August 11, 2006
Harper College, Palatine, IL
8:10am – 8:50am
Oracle EPB, the New Planning and Budgeting Solution– Room A-238
David Brieg, DB Strategic Systems
Oracle Enterprise Planning and Budgeting (EPB) is a new application for Enterprise
Planning and Budgeting. This application is a key component of Oracle's Corporate
Performance Management solutions. Why use Oracle EPB for my planning and
budgeting requirements? Out-of-the-box integration with Oracle General Ledger. The
migration path for current Oracle Financial Analyzer customers.
Preventing Access to Sensitive Data in Oracle E-Business Suite - Not Just
Responsibilities - Room A-242
Christopher Carriero, Guardian Applications..
Sensitive HR and Payroll data exists in multiple modules with the Oracle EBS.
Responsibilities control access via the application. What about developers and testers?
These individuals in IT have access to sensitive data in multiple environments. The
presenters will create an awareness of the risk and describe how an organization can
mitigate the risk of internal identity theft.
Oracle BI Enterprise Edition Architected for Scalability – Room A-243
Will Hutchinson, ORACLE Corp
Use Internet Expenses to Manage Your Procurement Card Transactions –
Don Driggs, Solution Beacon
The self-service applications offer distinct advantages when a large community of users
need to process transactions. Internet Expenses with many new and enhanced features
offers an attractive alternative to managing your procurement card transactions. Perhaps
the single best feature that makes Internet Expenses attractive is the fact that it is a self-
service application. There is no need to use the core applications. That makes training
and support easier. Internet Expenses uses robust workflows to move all transactions and
notifications between preparers, delegates, approvers, and the AP office. Requirements
that once were drawbacks in older versions of Internet Expenses have been addressed in
the OIE.G and subsequent patch releases. Procurement card transactions are downloaded
from the bank and then mapped to a different credit card transaction API for validation.
Credit card transactions can be disputed. Unused transactions can be aged and dunning
notices sent to the card- holder. Procurement card transactions are processed using
expense report concepts such as expense types, itemizing, etc. They can be charged to
any valid account number or project, task, and award. Once completed and submitted,
the expense report is sent to a manager for approval. Or the manager could reject it,
reassign it or request additional information. Approval by the Accounts Payable office
can be made to be optional. It doesn’t matter if your credit card policy is company pay or
individual pay. It doesn’t matter if you have a travel card or not. It doesn’t matter if a
card- holder has one or many credit cards. What do matter are the policies and
procedures for handling procurement cards versus those for handling expense reports.
The more similar they are the fewer the distinctions or accommodations that need to be
made in Internet Expenses. At Carnegie Mellon University the distinctions between the
two were considerable.
3rd Wave CRM Strategy – Breakout RoomW202
Gerhard Friedrich, RWD Technologies
What's new about the latest attempt at getting documented ROI from CRM efforts? This
time the customer is in control! If your customer doesn't see you as providing the
experience they want in dealing with your company they'll go elsewhere. Customer
loyalty, employee performance metrics, company culture, customer strategy all need to
be aligned with your CRM performance or you'll need yet a Fourth wave of CRM to get
Supplier Performance and Supplier Scorecards – CE Room W 218
John Cachat, IQS, Inc
Manufacturers are purchasing more, and expecting more from their supply base. The
movement from simply purchasing parts to purchasing systems and assemblies are
putting pressures on suppliers to bring more value added experience to the supply chain.
This practice is also putting manufacturers that do not have robust supplier performance
and supplier scorecards systems, at significant risk. This presentation starts with the
supplier scorecard – every one wants one and most people that have them create them
with extremely non-value added labor. Humans scurry around the plants, trying to get
critical information that is held hostage in emails, spreadsheets, and homegrown
databases compiled into a scorecard. Besides the obvious waste, these scorecards are
often late and hard to defend. The overall results – when suppliers realize their
responsiveness is being tracked and implement corrective actions faster. A manufacturer
reduced the average time to implement corrective actions at a supplier from 10 days to 3
days using e-mail notification and online status tracking. Another firm reduced the
average time from 20 days to 10. The presentation will address the following business
• Gathering this information without labor wasted running around gathering data from
stand- alone systems and re-entering into XLS
• Defining processes
• An integrated system to capture the transactions
• Information presented in different formats for different people.
Reducing Configurator Model Size – CE Room W219
Arne Rosen, DARC
A direct impact on Configurator performance as well as development and maintenance
costs. This presentation will show you some techniques that will help reduce your
Configurator model sizes.
Convert Your Customers into iStore Users. iStore and iReceivables Users
Conversion from a TCA customer master, a case study - KI Educ Foundation Room
Mark Carlstedt, Carl Consulting Corporation
Utilizing Data Guard Logical Database for Production Reporting – Board Rm
Kevin Gordon, TUSC
This presentation will discuss the concepts of using Oracle’s Data Guard logical standby
database technology to create and maintain a production- reporting database. Discussed
during this presentation will be an effort needed to complete a standard configuration to
obtain a high availability database that can be utilized has a reporting database. Both the
logical and physical requirements will be reviewed during this presentation.
9:10am – 9:50am
Secrets of the Account Generator – Room A-238
Karen Brownfield, Solution Beacon
Account Generators are workflows with very special rules. But did you know there is a
way to send a notification when one fails? And that there is a host of “hidden” attributes
that you can use in custom code? Attend this presentation and learn the basics of account
generators as well as some of the hidden treasures.
Security Best Practices for Oracle E-Business 11i – A-242
Milton Estrada, TUSC
Review of industry best practices and standards to secure Oracle E-Review of industry
best practices and standards to secure Oracle E-Business 11i on an enterprise
environment. Including basic to more advance measures that can be achieved base on
company requirements and policies.
Optimizing Business Performance by automating the Document Process –
Room A -243
Ramesh Kumar, eAlliance Corp
Organizations have adopted ERP systems to improve efficiency, standardize business
processes, and achieve competitive advantage. Yet, many critical business processes
continue to rely on transaction documents such as Purchase Orders, Invoices, Receipts,
Statements, Acknowledgements, or Correspondence. With paper, email, and fax comes
costly, time-consuming, error-prone manual processes for storage, retrieval, and
distribution. FormScape V3 is the premier Document Process Automation solution that
integrates documents, processes and business systems for the right people, at the right
time, in the format they require. It allows customers to create professionally branded
business documents from any Oracle e-Business or host application and deliver
intelligent output management both internally and externally without reprogramming the
Keep your users up to speed using web-based learning – Boardroom W214/215
Jeff Graunke, Graunke Consulting, Inc
There is a lot of buzz around on-line learning, but can it be used with an ERP? It can.
Learn how to use on-line learning to increase your users' performance. You can create
customized on-line learning modules for your organization. It's a lot easier than you
Implementing Depot Repair – Breakout Room W202
Roger Kuhn, o2Works
This discussion will review the Depot Repair process and how it integrates with shipping/
receiving, the shop floor and other CRM modules.
Using 11i10 Oracle’s Manufacturing Execution Workbench and – CE Room W218
Larry Gray, DARC Corp.
The largest benefits of using manufacturing execution systems comes from capitalizing
upon the visibility they can provide into manufacturing performance without
compromising on the shop floor execution needs. As CIO’s look toward standardizing
manufacturing execution systems across plants around the world for shop floor visibility
and competitive advantages, many still struggle with the disconnect between their shop
floor and business systems. Current best manufacturing practices stress Total Cost of
Manufacturing, Total Cost of Quality, Six Sigma, zero defects, continuous process
improvement (CPI) and ISO 9000. In order to support these processes the shop floor data
collection needs to be flexible and integration has to be available to provide all of the
tools manufacturers need to become world class. This presentation will highlight the
advantages of using the built-in tight integration of Oracle Quality with Oracle Work in
Advanced Pricing - Lessons Learned – CE Room W219
Deborah Bryda, TUSC (Co-present with Samantha German)
Accommodating pricing exceptions can present a challenge with the diverse and creative
pricing requirements presented by businesses today. Oracle Advanced Pricing promises
many solutions. However, functional implementation using out-of-the-box functionality
can result in frustration. This presentation will address the basic steps required to turn on
advanced pricing which may sound basic but can often be overlooked. It will also offer
some functional tips on how standard functionality can be applied to various business
scenarios including a requirement to automatically apply a volume discount based on the
cumulative quantity on the sales order. The solution required a bridge between item
definition and business process to create a trouble-free order entry process that allows
multiple order lines to adjust for correct discounted pricing.
Creating Graphs Using Reports Builder 10g – KI Educ. Foundation Room
Christine Courtey, Scandent Solutions
The basic steps for generating a graph in Report Builder 10g will be described. The
various subtypes of graphs that are available will be listed. Methods of modifying the
features of a graph will be discussed, both by using the Graph Wizard and through the
use of XML in the Graph Settings property.
Archiving, Subsetting & Scrambling - Oracle, Peoplsoft, Siebel, and Custom
Applications – BoardRmW216/W217
Adam Gwosdof, Applimation
See how companies can leverage Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) with a
comprehensive and Oracle validated solution to manage their data challenges throughout
the entire system lifecycle with an easy to use solution that provides a very positive and
demonstrable ROI. The hard number benefits include: increased system performance,
saved disc space, increased cloning efficiency, decreased size and number of non-
production instances, saved upgrade & backup time, and enhanced data security.
10:00am – 10:40am
Using FSG’s and ADI to create and review financial statements. – Room A-238
Andy Diamond, DARC Corporation
This presentation describes how to create Balance Sheets and P&Ls in a format that
allows regeneration on a monthly basis without manual keying. The session also offers
instruction about how to review the documents and explain individual line items.
30 Minute Release 11i Security – Keeping the Bad Guys Away – Room A-242
Randy Giefer, Solution Beacon
Terrorism, identity-theft, 9/11. It’s no longer a safe world, and corporate data needs to be
protected from not only the external bad guys, but also the internal ones as well! Many
companies believe this won’t happen to them – until it’s too late. This presentation
discusses numerous ways to quickly and easily improve the security of your Release 11i
environment and protect your valuable data. With minimal effort required to implement,
Mr. Giefer will provide real world examples of how substantial security benefits can be
obtained by performing simple configuration tasks such as modifying the default values
of select profile settings and timeout parameters. Security tips and tricks specific to the
Oracle Applications will also be provided to enable administrators to protect their data
from "the bad guys".
Do you know your data? Does the rest of the company? – Room A-243
Eva Larson, Zebra Technologies Corporation
With the ever- increasing world of information technology data has become a corporate
asset and the quality of that data is crucial to the success of each business area within that
company. Technology is also changing to bring siloed department data into one giant
corporate sandbox where many of the data elements such as company name, address and
contact information are shared across business functions. The company goal is to get the
entire company moving in sync as one entity but how do you get there when all business
areas are used to working independently? Who owns the data? What type of controls and
standards are required and how do you measure your successes? Come and find out from
a live business perspective.
Streamline your Re-Billing process by automating Oracle Accounts Payable,
iExpenses and Projects – Boardroom W214/W215
Rick Lackner, M. A. Mortenson Company
Learn how M.A. Mortenson Company managed to reduce costs, time and effort by
automating and optimizing their invoicing, expenses-reimbursement and project re-
billing processes -– all while eliminating the cumbersome paper trail and strengthening
internal controls. By seamlessly integrating the ERP system and all of the paper
associated with finance processes (invoices, expense reports etc.), organizations can
expect dramatic improvements. Mortenson will discuss how to: • Reduce the cycles spent
on invoice holds, approvals and project-related expenses; • Preempt billing disputes by
providing clients with complete backup information for all billing line items; • Eliminate
billing errors and unrecoverable charges, and • Strengthen internal controls for Invoicing
and expense re-billing, while reducing audit costs. All of these improvements can greatly
impact the bottom-line of an organization.
Demystifying the TCA - Parties, Accounts and Customers – Breakout Room W202
Bob Brown, DARC Corp.
The Trading Community architecture provides for a very robust customer model.
However, there is often confusion between the capabilities of the TCA and the
relationship to the Customers that are used in Order Management and Receivables. This
presentation will highlight the key aspects of the TCA model, and its relation to the ERP
Customer model. We will also review key features and restrictions not so well known
about the model, and provide some technical information for query development and
Fact vs. Fiction: Lessons Learned from a CRM Implementation – CE Room W218
Kim Flannagan, USi
CRM/Supply Chain implementation had many lessons learned. New Sales Application
was implemented and USi learned things that will save another implementation time.
Patches, bugs and documentation were all challenges. Let USi give you a 'cheat sheet' on
how to get through the pain. Areas also include integration with MS Outlook and
Integration with D&B.
ASCP Recommendations Influenced by Order Modifiers in Make to Stock & Make
to Order Scenarios CE Room W219
Sankar Das, BearingPoint
This paper will cover all aspects of Order modifiers which has a great influence in the
overall recommendations provided by Oracle Advance Supply Chain Planning (ASCP)
Application in a discrete manufacturing environment. It will also cover relevant planning
parameters and item parameters which need to be set along with order modifiers for
configuring ‘Make to Stock’ & ‘Make to Order’ manufacturing scenarios. A consolidated
chart describing suggested planning and item parameters set up is shown.
Business Process Execution Language (BPEL) – Wave to the Future – KI Educ
Paul Cyphers, Solution Beacon
Business processes have for a long time been an integral and important part of leveraging
and managing ERP applications. All the major applications (Oracle, JD Edwards,
PeopleSoft and SAP) have spent a great deal of time mapping business processes to the
software processes. During the later 1990s there was an extensive movement towards
standardizing an execution language that could be deployed over multiple applications.
Oracle utilizes BPEL in the execution of processes within and across multiple
applications to meet business requirements. With the addition of JD Edwards and
PeopleSoft applications to the Oracle product line, there is a need to understand how this
impacts the integration of applications for the future. The presentation provides an
overview of what BPEL is and what it currently does, along with an understanding of
how this impacts the future regarding integration and Oracle’s Fusion initiative.
Tuning When You Cannot Change the Code! Board Rm W216/W217
Dan Hotka, Oracle Expert
The presenter is an experienced Oracle DBA with considerable knowledge of the internal
workings of the Oracle database environment. This presentation reviews various statistics
that greatly assist the CBO with decisions. Dan illustrates index monitoring and
collecting stale stats on table objects. This presentation is packed full of scripts that
shows histogram usage, helps find problem and poorly-performing SQL. Dan concludes
with a review of useful init.ora parameter settings.
1:00pm – 1:40pm
Oracle Learning Management – Room A-238
Rene W. Rich, ORACLE Corp
Are you only delivering classroom-based training? Are you ready to move beyond
traditional learning approaches to effectively skill your workforce? Join us for this
session to hear about learning management trends and how organizations are integrating
learning management into the talent life cycle. By taking an integrated, holistic approach
to learning management, these organizations are maximizing the impact of their HR
investments and using technology to better equip workers with the skills needed to
achieve organizational success.
Optimizing Oracle Internal Controls – Part I – Strategies for Compliance,
Efficiencies of Controls, Streamlining Processes for Audit across the Business.
Dean Weede, ORACLE Corp.
Lane Leskela Senior Product Marketing Director – Financial Applications Oracle Led by
a senior member of the Oracle Financial Applications team, session participants will
learn how to: Develop a compliance strategy using the Oracle E-Business Suite; Optimize
internal controls; Automate compliance processes utilizing proven best practices;
streamline compliance and reporting processes; and ensure key controls are consistent
across business lines.
Microsoft® Excel-based Financial/Budgeting Reporting and Analysis Solutions for your
ORACLE® Environment – A-243
Sherri Barham & Dan Havey, Global Software
Assessing BI Readiness In Your Organization – Boardroom W214/W215
Faun deHenry,FMT Systems Inc.
Are your users complaining that they are always waiting on IT for reports or that reports
creation takes too long and typically is not what they wanted in the first place? If your
users are trying to use a variety of inconsistent tools today, and are complaining about the
training costs, how long it takes to get up to speed on a tool, or that their data is never
available to them, it is time to look at your organization's readiness for a BI/DW solution.
Trade Management-Manage Offers, Claims & Quotas – Breakout Room W202
Sridhar Pullareddy, Verities Solutions
1) 360 Degree view of a Promotional Offer (2) Account Manager Dashboard - High level
Overview (3) Offers/Promotions Profitability - Use of ROI estimation (4) Extended
Functionality - Custom Extensions (5) Case Study.
Simplifying Oracle Available to Promise – CE Room W218
Ted Paetkau, DARC Corp.
This paper will discuss the business requirements for available to promise functionality
and how Oracle ATP meets these requirements. Which types of available to promise
functionality apply to which business situations will be described. Similarities and
differences between Basic ATP, Single Level Supply Chain ATP, Multi-Level Supply
Chain ATP, and Allocated ATP will be addressed. Critical setup steps will be described.
Configure and Extend Oracle WMS to meet complex requirements for a
distribution centric warehouse– CE Room W219
Vishal Choudhari, HCL
Learn how Oracle WMS can be configured and extended to meet requirements common
to a distribution centric warehouse. We’ll cover how to integrate carton level RFID/EPC
tagging into picking processes, build optimized shipping pallets and model realistic
inbound and outbound material flows.
RFID middleware design: Accomplishing real-time integration of an RFID
application with Oracle Apps or any other Business Application –
KI Educ Foundation Rm
Sameer Pandee, Gantec Corporation
Many organizations are deploying RFID applications that provide real-time data and item
visibility, leading to improved Supply Chain efficiencies. RFID being a new entrant in an
organization’s technology stack, there is a pressing need to integrate this new application
with the pre-existing ERP Applications (like Oracle Apps) and/or business applications.
After touching upon the basic concepts of RFID and the key deliverables for an RFID
middleware, this presentation proposes the design of an RFID middleware. The design is
aimed at developing a scalable and versatile information architecture that collects, filters,
manages and analyzes the RFID data, and turns it into valuable, actionable business
information. Using a case study, each design concept has been explained by mapping it to
an actual business transaction.
AutoConfig, Rapid Clone and Why Is the Sky Blue? – Boardrm W216/W217
James Morrow, Solution Beacon
The introduction of Oracle Applications Release 11i dramatically changed in the way we
configure and manage an Applications environment. Previously, we had a handful of
simple files, easily edited to work with. The effort to manage and copy one environment
to another fairly was manageable. The introduction of the “NCA” architecture, used in
10.7NCA, along with Release 11.0 made things a little more difficult. Release 11i,
however, dramatically changed the Applications DBA world. This highly complex
configuration management made for highly unstable environments with no well-
documented approach for consistently and effectively producing a clone of a particular
environment. This approach, in turn, put a lot of gray hairs on the heads of a lot of Apps
DBAs. Enter AutoConfig and its cousin, Rapid Clone. We'll examine the basic workings
of these tools and explain how you can most effectively put them to work for your
environment. We'll cover customization and extension with these tools and give you the
means to live peacefully with AutoConfig.
2:00pm – 2:40pm
Best Practices for Integrating e-invoicing into accounts payable– Room A-238
Shalini Kasida, 170 Systems
E-invoicing offers numerous efficiencies and savings opportunities, but implementing
this new solution requires careful consideration, with a high priority on integration with
the organization’s ERP system. Why e-invoicing? Electronic-invoice receipt reduces
costs by eliminating paper invoice management by everyone from the mailroom to AP.
Savings areas include opening incoming mail, sorting, data entry and document storage.
In fact, studies by The Hackett Group have shown that e-invoicing can reduce invoice
processing costs to less than 20% of the cost of paper invoices, and AP productivity
improves significantly as invoice line items processed per employee are 4.8 times greater
than paper invoice processing. E-invoicing reduces invoice capture time as there are no
delays in receiving, handling, and entering data from paper invoices. And, eliminating
manual invoice data entry reduces errors. Electronic invoices are instantly sent from the
supplier to the buyer via the supplier network. Rapid receipt of invoices in the ERP AP
module enables buyers to capture more prompt payment discounts, optimizing working
capital. With e-invoicing, the invoice process flows smoothly and with less rework and
re-routing of information. The Hackett Group also found that the cost of resolving e-
invoice discrepancies with suppliers is 70% less than with paper- based systems. A
successful e-invoicing solution automates as much of the invoice-management process as
possible and enables users to easily participate in the invoice processing workflow. A
key ingredient in an e-invoicing solution is the supplier network.
Optimizing Oracle Internal Controls – Part II – Monitoring, Enforcement &
Testing of User Access, SOD, Transaction Controls and Change Management for
Compliance, and to enhance IT Efficiencies. – Room A-242
Steve Quinton, Applimation
Steve Quinton CPA, CISA, CITP Senior Director - Change Management & Compliance
Solutions Applimation Apply information from “Optimizing Oracle Internal Controls –
Part I” to monitor, enforce and test: user access, segregation-of-duties, configurable and
transactional controls. Establish automated repeatable testing strategies for audit and
compliance teams evaluating effectiveness of internal controls. This will include
preventing control violations, capturing audit trail of key setups, and monitoring critical
transactions. Also, enhance efficiencies of functional and IT users troubleshooting or
evaluating change in the Oracle application.
The Challenges of Implementation in Small Organizations – Room A-243
David Trch, TUSC
Fusion Middleware: Selecting the Right Reporting Tool for You – Boardroom
Michael Rulf, USi
Oracle Fusion Middleware contains over half a dozen specialized reporting and Business
Intelligence toolsets. How do you determine which to use? This session evaluates each
tool and identifies which to use based on examples of common business issues.document
Oracle Marketing - Tap the Power – Breakout Room W202
Robert Rentz, Scandent Solutions
Oracle Marketing contains a wide breadth of capabilities and functions that not only
assist marketing, but can assist sales, customer service and order management. This
session will provide an overview of Oracle Marketing, and focus on the features that may
be of value to all users.
Process Manufacturing – CE Room W 218
Doug Marrow, ORACLE Corp
Abstract Forthcoming from Oracle
Oracle Mobile Global Trade Item Numbers – CE Room W219
Arne Rosen, DARC Corp.
GTIN allows Oracle Mobile transactions to be carried out by scanning one of its
component data structures in bar-coded format. Some companies have predefined bar-
coded items that you can cross reference utilizing this GTIN solution Oracle has created.
This presentation will show how to setup these types of transactions, how it will work in
the Mobile applications and some frequently asked questions regarding GTIN.
Discoverer and XML Publisher: Full Throttle Reporting – KI Educ Foundation Rm
Tim Sharpe, Solution Beacon
XML Publisher combined with Discoverer provides a complimentary full spectrum
environment to meet all business reporting needs. Discoverer is a powerful ad-hoc
reporting tool designed so that all levels of users can quickly and easily create reports and
analyze data without writing complex code. XML Publisher provides a mechanism to
deliver intricate printable documents with rich formatting using simple template
structures and XML data. Learn how to combine these technologies to provide quality,
publishable reports for a multitude of purposes.
When Apps Met SUSE ... a Real World Apps Migration to SUSE Linux – Board Rm
Sandra Vucinic, VLAD Group, Inc.
Oracle has strengthened its commitment to the Linux platform. Novell has solidified it's
place as an Enterprise Linux platform with SUSE SLES for Oracle Applications. Many
Oracle E-Business Suite customers are evaluating possibility to move their Oracle
Applications and/or database to Linux platform in order to realize high availability and
scalability at reduced cost with the Linux OS and specifically Novell's SUSE SLES
platform. This presentation will review necessary steps and tasks to migrate Oracle
database server and Oracle 11i E-Business Suite from other platforms to Novell's SUSE
SLES Linux. "Real World" lessons learned, tips and migration techniques would be
shared with the audience. A roadmap to a two-step migration (migrating middle-tier on
Linux first and database tier later) to Novell's SUSE SLES Linux platform will be
provided. Further, this presentation will discuss a new tool introduced by Oracle "Linux
Platform Migration utility" that allows customers to move existing Oracle Applications to
Linux OS. Pros and cons of using this tool will be outlined. Other topics will include
discussion of Network Attached Storage and Linux specific challenges that were
addressed during migration. Attendees will learn what it takes (including resource
requirements, project steps and timeline) to successfully migrate and run the Oracle E-
business Suite on Novell's SUSE SLES Linux from a real experience.
3:00pm – 3:40pm
Going Global: Implement Oracle financials for your foreign subsidiary fast! – Room
Judy Vales, O2Works
Need to implement Oracle for your foreign subsidiary? This session will provide the
information to get you started, and the critical points you need to know to make your
project successful. Everything from project planning to go live will be addressed. Many
US organizations have no issue with running and supporting their current instances,
usually with one set of books and organization, but they may not have all the tools and
information required for a second book and organization; this presentation can help them
get started and be successful.
Oracle Applications Operations and Maintenance with ITIL and IT Governance –
by Anunaya Shrivastava and Bryan N.– Room A-242
Anuaya Shrivastava, BearingPoint
You went live with Oracle Applications. Hurrah!! Now what? The quotidian operations
need to be managed with a strategic framework. The ITIL approach delineates method to
this madness and outlines the blueprint for handling service support – problem
management, change management, configuration management, and release management.
Another critical area that comes under this topics purview is the IT Governance and its
effective implementation via tools for Demand Management, Change Request
Management, Change Migration and Change deployment with Version Control.
Dashboarding is another concept that allows us to have a vignette on the key performance
indicators and allows us to manage the service support for such implementation. This
presentation will also cover concept of Dashboard to maintain and operate an
Increase Security, Optimize, and Making Oracle Application Highly Available
– Room A-243
Mike Tilkian, Konsultek & Mike Schrock, Oracle Business Dev. Manager of F5
Konsultek and F5 demonstrate how F5 product is used to insure maximum availability,
enhanced performance and security for mission critical Oracle applications. If you are
about to deploy new – or enhance existing systems that contain Oracle technology or
applications, or if you have Consolidation, SOA, Virtualization, Security & Compliance,
or a Performance project going on, the latest thinking advises that Information
Technology architectures be created from a more service orientated and layered
approach. Where lots of small servers and applications work in concert. This is
happening at the critical juncture where the Application and the Network meet. Here,
intelligent devices that can process at both network and application services level are
dramatically improving application delivery. This approach offers more resilience,
security, reliability and performance at a lower cost. Oracle and thousands of other
companies have adopted this approach and use F5 products as an in-house best practice.
Implementing Oracle Discoverer 10g – Boardroom W214/W215
Mark Tritz, Optimum Solutions
This presentation discusses the merits of implementing Oracle Discoverer 10g, the
newest version of Oracle Discoverer. This is not just a version comparison, this also
addresses where Oracle Discoverer 10g implementation fits in your timeline. This
presentation covers the following topics: • Discoverer. What it is and how it’s evolved
from 4i to 10g release 2. • Discoverer Implementation Strategy. How best to implement
Discoverer in any environment. • Implementing Discoverer 10g. Review version specific
benefits and issues implementing Discoverer 10g.
Understanding Oracle's Customer Data Hub Product: A Presentation from Apex IT
– Breakout Room W202
Don Yerger, Apex IT
It can’t be overstated: long-term business success is directly related to how much a
company knows about its customers. Regardless of industry, customer data is king.
Managing that data, however, isn’t always easy. It can be particularly taxing when
multiple enterprise applications are involved. But times have changed. Technology now
exists to help enterprise application users solve the customer data management
conundrum. That technology is the Oracle Customer Data Hub. Developed with today’s
enterprise Oracle ERP and CRM customer in mind, Customer Data Hub is a fully
integrated data management solution that centralizes, de-duplicates and synchronizes
customer data across all key enterprise systems. Apex IT understands how to leverage
Customer Data Hub to maximize its true potential. And as a value-add to NCOAUG
Summer Training Day attendees, we’ve prepared a presentation to help explain the new
Customer Data Hub product and its benefits.
3rd Party Logistics Solution using Oracle Applications – CE Room W218
Rob Pierson, DARC Corp.
3rd Party Logistics Providers (3PL) are becoming a dominant business model supporting
supply chain reqts. This presentation will focus on the use of Oracle logistics (APS,
WMS, Transportation) and distribution (OM, Inventory, Purchasing, EDI) applications
needed to support 3LP business models. Additionally, case studies a comparative
business examples will be presented with various solutions presented.
Oracle Transportation Management – CE Room W219
Bob Sprague, ORACLE Corp
Oracle’s Transportation Management solution is a single platform, web-architected,
transportation and logistics system that supports local and global logistics requirements
from a central location. Offering Transportation Procurement, Logistics Order
management, Global and Domestic Transportation planning, Shipment Execution, Supply
Chain Visibility, Event and Business Process Management, Freight Settlement and
Claims, International Trade Logistics and Freight Forwarding & Brokerage, OTM was
designed and built to support all your transportation needs in one system. This allows its
users to reduce freight spend, lower inventory levels and increase customer satisfaction
while driving continuous improvements across the extended logistics network.
Integrate Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle Portal 10g using Single Sign On – KI
Educ. Foundation Rm
Adnan Siddiqui, Whitmanhart
Configure single or multiple E-Business Suite to use Single Sign On. Optionally use
Oracle 10g Portal to access the E-Business Suite using Single Sign On. Integration with
Third-Party access management system and LDAP directories. Configure Oracle E-
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Practical Considerations for Implementing RAC – Board Rm W216/W217
John Stouffer, Solution Beacon
Join us in an examination of the practical considerations for a real world implementation
of Oracle’s Real Application Cluster technology. Everyone wants high availability and
optimal, cost-effective performance, but are Real Application Clusters appropriate for
you and your situation? Examine the practical issues involved in implementing RAC for
a large government agency. What operating system will you use? What about fail over
and redundancy? What about design considerations within the database itself? Should
you use raw partitions or Oracle Clustered File Systems? What should be a realistic goal
for system downtime? What about targeted timings for recovery?