By Kristin Rose on Aug 02, 2012
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