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  • 7/19/2016 11:30 AM
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    12:25 PM
    How a SEAL Team Intelligence Officer Uses Planning to Make Life and Death Decisions
    Business Leaders Roundtable
    "From the Mountains of Afghanistan to the White House Situation Room” is the decision-making and planning process of how to determine when to commit valuable resources such as lives, equipment and assets. Detailed and pain-staking planning together with expert training go into finally making the decision for a "go or no-go" launch. All the homework on every outcome and potential scenario is done well in advance of ever making it to the point where your foot is in the door of a helicopter about to walk on target.

    Join Commander Mark Michel of Drexel Hamilton Investment Banking in a lively discussion of how to get to the point of when you decide to launch and commit to the point of no return when lives and national security are on the line and at risk. When do you ask yourself, "is the juice worth the squeeze?" And when would you as a decision-maker be prepared to pull the trigger?

    CPE credits will not be offered for this session, and poll questions will not be presented. EBS Answers is offering many other sessions with CPE credit eligibility. Please visit http://www.ebsanswers.com/schedule/#cpe-credit-eligible-session to see which sessions offer CPE credit.
  • 7/19/2016 12:35 PM
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    1:35 PM
    Workflow Setups that Make a Difference
    Technical EBS
    There are a few advanced, and mostly undocumented, setups that can increase your organization’s use and administration of workflow. These include: worklist flexfields and custom notification views, exporting notifications to Excel®, assistant administrators, using grants instead of worklist access to see SYSADMIN's emails, controlling the LOV for the recipient for vacation rules and worklist access (12.2 only). Listen to Oracle® ACE and author Karen Brownfield explain how to install and use these setups. Many of these setups are available in R12.1.3, but the presentation will cover new setups available only in R12.2.
  • 7/19/2016 12:35 PM
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    1:25 PM
    Who Said Changing Cost Methods with Discrete Costing Can't Be Done?
    EBS Financials
    Did your firm implement Oracle® Discrete Costing with Inventory (and perhaps with WIP and/or EAM), and settle on a costing method which was not appropriate for your industry or business situation? Unhappy with the financial consequences, but when you contacted Oracle Support, they told you that the only way forward was to re-implement? Well, that is simply not true! Learn from leading cost management experts on how you can change your discrete costing method, with limited risk to your business. Three approaches will be discussed, all which have had great success with multiple clients. And yes, these approaches work for both Release 11i and 12.
  • 7/19/2016 12:35 PM
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    1:25 PM
    System Optimization
    Business Leaders Roundtable
    The System Optimization session will present opportunities to improve your operations with an approach to find and correct inefficiencies, update the business reporting to reflect business operation changes, leverage existing standard functionality, and streamline processes. The presentation includes key design options, best practices, and scenarios demonstrating real life situations. IT and Finance Management professionals will get an overview of the benefits of updating the operating system through discovery and analysis, leading to recommendations for cost savings, improved security, redesigning the chart of accounts, increasing transparency, and accurate and timely financial reports. Lessons learned from multiple upgrades and implementations will be provided – from experience as a former Controller, functional consultant, and project manager.
  • 7/19/2016 1:35 PM
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    2:40 PM
    Exploring Oracle Database 12c New Features and Best Practices for Database Developers and DBAs
    Technical EBS
    Featuring: Ami Aharonovich

    This session will explore new features and best practices for using various key new features and enhancements introduced in Oracle database 12c. The session will include exploring features that can be used to improve language functionality, usability and performance while reducing development time, making development simpler and improving the performance and speed of deployment. Participants will learn new SQL functions, SQL tuning enhancements, table and index enhancements, partitioning enhancements, using invisible columns, improved defaults, statistics improvements and PL/SQL new features.

    CPE credits will not be offered for this session, and poll questions will not be presented. EBS Answers is offering many other sessions with CPE credit eligibility. Please visit http://www.ebsanswers.com/schedule/#cpe-credit-eligible-session to see which sessions offer CPE credit.


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  • 7/19/2016 1:35 PM
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    2:25 PM
    Procure-to-Pay Maturity: How Does Your Organization Measure Up?
    EBS Financials
    Featuring: Matt Montgomery, Product Marketing Manager - Finance and Accounting, Lexmark

    Maturity models are innovative tools that help you measure organizational progress toward automation and identify strategies to help reach the next level of automation. This collaborative session will discuss a framework of capabilities across the procure-to-pay process. Developed by procurement experts at Lexmark and significant research in the industry, this model helps you learn how to determine your next best opportunity for improving operational efficiency. Please join us to see how you can put this tool to use to provide you and your team a visual guide on next steps in your procure to pay journey based on your operational goals, not what the industry says you should be doing.

    CPE credits will not be offered for this session, and poll questions will not be presented. EBS Answers is offering many other sessions with CPE credit eligibility. Please visit http://www.ebsanswers.com/schedule/#cpe-credit-eligible-session to see which sessions offer CPE credit.


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  • 7/19/2016 1:35 PM
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    2:25 PM
    ConfigSnapshot: Governance, Risk Management and Control
    Business Leaders Roundtable
    User access within Oracle® E-Business Suite (EBS) is a complex area, and one where it is not easy using standard functionality to get a clear, concise view of what access users have or see how things change over time. ConfigSnapshot comprehensively addresses this through the provision of a suite of flexible reports: looking at user access from different angles and levels of detail, right down to function level. The change tracking functionality (point to point and full audit) then captures changes to user access, providing control and visibility ongoing. The segregation of duties reporting further analyses the combinations of user access to determine where there are access violations.

    Please join ConfigSnapshot for this session, where they will provide a general overview of the many capabilities and business benefits ConfigSnapshot has to offer all users of EBS regardless of the stage in the application lifecycle you are currently in, then focus on change tracking and user access/segregation of duties reporting.

    CPE credits will not be offered for this session, and poll questions will not be presented. EBS Answers is offering many other sessions with CPE credit eligibility. Please visit http://www.ebsanswers.com/schedule/#cpe-credit-eligible-session to see which sessions offer CPE credit.


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  • 7/19/2016 2:40 PM
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    3:30 PM
    Segregation of Duties Controls in EBS
    Technical EBS
    Segregation of Duties (SOD) in EBS mitigates financial risks. The auditor’s matrix clearly defines policies, but the EBS access model has twists and turns that make it difficult to know for sure who can do what. Once you know, how do you eliminate SOD violations? An EBS expert describes client SOD projects in the cloud, what can and cannot be done, and how the process continues on premises. The session includes real-world examples of how EBS customers create SOD policies and get compliant.
  • 7/19/2016 2:40 PM
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    3:30 PM
    Nine Ways to Design the Ideal COA
    EBS Financials
    A good chart of accounts (COA) provides flexibility for recording and reporting accounting information, structure for managing business uniformly, and enhanced enterprise communication. There are nine ways to help design the ideal COA in Oracle® E-Business Suite to optimize business growth, create greater flexibility, and minimize back-end accounting maintenance. In this session, we'll focus on the design techniques to take advantage of the features in Release 12 including subledger accounting and ledger sets that provide an added incentive to adopt a well-designed COA.
  • 7/19/2016 2:40 PM
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    3:30 PM
    Leasing – Lessor and Lessee – Impacts of IFRS16
    Business Leaders Roundtable
    This session will explain the high-level financial impacts associated with the implementation of IFRS16 for the Lessor and the Lessee. Additionally, this session will share the current expected date for execution, and the retrospective effect IFRS16 will have on financial reporting.
  • 7/19/2016 3:45 PM
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    3:57 PM
    Special Video Premiere: To Think That I Thought that My Business Would Grow
    Business Leaders Roundtable
    CPE credits will not be offered for this session, and poll questions will not be presented. EBS Answers is offering many other sessions with CPE credit eligibility. Please visit http://www.ebsanswers.com/schedule/#cpe-credit-eligible-session to see which sessions offer CPE credit.
  • 7/19/2016 3:57 PM
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    5:02 PM
    Finished But Not Done: How To Succeed in a Rapidly Changing Business Environment
    Business Leaders Roundtable
    Enterprise applications must continually change in order to support the ongoing business changes of the enterprise. Those required changes are correlated tightly with the company’s organizational states. Since the ERP systems contain the most central data and business processes of the company, their implementation is a focal point for design agility. Many companies reach a stage at which the enterprise application is up and running, the old data has been imported and new data can be entered, and they can treat the implementation as finished. What they have attained at that point is what might be termed “functional capability.” They have finished a vital stage of implementation, but they are not done. They have not transformed the application to meet changing regulatory requirements, changing technologies, entry into new markets or major business changes such as mergers, acquisitions, or divestitures. It is important for companies to understand how the organizational cycles impact the business, and to understanding the business and technology transformation drivers required in each one of these cycles.Enterprise applications must continually change in order to support the ongoing business changes of the enterprise. Those required changes are correlated tightly with the company’s organizational states. Since the ERP systems contain the most central data and business processes of the company, their implementation is a focal point for design agility. Many companies reach a stage at which the enterprise application is up and running, the old data has been imported and new data can be entered, and they can treat the implementation as finished. What they have attained at that point is what might be termed “functional capability.” They have finished a vital stage of implementation, but they are not done. They have not transformed the application to meet changing regulatory requirements, changing technologies, entry into new markets or major business changes such as mergers, acquisitions, or divestitures. It is important for companies to understand how the organizational cycles impact the business, and to understanding the business and technology transformation drivers required in each one of these cycles.
  • 7/20/2016 11:30 AM
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    12:20 PM
    Teamwork: A Matter of Life and Death
    Business Leaders Roundtable
    Look to the person on your left. Look to the person on your right. Would you trust those individuals with your life? As a leader, you don’t always get to pick the team that controls your fate. Bill McCorey knows this better than anyone. Dangling from a rope over a 10,000 foot drop after a harrowing fall while climbing Mount Rainier, McCorey relied on his largely unknown team to pull him back to safety. The experience changed his life and his views on leadership. In this exciting keynote, McCorey shares how to work together and succeed as a team to climb higher as an organization.

    CPE credits will not be offered for this session, and poll questions will not be presented. EBS Answers is offering many other sessions with CPE credit eligibility. Please visit http://www.ebsanswers.com/schedule/#cpe-credit-eligible-session to see which sessions offer CPE credit.
  • 7/20/2016 12:35 PM
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    1:30 PM
    EBS User Management for Dummies
    Technical EBS
    Unravel the mysteries of role-based access control, grants, and permissions to provide more granular function and data control. This presentation covers basic Oracle® E-Business Suite user management concepts, how to apply these concepts using real examples, and the required setups in 12.1 and 12.2. Also covered are the most recent improvements in proxy user functionality to reduce auditor concerns about this functionality.
  • 7/20/2016 12:35 PM
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    1:25 PM
    How to Manage the Inventory and Manufacturing Period Close and Remain Sane
    EBS Financials
    Do you have recurring issues with month-end close? Do you wish there was a way to make the inventory and manufacturing month-end processes easier? Are you looking for solutions for common discrete and process costing month-end challenges? Based on the highly successful Collaborate Power Hour on Month-End Best Practices, learn about standard features you may have missed, standard and custom multi-organization reporting to speed your close cycle and other tricks and tips to ease the month-end pain.

  • 7/20/2016 12:35 PM
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    1:25 PM
    Going From Public to Private - The Oracle E-Business Suite Challenges
    Business Leaders Roundtable
    Companies going from public to private aim to continue operations with minimal disruption, but because the transfer of ownership is still considered a purchase transaction under US GAAP, there are challenges that must be tackled within Oracle E-Business Suite. This session explores case studies of companies that efficiently met their EBS needs for post-privatization, including undergoing calendar changes to address short tax year accounting and revaluing fixed assets to reflect the date of acquisition, all without impacting day-to-day operations.
  • 7/20/2016 1:35 PM
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    2:50 PM
    Innovative Offerings: EBS Solutions to Help You Reach Your Goals.
    Business Leaders Roundtable
    CPE credits will not be offered for this session, and poll questions will not be presented. EBS Answers is offering many other sessions with CPE credit eligibility. Please visit http://www.ebsanswers.com/schedule/#cpe-credit-eligible-session to see which sessions offer CPE credit.
  • 7/20/2016 3:05 PM
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    4:05 PM
    ADOP and Customizations – How to Create Custom Cross Edition Triggers
    Technical EBS
    The Release 12.2.5 Upgrade: Online Patching and Customizations: Release 12.2 is the new standard for Oracle® E-Business Suite. What do you need to focus on to complete your 12.2 upgrade? Is it online patching or customizations? Ease your worries by attending this session. We'll discuss ADOP, the Online Patching Utility, and how to create Online Patch compatible customizations.
  • 7/20/2016 3:05 PM
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    3:55 PM
    Driving Tax Compliance in Real Time
    EBS Financials
    Concerned about how to manage indirect tax compliance in real time? Confused about how to set up tax requirements in tax rules? Confounded by the lack of reporting tools in eBtax?

    During this session, see how your tax requirements can be linked to e-Business Tax rules and gain actionable compliance reporting and insights in real time using E-Business Tax with the Indirect Tax Auditor toolset.
  • 7/20/2016 3:05 PM
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    4:00 PM
    Implementing a Data-Centric Strategy & Roadmap – Focus on what Really Matters
    Business Leaders Roundtable
    Data is the lifeblood of just about every organization and functional area today. As businesses struggle to cope with the data flood, it is even more critical to focus on data as an asset that directly supports business imperatives. Organizations across most industries attempt to address data opportunities (e.g. Big Data) and data challenges (e.g. data quality) to enhance business unit performance. Unfortunately, the results of these efforts frequently fall far below expectations due to haphazard approaches. Overall, poor organizational data management capabilities are the root cause of many of these failures. This webinar covers three lessons (illustrated by examples), which will help you to establish realistic expectations, and help demonstrate the value of this process to both internal and external decision makers.
  • 7/20/2016 4:10 PM
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    4:50 PM
    Closing Keynote: Plan. Prepare. Persevere. Wash. Rinse. Repeat.
    Business Leaders Roundtable
    Let’s face it – our worlds are nuts. We’re constantly being told to do more with less; yet despite this, the bar has never been set higher. How do we set ourselves up for success in these increasingly chaotic times? That’s where Ann Schatz has got you covered! Join the veteran sports broadcaster’s on her personal journey to the three P’s. Her mantra of planning, preparing and persevering began with a crossroads moment that gave rise to ‘The Plan’ – a simple but foundational life-course strategy that allowed her to prepare for the many personal and professional challenges that came her way. And when that ‘came-out-of-nowhere’ moment threatened to rock Ann's plan? She dug deep. She persevered. Ann’s unique background and personal story is relatable, real, and just crazy enough to keep you coming back for more. A perfect ending to the EBS Answers Virtual Conference, Ann’s tales of lessons learned will help you discover how you can apply the three P’s to conquer your own obstacles in any facet of your career!

    CPE credits will not be offered for this session, and poll questions will not be presented. EBS Answers is offering many other sessions with CPE credit eligibility. Please visit http://www.ebsanswers.com/schedule/#cpe-credit-eligible-session to see which sessions offer CPE credit.
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