Thursday Jun 16, 2016

Announcement: June Update — Visibility into New SaaS Functionality

This communication describes new SaaS functionality added in the last 30 days and it only includes the affected product areas.

If you are focused on one of the product areas below, please check out the associated RCD and What's New documents (hosted on the cloud site) to learn about the recent changes. 

Wednesday Jun 15, 2016

Oracle Excellence Awards 2016 – Only 3 days left to Nominate!

Oracle Cloud ISV Partner of the Year & Oracle Exastack ISV Partner of the Year

Regional and global award winners receive a FREE Oracle OpenWorld 2016 pass.
Nomination period closes Friday, June 17, no exceptions.  Nominate your partners today!

Oracle Cloud ISV Partner of the Year Award
recognizes partners listed in Oracle Cloud Marketplace with solutions that run on Oracle Cloud.
Nomination criteria:
•    Oracle PartnerNetwork member at Gold level or higher and be a partner in good standing
•    Partner must have an application listing on Oracle Cloud Marketplace in the Platform or Infrastructure category

Nominate your Cloud ISV partners here: Cloud ISV Partner of the Year 2016

Oracle Exastack ISV Partner of the Year Award recognizes Oracle Exastack Optimized partners' commitment to delivering innovative solutions on Oracle engineered systems.

Nomination Criteria:
•    Oracle PartnerNetwork member at Gold level or higher and be a partner in good standing
•    Partner must have achieved an Oracle Exastack Optimized status
•    Partnership/relationship meets Oracle compliance requirements for the award

Nominate your Exastack ISV partners here:
Exastack ISV Partner of the Year 2016

For more information on award benefits, visit the Oracle Excellence Awards website.

Monday Jun 13, 2016

New Knowledge Zone Available, Oracle DataRaker Cloud Service

Your business, your partner and your partners' customers have changed, and how you analyze data needs to change accordingly.

Check out the new Knowledge Zone, Oracle DataRaker Cloud Service. This is your one stop shop dedicated portal resource that will host the most important DataRaker programs, including Resell (DataRaker Resell Program is Coming Soon!)  

Friday Jun 10, 2016

Accepting Nominations: OPN Cloud Program Solution Awards

The OPN Cloud Program Solution Partner of the Year awards are designed to showcase top performing global OPN Cloud program partners’ commitment to delivering innovative solutions and business achievements with a focus on Cloud technology.

If your partner is Cloud Select or above and an OPN Gold member or higher they may be eligible for the award. 

Submit your nomination.

Don’t Miss the FY17 OPN Global Partner Kickoff Webcast on June

Welcome to FY17! Tune in to Oracle PartnerNetwork’s Global Partner Kickoff webcast on June 21 for a chance to hear directly from top executives, including Thomas Kurian, Shawn Price, Dave Donatelli, and regional Alliances & Channels leaders. This is a great opportunity to align your business with Oracle’s direction for a prosperous year ahead.  

Read more & Register Now

Thursday Jun 09, 2016

New PartnerDirect HCM Webcasts

We are pleased to announce a new series of HCM related webcasts starting this June.Please check below the list of available online classes and register for the one/s that interest you:

Speaker: Jeff Spurrier

Join Jeff Spurrier, Senior Implementation Success Manager for Oracle HCM Cloud as he walks us through best practices and lessons learned during implementations and successful go lives of Oracle's HCM Cloud Payroll. This is a must attend session for solution architects, and payroll implementation consultants - both functional and technical.

Date & Time:  10th June 2016, 8:00am – 9:00am PDT


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Oracle Unified Business Process Management 11g Specialization will become non-qualifying!

Please note that as of July 1st, 2016, the Oracle Unified Business Process Management 11g Specialization will become non-qualifying!    

This means that it remains valid but is no longer eligible for Specialization Benefits and will not count towards the criteria for Platinum or Diamond membership status.
It will be replaced by the Oracle Business Process Management Suite 12c Specialization, which covers the most recent product version.

Check out the Oracle Business Process Management Suite 12c Specialization criteria, view your company status and apply for this specialization!

Wednesday Jun 08, 2016

System Upgrade Will Delay Processing of OMM Deal Registrations

Due to an internal system upgrade, OMM deal registrations submitted between June 22 and June 24, 2016 will not be processed until the week of June 27, 2016. 

Partners requiring urgent registration approval during the week of June 20, 2016 should submit their registrations by June 21, 2016

Launching Oracle Cloud Platform Ready for ISVs - June 14

Attend live webcast on June 14th as Dan Miller, SVP of ISV, OEM and Java Sales, Oracle announces new offerings designed to enable ISVs and OPN members with easy access to Oracle Cloud development and test environments, technical resources, and fast start go-to-market opportunities.

Mark your calendar and watch webcast on oracle.com/partners

NEW: Oracle Database Appliance Partner Marketing Kit

Check out the all new Oracle Database Appliance Partner Marketing Kit loaded with everything you need to create a complete demand generation program for Oracle Database Appliance. 

Claim Your Digital Badge and Showcase Your Skills

Have you passed one or more of the newest releases of the Oracle PartnerNetwork certified implementation specialist exams? Don't forget to claim your digital badge.

Digital badges are secure, web-enabled credentials that recognize and validate an individual's achievements. It’s a free benefit of being Oracle Certified.

To claim a badge, click the “Claim” button in CertView, follow the instructions, and start sharing your credentials on social media. According to LinkedIn, individuals with certifications receive 6x more profile views, boosting their visibility and career opportunities. Please be aware that not all certifications have an associated badge. Badges were created for newest releases and high-demand certifications.

Learn more.

Oracle Identity Governance Suite 11g PS3 Implementation Essentials Exam available in production

Oracle Identity Governance Suite 11g PS3 Implementation Essentials (1Z1-339) exam is now available for production scheduling.

This certification exam covers topics such as:

  • Oracle Identity Governance Fundamentals
  • Approval Workflow
  • Access Policies and Certification
  • Self-Service Capabilities

Up-to-date training and field experience are recommended.

  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Number of Questions: 81
  • Passing Score: 60%

It will replace the existing Oracle Identity Governance Suite 11g Essentials Exam (1Z0-459), which will be retired. The new exam will count towards the Oracle Identity Governance Suite 11g Specialization competency criteria. 

Monday Jun 06, 2016

Oracle Excellence Awards 2016 – Nominations are NOW Open!

Oracle Cloud ISV Partner of the Year & Oracle Exastack ISV Partner of the Year

Regional and global award winners receive a FREE Oracle OpenWorld 2016 pass.

Nomination period closes Friday, June 17, no exceptions.  Nominate your partners today!

Oracle Cloud ISV Partner of the Year Award recognizes partners listed in Oracle Cloud Marketplace for delivering innovative solutions that run with Oracle Cloud Services.

Nomination criteria:

  • Oracle PartnerNetwork member at Gold level or higher and be a partner in good standing
  • Partner must have an application listing on Oracle Cloud Marketplace in the Platform or Infrastructure category

Nominate your Cloud ISV partners here: Cloud ISV Partner of the Year 2016

Oracle Exastack ISV Partner of the Year Award recognizes Oracle Exastack Optimized partners' commitment to delivering innovative solutions on Oracle engineered systems and their business achievements.

Nomination Criteria:

  • Oracle PartnerNetwork member at Gold level or higher and be a partner in good standing
  • Partner must have achieved an Oracle Exastack Optimized status
  • Partnership/relationship meets Oracle compliance requirements for the award

Nominate your Exastack ISV partners here: Exastack ISV Partner of the Year 2016

For more information on award benefits, visit the Oracle Excellence Awards website.

Friday Jun 03, 2016

PaaS & Middleware Partner YouTube Update June 2016

The June edition of the PaaS & Middleware Partner Update contains three key topics:

  • Fusion Middleware & PaaS Summer Camps
  • Oracle Innovation Awards
  • SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcasts June 9th and June 28th 2016

For regular updates please subscribe to our YouTube channel here.

For the latest SOA & BPM Partner Community information please visit our Community update wiki (Community membership required) 

What are the benefits of becoming Oracle Certified?

The latest Oracle University survey addressed to certified customers and partners revealed many benefits of earning an Oracle Certification.

Over 87% of the respondents agreed that Oracle Certification enhanced their professional credibility, whereas 84% of the certified individuals have seen their job prospects improve.

Encourage your partners to become certified to enjoy the benefits associated with this!