Spring 2017 Agenda
As always, attendance at SROAUG's Conferences is free-of-charge thanks to the generosity of our wonderful sponsoring vendors. All we ask is for you to RSVP (see logistics below) so that we can have an accurate count for beverage and food services.
|8:00-9:00||Registration & Continental Breakfast|
|9:00-9:30||Welcome, Introductions & SROAUG Business|
|9:00-3:00||Vendor Booths Remain Open|
|9:30-10:20||Keynote: Oracle E-Business Suite: Release 12.2.6 Highlights and Product Roadmap by Cliff Godwin, Sr. Vice President, Application Development from Oracle|
|10:20-10:40||Visit with Partner Showcase|
|Apps I - Oracle (Location: Continental A)||Apps II - Functional / Technical (Location: Columbard)||Apps III - Functional (Location: Moselle)||Hyperion Track IV (Location: Bordeaux)|
|10:40-11:30||Oracle’s New Revenue Management Cloud Service, by Randy Pollak, Oracle||PaaS for SaaS: Extend and Integrate your Cloud Applications by Basheer Khan, Knex Technology||Demantra New Release Features and Benefits by Mohan Cavale, Nexinfo||Best Practices on Migrating Hyperion Planning and Budgeting On-Premise to Cloudby Alexander Holeman, Highstreet|
|11:30-11:40||Visit with Partner Showcase|
|11:40-12:30||Finance 360 – An Enterprise View of Oracle’s ERP Cloud, by Michael Gobbo, Oracle||Transforming Data Management with Oracle Database 12c Release 2-Oracle, by Gerald Venzl, Oracle||Cloud Co-Existence Success Stories by Praveen Daga, Zensar Technologies||Top Ten Hyperion Issues That Cost You Time and Money by Abhi Raina, AST Corporation|
|12:30-1:15||Lunch - Sponsored by <vendor>|
|12:30-1:15||Visit with Partner Showcase|
|1:15-2:05||Oracle Planning Central Cloud & Manufacturing Cloud, by Michael Barrette, Oracle||Migrating to and co-existing with Oracle ERP Cloud from Oracle eBusiness Suite by Vikas Bhoot, OSI Consulting||Getting Started with Advanced Analytics in Finance, Marketing, and Operations by Dan Vlamis, Vlamis Software Solutions||Beyond Finance: Implementing Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service for Marketing at a Fortune 1000 customer by Deanna Sunde, Key Performance Ideas|
|2:05-2:15||Visit with Partner Showcase|
|2:15-3:05||World-Class Planning with the Simplicity of the Cloud, by Dolly Hsia, Oracle||Comparing EBS Supply Chain Management to Oracle Cloud ERP Supply Chain Management-by Sriram Ranganathan, OSI Consulting||AP Imaging – Explore the Gamut from EBS to Cloud by Rachana Haste, More4Apps||Head in the Clouds/Feet On the Ground: A Guide to Choosing Cloud Options by Abhi Raina, AST Corporation|
|3:05-3:30||Conference wrap-up with Exciting Drawings|
Friday- February 24, 2017 8:30 am to 3:30pm
Los Angeles, CA 90045
|Keynote: Oracle E-Business Suite: Release 12.2.6 Highlights and Product Roadmap by Cliff Godwin, Sr. Vice President, Application Development from Oracle||In this session, hear Oracle E-Business Suite General Manager, Cliff Godwin, deliver an update on the Oracle E-Business Suite product line. Cliff will share the highlights of the latest E-Business Suite release: R12.2.6. Cliff also will explain how industry trends such as Subscription Economy, Industry 4.0, Big Data, IoT, Mobile and the Oracle Cloud are being adopted by Oracle E-Business Suite today and the future. You will come away with an understanding of the value Oracle E-Business Suite applications deliver now and in the future|
|Apps I - Oracle|
|Oracle’s New Revenue Management Cloud Service, by Randy Pollak, Oracle||
Concerned about the Transition to the New Revenue Recognition
If you find yourself getting overwhelmed interpreting the
According to the Journal of Accountancy’s Board of Directors survey, 28% of directors cited updating
This session will show you how the Oracle
|Finance 360 – An Enterprise View of Oracle’s ERP Cloud, by Michael Gobbo, Oracle||Join Oracle in
exploring why our customers are excited to return to work. With the convergence of ERP and EPM, this unification of two great solutions is increasing time spent on analysis instead of time spent collecting, collating, formatting, and reconciling data. Our customers are frequently interacting with their internal constituents discussing what they discovered
from their analysis enabling them to easily add value and meaningful purpose.
|Oracle Planning Central Cloud & Manufacturing Cloud, by Michael Barrette, Oracle||Learn about Oracle
Supply Chain Planning and Manufacturing in the Cloud, a modern and unified supply chain solution for manufacturing companies. See in action Planning Central Cloud, which unifies forecasting, inventory and supply planning to be able to
interactively balance demand and supply. Also gain an understanding of how you can evolve your SCM business process by taking advantage of Integrations and
Extensibility capabilities in the Cloud infrastructure. Also covered in this session will be Oracle Manufacturing Cloud, which provides full shop floor management, complex costing, imbedded social interaction and analytics, and is
built on a modern cloud platform. This solution helps manufacturers adopt modern best practices to increase business agility, enable insightful decision-making, and achieve more, with fewer resources. Advanced Cost Management Cloud will also be introduced to show Oracle’s greatly improved
solution in work order and inventory cost accounting.
|World-Class Planning with the Simplicity of the Cloud, by Dolly Hsia, Oracle||Enable businesses of any size to quickly implement a world-class planning and budgeting solution with Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud|
|Apps II - Technical|
|PaaS for SaaS: Extend and Integrate your Cloud Applications-Knex Technology, firstname.lastname@example.org||Oracle’s Platform as a Service (PaaS) provides two powerful capabilities to Oracle Software as a Service (SaaS) i.e., Cloud Applications users. Using PaaS4SaaS, Oracle Cloud Applications can be extended to include new functionality. PaaS4SaaS is also used to integrate Cloud Applications with other Cloud or On Premise Applications. In this presentation, Oracle ACE Director Basheer Khan will describe how to leverage platform services such as Oracle Java Cloud Service (SaaS Extension), Integration Cloud Service, SOA Cloud Service and Process Cloud Service with Oracle SaaS. Several real-life use cases of how customers are leveraging PaaS4SaaS to extend and integrate their Cloud Applications will also be presented.|
|Transforming Data Management with Oracle Database 12c Release 2-Oracle, by William Hardie, Oracle. email@example.com||Oracle Database is renowned for delivering the performance, reliability, and security that customers demand for their business applications. In this session, we'll discuss how the latest release, Oracle Database 12c Release 2, can transform the way we manage enterprise data, and benefit from real time analytics, big data insights and the Cloud.|
|Migrating to and co-existing with Oracle ERP Cloud from Oracle eBusiness Suite by Diby Mukherjee, OSI Consulting. firstname.lastname@example.org||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.
|Comparing EBS Supply Chain Management to Oracle Cloud ERP Supply Chain Management-by Diby Mukherjee, OSI Consulting, Inc, email@example.com||
Abstract: There’s a lot of buzz, activity and hype around Oracle’s Cloud ERP and the question foremost in every EBS user’s mind is – How does the Cloud ERP product compare to EBS? This question is even more relevant for the supply chain modules (inventory, manufacturing, order management & planning) as these have become available only in the latest release (Rel 11). The session will attempt to cover topics related to these modules in Oracle Cloud ERP and answer the following questions –
• Which SCM modules are currently available in Cloud ERP Rel 11?
• In the available modules, what are the differences with EBS
o Business processes
o Security model
o Implementation considerations
• How feasible is operating in a hybrid cloud model? What are the key considerations in the decision towards implementing such a model?
The goal of the session will be to give attendees the required information to help them make better decisions towards migrating to a total cloud or hybrid cloud model.
|Other Track III|
|Demantra New Release Features and Benefits by Mohan Cavale, Nexinfo||This session is recommended for technical users, functional users, and professionals looking to advance and expand their Demantra knowledge and how it fits in the context of ERP systems, Supply Chains and Value Chain Planning. WE will cover high level functionality and some of the new features in the latest release 12.2.x ( 12.2.2, 12.2.3, 12.2.4 , 12.2.5 and 12.2.6)|
|Cloud Co-Existence Success Stories by Praveen Daga, Zensar Technologies, Praveen.firstname.lastname@example.org||Following topics will be covered as part of this presentation
1. Architecture with a co existence model
|AP Imaging – Explore the Gamut from EBS to Cloud by Rachana Haste, More4Apps. email@example.com||Integrated Invoice Imaging available for Oracle Cloud or Fusion implementations offers an end-to-end functionality from being able to scan the image from email attachments, reading data off fields using intelligent character recognition, creating invoices and archiving them for the reference.
But does one have to wait to get to Fusion or Cloud to avail these slick features? Or are there any options to bring this latest functionality to the wider user-base of Oracle E-Business Suite?
Join this session to explore the entire gamut of options available to turn your Supplier invoice scans to Payables invoices hands-free and understand considerations to pick the best fit solution for your organization.
|Getting Started with Advanced Analytics in Finance, Marketing, and Operations by Dan Vlamis, Vlamis Software Solutions. firstname.lastname@example.org||Everyone wants to integrate data mining and predictive analytics into their finance and business processes, but where do you start when your team members aren’t data scientist PHDs and you’re loathe to send your data to an outside firm? We’ll compare the predictive analytics capabilities in Oracle Business Intelligence with in-database tools like Oracle Data Mining and Oracle R Enterprise. We’ll review the central importance of visual analytics and give examples of data visualization best practices. We’ll cover how to identify projects with the highest ROIs and how to properly scope projects according to where you are on the analytics maturity curve. You’ll learn about standing up sand box instances versus leveraging the cloud. Bring your questions and concerns, your best ideas for potential projects, and be ready for a highly interactive, informative session.|
|Hyperion Track IV|
|Best Practices on Migrating Hyperion Planning and Budgeting On-Premise to Cloudby Alexander Holeman, Highstreet. email@example.com||This presentation will share best practices for migrating Hyperion On-Premise Planning and Budgeting to PBCS (Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service). The migration can be simplified, focusing on priority business value, leveraging the latest in PBCS capabilities. Hear tips and tricks for leveraging data in Oracle ERP to quickly create PBCS Essbase reporting. Improved forecasting is closer than you think!|
|Top Ten Hyperion Issues That Cost You Time and Money by Abhi Raina, AST Corporation, firstname.lastname@example.org||Summary:
Highlighting the top ten issues that one might encounter during the implementation of PBCS & EPBCS and providing the suggestions to mitigate them.
Learn the top ten issues that you may encounter during the implementation of PBCS or the latest EPBCS product; from selection of a solution to the post implementation support. Business has to make the right decisions from time to time for the success of the project, so that the business objective and return on investment are well achieved. Through this paper I will highlight top ten issues and mistakes that a client may face during the implementation from advent to the end of the project. Making a poor decision or looking at only the short term goals may cost time, money and resources. Most of the EPM implementation fails due to lack of key decisions and management support.
|Beyond Finance: Implementing Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service for Marketing at a Fortune 1000 customer by Deanna Sunde, Key Performance Ideas, email@example.com||When a Fortune 1000 customer needed a better system for marketing and advertising campaigns, they turned to PBCS. See how forms were designed to prevent users from making errors using validation rules, @RETURN and user variables. Forms also allowed users to input aliases and attributes for campaigns. Processes were automated to load from SAP, create Internal Order codes, generate accruals, create JE’s, support DR and load data to the global PBCS application.|
|Public Sector Financial Reporting is a Breeze as a Government Agency takes a Walk in the Cloud with PBCS and EPRCS by Jay Chapman, Vertical Edge Consulting Group. firstname.lastname@example.org||By now, we know all about the wonders of EPRCS and PBCS. But have you seen how they are both utilized in the public sector? Join us to learn how Bell County went from Excel spreadsheets to successfully creating their comprehensive annual financial report by using Oracle PBCS and EPRCS! Along with the case study, the session will also include best practices for integrating EPRCS and review the latest features from the most recent update.|