Oracle Recognizes 17 Channel Partners With Its Titan Awards

Honoring the best of the best, Oracle has awarded 17 of its channel partners its Oracle North American Titan Awards, recognizing the companies for their success in developing and implementing industry solutions based on Oracle database, middleware and application software.

This year, the fourth year the Oracle PartnerNetwork has awarded the trophies at the Oracle OpenWorld show, 20 awards were presented to 17 companies in 19 categories. This year's nominations (Oracle did not disclose the number) were evaluated by 65 judges, including industry analysts and media " including from the CMP Channel Group -- as well as Oracle sales, marketing and development executives.

The Titan Awards are yet another example that Oracle is devoting more attention to its channel partners, in contrast to its many years of aggressively pursuing direct sales, and the value they bring to the company. "This is not the Oracle of 10 years ago," said Rauline Ochs, senior vice president of North America alliances and channels, in a presentation to channel partners here at the Oracle OpenWorld conference.

The winners:

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Midsize Business Applications Solution -- iSP3 Solution Providers: iSP3 developed a highly customized version of its Natural Resources solution, based on JD Edwards applications, that allowed a midsize business customer to continuously reforecast project costs and make adjustments to stay on budget. After a four-month turnaround of a 12-module JD Edwards implementation, the Natural Resources solution proved to be a repeatable project that resulted in immediate new business.

Midsize Business Applications Momentum -- Terillium: Terillium expanded its Oracle business 70 percent year over year, helping to drive adoption of Oracle E-Business Suite and JD Edwards applications for midsize business customers. Terillium's key successes included a significant addition of Oracle expertise, and a new Oracle E-Business Suite practice, to their Oracle business. In addition, it secured eight customer references and drove a dozen major marketing initiatives.

High Tech Industry Solution -- Trianz: Trianz designed and implemented a unique intellectual property royalty collection system leveraging Oracle E-Business suite. The project involved modifying Oracle Standard Flows and implementing nine Oracle products to create an automated solution for tracking, invoicing, and collecting fee and royalty payments for a new industry-standard technology co-developed by the customer. Trianz's solution enables customers to manage their own agreements and report on shipped items for more than 120 million products rather than relying on a third party.

Oracle E-Business Suite Solution -- Deloitte Consulting: Working with a nine-month implementation deadline, Deloitte Consulting helped the client use 21 Oracle E-Business Suite modules, including Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Financials HR and Siebel CRM, to implement a new ERP system for a newly formed business unit while the client was in the process of an IPO. This was a competitive win over SAP.

CRM Solution -- IBM Global Business Services CRM and Intelenex: In a rare occurrence, two nominees received the same numerical score in the CRM Solution category producing two winners. IBM exemplified how to use CRM technology and solution expertise to consolidate 74 customer-facing systems and move the customer from a product-centric, transaction-focused business model to one focused on the customer. IBM helped build the business case for implementing a CRM system and worked with multiple global constituents to deliver the system on-time and on-budget. Intelenex leveraged Oracle CRM On Demand and Oracle E-Business Suite to win a deal over by delivering a solution with a single point of real-time integration. Intelenex provided superior domain expertise and delivered on-time and on-budget a solution that tightly integrated customer, product, and installed-base data from Oracle E-Business Suite into Oracle CRM On Demand. The fully synchronized CRM application affords sales and service personnel a complete 360-degree account view via a single sign on through Oracle CRM On Demand.

Applications Momentum -- IBM Global Business Services: IBM Global Business Services saw 31 percent growth in its Oracle practice while leading and participating in multiple marketing activities that included client-facing events, telesales campaigns, sponsorship events and regional go-to-market campaigns. IBM delivered specialized solutions on Oracle applications for more than 18 industries as well as horizontal applications, and it continues to invest its business across all Oracle products.

Health Care Industry Solution -- Piocon Technologies: Piocon Technologies strengthens Oracle's presence in the healthcare industry with an innovative solution built using Oracle Database and Oracle Fusion Middleware 10g technologies. Leveraging Portal, Reports and Java Web Services, Piocon worked with its customer to create patent-pending, web-based applications that support Bluetooth-enabled medical devices. The system analyzes transmitted information in real-time and provides alerts to both patients and caregivers based upon a custom-designed rules engine.

JD Edwards Solution -- SYSTIME Computer Corp.: SYSTIME was recognized for the second year in a row for its innovative solution built on the JD Edwards platform. When a biotech company needed a single system to manage their whole business, SYSTIME beat SAP and Microsoft Axapta by implementing in just 135 days a comprehensive solution that included manufacturing, financials, production scheduling, procurement and call center complaint handling. The solution delivered a tangible return-on-investment for the customer and a strong reference customer for SYSTIME and Oracle.

Manufacturing Industry Solution -- Deloitte Consulting: Deloitte Consulting helped a client in their efforts to realize the value of their JD Edwards solution by overhauling their existing JD Edwards installation. The client had limited resources, but with a three-phased approach Deloitte Consulting was able to help them bring more functions in-house and eliminate legacy systems.

Industry Solution -- Io Consulting: In this multiple industry category, Io Consulting won with a higher education implementation that included PeopleSoft HCM and Enterprise Campus Solutions. Io Consulting implemented five Campus Solutions modules while upgrading to the latest version of PeopleSoft HCM. The solution gave students and faculty self-service, Web-based applications available 24x7, resulting in a very satisfied and referenceable customer.

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Public Sector Solution -- CGH Technologies: For a project directly related to public safety, CGH Technologies used Oracle Spatial and Oracle Map Viewer to replace a manually intensive data analysis process and deliver an instant, visual representation of data results. The project delivered improved efficiencies and time savings resulting in strong customer satisfaction.

PeopleSoft Solution -- CedarCrestone: CedarCrestone leveraged PeopleSoft Enterprise to develop a solution for a hosted environment that enabled a higher education customer to move from a legacy mainframe environment and upgrade its applications to accommodate a major expansion in the student population. CedarCrestone was able to deliver solid service-level agreements for security, down time, disaster recovery and overall performance resulting in strong customer satisfaction and return on investment.

Security and Identity Management Solution -- Entology: Entology delivered an Oracle Identity Management Suite global implementation serving 30,000 users with more than 3,700 managers authorized to create, extend and disable employee accounts. The system has already supported two customer divestitures, and it continues to be adopted within new divisions in the parent company.

Business Intelligence Solution -- Accenture: Accenture maximized the out-of-box capabilities of Oracles Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition to deliver a timely and cost-effective solution for a large U.S. city with a rapidly expanding volume of calls to its non-emergency hotline. Faced with the challenge of 1.2 million people calling every month to get access to city services, the city managers needed a way to manage the flow of data and improve and prioritize services. The Accenture solution and implementation resulted in strong customer satisfaction and follow-on business.

Content Management Solution -- Tallgrass Technologies: Tallgrass Technologies became part of the Oracle PartnerNetwork through Oracle's acquisition of Stellent. The application Tallgrass proposed managed multiple businesses and human resource systems and succeeded in moving the customer to Oracle, away from Microsoft SharePoint. Tallgrass is currently working on follow-on business as a result of the successful content management implementation.

Integration and SOA Solution -- Hitachi Consulting: Hitachi Consulting developed an enterprise process and information integration platform for a diagnostics services customer leveraging the Oracle SOA Suite. The solution reduced the time needed to implement new client interfaces, and it improved billing integration and information delivery.

Oracle Database 10g and Application Server Momentum -- Accenture: Accenture posted strong growth its Oracle business during Oracle's fiscal year 2007 and collaborated with Oracle to win several key accounts. Accenture continues to invest in Oracle Fusion Middleware initiatives - particularly SOA.

Grid and RAC Solution -- Cloud Creek Systems: Cloud Creek Systems maximized the capabilities of Oracle technology and developed a solution for a customer that was outgrowing the capabilities of its Microsoft SQL Server infrastructure. Using Oracle Database Enterprise Edition, Real Application Clusters (RAC), Grid, Partitioning, Packs, and ASM, Cloud Creek Systems helped the rapidly growing online services customer reduce its DBA staffing requirements and refocus its development team on more strategic goals.

Oracle Database 10g Midsize Business Solution -- TUSC: TUSC helped a health care IT client that was tripling its volume of data to implement a multi-tier environment on 64-bit Linux that incorporated Oracle Database 10g, DataGuard, Real Application Clusters, ASM, Grid Control and Streams. The customer realized significant benefits including scalability for future growth, high availability, six times the processing power, significant reduction in total cost of ownership and simplified environment management.