Monday Nov 23, 2015

New Oracle Sales Cloud Implementation Exams for Partners

OPN has launched two new exams to certify specialist knowledge of implementing Oracle Sales Cloud products. Request vouchers now and you can take these exams for free!

Tuesday Nov 17, 2015

Oracle Cloud Program Launch Plan

Oracle recently announced plans for a new Cloud program to help partners showcase their expertise, skills and investment in the Oracle Cloud. The announcement provides a preview of Cloud designations that will be launched on February 1 to provide tiers of recognition and progressive level benefits. Review the recent press release and learn how you can start planning for the full program launch, on the OPN homepage under the Cloud tab.

Monday Nov 16, 2015

Visibility into New SaaS Functionality Delivered Mid-Release

Major releases are the primary vehicle for delivering new product functionality to SaaS customers. In addition, SaaS customers receive a monthly update. As you would expect, monthly updates address product issues discovered mid-release. But they can also serve as a vehicle for delivering "new functionality". The purpose of this announcement is to provide visibility into new and enhanced functionality that is delivered off-cycle via monthly updates.

This is the first of a monthly cadence communication to provide this insight, and it will only include the affected product areas each month.

Your Action:  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 Release Readiness section) to learn about the recent changes. The Revision History section at the beginning of each document will serve as your pointer.

Join Us for the Upcoming PARTNER November 2015 LIVE Release Webcast

Empower Customers and Customer Service Agents with the Latest Updates to Oracle Service Cloud. Please join us for the Oracle Service Cloud November 2015 release Overview Webcast to learn about new capabilities and enhancements delivered in this latest release.

REGISTER to learn about the capabilities delivered in this release by selecting “Partner – Release Overview Webcast: Oracle Service November 2015” in the Upcoming Webinars for Oracle Service Cloud under Upcoming Event.

Date: December  1, 2015 (Tuesday)

Time: 8:30am PT

Friday Nov 13, 2015

Oracle Partner Webcast: Oracle IoT Cloud Service - Driving value in the connected world

Join this session to understand Oracle IoT Strategy and a phased approach to ROI with the Oracle Internet of Things Cloud Service, making IoT implementation straightforward, simple and effective. In this session, you will learn how the feature set will help you to quickly build IoT applications, connect and manage devices, configure and monitor security policies, manage and analyze massive amounts of data and integrate with your business processes and applications. You will also see examples of out-of-the-box integration with other Oracle Cloud services and applications, showing the unique value through end-to-end integration that Oracle provides.

You will get to hear from an Oracle partner and their approach to deliver asset tracking & predictive maintenance solution for transportation industry using Oracle IoT Cloud Service.


Harish Gaur (Senior Director, Product Management, Oracle Internet of Things), Simon Nicholson (Senior Director, Product Management, Oracle Internet of Things) and Raj Paul, Vice President of Automotive and Emerging Technologies at Lochbridge

Register here!

Wednesday Nov 04, 2015

New Oracle RightNow CX Cloud Service Specialization and Resell Criteria launched November 1st 2015

Starting November 1st 2015 a new Resell and Specialization Competency Criteria have been launched for Oracle RightNow CX Cloud Service Specialization.

We have brought changes to the Competency Criteria, more precisely Implementation and Support roles.

  • 2 new Exams have been launched to replace the existent ones:

Check out the new Oracle RightNow CX Cloud Service Specialization criteria here!

For the new Oracle RightNow CX Cloud Service Resell criteria click here!

The old and new criteria will exist in parallel for 185 days. At the end of this period the old criteria will be retired.

Start updating your criteria today!

Friday Oct 23, 2015

Oracle Service Cloud HUB NOW LIVE!

Oracle Partner Network is pleased to announce the launch of a new HUB page Oracle Service Cloud.

Access it and you will find:

  • A repository of resources for Oracle Service Cloud offerings.
  • A fly-out page which drives each partner to Service Cloud Knowledge Zones.
  • First point of entry to useful information about Enablement plans and offers per Solution.

The Oracle Service Cloud hub can easily be found on the OPN Portal under the Applications & Cloud Pillars.

Check our Oracle Service Cloud Hub today!

FocusOn for ISV/OEM Partners at Oracle OpenWorld 2015

Oracle OpenWorld is the industry's largest business and technology conference, bringing 60,000 attendees to San Francisco. It is the industry's most innovative conference, delivering the most important ideas from the brightest minds in the business.

Partners who attend the engineered systems sessions at Oracle OpenWorld 2015 will hear how customers are cutting complexity, reducing costs, adding extreme performance, and delivering faster deployments that leverage the full range of Oracle public, private, and hybrid cloud options in support of their business needs.

They'll also learn how to optimize the entire hardware and software technology stack to deliver extreme performance and drive business efficiency.

We would like to meet with you at OOW, please email us at to coordinate a meeting time with the Exastack team

It all starts on Sunday, October 25th. Keynotes, User group forum sessions, General sessions, Conference sessions. You are welcome to view all of them on the Focus On page.


Don’t forget to check out the following sessions:


  • Oracle Exastack Program for ISVs—Get Ready. Get Optimized. Go to Market.
  • Who? Milan Thanawala, Senior Director, WW A&C, Oracle.
  • When? Monday, Oct 26, 3:00 p.m.
  • Where? OPN In Focus Theater, OPN Lounge, Moscone South

ISVs, this session is for you! More than 2,500 Oracle partner applications are supported with Oracle engineered systems. Is your application one of them? Join this Oracle PartnerNetwork

(OPN)-only session and learn how to unleash your application performance (without any code changes) and grow your sales through the Oracle Exastack programs. Quickly achieve an Oracle Exastack Ready status or access the Oracle Exastack Labs to test and tune your application with Oracle engineered systems and achieve an Oracle Exastack Optimized status. Learn how to capture new customers and keep the attention of your current customers. If you are unable to attend the Oracle Exastack session at Oracle OpenWorld and would like to learn more, please e-mail to schedule a meeting.

2. Introducing Oracle Exadata Cloud Service: Technical Overview and Best Practices


  • Who? Sridhar Ramireddy, Lead Architect, Time Warner Cable inc.
  • Ashish Ray, Vice President, Oracle
  • Binoy Sukumaran, Vice President, Oracle
  • When? Wednsday, Oct 28, 4:15pm-5:00pm
  • Where? Moscone South 102

Oracle Exadata Cloud Service is a new public cloud offering for running business-critical Oracle databases on Oracle Exadata Database Machine. It combines the renowned power of the Oracle Exadata database platform with the operational simplicity and pay-as-you-grow economics of the cloud. For the first time, customers can run their Oracle databases in the cloud with the same functionality, performance, and availability experienced by thousands of organizations deploying Oracle Exadata on premises. This session provides a technical overview of Oracle Exadata Cloud Service along with best practices for efficiently deploying, managing, and scaling Oracle databases in the cloud.


Thursday Oct 22, 2015

Get Certified in implementing Oracle RightNow CX Cloud Service solution! Free of charge at Test Fest@ OPN Central event!

Can you keep up with rising consumer expectations and proliferating communication channels?

You can with Oracle Service Cloud. Leveraging Oracle RightNow technologies, Oracle Service Cloud provides a complete customer service solution across the web, social networks and contact centers, via the cloud. And because we want to make sure You are up to date, Oracle Partner Network is pleased to announce the launch of a new exam: Oracle RightNow Cloud Service 2016 Implementation Essentials Exam (1Z1-325).

This exam is currently in Beta stage and was made available starting with 17th October 2015. The Beta end date is scheduled to 9th January 2016. A limited number of vouchers are available.  You can request a voucher thru the OPN Certified Specialist Beta Voucher Request Form.

If you are going to be in the San Francisco area October 25-29, this exam can be taken for free during Oracle Open World at Test Fest@ OPN Central event. Limited seats are still available!

Friday Oct 16, 2015

28 Days of Cloud will Transform Your Business

Today marks Day 19 of Oracle’s 28 Days of Cloud series for partners. Oracle is working with partners to educate, immerse and build their cloud pipelines through deal execution help, pipeline building activities and utilization-focused enablement leading up to Oracle OpenWorld. Weekly quizzes are given on Fridays so you can test your knowledge; partners also have a chance to win a GoPro camera! We hope you’re enjoying the series so far!

Thursday Oct 15, 2015

28 Days of Cloud for Partners

Check out the 28 Days of Cloud for Partners series. This informative content will prepare you to better sell Oracle cloud offerings. Each day for 28 days, you will receive an email with videos, white papers and presentations from Oracle cloud experts. The content won’t take up more than 15 minutes of time each day and will ultimately help you build your cloud pipelines.

Join the Oracle Cloud Platform Partner Community

The Oracle Cloud Platform Partner Community is a collaborative communication channel for Oracle Partners and employees to exchange sales information on Oracle's Cloud Platform offerings – all in one location. It is the perfect opportunity for you to collaborate and engage with Oracle's Cloud experts, to identify new business opportunities, ask questions, provide feedback and share ideas with other community members!

Monday Oct 05, 2015

Oracle Cloud Marketplace + Oracle Validated Integration Headlines – Week Ending October 2

  • iBiz Software Inc.'s TaxIntegra Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle Commerce – Read more
  • Edgewater Ranzal Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle Enterprise Healthcare Analytics – Read more.

Oracle Partner Webcast: Manufacturing, Banking and Retail Industry Solutions on Oracle Cloud Platform

Digital transcends many industries - manufacturing, banking, telecommunications and retail to name a few.

The Oracle Cloud Platform helps organizations transform these industries with engaging customer experience and agile operational processes and business models.

Join this session and learn how to create solutions for your customers so they can demonstrate the value of Oracle PaaS.

Friday Oct 02, 2015

Oracle Applications Cloud User Experience Strategy & Roadmap Day – October 21

The OAUX team is hosting a one-day interactive seminar ahead of Oracle OpenWorld to get select partners, customers, and internal Oracle cloud thought leaders ready for the main event. This session will focus on Oracle’s forward-looking investment in the Oracle Applications Cloud user experience. Registration is now open!