One of the "big things" that we alluded to in our previous post has finally come through and we could not be more excited.
Ranzal is the first, and the only, company to achieve Specialized Status for the Oracle's Endeca Information Discovery (OEID) platform.
Given our background with the product, we knew about a year ago that this is something we wanted to aggressively pursue. And now, with a big assist from our customer references and partners, we are proud to say we've been approved, just in time for Oracle Open World next week.
For those who may not know much about the Specialization program, the program is designed to spotlight Oracle partners who are the recommended go-to partners for a given product line. In order to achieve this level, companies need to demonstrate that they have:
The ability to deliver successful projects and solutions on the OEID platform
The ability to sell and evangelize the platform's capabilities to the market
An established customer base that is willing to provide references
With the rigorous success criteria tied to the above objectives, (ex: selling multiple OEID licenses, multiple customer references), it took us a little longer than we would have wanted but we couldn't be happier to have this under our belt.
Again, a big thanks to our customers and our Oracle partner representatives. Drinks on us next week in San Francisco!