Oracle Publishes New Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Solution Maps For Oracle® Applications
Continuing its push to deliver comprehensive solutions to its enterprise applications customers, Oracle today announced 11 new ISV Solution Maps. These maps depict extensive industry and horizontal business processes that are available from Oracle and its ISV partners.
The Solution Maps are made available to indicate how Oracle is representing select partner products and Oracle Applications in the broader context of industry and horizontal business processes. Today, Oracle has released its second group of ISV Solution Maps, including industry maps for Healthcare [Provider and Payer]; Retail; Life Sciences; Insurance; Public Sector and Professional Services; and new horizontal maps addressing Corporate Performance Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Financial Management, Procurement, and Project and Grants Management.
“This new set of solutions maps builds on the initial set announced at Oracle OpenWorld last October,” said Doug Kennedy, vice president, Worldwide Alliances and Channels at Oracle. “We’re developing and maintaining a comprehensive set of ISV Solution Maps to help key partners to align more closely with our application product lines and vertical industry solutions, and to promote these ISVs more effectively to our customers and prospects.”
Powerful Tool for Customers
The ISV Solutions Maps demonstrate Oracle’s commitment to delivering leading business applications. Oracle ISV partners provide customers with options for extending and enhancing the value of their Oracle investments by delivering integrated solutions that complement Oracle Applications. The Maps illustrate extensive application functionality for industry and business processes and indicate which components are available from Oracle and which are available from select ISV partners. With these maps customers can also clearly see how Oracle enables them to further leverage their investments in third-party software products. ISVs in the Solution Maps are required to meet defined criteria for inclusion. For example, ISVs that have an integration validated through the Oracle PartnerNetwork Applications Integration Initiative are clearly identified. ISV partners with Oracle validated integrations help customers to reduce risk and accelerate implementation cycles. These validated integrations can be achieved through native/point-to-point or Oracle Fusion Middleware. Partners now also have the third option of utilizing the new Oracle Application Integration Architecture announced today (see separate release.)
The Solution Maps are linked to the Oracle PartnerNetwork Solutions Catalog. Users can drill down into an ISV Solution Map, click on a partner, and link directly to their profile in the Solutions Catalog. The Solutions Catalog profile provides a full company and solution description, as well as the ability to directly contact the partner.
“Finding ISV products that work well with their main business applications has historically been challenging, with customers having to wade through massive volumes of material to find simple complementary products,” said David Mitchell, Ovum. “Solution Maps bring an easier way for customers and partners alike to find third-party solutions that align with broader Oracle solutions, starting with a high-level map but being able to navigate quickly to companies and their products that can add value.”
ISV Solution Maps Support the Oracle Ecosystem
Partners represented in the Solution Maps benefit from increased visibility with Oracle customers, prospects, and the Oracle sales force. The Maps are also a tool for ISVs to better understand and communicate to customers where and how their solutions add value to Oracle Applications. ISVs can use the Solution Maps to readily identify opportunities to develop around Oracle Applications and to validate integrations through the Oracle PartnerNetwork Applications Integration Initiative.
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