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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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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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Independent Software Vendors Can Bring Oracle ERPs to Life

Sponsored Content Knowledge is power. Find out how features and functionality that were not previously thought possible can now be added to Oracle software, thanks to innovations by Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) is a powerful medium that has revolutionized the ERP landscape across the globe. ERP systems can be a...
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Uncheck the Pause Button

Oracle Announces "Continuous Innovation" for EBS: What This Means for Users ICYMI: Access the recorded webinar . You may have heard: There is good news for Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) users! Oracle recently announced a new product release strategy that allows customers to access applications and technology updates on an ongoing basis without the ...
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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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Are We Winning the War for Talent?

The "war for talent" became a popular catchphrase about 20 years ago and is still used to refer to the battles many organizations wage in their efforts to attract, hire and retain qualified employees. In my organization, finding qualified employees is certainly one of our top business challenges. Earlier this year, the OAUG embraced an opportunity ...
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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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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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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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​Advocacy Propelled by Your Feedback

Determining the interests, concerns and collective priorities of the Oracle Applications users community and relaying those points of view back to Oracle has always been an important part of the work we do. OAUG members have a powerful voice that influences innovation and the continuous improvement of Oracle products. Advocacy is propelled by your ...
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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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Dennis Elsenpeter
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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Privilege and Responsibility: Your Pipeline of Information

The OAUG was one of the first to share Oracle's announcement of an E-Business Suite (EBS) Roadmap update back in June and followed up with news of Oracle's July 2017 update . Being able to distribute breaking news like this is a privilege and a responsibility. In partnership with Oracle, we are delighted to provide important information about produ...
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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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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
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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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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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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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