Volume XX | Issue 3

In This Issue


A Message From OATUG's Executive Director


To the OATUG Community,

Like you, we are saddened by the turn of events as the COVID-19 situation continues to impact the lives of our members, partners, and staff. This is an historical event unfolding around us; hopefully it proves to be a season of reunification and solidarity as we work together to mitigate the many aspects of this challenge. The well-being and safety of our community is paramount, and as a result, COLLABORATE 20 will not be occurring as scheduled this April 19-23, 2020, in Las Vegas.

In good times and bad, our strength lies in you—this incredible community of knowledgeable, experienced professionals. Right now your systems, programs and insights are keeping businesses, government agencies, and schools connected and productive. This community’s expertise and solutions-oriented thinking has never been needed more.

Please know you can depend on us as a reliable source of information and a safe forum for information exchange with each other during this challenging time. Though COLLABORATE 20 can no longer be conducted next month as planned, Team OATUG is working hard to design a reimagined program of in-person and online education, networking and tradeshow interactions.

In the meantime, let’s connect in The Hub, via our LinkedIn pages, or just send me an email. What answers do you need now? What problems are you tackling now? Your fellow users are here. OATUG is here. And we are ready to be of service.

Best regards,

Ragan Cohn, CAE
Executive Director
Oracle Applications & Technology Users Group

Latest COLLABORATE Updates

At this time, hotels are working on issuing refunds. We anticipate this taking 3-5 business days to appear on your statement. This is undoubtedly a busy time for them so please continue to give them your patience.


Tips, Tricks and Updates from the OATUG Blogs

Transforming Our Performance on the Job
“It is a big year for EBS users, and one in which we simply cannot sit back and relax. We must move forward, and when it comes to being on the job, we need to be prepared with insight, answers and vetted results. Our leaders on the job are looking to us to be the leaders in our field to take our organizations further.” (More)

10 Downloadable Keys to Knowledge from OATUG
“Part of OATUG's mission is to honor and support your journey of discovery from the unknown to the known, one step at a time. It could be one small feature you learn about from one of our presenters who successfully experimented with a new way to use a tool on an Oracle platform. Knowing for the first time about this small step, you could suddenly know how save your team from many hours of effort and frustration. One elegant process, previously unknown to you, could reveal itself in a virtual online educational session within our Knowledge Base, with positive impact for your team and your customers.” (More)

Keep Calm and Brainstorm
“Sometimes, especially in technical implementations, “going back” is exactly the right thing to do, and that is not inherently bad. But even in those cases, I would argue there’s the opportunity to make that decision either out of courage or out of fear.” (More)


OATUG Members Connect, Learn and Save

Through OATUG, thousands of Oracle users and expert consultants share best practices and learn from each other.  You’re invited to discover how OATUG members get more.

  • Members Connect More
    The Hub connects OATUG members in real time, and The Partner Marketplace is where you find vendors and consultants.

  • Members Learn More
    OATUG members’ go-to for learning: eLearning webinars, The Knowledge Base, OATUG Insight Magazine, and much more.

  • Members Save More
    The knowledge and resources available through OATUG help members and their companies save time and money.

Discover how Members Get More! Visit OATUG.org or contact membership@oatug.org or +1 (404) 240-0897.


OATUG Insight Magazine

OATUG Spring 2020In This Issue:

  • Implementing Lean Manufacturing in a High-Mix Production Environment Using Oracle ERP
  • Tech Talk: Migrating Single Form Personalization
  • Tech Talk: Protect Your Investment by Modernizing Your Oracle Forms with APEX
  • Building a Narrative Report without Error-Prone Processes
  • Oracle’s Idea Labs
  • Empowering Suppliers Through Oracle iSupplier Portal
  • Members’ Corner: New Board Member Snapshot

Read the spring edition of OATUG Insight magazine. As a special gift, we at OATUG are sharing this full issue with everyone, both members and nonmembers.


Post a Job. Find A Job.

If you are a corporation searching for just the right person, or just the right person searching for a great job, the OATUG Job Board is the perfect place to make a great match.

Here are some of the exciting job opportunities available right now:

  • Oracle eBusiness Software Engineer at Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)
  • Senior Developer, Oracle Applications at NSF International
  • Oracle Cloud ERP HR Sr. Systems Analyst at Inova Health Systems


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 February:

  • City of Boca Raton Florida
  • Humana Inc.
  • Jay West
  • Kerrin McLaughlin
  • Lewis Hopkins
  • Mike Fong
  • Related Companies
  • Robert Frey
  • Robert Recknagel
  • SAS Institute, Inc.
  • Savage
  • Srini Ravuri
  • Tektronix, Inc.
  • Texas Hydraulics Inc
  • William Rainey Harper College
  • Yugwan Mittal

Not An OATUG Member? Join today!

News from Oracle

Customer Webcasts for Oracle EPM Cloud and Hyperion On-Premises

Cloud Customer Connect, a free community forum, provides some great opportunities to learn more about Oracle EPM Cloud functionality, use cases, customers using it, and the benefits received. Check out the entire list of replays (need to join). Be sure to watch EPM – Cloud Customer Success Spotlight.

For those with Hyperion on-premises, you might like this update on 11.2 (More)


Get Oracle Certified

Oracle recently announced a new Developer Associate certification for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure that’s available immediately. This developer-centric certification is meant for all application developers who are interested in learning more about using Oracle Cloud to build modern enterprise applications. With this addition, Oracle now offer five distinct certifications for architects, operators, and developers on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. (More)


EBS 12.2 Data Masking Template Certified with EM 13cR3

In a bid to mask sensitive data in cloned E-Business Suite environments, Oracle has announced the certification of the EBS 12.2 Data Masking Template for the Data Masking Pack with Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13cR3. (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.