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Room 208
Agile Driving Product Profitabilty with Oracle Product Lifecycle Mgmt (PLM)
Steven Young, Director, Product Marketing, Oracle
An Overview to Agile Product Lifecycle Management
Agile product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions enable companies to maximize product profitability by better managing information, processes, and decisions about products throughout its lifecycle and enterprise. In this session, learn the key concepts of PLM.  This overview discusses specific areas where PLM drives the highest level of return on investment and success in your environment.
Room 208
Agile Uncovering Hidden Costs Using Oracle's Agile Product Cost Management (PCM)
Jayanth Pingili, Senior Solution Architect, Sierra Atlantic Inc
John Dillon
Learn how Agile Product Cost Management facilitates sourcing decisions and manages product costs by synchronizing cost intelligence and processes across design, sourcing, manufacturing, and multiple supplier tiers. In this session, Sierra Atlantic will present a case study describing a customer's evolution from spreadsheets to gaining full control of its parts and product costs. The presentation will also highlight the benefits, methodology and cost of implementing Agile PCM from experience with recent deployments. -Make aware the Buyers/IT, an efficient way of managing the RFQ and PCO processes using Agile PCM -Talk about Agile PCM's role in commodity price management, NPI costing and performing BOM costing -Talk how PCM sets and tracks material/non-material prices along with all sourcing related attributes -Explain the opportunity for analysis on prices from component suppliers and contract manufacturers -Discuss how PCMnet(integration of Agile PCM with EBS) will help in reducing price variances.
Room 208
Agile SCMNet Troubleshooting Tips
Cass Smith, Business Systems Analyst, Symmetricom
Those who use SCMNet to transfer data from Agile to Oracle run into some of the same issues. This is an overview of how to identify and resolve some of the more common issues encountered when using SCMNet to transfer change orders from Agile to Oracle. This information is based on my experience as the Agile administrator responsibie for resolving these issues.
Room 208
Agile Optimize Disposition Costs and Reduce Cost of Product Changes in your PLM
Satya Ravada, Project Manager, Sierra Atlantic Inc
Govinda Krishnan
The race to stay ahead in today's highly competitive manufacturing environment has led to an unprecedented rate of evolution of products. A product's lifecycle is marked by lot of design changes geared towards an improvement in performance and cost efficiency. A subjective cut-in of such changes, however, can lead to a supply chain nightmare in the form of excess and obsolete inventory that dilutes, sometimes significantly, any benefits reaped from the design improvement.
Room 208
Agile Best practices in deploying global PLM using Agile
Guillaume Vives, Consulting Senior Practice Director, Oracle
This session will explore the best practices and considerations required to successfully deploying a global instance of Agile PLM for your organization.  This includes consideration on developing a standards strategy for global management as well as offer local flexibility, data migration, merge separate instances, and process improvement and collaboration.
Room 208
Agile Agile PLM Overview & EBusiness Integration
Mark Cummings, Business Consultant, Oracle
Learn how Agile's PLM solution can help your company get products to market faster at reduced cost, improved cycle time, mitigating  risk and leveraging out of the box integration between Agile and Ebusiness suite.
Room 204
Business Intelligence Oracle's Business Intelligence offering and road map for EBS customers
Norma Penson, Oracle Principle Solution Consultant, Oracle
Oracle Business Intelligence is a portfolio of technology and applications that provide the industry's first integrated end-to-end enterprise performance management system, including performance management applications, BI applications, BI Foundation and tools and data warehousing.  Attendees at this session will learn about specific integrations within Oracle BI for Oracle E-Business Suite customers inlcuding action links, single sign-on and prebuilt adapters.
Room 203
Business Intelligence Using Oracle BI Suite EE Plus with E-Business Suite
Joe Dahl, Sales Consultant, Noetix Corporation
Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition Plus represents significant opportunities and challenges for Oracle E-Business Suite customers. If you are using Oracle Discoverer for E-Business Suite reporting, the upgrade to Oracle BI Suite EE Plus can be particularly daunting. This presentation will cover:  Benefits of Oracle BI Suite EE Plus  Challenges of integrating Oracle BI Suite EE Plus with Oracle EBS  How to link NoetixViews with Oracle BI Suite EE Plus to instantly provide a self-service reporting environment
Room 204
Business Intelligence Reducing Costs with BI Rationalization
Vincent Belanger, Partner, TUSC
BI Rationalization – the simplification and standardization of business intelligence tools, reports and data repositories across an organization - can dramatically reduce operating costs and create value from data.  Savings from BI Rationalization for a typical Fortune 1000 company can easily reach millions of dollars each year.   This presentation will focus on why to standardize your BI Tool Stack, why standardize on Oracle's premier BI platform, OBIEE and ultimately how to make it happen with rBix,  TUSC's industry leading solution and simplification methodology.
Room 203
Business Intelligence BI Analytics - What to expect along with a Customer Case Study.
Ravi Katta, Vice President, BI Practice Head, Idhasoft Inc.
Showcasing BI Analytics Implementation at one of Semiconductor customer in the Bay Area. What to Expect and What not to expect from: Order Management, Order Fulfillment, Inventory, Procurement %26 Spend Analytics and Financial Analytics. Best Practices, How to extend/Customize BI Apps. How to get full benefit of BI Analytics and Much more!!
Room 203
Business Intelligence Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Implementation Best Practices
Ernesto Espinoza, Managing Director, The EB Group
Michael Moffitt
The presentation will discuss Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) implementation best practices, the migration of data silos to a data-accessible environment via a Common Enterprise Data Model, and other strategies and tools to increase profitability and efficiency with Oracle BI. The presentation will also cover implementation strategies for increasing profitability through BI with an emphasis on how firms can use the information at their fingertips to make critical business decisions while staying ahead of the market.
Room 203
Business Intelligence Making More Effective Use of KPIs and Dashboards
Chris Dennis, Solutions Architect, TopDown Consulting
Attendees will gain an understanding of typical Business Intelligence approaches, including the difference between Metrics, KPIs, Scorecards, Reports, and Dashboards. Learn specific Tips and Tricks for developing effective Dashboards, with an emphasis on practical suggestions for good designs, and techniques for avoiding common design mistakes. Compare and contrast the Oracle and Hyperion BI tools, describe when to use each for best advantage, and provide a solid knowledge base for pursuing a Dashboard strategy.
Room 203
Business Intelligence Oracle Business Intelligence for the E-Business Suite
Joe Thomas, Sr. Director, BI Applications, Oracle
Take advantage of Oracle's leadership in both ERP applications and business intelligence! Tight integration between your E-Business Suite transactional application and Oracle Business Intelligence now comes out of the box. Oracle Business Intelligence Applications, powered by the Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBI EE) technology provides the tightest and best integration to your E-Business Suite Financials, Procurement, HR, Order Management and Supply Chain Applications, including the ability to drill to the transactional level of detail, utilize EBS Single Sign-On (SSO), support flexfields, and existing cost center and HR hierarchies. Unlike previous EBS-specific offerings, you can also easily extend Oracle BI Applications to non-EBS, or even non-Oracle applications or databases. Attendees will learn best practices for Oracle BI from multiple EBS implementations.
Room 204
CRM  Does Your Istore Load Quick Enough?
Rajavel Ramalingam, Software Engineer, Metron Consulting Services
Sami Vellaiyan
Speed continues to be a critical issue when serving up Media Objects in iStore. Slow loading objects contribute significantly to customer abandonment and low overall customer satisfaction. Caching Media Objects increases loading speed and improves overall robustness of your iStore. This case-study describes caching media objects that enabled the customer to improve the site performance and reduce the overhead. The approach encompasses the best format for handling the media objects in an efficient manner oDiscuss how to achieve faster media object loading in iStore oUnderstand how caching media objects can improve the site performance and reduce the overhead oUnderstand how to cache media in a flexible way.
Room 204
CRM  Managing The Indirect Sales Channel
Kevin  DeMartelaere, Principle Solution Consultant, Oracle
This presentation will focus on Trade Management. Abstract to follow.
Room 209
Financials  Creating a Dashboard to Monitor the Month End Close Process
Alice Yoo, Consultant/Analyst, PCI
Vidya Raj
Decision Makers and Executives are usually too busy to review detailed data. Creating dashboards that contain metrics, KPIs (key performance indicators) and charts has become an easy and quick way to provide information on a single screen. Using an inexpensive out of the box product (InfoCaptor), we were able to capture key information needed to assist in the Financials Month-End Close Process. The Dashboard identified open periods from every subledger and provides drill down capability of open and pending transactions from every subledger.
Room 209
Financials  Oracle Shop Floor Management with Contract Manufacturer Integration and USJade Extensions
Manoj Rathi, Principal Consultant, USJade Corp
Jeff Lin, VP of Backend Operations, Silicon Storage Technology, Inc.
Case study for Oracle Shop Floor Management (OSFM), and how High Technology and Fabless Semiconductor companies can implement USJade Oracle solution to assist in their lot tracking in inventory and Work in Process (WIP), including some of the extensions USJade has built  for fabless semiconductor companies such as Purchasing Automations for OSFM Transactions, AP Invoice validations and Processing, Enhanced OSFM Job-Close Process, Streamlined Standard Cost Update Process, etc.
Room 210
Financials  Making Every Dollar Count: Automating accounts payable inside Oracle E-Business Suite
Deniz  Kuypers, ReadSoft
In these challenging economic times, cutting costs and maximizing resources is the order of the day. Join ReadSoft, financial process optimization specialist, as we demonstrate the positive impact automating P2P can have on your bottom line. Our Oracle-certified solutions strengthen efficiency, cycle time, control and visibility of financial processes of over 5,500 organizations across the globe. ReadSoft will define the best practice concepts you should incorporate to do more with less and make every dollar count in our challenging economy. 
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Room 209
Financials  Re-engineer Your Cash Flow Cycle with Oracle Credit and Collections Suite
Anil Madhireddy, Sr. Business Analyst, VeriSign Inc
Michael Puccinelli, Sr Manager - Corp Credit
This Session offers a case study on implementation of Oracle Credit and Collection Suite with Dun and Bradstreet Toolkit for automating customer credit assessments based on internal and external data that helped the company re-engineer its credit to cash cycle. The session highlights a comprehensive scoring model with building blocks of collections scoring and strategies to manage pre-delinquencies and serious delinquencies and help credit become cash and reduce the organization Days Sales Outstanding.
Room 209
Financials  Implement efficient shared service and intercompany structure in Asia - Options
Hans Kolbe, Partner, Celantra Systems
Efficient shared service and intercompany structures are critical for a cost-effective global ERP implementation. A well designed intercompany structure can directly add significant savings to the bottom line. Rel 11 and Rel 12 functionality may need to be augmented to accommodate multi-tier supply chain structures. Asian markets are a critical region for sales as well as production opportunities, especially in the high-tech manufacturing and distribution sector. A well-structured ERP system can support not only better response time and cost savings in the supply chain operations. Simultaneously an efficient intercompany structure can directly add significant savings to the bottom line. Based on actual user implementations with a principal entity in Singapore, factories and selling entities in Korea, Japan and other countries we will show considerations for such intercompany structures Asia, compare the multi-org options within Oracle Apps and discuss lesson learnt.
Room 209
Financials  Automating Project Operations for Embedded PSOs
Neeraj Garg, VP, Products, Project Partners, LLC
Professional Services Organizations that are a smaller part of a product company are typically referred to as Embedded PSOs. An example of such organizations is a services organization that provides installation and implementation services for networking equipment maker. Operating such organizations pose a greater challenge than regular PSOs as they need to synchronize their operations with the main business of the company which is to deliver products. Product sales typically bundle services with products or give away services with product sales. The challenge in these cases is how to segregate revenue for services in order to meet VSOE requirements. Additional challenges such as dealing with logistics for services delivery, as services can only start once product has already arrived at client sites and hence product shipments need to be coordinated with services delivery. This presentation provides a view of such challenges faced by Embedded PSOs and suggests different approaches to using Oracle Applications such as Oracle Projects to resolving these issues.
Room 209
Financials  Best Practices for Oracle Receivables
Cathy Cakebread, Consultant, Cathy Cakebread
Whether you are just getting started using Oracle Receivables or have been using is for years, there may be better ways to take advantage of the available features. Based on my experience with over 70 clients, I will provide my suggestions for "Best Practices" for optimally utilizing Oracle Receivables. I will include tips for: setup, naming conventions, cash application, Lockbox processing, reconciliation, separation of duties and more.
Room 210
Financials  How to Implement Oracle Project Management in 60 days
Tiimothy Cronin, President, Cronin Business Solutions
Presentation Abstract: This presentation will discuss how major components of the Oracle Project Management module can be implemented within 60 days. It will be especially relevant to Oracle Project Costing and Billing users by providing a step by step implementation road map. Key topics: Upgrading Projects to Oracle Project Management Upgrading Financial Plans Implementing Project Performance Reporting Team Member Home Page Basic Microsoft Project Integration Status Reporting Exception Reporting Role Based Security Presentation Objectives: Learn how major components of the Oracle Project Management can be implemented within 60 days Understand how Oracle Project Management can expand Oracle Project Costing and Billing Take away a step by step implementation roadmap of how Oracle Project Management can configured Review the pitfalls, lessons and common mistakes of an Oracle Project Management implementation
Room 210
General   Seven Secrets for a Successful Data Integration Project
Susan Stecklair, President, Electronic Commerce, Inc.
Confused about which Oracle Architecture to implement for your B2B/EDI project? Fusion? EC Gateway? BPEL? XML Gateway? BAM? This no-nonsense presentation is targeted to both the business and technical resources responsible for a data integration implementation, or considering an upgrade to Fusion. Come to this session to learn best practices and practical approaches to integration of your supply chain; or integrating with your strategic customers and distributors. Four architectures strategies will be analyzed. Understand the costs, resources and time required for an implementation.
R12 Theater
General   Validate and load Data into Oracle EBS via Excel!
Sarah  Conzemius, MORE4APPS
Users will learn how to load data into Oracle Applications quickly and accurately through an Excel interface. We will demonstrate using Wizards to provide data validation and any errors will be returned to the spreadsheet for the user to resolve before loading into Oracle. We will demonstrate how to load AP or AR invoices seamlessly, update Projects and Budgets data easily and quickly. Data loading Wizards can demonstrated for Financials, Project Accounting, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Fixed Assets.
Grand Ballroom G
General   Navisite’s OnDemand Solutions for Oracle
Paul Cioni, VP Sales, NaviSite, Inc.
Flexible, integrated Application Management solutions that help you run at peak performance.
Technology is integral to the efficient execution of your business game plan. To get maximum value from your applications, you need to ensure that they are running at optimum levels at all times, without any wasted resources.
NaviSite knows your business, the applications that run it, and how they need to work together to keep your operations running smoothly. We offer comprehensive Application Management and Application Outsourcing on a hosted or remotely-managed basis with highly-available, anytime, anywhere access – so that your applications are always running at peak performance when you need them – Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft Enterprise, Hyperion, Demantra, OBIEE, etc.  Attend this presentation to learn about how NaviSite’s Application Management offerings can help your company achieve better uptime, performance and response at a lower TCO.
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Room 201
General   Understanding the ROI of Archiving for Oracle Applications
Brad Sutherland, IT Specialist - Optim, IBM Corporation
Database archiving helps companies improve performance, mitigate risks and control costs. But the benefits don't stop there. Join us to hear how organizations across industries have deployed archiving strategies within their Oracle application environments to support compliance and discovery initiatives, decommission obsolete applications, leverage cost effective tiered storage and speed application upgrades - just to name a few. Most importantly, learn how database archiving joins with your organizational goals of maximizing business value of your current IT infrastructure.
Room 211
General   Spreadsheet Automation Best Practices For Use with Oracle
Mark Pierson, Global Software, Inc.
The inability to gain access to dynamic data within spreadsheets can be debilitating to even the most efficiently run organization. Companies rely on spreadsheets as a key tool in their operational process and financial analysis, therefore, time lost in creating inefficient cumbersome spreadsheets results in lost productivity, lost revenue, lost customers and lost opportunities. Global Software, Inc. will provide proven processes and best practices to assist companies in leveraging next generation spreadsheet technology to improve productivity and automate Oracle® E-Business Suite environments.
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Room 210
General   Multi-ReOrg:  Cisco's Adventures in Changing Multi-Org Set Ups
Murugu Navaneetha, Program Manager - IT, Cisco
David Joffe
Like many companies using eBusiness Suite, Cisco leverages Multi-Org features to enable transactions from multiple legal entities to be maintained in a central Oracle installation. Cisco first started using Multi-Org features with release 10.7. For 10 years the multi-org structure remained static. Recently, our business has requested significant set up changes to be made and the ability to change these more rapidly going forward. In this presentation, we will share experiences and lessons learned in changing the Multi-Org set ups.
Room 205
General   End-User e-learning classes - Overnight
Jeff Morton, Elearning Incorporated
Current e-learning recording tools, such as Captivate or UPK require the courseware developer to re-record from the client's instance in order to produce learner-friendly, client-specific materials. The presenters will demonstrate the ELI Accelerator, a new tool that allows customized materials to be developed in minutes. The presentation will show a complete lesson from an EBS e-learning course that includes process documentation, and then show how the data in the recordings are instantaneously updated to produce a lesson that has been customized with the client's own data, without re-recording. Learning may begin and users may execute practise sessions with client data even before a client instance has been implemented. As the solution evolves the e-learning classes can be updated overnight to reflect the changes.
Room 204
General   Acquisition Integration
Alicia Hoekstra, Vice President, Solution Beacon, LLC
Let Solution Beacon show you the strategic and tactical considerations to take into account for acquisitions, regardless of your current Oracle platform. Discuss the benefits and pitfalls of Oracle's latest architectures, successful strategies for integrating a new acquistion's processes, IT infrastrucure, and data.
Room 201
General   Outsourcing of Oracle E-Business Suite
Kevin Brown, Manager, Enterprise Applications, Symmetricom
The purpose of this presentation is to share Symmetricom's experience with outsourcing E-Business Suite. At a high level the presentation will cover: partner selection, migrating from one partner to another and managing the partnership. Symmetricom has outsourced the management and hosting of its E-Business Suite since their go-live 2001. During that time they have moved between hosting partners twice, having now partnered with three different companies. After seven years, Symmetricom has become expert in the art of outsourcing. An understanding of the following has led to Symmetricom's success with Oracle E-Business Suite. 1) Partner selection 2) Transitioning between partners 3) Management of partners 4) Living with your partner
Room 204
General   Using Prince2 as a project management framework
Colin Wilson, Oracle Applications Manager, Plantronics
Leveraging Prince2 as the project management framework to ensure that the right projects are selected and implemented with correct level of control and oversight, but a minimum of administrative overhead on the project team.
Room 201
General   Case Study GRC Implementation - A User Perspective
Wendy Roberts, Harris-Stratex Networks, Inc.
Harris Stratex  is addressing GRC challenges by building an integrated platform for all Governance, Risk and Compliance Management activities using Oracle GRC applications. In this Case Study, we will share lessons learned from implementing Oracle GRC applications to and the benefits companies can achieve by streamlining their compliance initiatives
Room 205
General   Project Management Using Spreadsheets and Oracle
Peter Budelov, AVP, Product Management, Project Partners, LLC
Project-oriented organizations rely on project managers to manage work on a project, as well as manage project finances, progress reporting and to monitor the overall health of the project. Typically this transactional and performance reporting interaction is done via HTML web pages to a robust enterprise system. However, since project managers spend most of their time managing project work, and are therefore, only part-time users of enterprise applications, often they find the UI foreign and difficult to use. Additionally, many project managers spend much of their time travelling, and therefore, have considerable quantities of down-time that could be used for project analysis and management, but are unable to effectively do so since they are not networked to their enterprise environment. The challenge is to provide a concise, yet robust means of interfacing with the enterprise application that can also be taken offline when necessary to work in a disconnected mode. This presentation looks at solutions to this problem by using desktop-based spreadsheets to provide a UI tailored to a specific group of end-users (project managers) thereby delivering a UI focused to the users' need for transactional as well as reporting requirements - and functions in both online and offline modes.
Room 212
HR  Oracle Help Desk for Human Resources - Features and Benefits Overview!
Karen Bletzer, Senior Consultant, Apex IT
Oracle Help Desk for Human Resources is widely recognized as THE leading employee support service automation application for the Oracle application user community. Based on proven Call Center automation technology, this application has the capabilities that HR managers need to manage, track, and resolve the hundreds of HR-related questions and inquiries they receive from employees every day. Could it be the solution you and your HR department are looking for? To learn more, attend Apex IT's "Oracle Help Desk for HR Features %26 Benefits" presentation at this year's Norcal Training Day! Don't miss out!
Room 205
HR  Workforce Separations: Meeting financial goals, managing risk and retaining key employees
Martin Sacks, HumanConcepts
The U.S. Labor Department estimates that US companies spend $15 billion annually transitioning employees out through early retirement, layoffs and other workforce reduction programs. The process of acting on workforce change decisions can be costly and time consuming, and any error could result in fees, penalties, or even legal action.
Using HR information from Oracle EBS, PeopleSoft or JD Edwards, workforce planning technology allows managers to implement approved reorganization plans efficiently and effectively. Join HumanConcepts to learn more about how organizations can successfully manage and automate workforce separation events and stay in compliance with laws, union agreements and company policies.
Room 205
HR  Business Intelligence for HR Organizations
Norma Penson, Oracle Principle Solution Consultant, Oracle
Oracle Human Resources Analytics allows you to answer critical workforce-related questions during these turbulent times, providing critical visibility into staffing, training and compensation activities.  Attendees at this session will bet a better understanding of the benefits of Oracles Business Intelligence Applications for Human Resources and how it can be quickly leveraged in your organization.
Room 205
HR  Drive Sales Growth With Oracle Incentive Compensation
Indy Bains, Senior, Solution Consultant, Oracle
Incentive Compensation is a powerful too to drive revenue generating selling behaviour.  Learn how R12 Oracle Incentive Compensation makes it easier for your organization to align sales incentive plans with company goals.
Room 212
Hyperion Extraction and Downstream use of Essbase Data:  The Good, The Bad and the Ugly
Quinlan Eddy, CTO and Founder of Star Analytics, Star Analytics
Comprehensive overview of what is available in the market from Oracle and third parties that enables data extraction from Essbase.  An in-depth look at the functionality, the performance and the relative merits of each approach.  Also an overview of why you would want to extract data from Essbase and the capability to preserve the data, metadata, security, filters and calculations that are the heart of any multi-dimensional environment.  Achieving the goal of creating a true Performance Management environment with co-mingled Finance and Operational data.
Room 212
Hyperion Driving Shareholder Value with Customer Profitability Analysis from Hyperion
Gerry  Villamil, Ranzal
Hyperion Profitability Management - Case Study on Unilever
Overview of Customer Profitability Analysis and leveraging Price-Volume-Mix Analysis to drive analytics/decision making within your enterprise
Room 210
Hyperion Improving Your Financial Close Process
Jeff Jacoby, Senior Solution Consultant, Oracle
Learn how to extend your Oracle ERP investment and reduce the time of your financial close process.  Deliver improved reporting and visibility into your business.
Room 212
Hyperion CPM in a Box
Imani Dunbar, Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Viral Chawda (Director)
Learn how Corporate Performance Management, CPM, brings together processes and technologies into a unified system and way of managing that is more powerful than its individual parts. Today's management systems do a good job with annual budgeting, financial reporting, and rudimentary business intelligence, but these information and process "islands" are usually isolated and disconnected from real-world decisions and corporate actions. Learn how to unleash the power of true CPM.
Room 201
Hyperion Enterprise Planning with Oracle Hyperion
Gerry  Villamil, Ranzal
Hyperion Planning - Case Study on Catalina, Overview of Planning modules and issues that surround Planning within the Enterprise
Room 210
Hyperion Strategy and practices to deploy Hyperion financial management
Scott Waxman, Consulting Technical Manager, Oracle
This session will highlight the newest Hyperion features and releases and best deployment recommendations.  This session will include guidelines on usage of the Hyperion solution for financial management.
Room 212
Hyperion Moving to a Center of Excellence for Hyperion, a case study at Plantronics
Michelle Breslin, Consultant, n/a
This presentation discusses the learning acquired installing planning applications for operating expenses, factory costs, and revenue. Rather than start over with each implementation, with new teams, potentially new consultants, and other factors, taking time out to define standards, an archiving strategy, and standardizing some training components helps smooth the implementation. Using a standard project management approach, which included prototyping, and figuring out the organizational attributes, makes each successive roll out easier and more productive. Learn a few tips that may smooth your implementation and create value sooner. It's all about making reusable building blocks.
Room 212
Hyperion Oracle Integrated Operational Planning
Hari Sankar, EPM, Integrated Operational Planning, Oracle
This presentation will cover:
- Business planning challenges
- Oracle Integrated Operational Planning
- Solution Overview
- Hyperion Planning & IOP
- Oracle IOP demo
- Customer success
Room 206
Manufacturing   Oracle based sourcing and scheduling solution for manufacturing planning
Christopher Kenward, Mfg-Planning Super-User, NetApp
This NetApp presentation covers the design and implementation, from the business perspective, of an Oracle based sourcing and scheduling solution for supporting customer orders through multiple contract manufacturers' factories and multiple distribution centers. NetApp recognized the need for a scalable, efficient but user friendly solution to complex sourcing and scheduling requirements. A working solution needed to be live in 6 months using global design and development teams and implementing base order scheduling core logic. We will share our successes, lessons learned and next steps.
Room 207
Manufacturing   Lean Forward Case Study at Cisco
Mudit Agarwal, IT Engineer/ Architect, SCFO , Cisco
Lean Forward is a global supply chain program, which utilizes unique levels of collaboration to extend the supply chain and transform business for Cisco and its Distribution Partners, driving profitable growth and sales acceleration. Lean Forward takes principles of lean that work in manufacturing and inbound materials supply and extends them into the channel. Lean Forward provides one face to Cisco distributors and delivers improved supply chain visibility and coordination.
Room 206
Manufacturing   Building efficiency into YOUR Supply Chain for Survival in TODAY's Economy
Amit Sharma, Triniti Corporation
In today?s uncertain market with thinning demands and mounting inventories, execution efficiency should make it to the forefront of every company?s business imperatives.  This presentation focuses on adapting your supply chain practices to achieve them and survive in today?s tough economic times.
Companies are being put to the litmus test to prove their worth in weathering the storm. Only the fittest will survive this meltdown, and to do so they must take advantage of this unique opportunity to improve the bottom line now and outstrip the competition. 
Eliminate waste and focus on priorities that reduce lead times and costs across your supply chain operations. 
Make your Oracle eBusiness Suite drive cost savings, free-up working capital and allow planners to better analyze, shape and respond to demand.
Raise the bar.  Are you ready to take the leap?
Room 207
Manufacturing   Leveraging Mobility for a Competitive Edge
Todd Baggett, RedLine Solutions
Mark Lewis, Oracle Director Logistics Solutions
Increase Productivity and Save Money by Integrating Mobile Devices with Oracle 
Room 206
Manufacturing   Strategic inventory levels determination at Source Photonics
Sridhar Hoskote, Partner, Inspirage
Determining and holding the right amount of inventory to support desired service levels is a significant challenge. This presentation describes a unique method employed to solve multi-echelon, time varying strategic inventory determination challenge at Source PHotonics, a fast growing "opto-electronics" company. In this presentation, we describe modeling the problem using Oracle Inventory Optimization. Unique aspects of this approach include use of demand uncertainty, inventory postponement, consideration of unequal lead times for sibling items etc. Some of the other aspects covered in the presentation are   approach to executing the system recommendations  and description of the significant benefits  realized by the company. 
Room 207
Manufacturing   ASCP and OSFM Working Together and Building Upward and Outward
John Conlin, Principal Solution Consultant, Oracle
Oracle Shop Floor Management, OSFM, enables some unique structural and transactional capabilities for an ERP system. This presentation will address how Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning, ASCP, builds on these capabilities in developing time phased plans.
Building upward and outward, a newly added set of capabilities with Oracle Advanced Planning release 12.1 that relate to ASCP will be identified. In addition, we will look at the Supply Chain Analyst Dashboard component of the 12.1 Advanced Planning Command Center, APCC. 
Room 206
Manufacturing   Implementing Shop Floor Manager (OSFM) and Subcontractor B2B: Tips and Tricks
Jerry  Edwards, Consultant, JKE Consulting Services
Provide implementation tips and tricks to best leverage OSFM lot based transactions and effectively validate and process subcontractor reported events based on 8 Shop Floor Manager and B2B implementations at fabless semiconductor companies. Topics include items, bills, co-products, network routings, resources, product costs, key forms, genealogy, reports, subcontractor mapping to Oracle applications, generating subcontractor reporting requirements  collecting, validating, correcting, and processing  subcontractor reported events.   
Room 206
Manufacturing   A Day in the Life of a Planner (Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning)
Vijay Dalmet, Consultant, Idhasoft Inc.
Any ERP implementation follows certain changes in the day-to-day activities of business users. Understanding the full functionality of an ERP system and utilizing it to assist the business user in his daily duties is a key point in any ERP implementation. This presentation will describe how Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning (ASCP) has modified the way a manufacturing planner performs his day-to-day activities enhancing his efficiency and accuracy. The presentation is based on a recent ASCP implementation at a semiconductor industry. The presentation will describe how ASCP drastically provided a much-needed tool to a planner and how the planner utilized the tool effectively to meet his goals and many company objectives. The planner identified and focused on the plan recommendations and exceptions, which directly help to fulfill company's planning objectives. The planner could also effectively communicate with other departments using the ASCP plan outputs. The presentation will describe how ASCP improved the life of a planner.
Room 206
Manufacturing   High Tech  Demand Management and Cisco Solution
Partha Chakraborty, Project Manager, Cisco
Daniel Soosai, Gaea Corp
How high-technology companies across the spectrum - Network equipment to Consumer Electronics OEM improve their demand planning %26 forecasting process using wisdom of crowds across multiple lines of business and extending demand visibility into their channel. We will demonstrate how best-in-class network equipment/consumer electronics companies improve their forecasting process by driving to a consensus forecast across the marketing, sales and demand planning, getting inventory visibility into distis and other channel partners and incorporating corrective action using forecast waterfalls and sophisticated NPI and promotion planning models that incorporate seasonality, cannibalization and cross-correlations.
Room 203
OM   Next Generation Quoting at Agilent
Nick Popovic, IT, Enterprise Business Solution Center, Agilent Technologies
The Next Generation Quoting project extends current Agilent eCommerce solution by leveraging core platforms and seamlessly integrating  Agilent external customer frontend with Oracle Applications to realize immediate benefits.  The key drivers include cost savings, improved customer experience and increase in productivity.
Additionally, deployment of NGQ solution builds foundation for further enhancement to Agilent eCommerce platform.
Room 207
OM   Seamless  Distributor(Disti's) integration using Oracle Trade Management
Nitin Tarkar, Consultant, Idhasoft Inc.
Nitin V. Tarkar
Interfacing and maintaining Distributor Price Agreement (DPA's) Real time tracking of Disti's Inventory Automate Point-Of-Sale (POS) upload in various format (EDI, Text, Web ADI) Inbuilt POS validation Claim Settlement using various claim types Aging of Claim DPA's and Claim approval process Integrating Trade Management with AR Revenue/COGS Recognition (FIFO basis)
Room 207
OM   How to automate cash basis accounting process
aswin shreemal, Business Analyst, Activ Identity
anthony vendhan
Revenue cannot be recognized for the goods or services shipped, fulfilled and invoiced to customers belonging to certain countries like China, Malaysia until the complete amount due on invoice is received This case-study describes how to implement a solution for Cash Basis Accounting in using standard Oracle functionality. oUnderstand how to use Oracle's Revenue Policy feature in AR oUnderstand how to move Cash basis customer to non cash basis customer oUnderstand how to defer revenue automatically oUnderstand how receipt application will derive the revenue recognition
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OM   Oracle Demantra: Demand Driven Forecasting and Collaboration
Elizabeth Sousa, Oracle Solution Consulta, Oracle
The Oracle Demantra Demand Management solution lets you sense, plan for, and pro-actively respond to demand by developing and sharing a one number plan across departments and users. Join us in a high level Demand Planning flow demonstration, which will cover: Dashboards, statistical forecast review, consensus process views (cross-functional visibility), visibility across geography/ customer/ time, aligning forecast to budget, internal/external collaboration, exception management, and forecast accuracy.
Room 202
Oracle Support Overview of My Oracle Support (formerly MetaLink)
Tom Wright, Customer Support Manager, Oracle
Experience the Next Generation of MetaLink: My Oracle Support During this session you will be introduced to the new user-friendly, easy to navigate web portal based on Adobe Flash 9 technology. This live web seminar will cover Oracle's improved Service Request management, along with improved Knowledge Management and Guided Search capabilities. Oracle's new User Interface, called My Oracle Support, will provide additional personalized support capabilities for you in terms of: faster problem resolution, preventive and proactive support, increased personalization and a simplified user experience. We will also cover the Software Configuration Manager functionality built into My Oracle Support, where you will learn how to prevent problems before they occur! Optimize your systems based on the latest Oracle knowledge and best practices! Resolve your Service Requests faster!
Room 202
Oracle Support Maximize Operations Returns and Efficiencies
Will  Andrews , Delivery Director , Trianz
Subhojit Roye
The economic environment has changed drastically in the past few months. Organizations have less budget to spend on large initiatives and must look for ways to ‘do more with less’. 
Learn about a new framework devised to help your company identify critical opportunities to maximize revenue and specific areas to reduce cost
This leverages a phased process re-engineering methodology comprising Discover, Analyze, Recommendation and Execution Roadmap
It also brings to bear best practices and metrics from some of the leading companies in hi-tech industry.
Room 202
Oracle Support R12 E-Business Suite Best Practices
Tom Wright, Customer Support Manager, Oracle
Thinking about an R12 upgrade or new installation? Already involved in an R12 upgrade or new installation? Review a number of resources and best practices to help you plan and drive a successful R12 upgrade or implementation project. The Upgrade Guide provides a consolidated list of information that helps you evaluate and plan your upgrade project. The E-Business Suite R12 Information Center offers the latest published information, Best Practices for Adopting Oracle E-Business Suite, Release 12 describes best practices. Valuable Tools like the Maintenance Wizard and E-Business Suite Diagnostics Support Pack, when used together during this very important task result in fewer mistakes, thus fewer Service Requests.
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Oracle Support E-Business Suite Diagnostics
Tom Wright, Customer Support Manager, Oracle
Learn how to avoid costly outages in your Financials apps. This seminar will give you an opportunity to learn all the details about Support Diagnostics for E-Business Suite 11i and R12, including a live demonstration using real examples. This seminar is directed towards E-Business Suite 11i and R12 users who log Service Requests with Support and DBAs who will be installing and maintaining Support Diagnostics. 
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Oracle Support 10 ways to help yourself BEFORE you log a Service Request with Oracle Support!
Lynn Pionkowski, Customer Support Manager, Oracle
This is a chance to learn how to avoid SRs and increase your product knowledge by utilizing the many tools and communities Oracle Support makes available. Oracle Support is striving to ensure our customers have higher uptime by making the best use of the things that your Support dollars pay for.
Room 202
Oracle Support Configuration Manager
Joshua Solomin, Senior Product Manager, Oracle
Tom Wright
My Oracle Support Configuration Mangers is Oracle’s simplified support framework for collecting and centralizing configuration information based on your deployed Oracle software. Then Oracle Support engineers can then use a secure centralized access to your configuration information to more quickly diagnose your system-critical issues, thus reducing time to problem resolution. And you can use proactive tools included with My Oracle Support with configurations to help you avoid issues before they occur, helping to reduce your IT costs.
Oracle Support is constantly driving to deliver a Superior Ownership Experience to our customers.  This session will also cover an overview of the future of Support and how you can benefit by using My Oracle Support: configuration manager. . Learn about the industry leading enhancements offering a simplified support experience to make your interactions with Oracle Support faster and more efficient.  
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R12   Oracle E-Business Suite R12 Highlights and Upgrade Best Practices 
Carmel Slattery, Consulting Sales Senior Director, Oracle
This session will highlight the new features of Oracle E-Business Suite R12 and how companies can better leverage these advances to support their businesses. Oracle Consulting's E-Business Suite upgrade experts will share useful tips and best practices relative to upgrade considerations and also provide highlights on recent a customer success at a higher education institution. During Q&A, you will have an opportunity to ask the experts on the upgrade questions you have.
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R12   Cost Accounting As You Want It - R12 Cost Accounting with SLA
Douglas Volz, Senior Consultant/Owner, Douglas Volz Consulting, Inc.
Join us in discussing how you can use Release 12 Subledger Accounting to meet your costing requirements for distribution and manufacturing. Learn how SLA removes the limitations from Discrete Costing Release 11i and how to use R12 SLA to satisfy Cost Accounting requirements without programming! As a working example, solutions for purchase price variance will be discussed. In addition, if we have time we will touch on the OPM conversion from the MAC to Release 12 SLA.
R12 Theater
R12   R12 e-Business Tax engine: - Global Tax Rules Made Easy
Rajesh Padinjaremadam, Principal, Metron Consulting Services
Anthony Vendhan
Prior to R12, tax rules were defined in individual modules. Keeping up with all the patches and updates with multiple sets of books and multiple operating units presented a nightmare. In R12, all the tax rules are defined centrally in the R12 eBusiness Tax engine. This presentation explains the setups in detail to setup the tax module for an US OU and an Europe OU for the purchasing and AP modules based on a real-life implementation. Objective1: Understand how to setup tax rules centrally in R12 eBusiness tax and avail tax services from various modules Objective2: Set up and maintain records for legal entities and operating units and taxes they are subject to. Objective3: Manage the sharing of tax configuration data by the legal entities and operating units
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R12   Using R12 AR Revenue Management and Subledger Accounting to Recognize Revenue
Ed Marwitz, Oracle e-Business Suite Specialist, eMarwitz.com
How can my organization properly recognize revenue for sales of software, services and training? How do I best utilize the AR Revenue Accounting Management features to easily achieve this goal? How can I leverage R12 Subledger Accounting that will allow me to best track my current revenue deferrals and future revenue recognition by type? This presentation will provide the key steps required to achieve a current revenue data conversion as well as the process designed for future revenue recognition amortization. Objectvies: - Discussion of actual customer requirements where revenue recognition amortization was needed. - Provide steps required to setup revenue recognition from quote to order to invoice to cash. - Provide steps required to execute a data conversion on existing revenue recognition schedules. - Provide steps required to setup R12 subledger accounting to facilitate deferred revenue by type. - Explain the overall user experience and lessons learned from a recent implementation.
R12 Theater
R12   R12 MOAC (Multi-Org Access Control) Uncovered
John Peters, Principal Consultant, JRPJR, Inc
R12 Multi-Org Access Control (MOAC) allows users to access multiple operating units from a single responsibility on a transaction by transcation basis. This presenation will start with an introduction on how Operating Unit access was controled in releases prior to R12. We will review the new R12 MOAC architecture and its use of the Virtual Private Database feature. You will learn the functional setups required for MOAC, the impact of the MOAC architecture on user querries (run from SQL*Plus, TOAD, etc) and what mandatory steps users must take to setup their SQL environment. This will be expanded to include customizations implemented in: Concurrent Requests, Workflows and Forms. Based on my experience with R12 some of the specific issues I have encountered around MOAC and steps I have taken to mitigate them will be explained. You will gain a good foundatin in the powerful new mandatory R12 feature MOAC.
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R12   Planning 2.0: Supply Planning Re-engineering Journey of a Web 2.0
Josh Miller, Director, Procurement & Inventory, Shutterfly.com
Daniel Soosai, Gaea Global
How Shutterfly, a fast growing Web 2.0 company which was planning on spreadsheets re-engineered its supply planning processes, rationalized its product portfolio and re-assessed its inventory policies creating an efficient direct material procurement process. This presentation details how Shutterfly, leveraged modular BOMs that enabled delayed differentiation, clarified safety stock policies accounting for seasonality and re-engineered supply planning processes to streamline material procurement.
R12 Theater
R12   What's new in R12 for application DBA
Charlene Huang, Sr. Consultant, EDS, an HP company
This session covers various technology components within the Application Release 12 technology stack including database, middle-tier services and client as well as what has changed from 11i. This presentation also outlines new features, benefit and challenge for apps DBA and provide the tips and lesson learned from real world R12 RAC implementation.
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R12   What is new in R12 Procurement and Oracle SAAS Sourcing
Mary Burns, Solution Consultant, Oracle
This session will focus on what is new in R12 Procurement.  The main focus will be on Core Purchasing and iProcurement but also include Procurement Contracts, I Supplier Portal, Complex Services Procurement, Sourcing.  The session will also introduce a new offering for Oracle - Sourcing as a SAAS solution.
R12 Theater
R12   Analyzing, Planning, and Executing an R12 EBS Upgrade
Pete Wolffe, Sr. Manager, BearingPoint
This presentation walks through the steps in preparing for and managing an upgrade to R12 including identifying objectives, scope and approach, organization and team preparation, Oracle tools and resources, timeline planning, testing tips, etc. It's intended primarily for people who are helping to evaluate or manage an upgrade, but it also contains valuable information for anyone who might be involved in the upgrade process.
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R12   Real World UPK Implemetation
Curtis Beeman, Dionex Corporation
Almir Hrnjadovic
Dionex as part of it's recent R12 upgrade has rolled out UPK to assist the user community.  This presentation will describe the components of UPK, how UPK contents is created and published and finally the user experience with UPK.  We will be showing live demos of the real UPK content and giving some brief training on the UPK tool.
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Siebel CRM OnDemand - Your Ticket to Transparency in Sales
Laurie Coleman, CRM OnDemand Program Manager , Oracle
Attend this session to learn about achieving greater transparency in your opportunities and sales process quickly with Oracle CRM OnDemand solution. Get a better understanding of the steps you'll need to take to get your team up and running on a world class Sales Force Automation tool hosted by Oracle and achieve a rapid transformation of your business. 
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Siebel Understand your customers with Siebel CRM analytics
Mark Fahner, Business Intelligence Practice Manager , Oracle
Attend this session to find answers to the following questions: How to empower everyone in your organization with real-time business intelligence? How to drive user actions leveraging Sales, Service, Call Center or Marketing analytics best practices? How to expand beyond Siebel CRM reporting to include other data sources? Ad hoc queries will be accepted. 
Room 211
Siebel First Look at Integrating Siebel CRM On Demand with Oracle Quoting
Nicole Anderson, Principal Consultant, OAC Services, Inc.
Jill Vickers
Insight into using AIA Foundation Pack for Siebel CRM On Demand for integration with Oracle Quoting. We will share real-life lessons learned. Discusson on how to overcome obsticles with integrating custom data as well as challenges with item and customer data synchronization. Other tips and tricks.
Room 211
Siebel Lessons Learned on Six Siebel 8.0 Upgrades
Robert Ponder, Siebel Upgrade Architect, Ponder Pro Serve
In this session we will review the experiences of six (6) Siebel customers who have upgraded to Siebel 8.0. Most of these upgrades were from version 7.5 but one was from 6 and another from 7.8. These actual upgrade experiences provide great insight into what you may expect on your Siebel 8.x upgrade. While some experiences were common across many of these upgrades others were unique to each project. Please join us for this insightful session that hopefully will help make your next Siebel upgrade highly successful.
Room 211
Siebel Oracle CRM options for EBS Customers
Dariush Mojahed, Solution Consultant, Oracle
Examine the options available to EBS customers for CRM deployment, from Siebel Enterprise Solutions through to the SaaS solution, Oracle CRM OnDemand. We will discuss integration points and where Oracle Application Integration Architecture (AIA) and Product Integration Pack (PIP) initiatives provide an extensible out of the box integration framework.
Room 211
Siebel Siebel 8.1 Self Service
Clive Johnson, Senior Solution Consultant, Oracle
Siebel 8.1 has a completely new customer self service architecture and user interface, leveraging the Oracle FMW environment to provide a standards based state of the art experience for customer sales and service. This session will examine this architectural changes within Siebel 8.1 and the prebuilt applications for sales and service and how they fit within a broader customer self-service framework.
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Technical   Integrate Salesforce To Oracle
Anthony Vendhan, Architect, Metron Consulting Services
Sami Vellaiyan
Our customer wanted to automate the RMA creation process without any manual intervention. Service team creates a SR in Salesforce and a RMA needs to be created in Oracle and the SR needs to be updated with the RMA information. This case-study describes how to create RMAs in Oracle apps from SalesForce system using BPEL web services and how the business users manage it oUnderstand how to create BPEL Webservices oUnderstand how to Deploy Webservices oUnderstand the security aspects of webservices deployment oShow a Real time demo
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Technical   How to Build a Highly Available Infrastructure for Oracle E-Business Suite with Grid Computing
Deep Ram, Consulting Technical Director, Oracle
Daniel Gonzalez, Consulting Manager
This session describes how you can build a highly available infrastructure for its Oracle E-Business Suite environment, with Oracle Application Server, Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC), Oracle Database, and Oracle SOA Suite. It focuses on cha
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Technical   Simplify and Accelerate Oracle Integration
Sean  O’Connell, Cast Iron Systems
You’re an enterprise that has invested in Oracle’s business applications and databases and realize that integrating them is critical if you are to achieve a return on your investment. However, your choices for integration are not appealing. Writing custom code or using complex integration platforms is time consuming, involves lots of software and requires deep middleware expertise. Sound familiar?  Join us to find out how Cast Iron Systems rapidly integrates Oracle with other applications and why Cast Iron is one of Oracle’s Elite 8 Partners.
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Technical   Migrating an EBS 11i Database to Linux -- Tips, Tricks, and Gotchas
Mark  Morgan, DBA Consultant, siMMian systems, inc.
This presentation will provide a technical overview of how to successfully migrate an 11i E-Business Suite database from UNIX to Linux using Oracle's Datapump tool.
Room 201
Technical   Reverse Logistics Transformation Case Study at Cisco
Mudit Agarwal, IT Engineer/ Architect, SCFO , Cisco
Aligning with changing dynamics, Cisco has embarked upon major foundational changes in the Reverse Logistics space to support the Manufacturing Excellence Strategy. Creating a world class, end-to-end global business model for Inbound Logistics, Receiving/Disposition, Inventory Management and Value Recovery from returned products, in other words unlocking value from Cisco product returns. Highlight customization done to support new business processes on Oracle ERP which are not supported by E-business suite.
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Technical   Oracle EBS Integrated Custom Apps using Oracle Application Development Framework
Parag Mone, Oracle Systems Analyst, USJade Corp
Vijay Rao, Systems Analyst, Telegent Systems
USJade helped Telegent Systems implement an automated Lot transaction processing system using custom OAF application closely integrated with Oracle Shop Floor Management. Using OAF to write this application offers a better look and feel customer experience while it is on the same technology stack as EBS.Secure access to application is ensured as the same security features of Oracle Applications are used.
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Technical   Data Scrambling in Non-PROD Cloned Instances
John Peters, Principal Consultant, JRPJR, Inc
The latest release of the Applications Management Pack provides hooks for calling data scrambling routines during cloning but does not provide any examples. So how do you actually scramble your sensitive data in non-PROD instances? This presentation will provide an easy to implement method to scramble sensitive data and preserve a copy of the original data in case you need to restore it. We will cover some basics of encryption using the Oracle tool set, how to preserve the data in encyrpyted tables, then some simple scrambling techniques. The presentation will be wrapped up with a list of some tables and sensitive data you might want to protect on cloned instances.
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Technical   Integrate CM Receipt to Oracle Apps Using Apex and webservices
Anthony Vendhan, Architect, Metron Consulting Services
Rajesh Padinjaremadam
Our customer wanted to automate the shipment of raw material to the contract manufacturer process. Customer owns the inventory until they receive the proof of delivery from the CM. When the CM receives the goods, they will initiate the webservice to relieve inventory. This case-study describes how to complete the shipment transactions in Oracle apps when the material is received by the CM and how the business users manage it oUnderstand how to create forms using APEX oUnderstand how to Deploy APEX forms oShow a Real time demo