Monday Jun 30, 2014

Oracle Buys MICROS Systems

On June 23, 2014, Oracle announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire MICROS Systems, Inc., a provider of integrated software and hardware solutions to the Hospitality and Retail industries. The proposed transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2014. Until the transaction closes, Oracle and MICROS will continue to operate independently and it is business as usual. Learn More.

Oracle Buys LiveLOOK

On June 20, 2014 Oracle announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire LiveLOOK to strengthen Oracle Service Cloud with leading co-browse functionality to improve customer experiences through connected real-time engagements. The proposed transaction is subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions. Until the transaction closes, each company will continue to operate independently, and it is business as usual. Learn More.

Wednesday Jun 18, 2014

CX Central @ OpenWorld - Marketing, Sales, Service, Commerce, Social

Today, companies are redefining what an exceptional customer experience should be. Come to CX Central @ OpenWorld and learn about the key trends in customer experience, including social, mobile, big data, and cloud. You'll hear how the latest CX strategy and design can help you make your marketing dollars count more.

Attend CX Central @ Openworld to:

  • Discover how to deliver a seamless customer experience regardless of where or how customers connect with you
  • Learn how to differentiate your brand by creating a unified web, social, and contact-center experience
  • Gain insight into how to deliver proactive, highly personalized customer communications using closed-loop marketing and integrated analytics

View CX sessions, agenda, speakers and more.

Oracle Customer Experience (CX) Acquisitions - Deliver Complete, Best-in-Class, Integrated, Cloud-Enabled Solutions

Customers have many choices today. So it is critical to make their experiences as simple, consistent, and relevant as possible as they move throughout the customer lifecycle, from buying to owning - and back again. Built around best-in-class CRM, commerce and industry solutions, Oracle offers the most complete, cloud-enabled customer experience solution in the industry, creating an environment where companies can definitively differentiate themselves across all channels, touch points, and interactions. As an Oracle partner, you are uniquely positioned to deliver exceptional customer experiences, and help companies acquire new customers, retain more customers, and improve efficiencies. From marketing to sales, delivery to support, and initial engagement to rewarding relationship - with Oracle's customer experience solutions you can broaden offerings, create new revenue streams, capture new business and expand opportunities with existing customers. Visit the Oracle Customer Experience Knowledge Zone to learn more.

Tuesday Mar 04, 2014

Oracle Buys Bluekai

On February 24, 2014 Oracle announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire BlueKai to extend the world's largest Marketing Cloud with the leading Data Management Platform to personalize marketing programs and customer experience. The proposed transaction is subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions. Until the transaction closes, each company will continue to operate independently, and it is business as usual.

 

Thursday Feb 27, 2014

Oracle’s Jeff Porter Honored with Channel Partners’ 2013 Circle of Excellence Award

We are excited to share that our very own Jeff Porter - director, Go-to-Market and Cloud Channel Programs, Oracle - has been selected as a winner of the 2013 Circle of Excellence Awards by Channel Partners magazine for his role in developing and bringing Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Cloud Partner programs to market.

The Channel Partners 2013 Circle of Excellence award recognizes the top IT channel leaders that are helping partners create business value for their   customers. Editors from Channel Partners handpicked 14 winners based on their forward-looking vision, innovation and advocacy of the indirect channel during a time of transition and convergence.

Oracle’s Cloud partner programs, including Oracle Cloud Referral, Oracle Cloud Specialization and Cloud Resale, are to enable partners’ to speed time to market with new cloud-based services and solutions and deliver increased value to customers. These programs have been some of the most successful OPN programs to date.

Since the announcement of these programs, OPN has seen an average growth rate of partner deal registrations for Oracle Cloud solutions of 130 percent quarter over quarter. In addition, nearly 13,000 individuals have achieved Oracle Cloud specialist certifications since the launch of the program. And we are only just getting started!

We thank you, Jeff, and congratulations!!

Thursday Feb 13, 2014

Familiarize Yourself with the Current Oracle LDR Policy

 

The License Definitions and Rules (LDRs) are a critical part of every software license that Oracle grants to a customer. The LDRs define the user metrics (e.g. processor, application user, etc) and other rules (e.g. user minimums, processor limits, etc.) that apply to how the software is used. Metrics and rules limit how much of the software the customer can use.

Please ensure you and your end users understand the full policy and how it impacts your business.

Please check back regularly to ensure you have the most current OPN agreements and ordering documents for your region.

Need to refresh your knowledge of the OPN Specialized Program? Join this webcast series designed to provide you with everything you need to know about the OPN Specialized Program. We connect you with information and resources that can assist you to differentiate your business and broaden your reach in the market through specialization.

Friday Jan 31, 2014

The Path to Oracle Social Specialization Just Got Faster

 

Specialization is your quickest route to success with Oracle Social Cloud. In fact, partners who achieve Oracle Specialization close more and larger opportunities than non-specialized partners. 

Join us for the Oracle Social Relationship Management (SRM) Fast Track Friday on February, 21 2014 at 2:00PM GMT. The Oracle SRM Fast Track Friday is a 90 minute live virtual training session designed to provide attendees with an overview of the recommended training they need to pass the associated Sales and Pre-Sales Specialist assessments. 

 

By the end of the Fast Track Friday session and along with the recommended pre-requisites - each attendee should be able to take and pass the Oracle Social Relationship Management PreSales and/or Sales Specialist Assessments.

This event is offered FREE of charge to select Oracle Partners. Register Now!

 

 

Monday Jan 27, 2014

Oracle Buys Corente

On January 7, 2014, Oracle announced that it has agreed to acquire Corente, a leading provider of software defined networking (SDN) technology for wide area networks (WAN). The proposed transaction is subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions. Until the transaction closes, each company will continue to operate independently, and it is business as usual. Learn More

Monday Jan 06, 2014

Oracle Buys Responsys

On December 20, 2013, Oracle announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Responsys, the leading provider of enterprise-scale cloud-based business to consumer (B2C) marketing software. The proposed transaction is subject to Responsys stockholders tendering a majority of Responsys' shares and vested equity incentive awards in the tender offer, certain regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, and is expected to close in the first half of 2014. Until the transaction closes, Oracle and Responsys will continue to operate independently, and it is business as usual. Learn More

Monday Nov 25, 2013

Oracle Buys Bitzer Mobile

On November 15, 2013 Oracle announced it has acquired Bitzer Mobile, a provider of mobile applications management solutions that allow organizations to provide employees access to corporate data and applications from their mobile devices, to address the growing security needs created by the bring your own device (BYOD) movement. Bitzer Mobile augments Oracle's industry-leading portfolio of Fusion Middleware products, and is expected to be a core component to its mobile security strategy. Together, Oracle and Bitzer Mobile are expected to provide organizations with a comprehensive solution to further manage security of enterprise information held on personal and company-owned mobile devices. The transaction has closed. Learn More

Tuesday Nov 19, 2013

Partner Opportunities From Oracle’s Acquisition Of Compendium

On October 17, 2013, Oracle announced that it acquired Compendium, a cloud-based content marketing provider. Compendium helps companies plan, produce and deliver engaging content across multiple channels throughout their customers’ lifecycle. This transaction has closed. Learn more about partner opportunities through Oracle’s acquisition of Compendium.

Monday Oct 28, 2013

Oracle Buys BigMachines

On October 23, 2013, Oracle announced that it has agreed to acquire BigMachines, a leading cloud-based Configure, Price & Quote (CPQ) solution provider. Learn more

Tuesday Oct 22, 2013

Oracle Buys Compendium

On October 17, 2013, Oracle announced that it has acquired Compendium, a cloud-based content marketing provider. It helps companies plan, produce and deliver engaging content across multiple channels throughout their customers' lifecycle. Learn more.

Tuesday Apr 02, 2013

Oracle Completes Acquisition Of Acme Packet

On February 4, 2013, Oracle announced that it agreed to acquire Acme Packet, the global provider of session border control technology for service providers and enterprises. The transaction has closed. Lean more.