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OAUG Connection Point® Seminars
OAUG Connection Point® — NorCal
October 24, 2016
The Oracle Conference Center
350 Oracle Parkway
Redwood Shores CA, 94065
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 Room 102Room 103Room 104Room 105Room 106
7:30 a.m.
Registration Opens
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Cliff Godwin, EVP, Oracle E-Business Suite
9:35 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Ramesh Potta
Jyoti Nagarajan
Barry Greenhut
Jeanne Lowell
Santiago Bastidas
10:35 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Mohan Iyer
Brian O’Neil and Alex Davis
Rajat Bhargav and Rajeev Bellamkonda
Vijay Shanmugam
Sandra Vucinic
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. - 1:25 p.m.
David Haimes
Rachana Haste
Joel Crosswhite
Srikant Subramaniam
Mark Morgan
1:30 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.
Mohan Iyer
Jeff Hare
John Peters
Corie Beer and Caitlyn Gill
Anil Minocha
2:25 p.m. - 2:35 p.m. Afternoon Break
2:35 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Marc Seewald
Jeff Hare
Hans Kolbe
Jerome Paz
Samer Barakat
3:35 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Dawn Abraham
Chao-Yee Watson
Vrinder Singh

Cloud Applications

Oracle Fusion Financials Cloud: A New Generation ERP System

Ramesh Potta, Corsair

In today’s trending cloud technology Oracle Financials Cloud offers best of ERP system with respect to Functionality, Implementation, User UI and more with best of all faster turnaround time to implement to meet current and future business need. In this topic I will showcase understanding of Oracle Fusion Financial Cloud and how best it can be used for business side and user.

Oracle R12 vs Oracle Cloud Financials Key Differences

Mohan Iyer, Jade Global

It is often confusing which is the right solution for you - Oracle R12 or Cloud? What is even more challenging is that there is no one right answer applicable to everyone. In this session we you will learn the key considerations for making the right selection for: Functionality and Scalability, User Experience, Infrastructure, Cost, Support, Controls, Reporting and Analytics.

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Ready. Set. Cloud! Migrating from On Premise to PBCS

Deanna Sunde

Oracle’s Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) is Oracle’s fastest-growing product launched to date. The cloud deployment model provides world-class planning capabilities for organizations of all sizes, enabling organizations to quickly deploy world-class planning applications. PBCS allows easy install, maintenance and upgrades without big infrastructure investments. See how a client migrated from on premise version 9.3 to Planning and Budgeting Cloud. The project started with a clean-up effort on objects such as forms and reports, then migrated from 9.3 to 11.1.2.3 on a lab environment and then to PBCS using LCM. The ODI interfaces were updated and Business Rules were migrated to Calc Manager. Hear tips and tricks and how the build and roll-out for this project was completed in 8 weeks.

Expense Cloud integration with EBS

Dawn Abraham, Oracle

Modern cloud based expense systems help organizations streamline their expense management and reimbursement process, providing complete visibility and control.  While many organizations are moving their entire business processes to Oracle Cloud, there are cases where companies are looking to run their expense management processes with Oracle Cloud while maintaining their existing financial systems. This session discusses the integration options for Expenses in the cloud with considerations of how to integrate with your existing EBS financial solutions. With the right approach you can successfully deploy Oracle Cloud and achieve the benefits of modern business processes.

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Oracle E-Business Suite in Oracle Cloud: Technical Insight

Santiago Bastidas

How can Oracle E-Business Suite running in Oracle Cloud help you? This session highlights how you move production or quickly deploy nonproduction Oracle E-Business Suite instances to assist with upgrades or other temporary projects. Use tools to provision new instances of Oracle E-Business Suite in Oracle Cloud or migrate (lift and shift) your on-premises Oracle E-Business Suite environments to Oracle Cloud using Oracle Cloud Marketplace and Oracle’s infrastructure-as-a-service offering. Optionally, you can leverage Oracle Database Cloud Service or Oracle Exadata Cloud Service to run your Oracle E-Business Suite database. You can also take advantage of additional tooling and run Oracle Real Application Clusters.

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Oracle Revenue Management Cloud Service for EBS

Mohan Iyer

Fusion Revenue Management — co-existence with EBS, helps companies comply with a new rule. There is a new sheriff in town and he needs to have a new rule for Revenue Recognition process. There is a new directive from the GAAP and IFRS organizations, and there is a slew of projects that are being initiated in companies to comply with this new directive.

There are various products available in the market that help an EBS customer to be able to comply with these new rules, Oracle has a product depicted above that also helps with this endeavor and is rightly integrated to a large extent with EBS.

Understand how this product works and how it will help your compliance initiative with this new ruling.

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Order Management Cloud to EBS Order Fulfillment

Rajat Bhargav, Oracle
Rajeev Bellamkonda, Oracle

Order Management Cloud is the hub of the Order to Cash process. It orchestrates multi-channel capture and fulfillment while providing decision support to maximize margins and customer satisfaction. We will describe and demo the key features of the solution as well as explain the various ways and means to have it co-exist with your existing Oracle and non-Oracle applications. The cloud solution is pre-integrated with recent versions of EBS. Learn the details of the design and supported workflows.

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Hyperion Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service for EBS

Marc Seewald, Oracle

Oracle’s Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (E-PBCS) provides market-leading capabilities for financial and operational planning. However, for those customers already using EBS, there are distinct advantages. Common reporting tools, seamless integration are just a few. Attend this session to learn about E-PBCS and the advantages you could achieve by using both E-PBCS and EBS together.

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EBS Mobile Applications

EBS Mobile Applications: Architecture, Build, Deploy and Manage

Vijay Shanmugam, Oracle

This Oracle Development session explains the technologies and approach used to build Oracle’s smartphone applications for Oracle E-Business Suite. You will learn how to deploy and manage iOS and Android mobile applications from application stores, how to use enterprise deployment to distribute controlled versions of the mobile applications within your organization and how to use a combination of Oracle E-Business Suite Mobile Foundation, Oracle E-Business Suite REST services and Oracle Mobile Application Framework (MAF) to develop custom smartphone applications for Oracle E-Business Suite to meet your needs.

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EBS Mobile Applications: Strategy and Roadmap with Supporting Demos

Jeanne Lowell, Oracle

Learn more about Oracle E-Business Suite’s mobile applications which are available for EBS 12.1.3 and 12.2 customers. This session will cover a range of topics from EBS mobile strategy and latest release updates; technical architecture and details on building, deploying, and managing mobile apps; demos of several apps; and Q&A.  With this understanding, you can better plan your deployment of mobile apps to deliver mobility to your users.

Build Better Apps Faster for Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle Mobile

Srikant Subramaniam, Oracle

Although enterprise mobility is rapidly transforming businesses by providing new channels for end user interaction, leading to dramatic process improvements and faster decision-making, organizations continue to rely on traditional on-premises applications for mission-critical deployments. Out-of-the-box apps for these applications often lack true “mobile-first” capabilities and have limited extensibility options, thus impeding their wide adoption. Oracle now offers fully extensible mobile solutions for Oracle E-Business Suite, built using Oracle Mobile Cloud Service to empower customers in their quest for mobility. Attend this session to learn more about these solutions and how you can speed innovation, reduce development costs, and simplify mobility for Oracle E-Business Suite.

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Torani’s Implementation of EBS Mobiles Applications

Jerome Paz

This presentation will discuss about Oracle E-Business Suite Mobile Apps implementation from end user perspective. Learn and understand the approach taken to deploy specific apps for various business needs. In addition, there will be live demonstration of the following mobile apps: Fusion Expenses, Inventory, iProcurement, Procurement, Process Quality Manager, Process Production Supervisor, Sales Orders, Approval, and MSCA.

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General

Oracle E-Business Suite: Update, Strategy, and Roadmap

Cliff Godwin, EVP, Oracle E-Business Suite

Hear from Oracle E-Business Suite General Manager Cliff Godwin as he delivers an update on the Oracle E-Business Suite product line. Cliff will also discuss how many of the 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 now, and will explore what is to come. This presentation will provide you with an understanding of the value delivered by Oracle E-Business Suite applications now and in the future.

An Agile Architecture to Enable Straight-Through Processing of Global Payments

Jyoti Nagarajan, Logitech Inc.

This presentation showcases an agile framework that includes a simple yet powerful UI, BI publisher templates and core Oracle Payments configuration to enable easy and secure global electronic payments. Learn best practices for creating a core set of reusable templates to fit multiple payment formats to support global variations across currencies, payee country, local language and FX requirements. Learn to leverage flexible user-defined configurations with real time exception handling, to layer on additional validations and benefit from automated matching of bank payments acknowledgements.

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The Road Often Travelled but not Charted Enough: Excel to EBS

Rachana Haste, More4Apps

A lot of data churning and reconciliation often happens on Excel before finally getting entered into EBS. Organizations sometimes engage in a futile battle with the widespread usage of Excel as a non-standard tool to maintain their operations or financial data. But quite soon they realize Excel is here to stay. In this session, we evaluate options to embrace Excel into the fold of EBS systematically. We will evaluate traditional Excel integrators that have always been there and compare with some of the latest tools and attempt to provide a decision matrix to pick the most optimal solution for your business need.

Registered users may download the presentation slide deck (PDF file).

Segregation of Duties and Auditing: Necessary Evil or Good Business Practice

Vrinder Singh, Q Software

Fraud is on the rise. Recent reports suggest that every organization has a 50% chance of falling victim to fraud every year, with significant risk of financial loss as well as extensive damage to the company’s reputation. Auditors strongly recommend Segregation of Duties (SoD) as the most effective and efficient way to protect your business from the risk of internal fraud. In principle, many people recognize the benefits of implementing such controls. But putting them into practice often involves too many people having to jump through too many hoops, such as juggling complex spreadsheets, time-consuming manual checks and complex reporting to answer your auditors questions. This session will discuss the challenges of managing Segregation of Duties and Access Reporting in JD Edwards. He will also outline best practice approaches to risk management and compliance that will save you a great deal of money and effort, helping you to better protect your business and keep your auditors, your IT team and your business users happy.

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Reporting

A Simple Reporting Solution Using Oracle APEX

John Peters

Need a simple way to provide web base reports to end users? Oracle Applications Express (APEX) is rapid development tool that can provide a solution. See how to setup an APEX application framework that utilizes EBS Authentication, Authorization and Menu functionality. Using that APEX framework you can take any SQL and drop it into a web based page that integrates with EBS in less than an hour. This presentation will cover: what is APEX, how to install, configure and integrate APEX with your EBS instance, and step by step how to create a web based report.

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Are you transitioning from Discoverer? Let Spreadsheet Server do the heavy lifting!

Corie Beer, Global Software
Caitlyn Gill, Global Software

In a climate that depends on accurate, up to the minute data, how can your organization move beyond manually gathering static data and increase the speed and accuracy in its Oracle EBS reporting environment?With Spreadsheet Server, customers such as Wolverine Trading and Tii Technologies are able to leverage FSGs and Discoverer reports that had already been created, making them live and drillable to sub ledger detail immediately within Excel. Significant time savings due to eliminating the repetitive process of logging in to Oracle, exporting custom reports, downloading, copying, pasting and formatting has proven invaluable. It’s time to repurpose those Discoverer reports all within the confines of Excel, providing your organization with a superior level of tactical analysis!

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Legal Compliance Challenges and Tools for Multi-Nationals: Managing a new wave of increasingly stringent country audit reporting, understanding SAF-T requirements and what to do about it

Kolbe Hans

The SAF-T (Standard Audit File for Tax Purposes) became obligatory for entities in Portugal, Austria, Canada, France, Luxembourg, Poland, Mexico, all Latin America and Singapore established similar filing requirements. Sweden and Netherlands have their own e-audit file standard. Belgium, Croatia, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Malta, Spain, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Norway, China, and UK are in discussions on shifting to SAF-T reporting. Legal compliance remains a key challenge for international ERP projects. Too often country variations lead to operational inefficiencies and inconsistent global processes. We will show how available Oracle tools can be configured to scalable COMPLIANCE MODELS versus “one-off” solutions by country. This promotes significant cost savings in operations, reporting and support efficiency during and after the implementation. Hans Kolbe is the founder of Celantra Systems and chairperson of the multi-national SIG.

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Oracle Financial Accounting Hub Reporting Cloud Service (FAHRCS) for EBS

David Haimes, Oracle

This session discusses how to leverage powerful modern reporting tools with no disruption to your existing Oracle E-Business Suite implementation. You will learn the steps required to start using the cloud service.

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Tales from Business Intelligence: Moving to OBIEE for Metrics and Retiring Legacy Dashboards

Chao-Yee Watson, Xilinx, Inc.

For many years, the Xilinx Operations Department has created custom dashboard metrics using PL/SQL and APEX. In September 2015, we implemented the first OBIEE analysis and dashboards to our Customer Operations Department with the goal of replacing all of legacy dashboards and Discoverer reports in 2016. The presentation will discuss how we approached user requirements, building of the new dashboards, training and change management and what our roadmap is to retiring legacy metrics and reports.

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Security

Best practices in application security design for Oracle E-Business Suite

Jeff Hare

Proper application security and role design forms the foundation of your internal controls environment. Pool role design during the implementation of ERP applications leads to excessive risk, Segregation of Duties issues, and audit findings. In this session, Jeffrey T. Hare, CPA CISA CIA will share the foundational principles of good role design and give you the top tips for staying out of trouble with your auditors.

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Change management best practices for Oracle E-Business Suite

Jeff Hare

Change management is a multi-faceted topic. Like the various sides of a gem, doing change management well requires various approaches. One can think of change management in four different buckets — object oriented changes, security, patching, and configurations. In this session, we will hear from world-renown expert on GRC, security, and controls, Jeffrey T. Hare, CPA CISA CIS about what it takes to build and implement a first class change management process for organizations running Oracle E-Business Suite.

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The Power to Manage, Enforce and Optimize Oracle EBS Security

Brian O’Neil, Fastpath
Alex Davis, Fastpath

A lot of data churning and reconciliation often happens on Excel before finally getting entered into EBS. Organizations sometimes engage in a futile battle with the widespread usage of Excel as a non-standard tool to maintain their operations or financial data. But quite soon they realize Excel is here to stay. In this session, we evaluate options to embrace Excel into the fold of EBS systematically. We will evaluate traditional Excel integrators that have always been there and compare with some of the latest tools and attempt to provide a decision matrix to pick the most optimal solution for your business need.

Registered users may download the presentation slide deck (PDF file).

Manage Risk and Automate Controls in Oracle Financials

Barry Greenhut, Oracle

Learn how to increase Financials process performance while reducing the costs of managing risk and complying with regulations. Oracle’s applications can help you streamline financial reporting compliance (e.g., Sarbanes Oxley / SoX) and automate some of its most laborious tasks, including documenting risks and controls, assessing control effectiveness, and following through on issue treatment. Then they let you use field-proven AI technology to guide Financial process optimization and automate control enforcement: find excessive user access in Financials, and Financials transactions that indicate fraud, error and policy violation.

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Technology

Automating Functional testing using Oracle ATS, Test Starter Kit and Oracle Flow Builder

Anil Minocha, Fujitsu America, Inc.

Become more efficient and cope up with the testing challenges after patches and updates by automating your functional testing using Oracle ATS (OATS), Test Starter Kit and Oracle Flow Builder.

This session will help the attendees to understand the tool and use the OATS tool scripting. The attendees will learn how to leverage the framework, Test Starter Kit and the pre-defined components of Flow Builder in order to automate the testing of Oracle E-Business Suite for reducing the functional/regression testing effort.

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Getting Optimal Performance from Oracle E-Business Suite

Samer Barakat, Oracle

This Oracle Development session summarizes practical tips and lessons learned from performance tuning and benchmarking the world’s largest Oracle E-Business Suite environments. Application system administrators will get concrete tips and techniques for identifying and resolving performance bottlenecks on all layers of the technology stack. They will also learn how Oracle’s engineered systems such as Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic can dramatically improve the performance of their system.

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Oracle Application Express + Apache POI to Read and Process Microsoft Documents

Joel Crosswhite, Arrow

“It’s just an Excel document, why can’t you process it as is?” If you have heard something like this before then you know the struggle of explaining why your shiny new APEX application requires Excel documents to be in a CSV format. Using Apache POI, Oracle EE with Java and APEX, developers are able to create generic web based solutions that any user may utilize to import data. Join us as we create a simple upload application to import data from Excel into Oracle enabling you to better serve your users.

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R12.2 Administration

Mark Morgan

This session will look at Oracle E-Business Suite R12.2 from an administrator’s viewpoint. We will review the R12.2 techstack with a focus on new components including WebLogic and Fusion Middleware. A look at the new Dual FS and database editioning will bring us to a discussion of online patching, including patch application, monitoring, and troubleshooting. New cloning procedures will be reviewed, as will new requirements for migrating customizations and creating custom schemas. We will also review advanced security options in R12.2 and the best ways to implement them.

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Upgrade Oracle EBS to Release 12.2

Sandra Vucinic

This presentation will review Oracle EBS support timelines and available Release 12.2 upgrade paths. EBS Release 12.2 architecture will be looked over and questions such as R12.1 upgrade vs. R12.2 upgrade will be discussed. Further, tasks that need to be completed to upgrade EBS Release 11i to EBS Release 12.2 will be examined in detail. Finally, this presentation will review tasks you can complete in your existing EBS environment to prepare for EBS Release 12.2 upgrade in order to save time, reduce cost, decrease risk and resources needed, and eliminate complexity of Release 12.2 upgrade.

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