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OAUG Pro Tips: Take Five – Lift & Shift to the Cloud

Lift and shift can deliver immediate benefits and improvements to the user experience to ease the transition to the cloud. "Having the additional, immediate advantages made the change easier to adapt to within the company." An OAUG member talks about this and other lessons learned during a lift and shift of their Oracle EBS environment.   Take...
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Continuous Innovation for Oracle EBS 12.2: Ongoing Investment and Support without Major Upgrade

Q&A with Cliff Godwin, Oracle Senior VP of Applications Development At Oracle OpenWorld 2018, OAUG President Christine Hipp had the opportunity to interview Cliff Godwin, Senior VP of Applications Development and the chief architect of E-Business Suite (EBS). Cliff talked about some big news for EBS users, where to go for new licenses and other...
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Top Down! OAUG Insight Magazine is Digital and Vertical

OAUG Insight magazine is now digital – and vertical – to bring you a modern, dynamic reading experience on any device. Preview the fall 2018 edition . In this issue: ​ From the Basement to the Cloud: Lessons Learned on the Way Oracle EBS R12.2 Upgrade and Maintenance on Windows Platform SO A for Postmodern ERP Vendor Corner: Managing Your EBS Data ...
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HCM Cloud: Considerations and Insights

During the planning of OAUG Cloud Week 2018 , I had the opportunity to connect with many customers and experts who are sharing their stories as part of the educational webinar series, July 9-13. In this Q&A, one of our presenters, Dawn Holmes, shared insights related to Oracle HCM Cloud. Join the OAUG for Cloud Week, July 9-13, 2018. This week ...
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Cloud: How Do We Get There? And Why Should We?

With around a month to go before OAUG Cloud Week, Oracle have just announced Soar – "the last upgrade you will ever need .". Soar represents a package for getting on-prem customers to the cloud. With around 15% of on-prem customers now shifted to the cloud (as of their Q3 results statement), Oracle is clearly trying to remove those barriers to entr...
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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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Top Recommended OAUG Sessions from the COLLABORATE 18 Track Leads

COLLABORATE 18  brings attendees  1200+ educational sessions and events  that provide an abundance of choices, and perhaps, a few tough decisions.  ​To make the process of customizing your personalized agenda a bit easier, key OAUG education volunteers, heavily involved in planning the conference, have weighed in with their...
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3 Ways to Make a Cloud Implementation Fail (or Not)

We are all now pretty much in agreement (although some of us more enthusiastically than others). It's not IF we're moving to the cloud, it's WHEN.  "So," you're probably asking, "How do I implement infrastructure, platform and applications in this brave new cloud world without messing it all up?" In other words, "How do I spin this cloud thing...
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12 Don't-Miss Cloud Sessions at COLLABORATE 18

Attend COLLABORATE 18 to raise your expertise on maximizing on-premises applications, navigating a path to the cloud or optimizing your business in the cloud. With Oracle cloud solutions spanning Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Data as a Service (DaaS), customers have more options t...
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Balancing Act: Supporting On-Premises EBS with Sights Set on the Cloud

Live webinar explores options, answers questions A recent survey* among members of three Oracle users groups confirms what some of us knew intuitively: on-premises systems remain in place in a majority of our organizations while interest in adopting cloud solutions grows. It's an increasingly common balancing act – supporting the status quo while l...
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The live webcast with Cliff Godwin to discuss the EBS Roadmap and cloud migration paths has been rescheduled for March 15: https:... Read More
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 09:33
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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
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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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OAUG Pro Tips: Take Five – From On-Premises to Hyperion Budgeting and Planning in the Cloud

An OAUG member shares tips and lessons learned during the transition from an on-premises solution to Oracle Hyperion EPM Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS).  Watch the video below to find tips and lessons learned.    "A big point to remember when you are involved in an implementation is communication….You may all speak ...
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Assuming the "Rate of Interest" being referred to here is a member in the BSO cube, after entering the data in the row in Form A a... Read More
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EBS News from Oracle OpenWorld

During OpenWorld, I had the opportunity to speak with Oracle Senior Vice President of Applications Development, Oracle E-Business Suite, Cliff Godwin, in an exclusive Facebook Live interview. For me, this was truly a highlight of the week. For our community of EBS users, the recorded interview presents a lot of important information about many new ...
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Groovy: A Tool for Data Auditing?

I came across an interesting article about Groovy scripting in the latest Oracle Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS) release . (After all, who wouldn't click on something entitled "Along Came Groovy!") The ideas about using Groovy to allow users to load "last saved by" information to view data changes were intriguing, and it loo...
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I haven't been using Groovy exactly in this capacity (PBCS) but I have worked extensively with Java in general and in particular J... Read More
Thursday, 03 August 2017 12:32
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On Point and On the Calendar

As most of you know, in April, the OAUG, Quest and IOUG hosted the annual COLLABORATE conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. What you might not know, is that the OAUG is hosting a month-long Best of COLLABORATE 17 educational series, presented via webinar and beginning in August. 

The Best of COLLABORATE 17 – OAUG Forum is a collection of some of the top conference presentations, determined largely by feedback obtained from the surveys completed by session attendees. Team leaders from the OAUG Education Committee review the overall ratings per session along with the attendance numbers to identify the highest-rated and highest-attended conference sessions. The selected sessions represent and address some of the most critical challenges our users community is facing. The content is on point, and it's on the calendar. 

What's coming up in week one? 

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I was unable to attend this year COLLABORATE conference. Thanks for making it available. I am excited to attend the ones that ar... Read More
Tuesday, 18 July 2017 15:30
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Overcoming Fear and Resistance to Embracing a Cloud Solution

Before documenting requirements, cultivating executive sponsorship and getting to the nuts and bolts of a recent Oracle Sales Cloud solution, we had to overcome some initial concerns and misconceptions.

Three things were top of mind: 

  1. A previous bad experience with a cloud product. 
  2. Mandatory, twice-a-year upgrades. 
  3. Security of our data. 

How did we resolve concerns to be able to move forward on a cloud implementation with confidence?

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Closing the Books

The financial close is occurring in almost every organization around the world. It's customary, routine and universal.  However, although the financial close is common and ubiquitous, it's not always easy. The expectations are high; the results must be complete, accurate and on time. And many factors, such as changing regulations and complex r...
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This looks great! I missed the first webinar, but see that it's recorded -- so looking forward to catching up on this.
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“Oracle’s Mark Hurd Builds a Cloud Arsenal.”

The April 26 article on the front page of the USA Today's "Money" section, "Oracle Sharpens Claws in Fight for Cloud Market," is intriguing and compelling for all Oracle Applications users. The author's perspective relates that in spite of Oracle's initial lag in cloud strategy and efforts, Oracle has significant growth potential in the cloud marke...
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Choices: Defining Your Path to the Cloud

For many Oracle Applications customers, the adoption of cloud solutions is a journey with unique objectives and timeframes. The users community includes customers across a continuum of cloud adoption phases, including many that report their on-premises environments will remain in place for some time.  During COLLABORATE 17, Steve Daheb, senior...
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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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Focus 2017: Changing IT Roles and Security

"I think some of the key themes that we are going to be talking about are the changing roles within the IT community as cloud applications become more prevalent; how cloud changes people's roles within their companies and the other skills they need to learn."  - Alyssa Johnson, OAUG President  Read more in "5 Questions with OAUG President...
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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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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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COLLABORATE 17 Registration Opens Today!

Dive into a positive, collaborative atmosphere where you can candidly discuss your Oracle Applications implementations, upgrades and cloud opportunities. For one exciting week, the entire OAUG community comes together face to face to share and learn from actual experiences through sessions, panels and networking events. Gain new perspectives and see your work with new eyes! OAUG members enjoy the absolute lowest rates. Register today!

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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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