By Di Seghposs on May 08, 2013
A note from John O'Rourke, Vice President, Product Marketing.
I recently had the pleasure to attend and present at the Collaborate 2013 user conference in Denver,
Colorado. This event is run by three of
the Oracle user groups – OAUG, IOUG and Quest and attracted over 5000 attendees
this year. The conference included
hundreds of sessions covering Oracle Applications, Database, and Middleware
which were delivered by Oracle customers, partners and staff members. The EPM/BI/Data Warehousing track itself had
over 130 sessions, most of which were delivered by customers and partners, and
which were very-well attended. Conference attendees and members of the Oracle user groups can see the
session list and gain access to the presentation content at this link: http://collaborate.oaug.org/education/search.
One of the highlights of the conference was the RadiOAUG live radio show that was broadcast from the exhibit hall during the conference. This was pretty interesting – as two professional radio broadcasters interviewed Oracle executives, customers and partners on a variety of topics that were in focus for the conference. I was interviewed on the topic of “ERP and EPM – Better Together”.
During this short interview I talked
about the progress Oracle has made in integrating the Hyperion EPM Applications
with Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, Fusion and SAP
Financials. I highlighted 3 specific
areas of integration that Oracle has built out -- data, metadata, and process
integration. We also discussed how EPM
can help with ERP upgrades, through managing metadata like the Chart of
Accounts, and providing a consistent planning and reporting environment while
the systems are being upgraded on the back end. I finished by talking about the role our EPM applications can play in
helping ERP customers extend their investments and improve their management
processes such as Strategy Management, Planning and Forecasting, Financial Close
and Reporting as well as Profitability and Cost Management. Here’s a link to a replay of my RadiOAUG