Saturday Mar 29, 2014

Oracle Open World Call for Proposals is Now Open!!!

Call for Proposals is Now Open

If you're an Oracle UPK expert, conference attendees want to hear it straight from you. So don't wait—proposals must be submitted by April 15.

The 2014 Call for Proposals is now open. Have something interesting to present to the world's largest gathering of Oracle technologists and business leaders?



Friday Mar 28, 2014

Did you miss it??? - The Diodes China Story, Recording NOW Available

Thank you for joining us yesterday at "Support Global ERP Rollouts with Oracle UPK: The Diodes China Story." In case you missed this event, you are in luck! Many of you have asked for copies of the webcast presentation and we’re happy to make it available here:

DOWNLOAD HERE >>
the presentation and/or recording from our webcast


Tuesday Sep 10, 2013

UPK Forum, Planning your UPK Development Effort – August 2013

Nearly two hundred people attended the August 2013 UPK Forum webcast: Planning your UPK Development Effort.

 

Alex Rexroad, Systems and Solutions Architecture Director, joined May Tickner from Oracle University, for an interesting, educational event for customers and partners.

 

Responses from the participants include:

v  The session today was very good.  Thanks for holding these!

v   [We will use this information] within the next month.

v  These [Forums] are a great service.  I have often felt a little alone in the UPK realm and it is great to listen to other people experiences.

 

The UPK Forum webcasts run once per month and are recorded for your playback convenience. Access our webpage to see past recordings or register for upcoming events.  If you missed the live event in August, review the recorded webcast!

 

To obtain the current release of UPK, look for UPK 11.1 Enablement Service Pack 2 on Oracle Software Delivery Cloud or My Oracle Support. For more information on UPK 11.1 ESP2, refer to the posts on Oracle blogs.

Tuesday Sep 03, 2013

FREE UPK Webcast - Examining a Comprehensive UPK Solution

Join May Tickner of Oracle University for the next UPK Forum on September 10, 2013, at 11:00 AM Pacific.  This session will focus on the UPK training solution created for a global leader in the pharmaceutical industry.  See how this comprehensive solution addressed six target audiences and features content in five languages.

Gain a broad vision into the power of Oracle User Productivity Kit (UPK) for project planning and reporting, creating conceptual training, achieving maximum content re-use, and reaching a global audience. Other topics include linking external content such as video and diagrams, enabling mobile device access, and leveraging material for in-classroom or just-in-time training.

Observe real-life examples of Oracle User Productivity Kit in action and discover how this customer realized the benefits of using UPK for development, localization, and deployment of comprehensive courseware.

The UPK Forum is a free webinar series conducted once a month to connect the UPK User Community with experts from Oracle University and UPK Product Management.

REGISTER NOW!

Monday Aug 19, 2013

Free UPK Webcast: Support Your Entire ERP Project Lifecycle with Oracle UPK


How to Use UPK Throughout the Project Lifecycle
 
Join us at next week's webcast on Oracle UPK!
 
 
 
Dear ERP End User,

Did you know that Oracle UPK delivers value through the entire ERP project lifecycle? Too many Oracle users mistake it for only being a training tool, but Oracle UPK is an end-to-end solution that supports every phase of the ERP lifecycle. In fact, if you’re using it correctly, UPK will begin delivering value to your ERP project from day one.

To help you unlock this value from UPK, IT Convergence and Oracle Corporation are inviting companies like yours to our webcast:
Support Your Entire ERP Project Lifecycle with Oracle UPK
 
Date:   Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
Time:   8:00 am Pacific/11:00 am Eastern
 
Register here* >>
   
This webcast shows how UPK supports specific efforts such as:
Business Requirement Gathering
Fit Gap Analysis
Knowledge Retention & Transfer
Process Flow Validation
ERP Testing with UPK
End User Education
Post Go-Live Support

This webcast is intended for ERP Project Managers, IT Trainers, Compliance Specialists, ERP Testers, CIOs and anyone who wants to improve everything from end user adoption to the operating efficiency of their ERP solution.

Register here for “Support Your Entire ERP Project Lifecycle with Oracle UPK.”
* Please note, load times for the registration form will vary depending on browser and connection speed. Thanks for your patience.
   
Meet
the Presenters
Jordan Collard is the UPK Practice Leader at IT Convergence. Over the past four years Jordan has been dedicated to Oracle UPK solution sales and development. He has a formal UPK certification from Oracle University, and he heads two separate UPK-related SIG's with the Oracle Applications User Group (OAUG) and Quest International Users Group.

Daniel Gallo cut his teeth as a Network Administrator just as the dot.com boom was building steam and quickly ascended to the role of Solutions Engineering Manager. From there, he joined Oracle Corporation where he now serves as a Consulting Manager and focuses on Oracle UPK solution engineering, delivery and sales.
 
 
     
  IT Convergence  
     
 
We Take Our Own Medicine >>
That means that we're not just an Oracle service provider. We also use Oracle E-Business Suite for our Finance, HR, and Project Management functions. We're a Fusion Applications early adopter implementing Human Capital Management and Financials in co-existence with E-Business Suite. 
Contact us today to learn more.
 
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Friday Jul 19, 2013

Last Day for Oracle Open World Early Bird Discount!

Today is the last day to register for Oracle Open World and receive the early bird discount.  Don't delay - we want to see all of you UPK fans there!  There will be UPK specific sessions, 6 hours of hands on labs, and plenty of opportunities to meet the experts.  It's also a wonderful event to meet other UPK customers and learn from each other.  We will have the full schedule available in the next few weeks.  Click here to register!

Tuesday Jul 09, 2013

UPK Developer Forum - Live Webcast Series, REGISTER NOW!

Upcomming Session: Driving Self-Service Learning with UPK Knowledge Center

DATE: Tuesday July 16, 2013    TIME: 2 pm Eastern Time, 11 am Pacific Time 

Session is 1 hour long. Please log in 5 minutes early for a prompt start.

Join Oracle University for the next UPK Proficiency Forum on July 16, at 11 am Pacific.  Link to registration web page.

Beth Renstrom and Kathryn Lustenberger from UPK Product Management at Oracle will present an exciting session on "Driving Self-Service Learning with UPK Knowledge Center.

Knowledge Center is a powerful, web-based knowledge repository that delivers an out-of-the-box deployment method for UPK content, enables extensive tracking and reporting, and can serve as content repository for UPK and non-UPK content. Hear how your organization can use Knowledge Center to centralize both UPK and non-UPK assets to provide self-service, role-based, curriculum-style learning. Understand how Knowledge Center can be used to deploy a collaborative user and expert environment where users can turn knowledge into productivity, ensure on-going user competency, and measure organizational readiness across your organization.

You will walk away from this session with a better understanding of Oracle’s User Productivity Professional; Knowledge Center and all the benefits it has to offer your organization.

You won't want to miss this Free Seminar

Attendance is limited.

Sign up Now! and then Save the Date on your Calendar

Check this link for other upcomming UPK Proficiency Forum events and recordings of past UPK events.

Tuesday Jul 02, 2013

Register Now, Free Webinar! Driving Self-Service Learning with UPK Knowledge Center

UPK Proficiency Forum 

Driving Self-Service Learning with UPK Knowledge Center

July 16, at 11 am Pacific


Join Oracle University for the next UPK Proficiency Forum on July 16, at 11 am Pacific. Beth Renstrom and Kathryn Lustenberger from UPK Product Management at Oracle will present an exciting session on "Driving Self-Service Learning with UPK Knowledge Center.

Knowledge Center is a powerful, web-based knowledge repository that delivers an out-of-the-box deployment method for UPK content, enables extensive tracking and reporting, and can serve as content repository for UPK and non-UPK content. Hear how your organization can use Knowledge Center to centralize both UPK and non-UPK assets to provide self-service, role-based, curriculum-style learning. Understand how Knowledge Center can be used to deploy a collaborative user and expert environment where users can turn knowledge into productivity, ensure on-going user competency, and measure organizational readiness across your organization.

You will walk away from this session with a better understanding of Oracle’s User Productivity Professional; Knowledge Center and all the benefits it has to offer your organization.

You won’t want to miss this Free seminar!

Attendance is limited. Register Now!

Tuesday Jun 11, 2013

Free Webinar! Techniques for Deploying UPK Content to Tablets and Phones

Join us at our next UPK Forum focusing on Deploying UPK Content to Mobile Devices.

UPK Proficiency Forum

Techniques for Deploying UPK Content to Tablets and Phones
Tuesday, June 18
11:00am to 12:00pm PT
(2:00pm to 3:00pm ET)
 



The unprecedented adoption of mobile devices worldwide is quickly advancing into the Enterprise market. Oracle customers are deploying UPK content on tablets and phones to a greater extent each quarter. Join presenter Steve Davis, Senior Consultant at Oracle University, as he demonstrates several techniques for developing and publishing UPK content for playback on iOS, Android, and Blackberry devices.

Marc Santosusso, Senior Product Manager, with UPK Product Development will discuss the new features introduced in Enablement Service Pack (ESP) 2 for Oracle UPK 11.1, including support for Player audio and Windowed See It! mode for Apple iPad users, a redesigned Windowed See It! mode, an optional new appearance for See It! and Try It! bubble in the Player, and support for new platforms and applications.

The UPK Forum are free monthly webinars, hosted by Oracle University and the UPK Product Development team to share UPK product tips and tricks with the large UPK user community.

You won’t want to miss this Free seminar!

Attendance is limited. Register Now!

Sunday Apr 07, 2013

Changes to UPK Collaborate Sessions !!!

There have been changes to the UPK session schedule at Collaborate - both session dates/times and rooms.  Below is the latest schedule for UPK, please make a note as we don't want you to miss a session you've been waiting for!

Collaborate 2013

Focus On Oracle User Productivity Kit

SESSIONS AND SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS (SIGS)

Sunday April 7, 2013

Time

Title (session number)

Location

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

 

Beyond Training: Improving Business Practice with Oracle User Productivity Kit (12368)

Room 612

Monday April 8, 2013

Time

Title (session number)

Location

9:45 am - 10:45 am 

OAUG UPK Special Interest Group (SIG) (13080)

Room 612

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

User Productivity Kits (UPK) – Just Add Water!  (11506)

 

Room 506

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The ACE in the Hole – Accepting the Change Evolution to Positively Impact Your ERP Implementation (11750)

Room 113

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Discover the Power of Oracle User Productivity Kit Professional  (102950)

Room 103

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Primavera and UPK (204370)

Room 709

Tuesday April 9, 2013

Time

Title (session number)

Location

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Quest UPK Special Interest Group (SIG) (104490)

Room 103

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Capital Project Delivery Using Primavera (204380)

Room 709

10:45 am - 11:45 am

Accelerate System Acceptance Testing with Oracle User Productivity Kit (102930)

Room 103

10:45 am - 11:45 am

User Productivity Kit (UPK) Optimization  (12353)

Room 612

10:45 am - 11:45 am

Installation Tips & Tricks – Primavera and Peoplesoft (205360)

Room 710

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Oracle User Productivity Kit: Product Roadmap  (102960)

Room 205

9:45 am - 10:45 am 

Got UPK? Let's Build Self Support and Training!  (12584)

Room 707

Wednesday April 10, 2013

Time

Title (session number)

Location

8:15 am - 9:15 am

Utilizing User Productivity Kit (UPK) for Testing  (12335)

Room 612

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

How Visa handles Change Management for Hyperion Planning  (11712)

 

Room 705

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Modeling in House Project Management Methodology in Primavera (204300)

Room 712

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Accelerate System Acceptance Testing with Oracle User Productivity Kit  (11745)

Room 612

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Oracle User Productivity Kit: Product Roadmap  (11676)

Room 612

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Seneca Companies, Inc. Achieves Successful Deployment of JD Edwards World A9.3  (106870)

Room 405

Thursday April 11, 2013

Time

Title (session number)

Location

9:45 am - 10:45 am

User Productivity Kit (UPK) and Primavera.  What UPK can do for you? (206540)

Room 711

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

UPK 11.1 Upgrade - A Customer Perspective (100750)

 

Room 104

Monday Apr 01, 2013

Focus On UPK at the Collaborate Conference Denver!

For those of you attending Collaborate in Denver next week, here is a list of all the UPK related sessions starting on Sunday.  It's going to be an excellent week, jam packed with information.  Make sure to bookmark this on your mobile device for easy reference (we are trying to be green so only print it out if you absolutely have too!  :-) ).  We are looking forward to seeing you there! 

Collaborate 2013

Focus On Oracle User Productivity Kit

SESSIONS AND SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS (SIGS)

Sunday April 7, 2013

Time

Title (session number)

Location

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

 

Beyond Training: Improving Business Practice with Oracle User Productivity Kit (12368)

Room 612

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Using UPK to Improve ROI in R12 and Beyond  (11930)

Room 612

Monday April 8, 2013

Time

Title (session number)

Location

9:45 am - 10:45 am 

OAUG UPK Special Interest Group (SIG) (13080)

Room 612

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

User Productivity Kits (UPK) – Just Add Water!  (11506)

 

Room 612

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The ACE in the Hole – Accepting the Change Evolution to Positively Impact Your ERP Implementation (11750)

Room 113

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Discover the Power of Oracle User Productivity Kit Professional  (102950)

Room 302

Tuesday April 9, 2013

Time

Title (session number)

Location

8:00 am - 9:00 am

Quest UPK Special Interest Group (SIG) (104490)

Room 103

10:45 am - 11:45 am

Accelerate System Acceptance Testing with Oracle User Productivity Kit (102930)

Room 103

10:45 am - 11:45 am

User Productivity Kit (UPK) Optimization  (12353)

Room 612

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Oracle User Productivity Kit: Product Roadmap  (102960)

Room 303

Wednesday April 10, 2013

Time

Title (session number)

Location

8:15 am - 9:15 am

Utilizing User Productivity Kit (UPK) for Testing  (12335)

Room 612

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

How Visa handles Change Management for Hyperion Planning  (11712)

 

Room 705

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Accelerate System Acceptance Testing with Oracle User Productivity Kit  (11745)

Room 612

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Oracle User Productivity Kit: Product Roadmap  (11676)

Room 612

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Seneca Companies, Inc. Achieves Successful Deployment of JD Edwards World A9.3  (106870)

Room 405

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Primavera and UPK (204370)

Room 712

Thursday April 11, 2013

Time

Title (session number)

Location

9:45 am - 10:45 am 

Got UPK? Let's Build Self Support and Training!  (12584)

Room 612

9:45 am - 10:45 am

User Productivity Kit (UPK) and Primavera.  What UPK can do for you? (206540)

Room 711

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

UPK 11.1 Upgrade - A Customer Perspective (100750)

 

Room 104

DEMOS

Demo Pods

Locations

Oracle User Productivity Kit Professional: Ensure User Productivity

Demo Grounds Oracle Applications

Oracle User Productivity Kit Professional: Project Lifecycle Platform

Demo Grounds Oracle Middleware

 

Friday Mar 15, 2013

It's that time of year again... Oracle Open World Call for Presentations is Open!

Time flies and it seems like Oracle Open World 2012 just ended but planning for this tremendous event goes on year round.   Oracle Open World 2013 will be held September 22-26 in San Francisco, CA.   If you’d like to attend minus the cost of registration and have a great UPK story to tell, submit an abstract before April 12th!  Go to the Open World Call for Papers website for more details and registration information.  (http://www.oracle.com/openworld/call-for-papers/information/index.html) 

We hope to top last year’s crowd of UPK Customers and Partners that descended upon San Francisco to network with other users, meet the Product Management and Development teams,  get questions answered, learn about best practices and new features, discuss the future direction of the product, and have a very good time while learning all about UPK.    We’d love to see you there, even more so we'd love to hear your story!

Collaborate Conference Less than a Month Away! Denver, April 7-11!

 The Collaborate Conference is just around the corner.  This year the event will be at the Denver Convention Center, April 7-11, 2013.  We have a HUGE focus on UPK, with 17 sessions, 2 Special Interest Groups, and 2 Demo Stations where you can ask questions and see functionality demos from UPK experts.   Go to the Collaborate website for more details and registration information:  http://www.collaborate13.org/. 

 Here's a sample of the topics being presented:

  • Beyond Training:  Improving Business Practice with Oracle User Productivity Kit,
  • Using UPK to Improve ROI in R12 and Beyond
  • Accelerate System Acceptance Testing with Oracle UPK
  • UPK Product Roadmap
  • UPK 11.1 Upgrade – A Customer Perspective

Let us know if you’ll be attending. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday Feb 19, 2013

REGISTRATION LINK for Today's Web Seminar on UPK Beyond Oracle, and Beyond Training

Tuesday, Feb 19
11:00am to 12:00 pm PT
(2:00pm to 3:00pm ET)
 


Oracle University invites you to join us for a Free one-hour Web Seminar delivered by Beth Renstrom. In this Seminar, Beth will explain how UPK can be an excellent tool to create enablement content and training for Oracle and non-Oracle applications. Beth will also discuss how other organizations have done this effectively using UPK.

This Web Seminar includes:

  • Understand how UPK can be used for any application
  • How does UPK provide value throughout the software lifecycle
  • Expand your UPK usage beyond training to Conference Room Pilots and System Testing
  • Get examples of how UPK can be used for non-application training

See how you can learn locally when you take your Oracle training
Oracle University features Live Virtual Classes, online learning with live delivery of lectures and labs. The trainers are Oracle University expert instructors who deliver an educational experience that is comparable to our traditional in-class training—without the need for expensive travel. In this Web Seminar, you will see online learning in action.

Click here to register

Wednesday Feb 06, 2013

REGISTER NOW: Web Seminar on UPK Beyond Oracle, and Beyond Training

Free Web Seminar!

Tuesday, Feb 19
11:00am to 12:00 pm PT
(2:000pm to 3:00pm ET)


Oracle University invites you to join us for a Free one-hour Web Seminar delivered by Beth Renstrom. In this Seminar, Beth will explain how UPK can be an excellent tool to create enablement content and training for Oracle and non-Oracle applications. Beth will also discuss how other organizations have done this effectively using UPK.

This Web Seminar includes:

  • Understand how UPK can be used for any application
  • How does UPK provide value throughout the software lifecycle
  • Expand your UPK usage beyond training to Conference Room Pilots and System Testing
  • Get examples of how UPK can be used for non-application training

See how you can learn locally when you take your Oracle training
Oracle University features Live Virtual Classes, online learning with live delivery of lectures and labs. The trainers are Oracle University expert instructors who deliver an educational experience that is comparable to our traditional in-class training—without the need for expensive travel. In this Web Seminar, you will see online learning in action.

You won’t want to miss this Free seminar!

Registration will open soon - look for further deatils



Attendance is limited. 

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The authors of this blog are members of the UPK product development, management, and marketing teams. On this blog, you'll find UPK news, tips/tricks, upcoming events, and general information on UPK - the easy-to-use, comprehensive content development, deployment, and maintenance platform for increasing project, program, and user productivity.

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