OAUG eNews

June 2017


President's Corner

Closing the Books


The financial close is occurring in almost every organization around the world. It’s customary, routine and universal.

However, although the financial close is common and ubiquitous, it’s not always easy. The expectations are high; the results must be complete, accurate and on time. And many factors, such as changing regulations and complex reporting requirements, make the financial close a complicated, time-consuming and high-stakes endeavor.

Now, for professionals responsible for closing the books, a new Modern Business Close OAUG eLearning series provides insights into streamlining financial close, consolidation and reporting using Oracle’s Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud Service (FCCS). The webinars feature live demonstrations of FCCS in action. It’s a great opportunity to walk through some of the features and best-practice functionality built into the FCCS solution and to ask questions of our presenters.

OAUG eLearning is free for every employee in a member organization. So be sure to share this special learning opportunity with your colleagues.

If your organization is not an OAUG member, you’ve got time to join before the first eLearning session begins on June 26, 2017.

Alyssa Johnson, OAUG President 
Twitter: @alyssaEBS

OAUG Insight Magazine

2017SummerInsightOAUG Insight magazine features practical articles on implementation techniques, case studies and more in each quarterly issue. Don't miss these great articles in the newly released summer 2017 issue.

  • How Do You Measure Up?: A Survey on Cloud Adoption and Co-Existence
  • Managing the Sales Funnel with Oracle Sales Cloud
  • Role Securities in Procurement and Spend Analytics

OAUG Insight magazine is available exclusively to OAUG member. Login to the OAUG website to read the magazine and view past issues. 

Get Ahead with OAUG eLearning: The Modern Business Close


The OAUG provides members with access to educational content from articles to webinars. Take a look at our next eLearning webinar series: The Modern Business Close.

  • The Modern Business Close: Employing Oracle’s FCCS to Overcome Today’s Close Challenges
    Monday, June 26, 2017, 1:00 p.m. ET
  • The Modern Business Close: Consolidate Your Financials with Oracle's FCCS
    Monday, July 24, 2017, 1:00 p.m. ET
  • The Modern Business Close: Consolidation and Close for Multinational Organizations
    Monday, August 28, 2017, 1:00 p.m. ET

Visit our Modern Business Close page to find more information and to register for the series. This series is a part of eLearning, an exclusive educational program for OAUG members. Not a member? Join today take advantage of this great educational content.

 "Running Finance IT Infrastructure on IPv6"

Join the OAUG Young Professionals Forum for the June webinar "Running Finance IT Infrastructure on IPv6". Sandarsh Chavalmane, Facebook will share how the Facebook team oaugYPF Logoadapted and configured their enterprise application/database stack to work on the IPv6 stack.  Register for the webinar taking place on June 20, at 3:00 p.m. ET.

And, let us know what you want from the OAUG Young Professionals Forum. Take a short survey to let us know how we can help you grow as a new professional.

Best of COLLABORATE Webinar Sponsorship Opportunity

The Best of COLLABORATE 17 OAUG Forum Live Webinar Series is coming this August, and we are looking for a partner company to sponsor these highest-rated sessions from the COLLABORATE 17 conference. This eLearning series features live, interactive webinars led by the experts for those who missed these presentations during the conference. Sponsorship will include company branding on webinars and attendee lists. Interested in sponsoring? Learn more by contacting today!

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

  • HDR, Inc.
  • LeaseAccelerator
  • Sonata Software
  • Unicomer
Not an OAUG Member? Join Today!
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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.

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

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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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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 page. Stay 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.

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