OAUG eNews

Volume XVIII | Issue 10


President's Corner

Keep Up with Oracle EBS Development

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On Friday, October 5, Oracle announced the general availability of Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) 12.2.8 and other updates that have been delivered this year. The announcement highlights Oracle’s key areas of investment and enhancements to functional capabilities.

For EBS customers, it’s important to stay informed and up to date on product developments. Oracle OpenWorld 2018 is less than two weeks away. Leading up to and during the event, there are several ways we can learn more about the news from EBS development:

  • Review Oracle’s October 5 Announcement: Learn more about EBS 2018 innovations and watch the video featuring Cliff Godwin, senior vice president, Oracle Applications Development.
  • One-on-one Meetings: OAUG members have an exclusive opportunity to meet with Oracle EBS executives during Oracle OpenWorld 2018 to discuss product strategy and ask questions.
  • Plan Your OpenWorld Agenda: Use the Oracle E-Business Suite at Oracle OpenWorld 2018 Focus On Documents to identify relevant EBS sessions, including Cliff Godwin’s general session on Monday, October 22.

Please let me know how the OAUG can help you obtain answers to remaining questions or share what you’ve learned with other OAUG members. Contact me at .

Christine Hipp, OAUG President
Twitter: @Chipp123Hipp

COLLABORATE 19 – OAUG Forum: Important Deadlines!

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Henry B. González Convention Center
San Antonio, TX USA

COLLABORATE 19 - OAUG 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 currently 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 the COLLABORATE 19 – OAUG Forum:

Share Your Story – Call for Papers is Open
Learn more and submit your proposal by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, November 2, 2018. Selected user presenters earn free conference registration to enjoy the full week of learning and networking.

Live Webinar: Ask the Experts About Speaking at COLLABORATE 19
Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. ET
Want to present at COLLABORATE? Need help creating a presentation proposal that stands out? Join this live webinar and ask the experts, featuring Agenda Chair Karen Brownfield, Education Committee Co-Chair David Grant, and COLLABORATE 19 OAUG Chair Beth McLaughlin.

Showcase Your On-premises and Cloud-based Solutions
5000+ Oracle on-premises and cloud-based customers are looking for products and services that can help them maximize their Oracle product investments. Secure your space on the exhibit floor to engage with the Oracle users community.

Cast a Vote to Determine the Conference Agenda
Apply to review presentation submissions and participate in the process of developing a conference agenda that best meets OAUG members' educational requirements. Submit a voter application by 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

Connect with the OAUG at Oracle OpenWorld 2018

Visit the OAUG in the Oracle Users Group Community in Booth 1512 in Moscone South to learn how the average Corporate User Member sees a 317% ROI through valuable problem-solving resources and networking opportunities.

Sign up for free one-on-one Q&A sessions with Oracle EBS executives at Oracle OpenWorld 2018

Oracle EBS VPs Steve Tonas, Paulo Back, Ramchand Raman, as well as Nadia Bendjedou, VP Applications Development; Anne Carlson, Senior Director Applications Product Strategy; Jeanne Lowell, VP Product Strategy are available to meet with OAUG members at OpenWorld. Sign up today for a free one-on-one session today.

Who Deserves Recognition as the OAUG Member of the Year and Innovator of the Year?

Take a minute to think about who’s made an impact this year. The OAUG Member of the Year recognizes an individual for outstanding service to the OAUG and its members. The Innovator of the Year recognizes a user member organization that has implemented a breakthrough idea in the use of an Oracle Application. Find out more and submit your nominations by the end of the year. And, yes, you can nominate yourself or your own company. The awards will be presented at COLLABORATE 19.

What’s Your OAUG Membership Worth?

GEN 3630 Member Value 1bAn average OAUG Corporate User sees a 317% ROI on their membership investment through problem-solving resources and networking opportunities.

For many, those resources yield incalculable value from insights that help them avoid costly mistakes, gain efficiencies, and extend the life of their software investment. Learn more online at oaug.org/value.

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

  • Adil Khan
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  • Bill Standke
  • Dimensional DBA
  • Global Experience Specialists (GES)
  • Jonathan Kern
  • Madhavi Mishra
  • NRC
  • Romina Bikiel
  • Ronald Rutkowski, APM
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Oracle News

How to Focus on EPM at Oracle OpenWorld 2018

Going to Oracle OpenWorld 2018 in San Francisco? With so many great Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) sessions – product roadmaps, customer case studies, Hyperion, path to cloud and more – it might be difficult to choose. Here’s a list to help you review the EPM sessions and create your own itinerary. Hope to see you there!

Innovations Across Oracle E-Business Suite

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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. This virtual event features live, one-hour interactive eLearning sessions presented by real users and experts from the best sessions from COLLABORATE 18.

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.

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