Volume XIX | Issue 9

In This Issue


2020 OATUG Board of Directors Call for Candidates

The 2020 Board of Directors call for candidates closes tonight, at 11:59 p.m. EDT/New York Time. Directors serve two-year terms. Half of the Board positions are up for re-election in any given year; thus, members will be filling seven Board seats in this election. Please review the FAQ for candidate requirements

Get details about the election process and submission guidelines. (More)


Relax and Win the Biggest OATUG Prize Ever

When you’re facing big decisions about Oracle applications and technology, turn to OATUG for insights you can trust. Whether you’re in the cloud, on premises or anywhere in between, there’s no need to go it alone. No more trial and error. No need to stress. Relax. OATUG has you covered.

Enter to win $1000 in airfare and two nights at the Omni Hotel of your choice! Visit OATUG in the User Group Pavilion at Oracle OpenWorld, Moscone West, 3rd Floor Lobby or Enter Online.



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

The Call for Presentations is Open!

We’re ready to hear the experiences, tips and solutions that drive your best strategies and use of Oracle On-Prem Applications, Cloud and Technology. Submit your proposal to present your ideas at COLLABORATE 20: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community, April 19-23 in Las Vegas.

New this year: Unleash your technical talent through the OATUG! Whether you are moving to the cloud or staying on-prem, understanding Oracle’s technology is important so you can be more efficient in executing patches, upgrades or implementations. Be sure to share this message with your technology team! COLLABORATE 20 will also focus on Oracle APEX, so if you are currently using APEX or want to learn more, please apply!

Learn more, and submit a presentation proposal by Friday, October 11, 2019. (More)

You Determine the Agenda. VOTE!

This fall, the OATUG will be seeking members to participate in voting for the presentation proposals submitted during the COLLABORATE 20 — OATUG Forum Call for Presentations. If you are interested in participating in the COLLABORATE 20 — OATUG Forum voting process, we want to hear from you. As a voter, you will be reading titles and abstracts and giving your opinion on the quality and relevance of the submissions. The votes on each paper form the basis on which the selection teams slate papers in each education track.

The deadline for voter applications is October 11, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Applicants will be notified of their accepted tracks by October 14. Voting will occur between October 14 and October 23, 2019. (More)


Information and Updates from the OATUG Customer Support Council

GEN-4239_In_Focus_Masthead_OATUG19-02.pngThe OATUG Customer Support Council shares members’ challenges and concerns with Oracle Support and assists members in understanding and using Oracle Support tools, training and resources. Recent updates from the council can help you and your team be knowledgeable and prepared to work effectively in the cloud. (More)


Looking for Answers?

Start here! The OATUG provides members instant access to problem-solving presentations, webinar recordings, articles and more.


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 August:

  • Bharat Rampally
  • Crane Aerospace and Electronics
  • Fox Factory
  • Harish Gupta
  • John Gomez
  • Nesrine Youssef
  • Paromita Ray
  • Robertet Inc.
  • Tri-Arrows Aluminum
  • Troy Ross
  • University of Bergen/Uni Research
  • Vitamix

Not An OATUG Member? Join today!

News from Oracle

Oracle E-Business Suite: Innovations in 2019

Oracle announces the availability of Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) innovations in 2019, including advancements to the application technology, increased automation to help enterprises run EBS on Oracle’s Cloud Infrastructure and two releases of new and enhanced Enterprise Command Centers. (More)


Survey Says…The Value of the EPM for Financial Close is Incredible

After researching more than 400 decision-makers, we now have some great metrics to share on the value of moving financial close to the cloud. See why so many companies are moving to the Oracle EPM Cloud and what benefits they are getting because of it. (View the summary)


Oracle E-Business Suite at Oracle OpenWorld 2019

Find Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) sessions in the EBS at Oracle OpenWorld 2019 Program Guide, previously known as Focus-On-Documents (FODs).

Coming Soon: EBS on OCI SIG

For over 25 years, Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) continues to deliver the most comprehensive suite of integrated, global business applications that enable organizations to make better decisions, reduce costs, and increase performance.

The purpose of this brand-new SIG is to provide an understanding of how EBS can be deployed in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), as well as other cloud providers. Additionally, members will be able to combine the traditional benefits of EBS with the agility, availability, and cost-effectiveness of OCI from an IaaS and PaaS perspective.

Different strategies and tools like "lift-and-shift", "platform-migration", "Oracle Cloud Manager”, will be discussed to benefit EBS customers and provide a road-map for EBS on OCI.

  • Running EBS on OCI – Why, What, How?
  • Benefits of Oracle Cloud Manager
  • Managing EBS on OCI and On-Premise
  • EBS Roadmaps on OCI
  • Integration Options for EBS on Oracle Cloud
  • Cloud @ Customer for EBS
  • EBS on OCI Security
  • Platform Migrations of EBS from Hosted Providers/On-Premise

Register now to stay-up-to-date on EBS OCI SIG events and announcements.

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 Session Available

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.