Thursday Feb 19, 2015

Live OPN PartnerCast: Oracle ERP Applications Update - February 25

Tune in on Wednesday, February 25 at 10am PT to watch a live OPN PartnerCast focused on Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Applications.

Joel Borellis, GVP of Partner Enablement at Oracle will be our host. Stream the show live from the Oracle PartnerNetwork homepage and join the conversation via Twitter by using @oraclepartners or #OPN. Topics and guests include:

  • Oracle's Cloud Strategy & ERP Overview: Rod Johnson, GVP, Applications Business Group, Oracle
  • Oracle Financials Cloud & Project Portfolio Management Cloud Strategy: Terrance Wampler, VP, Financials Product Strategy, Oracle
  • Oracle Procurement & Supply Chain Management in the Cloud: Jon Chorley, CSO & GVP, SCM Product Strategy & PLM, Oracle

Missed the last live PartnerCast on the ISV & OEM Partner Program? Replays are now available.

We'll see you online next week!
Your OPN PartnerCast genies

Friday Nov 22, 2013

Have You Heard? OPN PartnerCasts Found a New Groove!

If you caught the last couple of OPN PartnerCasts, you might have noticed a few changes. We've rebooted the program with new segments from the Oracle Studio newsroom.

Now we're giving you the latest headlines from the partner ecosystem, plus opportunities to give us real-time feedback through polls and Twitter. This is all in addition to the strategic in-depth content you're used to getting from Oracle line-of-business experts, as well as partner and customer insights.

But wait — there's more! We're at the mid-point of our rousing interview series on the Oracle Customer Experience Cloud Suite. These segments give you an inside look at winning CX strategies and the Oracle solutions that support them. So far, we've covered the Oracle Eloqua Marketing Cloud Service and Oracle's Social Relationship Management tool.

If you missed them, never fear! Replays of each segment are available on-demand on the OPN PartnerCast page, the Oracle Media Network and the OPN YouTube channel.

Or, you can watch them right here!

Next on tap for the CX series: Sales Automation. Catch this — as well as key Java updates — on the next all-new PartnerCast. Watch it live at, on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 10:00 am PT.

See you online!

Your OPN PartnerCasters

Friday Oct 04, 2013

Cure IT Headaches with Oracle Database 12c

If you were able to attend Oracle OpenWorld last week, you know there's been a lot of buzz about the recent Oracle Database 12c launch. As Gordon Smith, Oracle Director of Database Product Management, puts it in his OPN PartnerCast interview below, “This is a huge release.”

Oracle Database 12c represents Oracle’s latest efforts to save customers time, money and storage space with its flagship Database Server Technologies.

There are hundreds of new features and capabilities. Notably, Oracle Database 12c includes a new Multitenant Option, which can dramatically accelerate database consolidation and Cloud projects.

Other enhancements include new partitioning mechanisms to optimize storage and provide greater capabilities for analyzing unstructured data. Plus, a new redaction functionality marks a step-change in database security.

For partners, there are plenty of opportunities to upgrade, up-sell and cross-sell with Oracle Database 12c. Now’s a great time to learn what goes into the new technology and where exactly the opportunities are. Here are some ways you can get up to speed on what you can offer customers.

  • Watch Gordon Smith’s OPN PartnerCast interview on Oracle Database 12c above.
  • Participate in the Oracle Database 12c partner training webcast.
  • Get trained and track progress at the Oracle Database Knowledge Zone. Take the assessment to become Oracle Database 12c–certified!
  • Be sure to join your local boot camp to further enhance your skill set.

Best regards,

Lindsey Pickle

Director, Partner Solution Enablement

Thursday Feb 21, 2013

Get Up and Running With Fusion CRM

Did you miss our last OPN PartnerCast on Oracle Fusion CRM? Well not to worry because we have the replays right here! From Fusion CRM partner traction, to the progress made since we first released Fusion CRM, and some key product differentiators to the North American partner strategy and field engagement around CX. Fusion seems to everywhere and your customers aren’t missing a beat to learn more.

We had the opportunity to sit down with Oracle partner APEX IT to discuss their own partner experience with Oracle Fusion CRM, and the customer success they’ve already seen. Apex IT has used OPN’s boot camps, Guided Learning Paths, Oracle University trainings, and Knowledge Zones to develop a deep understanding of Oracle Fusion CRM and in turn, have been able bridge the gap between a prospect looking at a product, to a customer experiencing the success of an implementation.

So if Oracle Fusion CRM is where you want to be, and if you’re curious as to how you can tap into the demand for Fusion services, watch the below videos and learn about how easy it is to get started.

Fusion CRM Partner Traction

NA Partner Strategy and Field Engagement

Partner Benefits of Fusion CRM- Apex IT

As always, leave us your questions or thoughts below!

The OPN Communications Team

Monday Apr 09, 2012

Partners, Start your Engines

Hello speed racer - OPN here to inform you that in case you missed it, our ISV Focused PartnerCast took place last week in Oracle's Redwood Shores studio. Without a roadblock in site, Oracle's key drivers discussed topics like Optimized and Oracle's Cloud offerings; even OPN partner MSC took it to the next level by stopping by to share with us their first hand experience with the Oracle Exastack Optimized program.

By stepping into Oracle's "Motor Speedway", better known as the Exastack lab, MSC was able to fine tune, test and optimize their application on Oracle Exadata, as well as gain outstanding expertise on several technical areas such as optimizing multithreaded applications and database tuning. By optimizing their solution, MSC has "decreased their deployment time and saw a 30 percent performance improvement in database." Sounds like someone's gearing up for an "Oracle Indy 500."

By achieving Oracle Exadata Optimized status, MSC is putting performance in the driver's seat, and their customers at the front of the race by delivering a solution that is tuned for performance, scalability and reliability. So go ahead and let the Oracle Exastack Optimized pit crew take you to the finish line. Learn how to go from 0-60 by watching MSC's segment of the ISV Focused PartnerCast below.

The OPN Communications Team

Friday Sep 16, 2011

Suprise Surprise

Which came first - the chicken or the egg? Is Elvis in the building? Who's going to be the next American Idol? And what's the next Oracle Database Product Update? With so many unanswered questions we are pleased to announce that in just a few short days we can get to the bottom of the Oracle Database question.Join Oracle Executives on Wednesday, September 21st as we share plans for a new product that will offer partners a faster path to take advantage of the world's #1 database.

We know that you're going to want to hear more. Not to worry – we've got you covered. Join OPN on Thursday, September 22nd at 10:00 AM PT for PartnerCast where we will go into further detail on this announcement.

On the edge of our seats,
The OPN Communications Team