Oracle PartnerNetwork: Our year’s best (and what’s to come!)

What’s a new year without first looking back? Oracle PartnerNetwork had its work cut out in 2017, so we find it worthwhile to reflect on our efforts and progress throughout the year. To celebrate 2017, we’re excited to share our year’s best and a glimpse at what’s ahead.

Oracle CEI Program

Announced at Oracle OpenWorld 2017, the CEI program recognizes OPN partners who demonstrate ongoing expertise, project success, and customer satisfaction during Oracle SaaS Cloud implementations. Rather than focusing on sales statistics, the program rewards firms for proven and sustained exceptional performance in implementing a specific cloud service module within a defined geography. Achieving Cloud Excellence Implementer status is an unparalleled opportunity for further market differentiation, recognition, high value OPN benefits and deeper engagement with Oracle. OPN members who are interested and meet the criteria to attain CEI status can apply via the OPN Portal.

Oracle Partner Immersion Training

Oracle knows how significantly our partners transform our customers’ business. That’s why we rolled out Oracle’s FY18 Partner Immersion Training. The on-demand learning experiences equip our partners with the same Oracle laser-focused sales training and messaging delivered to internal sales consultants at the start of each new fiscal year – without the lag time you used to have! Partner Immersion is organized into tracks from which partners can access over 20 Guided Learning Paths. You can now leverage the strength of the Oracle Cloud portfolio in real time.

OPN Cloud Connection

OPN Cloud Connection is the largest interactive global community dedicated to helping you build & grow a successful cloud business. This engaging community is designed for partners to seek out relevant information, exchange ideas, and to learn more about Oracle at a local regional level. This year in particular, the OPN Cloud Connection redesigned its community websites by region, allowing for better networking & collaboration for partners facing some of the same challenges as you. If you haven’t joined your community yet, what are you waiting for?

CRN Accolades

Oracle is proud to have received multiple awards from CRN throughout 2017. A division of the Channel Company, CRN serves as a source of channel news, trends, analyses, and best practices for the channel industry. It was an honor to be recognized by CRN as an industry leader and we were thrilled to be included as a CRN 2017 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendor, and to receive CRN’s 5-Star Partner Program rating.

Oracle Partner Store

The Oracle Partner Store (OPS) is Oracle’s online ordering system created specifically for Oracle’s Value Added Distributors and partners. By using the OPS, you can apply for membership, distribution agreements, register deals, and place hardware, software, cloud & subscription orders easily. You’re also able to initiate approval requests and track the real-time status of agreements & orders submitted. In 2018, OPS will roll out enhancements that make it easier for partners to register and complete deals online. For more details, review the OPS website or check with your regional OPSS team.

Oracle Sales Central

On January 8th, Oracle will launch a partner-facing version of Oracle Sales Central – the online portal that provides easy access to curated sales and customer-facing content. By logging onto the Oracle PartnerNetwork, you will be able to access up-to-date information that is completely in-sync with the content Oracle sellers have access to, allowing you to increase and accelerate sales opportunities. More to come on January 8 – stay tuned!

There’s one more thing in addition to the goods above: Here is a valuable 2018 cloud prediction list from Forrester. It’s worth a read and Oracle is excited to be mentioned!

Thank you for making our list possible. Without you, our partners, these achievements would be mere ideas. Looking forward to more #cloud innovation in 2018!

Cheers to you and yours this holiday season,
Oracle PartnerNetwork



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