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EPM.pngTuesday, August 21, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
 Happily Ever After: ODTUG and Oracle Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Solution (EPBCS)
ACE.png Gary Crisci, General Electric

Have you heard the news that ODTUG has gone live with Oracle’s Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service? ODTUG recently announced that it has adopted Oracle’s EPBCS to manage its financial reporting and budgeting needs. ODTUG has long wanted to utilize Oracle’s innovative finance solutions, but the large investment required in computing assets made it unfeasible. Today, with the availability of Oracle’s cloud solutions, the paradigm has shifted. These solutions provide a way for smaller organizations to adopt enterprise-class software without incurring the overhead typically associated with these advanced applications.

In this session, ODTUG Director and Oracle ACE Gary Crisci will demonstrate the ease of deploying an EPBCS application for ODTUG. Gary will walk through the process of creating an application in PBCS, importing metadata and financial data from ODTUG’s GL, and building feature-rich dashboards and financial reports. He will also lead a demonstration of some of the novel features in EPBCS such as the ability to manage metadata via the Smart View Excel add-in.

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BI.pngWednesday, August 22, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
 Lifting Your Essbase Cubes to the Cloud And Other Tips and Tricks for OAC
 Azfar Siddiqui and Catherine Summers, Vertical Edge Consulting Group

Watch us lift on premise Essbase Cubes to the cloud in this webinar focused on how to get the best value from your OAC implementation. We’ll create some quick visualizations from our new Essbase in the cloud and then we’ll move on to a couple of new tips and tricks to help you make your reporting sparkle. Come join us for this tour of OAC.

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EPM.pngThursday, August 23, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
 Are You Ready To Shoot For the Cloud?
 Joe Malewicki, iArch Solutions

Migrating to cloud may seem like an overwhelming task, but if you want to stay with your current on-premise software, you can still take the first step toward the cloud with an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution. With this option it's like you are getting a new stadium to compete in, but you're keeping the same high-performing team. We will discuss the different cloud offerings and whether upgrading your software in the process can also benefit your team now or in the long run. We will discuss just how cost effective an on-premise upgrade can actually be. The cost and time savings alone might make you head back to the office and start planning the upgrade project today.

If you're ready to fully shoot for the cloud and migrate off of your on-premise software to the latest and newest, then a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution is for you. You can get the cutting-edge products with no hardware costs involved. We'll go over both options during this presentation and also look at a hybrid approach of starting with IaaS and then moving to SaaS as you bring on new technologies or sunset existing legacy systems.

Please join us for this educational and informative session and let’s get you up to where you should be today!

And remember: someone’s “cloud” is just someone else’s “computer.”

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EPM.pngThursday, September 6, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
 Let Me Share this Whole New World of Agile and DevOps With You
 Neviana Zhgaba, GE Digital

When you hop on the Agile and DevOps magic carpet, there’s no challenge that you can’t overcome, flying over the Agrabah landscape of Oracle Finance applications!

General Electric is one of the biggest users of Oracle technology for Finance systems (HFM, Planning, Essbase, DRM, PBCS, OAC, CM, ARM, FDMEE, ODI, Automic, Accelatis, Exalytics, Exadata) supporting 500+ internal applications. In the past year, we have started a new journey to transform the way we manage our resources and projects using the Agile and DevOps practices.

Our goal is to accomplish the product vision and business objectives at a faster pace by better facilitating communication and collaboration between all product stakeholders, leveraging our resources efficiently throughout the planning, development, and operations phases of every Finance IT product initiative.

As the scrum master of the GE Finance IT team, I will tell you an Arabian Nights Disney-worthy fairy tale of how we put together the process, people, and technology pieces to accomplish our Agile & DevOps transformation journey.

At the end of this session attendees will learn about:

  • What is the role of the Product Owner, Scrum Master and the DevOps team and how do these roles deliver results together.
  • Why we have embraced a hybrid approach towards the Agile methodology specifically tailored to Finance IT applications.
  • How we have adapted the Scrum Sprint events to fit the way we are managing the product lifecycle meetings.
  • A detailed demo of how we are using the Agile ALM tool ‘Rally’ to organize products and daily deliverables using a five-tier hierarchy approach.
  • How we are integrating our Product Management tool with Rally.
  • Best practices, challenges, lessons learned and what remains to be accomplished.

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Database.pngThursday, September 27, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
 Using .NET Core and Entity Framework Core on Linux and Windows with Oracle Database
 Alex Keh and Christian Shay, Oracle Corporation

.NET Core allows .NET applications to run cross-platform, including Linux. Learn about the new Oracle Data Provider for .NET (ODP.NET) release for .NET Core and beta for Entity Framework Core. These providers fully support standard .NET Core features, such as ASP.NET Core and Configuration API. In this session, see demonstrations of developing and deploying these providers on Windows and Linux, including deploying on bare metal and with Docker containers.

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BI.png Tuesday, October 16, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
 Public Sector Financial Reporting is a Breeze as a Government Agency Takes a Walk in the Cloud with PBCS and EPRCS
 Vince Tran, Vertical Edge Consulting Group

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 this session to learn how Bell County went from using Excel spreadsheets to successfully creating their comprehensive annual financial report by using Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Services (PBCS) and Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Services (EPRCS)! Along with the case study, this session will also include best practices for integrating EPRCS and review the latest features from the most recent update.

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BI.png Tuesday, October 23, 2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
 Cloud Planning: Building PBCS Applications at Organizations New to Oracle
 John Taylor, Vertical Edge Consulting Group

Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) is a very powerful cloud solution for building planning applications, but it can be an intimidating task to implement. It comes with additional challenges when you have organizations that have never used Hyperion Planning or other Essbase solutions in the past. Join this session as John Taylor shares his experiences with doing multiple PBCS implementations for clients that had never before used an Oracle/Hyperion Planning solution.

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