Welcome to the PittOAUG


Please join us for our February meeting, sponsored by Magnitude Software.

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Meeting Date:  February 20, 2015

Meeting Location: The Chadwick in Wexford, PA (click here for directions)

Meeting Time: 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Meeting Sponsor:  Magnitude Software

Meeting Agenda:

  1. 11:45 AM – Noon:  Pittsburgh OAGU and OAUG News (Mark Wittkopp and Joe Imbimbo)
  2. Noon – 12:45 PM:  A 360 Degree View of Business Intelligence: Operational to Analytics (Sponsor Presentation – Noetix by Magnitude Software)
    • This presentation will cover case studies from a variety of organizations and industries and explain how a comprehensive BI solution can be achieved. Discover what steps you’ll need to meet your organization’s strategic goals, both functional and technical. Regardless of your data sources (Oracle EBS, custom, legacy) or query tools (Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, SAP, QlikTech), find out what technology, products and services are available to help you meet those needs.
  3. 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM:  Rev Up Your Revenue Recognition with EBS R12 (Presented by Karen Brownfield)
    • 11i supported revenue recognition through accounting rules which support defined schedules, but, for many companies, additional functionality is required. 12.1.3/12.2.2 introduces event and contingency based recognition. This presentation explains the old and new methods with examples.
  4. 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM:  Webcenter AP Automation for Oracle EBS Suite (Case Study Presentation by Donna Sternberg)
    • This presentation provides the details of an implementation case study of WebCenter Content Accounts Payable Solutions for Oracle E-Business Suite Implementation.
    • One of the largest public sector utility companies in California was faced with the challenge to conduct business more efficiently, streamline internal processing workflows, meet early payment dates for discounts, and change from a paper-based to an image-based method of processing invoices. While the out-of-the-box capabilities of WebCenter Content and Imaging were significant, the implementation team found that several key enhancements, developed and delivered by AST, were essential to customer satisfaction with the solution. These include
      • Batching of invoices for EBS processing by assigned vendors to AP Techs
      • Improved reporting on processing metrics that overcame the deficiencies of out-of-the-box reports
      • Improved extraction and validation of lines of invoice data by Oracle WebCenter Forms Recognition to reduce the need to type data from lines, reverse incorrect entries, and make corrections to tax and freight charges.
  5. 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM:  Enterprise Asset Management (Functional Presentation by Hamiltonian Systems)
    • This presentation will discuss different strategies available for effectively managing Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) parts, along with the drivers for MRO strategy decisions. The most commonly used replenishment strategies (Min-Max and Replenishment Count) will be discuss in detail.
      • Min-Max is easy to set-up and use, but has several functionality gaps. Typically when financial budgets are involved, Min-Max cannot be controlled easily to generate requisitions under a budget. When items have different lead times, Min-Max quantities have to be adjusted accordingly depending on how far in the future Min-Max looks. Adjusting item Min-Max quantities every time is not a good practice. However, we can setup Min-Max in such a way to overcome some of these gaps. Other details how to manage and maintain Min-Max process during item life cycle will be discussed.
      • Replenishment Count is another strategy that helps when not maintaining perpetual on-hand balances for items. We will discuss how Replenishment Count process can be used to manage and optimize non-tracked inventory.
      • Other tips and lessons from successful Oracle EAM implementations will be discussed to provide insight to manage MRO items efficiently, reduce stock outs and increase service levels to maintenance crews.

Please RSVP to pittoaug@gmail.com.