OAUG eNews

August 2018

Volume XVIII | Issue 8


President's Corner

ROI, and Then Some. It’s Personal.

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When I first ran for the OAUG Board of Directors, I was enthusiastic about this group’s mission and felt that it was time for me to give back. Like so many other professionals using Oracle Applications, I had sharpened my knowledge, honed my skills and deepened my network by participating in OAUG activities and programs. Yes, it was time to give back.

Since taking my seat on the board in January 2011, I’ve worked with my fellow board members to develop and execute strategy to sustain and further the OAUG mission. Yes, I’ve invested personal time and energy. But for every hour I’ve volunteered on behalf of the OAUG, the payoff in professional growth and personal satisfaction is probably tenfold. I was giving back to this organization as it was continuing to give back to me.

Consider investing in your users group – and in yourself – by becoming a candidate for the 2019 OAUG Board of Directors. Candidate submissions are being accepted through September 12, 2018.

Christine Hipp, OAUG President
Twitter: @Chipp123Hipp

2019 Board of Directors Election

The elections process for the OAUG 2019 Board of Directors is about to begin. The Call for Candidates will be open August 15 through September 12. Any employee of an OAUG User or Associate member organization or any Individual member in good standing may run for the board. Let your voice be heard for the future of the OAUG!

Visit oaug.org/elections for more information.

OAUG Insight Magazine Summer Edition

OAUG Insight Summer18OAUG Insight magazine recently launched a new, digital version that brings you another way to read about how other OAUG members are resolving challenges and gaining efficiencies in their use of Oracle products. Everyone is invited to enjoy the summer 2018 preview edition. OAUG members have exclusive access to the full editions.

In this issue of OAUG Insight:

      • Wonderful Journey to OTM Cloud!
      • The CFO’s Guide to Transforming and Maintaining an Optimal Chart of Accounts Structure.
      • An Oracle Value Chain Planning Certification Primer.
      • APEX Visual Workforce Dashboards.
      • EBS Functional Analyzers: Keep Calm and Analyze.
      • Is Your Software Vulnerable to Cybercrime.
      • Awards, photos and happenings from COLLABORATE 18: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community.


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The new OAUG Career Center is a comprehensive jobs board that allows Oracle customer organizations to post IT positions specifically requiring Oracle Applications expertise. Hiring organizations can post jobs, search resumes and review applications. Job seekers can create a professional profile, set up job search agents, post a resume and apply for jobs. (More)

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3 Reasons to Make Sure Your OAUG Membership is Active

  • COLLABORATE 19 Call for Presentations opens August 30
    • OAUG members have a better chance of being selected to present at COLLABORATE.
    • OAUG Board of Directors Election opens September 1
      • Only those whose membership is active on September 1 are eligible to vote.
    • Best of COLLABORATE eLearning Series begins in August
      • OAUG eLearning is exclusively available to OAUG members.

Not sure? Contact today.

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

  • Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc.
  • American Municipal Power (AMP)
  • Cambria LLC
  • Chirag Patel
  • Colleen Culley
  • CSX Technology
  • Donna Lyle
  • Gerald Williams
  • Jose Barrera
  • Malcolm Goodfellow
  • Mark Kissell
  • Raza Haider
  • Sadanand Karve
  • Samuel Levin
  • Scott Bickley
  • Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
  • Vijay Kundu
  • Vladimir Teterev
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Oracle News

Quarterly EBS Upgrade Recommendations

Oracle has posted the July 2018 upgrade recommendations for E-Business Suite updates and technology stack components. These recommendations are based on the latest updates to Oracle’s product strategy and support timelines. (More)

Oracle is a Leader in Both the Cloud FP&A Solutions and Cloud Financial Close Solutions 2018 Magic Quadrants

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Planning & Analysis Solutions and Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Close Solutions, we're excited to announce Oracle was named a Leader again in 2018 based upon our ability to execute and completeness of vision. Download the reports with our compliments: Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Planning and Analysis Solutions, Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Close Solutions.

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Planning and Analysis Solutions, Christopher Iervolino, John E. Van Decker, 24 July 2018. Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Close Solutions, John E. Van Decker, Christopher Iervolino, 26 July 2018. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Oracle Grid 12c Release 2 (12.2) Certified with RAC 12.2 and EBS 12.2

Oracle Grid 12c Release 2 (12.2) is now certified when using Oracle 12c Release 12.1 Real Application Clusters (RAC) with Oracle E-Business Suite Release12.2. When using Oracle RAC 12.1 with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2, you now have the option to use either Oracle Grid 12c Release 12.2 or 12.1. (More)

OAUG eLearning

GEN 3247 Cloud Week Banner OAUG18 01Missed Cloud Week? Access the recorded OAUG eLearning Cloud Week webinars. The original webinars took place from July 9 - 13, 2018. This series of eLearning sessions covered all Oracle Cloud Applications, including ERP (Finance and HCM), Marketing, Sales, Service Desk, Talent, and more.

Upcoming Emerging Leaders Webinar

EmergingLeadersJoin the OAUG Emerging Leaders on Wednesday, August 15, at 2 p.m. ET for a live webinar titled, “Get Started With Oracle Mobile Approvals App for E-Business Suite, a Case Study”. During this session, John Gunja with Southern Company will showcase Oracle’s free mobile app "Approvals for EBS" and how it allows users to respond on pending requests.

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.

Tools and Techniques for your Journey to the Cloud

Still looking for more Cloud content? Please feel free to join the OAUG MN SIG’s Journey to the Cloud. This series will present four key concepts to Cloud deployment and how best to ensure your organization is ready for success.