Tuesday Jun 28, 2016

Oracle Cloud Platform & Middleware Partner Sales Plays on-demand Webcast

FY17 Oracle Cloud Platform (PaaS and IaaS) & Middleware sales plays bring new opportunities to you as a partner:

  • System Integrators: generate consulting revenue with hybrid PaaS, IaaS& Middleware
  • Outsourcing companies: offer private and hybrid cloud solutions
  • Independent Software Vendors: build solutions based on PaaS, IaaS & middleware
  • SaaS partners: Extend, integrate and secure SaaS solutions with PaaS
  • Hardware partners: Combine hardware with PaaS and IaaS to increase margins

Watch our on-demand Webcast and get all the details about FY17 Oracle Cloud Platform & Middleware Sales Plays. 

Thursday Jun 23, 2016

Oracle Cloud Wins Around the World

The cloud is indeed everywhere. Check out this special “Cloud Worldwide” edition of Profit magazine and flip through the collection of Oracle Cloud customer stories to get a sense of the depth and scale of Oracle’s cloud business.

Read more.

Wednesday Jun 15, 2016

Oracle Excellence Awards 2016 – Only 3 days left to Nominate!

Oracle Cloud ISV Partner of the Year & Oracle Exastack ISV Partner of the Year

Regional and global award winners receive a FREE Oracle OpenWorld 2016 pass.
Nomination period closes Friday, June 17, no exceptions.  Nominate your partners today!

Oracle Cloud ISV Partner of the Year Award
recognizes partners listed in Oracle Cloud Marketplace with solutions that run on Oracle Cloud.
Nomination criteria:
•    Oracle PartnerNetwork member at Gold level or higher and be a partner in good standing
•    Partner must have an application listing on Oracle Cloud Marketplace in the Platform or Infrastructure category

Nominate your Cloud ISV partners here: Cloud ISV Partner of the Year 2016

Oracle Exastack ISV Partner of the Year Award recognizes Oracle Exastack Optimized partners' commitment to delivering innovative solutions on Oracle engineered systems.

Nomination Criteria:
•    Oracle PartnerNetwork member at Gold level or higher and be a partner in good standing
•    Partner must have achieved an Oracle Exastack Optimized status
•    Partnership/relationship meets Oracle compliance requirements for the award

Nominate your Exastack ISV partners here:
Exastack ISV Partner of the Year 2016

For more information on award benefits, visit the Oracle Excellence Awards website.

Friday Jun 10, 2016

Accepting Nominations: OPN Cloud Program Solution Awards

The OPN Cloud Program Solution Partner of the Year awards are designed to showcase top performing global OPN Cloud program partners’ commitment to delivering innovative solutions and business achievements with a focus on Cloud technology.

If your partner is Cloud Select or above and an OPN Gold member or higher they may be eligible for the award. 

Submit your nomination.

Wednesday Jun 01, 2016

Oracle Launches New Cloud Offer for ISVs - Tuesday June 14, 2016

Don’t Miss the Launch! Announcing Oracle Cloud Platform Ready

Save the Date – June 14th

Good news! Your shift to the cloud just got a whole lot easier.

Watch on June 14th as Dan Miller, SVP of ISV, OEM and Java Sales, Oracle announces new offerings designed to enable ISVs and other OPN members with easy access to Oracle Cloud development and test environments, technical resources, and fast start go-to-market opportunities.

Mark your calendar and watch on oracle.com/partners for this exciting announcement!

Date and Times

•    Tuesday, June 14, 2016

02:00 – 2:30 PM GMT / 04:00 – 04:30 PM Paris

•    Tuesday, June 14, 2016

05:00 – 5:30 PM GMT / 10:00 – 10:30 AM San Francisco

•    Wednesday, June 15, 2016

06:00 – 6:30 AM GMT / 2:00 – 02:30 PM Singapore

Friday May 27, 2016

Qualify for OPN Cloud Program Early Bird Promotion with ARR Booked through May 31

Partners are able to qualify for the Cloud Select and Cloud Premier tiers through the Early Bird Promotion with Cloud ARR generated through May 31, 2016.

To ensure deals are properly credited and accommodate the fiscal year end reporting schedule, the Early Bird application period will remain open through July 31, 2016. Partners that qualify for these Cloud program tiers will be notified after Q4FY16 reporting is available this summer. 

Find out more.

Thursday May 26, 2016

Oracle EMEA CX Partner Community Newsletter - May 2016

Don't miss out on the May issue of the EMEA Customer Experience Partner Community Newsletter!

Read the latest news on Oracle CX products, learn about new available workshops and get inspired by success stories.  

Check it out here!

Tuesday May 10, 2016

Partner Webcast – Oracle BI cloud service: Insights at Your Fingertips

Join us as we showcase how cloud technology redefines the role of Partners and IT within the enterprise; with BICS strengthening the partnership with business.

  • Start with the Data—start your analysis instantly—upload your own files, then drag and drop to combine them with gold-standard corporate data.
  • See the Story—automatic visualizations show what’s in your data, and you can drag and drop from a rich charting library to create compelling dashboards and reports.
  • Dig Deeper—easily combine data from multiple sources, discover new insights, and take your analysis to the next level with advanced and predictive analytics
  • Go Mobile & Share—all your analytics are automatically available anytime, anywhere, on any device, so it’s quick and easy to share insights and drive collaboration.
  • Right Now, On Your Terms—fast, flexible analytics in the cloud empower you to get the greatest benefit from your data when it matters most—right now.

Date: Thursday, May 19th , 10 am CET (9am GMT/11am EET)
Duration: 1 hour

Read more & register here.

Thursday May 05, 2016

Oracle Buys Opower: Together, Oracle and Opower will Become the Largest Provider of Mission-Critical Cloud Services to the $2.3 Trillion Utilities Industry

On May 2, 2016, Oracle announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Opower, the leading provider of customer engagement and energy efficiency cloud services to utilities. The proposed transaction is expected to close in 2016. Until the transaction closes, Oracle and Opower will continue to operate independently. 

Opower’s solutions enable over 100 global utilities, such as PG&E, Exelon and National Grid to deliver a modern digital customer experience.

Opower’s big data platform stores and analyzes over 600 billion meter reads from 60 million utility end customers, enabling utilities to proactively meet regulatory requirements, decrease the cost to serve, and improve customer satisfaction.

Learn more.

Oracle Buys Textura: Adds Leading Construction Contracts and Payment Management Cloud Services to the Oracle Engineering and Construction Industry Cloud Platform

On April 28, 2016, Oracle announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Textura, a leading provider of construction contracts and payment management cloud services. The proposed transaction is expected to close in 2016. Until the transaction closes, Oracle and Textura will continue to operate independently.

Textura's cloud services process $3.4 billion in payments for over 6,000 projects each month, helping keep projects on time and under budget while reducing risk for developers, contractors and subcontractors.

Textura offers its cloud services in a consumption model preferred by the engineering and construction industry whereby the companies involved pay based on project activity.

Further, usage of Textura's cloud services creates a network effect that benefits all participants as more than 85,000 general and subcontractors are connected to the platform.

Learn more.

Oracle Buys Crosswise: Strengthens Oracle's Data as a Service Offering

On April 14, 2016, Oracle announced it signed an agreement to acquire Crosswise, a leading provider of machine-learning based cross-device data which enables marketers and premium publishers to realize the benefits of cross-device advertising, personalization and analytics. The transaction has closed.

Crosswise's innovative technology processes over one petabyte of user and device activity data from billions of unique devices every month.

By applying advanced data science and proprietary machine-learning techniques to this data, Crosswise constructs a new probabilistic Device Map™ matching multiple devices to individual users in an accurate, scalable and high quality manner. 

Learn more.

Oracle Buys AddThis: Strengthens Oracle's Data as a Service Offering

On January 5, 2016 Oracle announced that it signed an agreement to acquire AddThis, a leading provider of publisher personalization, audience insight and activation tools that powers 15 million websites and enables unmatched audience segment quality, scale and insight. The transaction has closed.

Oracle Data Cloud is the fastest growing global Data as a Service (DaaS) business, operating the most accurate data ID Graph™ to enable understanding of consumer behavior across all media channels.

Oracle Data Cloud ingests third-party data, extracts value, and activates the data to drive insights and harness this knowledge for targeting, personalization and measurement. With the addition of AddThis, Oracle Data Cloud's offering is expected to deliver unprecedented levels of audience insight, measurement and reach. 

Learn More.

Oracle and StackEngine

On December 18, 2015 Oracle signed and closed an agreement to acquire StackEngine. All StackEngine employees will be joining Oracle as part of Oracle Public Cloud.  

Learn More.

14 Cloud Solutions exams are now available in production!

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is pleased to announce the production release of the latest 14 Cloud Solutions exams:

OPN members passing any of the above exams will be recognized as OPN Certified Specialists and the certification will contribute to their organization’s specialization competency criteria. Moreover, OPN certifications validate professional knowledge and skills and provide individuals a competitive edge in the market place!

Exam registration is available at Pearson Vue testing centers and more details on exam duration, learning objectives and  recommendd training are available on the exam pages.

We encourage candidates to register now for the exams and to become among the first OPN Certified Specialists in the Cloud Solutions area!

Oracle Partner Enablement Team

Wednesday May 04, 2016

Oracle Partner Store Q4 Enhancements

We are pleased to announce that on May 2nd, 2016, Oracle Partner Store will release the below enhancements:

  • Provisioning Automation
  • Elastic Compute
  • BigMachines CPQ
  • Additional Non-Standard Term Eligible for Online Check Out
  • Restriction Removed for Micros HP Products
  • Additional Validation for Field Delivery and Support Provider Partners
  • Mandatory Purchase Order – Thailand Only
Read more.