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Atlanta OAUG "Local Users, Advanced Learning"

Join the Atlanta OAUG (Oracle Applications Users Group) as we stay on the forefront of Oracle education and knowledge sharing.

Friday, May 12 2017

11:00 AM - 3:30 PM

This meeting is entirely focused on Oracle EBS and related applications. It will feature 4 industry leading presenters.

Click here for more information and detailed abstracts.

Presentations include:

1. How to Achieve a 360° Month-End Close-Out Process in Excel
2. Utilizing Oracle Maintenance Mobile App in Today’s Workplace - Real Work, Real Tasks - Done Quickly and Simply
3. Survival Tips for Upgrade to E-Business Suite Version 12.2
4. How Arby’s Restructured Their GL Chart Of Account Without Re-Implementing EBS: You Can Too

Register Now!

12/16/16 Event - “Cloud Landscape”

AGENDA – December 16, 2016

Time 8AM – 3:30PM

Breakfast Provided by Oracle Corporation

Lunch Provided by CSS International 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:

https://oaug.ps.membersuite.com/events/ViewEvent.aspx?contextID=575b24d9-0078-c8ac-1a10-0b3c12af802b

Location:

This is the first building east of 400 at the corner of Abernathy and Peachtree Dunwoody Road.  It is across the street from the former Oracle Corporation offices.

Northpark Town Center Office Complex

1000 Abernathy Road Northeast

Northpark 400 Building, Suite 335

Atlanta, GA 30328

Directions to the building:

http://www.northparktowncenter.com/getting_here.htm

Please make sure you park at the 400 building.

Once you park:

Enter the building lobby from the ground level across from the parking deck and take the elevators to the 3rd floor.  Once you get off the elevators go towards the door that appears as if it is going outside and the Conference Center will be on your right.

 


 

Agenda:

8:00-8:45              Registration/Breakfast/Networking

8:45-9:00              Meeting Kick off & Introductions

9:00-9:20              Breakfast Sponsor Presentation

9:20-10:10           Oracle Presentation 1

10:10-10:20         Break

10:20-11:10         Oracle Presentation 2

11:10-12:00         Oracle Presentation 3

12:00-12:30         Lunch

12:30-1:20           Oracle Presentation 4

1:20-1:30              Break

1:30-2:20              Oracle Presentation 5

2:20-3:10              Oracle Presentation 6

3:10-3:20              Door Prizes & Closing Remarks

***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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Vendor Sponsor Presentation - Lunch:

CSS International, Inc.

Greg Roush

Vice President EBS and Cloud

CSS International, Inc. is a leading Oracle system integrator providing Cloud support, implementation, integration, managed services and project management for the Oracle community. CSS is an Oracle Platinum and Specialized partner recognized as a thought leader for our work across applications, industries and sustainability efforts. Follow us on Twitter @CSSInter or online at www.cssus.com

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Oracle Presentation 1: 

Greg Roush

Vice President

CSS International, Inc.

 

Improve All Aspects of Supply Management with Procure to Pay – EBS/Cloud Case Study Abstract

 

According to the Aberdeen Group, more effective management of procurement contracts has led companies to capture 46% more of their negotiated discounts and rebates…and realize 15% to 20% lower contract creation and approval cycle times than their competitors. Oracle’s powerful Procure to Pay solution helped CSS client World Fuel, realize significant savings and improved efficiency with comprehensive Supplier Lifecycle Management. With self-service and flexible approval structures, World Fuel controlled indirect spend to drive down costs of supplier management. Hear their story.   

·         Control indirect spend and eliminate rogue spending

·         Automatically Implement Negotiated Pricing and Terms in Every Transaction

·         Keep control of all contracts in one repository

·         Enforce Procurement Policies and Enable User Self-Service

·         Create unlimited custom templates

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Oracle Presentation 2: 

Judd Robins

Matt Clemmons

TekStream Solutions 
 
Invoice Automation in the Cloud for Oracle EBS
 
Invoice processing is time-consuming and expensive work. This is especially true if invoicing involves inefficient paper-based processes, manual approvals and manual data-entry into your Oracle EBS system. These inefficiencies negatively affect your bottom line by increasing costs, creating liability & accrual blind-spots and causing other cash management, reconciliation & reporting challenges.

In this presentation you will learn how to:

  • Automate up to 90% of invoice processing, and eliminate 3x the costs associated with legacy approaches
  • Eliminate accrual blind-spots, pinpoint bottlenecks and have complete visibility of your entire AP process
  • Save millions with advanced discount management and early payment optimization

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Oracle Presentation 3: 

Rick Woods

Solution Architect

Oracle Corporation

Oracle Financial Cloud: Product Overview and Strategy for Moving to the Cloud

Change is the new constant and for many companies, the pace of change has surpassed the ability to respond.  For these companies, the issue is largely due to their current on premise ERP systems being unable to support growth, technology advances, and the need for rapid innovation. Hear how Oracle’s Financial Cloud utilizes digital technologies, integration and automation to enhance the user experience and streamline your financial business processes. View a brief product demonstration that will enable you to envision the “art of the possible” as you consider how to migrate and enhance your on premise financial processes to the cloud. Understand lessons learned from an actual customer story that will highlight the process for planning and migrating from an on premise financial suite (including EBS) to the Oracle Financial Cloud and the results, both qualitative and quantitative, that the customer experienced.

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Oracle Presentation 4: 

Damon Brown

Cloud Business Architect

Mythics, Inc.

Oracle Cloud PaaS-4-SaaS:  Adoption strategy for transitioning from on-premise to as-a-service.

There’s no better time to get a handle on your cloud adoption strategy then today.  The global marketplace is driving rapid change and organizations must be able to proactively adapt.  Oracle technologies and applications are the backbone of enterprise, but the speed to implement these systems has been a bottleneck for change.  The Oracle Cloud has greatly matured over the past two years and is positioned to accelerate time to value metrics.

The on-premise to as-a-service transformation is not a Big Bang, and like every generational change it comes with its own set of challenges.  This presentation will discuss the various cloud implementation models (private, hybrid, public), and give an overview of Platform Services (SCS, ICS, PCS, CCS, ACS) and how they integrate with Software Services (CX, EPM, ERP, HCM, SCM) to create an “EBS like” ecosystem.

The value of creating a PaaS-4-SaaS adoption strategy gives your organization the ability to dip your toes into the cloud without drowning in the transformation.  There are a lot of new and exciting features in the Cloud Service offerings that take the Best of Breed from Oracle’s ever-growing portfolio.  These new Services are built to compliment, extend, integrate and replace legacy systems with a scalable and elastic enterprise solution to grow with demand.

The Oracle Cloud is here and we can unequivocally say that there is no turning back.  The only thing you can do now is be prepared….and hold onto your socks.

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Oracle Presentation 5: 

Kean Heard

Solutions Director

OSI Consulting


Migrating to and integrating with Oracle ERP Cloud from on-premise applications:

More and more organizations are moving their IT investments to the cloud by implementing native cloud applications using the SaaS model.  Oracle has an extensive and strong cloud ERP suite fully supporting Financials and Supply Chain functions for most organizations.  While the benefits of the SaaS model are obvious, IT organizations do have questions and concerns around migrating to and implementing cloud applications.  Many of these questions are around integration, data conversion, security and customization of the Cloud ERP modules.

Our session attempts to cover some of these topics and answer questions around available tools, methodologies and best practices for implementing, integrating and operating Oracle Cloud ERP modules.

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Oracle Presentation 6: 

Jeff Gallant

Deloitte

Cloud

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--BRING YOUR BUSINESS CARDS!!!--

--PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO OTHER ORACLE USERS--

Andrew Snyder

Atlanta OAUG Coordinator

asnyder@NOODLEit.com

678-596-3785

www.NOODLEit.com

Atlanta OAUG Holiday Networking Night

Atlanta OAUG invites you to our Holiday Networking Night on December 6, 2016.

Atlanta OAUG’s mission is to foster collaboration amongst Oracle users and this event’s goal is to encourage conversation, knowledge sharing and networking in a casual after hours setting.

Join other local Oracle users and professionals who work for one of the hundreds of organizations running Oracle software and employing thousands here in Atlanta- the technology hub of the Southeast!

Atlanta OAUG will host an educational event on December 16, 2016 focused on Cloud topics.

This event is sponsored by SkyBridge Global.

Please join us for an evening of networking and holiday cheer.

RSVP Today!

Where:
5 Seasons Prado
Cellar Bar
5600 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30342

When:
12/6/16

Time:
5 - 9PM

Please contact Andrew Snyder, Atlanta OAUG Coordinator, at asnyder@NOODLEit.com with any questions.

Atlanta OAUG'S "Back To R12 School" Event

August 26, 2016
Time 8AM – 3:30PM

Breakfast Provided by Oracle Corporation

Lunch Provided by Actifio Inc.

Meeting Space Provided by Matrix Resources, Inc.

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

RSVP Here! 

Location:

This is the first building east of 400 at the corner of Abernathy and Peachtree Dunwoody Road. It is across the street from the former Oracle Corporation offices.

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

Directions to the building:
http://www.northparktowncenter.com/getting_here.htm

Please make sure you park at the 400 building.

Once you park:

Enter the building lobby from the ground level across from the parking deck and take the elevators to the 3rd floor. Once you get off the elevators go towards the door that appears as if it is going outside and the Conference Center will be on your right.

Agenda:
8:00-8:45 Registration/Breakfast/Networking
8:45-9:00 Meeting Kick off & Introductions
9:00-9:50 Oracle Presentation 1
9:50-10:00 Break
10:00-10:50 Oracle Presentation 2
10:50-11:40 Oracle Presentation 3
11:40-12:10 Lunch
12:10-12:30 Lunch Sponsor Presentation
12:30-1:20 Oracle Presentation 4
1:20-1:30 Break
1:30-2:20 Oracle Presentation 5
2:20-3:10 Oracle Presentation 6
3:10-3:20 Door Prizes & Closing Remarks

***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:
Anne Carlson
Senior Director, Product Strategy
Oracle Corporation

Oracle E-Business Suite: Strategy Overview and 12.2 Upgrade Planning

Get an update on the Oracle E-Business Suite product line and learn about key planning considerations when upgrading to the latest 12.2 release. Hear how industry trends such as Subscription Economy, Industry 4.0, Big Data, IoT, Mobile and Oracle Cloud are being adopted by E-Business Suite, today and in the future. Understand lessons learned for doing a good 12.2 upgrade project, including how to use Oracle Cloud resources during and after your upgrade to streamline your IT operations.

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Oracle Presentation 2:
Brijesh Bharat
SkyBridge Global

Transforming Warehouse and Transportation Operations using Oracle EBS R12 – A Case Study

A leading warehouse and cargo transportation company based in South Florida, transformed their warehouse operations and cargo transportation by using Oracle EBS R12 Supply Chain solution. Disparate systems and processes are streamlined from end to end, providing best practices inherent in the Oracle Supply Chain schema. Processes from Dock Receipt, Booking, Tariff Rating, Bill of Lading, Stuffing, and Loading Containers to the final Invoicing are now seamlessly integrated, driving process efficiencies across enterprise. Skybridge also designed various interfaces for their 3rd party vendors including Hazcheck and Border Patrol.

The Oracle solution reduced dependencies on these external vendors, providing savings of up to $250K per annum to the customer.

The company now uses the Oracle system in its entire operation of receiving, put-away, picking, and shipping at its 5 warehouses.

Oracle solution has cut down order picking time by 25%, decreased receiving time from 8 hours to 2, and provided robustness and flexibility in the warehouse and transportation operations.

This case study will highlight the solution provided, methodology and its approach in making this implementation a success.

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Oracle Presentation 3:
Kurt Moydell
Vice President, Sales-North America
Spinnaker Support

Ted Burns
Vice President, Sales – South Gulf Region
Spinnaker Support

Cost Optimization as a Cloud Migration Strategy

Gartner is reporting a steady increase in the inquiries about canceling maintenance agreements with software providers. With the cost of software support and maintenance increasing annually, it is important to understand that there are options beyond software publisher provided maintenance. Third-party support is being used by many organizations as a way to reduce costs, and in some cases as a way to wait out the uncertainty of their cloud migration strategy. Join us to understand the benefits available to your organization through third-party support.

In this presentation, you will learn about:
- The state of the software support industry
- How third-party support works
- Things to consider before moving to third-party support
- Leveraging third-party support as part of your cloud migration roadmap
- (Real world customer experience) *

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Lunch Vendor Sponsor Presentation:
Actifio
Teddy Lawhead
Enterprise Account Executive

Actifio helps hundreds of global enterprise customers and service provider partners in more than 30 countries around the world virtualize their data, just as they virtualized their servers and networks.
Our Virtual Data Pipeline™ technology decouples data from infrastructure, enabling dramatic improvements in business resiliency, agility, and access to the cloud.

Actifio replaces siloed data management applications with a radically simple, application-centric, SLA-driven approach that lets customers capture data from production applications, manage it more economically, and use it when and where they need. The result is enterprise data available for any use, anytime, anywhere, for less.

With more than two exabytes of application data under management, our customers have freed themselves from the bonds of traditional siloed data management with our radically simple approach.

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Oracle Presentation 4:
Mark Riley
Solutions Architect

Radically Simple Copy Data Virtualization

Actifio VDP virtualizes Oracle data, allowing IT adminstrators to provide data protection, test & development, analytics, as well as disaster recov- ery and business continuity all through a single storage platform, from only one golden copy of your production data. Actifio allows IT admin- strators to access a single, any point-in-time copy of your primary data, through a mount, clone, LiveCloneTM, or restore operation. The approach to properly Capture, Manage, and Use data is Radically Simple.

Actifio VDP delivers the unique capability of enabling applications to directly use point-in-time copy data, without the need for a traditional “restore” operation. Application data from any point-in-time copy can be accessed on any system for recovery, development, testing, analytics or dozens of other common use cases. Actifio VDP offers vast flexibility when accessing data with options for secure, roles-based control of data management for multi-tenancy, virtual images from any point-in-time, and various image types.

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Oracle Presentation 5:
Chain-Sys Corporation
Sid Azhar, VP – Sales
Demo by Product Team

Simplify Master Data Management with a Tool Based Solution

Master Data Management (MDM) is critical to any Organization, regardless of its size, which has multiple business processes that utilize Master Data elements. MDM creates a ‘Single Source of Truth’ and effectively drives these business processes. Organizations often lack an effective MDM strategy that results in poor Data Quality and poses a serious risk, especially as data volumes grow.

This session will discuss Chain-Sys’ appMDM tool, which provides a comprehensive end-to-end MDM solution that can be leveraged for specific domains such as Customers, Suppliers, Items etc., and can be rolled out incrementally providing a cost effective and easy-to-manage solution to institute governance around Master Data.

The appMDM tool consolidates master data from multiple sources into a Central Data Hub using pre-configured Templates. A Master Data Governance Group controls the MDM process with built-in work flow functionality & approval processes, and allows for easy Data Integration between the Hub and multiple Source Applications.

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Oracle Presentation 6:
David Rincon
Senior Oracle Consultant & Managing Partner
Cornerstone Data Systems, Inc.

Oracle Database Appliance X6

This presentation will highlight a newly introduced version of the oracle Database Appliance X6. The objective of this presentation is to highlight the new systems, their capabilities and features. These new systems offer a compelling licensing advantage when compared to other hyper-converged platforms from competitors. Feature set rich and a very attractive ROI and TCO. ODA X6 targeting entry level implementations of engineered systems and smaller organizations that wish to leverage Oracle software and hardware.

- Entry level engineered system X6-2S
- Mid size appliance X6-2M
- High Availability Database Appliance X5-2. High Level Overview as this presentation focuses on X6 platforms.
- Highlight features of each system and how each tackles specific business issues such as scalability, licensing, disaster recovery.

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--BRING YOUR BUSINESS CARDS!!!--

--PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO OTHER ORACLE USERS--

Andrew Snyder
Atlanta OAUG Coordinator

asnyder@NOODLEit.com
678-596-3785
www.NOODLEit.com

Spring Knowledge Sharing

AGENDA – May 20, 2016

Time 8AM – 3:30PM

Breakfast Provided by Oracle Corporation

Lunch Provided 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:

https://oaug.ps.membersuite.com/events/ViewEvent.aspx?contextID=575b24d9-0078-cf2e-4332-0b3b326eae0f  

Location:

This is the first building east of 400 at the corner of Abernathy and Peachtree Dunwoody Road.  It is across the street from the former Oracle Corporation offices.

Northpark Town Center Office Complex

1000 Abernathy Road Northeast

Northpark 400 Building, Suite 335

Atlanta, GA 30328

Directions to the building:

http://www.northparktowncenter.com/getting_here.htm

Please make sure you park at the 400 building.

Once you park:

Enter the building lobby from the ground level across from the parking deck and take the elevators to the 3rd floor.  Once you get off the elevators go towards the door that appears as if it is going outside and the Conference Center will be on your right.

 


 

Agenda:

8:00-9:00              Registration/Breakfast/Networking

9:00-9:20              Meeting Kick off & Introductions

9:20-10:10           Oracle Presentation 1

10:10-10:20         Break

10:20-11:10         Oracle Presentation 2

11:10-12:00         Oracle Presentation 3

12:00-12:30         Lunch

12:30-12:50         Lunch Sponsor Presentation

12:50-1:40           Oracle Presentation 4

1:40-1:50              Break

1:50-2:40              Oracle Presentation 5

2:40-2:50              Door Prizes & Closing Remarks

***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: 

BIAS Corporation

Chris Preziotti

Anand Tuppad

Leveraging iReceivables and Approvals Management Engine (AME) for Customer Disputes

In any business environment, an out-of-the-box IT solution rarely fits the implementing company’s needs, especially when end customers are directly involved. This presentation is aimed at sharing our unique experiences of implementing Customer Disputes within iReceivables using Approvals Management Engine (AME). From both a functional and technical approach, we will examine our solution focusing on the following topics: Dispute Process; Dispute and AME Setup; Auto-Disputes; and Personalizations.

Our case study is sure to educate those interested in leveraging AME and Disputes to increase collections efficiency and improve customer service.

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Oracle Presentation 2: 

Mythics Inc.

Erik Benner

Enterprise Architect

Oracle ACE

Engineered Systems-an overview: ODA vs. Exadata vs. Supercluster vs. Exalogics vs. PCA vs. NMS vs. Exalytics vs...... 

This presentation emphasizes on key differences and characteristics of the different Engineered Systems available from Oracle. While these products preset very good options for both database and applications tiers, there is lot confusion when it comes to choose among them. One size simple does not fit all! This presentation will not only help understand all the options, but also aid in decision making process when it comes to using the right system for the application. Each engineered system includes its’ own special secret sauce, each with unique advantages and disadvantages for different workloads. Help spice up the session and bring your questions!

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Oracle Presentation 3: 

Card Connect

Mark Cuneo

ERP National Sales Executive

Professional Development Series:  How to Give a Presentation/Speech

So you want to speak at your local OAUG but something is stopping you:

·         You’re not sure what to speak on

·         You don’t know how to organize it into a speech

·         You’re afraid it will be boring

·         You hate getting up in front of people

·         You don’t have the time

This session will get you past all of those concerns. It will help you give a good speech. It will help your career—if you can give a good presentation at OAUG it will help you give a good presentation at your office—giving a good presentation will help you advance in your career.

This session will help you give a good presentation at a local or national OAUG. We will discuss topic, editing content and ways to make a truly worthwhile and memorable presentation

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Lunch Vendor Sponsor Presentation:

BIAS Corporation

Bill Stephens

Vice President of Services

BIAS is a global systems integrator servicing both commercial and public sector clients, with primary offices in Atlanta, Denver, Washington DC, Hyderabad, and Bangalore.  We specialize in client technology acquisition, strategy, design, implementation, and management of comprehensive IT solutions.  BIAS is known for its flagship Oracle consulting practices in the following areas:

·        Oracle Applications – E-Business Suite, JD Edwards, & PeopleSoft

·        Fusion Middleware – Security, Portal/Content Mgt, Integration, and Custom & Mobile App

·        Business Analytics – Big Data, Oracle BI Technologies, Oracle BI Apps, & Hyperion EPM Apps

·        Oracle Engineered Systems – Exadata, Exalogic, ZFS, BDA, Exalytics

·        Oracle Sun Servers and Storage

·        Cloud Managed Services – Oracle Applications to Servers and Storage and all related technologies

  

BIAS works closely with Oracle Development, Product Management, Support, and Sales to build and deploy high performance enterprise business solutions in addition to providing clients with cost-saving managed services for turnkey systems management. For more information on BIAS, please visit our website at www.biascorp.com.

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Oracle Presentation 4: 

Art Dowd 
Consulting Director 
O2Works LLC 

Replacing Oracle Discoverer – What are the options?

Oracle Discoverer is a widely used, FREE, real-time analytical tool that has been a staple of Oracle EBS. It is critical to accountants who use real-time reporting in their month-end close process.

In March, 2014 Oracle announced it was “sun-setting” Discoverer and “transitioning” to Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite. Discoverer will no longer be offered after version Discoverer 11gR1 and extended support for 11gR1 runs out in June, 2017.

We will take you through the pros and cons of replacement options from Oracle and 3rd party applications to give you a feel for what is out there to replace this critical tool. There are numerous “Replacing Discoverer” presentations cropping up these days.

This presentation is unique in that I don’t have a 3rd party replacement product I am selling.   

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Oracle Presentation 5: 

Oracle Corporation

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