Monday Sep 01, 2014

Specializations Catalog Updates - Week Ending August 31

The Specializations Catalog offers a good overview of all qualifying specializations launched and planned as part of the Specialization Program. The Catalog can be downloaded from the OPN Get Started and get Trained pages, and from the OPN Resources and Key Links bottom sections.


  • Oracle Sales Cloud 2014 Data Specialist – Functional exams available
  • Oracle Sales Cloud 2014 Reporting Specialist - Functional exams available
  • Oracle Communications Order and Service Management Server 7 - Specialization available
  • Oracle Utilities Mobile Workforce Management 2 – Specialization available 

New online practice test for partners! Oracle Sales Cloud Practice Test

Test your skills in Oracle Fusion CRM Sales Implementation before you take the exam with our new online practice test. You have 20 questions which will help you get into the exam mood and increase your chances to pass and get certified as Oracle Fusion CRM: Sales 2014 Certified Implementation Specialist! Try it now

Oracle Announces new API support for VMware

Oracle announces new VMware integration enhancements for SRM and VAAI which will increase the addressable market for ZFS Storage Appliance especially when partners require it in the RFP. Read more.

Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance (VCA) Now Available for Installation By Qualified Partners

The Oracle Virtual Compute Appliance is now available for installation by qualified Partners through the standard Partner Installation Services Program within Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). 

Top Exastack ISV Headlines - August 28

  • Calypso Technology announced that Calypso version 14 has achieved Oracle Exadata Optimized status through OPN. In simulations of data-intensive straight through-processing tasks, Calypso achieved performance gains of up to 5x using Exadata hardware.Read more.
  • Infosys achieves Oracle SuperCluster Optimized status with Finacle, a core banking solution. Finacle can process 6x the volume of transactions currently processed by the entire US banking system. Read more.

Fusion HCM: Compensation Essentials Exam Available

Fusion HCM: Compensation 2014 Essentials Exam is now available to you in beta testing. Partners can take this exam free of charge and request a beta exam voucher via the Exam Voucher Request Form

Top Oracle Validated Integration Partner Headlines - August 18

  • 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.

Oracle Voice, the Virtual Assistant for Sales Reps

Wish there was a Siri-like virtual assistant for sales reps? Oracle Voice for Sales Cloud is now on the iTunes app store. Selling from your iPhone was never this fast, friendly & fun. See Oracle Voice for Sales Cloud in action. 

CX Central @ Oracle OpenWorld – Engage and Connect

Don’t miss your chance to connect with CX focused customers and peers! Opportunities are still available for partners to participate in CX Central -AT- OpenWorld. Engage and network with customers and prospects in partner dedicated kiosks designed to maximize all touch points of the customer experience. Find out event details here. For more information, contact Nan Acklin, or phone 212-508-7762 

Top Exastack ISV Headlines - August 15

  • Accenture achieves Oracle Exalogic Optimized status with AFPO, a unique accelerator for customer-facing solutions. Over 125 clients cut their implementation costs by up to thirty percent. Read more
  • Kerridge achieves Oracle Exadata Optimized status with K8, an ERP Solution for distribution, merchant and wholesale/retail sectors. The online transactional processing saw a 12x increase in the volume throughput from previous benchmarks - Watch video

Exastack Top ISV Headlines - August 13

  • Innovate Software Consulting's "e-CS", a web-based collaboration management suite, achieves Oracle Exadata Ready, Oracle Exalogic Ready, Oracle Exalytics Ready, and Oracle SuperCluster Ready status. The app is designed to allow businesses to manage project tasks, billing, documents, communication with co-workers.
  • Innovate Software Consulting's "e-Service Management Suite", a web-based service management suite, achieves Oracle Solaris Ready, Oracle Linux Ready and Oracle VM Ready Status. "The application is flexible enough to adapt to your processes whether you want rather informal and pragmatic processes or a strict ITIL aligned behavior" 


OPN Syndicated Oracle Showcase

See how the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Syndicated Oracle Showcase can benefit your business-tune in for this webcast replay to learn more. 

Migrate to Oracle Database Performance and Tuning Now!

Take advantage of the new Oracle Database Performance and Tuning specialization available! As of August 1st 2015 - Oracle Database 11g Performance Tuning specialization is scheduled to become non-qualifying and the new qualifying version is the replacement available. Check the criteria and see what you need to migrate to the new specialization available!