Volume XVII | Issue 4
Choices: Defining Your Path to the Cloud
For many Oracle Applications customers, the adoption of cloud solutions is a journey with unique objectives and timeframes. The users community includes customers across a continuum of cloud adoption phases, including many that report their on-premises environments will remain in place for some time.
During COLLABORATE 17, Steve Daheb, senior vice president, Oracle Cloud, acknowledged in his keynote presentation that an overwhelming majority of companies are still in the early stages of their journeys to the cloud. He went on to talk about the importance of providing and supporting choices for customers as they navigate a personalized path to the cloud.
While many organizations are not moving to the cloud in the immediate future, there is strong interest in learning about cloud solutions. A recent user community survey regarding Oracle Cloud adoption and usage, conducted by the OAUG and Oracle, revealed that a majority (81%) of respondents feel that learning about cloud solutions will help maintain or enhance their careers. The results of the survey also identified user experience stories as the preferred type of information and education to support the evaluation and implementation of Oracle Cloud solutions.
“These survey results reflect trends we’re seeing in the marketplace and highlight the importance of choice as organizations consider how to take advantage of cloud.”
- Steve Daheb, Senior Vice President, Oracle Cloud
The OAUG has a large archive and continues to source educational content for its on-premises customers. In addition, for customers that may wish to add modules to their on-premises product footprint, the OAUG has identified a central Oracle sales organization focused on providing assistance with licensing and product needs. If you missed it, use your OAUG member login to download "Q&A with Oracle EBS On-Premises Sales" (PDF file).
For those looking for cloud education, upcoming OAUG eLearning sessions explore Oracle Cloud ERP Financials and Procurement, an Oracle Financials Cloud 10 upgrade, planning and budgeting in the cloud, and tips and tricks for reporting in the cloud. These sessions join a growing archive of cloud-related information and training resources.
The OAUG will continue to work with Oracle to support on-premises customers while delivering education, including real-world user stories, that helps them advance along the cloud journey.
Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or suggestions about information, resources and tools that are of interest to you.
Alyssa Johnson, OAUG President
Many Oracle Applications customers have been wondering how their organization compares to others regarding their planned or possible migration to the cloud. The results of a short survey provide insights into the current reality, the perceived opportunities and the answers respondents say they want most regarding their Oracle technology roadmap.
Looking for Oracle Cloud education? Use your member login to explore several cloud-related topics via OAUG eLearning in April.
You came, you saw and you collaborated! Thanks to all who gave their effort and energy to participate in COLLABORATE 17: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community as attendees, speakers, exhibitors and volunteers. From CHO of Delivering Happiness Jenn Lim's inspiring keynote on how individuals, teams and organizations can elevate their purpose to positively impact performance, to Oracle Senior Vice President, Oracle Cloud, Steve Daheb sharing customer stories representing a spectrum of cloud possibilities, and every session, booth, demo and networking event in between, it was a fantastic week of connections and learning. Now, we hope you are back to the office re-energized and ready to implement all the fresh ideas that you absorbed while you collaborated with colleagues and new friends. Here are some ways to keep the collaboration going:
How Was Your COLLABORATE? Share Your Feedback
The OAUG Conference Management Team is genuinely interested in your thoughts and will use your feedback to shape COLLABORATE 18 and beyond. Please complete the survey you received via email by April 21.
Access Session Materials
Access knowledge and share it with your teams back at the office. Attendees may obtain conference session materials from IOUG, OAUG and Quest in the COLLABORATE 17 App for the next two weeks. OAUG session materials will then be available to members in the OAUG Conference Paper Database in May.
Keep Learning With the OAUG
Best of COLLABORATE
The Best of COLLABORATE returns this summer with an array of the top-rated sessions delivered via live webinar. Additional details coming soon!
Thank You to Exhibitors and Sponsors!
A very big THANK YOU to all the exhibitors and sponsors who made COLLABORATE 17 such a great experience for all of our attendees! If you are ready to secure your booth space for COLLABORATE 18, please register now to take advantage of discounted exhibitor pricing!
COLLABORATE participants receive a 20% discount on Oracle Press titles.
See for yourself how OAUG membership can help you energize your career and build your network. Try these free samples of valuable resources available only to OAUG members:
- Cloud Panel: Are Oracle On Premises Customers Lost in the Cloud?
- OAUG Insight magazine (PDF)
- Support in Focus newsletter
- The Four Cornerstones of the Changing Enterprise (Executive Summary) (pdf)
And, you can enter to win a $25 Amazon gift card when you visit oaug.org/success. If you’re not a member yet, save up to $100 when you join the OAUG by April 30, 2017!
- Thanks to Our Superstars
During COLLABORATE 17, the OAUG recognized a number of individuals and groups that serve the OAUG community with their outstanding contributions throughout the year.
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Firefox's recent stable release channel version 52.0 update ends NPAPI plugin support for Java, Microsoft Silverlight and Adobe Acrobat (Adobe Flash is not affected, however, no support end date for this plugin has been communicated).
- OAUG Insight Magazine
The spring edition of OAUG Insight magazine is available online for OAUG members. Subscribe now to get on the mailing list for the summer edition.
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What 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, BI analytics, enhancement requests, EBS Mobile Apps, using OBIEE and Siebel, and more. Take five with great tips from OAUG members.
The OAUG would like to welcome the new members who joined in March:
- Antoine Bailey
- Byung Yun
- Carcavelos Consulting BV
- Deepak Sabharwal
- Ed Cammer
- Hieu Nguyen
- Imran Pasha
- Jandy Kim
- OmniTechnical Consulting
- Urban Outfitters Inc
- White Hen Technology
The 7 EPM Cloud Trends You Must Know About for 2017
Recently, Oracle surveyed over 400 decision makers to learn more about their experiences with EPM in the cloud and their plans for 2017-2018. Learn about the top five reasons for moving EPM applications to the cloud, why EPM cloud is the remedy for the insidious spreadsheet, top benefits experienced by EPM cloud users and much more. Download your copy.
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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.
Register for these upcoming webinars:
- Public Sector and Higher Education - Moving Your ERP System to the Oracle Cloud
Thursday, April 13, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. ET
- Life After Go Live: CNL's Journey from Oracle Financials Cloud Release 9 to Release 11
Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. ET
- Public Sector and Higher Education - Planning and Budgeting in the Cloud
Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. ET
- Reporting in the Cloud – Tips and Tricks
Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. ET
The OAUG is accepting applications from the Associate member community for Vendor Awareness Sessions in 2017. The interactive webcast sessions 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.
- Save Hundreds of Hours per Year on Your Oracle Reporting!
A Webcast Hosted by Global Software Inc.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. ET
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 page. Stay up to date on upcoming educational webinars, conference calls and face-to-face events on the Upcoming Events and Live Webinars page.
- OAUG Cost Management SIG April Webinar
Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. ET
- Gateway OAUG 1st Customer Experience Event
Ameristar Casino and Resort, St. Charles, MO
Friday, May 12, 2017
- NOOAUG at the Great Lakes Oracle Conference (GLOC)
Cleveland Public Auditorium, Cleveland, OH
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
- NWOUG 2017 Seattle Training Day
The Seattle Marriott Waterfront Hotel, Seattle, WA
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
- Ohio Valley OAUG May Meeting
Holiday Inn Centre Park of West Chester, West Chester, OH
Monday, May 29, 2017
- NWOUG 2017 Portland Training Day
The Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, Portland, OR
Wednesday, September 6, 2017