Intelligent Decisions has achieved Oracle Platinum Partner status, recognizing the company’s expertise in consolidation, virtualization, storage, and hosting for Oracle solutions. Founded in 1988, Intelligent Decisions develops, deploys, and maintains IT solutions for the civilian, defense, and intelligence communities within the US federal government.
LoadSpring Solutions, an Oracle Gold Partner and a project management solution expert, has achieved Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized status for Oracle’s Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management 8. The new status recognizes LoadSpring’s expertise in cloud hosting, implementation, and training related to Primavera P6.
Oracle and Dell have expanded their alliance with new x86 offerings that combine Dell hardware with Oracle software. Under a new worldwide agreement between the two companies, Oracle named Dell a preferred x86 partner, and Dell named Oracle a preferred enterprise infrastructure partner. Dell customers will gain access to Oracle’s infrastructure technologies—including Oracle Linux, Oracle VM, and Oracle Enterprise Manager—that are optimized to run on Dell’s x86 hardware. The new Dell-Oracle infrastructure solutions will be tested and validated as application-ready platforms and delivered as a set of reference architectures, and the new products are expected to be available in the second half of 2013. The two companies will also collaborate to streamline customer support for the new products, with Dell providing a single point of contact for support.
A member of Oracle PartnerNetwork has achieved Oracle Business Accelerators Qualified status for Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. Oracle Business Accelerators are cloud-based tools that accelerate the implementation of Oracle Applications.
Oracle Platinum Partner Syntax, which sells and implements Oracle’s JD Edwards products in North America, achieved Oracle Business Accelerators Qualified status for Syntax’ Oracle Accelerate Solution for Industrial Manufacturing for JD Edwards. This cloud-based rapid implementation toolset combines the templates, wizards, and other features of Oracle Business Accelerators with the Syntax Express Accelerate Implementation Methodology to help industrial manufacturers implement tier 1 ERP applications quickly and cost-effectively. Syntax has been involved with the Oracle Accelerate program since the program’s inception.
Amplifi Commerce, an Oracle Gold Partner, has launched Amplifi360, a new e-commerce business process services offering based on the Oracle Commerce solution. Amplifi360 enables clients to leverage Oracle’s Commerce solution via a subscription model and combine it with Amplifi’s offerings.
Five Oracle Gold Partners have achieved Oracle Exadata Optimized and Oracle Exadata Ready status in the Oracle Exastack Ready program. This program recognizes applications that leverage the latest Oracle technology and acknowledges partners for developing, testing, and supporting their applications with Oracle Exadata, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, and Oracle SuperCluster engineered systems, as well as Oracle Linux.
ElectraCard Services, a subsidiary of OPUS Software Solutions, achieved Oracle Exadata Optimized and Oracle Exadata Ready status for electraSWITCH, which processes ATM, point-of-sale, internet, and mobile phone banking transactions.
Ellucian, which operates as a subsidiary of Sophia L.P. , earned Oracle Exadata Optimized and Oracle Exadata Ready status for Banner by Ellucian, its higher-education student information system. Banner by Ellucian is an open, flexible, and standards-based architecture for delivering information and services via the internet and mobile devices.
Fidelity Information Services (FIS) achieved Oracle Exadata Optimized and Oracle Exadata Ready status for DataNavigator, the back-office transaction management component of the FIS Enterprise Payments platform. DataNavigator optimizes and consolidates transaction research, exception management, ATM management, settlement, and reporting functions.
HealthEdge achieved Oracle Exadata Optimized and Oracle Exadata Ready status for its HealthRules product suite. The HealthRules suite includes modules for payers and care managers, as well as a portal and an advanced reporting and analytics offering called HealthRules Answers and an integration layer called HealthRules Connector.
Kiman Solutions achieved Oracle Exadata Optimized and Oracle Exadata Ready status for KiPREV, its life and pension solution. KiPREV is a comprehensive solution developed for the Brazilian market and is available in 15 countries on three continents.
Leeyo Software, an Oracle Gold Partner and provider of cloud-based and on-premises solutions for revenue recognition, automation, and management, earned Oracle Exadata Ready and Oracle Exalogic Ready status for RevPro Version 2. RevPro automates and manages revenue-related processes, eliminating manual data entry and integrating with quote-to-cash processes of enterprise resource planning systems to improve visibility, functionality, and configurability.
Oracle Diamond Partner Accenture has launched an Oracle Engineered Systems Center of Excellence. The new virtual center, enabled by Oracle’s cloud technologies, is dedicated to the development, delivery, and commercialization of business solutions based on Oracle’s engineered systems, including Oracle Exadata, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, and Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine.
At the center, clients can test workloads on Oracle engineered systems to understand how those systems can accelerate their applications and strengthen analytics. The center will provide clients with process-specific business solutions, thought leadership around existing and emerging technology, and access to Accenture’s industry-specific solutions based on Oracle technology.
Aellius, an Oracle Gold Partner, has achieved Oracle Validated Integration of its solution with Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. Validated integration demonstrates that partner solutions work with JD Edwards as designed, and that the solutions meet other stringent requirements.
Aellius achieved Oracle Validated Integration for LynX Business Integrator 2.1, a standards-based integration platform that allows external applications to securely exchange data with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne.
Two Oracle partners achieved Oracle PartnerNetwork Gold Partner status. McLane Advanced Technologies, a global provider of information technology and logistics solutions, achieved the status for its knowledge of systems integration and design architecture with Oracle engineered systems, and for addressing the needs of United States Department of Defense customers.
Silanis Technology, a provider of enterprise electronic signature solutions, achieved the status for its commitment to establishing knowledge in delivering electronic signature workflows with Oracle products and for uniquely addressing the challenges of organizations seeking to increase efficiency, reduce cost, and improve the user experience.
Oracle will present a special program exclusively for partners at Oracle OpenWorld, September 22 through 26 in San Francisco, California. Oracle PartnerNetwork Exchange @ OpenWorld features five targeted tracks, more than 40 sessions just for partners, and more than 125 certification opportunities, including the Test Fest certification program that enables partners to get Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized status for free. A dedicated Oracle PartnerNetwork lounge, an exclusive AfterDark Oracle PartnerNetwork reception, and access to the renowned appreciation event round out the agenda.
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