Monday Apr 07, 2014

2014 North America Excellence Awards - Submit An Entry!

We are pleased to announce that the 2014 North America Excellence Awards Program is now open for nominations and is accepting submissions through July 7, 2014 at 12:00 Noon Pacific. Download the nomination form(s) today. Have a question? Please contact Lisa Chang at

Oracle WebCenterContent 11g Essentials Exam (1Z0-542) Update

On April 26, 2014, the existing Oracle WebCenter Content Certification exam will be revised with content that reflects key features in the release of the WebCenter Content product. New topics include architecture, integration, and development. Become familiar with the new topics and take the exam! Upon passing the updated exam, the OPN member’s partner organization will receive credit towards competency requirements for the Oracle WebCenter Content 11g Specialization.” If you have already passed exam 1Z0-542, you are already certified as an Oracle WebCenter Content 11g Certified Implementation Specialist. You don’t need to retake the exam to remain certified, but you may want to take the new exam to keep up-to- date with the latest product technology. 

New Enhancements To The OPN Competency Center (OPN CC)

New enhancements to the OPN Competency Center (OPN CC) are now available. View the highlights of the new enhancements and improvements we've made!

Specialization Catalog Updates – Week Of April 7

The updated Specialization Catalog offers a great overview of all qualifying specializations launched and planned as part of the Specialization Program. Highlights include: Database 12c and Exalytics implementation exam availability, as well as Exadata Database Machine Models X2-2 and X2-8 updates.

Partner Enablement Update: The Latest News For April

The April issue covers a broad range of resources and updates designed for the partner ecosystem. Headlines include Renamed Knowledge Zones and Specializations, new beta exams, resell Oracle Big Data Appliance and more. Read the full issue now!

Line Of Business Evites Available For Oracle CloudWorld – April 17

Seven great tracks and countless opportunities. Oracle CloudWorld Chicago puts cloud, mobile, and big data in the spotlight, with Oracle thought leaders center stage! LOB-specific evites are now available for sales, marketing, customer service, finance & ops, HR, developers, and IT. Visit the CloudWorld landing page for more information!

On-Demand Webcast Series: Transform Your Business With Big Data

Everyone is talking big data, and more than a few are shaken by the challenges it presents. If your customers are struggling to understand how to fit big data technologies into their IT infrastructure and want expert advice from thought leaders and industry peers on solving big data challenges, point them to this on-demand webcast series.

Top Oracle Validated Integration Partner Headlines – Week Of April 7

Don’t Miss The Top Exastack ISV Headlines – Week Of April 7

  • Michael Palmeter, Senior Director Product Development of Oracle Engineered Systems, discusses how ISVs can easily run up to 20x faster – Watch now
  • Scott Staupe, VP Alliances and Channels at Symphony EYC, discusses how Oracle Exadata allows customers to dramatically grow their business – Watch now

Friday Apr 04, 2014

Enterprise Manager Features

Spring is a great time to participate in activities that can help you learn more about new Enterprise Manager features you can build into your existing solutions and services and participate in Oracle customer events.Check the latest Spring News for Enterprise Manager and get ready for the upcoming events! 

Learn How to Plug Into the Internet of Things

A global network of billions of devices sharing data is opening up unprecedented business opportunities. How well positioned is your company to take advantage of this seismic shift? Join Oracle, our partners and customers on Thursday, April 24 to learn how turn the Internet of Things into real business value.

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Tuesday Apr 01, 2014

Oracle Linux Training At Your Own Pace

Oracle Linux System Administration courses are now available as Training-on-Demand delivery format. Channel partners get a 30% rebate on reselling Training-on-Demand courses

Oracle Social Cloud Spring Road Show For OPN Members

The Oracle Social Relationship Management Sales Awareness Boot Camps are designed to enable partners with the selling tools required to present solutions to their clients with a basic understanding of the technology, its features and its market preparedness. Each student will complete the course with a level of understanding which will allow them to take and pass the Oracle Social Relationship Management Sales and/or Pre-Sales Assessment exam.

Oracle Configure, Price & Quote (CPQ) Cloud - Partner Playbook Now Available

BigMachines’ leading CPQ Cloud is an important addition to Oracle's enterprise-grade cloud solutions. Together, Oracle and BigMachines will create an end-to-end smarter selling cloud solution so sales personnel are more productive, customers are more satisfied, and companies grow revenue faster. The Partner Playbook is an excellent resource for product information, how to position CPQ for Mid-Market and CPQ Platform into the right targets, and Oracle CPQ Cloud partner opportunities to refer, co-sell, implement and service. The Playbook is available as a downloadable document and recorded sessions. Oracle CPQ Cloud Knowledge Zone > Market and Sell tab > Additional Resources.

Capscient Article: Oracle ERP Implementation Secret

Oracle Business Accelerators (OBA) are the secret ingredient to implementation success. Using OBAs aligns software and configuration to industry process best practices, keeping the implementation scope within the boundaries set to ensure an on-budget, on-time and quality implementation. Read the full article.