OAUG eNews

March 2018


President's Corner

New Membership Directory

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One of the exciting benefits of the OAUG’s recent upgrade of its membership software system is the enhanced Membership Directory. Having the ability to locate and network with other Oracle Applications users is a valuable part of your OAUG membership.

The searchable, online Membership Directory allows you to find information about key contact people within other OAUG member organizations. You can search and browse by:

  • Company Name: Name of the company or organization.
  • First or Last Name: Name of specific person associated with a member organization (Individual Directory only).
  • State or Country: Location of member organizations (Company Directory only).
  • Job Function, Business Solutions or Oracle Products: Role, solution or products used by individuals associated with member organizations (Individual Directory only).
  • Primary Industry: Choose from a list of industries.

I encourage you to take a look in the Membership Directory. It’s actually fun and very interesting to see where your OAUG peers work, what job functions they perform, what Oracle products they use and who their employers are.

I also encourage you to update your individual OAUG profile so other members can find you by the unique role, product experience, industry or geography that describes you. If you have not already done so, please set your new password and update your member profile before March 15 to qualify to win a free COLLABORATE 18 registration or $250 Amazon gift card.

Christine Hipp, OAUG President
Twitter: @Chipp123Hipp

This Week: COLLABORATE 18 Live Preview Webinars


Join conference speakers, volunteers and the OAUG events team tomorrow for free previews of COLLABORATE 18: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community (April 22-26 in Las Vegas). Learn more about the exciting educational and networking opportunities offered, how to navigate the agenda and make the most of your experience.

  • COLLABORATE 18 — OAUG Forum & Programming Preview
    Tuesday, March 13, at 1:00 p.m. ET
  • COLLABORATE 18 EBS Preview — Oracle Speakers
    Wednesday, March 14, at 11:00 a.m. ET
  • COLLABORATE 18 EPM/Hyperion Preview — Oracle Speakers
    Thursday, March 15, at 1:00 p.m. ET

Learn more and register

NEW for those conference participants with a need for speed. Turbo Talks, offered for the first time at COLLABORATE 18 – OAUG Forum, are compact, high-value sessions on laser-focused topics. 19 of these just-added sessions offer a 20-minute presentation and 10 minutes of Q&A. Participants can get informed in half the time of a traditional breakout. View the Turbo Talks!

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Save up to $405 on your full-conference registration to COLLABORATE 18 when you stay in an official COLLABORATE hotel and sign up before the advance deadline of April 18. Groups of 4+ from a single organization save even more. Do you need a group or government registration code? Email prior to registering. Conference alumni also receive a special rate!

In addition to the full-conference pass, convenient one-day, two-day and exhibit hall-only passes are available.

Refer a Friend
Oracle users are the fuel that makes COLLABORATE so informative, productive and fun. Who among your friends and colleagues would you like to see there? Scan your network and see if there are professionals you think would benefit from this exciting week of knowledge-sharing coming up in Las Vegas. Tell them about it, and if they attend, you’ll both earn $50. There’s no limit to how many referrals you can rack up. Read the details and start inviting!

In the News

Beyond ERP: The Way Forward

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Cloud Rises

2018 IT ExcellenceSurvey“While a majority of managers and professionals sees cloud as their future, it’s going to take some time until cloud is supporting a large portion of IT infrastructure and assets. Respondents* are aware of the risks associated with cloud but are looking for ways to gain more control over ever-expanding cloud implementations.”

*A recent survey among members of three Oracle users groups confirms that while on-premises systems remain in place in a majority of our organizations, interest in adopting cloud solutions grows. Learn more in Behind Every Cloud Transformation, There’s Well-Functioning IT. Use your OAUG member login to download the full report.

Building Your Sales Team in the Modern Cloud

One of the most important factors for a strong sales organization is the ability to connect management and sales representatives to their territories, pipeline, prospects and customers. OAUG members, log in to learn more in OAUG Insight magazine (member login required). 

Action Required! Update Your Password

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The OAUG has recently completed the implementation of a new software system. To access OAUG resources or COLLABORATE 18 registration, speaker and exhibitor services through the new system, please update your password. When you act by March 15, 2018, you could win a free registration to COLLABORATE 18 or a $250 Amazon gift certificate. Learn more.

Have You Signed Up for OAUG Insider?

OAUG Insider brings the latest industry news to your inbox every week. If you’re not receiving OAUG Insider every Tuesday, read the current issue and subscribe today.

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

  • Aaron Hayes
  • Adina Kaliyeva
  • CaoSys Limited
  • Daniel Murdock
  • Greg Kessler
  • Grote Industries LLC
  • Jason Truckenbrod
  • Justice Attoh
  • Martin Marietta
  • Praveen Malhotra
  • Rajesh Prasad
  • Sandeep Goswami
  • Seacor Marine Holdings
  • Transplace
  • Yogesh Shetty
Not an OAUG Member? Join Today!

Oracle News

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Apply now to speak at Oracle OpenWorld 2018. Share your unique perspectives and stories. (More.)

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EPM Patch Set Updates

Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Patch Set Updates were released in February 2018. (More.)

OAUG Members Can Save on Upcoming Oracle Events

Oracle HCM World Discount for OAUG Members
Oracle HCM World, March 20–22 in Dallas, TX, is a thought leadership conference featuring inspirational speakers, compelling keynotes, 90% customer-driven content, unparalleled networking opportunities and 70+ sessions across seven distinct content tracks. Get $600 off the onsite rate with code OAUGHR. Register now and pay only $995.

Modern Customer Experience: Half-off Savings for OAUG Members
At Modern Customer Experience in Chicago, April 10-12, you’ll master new skills to boost your career and achieve legendary results for your organization. You’ll gain inspiration and fresh ideas from over 300 customer speakers and product experts, and leave with new friends and renewed enthusiasm to drive unforgettable customer experiences. Register now for $995, and save 50% off the onsite rate with code OAUGCX.

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 

OAUG AppsTech has kicked off. But you still have time to register for sessions. This eLearning event delivers intensive, high-impact education for Oracle technologists utilizing the E-Business Suite. Find session topics from live and recorded webinars on APEX/EBS security, Fusion Middleware, EBS products analyzers and more. View the list of live and recorded sessions

OAUG eLearning Webinars 

In addition to OAUG AppsTech eLearning series, register for the following upcoming webinars:  

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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.