Monday Nov 23, 2015

New Oracle Sales Cloud Implementation Exams for Partners

OPN has launched two new exams to certify specialist knowledge of implementing Oracle Sales Cloud products. Request vouchers now and you can take these exams for free!

Tuesday Nov 17, 2015

Oracle Cloud Program Launch Plan

Oracle recently announced plans for a new Cloud program to help partners showcase their expertise, skills and investment in the Oracle Cloud. The announcement provides a preview of Cloud designations that will be launched on February 1 to provide tiers of recognition and progressive level benefits. Review the recent press release and learn how you can start planning for the full program launch, on the OPN homepage under the Cloud tab.

Monday Nov 16, 2015

Join Us for the Upcoming PARTNER November 2015 LIVE Release Webcast

Empower Customers and Customer Service Agents with the Latest Updates to Oracle Service Cloud. Please join us for the Oracle Service Cloud November 2015 release Overview Webcast to learn about new capabilities and enhancements delivered in this latest release.

REGISTER to learn about the capabilities delivered in this release by selecting “Partner – Release Overview Webcast: Oracle Service November 2015” in the Upcoming Webinars for Oracle Service Cloud under Upcoming Event.

Date: December  1, 2015 (Tuesday)

Time: 8:30am PT

Friday Nov 06, 2015

Mark Hurd Makes Five Predictions for IT in 2025

Mark Hurd started his Oracle OpenWorld keynote with, “What do you think CEOs are thinking about?” The answer, he said, is surviving. Read about Mark’s five major IT predictions for ten years from now. Read more here!

OPN Cloud Registered Level for Partners New to Oracle

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) now offers an immediate opportunity to cloud-focused partners who are interested in building their business with Oracle Cloud. New cloud partners are encouraged to join OPN at the Cloud Registered level before May 31, 2016 to take advantage of key Oracle Cloud focused benefits with no membership fee.

Cloud Registered level members will be eligible for benefits including the ability to resell Oracle Platform-as-a-Service and Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions, access to the OPN Cloud Business Builder for sales, marketing and technical training and resources, as well as OPN branding. This level is only available to partners new to Oracle. For more information and to join, go to the OPN Website, Partner with Oracle > Get Started > Levels & Benefits!

OPN Cloud Program Announcements

Oracle recently announced a new Cloud program to help partners take advantage of Oracle’s Integrated Cloud Applications and Platform Services. The announcement provides a preview of Cloud designations that will be launched on February 1, 2016 to provide tiers of recognition and progressive level benefits to showcase partners’ expertise, skills and investment in the Oracle Cloud. Read more about this and other OPN Cloud program announcements in the October 25 Press Release and on the OPN Website under the Cloud tab. 

Oracle Cloud Marketplace - Week Ending November 6

Talemetry’s Candidate Relationship Management and Job Broadcast Solutions for Oracle Talent Management Cloud Now Available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. Read more

Wednesday Nov 04, 2015

New Oracle RightNow CX Cloud Service Specialization and Resell Criteria launched November 1st 2015

Starting November 1st 2015 a new Resell and Specialization Competency Criteria have been launched for Oracle RightNow CX Cloud Service Specialization.

We have brought changes to the Competency Criteria, more precisely Implementation and Support roles.

  • 2 new Exams have been launched to replace the existent ones:

Check out the new Oracle RightNow CX Cloud Service Specialization criteria here!

For the new Oracle RightNow CX Cloud Service Resell criteria click here!

The old and new criteria will exist in parallel for 185 days. At the end of this period the old criteria will be retired.

Start updating your criteria today!

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 22, 2015

Get Certified in implementing Oracle RightNow CX Cloud Service solution! Free of charge at Test Fest@ OPN Central event!

Can you keep up with rising consumer expectations and proliferating communication channels?

You can with Oracle Service Cloud. Leveraging Oracle RightNow technologies, Oracle Service Cloud provides a complete customer service solution across the web, social networks and contact centers, via the cloud. And because we want to make sure You are up to date, Oracle Partner Network is pleased to announce the launch of a new exam: Oracle RightNow Cloud Service 2016 Implementation Essentials Exam (1Z1-325).

This exam is currently in Beta stage and was made available starting with 17th October 2015. The Beta end date is scheduled to 9th January 2016. A limited number of vouchers are available.  You can request a voucher thru the OPN Certified Specialist Beta Voucher Request Form.

If you are going to be in the San Francisco area October 25-29, this exam can be taken for free during Oracle Open World at Test Fest@ OPN Central event. Limited seats are still available!

Monday Oct 19, 2015

Partner Webcast – Enterprise Manager 12c - Managing Hybrid Cloud as One

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c is a robust administrative, monitoring, and troubleshooting platform for setting up and managing private and hybrid clouds. Oracle empowers you to manage every part of a hybrid cloud environment including planning, setup, testing, and deployment.

Let’s take a look on what new capabilities are available and how it evolves your private cloud infrastructure allowing pursuing cloud initiatives with the assurance that all systems will work together, seamlessly and efficiently, over the long term.


  •         Oracle Cloud Strategy

  •         Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c – Overview

  •         Building a private cloud

  •         Oracle Public Cloud Integration

  •         Managing cloud instances

  •         Summary - Q&A

Read more here.

Friday Oct 16, 2015

28 Days of Cloud will Transform Your Business

Today marks Day 19 of Oracle’s 28 Days of Cloud series for partners. Oracle is working with partners to educate, immerse and build their cloud pipelines through deal execution help, pipeline building activities and utilization-focused enablement leading up to Oracle OpenWorld. Weekly quizzes are given on Fridays so you can test your knowledge; partners also have a chance to win a GoPro camera! We hope you’re enjoying the series so far!

Exclusive Opportunity to attend the OMC Launch @ Oracle OpenWorld

You and your customers are invited to the unveiling of a new family of cloud services at Oracle OpenWorld that will enable you to tap into growing cloud-based monitoring & analytics markets. Since there is limited seating, we recommend pre-registering for GEN9778 for Oracle Management Cloud: Real-Time Monitoring, Log, & IT Operations Analytics. In addition, you can view demos in the Exhibition Hall and visit the OPN Lounge for resell and partner training information. Not attending Oracle OpenWorld or want more details? Visit the Oracle Cloud PaaS Knowledge Zone to learn more.

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!

28 Days of Cloud for Partners

Check out the 28 Days of Cloud for Partners series. This informative content will prepare you to better sell Oracle cloud offerings. Each day for 28 days, you will receive an email with videos, white papers and presentations from Oracle cloud experts. The content won’t take up more than 15 minutes of time each day and will ultimately help you build your cloud pipelines.