Wednesday Aug 08, 2012

The “Olympic” PartnerNetwork Specialized Activation Center

This weekend marks the final days of the 2012 Summer Olympics, and what an awe-inspiring competition it has been. With all this athletic ability in one place, we can’t help but wonder how these athletes train to become so successful.

Even though we may not know where Gabrielle Douglas learned her balance beam routine, or where Ryan Lochte learned how to swim, we do know where our partners are getting trained to become successful…Through our very own “Partner Olympic” training center of course –better known as the OPN Specialized Activation Center

Similar to the state-of-the art, Olympic sized swimming pool Michael Phelps uses to train, the OPN Specialized Activation Center houses a centralized pool of information for all OPN partner training needs. It’s easy to access and the information is easy to consume.

The goal of the site is to help our partners  get the most out of their OPN membership by accelerating their ability to sell, develop, specialize, and… bring home the gold!

Some highlights of the OPN Specialized Activation Center include:
  • Insights about our strategy and portfolio
  • Overview of marketing & sales resources
  • Steps to become resell authorized
  • Instructions for placing orders and registering deals
  • How to differentiate yourselves by achieving Specialization

Watch as our very own OPN champion and Director of the OPN Program, Kimberly Lasseter, coaches partners on the new Oracle training road-map, enabling them to monetize their OPN membership.

We Pass the Torch on to You,
The OPN Communications Team 

Thursday Aug 02, 2012

OPN Specialization Enhancement

KaZam! You've just been granted 1 wish! What's that you say? You wish that Oracle Specializations could be based on product version? Well hold on to your hat there partner, because your wish has just been granted!

New as of June 2012, specializations are now based on product version, with the most current version being what qualifies a partner for Specialization Benefits and Platinum or Diamond level criteria.  These specializations will be clearly marked as Qualifying Specializations on the OPN Portal Knowledge Zones, in the Competency Center and in the Specialization Guide.

Here are some other things you should know:

  • Specializations will not expire until the product’s end of service life (or EOSL) as long as the partner, that means you, continues to meet the criteria. 
  • When a new product version specialization is available, partners will be notified and will be encouraged to meet the criteria for the newest version within one year
  • Following that one year transition period, only the newest version, or Qualifying Specialization, will be what qualifies partners for their specialization benefits and for their level, if they’re Platinum or Diamond.
  • Getting specialized on specific product versions provides more ways for OPN members to differentiate in the marketplace and make their customers dreams come true!

Watch as Kimberly Lasseter, Director of OPN, talks more about the newly defined life cycle for Specialization.

Click here for more info, and here to get your questions answered!


The OPN Communications Team