Oracle Press Release

Oracle Partner Business Center Enables Partners Around the Globe to Achieve Excellence

New Oracle PartnerNetwork Offering Expands Support Channels to include Twitter, Delivers Localized Support to Partners Anytime, Anywhere

Oracle OpenWorld 2009, San Francisco, Calif. – October 12, 2009

News Facts

Further enabling partner growth and success, Oracle today announced the Oracle Partner Business Center.
Available immediately, this new service provides around-the-clock global support to Oracle’s 21,000 Oracle®PartnerNetwork (OPN) members via phone, email or a new global Twitter support channel, http://twitter.com/ORCLPartnerBiz, in more than 24 different languages and replaces previous regional partner call centers.
Highly-skilled Partner Business Consultants, stationed in four business centers around the globe, are now available to support partners’ daily needs, while helping them stay abreast of the latest Oracle partner and technology offerings and new opportunities to develop, deploy and sell Oracle technology.
Working closely with Oracle Sales, Support, Partner Enablement and Technical teams, Partner Business Consultants deliver quick, expert business and administrative support regarding resource and site navigation, membership updates, order placement, benefit administration, and technical support assistance – regardless of a partner’s time zone or location.
Personalized, proactive, globally consistent support services will also help partners effectively leverage Oracle partner training and support resources to achieve specialization.
Partners support will be tiered based on level, including:
Silver: Free inbound call and e-mail assistance, including support Service Request Logging
Gold: Pro-active outbound engagement including business and administrative support functions and priority renewal.
Platinum: Dedicated virtual account management and channels to optimize Oracle PartnerNetwork and Specialized benefits, development of joint business plans, and top priority renewal.

Supporting Quotes

“We are investing heavily to help partners better engage with Oracle in a consistent manner around the world,” said Judson Althoff, Oracle Senior Vice President, Worldwide Alliances and Channels. “This new service will not only enable partners to better leverage their existing skills but proactively guide them to find the right Enablement 2.0 resources to further develop their skills to achieve specializations that will ultimately help generate more revenue and profitability.”
“Oracle’s highly training Business Consultants were invaluable in helping us move seamlessly into the Oracle PartnerNetwork program following Oracle’s acquisition of Primivera,” said Mario Sanvitale, Managing Director, Milestone. “It is always daunting learning how to navigate new programs and criteria and Oracle’s support team is continually able to knowledgeably address our questions and get them resolved in a matter of hours. Their quick response and tenacity go far beyond expectations.”
“The Oracle Partner Business Center has been extremely helpful and professional in assisting our company – providing the best information, knowledge and assistance. They are extremely dedicated to their work and are a valuable asset to Oracle and its partners,” said Porus Homi Havewala, Principal Consultant, S & I Systems Pte Ltd.
“The Oracle Partner Business Center Consultant team has always been very helpful not only in assisting us with questions, but in educating us on the many facets of OPN,” said Maria Izhar, Manager of Operations, Roma Business Solutions. “From partner recruitment to ordering, the Oracle Partner Business Center has always responded quickly and given us the direction we need to succeed. In working with them for the past four years, the Oracle Business Consultants have always been quick, responsive, active, and smart iin their work approach. It’s wonderful being a member of OPN.”

Supporting Resources

Oracle Innovation Showcase

For more than 32 years, Oracle has been a technology innovator, transforming the way business is conducted. To learn about Oracle’s latest technologies and history of innovation, visit the Innovation Showcase at oracle.com/innovation. And during Oracle OpenWorld (October 11-15), you can hear and interact with innovators from Oracle and its partners at http://www.oracle.com/openworld.

About the Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of more than 21,000 companies that deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle’s premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today’s global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer their customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle’s position as the world's largest business software company. Partners who are able to demonstrate superior product knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to doing business with Oracle qualify for specialized levels.

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Contact Info

Carol Sato
Oracle
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Blanc & Otus
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