April 22-26, 2018
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Workshops

Tackle complex topics with these intensive, information-packed optional workshops on Sunday or Thursday. Pre-registration is required, and is available when you register for COLLABORATE 18.

Sunday, April 22

The E-Business Suite R12.2.7 Upgrade Workshop for Managers

Mike Swing, CTO, TruTek
Sunday, April 22, 12:30 p.m.- 4 p.m.
Half day, $195

Release 12.2 is the new standard for the E-Business Suite. This session is just for managers. Learn the tried and true tips and techniques to decrease your down time during the upgrade. We’ll discuss the upgrade to 12.2.7, R12.2 Architecture concepts, including ADOP, the new utilities and new processes developers will have to follow in order apply customizations. Managers should attend this session in order to minimize risk in deploying this new technology.

  • Objective 1: Understand the steps that developers and DBAs need to complete to prepare for the upgrade
  • Objective 2: Managers will learn how to better manage this new technology and minimize risk.
  • Objective 3: Learn techniques to minimize downtime during patching, even after the upgrade.

Audience: Have a desire to upgrade to R12.2.7

Report Building and Discoverer Conversion Made Easy within Excel

Tim Miller, Oracle Practice Director, Global Software, Inc.
Kevin Gibson, Senior Consultant, Solutions Enablement, Global Software, Inc.
Sunday, April 22, 12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Half day, Free

Do you struggle with report creation? Build highly functional, dynamic Excel reports from FSGs/Discoverer and convert existing static workbooks. Learn to transition complex reports from Discoverer, whether EBS or custom Oracle database. Any Discoverer report conversion is possible, but we will share examples of project Accounting, payable, and custom schemas while leveraging Oracle security. This conversion along with dynamic distribution saves organizations significant time and resources.

  • Objective 1: Learn best practices for Excel usage and report creation
  • Objective 2: Streamline conversion of complex Discoverer reports with data from GL journals to detailed sub ledgers
  • Objective 3: Complex, custom discoverer conversion crossing Oracle schemas

Thursday, April 26

EBS Upgrade StreetSmarts®, a Guide to Executing Oracle EBS R12.2.x Upgrades

Bill Dunham, Principal, OATC, Inc
Michael Barone, Sr. Oracle DBA, OATC, Inc
Thursday, April 26, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Half day, $195

Whether you are upgrading on-premise or in the cloud, this workshop will take you through a step-by-step approach of upgrading to Oracle EBS Applications R12.2.7. We will cover project governance, planning, getting to the first working instance of R12, remediating CEMLIs (customizations, extensions, modifications, localizations, and integrations), functional challenges, and defining, designing, building, and executing conference room pilots (CRPs). Attendees will leave this workshop with the knowledge necessary to perform an upgrade internally or with outside assistance. In addition, attendees will leave with a clear understanding of many upgrade issues and problems, documentation references to navigate the upgrade process, and the confidence to execute an upgrade project on-time and within budget. Session will cover a variety of topics including Program/Project Management, Functional, Development and Database Administration activities and tasks. Great session, come join us!

The E-Business Suite R12.2.7 Upgrade Workshop for Managers, DBAs and Developers

Mike Swing, CTO, TruTek
Thursday, April 26, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Half day, $195

Release 12.2 is the new standard for the E-Business Suite. This session is for DBAs and developers. We'll discuss the upgrade to 12.2.7, R12.2 Architecture concepts, including ADOP, the Online Patching Utility, the new utilities and new processes developers will have to follow in order apply customizations. We’ll also discuss the integration with the WebLogic server. I’ll show demos of a running upgrade and examine some of the possible issues you may encounter.

  • Objective 1: Understand the steps that developers and DBAs need to complete to prepare for the upgrade
  • Objective 2: Learn how to better manage this new technology and minimize risk
  • Objective 3: Educate all team members on techniques to minimize downtime during patching, even after the upgrade.

All About Finance: Take Your E-Business Suite Financial Processes to the Next Level

Tim Colleran, Solution Engineer Manager, Excel4apps
Thursday, April 26, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m
Half day, Free

Do you want to accelerate your period end close processes, forecasting and budgeting cycles, or your access to Subledger Accounting / Financial Accounting Hub? Join us for a guided workshop on how to optimize key financial processes utilizing familiar tools (Oracle and Excel). Learn and interact with product experts and existing users about how they are solving these real-world problems and see the latest advancements in E-Business Suite reporting, budget and journal-loading solutions.
Objective 1: Learn real-life examples of how to accelerate Oracle financial processes with the ease of Excel
Objective 2: See a live look at Excel-based reporting, budgeting, and uploading solutions.
Objective 3: What’s New: See the features in our latest product release and how to leverage our Success Community
Audience: For companies utilizing E-Business Suite and seeking improvements to financial processes or others seeking a reporting or uploading replacement for Oracle Discoverer, FSGs, OBIEE, or Web ADI.

 

Apps DBA 101: A Day in the Life of an EBS 12.2 DBA

Mike Brown, Applications DBA, BlueStar
Thursday, April 26, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Half day, $195

The position of an E-Business Suite DBA has been described as being an Oracle DBA with one hand tied behind your back. In this workshop, attendees will receive an overview of the job requirements to be an applications DBA including topics such as the architecture of an E-Business Suite installation, backup and recovery with the E-Business Suite, cloning the production environment for development and testing, patching all three tiers within the EBS, and day to day support of the E-Business Suite. Attendees will also be exposed to the extra requirements that are caused by the E-Business Suite on the rest of the infrastructure including the OS and database.

Security and Controls Foundational Concepts for Oracle E-Business Suite

Jeffrey Hare, CPA CISA CIA, Founder and CEO, ERP Risk Advisors
Thursday, April 26, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Half day, $195

World-renowned expert Jeffrey T. Hare, CPA CISA CIA will provide expertise on how to effectively implement application security and internal controls for organizations running Oracle E-Business Suite. He is the author of two books on application security best practices and how to audit Oracle E-Business Suite.

Master Data Management Boot Camp Training

Mani Kumar Manda, President, Rhapsody Technologies, Inc.
Thursday, April 26, 8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Half day, $195

Attendees of this boot camp workshop will learn the definition of Master Data, Master Data Domains, and challenges associated with Master Data and the drivers for implementing a Master Data Management (MDM) solutions and how these solutions benefit the organization. With that, the focus shifts to the discussion of Oracle’s foot print in the MDM space. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about the highlights of the features and functionality of various MDM Hubs offered by Oracle such as Customer Hub (CDH and UCM), Supplier Hub, Product Hub, Site Hub, Hyperion DRM, Fusion Customer Hub and Fusion Product Hub along with Oracle’s flagship Trading Community Architecture (TCA) that forms the foundation for many of the Oracle’s MDM Hubs. Then the focus of the workshop shifts to best practices in MDM and concludes with the discussion about Data Governance and the importance of it to MDM projects. This workshop is an opportunity for attendees to learn basics about MDM and Oracle’s MDM Hubs to facilitate the launch of an MDM initiative at their organizations.

CANCELLED: Introduction to Oracle Analytics Cloud Service

John McGale, Architect/Manager, Performance Architects, Inc.
Thursday, April 26, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Half day, $195

Oracle released Oracle Analytics Cloud Service (OAC) in September 2014, in the midst of the success of their previous BI Cloud offering called “Business Intelligence Cloud Service” (BICS). We find ourselves often explaining the differences between these cloud-based products and have developed this training as a result of those conversations. OAC is much different from BICS in that it is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) vs. Software as a Service (SaaS), which means you have more control over the underlying resources of the product. OAC is a product suite that has the following main components: BICS, and Data Visualization Cloud Service (DVCS) Essbase Cloud Service (ESSCS), and Database Cloud Service (DBCS). During this half-day session, we will explain the entire OAC acquisition and development lifecycle: from provisioning, configuration, development, to business analytics report development. We will also cover migration topics for those of you who may have related on-premises products such as OBIEE. In summary, you will learn everything you need to know about OAC in order to decide if OAC is right for your organization.

What 2017 Attendees Had to Say

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