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MarketSphere Wins Prestigious Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year – North America in the Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing Category

Oracle Recognizes MarketSphere’s Expertise in Delivering Specialized Solutions

KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Oracle today awarded MarketSphere Consulting, LLC with its 2012 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year – North America in Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) and Oracle Data Warehousing. Also, MarketSphere was given an honorable mention in the category of Regional Systems Integrator (SI)/Reseller Applications Momentum.

The award reflects MarketSphere’s success in adopting OPN’s Specialized approach which is aimed at enabling partners to establish industry recognition by following a formal process to become Specialized in key Oracle solution areas. MarketSphere, a Platinum level partner of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), has achieved Specialization in nine categories across Oracle’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Oracle Business Intelligence and Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) product suites.

MarketSphere was presented the 2012 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year – North America in Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing for demonstrating outstanding and innovative solutions based on Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning, Oracle Business Intelligence and Oracle Enterprise Performance Management technologies completed at INC Research, LLC (INC). INC took an ambitious step of implementing Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning, Oracle Business Intelligence and Oracle Enterprise Performance Management technologies to improve performance and analytical capabilities to enable effective revenue growth and profitability decisions, as well as increase competitive advantage and create a customer-centric organization.

The Oracle Excellence Awards for Specialized Partner of the Year - North America encourages innovation by Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) members, who use Oracle’s products and technology to create value for customers and generate new business potential.

“The INC solution is an example of how organizations are employing Oracle Business Intelligence strategies and truly utilizing information as an asset,” states Joseph Coniker, Business Intelligence Parnter, MarketSphere. “INC has demonstrated the power of Oracle Business Intelligence and in this case proven how to leverage the technology to create new growth opportunities.”

“This accomplishment is a true testament to our knowledge and expertise across the Oracle platform,” says Steve Sestak, CEO, MarketSphere. “It supports our leadership in the area of Oracle Business Intelligence, our dedication to building a top notch Oracle Business Intelligence team and the value we deliver to our clients.”

“MarketSphere has demonstrated an outstanding level of innovation in delivering proven, Oracle Business Intelligence solutions that solve our joint customers’ most critical business challenges,” said Lydia Smyers, group vice president, Worldwide Alliances & Channels Programs and Communications, Oracle. “We congratulate MarketSphere in achieving the 2012 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year – North America in Oracle Business Intelligence and Oracle Data Warehousing. This achievement is a testament to their dedication to excellence and to providing customers solutions that drive real business value and results.”

MarketSphere will also be participating at Oracle OpenWorld 2012 with eight conference track sessions and three executive education lunches:

INC Research Uses Oracle Business Intelligence to Expand Growth Opportunities
Monday, October 1st, 12:00 pm–1:30 pm, Annabelle’s Bistro
Featured Speaker: Executive Director, INC Research

Leggett & Platt Case Study: Oracle Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management for Shared Services Costing
Tuesday, October 2nd, 11:45am - 12:45pm; InterContinental Hotel - Ballroom B
Cynthia Moehlman, Profitability Director, MarketSphere and VP, Leggett & Platt

Oracle Fusion Middleware Session: Meet This Year's Most Impressive Customer Projects – Attend to find out the 2012 MarketSphere client award winner!
Tuesday, October 2nd, 11:45am - 12:45pm; Moscone West, Room 3001

Endo Leverages DRM to Provide Multiple CoA Reporting for Acquisition Strategy
Tuesday, October 2nd, 12:00 pm–1:30 pm, Annabelle’s Bistro
Featured Speaker: Finance Director, ENDO Pharmaceuticals

Boost Hyperion EPM Reporting ROI with Oracle BI Foundation Suite
Tuesday, October 2nd, 5:00 – 6:00 pm; InterContinental - InterContinental Ballroom B
John Stilwell, Practice Director, MarketSphere

Leggett & Platt Transforms Forecasts with Integrated Business Planning
Wednesday, October 3rd, 10:15am - 11:15am; InterContinental Hotel- Ballroom B
Carl Yost, BI Partner, MarketSphere and VP, Leggett & Platt

MarketSphere Implements Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management
Wednesday, October 3rd, 12:00pm–1:30 pm, Annabelle’s Bistro
Featured Speaker: Chris Unruh, ERP Partner, MarketSphere

Customer Panel: Better together – Implementing and using multiple Oracle EPM Applications
Wednesday, October 3rd, 1:15pm - 2:15pm; InterContinental Hotel - Ballroom C
Joseph Coniker, BI Partner, MarketSphere and Finance Director, Endo Pharmaceuticals

Integrating Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Hyperion Solutions to Improve Efficiency and Speed
Wednesday, October 3rd, 3:30pm - 4:30pm; InterContinental Hotel - Ballroom B
Devon Snyder, ERP Practice Director, MarketSphere and CIO and Controller, National Rural Utilities Finance Cooperative

Improve Project Performance with Oracle Project Analytics
Wednesday, October 3rd, 5:00pm - 6:00pm; Moscone West - Room 2005
Ramke Ramakrishnan, BI Practice Director, MarketSphere

Providing PeopleSoft Customers with the Financial Intelligence Needed to Succeed
Thursday, October 4th, 11:15am - 12:15pm; Westin San Francisco - Franciscan I
Colette Reinhard, BI Senior Manager, MarketSphere and Senior Portfolio Lead, Battelle Memorial Institute

MarketSphere Implements Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management
Thursday, October 4th, 2:15pm - 3:15pm; Moscone West - Room 2006
Chris Unruh, ERP Partner, MarketSphere

For more information or to register to attend any of these events, visit www.marketsphere.com.

About MarketSphere

MarketSphere, an Oracle PartnerNetwork Platinum Partner, provides strategic advisory and technology experts to help their clients deliver integrated ERP, BI, and EPM solutions to optimize business performance. They help organizations create business harmony. Their solutions address a broad range of process, technology, and organizational needs within the finance, human resources, supply chain, and sales and marketing functions, with specialization in strategic business performance, technology integration, and enterprise transformation initiatives. Learn more at http://www.marketsphere.com/.

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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