Friday May 20, 2016

Oracle Cloud Applications Moving to the Global Nerve Center

Global Nerve Center (GNC) - What is it?

Oracle has invested heavily in creating the next generation of Oracle’s Cloud operation center. In addition to the 21 Cloud Data Centers and Support worldwide, we are now pleased to introduce the Global Nerve Center (GNC).

What Is the Global Nerve Center?

The Global Nerve Center centralizes the best Cloud operations resources into locations worldwide. Oracle has constructed three massive, always-on, new command and operational facilities. These geographically-distributed locations provide a 24/7 ‘follow-the-sun’ support model, with the ultimate goal to improve the customer experience and success:

  • Reading, UK – operational ramp-up started September 2015
  • Bangalore, India – operational ramp-up started December 2015
  • Bozeman, Montana – operational ramp-up planned for August 2017

These three linked facilities are dedicated to handling maintenance activities, unplanned outages and incidents, and will provide more cogent, accurate, and timely information around outages and incidents. In addition to investing in the latest, cutting edge technology, we are also 100% committed in investing in our people. At the end of the day, it is the people that make the biggest difference.

Oracle’s Cloud Services are being transitioned to this next generation Cloud operations center over time with several services already operational in GNC. The Fusion Applications Cloud Service is the next service scheduled to transition to GNC, and is targeted to be fully operational by the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Global Nerve Center Benefits

The investment in the GNC will enable Oracle to deliver a next generation cloud customer experience. Direct benefits:

  • Keeping up with your business – Dedicated to perform at ‘speed of light’ allowing you to scale when needed and reduce issue to resolution time.
  • System Availability – Continuous monitoring to minimize issues, benchmark performance, and maximize uptime.
  • Transparency – Insight into system status, notifications, and other key resources
Finally, these facilities are built to support the highest US and UK government security standards for Cloud operations. Customer visits are encouraged, and individuals who have toured the facilities are comparing them to NASA and ESA mission launch and control facilities!

Tuesday Dec 29, 2015

Announcing a Preview of Oracle Applications Cloud Release 11

To help you prepare for the upcoming Release 11, we are pleased to offer a preview of its new, modern business-empowering features. Go to Release Readiness page for Spotlights and Release Content Documents. 

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!


Thursday Oct 15, 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!

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!

Friday Sep 04, 2015

Do You Have Something to Share With Other Oracle Users?

It may feel far off, but COLLABORATE 16 will be here before we know it!

At next year’s event taking place in April, 5500+ Oracle Applications users from diverse backgrounds will gather to share time-saving, user-empowering knowledge. And your personal know-how is at the heart of the agenda! As a COLLABORATE presenter, you’ll be helping fellow users far and wide. What’s in it for you? Speaking at a conference is a profile-raising professional development opportunity, plus, accepted presenters receive free full-conference registration!


Friday Jun 12, 2015

Get Ready for Release 10 Oracle Fusion Applications Cloud!

To help you prepare for the upcoming Release 10, we are pleased to offer a preview of its new, modern business-empowering features. On the Release Readiness page, we have added content for Sales, Human Capital Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Supply Chain Management, and Common Technologies. Published content includes:

  •     Spotlights:  Delivered by senior development staff, these webcast-based presentations highlight top level messages and product themes, and are reinforced with a product demo.

  •     Release Content Documents (RCDs):  Summary level descriptions of each new feature and product.

Monday Jun 08, 2015

New Guided Learning Paths - Oracle Commerce 11 Guided Search Development!

Did you know that 70% of site activity starts with the search box?

Oracle Commerce Guided Search is the most effective way for customers to dynamically explore your storefront and find relevant and desired items quickly.

Get trained with our Oracle Commerce 11 Guided Search Development Certified Implementation Specialist Guided Learning Paths.

Enroll to our Oracle Commerce 11 Guided Search Implementation Essentials (1Z0-446) exam!

Take your certificate in implementing Oracle Commerce 11 Guided Search today!

Monday May 25, 2015

Oracle Validated Integration Headlines – Week ending May 22

  • Forza Consulting’s SCANMAN achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne – Read more

Don't Miss the Oracle Cloud Platform Launch Event! – June 22

Save the date for a LIVE event at Oracle Headquarters with Larry Ellison & Thomas Kurian as they increase momentum for existing cloud platform services, announce new cloud platform services and present the roadmap for future cloud platform services. Registration information coming soon!

Monday May 18, 2015

Oracle Validated Integration headlines – Week ending May 15

Forza Consulting’s SCANMAN achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne – Read more

Monday May 11, 2015

Oracle Validated Integration headlines – Week ending May 8

  • Paymetric, Inc.’s “XiPay®” solution achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 – Read more

  • Grant Thornton’s Healthcare costing informatics solution achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle Enterprise Healthcare Analytics – Read more

  • Tealium achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle Commerce 11 – Read more

Tuesday Apr 28, 2015

JD Edwards Partner News - April 2015 Edition Now Available

Check out here the latest news regarding JD Edwards solution from our April edition of the newsletter.

Go-to-Market with Oracle Validated Integration

Partners who develop solutions that extend and enhance Oracle Applications can accelerate sales opportunities and attract new customers by participating in the Oracle Validated Integration program. Achieving Oracle Validated Integration results in lower deployment risk, improved user experience and increased satisfaction for our mutual customers. Learn more and view the full list of program benefits and criteria!

Monday Apr 20, 2015

Oracle Validated Integration headlines – Week ending April 17

  • Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accountings’ Sales Tax Solution Receives Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 – Read more

  • Avalara Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 – Read more

  • Panaya CloudQuality™ Suite Achieves Oracle Validated Integration with JD Edwards – Read more