Thursday Aug 28, 2014

Oracle Internet of Things Platform: Java 8 connecting the world Webcast - September 11

This webcast is a follow up session for the “Oracle Internet of Things Platform: Solutions for a Connected World” partner webcast and a continuation of the “Revolution of Oracle Java 8” introductory session. Register now!

This time we will take a closer look at the Java ME Embedded 8 platform which is a true game changer for the development of intelligent on-device applications. Completely new and re-designed with the IoT idea in mind, yet fully compatible with previous versions of Java (both standard and micro edition), JME Embedded 8 offers an universal platform which allows you to leverage full power of Java in vast variety of devices. For more information click here.

Monday Aug 25, 2014

Top Oracle Validated Integration Partner Headline – Week Ending August 22

  • Parchment Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle’s PeopleSoft Campus Solutions – Read more
  • ProShip® Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle E-Business Suite – Read more
  • Shaker Achieves Oracle Validated Integration With Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service – Read more

New Exam In Beta Testing: Oracle Fusion CRM – Sales 2014 Implementation Essentials

This new exam is designed for individuals who possess a strong foundation and expertise in implementing Oracle Sales Cloud solutions. Request your free exam voucher now

Midsize Indepth Newsletter: Modern Innovation: Best Practices, Smart Cloud, Oracle Database In-Memory

In the latest issue of the Oracle Midsize InDepth Newsletter, Steve Cox, vice president of Oracle Midsize Programs, reveals the smart path for growing companies to adopt modern best practices. This newsletter also includes the latest videos, webcasts, media buzz, and customer stories. Share with your partners today!

Oracle Voice, The Virtual Assistant For Sales Reps

Wish there was a Siri-like virtual assistant for sales reps? The Oracle Voice for Sales Cloud application is now available in the iTunes Store. Selling from your iPhone has never been this fast, friendly & fun! See Oracle Voice for Sales Cloud in action.

New training content at your partners’ fingertips!

Exciting news! There's new Release 8 training available to your partners in the Oracle Fusion Applications 2014 User Experience Specialist guided learning path. Release 8 Overview, Sales Cloud & HCM Cloud's all in there!

Oracle Database In-Memory - Powering The Real-Time Enterprise – Aug/Sep

Encourage your partners to mark their calendars for these LIVE webcasts on Oracle Database In-Memory benefits, features, and leading edge architecture. Oracle Database In-Memory is Oracle’s new memory-optimized technology that transparently accelerates analytic, data warehousing, and reporting workloads, while also accelerating transaction processing (OLTP) workloads. Register here!

Oracle Partner Tier1, inc. Launches the Tier1 Private Oracle Cloud

Tier1, Inc. announced the availability of the Tier1 Private Oracle Cloud, the most optimized and protected computing environment for Oracle Applications and databases. Leveraging Oracle's Virtual Compute Appliance (VCA) technology, it’s the only virtual environment certified to use Oracle Trusted Partitions – the Tier1 Private Cloud provides the flexibility to license Oracle software on a virtual CPU basis. Read more!

New: Video Surveillance Tiered Storage Archive Sales Kit

The NEW Video Surveillance Tiered Storage Archive Sales Kit has everything you need to position and sell several key Oracle solutions. The kit features a Quick Reference Guide, Presentation and Solutions Briefs. Learn more and check out this related article.

New Oracle Database Performance and Tuning Specialization version available to all partners!

Any partner working with the Oracle database should take advantage of the new Oracle Database Performance and Tuning specialization version. Have partners review the criteria and see what’s new in this specialization solution update. Partners should plan to take the new version as the Oracle Database 11g Performance Tuning specialization becomes non-qualifying as of August 1, 2015.

Mark your calendar! Live OPN Partnercast on Oracle Cloud Applications

Tune in on Wednesday, August 27 at 10 AM PDT to watch a LIVE OPN PartnerCast focused on Oracle Cloud Applications update for partners. Topics include Oracle Taleo Business Edition, Oracle Taleo Learn, Oracle Fusion HCM. Stream it live from the OPN homepage. Viewers will have the opportunity to submit questions and share comments during the live event via Twitter by using @oraclepartners or #OPN in your tweets.

Wednesday Aug 20, 2014

Oracle Utilities Boot Camp 2014 Calendar

OPN is pleased to announce the availability of Oracle Utilities training classes accessible over the next few quarters. Basic course information and dates are provided below, as well as links to detailed course information (objectives, pre-requisites and agenda). Save the dates in your calendar! For more details click here.

Tuesday Aug 19, 2014

Save the Date for Oracle’s 2015 JD Edwards Summit

If you’re part of the JD Edwards community, you won’t want to miss our 6th annual JD Edwards Summit. Please save the date for this event in Broomfield, Colorado on Monday, February 2 through Thursday, February 5. Formal invitation and registration to come soon.

We welcome the opportunity to hear from you regarding any specific topics you would like to see covered during this valuable exchange. Please send your ideas to Sheila Ebbitt at sheila.ebbitt-AT-oracle-DOT-com.

Partners interested in sponsorship should contact Rene Chapman at

Friday Aug 08, 2014

SriLankan Airlines Transforms Its Procurement Process by Successfully Deploying Oracle iProcurement

SriLankan Airlines (SLA), has successfully deployed Oracle iProcurement to streamline employee ordering thereby making it easier for its employees to comply with companywide approved purchasing policy in order to slash procurement cash. Prior to deployment SLA was facing challenges to ensure end-to-end work flow as requisitions from user departments were being handled manually and there were no automated budgeting controls and restrictions. Oracle iProcurement enabled SLA to standardize procurement process throughout the company resulting in productivity gain and cost savings by tracking companywide usage and expenses. Oracle Consulting Service (OCS) in conjunction with the team at Sri Lanka Airlines helped with the implementation process. Seen in the picture is Chandita Samaranayake, Country Director, Application Business, Sri Lanka and Maldives (left) and Chamara Perera, Head of Information Technology, SriLankan Airlines (right) at the Go live Ceremony held at the Sri Lankan Airlines Office, Katunayake.  Read More here

Tuesday Aug 05, 2014

Check Out the New ACS Pages On OPN!

The Advanced Customer Support pages on the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Portal have been updated to reflect the new OPN format and to better serve partners’ needs.  The first page explains the value of ACS to the partners and details the services available for resale.  The new format organizes the services by product area and lifecycle to help the partners find information more quickly.  This page also includes two new partner guides for Hardware and Engineered Systems.  There is also a link to a secondary page which provides training for partners regarding:

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