MIAMI & LONDON, August 15, 2017 – The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HCKT), a Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced it has achieved the Cloud Premier designation within the OPN Cloud program.
The OPN Cloud program enables members to showcase their expertise, skills and investment in Oracle Cloud, as well as differentiate themselves with Oracle’s integrated cloud applications and platform services.
To attain this designation, The Hackett Group and Jibe Consulting worked with more than 65 companies to implement Oracle Cloud Applications. This includes Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud, Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud, Oracle Procurement Cloud, Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud, and Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud, secured cloud specializations and registered several applications on the Oracle Cloud Marketplace. In addition to achieving the Cloud Premier designation, The Hackett Group also attained industry specializations in high technology and media and entertainment.
The Hackett Group’s Oracle ERP Practice Leader Shane Moncrieff explained, “The Cloud Premier designation brings recognition to the emergence of Oracle Cloud Applications as market-leading solutions and the status of The Hackett Group as a leading solution provider in the marketplace. This is a transformational period, and The Hackett Group has been a leader in helping our customers reap the benefits that Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud solutions can offer their businesses. We are pleased to receive this expanded recognition from Oracle that covers the entire Oracle Cloud Applications suite.”
To further differentiate its Oracle Cloud capabilities, The Hackett Group is investing heavily in a proprietary Oracle Cloud diagnostic and implementation platform. The Hackett Group’s Oracle Cloud Transformation Platform allows customers to maximize the value of their Oracle Cloud Applications investment by leveraging Hackett-Certified® Best Practices to help clients align their business requirements with Hackett Best Practices to Oracle Cloud Applications functionality, which also helps shorten the time to benefits while reducing the risk of implementation.
According to Scott McHale, The Hackett Group’s Oracle Technology Leader, “We will continue to showcase our dedication to Oracle. We doubled down on our commitment to Oracle with the Jibe Consulting acquisition and are further showcasing our commitment with our investment in the Oracle Cloud Transformation Platform. We plan to be an Oracle Cloud Elite Partner by 2018!”
Oracle Cloud is the industry’s broadest and most complete public cloud, delivering enterprise-grade services at every level of the cloud technology stack including Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and Data as a Service (DaaS).
About The Hackett Group, Inc.
The Hackett Group (NASDAQ: HCKT) is an intellectual property-based strategic consultancy and leading enterprise benchmarking and best practices digital transformation firm to global companies, offering digital transformation including robotic process automation and enterprise cloud application implementation. Services include business transformation, enterprise analytics, working capital management and global business services. The Hackett Group also provides dedicated expertise in business strategy, operations, finance, human capital management, strategic sourcing, procurement and information technology, including its award-winning Oracle and SAP practices.
The Hackett Group has completed more than 17,850 benchmarking studies studies with major corporations and government agencies, including 93% of the Dow Jones Industrials, 90% of the Fortune 100, 80% of the DAX 30 and 57% of the FTSE 100. These studies drive its Best Practice Intelligence Center™ which includes the firm’s benchmarking metrics, best practices repository and best practice configuration guides and process flows, which enable The Hackett Group’s clients and partners to achieve world-class performance.
About Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle’s partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle’s 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 be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program – an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud. To find out more visit: https://www.oracle.com/partners.
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* The assets of Jibe Consulting were acquired by Hackett on May 9, 2017.
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