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July/August 2012

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Apps Associates Offers Oracle Exalytics Service and Support

Oracle Platinum Partner Apps Associates has launched an initiative to deliver services and solutions for Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine. Apps Associates is committed to bringing Oracle Exalytics to the thousands of customers using Oracle Business Intelligence, Oracle Essbase, and Oracle Hyperion Planning. The company will provide early stage proof-of-concept evaluation, implementation, deployment, and support.

“Apps Associates’ commitment to the development and rollout of a program centered on leveraging the power of Oracle Exalytics underscores the inherent ability of the platform to address the growing need for high-speed, real-time analytics in the most-demanding environments,” says Tyler Prince, group vice president, North America Sales, Alliances and Channels, at Oracle.

Heiler Earns Validated Integration with Oracle ATG Web Commerce

Heiler Software, an Oracle Gold Partner, has achieved Oracle Validated Integration between Heiler Product Manager 5.3 and Oracle ATG Web Commerce 10. Heiler Product Manager 5.3 is a scalable central master data platform for e-commerce and multichannel businesses. It provides distributors and manufacturers with master data management for all product data in a central datasource.

Heiler’s adapter between Heiler Product Manager 5.3 and Oracle ATG Web Commerce 10 enables transmission of information about items, products, structure groups, media assets, and more. The validated integration includes preconfigured export templates, export utilities, and data field validations.

QLogic Supports Newly Launched Oracle x86 Servers

QLogic, an Oracle Gold Partner, supports Oracle’s new Sun Fire X4170 M3 server, Sun Fire X4270 M3 server, and Sun Blade X6270 M3 server with its line of Oracle networking products. This includes an 8 Gb FC PCI Express (PCIe) host bus adapter and 10 Gb/sec Ethernet FC over Ethernet (FCoE) PCIe converged network adapters that are also available in ExpressModules for Sun Blade X6270 M3 server.

With more than 1 million ports shipped to Oracle customers, QLogic’s Oracle-branded networking adapters provide Sun Fire M3 customers proven FC performance and full hardware offload for FCoE and iSCSI. These performance attributes support the high compute density of Oracle’s Sun Fire and Sun Blade servers by delivering superior application performance and I/O scalability in virtual and nonvirtual environments. And, with time-tested QLogic FC, FCoE, and network interface card driver stacks, the highest level of SAN reliability is achieved to ensure the robustness and continuous uptime of Oracle’s hardware infrastructure and operating environments.

Kewill Flagship Achieves Validated Integration with Oracle E-Business Suite

Kewill, a solution provider in global trade and logistics and an Oracle Gold Partner, has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of Kewill Flagship with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1. Kewill Flagship is a multi-carrier enterprise parcel shipping solution for high-performance and high-volume shipping. The validated Kewill Flagship Adapter is a PL/SQL package that enables standard integration between Kewill Flagship 5.0 and Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.

Kewill Flagship can manage multiple shipping stations and support hundreds of thousands of shipments per day with a single software deployment. Oracle has also developed and markets a standard integration between Oracle Transportation Management and Kewill Flagship, and the two companies have a cooperative marketing agreement.

Megabyte Earns Multiple Specializations

Oracle Gold Partner Megabyte has achieved Specialized status in Oracle Business Intelligence foundation, Oracle Database, and Oracle Financial Management.

Founded in 1979, Megabyte is one of Malta’s first business computer systems companies. It offers IT project management, systems analysis, software design, customization, modification, and support, and has many years of experience in the development and implementation of IT solutions.

Elemica Introduces Transportation Management Solution

Elemica, a provider of supply chain integration and optimization services to the chemical, tire and rubber, energy, and selected manufacturing industries, has introduced the Elemica Transportation Management solution, a BPO Powered by Oracle service based on Oracle Transportation Management. Elemica is an Oracle Gold Partner. The Elemica Transportation Management solution provides control over, and visibility into, the end-to-end logistics order lifecycle. It incorporates chemical industry and logistics best practices, and its preconfigured processes support both common and anticipated needs of the chemical industry.

Omnix Achieves Platinum Partner Status

Omnix International, a distributor and systems integrator for digital software imaging solutions based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, has become an Oracle Platinum Partner. The status recognizes Omnix for its expertise in delivering Oracle’s Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management solutions. To earn Platinum status, partners must achieve any combination of five specializations, Oracle Exastack Ready status, or Oracle Validated Integrations.

With its Platinum status, Omnix International will now be able to broaden specialization areas; receive priority placement in the Oracle PartnerNetwork solutions catalog; and enjoy joint marketing and sales opportunities, discounted training, and more.

BIAS Achieves Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Specialization

BIAS Corporation, an Oracle Platinum Partner, is the first Oracle partner to achieve Oracle PartnerNetwork specialization on Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud. BIAS designs, acquires, implements, and manages comprehensive IT solutions based on Oracle technologies for companies worldwide.

In achieving a Specialized distinction, BIAS has been recognized by Oracle for its expertise in delivering services specifically around Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud through competency development, business results, and proven success.

BIAS also holds the following specializations: Oracle Exadata, Oracle GoldenGate, Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation, Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle Application Grid, Service-Oriented Architecture, Oracle WebCenter Portal, Data Warehousing, Oracle Database Performance Tuning, Oracle Linux, Oracle Database, and Oracle Real Application Clusters.

Transcepta Achieves Validated Integration with Oracle E-Business Suite

Oracle Gold Partner Transcepta has attained Oracle Validated Integration for the Transcepta Procure to Pay (P2P) network with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1. The Transcepta P2P network enables enterprise customers to electronically collaborate with suppliers through the exchange of invoices, purchase orders, and other documents. Validated integration between the Transcepta P2P network and Oracle E-Business Suite eases integration challenges for IT departments while enabling accounts payable and procurement teams to leverage Transcepta’s network.

“A rigorous technical review is required for Oracle Validated Integration,” says Ognjen Pavlovic, vice president of product strategy at Oracle. “Since Transcepta’s supplier messaging through Oracle Supplier Network has been tested and validated by Oracle, customers can be confident that the Transcepta Network integrates with Oracle E-Business Suite as designed, allowing accelerated time to value for our joint customers.”

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LoadSpring Becomes Oracle Gold Partner

LoadSpring Solutions has achieved Gold status in Oracle PartnerNetwork in recognition of its expertise in Oracle’s Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management solutions and for addressing the challenges of joint Oracle/LoadSpring customers. LoadSpring resells project management software and offers hosting and implementation services to its customers.

With its Gold status, LoadSpring receives the benefit of being able to start developing specializations that will allow it to grow its business, increase its expertise, reach higher levels of customer retention, and create differentiation in the marketplace. Gold members also become eligible to resell all Oracle technology products and can apply to resell Oracle applications and industry solutions. In addition, they receive access to Oracle account representatives and My Oracle Support updates for all products, discounts on training, limited free assessment/exam vouchers, reduced rates on the purchase of Oracle licenses for internal use, discounts on advanced customer services, and more.

Cintra Achieves Three Specializations

Cintra Software & Services, an Oracle Platinum Partner, has earned three Oracle PartnerNetwork specializations: Oracle Linux, Oracle Data Warehousing, and Oracle Exadata Database Machine. Cintra also holds Oracle Database 11g, Oracle Real Application Clusters, Oracle Database Performance Tuning, Oracle GoldenGate 10, and Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite specializations.

Cintra’s achievement of multiple specializations demonstrates its understanding of how various Oracle solutions can work together to create value across an organization. Cintra provides database infrastructure services including design, implementation, and ongoing remote DBA support.

INFOPRO’s eICBA Achieves Two Oracle Ready Statuses

INFOPRO, an Oracle Platinum Partner headquartered in Malaysia, has achieved Oracle Database Ready and Oracle WebLogic Ready status for its eICBA 9 software. Oracle Ready status demonstrates that eICBA 9—a comprehensive, integrated, modular banking solution—has been tested on Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and Oracle WebLogic Server 11g Release 1. eICBA provides a full spectrum of conventional and Islamic banking operations at retail, commercial, midsize enterprise, and corporate levels, and incorporates a full complement of transactional services.

Oracle Database Ready and Oracle WebLogic Ready are components of the Oracle Exastack Ready program. That program recognizes partners who have developed, tested, and tuned their applications on component parts of the Oracle Exadata Database Machine or Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud engineered systems.

Avnet Distributes Oracle Healthcare Information Exchange and Analytics in U.S. and Canada

Avnet Technology Solutions is now authorized to distribute Oracle Health Sciences solutions in the U.S. and Canada. Those solutions include Oracle’s healthcare information exchange and Oracle enterprise healthcare analytics. Oracle Health Sciences has authorized Avnet to distribute these specialized solutions because of Avnet’s proven ability to develop and foster an ecosystem of highly skilled healthcare IT solution provider partners through its SolutionsPath methodology and HealthPath practice.

Under this agreement , Oracle Platinum Partner Avnet will support a team of healthcare IT solution providers—Avnet partners—who assist midsize hospitals with issues related to accountable care, electronic health records, and healthcare information exchanges using Oracle Health Sciences solutions. Those Avnet partners participate in Avnet’s SolutionsPath practices, which include strategic planning consultation on high-growth vertical markets and data center technology areas.

Avnet helps its partners to obtain specialization in Oracle Health Sciences solutions through its “Under Our Wing” program that includes curricula, study guides, exam syllabi, and more.

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Developing Essbase Applications: Advanced Techniques for Finance and IT Professionals

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