OAUG eNews

September 2018

Volume XVIII | Issue 9


President's Corner

The Little Things Mean a Lot

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How many times each year do you do something that’s seemingly inconsequential but has a big impact on your operations or your team’s ability to get the job done? Think back over the past year.

    • How did you make the best use of existing Oracle solutions to streamline a process that met the needs of your business end users and stakeholders? What did you learn along the way?
    • What new Oracle modules or products did you implement? Why did you select them? What did you learn during the implementation? What hurdles would you advise your peers to avoid? What best practices can you share?
    • Did you enlist the help of a third-party vendor?

We want to hear your stories as part of the COLLABORATE 19 – OAUG Forum. The annual COLLABORATE conference is a forum for the real-world, practical stories of Oracle Applications users, like you, who are solving problems, devising processes and completing projects. Even if your project seems small to you, it could be just the solution another user community member wants to hear about. Even if you’ve never presented at a conference, your experiences & original ideas about using Oracle Applications could be so valuable to your peers...and you don't have to go it alone! Invite your vendor partners to present a case study on the challenges, the solutions and the results.

The call for presentation abstracts is open through November 2, 2018. I encourage you to submit a presentation proposal.

Christine Hipp, OAUG President
Twitter: @Chipp123Hipp

COLLABORATE 19: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community – OAUG Forum

COLLABORATE 19 Logos horiz descripApril 7-11, 2019
Henry B. González Convention Center
San Antonio, TX USA

COLLABORATE 19 - Oracle Applications Users Group Forum offers user training and networking for E-Business Suite, On-Prem EPM/Hyperion, Cloud EPM/Hyperion, ERP Cloud, Data Science & Analytics, SCM Cloud, CX Cloud, Personal Growth & Leadership and more. The Call for Presentations is now open.

Your case studies and lessons learned help Oracle users work smarter with their existing solutions and develop their forward-looking strategies. As organizations seek to understand which on-premises, hybrid and cloud scenarios are optimal for their businesses, collaboration among the user community is vital.

Explore the most requested topics at COLLABORATE 19 – OAUG Forum:

Learn more and submit your proposal by Friday, November 2, 2018. Selected user presenters earn free conference registration to enjoy the full week of learning and networking. 

Call for OAUG Board of Directors Candidates Closes September 12

The deadline for inclusion on the ballot for the 2019 OAUG Board of Directors election is 11:59 p.m. ET, Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

Any employee of an OAUG User or Associate member organization or any OAUG Individual User or Associate member in good standing may run for the Board. For details, please refer to the electronic call for candidates, the Submission Guidelines/Sample Biography and the 2019 Director Elections Frequently Asked Questions available online at oaug.org/elections.

All candidate submissions must be received via the online Candidate Submission Form. For more information, please contact the OAUG Election Monitors at .

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

  • Berry Petroleum Company
  • Boise State University
  • Gary Longa
  • Jeremy Cowper
  • June Gu
  • Satyanarayana Boddeda
  • Videojet Technologies, Inc.
  • Welbilt
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Oracle News

August 2018 Update to E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC)

The E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) tool helps you identify application or database tier overlay patches that need to be applied to your Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 system. ETCC maps missing overlay patches to the default corresponding Database Patch Set Update (PSU) patches, and displays them in a patch recommendation summary. (More)

Moving Hyperion Financial Management to the Oracle EPM Cloud at Arby’s

Thinking of moving your on-premises Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) system to the Oracle EPM Cloud? Arby’s Restaurant Group (now called Inspire Brands) did just that. Listen to the Inspire Brands webcast replay and learn how they did it, the steps involved, and the many benefits realized. (More)

EPM Patch Set Updates

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

OAUG eLearning

Best of COLLABORATE 18 eLearning Series

COLLABORATE 18 Logos vert descrip The Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) is hosting the Best of COLLABORATE 18 eLearning series now until the end of September. This virtual event will feature live, one-hour interactive eLearning sessions presented by real users and experts from the best sessions from COLLABORATE 18.

Archive and Purge eLearning Series

OAUG members are invited to attend the free Archive and Purge eLearning series presented by the OAUG Customer Support Council. Representatives from the Oracle Support organization will be sharing tips and tricks and helpful documentation on:

  • Archive and Purge Basics
  • Product-specific Purging Requests
  • What's Available in Oracle Applications Manager?
  • Database Archiving and Purging

This four-part webinar series takes place the last week of September and first week of October. Use your OAUG member login to register for one or all of the sessions. And be sure to pass the information on to your colleagues so they can attend as well.

Additional Webinars

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 key concepts to Cloud deployment and how best to ensure your organization is ready for success.