July 19-20, 2016

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EBS Answers: A FREE Virtual Conference, presented by eprentise

About the EBS Answers Virtual Conference:

Welcome to EBS Answers! This dynamic online event focuses on Oracle E-Business Suite and is hosted by eprentise.

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Event Times 
July 19: 11:30am - 5:00pm ET
July 20: 11:30am - 5:00pm ET

Mix and Match Tracks: Choose the sessions you want to attend in any track.
Technical EBS  |  EBS Financials  |  Business Leaders Roundtable

Don't have time to participate in the whole conference?
Register now, attend as many or as few of the sessions as will fit into your schedule, and have access to view all of the other presentations at your convenience for up to 90 days after the event.

This offer is only available to those who register by July 20, 2016.

Thought Leadership

Participate in sessions on:

  • Realize synergies in mergers and acquisitions
  • Plan for and execute a divestiture or carve-out seamlessly
  • Plan and complete major EBS projects (on a tight timeline and modest budget)
  • Inventory costing
  • Tax and compliance
  • Asset Impairment

Networking

Don’t miss this chance to enhance your technical knowledge, broaden your skills, collaborate with the EBS network, and connect with industry leaders. This is your FREE opportunity to attend this 100% virtual conference, earning CPE and PDU credits, and learning and participating with top professionals in the EBS community.

    Sponsors & Exhibitors

    Presenting Sponsor

    eprentise

    Gold Sponsor

    ConfigSnapshot

    Silver Sponsor

    API Wizard Infosemantics OAUG OAUG

    Bronze Sponsor

    PDUs2Go Tricore

    Speakers

    Hear from industry experts

    Speaker
    "Plan. Prepare. Persevere. Wash. Rinse. Repeat.": 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. 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!
    Ann Schatz – Conference Moderator and Keynote

    Sports Broadcaster and Speaker

    Speaker
    "From the Mountains of Afghanistan to the White House Situation Room: How a SEAL Team Intelligence Officer Uses Planning to Make Critically Important Life and Death Decisions": This presentation addresses 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.
    Mark Michel – Day 1 Opening Keynote

    Carwal Capital Partners

    Speaker
    “Teamwork, a Matter of Life and Death”: 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.
    Bill McCorey – Day 2 Opening Keynote

    Universal Parks & Resorts

    Speaker
    "Finished But Not Done®: How To Succeed in a Rapidly Changing Business Environment": Enterprise applications must continually change in order to support the ongoing business changes of the enterprise. 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 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.
    Helene Abrams

    eprentise

    Speaker
    "Implementing a Data-Centric Strategy & Roadmap – Focus on what Really Matters": 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.
    Peter Aiken

    Data Blueprint

    Speaker
    "EBS User Management for Dummies: Current Requirements and Features with Grants, Permissions, RBAC and Proxy Users": 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.
    Susan Behn

    Infosemantics, Inc.

    Speaker
    "Workflow Setups that Make a Difference": 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 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.
    Karen Brownfield

    Infosemantics, Inc.

    Speaker
    "Driving Tax Compliance in Real Time": 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.
    Alex Fiteni

    Fiteni Enterprises Inc.

    Speaker
    "Nine Ways to Design the Ideal COA": 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.
    Harrison Figura

    eprentise

    Speaker
    "System Optimization: Key Design Options and Best Practices": Improve your operating system 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. Get an overview of the benefits of updating the operating system, leading to recommendations for cost savings, improved security, redesigning the chart of accounts, increasing transparency, and accurate and timely financial reports.
    Karen Kerames

    Assure Consulting

    Speaker
    "Going From Public to Private - The Oracle E-Business Suite Challenges": 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.
    Brian Lewis

    eprentise

    Speaker
    "Segregation of Duties Controls in 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.
    Skip Straus

    Absolute Technologies

    Speaker
    "ADOP and Customizations – How to Create Custom Cross Edition Triggers": 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.
    Mike Swing

    Trutek

    Speaker
    "Finished But Not Done®: How To Succeed in a Rapidly Changing Business Environment": Enterprise applications must continually change in order to support the ongoing business changes of the enterprise. 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 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.
    Ihtesham Uddin

    eprentise

    Speaker
    "Who Said Changing Cost Methods with Discrete Costing Can't Be Done?": 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.
    Doug Volz

    Douglas Volz Consulting

    CPE Credits Available & PDU Credit Offer

    All sessions offering CPE credits will have a live subject matter expert. Participants must answer at least three polling questions per session. Participants seeking CPE credits must attend the live event in order to be eligible to receive credits. CPE credits will not be awarded for viewing the recordings after the event dates.


    All attendees of the EBS Answers Virtual Conference will be offered a complimentary 10 PDU credit course from PDUs2Go. Attendees will also be able to receive a 50 percent off promo code for PMP courses by visiting the PDUs2Go booth in the exhibit hall during the conference.

    About eprentise

    eprentise

    Software Products for Oracle EBS Transformations

    The EBS Answers Virtual Conference is presented by eprentise®. eprentise accelerates ERP simplification efforts with transformation software that makes Oracle® E-Business Suite more agile. While providing access to complete, consistent and correct data, eprentise supports changing requirements, helps lower the total cost of ownership of EBS, and enables companies to avoid a reimplementation. With eprentise software, businesses can make necessary modifications to any underlying EBS configuration, including changing charts of accounts, calendars and currencies, merging or splitting operating units or sets of books, consolidating multiple instances, and more. www.eprentise.com.

    FREE Registration

    Don’t miss this chance to enhance your technical knowledge, broaden your skills, collaborate with the EBS network, and connect with industry leaders. This is your FREE opportunity to attend this 100% virtual conference, earning CPE and PDU credits, and learning and participating with top professionals in the EBS community.

    Register Today