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OAUG Connection Point - EPM/BI/Release 12.1 Upgrade - Atlanta 2011 (94)

Historically HFM implementations have been expensive and time consuming. In many ways this was due to the complex consolidation process that was being automated as well as the learning process required as HFM implementation methodology matured. Unfortunately, in the present day many organizations feel HFM requires a complex and costly implementation?"”?nothing could be further from the truth. At it's heart, HFM can be the simplest Hyperion product to implement in the right hands and with the right methodology.
Upgrading from to 12.1.3 is a complex process which involves lots of work from the applications DBA. Fortunately, Oracle provides lots of information to help with this process on My Oracle Support. Unfortunately, this information can be hard to find and even harder to tie together. In this session, we will review these complexities and point out the issues (and their solutions) that have arisen at various client sites.
How can I make my life easier as a Planning administrator? How can I enhance the end-user budgeting and planning experience (simplifying, reducing complexity, and making the overall painful process a bit easier)? We will show how to work more efficiently with your Planning implementation and administration, allowing you to spend more time on the fun projects while impressing both users and your management. We will cover automating processes, troubleshooting and empowering your user community, streamlining day-to-day administrative tasks and building the foundation for you to lead continuous improvement in your Planning environment. You will learn how to get the…
Upgrades of ERP systems, especially functional upgrades, are resource hungry, take months of planning and require business users to take time out of their daily workloads to check the new system. This is no exception to those upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite release 12.1. This session will explore the best practices needed for an efficient testing process during your Oracle upgrade. A process that delivers the promised business value and one that doesn't tie up your business users unnecessarily.
Executives are faced with increasing pressures to improve performance and cut costs while dealing with complex decisions on governance, risk and compliance issues. To make better-informed decisions that will drive improved performance and efficiency, organizations need an integrated view of data, simply and rapidly. Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Applications are complete, pre-built BI solutions that deliver intuitive, role-based intelligence for everyone in an organization-from front line employees to senior management-that enable better decisions, actions and business processes. In this session, we will present an accelerated deployment option for Oracle Business Intelligence Applications as a part of your E-Business Suite R12…
Most of the R12 implementations have failed to produce the expected ROI due to poor master data quality. This presentation focuses on common issues associated with master data quality and how they can be addressed during R12 implementations with the functionality and features native to R12 EBS Applications. Addressing data quality as part of R12 implementations is a critical task in achieving superior implementation experience thus resulting in higher ROI.
With Extended Support ending on November 2013 for Release 11.5.10 and Premier Support ending on January 2012 for R12, many Oracle EBS customers are now facing expensive forced upgrades to maintain full support or to avoid increased maintenance fees. With Fusion Applications still immature and EBS upgrades very expensive with limited value, EBS licensees need to understand all their options. Attend this presentation to learn about all your EBS release management options and how you can drive more value from your current R11i or R12 releases without expensive upgrades.
With Oracle making some impressive headway in allowing ASO cubes to be more in line with business operations, it's time to move those big and bulky BSO cubes to ASO cubes. But, uh-oh. You say you don't know MDX scripting? If you can understand Calc Scripts, you can understand basic MDX scripting in a flash.
The ability to easily record and report financial results using multiple accounting standards is a key element of the Release 12.1 value proposition. As companies plan their strategy to upgrade to R12.1, CIOs and CFOs should be also determining their strategy to be ready to fully support International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). For many companies with international operations, this is already a reality. For companies with domestic operations or plans to expand globally, IFRS will be rolled out in the coming years. Learn how to use a R12.1 upgrade project to also build an IFRS-ready Oracle Financials foundation for your…
Business Analytics in the Cloud-Reduce Your Risk, Increase Your Performance
In 2009 the City of Las Vegas embarked on a pilot business intelligence project using Oracle's OBI EE+ tool. Since then there have been some extraordinary successes as BI has been rolled out to nearly every department in the City. Dashboards of gauges, pie charts and ribbons of data are now prevalent on managers' PCs throughout the City. This presentation will share the City of Las Vegas' journey of implementing business intelligence to track the key performance measures throughout the organization. Best practices used during the implementation and for supporting the product will be shared. This is one time that…
Companies in the high-tech industry have multi-tiered supply networks comprising component and board suppliers, contract manufacturers, logistics partners, and other service providers. Since supplier data is often fragmented and inconsistent, enterprises have limited visibility of the structure, relationships and capabilities of the supply base. This result in suboptimal decisions around supply base consolidation, multisourcing, shortage management, and spend. Leading high-tech enterprises understand the business value of effectively managing supplier master information and supplier lifecycles . This session presents a use-case to model and govern a multi-tiered supplier network for a high-tech OEM using Oracle Supplier Management.
If you've noticed that your Applications seem to be slowly grinding along, perhaps you need to review your overall approach to managing your Applications data. Are you purging data that ought to be purged? Is your Concurrent Manager configuration all that it could be? Have you looked at your Workflow tables lately? J oin me for a lively discussion of all the dust bunnies I've found in assorted E-Business Suite closets, and what I recommend you do to clean sweep your way to performance improvements.
No longer should EPM be a bolt-on to generate reports you couldn't get out of your ERP implementation. The market is shifting to truly integrated systems that support much faster, cleaner business processes. Companies that separate design and maintenance of ERP and EPM systems are struggling to realize ROI and spending too much time reconciling or redoing efforts. With the right vision and toolset, you can achieve the visibility, transparency, and efficiency that once was only talked about but never practiced. Attend this session and learn how many of the most progressive firms in the country are achieving a single…
Many companies that have successfully implemented ERP systems have not, as yet, introduced business intelligence capabilities to their organizations. For many, the concern is cost and complexity. While the typical ERP implementation can cost between 1.5 and 4 times the cost of the software, estimates for business intelligence run up to 7 times the software cost. Using the observations and conclusions of a Forrester Research study, this presentation steps through the critical success factors and proposes a simple, business-oriented, incremental approach to deployment of business intelligence.
Organizations focus testing efforts on functional and integration application testing in EBS R12.1 implementations. Many do not realize the need for formal testing approaches for data migrations, consolidations and transformations. Many migrations are performed by data conversion utilities that should be considered new software by the project team. We will discuss the various levels of testing required to manage the data migrations and inherent risks in the process. We will review processes to follow to mitigate the risks associated with data migration testing. An effective data migration testing strategy is critical irrespective of the level of data cleansing and data…
The current environment of continued uncertainty presents challenges in forecasting. Learn how Hyperion Strategic Finance can enhance strategic analytics to provide better forecasting and improved strategic analysis with examples provided in client case studies.
Are using conference room pilots (CRPs) a myth, method or madness for enterprise application projects? This presentation will prove they are a method, one that can be utilized for any type of project; whether it is an implementation of Oracle R12, upgrade of PeopleSoft or the latest Oracle acquisition!
At the onset of any enterprise performance management initiative, there are key decisions to be made by the project team. One of those decisions involves selecting the dimensions that will describe the data stored in the application. On the surface, choosing an application's dimensions may seem relatively easy and is the case for certain solutions. However, more often than not, there are subtle complexities that arise when deciding the dimensions that will satisfy the solution requirements. Without a firm understanding of the impact these decisions have on the proposed application, the project team can end up on an undesirable path.
Learn how ING DIRECT USA improved the efficiency and accuracy of its expense budgeting and forecasting processes and created a more driver-based budgeting process, where specific expenses at a Cost Center and General Ledger Account level are calculated based on production drivers. In addition, ING DIRECT USA improved its ability to engage in scenario planning and analysis to more easily determine the impact of changes in production volumes and unit costs on the underlying expense budgets. The Application addresses intra-day upload capabilities from the PeopleSoft General Ledger to facilitate monthly expense accruals and month-end closing.
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