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Oracle E-Business Suite @ Apps14

Oracle E-Business Suite @ Apps14

25 November 2014

Head to Apps14 for 3 days of Oracle E-Business Suite content.

Sessions at Apps14 for this community include topics on: general Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle HCM, Oracle Projects and Oracle E-Business Suite CRM.


Key dates: 

Monday 8th December, Tuesday 9th December & Wednesday 10th December

Topics covered:

Multiple streams across the three days covering Financials, HCM, Supply Chain, different upgrade paths and experiences, co-existence strategies with Fusion Applications, lots on EBS & the Cloud, the impact of different aspects of mobile on applications, implementations, integrations and so much more...


Hear from Oracle E-Business Suite General Manager Cliff Godwin as he delivers an update on the Oracle E-Business Suite product line. The session covers the value delivered by the current release of Oracle E-Business Suite applications, the momentum and how Oracle E-Business Suite applications integrate into Oracle’s overall applications strategy. Join Cliff to get an understanding of the value Oracle E-Business Suite applications deliver now and in the future. (Monday 8th December)

Keynote Customer one-to-one meetings:

As a conference delegate, you will have the opportunity to book one-to-one meetings with our Community Keynotes.

The following Community Keynotes will be holding meetings on the following days:

  • Cliff Godwin, Senior Vice President of Applications Development, Oracle – Monday 8th December
  • Gwennan Goriot, Principal Product Manager of Product Strategy, Oracle – Tuesday 9th December
  • Jeremy Ashley, Vice President of the Oracle Applications User Experience Group – Tuesday 9th December
  • Al Marciante, Senior Director, Product Management, Oracle – Wednesday 10th December
  • Nick Whitehead, Senior Director, BI Solutions, Oracle – Wednesday 10th December
Customer sessions:
Best Practices For Large Oracle Apps R12 Implementations
Mr Ajith Narayanan, GE
Imagine an Oracle Applications R12 environment with 8 Node middle tier and 16 Node RAC database tier of 40+ TB size with a yearly growth of 2 TB and a couple of external self services application servers. The session is about sharing the knowledge on few best practices that should be adopted in our large Oracle Apps Environment that helps us proactively manage certain areas of manageability. The session is about the best practices to be adopted on the middle tier and the database tier.
Lessons Learned From Our R12 Upgrade Project
Tony Scholefield, Santos
Santos is one of Australia's leading gas producers and has been supplying Australian and Asian customers since 1969. The company has a significant and growing EBS footprint including Finance, Human Capital Management, Supply Chain Management and Enterprise Asset Management. This presentation will cover our approach to and lessons learned from a number of EBS projects in the last 3 years, including; R12 upgrade - from to 12.1.3 in October 2011; EAM implementation - Maximo replacement project, phased go live February to August 2013; WMS implementation - phased go live February to June 2014; RPC1 upgrade/patching project - scheduled for go live in September 2014.
Reading Borough Council’s Journey to Cloud (Fusion) Financials & Procurement
Julie Stringfellow, Reading Borough Council
Reading Borough Council have been interested in Fusion Applications and the value it could deliver them since before it was released and took an active part in system validation with development. We saw the value in moving our financials and procurement to Fusion based on the superior user experience. This is not a co-existence model, it is a replacement of EBS. This presentation looks at the journey for Reading and how we made our assessment and decisions around Fusion Applications and the journey to go-live.
Diamond’s Implementation of Segregation of Duties & Accountability in Oracle E-Business Suite
Philip Rowland, Diamond Resorts International
Hear Philip discuss Diamond's effective and rapidly implemented solutions and controls for Segregation of Duties and Auditing. After an IPO the company is still in a perfect position to prove controls using the solutions: CS*Comply and CS*Audit.
Lavendon Group’s Application Transformation Journey to Fusion
Steve Lynas, Nationwide Platforms
Lavendon Group began their applications transformation journey in early 2012 when they selected Oracle Cloud HCM services for Global HR, Recruit, Learn and Performance. This session describes the journey so far and shares the achievements and experiences gained along the way. The presentation will outline the remaining phases of the journey and the benefits this will bring to the business across their UK and overseas operations
Cairn Energy Energises the Finance Function with InsightUnlimited On Demand Inquiries
Julie Niven, Cairn Energy & Julie Bowen,
Find out how the company was able to empower the Finance team to gain instant access to business answers without having to rely on IT. With InsightUnlimited Cairn Energy has reduced month-end close cycle by 4 days and reduced their monthly reporting procedures by 10 man days. Cairn was able to seamlessly upgrade to R12 in 2012, reducing the duration and cost of the upgrade project. The company is planning to use InsightUnlimited Designer Express, a design tool, to report over custom HR tables so they can gain visibility into employee demographics, productivity and compensation data.
Segregation of Duties Analysis with ConfigSnapshot
Malcolm Jowett, Flowserve
Ensuring segregation of duties (SoD) is a key part of fraud prevention and required for companies subject to Sarbanes Oxley. This presentation describes how ConfigSnapshot was used to define the rules for SoD at an end user and how it was implemented globally.
EiS eXpress – An Integrated Reporting Solution for the University of Oxford
Susan Gillis & Matt Blandford, University of Oxford & Kiran Pasham, EiS Technologies
The University of Oxford has spent a great deal of time and effort to come to the decision of deploying a unified reporting solution. In doing so, the University has become more effective with less reliance on IT. This presentation will cover the process used by the University to select a vendor along with a discussion on where the University is today in their effort to gain efficiency in reporting. 
Interactive sessions:
Oracle UX Roundtable
Noel Portugal, Oracle
A wristband that can unlock and start your car based on a unique cardiac rhythm. Head-mounted displays that layer digital information over reality. Computers, robots, drones, and more controlled with a wave of the hand or a flick of the wrist. Everyday objects connected to the Internet that convey information in an ambient way. Fully functional computers on tiny sticks. Invisible fences that control the flow of data. Science fiction isn’t fiction anymore, and people aren’t tied to PCs and desks. Everything is a device, everything is connected, everything is smart, and everything is an experience. Come see the R&D work of Oracle’s Applications User Experience team and explore new devices, trends, and platforms.
APEX & Oracle E-Business Suite Roundtable
Alex Nuijten, Ordina & David Peake, Oracle
Come and join this discussion on APEX and Oracle E-Business Suite. This is an open forum so please bring any questions you would like the answers to, or alternatively please bring any knowledge you would like to share.
Working on Cloud Services Roundtable
Tim Warner, Certus Solutions
Willow Roundtable
Cliff Godwin, Oracle & Jo Bates
This is your opportunity to put your questions and challenges about any functional aspect of Oracle’s E-Business Suite Applications to a panel of experienced applications users and consultants in an open forum session, with Oracle employees and UKOUG SIG volunteers.
CX Journey Mapping Workshop: Designing the Experience, Outside-In
A half-day interactive, hands-on workshop on CX journey mapping, teaching you the step-by-step process needed to take an outside-in approach to mapping the journeys your customers have with your brand. Please watch the following videos for an idea of what to expect: & 
Social & networking opportunities: 

We not only provide plenty of opportunities during the day to catch up with friends, colleagues and make new contacts but also you can make those needed connections in the evening too. You’re invited to come along to the Exhibition Hall to meet our exhibitors over a drink or two whilst browsing the stands and then with your "Ticket to Ride" move on to the ultimate Apps14 experience ‘Cool Britannia’ on Tuesday evening. Here'll you're be celebrating all that is great about Britain.   There’ll be fun activities with the UKOUG team in our themed networking area, music from The Cheatles with your favourite hits from The Beatles, and some fantastic traditional English dishes to keep you going till close.

Prices (excl. VAT):

                                    Members:                     Non-members:

1 day                            £325                             £600

2 days                          £650                             £1000

3 days                          £975                             £1400

If your company already has a membership you may be able to attend free of charge.

Click here to view full pricing and information on how to register.


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