Milan, 19 February 2018 - TAS Group, a leading industry supplier with more than 30 years experience in implementing solutions for e-money, payments, financial markets and ERP, has been awarded the Cloud Platform Partner of the Year during the Oracle Partner Days event held on February 13th in Milan.
The event this year, titled “Journey to the Cloud from Uncertainty to Clarity and Confidence”, has shed light on the centrality of the Cloud in the evolving strategy of Oracle, underlining the growing adoption by the worldwide clientele and reaffirming the key role that the Corporation attributes to its Partner Channel.
TAS Group, for over 10 years an Oracle Gold Partner and specialized on both Oracle’s Application and Oracle’s Technology offering, immediately embraced the imperative of the Cloud, which has rapidly become the strategic focus for American Corporations. Having become a part of Oracle's mission, the Cloud is considered a winning bet on the future as a differentiating factor for organizations around the world, capable of driving innovation. The innovation potential is also very significant for the Finance industry, among the most reluctant to migrate data and operations on the "cloud", especially for mission critical applications, underestimating the huge benefits it could attain from this move, both in terms of operational efficiency and competitiveness and openness to new profitable businesses.
Thanks to its market position in the Finance sector, in 2017 TAS Group decided to invest bringing its e-money product suite Cashless 3.0® to the Oracle Cloud Architecture, as well as the open banking platform developed on top of TAS’ Network Gateway used by Banks and Third Parties to address the opportunities opened by the PSD2 legislation. Selected by Oracle as one of the first worldwide partners for its Cloud Digital Innovation Platform announced during the previous Oracle Open World in San Francisco, TAS Group is now one of Oracle's strategic partners at global level.
“TAS has shown great commitment and market leadership, knowing how to express an evident added value as our Partner in enhancing the Oracle reputation in all Cloud flavours, from SaaS to IaaS and from Private to Public”, commented Robert Scapin, Alliances & Channels Country Leader of Oracle Italy.
“We believe we are key digital transformation facilitators for Finance and other customers, both for our application excellence, deep domain and technical skills, and for the synergistic levers that we have shown to be able to activate through our partnerships. We are proud to have alongside Oracle, the undisputed leader in the Cloud offering, for portfolio size, enterprise grade technical capabilities and delivery model. Together with Oracle we have undertaken many initiatives in Italy and internationally. These are projects with ambitious and disruptive objectives, based on the belief that we are experiencing a moment of exceptional change for the banks and payments ecosystem, a time when innovation and virtuous collaborations are of fundamental importance”, added Marina Jacobone, SVP Head of Strategic Marketing & Partnership of TAS Group.