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OATUG is committed to offering diverse resources, tools, and opportunities for Oracle applications and technology users to continue to learn and find support in their work.

Upcoming eLearning Sessions

OATUG eLearning brings free educational webinars to employees of OATUG member organizations.
New sessions are listed below, and recorded sessions are available 24/7.

  • Oracle Customer Connect HCM Webinar

    Nov 29, 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM (PT)

    The OATUG Customer Support Council invites HCM customers to join an upcoming Oracle Webinar event with Oracle's support organization. Oracle Support's SaaS Practice Architect team will be sharing information on how they are working to make the information gathering portion of the SR create process more efficient.  Learn how information that you provide (or don't provide) can impact the time it takes to get your issue resolved.

    You can register for the event via the Oracle Cloud Customer Connect portal.

  • Talent Strategy: Winning the Oracle Game

    Nov 30, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM (ET)
    Expert IT talent like you is becoming scarce for organizations running Oracle software. Changes in the workforce are creating a real challenge for customers to retain expert talent as qualified IT experts in Oracle software are either retiring or flocking to something new. Competing with this, innovation is creating a need for new skills, and the pool of experts is still very small.

    This webinar is a ‘must attend’ if you have asked yourself any of the questions below:

    • Oracle experts who understand legacy systems are becoming rarer. What is your plan for ensuring you have access to these skills when you need them?
    • As innovation and digital projects become priorities to the business, what alternatives would you choose if you could bring in the right skills at the right time?
    • What lengths are you going through to retain and hire hard-to-find Oracle skillsets?

    • As the tech talent shortage affects your company, is your skill set among the rare ones needed to support Oracle applications?
    • As your company innovates, will it become necessary for you to reskill in order to support Oracle applications that move to the cloud? How will you keep your skills relevant?

    Learning Objectives:
    IT leaders
    -understand alternatives for getting the right skilled talent when you need them
    -how to most efficiently use your staff skillset

    IT practitioners
    -understand how to keep your skills relevant as the ERP landscape changes

    Educational Tracks:

    Presented by:
    @Pat Phelan - VP Market Research, Rimini Street ​​​​​​​

    Learn more in this OATUG Blog Post

  • Debunking Myths and Informing the Go-Forward Strategy for Oracle E-Business Suite Users

    Dec 1, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM (ET)
    Oracle E-Business Suite has been around for over 30 years which would normally put it in the age category of a legacy system like mainframes. But EBS has consistently evolved from its beginning as an Enterprise Resource Planning solution to be a global system effective across multiple industries with advanced capabilities like automation, digitalization, cloud capabilities and a lifetime support policy.

    However, with a growing trend towards cloud applications and increased options from other ERP vendors including Oracle, is E-Business Suite nearing the end of its useful life?

    In this 60 Minute webinar, EBS experts from Oracle and Syntax will review a recent survey of end-user perceptions and compare their perception with the reality of how Oracle is investing in the EBS platform for the long haul.

    Learning Objectives:
    • What Oracle EBS users are saying – findings from the Syntax/OATUG E-Business Suite data study
    • The E-Business Suite product strategy
    • The E-Business Suite support roadmap
    • The future of E-Business Suite

    Educational Track:

    Presented by:
    @Mike Rulf - CTO Americas, Syntax ​​
    @Cliff Godwin - Senior Vice President – Oracle Application Development, Oracle

  • The Art of War, The Godfather, Wall Street, Moneyball & The Art of Enterprise Master Data Management

    Dec 2, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)
    Session 1 of our Best of Ascend 2022 series.

    Master Data Management is very critical to enterprise data as an asset to ensure single source of truth of data assets across business. Data driven culture is very crucial for enterprise transformation. Defining, managing, curating and governing data with the right tool is a mandatory requirement for successful MDM program. This session shares some of the key considerations for tool selection, building and implementing Enterprise Master Data Management Program to manage enterprise data assets systemically along with key references list.

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Understand the need and mandate for enterprise business data governance to manage data as enterprise asset.
    2. Understand key features in MDM tools to manage enterprise data to achieve single source of truth.
    3. Educate users, stakeholders and senior management on need for a robust business driven data governance process for overall transformation

    Educational Track:

    Presented by:

    @Ravikanth Prabhu - VP Software Engineering, Broadridge Financial Solutions

  • Let's "git" E-Business Suite: How to Implement a CI/CD Process for Oracle E-Business Suite and APEX

    Dec 2, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM (ET)
    Session 2 of our Best of Ascend 2022 series.

    Most users of Oracle E-Business Suite need to extend the applications with a multitude of technologies: From modern APEX applications over established UI technologies such as Oracle Application Framework (OAF)/Forms and reporting tools such as Oracle Reports or BI Publisher, down to Oracle Workflow customizations or plain PL/SQL or Java concurrent programs.

    Managing the source code and installing these customizations manually is quite challenging and often frustrating. With many "modern" development platforms, this process is typically facilitated nowadays by using automation through CI/CD and a DevOps platform. The session will look into these tools and show how they can be used combined with the E-Business Suite technology stack to make the entire procedure quicker and less error prone.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand how git and popular DevOps platforms such as GitLab, GitHub or Oracle Visual Builder Studio Cloud Service work.

    2. Understand how such a CI/CD process can be integrated into an E-Business Suite Development process in a best practice manner.

    3. Understand how custom database schemes and APEX can be handled as well using the Liquibase implementation built-in into SQLcl.

    Education Track:

    Presented by:
    @Johannes Michler -
    Oracle ACE Director / Senior Principal Consultant, PROMATIS Group


  • How to Develop, Manage & Upgrade Custom Mobile Applications Using Oracle MAF: A Case Study

    Dec 2, 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM (ET)
    Session 3 of our Best of Ascend 2022 series.

    Mobile phones have become an integral part of our lives. As organizations are embracing this mobile revolution, Enterprise Mobile Apps are becoming a critical component to organization's success. Developing, managing and upgrading custom Enterprise Mobile Apps can be challenging in this rapidly changing technology world. To boost user productivity and engagement, apps needs to have ease of use and modern User Interface (UI).

    In this presentation, learn via code snippets and real time business requirements, Oracle Mobile Application Framework's (MAF) simple and efficient tips and techniques to easily develop, deploy, manage and upgrade mobile-first powered custom enterprise mobile app.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Learn to develop responsive enterprise mobile apps with minimalist approach.
    2. Learn to manage and upgrade custom mobile apps using MAF.
    3. Learn about various security considerations for securing enterprise mobile apps and how to use on-device features like Camera/GPS/Contacts.

    Educational Track:

    Presented by:
    @Nikunj Patel -
    Software Engineer, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab

  • Putting Overwhelming Process of AP Invoice Hold Matching and Approval at Ease Using Power of Oracle

    Dec 2, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM (ET)
    Session 4 of our Best of Ascend 2022 series.

    You will be surprised to find out that with such a vast technology advancement and automation in current world there are still some business processes in your organization are managed manually using phone calls, emails and walking over to colleague's office. In this session we will go over a case study of overwhelming Accounts Payables (AP) Invoice Hold Matching and Approval business process. You will learn how the manual process can be automated easily using Oracle Workflow technology. This session will cover, how to successfully reengineer the business process, design automatic invoice matching, develop and deliver custom approval process as well as other Oracle product tools and processes, for a complete and comprehensive Oracle based solution.

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Learn how to successfully reengineer the business process, design automatic invoice matching, develop and deliver custom approval process.
    2. Learn how to utilize Oracle's out of the box features and functions to implement custom business processes.
    3. Learn to leverage power of Oracle workflow to automate invoice approval process.

    Educational Tracks:

    Presented by:
    @Chinmay Amin - Project Manager, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab​

  • Five (5) MUSTs for Every APEX Application

    Dec 9, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)
    Session 5 of our Best of Ascend 2022 series.

    While no two APEX applications are exactly alike, there are some things that should be included in every application you build from this point forward -without exception. Things like administrative reporting, instrumentation, enhanced messaging and error handling...these should be designed in from the start rather than included as a "time permitted" afterthought. Your users will appreciate the consistency across your entire suite of applications as they will require less training. You will also be able to more quickly diagnose any issues as they arise. Include these 5 MUSTs and be the hero of your office.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Introduce Oracle Application Express (APEX) and discuss the benefits of low code development
    2. Demonstrate how these 5 MUSTs will help the end users increase productivity

    3. Discuss how these 5 MUSTs will help the development team proactively address issues with the application.

    Educational Track:

    Presented by:
    @Monty Latiolais -
    Director of Business Development, Insum

  • Tips to Extend Enterprise Command Center (ECC): Case Study

    Dec 9, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM (ET)
    Session 6 of our Best of Ascend 2022 series.

    This presentation is geared towards providing tips to extend existing ECC Dashboard using few business case studies by analyzing the real time requirement and applying the extension. Topic includes some basic extensions, advanced extensions, ECC export/import feature, and tips to manage ECC.

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Primary focus of the presentation is to demonstrate ways to extend ECC Dashboard
    2. Presentations also covers how to export and import ECC between instances
    3. Presentation will address how to utilize OA Framework Personalization to extend the Dashboard.

    Educational Track: 

    ​Presented by:
    @Manjula Ganapathi - Operations Lead/Solution Architect, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab

  • Run Your Supply Chain Network on Autopilot by Unleashing the Power of Oracle Electronic Kanban

    Dec 9, 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM (ET)
    Session 7 of our Best of Ascend 2022 series.

    A Customer Case Study

    A contemporary tool kit created using Electronic Kanban (a flagship Oracle offering) and implemented globally across sites of Emerson InSinkErator (world's largest food waste disposals manufacturer). This features a 360-degree integration with Warehouse Management, iSupplier and Mobile Apps. It includes state of the art solutions such as Smart Label with dual validation of license plates and cards, self-cycling auto-replenishment triggered by point of use consumption, and dynamic routing of Kanban orders to geography-wise 3PL warehouses. A simulation model is also bundled to optimize Kanban loops. These solutions drive Emerson's strategic initiative of pull planning and improve supply chain with automation. See how to get the biggest bang for your buck by taking E-Kanban to the next level!

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Showcase a solution set that facilitates seamless, efficient and self-driven inventory planning / management by leveraging E-Kanban as a foundation.
    2. Walk through design considerations, process logic, cross-functional touchpoints, and potential leverage at other companies having similar use cases.
    3. Present best practices, lessons learnt, and insights from all POVs -Emerson as a customer, Infosys as a consulting partner, Oracle as a product.

    Educational Track:

    Presented by:
    @Manish Naik - Manufacturing and Supply Chain CoE Head, Americas (Oracle Practice), Infosys Limited

  • Understand the Key Enhancements and New Features of Oracle EBS Release 12.2.11 & 12.2.12

    Dec 9, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM (ET)
    Session 8 of our Best of Ascend 2022 series.

    E-Business Suite 12.2.11 was released in November 2021 and contains important updates that will help future-proof E-Business Suite and provide users with greater business value.  In this session, we will summarize the key technical and functional enhancements in 12.2.11, with a specific focus on Application Technology, Enterprise Command Centers, and Integration Services.  We will also educate attendees on the major functional enhancements that have been released in key product families such as Supply Chain, Order Management, Manufacturing, and how the business and IT can work together to properly plan for and execute a Continuous Release patch.  Finally, we will provide an update on how 12.2.11 can facilitate a migration to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and what that move means for organizations’ E-Business Suite roadmaps.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Learn about the major Application Technology improvements delivered with EBS 12.2.11 and how this release will help future-proof E-Business Suite.
    2. Learn about the major functional enhancements for each product family, and how to properly communicate them to business users.
    3. Learn how to properly plan for and execute the 12.2.11 Continuous Innovation Release patch & Understand how 12.2.11 facilitates a migration to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

    Educational Track:

    Presented by:

    @Marc Caruso - Chief Architect, Syntax

  • Oracle Discoverer: Embrace the Future of Reporting

    Dec 12, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM (ET)
    Avoiding an Oracle Discoverer replacement can be unproductive. Continuing to use Discoverer is one option available to you but doing so can be risky for your overall IT architecture – with future upgrades to databases, Oracle solutions or even operating systems in jeopardy.

    It is only a matter of time before your IT team will want or even need to make a change to your company’s IT architecture that WILL break Discoverer.

    In this webinar, you will learn about the pros and cons of the most common replacement strategies for Oracle Discoverer, including “Do Nothing,” “Upgrade to Oracle OBIEE or Oracle Analytics Cloud,” and “‘Lift -and-Shift’ with ISV Tools.”

    We will also address a fourth alternative – how a modern reporting platform, like Angles for Oracle, can:

    - Simplify access to operational insights through self-service reporting.
    - Improve the user experience with easy access to reporting using the BI tool of your choice.
    - Provide enterprise-wide analytics to business stakeholders who rely on those insights.
    - Complement and even accelerate the journey to the cloud.

    Learning Objective:
    In this webinar, you will learn about the pros and cons of the most common replacement strategies for Oracle Discoverer.

    Educational Tracks:

    Presented by:
    @Chad Cosper - Senior Product Marketing Manager, insightsoftware​​​​​​​

  • Frustrated with Oracle Fusion Cloud Data Entry and Reporting Options? You’re Not Alone!

    Dec 13, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM (ET)
    There are 2 common problems Oracle Cloud customers are experiencing:
    1. It takes too long to create and update business data
    2. There’s no easy way to run ad hoc queries and do basic user reporting

    In this webinar, we’ll show how we combine the best of Oracle and Excel to solve these problems.

    Part 1
    Are you frustrated by the slow performance of Oracle Cloud screens? Is your work piling up because of Cloud process inefficiencies?

    During the first half of the webinar, you’ll learn how authorized Oracle users can leverage API Wizard and Excel to do their Oracle data creation and maintenance work, with complete accuracy, in a fraction of the time and effort it takes with standard Oracle forms and approaches.

    Part 2
    Are you shut out by Oracle Cloud BI Reporting because the reporting is very inflexible and difficult to understand?

    During the second half of the webinar, you’ll see our groundbreaking Cloud Query tool that makes it a breeze to get answers, fast and in fully functional Excel, to queries that you need to run against the Oracle business data.

    * Run any ad-hoc / dynamic SQL and get real-time results
    * No limitation on rows returned
    * Data returned much faster than BI reports
    * Run queries against multiple instances and compare data in real time
    * 5 minute install

    Learning Objectives:
    1) Understanding your Fusion Cloud options for Data Entry and Reporting
    2) Learning a better way to expedite and validate your data processing needs
    3) Learning about an easier way to perform Ad Hoc Query & Reporting in Oracle Cloud

    Educational Tracks:

    Presented by:
    @Rob Lepanto, Director of Customer Support & Service, API Wizard​​​​​​

  • Reducing Risk: Introducing Composable ERP

    Dec 15, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM (ET)
    A composable ERP strategy is one in which an organization chooses a mix of vendors and technologies that best meet their needs as opposed to a single monolithic vendor for everything. For most Oracle customers, a composable strategy will be the key for extending the value of existing software investments.

    In this webinar, Rimini Street will address how to build a Composable ERP strategy, the interoperability and compatibility tools that can make building it easier, and share answers to these questions:

    Why composability is all about best fit, including tools and approaches to integration?

    What are your options to avoid disruption of Oracle upgrades and core code changes?

    How can you extend the value of your existing versions of your Oracle applications and databases, even while you modernize at the edge?

    If you’re looking for the competitive edge by advancing a composable ERP strategy, please join Eric Helmer, Rimini Street's SVP & Chief Technology Officer, who will share these key factors and more.

    Learning Objectives:
    You'll learn how to keep up with the competitive ERP technology on the market by maximizing efficiencies of the technology you have without having to completely overhaul everything which creates massive disruption.

    Educational Tracks:

    Presented by:
    @Eric Helmer - SVP & Chief Technology Officer, Rimini Street

  • Highlights of CloudWorld 2022

    Jan 10, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM (ET)

    Couldn’t make it to CloudWorld at the Venetian in Las Vegas?  Do you feel like you missed out?  Join us to hear about all the major announcements Oracle made during the conference.  We’ll talk you through the Oracle strategy and updates coming to all of the Oracle Fusion apps.  We’ll cover any key areas that will affect you and your planning for the future.  This webinar will also cover highlights for EBS customers considering the move to Cloud ERP.  With OATUG Cloud ERP week just a few days away, we’ll talk about the roadmap sessions Oracle is presenting.  Lastly, we’ll be there to answer any questions about CloudWorld 2022 or 2023. 

    More information coming soon. 

  • Spotting Trends and Uncovering Patterns in Data Through Analytics with FAW

    Jan 19, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM (ET)
    Do you want to make decisions faster and with all the data available, not just some of it? Do you want to be able to easily unravel the underlying science of taking raw data and analyzing it to find trends and uncover patterns in your data? With the power of Oracle FAW, we are helping our Oracle SaaS customers to make the right decisions based on all available data, such as customer preferences, trends, and new areas like ESG Reporting.
    Oracle’s Fusion Analytics Warehouse (FAW) provides a pre-built platform for Financials and HCM Cloud users to perform cross-pillar business analyses. This extensible solution gives business users the ability to monitor KPIs, perform self-service analysis and integrate their own data. In this session we will demonstrate the power of the platform for Finance and HCM users with examples of next-generation user analytics and discuss our unique approach to implementing, extending, and supporting FAW including considerations for security and governance.

    Learning Objectives:
    1. How to visualise questions using analytics
    2. How to integrate other data sources with Oracle HCM or ERP data to get a fuller picture
    3. How to be more self-serving with Analytics

    Educational Tracks:

    Sid Tripathy, Technology Director, Namos Solutions
    Mark Daynes, Innovation Director, Beyond Systems​​​​​

Highlights from our Previous eLearning Sessions

Check out the recording from one of our recent eLearning sessions, "Beyond an E-Business Suite Lift and Shift to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure: Benefits Realized!"
Learn how Maritz moved their E-Business Suite and supporting applications from on-premise to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). This session will also highlight the timeline and resourcing that were required to successfully complete this project. The original session was recorded on March 26, 2020 and presented by Alyssa Johnson and Ron Hunsaker.

OATUG members can access all recorded eLearning sessions in The Knowledge Base.