Seattle, Wash. – Feb. 28, 2013 – Apptio, a leading provider of on-demand Technology Business Management (TBM) solutions, today announced that it has achieved Gold status in the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). Oracle has recognized Apptio for its ability to leverage Oracle data within its TBM solution, delivering increased value for customers focused on more effectively managing the cost, quality and value of IT services, and for addressing the challenges of joint customers.
Apptio’s TBM software combines data from disparate IT and financial systems with proven best practices, making it possible for IT leaders to improve operational performance and better communicate the value of IT to the business. The company’s enterprise customers rely on Apptio to simplify the most common TBM challenges faced by IT organizations today, such as evaluating cloud and virtualization technologies, IT outsourcing, and budgeting and forecasting.
“Forging business and technology relationships with industry leaders is an important step toward providing our customers with maximum flexibility as they pursue their strategic TBM initiatives,” said Andreas Ohrbeck, director of strategic alliances at Apptio. “OPN Gold level status will give us access to the tools and resources needed to achieve a deeper product knowledge of Oracle technologies, and in turn, will help us enable joint customers to make more effective, data-driven decisions.”
With its Gold status, Apptio receives the benefit of being able to start developing specializations that will allow it to grow its business, increase its expertise, reach higher levels of customer retention, and create differentiation in the marketplace. Gold members also become eligible to resell all Oracle Technology products and can apply to resell Oracle Applications and Industry Solutions. In addition, they receive access to Oracle account representatives and My Oracle Support updates for all products, discounts on training, limited free assessment/exam vouchers, reduced rates on the purchase of Oracle licenses for internal use, discounts on advances customer services and more. For more information about the benefits of becoming an OPN Gold level partner, please visit: http://www.oracle.com/us/partnerships/index.htm.
Apptio is the leading independent provider of on-demand Technology Business Management (TBM) solutions for managing the business of IT. Apptio enables IT leaders to manage the cost, quality and value of IT Services by providing deep visibility into the total cost of IT services, communicating the value of IT to the business through an interactive Bill of IT™, and strategically aligning the planning, budgeting and forecasting processes. Apptio’s TBM solutions play a critical role in helping companies understand and drive chargeback, virtualization, cloud and other key technology initiatives. Global enterprise customers such as Bank of America, Boeing, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, St. Luke’s Health System, and Swiss Re rely on Apptio® products and services to reduce costs and align IT with business priorities. For more information, visit the Apptio website or the Apptio blog.
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 http://www.oracle.com/partners.
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