Tuesday Sep 01, 2015

Certification Exam Retake Policy Has Been Changed

The certification exam retake policy was created for candidates that did not pass an exam, and was designed to give candidates sufficient time to prepare for the retake while protecting the integrity of the exam content. The retake policy reads that candidates:

  • Must wait 14 days before retaking a failed proctored certification exam;
  • Are not allowed to retake beta exams;
  • Are only allowed three attempts to pass a certification exam within a 12 month period;
  • And may note retake a passed certification exam at any time

Thursday Aug 27, 2015

Register for OU’s “Value of Training: 2015 Trends & Best Practices” Webinar - August 31

Join Oracle University and Training Industry, Inc. on August 31 at 10 am PT for an informative session on the value of training within your organization. Topics include current trends impacting workforce development, strategic information on the business of learning, and the latest training tools and technology available. Register today! 

Japanese Translation for OPN Certification Now Available

The OPN Certification Exam 1Z0-418 for Oracle Fusion Global Human Resources 2014 Essentials is now available in both Japanese and English. Language preference can be selected on site at Pearson VUE testing centers. Have your partners check the exam page for more preparation details.


Friday Aug 21, 2015

Oracle Openworld + Javaone 2015: Early Bird Registration Extended

  • Good news! Early Bird registration pricing has been extended through August 30. Take advantage of this discount and save $500 off the onsite Oracle OpenWorld + JavaOne conference pass price.
  • Oracle has selected some of the best, most innovative sessions for Oracle OpenWorld 2015. Invite your customers to customize their schedules!

Tuesday Aug 11, 2015

Cloud Services Distribution Addendum to the FUDA (CSDA) Now Available in OPS

The Cloud Services Distribution Addendum to the FUDA (CSDA) and Cloud Services Distribution Schedule to the ISV Master Full Use Addendum (CSDS) are now available in Oracle Partner Store for you to apply for. The link to apply will appear on the current active FUDA or ISV MA Full Use addendum line item on the ‘Distribution Agreements’ tab of the MEMBERSHIP section in OPS. Online acceptance of the terms of the addendum will be available for a limited number of countries in August, with availability for additional countries to follow in the coming months (for those countries that allow online acceptance). 

Team Oracle is Coming to a City Near You!

Check the schedule to see when Team Oracle is coming to your area and take advantage of this family-friendly hospitality and networking opportunity. Nominations are open for all remaining air shows. Review the Team Oracle 2015 Field Flash for additional information.


Systems Deal support & Strategic Engagement Resources

Check out the Systems Engagement Team (SET) my.oracle webpage for Sales Tools/Resources and Customer/Channel wins.


Updated Specializations Catalog – July 31

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.


Friday Aug 07, 2015

Important Updates for Strategic Alliances Partners

Have you opted into Oracle communications? If you haven’t, it’s possible you’re missing out on key information from Troy Richardson & team around Oracle's key initiatives. Check out the latest newsletter today.


Oracle Openworld + Javaone 2015

  • Reminder: Early Bird registration is open for only ONE MORE WEEK! Take $500 off the onsite Oracle OpenWorld + JavaOne conference prices by registering before August 16.
  • Oracle has selected some of the best, most innovative sessions for Oracle OpenWorld 2015. Invite your customers to customize their schedules!

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 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!