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Salute to Outstanding Contributors

There are many individuals and groups that serve the OAUG community with their outstanding contributions throughout the year. Last evening during the annual OAUG Meeting of the Members at COLLABORATE 18, the OAUG recognized its 2018 winners (scroll to the end for the photo gallery): 2018 Oracle Ambassador Jeff McCall , Oracle Senior Principal Techn...
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Congratulations to all who were honored! We appreciate your contribution to the success of the OAUG and its members.
Tuesday, 01 May 2018 13:47
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Networking Tips: Starting the Conversation to Building a Relationship

When it comes to networking, starting the conversation can be the hardest part. With COLLABORATE 18 starting this weekend, it is a perfect time to refresh or build a new networking strategy. Recently, I came across an article on the best opening questions to use to help start the conversation while networking. I recommend reading " 30 Brilliant Net...
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These are great networking tips! One of the objectives of COLLABORATE conferences is to create new connections and renew/refresh/... Read More
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Swipe Up! OAUG Insight Magazine is Digital and Vertical

The new, vertical scrolling OAUG Insight magazine brings you a modern, dynamic reading experience on any device. Preview the just-launched spring 2018 edition .  In this issue: ​ ​ 3-Step Strategy: Workforce Analytics – A strategy for end-to-end workforce data analytics using Oracle BI. FAH/SLA Integration with External Systems. Cloudy with a ...
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Oracle Functional Analyzers

"Oracle Analyzers can help customers identify solutions to known issues and help analysts resolve service requests (SRs) and bugs." Learn more about Oracle Analyzers with these exclusive OAUG member resources: Proactive Troubleshooting with Oracle Support Functional Analyzers ( OAUG Blog ). E-Business Suite Function Analyzer Special Interest Group ...
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Improving Our Government Experience with Digital Tools

Great Customer Service Never Goes Out of Style By Franco Amalfi, guest author Find out how your organization can improve citizen services using the latest customer experience technologies at Oracle’s 10th Annual Federal Forum on December 14, 2017, in our nation’s capital. At the conference, you’ll hear from prominent keynote speakers like U.S. Repr...
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If you're attending Oracle's Federal Forum on December 14, look for the OAUG in the Innovation Pavilion to find out how OAUG membe... Read More
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 11:52
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Moving Your Workloads to the Cloud – The Right Way

Hybridization Offers Choice and Agility for Government Agencies By William Sanders, guest author Find out how your organization can securely move your mission-critical applications to the cloud by attending Oracle’s 10th Annual Federal Forum on December 14, 2017, in our nation’s capital. At the conference, you’ll hear from prominent keynote speaker...
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if you're attending Oracle's Federal Forum on December 14, be sure to look for the OAUG in the Innovation Pavilion to discover how... Read More
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Upgrade EBS 12.1.3 to 12.2.5

​ "This is not an easy process because the upgrade takes a lot of time and you need a lot of knowledge." Learn more about the EBS 12.1.3 to 12.2.5 upgrade, including tips on preparation, required tasks, technology stack components, ADOP patches, performance tuning and helpful reference documentation with Abrar's conference white paper and slide pre...
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Lessons Learned on Replacing Oracle Discoverer

In June 2017 Oracle stopped support for Discoverer 11g. Mike Whalen, Technical Business Analyst, City of Arvada, Colorado, shares lessons learned on replacing Discoverer, including how to pick the best option and key considerations for a smooth implementation of a new reporting solution.  ​ Take the poll below and share you...
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Update: Oracle EBS Roadmap July 2017

Our previous blog post announcing an E-Business Suite (EBS) Roadmap update generated a lot of interest. Oracle has since posted a brief document that further elaborates on this important update.

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EBS 12.2.X AD Online Patching (ADOP) Performance Tip

 "After the application of every patch, old editions accumulate to the point where it begins to effect performance. To work around this, EBS R12.2 AD Online Patching (ADOP) has a feature that allows you to drop the old editions within the database."

Take five with other great tips from OAUG members.

For more on EBS R12.2 AD Online Patching, troubleshooting, cleanup operations, purging/dropping old editions …

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OAUG Insider Launched as New Tool for OAUG Members and Partners

The OAUG launches the OAUG Insider to provide a weekly source of timely and relevant content for Oracle Applications Users. This service aggregates popular and trending articles from the Internet that represent information of the most interest to OAUG members.  The first section will present stories about Oracle, and the second section will fe...
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OAUG Insight Magazine Spring Edition

OAUG Insight Magazine Spring Edition

The spring edition of OAUG Insight magazine is available online for OAUG members. 

In this issue: 

  • Discover the secret ingredients that form the perfect recipe – from selection of the solution to post implementation – for a Hyperion Planning solution. 
  • Oracle's Application Express (APEX) has become the "go-to" tool for rapid development of Web-based applications and has gained enormous popularity as a method of extending the E-Business Suite (EBS). 
  • When a key patch or step is added to an upgrade note that you are using, are you receiving proactive notifications? 
  • A new collection point for Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) security information presents FAQs and best practices in one convenient place.

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Tips for High-Impact Networking

Connections Accelerate Your Professional Development

Planning your professional development as a young professional can be an intimidating process, but making time for in-person educational and networking events can be beneficial for the future of your career. In the article appearing in the Harvard Business Review, "How to Decide Which Conferences Are Worth Your Time," Dorie Clark shares how to identify the best conferences and how to get the most out of your time at the conference to help grow your career and build your network.

COLLABORATE 17 is right around the corner, and we hope we will see you for a week of education and networking. Here are five tips to help energize your professional development efforts at the conference:

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What’s Your Altitude?: Cloud Panel

Cloud Panel: Are Oracle "On-Premises" ERP Customers Lost in the Cloud? Thursday, February 23, 2017, 1 p.m. EST This OAUG eLearning virtual panel discussion provides pragmatic information and candid discussion about Oracle cloud solutions along with observations relevant to "on-premises" Oracle customers. Everyone is invited to gain direct acce...
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Learn from the Pros in Five Minutes!

OAUG Pro Tips - Take Five videos are a great way to a learn a tip from another member in about five minutes. Watch the latest videos below, and watch all of the OAUG Pro Tips videos .  Using OBIEE to Analyze Customer Service Requests from Siebel Chao-Yee Watson, Xilinix, Inc. shares her tips to help with your customer service requests.  I...
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Welcome to the OAUG! November New Members

The OAUG would like to welcome the new members who joined in November:  Alex and Ani Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Org Joseph Sipeki Main Roads Western Australia Sands Capital Management  TechStyle
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A Year in Review from the OAUG Customer Support Council

Top stories in the OAUG Support in Focus newsletter from the OAUG Customer Support Council include:

 Year in Review. Access valuable information and resources, compliments of the OAUG Customer Support Council. Get Accredited. Enhance your knowledge and capabilities with best practices from Oracle product experts. Leverage Oracle's Proactive Support Resources.

The OAUG Support in Focus newsletter is published exclusively for OAUG members. Read December's newsletter. 

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Start Building Your COLLABORATE 17 Agenda

Collaboration leads to breakthroughs and there's nowhere that's more true than when thousands of Oracle Applications users like you gather to COLLABORATE 17 . And, now you can start planning your breakthroughs with the agenda builder. Choose from over 1200 sessions to help you find answers to your Oracle Applications implementation, upgrades and cl...
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Missed an eLearning Session? Find the Top Five from 2016.

OAUG eLearning provides free live and recorded educational webinars for OAUG members. Missed a webinar in 2016? Recorded eLearning sessions are available for OAUG members 24/7 through the OAUG eLearning Archive. Take a look at the top five webinars from 2016 to get started:

 Are Oracle 'On-Premises' ERP Customers Lost in the Cloud? Best of COLLABORATE 16: Flying High in the Cloud Extending Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3 With Oracle Application Express 5.0 Basics of eBTax Setup: The Other Bits - Tax Reporting Codes, Tax Zones, Tax Formulas, Reverse Charge Planning Your Upgrade to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2

eLearning Webinars will start again in 2017. Have a suggestion for a webinar you would like to see? Let us know with our webinar suggestion box.

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Education at Your Fingertips: OAUG Connection Point® — Hyperion Online

Beth McLaughlin, Dunkin’ Brands, Inc., speaks with Oracle's Nigel Youell about connecting with other Hyperion EPM customers to share information. The OAUG Connection Point® — Hyperion Online can help Hyperion EPM users explore and connect with other users with leaving their desk. 

If you’re seeking convenient, online education focused on Oracle Hyperion (EPM), look no further than Connection Point® – Hyperion Online, October 31-November 4, 2016. Get on-demand access to every presentation, expanding your learning range to all 20 sessions. Hear from the experts during five days of training that’s created to fit your schedule. Find the full agenda and register. 

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Evaluating Your Cloud Options?

cloudEveryone was talking about the cloud at OpenWorld last month. The OAUG is your source for reliable cloud-related information and resources to help you get the answers you need. Here are a few examples of the ways OAUG members can learn from others on the cloud journey:

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Expert Education and Networking Opportunities at OAUG Connection Point® — NorCal

 

Get live, in-person training from recognized Oracle thought leaders including Jeanne Lowell, Vijay Shanmugam, and OAUG experts like John Peters, Jeff Hare and Sandra Vucinic by attending Connection Point® – NorCal. Then, discuss the sessions with your peers as you network throughout the day at The Oracle Conference Center in Redwood Shores, CA. 

Find the complete agenda and register.

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Oracle Extends Premier Support Phase for EBS 12.1 Customers

"Our ongoing dialogue with the OAUG Customer Support Council and Board of Directors is invaluable in helping us understand and respond to the needs and concerns of our customers. The extension of Premier Support for EBS 12.1.3 through 2021 that we’re announcing today provides certainty for EBS 12.1.3 customers that they can rely on Premier Support for many years to come, so they can leverage their investments in EBS in whatever ways create the most value for their enterprises.” - Cliff Godwin, Senior Vice President, Oracle E-Business Suite Development

OAUG members can read the entire annoucment in the July special edition of Support in Focus. Member login required. 

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