Volume XIX | Issue 12

In This Issue



collaborate20_horiz.pngApril 19-23, 2020
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino 
Las Vegas, NV USA

Secure Your Spot in COLLABORATE 20 Special Programs

The new year is almost here and with it comes a sense of growth and possibility. Head into 2020 with your sights set on professional development and apply any 2019 budget dollars that you still need to use (or lose) by the end of this year. Register for COLLABORATE 20 — OATUG Forum, and power progress for your business.

By registering now, you can lock in the best rate, have your top choice of hotel and reserve your spot in these complimentary events with limited seating:

  • Women in Technology Luncheon – one of the most buzzed-about events of the conference.
  • Oracle EBS OpenCAB Day – new, interactive sessions with members of the Oracle EBS development team.

Join us in Las Vegas, for the year's most informative and energizing Oracle user conference. Here’s what we’re covering at COLLABORATE 20 – OATUG Forum. Find your education and join us to rock this year together!

Education Details Now Available

The information you’ve been waiting for is here. Check out hundreds of sessions packed with on-prem Oracle Applications knowledge and the latest guidance for the cloud in the COLLABORATE 20 Web Planner!

Build Your Case to Attend

Let us help you present the value of attending with the COLLABORATE Boss Kit! Map out education sessions, customize a letter to your manager, calculate the ROI for attending, and prepare a post-conference report of learned strategies you will apply at the office.

Beat the Rush – Book Your Hotel and Save

Book your hotel accommodations in an official OATUG conference hotel* prior to registering for the conference to claim a conference admission savings of $200. When registering for the conference, you will be prompted to insert the “Hotel Acknowledgement Number” you received in your hotel confirmation email. The discount can be combined with other registration discounts.

*Beware of Third-Party Housing Offers


OATUG Invites Award Nominations – Jan. 13 Deadline

OATUG is now accepting nominations and self-nominations for three annual awards: Member and Innovator of the Year and the Women in Technology Recognition Program.

Know someone who has made outstanding contributions to OATUG and our members in 2019? Submit that nomination for the Member of the Year award.

Do you work for or with a user member company that has implemented a breakthrough idea in the use of an Oracle application or technology in 2019? Submit that nomination for the Innovator of the Year Award.

Are you advocating for women in technology or contributing to their success in other ways? Apply for the Women in Technology Recognition Program. The winner of this award will receive complimentary registration to COLLABORATE 20. (Sorry, fellas. This one is for women only!)

Read more about award criteria, and submit a nomination today!


oaug-promo-ads-winter-2019-300x250.jpgOATUG Insight Magazine

In This Issue:

  • Tackling Integration Challenges Utilizing Oracle Integration Cloud
  • Tech Talk: Anatomy of an EBS Upgrade
  • Value Chain Planning (VCP) Diagnostic Single-Submission Concurrent Program: An Update
  • Configuring Mobile Approvals: Connectivity, Configuration and Customization
  • The New Release: E-Business Suite is Now Certified with Oracle Database 19c
  • Members’ Corner: You Don’t Have to Figure Things Out on Your Own! Expand Your Network Through OATUG

Preview the winter edition of OATUG Insight magazine. Use your member login to read the full articles.


Members Get More!

Members Get More Savings
OATUG member company employees save $400 per person on COLLABORATE registration. Bring a team and save even more!

Members Get More Connections
The Hub connects OATUG members with real people and real solutions in real time. And, the OATUG membership directory and Partner Marketplace make networking easier than ever.

Members Get More Resources
OATUG members rely on the Knowledge Base and live webinars to learn what’s new, what’s next and what’s worked for others.

OATUG is here to help you work smarter, not harder.


Post a Job. Find A Job.

Looking for new talent to join your team? Are you a job seeker hoping to start or revitalize your career? The OATUG Career Center allows Oracle customer organizations to post jobs, search résumés and review applications. Job seekers can create a professional profile, set up job search agents, post a résumé and apply for jobs. (More)


Get the Inside Information

OATUG Insider is a weekly source of aggregate news from all over the Internet. Receive news stories, including headlines relating to Oracle, business, technology and industry. If you’re not receiving OATUG Insider every Tuesday, read the current issue and subscribe today.

Welcome New Members

The OATUG would like to welcome the new members who joined in November:

  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of FL, Inc. (Florida Blue)
  • Cree Inc.
  • Enbridge Inc
  • Fujirebio Diagnostics, Inc.
  • Jeff Donahue
  • Jeffrey Chen
  • OAppsNet
  • Virtual Trader
  • Viscosity North America

Not An OATUG Member? Join today!

News from Oracle

What You Need to Know about Measuring the Value of EPM

We surveyed over 900 finance professionals to get their thoughts on the value that EPM Cloud delivers to the business. We learned which processes improved, how collaboration and transparency benefited, and what quantifiable results they could report.

For example,

  • 33% increased their use of rolling forecasts
  • 15% increase in forecast accuracy
  • 71% gained more visibility across the close process
  • 79% reported a less complex close



Save 50% on Digital Training and Exam Vouchers

Take the opportunity to learn and get certified in Oracle technology in the new year. Benefit from a 50% discount on all Oracle University digital learning and exam vouchers until December 31, 2019. Purchase any digital training learning subscription, Training on Demand course, and certification exam voucher for HALF the price. (More)


Oracle's Autonomous Database Sales More Than Doubled in Q2

Oracle's autonomous database cloud revenues grew by more than 100% in Q2, the company said recently in its second quarter financial results. (More)

OATUG eLearning

OATUG eLearning provides free live and recorded educational webinars for members. Attend upcoming webinars or access hundreds of recorded eLearning sessions any time.

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 Christine Hilgert .

User Community News

OATUG Geos and SIGs offer news from Oracle and educational opportunities all year long. To find your Geo or SIG, visit the Geographic & Special Interest Groups page. Stay up to date on upcoming educational webinars, conference calls and face-to-face events.

Find upcoming educational opportunities, regional and virtual networking events, and special conference events on the Conferences and Events Calendar.