Events & webcasts


Event type:

Sponsored conference


Event location:

MGM Grand, Las Vegas NV


Recommended CPE Credits:

Please refer to BLUEPRINT registration page


Event audience:

Oracle users



Event contact details:






Event Description 

BLUEPRINT 4D, formerly Collaborate, is the new hybrid in-person/virtual event presented by the Quest Oracle Community covering JD Edwards, Oracle Cloud apps, Oracle Commerce, Oracle Database & Technology and PeopleSoft. Grant Thornton is a proud sponsor of BLUEPRINT 4D 2022. Visit us at booth #537 to meet with our team of specialists and enter for your chance to win a Ring security camera.



Drive-up efficiencies centralizing global financial-workforce planning at StoneX


In-person session 105690
Prasanna Ramakrishnan, Grant Thornton and Neil Edwards, StoneX
Monday, June 6 | 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm | Room 103

StoneX selected Oracle Planning Cloud as the centralized platform to support global financial planning processes. While the initial scope was to use it for specific entities that were already on a common platform, the efficiencies gained by adopting Oracle Planning everywhere became readily apparent. In a span of few months, StoneX successfully pivoted to onboarding the budget process for all their global business entities into Planning, while also providing budgeting and reporting capabilities that were never readily available before across the enterprise. With the help of Oracle Planning, StoneX was effectively able to create an enterprise standard for preparing, reviewing and presenting corporate budget in around 3 months’ time, across global entities, while using multiple currencies. This included providing an enterprise-wide process to input and perform a timely review of workforce, financial and capex budgets using a centralized platform, use driver-based allocations to budget for some accounts/entities and deliver timely financial reports using SmartView for Office, as well as for executive presentations.



No items, no problem: Optimizing your employee shopping experience with self-service procurement


In-person session 103140
Chris Maldonado-Martinez, Grant Thornton
Monday, June 6 | 1:45 am – 2:45 pm | Room 210

Come learn how to enable your procurement organization to enhance the user shopping experience through robust self-service procurement. The session will cover using all the features available in setting up categories, catalogs, smart forms and content zones. The session will help you understand alternatives to not having an item master but still controlling what your users can request.



HSDL for newbies: How to easily understand the HSDL loading tool


In-person session 100820
Nicole Wasson, Grant Thornton
Monday, June 6 | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Room 105

Whether adding new functionality that needs loaded values, or maintaining upload processes, this session will help remove the mystery of HSDL. We will look at loading values to support talent profile and loading journeys for employee as examples of how to understand and support HSDL activity. We will also look at updating setup tables via HSDL. This is focused on functional team usage of the tool rather than a technical team.



Catch and settle intercompany payable and receivable invoices using netting agreements


In-person session 100660
Jacob Koluder, Grant Thornton
Monday, June 6 | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Room 108

In this deep dive session, we will review the successful deployment of Oracle Cloud ERP Financials to remove the need of paying out unnecessary intercompany transactions between different organizations. Learn how users, armed with Netting Agreement setup, can remove the requirement of paying/creating receipts for extra intercompany invoices while saving processing time. We will demonstrate how to configure the basic Intercompany Setup to ensure all transactions will be created to the proper supplier/customer relationship. We will also show how to configure the Intercompany Netting setup, all the way from Bank Accounts to Netting Agreement. We will also show how to process the Netting Settlements based on two organizations that will be conducting intercompany payables and receivables transactions with one another.



CStreamline AP invoice processing using SLA and Projects


In-person session 101170
Jacob Koluder, Grant Thornton
Tuesday, June 7 | 10:15 am – 11:15 am | Room 104

In this deep dive session, we will review the successful deployment of Oracle Cloud ERP Financials to fast-track AP invoice entry and GL coding across multiple continents, countries, and currencies. Learn how users, armed with Project Info (I.e. POET), can quickly enter an AP invoice and let the system derive the proper GL Coding. We will demonstrate how to configure Subledger Accounting to populate all GL Coding on AP Invoices based on Projects Attributes. We will also show how to choregraph AP invoice coding and approval workflows to catch errors while increasing throughput. We will also show how to default Projects Attributes on AP Invoices with the user defined Descriptive FlexFields. Attendees will also see how my client included Invoice Images in this solution.



Case study: Outlining issue resolutions with Oracle recruiting


In-person session 100840
Marina Jackling, Grant Thornton
Wednesday, June 8 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am | Room 104

During this session we will cover:

  1. How to manage updating the recruiting team in OR after the user is no longer with the company and has been terminated in Core HR
  2. How to manage duplicate check after an offer
  3. Setting up security roles by starting the design discussions early in the process



Benefits of using internal material transfer along with order management Orchestration


In-person session
Felipe Costa, Grant Thornton and Stephanie Paul, Clayton Homes-Berkshire Hathaway
Wednesday, June 8 | 10:15 am - 11:15 am | Room 105

Clayton Homes Inc. is transitioning from an iSeries premises system to Oracle SCM Cloud. In this session, learn how multiple organizations and business units can have a single point to manage internal orders and margins throughout the sales process. We will walk through best practices for SCM setup that leverage the Internal Material Transfer Order with available OM capabilities such as reservations, pick and ship process, etc.



Supplier contract accountability using supplier portal


In-person session 100880
Chris Maldonado-Martinez, Grant Thornton
Wednesday, June 8 | 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm | Room 105

After typical contract execution there are several deliverables that need to be tracked throughout a contract lifecycle. Remove the guess work from managing external contract deliverables by leveraging the supplier portal. During this session we’ll discuss how to use this standard functionality to help ensure that both parties are accountable for their respective deliverables. We’ll demonstrate the various usages available in the supplier portal for deliverable management by exploring a couple of potential use cases.



Lease accounting: Implementation experiences and new functionality


In-person session 108220
Sam Johnson, Grant Thornton and Mike Jepkes, Oracle
Tuesday, June 7 | 2:00 pm– 3:30 pm | Room 109
Wednesday, June 8 | 1:30 pm-2:30 pm | On-demand virtual session

Grant Thornton will share their experiences, guidance and accelerated methodology for adopting JDE Lease Accounting functionality. The focus of the discussion will include sharing insights from previous projects, highlighting key take-aways and providing a clear understanding of the most important and critical path activities for implementing in a timely manner. Oracle will share the newest developments in the lease accounting module, including a new report which shows current vs. non-current lease liability and ROUA balances.



The map from ERP to ROI – The Xs, Os, and Nos for ERP return on investment


In-person session 103180
Greg Davis, Grant Thornton
Wednesday, June 8 | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Room 108

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is not an IT system. It’s a way of doing integrated business. ERP can obtain your ROI with the right scheme. Now you have it! Whether you’ve had ERP for years, are implementing, upgrading, or optimizing it, Grant Thornton has the schema for success. Based on a comprehensive study of over 40 customer ERP programs, Grant Thornton has authored the “The ERP Scheme” that will be shared during the session. ERP pitfalls, critical success factors, best practices and case studies will be shared in thoughtful and humorous ways. Based on the Grant Thornton thought leadership white paper “The ERP Scheme”, this insightful and interactive seminar will provide details around how to initiate, update and sustain healthy ERP programs. Specific approaches and methods will be shared leveraging humorous quotes from the best comedy movies of all time. In addition to having fun and sharing a few laughs, the audience will be able to learn how to go forward and finally achieve their ERP return on investment.



Real Estate: new functionality and high value Orchestrator use cases


In-person session 108230
David Kratzke, Grant Thornton and Mike Jepkes, Oracle
Thursday, June 9 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am | Room 112
Thursday, June 9 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm | On-demand virtual session

Oracle will share new features in the JD Edwards real estate module, including the new, intuitive visual application, Property Map. You have probably heard about some amazing use cases for JD Edwards Orchestrator, but how can these be applied to leasing, property accounting and commercial real estate? Grant Thornton will demonstrate an orchestration that can be utilized by nearly every lessor to help automate a manual process. We will review the Orchestrator studio components utilized to support the orchestration and provide an “under the hood” look at what these orchestrations are composed of. We will also discuss a number of use cases your organization can achieve with Orchestrator, including process automation, enhanced integrations, process workflow and notifications.


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