Kalypso Receives Oracle North American Titan Award

October 3, 2011

Firm recognized with distinguished award for quick service restaurant PLM implementation

SAN FRANCISCO, CaliforniaKalypso, the world’s premier innovation consulting firm and Gold level member of Oracle® PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced that it has received a 2011 Oracle North American Titan Award for Supply Chain Management & Manufacturing Solution. The prestigious Oracle awards were presented at the Oracle OpenWorld 2011 in San Francisco.

Kalypso received the Oracle North American Titan Award in Supply Chain Management & Manufacturing Solution for its Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Vivo solution implementation at one of the fastest growing quick service restaurants in the US. PLM Vivo is based on Oracle’s Agile PLM for Process. It is a rapid implementation tool designed for the quick service restaurant industry and it helps enable companies to achieve faster time to value.

“Oracle’s valued partner community in North America continues to reach new levels of expertise and innovation in developing and implementing Oracle technologies and delivering value-added services to joint customers,” said Ted Bereswill, Oracle Senior Vice President of North America Alliances and Channels. “This year’s Titan Award winners reflect the powerful combination that Oracle and our Specialized partners bring to customers across the enterprise and distinct industries.”

The Oracle North America Titan Awards are given by Oracle to its leading partners in recognition of their solutions and business practices developed or delivered in fiscal year 2011. The awards recognize partner excellence in a number of areas, including sales, marketing, solution development and customer satisfaction.

“Kalypso is incredibly honored to be recognized with an Oracle North America Titan Award for the second time since 2009,” said Kalypso Founding Partner George Young. “By combining the power of Agile PLM and Kalypso’s PLM expertise, our clients are seeing repeatable, scalable and sustainable improvements in their operations and experiencing top- and bottom-line growth as a result.”

Kalypso is an Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized partner. In 2009 Kalypso’s implementation of Agile PLM 9.3 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 North American Titan Award for Specialty Applications Solution in 2009.

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’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 differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success.

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.

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