Oracle Press Release
New Oracle Award Recognizes Top Performing Specialized Partners in EMEA

OPN EMEA Partner Specialization Awards Encourage Partners to Differentiate Themselves

Reading, UK – March 2, 2010
News Facts

Oracle today called for partners to submit entries for the inaugural OPN EMEA Partner Specialization Awards, a new annual award program which will recognize partners’ achievements in Specialization and self-sufficiency.
The new awards align with Oracle’s recently launched OPN Specialized
program which aims to help partners establish industry recognition by following a formal process to become specialized in key Oracle solution areas.
Oracle OPN EMEA Partner Specialization Awards are available to partners with one or more product or industry Specialization and who have demonstrated outstanding solution innovation. The categories are:.
Partner of the Year
Partner of the Year
Partner of the Year
of the Year
Partner of the Year
Added Distributor of the Year
Partner of the Year
Oracle PartnerNetwork members can nominate themselves for the awards and the OPN EMEA Partner Specialization Award winners will also be submitted into the Oracle PartnerNetwork Global Awards program and have the chance to gain global recognition for their outstanding achievements in Specialization.
Winning solutions will include Oracle Applications and/or Technology and can be unique to a specific industry or designed for midsize customers.
Besides being eligible for these awards, OPN Specialized partners also receive a wealth of additional benefits, including tailored logos around each attained specialization, placement on through the Solutions Catalog, additional free assessment and exam vouchers, free support requests, demonstration solution services and access to implementation methodologies.
The panel of judges will include participation from Martin Canning, Vice President, European Software & Services Research and Darren Bibby, Program Director, Software Channels Research at analyst house, IDC. Martin Canning and Darren Bibby will be assisting Oracle panel members in selecting the shortlisted candidates and finalists.
inaugural winners of the OPN EMEA Partner Specialization Awards will be announced on 19 September 2010 and partners can submit entries online here. For more information about how to enter the OPN EMEA Partner Specialization Awards please visit the OPN partner site.
Supporting Quote

Stein Surlien, Senior Vice President, Oracle Alliances and Channels EMEA, said: “These awards will recognize the high-level of innovation, excellence and commitment our partners bring to the table when they become Specialized with Oracle. We’re looking for partners with a proven track record in delivering winning, proven solutions that solve customers’ most critical business challenges. Our Award winners will be partners that have demonstrated tangible success, growth in their Oracle business and outstanding Oracle solutions."

Supporting Resources

Oracle PartnerNetwork
OPN Specialized Main Page
OPN Specialized OPN Data Sheet
Oracle Remarketer, Silver, Gold and Platinum Data Sheets
OPN Specialized Training
List of Specializations
Oracle PartnerNetwork at Oracle OpenWorld
Judson Althoff Blog
Connect with the Oracle Partner community at OPN on Oracle Mix, OPN on Twitter, OPN on Facebook, OPN on LinkedIn and OPN on YouTube
About the 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 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

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Samuel Hall
Oracle EMEA