Wednesday Sep 17, 2014

E-Business Suite Technology Sessions at OpenWorld 2014

OpenWorld logoThis year, the E-Business Suite Applications Technology Group (ATG) will participate in twenty five speaker sessions, two Meet the Experts round-table discussions, four demoground booths and several Special Interest Group meetings as guest speakers.

We hope to see you at our sessions.  Please join us to hear the latest news and connect with senior ATG development staff.

Conference Sessions

Strategy & Roadmap

GEN6832 - General Session: Oracle E-Business Suite—Strategy and Roadmap
Cliff Godwin, Sr. Vice President, Oracle
Tuesday, Sep 30, 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM - Moscone West - 2008

In this session, hear from Oracle E-Business Suite General Manager Cliff Godwin as he delivers an update on the Oracle E-Business Suite product line. The session covers the value delivered by the current release of Oracle E-Business Suite applications, the momentum, and how Oracle E-Business Suite applications integrate into Oracle’s overall applications strategy. You will come away with an understanding of the value Oracle E-Business Suite applications deliver now and in the future.


CON7703 - Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Certification Primer and Roadmap
Steven Chan, Senior Director, Oracle
Monday, Sep 29, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM - Moscone West - 2018

Is your Oracle E-Business Suite technology stack up to date? Are you taking advantage of all the latest options and capabilities? This Oracle Development session summarizes the latest certifications and roadmap for the Oracle E-Business Suite technology stack, including elements such as database releases and options, Java, Oracle Forms, Oracle Containers for J2EE, desktop operating systems, browsers, Java Runtime Environment (JRE) releases, development and web authoring tools, user authentication and management, business intelligence, Oracle Application Management Packs, security options, clouds, Oracle VM, and virtualization. The session also covers the most commonly asked questions about tech stack component support dates and upgrade implications.


CON7694 - Oracle E-Business Suite Technology: Strategy and Roadmap
Lisa Parekh, Vice President, Technology Integration, Oracle
Tuesday, Sep 30, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM - Moscone West - 3004/3006

This Oracle Development session provides an overview of Oracle’s product strategy for Oracle E-Business Suite technology, the capabilities and associated business benefits of recent releases, and a review of capabilities on the product roadmap. This is the cornerstone session for Oracle E-Business Suite technology. Come hear about the latest new usability enhancements of the user interface; systems administration and configuration management tools; security-related updates; and tools and options for extending and customizing Oracle E-Business Suite and integrating it with other applications.

12.2 Panels & Customer Stories

CON7167 - Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2: Customer Panel
John Felix, GE
Raman Bukkapatnam, Director Enterprise Platforms/Applications, Starbucks Coffee Company
Andrew Holden, Altron TMT Executive: Shared Services, Allied Electronics Corporation Ltd
Steven Chan, Senior Director, Oracle
Tuesday, Sep 30, 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM - Moscone West - 2018

Hear directly from Oracle E-Business Suite customers who are live on Release 12.2 about their experiences in deploying the latest release of Oracle E-Business Suite. During this interactive discussion, learn about the business drivers behind choosing Release 12.2, lessons learned, and benefits achieved so far. The session also includes a live Q&A period in which the panel will field questions from attendees.


CON7683 - Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2: Development Panel
George Buzsaki, Vice President, Application Architecture, Oracle
Steven Chan, Senior Director, Oracle
Lisa Parekh, Vice President, Technology Integration, Oracle
Veshaal Singh, Senior Director, Oracle
Wednesday, Oct 01, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM - Moscone West - 2018

Hear directly from the experts who develop the product. In this interactive session, experts from Oracle Development share their vision for Oracle E-Business Suite technology, details about Oracle’s product strategy, their point of view about business benefits of recent releases, and the product roadmap. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to ask questions about Oracle E-Business Suite technology. The session also includes a live Q&A period in which the panel will field questions directly from attendees.

CON7685 - Customer Success Stories: Upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.3
Vijay Chatla, Manager, Enterprise DB Systems and Applications, AAI-Textron
Ken Turner, GE Appliance ERP Operations Leader, GE
Terri Noyes, Sr. Director, Oracle
Monday, Sep 29, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM - Moscone West - 2018

Over the last few years, Oracle has partnered with several customers to obtain feedback on Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2, including the architecture itself, the install and upgrade process, and the groundbreaking online patching feature. This session, presented by Oracle and a premier customer, reviews the major steps involved in the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 upgrade, the challenges encountered, and lessons learned.

Installation & Architecture

CON7687 - Installation, Cloning, and Configuration of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2
Max Arderius, Manager, Product Development, Application Technology Group, Oracle
Monday, Sep 29, 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM - Moscone West - 2018

This Oracle Development session covers the technology stack for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2, including the use of Oracle WebLogic Server (Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g) and Oracle Database functionality. Topics include an architectural overview of the latest updates, installation and upgrade options, configuration options, and new tools for automated cloning. Also learn how online patching (based on the Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Edition-Based Redefinition feature) will reduce your database patching downtimes.

CON8412  - Oracle WebLogic Server Management and Operations in Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2
Tahir Ahmad, Senior Director, Technology Integration, Oracle
Mike Lehmann, VP Product Management, Oracle
Tuesday, Sep 30, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM - Moscone West - 3018

The release of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 on Oracle WebLogic Server is a watershed event enabling businesses to modernize the underlying middleware infrastructure of Oracle E-Business Suite. This session provides an architectural overview of Oracle WebLogic Server and how to administer, configure, clone, automate, and troubleshoot its components. It also covers key aspects of the integration between Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2, how to use the administration console, and how to keep the Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle E-Business Suite configuration synchronized. Learn why Oracle WebLogic Server is so important to Oracle E-Business Suite and how this integration further improves the opportunity to take advantage of the Oracle Fusion Middleware ecosystem.


CON7688 - Advanced Architectures for Oracle E-Business Suite
Elke Phelps, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle
Noby Joseph, Principal Software Engineer, Oracle
Wednesday, Oct 01, 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM - Moscone West - 2018

Attend this session to build on the three-tier logical Oracle E-Business Suite architecture to meet your business requirements. If you want to learn more about how to deploy advanced configurations for Oracle WebLogic Server and parallel concurrent processing, this session is for you. It covers features that provide high availability, scalability, and performance, including load-balancing, clustering, and virtualization. Learn how to securely deploy Oracle E-Business Suite for internet access with a "demilitarized zone" (DMZ). The presentation wraps up by applying the various topics covered in the session to assist you with planning a disaster recovery project for your environment.

Patching

CON7692 - Maintenance Strategies for Oracle E-Business Suite
Elke Phelps, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle
Tuesday, Sep 30, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM - Moscone West - 2018

This session features the best techniques Apps DBAs can use to proactively maintain their Oracle E-Business Suite environment. It starts with a practical approach for defining a preventive maintenance strategy and then moves to detailed descriptions and tips for various tools and approaches for efficiently performing maintenance tasks. Topics include patching shortcuts, distributing worker processes across multiple servers, shared file systems, avoiding resource bottlenecks, and more. Leave this session with the tools required for creating a plan to keep your environment healthy and up to date.


CON7702 - Online Patching with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2
Kevin Hudson, Senior Director, Oracle
Tuesday, Sep 30, 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM - Moscone West - 2018

The Online Patching feature of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 will reduce your Oracle E-Business Suite patching downtimes to however long it takes to bounce your application  server. This Oracle Development session details how online patching works, with special attention to what’s happening at the database object level when patches are applied to an Oracle E-Business Suite environment that’s still running. Come learn about the operational and system management implications for minimizing maintenance downtimes when applying Oracle E-Business Suite patches with this new technology and the related impact on customizations you might have built on top of Oracle E-Business Suite.

System Management

CON7720 - Advanced Management with Oracle Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite
Romain Seguy, Solution Packaging Integration Team Leader, Michelin North America, Inc.
Henrik S. Christensen, IT Systems Architect, FL Smidth & Co.
Angelo Rosado, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle
Monday, Sep 29, 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM - Moscone West - 2018

This session focuses on end-to-end management of Oracle E-Business Suite with the Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control framework. It covers Oracle E-Business Suite performance management, the Real User Experience Monitoring feature of Oracle Real User Experience Insight 12c Release 3 (12.1.0.4), monitoring templates, the Oracle Exalogic dashboard, patch promotion policies, user-defined customization standards, Oracle E-Business Suite patch recommendations, compliance standards, Oracle E-Business Suite provisioning with assemblies, and other roadmap features. The presentation includes a demonstration of some key features.


CON7697 - Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c Cloud Control for Managing Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2
Angelo Rosado, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle
Thursday, Oct 02, 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM - Moscone West - 2018

This session focuses on all aspects of Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c for monitoring and management of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 with Oracle Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite. Among the topics covered are online patching management; monitoring the technology stack, including Oracle WebLogic Server services; metrics management; Java Virtual Machine (JVM) diagnostics; configuration comparison between run and patch editions; provisioning of Oracle E-Business Suite with assemblies; technology stack patch recommendations; customization management; and automated cloning.

Upgrade

CON7723 - Planning and Preparing for Your Upgrade to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2
Anne Carlson, Senior Director, Oracle E-Business Suite Product Strategy, Oracle
Wednesday, Oct 01, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM - Moscone West - 2018

Are you on Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and considering an upgrade to Release 12.2? Would you like to understand how a 12.1-to-12.2 project compares to the prior 11i-to-12.1 project? This session discusses key upgrade planning considerations, combining lessons learned from customers with practical advice from Oracle’s Development, Consulting, and Support organizations. Understand how to build the business case, identify needed time and resources, prepare for functional and system changes, migrate custom code, create an effective test strategy, train business and IT staff, and more.


CON7700 - Migrating and Managing Customizations for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2
Santiago Bastidas, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle
Kevin Hudson, Senior Director, Oracle
Wednesday, Oct 01, 3:30 PM - 4:15 PM - Moscone West - 2018

Have you created custom schemas, personalized Oracle Forms, or Oracle Application Framework screens or extended your Oracle E-Business Suite environment with other tools? Attend this Oracle Development session to learn about selecting the best upgrade approach for existing customizations. The session will help you understand the new customization standards required by the Edition-Based Redefinition feature of Oracle Database to be compliant with the Online Patching feature of Oracle E-Business Suite. You’ll learn about customization use cases, tools, and technologies you can use to ensure that all your customizations are preserved during and after the upgrade. You’ll also hear about reports you can run before the upgrade to detect and fix your customizations to make them 12.2-compliant.


CON7724 - Technical Upgrade Best Practices for Oracle E-Business Suite
Udayan Parvate, Senior Director, EBS Release Engineering, Oracle
Samer Barakat, Software Development Director, Applications Performance, Oracle
Thursday, Oct 02, 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM - Moscone West - 2018

This session is ideal for organizations thinking about upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1. It covers the fundamentals of upgrading to Release 12.1, including the technology stack components and supported upgrade paths. Hear from Oracle Development about the set of best practices for patching in general and executing the Release 12.1 technical upgrade, with special considerations for minimizing your downtime. Also get to know about relatively recent upgrade resources.

Usability & Mobility

CON7528 - Mobilize Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle Mobile Platform
Jeff Croxen, Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP
Srikant Subramaniam, Director, Product Management, Oracle
Rajesh Ghosh Ghosh, Director, ATG Development, Oracle
Monday, Sep 29, 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM - Moscone West - 3018

Enterprise mobility is transforming businesses by providing new channels for end user interaction, leading to dramatic process improvements and faster decision-making. Oracle Mobile Platform provides the infrastructure to extend enterprise business processes to mobile devices via a services-based middleware layer. The platform also enables development of on-device mobile apps that enable you to develop once and deploy to multiple device platforms. Attend this session to learn how to build mobile apps for Oracle Applications by using Oracle Mobile Platform. See how the key concepts come together via a case study that describes the business drivers behind the push for mobility and a walk-through of a solution built with Oracle Mobile Platform.


CON7492 - Oracle E-Business Suite: Mobile Strategy and Roadmap
Jeanne Lowell - VP, EBS Product Strategy, Oracle
Tuesday, Sep 30, 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM - Moscone West - 3004/3006

Learn more about Oracle E-Business Suite’s mobile strategy to provide your end users with on-the-go access to enterprise data and functions. This session covers the available and planned applications and how you can easily deploy them on Release 12.1.3 or 12.2. You will gain an understanding of the strategy and delivery of mobile applications, which is input to your planning to further extend the value of Oracle E-Business Suite with on-the-go access.


CON7721 - Simplified and Touch-Friendly User Interface in Oracle E-Business Suite
Ganapathi Subramanian, Senior Manager, ATG Development, Oracle
Wednesday, Oct 01, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM - Moscone West - 2018

This session details the latest simplified and mobile user interface in Oracle Application Framework–based applications in Oracle E-Business Suite. The simplified UI provides a new home page and a set of new components optimized for display on mobile devices such as tablets and phablets. In addition, the Oracle Application Framework UI components offer several touch-friendly gestures for common actions, for a smarter and more efficient end user experience. Come see the new components, new gesture-based touch interactions, and a modernized skin that completely transform the Oracle E-Business Suite end user experience.


CON7722 - Personalize and Extend Oracle E-Business Suite for Desktops and Tablets
Maher Muhanna, Manager, ATG Development, Oracle
Thursday, Oct 02, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM - Moscone West - 2018

This Oracle Development session covers a wide range of options for personalizing and extending your existing Oracle E-Business Suite applications for standard desktops and mobile devices. It explains how to use Oracle Application Framework personalization to tailor the functionality of Oracle E-Business Suite to meet your organization’s needs in an upgrade-safe manner. In addition, learn about new Oracle Application Framework end user personalization mobile capabilities for optimizing the experience on iOS or Android tablets with minimum effort and how to leverage the new gesture capabilities and tablet-optimized UI components in your customizations and extensions to make your applications touch-friendly.

Desktop Integration

CON7689 - Standards-Based Desktop Integration in Oracle E-Business Suite
Gustavo Jimenez, Sr.Development Manager, Oracle
Monday, Sep 29, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM - Moscone West - 2018

This presentation covers the latest standards support in Oracle Web Applications Desktop Integrator and Oracle Report Manager. The session includes new features in Release 12.2 and other proposed design changes that result in vastly improved performance and spreadsheet experience. In addition, it offers information on how you can use Desktop Integration Framework to build your own custom desktop integrations between Oracle E-Business Suite and Microsoft Excel for enhanced end user productivity for mass upload/download of spreadsheet data.

Integration

CON7691 - Oracle E-Business Suite Integration Best Practices
Veshaal Singh, Senior Director, Oracle
Monday, Sep 29, 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM - Moscone West - 2018

Oracle is investing across applications and technologies to make the application integration experience easier for customers. Oracle E-Business Suite provides tools and technologies to address various application integration challenges and styles. Learn more about Oracle’s integration offering for cloud, data, event-driven, and process-centric integrations. In this session, you will get a better understanding of what Oracle integration technologies you can use and how, when, and where you can leverage them to connect end-to-end business processes across your enterprise, including the Oracle Applications portfolio in the cloud.


CON7690 - Web Services and SOA Integration Options for Oracle E-Business Suite
Rajesh Ghosh Ghosh, Director, ATG Development, Oracle
Wednesday, Oct 01, 4:45 PM - 5:30 PM - Moscone West - 2018

This Oracle Development session provides a deep dive into a subset of the web services and SOA-related integration options available to Oracle E-Business Suite systems integrators. It offers a technical look at Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway, Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Application Adapters for Data Integration for Oracle E-Business Suite, and other web services options for integrating Oracle E-Business Suite with other applications. Systems integrators and developers will get an overview of the latest integration capabilities and technologies available out of the box with Oracle E-Business Suite and possibly a sneak preview of upcoming functionality and features.

Performance

CON7693 - Getting Optimal Performance from Oracle E-Business Suite
Samer Barakat, Software Development Director, Applications Performance, Oracle
Thursday, Oct 02, 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM - Moscone West - 2018

This packed Oracle Development session summarizes practical tips and lessons learned from performance-tuning and benchmarking the world’s largest Oracle E-Business Suite environments. Apps sysadmins will get concrete tips and techniques for identifying and resolving performance bottlenecks on all layers of the technology stack. They will also learn how Oracle’s engineered systems such as Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic can dramatically improve the performance of their system.

Security

CON7696 - Managing Oracle E-Business Suite Security
Erik Graversen, Senior Principal Software Engineer, Oracle
Elke Phelps, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle
Thursday, Oct 02, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM - Moscone West - 3006

Learn about the top features for securing your Oracle E-Business Suite environment and sensitive data. This session provides an overview of the Oracle E-Business Suite secure configuration guidelines and optional security integrations. Then it dives into some of the new security features in Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2. Learn about new enhancements for proxy user functionality and how to reduce your attack surface by reducing cookie scope, allowed JavaServer Pages (JSPs), and external redirects.

Internationalization

CON7701 - Oracle E-Business Suite Internationalization and Multilingual Features
Maher Al-Nubani, Senior Development Director, Oracle
Thursday, Oct 02, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM - Moscone West - 2018

Oracle E-Business Suite supports more countries, languages, and regions than ever. Come to this Oracle Development session to get an overview of internationalization features and capabilities and see new Release 12 features such as calendar support for Hijra and Thai, new group separators, lightweight multilingual support (MLS) setup, new character sets such as AL32UTF8, newly supported languages, Mac certifications, Oracle iSetup support for moving MLS setups, new file export options for Unicode, new MLS number spelling options, and more.

Testing

CON7168 - Testing Oracle E-Business Suite: Best Practices from Oracle Development
Christian Hambach - Director, KPMG LLP
Prasanti Madireddi - Senior Director, EBS QA, Oracle
Wednesday, Oct 1, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM - Moscone West - 3006

Attend this session to learn the best practices from the Oracle E-Business Suite Development team. Key speakers cover the following topics:
- How the Oracle Development Quality Assurance team tests Oracle E-Business Suite
- Factors for customers to consider during functional testing
- Approaches for new-feature and regression testing
- Reducing risk and production outages due to insufficient testing
- Capturing and presenting metrics to showcase the ROI of testing investment
- Leveraging automation for testing Oracle E-Business Suite applications

Special Interest Groups (SIG)

Some of our most senior staff have been invited to participate on the following SIG meetings as guest speakers for Q&A discussions:

SIG9074 - OAUG Customizations & Alternatives SIG Meeting
Bill Dunham, Principal, OATC, Inc.
Guest Oracle Speakers: Kevin Hudson, Senior Director | Santiago Bastidas, Sr. Principal Product Manager
Sunday, Sep-28, 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM - Moscone West - 3009


SIG9102 - OAUG Database SIG Meeting
Michael Brown, Applications DBA, BlueStar
Guest Oracle Speakers: Elke Phelps, Sr. Principal Product Manager
Sunday, Sep-28, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM - Moscone West - 3009


SIG9068 - OAUG EBS User Management SIG Meeting
Susan Behn, VP, Infosemantics, Inc.
Guest Oracle Speakers: Sara Woodhull, Principal Product Manager
Sunday, Sep-28, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM - Moscone West - 3005


SIG9106 - OAUG EBS Applications Technology Stack SIG Meeting
Marvin Sanchez, Sr Database Administrator, Pharmavite, LLC
Guest Oracle Speakers: Steven Chan, Senior Director | Elke Phelps, Sr. Principal Product Manager
Sunday, Sep-28, 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM - Moscone West - 3004/3006


SIG9190 - OAUG Upgrade SIG Meeting
Andrew Katz, Director of IT, Komori America Corporation
Guest Oracle Speakers: Anne Carlson, Senior Director, Oracle E-Business Suite Product Strategy
Sunday, Sep-28, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM - Moscone West - 3005


SIG9075 - OAUG Archive & Purge SIG Meeting
Brian Bent, Senior Solution Engineer, EDS
Guest Oracle Speakers: Samer Barakat, Director, Applications Performance
Sunday, Sep-28, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM - Moscone West - 3002


SIG9196 - OAUG SysAdmin SIG Meeting
Sandra Vucinic, President, VLAD Group, Inc.
Guest Oracle Speakers: Kevin Hudson, Senior Director | Max Arderius, Manager, Product Management
Sunday, Sep-28, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM - Moscone West - 3004/3006

Meet the Experts

We're planning two round-table discussions where you can review your questions with senior E-Business Suite ATG staff:

MTE8640 - Meet the Oracle E-Business Suite Tools and Technology Experts
Monday, Sep 29, 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM - Moscone West - Overlook 3C

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with Oracle E-Business Suite tools and technology experts. This session is where you can have discussions regarding the Oracle Applications strategy and your specific business and IT strategy. The experts will be available to discuss the value of the latest releases and share insights into the best path for your enterprise, so come ready with your questions. Space is limited, and preregistration is recommended.

  • Max Arderius, Manager, Product Management, Oracle
  • Samer Barakat, Software Development Director, Applications Performance, Oracle
  • Steven Chan, Senior Director, Oracle
  • Kevin Hudson, Senior Director, Oracle
  • Lisa Parekh, Vice President, Technology Integration, Oracle
  • Elke Phelps, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle
  • Veshaal Singh, Senior Director, Oracle

MTE8624 - Meet the Oracle E-Business Suite Experts: Planning Your Upgrade
Monday, Sep 29, 5:15 PM - 6:00 PM - Moscone West - Overlook 3C

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with Oracle E-Business Suite experts who can help you in planning your upgrade. This session is where you can have discussions regarding the Oracle Applications strategy and your specific business and IT strategy. The experts will be available to discuss the value of the latest releases and share insights into the best path for your enterprise, so come ready with your questions. Space is limited, and preregistration is recommended.

  • John Abraham, Director, Product Management, Oracle
  • Max Arderius, Manager, Product Management, Oracle
  • Samer Barakat, Software Development Director, Applications Performance, Oracle
  • Nadia Bendjedou, Senior Director - Product Strategy, Oracle
  • George Buzsaki, Vice President, Application Architecture, Oracle
  • Anne Carlson, Senior Director, Oracle E-Business Suite Product Strategy, Oracle
  • Kevin Hudson, Senior Director, Oracle
  • Hyun Kim, Group Manager, Release Engineering, Oracle
  • Jeanne Lowell, VP, EBS Product Strategy, Oracle
  • Udayan Parvate, Senior Director, EBS Release Engineering, Oracle
  • Elke Phelps, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle

Hands-on Labs

We're planning the following hands-on-Lab:

HOL9483 - Plan and Create Automated Oracle E-Business Suite Tests Using Oracle Flow Builder
Prasanti Madireddi - Senior Director, EBS QA, Oracle
Mazen Arar - Senior Director, Oracle
Monday, Sep 29, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM - Hotel Nikko - Carmel
Thursday, Oct 2, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Hotel Nikko - Carmel

In this hands-on lab, you will learn how to plan your Oracle E-Business Suite test automation, map your test flow to available components in Oracle Flow Builder, and identify gaps using Oracle's component mapping template. You will learn how to address customization, make modifications, and create new components. You will also learn how to create a flow, upload test data, and generate and execute the test.

Demos

    We have four booths in the exhibition demogrounds this year, where you can try ATG technologies firsthand and get your questions answered. Please stop by and meet our staff at the following locations:



    For more information, please refer to the FOCUS ON Oracle E-Business Suite - Applications Tools and Technology.

    Wednesday Aug 20, 2014

    Consultations with ATG Development at OpenWorld 2014

    [Aug. 21, 2014 Update:  corrected link to Apps Technology track sessions summary]

    OpenWorld logoOur OpenWorld 2014 San Francisco conference is about six weeks away.  We have a great lineup of sessions this year.  Our EBS Applications Technology track sessions are listed here, and we'll have a more-detailed article about those soon.

    One of the advantages of attending OpenWorld is that you can meet face-to-face with senior staff in ATG Development.  You can use these meetings to discusss your questions, requirements, plans, and deployment architectures with us.

    There are several options for doing this:

    1. At general sessions: collar the speaker of your choice after his or her presentation.
    2. At the Meet The Experts sessions:  these are first-come first-served round-table discussions
    3. Setting up private meetings via your Oracle account manager

    The last option is best if you have lots of in-depth questions or confidential details about your implementation that cannot be discussed in front of other customers. 

    Many of this blog's experts, including me, will be attending OpenWorld this year.  If you'd like to meet with us privately, please contact your Oracle account manager to arrange that as soon as possible.  My calendar, in particular, is already starting to fill up.  It is often completely full by the time OpenWorld starts.

    See you there!

    Wednesday Apr 02, 2014

    E-Business Suite Technology Sessions at OAUG Collaborate 14

    OAUG Collaborate 2014 Las Vegas

    Members of our E-Business Suite Applications Technology Group will be at the OAUG Collaborate 14 conference at The Venetian and Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 7 to 11, 2014.

    Please drop by any of our sessions to hear the latest news and meet up with us.

    Speaker Sessions

    15259 - Oracle E-Business Suite Technology: Latest Features and Roadmap
    Lisa Parekh, Vice President, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

    Monday, April 7, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Room: Sands, Level 1 - 303

    This Oracle development session provides an overview of Oracle’s product strategy for Oracle E-Business Suite technology, the features and benefits of recent releases and certifications, and the product roadmap. This is the cornerstone session for Oracle E-Business Suite technology. Learn about the latest enhancements to the user interface, systems administration and management tools, and options for extending, customizing, and integrating Oracle E-Business Suite with other applications.


    14067 - 10 Things You Can Do Today to Prepare for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2
    Nadia Bendjedou, Sr. Director, Product Strategy, Oracle
    Kevin Hudson, Sr. Director, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

    Monday, April 7, 2:10 pm - 3:10 pm
    Room: Sands, Level 1 - 303

    Whether you are on 11i, 12.0 or 12.1, this is a must session. This development session will help you prepare for future uptake of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 by explaining the technology and skills requirements for 12.2, and highlighting what you can do now. It will include a deep dive into the internals of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Online Patching to help you understand how to ensure your custom code will be compatible with Online Patching.


    15187 - Deployment and System Administration of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2
    Max Arderius, Manager, Applications Development Group, Oracle

    Monday, April 7, 3:20 pm - 4:20 pm
    Room: Sands, Level 1 - 303

    This Oracle Development session covers the latest technology stack for Oracle E-Business Suite, including the use of Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Database 11.2. Topics include an architectural overview of the latest updates, installation and upgrade options, new configuration options, and new tools for hot cloning and automated “lights-out” cloning. Come learn how online patching (based on the Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Edition-Based Redefinition feature) will reduce your database patching downtimes.


    15243 - Online Patching with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2
    Kevin Hudson, Sr. Director, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

    Tuesday, April 8, 10:15 am - 11:15 am
    Room: Sands, Level 1 - 303

    Online Patching in Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 reduces your E-Business Suite maintenance downtimes. This Oracle development session details how online patching works, with special attention to what’s happening at a database object level when patches are applied to an Oracle E-Business Suite environment that’s still running. Come learn about what this means to E-Business Suite administrators, and how to update your custom code to work with online patching.


    15284 - Oracle E-Business Suite - Strategy, Update and Roadmap
    Cliff Godwin, Sr. VP, Application Development, Oracle

    Tuesday, April 8, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Room: Level 2, Venetian Ballroom AB

    In this session, hear from Oracle E-Business Suite General Manager Cliff Godwin as he delivers an update on the Oracle E-Business Suite product line. The session covers the value delivered by the current release of Oracle E-Business Suite applications, the momentum, and how Oracle E-Business Suite applications integrate into Oracle’s overall applications strategy. You will come away with an understanding of the value Oracle E-Business Suite applications deliver now and in the future.


    15287 - Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Certification Primer and Roadmap
    Steven Chan, Sr. Director, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

    Tuesday, April 8, 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    Room: Sands, Level 1 - 303

    Is your Oracle E-Business Suite technology stack up to date? Are you using all the latest capabilities? This Oracle development session covers the latest certifications and roadmap for the Oracle E-Business Suite technology stack, including database versions, middleware, operating systems, browsers, Java,business intelligence, management packs, security options, clouds, and virtualization. The session also covers the most commonly asked questions about tech stack component support dates and upgrade implications.


    15261 - Planning and Doing Your Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade
    Anne Carlson, Sr. Director, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

    Wednesday, April 9, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Room: Sands, Level 1 - 203

    Are you on Oracle E-Business Suite 11i or 12.0 deciding what to do next? This session discusses project planning and execution considerations for customers who are looking to upgrade to 12.1 or 12.2. It combines tips from other customers with expert advice from Oracle’s support, consulting, and development organizations. You will learn how to: choose whether to target 12.1 or 12.2, decide between upgrade and reimplementation, identify needed time and resources, manage custom code, minimize downtime, and more.


    15269 - Latest Oracle E-Business Suite User Interface and Usability Enhancements
    Maher Muhanna, Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

    Wednesday, April 9, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Room: Sands, Level 1 - 309

    This Oracle development session details the latest UI enhancements to Oracle Application Framework. Developers and users will get a look at new features that enhance usability, and new capabilities for personalization and extensions. See new rich UI capabilities that make the interface more flexible and interactive than ever before. Learn about improvements to the home page and navigator, new widgets, interactive tables, mobile device support, and more.


    15290 - Upgrading Your E-Business Suite Customizations
    Sara Woodhull, Principal Product Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

    Wednesday, April 9, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Room: Sands, Level 1 - 303

    Come to this Oracle development session to learn about selecting the best upgrade approach for your existing customizations. Also learn how to create an inventory of your customizations and a strategy for mapping them to new functionality offered in E-Business Suite. The session will help you understand customization scenarios and use cases, tools, and technologies to ensure that your Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 environment fits your users needs and that any future customizations will be easy to upgrade.


    14665 - Oracle E-Business Suite Roadmap: What’s New in Release 12.2 Beyond Online Patching
    Jeanne Lowell, VP, EBS Strategy, Oracle

    Thursday, April 10, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
    Room: Level 1, Marco Polo - 703

    Learn more about Oracle E-Business Suites product roadmap of recent releases and future plans to deliver new capabilities for years to come. Jeanne Lowell, VP of EBS Product Strategy, will cover what's new in R12.2 beyond online patching, including functional enhancements and improved user experience.


    15286 - Part 1 - Getting Optimal Performance from Oracle E-Business Suite
    Samer Barakat, Director, Applications Performance, Oracle

    Thursday, April 10, 8:30 am 9:30 am
    Room: Sands, Level 1 - 203

    This packed Oracle development session summarizes practical tips and lessons learned from performance-tuning and benchmarking the world’s largest Oracle E-Business Suite environments. Apps sysadmins will learn concrete tips and techniques for identifying and resolving performance bottlenecks on all layers of the technology stack. Also learn how Oracle's engineered systems such as Exadata and Exalogic can dramatically improve the performance of your system.


    15378 - Part 2 - Getting Optimal Performance from Oracle E-Business Suite
    Samer Barakat, Director, Applications Performance, Oracle

    Thursday, April 10, 9:45 am 10:45 am
    Room: Sands, Level 1 - 203

    This packed Oracle development session summarizes practical tips and lessons learned from performance-tuning and benchmarking the world’s largest Oracle E-Business Suite environments. Apps sysadmins will learn concrete tips and techniques for identifying and resolving performance bottlenecks on all layers of the technology stack. Also learn how Oracle's engineered systems such as Exadata and Exalogic can dramatically improve the performance of your system.


    15257 - Advanced Oracle E-Business Suite Architectures: Maximum Availability, Security and More
    Elke Phelps, Sr. Principal Product Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

    Thursday, April 10, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Room: Sands, Level 1 - 303

    Join this session to build upon the 3-tier logical Oracle E-Business architecture to meet your business requirements. Features that provide high availability, scalability and performance including load-balancing, clustering and virtualization are covered. Apply these features for disaster recovery planning. Learn about optional deployments for advanced security and reporting. Also covered are the latest tools and technologies for extending E-Business Suite including SOA enablement and the Integrated SOA Gateway.


    15260 - Oracle E-Business Suite Plug-in for Enterprise Manager – Features and Roadmap
    Angelo Rosado, Principal Product Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

    Thursday, April 10, 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    Room: Sands, Level 1 - 309

    This session gives an overview of the latest releases of Oracle Enterprise Manager and Oracle Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite, including new features and product roadmap. By attending this session, you will gain an understanding of how you can reduce your overall IT costs, gain insight into the health of your system, and dramatically improve the productivity of EM administrators, DBAs, System Administrators, Developers, and other users by automating operational tasks.


    15288 - Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade Best Practices: Technical Insight
    Udayan Parvate, Sr. Director, Release Engineering, Quality and Release Management, Oracle

    Friday, April 11, 9:45 am - 10:45 am
    Room: Sands, Level 1 - 303

    This session is ideal for organizations thinking about upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 or 12.2. It covers the fundamentals of upgrading, including the technology stack components and supported upgrade paths. Hear from Oracle Development about the set of best practices for patching in general and executing the technical upgrade, with special considerations for minimizing your downtime. Also get to know about relatively recent upgrade resources.


    15256 - Oracle E-Business Suite Integration Best Practices
    Rekha Ayothi, Lead Product Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

    Friday, April 11, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Room: Sands, Level 1 - 203

    Oracle is investing across applications and technologies to make the application integration experience easier. Learn more about Oracle’s integration offering across data- and process-centric integrations. These technologies can be used to address various application integration challenges and styles, including SOA and REST services based integration. Learn how, when, and where you can leverage Oracle solutions to connect end-to-end business processes, and to build new solutions including mobile applications.


    Special Interest Groups (SIG)

    15330 - OAUG E-Business Suite User Management SIG Meeting
    Susan Behn, Infosemantics, Inc.

    Monday, April 7, 3:20 pm - 4:20 pm
    Room: Sands, Level 1 - 203

    Oracle has released new features in EBS 12.2 to secure flexfields and their associated value sets using user management roles and grants. Sara will present how to implement and use this new functionality.

    Guest Participation: Q&A Session with Sara Woodhull, Principal Product Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle


    15325 - OAUG Database SIG Meeting
    Michael Brown, BlueStar

    Tuesday, April 8, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Room: Sands, Level 1 - 203

    Guest Participation: Q&A Session with Elke Phelps, Principal Product Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle


    15328 - OAUG EBS Applications Technology SIG Meeting
    Sandra Vucinic, VLAD Group, Inc.
    Christina Blincoe, Burns & McDonnell

    Wednesday, April 9, 8:30 am - 9:30 am
    Room: Sands, Level 1 - 203

    Guest Participation of Applications Technology Group staff members including Steven Chan, Elke Phelps, Kevin Hudson, Max Arderius among others.


    15346 - OAUG Upgrade SIG Meeting
    Sandra Vucinic, VLAD Group, Inc.
    Andy Katz, Komori

    Wednesday, April 9, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Room: Sands, Level 1 - 203

    Guest Participation of Applications Technology Group staff members.


    Panels

    14437 - Oracle E-Business Suite Cloning Panel
    Sandra Vucinic, VLAD Group, Inc.

    Tuesday, April 8, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
    Room: Sands, Level 1 - 203

    This panel will discuss differences between available release 11i, R12, R12.1 and R12.2 cloning methods. Advantages and disadvantages of each cloning method will be discussed in depth. This panel of experienced database administrators will lead a discussion focusing on the questions such as “which cloning method is best to use in your particular environment”. Attendees will gain practical knowledge, tips and tricks to assist with cloning of Oracle E-Business Suite release 11i, R12, R12.1 and R12.2 environments.

    Guest Participation of Applications Technology Group staff members including Max Arderius among others.


    15377 - Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade Panel
    Sandra Vucinic, VLAD Group, Inc.

    Thursday, April 10, 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    Room: Sands, Level 1 - 203

    In this panel discussion, our panelists will answer your questions about the upgrade effort, issues, and problems being faced by users and customers. Hear directly from the experts and find out how to apply their lessons learned to your organization. Why do you need to upgrade? Should you upgrade to EBS R12.1 or R12.2? Have you found a problem that our panelists might help with? Come to this session to get your R12.x upgrade questions answered.

    Guest Participation of Applications Technology Group staff members including Anne Carlson among others.


    Meet the Experts

    Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with Oracle E-Business Suite tools and technology experts. This session is where you can have discussions regarding the Oracle Applications strategy and your specific business and IT strategy. The experts will be available to discuss the value of the latest releases and share insights into the best path for your enterprise, so come ready with your questions. Space is limited.

    15556 - Meet the Experts: Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Stack
    Tuesday, April 8, 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
    Room: Level 1, Casanova - 505

    • Steven Chan, Oracle
    • Elke Phelps, Oracle
    • Max Arderius, Oracle

    15557 - Meet the Experts: Oracle E-Business Suite Strategy and Roadmap
    Tuesday, April 8, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Room: Level 1, Casanova - 505

    • Cliff Godwin, Oracle
    • Jeanne Lowell, Oracle
    • Nadia Bendjedou, Oracle

    15560 - Meet the Experts: Oracle E-Business Suite Strategy and Roadmap (Repeat)
    Wednesday, April 9, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Room: Level 1, Casanova - 505

    • Cliff Godwin, Oracle
    • Jeanne Lowell, Oracle
    • Nadia Bendjedou, Oracle

    15566 - Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrades Best Practices
    Thursday, April 10, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Room: Level 1, Casanova - 505

    • Anne Carlson, Oracle
    • Nadia Bendjedou, Oracle
    • Samer Barakat, Oracle
    • Udayan Parvate, Oracle

    15567 - Meet the Experts: Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Stack (Repeat)
    Thursday, April 10, 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
    Room: Level 1, Casanova - 505

    • Steven Chan, Oracle
    • Elke Phelps, Oracle
    • Max Arderius, Oracle

      Demos

      Kiosk #33 - Oracle E-Business Suite - Technology, Upgrade and System Management

      We have one booth in the exhibition demogrounds this year, where you can get your questions answered. Please stop by and meet our staff to have discussions about Oracle E-Business Suite Technology, SOA-based Integration, Upgrades, Maintenance, Online Patching, System Administration, Configuration and more.


      For complete listing of all speaker sessions and other activities, please visit the OAUG Collaborate Web Site.


      Saturday Oct 26, 2013

      E-Business Suite Sessions at Sangam 2013 in Hyderabad

      Sangam 2013 Conference tag cloudThe Sangam 2013 conference, sponsored jointly by the All-India Oracle Users' Group (AIOUG) and India Oracle Applications Users Group (IOAUG), will be in Hyderabad, India on November 8-9, 2013.  This year, the E-Business Suite Applications Technology Group (ATG) will offer two speaker sessions and a walk-in usability test of upcoming EBS user interface features.  It's only about two weeks away, so make your plans to attend if you are in India.

      Sessions

      Oracle E-Business Suite Technology: Latest Features and Roadmap
      Veshaal Singh, Senior Director, ATG Development
      Friday, Nov. 8, 11:00-12:00

      This Oracle development session provides an overview of Oracle's product strategy for Oracle E-Business Suite technology, the capabilities and associated business benefits of recent releases, and a review of capabilities on the product roadmap. This is the cornerstone session for Oracle E-Business Suite technology. Come hear about the latest new usability enhancements of the user interface; systems administration and configuration management tools; security-related updates; and tools and options for extending, customizing, and integrating Oracle E-Business Suite with other applications.

      Integration Options for Oracle E-Business Suite
      Rekha Ayothi, Lead Product Manager, ATG
      Friday, Nov. 8, 2:00-3:00

      In this Oracle development session, you will get an understanding of how, when and where you can leverage Oracle's integration technologies to connect end-to-end business processes across your enterprise, including your Oracle Applications portfolio. This session offers a technical look at Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway, Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Application Adapters for Data Integration for Oracle E-Business Suite, and other options for integrating Oracle E-Business Suite with other applications.

      Usability Testing

      There will be multiple opportunities to participate in usability testing at Sangam '13.  The User Experience team is running a one-on-one usability study that requires advance registration.  In addition, we will be hosting a special walk-in usability lab to get feedback for new Oracle E-Business Suite OA Framework features.  The walk-in lab is a shorter usability experience that does not require any pre-registration.  In both cases, Oracle wants your feedback!  Even if you only have a few minutes, come by the User Experience Lab, meet the team, and try the walk-in lab.


      Thursday Oct 24, 2013

      Where Can You Find OpenWorld 2013 Presentations?

      OpenWorld logoPresentations for OpenWorld 2013 sessions are available for approximately six months (until ~March 2014).  You should download presentation materials now, while they're still available:

      If a search engine brought you here:  this blog is maintained by E-Business Suite Development, not the OpenWorld team.

      Questions about OpenWorld content can be directed to the OpenWorld team here.

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      Tuesday Sep 10, 2013

      E-Business Suite Technology Sessions at OpenWorld 2013

      Oracle Open World 2013

      This year, the E-Business Suite Applications Technology Group (ATG) will participate in 25 speaker sessions, two Meet the Experts round-table discussions, five demoground booths and seven Special Interest Group meetings as guest speakers.

      We hope to see you at our sessions.  Please join us to hear the latest news and connect with senior ATG development staff.

      General Sessions

      GEN8030 - Oracle E-Business Suite - Strategy, Update, and Roadmap
      Cliff Godwin, SVP, Oracle

      Monday, Sep 23, 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM - Moscone West 2002/2004

      In this session, hear from Oracle E-Business Suite General Manager Cliff Godwin as he presents an update on the Oracle E-Business Suite product line. The session covers the value delivered by the current release of Oracle E-Business Suite applications, the momentum, and how Oracle E-Business Suite applications integrate into Oracle’s overall applications strategy. You will come away with an understanding of the value Oracle E-Business Suite applications deliver now and in the future.


      GEN8501 - Optimize and Extend Oracle Applications - Today to be Ready for Oracle Fusion Applications
      Nadia Bendjedou, Oracle

      Monday, Sep 24, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM - Moscone West 3014

      One of the main objectives of this session is to help organizations build their IT roadmap for the next five years and be aligned with the Oracle Applications strategy in general and with Oracle Fusion Applications in particular. Come hear about some of the common sense and practical steps that can be taken to optimize the performance of your Oracle Applications today and prepare your path to Oracle Fusion Applications for when your organization is ready to embrace them. Each step you take in adopting Oracle Fusion technology gets you partway to Oracle Fusion Applications.

      Conference Sessions

      CON8482 - Oracle E-Business Suite Technology: Latest Features and Roadmap
      Lisa Parekh, Oracle

      Monday, Sep 23, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM - Moscone West 2007

      This Oracle Development session provides an overview of Oracle’s product strategy for Oracle E-Business Suite technology, the capabilities and associated business benefits of recent releases, and a review of capabilities on the product roadmap. This is the cornerstone session for Oracle E-Business Suite technology. Come hear about the latest usability enhancements of the user interface; systems administration and configuration management tools; security-related updates; and tools and options for extending, customizing, and integrating Oracle E-Business Suite with other applications.


      CON8031 - Ten Things you can do Today to Prepare for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2
      Nadia Bendjedou, Kevin Hudson, Oracle

      Monday Sep 23, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM - Moscone West 3016

      Whether you are on 11i, 12.0 or 12.1, this is a must-attend session. This development session helps you prepare for future uptake of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 by explaining the technology and skills requirements for 12.2 and highlighting what you can do now. It includes a deep dive into the internals of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 online patching to help you understand how to ensure that your custom code will be compatible with online patching.


      CON8444 - Oracle E-Business Suite Integration Best Practices
      Rekha Ayothi, Veshaal Singh, Oracle

      Monday Sep 23, 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM - Moscone West 2007

      Oracle is investing across applications and technologies to make the application integration experience easier for customers. Today Oracle has certified Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g, and it provides a comprehensive set of integration technologies. Learn more about Oracle’s integration offering across data- and process-centric integrations. These technologies can be used to address various application integration challenges and styles. In this session, you will get a better understanding of what Oracle integration technologies you can use and how, when, and where you can leverage them to connect end-to-end business processes across your enterprise, including the Oracle Applications portfolio.


      CON8461 - The Latest Oracle E-Business Suite User Interface and Usability Enhancements
      Ganapathi Subramanian, Padmaprabodh Ambale, Oracle

      Monday Sep 23, 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM - Moscone West 3016

      This Oracle Development session details the latest UI enhancements to Oracle Application Framework. Developers will get a detailed look at new features for enhancing usability, offering more capabilities for personalization and extensions, and supporting the development and use of dashboards and Web services. Topics include new rich UI capabilities such as new home page features, Navigator and Favorites pull-down menus, the REST interface, embedded widgets for analytics content, Oracle Application Development Framework (Oracle ADF) task flows, third-party widgets, a look-ahead list of values, inline attachments, pop-ups, personalization and extensibility enhancements, business layer extensions, Oracle ADF integration, and mobile devices.


      CON8418 - Information-Driven Business: When Oracle E-Business Suite Meets Oracle Endeca
      Osama Elkady, Oracle

      Monday Sep 23, 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM - Moscone West 3018

      Come to this session to learn why so many Oracle E-Business Suite customers around the world are so excited about the new way they interact with Oracle E-Business Suite every day: having everyone in the company focus on the most-important and most-challenging tasks and making decisions much faster with confidence by accessing millions of records of transactional data all in memory, and in real time.


      CON8460 - Deployment and System Administration of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2
      Max Arderius, Oracle

      Tuesday, Sep 24, 10:30 AM - 11:30 PM - Moscone West 2007

      This Oracle Development session covers the latest technology stack for Oracle E-Business Suite, including the use of Oracle WebLogic Server (Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g) and Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (11.2). Topics include an architectural overview of the latest updates, installation and upgrade options, new configuration options, and new tools for hot cloning and automated “lights-out” cloning. Come learn how online patching (based on the Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Edition-Based Redefinition feature) will reduce your database patching downtimes.


      CON8430 - Web Services and SOA Integration Options for Oracle E-Business Suite
      Vijayakumar Shanmugam, Veshaal Singh, Oracle

      Tuesday, Sep 24, 10:30 AM - 11:30 PM - Moscone West 3016

      This Oracle Development session provides a deep dive into a subset of the Web services and SOA-related integration options available to Oracle E-Business Suite systems integrators. It offers a technical look at Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway, Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Application Adapters for Data Integration for Oracle E-Business Suite, and other Web services options for integrating Oracle E-Business Suite with other applications. Systems integrators and developers will get an overview of the latest integration capabilities and technologies available out of the box with Oracle E-Business Suite and possibly a sneak preview of upcoming functionality and features.


      CON8431 - Minimizing Oracle E-Business Suite Maintenance Downtimes
      Santiago Bastidas, Elke Phelps, Oracle

      Tuesday, Sep 24, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Moscone West 2007

      This Oracle Development session features a survey of the best techniques sysadmins can use to minimize patching downtimes. It starts with an architectural-level review of Oracle E-Business Suite fundamentals and then moves to a practical view of the various tools and approaches for downtimes. Topics include patching shortcuts, merging patches, distributing worker processes across multiple servers, running ADPatch in noninteractive mode, staged APPL_TOPs, shared file systems, deferring systemwide database tasks, avoiding resource bottlenecks, and more. An added bonus: hear about the upcoming Oracle E-Business Suite 12 online patching capabilities based on the groundbreaking Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Edition-Based Redefinition feature.


      CON8492 - Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Certification Primer and Roadmap
      Steven Chan, Oracle

      Tuesday, Sep 24, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM - Moscone West 2007

      Is your Oracle E-Business Suite technology stack up to date? Are you taking advantage of all the latest options and capabilities? This Oracle Development session summarizes the latest certifications and the roadmap for the Oracle E-Business Suite technology stack, including elements such as database releases and options, Java, Oracle Forms, Oracle Containers for J2EE, desktop operating systems, browsers, JRE releases, development and Web authoring tools, user authentication and management, business intelligence, Oracle Application Management Packs, security options, clouds, Oracle VM, and virtualization. The session also covers the most commonly asked questions about tech stack component support dates and upgrade implications.


      CON8462 - Personalize, Extend Oracle E-Business Suite: Oracle Application Framework, Oracle ADF, Mobile
      Padmaprabodh Ambale, Vijayakumar Shanmugam, Oracle

      Tuesday, Sep 24, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM - Moscone West 2007

      This session covers a wide range of options for personalizing and extending your existing Oracle E-Business Suite applications for standard desktops as well as mobile devices. Learn how to use Oracle Application Framework personalization to tailor the functionality of Oracle E-Business Suite to meet your organization’s needs in an upgrade-safe manner. Also learn how to use Oracle Fusion Middleware technologies such as Oracle Application Development Framework (Oracle ADF) and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition.


      CON8479 - Advanced Oracle E-Business Suite Architectures: Maximum Availability and More
      Elke Phelps, Santiago Bastidas, Oracle

      Wednesday, Sep 25, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM - Moscone West - 2007

      This session includes architecture diagrams and configuration instructions for building a maximum availability architecture (MAA) that will help you design a disaster recovery solution that fits the needs of your business. Database and application high-availability features it describes include Oracle Active Data Guard and its Data Guard feature, Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC), load-balancing Web and forms services, parallel concurrent processing, and the use of Oracle Exalogic and Oracle Exadata to provide a high-availability environment. The session also covers the latest updates to systems management tools, AutoConfig, cloud computing, virtualization, and Oracle WebLogic Server and provides sneak previews of upcoming functionality.


      CON8419 - Planning and Doing Your Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade from Release 11i
      J. Anne Carlson, Oracle

      Wednesday, Sep 25, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM - Moscone West 3016

      Are you still on Oracle E-Business Suite 11i and deciding what to do next? This session discusses key roadmap and project planning considerations for customers on 11i who are looking to upgrade. It combines practical tips from customers that have already upgraded from 11i with expert advice from Oracle’s support, consulting, development, and IT organizations. You will learn how to identify factors that affect your time and resources, decide between upgrading and doing a reimplementation, manage custom code, and minimize downtime.


      CON8432 - Online Patching with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2
      Kevin Hudson, Oracle

      Wednesday, Sep 25, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM - Moscone West 2007

      Online patching in Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 will reduce your Oracle E-Business Suite patching downtimes to however long it takes to bounce your application server. This Oracle Development session details how online patching works, with special attention to what’s happening at a database object level when patches are applied to an Oracle E-Business Suite environment that’s still running. Come learn about the operational and system management implications for minimizing maintenance downtimes when applying Oracle E-Business Suite patches with this new technology and the related impact on customizations you might have built on top of Oracle E-Business Suite.


      CON9437 - Mobile Apps for Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle ADF Mobile, SOA, Oracle Identity Management
      Srikant Subramaniam, Vijayakumar Shanmugam, Oracle

      Wednesday, Sep 25, 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM - Moscone West 2014

      Providing mobile access to Oracle Applications is critical. The Oracle ADF Mobile feature of Oracle Application Development Framework enables rapid and declarative development of native on-device mobile applications to provide a richer experience for smart device users running Apple iOS or Android devices. Oracle Fusion Middleware with SOA and Oracle Identity Management provides the necessary infrastructure to extend business processes and services to mobile devices without an additional "mobile middleware" layer. Together, these products provide the foundation for a mobility architecture. This session covers the reference architecture and how to build mobile apps for Oracle E-Business Suite. See how all these concepts come together via a mobile sales order dashboard demo.


      CON8480 - Upgrading Your Oracle E-Business Suite Customizations
      Sara Woodhull, Oracle

      Wednesday, Sep 25, 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM - Moscone West 2007

      Have you personalized Oracle Forms or Oracle Application Framework screens in Oracle E-Business Suite? Have you used mod_plsql in Release 11i? Have you extended or customized your Release 11i environment with other tools? Come to this Oracle Development session to learn about selecting the best upgrade approach for your existing customizations. The session will help you understand customization scenarios and use cases, tools, and technologies to ensure that your Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 environment is a tight fit with your users’ needs and that any future customizations will be easy to upgrade.


      CON8484 - Oracle E-Business Suite Plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager: Features and Roadmap
      Angelo Rosado, Vasu Rao, Oracle

      Wednesday, Sep 25, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Moscone West 2007

      This session provides an overview of the latest releases of Oracle Enterprise Manager and Oracle Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite. The session presents an overview of the products and covers new features and the product roadmaps. Oracle Enterprise Manager is designed to monitor and manage the complete technology stack of Oracle E-Business Suite. Attending this session will give you an understanding of how new features of the suite can reduce your overall IT costs and dramatically improve the productivity of Oracle Enterprise Manager administrators, DBAs, system administrators, developers, and other power users by automating routine operational tasks and providing insight into the overall health of the applications.


      CON8483 - Oracle E-Business Suite Internationalization and Multilingual Features
      Maher Al-Nubani, Oracle

      Wednesday, Sep 25, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Moscone West 2007

      Oracle E-Business Suite supports more countries, languages, and regions than ever. Come to this Oracle Development session to get an overview of internationalization features and capabilities and see new Release 12 features such as calendar support for the Hijrah and Thai solar calendars, new group separators, lightweight multilingual support (MLS) setup, new character sets such as AL32UTF, newly supported languages, Mac certifications, Oracle iSetup support for moving MLS setups, new file export options for Unicode, and new MLS number spelling options.


      CON8420 - Upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1: Technical/Functional Panel
      Andrew Katz, Komori America Corporation, Sandra Vucinic, VLAD Group, Inc.
      Nadia Bendjedou, Anne Carlson, Amrita Mehrok, Udayan Parvate, Oracle

      Wednesday, Sep 25, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Moscone West 3016

      In this panel, Oracle experts, customers, and partners share their experiences in upgrading to the latest release of Oracle E-Business Suite, 12.1. The panelists cover aspects of a typical Release 12 upgrade, technical (upgrading the technical infrastructure) as well as functional (upgrading to the new financial infrastructure). Hear directly from the experts who either develop the product or support, implement, or upgrade it, and find out how to apply their lessons learned to your organization.


      CON8486 - Oracle E-Business Suite Extensions for Oracle Endeca: Technical Considerations
      Anne Carlson, Muhannad Obeidat, Oracle

      Thursday, Sep 26, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Moscone West 2007

      Come to this session to learn more about how the Oracle E-Business Suite integration with Oracle Endeca works and how you can get the most out of it in your own enterprise. The session offers important technical and practical guidance, including how to deploy and maintain Oracle E-Business Suite Extensions for Oracle Endeca, how to size the system to meet your needs, and options for personalizing and customizing Oracle Endeca content.


      CON8485 - Getting Optimal Performance from Oracle E-Business Suite
      Samer Barakat, Oracle

      Thursday, Sep 26, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM - Moscone West 2007

      This packed Oracle Development session summarizes practical tips and lessons learned from performance-tuning and benchmarking the world’s largest Oracle E-Business Suite environments. Apps sysadmins will get concrete tips and techniques for identifying and resolving performance bottlenecks in all layers of the technology stack. They will also learn how Oracle’s engineered systems, such as Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic, can dramatically improve the performance of their system.


      CON8433 - The Top 10 Things You Can Do to Secure Your Oracle E-Business Suite Instance
      Eric Bing, Erik Graversen, Oracle

      Thursday, Sep 26, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Moscone West 2007

      Learn the top 10 things you can do to secure your applications and your sensitive data. This Oracle Development session for system administrators and security professionals explores some of the most important and overlooked things you can do to secure your Oracle E-Business Suite instance. It also covers data masking and other mechanisms for protecting sensitive data.


      CON8481 - Desktop Integration in Oracle E-Business Suite
      Senthilkumar Ramalingam, Padmaprabodh Ambale, Oracle

      Thursday, Sep 26, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Moscone West 2007

      This presentation covers the latest functional enhancements in Oracle Web Applications Desktop Integrator and Oracle Report Manager, enhanced Microsoft Office support, and greater support for building custom desktop integration solutions. The session also presents tips and tricks for upgrading from Oracle Applications Desktop Integrator to Oracle Web Applications Desktop Integrator and Oracle Report Manager.


      CON8435 - Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade Best Practices: Technical Insight
      Udayan Parvate, Samer Barakat, Oracle

      Thursday, Sep 26, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Moscone West 3016

      This session is ideal for you if your organization is thinking about upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1. It covers the fundamentals of upgrading to Release 12.1, including the technology stack components and supported upgrade paths. Hear from Oracle Development about the set of best practices for patching in general and executing the Release 12.1 technical upgrade, with special considerations for minimizing your downtime. Also get to know about relatively recent upgrade resources.



      Special Interest Groups (SIG)

      Some of our most senior staff have been invited to participate on the following SIG meetings as guest speakers:

      SIG9594 - OAUG - Oracle E-Business (EBS) Applications Technology SIG
      Sandra Vucinic, VLAD Group, Inc.

      Sunday, Sep 22, 9:15 AM - 10:15 PM - Moscone West 2014

      The purpose of the OAUG E-Business Suite Applications Technology Stack SIG is to inform and educate its members about current and future applications technology stack components as they relate to Oracle E-Business Suite.

      Panel and Q&A Session:

      • Kevin Hudson - Senior Director, Oracle
      • George Buzsaki - Vice President, Application Architecture, Oracle
      • Santiago Bastidas, Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle
      • Elke Phelps, Senior Principal Product Manager
      • Max Arderius, Manager ATG Development, Oracle


      SIG9674 - OAUG – Upgrade SIG
      Sandra Vucinic, VLAD Group, Inc.

      Sunday, Sep 30, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM - Moscone West 2016

      This OAUG Upgrade SIG business meeting is followed by a panel discussion (Q&A) of Oracle E-Business Suite upgrade topics. It reviews Upgrade SIG goals and objectives; provides answers to questions related to Oracle E-Business Suite upgrades during the Q&A period; and shares real-world experiences, tips, and techniques for Oracle E-Business Suite upgrades to Release 12.1.

      Panel and Q&A Session:

      • Anne Carlson - Sr. Director, Oracle E-Business Suite Product Strategy, Oracle

      Meet the Experts

      We're planning two round-table discussions where you can review your questions with senior E-Business Suite ATG staff:

      MTE9400 - Meet the Oracle E-Business Suite Experts: Planning Your Upgrade

      • Hyun Kim - Group Manager, Release Engineering, Oracle
      • Nadia Bendjedou - Senior Director - Product Strategy, Oracle
      • Anne Carlson - Senior Director, Oracle E-Business Suite Product Strategy, Oracle
      • Kevin Hudson - Senior Director, Oracle
      • Udayan Parvate - Senior Director, EBS Release Engineering, Oracle
      • John Abraham - Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle
      • George Buzsaki - Vice President, Application Architecture, Oracle
      • Samer Barakat - Senior Architect, Applications Performance, Oracle

      Monday, Sep 23, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM - Moscone West 2001A

      This session is where you can have discussions regarding the Oracle Applications strategy and your specific business and IT strategy. The experts will be available to discuss the value of the latest releases and share insights into the best path for your enterprise, so come ready with your questions. Space is limited, and preregistration is recommended.


      MTE9407 - Meet the Oracle E-Business Suite Extensions for Oracle Endeca Experts
      • Anurag Malik - Director, Product Management, Oracle
      • Muhannad Obeidat - Development Director, Oracle
      • Anne Carlson - Senior Director, Oracle E-Business Suite Product Strategy, Oracle
      • Matthew Halliday - Applications Technologist, Oracle
      • Osama Elkady - Senior Director, Oracle

      Tuesday, Sep 24, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Moscone West 2001A

      This session is where you can have discussions regarding the Oracle Applications strategy and your specific business and IT strategy. The experts will be available to discuss the value of the latest releases and share insights into the best path for your enterprise, so come ready with your questions. Space is limited, and preregistration is recommended.


      MTE9423 - Meet the Oracle E-Business Suite Tools and Technology Experts

      • Veshaal Singh - Senior Director, Oracle
      • Lisa Parekh - Vice President, Technology Integration, Oracle
      • Steven Chan - Senior Director, Oracle
      • Max Arderius - Manager, Product Development, Application Technology Group, Oracle
      • Elke Phelps - Senior Principal Product Manager, Oracle

      Thursday, Sep 26, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Moscone West 2001A

      This session is where you can have discussions regarding the Oracle Applications strategy and your specific business and IT strategy. The experts will be available to discuss the value of the latest releases and share insights into the best path for your enterprise, so come ready with your questions. Space is limited, and preregistration is recommended.

      Demos

      We have five booths in the exhibition demogrounds this year, where you can try ATG technologies firsthand and get your questions answered. Please stop by and meet our staff at the following locations:

      Usability Lab

      We want your feedback! If your are attending Oracle Open World, come to our usability lab and test the upcoming UI features for Oracle E-Business Suite!

      EBS Skyros iPad Study: Rich, Gesture-driven, Mobile User Interfaces and Worklist Mobile Application in Oracle E-Business Suite
      Cathedral Hill, The Intercontinental San Francisco, 888 Howard Street

      • Monday, Sep 23, 10:45 AM - 5:45 PM
      • Tuesday, Sep 24, 10:15 AM - 6:00 PM
      • Wednesday, Sep 25, 10:15 - 6:00 PM

        Please note that prior registration is mandatory as these are one-on-one sessions, and not walk-in sessions.

        Hands on Labs

        Wednesday, Sep 25
        Marriott Marquis - Nob Hill CD

        In this session, you will learn how to design Oracle E-Business Suite Extensions for Oracle Endeca pages, using Oracle Endeca Information Discovery for Oracle Applications development tools. You will use Oracle Endeca Information Discovery Studio to create a new Oracle Endeca page and design this page with rich user interface components such as search, result table, tag cloud, compare, metrics bar, chart, bookmark, and range filter. You do not need any development background to attend this hands-on lab.



        For more information, please refer to the FOCUS ON Oracle E-Business Suite - Applications Tools and Technology.

        Wednesday Aug 21, 2013

        Help Shape the Next E-Business Suite User Interface

        Usability testing at conferencesUndertaking a major overhaul of the E-Business Suite user interface is a huge project.  We’ve delivered incremental updates but it’s time for another big refresh. 

        We’d like your feedback on some of our new designs:

        • New color palettes
        • New layouts
        • New table and column behaviors
        • Mobile applications
        • ... and many other things 
        Influence the next EBS user interface

        Our next round of usability tests will be in September during Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, California.  We are looking for participants.

        You will get the satisfaction of seeing some of what we are working on, telling us what you think of our designs, and helping shape the future of Oracle E-Business Suite! 

        Besides, many of our users find that it’s fun.  We tested designs with some users who attended Collaborate 13 and we’ve already incorporated much of their feedback into our work. 

        The ideal users for these usability tests

        We are testing the ease of using Oracle E-Business Suite on a mobile device (iPad), both for mobile-enabled Oracle Application Framework-based applications and for a native mobile application.  For this round of testing, we are looking for the following types of Oracle E-Business Suite users:
        • End-users who work on Oracle E-Business Suite self-service applications regularly (at least once every month) for submitting requisitions, time cards, or expense reports. 
        • Managers who approve workflows (requisitions, expense reports, and so on) raised by their employees.

        The fine print

        • Sessions will be held September 23rd - 25th, 2013. 
        • Participants will need to sign up well ahead of time.
        • Participants’ companies will have to sign a Customer or Partner Participation Confidentiality Agreement (CPCA or PPCA) if one is not already on file.
        • Participants need to be in San Francisco (an OpenWorld conference pass is not required)
        I want to participate, but I can’t do this one

        Other User Experience tests being conducted during Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco include Oracle Fusion HCM, getting started for new users, mobile applications, and so on.  They all require different types of users.

        Oracle E-Business Suite will be doing more usability testing in the future, and the Oracle User Experience Team does usability testing regularly for products across Oracle, so we’re always interested in getting more users on our list of people to call.  Different tests need different types of users: managers, non-managers, new users, experienced users, developers, and so on.  Locations for possible tests include the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Denver, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Reading (England), London, and opportunities for remote participation depending on the test.

        How to sign up

        If you want to join our user list for this test or future tests, please send the following information to Angela DOT Johnston AT Oracle DOT Com, with the subject line “EBS Blog for UX testing” and one of our Usability Apps specialists will get in touch with you for further information.

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        When will the new user interface be released?

        Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog. I'll post updates here as soon as soon as they're available.    


        The preceding is intended to outline our general product direction.  It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract.   It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decision.  The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle. 


        Thursday Jun 20, 2013

        EBS Sessions at July 2013 OAUG Connection Point in Pittsburgh

        Members of our E-Business Suite Applications Technology Group will be at the OAUG Connection Point - AppsTech 2013 to be hosted in the Marriott City Center in  Pittsburgh, PA on July 30-31, 2013.

        Please drop by any of our sessions to hear the latest news and meet up with us.

        General Session

        13311 - Oracle E-Business Suite Technology: Latest Features and Roadmap
        Steven Chan, Sr. Director, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

        Tuesday, July 30, 08:30 am - 09:30 am
        Location: Grand Ballroom

        This Oracle development session provides a comprehensive overview of the product strategy for Oracle E-Business Suite technology, capabilities and associated business benefits of recent releases and a review of capabilities on the product roadmap. Come hear about the latest enhancements of the user interface; systems administration and configuration management tools; security-related updates; and tools and options for extending, customizing, and integrating Oracle E-Business Suite with other applications.

        Speaker Sessions

        13312 - Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Certification Primer and Roadmap
        Steven Chan, Sr. Director, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

        Tuesday, July 30, 01:15 pm - 02:15 pm
        Location: City Center B

        This Oracle development session summarizes the latest certifications, support dates, upgrade implications and roadmap for the Oracle E-Business Suite technology stack, including elements such as database releases and options, Java, Oracle Forms, Oracle Containers for J2EE, desktop operating systems, browsers, JRE releases, development and Web authoring tools, user authentication and management, business intelligence, Oracle Application Management Packs, security options, clouds, Oracle VM, and virtualization.

        13314 - Deployment and System Administration of  Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2
        Elke Phelps, Sr. Principal Product Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

        Tuesday, July 30, 02:30 pm - 03:30 pm
        Location: Grand Ballroom

        This Oracle Development session covers the latest technology stack for Oracle E-Business Suite, including the use of Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Database 11g Release 2. Topics include an architectural overview of the latest updates, installation and upgrade options, new configuration options, and new tools for hot cloning and automated “lights-out” cloning. Come learn how online patching (based on the Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Edition-Based Redefinition feature) will reduce your database patching downtimes.


        13313 - Minimizing Oracle E-Business Suite Maintenance Downtimes
        Elke Phelps, Sr. Principal Product Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

        Wednesday, July 31, 01:45 pm - 02:45 pm
        Location: City Center A

        This Oracle development session describes the best techniques sysadmins can use to minimize patching downtimes. It starts with an architectural-level review of Oracle E-Business Suite fundamentals and then moves to a practical view of the various tools and approaches for downtimes. Topics include merging patches and shortcuts, distributing workers across multiple servers, noninteractive mode, staged APPL_TOPs and more. An added bonus: get a glimpse on the upcoming Oracle E-Business Suite 12 online patching capabilities.


        13315 - Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade Best Practices: Technical Insight
        Elke Phelps, Sr. Principal Product Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

        Wednesday, July 31, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
        Location: Grand Ballroom

        This session is ideal for organizations thinking about upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1. It covers the fundamentals of upgrading to Release 12.1, including the technology stack components and supported upgrade paths. Hear from Oracle Development about the set of best practices for patching in general and executing the Release 12.1 technical upgrade, with special considerations for minimizing your downtime. Also get to know about relatively recent upgrade resources.

        13316 - Advanced Management of Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle Enterprise Manager
        Vasu Rao, Sr. Principal Product Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

        Wednesday, July 31, 09:00 am - 10:00 am
        Location: Salon 6

        Oracle Enterprise Manager is the only product on the market that is designed to monitor and manage all the different technologies that constitute Oracle E-Business Suite applications. Learn how to use Oracle Enterprise Manager to gain dramatic improvements in system visibility and diagnostic capability as well as administrator productivity. The purpose of this session is to highlight the key features and benefits of Oracle Enterprise Manager and Oracle Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite.


        Meet the Oracle E-Business Suite Tools and Technology Experts

        Don’t miss this Oracle Applications Meet the Experts session with experts who specialize in Oracle E-Business Suite technology. This is the place where attendees can have informal and semistructured but open one-on-one discussions with Strategy and Development regarding Oracle Applications strategy and your specific business and IT strategy. The experts will be available to discuss the value of the latest releases and share insights into the best path for your enterprise, so come ready with your questions.

        To participate, be sure to reserve your 30-minute slot by signing up after you pick up your registration materials. Meeting times will be available throughout both days. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity — sign up early, as space will be limited.

        • Steven Chan - Sr. Director, Oracle
        • Elke Phelps - Sr. Principal Product Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle
        • Vasu Rao - Sr. Principal Product Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

        For complete listing of all speaker sessions and other activities, please visit the OAUG Connection Point - AppsTech Web Site.


        Friday Apr 05, 2013

        Covering our EBS Technology Stack Roadmap at OAUG Collaborate

        OAUG Collaborate 2013 Denver logo

        [Update Apr. 25, 2013:  The presentation is available for download here:

        I have historically covered our technology certification roadmap for the E-Business Suite in two sessions at OAUG Collaborate every year:  once during the EBS technology stack Special Interest Group meeting on Sunday, and again later in the week as a formally-scheduled conference session.

        We're trying to expand our coverage of other topics with other speakers.  This year you'll only have one chance -- not two -- to hear this material:

        • EBS Applications Technology Special Interest Group
          SIG chair: Srini Chavali, Cummins
          Sunday, April 07, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
          Location: Room 603

        Please join us for this session if you'd like to hear about our latest E-Business Suite technology stack certification roadmap and updates to our support terms and policies. 

        There will be a special panel in the same room at 1:15 PM where you will have the chance to ask questions of our Applications Technology Group staff members attending the conference.  These include Elke Phelps, Max Arderius, Kevin Hudson, Gustavo Jimenez, Isam Alyousfi, and me.  Other Oracle Development staff will be in the audience, too, since the dais can only seat a small number of us.

        Related Articles


        Tuesday Mar 26, 2013

        E-Business Suite Technology Sessions at OAUG Collaborate 13

        OAUG Collaborate 2013 Denver logoMembers of our E-Business Suite Applications Technology Group will be at the OAUG Collaborate 13 conference at Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado on April 7 to 11, 2013.

        Please drop by any of our sessions to hear the latest news and meet up with us.

        Speaker Sessions

        Session 12981
        Upgrading your Customizations to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1

        Sara Woodhull, Principal Product Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

        Sunday, April 07, 03:45 pm - 04:45 pm
        Location: Room 601

        Come to this Oracle development session to learn about selecting the best upgrade approach for your existing customizations. Also learn how to create an inventory of your customizations and a strategy for mapping them to new functionality offered in E-Business Suite. The session will help you understand customization scenarios and use cases, tools, and technologies to ensure that your Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 environment fits your users’ needs and that any future customizations will be easy to upgrade.


        Session 12965
        Oracle E-Business Suite Directions: Deployment and System Administration
        Max Arderius, Manager, Applications Development Group, Oracle

        Monday, April 08, 09:45 am - 10:45 am
        Location: Room 601

        What’s coming in the next major version of Oracle E-Business Suite 12? This Oracle Development session covers the latest technology stack, including the use of Oracle WebLogic Server and Oracle Database 11.2. Topics include an architectural overview of the latest updates, installation, upgrade, new configuration options, and new tools for cloning. Come learn how online patching (based on the Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Edition-Based Redefinition feature) will reduce your database patching downtimes.


        Session 12979
        Planning Your Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade from Release 11i

        Anne Carlson, Sr. Director, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

        Monday, April 08, 01:15 pm - 02:15 pm
        Location: Room 113

        Are you still on Release 11i deciding what to do next? This session discusses key road map and project planning considerations for customers on 11i who are looking to upgrade. It combines practical tips from customers who have already upgraded from 11i with expert advice from Oracle's Support, Consulting, Development and IT organizations. You will learn how to identify factors that affect your time and resources, decide between upgrade and reimplementation, manage custom code, and minimize downtime.


        Session 13001
        Oracle E-Business Suite Applications Strategy, Update and Roadmap
        Cliff Godwin, Sr. VP, Application Development, Oracle

        Monday, April 08, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
        Location: Four Seasons Ballroom 2 & 3

        In this session, hear from Oracle E-Business Suite General Manager Cliff Godwin as he delivers an update on the Oracle E-Business Suite product line. The session covers the value delivered by the current release of Oracle E-Business Suite applications, the momentum, and how Oracle E-Business Suite applications integrate into Oracle’s overall applications strategy. You will come away with an understanding of the value Oracle E-Business Suite applications deliver now and in the future.


        Session 12980
        Recommendations for Oracle E-Business Suite Performance Tuning
        Isam Alyousfi, Sr. Director, Applications Performance, Oracle

        Monday, April 08, 05:00 pm - 06:00 pm
        Location: Room 601

        This packed Oracle development session summarizes practical tips and lessons learned from performance-tuning and benchmarking the world’s largest Oracle E-Business Suite environments. Apps sysadmins will learn concrete tips and techniques for identifying and resolving performance bottlenecks on all layers, with special attention to application and database tier servers. Learn about tuning Oracle Forms, Oracle Concurrent Manager, Apache, and more. Track down memory leaks and other issues at the Java and JVM layers.


        Session 12988
        Oracle E-Business Suite Directions: Slashing Downtimes with Online Patching

        Kevin Hudson, Sr. Director, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

        Tuesday, April 09, 08:00 am - 09:00 am
        Location: Room 601

        Oracle E-Business Suite's new Online Patching feature reduces maintenance downtimes by allowing you to patch your system while users are online. This Oracle development session details how online patching works, with special attention to what���s happening behind the scenes when E-Business Suite patches are applied to an environment that’s still running. Come learn about the implications for minimizing maintenance downtimes when applying patches with this new technology and the related impact your customizations.


        Session 13021
        Efficiently Scaling Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic

        Isam Alyousfi, Sr. Director, Applications Performance, Oracle
        Samer Barakat, Sr. Architect, Applications Performance, Oracle

        Tuesday, April 09, 10:45 am - 11:45 am
        Location: Room 601

        Oracle Exadata and Oracle Exalogic are designed from the ground up with optimizations in software and hardware to deliver fast performance for mission-critical applications such as Oracle E-Business Suite. Oracle E-Business Suite applications run three to eight times as fast on the Oracle Exadata/Oracle Exalogic platform in standard benchmark tests. Besides performance, customers benefit from simplified support, enhanced manageability, and the ability to consolidate multiple Oracle E-Business Suite instances.


        Session 12968
        Oracle E-Business Suite Technology: Latest Features and Roadmap
        Lisa Parekh, Vice President, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

        Tuesday, April 09, 02:00 pm - 3:00 pm
        Location: Room 601

        This Oracle development session provides a comprehensive overview of the product strategy for Oracle E-Business Suite technology, capabilities and associated business benefits of recent releases and a review of capabilities on the product roadmap. Come hear about the latest enhancements of the user interface; systems administration and configuration management tools; security-related updates; and tools and options for extending, customizing, and integrating Oracle E-Business Suite with other applications.


        Session 13100
        10 Things you can do today to prepare for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2
        Nadia Bendjedou, Sr. Director, Product Strategy, Oracle
        Kevin Hudson, Sr. Director, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

        Wednesday, April 10, 08:15 am - 09:15 am
        Location: Room 603

        Whether you are on 11i, 12.0 or 12.1, this is a must session. This development session will help you prepare for future uptake of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 by explaining the technology and skills requirements for 12.2, and highlighting what you can do now. It will include a deep dive into the internals of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Online Patching to help you understand how to ensure your custom code will be compatible with Online Patching.


        Session 12993
        Oracle E-Business Suite Extensions for Oracle Endeca Overview and Roadmap

        Osama Elkady, Sr. Director, Applications Internationalization, Oracle

        Wednesday, April 10, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
        Location: Room 601

        Oracle Endeca includes a leading unstructured data correlation and analytics engine, together with a best-in-class catalog search and guided navigation solution for improving the productivity of all types of users in your enterprise. This development session focuses on the details behind the Oracle Endeca platform’s integration into Oracle E-Business Suite.


        Session 12990
        Minimizing Oracle E-Business Suite Maintenance Downtimes

        Elke Phelps, Sr. Principal Product Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

        Wednesday, April 10, 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm
        Location: Room 601

        This Oracle development session features a survey of the best techniques sysadmins can use to minimize patching downtimes. It starts with an architectural-level review of Oracle E-Business Suite fundamentals and then moves to a practical view of the various tools and approaches for downtimes. Topics include patching shortcuts, merging patches, distributing worker processes across multiple servers, running ADPatch in noninteractive mode, staged APPL_TOPs, shared file systems, deferring systemwide database tasks.


        Session 12983
        Advanced Management of Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle Enterprise Manager
        Angelo Rosado, Principal Product Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

        Wednesday, April 10, 03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
        Location: Room 601

        Oracle Enterprise Manager is the only product on the market that is designed to monitor and manage all the different technologies that constitute Oracle E-Business Suite applications. Learn how to use Oracle Enterprise Manager to gain dramatic improvements in system visibility and diagnostic capability as well as administrator productivity. The purpose of this session is to highlight the key features and benefits of Oracle Enterprise Manager and Oracle Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite.


        Session 12984
        Personalize and Extend Oracle E-Business Suite Applications
        Gustavo Jimenez, Sr. Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

        Wednesday, April 10, 04:15 pm - 05:15 pm
        Location: Room 601

        This session covers a wide range of options for personalizing and extending your existing Oracle E-Business Suite applications. Learn how to use Oracle Application Framework Personalization to tailor the functionality of the E-Business Suite to meet your organization's needs in an upgrade-safe manner. Learn also how to use Fusion Middleware technologies with E-Business Suite, including Oracle Application Development Framework (Oracle ADF), Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition and more.


        Session 12986
        Desktop Integration in Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1
        Padmaprabodh Ambale, Group Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle
        Thursday, April 11, 08:30 am - 09:30 am
        Location: Room 501

        Upgrading to Release 12? Implementing WebADI and Report Manager? WebADI and Report Manager deliver many new capabilities beyond those in Client ADI. This presentation covers the latest functional enhancements in Oracle Web Applications Desktop Integrator and Oracle Report Manager, enhanced Microsoft Office support, and greater support for building custom desktop integration solutions. The session also presents tips and tricks for upgrading from Oracle Applications Desktop Integrator to Oracle Web Applications.


        Session 13022
        EBS Extensions for Endeca: Technical Considerations

        Anne Carlson, Sr. Director, Applications Technology Group, Oracle
        Anurag Malik, Director, ALM Product Management, Oracle

        Thursday, April 11, 08:30 am - 09:30 am
        Location: Room 601

        Come to this session to learn more about how the Oracle E-Business Suite integration with Oracle Endeca works, and how you can get the most out of it in your own enterprise. This session will cover important technical and practical guidance including how to deploy and maintain EBS extensions for Endeca, how to size the system to meet your needs, and options for personalizing and customizing Endeca content.


        Session 12991
        Latest Oracle E-Business Suite User Interface and Usability Enhancements
        Padmaprabodh Ambale, Group Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

        Thursday, April 11, 09:45 am - 10:45 am
        Location: Room 608

        This Oracle development session details the latest UI enhancements to Oracle Application Framework in Oracle E-Business Suite. Developers will get a detailed look at new features to enhance usability, offer more capabilities for personalization and extensions, and support the development and use of dashboards and web services. Topics include new rich UI capabilities such as new home page features, Navigator and Favorites pull-down menus, embedded widgets for analytics content.


        Session 12992
        Integration Options for Oracle E-Business Suite

        Rajesh Ghosh, Group Manager, Applications Technology Group, Oracle

        Thursday, April 11, 09:45 am - 10:45 am
        Location: Room 601

        In this session, you will get an understanding of how, when and where you can leverage Oracle’s integration technologies to connect end-to-end business processes across your enterprise, including your Oracle Applications portfolio. This session offers a technical look at Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway, Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Application Adapters for Data Integration for Oracle E-Business Suite, and other options for integrating Oracle E-Business Suite with other applications.


        Special Interest Groups (SIG)
        Session 13072
        OAUG EBS Applications Technology SIG (Part I)
        Srini Chaval, Cummins

        Sunday, April 07, 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
        Location: Room 603

        Guest Presentation:
        Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Certification Primer and Roadmap
        Steven Chan, Sr. Director, Applications Technology Group, Oracle


        Session 13128
        OAUG EBS Applications Technology SIG (Part II)
        Srini Chaval, Cummins

        Sunday, April 07, 01:15 pm - 02:15 pm
        Location: Room 603

        Guest Presentation:
        Q&A Session with the Applications Technology Group staff members
        Steven Chan, Elke Phelps, Max Arderius, Kevin Hudson, Gustavo Jimenez, Isam Alyousfi


        Session 13079
        OAUG Upgrade SIG (Part I
        )
        Sandra Vucinic, VLAD Group, Inc.

        Wednesday, April 10, 08:15 am - 09:15 am
        Location: Room 605

        Upgrade SIG will host a business meeting followed by panel (Q&A) related to EBS Upgrade topics and Oracle presentation.

        Guest Presentation:
        Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 Upgrade Best Practices: Technical Insight

        Isam Alyousfi, Sr. Director, Applications Performance, Oracle
        Nadia Bendjedou, Sr. Director, Product Strategy, Oracle
        Anne Carlson, Sr. Director, Applications Technology Group, Oracle
        Udayan Parvate, Director, Release Engineering, Quality and Release Management, Oracle


        Session 13113
        OAUG Upgrade SIG (Part II
        )
        Sandra Vucinic, VLAD Group, Inc.

        Wednesday, April 10, 09:30 am - 10:30 am
        Location: Room 605

        Upgrade SIG will host a business meeting followed by panel (Q&A) related to EBS Upgrade topics and Oracle presentation.

        Panels

        Session 11672
        Oracle E-Business Suite Cloning Panel
        Sandra Vucinic, VLAD Group, Inc.

        Wednesday, April 10, 04:15 pm - 05:15 pm
        Location: Room 605

        This panel will discuss differences between available release 11i, R12 and R12.1 cloning methods. Advantages and disadvantages of each cloning method will be discussed in depth. This panel of experienced database administrators will lead a discussion focusing on the questions such as “which cloning method is best to use in your particular environment”. Attendees will gain practical knowledge, tips and tricks to assist with cloning of Oracle E-Business Suite release 11i, R12 and R12.1 environments.

        Meet the Experts

        We're planning to have round-table discussions where you can review your questions with senior E-Business Suite ATG staff. This is the place where attendees can have informal and semistructured but open one-on-one discussions with Strategy and Development regarding Oracle Applications strategy and your specific business and IT strategy.

        The experts will be available to discuss the value of the latest releases and share insights into the best path for your enterprise, so come ready with your questions.

        Meetings last 20 minutes and space is limited, so make sure you register HERE.

        Location: Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, Granite ABC.

        EBS Table 1 - Strategy & Roadmap
        Cliff Godwin, Nadia Bendjedou

        • Monday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
        • Monday 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm
        • Tuesday 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
        • Wednesday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
        EBS Table 2 (Morning) - Apps Tools & Tech
        Steven Chan, Lisa Parekh, Elke Phelps, Max Arderius
        • Monday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
        • Wednesday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
        EBS Table 2 (Afternoon) - Endeca
        Osama Elkady, Anurag Malik
        • Monday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
        • Tuesday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
        • Wednesday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
        EBS Table 4 - Upgrades
        Anne Carlson, Nadia Bendjedou, Udayan Parvate
        • Monday 1:00 pm -5:00 pm
        • Tuesday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
        • Wednesday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
        • Wednesday 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

        Demos (Kiosk #28)

        We have one booth in the exhibition demogrounds this year, where you can get your questions answered. Please stop by and meet our staff to have discussions about on the following areas:

        • Advanced Architecture and Technology Stack for Oracle E-Business Suite
        • New User Productivity Capabilities in Oracle E-Business Suite
        • Oracle E-Business Suite System Management
        • Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 Technical Upgrade Best Practices
        • SOA-Based Integration for Oracle E-Business Suite



        For complete listing of all speaker sessions and other activities, please visit the OAUG Collaborate Web Site.


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