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The OAUG Applauds Oracle’s Continued EBS Investment: Release 12.2.7 is Now Available


In previous communications, the OAUG shared with you recent announcements about updates to the Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) Roadmap.

The breaking news we received from Oracle late last Friday is significant for our Oracle EBS users community. I’m pleased to be able to share this additional information with you:

  • Oracle EBS 12.2.7 is now available. According to Oracle’s official release announcement (PDF), Release 12.2.7 combines functionality enhancements, error corrections, and statutory and regulatory updates in a consolidated, suite-wide patch set.
  • The video featuring Cliff Godwin, Oracle Senior Vice President of Application Development, cites the importance of customer feedback in influencing the new features in EBS Release 12.2.7.
  • Additional information about new features in Release 12.2.7 and the upgrade paths from earlier releases is also available in the EBS Technology Blog article by Steven Chan, Oracle Senior Director.

These recent announcements reflect the power of the users community. Your feedback and ideas resonate with Oracle and serve as a catalyst to change. Your voice has power.

It’s essential to keep the conversation going, and the OAUG is here to facilitate the connections that help make that happen. During Oracle OpenWorld 2017, there will be many opportunities for Oracle customers to have lively discussions during geographic (Geo) and special interest group (SIG) meetings on Sunday and other sessions throughout the week. Connect with the OAUG at OpenWorld to be sure you are receiving up-to-date information about Oracle products and trends that will affect your current and future product strategies. 

Alyssa Johnson, OAUG President 
Twitter: @alyssaEBS

Call for Presentations Now Open – Step into the Spotlight


The COLLABORATE 18 Call for Presentations is open. This is your chance to step into the spotlight and illuminate Oracle Applications topics, experiences and lessons learned for an eager audience of Oracle users live in Las Vegas next April. COLLABORATE participants crave talks from the real world to provide clarity on issues and solutions. Presenting your experiences at a conference is great for your professional development! First-timers and experienced speakers alike should apply.

Newly streamlined education tracks pave the way for a simpler application process. OAUG’s Call for Presentations covers Oracle E-Business Suite, On-Prem EPM/Hyperion, Cloud EPM/Hyperion, Big Data, BI and Analytics, Cloud CX, Cloud ERP and Cloud SCM. Selected presenters earn a complimentary pass to enjoy the full week of learning and networking. Learn more and apply

Not sure where to start with your proposal? Join us for a live webinar on Wednesday, September 27, at 1:00 PM ET to learn how to put the odds in your favor. Our experts explain what you can do to increase the chances of getting your education session proposal selected for the conference. Register today

Last Chance for Candidates

elections2017The OAUG Board of Directors elections process started last month with the call for candidates. Any employee of an OAUG User or Associate member organization or any OAUG Individual User or Associate member in good standing may run for the board, but you must submit your application by this Thursday, September 14, 2017, in order to be considered a candidate.

For additional information, election FAQs and sample candidate submissions/guidelines, please visit the 2018 OAUG Director Elections page.

Discoverer Extended Support

Access helpful resources to inform your next steps on replacing Discoverer:

  • Replacing Discoverer – What are your options? (white paper and conference slides; member login required).
  • Tales from Retiring Discoverer: Conversion of Legacy Reports and Moving Users to BI Publisher (conference slides; member login required).
  • Replacing Oracle Discoverer at the City of Arvada, Colorado (video).
  • Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer Statement of Direction (PDF file).
  • Love Excel? Need an alternative to FSGs and Discoverer? (recorded webinar; member login required). 

Extended Support for Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer ended in June 2017. Take the poll below to share the status of your business analytics and reporting solution, and then view the results to see where others are in the process. 

Poll: Discoverer Extended Support

No answer selected. Please try again.
Please select either existing option or enter your own, however not both.
Please select minimum 0 answer(s) and maximum 5 answer(s).
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Unraveling the E-Business Suite Output Post Processor (OPP)

2017FallIInsightCover“The OPP performs post-processing operations of a concurrent request’s output file.”

Learn how the OPP can be cared for properly to ensure the ultimate performance and highest reliability to your business users. OAUG members, log in to read the full article on the OAUG website. If you’re not a member yet, join today and get access to the information you need.

Where's a Good Solutions Spot?

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The OAUG in the News

The OAUG Connects Oracle Applications Users at Oracle OpenWorld 2017

“We have several new SIGs presenting at OpenWorld this year, including EBS Functional Analyzers, Oracle CPQ Cloud and APEX.” – Alyssa Johnson, OAUG President

Each year during Oracle OpenWorld, the OAUG hosts geographic (Geo) and special interest group (SIG) meetings as well as additional opportunities for networking and education. Learn more about what’s in store at Oracle OpenWorld 2017.

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

  • Clark Equipment Company
  • Colin MacDonald
  • Doosan Information and Communications America LLC
  • Laitram Corp
  • One Call Care Management
  • Ray Wilson
  • Sunil Koul
Not an OAUG Member? Join Today!

Oracle News

Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) Release 12.2.7 is Now Available

The New Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.7 helps organizations further optimize business processes and reduce costs while enabling a modern user experience. (More)

Webcast on Finance Allocations and IT Financial Management

On September 20, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. ET, join Marc Seewald of Oracle and Financial Executives International, as he discusses corporate management allocations, shared service allocations, transfer pricing allocations, IT costing and more. If you cannot provide complete transparency between pre-allocated and post-allocated results or easily change assumptions and run what-if analyses on your allocation calculations, then this webcast can help you. Register now.

Expanded Sunday Programming with Customer Path to Cloud at Oracle OpenWorld 2017

Sunday’s forecast at Oracle OpenWorld is cloudy with a chance of content. We’re pleased to announce that Sunday programming at Oracle OpenWorld will feature educational sessions on the path to cloud and how customers can migrate, connect, and extend their on-premise applications and databases with Oracle Cloud. (More)

OAUG eLearning

OAUG eLearning provides free live and recorded educational webinars for OAUG members. Members of the OAUG can attend upcoming webinars or access hundreds of recorded eLearning sessions any time through the OAUG eLearning Archive.

Watch more than 20 sessions that are now available as recorded webinars from the Best of COLLABORATE eLearning Series. And, if you aren't a member, you can have a taste of the series with a recorded webinar that is available to everyone: Learn How to Plan, Develop and Deliver Custom Oracle MAF Mobile App Solutions for Your Organization.


Vendor Awareness Sessions

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.

OAUG Conference and Event Updates

Connect with the Oracle Applications Users Group at Oracle OpenWorld

openworld.100sqBe sure to arrive at OpenWorld in time for SIG Sunday. On October 1, 2017 you can choose from more than 40 sessions hosted by OAUG Geographic and Special Interest Groups (Geos and SIGs). View the full list of OAUG Geo/SIG sessions.

Learn about how the OAUG can help you activate your success by visiting the OAUG membership table on Sunday near the Geo and SIG sessions and then, all week in the Oracle Community Services area in the Moscone South exhibit hall. Plus, have your badge scanned for a chance to win a conference registration to COLLABORATE 18! If you’re not an OAUG member yet, you can save up to $100 when you join the OAUG at OpenWorld. Find out more about the OAUG at Oracle OpenWorld.

Bring Your Brand to COLLABORATE 18

Get in front of 5500+ Oracle users as an exhibitor at COLLABORATE 18, April 22-26, by securing your booth now for the popular Exhibitor Showcase!

Take advantage of the discounted, early bird rates today by filling out the convenient online registration form. Registering early ensures prime booth placement (occurring in December). Then, build your buzz by checking out advertisement opportunities with the OAUG in our Sponsorship Prospectus!

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.