David Rametta, Digital Marketing Manager

16.00 - 16.15 hrs


16.15 - 16.45 hrs

WebLogic 12c & Enterprise Manager 12c & ExaLogic for Fusion Middleware
Maciej Gruszka, Senior Principal Product Manager Oracle EMEA

16.45 - 17.15 hrs

ADF overview and roadmap
Grant Ronald, Senior Group Product Manager, Oracle Corporation

17.30 - 22.30 hrs

Social Network Event

Agenda - Wednesday, February 8th 2012

09.00 - 09.15 hrs

Welcome & Introduction Day II

09.15- 10.15 hrs

Integrating WebCenter Portal with WebCenter Content, 3 customer examples
Vikram Setia, InfoMentum

BPM 11g, Whats New
Simone Geib & James Allerton-Austin Oracle Corporation

WebLogic what's new in 12c
Maciej Gruszka Oracle Corporation

10.15 - 10.30 hrs


10.30 - 11.30 hrs

WebCenter Sites Explained
Loren Weinberg, VP Product Management, Oracle Corporation

SOA Suite 11g PS5 & OSB, SOA Governance
Simone Geib & James Allerton-Austin Oracle Corporation

Grant Ronald, Senior Group Product Manager, Oracle Corporation

11.30 – 11.45


11.45 – 12.45

WebCenter Competitive Intelligence

SOA Suite 10g to 11g Migration Customer Case
Danilo Schmiedel

iAs to Wls
Maciej Gruszka & Jürgen Kress Oracle EMEA

12.45 - 14.00 hrs


14.00 - 15.00 hrs

What's New in 12c for WebCenter Portal & WebCenter Content
Roel Stalman, VP WebCenter Product Management, Oracle Corporation

Convincing your customer with technology arguments
Andreas Chatziantoniou

WebLogic automation & first WebLogic experience 12c
Simon Haslam

15.00 - 15.45 hrs

Oracle Social Network: Connect Your People, Applications, Processes & Customers
Andy Kershaw, Senior Director Oracle Social Network, Oracle Corporation

15.45 - 16.15 hrs

SOA & WebCenter Summary & Closing
Hans Blaas & Jürgen Kress Oracle EMEA

Finish & Departure

Additionally to the main event, you can participate in technical hands on workshops on February 9th and 10th. The goal of these workshops is to prepare you for customer implementations.

Hands-on Training Workshops

  • ADF & WebCenter MasterClass by Red Samurai, VASS, InfoMentum and Oracle
  • WebLogic 12c: Maciej Gruszka
  • SOA: Simone Geib & James

Places are limited, so don't delay and register now by clicking here. Registration takes a few minutes and is free of charge, except in case of cancellation or no show (cancellation fee € 150).

More information is available on our website.
For further information or assistance, please contact Angela Cadran.

We look forward to meeting you in Malaga, Spain.

Best regards,

Oracle EMEA Alliances & Channels

Hans Blaas
Director WebCenter Solutions

Andrew Palmer
Director WebCenter Sites
Hardware and Software Engineered to Work Together

Oracle Corporation

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Saturday Dec 14, 2013

invite: Talent Cloud - Quarterly Partner Briefing

Please join us on December 19th at 9 am PST for a quarterly Talent Cloud (Taleo) Partner briefing. During this 60 minutes session we will provide the SI partner community with a series of updates to help you better navigate your partnership with Oracle.  The agenda will include updates to new resources available on OPN, Oracle Consulting Updates, Talent Cloud (TEE) and HCM Cloud (Fusion) release information as well as updates on Talent Cloud sandbox environments.


· Kick off & General Business Updates

· OPN Updates: Resource locations and program updates

· Oracle Consulting Updates: PoC, Pricing, When and How to engage OCS

· Taleo Release Update: 13b, 13c planning, Integration and Reporting changes

· Fusion Updates: 7.0 and Here comes Fusion 8!

· Sandbox Updates: New Capacity, New Demo Data and Issue Request Process

· Misc Updates: Implementation Training, HOP Phase II

· Q&A

Dial In and WebEx

Topic: Taleo Quarterly Partner Briefing
Date: Thursday, December 19, 2013
Time: 9:00 am, Pacific Standard Time (San Francisco, GMT-08:00)
Meeting Number: 252 008 748
Meeting Password: Taleo1

To start or join the online meeting
Go to

Teleconference information
Call-in toll-free number: 1-8666824770  (US)
Call-in number: 1-4087744073  (US)
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Conference Code: 188 465 4
Security Code: 123456 

Thursday Dec 12, 2013

Get Trained in Exadata

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Wednesday Dec 11, 2013

Get Trained in Sun ZFS Storage 7000 Appliance

Oracle University has scheduled the following OPN Only course:

Course: Sun ZFS Storage 7000 Appliance Installation, Administration & Hands-On Lab
Dates:    13-17 January 2014
Dates:      7-11 April 2014
Dates:     23-27 June 2014

You will learn how to successfully describe, install, configure, maintain, administer, troubleshoot and upgrade Sun ZFS Storage 7000 software and hardware. There is a hands-on lab which will take you through a NAS head software restore session, often referred to as a FISHSTICK restore.

More details and online registration

Remember: your OPN discount will be applied to the standard price shown on Oracle University web pages.

For assistance in booking and more information, contact the Oracle University Service Desk:

Telephone 01 189 249 066

Wednesday Dec 04, 2013

Get Trained in Storage

Oracle University has scheduled the following 3 OPN Only Storage courses in Edinburgh:

Course: Pillar Axiom 600 Install and MaxRep Replication
Dates: 20-24 January 2014
Dates: 10-14 March 2014

Dates: 19-23 May 2014

You will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to install, administer, configure, and maintain Pillar Axiom 600 SAN Storage and Pillar Axiom MaxRep Replication.

More details and online registration

Course: SL500 Field Service and Frontline Training
Dates:  27-28 January 2014
Dates:  03-04 March 2014

You will learn how to locate the major components and describe their functions. Given all the library parts, tools and documentation, you will assemble and install the SL500 Modular Library System.

More details and online registration

Course: StorageTek SL3000 Modular Library System Installation and Maintenance
Dates:   29-31 January 2014

You will learn how to successfully describe, install, configure, maintain, administer, troubleshoot and upgrade the SL3000 modular library system.

More details and online registration

Remember: your OPN discount will be applied to the standard prices shown on Oracle University web pages.

For assistance in booking and more information, contact the Oracle University Service Desk:

01 189 249 066


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