Thursday Jul 30, 2015

Updated Specializations Catalog – July 29

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

Headlines:

  • 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.

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 - emea-omm_uk@oracle.com

•    NAS – dealregistration-nas_US@oracle.com

•    APAC - ommapac_ww@oracle.com

•    Japan - omm-office_jp@oracle.com

•    LAD - omm-lad-operations_br@oracle.com


Thursday Jul 16, 2015

Specializations Catalog Updates – Week of July 15

The latest Specializations Catalog offers a great overview of all qualifying specializations. Headlines: Exalogic Elastic Cloud X2-2 no longer qualifying; Oracle HCM Cloud: Oracle Fusion Talent Management Cloud and Oracle HCM Cloud: Oracle Taleo Learn Cloud Service expected in Q2.

Replay: FY16 Cloud First & OPN Incentive Program VAR Update

If you were not able to attend the FY16 Cloud First & OPN Incentive Program VAR Update event and are interested in the latest news, the replay is now available!

Now open: Call for partner/customer reference nominations

We are looking for partner and/or customer reference nominations in the following product categories: HCM Cloud, Sales Cloud, ERP Cloud, EPM Cloud, other cloud areas (excluding Managed Cloud and Private Cloud), engineered systems and big data. Learn more about the partner/customer reference program and view published success stories here. We look forward to your nominations!

Wednesday Jul 15, 2015

Deadline approaching! 2015 Oracle Excellence Award nomination – July 15

The nomination process for the 2015 Oracle Excellence Award for Cloud Transformation Global Partner of the Year ends on Wednesday, July 15. You can visit the Awards landing page to download their nomination here.

Thursday Jul 09, 2015

Deadline approaching! 2015 Oracle Excellence Award nomination – July 15

Reminder that the nomination process for the 2015 Oracle Excellence Award for Cloud Transformation Global Partner of the Year ends on Wednesday, July 15. Visit the Awards landing page to download your nomination form(s) before next week!

Wednesday Jul 01, 2015

Specializations Catalog Updates – Week of July 1

The latest Specializations Catalog offers a great overview of all qualifying specializations. Headlines include: Oracle SOA Suite 12c available; criteria announced for Oracle Field Service Cloud Service; and criteria changes for Oracle Sales Cloud: Oracle Fusion CRM Cloud Service.

Thursday Jun 25, 2015

NOW LIVE: Update Your Registered Opportunities Via OPS

Effective as of June 22, you can now update your registered resale opportunities within the Oracle Partner Store (OPS). This new functionality makes it easier than ever for you to communicate your product updates and status changes to Oracle! View the complete partner announcement!

Replays Now Available: Oracle FY16 Global Partner Kickoff

Oracle’s FY16 Partner Kickoff was a great way to start off the summer! In case you missed the live show, watch the replay and catch up on Oracle's cloud strategy and objectives for the upcoming year. If you’re looking to view a specific segment, scroll down the page and make your selection beneath the Regional Resources à Global tab. For those of you who tuned in and participated, THANK YOU!


Tuesday Jun 23, 2015

Specializations Catalog Updates – Week Of June 23

The latest Specializations Catalog offers a great overview of all qualifying specializations. Headlines include: Oracle SOA Suite 12c available; criteria announced for Oracle Field Service Cloud Service; and criteria changes for Oracle Sales Cloud: Oracle Fusion CRM Cloud Service.

Wednesday Jun 17, 2015

APAC Partner Webcast: FY16 Sales Play Overview – June 17

We invite you to kick off the financial new year by joining this important webcast where we’ll be discussing market drivers supporting the major themes in FY16 – digital business, cloud & mobile, as well as what’s new in the middleware and PaaS product space!

Registration Reminder: Oracle FY16 Global Partner Kickoff – June 23

There are only two weeks left to register for Oracle’s FY16 Global Partner Kickoff. This year's live, virtual event will be hosted by Oracle leaders Mark Hurd, John Fowler & Thomas Kurian, as well as well as A&C executives. These thought leaders will provide our partners an opportunity to better understand Oracle's cloud transformation, as well our updated go-to-market and sales strategies for the upcoming fiscal year. Join the conversation with thoughts/questions before the event, as well as live the day-of via Twitter.

Wednesday Jun 10, 2015

Specializations Catalog updates – June

The latest Specializations Catalog offers a great overview of all qualifying specializations. Headlines include: Oracle SOA Suite 12c available; criteria announced for Oracle Field Service Cloud Service; and criteria changes for Oracle Sales Cloud: Oracle Fusion CRM Cloud Service.

Monday May 25, 2015

Oracle OpenWorld + JavaOne 2015 – Latest Updates

Registration for Oracle OpenWorld is officially open. Don't forget that you have until May 31 to $800 off the onsite registration price!