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Partner of the Year Awards - Categories


 

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This award is for partners who deliver a full range of skills and services around Oracle Analytics solutions (excluding Hyperion/EPM)

A partner qualifies for this category if they have achieved at least one of the following in the last 12 calendar months:

  • Delivered services (implementation, upgrade, enhancements) relating to Oracle business intelligence (BI) solutions, including OBIEE, BIF, Essbase, BI Applications, BICS, DVCS, Big Data Prep and OAC
  • Worked with customers to diagnose & enhance Oracle warehouse capabilities, including resolution of performance issues, changing data model to meet business needs, etc
  • Assisted clients in ensuring they utilise Oracle Analytics solutions efficiently
  • Worked with users and organisations to ensure their business and data models are aligned

Clients should vote based on a partner's ability to demonstrate:

  • Product knowledge
  • Quality and relevance of work being carried out
  • An innovative approach to Analytics product utilisation
  • Reporting / monitoring / customer services
  • Adherence to Oracle Best Practice / standards
  • An ongoing, internal competency in Analytics solutions & products
  • Achieved a significant cost saving through optimised infrastructure or business processes

 

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This award is for partners embracing and working with new innovative solutions or technologies from Oracle and where those solutions have enabled fundamental changes in the customer’s ways of working.

A partner qualifies for this category if they have achieved at least one of the following in the last 12 calendar months:

  • Developed and/or delivered an implementation of a new solution or technology that has evolved and improved the customer's business processes
  • Significantly enhanced standard business practice for a company but not simply using a 3rd party solution
  • Provided solutions that complement and extend traditional Oracle solutions
  • Significantly change the way an organisation carries out its day to day business, realising cost savings, efficiencies and other improvements across multiple business areas

Clients should vote based on a partner's ability to demonstrate:

  • Innovation, out-of-the-box thinking and in-depth business knowledge
  • Quality and relevance of work being carried out
  • Adherence to Oracle Best Practice / standards
  • Relevance of work based on current and future business needs and capabilities

 

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This award is for partners who deliver a full range of skills and services around Oracle customer experience (CX) solutions. Where a partner submission relates to multiple product sets, the PRIMARY product should be Oracle CX based, and as such this submission should not be considered applicable for other product categories (e.g. HCM/ERP/EPM).

A partner qualifies for this category if they have achieved at least one of the following in the last 12 calendar months within the CX Area:

  • Delivered services (implementation, upgrade, enhancements) relating to this category
  • Demonstrated significant improvements in the use and operation of an existing application solution
  • Helped client to identify a critical point(s) using Journey Mapping and provided an innovative solution within the scope of the Oracle Product
  • Migrated an Oracle on premise application solution to Cloud architecture
  • Augmented one or more products through a customisation, enhancement etc, to add value to the existing product set, either as a customer-specific piece of work or available to the community as a whole
  • Drive system usage through training, resources etc. to utilise existing or new products efficiently
  • Developed/delivered any innovative accelerator tools that sit on top of the product suite to allows the client to better manage their business processes

Clients should vote based on a partner's ability to demonstrate:

  • Product knowledge
  • Quality and speed of the implementation / migration / transition, including successful migration from on-premises to Oracle cloud version
  • An innovative approach to the implementation / migration / transition
  • Reporting / monitoring / customer services
  • Quality of innovation and enhancements
  • Adherence to Oracle Best Practice / standards
  • Advisory/support and handholding during the project implementation and go-live

 

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This award is for partners who, working with the Oracle Data Integration Suite including PaaS and Big Data variants, have enabled their customers to create and run agile and intelligent business applications, and maximise IT efficiency by leveraging modern hardware and software architectures.

A partner qualifies for this category if they have achieved at least one of the following in the last 12 calendar months:

  • Delivered services (implementation, upgrade, enhancements) relating to Oracle Data Integration solutions
  • Implemented a Data Integration solution
  • Successfully migrated a client to the latest Data Integration offerings (either from alternative vendors or older releases), including any business and data transformation activities required
  • Delivered or migrated a Data Integration solution
  • Provided an innovative implementation approach to Data Integration solutions
  • Enhanced Oracle Applications or Analytics through the delivery of Data Integration solutions
  • Empowered users through training, resources, etc. to utilise Data Integration efficiently

Clients should vote based on a partner's ability to demonstrate:

  • Product knowledge on Data Integration Suite, including; ODI, GoldenGate, Advanced Data Guard, EDQ, Metadata Manager and on PaaS Data Integration (such as DIPC etc), Big Data Integration or Streaming.
  • Quality and relevance of work being carried out
  • An innovative approach to Middleware product utilisation
  • Reporting / monitoring / customer services
  • Adherence to Oracle Best Practice / standards
  • An ongoing, internal competency in Data Integration products

 

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This award is for partners who deliver a full range of skills and services around Oracle Database solutions.

A partner qualifies for this category if they have achieved at least one of the following in the last 12 calendar months:

  • Delivered a database implementation, that resulted in significant business value for the customer, involving an install or major upgrade, which may have included data migration (from either an older release, or different database). This should be a complex migration (cross platform, from de-supported versions etc), or an extensive database farm, rather than just a minor release upgrade.
  • Implemented, enhanced or performed a significant upgrade to an "advanced configuration" e.g. RAC, stretched RAC, Container Databases
  • Implemented an Autonomous database solution, including migrating from traditional database models, optimising and consolidating, and showing an overall improvement (including time, effort and cost savings) in database usage
  • Implemented, upgraded, enhanced or migrated to a DBaaS solution based on Oracle technology (including Oracle RDBMS, MySQL, etc), from an "On-Premise" solution
  • Migrated database from on-premise to Public Cloud such as Oracle Cloud, AWS or Azure (including IaaS, PaaS, etc)
  • Implemented advanced features e.g. Database Vault, Audit Vault, in-memory, GoldenGate for replication etc
  • Implemented Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture

Clients should vote based on a partner's ability to demonstrate:

  • Product knowledge
  • Quality and speed of the install / migration / transition
  • An innovative approach to install / migration / outage time
  • Quality of enhancements
  • Adherence to Oracle Best Practice / standards
  • An ongoing, internal competency in database products

 

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This award is for partners who deliver a full range of skills and services related to Oracle Hyperion and Oracle Enterprise Performance Management solutions, including Oracle EPM Clouds Services such as PBCS, FCCS, ARCS, Tax Reporting etc. Where a partner submission relates to multiple product sets, the PRIMARY product should be Oracle EPM based, and as such this submission should not be considered applicable for other product categories (e.g. HCM/ERP/CX).

A partner qualifies for this category if they have achieved at least one of the following in the last 12 calendar months within the EPM area:

  • Delivered services (implementation, upgrade, enhancements) relating to this category
  • Demonstrated significant improvements in the use and operation of an existing application solution o Helped client to identify a critical point(s) using Journey Mapping and provided an innovative solution within the scope of the Oracle Product
  • Migrated an Oracle on premise application solution to Cloud architecture
  • Augmented one or more products through a customisation, enhancement etc, to add value to the existing product set, either as a customer-specific piece of work or available to the community as a whole
  • Drive system usage through training, resources etc. to utilise existing or new products efficiently
  • Developed/delivered any innovative accelerator tools that sit on top of the product suite to allows the client to better manage their business processes

Clients should vote based on a partner's ability to demonstrate:

  • Product knowledge
  • Quality and speed of the implementation / migration / transition, including successful migration from on-premises to Oracle cloud version
  • An innovative approach to the implementation / migration / transition
  • Quality of innovation and enhancements
  • Adherence to Oracle Best Practice / standards
  • Advisory/support and handholding during the project implementation and go-live

 

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This award is for partners who cover any Oracle ERP applications including SaaS (ERP/Financials Cloud), Oracle E-Business, PeopleSoft or JD Edwards. Where a partner submission relates to multiple product sets, the PRIMARY product should be Oracle ERP based, and as such this submission should not be considered applicable for other product categories (e.g. HCM/EPM/CX).

A partner qualifies for this category if they have achieved at least one of the following in the last 12 calendar months within the ERP Area:

  • Delivered services (implementation, upgrade, enhancements) relating to this category
  • Demonstrated significant improvements in the use and operation of an existing application solution
  • Helped client to identify a critical point(s) using Journey Mapping and provided an innovative solution within the scope of the Oracle Product
  • Migrated an Oracle on premise application solution to Cloud architecture
  • Augmented one or more products through a customisation, enhancement etc, to add value to the existing product set, either as a customer-specific piece of work or available to the community as a whole
  • Drive system usage through training, resources etc. to utilise existing or new products efficiently
  • Developed/delivered any innovative accelerator tools that sit on top of the product suite to allows the client to better manage their business processes

Clients should vote based on a partner's ability to demonstrate:

  • Product knowledge
  • Quality and speed of the implementation / migration / transition, including successful migration from on-premises to Oracle cloud version
  • An innovative approach to the implementation / migration / transition
  • Quality of innovation and enhancements
  • Adherence to Oracle Best Practice / standards
  • Advisory/support and handholding during the project implementation and go-live

 

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This award is for partners who cover any Oracle ERP applications deployed as SaaS (HCM Cloud), Oracle E-Business on premise/hosted or PeopleSoft. Where a partner submission relates to multiple product sets, the PRIMARY product should be Oracle HCM based, and as such this submission should not be considered applicable for other product categories (e.g. EPM/ERP/CX).

A partner qualifies for this category if they have achieved at least one of the following in the last 12 calendar months within the HCM area:

  • Delivered services (implementation, upgrade, enhancements) relating to this category
  • Demonstrated significant improvements in the use and operation of an existing application solution
  • Helped client to identify a critical point(s) using Journey Mapping and provided an innovative solution within the scope of the Oracle Product
  • Migrated an Oracle on premise application solution to Cloud architecture
  • Augmented one or more products through a customisation, enhancement etc, to add value to the existing product set, either as a customer-specific piece of work or available to the community as a whole
  • Drive system usage through training, resources etc. to utilise existing or new products efficiently
  • Developed/delivered any innovative accelerator tools that sit on top of the product suite to allows the client to better manage their business processes

Clients should vote based on a partner's ability to demonstrate:

  • Product knowledge
  • Quality and speed of the implementation / migration / transition, including successful migration from on-premises to Oracle cloud version
  • An innovative approach to the implementation / migration / transition
  • Quality of innovation and enhancements
  • Adherence to Oracle Best Practice / standards
  • Advisory/support and handholding during the project implementation and go-live

 

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This award is for partners who have shown a specific and specialised knowledge in an industry sector, and its associated products e.g. Retail, Public Sector, Communications etc.

A partner qualifies for this category if they have achieved at least one of the following in the last 12 calendar months:

  • Has utilised Oracle products and/or services specifically built for the specialised industry sector e.g. Oracle Retek, Oracle Automotive etc.
  • Optimise or extended a standard solution offering, potentially incorporating additional products and services, aimed at a specific market section e.g. Power Generation, where the same solution is not submitted for another award (e.g. HCM/ERP/EPM/CX).
  • Has shown an understanding of how to implement Oracle products and/or services in that specific industry sector, and created a unique solution accordingly

Clients should vote based on a partner's ability to demonstrate:

  • Show a competency in the Oracle specific products related to the industry sector, and how to optimise / implement them in a manner suitable for the situation
  • Product knowledge, including a demonstrable understanding of the product lifecycle and its impact on the business
  • Quality and speed of the install / migration / transition
  • An innovative approach to install / migration / outage time
  • Business case analysis methodology, and appropriateness of solution
  • Adherence to Oracle Best Practice / standards

 

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This award is for partners who cover any Oracle ERP applications deployed as SaaS (HCM Cloud), Oracle E-Business on premise/hosted or PeopleSoft. Where a partner submission relates to multiple product sets, the PRIMARY product should be Oracle HCM based, and as such this submission should not be considered applicable for other product categories (e.g. EPM/ERP/CX).

A partner qualifies for this category if they have achieved at least one of the following in the last 12 calendar months:

  • Developed a new (within the last 12 months), unique commercial solution within the marketplace, which utilises Oracle products (hardware or software), and markets that product as a stand-alone offering
  • Demonstrated significant improvements in the use and operation of an existing application solution
  • Helped client to identify a critical point(s) using Journey Mapping and provided an innovative solution within the scope of the Oracle Product
  • Significantly enhanced the capability of an existing solution which the partner was responsible for developing
  • Offers services around this solution to allow for integration with Oracle
  • Provides a standalone service to customers (although not one covered by another award i.e. not training, transformation etc).

Clients should vote based on a partner's ability to demonstrate:

  • Quality of the product
  • Additional services (training, implementation, collateral, integration etc.) offered
  • Product support

 

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This award is for partners who deliver excellent managed services around Oracle Applications.

A partner qualifies for this category if they have achieved at least one of the following in the last 12 calendar months:

  • Supported a major Oracle (or mixed architecture) estate as "Managed Service", involving multiple environments for one or more Oracle products, e.g. Databases, E-Business, CX, OBI, SOA, FMW, Siebel
  • Worked with the customer to ensure support and certification compliance and in some way enhanced the customer's experience of Oracle
  • Worked with the customer to ensure license compliance for Oracle products as the environment changes
  • Applied major patches / implemented changes in line with local legislative changes & requirements, e.g. TYE, SBO, DPA
  • Providing guidance and advice of current certified and supported configurations
  • Supporting custom built code which enhances the application experience for the customer
  • Utilised and adopted industry standards e.g. ITIL, CEMLI
  • Software support including regular patching

Clients should vote based on a partner's ability to demonstrate:

  • Product knowledge
  • Quality and speed of issue resolution
  • An innovative approach to environment management
  • Reporting / monitoring / customer services
  • Adherence to Oracle Best Practice / standards
  • An ongoing, internal competency in remote or on-site management of customer systems

 

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This award is for partners who deliver excellent managed services around Oracle Applications.

A partner qualifies for this category if they have achieved at least one of the following in the last 12 calendar months:

  • Supported the technology platform for a major Oracle (or mixed architecture) estate as "Managed Service", involving multiple environments for one or more Oracle products, e.g. Databases, E-Business, CX, OBI, SOA, FMW, Siebel
  • Providing Infrastructure support, including both physical and Cloud based environments
  • Operating system patching, security reviews, PEN testing etc
  • Managing hardware refresh / vendor support compliance
  • Worked with the customer to ensure license compliance for Oracle products as the environment changes
  • Utilised and adopted industry standards e.g. ITIL, CEMLI

Clients should vote based on a partner's ability to demonstrate:

  • Product knowledge
  • Quality and speed of issue resolution
  • An innovative approach to environment management
  • Reporting / monitoring / customer services
  • Adherence to Oracle Best Practice / standards
  • An ongoing, internal competency in remote or on-site management of customer systems

 

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This award is for partners who, working with the Oracle Middleware technology portfolio including PaaS, have enabled their customers to create and run agile and intelligent business applications, and maximise IT efficiency by leveraging modern hardware and software architectures.

A partner qualifies for this category if they have achieved at least one of the following in the last 12 calendar months:

  • Delivered services (implementation, upgrade, enhancements) relating to Oracle Middleware solutions
  • Implemented a Middleware solution (including both on-premise and Cloud products)
  • Successfully migrated a client to the latest Middleware offerings (either from alternative vendors or older releases), including any business and data transformation activities required. This is specifically targeted at the new Middleware products like Integration Cloud Services (ICS)
  • Delivered or migrated a Middleware solution
  • Provided an innovative implementation approach to Middleware solutions
  • Enhanced Oracle Applications through the delivery of Middleware solutions
  • Empowered users through training, resources, etc. to utilise Middleware efficiently

Clients should vote based on a partner's ability to demonstrate:

  • Product knowledge (Fusion Middleware, SOA, ODI, BPEL, BEA etc)
  • Quality and relevance of work being carried out
  • An innovative approach to Middleware product utilisation
  • Reporting / monitoring / customer services
  • Adherence to Oracle Best Practice / standards
  • An ongoing, internal competency in Middleware products

 

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This award is for Partners who offer innovative use of any part of the Hardware, Infrastructure or Engineered Systems or conjoined PaaS/IaaS offerings from Oracle.

A partner qualifies for this category if they have achieved at least one of the following in the last 12 calendar months:

  • Delivered, commissioned, configured or implemented a new solution on Oracle-based Hardware or Infrastructure including (but not limited to): Exadata, Exalogic, Database Appliance (ODA), Big Data, SuperCluster, Sparc. Sun x86, Blade and Netra servers, ZFS, SAN, Tape and Flash Storage, Oracle Solaris and Oracle Linux Operating systems, Oracle Virtualization and Oracle Enterprise Manager
  • Migrated, consolidated or enhanced a customer's infrastructure while utilising optimisation products like Docker and Kubernetes, deployed via the Oracle Cloud
  • Delivered, commissioned, configured or implemented a new solution as above but cloud provisioned (IaaS), providing the underlying hardware/infrastructure is based on Oracle technologies
  • Utilised Oracle monitoring technology (e.g. OEM, Oracle Management Cloud, CASB etc) across an entire estate, which could include non-Oracle based technology, but must be predominantly Oracle-centric

Clients should vote based on a partner's ability to demonstrate:

  • Product knowledge
  • Quality and speed of the install / migration / transition
  • An innovative approach to install / migration / outage time
  • Overall integration of Oracle hardware and infrastructure components
  • Adherence to Oracle Best Practice / standards

 

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This award is for partners who deliver dedicated training, not part of an implementation project, on Oracle Applications or Oracle Technology.

A partner qualifies for this category if they have achieved at least one of the following in the last 12 calendar months:

  • Delivered dedicated training to end users or other trainers, relating to any Oracle Applications or Technology products or supporting services. This excludes training provided as part of an overall business transformation/migration solution provided by the same partner, and should be a standalone offering.
  • Provided training resources (website, software etc.) available to the general public, or as a standalone service
  • Enhanced a user's or organisation's Oracle experience through training, which is delivered as a specific training service, rather than as a component of a large implementation delivered by the same partner
  • Developed tools to assist with training and delivery of training which are offered independently of any specific implementation services.

Clients should vote based on a partner's ability to demonstrate:

  • Quality and appropriate delivery of training, either via web, classroom or offline methods
  • The ability to customise and adapt training to end-users' specific needs
  • Use of tools (e.g. UPK)
  • Reporting / monitoring / customer services
  • Adherence to Oracle Best Practice / standards

 

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