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September/October 2009

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Oracle OpenWorld Partner Event

On Sunday, October 11, 2009, at Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco, Oracle PartnerNetwork members are invited to an exclusive event where they can hear from Oracle executives about vision and strategy; network with peers and Oracle leaders; and gain valuable insight, contacts, and resources through specialized breakout sessions.

Highlights of the event include special-interest-group networking sessions; a presentation by Andrew McAfee, author of Enterprise 2.0: New Collaborative Tools for Your Organization’s Toughest Challenges ; meetings with regional Oracle Alliances and Channels teams; and the North America Alliances and Channels Titan Awards ceremony and the Global Partner Awards presentation.

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Infosys Codevelops Price Protection Application for Oracle E-Business Suite

Oracle Certified Advantage Partner Infosys Technologies and Oracle have codeveloped Oracle Price Protection. This new application for high technology distributors, available from Oracle, automates price protection transactional processes and streamlines overall pricing, promotions, and product discount management. Oracle Price Protection automatically updates, aggregates, and provides access to a distributor’s purchasing, inventory, costing, and financial information. This enables distributors to reduce errors during price claims execution, speed settlements, and mitigate future discrepancies.

The new application works with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1, leverages Oracle Fusion Middleware, and integrates with existing enterprise resource planning systems. Oracle Price Protection supports claims submitted and settled for covered product inventory (both on hand and delivered to customers), open purchase orders that are adjusted with the latest inbound price list updates, rapid notification to pricing team members, and costing and financial system updates that reflect price changes in real time.

Wipro and Hackett Collaborate on HR Platform Solutions

Wipro Technologies, an Oracle Certified Advantage Partner, has announced that its business process outsourcing division, Wipro BPO, has selected Oracle Certified Advantage Partner the Hackett Group to provide empirical data, best practices, and performance insights that will be used in the development of an Oracle-based, outsourced human resources (HR) solution.

Called simPlify, the new solution will integrate performance insights and benchmarking metrics from Hackett with Oracle’s PeopleSoft human capital management applications. Wipro will offer the combined package through its global HR delivery capability. The solution will be delivered using a software-as-a-service model, so employers pay only for the amount of service that they use. simPlify will address the needs of multinational companies across the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, and North America.

HighJump Software Announces Validated Integrations

Oracle Certified Partner HighJump Software has achieved integration validation with Oracle’s PeopleSoft supply chain management applications for its HighJump Warehouse Advantage and HighJump Data Collection Advantage solutions, which provide integrated manufacturing data collection, inventory, and warehouse management. The integrations were validated through the Oracle Application Integration Architecture for Partners initiative.

Fishbowl Solutions Announces Oracle-Based SharePoint Alternative

Oracle Partner Fishbowl Solutions has released CollabPoint for Oracle Universal Content Management. Designed as an alternative to Microsoft SharePoint, CollabPoint allows employees and teams to share content and collaborate using the Oracle Universal Content Management platform.

With minimal reliance or burden on IT, CollabPoint lets users create collaborative workspaces and organize content in a way that works for them. CollabPoint’s clean, simple interface enables users to build their own context around content in Oracle Universal Content Management.

CollabPoint provides Enterprise 2.0 features including blogs, wikis, and discussion threads. Common activities such as check-in and workflow are presented through a secure interface.

eVerge Launches ReadyExpress for Accelerated CRM on Demand

eVerge Group, an Oracle Certified Advantage Partner, has launched ReadyExpress, an accelerated customer relationship management (CRM) on-demand solution that brings eVerge’s knowledge, experience, and expertise to bear on Oracle CRM On Demand implementations for sales force automation.

ReadyExpress is available in three packages (based on the number of users) that deliver implementation in four, six, or eight weeks. All packages include tasks such as establishing workflow processes, assigning manager rules, creating custom fields, establishing field validation rules, and providing initial data migration and postproduction support.

FulcrumWay Introduces Application Risk Assessment Service for Oracle ERP

Oracle Certified Partner FulcrumWay, a provider of governance, risk, and compliance solutions for Oracle customers, has introduced an online application risk assessment service for Oracle enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications. The new service enables Oracle ERP customers to detect gaps in internal controls, analyze segregation-of-duties violations, check configurations, examine suspicious transactions, and review financial controls—all online. Customers submit ERP information and download reports over a secure connection.

Project Partners Releases User Interface Applications

Oracle Certified Partner Project Partners has announced a new release of Project Partners User Interface Applications (UI-Apps), which enables project managers to use Microsoft Excel to access Oracle Projects applications.

UI-Apps uses proprietary bidirectional communication technology to move data via XML from Excel to Oracle Application Server and Oracle Database. The predefined, role-based workbooks included with UI-Apps are designed for professional services firms and engineering, construction, and operations companies, but they can be configured for capital-projects planning in any industry. For projects that aren’t covered in existing workbooks, Project Partners’ UI-Apps Framework Designer allows the creation of custom workbooks using middle-tier XML metadata. 

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 Infosys Technologies
Oracle Price Protection
The Hackett Group
HighJump Software
Fishbowl Solutions
Project Partners
eVerge Group

MapDotNet UX Supports Oracle Spatial

MapDotNet UX, the newest version of Oracle Partner ISC’s Web-enabled geographic information system platform, supports map rendering, querying, and editing of Oracle Spatial data.

The new version also provides support for map rendering from, and querying of, Keyhole Markup Language (KML) files. Using MapDotNet UX Studio, users can load data from KML or Oracle Spatial into supported spatially enabled databases.

The Oracle Spatial connector for MapDotNet UX requires Oracle Instant Client

SYSTIME to Codevelop PLM Process Integration Pack

SYSTIME, an Oracle Certified Advantage Partner and a subsidiary of CMS Group, has entered into a codevelopment agreement with Oracle to build a process integration pack for Oracle’s Agile product lifecycle management (PLM) applications.

The PLM process integration pack will include core PLM capabilities, including design release of new product definitions, product launch, change management of launched products, bidirectional synchronization of engineering change status and material attribute information, tracking and monitoring of change processing, and an error-handling and notification framework.

The PLM process integration pack will enable rapid implementations of Agile PLM processes integrated with Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne enterprise resource planning applications. It will be built using Oracle Application Integration Architecture, which promotes a consistent, SOA-based approach to business process integration for both Oracle and third-party applications.


Book Beat

Oracle Data Guard 11g Handbook

By Larry Carpenter, Joseph Meeks, Charles Kim, Bill Burke, Sonya Carothers, Joydip Kundu, Michael Smith, and Nitin Vengurlekar
Oracle Press

“If you need a road map describing how to implement disaster recovery, what you need to think about, what your options are, and which ones you should explore, under what circumstances, then this book is for you,” writes Oracle’s Tom Kyte in the book’s foreword.

The authors—a team of Oracle Data Guard experts—provide comprehensive coverage on best-practice configurations, day-to-day monitoring and maintenance, tips and techniques, and architecture to enable you to successfully set up and manage Oracle Data Guard.

Oracle Essbase 9 Implementation Guide

By Sarma Anantapantula and Joseph Sydney Gomez
Packt Publishing

Learn how to develop multidimensional online analytical processing solutions with this step-by-step guide to Oracle Essbase fundamentals. Oracle Essbase 9 Implementation Guide takes readers through the basics of software installation to launching a fully functioning Oracle Essbase database cube.

The authors describe the concepts of multidimensional database technology and how to build an Oracle Essbase application complete with database, database calculation scripts, and database report scripts.

Oracle 10g /11g Data and Database Management Utilities

By Hector R. Madrid
Packt Publishing

This book covers 12 utilities Oracle Database professionals can use to optimize the efficiency, management, and performance of their daily tasks. Topics include data management, session management, batch processing, massive deployment, and troubleshooting. Readers will learn how to use Oracle utilities to improve maintenance windows, increase data transfer speeds, optimize backups, and more.

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