OAUG eNews

February 2018


President's Corner

Advocacy Propelled by Your Feedback

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Determining the interests, concerns and collective priorities of the Oracle Applications users community and relaying those points of view back to Oracle has always been an important part of the work we do. OAUG members have a powerful voice that influences innovation and the continuous improvement of Oracle products. Advocacy is propelled by your feedback.

Oracle has invited the OAUG and its members to participate in an anonymous product rating and review project developed specifically for its affiliated user groups. The online review is hosted by TrustRadius, a third-party business review site, to collect your candid opinions about using Oracle products and being part of a user group. Those completing an in-depth review will receive a $25 Amazon gift card.

I encourage you to use your powerful voice by participating in this project to share your feedback, insights and experiences. Please do take a few minutes to complete a review. Advocate for the important things that could have an impact for yourself, your employer and the users community.

Christine Hipp, OAUG President
Twitter: @Chipp123Hipp

COLLABORATE: An Illuminating Experience


COLLABORATE 18: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community returns to Las Vegas April 22-26 with 1200+ empowering sessions to advance your knowledge no matter your goal: maximizing your on-premises applications, illuminating pathways to the cloud and optimizing cloud solutions. Join your peers at this high-energy event designed to amplify your success through real-world scenarios, first-hand experiences and honest advice.

For more information on how sessions are categorized, view:

Education Tracks >
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Like what you see? Save up to 40% when you register by Thursday, March 8.

Video: A Message from Oracle’s Cliff Godwin

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What does someone who's never attended COLLABORATE need to know? Oracle SVP of Applications Development Cliff Godwin answered this very question for OAUG Past President Alyssa Johnson at Oracle OpenWorld. Watch the video!

The Countdown is On: Save Up to 40% on COLLABORATE When You Register by Thursday, March 8

Our lowest rates will soon expire. Here are the simple steps to getting the best deal:

  1. Reserve your hotel first: When you reserve in an official COLLABORATE hotel, use your reservation acknowledgement number to take $200 off conference registration. Book here
  2. Join the OAUG: A membership ($965 for organizations that are licensed users of Oracle Applications) provides valuable training and networking benefits to your entire company all year − and everyone receives the low member rate on COLLABORATE. Join today
  3. Attend with a group. Check out the rock-bottom rates for groups of four or more attending from the same organization.
  4. Register early! Early-bird rates expire Thursday, March 8!

EBS Functional Analyzers

Powerful Diagnostic Reports Provide Help in a Hurry

Analyzers Insight Magazine“Oracle seeded EBS Functional Analyzers will help DBAs, functional experts and sysadmins find issues before they become problems, detect problems before they become showstoppers and resolve showstoppers before they become helmet fires.”

OAUG members, log in to learn more in the winter 2017 OAUG Insight magazine. If you’re not a member yet, join today and gain access to the information you need.

Your DBA is Always Right. Except This One Time.

As Oracle Application Express (APEX) has become a 'go-to' tool for web development with Oracle databases, DBAs, developers and managers must consider the security issues surrounding the exposure of a database in a web-facing application. One of the most contentious discussions is whether to install APEX in a production database or to put it in a separate database and use database links or an ETL solution. (More)

OAUG Emerging Leaders: PBCS Tips, Tricks and Best Practices

OAUGEmergingLeadersJoin Abhi Raina, AST LLC, this Thursday as he shares tips, tricks and best practices for migrating on-premises Oracle Hyperion Planning to Oracle PBCS. Learn from his experiences with multiple implementation projects and bring your questions to the live webinar. Register for the webinar.   

OAUG Members Have Exclusive Access to Online Learning

OAUG members can participate in live and recorded eLearning webinars to hear best practices and problem-solving information without leaving their desks. OAUG eLearning webinars are free and exclusively available to OAUG members. OAUG members can choose from live webinars including OAUG AppsTech eLearning that starts this week. Review and register for the sessions

2018 Information Technology Performance Excellence Survey

2018 IT ExcellenceSurveyInformation technology performance excellence isn’t a luxury. In this era, when many organizations are staking their future on digital engagement, it is a necessity. According to a recent survey of 464 enterprise IT managers and professionals, most are still wrapped up in maintaining their infrastructure or legacy systems amid a growing movement to commit more strongly to systems of innovation. Six in 10 respondents agree that the amount of resources going into legacy maintenance is hurting their organizations’ competitiveness. Download Behind Every Cloud Transformation, There’s Well-Functioning IT for the full survey report (member login required).

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

  • Brandi McCullough 
  • Brian Smith 
  • County of Sacramento 
  • Jan Cooper 
  • Michael Leaders 
  • Prime Risk Partners Inc. 
  • Rajesh Mohan 
  • Robert Price 
  • Tammy Stevens 
Not an OAUG Member? Join Today!

Oracle News

Introducing Oracle Enterprise Data Management Cloud Services

On January 25, Oracle introduced Enterprise Data Management Cloud, a platform for managing change that helps align and distribute master data changes to provide a consistent view across EPM, ERP and reporting systems. It enables organizations to adapt and respond to change faster and more effectively, whether just adding a new product or geography across financial systems, migrating applications to the cloud and even helping to simplify data management for M&A. Learn more.

UX Strategy eBook

Have you seen the updated cloud UX strategy ebook from the Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) team? In this ebook, you’ll find information about what guides the design of Oracle’s cloud UX as we continue to evolve. Learn about the things we are focused on, all based on our research with Oracle’s applications users. Download a copy to see our roadmap and learn where we’re planning to invest time and resources. (More)

Your Opinion Matters

Oracle has partnered with TrustRadius to collect feedback on Oracle products and invites members of the OAUG to share both product insights and experience as an Oracle user group member. (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.

OAUG AppsTech eLearning Series Starts This Week!

AppsTech is back for 2018 and is better than ever! This eLearning event delivers intensive, high-impact education for Oracle technologists utilizing E-Business Suite.  These sessions will provide amplified learning and are presented by Oracle experts.

Find sessions on APEX/EBS security integration, EBS proactive support tools and more. View the entire schedule and register for sessions that start tomorrow and run until mid-March. 

OAUG eLearning Webinars 

In addition to OAUG AppsTech eLearning series, find the following live webinars available in the coming weeks: 

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Don’t worry, we have you covered. Access recorded Risk Week sessions so that you can learn pertinent information to help your organization wade the risk waters.

Conferences and Events

COLLABORATE 18 International Program

The COLLABORATE – OAUG Forum International Program is not just multi-national but truly global and twice as big as last year’s. With sessions covering India Goods and Services Tax (GST) deployments, templates for implementing Oracle EBS in Japan, Latin America EBS rollouts and localizations, European Union GDPR, Australian cloud solutions, country-by-country differences for ISO20022, consolidated Canadian English/French Oracle EBS solutions, along with multi-national roundtables this year’s OAUG International program is truly on a global scale. Learn more.

What’s Included in Your COLLABORATE 18 Full-Conference Registration?

COLLABORATE 18 Logos vert no descrip 002COLLABORATE is a significant investment of your time and financial resources, so what do you get in return? Tremendous educational opportunity awaits in your choice of over 1200 education sessions held over 4.5 days, not to mention exhibitor showcase access, networking lunches, receptions and more, plus these OAUG exclusives:

  • OAUG Community Sunday events, including: OAUG New Attendee Orientation, OAUG Community Service Build-a-Bike (space limited; pre-registration required), Meeting of the OAUG Members and OAUG Welcome Reception
  • OAUG Membership Booth featuring the LinkedIn Corner with profile consultations and professional headshot station
  • OAUG Emerging Leaders Networking Event (beer tasting!)
  • A flash drive pre-loaded with all OAUG session materials
  • Free introductory Corporate Membership in the OAUG, which includes full membership status and is valid for six months. (non-member companies only)
    • Includes free access to Best of COLLABORATE online learning series – live encore presentations of the top-rated sessions from the 2018 conference
    • Online access to all OAUG sessions in the OAUG Conference Paper Database

Register early! Save Up to 40% on COLLABORATE When You Register by Thursday, March 8. 

Connect with the OAUG at Oracle Modern Finance Experience

If you’re attending Oracle Modern Finance Experience, visit the OAUG and booth and discover how OAUG members shine. 

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.

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 Conferences and Events Calendar.