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Oracle Corporation

September 14, 2011 08:00 ET

PWC Achieves Diamond Level Status in Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle Partner Recognized for the Extensive Expertise and Ability to Provide Innovation to Mutual Customers

REDWOOD SHORES, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 14, 2011) - Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL)

News Facts

  • Oracle today announced that PwC has achieved Diamond level partner in Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized program.
  • The highest level available in Oracle PartnerNetwork, the Diamond distinction recognizes those members that have invested significantly in delivering both broad and deep levels of experience across core Oracle technologies and a commitment to helping joint customers maximize the value of their Oracle investments.
  • One of Oracle's elite globally managed partners PwC helps mutual clients leverage Oracle technologies to realize a wide range of critical objectives -- from improving day-to-day operations to realizing large-scale, transformational change.
  • Working together, PwC and Oracle provide mutual clients with an enterprise-wide approach to achieving speed of execution, greater efficiency and lower costs, with the appropriate level of internal controls.
  • To date, PwC has achieved more than 20 Oracle Specializations, 5 Advanced Specializations, and has a large global network of Oracle specialists with deep industry and vertical experience in ERP, HCM, SCM, Oracle Business Intelligence, Enterprise Performance Management, Oracle Identify Management, Oracle Governance, Risk and Compliance, and Oracle Customer Care and Billing; amongst others.
  • PwC also has extensive experience in Oracle Fusion HCM and has successfully deployed one of the first Oracle Fusion HCM projects, helping to streamline and improve talent and compensation management business processes.

Supporting Quotes

  • "Harnessing the power of Oracle Applications, Oracle Fusion Middleware and database technology solutions and translating these enabling technologies into strategic, sustainable business outcomes requires a careful integration of Oracle-specific insight and in-depth business and industry knowledge," said Gerard Verweij, PwC Global Oracle Practice and Alliance Lead. "Achieving a Diamond status signifies our commitment to delivering the deep insight and expertise our mutual customers need to transform and optimize their business operations and leverage technology to create their next competitive advantage in their respective markets."
  • "In a short period of time, PwC has demonstrated an ability to deliver successful innovations across new and existing technology offerings, such as Oracle Fusion Applications," said Michelle Montalvo, Oracle Vice President, Worldwide Alliances & Channels. "Their deep knowledge in a vast array of Oracle technologies and their commitment to helping customers reap the full potential of their Oracle investments, put PwC on the fast-track to achieving a Diamond status. We are pleased to recognize this milestone."

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About the PwC Network
PwC firms provide industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to enhance value for their clients. More than 161,000 people in 154 countries in firms across the PwC network share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice. See for more information. © 2011 PwC. All rights reserved. "PwC" and "PwC US" refer to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership, which is a member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited, each member firm of which is a separate legal entity.

About Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle's growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more visit

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