Thursday Jul 30, 2015

Updated Specializations Catalog – July 29

The latest Specializations Catalog offers a great overview of all qualifying specializations.


  • Exalogic Elastic Cloud X2-2 no longer qualifying;
  • Oracle HCM Cloud: Oracle Fusion Talent Management Cloud
  • Oracle HCM Cloud: Oracle Taleo Learn Cloud Service expected in Q2.

Oracle OpenWorld + JavaOne 2015 – Important Updates

You can save $500 off the onsite conference prices by taking advantage of Early Bird registration. Now open through August 16.

Now available! Oracle's July Midsize Partner Newsletter

Check this month’s Oracle Midsize Newsletter so you can have your cloud solutions reviewed and learn about some of Oracle’s modern best practices.

Oracle HCM Cloud Release 9 Roles Available

The Oracle HCM team has released a number of new Guided Learning Paths that will help you sell and implement Oracle HCM Cloud Release 9. Review the roles currently available. You should achieve these now to get a head start on the new company specialization requirements that will be rolled out this fall.

Top Exastack ISV headlines – Week Ending July 24

  • The CEO of EC Wise Inc., discusses the advantages of their product Decision Hub being Exastack Optimized on Oracle Database Appliance. ODA provides a cost effective, secure and reliable platform using OVM and Database technologies for application and database consolidation – Watch now

Scale up or scale out architecture?

Is scale out really the most cost effective architecture for all solutions? Learn why it’s better to scale up on Oracle Big Memory SPARC Servers by watching this video and presentation from the Technology Keynote at the 7th annual ActivePivot User Group Conference.
Two sessions at JavaOne 2015 will also discuss the results of this project.

Partner Workshop: Oracle Cloud PaaS

Oracle Middleware Product Management is pleased to announce a new PaaS enablement program for OPN members. These invite-only, hands-on workshops will be delivered by Oracle Development at no cost to partners. Apply now. From there, Product Management will invite a select number of registrants as approvals are based on availability. 

Access HCM Cloud Assets From a Single Page

The new Oracle HCM Cloud website is now live and simplifies access to all of the Oracle HCM Cloud specialization or resell areas. We encourage you to bookmark the URL today!   

Live PartnerCast: Oracle Database Cloud Update for Partners – August 5th

Tune in on Wednesday, August 5 at 10 AM PT to learn the latest on Oracle Database Cloud and Engineered Systems opportunities for partners. Oracle Platinum partner Bias Corp., will also share how they leverage ODB Cloud to benefit customers. Stream the webcast live from the OPN homepage and join the conversation via Twitter by using @oraclepartners or #OPN in your tweets.

Wednesday Jul 29, 2015

OMM Deal Registration Partner Policy Update

Effective August 1, 2015, several important changes will be made to the Oracle Open Market Model ("OMM") Global Policies.  These changes are being made to standardize the Policies worldwide and recognize partners for bringing business to Oracle.  Details of these changes will be published in the OMM Policy effective August 1, 2015.

Highlights of some of these changes are summarized as follows:

–    Partners are now required to request their OMM fee payment via the Oracle Partner Store (OPS) within 180 days of deal close. Please note this does not apply to OPN IP Registration Rebates.

–    As announced June 22, 2015, partners can submit product and opportunity updates to their existing approved resale registrations via the Oracle Partner Store (OPS) at any time during the sales cycle.  

–    In LAD and JAPAC, the Value-based Project Registration (VPR) initiative will be available. Dates to be announced.

–    In the U.S., partners can now submit deal registrations for private utilities customers and private healthcare customers.  Healthcare customer registration available for resale only and requires special validation by the partner.

–    Across all regions, North America, EMEA, Latin America, Japan, and Asia Pacific, the Co-Sell Initiative is no longer open to transactions with any public sector entity.

Scheduled OMM Training will provide further information about these policy updates.  Partners are requested to contact their regional OMM team alias with questions regarding this notice or Oracle's OMM Global Policies.

•    EMEA -

•    NAS –

•    APAC -

•    Japan -

•    LAD -

Monday Jul 27, 2015

Partner Webcast - Oracle Database Mobile Server 12c: Advanced Data Synchronization Engine

Join us for a technology overview of the latest DMS 12c, along with a practical demonstration of usage.


  •     Introducing the Oracle Database Mobile Server
  •     New Features in DMS 12c
  •     Demonstration
  •     Summary
  •     Q&A

Read more here.

Friday Jul 24, 2015

JD Edwards Partner News – July 2015 Edition

Check out here the latest news regarding JD Edwards solution from our July edition of the newsletter!

Wednesday Jul 22, 2015

Partner Webcast - Oracle Service Bus 12c: Simplifying Service Virtualization and Integration

In this webcast we will go through the common integration problems and challenges and then we will consider how Service Bus with new features released in OSB 12c can simplify service virtualization and integration tasks and therefore can help to solve the complex enterprise IT challenges.


  •     Service Integration: Common Pitfalls & Problems
  •     Oracle Service Bus 12c: Role and Benefits
  •     Oracle Service Bus 12c New Features Overview
  •     Demonstration
  •     Summary – Q&A
Read more here.

Partner Webcast – Oracle Managed File Transfer (MFT) with SOA 12c Integration

Join this webcast to learn how to see an easy way to use Oracle Managed File Transfer 12c that integrates with SOA 12c Suite as an invaluable tool for solving complex problems such as partner EDI transactions, processing very large files or securing the enterprise.


  •     Introduction - Challenges With File Handling Application Integrations
  •     Oracle SOA Suite 12c Differentiators
  •     Oracle Managed File Transfer 12c Overview
  •     Demo: MFT with SOA 12c Integration
  •     Summary – Q&A

Read more here.

Tuesday Jul 21, 2015

Platform-as-a-Service Partner Webcast Series – Multiple Dates

Cloud adoption is growing exponentially; organizations around the globe are demanding end-to-end cloud capabilities that require a wide range of PaaS solutions. Join us for a monthly Platform-as-a-Service Partner Webcast Series that will keep you up to date with Oracle’s PaaS strategy, product offerings and go-to-market programs specifically for partners. Learn more and watch replays of previous webcasts here