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Oracle PartnerNetwork Recognizes Oracle Excellence Awards 2012 Specialized Partner of the Year - EMEA

Commitment to Excellence and Customer Success Draws Accolades for EMEA Partners

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – October 1, 2012

News Facts

Oracle today revealed the winners of its Oracle Excellence Awards 2012 EMEA Specialized Partner of the Year at the Oracle PartnerNetwork Keynote hosted by Judson Alhtoff held at Oracle OpenWorld on Sunday, September 30th.
Oracle and IDC judges recognized partners who have demonstrated outstanding performance in Specialization and innovation of Oracle-based solutions and services, and have achieved strong customer success with Oracle technology, hardware, middleware and applications.

Supporting Quotes

David Callaghan, Senior Vice President, Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels said: “These awards recognize the Specialized partners that have consistently delivered a high level of innovation and excellence in their areas of expertise over the past year. During the judging process we looked for partners that demonstrated commitment to growing their Oracle business, enhanced their skills in the Oracle product line and have shown focus in vertical industries. We’d like to congratulate all partners on their well-deserved awards.”
Dominic Web, Consulting Director, Western European ICT Channels, IDC said: “The quality of the nominations was excellent and the success of these partners is proof of the value they get from Oracle and the OPN Specialized program. There are some very strong Oracle partners in the EMEA region solving challenging business problems for the most discerning of customers."
Winners of the Oracle Excellence Awards 2012 Specialized Partner of the Year - EMEA are:

Specialized Partner of the Year: Database


Winner: Inforsacom Informationssysteme GmbH (Germany) - Platinum level OPN member Inforsacom Informationssysteme GmbH has designed and delivered integrated IT-solutions around the datacentre since 1997. They are highly regarded by clients as experts in the field of data center infrastructure solutions and services and are recognized with this award for demonstrating a high level of commitment and performance and as one of the top database partners in EMEA.


Rüdiger Rath, General Manager, Inforsacom Informationssysteme GmbH said:

“We are very proud to be awarded as Specialized Partner of the Year in the category Database EMEA. Since 1998 Inforsacom has had a strong focus on Oracle Database technology and Oracle/Sun Hardware. Oracle has always played a key role among technology providers in our portfolio. Our ongoing efforts in terms of Specialization around Oracle Database, Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Solaris, Oracle’s SPARC servers and Oracle storage technology enable our employees to position Oracle products and solutions with high additional value for the customer. As a result we made fiscal year 2012 the most successful in our 14 years working with Oracle.”

Specialized Partner of the Year: Middleware

Winner: egabi Solutions (Egypt) – This Platinum level OPN member has vast experience in Banking, Telecommunications and Government sectors and has established a leading position as a preferred supplier for industry related solutions and cross industry technical infrastructure services. egabi made a significant investment in Specialization last year and this award recognizes their impressive performance and customer references in middleware.

Hisham Sanad, Managing Director said “egabi is honoured to be recognized as an Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized partner, receiving this award is a result of years of commitment, relentless efforts, dedication, and investments between Oracle & egabi; specially that egabi has been named as Oracle MEA Industry Partner for the previous year 2011-2012. As promised last year egabi has taken on the responsibility to maintain the same performance with quality and focus and provide the customers with an exceptional experience. This would not have been achieved without the belief and professional support we had from Oracle and we are looking forward to more fruitful engagements with Oracle for years to come.”

Specialized Partner of the Year: Applications

Winner: Accenture (Netherlands) – Diamond level OPN partner Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 257,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. They provide services from management consulting through application outsourcing to clients on Oracle Software and this award recognizes them for their expertise across the Oracle portfolio.

Derek Steelberg, Managing Director of Accenture’s Oracle practice said: “Accenture is pleased to be recognized as an Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized partner in applications as validation of the great work and innovation we deliver to our enterprise clients every day. The award acknowledges our accomplishments in helping organizations achieve high performance using Oracle solutions.”

Specialized Partner of the Year: Industry

Winner: Mannai Trading Corporation (Qatar) – A Platinum level OPN member, Mannai Trading Corporation has been an Oracle partner for more than 20 years. Mannai has a keen focus on Public Sector and has invested in building competencies and solutions around this sector.

Nabil Khalil, General Manager, Mannai IT Solutions said: "We are really excited to receive such a prestigious award. This is the result of deep focus on Oracle Solutions and client satisfaction through continued focus on quality".

Mr. Binu M.R, Senior Manager, Oracle Practice at Mannai IT Solutions said: "Mannai has demonstrated the strength, vision & tenacity to succeed in today's very competitive technology environment.

Specialized Partner of the Year: Oracle Accelerate for Midsize Companies

Winner: Inoapps Ltd (UK) - This is the second time in three years that Inoapps Ltd, a Platinum level OPN member has won this award. Inoapps UK is one of only a few partners to be able to take the entire Red Stack to the customer base and one of only a handful of partners across Europe accredited to use Oracle Business Accelerator methodology to deliver rapid and proven Oracle E-Business Suite solutions to clients.

Andy Bird, Managing Director at Inoapps, said: “We are delighted to be awarded the Oracle Specialized Partner of the Year Award for Accelerate Solutions in the EMEA region, for the second time in three years. This award is a true reflection of our ability to deliver rapid, cost effective and tangible results for our customers. We provide high quality and innovative solutions that enable greater business agility and ensure faster, more informed and effective decision-making. We have achieved a first-class reputation across our customer base and it is testament to the efforts of the whole team to be recognized in kind by Oracle.”

Specialized Partner of the Year: Oracle on Oracle

Winner: Capgemini España, S.L. (Spain) - With around 120,000 people in 40 countries, Diamond level OPN member Capgemini is one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The award recognizes that Capgemini Spain has made a commitment with Oracle on Oracle solutions to drive innovation, consolidation and simplification of the IT business.

Francisco Bermúdez, Senior Vice President Capgemini Spain said: “We are delighted to be recognized with Oracle Excellence Award Specialized Partner of the Year - EMEA. The award honours our strong relationship with Oracle as well as our work in providing our mutual customers with innovative solutions. I´m looking forward to working more in depth with Oracle helping our clients to continuously achieve better results in their business.”

Specialized Partner of the Year: Server and Storage Systems

Winner: Mannai Trading Corporation (Qatar) - As one of the largest system integrators in the Middle East, Platinum level OPN member Mannai Trading Corporation provides a wide portfolio of solutions and service, offering an end-to-end solution to the customer with a focus on performance and reliability. This second award reflects how Mannai has gone the extra mile to support the Oracle business and get behind the Oracle Red stack.

Nabil Khalil, General Manager, Mannai IT Solutions said: "We feel immensely privileged to have achieved this award across Europe, Middle East & Africa”.

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About Oracle Excellence Awards Specialized Partner of the Year Awards

Part of the Oracle Excellence Awards, Specialized Partner of the Year awards recognize Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized partners who have demonstrated excellence in solution innovation and a track-record in delivering outstanding customer value.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more visit http://www.oracle.com/partners.

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