Oracle to Recognize, Reward SaaS Partners

Gold level and above OPN members are eligible to participate in Oracle's new Cloud Excellence Implementer Program.

Lynn Haber

October 2, 2017

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ORACLE OPENWORLD — Oracle’s cloud-transformation strategy push is once again visible with the new Oracle Cloud Excellence Implementer (CEI) program, introduced this week, that recognizes and rewards partners delivering Oracle Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud implementations. The program is open to Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Gold level and above members.

More specifically, CEI targets partners who deliver a first-class customer experience across the Oracle Cloud portfolio including the entire customer life cycle from implementation to support and services, the company said. CEI was announced at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco.


Oracle’s Camillo Speroni

“The cloud continues to represent a tremendous opportunity not only for our customers, but also for our partner community,” said Camillo Speroni, vice president of worldwide strategic alliances at Oracle. “As such, we remain committed to providing the intelligence and resources both parties need to make this transition as smooth and successful as possible,” he added.

The CEI program was designed in response to Oracle client requests for assistance in helping them identify partner firms with the demonstrated expertise and success implementing Oracle Cloud, the company said.

To qualify for CEI status, Gold level OPN and above partners must identify with one or more Oracle cloud service modules within defined geographies, and meet staffing as well as customer-engagement requirements. Then, partners must meet ongoing engagement criteria in order to remain in the program. The CEI status will not only differentiate partners, but these companies will receive the highest level of benefits and deeper engagement with Oracle, the company noted.

Some key program benefits:

  • Certifications exam vouchers and special pricing for Cloud Learning Subscriptions

  • Oracle Cloud Excellence Implementer logos and highest priority promotion to customers on Solutions Catalog and Oracle Cloud Marketplace

  • Eligibility for Global Oracle Cloud Excellence Implementer Distinction Awards

  • Eligibility for new product training workshops and other live training for CEIs

  • Eligibility for CEI Partner Advisory Board and Partner Summits

For OPN partners interested in the new CEI program information is available on the OPN partner portal.

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Lynn Haber

Content Director Lynn Haber follows channel news from partners, vendors, distributors and industry watchers. If I miss some coverage, don’t hesitate to email me and pass it along. Always up for chatting with partners. Say hi if you see me at a conference!

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