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Oracle EMEA Names Top SMB Applications Partners for 2007


Award reflects combined IT and industry expertise plus outstanding performance with Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft Enterprise, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and Siebel

Oracle has presented its top performing Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) partners with awards for delivering Oracle application solutions to small to medium businesses (SMB) in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Certified Advantage Partner IBM (France) took the Oracle EMEA SMB Partner Award for Sales Performance, Certified Partner Abast Solutions (Spain) scooped the Oracle EMEA Partner Award for Customer Success while Certified Partner De Theus Technologies (France) and Certified Partner Pyxis Consulting Group (Germany) were jointly recognised with the Oracle EMEA Oracle Accelerate Excellence Award.

“The award winners’ commitment to partnership is exemplary and these inaugural SMB applications awards recognise this,” said Jean-Pierre Degombert, Vice President, Alliances and Channels Application Partnering, Oracle Europe, Middle East and Africa. “All winners have demonstrated strong consulting, system integration and project management capabilities, coupled with rich expertise in various industries. The investment that all have made in their Oracle Applications practice have been paying dividends both for their own businesses and their customers’ businesses.”

IBM France is a strategic systems integrator partner for Oracle and boasts a large Oracle applications practice. It has delivered successful business applications implementations and, with their network of business partners, total infrastructure solutions for customers across multiple industries in France. The company received its Oracle PartnerNetwork award for success in sales and support of Oracle applications in France in the last financial year.

Abast Solutions boasts more than 20 years’ experience in the IT market and has more than 1000 customers. The ISV was awarded for its impressive performance in winning new customers and delivering projects based on Oracle applications in financial year 2007.

De Theus Technologies and Pyxis Consulting Group were among the first EMEA partners to apply for Oracle Accelerate certification following the programme’s launch in March. The Oracle Accelerate programme is the company’s approach to fully address the diverse IT requirements of SMBs by combining partner expertise with the industry’s most comprehensive software portfolio, comprising both Oracle applications and technology solutions. Oracle Applications - including Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft Enterprise, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and Siebel - are combined with rapid implementation methodologies, such as Oracle Business Accelerators, as well as Oracle partners’ industry solutions and services to deliver efficient deployments, faster return on investments and reduced risk for SMBs.

“De Theus Technologies and Pyxis Consulting Group were among the first partners to embrace the Oracle Accelerate programme and adopt the tools and capabilities to easily bring low-cost, low-risk offerings based on Oracle applications to small and medium businesses in EMEA,” said Mr Degombert. “Oracle brings a complete solution set for SMB customers, this combined with the industry experience of our winners and their use of tools and methodology that make their solution repeatable will enable SMB customers to quickly and easily deploy solutions that address their business requirements.”


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