Kalypso Achieves Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialization for Agile Product Lifecycle Management

August 22, 2011

Oracle Recognizes Kalypso for Expertise in Agile PLM Solutions

BEACHWOOD, OhioKalypso, the world’s premier innovation consulting firm and an award-winning Gold member of Oracle® PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced it has achieved OPN Specialization for Oracle’s Agile Product Lifecycle Management (PLM).

To achieve a Specialized status, Oracle partners are required to meet a stringent set of requirements that are based on the needs and priorities of the customer and partner community. By achieving Specialization, Kalypso has been recognized by Oracle for its expertise in delivering services specifically around Agile PLM through competency development, business results and proven success.

"Kalypso is proud to achieve Oracle’s Agile PLM Specialization," said George Young, Kalypso founding partner. "With OPN Specialization, we are able to provide our clients with a comprehensive set of services for Agile PLM, from world-class management consulting capabilities through full technical implementation services.”

Kalypso has extensive implementation experience with Agile PLM and Agile PLM for Process, providing guidance in Agile PLM strategy, implementation and optimization. Kalypso has deep expertise in program management, process consulting, change management, configuration and testing services and targeted custom development. The firm also offers industry-specific Agile PLM solutions and accelerators in the food and beverage, retail, consumer goods, medical device, high technology and semiconductor industries.

"Kalypso can offer our joint clients industry-leading PLM solutions that can help accelerate product innovation, deliver business growth and contain cost," said Tyler Prince, group vice president, NAS Alliance & Channels, Applications & Systems Integrators, Oracle. "Behind this success is Kalypso's extensive knowledge of Oracle’s Agile PLM, deep industry experience and a focus on business process design supported by technology that provides the marketplace with real business value from PLM."

In 2009 Kalypso’s implementation of Agile 9.3 PLM for a global provider of commercial cleaning and hygiene solutions was chosen from more than 250 other implementation partners to receive the first Oracle PartnerNetwork Global Award for Applications Partner of the Year and the 2009 North American Titan Award for Specialty Applications Solution.

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 or connect with the Oracle Partner community at OPN on Twitter, OPN on Facebook, OPN on LinkedIn, and OPN on YouTube.

About Kalypso

Kalypso is the world's premier innovation consulting firm, helping clients improve performance, drive profitability and create sustainable results by delivering on the promise of innovation. The people of Kalypso are leading business professionals who combine unparalleled expertise in innovation, product development, and product lifecycle management (PLM) with a depth of experience in the consumer goods, high technology, manufacturing, medical device, life sciences and retail industries. For more information, visit http://kalypso.com. Follow @KalypsoLP on Twitter and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/KalypsoLP.

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