Seminar Session Presentations - MOUS 2018
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Track Title Abstract Start/Stop Room
EPM Imagine That! Explore HFM
Design Concepts

(KScope 2018 Financial Close and Overall Top Speaker Award) Christopher Barbieri, Finit Solutions
Come to this session to expand your imagination and explore a variety of HFM application design concepts. We will cover strategies of translating every entity into one or more reporting currencies regardless of the entity hierarchy. We will explore different ways to handle flow dimensions, data sources, and currency translation adjustments. Do you want to make Parent Currency adjustments without the drawbacks of the value dimension? What about loading local currency and USD? Examine inventive ways to use custom dimensions and find out why more is sometimes better. Oracle ACE Chris Barbieri will share knowledge from his nearly two decades of experience with HFM application design, helping you find practical ways to reduce your maintenance, improve performance, and make better use of HFM. 8:30 am - 9:25 am W210B
EPM PBCS & Oracle Analytics Cloud Together: Why, When, & How
Jim Kubik, Interrel
Oracle has powerful planning and forecasting solutions in the Cloud with PBCS along with easy to use data visualizations and dashboarding in the Cloud with OAC. While PBCS has its own dashboarding capabilities, there is still a compelling use case for combining PBCS and OAC into a best practice solution. Join us for this session where we will share with you the “Why” on use cases for PBCS and OAC, the “When” of when it makes sense to combine and what stage of the implementation process, and the “How” of how to actually integrate data between the two solutions. We’ll demo examples of the integrations start to finish and show you the power of OAC on top of PBCS and other data sets from an end user perspective. 8:30 am - 9:25 am W210C
EPM Create your own Oracle Data Visualization custom PLUGIN
Gary Adashek, GE DigitaL
This presentation will teach you how to build your own Oracle Data Visualization custom PLUGIN 9:35 am - 10:30 am W210B
EPM Best Practices for Moving HFM to FCCS
Jay Henson, Peloton Group
The legacy of HFM as the leading close, consolidation, and reporting tool set a very high bar for measuring the success of Oracle's cloud offering—Financial Close and Consolidation Cloud Service (FCCS). Oracle has invested significantly in FCCS to incorporate customer feedback as well as the recommendations of leading implementers to provide a world-class cloud solution. Peloton was among the first partners to deploy FCCS and has continued to be a leader in successful FCCS implementations. This session will share knowledge and best practices derived from our portfolio of client successes. 9:35 am - 10:30 am W210C
EPM Taking Health Care Planning to the Cloud: A Migration Success Story
Natalie Underhill, University of Michigan Health System
This presentation will give all attendees of MOUS 2018 who have considered cloud hosted applications, hope! If you currently manage your organization’s Hyperion Planning application on premise and are considering a cloud migration to Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS), this is the presentation to attend.
It is a real life example of a large health care organization who struggled with the costs of managing the complex infrastructures of on-premise applications and was looking to define a vision for future application administration that would facilitate faster and higher quality financial management and analytics. The presentation will illustrate some of the real world challenges organizations face today and how painless it can be to take your planning application to the cloud.
The ideal target audience for this presentation will be the decision makers, hands-on front-line systems administrators and power users. The folks who understand the frustrations of managing on-premise applications and are seeking to take control of their hosted application strategy. They know their users and understand the fear of change but are poised to move their Organization forward and maximize their resources and improve decision making.
The presentation will set the stage by describing the old application and budgeting process at the University of Michigan Health System. It will highlight the pain points faced and will describe the process used to develop a cloud hosted strategy and why moving the Hyperion Planning application to the cloud was the right decision.
Next the audience will be introduced to the strategy and migration that was employed. The decisions made to undertake the project, the consulting model used, the timeline that we defined for implementation and how we managed the organizational change management. This section will include the technical migration plan employed as well as the testing and validation. It will briefly discuss the rationale of the implementation plan timing and adjustments that were made along the way. It will cover how to manage applications in the cloud including backups and managing the monthly maintenance cycles. We will share how our team adjusted and adapted our application administration processes for a cloud environment and how our work cycles have changed. We will also share our rollout plan and training approach and the strategies used to increase user engagement throughout the process.
Finally, we will share with the audience our overall experience. We will show you how easy and painless the process can be and leave you wondering why you haven’t made the move to the cloud.
It is our hope the audience will be able to relate to our experiences. That they will be able to draw similarities with their own situations and at a minimum take comfort in knowing they are not alone. Ideally, audience members will be able to take elements of our strategy and implementation plan and build a business case for migrating to the cloud and return to MOUS next year with success stories of their own.
10:40 am - 11:35 am W210B
EPM Planning & Budgeting Cloud- Integrations with Internal/External Systems
John Taylor, Vertical Edge
E-PBC and PBC provide for flexible and extensive Planning solutions. Getting data in, out and every in between your application can be challenging. In this session we will explore the options for integrations and provide firsthand example of how to meet several unique needs for integrating with E-PBC/PBC and non-Oracle systems. This will cover how to receive source data as well as provide data to downstream processes. Join this session we share our insights and examples on creating integration processes within E-PBC/PBC. 10:40 am - 11:35 am W210C
EPM A Critical Comparison of the Oracle EPM On-Premises vs. Cloud Solutions
Jim Kubik, interRel Consulting
Oracle EPM in various incarnations has been around for over 25 years. Some of those older products lead their respective spaces: the top consolidation product in the world is still HFM, the top budgeting solution is Hyperion Planning, & the top cube technology is Oracle Essbase. Is there a rush to throw out the tried & true Oracle EPM solutions? We'll compare the traditional on-prem products to their new Cloud replacements. What are the pros and cons of each and to the point, what should we be implementing today? 1:15 pm - 2:10 pm W210B
EPM EPBCS / PBCS / Hyperion Planning 101: The Freshman Level Intro Class
(KScope 2018 Planning Top Speaker) Cindy Eichner, Finit Solutions
Considering PBCS or EPBCS for your budgeting and forecasting solution? Need to make a case to management to get away from all the spreadsheets? Don’t want the sales hype but just real-life examples? This session will show some solutions; learn what works well and what might need some tweaks in the product. For example, learn about features which can be used to guide the user through the planning cycle or how the product can be used to implement rolling forecasts. Beyond the technical, learn about the project phases necessary to implement, both the planning processes and the product, to ensure the end state goal. Questions encouraged! Leave this session with a beginner’s knowledge of the product and how it could be used for your planning cycles. 1:15 pm - 2:10 pm W210C
EPM Asurion’s Quest to "Insure" Profitability with Oracle PCMCS
Brian Deegan, Peloton Group
Do you remember the last time you shattered your phone screen? Asurion sure does! Although they are the superheroes of smart devices for many people, even they can use a little help sometimes.
Oracle Profitability and Cost Management Cloud Services (PCMCS) provides a robust, enterprise-grade allocation solution that is significantly more cost effective and easier to manage than previous on-premise solutions. Asurion implemented PCMCS to establish clear connections between the consumption of resources within the business and how those resources are used to drive customer and product profitability. Asurion started their journey to the cloud by migrating allocations from an existing on-premise custom Oracle Planning solution to PCMCS. The end result is a high-performing allocation solution, which provides improved result transparency and costs less.
In this session, we will review how Asurion’s hybrid EPM deployment (existing on-prem DRM, Planning, HFM, etc.) accelerated their ability to take advantage of the PCMCS benefits and established a foundation for their cloud presence. We will also share best practices that the team developed, the superhero-like features, performance optimization, and reporting benefits, which contributed to the success of the Asurion PCMCS implementation.
2:20 pm - 3:15 pm W210B
EPM Building a World Class EPM Platform as a Service
(KScope 2018 EPM Infrastructure Top Speaker) Joseph Nasal, GE Digital
Over the last two years, GE has built out a large shared services team to handle all aspects of Oracle EPM Hyperion. This session will focus on the PaaS organization within the shared services, which was built to handle the day-to-day operations and new architecture of the Exalytics and Exadata environments.

In this session, Joseph Nasal, will discuss how, as a service team, GE built a state of the art platform to handle the day-to-day management of a world class EPM platform. Joseph will focus on the team organizational structure, automation tools, how to size out your team, and how to keep the environments humming through patch releases and performance testing and tuning.
2:20 pm - 3:15 pm W210C
EPM Oracle's FCCS: Lessons Learned in Implementation
Gary Popielarczyk, Tier1
Is implementing Oracle's Financial Close and Consolidation Services (FCCS) on your IT roadmap? FCCS in the Cloud was created to be an out-of-the-box solution, but there are still various factors that can impact your implementation. With numerous on-premise and cloud EPM implementations under their belts, our experts at Tier1 have some best practices and lessons learned to share with you.
Key takeaways from this webinar:
-The importance of dimensionality
-What can be used from your existing HFM application
-Pitfalls to avoid
Join us for this engaging session to learn from our experience and expertise with Oracle Financial Close and Consolidation Service implementations. We will discuss the common obstacles and considerations that need to be taken into account when planning an FCCS implementation.
3:25 pm - 4:20 pm W210B
EPM EPM On-prem Roundtable Discussion Still haven't started your journey to the EPM cloud? Don't worry - you're not alone. Meet professionals from other Oracle customers to discuss the challenges of remaining on terra firma and strategies for the inevitable move to the cloud. 3:25 pm - 4:20 pm W210C
EPM Lear Corporation: Leveraging co-sourcing model to stabilize Oracle EPM environments and upgrade to 11.1.2.4
Ken Dowd, Donyati
This session will offer an overview of Lear Corporation’s EPM environment, the past challenges it overcame to unlock the value of its Oracle EPM investment and its decision to leverage a co-sourcing model as an enabler for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of its financial reporting processes and systems. We will share some of the lessons learned when converting from FDM Classic to FDMEE as part of an upgrade from EPM 11.1.2.3 to 11.1.2.4 and will demonstrate how Lear utilizes Essbase to augment HFM for reconciling intercompany discrepancies . Finally, we will review Lear’s unique approach to managing restructuring programs and its use of an innovative solution that reduced cycle times by 80%. 3:25 pm - 4:20 pm VT450
Tech/Tools Caveat Nuba Emptor: Matching Your Organization’s 12cR2 Needs To the Best OPC Database
James Czuprynski, Oracle Ace Director
You’re an Oracle DBA whose CIO has at last agreed to embrace the Oracle Public Cloud (OPC) and now you’re ready to begin your journey. But now you face another difficult task: choosing from an almost dizzying array of options as you start your trek to building your first 12cR2 database in the OPC.
This session will give you some much-needed practical advice using an actual example of implementing an application performance evaluation environment using Swingbench’s TPCDS model to compare the original Oracle Database as a Service (DBAAS) – aka the Database Schema Service – versus its latest and greatest incarnation, Exadata Express and even the newest “bare metal” OPC options so that you can choose wisely, begin your OPC trek, and never regret your decision.
Session Outline:
Through presentations and online demonstrations, this session illustrates how to:
- Choose between the various Oracle Public Cloud (OPC) options for your application environment
- Compare the benefits, advantages, and drawbacks of DBAAS vs. Exadata Express
- Leverage a simple checklist for deciding which option is best for what you’re attempting to accomplish
8:30 am - 9:25 am VT550-Auditorium
Tech/Tools Introduction to APEX
David Peake, Oracle
   Introduction to APEX
8:30 am - 9:25 am VT425
Tech/Tools Leveraging Partitioned External Tables: Primer and Practical Examples
James Czuprynski, Oracle Ace Director
Oracle Database 12c is the first release to offer the capability to access a file in HDFS or HIVE format as an EXTERNAL table. Through live and recorded demonstrations, this session will explain how an Oracle DBA can leverage these new features to gather data in tabular format from these file formats while leveraging the best tool ever designed to filter, sort, aggregate, and report information: Structured Query Language.
Session Outline:
Through presentations and online demonstrations, this session will:
- Review the growing need to access Big Data in different file formats stored in NoSQL databases and data lakes
- Illustrate how to leverage Oracle Big Data SQL to access and process data in other formats
- Provide practical boundaries for leveraging these techniques accessing
9:35 am - 10:30 am VT550-Auditorium
Tech/Tools Start using APEX now (data source optional)
Martin D' Souza, Insum, Oracle Ace Director
APEX has a lot of great features in it but people aren't always sure where to start or how to bring value to their organization right away. This presentation will help users to create their applications quickly and get integrated within their company. Topics to be covered include:
- Referencing data from third-party sources using RESTful services. This is great if you have an EBS or other system that you'd like to report on or add additional functionality without any modification to the base system
- Charting: If you want to create a powerful dashboard or add some responsive charts, APEX has you covered. Quickly add charts to your page using Oracle's new open source JET chart library (native to APEX)
- Declarative client based actions: Not a JavaScript expert but want to quickly add some client based logic to your application? Dynamic Actions is APEX's answer as it allows you to declaratively mange and perform actions on browser based events without any JavaScript. A few clicks and you'll be able to enhance your application.
9:35 am - 10:30 am VT425
Tech/Tools What every DBA needs to know about Oracle Application Express
Francis Mignault, Insum, Oracle Ace Director
Once an enterprise starts using Oracle Application Express, many applications are rapidly created to help manage the business. DBAs start asking questions about managing Oracle Application Express and installing it in Oracle Databases, such as: How can I properly backup and recover Oracle Application Express applications? How do I integrate an Oracle Application Express installation with Oracle E-Business Suite? What are the different component required and supported for the middle tier? Those questions and much more are answered in this session. 10:40 am - 11:35 am VT425
Tech/Tools Innovation, the Oracle Cloud, Big Data, IOT, and Robotics Future
Rich Niemiec, Viscosity NA
This presentation will cover Technology's Acceleration and the Cycles of Innovation in the world. We'll then look at the current Acceleration of the Cloud, the Big Data Revolution and some of the Big Data Solutions out there including Oracle's Big Data Solution. We will review the role that both Google and Facebook have played in the Big Data Ecosystem and also how other NoSQL databases like Cassandra and MongoDB fit in. We'll then look at the Internet of Things (IOT) which will drive Big Data and the Cloud even Faster. Lastly, we'll touch upon what's coming now, robotics, and what's coming next, implants. 10:40 am - 11:35 am VT550-Auditorium
Tech Tech Talk  Tech Talk - 10 Minute Quick Tips    11:45 am - 12:15 pm VT550-Auditorium
Tech/Tools Upgrading to 12c database: Performance and New Features
Ahmed Alomari, Cybernoor, Oracle Ace
This session will provide useful tips on minimizing the downtime for the 12c database upgrade as well as techniques to ensure a smooth upgrade. The session will also detail the new features introduced in 12c (release 1 and release 2) including performance enhancements. The session will also provide techniques on how to deal with post upgrade issues such as execution plan changes, regressions, etc.. 1:15 pm - 2:10 pm VT550-Auditorium
Tech/Tools APEX is the new EBS standard
Francis Mignault, Insum, Oracle Ace Director
Oracle E-Business Suite has been around since 1988. Lots of things changed in the IT world since the first version of an GUI based version of Oracle Forms around 1994. Yet, Oracle Forms (and Oracle Reports) are still a major part of the EBS development toolset. 25 years later, organizations are requesting IT agility and web application development from the venerable EBS infrastructure. Moving EBS on the cloud to facilitate cloning and projects provisioning, and adopting APEX for rapid web application development, is now the combination of choice to stay on top of your organization's requirements. Taking advantage of web technologies like HTML5 and CSS3, APEX creates responsive web applications using your existing SQL and PL/SQL skillsets. Integration between EBS and APEX is provided by a single sign-on engine and recreating the EBS context in APEX, including function security and data security (MOAC / operating units). This session will show how you can lift and shift your existing EBS on-premise instances to the Oracle Cloud to increase your IT agility. You will be able to see how EBS and APEX can integrate seamlessly to build enterprise grade applications.   1:15 pm - 2:10 pm VT425
Tech/Tools APEX APIs
 
Martin D' Souza, Insum, Oracle Ace Director
APEX comes with a set of APIs that help simplify both your APEX and PL/SQL development. Most developers aren't aware of the many features in the set of APIs. This presentation will introduce the APEX APIs while highlighting some of the most useful APEX APIs and how it can help with your application development.
This presentation is useful for both APEX and PL/SQL developers (regardless of wether you use APEX or not). A lot of utility functions that you may be thinking of developing are already done for you and can vastly simplify your code and reduce costs to developing applications. All demos will be presented on the Oracle Cloud.
2:20 pm - 3:15 pm VT425
Tech/Tools Getting the most out of your Oracle 12.2+ Optimizer (i.e. The Brain)
Janis Griffin, Quest Software
The Oracle Optimizer is the main brain behind an Oracle Database, especially since it's required in processing every SQL statement. The optimizer determines the most efficient execution plan based on the structure of the given query, the statistics available on the underlying objects as well as using all pertinent optimizer features available. In this presentation, Janis Griffin, database performance evangelist at SolarWinds, will introduce all of the new optimizer / statistics related features in Oracle 12.2+ release. Several case studies will be used to show how these new features can be used to improve both performance and manageability. Specific topics to be discussed are: 1. Optimizer statistics and the new advisor 2. SQL Plan Management - what has changed 3. Approximate Query Processing – how it can speed things up 2:20 pm - 3:15 pm VT550-Auditorium
Tech/Tools APEX Hands On Workshop Get an opportunity to work with Oracle Apex - Hands on lab - please bring your laptop 2:20 pm - 4:20 pm VT401
Tech/Tools Autonomous Oracle Cloud
Michael Clark, Oracle
Learn about the Oracle Autonomous Database from Michael Clark of Oracle Corporation. 3:25 pm - 4:20 pm VT550-Auditorium
Apps Oracle Cloud Driving Mission Critical Business Processes
Ajay Arora, Centroid
The presentation will focus on multiple Customers moving their mission critical applications to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and this presentation is a venue to tell the tales of experiences. 8:30 am - 9:25 am W210A
Apps LiDestri Foods: Using Supply Chain Cloud and integration to EBS/ASCP to Improve Processes
Brad Van Zeeland, CSS International
LiDestri Foods replaced Demantra for demand planning w/ Supply Chain Cloud & integrated to on-premise, Oracle EBS & ASCP.
This gave LiDestri the ability to plan demand based on customer forecasts, historical sales & internal forecasts; & integrate that demand into ASCP so that supply planning occurs to support demand.
We will share the customer’s roadmap & timelines for hybrid integration & benefits the solution has brought to the supply chain; & a functionality comparison between Demantra & SC Cloud.
8:30 am - 9:25 am VT445
Apps First things first - Save money on your BI project with proper planning
Jay Canupp, AXIA Consulting
Avoid a failed a failed or troubled BI project. Many OBIEE projects spend too little time planning before execution. This results in missed opportunities for impactful improvements to the reporting process at a predictable cost. Proper planning also mitigates the risk of cost overruns and reduces the likelihood of project challenges. This presentation shares best practices in preparing for a new BI tool to reduce costs and increase results. Cloud, On-Prem, or shared tenant. 8:30 am - 9:25 am VT450
Apps How to overcome data challenges in a changing business environment
Rick Matthews, More4apps
Are you expending more labor costs maintaining the data in Oracle E-Business Suite every day? See how a growing company faced the challenge of keeping the massive amount of data in Oracle up to date. Learn how this company was able to increase efficiency by 70% and save a lot of money along the way.
Objective 1: Understand the effects and limitations large amounts of data can have on process improvements.
Objective 2: Learn a methodology to finding a solution to a problem within your organization.
Objective 3: Explain how More4Apps has been able to help manage lots of data and assist with continuous improvement projects.
9:35 am - 10:30 am W210A
Apps Solve Your Production Scheduling Conflicts with Advanced Supply Chain Planning and Oracle Process Manufacturing (OPM)
Mahesh Naalla, Nexinfo Solutions Inc
Production Scheduling (PS) paired with Advanced Supply Chain Planning ( ASCP ) and Oracle Process Manufacturing (OPM) is an outstanding solution for addressing biologics and pharma-specific processes to create a plan and a constrained schedule to run manufacturing. Case-in-point: NexInfo client Gilead. The solution deployed at Gilead handled pharma and biologics-specific issues such as lot expiration and back to back biologics steps. See how we developed Recipe and routings that enable planning and scheduling for biologics processes such as repetitive operations (Solera) and Clean-in-Place (CIP) steps. 9:35 am - 10:30 am VT445
Apps Oracle Primavera Changes the World: Plan, Build and Operate Critical Assets
Kimberly Baker, Gaea Global Technologies
Primavera started as a scheduling tool, and is now a large suite of Cloud and on-prem applications that are used in many industries to manage projects that are literally changing our world. This session will start with an overview of the latest Primavera applications. We’ll then explore how the Primavera suite is used to manage the full lifecycle of assets ranging from factories to airports to universities to smart cities. And from initial planning through the build stage and then to operate and maintain these assets. We’ll also talk about migration from the on-prem systems to Cloud. 9:35 am - 10:30 am VT450
Apps Using Oracle Alerts to make EBS more efficient
Jennifer Reinhart, General Dynamics
This presentation will discuss the Oracle Alerts module and how it can be used to make your business more efficient. Alerts are most commonly used to send important messages. Telling you that a project’s billing has exceeded 90% of its funding, for example. Or that a sales order for over a million dollars has been entered or cancelled, so you can promptly thank the customer, or try to win the order back. Did you know alerts can also submit concurrent programs and SQL scripts? If an alert finds an issue it is monitoring for, it could page the appropriate person and then submit analysis reports so that when the user logs in, the results are waiting for him. An alert can monitor for a customer’s 1000th order, and enter a thank-you credit in the Receivables invoice interface with all the details, ready for you to import. 10:40 am - 11:35 am W210A
Apps Co-Exist: E-Business Suite SCM and Oracle WMS Cloud; Feature Comparison and Integrated Demo
Jason Mancuso and Brendan Ahn, Gaea Global Technologies
In addition to its on-prem E-Business Suite Supply Warehouse Management System (WMS), Oracle now offers an industry leading Cloud WMS system too. Many firms are interested in moving to Cloud applications but don’t want to abandon their investment in Oracle EBS. This session will present a comparison of the functionality of Oracle EBS Warehouse Management and Oracle WMS Cloud applications. We will show how Oracle WMS Cloud provides a perfect Cloud migration starting point and Co-Exist complement to EBS Supply Chain Management. And we’ll demonstrate Oracle WMS Cloud inbound and outbound warehouse management workflows, integrated with EBS Purchasing, Order Management, Inventory and WMS modules. 10:40 am - 11:35 am VT445
Apps Tips and Tricks for Navigating the Complexities of Oracle E-Business Suite Licensing
Mike Adams, Syntax
Is Oracle still selling E-Business Suite? Is it still supporting E-Business Suite? How should you prepare for an Oracle audit? Navigating the world of Oracle E-Business Suite licensing was never simple, but Oracle’s recent licensing changes have added an additional layer of complexity. This presentation aims to give participants the tools they need to simplify the process by educating themselves so that they understand how to secure the best possible Oracle EBS licensing deal for themselves.
Objectives:
- Highlight recent changes to Oracle's E-Business Suite licensing policies and how you can benefit.
- Detail proactive measures to take prepare an Oracle license audit.
- Share tips and tricks for securing the best possible Oracle EBS licensing deal.
10:40 am - 11:35 am VT450
Apps MI-OAUG User Meeting - (EBS and Hyperion Users)    MI-OAUG User Meeting - (EBS and Hyperion Users) 11:45 am - 12:15 pm VT445
Apps AP Automation: A Day in the Life
Howard McKinney, Nivo1
Are you considering an accounts payable automation solution? Worried it could be costly, time consuming to implement and difficult to use? Join us as we jump in to a day in the life of the user of an AP automation solution - from the AP Clerk / Processor to Approver to Management. We’ll discuss the challenges of accounts payable and how, with the right AP automation solution, life can be much easier.
Objectives:
• Understand the benefits of AP Automation
• Discuss how quickly and easily you can implement a cloud-based AP Automation solution
• Understand the benefits of real-time integration.
1:15 pm - 2:10 pm W210A
Apps Case Study - Oracle Fusion Cloud Warehouse Management (WMS) Implementation at TA America Corporation
Shubhobroto Saha, Nexinfo
The Value of the Cloud:
Illustrate the success of how we implemented Cloud WMS system for a manufacturing and distribution business.Explain how to map the entities between SCM Cloud and WMS Cloud. Label designer to design and print Shipping labels. Integrations between Fusion WMS and 3rd Party Label Printing softwares. 1D and 2D Barcodes can be generated as well as scanned and translated.Demonstrate the Connectors with SCM Cloud. 1) Highlights of the Cloud WMS Implementation at TA America Corporation. 2) Label designing capabilities and integrations with 3rd Party Label Printing Softwares. 3) Connectors built to integrate Cloud WMS with rest of Fusion Cloud. 4) Share the challenges and solutions to overcome them. 5) How much better is the Cloud WMS !
Attendess will learn:  Highlights of the Cloud WMS Implementation at TA America Corporation, Challenges faced, Gaps identified, Workarounds adopted.
1:15 pm - 2:10 pm VT445
Apps Next steps in the cloud: iRecruit to Taleo and Beyond
Lakshmi Akkena, Jim Hood, Overla Wayne, NSF International
In this session learn how Taleo simplified and automated the recruiting & On-boarding processes, set a foundation for global scale-up, out of the box integrations to HCM cloud & pre-screening vendors and our critical success factors.
Objective1:  To share our phased approach of Oracle HCM cloud products implementation from Core HR, Self-Service, Benefits, Absence and Talent management to Taleo recruiting & transitions
Objective2: To demonstrate how effectively the above approach helped us in switching from Oracle EBS i-Recruitement application to Taleo Recruiting & transitions
Objective3: To illustrate the improvement in the time to hire process we received from Taleo Recruiting & transitions through a high degree of automation in on-boarding and systematic approvals in addition to real time reports readily available for hiring managers and recruiters.
Objective4: To discuss about out of the box integrations between Taleo and Oracle Human Capital Management and Employment Pre-screening vendors
Objective5: To discuss candidate experience over the easily configurable career portals based on country or language
Objective6: To illustrate the road map of moving from Taleo recruiting & transitions to HCM Cloud recruiting & transitions.
1:15 pm - 2:10 pm VT450
Apps Augmented Reality - Item Picking/Receiving & Cycle Counting
Geetha Kakade, Vigilant Technologies
Technology has always been a driving factor in the progress and efficiency gains of Supply Chain. The perfect example of this would be in the Goods picking & receiving process or the Inventory Counting process.
Today, the enhanced features of the smart glass is becoming an attractive alternative to the existing Supply Chain technologies and we will be seeing many AR commercial solutions aligning to industry 4.0.
• Understand differences between Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
• Using Augmented Reality, process improvisation of the Supply Chain Processes
• Understand key considerations and success criteria of the AR solutions.
2:20 pm - 3:15 pm VT445
Apps Maximizing the Performance of E-Business Suite Applications
Ahmed Alomari, Cybernoor
In order to optimize your E-Business Suite environment, it is essential that all tiers of the environment as well as the Applications implementation be tuned. This session offers tips and techniques to optimize your E-Business Suite ecosystem using a holistic and end-to-end approach. We will share best practices and real-life success stories. This session will also cover tuning the Applications tier, Concurrent Manager tier, Workflow, and Database tier including Real Application Clusters (RAC) best practices. 2:20 pm - 3:15 pm VT450
Apps Panel: Ask the Supply Chain Management Experts Anything! This session provides you the opportunity to get answers to your toughest Supply Chain Management questions from seasoned SCM experts who have collectively completed over 100 Oracle SCM implementations. 3:25 pm - 4:20 pm VT445
BI / Big Data/ Cloud Clustering, Sentiment and Trend-lines, Oh My!
Catherine Summers, Vertical Edge Consulting Group
Not a data scientist or a statistics wonk? No problem. We’ll do a tour around OAC including how to create meaningful trend lines and clustering. Next we’ll dive into data flows to accomplish things that have been challenging in the past like Time Series Forecast and finally we’ll take a look at the machine learning available right out of the box in ODV that anyone can do. This session will use a live demo to explore the usage of data flow and data visualization to organize and integrate data sources to produce trained data models you can use again and again. 8:30 am - 9:25 am VT460
BI / Big Data/ Cloud Discover How Managing your Data is a Snap in OAC
Azfar Siddiqui and Catherine Summers, Vertical Edge Consulting Group
Basic Summary for Attendees: A tour around OAC data flows and data visualizations.

Gone are the days when business users had to wait weeks or even months for the ETL and reporting teams to get their data turn into presentable report analysis. With Oracle Analytics cloud (OAC), users can leverage simple tools such as data flow and data visualization to achieve a powerful self-service BI model to quickly turn raw data into actionable insights. This session will explore the usage of data flow and data visualization to organize and integrate data sources to produce curated data and visualize it. Come join us.
Technologies or Products Used: OAC, data flow and data visualization
Target Audience: Anyone who wants to learn more about OAC, data flow and data visualization.
9:35 am - 10:30 am VT460
BI / Big Data/ Cloud Why Data Exploration is Important and How OAC Will Help You Get There
Jim Kubik, Interrel
Data Visualization is the newest member of the Oracle BI family! Whether you are using OBIEE or in the clouds with Oracle Analytic Cloud, or on the Desktop; Data Viz allows people to rapidly dig into their data and create visualizations off of many sources. This freedom of self-service often presents new challenges. People who are new to Data Visualization are often confused by all the possible visualization options or they do not know which to use for their data story or they pick the wrong visualization. We will discuss the various visualization types; showing where and how they are best used to help tell the data story and drive deeper data discovery. 10:40 am - 11:35 am VT460
BI / Big Data/ Cloud Getting Into the Business Intelligence Game: Migrating OBIA to the Cloud
Doug Hahn, Datavail
Cloud solutions continue to expand into the mainstream with obvious material value for businesses that have historically focused on their on-premise solutions. With all major concerns for security in the cloud addressed by bank grade encryption, integration by REST APIs and other supported interfaces, and a growing base of supported production customers, the concerns are turning to action. But there are still lingering questions on architectural best practices and the general approach to move from on premise to the cloud especially for multi-tiered solutions such as Oracle BI Applications. Questions are now less about concern and more about how to move forward. How much of the on-premise software architecture can be migrated to the cloud? And, how can it be done with best practices with the least risk and exposure? And, while getting it right the first time? This session discusses best practice architecture for migrating the Oracle BI Applications to the cloud. It focuses on the Oracle cloud platform and database services, with a nod to infrastructure services, to lay out the idea of the hybrid cloud, and variations of the new age cloud BI/DW architecture for your analytics environment to succeed while operating at the same reliability or better all the while benefiting from what the cloud offers best. 1:15 pm - 2:10 pm VT460
BI / Big Data/ Cloud What's New in Oracle Analytics Cloud?
Jim Kubik, Interrel
OAC was released in March 2017. One year later and what does it look like? Is it now the time for you to use it? In this session, we'll discuss the rapid rate of enhancements, limitations (if any), and what factors you should consider for migration. We will cover Essbase, Business Intelligence, and Data Visualization for a complete platform analysis. 2:20 pm - 3:15 pm VT460
BI / Big Data/ Cloud Journey to the Cloud: What I Wish I Knew Before I Started
Doug Hahn, Datavail
Moving to the cloud can raise more questions than answers. Do I move and improve to Infrastructure as a service, or redesign my business processes on Software as a Service. We will cover several cloud migrations to OAC, EBS/Cloud (HCM/Financials) and Hyperion, and outline what went well and what could have gone better. 3:25 pm - 4:20 pm VT425
BI / Big Data/ Cloud The Next Generation of Essbase and Oracle BI: Oracle Analytics Cloud
Jim Kubik, Interrel
If you’ve been waiting for Essbase to come to the Cloud, the wait is over. Essbase is the key technology in the new Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) that merges all of Oracle’s Business Intelligence products into one unified solution that’s now so simple, anyone can use it. Many of you will be wondering: “is this solution ready now?” and while the short answer “it is,” we’ll demonstrate a real Essbase Cloud application to show you just how ready it is. Join us at we explain how Essbase and Analytics are joining forces in the new Oracle Analytics Cloud... and which flavors of OAC are right for you. 3:25 pm - 4:20 pm VT460