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President's Corner

EBS News from Oracle OpenWorld


During OpenWorld, I had the opportunity to speak with Oracle Senior Vice President of Applications Development, Oracle E-Business Suite, Cliff Godwin in an exclusive Facebook Live interview. For me, this was truly a highlight of the week. For our community of EBS users, the recorded interview presents a lot of important information about many new and exciting announcements, including:

  • A roadmap reflecting the commitment of the EBS team to support the product through at least 2030.
  • The release of EBS 12.2.7 and the expected cadence for future releases.
  • Flexible, subscription-based options for EBS on cloud infrastructure to help pave your path to the cloud. One of the benefits of the cloud infrastructure is the automation that can facilitate manual tasks like cloning and accelerate the speed of overall operations.
  • Hybrid cloud solutions that are advantageous for customers who are adopting cloud solutions along with EBS on-premises. “Hybrid is the new normal.”
  • Development efforts underway to enrich EBS Applications with machine learning to enhance the way customers make sense of data.

Watch the Facebook Live recording: 

As Cliff points out at the end of the interview, some of the best learning – for customers and for Oracle – comes from the experiences of real customers who have ventured into new territory to deploy and manage their Oracle solutions. I encourage you to stay connected with the OAUG to hear from your peers about their projects. And if you have a story to share, there is still time to apply to speak at the COLLABORATE 18 – OAUG Forum; the submission deadline is October 20, 2017.

Alyssa Johnson, OAUG President 
Twitter: @alyssaEBS

COLLABORATE 18: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community


Last Call: Apply to Speak at COLLABORATE by Friday, October 20

The Call for Presentations is now accepting public submissions on Oracle E-Business Suite, On-Prem EPM/Hyperion, Cloud EPM/Hyperion, Big Data, BI and Analytics, Cloud CX, Cloud ERP, Cloud SCM and Professional Development topics. Your experiences and innovative solutions can illuminate the path for others — consider sharing them as a conference presenter. First-time and experienced speakers alike are encouraged to apply. Those selected earn a complimentary registration to enjoy a week of learning and networking, April 22-26, 2018, in Las Vegas.

Review COLLABORATE 18’s newly streamlined education tracks, business goals and the “wish list” of hot topics for session ideas. Submit a short application by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, October 20. Learn more and apply.

Your vote. Your voice. Let’s COLLABORATE!

The educational agenda for COLLABORATE 18: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community — OAUG Forum is directly shaped by the global community of users through a public voting initiative. OAUG member organizations may volunteer to review and vote on presentation proposals received through the call for presentations.

All OAUG member organizations are invited to participate in the voting process. Taking an active role in voting amplifies the voice of members and guides the creation of a conference agenda that best meets the community’s educational needs in 2018. Please sign up to vote by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, October 13.

Oracle On-Premises to Hyperion Budgeting and Planning in the Cloud

Hyperion On Premises CloudAn OAUG member shares tips and lessons learned during the transition from an on-premises solution to Oracle Hyperion EPM Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) in the latest OAUG Insight magazine. Use your OAUG member login to access the article.

OAUG Insight magazine is available exclusively to employees of OAUG member organizations and Individual User members. If you or your organization are not yet OAUG members, find out more about why OAUG membership is right for you.

Take the OAUG Hyperion/EPM/BI Task Force Survey

Everyone who works with the Oracle EPM (Hyperion) and Analytics and Big Data (Business Intelligence or BI) product areas is invited to participate in a brief survey (under 10 minutes) to help shape the program at COLLABORATE 18. The results will be shared through the EPM/Hyperion and BI/BIG Data SIGs. Plus, everyone who completes the survey is eligible for a drawing for a free registration to COLLABORATE 18.


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Nominations Sought for OAUG Member of the Year and Innovator of the Year

  • Do you know the next OAUG Member of the Year?
  • Have you heard about a company doing something innovative with their Oracle Applications?
  • Has your Geo or SIG had a really compelling presentation from a user company recently?

Nominations for the OAUG Member of the Year and Innovator of the Year awards are now open. All OAUG members are encouraged to nominate deserving individuals or companies for these awards. Learn more and submit your nominations

The 5-Minute Investment

Take5logosnipWhat are you doing right now? Got 5 minutes to learn a tip or trick from an OAUG member? Select from a series of short videos for insights on Oracle EBS upgrades, online patching, BI analytics, enhancement requests, EBS Mobile Apps, replacing Oracle Discoverer and more. Take five with great tips from OAUG members.  

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

  • Camden Development Inc. 
  • Ganesh Kaveripakkam 
  • Lisa Kaytor 
  • RFgen Software 
  • Andrew Smith
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Oracle News

Oracle Unveils World’s First Autonomous Database Cloud

At Oracle OpenWorld 2017, Oracle Chairman of the Board and CTO Larry Ellison unveiled his vision for the world’s first autonomous database cloud. Powered by Oracle Database 18c, the next generation of the industry-leading database, Oracle Autonomous Database Cloud uses ground-breaking machine learning to enable automation that eliminates human labor, human error and manual tuning to enable unprecedented availability, high performance and security at a much lower cost. (More)

Where Can I Find EBS 12.2.7 Documentation?

Oracle EBS 12.2.7 is the latest update to E-Business Suite 12.2. The online E-Business Suite Documentation Web Library always contains the latest versions of all of our guides, including our installation guides, upgrade guides and readme notes. (More)

The Modern Finance Experience: Call for Speakers Open Until Oct. 11

Are you a finance leader with wisdom to share? Submit a speaker's proposal for the Modern Finance Experience, February 13-15, 2018, in New York City. If accepted, you’ll receive a complimentary conference pass. This 2 ½-day conference will inspire you with new ideas and actionable strategies to advance your organization. Network with over 1,000 finance professionals, hear visionary and thought leadership keynotes, and meet with Oracle executives and product experts. (More)

OAUG Conferences and Events

Get Up to Date with OAUG eLearning Revenue Recognition Week

With the new revenue recognition rules (ASC 606) taking effect after December 15, 2017 (for publicly-held entities), companies are scrambling to comply with the new regulations.

It is important to learn the new ASC 606 revenue recognition requirements, including;

  1. Reporting Requirements: Understand the reporting requirements around the new revenue recognition requirements.
  2. Implementation Options: Define the organization’s options available to implement the new ASC 606 requirements.

Find the full schedule of webinars and register to ensure you are up to date with the new regulations. 

Oracle Federal Forum: Modern Cloud

oraclefedforumOracle's 10th Annual Federal Forum Event
December 14, 2017, at the Marriott Marquis, Washington D.C.
Find out more and register. 

OAUG eLearning

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Revenue Recognition Week 


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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.

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