What a conference ...
By Tim Dexter on Apr 26, 2006
Its Wednesday ... the exhibition hall is winding down and I have not stopped talking for 3 straight days. The three OAUG sessions I have attended so far have been standing room only ... there were folks sitting on the floor in the ailses ... crazy.
I joined an XMLP panel discussion on Tuesday chaired by Kris from Sirvisetti, lots of questions and Im pleased to say we had the anwsers that tee'ed up the main XMLP session from me. Another heaving room full to the rafters and then some ... very small projection screen meant a lot of squinting from the back ... we covered a lot of ground in an hour showing some of the new features in the latest release for Apps ... demos galore ... some more sucessful than others :o)
The best sessions so far for me were today:
Transform your standard reports - Go the XML way!
This morning Neida and Josephine from the City of West Palm Beach took folks through their experience implementing first, some simpler HR reports and then tackling the Payroll check print! I think there were a few hiccups along the way but they are now live and their users want more more more! Awesome presntation. You can get a copy of their presentation here.
XML Publisher Live! - With all the bells and whistles
Sridhar from Apps Associates followed up with a presentation on the XMLP implementation he was involved in at Iron Age, a workplace footwear company. They had some tough requirements for their customer facing documents, decided to go with XMLP and have now been live for about 8 months and everything is running smoothly. You can get Sridhar's presentation here.
Both presentations provided some great tips and tricks for building templates and also putting together a plan of action for implementing XMLP. All this was fantastic for me, these were Oracle customers using Oracle technology to address a tough problem and they got to see just how they could get started and implement XML Publisher and start saving time, effort and money.
The demo pod has been busy since we opened on Monday night, a constant stream of folks looking for answers and demos of the Apps and standalone release. Tomorrow there is an all morning session on XMLP, Building Templates Using XML Publisher and Publish Business Document this is going to be run by Kris again ... he's nearly as busy as me!