Where to find me and information on Cloud ERP, Accounting Hub and E-Business Suite at Oracle OpenWorld this month.
OpenWorld is this month, so time to start planning your agenda. I’ll be presenting at a few different sessions this year with a focus on Financials Cloud (Part of the ERP Cloud) and E-Business Suite.
I’m busy preparing for the first two sessions, hope to see you there. Check out the content catalog for more details and to add them to your agenda.
David Haimes, Senior Director, Financial Applciations Development, Oracle
Sara Mannur, Financial Systems Analyst, Niagara Bottling
This session discusses how to leverage powerful modern reporting tools with no disruption to your existing Oracle E-Business Suite implementation. You will learn the steps required to start using the cloud service. Customers who have implemented Oracle Fusion Accounting Hub Reporting Cloud Service share their implementation experiences and the business benefits they have realized.
Tuesday, Sep 20, 12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Moscone West—3016
David Haimes, Senior Director, Financial Applciations Development, Oracle
Tim Dubois, Senior Director, Applications User Experience, Oracle
The user experience (UX) design strategy of Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud (Oracle ERP Cloud)—including financials and product portfolio management—is about simplicity, mobility, and extensibility. Extensibility and admin personalization of Oracle ERP Cloud experiences include a range of tools, from a simplified approach for rebranding the applications, to match your company culture and image to page-level admin personalization and extension, to building your own simplified cloud application in platform as a service using the UX Rapid Development Kit (RDK). In this session, learn about RDK code samples, wireframing tools, and design patterns. Get a view into the RDK roadmap and where Oracle is going next. .
Thursday, Sep 22, 1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. | Moscone West—3001
Do not miss this opportunity to meet with Oracle Financials Cloud experts—the people who design and build the applications. In this session, you can have discussions regarding the Oracle Applications Cloud strategy and your specific business and IT strategy. The experts are available to discuss the value of the latest releases and share insights into the best path for your enterprise, so come ready with your questions.
Meet the Experts Session
Wednesday, Sep 21, 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. | Moscone West—3001A
I was perusing the statistics that wordpress.com provides for this blog and was interested to learn that the most commented on post, with a whopping 69 comments, is the classic from November 2007 – How do I define my Legal Entities? . It has also received 18,449 page views which is the second most viewed post on this blog. My conclusion is that people are interested in this topic and want to learn more, so I thought I would mention the OAUG GL SIG meeting at OpenWorld where I have been asked to make a short presentation about Legal Entities, essential details are:
||OAUG General Ledger SIG
||Sunday, 04:00 PM, Moscone West – 3005
||The OAUG General Ledger SIG is a worldwide community of professionals engaged in the use of record-to-report business processes. Group members are business users, consultants, and support members engaged in the use of Oracle General Ledger.
This session focuses on Oracle Fusion Financials’ General Ledger feature, the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12+ update, and the Oracle Financials release roadmap.
I have just started to think about preparing slides and I thought that rather than actually work on them, I would blog and see if anyone had ideas on the type of thing I should talk about (the hip crowd would call it crowd sourcing). It’s been almost 4 years since that post, so let me know in the comments what more information you would like on Legal Entities in Oracle Apps.
The comments section is just down below, past all the widgets asking you to like the post and share it…
After last year’s Oracle Open World I asked if Oracle was cool again and that post was picked up by eye on oracle and created quite a bit of debate. Now we are approaching Open World again and I see Oracle has put it’s mix social network front and center taking over the oracle.com home page with the Oracle Listens campaign. Already @monkchips thinks it’s cool.
Not as cool as google? I don’t want to go there again. In fact there is a huge amount of buzz on twitter from many people, Oracle and non Oracle alike. I like the cynical take by @jknoll
I don’t think Oracle has run out of ideas, I just think they are admitting that customers and partners might have some equally good ideas that we should listen to.
I’m browsing through the ideas and there’s an amount of noise as you might expect, but there seems to be a new idea submitted about every five minutes. That amount of feedback is immense. Credit to the Oracle marketing team for driving this, I see Justin is answering a lot of the ideas right now and other Oracle folks are jumping in too. Expect to hear a lot more about this next week.
My opinion is this is a bold move and Oracle has convinced me its cool again this year. Do you agree or think it is just a gimmick? Make your voice heard in the comments.
I collected my badge here at Oracle HQ, so I can avoid the crowds at the Moscone. Now what I don’t have is a ticket to the Party on Wednesday Night, which is held on Treasure Island with UB40, Seal, Elvis Costello and some Country artist who’s name I don’t recall (sorry – but I only dislike two kinds of music; Country and Western). People may not know this, but Oracle employees in general do not get a ticket to the party even if we have DEMOgrounds or Speaker ribbons on our badges. So there’s normally a load of Oracle folks asking customers for and spare tickets. The past few years friends have sorted me out, but this year I have no leads…I will be in the DEMOgrounds Wednesday and Thursday mornings so you can drop by there to chat or contact me if you want to arrange to meet some time.
I plan to do updates via twitter and post here on the blog regularly throughout the conference so stay tuned.
Also check out the official Open World Blog, they’re getting great content on there this year and I’ll be watching that closely.
A lot of people are asking when various sessions are, readers of this blog are probably interested in Oracle EBS financials, Helle posted on Oracle Mix a couple of useful links. I recommend looking at this pdf which lists all the financials sessions including demogrounds, apps lounges, presentations etc.
My session is listed there, I look forward to seeing some of your there.
Thursday 25th, 3:00 p.m.
Moscone West 2006
Are Intercompany Processing and Reconciliation Currently Pain Points for Your Enterprise?
David Haimes, Oracle; Helle Hennings, Oracle
I blogged last year about the meet the Experts Lounge, well this year it has been renamed to Applications Lounge. I haven’t been asked to attend this year, so if you want to ask me any questions or provide feedback you’ll have to come to the session above, find me at the DEMOgrounds, the Blogger Meetup or follow me in twitter, or use this blog all year round – remember customer interaction is not just for Oracle Open World, it’s for life.
If you read a lot of Oracle blogs you can’t have missed the news that you get to vote for some of the sessions at Oracle Open World this year on Oracle Mix. There’s a lot of great sessions suggested and although I’m about to plug my own I would encourage you to check out the other suggestions and vote often.
My suggestion is for a session inspired by the series I started on Why product development should blog, which only got as far as three part:
A bold claim, but one I’m pretty confident I can back up. I’d also be interested in getting input form other bloggers within and without Oracle so I can share some of your wisdom in this session too. So add your comments and remember to go and vote.
My primary reason for starting this blog was to discuss issues customers asked me a lot at about at Open World and on various forums. My rationale being that if I blog about our products we might help people understand them and a) Make informed choices implementing them, get more value from them and maybe log less support calls and bugs for us to look at; b) Learn how people use our apps, or why they can’t use them and be in a position to engineer better apps. What I didn’t have in mind was being able to sound off about whatever I want to on a Friday night and people actually read it and link to it from other blogs, which is dangerous because it just encourages me. I was also encouraged this week reading Meg’s girl on a rant, nice to see other people getting things off their chest too. The last few days I’ve been thinking about what I wrote about Google last week. Why? Because on Monday I was asked by Terrance if I could go to the Google office and talk to them about Intercompany. Doh! My first question was, Continue reading “Friday Night Writes”