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Atlanta OAUG Fall Education Fest

AGENDA – October 25, 2019
Time 10AM – 3:00PM

 

Meeting Sponsored by Enginatics

Meeting Space Provided by Matrix Resources, Inc.

 

RSVP:
Please register for the event so that we can get an accurate meal count!!!

TO RSVP:
RSVP HERE!!!

 

NEW LOCATION:
Matrix Resources
400 Perimeter Center Terrace
Suite 300
Atlanta, Georgia 30346

 

Agenda:
10:00-10:30 Registration
10:30-10:45 Kick Off
10:45-11:00 Sponsor Spotlight
11:00-11:50 Discoverer Reports – Out with the old, in with the new!
11:55-12:25 Lunch
12:25-1:25 Modernize EBS with Oracle Enterprise Command Centers – For Free!
1:25-1:40 Break
1:40-2:30 Invesco’s journey to enterprise planning and budgeting cloud service (EPBCS)
2:30-2:45 Closing Remarks and Drawing

 

***PLEASE NOTE – The schedule and timing of the presentations is subject to change without notice. All presenters volunteer their time to speak and many presenters travel to our meetings, so we sometimes have to juggle the schedule even at the last minute.

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Meeting Sponsor:

Enginatics

Enginatics was formed in 2010 and has grown to become a leading global technology company specializing in reporting and performance tuning for Oracle’s E-Business Suite (EBS). Our team of highly experienced Oracle experts has created the world’s fastest EBS reporting solution, Blitz Report™, which is in use around the world across a wide range of industry sectors.

Blitz Report™ produces operational reports directly into Excel, and there is an extensive on-line library of SQL scripts for customers to adopt and adapt, some of which are designed specifically to enable rapid performance audit and tuning.
Company founder and Managing Director Andy Haack has worked in the Oracle ecosystem for over 20 years, gaining extensive experience with EBS. He created Enginatics to provide advanced operational reporting, making it faster and easier to access the data that supports decision-making.

Our mission is to help companies make better business decisions by providing the fastest operational reporting from E-Business Suite.

Enginatics is based in Switzerland and has offices in the US and South Africa.

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Oracle Presentation 1:
Enginatics
Beth Skerrett

Discoverer Reports – Out with the old, in with the new!

Discoverer reports are still used by a good number of Oracle E-Business suite companies, mainly because finding a fast, effective, affordable replacement has been a challenge. Even though Oracle has ended support for Discoverer, many companies are willing to take the risk, betting that Discoverer will continue to function. But what if you have critical production or close reports that your team relies on? Enter a new tool, Blitz Report. This tool can import and execute your discover reports. The free tool can be used for up to 30 reports, for unlimited users, in unlimited environments. Our presentation includes a live demonstration of how to create new reports, as well as import both Discoverer reports and BI Publisher reports.
This presentation will explore the opportunity to modernize your EBS reporting, including:
• Engage users to understand & participate in the agile development process
• Demonstrate how to import and execute both Discoverer and BI Publisher reports
• Provide insight on how to manage report libraries to avoid duplication and stale report buildup
• Show how a single tool can be used successfully by Functional, Development and DBA teams

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Oracle Presentation 2:
Southern Company
Julio Lois, Technical Team Lead

Modernize EBS with Oracle Enterprise Command Centers - For Free

Southern Company Services implemented the Oracle Enterprise Command Centers for Southern LINC in their Oracle EBS 12.2.4 instance. In this presentation we will discuss the business challenges Southern LINC was facing ahead of ECC being installed, as well as the business needs met by the Enterprise Command Centers (Payables, Receivables, Assets, Inventory and Order Management). We will discuss the installation and implementation of ECC with a timeline, the benefits observed post implementation, the lessons learned during the project and lastly our ECC road-map going forward.

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Oracle Presentation 3:
Invesco
Matt Treml – Senior Manager, Finance Systems Integration
Rahul Sehgal – Head of Finance Systems Integration

Invesco’s Journey to Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS)

In this session, learn about Invesco’s journey to implementing Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS). Speakers will talk about Invesco’s tool selection process and what drove them to selecting EPBCS. They will then shed some light on how the future state planning process in the tool was designed leveraging out of the box functionality enabling a complete planning solution. Some of the key challenges that were faced during the implementation and the lessons learnt will be discussed next. Invesco has been live on EPBCS for close to a year. So speakers will round off the discussion with discussing what is it like operating in the cloud

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Atlanta OAUG August Educational Event

AGENDA – August 16, 2019
Time 10AM – 3:00PM

Meeting Sponsored by BIAS Corporation

Meeting Space Provided by Matrix Resources, Inc.

 

RSVP:
Please register for the event so that we can get an accurate meal count!!!

TO RSVP:
RSVP HERE!!!

 

Location:
Matrix Resources
Northpark Town Center Office Complex
1000 Abernathy Road Northeast
Northpark 400 Building, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30328

Directions to the building:
DIRECTIONS!!!

Please make sure you park at the 400 building.

Agenda:
10:00-10:30 Registration
10:30-10:45 Kick Off
10:45-11:00 Sponsor Spotlight
11:00-11:50 Customer Success Story - Citizens Inc. SaaS Cloud Transformation
11:55-12:25 Lunch
12:25-1:25 Oracle EBS Security and SSO Use Cases
1:25-1:40 Break
1:40-2:30 Extending MOAC and Translations for EBS R12 Customizations
2:30-2:45 Closing Remarks and Drawing

***PLEASE NOTE – The schedule and timing of the presentations is subject to change without notice. All presenters volunteer their time to speak and many presenters travel to our meetings, so we sometimes have to juggle the schedule even at the last minute.

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Meeting Sponsor:

BIAS Corporation

BIAS delivers innovative IT solutions, leveraging Oracle technologies, for some of the world’s leading organizations. We bridge the divide between technology and business functions to optimize and accelerate business value for our customers. Our comprehensive approach – from design, to implementation, and support – enables our solution experts to deliver transformational results to meet our customers’ specific business needs.

Comprised of CPAs, business leaders, Project Management Professionals (PMP), and Oracle Certified Solution Architects and Implementers, BIAS has extensive experience deploying on-prem, Cloud, and integrated hybrid solutions.
• Certified Oracle Cloud Excellence Implementation Partner
• Roadmaps, implementations, upgrades & managed services
• ERP, SCM & EPM SaaS Cloud expertise
• Hybrid cloud strategies with SaaS & on-premise
• Three-tiered delivery model including experienced Team Leads, onshore Center of Excellence consultants and our offshore specialists
• Our leaders have 25+ years of experience, 18+ years at Oracle
• Headquartered locally in Roswell, GA
To learn more, visit www.biascorp.com.

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Oracle Presentation 1:
BIAS Corporation
Pam Fisher, Vice President, Application Consulting Services
Anand Tuppad, Application Technical Manager
Chris Preziotti, Application Principal Consultant

Customer Success Story - Citizens Inc. SaaS Cloud Transformation

Come and hear a true SaaS Cloud Transformational story from BIAS Corporation, an Oracle Platinum Partner headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Citizens Inc., an insurance holding company based out of Austin, TX, was working with a dated mainframe system; no budgeting or reconciliation platform; and heavily relied upon manual processes & Excel for much of their financial operations and reporting. This led to long processing times and impacted their overall financial close. Citizens planned their transformational journey focused on achieving four main goals: 1. Streamline financial processing 2. Improve internal controls & reconciliation processing 3. Decrease the Business reliability on IT. Oracle and BIAS worked together to design a tailored strategy proving to Citizens that not only was Oracle ERP, EPM & HCM Cloud the right solution for them, but it was also very affordable, configurable and can be implemented using a faster, modern approach.

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Oracle Presentation 2:
SSOGEN Corporation
Raj Mareddi - Founder & CEO
Nick Spates - Director

Oracle EBS Security and SSO Use Cases

Oracle EBS Security is more vital today than ever before, since Equifax breach. Oracle EBS Security demands Single Sign On(SSO) for user security. Welcome123 and Oracle123 are the most popular weak passwords in Oracle EBS. IT Security Audits such as SoX, HIPAA require SSO implementation. With SSO, EBS Password reset calls to Helpdesk are greatly reduced. Users don’t have to remember dozens of passwords for Oracle EBS.

We will be having a dialogue today with OATUG members… with the intent of providing a better understanding of the SSO landscape today, educating OATUG on new EBS SSO Solutions that are cost-effective and flexible to work with Azure AD, Okta, Microsoft AD/ADFS, OneLogin, Shibboleth, Siteminder, and IBM Tivoli AM.

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Oracle Presentation 3:
Thyssenkrupp
Sri Veeravelli, Sr Manager – ERP
Srinivas Bejjenki – Solution Architect
Michinaga Sekiguchi – Solution Architect
Gregory Smith – Oracle eBS SME

Extending MOAC and Translations for EBS R12 Customizations

This session addresses how E-Business Suite’ Multi Org Access Control feature is implemented for our Shared Service Center usage in Latin American countries leveraging single responsibility for multiple operating units. It discusses about how we addressed non-availability of MOAC in certain standard applications, and then how we extended our various customization types, viz. Forms, Reports, OA Framework to make them MOAC enabled.
As a second part, it provides how we have translated our existing customizations of various frameworks for ‘Spanish’ language and our recommendations.

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--BRING YOUR BUSINESS CARDS!!!--

--PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO OTHER ORACLE USERS--

Andrew Snyder
Atlanta OAUG Coordinator


678-596-3785
www.NOODLEit.com

 

Atlanta OAUG Summer School

AGENDA – June 21, 2019
Time 10AM – 3:00PM
Meet Sponsored by Chain-Sys Corporation
Meeting Space Provided by Matrix Resources, Inc.
RSVP: 
Please register for the event so that we can get an accurate meal count!!!
TO RSVP: 
Location: 
Matrix Resources
Northpark Town Center Office Complex
1000 Abernathy Road Northeast
Northpark 400 Building, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30328 
Directions to the building: 
Please make sure you park at the 400 building. 
Agenda:
10:00-10:30 Registration
10:30-10:45 Kick Off
10:45-11:00 Sponsor Spotlight
11:00-11:50 Leverage Robotic Process Automation and Oracle to Meet Your Business Objectives
11:55-12:25 Lunch
12:25-1:25 Credit Card tokenization Financial Impact on Order to Cash
1:25-1:40 Break
1:40-2:30 Oracle Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse Journey 
2:30-2:45 Closing Remarks and Drawing
***PLEASE NOTE – The schedule and timing of the presentations is subject to change without notice.  All presenters volunteer their time to speak and many presenters travel to our meetings, so we sometimes have to juggle the schedule even at the last minute.
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Meeting Sponsor:
Chain-Sys Corporation
Chain-Sys Corporation offers Chain-Sys Platform™ Suite, which helps Enterprises in:
o   DQM and Governance
o   Data Migration & Reconciliation
o   MDM (Standard Domains/Hubs and Rapid Custom Domains/Hubs)
o   Data Integration (200+ Endpoints and 1000+ Data Flow Templates)
o   Data Analytics & Visualization 
o   EDM Enablement
o   Rapid Mobility Applications and ERP Customizations
o   Data Cataloging (Meta Data Management)
 
Some of the Applications supported by the Chain-Sys Platform™ include Oracle Cloud Applications, SAP S/4HANA, Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, JDEdwards, SAP ECC, Microsoft Dynamics, Salesforce, Workday, etc.
 
The Customers of Chain-Sys Platform™ and Services are the top 10/100 worldwide in their fields. Chain-Sys presents and participates in Conferences such as Oracle Open World, OATUG Collaborate, SAP ASUG Sapphire and many more.
Chain-Sys is an Oracle Platinum Partner, an SAP Silver Development Partner and Salesforce ISV Partner.
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Oracle Presentation 1:
Protiviti Atlanta
Ryan Briscoe, Senior Consultant – Enterprise Application Solutions
Kevin L. McCreary, Director
Leverage Robotic Process Automation and Oracle to Meet Your Business Objectives
Robotics process automation (RPA) is a hot topic these days, but a misunderstanding of its use cases and impact to organizations exists. We will discuss how RPA can be utilized in conjunction with Oracle to meet business objectives, while preserving your organization's resources. We'll demonstrate the capabilities of RPA and how you can utilize its automation with Oracle EBS and Cloud. We'll also share how to select pilot processes that will provide quick wins for your organization, and how to build a roadmap.
Objective 1: Understand robotic process automation (RPA) concepts and what the technology can accomplish
Objective 2: Learn how to develop a robotics strategy specific to your organization
Objective 3: Discover how to build a compelling business case for RPA
Objective 4: Understand how to prioritize while planning for a pilot, how to identify "quick wins", and how to build a roadmap
Objective 5: Walk through sample success stories and lessons learned
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Oracle Presentation 2: 
AvantCom Payments Corporation
Maya Williams, President & Director of Oracle EBS 
Credit Card tokenization Financial Impact on Order to Cash
 
As online shopping increases, merchants are faced with securing card holder data in a time where big breaches are a common occurrence in every industry. The PCI (Payment Card Industry) Security Standards Council requires Merchants to secure data based on standards.
There are various implementations to reduce PCI scope out there… but which one is right for your business? Tokenization is a popular trend, but how does it really work and what is the impact on the finance department? We will explore the process from acceptance of a consumer credit card to the settlement of cash into merchant’s bank account using tokenization and Pont-to-Point Encryption in Oracle EBS.
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Oracle Presentation 3: 
Cox Automotive
Chris Gay, Technology Lead- Financial Analytics
Borg Analytics
Susan R. Wyant, Principal
Oracle Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse Journey 
Everyone is moving to Oracle Analytics Cloud and OBIEE 12c.   How do you make sure you are not left behind?  How do you get that critical executive buy-in for such an endeavor?  Once you obtain approval, what’s the best implementation approach?  We will walk you through our journey to Oracle’s latest Business Intelligence offerings that began with a Strategy and Roadmap.  The program involved the consolidation of three separate versions of OBIEE and OBIA into one.  The solution included 16 sources, a new data model, an upgrade and a conversion of all Informatica ETL data mappings to Oracle Data Integrator ELT mappings.  
We will share tips of how we streamlined the consolidated Data Warehouse and Analytics solution and simultaneously made the solution more flexible and scalable by utilizing the Oracle Public Cloud to support growth in both database storage and application processing.  We will walk you through the best approach to determine what to convert to a new system, what to change and what to eliminate.  We will demonstrate how to obtain and maintain engagement from the executive sponsors through Data Visualization of key performance indicators.  Finally, we will provide tips to ease the transition to managed support services.
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Atlanta OAUG Spring Session – Ramp up to Collaborate”

AGENDA – March 22, 2019
Time 10AM – 3:00PM

Meet Sponsored by FirstData

Meeting Space Provided by Matrix Resources, Inc.

RSVP:
Please register for the event so that we can get an accurate meal count!!!

TO RSVP:
RSVP HERE!!!

Location:
Matrix Resources
Northpark Town Center Office Complex
1000 Abernathy Road Northeast
Northpark 400 Building, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30328

Directions to the building:
DIRECTIONS!!!

Please make sure you park at the 400 building.

Agenda:
10:00-10:30 Registration
10:30-10:45 Kick Off
10:45-11:00 Sponsor Spotlight
11:00-11:50 E-Business Real Time Data Integration made simple
11:55-12:25 Lunch
12:25-1:25 Government Implements Oracle Cloud in 15 Months? No way!
1:25-1:40 Break
1:40-2:30 GLIDE into the Oracle Cloud - On-Premise Assessment and Cloud Transformation Program
2:30-2:45 Closing Remarks and Drawing

 

***PLEASE NOTE – The schedule and timing of the presentations is subject to change without notice. All presenters volunteer their time to speak and many presenters travel to our meetings, so we sometimes have to juggle the schedule even at the last minute.


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Meeting Sponsor:

FirstData

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Oracle Presentation 1:
Vijaya Baskar Ranganathan
Solutions Architect
EiS Technologies, Inc

E-Business Real Time Data Integration made simple

The purpose of this session is to share an experience of Web service-based integration of Oracle E-Business Suite with ADP Recruiting and Success Factors On-Boarding systems. It focuses on how Oracle E-Business Suite can interoperate with any web-based application to support real-time business processes. Anyone looking for E-Business suite application data real-time integration is guaranteed to benefit immensely from this session.

The session covers a wide range of topics including:

1. Comparison of Web service-based integration with common integration approaches like batch integration, or FTP file transfers
2. Integration strategies to expose Oracle E-Business Suite application data as web service and consume external web service(s)
3. Implementation aspects involving creation of SOAP/RESTful web services in Oracle E-Business Suite
4. Best practices, and more

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Oracle Presentation 2:
City of Atlanta
Bret Swenson, ERP Program Manager
Kevin Floyd, ERP Analyst

Government Implements Oracle Cloud in 15 Months? No way!

Limping along on an out-of-support E-Business Suite system, the City of Atlanta made the decision to implement Oracle Cloud for all of their products – Procurement, Financials, and HCM. In this presentation, you will see how the City successfully completed the implementation from executive sponsorship to the nuts-and-bolts of configuration.

Specific topics to be covered include:

1. Decision process of implementing Oracle Cloud
2. Communication and change management
3. Training and documentation
4. Data conversion (the good, bad, and ugly)
5. Configuration decisions
6. Reporting and security
7. Lessons learned

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Oracle Presentation 3:
Ken Heard
Regional Sales Director
Evosys

GLIDE into the Oracle Cloud - On-Premise Assessment and Cloud Transformation Program

Evosys Glide is a suite of proven advisory services and transformation accelerators to assist customers with cloud migration options. This program is for EBS, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards or other ERP application customers. GLIDE has been utilized by over 60 companies to understand their opportunity for on-premise to cloud transformation. An overview of the program steps and tools along with actual customer case studies will be presented.

Steps to evaluate and Execute
• Assessment of Configuration and Customization
• Insights to build the expected ROI
• Advisory Services for Enhancements
• ADOPT To Cloud methodology
• Apps and Decision Support Service
• Underlined by Accelerators that have been used in over 60 Global transformation projects

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--BRING YOUR BUSINESS CARDS!!!--

--PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO OTHER ORACLE USERS--



Andrew Snyder
Atlanta OAUG Coordinator


678-596-3785
www.NOODLEit.com

 

Get Educated & Celebrate the Holidays with Atlanta OAUG

AGENDA – December 13, 2018

Time 12PM – 8:00PM

Meeting Sponsored by Cornerstone Data Systems, Inc.

RSVP:

Please register for the event so that we can get an accurate meal count!!!

TO RSVP:

RSVP HERE!!!

Location:

Hilton Atlanta Perimeter Suites

6120 Peachtree Dunwoody Road

Atlanta, GA 30328

 

Agenda:

12:00-12:30 Registration

12:30-1:00 Lunch

1:00-1:15 Kick Off

1:15-1:30 Sponsor Spotlight

1:30-2:20 Magnitude Presentation

2:20-2:25 Break

2:25-3:15 Oracle Corporation Update

3:15-3:20 Break

3:20-4:30 OAUG Focus Group

4:30-4:40 Prize Drawing

4:40-5:00 Break

5:00-8:00 Casino Night & Holiday Party

***PLEASE NOTE – The schedule and timing of the presentations is subject to change without notice. All presenters volunteer their time to speak and many presenters travel to our meetings, so we sometimes have to juggle the schedule even at the last minute.

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Meeting Sponsor:

Cornerstone Data Systems, Inc. (CDSi)

Cornerstone Data Systems, INC (CDSi) provides professional services to companies in need of database administration, system administration, and custom software development. Our team of experienced and certified consultants' work with you to achieve practical, efficient, and effective business solutions based on real world expertise.

We address and anticipate the rapid changes in technologies and operating environments. We dedicate ourselves to your requests, collaborate with your existing IT leadership and provide comprehensive, creative, and effective technology services.

The services we provide are delivered onsite, remote, or a combination of both. Bottom line, we are determined to satisfy your technology needs and our primary goal is simple. We produce services and support that help you meet your business requirements enabling your internal resources to focus on what you do best...your business.

Oracle Technology Stack areas of expertise

  • Oracle Database (Enterprise / Standard)
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
  • Oracle Application Server
  • Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture
  • Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)
  • Oracle Data Guard (Physical / Logical / Active)
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control
  • Oracle Recovery Manager
  • Oracle eBusiness Suite (Apps DBA)
  • Oracle Automated Storage Management (ASM)
  • Oracle Business Intelligence
  • Oracle Golden Gate
  • Oracle Linux / Red Hat Linux

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Oracle Presentation 1:

Tim Colleran

Senior Solutions Architect

Magnitude Software – Noetix

How to Combine Cloud Applications with Legacy On Premise Applications for Simplified Flexible Reporting

Have you deployed (or thinking of adopting) Oracle Cloud Applications for specific business areas? Have you considered how you will combine information from both on-premise and cloud applications to provide full business area reporting? This session will review the available options in the marketplace and discuss both the challenges and opportunities for combined reporting.

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Oracle Presentation 2: 

Maher Muhanna

Group Manager – ATG Development, OAF & EBS Clould UI

Oracle Corporation

Oracle E-Business Suite Modern User Interface with Rich Personalizations

Oracle E-Business Suite has rapidly transformed the user interface with the latest Oracle Alta look and feel and new user interface components. Oracle E-Business Suite has also introduced User Interface Themes which provide a cool new way for you to easily change the look and feel of your environment to match your corporate standard. Oracle Applications Framework user interface components offer touch-friendly gestures for common actions for a smarter and more efficient end user experience on touch devices. The Personalization Workbench compliments the new user interface with a WYSIWYG personalization experience with drag & drop, select & edit components. Attend to experience the radically refreshed Oracle E-Business Suite user interface.

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OAUG Focus Groups

 Enjoy great conversation with your colleagues in a lively idea exchange facilitated by staff members of the National Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG).

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Casino Night & Holiday Party

Stay to mix and mingle at the Casino Night and Holiday party jointly coordinated by Atlanta OAUG and the SE RUG (a local users group for the PeopleSoft and JD Edwards).

This is a social only event - free for all JDE, PeopleSoft and Oracle Applications customers - plus 1 guest. That’s right, bring your spouse, significant other, co-worker or anyone! Guest are FREE too!

There will be blackjack, craps, roulette tables, drinks, music and plenty of hot hors d'oeuvres. So put on your best outfit, bring someone special and hang out with your colleagues for a fun Las Vegas style night out!

We will cash in chips at the end of the event and the dealer will give out a raffle ticket for every X amount of money you have. Tickets will go into a drum and we will draw for each sponsor. The prizes will be awesome!

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--BRING YOUR BUSINESS CARDS!!!--

--PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO OTHER ORACLE USERS--

Register Now for COLLABORATE 19 – April 7-11, 2019 – San Antonio

COLLABORATE OAUG San Antonio Geo SIG

One week is all you need. One week at COLLABORATE 19 – OAUG Forum will equip you with the expertise and insight you need to do your job more effectively and maximize your organization’s investment in Oracle Applications in the coming year. At COLLABORATE, OAUG delivers expert on-prem Oracle Applications knowledge and the latest guidance for the Cloud so you can get the most from your Oracle investments and strategically plan for the future. Here expert-led education synthesizes best practices, users share lessons learned from real-life implementations, and solutions providers offer a look at the latest, greatest new products. The OAUG Forum covers E-Business Suite, EPM/Hyperion, EPM Cloud, ERP Cloud, Data Science & Analytics, SCM Cloud, CX Cloud, plus personal growth, leadership and more.

Join us April 7-11, 2019 in San Antonio, TX! Register now or learn more.

Get back to Atlanta OAUG School

AGENDA – September 14, 2018
Time 10AM – 3:00PM
Meet Sponsored by Cornerstone Data Systems, Inc.
Meeting Space Provided by Matrix Resources, Inc.
RSVP: 
Please register for the event so that we can get an accurate meal count!!!
TO RSVP: 
Location: 
Northpark Town Center Office Complex
1000 Abernathy Road Northeast
Northpark 400 Building, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30328 
Directions to the building: 
Please make sure you park at the 400 building. 
Agenda:
10:00-10:30 Registration
10:30-10:45 Kick Off
10:45-11:00 Sponsor Spotlight
11:00-11:50 Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
11:55-12:25 Lunch
12:25-1:25 Our Journey to Oracle SaaS Cloud
1:25-1:40 Break
1:40-2:30 Unlock the full value of Oracle EBS Procurement through iSupplier Portal and Spend Classification
2:30-2:45 Closing Remarks and Drawing
***PLEASE NOTE – The schedule and timing of the presentations is subject to change without notice.  All presenters volunteer their time to speak and many presenters travel to our meetings, so we sometimes have to juggle the schedule even at the last minute.
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Meeting Sponsor:
Cornerstone Data Systems, Inc. (CDSi)
Cornerstone Data Systems, INC (CDSi) provides professional services to companies in need of
database administration, system administration, and custom software development. Our team of
experienced and certified consultants' work with you to achieve practical, efficient, and effective
business solutions based on real world expertise.
We address and anticipate the rapid changes in technologies and operating environments. We
dedicate ourselves to your requests, collaborate with your existing IT leadership and provide
comprehensive, creative, and effective technology services.
The services we provide are delivered onsite, remote, or a combination of both. Bottom line, we
are determined to satisfy your technology needs and our primary goal is simple. We produce
services and support that help you meet your business requirements enabling your internal
resources to focus on what you do best...your business.
Oracle Technology Stack areas of expertise
• Oracle Database (Enterprise / Standard)
• Oracle Cloud Infrastructure
• Oracle Application Server
• Oracle Maximum Availability Architecture
• Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC)
• Oracle Data Guard (Physical / Logical / Active)
• Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control
• Oracle Recovery Manager
• Oracle eBusiness Suite (Apps DBA)
• Oracle Automated Storage Management (ASM)
• Oracle Business Intelligence
• Oracle Golden Gate
• Oracle Linux / Red Hat Linux
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Oracle Presentation 1:
David Rincon
Senior Oracle Consultant
Cornerstone Data Systems, Inc.
 
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Is Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) a solution your organization has been considering? There are many reasons why OCI is the best home for Oracle Apps/Database/DevOPS, etc. OCI provides the best solutions for hybrid, on-premise and all cloud solutions with great innovations at its core. From Highly Available deployments across regions and data centers, all fully managed by Oracle, to unique licensing models unmatched by other cloud providers. A myriad of cloud
applications, cloud platforms, a broad open and integrated ecosystem and an unparalleled infrastructure built for enterprise computing optimized for Oracle solutions. This presentation will provide the audience with an overview of OCI’s capabilities, pricing models and general Q&A.
Some topics specific to OCI we will cover are:
• Regions / Availability Domains / Compartments
• Identity and Access Management
• Compute
• Bare Metal / VMs
• Database as a Service
• Network
• Storage
• Identity and Access Management
• Pricing Models
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Oracle Presentation 2: 
Anand Tuppard
Technical Manager
BIAS Corporation
Our Journey to Oracle SaaS Cloud
Every business is unique, so is its implementation. This session focuses on our implementation story with an emphasis on our approach, implementation timelines, challenges, and most importantly benefits gained. We will also look at the offerings that are implemented. This session will cover both from an implementer and user perspective.
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Oracle Presentation 3: 
Karthik Duvvuri
Senior Director, Solution Consulting
Data Intensity
Unlock the full value of Oracle EBS Procurement through iSupplier Portal and Spend Classification
Procurement is often viewed as a necessary but non-strategic part of running a business – you need to purchase goods and services, you try to find them as inexpensively as possible, you make your purchase and then pay your vendors. Pretty straight forward. But for companies that spend hundreds of thousands and millions of dollars per year purchasing the business essentials, procurement can be both a huge expense and a key area in which to identify savings.  This session from Data Intensity will focus specifically on 2 Oracle EBS applications that help organizations automate procurement processes and gain better visibility into Procurement Spend.
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--PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO OTHER ORACLE USERS--

Get Agile with Atlanta OAUG

AGENDA – June 15, 2018

Time 10AM – 3:00PM

Meet Sponsored by Card Connect

Meeting Space Provided by Matrix Resources, Inc.

RSVP:

Please register for the event so that we can get an accurate meal count!!!

TO RSVP:

RSVP HERE!!!

Location:

Northpark Town Center Office Complex

1000 Abernathy Road Northeast

Northpark 400 Building, Suite 335

Atlanta, GA 30328

Directions to the building:

DIRECTIONS!!!

Please make sure you park at the 400 building.

 

Agenda:

10:00-10:30 Registration

10:30-10:45 Kick Off

10:45-11:05 Sponsor Spotlight

11:05-11:55 Macy’s Experience with Agile

11:55-12:25 Lunch

12:25-1:25 Panel Discussion

1:25-1:40 Questions

1:40-1:50 Break

1:50-2:40 Jackpot: Caesars Entertainment Adopts Oracle ERP Cloud

2:40-3:00 Closing Remarks and Drawing

***PLEASE NOTE – The schedule and timing of the presentations is subject to change without notice. All presenters volunteer their time to speak and many presenters travel to our meetings, so we sometimes have to juggle the schedule even at the last minute.

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Oracle Presentation 1:

Delano Carter – Manager, Financial Applications

Shree Iyer – Software Engineer, Financial Applications

Macy’s

Macy’s Experience with Agile

 

Are you looking to deliver enhancements and support bug fixes faster, easier, better managed with higher customer satisfaction? Here is Macys Oracle development/support groups success story with Agile.

This case study tells the story of Macys IT groups story of going Agile for all development and support work. This study focuses on the successes and challenges resulting from applying Macys Agile methods. The study is based on personal experience as a business analyst and Macys Oracle IT group’s journey to completely transform itself to 100% Agile. The case study is written so other organization can benefit from this experience.

This case study will also layout experiences where it thinks, Agile does or does not work, management support, training requirements and last, but not least, team building.

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Agile Methodology Panel Discussion

Atlanta OAUG has gathered several local companies to participate in an Agile Methodology panel discussion.

The Agile Methodology is “all the rage right now” and it is being discussed and adopted by companies worldwide.  

Join Atlanta OAUG and the Panel Participants to in an engaging discussion where we facilitate Oracle Users learning from other Oracle Users.

Panel Participants:

Macy’s

Delano Carter – Manager, Financial Applications

Shree Iyer – Software Engineer, Financial Applications

Cox Automotive

Jeff Wilson – Senior Manager, Software Engineering

 

McKee Foods

Don Lastine – Application Administrator

City of Atlanta

Bret Swenson – ERP Program Manager

 

Panel Moderators:

Doug Hahn – Solution Architect, Datavail

Andrew Snyder – Principal, NOODLEit Inc.

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Oracle Presentation 2: 

Jim Cowart

Experienced Manager

Grant Thornton

Jackpot: Caesars Entertainment Adopts Oracle ERP Cloud

Caesars Entertainment, a worldwide brand in gaming and hospitality, transitioned several finance and accounting functions from traditional on-premises systems to Oracle ERP Cloud. With 20-year-old legacy systems and users distributed across more than 40 locations, the company required a robust change management approach for the adoption of the new solution. In this session we will explore the approach and techniques used during and after implementation that made the adoption a success.

 

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--BRING YOUR BUSINESS CARDS!!!--

3/23/18 - Countdown to COLLABORATE

AGENDA – March 23, 2018
Time 11AM – 3:30PM

Lunch Provided by SkyBridge Global

Meeting Space Provided by Matrix Resources, Inc.

 

RSVP:
Please register for the event so that we can get an accurate meal count!!!

TO RSVP:
RSVP HERE!!!

 

Location:
Northpark Town Center Office Complex
1000 Abernathy Road Northeast
Northpark 400 Building, Suite 335
Atlanta, GA 30328

 

Directions to the building:
DIRECTIONS!!!

Please make sure you park at the 400 building.

 

Agenda:
11:00-11:30 Registration/lunch
11:30-11:45 Kick Off
11:45-12:35 SkyBridge Global
12:35-1:05 BIAS Corporation
1:05-1:15 Break
1:15-2:05 APEX IT Services
2:05-2:55 MACY’s
2:55-3:10 Closing Remarks and Drawing

 

***PLEASE NOTE – The schedule and timing of the presentations is subject to change without notice. All presenters volunteer their time to speak and many presenters travel to our meetings, so we sometimes have to juggle the schedule even at the last minute.


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Lunch Sponsor Overview

SkyBridge Global is an Atlanta-based Oracle Platinum Partner that supports the Oracle Application footprint. We help IT leadership establish and certify 3 - 5-year roadmaps creating alignment between IT & Business along with Strategy & Timelines for Upgrades and Implementations. SkyBridge Global also offers Application Development Support Models (ADMS) for businesses utilizing Oracle EBS, PeopleSoft, and Cloud Applications.

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Oracle Presentation 1:
Ken Pischke
Director of Sales & Marketing
SkyBridge Global

Lift & Shift Your Existing ERP Applications to The Cloud

Your company has made a big investment over the years in your existing on-premise Oracle ERP applications. And now, it’s time to refresh the data center hardware once again. Where does the CAPEX money come from? Not ready to move to Cloud applications? There are options that will allow you the flexibility to never do another hardware refresh while taking advantage of the existing investment you have in your EBS, PeopleSoft, or JD Edwards applications. Let SkyBridge Global talk about your options.

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Oracle Presentation 2:
Anand Tuppad
Technical Manager
BIAS Corporation

Case Study: WebCenter Accounts Payable Invoice Automation and Managed Attachment Implementation

In this information age, it is critical to automate processes and eliminate paper documents to move towards electronic storage. This presentation is aimed at sharing our unique experiences of implementing WebCenter for a City with 2 purposes – 1. Eliminating paper document with Accounts Payable Invoice Automation (APIA), and 2. To store all E-Business Suite attachments in WebCenter using its new and supported Managed Attachment solution. From a functional and technical approach, we will examine our solution end-to-end. Our case study will enlighten benefits gained by the client from this implementation.

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Oracle Presentation 3:
Julio Lois
Team Lead
Southern Company

John Gunja
Solution Architect
Apex IT Services, LLC

Get Started with Oracle Mobile Approvals App for E-Business Suite, a Case Study

Are you scrambling through your mailbox to look for that one Purchase Order or Expense Report notification that you need to respond? Have you had the experience of responding to a cancelled notification that was sitting in your mailbox? Do you have a custom web application or another tool that facilitates responding to notifications easier? If any/all of the above are some of the items that you or your users experience, this session should be of your interest. If you are on E-Business Suite 12.1.3 or higher, Oracle has a free mobile app "Approvals for EBS" that allows users to respond on pending requests.

Objective 1: •Pre-requisites to be able to use Oracle Mobile Approvals app in E-Business Suite.
Objective 2: •How to make the Mobile App available to users.
Objective 3: •Configuration steps on Oracle E-Business Suite.
Objective 4: •Demo of the Mobile App using a mobile device.
Objective 5: •Limitations, Challenges and Lessons.

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Oracle Presentation 4:
Delano Carter – Manager, Financial Applications
Shree Iyer – Software Engineer, Financial Applications
Macy’s

Macys Experience with Agile

Are you looking to deliver enhancements and support bug fixes faster, easier, better managed with higher customer satisfaction? Here is Macys Oracle development/support groups success story with Agile.

This case study tells the story of Macys IT groups story of going Agile for all development and support work. This study focuses on the successes and challenges resulting from applying Macys Agile methods. The study is based on personal experience as a business analyst and Macys Oracle IT group’s journey to completely transform itself to 100% Agile. The case study is written so other organization can benefit from this experience.
This case study will also layout experiences where it thinks, Agile does or does not work, management support, training requirements and last, but not least, team building.

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Register for COLLABORATE 2018 Today!!!

Education for All at COLLABORATE 18: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community

COLLABORATE 18: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community takes place April 22-26, 2018 at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Choose from hundreds of interactive sessions, networking events and a knowledge-packed Exhibitor Showcase to get your questions answered.COLLABORATE is designed by users for user to help you:

Maximize your on-premises solutions

Evaluate a path to the cloud

Optimize your business in the cloud!

Registeration is open! 

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