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March/April 2013

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IFS Applications and Fundtech’s Global PAYplus Achieve Oracle Exadata Optimized and Oracle Exalogic Optimized Status

IFS, an Oracle Platinum Partner headquartered in Linköping, Sweden, has announced that IFS Applications 8 has achieved Oracle Exadata Optimized and Oracle Exalogic Optimized status. IFS Applications is a component-based extended enterprise resource planning suite built on service-oriented architecture technology that covers four core business processes: service and asset management, manufacturing, supply chain, and projects. Oracle Optimized status demonstrates that IFS Applications 8 has been tested and tuned on Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud to deliver speed, scalability, and reliability.

By combining IFS Applications with Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, IFS customers will be able to leverage benefits such as faster time to implementation and increased performance, as well as reduced energy and hardware footprint.

Fundtech, a leader in global transaction banking solutions and an Oracle Gold Partner, has announced that its Global PAYplus–Services Platform version 4 has achieved Oracle Exadata Optimized and Oracle Exalogic Optimized status. Fundtech’s Global PAYplus–Services Platform is a payments platform used by many large global banks. Testing found that the optimized combination of Global PAYplus–Services Platform running on Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud performed 9.3 million mass payments per hour and 5.7 million single payments per hour, while using only 25 percent of Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic processing capacity. 

TAKE Solutions Achieves Specialization for Oracle Argus Safety Suite

TAKE Solutions, provider of supply chain management (SCM) and life sciences solutions and an Oracle Gold Partner, has achieved Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized status for Oracle Argus Safety. The new specialization demonstrates TAKE’s proficiency with Oracle’s drug safety and pharmacovigilance solution, as well as its overall commitment to Oracle Health Sciences applications.

TAKE’s SCM product suite spans enterprise mobility, trading partner collaboration, and material tracking. In life sciences, TAKE offers solutions to enable efficient clinical, regulatory, safety, and commercialization processes. The company serves more than 400 customers worldwide from offices in Chennai, India, and Princeton, New Jersey.

Zebra Achieves Validated Integration with Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1

Zebra Technologies Corporation, an Oracle Gold Partner, has earned Oracle Validated Integration between its thermal barcode and RFID printer product line and Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.1 solutions. Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical review and test process to confirm that the products work together as designed, helping reduce risk and improve implementation cycles. Zebra printers leverage the Zebra barcode printing solution to smoothly receive, process, and print XML output from JD Edwards EnterpriseOne.

Zebra offers barcode printing from Oracle applications via the Zebra XML--Direct Connect method (for 10 or fewer printers), in which Zebra embeds a firmware XML parser in the XML-enabled, TCP/IP-connected printers, and the ZebraLink Enterprise Connector Solution (for 10 printers or more), which changes Oracle XML to Zebra Programming Language at the level of Oracle Application Server.

Chain-Sys Achieves Oracle Exadata Ready and Oracle Exalogic Ready Status

Chain-Sys Corporation, an Oracle Platinum Partner, has announced that e-chain 4.2 and appLOAD Suite 5.1 have achieved Oracle Exadata Ready and Oracle Exalogic Ready status.

Chain-Sys’ flagship product, e-chain, is an integrated, Web-based, end-to-end supply chain management and enterprise resource planning package suitable for midsize industry segments. It comprises 50 modules on seven business tracks. appLOAD Suite is a set of tools that supports data management processes related to Oracle E-Business Suite 12 and Oracle E-Business Suite 11i.

e-chain and appLOAD Suite have also been tested to work with Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and Oracle Linux 5.5 and higher. Additionally, e-chain 4.2 and appLOAD 5.1 support Oracle WebLogic Server 11.1.

CloudSigma Becomes Oracle Gold Partner

CloudSigma, an international pure-cloud infrastructure-as-a-service provider, has achieved Oracle Gold Partner status in Oracle PartnerNetwork. By becoming an Oracle Gold Partner, CloudSigma demonstrated its commitment to providing a flexible and user-centric public cloud offering.

CloudSigma’s products feature an open software layer that allows customers to install and run any software or operating system, including Oracle Linux, with full root/administrative access. CloudSigma customers can provision processing, storage, networks, and other fundamental computing resources in the cloud as needed. CloudSigma’s infrastructure is located in Interxion’s European Cloud Hubs and SwitchNAP’s Las Vegas data center campus. 

Precision Software Achieves Validated Integration with Oracle Transportation Management

Precision Software, a provider of transportation and trade management solutions and an Oracle Gold Partner, has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of its Precision Software Transportation Management System Parcel v2012 with Oracle Transportation Management 6.2. Precision Software Transportation Management System supports Oracle Transportation Management capabilities by facilitating user consideration of parcel carrier services during rate analysis and planning—an essential capability for online retailers and others that must include parcel shipping in their freight mix.

Precision Transportation Management System enables multicarrier manifesting with Oracle Transportation Management to enhance shipment processing for high-volume shipping environments. The validated integration provides carrier-compliant label generation (using Precision Software’s 40-plus global carrier certifications) and end-of-day manifesting. Precision Software is a division of QAD Inc. 

MIPRO Achieves Oracle Partner Network Specialization

MIPRO, an Oracle Gold Partner, has achieved Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized status for Oracle’s PeopleSoft 9.1 financial management applications. MIPRO was recognized by Oracle for its competency development, business results, and success in helping its customers automate and streamline financial processes.

MIPRO focuses on PeopleSoft Human Capital Management, PeopleSoft Financials, PeopleSoft asset lifecycle management applications, and PeopleSoft supply chain management applications, as well as solutions related to Oracle business intelligence applications and Oracle Fusion Applications. 

Hub City Media Introduces IdentityCert for iPad 

Hub City Media, an Oracle Gold Partner with an Oracle PartnerNetwork Identity and Access Management specialization, has launched IdentityCert, a new Apple iPad application. IdentityCert enhances the functionality of Oracle Identity Governance Suite by allowing end users to use the iPad to view critical compliance information on a mobile dashboard, monitor pending and completed user certification requests, update and complete user certifications, view critical policy violations, and resolve identity policy violations. 

Hub City Media is a consulting firm specializing in identity and security software implementations, integrations, and customizations. The company works with Fortune 500 clients on identity and access management projects in the US and worldwide. 

Trend Micro Becomes Gold Partner, Achieves Oracle Solaris Ready Status 

Trend Micro Inc. has announced that its Deep Security 8.0 application has achieved Oracle Solaris Ready status, demonstrating that the application has been fully tested on Oracle Solaris 11. Trend Micro also announced that the company has achieved Oracle Gold Partner status. Oracle has recognized Trend Micro for its commitment to establish Oracle-related knowledge in delivering security management. 

Trend Micro Deep Security deployed on Oracle Solaris 11 provides centrally managed, comprehensive protection using a single agent across multiple security modules. Deep Security is a security platform that delivers comprehensive and adaptive antimalware protection, Web reputation, intrusion prevention, firewall, integrity monitoring, and log inspection. Deep Security protects data centers undergoing virtualization, consolidation, and migration to new service-delivery models including cloud computing using Oracle Solaris 11.

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