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President's Corner

On Point and On the Calendar


As most of you know, in April, the OAUG, Quest and IOUG hosted the annual COLLABORATE conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. What you might not know, is that the OAUG is hosting a month-long Best of COLLABORATE 17 educational series, presented via webinar and beginning in August.

The Best of COLLABORATE 17 – OAUG Forum is a collection of some of the top conference presentations, determined largely by feedback obtained from the surveys completed by session attendees. Team leaders from the OAUG Education Committee review the overall ratings per session along with the attendance numbers to identify the highest-rated and highest-attended conference sessions. The selected sessions represent and address some of the most critical challenges our users community is facing. The content is on point, and it’s on the calendar.

If you were unable to attend COLLABORATE 17 back in April, this is a great opportunity to benefit from the tips and tricks and first-hand experiences of knowledgeable presenters. Even if you did attend COLLABORATE 17, this is a great opportunity to access sessions you may have missed and share relevant content with a colleague or with your whole team. Remember, OAUG eLearning presentations are free and open to all employees of member organizations, so this is an exceptional benefit.

The Best of COLLABORATE 17 also gives potential speakers (you) the chance to see some of the presentations and information presented so that you might consider sharing your experience and expertise at COLLABORATE 18. Watch for the call for presentations to open toward the end of this summer.

I encourage you to review the Best of COLLABORATE 17 lineup and register now for one or more sessions.

Alyssa Johnson, OAUG President 
Twitter: @alyssaEBS

Find Solutions with Top-Rated Sessions from COLLABORATE 17

Registration is now open for the Best of COLLABORATE 17 – OAUG Forum eLearning series. The series features live webinars presented by real users and expert consultants through the month of August. If you’re using Oracle E-Business Suite, Hyperion EPM, Cloud Apps or OBIEE, you will want to take a look at what the sessions have to offer.

What’s coming up in week one?
BestofC17wk1Register now to attend one or more sessions, and you'll find answers to tough challenges and every day issues (OAUG member login required).
Not a member? Join today to take advantage of this great educational content.

The Future of Oracle E-Business Suite

The OAUG learned on June 14, 2017, that Oracle announced a new E-Business Suite Release roadmap, with support through at least 2030 (minimum of ten years). Link to the OAUG Blog post for details. Leave your comments, and subscribe to receive blog updates on this subject as they become available.

Closing the Books


The Modern Business Close OAUG eLearning series provides insights for streamlining the financial close, consolidation and reporting using Oracle's Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud Service (FCCS). Register now for these sessions.

The Modern Business Close is an exclusive educational program for OAUG members. Not a member? Join today to take advantage of this great educational content.

Obtain Metrics and Data Within Corporate Procurement

Role Securities

Oracle Business Intelligence Analytics (OBIA) is a resource tool for analytical reporting and metrics that provides customized dashboards and reports that give insight to supplier spend patterns. Learn more in the summer 2017 OAUG Insight magazine. (Use your member login to access the article.) Or, request a print copy and we'll send one to your mailing address. 

Get the Inside Knowledge

OAUG Insider is the newest publication from the OAUG and is a weekly source of aggregate news from all over the Internet. Receive news stories including headlines relating to Oracle, business, techology and industry. Are you receiving the OAUG Insider? If you’re not seeing this new weekly news digest every Tuesday, it may be in your junk mail. You can read the July 5 issue and subscribe today.

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

  • Connor Burke
  • Dave Lee Kok Siong
  • David Becker
  • Duy Nguyen 
  • Evgeniy Pospelov
  • Exterran 
  • HDR, Inc.
  • Julia Leong
  • Karol Kalinowski
  • LeaseAccelerator
  • Leigh Keiper
  • May Ahn
  • Medimpact Healthcare Systems Inc. 
  • Muhammad Atif Subhani 
  • Shekhar Pradhan
  • Sonata Software
  • Sree Alluri
  • Stuart Wood
  • Terrell Winfree
  • Texas Womans University
  • ThyssenKrupp Elevator
  • Unicomer
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Oracle News

Linking to Specific EBS Pages

It is possible to bookmark a specific EBS OA Framework page and then successfully open that page even if the user is not logged in. Learn more in the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology blog post from Oracle Senior Director Steven Chan.

Oracle Applications User Experience

Read up on the latest from the Oracle Applications User Experience (OAUX) team on the new OAUX Blog. Learn why Jeremy Ashley, OAUX group vice president, says humans and their patterns are important when designing the Oracle user experience (UX). Also, see the new section for Oracle’s cloud extensibility resources on Customer Connect, as well updates to the helpful Rapid Development Kit (RDK) page on our website. 

They’re Here! Oracle EPM Now Offers Strategic Modeling and XBRL!

Introducing strategic modeling as part of Oracle Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud. Create long-term, strategic financial models to model uncertainty, align strategy with plans and optimize capital structure. It feels like a spreadsheet but is much safer and has built-in logic as well as “what-if” capabilities. 

Also introducing XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language), part of the Oracle Disclosure Management Option for Regulatory Filings for Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud.

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.

Register now for:

COLLABORATE 17 Vertical Logo no tag 01And, don't miss the Best of COLLABORATE 17 eLearning series. Find out more about this 20 webinar series that features the best presentrations from the annual conference. 


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 page. Stay 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 new Conferences and Events Calendar.