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Atlanta OATUG August Educational Event

AGENDA – August 16, 2019
Time 10AM – 3:00PM

Meeting Sponsored by BIAS Corporation

Meeting Space Provided by Matrix Resources, Inc.

RSVP:
Please register for the event so that we can get an accurate meal count!!!

TO RSVP:
RSVP HERE!!!

Location:
Matrix Resources
Northpark Town Center Office Complex
1000 Abernathy Road Northeast
Northpark 400 Building, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30328

Directions to the building:
DIRECTIONS!!!

Please make sure you park at the 400 building.

Agenda:
10:00-10:30 Registration
10:30-10:45 Kick Off
10:45-11:00 Sponsor Spotlight
11:00-11:50 Customer Success Story - Citizens Inc. SaaS Cloud Transformation
11:55-12:25 Lunch
12:25-1:25 Oracle EBS Security and SSO Use Cases
1:25-1:40 Break
1:40-2:30 Extending MOAC and Translations for EBS R12 Customizations
2:30-2:45 Closing Remarks and Drawing

***PLEASE NOTE – The schedule and timing of the presentations is subject to change without notice. All presenters volunteer their time to speak and many presenters travel to our meetings, so we sometimes have to juggle the schedule even at the last minute.

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Meeting Sponsor:

BIAS Corporation

BIAS delivers innovative IT solutions, leveraging Oracle technologies, for some of the world’s leading organizations. We bridge the divide between technology and business functions to optimize and accelerate business value for our customers. Our comprehensive approach – from design, to implementation, and support – enables our solution experts to deliver transformational results to meet our customers’ specific business needs.

Comprised of CPAs, business leaders, Project Management Professionals (PMP), and Oracle Certified Solution Architects and Implementers, BIAS has extensive experience deploying on-prem, Cloud, and integrated hybrid solutions.
• Certified Oracle Cloud Excellence Implementation Partner
• Roadmaps, implementations, upgrades & managed services
• ERP, SCM & EPM SaaS Cloud expertise
• Hybrid cloud strategies with SaaS & on-premise
• Three-tiered delivery model including experienced Team Leads, onshore Center of Excellence consultants and our offshore specialists
• Our leaders have 25+ years of experience, 18+ years at Oracle
• Headquartered locally in Roswell, GA
To learn more, visit www.biascorp.com.

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Oracle Presentation 1:
BIAS Corporation
Pam Fisher, Vice President, Application Consulting Services
Anand Tuppad, Application Technical Manager
Chris Preziotti, Application Principal Consultant

Customer Success Story - Citizens Inc. SaaS Cloud Transformation

Come and hear a true SaaS Cloud Transformational story from BIAS Corporation, an Oracle Platinum Partner headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Citizens Inc., an insurance holding company based out of Austin, TX, was working with a dated mainframe system; no budgeting or reconciliation platform; and heavily relied upon manual processes & Excel for much of their financial operations and reporting. This led to long processing times and impacted their overall financial close. Citizens planned their transformational journey focused on achieving four main goals: 1. Streamline financial processing 2. Improve internal controls & reconciliation processing 3. Decrease the Business reliability on IT. Oracle and BIAS worked together to design a tailored strategy proving to Citizens that not only was Oracle ERP, EPM & HCM Cloud the right solution for them, but it was also very affordable, configurable and can be implemented using a faster, modern approach.

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Oracle Presentation 2:
SSOGEN Corporation
Raj Mareddi - Founder & CEO
Nick Spates - Director

Oracle EBS Security and SSO Use Cases

Oracle EBS Security is more vital today than ever before, since Equifax breach. Oracle EBS Security demands Single Sign On(SSO) for user security. Welcome123 and Oracle123 are the most popular weak passwords in Oracle EBS. IT Security Audits such as SoX, HIPAA require SSO implementation. With SSO, EBS Password reset calls to Helpdesk are greatly reduced. Users don’t have to remember dozens of passwords for Oracle EBS.

We will be having a dialogue today with OATUG members… with the intent of providing a better understanding of the SSO landscape today, educating OATUG on new EBS SSO Solutions that are cost-effective and flexible to work with Azure AD, Okta, Microsoft AD/ADFS, OneLogin, Shibboleth, Siteminder, and IBM Tivoli AM.

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Oracle Presentation 3:
Thyssenkrupp
Sri Veeravelli, Sr Manager – ERP
Srinivas Bejjenki – Solution Architect
Michinaga Sekiguchi – Solution Architect
Gregory Smith – Oracle eBS SME

Extending MOAC and Translations for EBS R12 Customizations

This session addresses how E-Business Suite’ Multi Org Access Control feature is implemented for our Shared Service Center usage in Latin American countries leveraging single responsibility for multiple operating units. It discusses about how we addressed non-availability of MOAC in certain standard applications, and then how we extended our various customization types, viz. Forms, Reports, OA Framework to make them MOAC enabled.
As a second part, it provides how we have translated our existing customizations of various frameworks for ‘Spanish’ language and our recommendations.

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Andrew Snyder
Atlanta OATUG Coordinator

asnyder@NOODLEit.com
678-596-3785
www.NOODLEit.com

Atlanta OATUG Summer School

AGENDA – June 21, 2019
Time 10AM – 3:00PM
Meet Sponsored by Chain-Sys Corporation
Meeting Space Provided by Matrix Resources, Inc.
RSVP: 
Please register for the event so that we can get an accurate meal count!!!
TO RSVP: 
Location: 
Matrix Resources
Northpark Town Center Office Complex
1000 Abernathy Road Northeast
Northpark 400 Building, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30328 
Directions to the building: 
Please make sure you park at the 400 building. 
Agenda:
10:00-10:30 Registration
10:30-10:45 Kick Off
10:45-11:00 Sponsor Spotlight
11:00-11:50 Leverage Robotic Process Automation and Oracle to Meet Your Business Objectives
11:55-12:25 Lunch
12:25-1:25 Credit Card tokenization Financial Impact on Order to Cash
1:25-1:40 Break
1:40-2:30 Oracle Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse Journey 
2:30-2:45 Closing Remarks and Drawing
***PLEASE NOTE – The schedule and timing of the presentations is subject to change without notice.  All presenters volunteer their time to speak and many presenters travel to our meetings, so we sometimes have to juggle the schedule even at the last minute.
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Meeting Sponsor:
Chain-Sys Corporation
Chain-Sys Corporation offers Chain-Sys Platform™ Suite, which helps Enterprises in:
o   DQM and Governance
o   Data Migration & Reconciliation
o   MDM (Standard Domains/Hubs and Rapid Custom Domains/Hubs)
o   Data Integration (200+ Endpoints and 1000+ Data Flow Templates)
o   Data Analytics & Visualization 
o   EDM Enablement
o   Rapid Mobility Applications and ERP Customizations
o   Data Cataloging (Meta Data Management)
 
Some of the Applications supported by the Chain-Sys Platform™ include Oracle Cloud Applications, SAP S/4HANA, Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, JDEdwards, SAP ECC, Microsoft Dynamics, Salesforce, Workday, etc.
 
The Customers of Chain-Sys Platform™ and Services are the top 10/100 worldwide in their fields. Chain-Sys presents and participates in Conferences such as Oracle Open World, OATUG Collaborate, SAP ASUG Sapphire and many more.
Chain-Sys is an Oracle Platinum Partner, an SAP Silver Development Partner and Salesforce ISV Partner.
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Oracle Presentation 1:
Protiviti Atlanta
Ryan Briscoe, Senior Consultant – Enterprise Application Solutions
Kevin L. McCreary, Director
Leverage Robotic Process Automation and Oracle to Meet Your Business Objectives
Robotics process automation (RPA) is a hot topic these days, but a misunderstanding of its use cases and impact to organizations exists. We will discuss how RPA can be utilized in conjunction with Oracle to meet business objectives, while preserving your organization's resources. We'll demonstrate the capabilities of RPA and how you can utilize its automation with Oracle EBS and Cloud. We'll also share how to select pilot processes that will provide quick wins for your organization, and how to build a roadmap.
Objective 1: Understand robotic process automation (RPA) concepts and what the technology can accomplish
Objective 2: Learn how to develop a robotics strategy specific to your organization
Objective 3: Discover how to build a compelling business case for RPA
Objective 4: Understand how to prioritize while planning for a pilot, how to identify "quick wins", and how to build a roadmap
Objective 5: Walk through sample success stories and lessons learned
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Oracle Presentation 2: 
AvantCom Payments Corporation
Maya Williams, President & Director of Oracle EBS 
Credit Card tokenization Financial Impact on Order to Cash
 
As online shopping increases, merchants are faced with securing card holder data in a time where big breaches are a common occurrence in every industry. The PCI (Payment Card Industry) Security Standards Council requires Merchants to secure data based on standards.
There are various implementations to reduce PCI scope out there… but which one is right for your business? Tokenization is a popular trend, but how does it really work and what is the impact on the finance department? We will explore the process from acceptance of a consumer credit card to the settlement of cash into merchant’s bank account using tokenization and Pont-to-Point Encryption in Oracle EBS.
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Oracle Presentation 3: 
Cox Automotive
Chris Gay, Technology Lead- Financial Analytics
Borg Analytics
Susan R. Wyant, Principal
Oracle Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse Journey 
Everyone is moving to Oracle Analytics Cloud and OBIEE 12c.   How do you make sure you are not left behind?  How do you get that critical executive buy-in for such an endeavor?  Once you obtain approval, what’s the best implementation approach?  We will walk you through our journey to Oracle’s latest Business Intelligence offerings that began with a Strategy and Roadmap.  The program involved the consolidation of three separate versions of OBIEE and OBIA into one.  The solution included 16 sources, a new data model, an upgrade and a conversion of all Informatica ETL data mappings to Oracle Data Integrator ELT mappings.  
We will share tips of how we streamlined the consolidated Data Warehouse and Analytics solution and simultaneously made the solution more flexible and scalable by utilizing the Oracle Public Cloud to support growth in both database storage and application processing.  We will walk you through the best approach to determine what to convert to a new system, what to change and what to eliminate.  We will demonstrate how to obtain and maintain engagement from the executive sponsors through Data Visualization of key performance indicators.  Finally, we will provide tips to ease the transition to managed support services.
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