Highlights                                                            Inside
    •   Oracle Extends Premier Support for th...
brings together category-leading        innovation by bringing together two
performance management                  compan...
In addition, a much-requested feature      To promote further growth, Equifax        capabilities to deliver even more val...
Inside news and original content
Enhanced Drill-Back                      you won't find anywhere else,
Planned new capabi...
Listen to keynotes from Oracle        industry pages on oracle.com at
UPCOMING EVENTS                        and Industry ...
ADVISOR                                View summary                              June 17
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Jun 14 – Oracle at Canadian
         Association of University   Jun 22 – Oracle at OHUG 2008   Sep 21 – Oracle OpenWorld ...
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Elegant Newsletter

  1. 1. Highlights Inside • Oracle Extends Premier Support for the Oracle E-Business Suite • Oracle Kicks Off Registration for Oracle OpenWorld • Oracle for EPM and Business Intelligence Initiatives • Database Upgrade Companion • Oracle Completes Acquisition of BEA • New Best Practice Center on Oracle Technology Network The Chronicle The Newsletter • Public Sector • Western US/Canada • May 2008 outlines support options, provides Oracle Extends access to technical experts, enables Performance Premier Support for customers to take full advantage of Management and product enhancements and helps the Oracle E- ensure that systems are available Business Intelligence Business Suite and secure. Comprehensive and Initiatives flexible, the Oracle Lifetime Support Policy contains three stages of During his keynote today at the Organizations of all sizes across support: COLLABORATE conference, Oracle every industry and region are President Charles Phillips choosing Oracle's Enterprise announced the company has • Premier Support provides full Performance Management (EPM) extended Premier Support for the maintenance and support of and Business Intelligence (BI) Oracle E-Business Suite Release Oracle technology and software to help optimize business 11.5.10 through November 2010. applications. processes, decisions, and actions. • Extended Support extends Oracle's Premier Support includes Premier Support for an additional Some of the customers that have product updates; fixes and security three years on select releases recently purchased components of alerts; tax, legal and regulatory for an additional fee and also Oracle's EPM and BI software requirements; certification with new includes access to upgrade to include: Agilent Technologies; third-party products and versions; the next generation of Oracle Algeco Scotsman; BAE Systems; upgrade scripts; major product and products and technology. Beckman Coulter; Brookdale Senior technology releases and technical • Sustaining Support provides Living, Inc.; Bulgarian National Bank; support. access to major product and Cox Communications; Cox technology releases and Enterprises; Deutsche Bahn AG; Mr. Phillips also announced that the technical support including Equality and Human Rights first year of Sustaining Support for access to online support tools, Commission; Gruppo Editoriale the Oracle E-Business Suite 11.5.9 Oracle knowledge bases, and L'Espresso SpA; Hudson Advisors; will include resolution of priority one call center technical support for Imperial College London; Moscow technical assistant requests. 11.5.9 as long as customers license City Competition Policy Department; users in the U.S. will also receive Oracle software Marrazzi Group SpA; MTC- 1099 support for the first year of Vodafone; National Express Sustaining Support. Supporting Resources Corporation; On Telecoms S.A.; Premier Support homepage Outback Steakhouse; RR Bowker; The announcement further demon- Oracle E-Business Suite homepage strates Oracle's commitment to Lifetime Support Policy protect customer investments as part Lifetime Support brochure. of its Applications Unlimited and Lifetime Support programs. __________________ TEKSTILPROMET D.D.; The Swedish Ministry of Agriculture; UK • Organizations Health Protection Agency; UT Starcom; and Wegman's. Oracle Lifetime Support Policy Worldwide Select A component of Oracle Fusion The Oracle Lifetime Support Policy Oracle for Enterprise Middleware, Oracle's EPM system
  2. 2. brings together category-leading innovation by bringing together two performance management companies with a common vision of Customers and partners will have applications, packaged BI a modern service-oriented the opportunity to meet and hear applications, and BI foundation and architecture (SOA) infrastructure," from their peers with more than 100 tools into a comprehensive and said Oracle President Charles user group and SIG meetings and integrated system for managing and Phillips. "Together, Oracle and BEA numerous networking functions. optimizing performance across will provide a series of business functions. complementary and well-engineered Register for Oracle OpenWorld 2008 middleware products, allowing The system's hot-pluggable customers to more easily build, capability helps customers to extend deploy, and manage applications in a the value of performance secure environment." management, analytic applications Database Upgrade and BI tools across heterogeneous IT environments and incorporate Companion critical Oracle and non-Oracle data Oracle Kicks Off Upgrading the Database is a serious sources as needed. Registration for topic and project that our customers undertake. Understanding all of the "As organizations make decisions about their EPM and BI needs, a Oracle OpenWorld upgrade resources that are available critical area of consideration is the San Francisco 2008 ensure our customer success completeness of the solution and towards the strategy of Product support for heterogeneous Oracle announced that registration Lifecycle Management. Premier environments," said John Kopcke, for Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco Support for the terminal release of senior vice president, Enterprise 2008 is now open. One of the world's 9iR2 (9.2.0.8) will expire in July Performance Management Global largest events dedicated to helping 2008. The fee during the first year Business Unit, Oracle. "Oracle's enterprises understand and harness of Extended Support was waived. EPM and BI software offers the power of information will be held Extended Support is available until customers a comprehensive September 21-25 at the Moscone 2010. Contact your Support performance management system to Center in San Francisco. Renewals Representative for details address the full-range of financial The Keynote line up is scheduled to and pricing. and operational information needs. include industry leaders and The 'hot-pluggable' capabilities of executives from HP, Intel and Oracle Oracle Premier Support and the Oracle's EPM and BI software assist among others. Customer Support Education team to further leverage existing have extended their webcast applications and data sources to help The event will offer more than 1,700 sessions to now include the ensure that customers have all key educational sessions on Database Upgrade Companion. The information available to gain better Applications, Database, Middleware Database Upgrade Companion 2.0 insight, make better decisions and and Industries presented by Oracle is available on MetaLink for review, drive enhanced results." product management, partners and along with our extensive solution customers. library in the Knowledge Browser Supporting Resources under the Database Category: About Oracle Enterprise Installation and Upgrade & Migration Performance Management and Designed to provide an inclusive and topic headings. Business Intelligence: content sharing environment, Oracle http://www.oracle.com/epm OpenWorld will integrate elements of The webcast training schedule is Enterprise 2.0 using Oracle's social available on MetaLink. networking tool, schedule builder, online planner, and blogs. Customers can access the 10g Upgrade Companion via Note Oracle Completes A special program for developers 466181.1. This update includes new information about: returns this year with an extra day of Acquisition of BEA sessions and hands-on-labs. • Systems Attendees will have access to two Expected changes in the behavior of Oracle Database Exhibition Halls with over 450 partners featuring their latest 10g Release 2 that will affect Oracle announced on April 29, 2008, offerings, more than 250 live product customers who upgrade that it had received approval of the demos in the Oracle DEMOgrounds • Best practices for pre-upgrade European Commission and and a dynamic, thought-provoking, planning, upgrade operations, subsequently completed its and interactive customer and partner and post-upgrade analysis acquisition of BEA Systems, Inc. breakthroughs showcased at Inside • Critical and Recommended "The addition of BEA will accelerate Innovation, sponsored by Intel. patches, by platform
  3. 3. In addition, a much-requested feature To promote further growth, Equifax capabilities to deliver even more value has been added to the 10g Upgrade Inc., one of the largest global is proven in our Statement of Direction Companion: a printable version of the consumer and commercial data for A9.1.2, the next step in JD document is now available! institutions, needed to have a Edwards World's "reawakening." Please review Note 466181.1 for details. consistent global sales process and Building on what was begun with A9.1, reporting structure. The company solutions for World customer needs The Database Upgrade Companion was chose to deploy Oracle CRM On are continuing to come to fruition in created as a supplement to our Demand, increasing sales and A9.1.2. customers to assist them in performing management productivity to drive upgrades to 10g. greater profitability. Equifax Inc. __________________________ ____________________________ realized a ROI of 392%. _ Visit the New Best Register for your free copy (here) of the Nucleus Research ROI Case Practice Center on Study and learn why deploying Oracle’s CRM On Demand was so Oracle Technology successful for Equifax Inc. and could Network be for your company. Technology leads can learn ___________________________ how to service-enable Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft and Siebel business services, JD Edwards World workflows, and business components. "How-to" sessions A9.1.2 Statement of cover technology areas such as BPEL, ESB, BAM, ADF, and Direction Now WebCenter Visit the websites Available below and bookmark them for constant updates and Gaining Rapid ROI Webcasts. Oracle's JD Edwards World entered a with Oracle CRM new age with A9.1, the Renaissance Best Practice Center: On Demand Release. As a result, JD Edwards E-BUSINESS SUITE PEOPLESOFT World customers can now more SIEBEL confidently consider JD Edwards Download an Equifax ROI World as a centerpiece in their efforts Case Study from Nucleus to align business and IT strategies. Research to read about a real Fulfilling our commitment to help JD Edwards World customers protect their world deployment success of investment, by continuously extending Oracle CRM On Demand and evolving JD Edwards World entire range of EPM and business Looking Ahead: intelligence (BI) offerings, including A new profitability and cost What's Next for the technology foundation offerings. management application is expected to comprise a significant part of the Industry's First Key enhancements are planned to planned enhancements. It is planned Integrated, Hot- include new XBRL capabilities, to be designed so financial managers improved drill-back functionality, and can quickly build complex, multistep Pluggable EPM a new profitability and cost allocation models using activity- System management application. based costing or other appropriate methods. Traceability maps and audit "With Oracle's EPM system, CFOs, trail capability are planned to provide At the April 2008 COLLABORATE 08 line-of-business managers, and IT a new level of transparency into cost user conference, Oracle executives users can align business goals with and revenue drivers. discussed plans for a sweeping set of actual performance, to constantly enhancements for the industry's first drive better insight and business The intended result: insight into integrated, hot-pluggable enterprise results," says Thomas Kurian, senior profitability by customer, product, performance management (EPM) vice president, Oracle Server service, channel, brand, or any other system. Technologies. dimension that makes sense for an organization. Development plans span Oracle's Profitability and Cost Management
  4. 4. Inside news and original content Enhanced Drill-Back you won't find anywhere else, Planned new capabilities in Oracle's delivered to your inbox each Hyperion Financial Management are quarter, on Oracle applications and intended to support out-of-the-box technology solutions. drill-down capabilities by accounts, organization structures, time, and For more information and to products to the Oracle E-Business subscribe click here! Suite and PeopleSoft Enterprise _____________________________ General Ledger. Enhanced XBRL Support XBRL, an XML standard for financial Implementing or reporting, is planned to enable faster Upgrading? Key access and analysis of financial statements by regulators and Project Milestones investors. In fact, it is expected to become an SEC filing mandate within Quickly Approaching? the next few years. Oracle offers a number of tools and resources to help customers The planned new XBRL Manager through key project milestones. feature within Oracle's Hyperion Working together Oracle can bring Financial Reporting is planned to be heightened visibility and support to designed to enable customers to your upgrade or implementation attach XBRL tags to their financial projects. Contact your account statements—whether data comes representative to discuss go live from Oracle's Hyperion Financial support and value add resources! Management, Oracle's Essbase, or Oracle's Hyperion Planning. ________________________________ ____________________________ Subscribe NOW to Oracle and Profit Magazines Oracle magazine and Profit magazine helps customers stay in touch with trends in the industry and stay informed about Oracle. Profit is the executive's guide to Oracle Applications, while Oracle focuses on technology issues. Both publications offer great stories written by professional journalists. Coverage frequently includes customer and partner success stories and thought leadership trends. Both magazines also maintain robust web sites with great online content. For more information and to subscribe click here! ____________________________ Check Out Oracle Newsletter Subscriptions
  5. 5. Listen to keynotes from Oracle industry pages on oracle.com at UPCOMING EVENTS and Industry leaders. Learn from http://www.oracle.com/government. over 50 unique sessions focusing Users groups provide a forum to on Healthcare. Discover solutions The Internet Seminars can discuss, share information and learn at the annual HIUG vendor fair. be accessed from the Internet more about Oracle's products and Interact with hundreds of Seminars tab on the right side of this services. The following local groups Healthcare professionals facing and the subsidiary pages (click on hold regular meetings, provide the same challenges you are. the tab to expand). training sessions and invite Oracle The first Internet Seminars are: representatives to demonstrate new products. Government Finance Officers Association • Oracle Solutions for Also visit the Global User Group Fort Lauderdale, Florida Government Meeting Calendar. June 15 - 18, 2008 This year marks the 102nd annual • Oracle GRC Applications conference and will feature Suite for Public REGIONAL USER recognized leaders in the Administrations: The Path to GROUP MEETINGS government finance profession. Strengthening Citizen The conference offers more than Confidence British Columbia Oracle Applications 80 concurrent sessions and User Group discussion groups that address • Drowning in Your Data? Find Victoria current issues in government the Answers with Enterprise May 22, 2008 finance. Business Intelligence for the Public Sector Northwest PeopleSoft RUG Spring GLOBAL OHUG ANNUAL 2008 Meeting CONFERENCE The Internet Seminars are intended Portland Las Vegas, NV to be brief (15 minute) introductions May 28, 2008 June 22-25 to a topic. Oracle plans to rollout This focused event draws human more Internet Seminars each month. 2008 Western Canada Regional resource professionals from across Future topics can include Oracle, User Group (WCRUG) Conference North America to learn about customer or partner presentations. Vancouver updates to—and best practices for— June 3-4, 2008 using PeopleSoft Enterprise and ____________________ Oracle E-Business Suite HR/HCM 2008 Eastern Canada Regional User applications. Group (ERUG) Conference Learn More. Toronto June 19, 2008 Puget Sound Oracle Support Days PacRim Summer Meeting Bellevue, WA Portland July 14-18, 2008 June 19, 2008 The challenge is not the technology. The challenge is __________________________ solving business problems. The solution is attending Puget Sound OracleDays 2008 hosted by the Puget Sound's regional user groups in conjunction with the Oracle Applications Users Groups. The focus is End-to-End Integration with Oracle. The focus is on solutions. _____________________________ CONFERENCES PUBLIC SECTOR SEMINARS Healthcare Industry User Group Oracle is pleased to announce a new Orlando, Florida asset for customers. We have launched a series of Internet June 1-4, 2008 Seminars on the public sector
  6. 6. ADVISOR View summary June 17 11:00 a.m. (MDT) WEBCASTS Title: JD Edwards EnterpriseOne: View summary View the current Support Guaranteed Real Time Events with Services Web Seminar Tools Release 8.97 Schedule May 21 10:00 a.m. (MDT) Oracle E-Business Title: Drive Success Through View summary ORACLE EVENTS Integrated Talent Management Title: JD Edwards EnterpriseOne: Visit the Oracle Events Calendar July 8 10:00 a.m. (MDT) User Defined Depreciation Overview here! View Summary and Adding New Depreciation Rule May 22 May 22 – Oracle Technology Oracle Server Tech 10:00 a.m. (MDT) Network Developer Day Title: Overview of the Transparent View summary Hollywood Gateway for DB2 July 16 8:00 a.m. (MDT) Title: JD Edwards EnterpriseOne: May 22 – Oracle Corporate View Summary Lead-Time and Back scheduling E1 Finance Webcast Series Releases 8.10 and Above United States Oracle Fusion Middleware May 28 Title: Understanding Integration of 10:00 a.m. (MDT) May 25 – Oracle at Ontario Oracle Forms in Application Server View summary Universities Computing Control (EM) - US Conference June 4 10:00 a.m. (MDT) Title: JD Edwards EnterpriseOne: Toronto View Summary Preparing for Australian Payroll Year- End 2008 May 28 – Oracle at AMR Research June 2 US – June 2 Australia Supply Chain Executive 7:00 p.m. (MDT) US – Conference PeopleSoft Enterprise 11:00 a.m. Australia Scottsdale Title: PeopleSoft Enterprise: Tuning View summary Application Server on UNIX May 28 – Oracle at FCM’s 71st May 27 Title: JD EdwardsOne: MRP Time Annual Conference and 10:00 a.m. (MDT) Series versus Supply/Demand Inquiry Municipal View summary July 2 Quebec 10:00 a.m. (MDT) Title: PeopleSoft Enterprise: View summary Jun 3-4 – Oracle at Automotive Procurement Cards in PeopleSoft CRM Summit 2008 Purchasing JD Edwards World Marina del Rey June 10 11:00 a.m. (MDT) Title: JD Edwards World: Transit from View summary Purchasing to A/P Jun 3 – Oracle Sponsoring 2008 May 20 Annual Western Canada Title: PeopleSoft Enterprise: 9:00 a.m. (MDT) RUG Conference Customer Relationship Management – View summary Vancouver Understanding and Using InfoSync July 10 Jun 4 – Fraud Prevention and 10:00 a.m. (MDT) Risk Management View summary Featuring PwC and Title: JDE World: Activating and Oracle Maintaining Search Type and Action Code United States Security June 3 Jun 9 – Oracle at Realcomm 10:00 a.m. (MDT) 2008 View summary San Diego Title: JD Edwards World: A9.1 Language Jun 10 – Oracle at Managing JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Upgrade Automation’s June 5 Progressive Title: JD Edwards EnterpriseOne: 10:00 a.m. (MDT) Manufacturing Summit Using the XML Interoperability API View summary Las Vegas with JDE TR 8.97 May 20 Title: JD Edwards World: Using takeoff 1:00 p.m. (MDT) Functionality in Homebuilder
  7. 7. Jun 14 – Oracle at Canadian Association of University Jun 22 – Oracle at OHUG 2008 Sep 21 – Oracle OpenWorld 2008 Business Officers Fall Conference San Francisco (CAUBO) Las Vegas Winnipeg If you would like to receive future Jun 23– Oracle at HFMA ANI copies of this newsletter or be Jun 16 – Oracle at CIO Decisions 2008: The Healthcare removed from the mail list please 2008 Finance Conference drop an email to Carlsbad Las Vegas brooke.wittenburg@oracle.com. Jun 18 – Oracle CRM On Demand Aug 2 – Oracle at ESRI Briefing and Colorado International User Rockies Conference 2008 Denver San Diego

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