Tuesday Jun 04, 2013

OPN’s 2013 Fiscal Year-End Review

With Oracle’s fiscal year coming to a close, we wanted to take a moment to reminisce on the awesome year it has been and highlight some of the key milestones for OPN.  Here is a look at our top 10 OPN moments from the past year.

PRODUCTS & PROGRAMS:

Oracle SPARC T5 and M5 Servers. From performance to scalability, availability and value, Oracle’s expanded SPARC portfolio is sure to hit a homerun with your customers.

Oracle Database Appliance X3-2. If you are ready to reduce your risk while saving time and money by managing your valuable data and applications, then you have found your solution.

Oracle Cloud programs for partners. These 5 Cloud programs have created some buzz in the Channel. Launched during Oracle OpenWorld 2012, partners can start to capitalize on the growing demand for Cloud solutions with little investment through Oracle Cloud Services Referral Partner program, or choose to get Specialized.

EVENTS:

OPN Exchange @ OpenWorld. Last year marked the first time that partners could attend a comprehensive partner event while at Oracle OpenWorld.  The program was such a success that we are doing it even bigger this year! Join us September 22- 26, 2013 to experience Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange keynotes, partner-specific conference sessions with targeted tracks, a Test Fest certification program, a dedicated OPN lounge, the exclusive AfterDark OPN reception, and so much more!

Oracle CloudWorld. This event combined both mobile and social in 10+ cities around the globe, including a partner session that reviewed the 5 available OPN Cloud Partner Programs.  Be sure to attend next year because the sky is truly the limit with Oracle Cloud!

PARTNER TOOLS & RESOURCES:

Partner Onboarding TrainingHere at OPN, we know that sometimes it is hard being “the new guy”, which is why we have made it easier than ever to join our partner program through training modules available in the Guided Learning Path.

OPN Specialized Activation Center. Designed to help our partners navigate through the steps necessary to become authorized to embed, sell, or implement with Oracle. This is your one stop shop for key on-demand training and information.

Social Marketing for Today’s Digital World video series. This series was designed to help answer your social marketing questions, while giving you the tools needed to build a demand generation campaign and close more deals. From “Laying the Foundation,” and “Building Your Online Presence,” to “Staging for Business Success,” and “Advertising to You Customers”, this series is sure to get your companies marketing engine revved up for success!

Oracle Partner Store (OPS) Enhancements. OPS is now your one-stop shop for accessing all Oracle products via a streamlined ordering process, allowing you to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions and manage your Oracle orders more efficiently and cost-effectively. Watch Titina Ott, Vice President of Business Process and Systems Enablement for Oracle, as she discusses Oracle’s Operational Excellence.

PARTNER HIGHLIGHTS:

Profit Magazine, Oracle Specialized Partner Edition 2012. Take a look at the variety of products, industries, geographic regions, and business challenges in this edition. It’s clear that OPN Specialized partners can deliver under extremely demanding business conditions and that the expertise Oracle requires them to demonstrate is effectively put to work in the field.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our 2013 Fiscal Year-End Review!

Until Next Year,

The OPN Communications Team

Tuesday Nov 13, 2012

Personalize your Experience with the Oracle Partner Store

 

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur C. Clarke

So it may not be magic, but it’s definitely close!  Partners can now personalize their experience with the Oracle Partner Store and control what and who receives notifications.

Let’s take a look at the MyOPS tab in Partner Store and explore more:

Under “My Account” select Personal Information.  In the additional Email Addresses box, you can add in email addresses, including distribution lists that you want to be copied for every OPS notification that you receive.


If you select Preferences in the drop-down you set the following options:

  • What language you want to receive alerts in
  • Whether or not you want to receive order confirmation and order booked alerts
  • Your default installation country and currency
  • Your default support offering and duration when you add items to the cart


Other preferences you can select from the drop down include:

  • Bill to Addresses
  • Ship to Addresses
  • Preferred Bill to/ Ship to
  • Company information
  • Credit Cards

Please note that these settings will only affect your account in the Oracle Partner Store – they will not affect other users from your company.  For more information please refer to our training page.

So take a moment to set up the Partner Store to meet your needs and save you some time.

Abracadabra,

Simon Davis

Senior Director WW A&C Quote To Order

Wednesday Oct 17, 2012

Deal Registration is moving to OPS– Guest Post

 

We have listened to, contemplated around, and agreed with your feedback when it comes to our current deal registration system, and now we are proud to announce that deal registration is moving to the Oracle Partner Store! If you missed the live announcement at Oracle OpenWorld, watch below as Titina Ott, VP of  Worldwide Alliances & Channels, presents on this upcoming and exciting functionality.

Some benefits of this move include:

  • Simplified Registration Form
  • Easier and Faster Product Selection
  • Expanded Browser Support
  • Shared Registration Visibility Between VAD and VAR
  • Downloadable tracking and reporting
  • Shared Customer Selection From Partner Ordering Functions

As you may already be aware, the Oracle Partner Store is a very popular, feature rich application for partners like you, that handles software and hardware ordering, including configurations, additional discount requests and product and price information.

This big move is set to go live November 19th 2012, but don’t wait until then! If you don’t already have an Oracle Partner Store account, register today  and get ready for the big move!

Best Regards,

Simon Davis

Senior Director Ww A&C Quote To Order