The Knowledge Base

The Knowledge Base

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This is THE resource for OATUG members. The Knowledge Base features recordings of our eLearning sessions, videos from presentations, informative slide decks, and articles spanning all topics related to Oracle Applications and Technology.

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one month ago

Recording Date: December 16, 2020 at 2:00 pm EST
Duration: 60 minutes

Abstract:
Your enterprise landscape is not static so why should your controls be? In today’s modern world, we have a dynamic enterprise where it’s no longer just your core ERP that’s in scope for audit and compliance. Your enterprise has evolved, and now includes a heterogenous mix of on-premise, cloud and legacy homegrown applications -- all of which are considered financially relevant. The real challenge is assessing cross application SOD access, then reviewing transactional data to test mitigating controls, and then trying to quantify the financial impact of risk, all manually and across all of your applications.
There is a simpler solution… automate your controls with Greenlight and let the technology do the work for you.

Learning Objectives:
• Understanding the benefits of Centralizing the management of user access across all enterprise applications
• How to Monitoring everything: all applications, all configurations, all users, and all activities – all the time, weather it is for SOD, Transactions, or IT General Controls
• The importance of periodically validating employee user access entitlements are still warranted with user access reviews (UAR) and not just checking the box
• How you can automate monitoring, managing, and terminating temporary privileged or elevated user access to critical applications across the enterprise

Educational Tracks:
* #E-BusinessSuite   * #JDEdwards   *  #PeopleSoft

Presenters:
James Rice, Greenlight Technologies, VP, Customer Solutions
Sriram Chandra, Protiviti, Senior Manager

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one month ago

Recording Date: December 15, 2020 at 12:00 pm EST
Duration: 60 minutes

Abstract:
For several companies year-end is fast approaching. From an Oracle Applications perspective, what should you be looking for? What tips and tricks may be useful for year-end or to help ensure accurate recognition of your financial results? What reporting solutions may be of help for you, from inventory reconciliation to margin analysis? We will have lots of time for you to ask questions. And what can you share with the group, what have you found useful for your year-end close? Bring your questions and suggestions with you. This webinar is for both Oracle EBS and Cloud Applications, Discrete and Process Costing.

Learning Objectives:
1) Learn about specific features that may help your year-end and month-end close
2) Gain from the experiences of each other who may be facing the same challenges

Educational Tracks:
*  #E-BusinessSuite   * #SCMCloud   * #SIGWebinar

Presented by the OATUG Cost Management SIG Coordinators:
 @Douglas Volz, SIG Coordinator
 @Chittibabu Atreyapu, SIG Co-Coordinator

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one month ago

Recording Date: December 15, 2020 at 2:00 pm EST
Duration: 60 minutes

Abstract:
Oracle recently certified Oracle Database 19c for use with E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2. There are several mandatory architecture updates when you upgrade your Oracle EBS database to Oracle Database 19c.
This roundtable will feature several Syntax customers that have successfully made the change. Our Syntax experts will uncover the problem areas you need to know before you get started and review best practices for a smooth and successful upgrade.

During this webinar, you will learn:
• Changes to the 19c architecture
• What you need to consider before upgrading to 19c
• What are the common issues when upgrading to 19c
• The benefits of running EBS on 19c
• How your support and licensing may be impacted

Educational Tracks:
* #Database  * #E-BusinessSuite  * #ERPCloud

Panelists:
@Marc Caruso, Syntax - Chief Architect
@Jorge Toscano, Syntax - Manager-DBA Operations
Ram Thulasiram, NBME - Manager of Oracle Applications
@Ranjitha Dusa, L&L Products - Business Architect
Chaitanya Matapulli, L&L Products - Business Analyst

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one month ago

Abstract:
We will be focused on Revenue Recognition and Project Billing for both Standard Functionality and Extensions. Covering each type of Revenue Recognition that is both standard to Oracle and subject to extensions and customizations, we will be providing actual examples and industries which use these methods. Additionally, looking forward we will discuss the Transitioning from EBS to Cloud in Project Billing

Learning Objectives:
* Understand Project Billing and Revenue Recognition Options
* Provide examples of extensions to enable more sophisticated Revenue Recognition processing.
* Discussion on various industries and experiences of configuring Billing and Rev Rec
* Discussion on the transitioning from EBS to Cloud and deltas between the two

Educational Tracks:
* #E-BusinessSuite   * #ERPCloud   * #SIGWebinar

Presenter:
@Robert Kennedy, Director, PASO Consulting
Hosted by the Projects SIG​​​​

Recording Date
: December 3, 2020 at 1:30 PM EST
Duration: 60 minutes
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one month ago

Recording Date: December 2, 2020, at 1:00 pm EST

Abstract:

The end of a calendar year or accounting period often triggers time-consuming Oracle data work. Cleaning up the supplier base, entering and updating customers, changing product pricing, updating items and bills of materials, adding and maintaining employee information, keeping roles and reporting relationships current, adjusting data to comply with new regulations, performing and approving physical inventories, closing purchase orders, and maintaining fixed assets are a few examples of the types of Oracle transactions that consume significant staff time and attention.

This presentation shows how any of these tasks can be simplified in a way that:
• reduces data entry and update effort by more than 90%
• leverages the power and simplicity of Excel for any Oracle process
• ensures data accuracy and completeness
• requires minimal training - it's simple and intuitive
• is safe and secure - leverages Oracle security
• requires no custom programming
• requires minimal to no ongoing IT support

You can view this recording to learn how you can save time and effort for your team at year-end and throughout the year.

Educational Track:
* #E-BusinessSuite
* #Database

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

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one month ago

Abstract:
Are you ready to improve the efficiency, agility, and availability of your Oracle database environment? Join Oracle expert Varun Verma as he shares his 5 Rules to Follow for optimizing Oracle database workloads.
Based on real-world lessons learned, Varun will teach you how to simplify operations, implement best-practice standards, and dramatically increase your Oracle database uptime. He’ll also share insights on deploying Oracle databases on hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), including strategies for migrating to HCI and upgrading older Oracle versions.

Learning Objectives:
* Learn best-practices for improving the efficiency and availability of your Oracle databases
* Gain insights into running Oracle databases on HCI, including best practices for migrations and upgrades

Educational Track:
* #Database   * #Upgrades

Presenter:
@Varun Verma, Database Solutions Architect, Nutanix​​

Recording Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 1:00 pm ET
Duration: 60 minutes​​​

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one month ago

This session recording will showcase the highlights for EBS users attending OATUG's 2020 Forum Live. In this preview session, @Nadia Bendjedou, Vice President of Product Strategy for Oracle EBS, will discuss the many exciting session offerings at OATUG Live.

Although OATUG contains many functional EBS users, we also have a strong partnership with the Oracle Corporation. With Oracle’s announcement of the “Continuous Innovation Release on 12.2” of EBS, it is even more important to attend OATUG Live and get the information from Oracle directly.

Highlights of Forum Live 2020:

  • Oracle Roadmaps: These sessions talk about Oracle product strategy for the coming years
  • Meet the Oracle Experts: Sit down virtually with the Oracle speakers, product leads, and technical support
  • Oracle Deep Dive: This will provide you with an opportunity to test how to prepare your EBS applications, configure the appropriate Compute services, and lift and shift (migrate) your EBS systems to Oracle Cloud.
  • Oracle Open CAB: This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an Open Customer Advisory Board meeting. You will be directly involved in speaking with EBS developers, sharing incites, providing recommendations, and speaking with other Users. This is a must-see program if you run EBS.

Recording Date: Monday, November 30, 2020

Educational Tracks:
#Conference
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2 months ago

Abstract:
As part of a phased initiative to move financial solutions to the cloud, the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) implemented Oracle EPM Planning Cloud (PBCS/EPBCS). The initial implementation included standard capabilities to execute a pre-seeded budget, a tuition revenue model, and financial reporting with transactional drill-back. As part of a continuing effort to further the use of EPM Cloud, and expand the tool into other facets of the planning process, Pitt continues to roll out capabilities such as new funding requests, a workforce stop-gap solution, a multi-year plan, and an expense allocation framework, with more plans in flight, utilizing other Oracle EPM tools and capabilities. Attendees will not only see how Oracle EPM can be used for department budgeting, but also how Oracle EPM can be used beyond the standard budget for other parts of the financial planning process.

Learning Objectives:
Attendees will learn more about the University of Pittsburgh's initial implementation, which includes standard capabilities such as:
- executing a pre-seeded budget
- a tuition revenue model
- financial reporting with transactional drill-back

Attendees will also learn about further capabilities such as:
- new funding requests
- workforce stop-gap solution
- multi-year plan
- expense allocation framework

Additionally, attendees will not only see how Oracle EPM can be used for department budgeting, but also how EPM can be used beyond the standard budget for other parts of the financial planning process.

Presenter:
* @Chuck Persky, Performance Architects, Inc., Vice President

Educational Tracks:
* #EPMCloud
* #EPM/Hyperion
* #EducationandResearch
* #On-PremiseApplications

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2 months ago

Recording Date: November 12, 2020 at 1:00 pm ET
Duration
: 60 minutes

Abstract
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The value of Cloud implementation depends on the journey and desired outcome. In this session, attendees will hear from the finance leadership of Trilogy Health Services Inc. about their Oracle Cloud implementation journey. Learn from their experiences with leveraging various Reporting tools for effective Reporting and Tracking. Plus, hear how their journey helped them to meet the needs relevant to the healthcare industry.

Learning Objectives:
* Hear how they leveraged Oracle Cloud for Financial & Management Reporting both for internal and external stakeholders.
* Learn about the reporting tools Oracle Cloud provides and how to leverage Self-Service features for business user enablement.
* Get to know typical (business + system) challenges and ways to address them using best practices.

Educational Tracks:
* #CloudApplications  * #ERPCloud  * #FusionMiddleware  * #EPMCloud  * #E-BusinessSuite

Presenters:
* @Hemal Parikh, NexInfo Solutions Inc., Sr. Solution Architect
* Christine Saladino, Trilogy Health Services, VP Accounting
* Sachin Bhatia, NexInfo Solutions Inc., Project Manager ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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2 months ago

Abstract:
Let’s face it. With the volatility of the market and increasing uncertainties that arise within your supply chain, you need actionable insights to contend with competitors spurred on by digital transformation efforts. The valuable data stored in your ERP system can help you make informed decisions, but, that data is the toughest to unlock. Getting the insights you need is a slow, complex, and expensive project – and your BI tool is only as intelligent as the business acumen your organization can deliver to it.
What you need is both a view of what is happening in the cockpit of the plane you are flying AND a flight plan. In other words, you need real-time reporting and deep business insights to provide continuous intelligence for your enterprise.

In this session, our speakers will address:
• The state of Business Intelligence; What’s so “intelligent” about BI anyway?
• The challenges of accessing EBS data to make actionable decisions
• How to delivers real insight from your Oracle data into your BI tool

Learning Tracks:
* #Analytics/BI
* #BIPublisher
* #ERPCloud
* #CloudApplications

Presenters:
@Darren Peirce, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Magnitude
@Dean Ansermoz, Director of Product Management, Magnitude​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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