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Oracle Expands Application Integration Architecture for Partners Initiative

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- -- Oracle announced it has expanded the Application Integration Architecture for Partners Initiative, further enabling its partner ecosystem to broaden revenue generation activity by integrating and validating with Oracle(R) Applications. -- The expanded initiative is now available to all members of Oracle PartnerNetwork, regardless of membership level, including system integrators. -- The initiative gives partners access to the tools and software necessary to build integrated solutions to Oracle application products and cross-application business processes. -- Partners can leverage the initiative to competitively differentiate their products and services through access to implementation and integration best practices, advisory services, design review and integration development guidance from Oracle. -- SIs are able to build their own integration solutions using the Application Integration Architecture Foundation to promote a consistent and SOA based approach to business process integration across Oracle and third party applications. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020718/ORCLLOGO) Oracle Application Integration Architecture for Partners Initiative Details

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — — Oracle announced it has expanded the Application Integration Architecture for Partners Initiative, further enabling its partner ecosystem to broaden revenue generation activity by integrating and validating with Oracle(R) Applications. — The expanded initiative is now available to all members of Oracle PartnerNetwork, regardless of membership level, including system integrators. — The initiative gives partners access to the tools and software necessary to build integrated solutions to Oracle application products and cross-application business processes. — Partners can leverage the initiative to competitively differentiate their products and services through access to implementation and integration best practices, advisory services, design review and integration development guidance from Oracle. — SIs are able to build their own integration solutions using the Application Integration Architecture Foundation to promote a consistent and SOA based approach to business process integration across Oracle and third party applications. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020718/ORCLLOGO)

Oracle Application Integration Architecture for Partners Initiative Details

— Validation gives customers confidence that integrations between Oracle Applications and complementary partner solutions have been tested and work together as designed. — Validation applies a rigorous technical process to review the integrations of third-party software to Oracle application products, now including productized repeatable integrations from system integrators. — Through the initiative, partners may now apply to download the Oracle Process Integration Packs for protyping and development purposes. ISVs that join the initiative can leverage the Oracle PartnerNetwork Solutions Catalog and Solution Maps to improve their visibility within Oracle's customer base. Supporting Quotes — "Applications integration is a fundamental requirement for customer's business solutions. Therefore, we are offering our partners a consistent, standards-based methodology, which will enable them to develop and offer integrated solutions," said Senior Vice President of Worldwide Alliances and Channels, Doug Kennedy. "We've opened up the Oracle Application Integration Architecture for Partners Initiative to a broader ecosystem so that a larger set of our partners can find increased value in leveraging Oracle Application Integration Architecture." — "The Applications Integration Architecture for Partners Initiative is a powerful tool for system integrators looking to compete, succeed and provide transformational business value in today's competitive marketplace. Our customers invest in the solutions we deliver with Oracle because they are confident in the business agility and speed which we bring and the combined value of our domain knowledge, industry best practices, and next generation SOA-based integration solutions using Oracle Application Integration Architecture," said Sriram Papani, senior vice president from Satyam, a leading global system integrator. — "Business process level integration across heterogeneous applications is a major challenge for most enterprises," said Jim Plas, Group Leader CDI Product Group & Services, from Acxiom, a global leader in customer and information management solutions. "We relied on the resources available through the initiative to help us build a flexible, reliable and sustainable integration with Oracle Applications based on Application Integration Architecture. The integration between Acxiom CDI-XTM and Data services and Oracle Master Data Management will enable companies to have an accurate, comprehensive, and effective view of their customers and prospects."

Supporting Resources

About AIAP: http://www.oracle.com/partners/home/bi/global/integration/unauth/applications. html

Why validate? http://www.oracle.com/partners/home/bi/global/integration/unauth/applications. html

List of validated integrations: http://www.oracle.com/partnerships/isv/integration/search.html

AIA:

http://www.oracle.com/webapps/dialogue/dlgpage.jsp?p_dlg_id=5561214&src=493856

2&Act=83

Process Integration Packs: http://www.oracle.com/applications/process-integration-packs.html

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