UPCOMING CHANGES TO ORACLE’S DEAL REGISTRATION PROCESS
Change is coming to the systems that power Oracle's deal registration processes. Oracle partners will see changes happening in two phases:
- Beginning on June 1, 2012, the approval process for deal registrations will move to Oracle's Fusion Applications. You will continue to use the existing deal registration tool which will interface to Fusion.
- In the fall of 2012, the deal registration interface will move to the Oracle Partner Store (OPS). At that time, OPS will be renamed Oracle Partner Gateway to reflect its increased functionality. The Oracle Partner Gateway will become the single source for partners to register deals, get deal status and place orders. You will receive more information about the move of deal registration to OPS starting in late summer.
What changes can partners expect in June?
Beginning on June 1, 2012, deal registration approvals will migrate to Fusion. You will continue to use the existing deal registration tool which will interface to Fusion – this means that your current log-in screens, passwords, etc. will all remain the same. The tool itself will retain most of its current functions. However, you may experience delays in obtaining approvals/opportunity IDs, especially at go-live (beginning June 1). If you have questions about this or need assistance please contact either your channel manager or the Oracle Partner Business Center.
How should partners prepare?
We recommend that you take these steps prior to June 1, 2012, to prepare for the changes:
- Review/action any un-submitted deal registrations prior to May 28, 2012:
Please take time between now and May 28 to review and/or action any un-submitted deal registrations so they can be reviewed by Oracle in advance of the June 1 system changeover date.
- Prepare for possible delays in registration approvals at go-live (June 1, 2012):
We anticipate some delay in approvals of partner deal registrations at go-live, so please take this into consideration and ensure you’ve submitted all of your registrations prior to May 28, 2012.
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