Wednesday Sep 04, 2013

Experience User Experience! Oracle Applications UX Expo at OOW

 

Thinking about attending OOW13?

Let the Oracle Applications UX Expo help you make the right decision. Be among the first to see Oracle’s latest forays into simplicity, mobility, and extensibility. You’ll get a sneak peek at Oracle’s future user experience concepts, and you’ll have a chance to talk to the people who are building them. If you like the idea of getting your hands on new designs and prototypes before they launch (we sure do), this’ll be your kind of thing.

Join us at the Marriott Marquis first floor Chill Zone and Bin 55 (4th and Mission – 1 block from the Moscone Center) on Monday, Sep. 23, 1:30pm–4:30pm.

We know there’s tons to see at Oracle OpenWorld, so we’ve turned this expo into an open house. It’ll be a prime networking opportunity for partners, influencers and the Oracle UX team. Come whenever you have a break between sessions. Enjoy refreshments and appetizers, and be ready to see user-experience innovations you won’t see anywhere else!

IMPORTANT! Your company must have a signed confidentiality agreement in place before you attend. When you register, please indicate your agreement status. Oracle will verify beforehand to speed your entry to the expo.

To register, click here!

Catch you at the expo,

Your OPN Experience-Makers

Wednesday Aug 28, 2013

Get Certified @ OPN Exchange!

 

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again. Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ OpenWorld 2013 is coming in quicker than a Randy Johnson fastball. If you haven’t registered, be sure to get yourself on the list.

If you have already registered, you should also plan to swing by the OPN Specialist Test Fest. You know all those OPN exams you complete to be recognized as an OPN Certified Specialist? You know how you usually have to pay for them?

 At the Test Fest, you can take up to two OPN exams for FREE. It’s a pretty hot deal. Take part in any of 10 testing sessions that run from Monday, September 23 through Thursday, September 26. Choose from more than 80 OPN exam titles. And yes—lest you were worried we mis-typed up there—you can take any two tests on the house.

Register for the Test Fest today! Each session is reserved exclusively for Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange attendees. Due to high demand, seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Check out the schedule, plus all sorts of other event details here.

See you in San Francisco!

Your OPN Test Fest Team

Thursday Aug 22, 2013

The scouting report for OPN Exchange @ OpenWorld 2013

Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ OpenWorld 2013 is so close we can almost taste it, which actually makes sense considering we’ll be going through roughly 108,946 cups of coffee, 14,700 hotel rooms, and 20,000 man-hours before the first session even begins!

With five targeted tracks, 50+ partner-specific sessions and 125+ certification opportunities, you may never want to leave! This week-long event kicks off Sunday, September 22 and continues through Thursday, September 26, 2013, in San Francisco.

Be sure to register soon, and don’t miss the chance to rev your engines at the Social Media Rally StationTM, where you can go from social-media dead-starter to racetrack superstar in under 60 seconds… er, 15 minutes!


Want more reasons to attend? Check out the “Top 5 Reasons to Attend OPN Exchange @ OpenWorld” and be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@OraclePartners) #OPNX13, for the latest updates!

Until then,
The OPN Exchange Scouts

Thursday Aug 08, 2013

Introducing the OPN Syndicated Oracle Showcase

(A Content Marketing Solution for Gold*  Level OPN Members or Above) 

Are you tired of maintaining content on your website? As an Oracle Gold-level partner or above in select pilot countries, you now have access to a new active sales and marketing tool that allows you to automatically update Oracle content on your site, and the best part is that it’s offered at no additional cost! Introducing OPN Syndicated Oracle Showcase!

Oracle has worked with SharedVue, a cloud marketing company, to help Partners maintain their Oracle product and solutions offerings by driving the most relevant marketing, product and promotional content available through their existing websites to End-Customers — all while capturing leads and converting them to sales with communication tools and web-qualifying forms.

This content syndication program will allow Partners to automatically receive updated product and solution content from Oracle, while tracking and measuring ROI metrics from a centralized Partner Console.

Program Benefits Include:

  • Content updates with lead generation capabilities
  • Product and solution accuracy and awareness
  • Partner-centric, joint-value content for End-Customers
  • Virtually seamless integration with existing website colors, styles, and other Partner design/co-branding
  • Measurable effectiveness through return on investment metrics
  • Program implementation takes less than 10 minutes
  • No additional cost to Gold-level (and above) Partners

Marketing Benefits Include:

  • Marketing automation that reuses existing Oracle collateral and content for End-Customer use
  • Access to a SharedVue Partner Marketing Representative to assist with technical implementation and to help monitor and roadmap a successful program
  • Centralized platform with Partner Administration Consoles for monitoring and managing the program
  • Customization options to change content offerings
  • Metrics (leads/Web data) aggregated from the content, creating cohesive return-on-investment reporting capabilities
  • Regularly scheduled, automated content updates
  • Continuous feature enhancements to enable Vendors and Partners to better market via the Web

Ready to get started? Visit oracle.sharedvue.net and complete the quick registration process to receive access.

*NOTE: This will be available only to Gold level members in the following English Speaking countries during this first phase: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand UK and Ireland.

We can’t wait to see you shine!

The OPN Communications Team

Tuesday Aug 06, 2013

More Rewards for You to Do Business with Oracle

Did you know that you can earn rewards by selling Oracle products? And we are not talking about giving out BBQ grills, golf clubs, movie tickets, or having a point system. We are giving partners real rebates and rewards, for selling qualified Oracle products in the broad market. The bigger your sales, the bigger reward you will get. It’s that simple.

The OPN Incentive Program provides several opportunities for partners to earn incremental margin with Oracle. Let’s take a look:

  • Registration Rebate – Rewards partners for registering opportunities with Oracle early in the sales cycle so that their effort will be protected and rewarded.
  • Strategic Hardware Rebate – Rewards partners for focusing on selling eligible products that are strategic to the broad market.
  • Oracle on Oracle Rebate – Added in FY14 , this new rebate rewards partners for growing their business by delivering optimized solutions to customers based on both Oracle hardware and software technologies

You may be asking yourself, “Can it get any better?”  Yes, it can! These rebates are not exclusive to one another. Partners can earn one, two, or all three rebates in a single opportunity provided all criteria are met.

The OPN Incentive Program is the only program that rewards partners for selling across the hardware and software technologies stack, and leads the industry in terms of value of rebates offered to our partners.

There is no better time to grow your business with Oracle. With the best-of-breed of hardware and software integrated to work together, Oracle is strategically positioned to meet the enterprise needs. Maximize Returns and deliver More Value to Customers by visiting the OPN Incentive Program Resource Center for more information.

Cheers!

The OPN Communications Team

Thursday Jul 25, 2013

Power Your Business at the Speed of Thought

This summer, Oracle announced the launch of Oracle Exalytics X3-4 – the industry’s first engineered system for in-memory business analytics that delivers extreme performance for Business Intelligence and Enterprise Performance Management applications.

Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine is an Oracle engineered system that yields superfast, interactive visual analysis for any line of business.  By combining best of breed software and hardware, it is an integrated system that is quick to deploy – and with over 80 pre-packaged applications, organizations can get up and running quickly and efficiently, while maintaining a lower total cost of ownership. 

Oracle Exalytics provides the fastest middle-tier platform solution for Oracle’s Business Intelligence Foundation Suite, which can be deployed with any backend data warehouse, although it is also the ideal complement to Oracle Exadata. With Oracle Exalytics, you can:

  • Analyze Data Faster: Gain business insight in real time,  enabling faster and better business decisions
  • Analyze All of your Data: A single BI platform accessible from computers and mobile devices enabling discovery of data residing in Oracle and other relational sources, OLAP cubes (Oracle OLAP Option and Essbase)
  • Speed the Return on Your  Investment: Eliminate lengthy configuration and integration and speed time to value with an engineered system – all at a lower total cost of ownership

Watch this video to find out how customers are benefiting from Oracle Exalytics X3-4.

Don’t forget to participate in our local boot camps to get trained on how to sell, implement, and support Exalytics. You can also visit our ">Oracle Exalytics Knowledge Zone to take assessment tests and get certified. 

Here you can listen to the one hour Oracle Exalytics X3-4 training partner webcast which covers:

1. How to present Oracle Exalytics upgrade options to your customers

2. How to create Oracle Exalytics opportunities in your BI/EPM Install base

3. Help your customers become more competitive with BI and EPM

Finally, we are pleased to announce that OPN will be rolling out Oracle Exalytics X3Specialization shortly, so please check the Oracle Exalytics Knowledge Zone mentioned earlier for more details.

Best Regards,

Sam Sharp

Senior Director

Fusion Middleware Partner Enablement

Tuesday Jul 23, 2013

Top 5 Reasons to Attend OPN Exchange @ OpenWorld!

Here are the top 5 reasons to join Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ OpenWorld this year!

  1. To Meet Customers- 100’s of meetings at the Exclusive Oracle PartnerNetowrk Lounge
  2. Get Enabled- Over 40 Partner Specific Sessions with targeted tracks
  3. Start Networking- Over hundreds of execs at the Oracle PartnerNetwork reception 
  4. Get Specialized- Over 200 Test Fest seats in over 125 Specializations 
  5. Get Musical- Maroon 5 and The Black Keys are headlining at the Oracle Appreciation event (Free with any Early bird registration through August 2, 2013).  

Don’t forget that Early Bird rates for OPN Exchange have been extended to August 2, 2013, so register now to receive a FREE Oracle Appreciation concert pass and reduced rates!

Want even more reasons to join this dynamic event? Check out the OPN Exchange infographic below, and be sure to follow us around the web.


OPN out,

The OPN Communications Team