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Where to Go in San Antonio

In the heart of Texas, there is no other city like San Antonio, what better destination for this year's COLLABORATE 19, taking place April 7-11 . San Antonio's unique culture and scenic beauty make for the ideal conference destination. San Antonio offers a variety of delectable restaurants specializing in famed Tex-Mex cuisine and shopping destinat...
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The OAUG Analytics, BI and Big Data SIG Insider’s Guide to COLLABORATE 19

COLLABORATE 19 , the largest meeting of Oracle user groups representing the full family of Oracle business applications and database solutions, is taking place Sunday, April 7 through Thursday, April 11 at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio, TX. The event is co-hosted by the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) , the Oracle App...
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The Reemergence of Oracle Analytics Cloud

"Oracle Analytics Cloud is the culmination of legacy on-premises Oracle BI, BI Cloud, Data Visualization Cloud and Essbase, all coming together into a complete analytics platform." - Patrick Callahan Learn more from author Patrick Callahan during the Oracle Profitability and Cost Management Cloud (PCMCS) case study at the COLLABORATE 19 – OAU...
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From a Sneak Peek to the Down and Detailed: COLLABORATE 19 Educational Content

Attend the COLLABORATE 19 – OAUG Forum to gain the expertise and insight you need to get the most from your Oracle investments. Claim your early-bird registration discount before February 14 to get the best rates. Be our guest for a series of free webinars , February 4-8, 2019, with some of our COLLABORATE 19 – OAUG Forum presenters. Get a sn...
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Encouraging the Next Generation of STEM Professionals

One of the spare-time activities that I find extremely fulfilling is promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) opportunities with children in my local community. Simply beginning the STEM conversation may be all it takes to kindle interest in an educational and professional path a child may have never considered before. Orac...
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Nominate the OAUG Innovator of the Year

It could be your organization! Nominate deserving individuals or companies for the OAUG Member of the Year and the OAUG Innovator of the Year awards. The deadline is December 31, 2018. The OAUG presents several exciting awards at the Meeting of Members during the annual COLLABORATE conference. One of the most coveted is the OAUG Innovator of the Ye...
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The Little Things Mean a Lot

How many times each year do you do something that's seemingly inconsequential but has a big impact on your operations or your team's ability to get the job done? Think back over the past year. How did you make the best use of existing Oracle solutions to streamline a process that met the needs of your business end users and stakeholders? What did y...
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ROI, and Then Some. It’s Personal.

When I first ran for the OAUG Board of Directors, I was enthusiastic about this group's mission and felt that it was time for me to give back. Like so many other professionals using Oracle Applications, I had sharpened my knowledge, honed my skills and deepened my network by participating in OAUG activities and programs. Yes, it was time to give ba...
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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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Mohan Dutt
These are great networking tips! One of the objectives of COLLABORATE conferences is to create new connections and renew/refresh/... Read More
Wednesday, 18 April 2018 13:57
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New Membership Directory

One of the exciting benefits of the OAUG's recent upgrade of its membership software system is the enhanced Membership Directory. Having the ability to locate and network with other Oracle Applications users is a valuable part of your OAUG membership. The searchable, online Membership Directory allows you to find information about key contact peopl...
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Unleash the Value of Your OAUG Membership

"One of the best ways to take advantage of your membership is to get involved…. As a user, it gives you a voice. It gives you the opportunity to be heard. It gives you the opportunity to be involved in some of the decisions related to Oracle Applications." Watch the video below with OAUG member Debbie Morris, Southern Company, and find mo...
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Another wonderful advantage of being an OAUG member is all the knowledge, experience, and information you have at your fingertips.... Read More
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Dennis Elsenpeter
My OAUG Membership gives me access to information, knowledge and experiences from other users. I can't count how many times I util... Read More
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Your Personal Brand

​You don't have to be a famous entertainer, politician or business leader to have a personal brand. No matter your sphere of influence, the ability to cultivate and convey the unique skills, knowledge and attributes you possess can greatly enhance the impact and results you achieve in your universe.

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Reasons to Be There

Attending the annual COLLABORATE conference is one of the most talked about experiences each year. The anticipation builds during the months leading up to the event. And, the post-event storytelling and sharing is equally as spirited. Here are some of the things Oracle Applications users are looking to accomplish this year:

Solve a problem. 

Everyone is talking about the cloud. But not all organizations are in a position to make a sweeping transition to cloud solutions. Maintaining existing ERP systems is still a reality for many. COLLABORATE 17 offers hundreds of sessions that focus on upgrading or enhancing existing implementations. Plus, you'll be able to meet management from the OracleDigital License Team that supports all customers that continue to invest in on-premises license applications (PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, EBS, etc.). 

Plan for the future. 

Speaking of cloud, there are more than 400 cloud-related sessions at COLLABORATE 17. Many of these explore how Oracle customers have already extended functionality with cloud solutions or present the key considerations – pros and cons – for helping you plan a move to the cloud. Use the convenient Agenda Builder to browse cloud education sessions and add them to your educational itinerary.

Stay on top of important changes. 

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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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Take Five with Smartphone Applications

Advice for Rolling out Smartphone Applications for E-Business Suite


By: Ketan Thanki, Dynegy

Since mid-2014, Oracle has continued to release various smartphone applications that work with Oracle E-Business Suite. To date they have released 22 such applications. They are compatible and backported to work with EBS version 12.1.3. Most of the applications that Oracle has released are surrounding HCM, Financials, Supply Chain and Manufacturing modules. These applications come pre-licensed with the module of the application.

Some of the benefits of rolling out smartphone applications with EBS include: 

  • Making the applications and data available on a smartphone 
  • Additional User Interface option 
  • Making modules accessible to users in remote locations 
  • Shortening implementation cycles 
  • Accelerating the decision-making process by giving them access to data and taking action on exception type of transactions 
  • Low cost licensing and implementation 

If you're considering deploying the smartphone applications that run with Oracle E-Business Suite in your organization, continue reading for tips and a short video.

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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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Join a Geo or SIG Today!

The Oracle Applications Users Group's Geographic and Special Interest Groups offer a wide range of topics, regions and products covered. Our Geographic groups span a specific regional area while our Special Interest Groups tend to cover a specific product area or industry. Joining one or a few of these groups can help you share ideas, best practices and network with other Oracle applications users. 

Review the complete listing of OAUG Geo & SIG user communities and visit the individual websites. Contact the Geos/SIG manager with any questions.

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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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