Implementation Success: A Quest for Excellence
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is continually evolving to support our partners as they accelerate their journey to the cloud. Oracle has recently seen considerable momentum on this front: Nearly half of our 25,000 OPN partners worldwide are now doing business in the cloud, and we’ve seen indirect cloud resell revenue up 105 percent year over year. As part of our latest enhancement to OPN, we were thrilled to launch the new Oracle Cloud Excellence Implementer (CEI) Program on Oct. 1 during Oracle OpenWorld.
Oracle is committed to delivering customers the highest-quality experience with Oracle Cloud, and our partners are essential to carrying out this mission. With implementation at the forefront of the cloud journey, it’s critical that we invest in the services and support our customers need–just as we have with our cutting-edge technology–at this pivotal phase of cloud transformation. Hence, the CEI program was developed to recognize and reward OPN partners that demonstrate ongoing expertise, project success and superior customer satisfaction in Oracle Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Cloud implementations.
One of the hallmarks of this new program is that partners qualify for CEI status by individual cloud service module within defined geographic regions. By delving down to this level of detail, the CEI program helps ensure that customers can easily identify and engage with implementation firms that best align to their specific cloud solution requirements.
The CEI program offers a wealth of added value to qualifying partners that commit to, invest in and prioritize quality Oracle Cloud implementations. Partners achieving CEI status enjoy high-value OPN program benefits, deeper engagement with Oracle, and an opportunity for further recognition and market differentiation based on their cloud implementation expertise and success.
More than 60 partners have already been approved for the CEI program, and the list is growing every day. If you haven’t already applied, we encourage you to visit the OPN Portal to review the qualifying criteria and application process.
We hope you’ll join us on this quest for excellence in Oracle Cloud. As always, it’s an honor to partner with you!
Penny Philpot is Group Vice President, Worldwide Alliances and Channels, Oracle.
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