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President's Corner

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 products, trends and policies.

The OAUG also facilitates the exchange of information between OAUG members and Oracle through the work of the Customer Support Council and our various Geographic (Geo) and Special Interest Group (SIG) communities. The two-way conversations with Oracle employees that occur through these groups are instrumental in communicating members’ collective concerns and priorities.

Members often tell me what they value most is the opportunity to communicate and learn from each other. They value opportunities to gain insights on how others are resolving problems, integrating products and technologies, and embracing emerging trends.

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The OAUG relishes its role as a multi-directional conduit enabling the flow of information, influence and news through channels such as:

Many OAUG publications and activities are open to everyone, and I hope you find them valuable. However, these open channels often point to other, more in-depth resources that are exclusively available to OAUG members. If your organization is not an OAUG member, join today to gain access to even more information and connections to continue building your knowledge.

Alyssa Johnson, OAUG President 
Twitter: @alyssaEBS

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OAUG ProTips: Take 5 Take5logosnip

AD Online Patching (ADOP) Performance Tip

"After the application of every patch, old editions accumulate to the point where it begins to effect performance. To work around this, EBS R12.2 AD Online Patching (ADOP) has a feature that allows you to drop the old editions within the database."
- Oti Ometie, Database Administrator, New Flyer Industries 

Replacing Oracle Discoverer

“The big lesson we learned was selecting the right team. . . . In addition to senior directors, mix in people who are actually using the product: people who are creating reports, digesting reports, people who are in the thick of it.”
- Mike Whalen, Technical Business Analyst, City of Arvada, Colorado

Take five with other great tips from OAUG members. 

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Discover how you can build your network, energize your career and activate your success when you connect with the OAUG at Oracle OpenWorld, October 1-5, in San Francisco, CA. Be sure to arrive in time to attend 49 OAUG Geo and SIG sessions on Sunday, October 1, beginning at 9:45 a.m. Don’t miss OAUG Executive Director Al Garver’s session: Increase Your Cloud Expertise by Joining a User Group.

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Welcome New Members
The OAUG would like to welcome the new members who joined in July:

  • Andrzej Lupa
  • Ed Bredin
  • Emilio Abis
  • Frank Juracka
  • Manju Chugani
  • Murali Vaidyanathan
  • Pratheeda Leelapanang
  • Rubicon Project 
  • Uthuman Saribu
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Oracle News

Oracle Named a Leader in 2 Gartner Magic Quadrants: Strategic and Financial Corporate Performance Management

Recently, Gartner issued its first Magic Quadrant™ reports for two new categories: cloud strategic corporate performance management (CPM) and cloud financial CPM. Oracle has been named a leader in both categories, based upon their ability to execute and completeness of vision, and Oracle is making both reports available to readers with their compliments. Learn more and download the reports.

Quarterly EBS Upgrade Recommendations: July 2017 Edition

Get the latest upgrade recommendations for E-Business Suite (EBS) updates and technology stack components. (More)

Oracle Delivers Bevy of Updates to its Cloud Suite

The Oracle Cloud Applications Suite includes a range of enterprise software, including ERP, HR and CRM/CX. While there were a number of changes across the individual pieces, the entire suite got a fresh design. (More)

Advisor Webcasts: Financials for India

Oracle EBS released the new Goods and Services Tax functionality for the Indian Localization in July 2017. Support and Development teams have started to host a series of webcasts focused on the new features and functionality. These webcasts are hosted weekly into September. To stay apprised of the offerings (dates and times), please visit either the EBS blog for Oracle Financials for India (India Localization) or the My Oracle Support Community for Financials for India.

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Interactive Vendor Awareness Session webcasts provide information about a variety of products and services that complement Oracle Applications. If your company is interested in hosting a session, please contact JC Sandel.

User Community News

OAUG Geos and SIGs offer news from Oracle and educational opportunities all year long. To find your Geo or SIG, visit the OAUG’s User Communities pageStay up to date on upcoming educational webinars, conference calls and face-to-face events on the Upcoming Events and Live Webinars page

Find upcoming educational opportunities, regional and virtual networking events, and special conference events on the new Conferences and Events Calendar.