Oracle Accelerate Newsletter
September 2011

Oracle
Oracle Accelerate for Midsize Companies

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  INTRODUCTION
In this issue of the Oracle Accelerate Newsletter, we are focusing on the surging momentum of Oracle Accelerate for Midsize Companies.

We have a great section highlighting the upcoming midsize activities at Oracle OpenWorld, the launch of our new midsize resource center you should share with your customers, and the continued success we are having launching over 80 Oracle Accelerate solutions with our partners.

We have also just launched our Oracle Accelerate for Midsize Companies Facebook page - make sure you visit our facebook page and click on the "Like" button so you can keep up to date with the Oracle Accelerate community.


Oracle Accelerate Team

  FEATURE STORIES
Quick Guide to Top Oracle OpenWorld Sessions for Midsize Companies

Get the most value out of this year's Oracle OpenWorld. Don't miss the opportunity to come to the Oracle Accelerate Special Interest Group OPN Forum meeting on Sunday, October 2, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am in Moscone South, Esplanade Room 304. Read on for information about must-see sessions and access to the Focus On quick guide document for activities relevant to midsize organizations, including keynotes, demos, and networking opportunities.

» Learn more



Just Launched - Midsize Virtual Resource Center: Spotlight on Oracle Accelerate for Midsize Companies

This Virtual Resource Center is designed to provide executives, business managers, and technology professionals with information on the full range of Oracle's applications and technology products for midsize companies

Oracle Accelerate for Midsize Companies is the first focus topic. The resource center will be the go to destination for our customers and we will be able to track which marketing assets our customers are downloading and track each topic areas of interest.

» Midsize Resource Center Registration


More Than 80 New Oracle Accelerate Solutions Speed, Simplify Software Implementations

To simplify implementations, lower total cost of ownership, and speed time-to-value, Oracle and its partners have, in the last nine months, launched more than 80 new Oracle Accelerate solutions for midsize organizations. There are now more than 360 Oracle Accelerate solutions from more than 175 partners globally to serve the needs of growing companies.

» Learn more


  SALES & MARKETING TOOLS
Nucleus Research Report: Anatomy of a Decision: SAP Versus Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

When Oracle JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and SAP compete in the midmarket, there are many factors that influence customer decisions. Nucleus took a closer look at EnterpriseOne customers that also considered SAP to understand what, besides price, played a role in their decision. Analysts found that ease of implementation, flexibility, and functionality match were key factors driving a decision to invest in JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. The ability to understand and predict the overall initial and ongoing cost was also critical.

» Click here to access the report.


IDC - Midsize Manufacturers: Driving Innovation with Modern Information Technology

As the markets for manufacturers started a tenuous recovery in 2010, the willingness to invest in information technology also returned. Many IT leaders saw this as an opportunity to step back and take a big picture view of their infrastructure approach and application portfolios. For small to midsize manufacturers - many of which are supply partners with larger companies - the economic recovery presents opportunities as well as challenges.

» Click here to access the report.


Brief - Oracle Business Accelerators: Speeding Deployment and ROI for Oracle Solutions

Oracle Business Accelerators combine technology and industry expertise for companies that seek to achieve rapid implementations without sacrificing functionality or scalability. Oracle Business Accelerators allow Oracle customers to remain innovative, agile, and competitive while maintaining margins as they grow.

» Click here to view the brief.


Announcing New Oracle Business Accelerator Sales Collateral Tab on accelerators.oracle.com

The Oracle Accelerate team is pleased to announce the new Oracle Business Accelerator sales collateral tab on accelerators.oracle.com. Easy to navigate videos, oracle.com assets, C-Level presentations, and material to help you choose the correct OBA for your deal. Visit the new sales collateral tab to help you:
  • Prepare for your first meeting
  • Positioning Oracle Business Accelerators
  • Choose the best Oracle Business Accelerator
  • Prepare to demo Oracle Business Accelerators
  • Bid, scope and review Oracle Business Accelerator project proposals
» Learn more about accelerators.oracle.com.


JD Edwards Apparel Management Sales Kit

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Apparel Management optimizes the management of products that consist of a variety of different attributes including styles, colors and sizes. By accommodating the management of multi-attribute items, dynamic order priority allocations and seasonal collection lifecycles, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Apparel Management supports the development of multi-attribute products from components to finished goods.

» Click here to download the kit.


Oracle Introduces Oracle User Productivity Kit and UPK Professional 11.0 to Help Ensure IT Project Success

For complete details, check out the What's New in Oracle UPK Professional and What's New in Oracle UPK or visit Oracle.com. See what Oracle UPK can do your for your Midsize Business customers.


  CUSTOMER SUCCESS
Profit Magazine:

United Streetcar Gets Domestic Manufacturing Back on Track with Oracle ERP Solutions

Video:

USANA Boosts Productivity with Oracle's EBS and Agile PLM

Success Stories:

Ascend Telecom Gains More Insight into Revenue, Completes Projects 25% Faster

FACOR Steels Ltd Reduces Reporting Time from Three Weeks to Seven Days

Guerra S.A. Implementos Rodoviários Modernizes Management and Reduces Costs with ERP Solution

Savills plc Accelerates Financial Reporting and Gains Greater Insight into Performance Metrics

Shirazi Trading Company Closes Monthly Accounts in Hours Rather Than Days


» View more Midsize Customer Successes


  EVENTS & WEBCASTS
Webcast Series: Discover the Cloud Advantage for Databases

Attend our webcast series, Discover the Cloud Advantage for Databases, and learn best practices to achieve maximum performance and value from your database in private clouds. Topics range from Security, Storage Management, Data Integration, Database Consolidation, Database Management, and Availability.

» Register today!


APAC Oracle Accelerate Road Show - Helping Midsize Companies to Punch Above Their Weight

Midsize companies are challenged by resource constraints and are expected to do more with less. In the sport of boxing, this is known as 'Punching Above Your Weight". This event will use examples of how midsize customers have used Oracle Accelerate solutions to deliver results that allow them to punch above their weight. The attendees will see a demonstration of an Oracle Accelerate solution, hear stories from the front line told by Oracle's partners, and conclude with a panel discussion answering questions prompted by the presentations.

Upcoming Events: September 29th - Sri Lanka Colombo
October 27th - Thailand Bangkok
October 13th - Korea Seoul


» Click here to view APAC Oracle Accelerate Road Show


Make the Strategic Move Now to Oracle ERP

Discover how Cell Signaling Technology made the switch from a tier 2 solution (Epicor) to Oracle and learn firsthand how Oracle Applications are:
  • Affordable - with rapid ROI, and implementation costs directly comparable with those of updating legacy systems.
  • Flexible - with proven scalability, and modular On Demand deployment options to allow you to choose just what you need, when you need it.
  • Fast - with efficiencies learned from thousands of successful implementations, and expert delivery through the Oracle Accelerate ecosystem.
Don't miss this chance to learn how you can accelerate your business growth with Oracle.


» Click here to view the webcast


Why are so many midsize companies choosing Oracle for their ERP, CRM and reporting?

Companies across APAC are overtaking their competition by investing in new business applications for ERP, CRM and reporting. This webcast cuts to the chase as industry experts recall their front line experiences to illustrate how midsize companies are navigating past buzzwords and hype to actually select, implement and see real benefits from modern business applications.

The webcast will cover:
  • How did they manage the risk?
  • How did they build a business case?
  • What benefits have they seen?
  • Why did they pick Oracle when there are so many other choices available?
If you would like to be one of the first to receive access to this recording when it is released later this month please email Paul Liddiatt and he will add you to the priority invitation list.


  NEW PARTNER SOLUTIONS IN MARKET
Click on the logo to learn more about the partner solutions.

Industry: General Business
Country: United States
Functional Area: Oracle's ATG Web Commerce Suite

Industry: Consumer Products
Country: Germany
Functional Area: CRMOD

Industry: Real Estate
Country: India
Functional Area: ERP

Industry: General Business
Country: United States
Functional Area: Oracle Governance, Risk & Compliance

Industry: Travel & Transportation
Country: Pakistan
Functional Area: ERP

Industry: Utilities
Country: Portugal
Functional Area: ERP

Industry: Business Services
Country: United Kingdom
Functional Area: ERP


IN THIS ISSUE
Featured Stories
Sales & Marketing Tools
Customer Success
Events & Webcasts
New Partner Solutions in Market

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IN THE NEWS
FulcrumWay Joins Oracle Accelerate Program with Oracle Accelerate Solution for Oracle Governance, Risk, and Compliance Controls
P3 Solutions Announces Oracle Accelerate Solutions for Oracle Business Intelligence Applications
P3 Solutions Achieves Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialization for Oracle BI Applications
DAZ Systems, Inc. Launches Oracle Accelerate Hyperion Planning Practice
Dell Services Introduces Oracle Accelerate Solution to Help Midsize Organizations Rapidly and Cost-Effectively Deploy Top-Tier Enterprise Software
M3M India Generates Financial Reports Instantly, Increases Property Sales by 10%

RESOURCES
Find an Oracle Accelerate Solutions Partner

Oracle Accelerate Academy: Training for Oracle Sales and Partners to maximize midsize application efficiency and growth!

Oracle Accelerate Per Month Pricing Multiplier Update


LEARN MORE
Oracle.com/accelerate
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Oracle Business Accelerators Customer Success
Oracle Accelerate Solution Finder
Oracle Accelerate on OPN
Oracle Business Accelerators (OBAs) on OPN
Oracle Accelerate Academy
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