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Collaborate 18 Session Highlights and Conference Recap

By: Nina Sanders

From April 22-26th 2018, Jade exhibited and presented during the OAUG (Oracle Application User Group) COLLABORATE 18 Conference. Every year, Collaborate brings together three major user groups for Oracle technology for 5 days of conference presentations, networking, and exhibit halls attracting over 5,000 attendees from all over the world. This year, the event was held at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The goal of the conference is to educate and empower Oracle users with the tools, knowledge, and best practices they can use to get the best return on their investments.

The week began on Sunday, April 22nd with pre-conference workshops, a meeting of the OAUG members, and welcome reception. Jade Global was stationed at our Booth 1012, which had the theme of “Digital Transformation.”

Our booth experts covered topics on Cloud success, challenges, strategies, and how to bring your transformation projects to the digital era.

To see more of Jade Global’s escapades during Collaborate 18, you can search the Twitter Hashtag #JadeatC18LV or visit our Twitter page @JadeGlobal and click on our profile “Moments- Collaborate 18”. The official Collaborate 18 event hashtag was #C18LV

On Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, in between packed keynote sessions by industry leaders including Steve Daheb, Senior Vice President, Oracle Cloud and Dennis Amorosano, Senior VP and General Manager of Canon Information & Imaging Solutions, Jade delivered 8 educational breakout

sessions. Our session topics ranged from customer success, best practices and strategies in the ERP and SCM space. Below are summaries of each of Jade’s Collaborate presentations.

If you are interested in these topics, you can download full presentation slide decks on Jade Global’s LinkedIn Slideshare

 

Speaker: Manoj Rathi, CSCP, CS&OP, SCM and ERP SAAS Practice Lead, 20+ Cloud Presentations at Oracle forums

Session Summary: Oracle has released Demand Planning in Cloud with Release 13. We will share the experiences of an early adaptor customer with their demand management and SNOP processes in cloud. We will also compare the cloud offering with that of Demantra and provide a guidance on its readiness for different industries. In the end we will explore the coexistence possibilities and prerequisites for Demand Management Cloud.

Success Story- Oracle Cloud Procurement Implementation
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Speaker: Sunny Todkari, Lead Specialist, Oracle SME with 10+ years experience in Oracle Cloud, EBS, SCM, WMS, VCP
Session Summary: In this case study you will learn how Oracle Cloud Procurement can be used to optimize and automate your source-to-settlement process. How Jade Global brought in their industry and Oracle Cloud expertise to implement best business practices offering process improvements and scalability along with cost savings for one of their customer. Oracle Cloud provides best in class procurement suite of applications for smarter sourcing, easily configurable rule based approvals and transaction account builder, end user self-service ordering and supply side integrations through Supplier Portal.

Success Story: Cloud Product Information Management (PIM) Implementation
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Speaker: Sunny Todkari, Lead Specialist, Oracle SME with 10+ years experience in Oracle Cloud, EBS, SCM, WMS, VCP
Session Summary:
Listen to the experience how PIM Product Hub helps you to consolidate the product data into single data model. Learn new and efficient way to maintain your product models, advanced product structures, catalogs and templates. Learn how to setup the approval workflows for change orders and new item requests. We will talk about configurations, challenges faced, data migration strategies in this session.

Manage Cash Management, Treasury & Payments Globally!
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Speaker: Mohan Iyer, Oracle Practice Director, Oracle ACE Member, SME with 25+ years industry knowledge, 12+ full life cycle Oracle implementations on EBS and Cloud, Published Author “Oracle E-Business Suite Financials R12: A Functionality Guide “
Session Summary:
Companies are moving to global presence and there are many ways in which they are hoping to manage in an efficient manner, and this creates problems because – processes need to change – and systems need to follow to support these process changes. The tools available today may not entirely support all that is needed – but what is available and what can be done ? This is what you will get from this session and open a conversation on how other people resolve these challenges.

3 Tips and Tricks for Configuring Cloud Cost Accounting for Your Supply Chain
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Speaker: Ehab Khadr, Sr. Manager ERP, 20+ years experience in all phases of Strategic Planning, Operations, Financial Management, Oracle 11i & R12 ERP
Session Summary:
In this presentation, we will go over multiple case studies with cloud customers in different industries and their experiences of using Cloud Cost management. Cloud Cost Management provides a very high level of configurability that allows cloud customers to optimize their cost accounting processes and accelerate their period close. We will look at examples from multiple distribution businesses, manufacturing organizations and heavy warehouse operations and understand their unique cost accounting needs and how Cloud Accounting can help them implement the best practices in their industries.

Improving & Standardizing Warehousing Processes for Sunrun across 30+ Warehouses
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Location: Breakers H (View Map for Details)
Date & Time: Thurs April 26 11:00 am- 12:00 pm
Speaker: Manoj Rathi, CSCP, CS&OP, SCM and ERP SAAS Practice Lead, 20+ Cloud Presentations at Oracle forums
Session Summary:
Learn first-hand how Oracle WMS & MSCA helped Sunrun add mobility to their warehousing processes enabling real time material transactions and improving their outbound velocity by more than 50%. During this presentation, we will share their experience with implementing WMS & MSCA in their 30+ warehouses across North America. We will go over a standardized solution based on Solar industry & Oracle WMS best practices. We will also share the unique implementation methodology to rollout this solution in monthly waves with up to 9 warehouses in a single month.

Complexity of Conversions into Oracle Cloud-Save a Lot Experience

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Speaker: Sridevi Srikanth, Senior Manager Client Services, 10+ years experience in Implementation and rollouts of Payables, Project Costing & Oracle EBS
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Session Summary: Presenting the Cloud Customer Conversion experience as a member of the business project team from the Business User perspective. Conversion /Interface techniques and structures in Oracle Cloud are offered to support the complex business structures in today’s world. When legacy based companies need to migrate into Oracle Cloud ,the project offers many opportunities to understand the choices, the challenges, cost implications and lessons learned especially in the area of conversions

Learn about the GL SIG and its Initiatives
Speaker: Mohan Iyer, Oracle Practice Director, SME with 25+ years industry knowledge, 12+ full life cycle Oracle implementations on EBS and Cloud, Published Author “Oracle E-Business Suite Financials R12: A Functionality Guide “
Session Summary:
Come join the GL SIG in discussing the product strategy and direction of the Financial Reporting and Controls group at Oracle has for the products that they support – namely – Financial Accounting Hub Cloud Service, and also learn from David Haimes the value of BlockChain in financial (ERP) systems and how to use this functionality effectively. You will also learn what the GL SIG has done in the past year and the plans going forward


To learn more about Jade’s extensive portfolio of Oracle services and solutions including Financials, Revenue Management, Supply Chain, HCM, PLM, EPM, BI and PAAS both on Cloud and on-premise environments, please visit www.jadeglobal.com

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