Thursday Jun 26, 2014

Oracle’s FY15 Global Partner Kickoff Recap

Well, what a great way to launch the new fiscal year – Oracle’s FY15 Global Partner Kickoff saw more than 3,000 attendees tune in from around the world! Thank you for joining us as we gear up for another strong year focused around the OPN theme of “Engineered for Success: Oracle and Partners Winning Together.” Here are some of the highlights and new initiatives we announced during this year’s kickoff.

  • Cloud. We are excited to announce our upcoming two-tier cloud distribution program! Through this program, Oracle will work with value added distributers (VADs) to identify and enable partners that are best suited to deliver customer value in cloud implementation and managed services.
  • Enhanced OPN Incentive Program.  Who doesn’t like getting paid sooner? Rebate payments will move to a monthly – instead of a quarterly – schedule to speed up the repayment cycle. In addition, the Oracle on Oracle Initiative will focus on rewarding partners that successfully sell across the stack.
  • Oracle Engineered Systems – New Oracle Exastack Program Options. More than 1,375 ISV applications are supported with Oracle Engineered Systems and have achieved an Oracle Exastack Ready status, and more than 200 ISV applications have achieved an Oracle Exastack Optimized status.  Newly added to the Exastack program are Oracle Database Appliance and Oracle Big Data Appliance, so get on board and show your customers you have the right infrastructure to manage today’s challenging data environments. 
  • OPN Solutions Catalog goes mobile. 30,000 customers leverage the OPN Solutions Catalog every month in search of partner solutions, and our new mobile capability now makes it easier than ever! Enhance your profile today to take full advantage of this resource.
  • Fantastic Partner Kickoff Twitter Contest! A huge shout out to our winners at Tech Data (North America) and Nextgen Distribution (APAC), who are now the lucky owners of Oracle OpenWorld passes. Thanks to all who contributed to our social media flurry during the event!
  • OPN Enablement Resources. We will continue to improve the OPN program in the upcoming months. Keep in touch for updates throughout this summer, and we’ll see you at OpenWorld in San Francisco this fall!

With these exciting new announcements, there is no doubt that Oracle and our loyal partners are off to a great FY15. You can relive Kickoff and learn more details about these initiatives by watching the on-demand replay video.

Thank you again for making this year’s Global Partner Kickoff a success. Let’s ride this momentum through FY15 for a year filled with continued partnership, innovation, and growth!

Happy Selling,
The OPN Communication Team

Thursday Jun 19, 2014

The wait is nearly over for Oracle's FY15 Partner Kickoff!

Are you ready to hear from Rich Geraffo & other executives about Oracle's vision for the upcoming year; learn the latest opportunities in the OPN Specialized program as well as sales strategies that will help you to continue to grow with Oracle? We hope so!

If you haven't already registered for FY15 Partner Kickoff, you have a few days left to do so. Also, don't forget to participate in our second annual Partner Kickoff Twitter Contest by submitting a creative photo of you and your team watching Kickoff to @oraclepartners. Finalists have a chance to win Oracle OpenWorld passes! 

We're looking forward to a great event; see you on line next week!

Your friends on the OPN Comms team

Tuesday Jun 10, 2014

OPN Solutions Catalog Goes Mobile

Good news for our partners on this sunny Tuesday! Oracle PartnerNetwork is 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 for partner profiles and their 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.

Monday Jun 02, 2014

OPN Knowledge Zones: Have you Signed Up for Specific Updates?

Hi there, partners! Do you want access to OPN resources, tools and product updates? Want to receive customized information relevant to your personal interests?

You can now easily manage your communication preferences for the Oracle product Knowledge Zones you consider informative and useful by checking your Oracle Partner Store (OPS) account and specifying your preferences. Even better, you can come back at any time to update your preferences to receive only what’s relevant for your business. It’s easy to do and the benefits are endless! Just follow these simple steps in this video:

There is a lot of great information you may be missing out on if you haven’t signed up for the OPN Knowledge Zone, partners. So what are you waiting for?

Your always-on OPN Communications team