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?



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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Thursday Aug 08, 2013

Register Now! Free Webinar! Planning your UPK Development Effort

Join May Tickner of Oracle University for the next UPK Forum on August 20, 2013, at 11:00 AM Pacific.  Special guest Alex Rexroad, Solutions & Systems Architecture Director, will present techniques for planning a development project, including review and feedback integration, using Oracle User Productivity Kit (UPK).

Gain efficiencies in your Analysis phase by using Curriculum Development Methodology and discover project planning features intrinsic to UPK. Other topics include translation and localization, content deployment, and user adoption.

This session presents real-life examples of planning training development using Oracle User Productivity Kit. Discover how customers like you have realized the benefits of using UPK for the development of training, documentation, simulations, and end user performance support.

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!

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!

Friday Jul 12, 2013

UPK in China!

Join us in China to see UPK in action!  Oracle Open World Shanghai kicks off on July 22 and UPK will be there.  

Mark your calendar for the UPK Session:  Wednesday, July 24, 8:45 to 9:45 - Discover the Power of Oracle User Productivity Kit Professional 

Stop by the Demo Grounds to speak with a UPK Expert and get a personal demonstration.  Learn how UPK reduces project implementation timeframes and increases user adoption of your applications.

http://www.oracle.com/events/apac/cn/en/openworld/index.html

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

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!

Wednesday May 29, 2013

Say It! – UPK Standalone Topic Files Survey

Say It! is an Oracle UPK blog feature which provides readers with a way to quickly and effortlessly provide feedback directly to the UPK Development and Product Management teams.  These posts focus on a specific feature or specific product area and have a link to a survey.  Don't worry, the surveys are very short and will not have more than 10 questions.

As part of our commitment to quality and usability, we would appreciate your feedback regarding your organization's use of Standalone Topic Files, one of the UPK publishing options.  Please complete a simple 2-question survey using the following link: 

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/C2Q5HSN

Thank you for your time and continued support and use of Oracle UPK!

Friday Apr 12, 2013

LAST DAY! Submit your paper for Oracle Open World Today!

Today is the last day to submit a UPK session for Oracle Open World 2013! 

Attend Oracle's biggest event of the year, Oracle Open World, September 22-26 in San Francisco, CA.   Submit an abstract by TODAY, April 12th!  

Are you using UPK Pre-built content in your organization to help educate project teams or as material for fit/gap and conference room pilots?  Maybe you are implementing change management initiatives using UPK?  Are you deploying content to your project team and end users using the Knowledge Center?  Were you able to reduce the amount of Help Desk calls when you rolled out the Do It mode?  Do you have some great lesson's learned when using UPK throughout your software lifecycle?  Perhaps you've recieved a lot of value by creating test scripts with UPK and integrating into your OATs testing tool?    

Hopefully these ideas plant some seeds in your mind around the great things you are doing with UPK each and every day.  We want to hear from you AND you get a free registration to attend Oracle's biggest event of the year - Oracle Open World!

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 are looking for great UPK stories to showcase at the event!   

REGISTER NOW: Best Practices for Delivering UPK Content to Mobile/Portable Devices

In support of the ever increasingly mobile workforce, UPK 11.1.0.1 extends UPK Player support to the Apple iPad. Users can access content on the go in See It!, Try It! and Print outputs options. This first phase support for mobile technologies leverages UPK‘s existing Player architecture to support the growing audience of mobile device users in today‘s enterprise.

Join Oracle speaker John Zaums, Senior Director, UPK Product Development as he walks us through the new iPad functionality and speaks to the use of UPK‘s HTML and PDF outputs on other mobile devices.   John leads the Product Development team for the UPK Core Features. He‘s been part of the UPK development team for 14 years and has 20 years of experience in the learning and change management industry.

Join us on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 11am PT/12pm MT/1pm CT/2pm ET.  

Go to the UPK Forum Website to register for this event or to listen to any of our previously recorded UPK Forums.

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

Thursday Apr 04, 2013

Just one more week to submit a session abstract for Oracle Open World 2013!

Attend Oracle's biggest event of the year, Oracle Open World, September 22-26 in San Francisco, CA.   Submit an abstract by April 12th!  

Are you using UPK Pre-built content in your organization to help educate project teams or as material for fit/gap and conference room pilots?  Maybe you are implementing change management initiatives using UPK?  Are you deploying content to your project team and end users using the Knowledge Center?  Were you able to reduce the amount of Help Desk calls when you rolled out the Do It mode?  Do you have some great lesson's learned when using UPK throughout your software lifecycle?  Perhaps you've recieved a lot of value by creating test scripts with UPK and integrating into your OATs testing tool?    

Hopefully these ideas plant some seeds in your mind around the great things you are doing with UPK each and every day.  We want to hear from you AND you get a free registration to attend Oracle's biggest event of the year - Oracle Open World!

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 are looking for great UPK stories to showcase at the event!   

Wednesday Apr 03, 2013

Collaborate Update

If you are attending Collaborate, we've just been informed that there may be some last minute room changes so it's important to double check the room assignments for the sessions you are going to attend.  If we know of any of our UPK rooms change, we'll try and post the information here in advance.  Looking forward to seeing many of you in a few days!
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