The FINANCIAL — Building on its Partner Enablement 2.0 strategy and commitment to support partner growth and success, Oracle on March 9 expanded its Industry Partner Summits and Boot Camp training sessions in North America.
The new sessions offer sales and implementation training to enable partners to stay current on Oracle product roadmaps and maximize their ability to sell and implement joint solutions and achieve customer success.
Today’s announcement represents Oracle’s increased emphasis to educate and train partners to equip them with the knowledge and experience they need to better sell, develop with, or implement Oracle products.
Industry Partner Summits
Oracle’s Industry Partner Summits are sales enablement programs for Oracle’s industry specific partner community to share product roadmaps, strategies, initiatives, tools, and resources.
The Summits, hosted by leaders from Oracle’s Industry Business Units, Product and Strategy teams, and North America Sales and Alliance Executive team, deliver transparency between Oracle and its partner community regarding strategy and vision in each specific industry.
Four Summits have already been held addressing the areas of Consumer Packaged Goods, Finance, Retail and High Technology.
Five new Industry Summits are scheduled in the second half of 2009. They include Industrial Manufacturing/Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, Communications, Healthcare and Life Sciences.
Oracle has also set up groups on Oracle Mix that house blogs and industry discussions for each Industry Summit.
Boot Camp / Solution Workshop Training Sessions
Boot Camps are training programs developed exclusively for partners that deliver consolidated, concise, intensive, and focused training by specific product area.
Through Boot Camp sessions, Oracle helps partners “jump-start” implementation training and expand capabilities with Oracle’s acquired applications and additional applications beyond core ERP systems.
Since the announcement of the Boot Camp program last October, 15 application implementation courses for partners have been created and three sessions have already been held in North America – two Boot Camps for Oracle CRM On Demand and one for Oracle’s Agile Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Implementation Best Practices.
In addition, eight sales and implementation instructor-led Solution Workshops on edge applications have recently been held for North America partners, with additional sessions being planned:
Four on Oracle Master Data Management sales skills,
Two on Agile PLM pre-sales and implementation Best Practices,
Two on Value Chain Planning sales skills and implementation Best Practices, and
One on implementation Best Practices for Oracle’s Demantra.