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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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Jason Jones
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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Rohit Jaiswal
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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Carrie Hollack
This looks great! I missed the first webinar, but see that it's recorded -- so looking forward to catching up on this.
Thursday, 20 July 2017 15:24
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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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Looking forward to this - there are lots of examples of companies taking the leap to cloud applications. Areas such as how to achi... Read More
Friday, 10 February 2017 07:00
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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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