Volume XVIII | Issue 2
Advocacy Propelled by Your Feedback
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
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:
Like what you see? Save up to 40% when you register by Thursday, March 8.
Video: A Message from Oracle’s Cliff Godwin
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- Attend with a group. Check out the rock-bottom rates for groups of four or more attending from the same organization.
- Register early! Early-bird rates expire Thursday, March 8!
Powerful Diagnostic Reports Provide Help in a Hurry
“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.”
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)
Join 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 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.
Information 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).
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
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 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.
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:
- Supply Chain in the Cloud
Thursday, February 22, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. ET
- Introduction to Tax Reporting Cloud Service
Thursday, February 22,2018, at 3:00 p.m. ET
- Cybersecurity—Compliance Makes You Vulnerable
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 , at 2:00 p.m. ET
- Blockchain/Bitcoin and Other Emerging Technologies
Thursday, March, 29, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. ET
- Tax Reporting Cloud Service – Advanced Features and Concepts
Thursday, March 29, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. ET
- The FSG and Discoverer Alternative
Thursday, April 5, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. ET
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.
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 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.
- Oracle Modern Finance Experience
February 13-15, 2018, New York
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 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 OTM SIG Presents: OTM Visibility: Beyond the Basics
Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. ET
- OVOAUG Winter 2018 Meeting
Holiday Inn - East, Louisville, KY
Friday, February 16, 2018
- SROAUG Conference and Training Day
Crowne Plaza Hotel - LAX, Los Angeles, CA
Friday, February 23, 2018
- NCOAUG 2018 Training Day
Drury Lane Theatre and Conference Center, Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Friday, March 9, 2018
- Great Lakes Oracle Users Conference
Cleveland Public Auditorium, Cleveland, OH
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
- OTM User Conference 2018 Europe
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
- Hyperion/EPM SIG Presents: EPM System Forecasting Trends - Best Practices leveraging Oracle EPM
Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. ET
Find upcoming educational opportunities, regional and virtual networking events, and special conference events on the Conferences and Events Calendar.