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.

Did you miss a webinar? As a full ODTUG member, you can view all of our past webinars at any time. Just log in and you will see the link for the recorded list under the Resources tab. Not a member? Join now for $99!

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 pop up on your screen 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.

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communities_0006_Layer-6.png Tuesday, September 22, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT  
  Polymorphic Table Function Deep Dive - Part 2 of 2
  Darryl Hurley, ImpleStrat Solutions


Today's session is Part 2 of a two part series. If you missed Part 1 you will find the recording on the ODTUG Resources page.

Introduced in Oracle 18, Polymorphic Table Functions (PTFs) are the next step in the evolution of table functions. They provide detailed PL/SQL access to the inner workings of SQL query functionality (parse, open, fetch, and close) to create flexible data access and control. This session will be presented in two parts and begins at the surface of PTFs but quickly delves into the details to give attendees everything they need to create effective PTFs.

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communities_0003_Layer-3.pngCPE Web Icon.png Thursday, September 24, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT  
 Configuring Oracle’s Strategic Modeling – the Devil is in the Details
 Andrew Starks, Alithya


*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 pop up on your screen immediately after the webinar.
Prerequisites: None
Program Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Instructional Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Price & cancellation policy: Free. No need to cancel - if you do not attend you will be automatically cancelled.

This webinar is the second of a five part series on configuring the EPBCS business processes including; Financials, Strategic Modeling, Capital, Workforce, and Projects.  Check ODTUG’s webinar schedule often for dates for the rest of the series.

While Strategic Modeling provides pre-packaged long-range planning and scenario modeling capabilities, every one of our customers requires configuration to meet their unique business needs.
Learn how you can take the out-of-the-box chart of accounts as a solid launching point and then layer on top configurations to maximize your investment in Strategic Modeling.
Learning objectives:
Once configured, we’ll show how Strategic Modeling can be leveraged to:
• Run scenarios on the fly to understand financial impacts of key decisions and alternative strategies
• Run Monte Carlo Simulation on uncertain input variables to understand the probabilities of important business outcomes
• Incorporate Treasury and M&A activity into the Strategic Modeling process with purpose-built functionality like the Debt Scheduler, Funding Routine, and
  Valuation Reporting

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WIT Icon-01.jpg Tuesday, October 6, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT  
 WIT Webinar: Career Adversity During the Pandemic
 
Alecs Mlynarzek,
Alithya, and Steisi Manco, Huron Consulting Group


Presented by Alecs Mlynarzek, Alithya, and Steisi Manco, Huron Consulting Group, along with panelists Kellyn Gorman, Microsoft, and Becky Wagner, US Analytics.

In this year of the pandemic we have all felt it's impact on both our social and professional lives. Our lifestyle has changed but so have our businesses and our workplaces. Companies have reacted in different ways, but predominantly with increased caution. So how has the pandemic impacted our career growth and opportunities? Has our work changed in any way since all this began almost half a year ago? Should we be adapting to it, or should we just wait it out and hope we will be able to resume our "normal" activities? Join our panel of successful professionals to hear how they are dealing with this situation and to share your own method of living by the “new norm” rules.

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communities_0006_Layer-6.png Thursday, October 8, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT  
 Oracle Enterprise Manager: Seven Robust Features to Put in Action
 
Rakesh Nagdev,
Datavail


Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) brings your Oracle deployments together in a single management, monitoring, and automation dashboard. Oracle developed this solution, so it offers deep integration with many of its technologies. The ease of integration, coupled with the support of both on-premise and cloud-based Oracle databases, allows it to fit into many enterprise infrastructures. Oracle Enterprise Manager can also monitor and manage non-Oracle databases, making it a cost-effective and central tool to manage IT environments with a mix of database platforms.

The single point of control is appealing for complex enterprise infrastructures, especially when they’re heavily invested in Oracle technologies. Out-of-the-box monitoring and reporting templates cover many common use cases, and simplifies the configuration of management automation for databases, applications, and more.

This presentation takes on a brief history of OEM and then does a deep dive into seven robust features organizations should consider implementing:

1. Intelligent Incident Compression (Smart Alerting)
2. Chief Job Support
3. Always-ON Monitoring
4. Notification Blackouts
5. System Broadcast
6. Export & Import Incident Rule Sets
7. Metric Enhancements

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communities_0006_Layer-6.png Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT  
  SQL and PLSQL with Relational Data and JSON
  Darryl Hurley, ImpleStrat Solutions


JSON data is different from relational data. This means that things are different when accessing them via SQL and PLSQL. This session demonstrates what to be aware of when working with mixed JSON and relational data. 

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Analytics square with padding-01.png Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT  
 Go With The Flow: Advanced Techniques for Using OAC Data Flows
 Doug Ross, Performance Architects


Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) offers a powerful data transformation component called data flows. This session will delve deeper into more advanced features of data flows including: incremental processing, parameters, augmented data recommendations, branching, and sequences. An end-to-end demonstration will show how to combine datasets from multiple sources to create a finished product ready for advanced visualization. Join us to see how data flows should be an integral part of your organization’s data analysis workflow!    

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communities_0003_Layer-3.pngCPE Web Icon.png Tuesday, October 20, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT  
 Configuring Oracle EPM Planning’s Capital Module
 ACEAss-01.png David Pabst, Alithya


*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 pop up on your screen immediately following the webinar.
Prerequisites: None
Program Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Instructional Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Price & cancellation policy: Free. No need to cancel - if you do not attend you will be automatically cancelled.

This webcast is the third of a five part series on configuring the EPBCS business processes including Financials, Strategic Modeling, Capital, Workforce and Projects. Check ODTUG’s webinar schedule for dates.

Oracle EPM Planning Capital makes forecasting the financial statement impact of acquiring, improving, or disposing of capital assets easy – with a wizard to configure your application! Learn how the wizard guides through the configuration process, allowing you to forecast the future impact of new investments and changes to existing assets. Learn about forecasting support of intangibles, fixed assets, and IFRS16 leased assets. Discuss how Alithya’s Capital Portfolio Planning (CPP) augments streamlines the capital request & prioritization to determine what investments to make before an asset is forecasted in Oracle EPM Planning Capital.

CPAs can earn CPEs as we will address the following learning objectives:

Understand options to forecast your existing asset base
Understand options to forecast proposed assets
Understand the basic configuration process for the Oracle EPM Capital module.

David Pabst, CPA.CITP PMP, Alithya’s Capital Portfolio Planning Product Manager will host this webcast and bring leading practices from recent real-world capital implementations.

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Analytics square with padding-01.pngTuesday, October 27, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT  
 Secure and Flexible Oracle Analytics on Any Data by Integrating Autonomous Database with Data Lake
 ACE.png Holger Friedrich,
sumIT AG 


Nowadays we need to run analytics on all kinds of data. This includes flexible formats and semi-structured data from data lakes as well as curated data from relational databases. A great way to access these different types of data sets and sources with Oracle Analytics is by integrating a flexible, scalable (object) storage layer with the powerful Oracle database engine. This works especially well in the cloud, using OAC on top of the Autonomous Data Warehouse service. The key to all of this is the clever use of (partitioned) Oracle External Tables. In this presentation we will discuss the integration of OAC, ADB, and Object Storage from an architecture point of view, as well as the technical implementation. Demos will show the elegance of the approach, the great performance, and its security benefits.

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communities_0003_Layer-3.pngCPE Web Icon.png Thursday, October 29, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT  
 Financial Close Manager: A Pathway to Streamline and Accelerate Your Close Operations! 
 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 pop up on your screen immediately after the webinar.
Prerequisites: None
Program Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Instructional Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Price & cancellation policy: Free. No need to cancel - if you do not attend you will be automatically cancelled.

Manual tracking of the close process using Excel and emails is one of the reasons companies still experience issues in their close process from an accuracy, transparency, complexity, and comprehensiveness perspective.

By standardizing and embedding controls in period-end close processes, organizations are able to eliminate labor-intensive, non-value adding activities and streamline decentralized and disjointed workflows that lengthen cycle times, increase the risk of control failure, and threaten the integrity of financial statements.

The Oracle Financial Close Manager module of FCCS is built for centralized, web-based management of period-end close activities across the extended financial close cycle. It helps to manage all financial close cycle tasks, including ledger and sub ledger close, data loading and mapping, financial consolidation, account reconciliation, tax/treasury, and internal and external reporting processes.

Learning objectives for this session will include:
1. Close Manager components (set up calendar, security, periods, years, custom attributes, alert types, integrations)
2. Define tasks for a close process—set up task types
3. Define dashboard views (calendar, task list, Gantt chart)
4. Create/update templates (and validate) with repeatable close tasks
5. Set up/update schedule by pulling from a template
6. Workflow process

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communities_0003_Layer-3.pngCPE Web Icon.png Thursday, November 19, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT  
 Configuring Workforce: Employee? Job? Or Both?
 Kim Forest
, Alithya


*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 pop up on your screen immediately after the webinar.
Prerequisites: None
Program Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Instructional Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Price & cancellation policy: Free. No need to cancel - if you do not attend you will be automatically cancelled.

An out-of-the-box Workforce module allows companies to plan for labor related expenses and integrate with other modules such as financials. Workforce provides options to enable expense planning, headcount planning, and workforce management. But first you need to determine the granularity at which to plan your Workforce: Employee only, job only, or employee and job?

In this webinar, we will take a deeper dive into those three levels of granularity and what the implications are for each. We will also review the most important enablement and configuration processes for the Workforce module.


Topics include:

  • Enablement options
  • Planning and forecast preparation
  • Workforce assumptions
  • Benefits/taxes/additional earnings setup

Learning Objectives:

  • Levels of Granularity in Workforce
  • How to enable Workforce
  • Mandatory configuration steps

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