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Grant Thornton recognized with prestigious Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year – North America in Enterprise Performance Management

Monday, September 29, 2014 9:01 am CDT

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CHICAGO
"Grant Thornton has demonstrated an outstanding level of innovation in delivering proven, Oracle-based solutions that solve our joint customers’ most critical business challenges"

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oracle today recognized Grant Thornton LLP with its 2014 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year – North America in Enterprise Performance Management (EPM). Grant Thornton is a Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN).

The Oracle Excellence Awards for Specialized Partner of the Year – North America encourage innovation by OPN members, who use Oracle’s products and technology to create value for customers. The award reflects Grant Thornton’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.

Grant Thornton was presented the 2014 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year – North America in EPM for demonstrating excellence in the delivery of an innovative financial system transformation initiative at a leading U.S. Midwest utility. The uniqueness of the solution was in the integrated deployment of financial applications through Oracle Business Analytics with the use of Oracle Hyperion Financial Management, Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Applications and the Oracle Data Relationship Management suite of products. Grant Thornton was instrumental in assisting the client with the replacement of its legacy systems and processes with robust financial management and reporting applications. The integrated and disciplined approach for creating “Business Harmony” by leveraging the Oracle business analytics stack helped the client gain efficiencies, improve compliance and enhance decision-making capabilities across the organization in support of the company’s strategic objectives.

“Just to be named an Oracle Excellence Award winner is an honor, and receiving the accolade for a project that truly exemplifies our ability to harness leading practices with Oracle Enterprise Performance Management, Oracle Business Intelligence and industry knowledge to deliver “Business Harmony” is validation of the value Grant Thornton can deliver to customers,” said Mark Sims, Grant Thornton principal and EPM practice leader.

“Grant Thornton has demonstrated an outstanding level of innovation in delivering proven, Oracle-based solutions that solve our joint customers’ most critical business challenges,” said Tom LaRocca, senior vice president, North America Sales, Alliances and Channels, Oracle. “We congratulate Grant Thornton in achieving the 2014 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year – North America in EPM. This achievement is a testament to their dedication to excellence and to providing customers solutions and services that drive real business value and results.”

Grant Thornton’s Technology Solutions group has been recognized for outstanding solutions previously, having earned the 2012 Oracle Excellence Award for Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing and the 2012 Oracle Fusion Middleware Innovation Award for Business Analytics.

About Grant Thornton LLP

Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world’s leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. In the United States, Grant Thornton has revenue in excess of $1.3 billion and operates 56 offices with more than 500 partners and 6,000 employees. Grant Thornton works with a broad range of dynamic publicly and privately held companies, government agencies, financial institutions and civic and religious organizations.

“Grant Thornton” refers to Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd (GTIL). GTIL and the member firms are not a worldwide partnership. Services are delivered by the member firms. GTIL and its member firms are not agents of, and do not obligate, one another and are not liable for one another’s acts or omissions. Please see GrantThornton.com for further details.

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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