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COLLABORATE 20 – Early-Bird Pricing Ends March 6th!

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

Explore COLLABORATE Journeys and Register Today

With over 1000 sessions at COLLABORATE 20, there’s a lot of ground to cover. We’ve created an all-new series of journeys to help you navigate the array of education, networking and special events. Focused on EBS Financials? There’s a journey for that. Just getting started in your career with Oracle Applications? Check out the Emerging Leaders journey.

Each journey covers education, professional development, networking and a little bit of fun — it’s like a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book, but without any of the pitfalls.

Dive in and discover all COLLABORATE 20 journeys.

Technology Journey

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!


Download the official COLLABORATE 20 mobile app. Browse all sessions and networking events, and filter by product and topics to focus on just the learning you need. Available for both Android and iOS, the app puts all the fast-paced conference information right at your fingertips.

Members Save $415 on COLLABORATE Registration

OATUG members can save up to $415 per person on COLLABORATE registration plus access year-round education and networking benefits. Individual membership starts at just $295, and companies or organizations that are licensed users of Oracle Applications can join for $965 per year, securing discounts and access for all employees. If just three employees from one organization attend COLLABORATE, the membership pays for itself. Plus, save even more when you send a team of four or more to COLLABORATE. Join before you register or contact membership@oatug.org or +1 404.240-0897 to verify your membership status.

Don't Delay – 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


Tips, Tricks and Updates from the OATUG Blogs

Interview with Alyssa Johnson on COLLABORATE 20 “Hot Topics”
“At COLLABORATE, educational sessions will talk in depth about implementation, tips and tricks, user cases, and success stories, all in one place. How ERP Cloud has been integrated around the world will be talked about in detail, with training, demos, hands-on labs—there will be so many different ways to learn about all the options, led by EBS product managers…how to perform a one-click clone of a database, is just one example.” (More)

2020 New Year’s Resolution: Approaching Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) with a “Beginner’s Mind”
“With continuous improvement underway for a wide variety of modules designed to meet the needs of businesses and organizations of varying sizes, there is always more to learn, appreciate, and discover. EBS facilitates the challenging work of people around the globe every day. But anything as multi-layered and rich with potential as EBS asks for users to revisit, relearn, and expand knowledge with a commitment to fully appreciate its usefulness.” (More)


OATUG Members Learn, Save, and Connect

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 Save More
    OATUG members save $400 per person on COLLABORATE registration, and earn free certification testing this year!

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

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


Internships Now Available!

Is your company looking for qualified interns for your technical, database or development teams? Are you a student, recent graduate, or considering a career change? The OATUG Career Center now features a section for internship listings – yours to use for FREE. (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 January:

  • Almac Group
  • Ascendium Education
  • AuraPlayer
  • Belen Ortiz
  • Brandon Horrocks
  • Brent Starr
  • Dhanesh Thatikonda
  • Genesis10
  • Huntington Technology Finance
  • Itron, Inc.
  • J.B. Brown
  • Jaya Vunta
  • Jim Tompkins
  • Marek Brothers
  • M-I L.L.C.
  • Mike Swing
  • MindStream Analytics
  • Nutanix
  • Pharmavite, LLC
  • ResCare / BrightSpring Health Services
  • Robin Lund
  • Stromasys
  • US Department of the Treasury
  • Zione Solutions LLC.

Not An OATUG Member? Join today!

News from Oracle

Modern Finance and Cloud Innovation for Southern Company

Learn how Southern Company moved to the Oracle EPM Cloud and improved from taking days to reconcile all of their accounts to hours. They also introduced animated avatar, Sophie, who will teach finance and accounting staff about new processes and tools being rolled out. Joe Harvey, VP Enterprise Technology Solutions states, “Simplify, standardize and drive one way of doing things across all of the entities and run the business more efficiently.” (More)


Oracle Unleashes Cloud-Based Data Science Platform

Oracle recently staked its claim in the data science platform space with the availability of the Oracle Cloud Data Science Platform. The platform, built on the foundation of DataScience.com acquired by Oracle in 2018, is geared for teams of data scientists working collaboratively.  (More)


Oracle Enterprise Manager 13.4 is Now Available for Download

In a bid to meet customers' needs for hybrid cloud deployments, Oracle has injected its Oracle Enterprise Manager system with new capabilities to ease cloud migration and hybrid cloud database management. (More)


New Ponemon/Oracle Industry Study: Share Your Security Best Practices Insights

Adopting a strategic security posture and culture is a business imperative. Are companies doing this effectively, and how? Ponemon Institute and Oracle are conducting a survey on security best practices for critical enterprise on premise applications – and we need your input and expertise (participation is confidential).

Take the Oracle survey now!

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.