Webinars


Is there a topic you would like covered but do not see here? We are happy to take webinar suggestions. Email us at kgately@odtug.com.

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NASBA_CPERegistry_logo_color_transparent.png  ODTUG is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry  of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBARegistry.org.


How to qualify for CPE Credits:

  • Register for the webinar, indicate that you are a Full (paid) ODTUG member, and check the box on your registration form to indicate you'll be earning credits.
  • Attend the session and fill out an evaluation form; make sure to include your name. The evaluation form will be sent to you once the webinar is completed.
  • You must respond to all poll questions that will show up on the screen at random during the presentation.
  • After the webinar, you will receive a certificate via email for the session you attended.
  • Submit the certificate to your State Board of Accountancy.

Webinars are free to all. No cancellation is required. If you do not attend, your registration will automatically be cancelled.

Webinars that are eligible for CPE credit will be noted as such in their description.
Our webinar calendar is constantly evolving! Check back frequently, as more webinars will be added to the schedule.

Suggest a Topic   Past ODTUG Webinar



communities_0006_Layer-6.png Thursday, February 20, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST  

 Optimizing Oracle Databases: Applications Give Fast Food Giant Major Gains 
 Mahesh Vanapalli, Datavail


This leader in the restaurant industry began experiencing issues with database performance and financial close processes which were having major effects on the business. By implementing optimization techniques, re-architecting systems, and properly distributing server load, this fast food giant was able to:

  • Speed their financial close timeframe
  • Significantly reduce the frequency of crashes and downtime
  • Cut server lag from 24 hours to five minutes during even the most active periods
  • Decrease the time required to implement global changes to menus from one week to overnight

Attend this webinar to learn how we did this so you can maximize the value of Oracle Database, EBS, GoldenGate, and more.


communities_0003_Layer-3.pngCPE Web Icon.png Tuesday, February 25, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST  

 The Future of EPM Reporting – MR
 Megha Chopra
and Mohit Jain, Genpact


*This webinar is eligible for one (1) CPE credit for Computer Software & Apps. To receive the credit attendees must be a Full (paid) ODTUG member, attend the entire webinar and answer all poll questions that will pop up on-screen during the webinar, and fill out the evaluation form (with your name) that will be sent out immediately after the webinar.

Reporting is the final destination of converting raw data into information to run your business. MR is going to be the future of reporting as FR is going away. However, companies that are on FR should upgrade to MR. This is not a quick and easy decision, especially if your organization has built reports extensively in FR. But thanks to the flexibility of MR, it does allow auto-migration to an extent.

The learning objectives for this session are: 

  1. Learn about management reporting components
  2. Differences in point of view
  3. What features are not supported in MR?
  4. Learn about auto-migration of objects
  5. How to migrate FR to MR

Are you also looking forward to an FR to MR migration? Join us on this webinar to explore these topics, some possible strategies/solutions, and how they impact you!

Prerequisites: None
Program Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Instructional Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

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communities_0006_Layer-6.png Wednesday, March 10, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
  Best 12c New Features: Striving Towards 18c/19c
  ACE Director.jpg Rich Niemiec, Viscosity North America


This webinar will focus on some of the best 12c & 12cR2 new features that should be investigated for use for tuning, development, and administration. Some of you may already be on 12c or just moving there. Some of you may be on 12cR2 or 18c but haven’t had the time to investigate or implement some of the great features.

The features we’ll cover for 12c and 12cR2 are not only central for effective database administration tasks; they’re also the key to helping application developers write better code to leverage built-in efficiencies that 12c and 12cR2 provide.

We’ll provide simple examples (such as the new FETCH FIRST query capabilities and a quick example using pluggable databases) to show the basic functionality of these new features so that you can adapt it to your unique environment.

Finally, we’ll also look ahead to some of the newest features already available in 18c/19c so that you can prepare your 12cR2 database for upgrading to those releases when the time comes.

Some of the key features we’ll cover for 18c include:

  • Working with the SGA, SQL*Plus History, and Object Name changes to Sizing
  • Multiple indexes on the same Column
  • FETCH FIRST X ROWS
  • Oracle In-Memory Column Store & Features
  • In-Memory Virtual Columns & JSON (R2)
  • Adaptive Execution Plans & Patch to fix issues
  • Approximate Query new 12cR2 Features
  • Quick In-Memory Tips and R2 New Features like In-Memory Joins
  • Security Enhancement
  • 18c/19c New Features to look forward to and the future ahead
This webinar is part one of a three-part webinar series, taking you from 12c to 19c

EPM correct.jpg Tuesday, March 17, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
  Free-Form Planning!! – The new Buzz in Oracle Enterprise Planning Cloud
  Ashwin Tandon and Prithiba Dhinakaran, Infosys


How do we assert ourselves and start taking part in the conversation? While there is no "one size fits all" approach to communication and we should each adapt our style to our personality and what feels right for us, we do need to find a way to shake the frustration of not being heard. How can we learn from our surroundings and other people’s experiences and start acting rather than reacting? Join us for a candid conversation with our panelists about what has worked for them, what hasn't, and how they each found their own paths to assertiveness and clarity of thought.

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 Thursday, March 19, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT  

  How to Be Heard: Finding Your Path to Effective Communication
ACEAss-01.png Alecs Mlynarzek, Alithya; and panelists Kate Helmer, Huron Consulting Group, and Julia Radovani, Peloton Group


How do we assert ourselves and start taking part in the conversation? While there is no "one size fits all" approach to communication and we should each adapt our style to our personality and what feels right for us, we do need to find a way to shake the frustration of not being heard. How can we learn from our surroundings and other people’s experiences and start acting rather than reacting? Join us for a candid conversation with our panelists about what has worked for them, what hasn't, and how they each found their own paths to assertiveness and clarity of thought.

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communities_0006_Layer-6.png Tuesday, March 31, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT  

 Tune Your SQL Without Hints or Indexes!
 Kaley Crum, Riceland Foods


Put. The hint. Down. And back away, slowly...

Here, we explore the underutilized art of rewriting an SQL query in order to make it run faster. Learn how to make your SQL query performance skyrocket simply by changing the SQL text! “But I can’t change the queries that run in my database,” you say. Not a problem! We demonstrate how you can hurdle this issue, too.


communities_0003_Layer-3.png CPE Web Icon.pngTuesday, April 21, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT  
 Change Complex Requirements to Simple Solutions: Customization of FCCS Consolidation Rules
 Megha Chopra and Mohit Jain, Genpact


*This webinar is eligible for one (1) CPE credit for Computer Software & Apps. To receive the credit attendees must be a Full (paid) ODTUG member, attend the entire webinar and answer all poll questions that will pop up on-screen during the webinar, and fill out the evaluation form (with your name) that will be sent out immediately after the webinar.

FCCS provides powerful inbuilt configurable consolidation. Every organization has to customize their consolidation rules as dictated by their company's internal structure. Consolidation methods and configurable consolidation rules are the two important pillars for setting up custom consolidation for the organization.

We are presenting a session on FCCS's powerful configurable consolidation. Learning objectives for this session include:

1.      The seven system-defined consolidation methods and how to use them effectively
2.      What are the consolidation methods' configurable parameters – (ownership %, consolidation %, control and minority (non-controlling) interest %)
3.      How to create custom consolidation methods
4.      Ownership management: how to define the consolidation settings to each entity hierarchy on a scenario, year, and period
5.      Data forms and dimensions setup for ownership module
6.      How to use nine seeded consolidation rules
7.      How to use standard elimination consolidation rules
8.      Advanced configurable consolidation rules
9.      How to effectively use consolidation rulesets and rules

Prerequisites: None
Program Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Instructional Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

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