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Press Release - January 05, 2016

Velocity Technology Solutions to Host Oracle JD Edwards 9.2 Simplified Upgrade Workshop in Minneapolis

Maximum benefits can be realized by upgrading Oracle’s JD Edwards to the Cloud

CHARLOTTE, NC (January 5, 2016) - Velocity Technology Solutions, a Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), will be hosting its second Oracle JD Edwards Upgrade Workshop in its Minneapolis, MN office on January 26 and 27, 2016. This is a no-cost workshop offered to JD Edwards users who are considering or planning to upgrade their JD Edwards World or EnterpriseOne software. The workshop will highlight the opportunities an upgrade to JD Edwards version 9.2 offers to diverse businesses.

Registration for the workshop ends on January 22, 2016. Register here.

Velocity Technology Solutions was one of a select group of Oracle PartnerNetwork companies that were invited to participate and sponsor a pilot workshop in August 2015 hosted by JD Edwards. The event focused on managing an upgrade to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.2 from recent or dated versions of JD Edwards World and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. It also addressed key business challenges such as how to prepare for the changing mix of employees as digital natives enter the workforce, and how to manage upgrades with limited IT resources and knowledge, aging infrastructure or high volumes of customizations and integrations.

“Oracle’s JD Edwards 9.2 has a number of new features such as ‘Internet of Things’ and ‘Mobility’ that organizations should be excited about, but the big value is how all the features and modules enable rapid innovation,” said Judithe Kennedy, Senior Vice President of the JD Edwards Line of Business for Velocity Technology Solutions. “Companies that choose the new Oracle JD Edwards 9.2 Simplified Upgrade path will be able to realize the benefits of incremental innovation and minimize business disruption for all future Enterprise Resource Planning upgrades.”

“Oracle’s JD Edwards 9.2 was released recently, and Velocity Technology Solutions has put together a workshop that will show participants the great value this version can bring them,” said David Hicks, Vice President, Worldwide ISV, OEM and Java Business Development, Oracle. “The Velocity team has been involved with Oracle’s JD Edwards for many years and can offer participants insights and an opportunity to share experiences that will align with the challenges faced in their businesses.”

Workshop materials have been derived from the collective experiences of customers and partners across the globe, and follows a company's entire upgrade process, from business planning and project evaluation to hardware, custom code, data, testing, training and go-live activities.

Topics will cover current technology and business issues including cloud, hosting, integration, automated tools, performance and scalability. All topics focus on completing a project in 100 business days or less. This workshop enables all participants analyze their own current JD Edwards situation using online tools and other resources.

About Velocity Technology Solutions

Velocity Technology Solutions (www.VelocityCloud.com) is a global leader in enterprise and business application cloud services, which are fully managed and protected within private or public cloud environments. The company’s business is focused in three areas: Cloud Hosting / Managed Services; Professional Services / Consulting; and Big Data / Data Analytics. Velocity’s expertise managing leading ERP applications, combined with its proprietary infrastructure design and cloud management platform, supports the availability, security, visibility and control for enterprises worldwide. Velocity is headquartered in Charlotte, NC with facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. Velocity is a portfolio company of Silver Lake Sumeru, a global leader in private equity investments in growth-oriented technology and technology-enabled companies. For additional information on the firm and its entire portfolio, visit www.silverlake.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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Contact Information:

Don Kintner

Communications Manager

Velocity Technology Solutions

704-594-8611

donald.kintner@velocitycloud.com