Presented by the Oracle Applications & Technology Users Group (OATUG) and Oracle HCM Users Group (OHUG), Ascend is the Oracle user community event for functional users, IT professionals and expert resources to provide insights around improving decision making, project planning and business operations. Join Grant Thornton and the Oracle community June 12-15, 2022 at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
Order management and advanced pricing SIG presents: How do I start my journey to the Cloud?
Track(s): Cloud ERP
, Grant Thornton
Sunday, June 12 | 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm | Bristlecone 2
Should we upgrade our on-premise solutions or jump straight to Oracle Cloud Supply Chain Management (SCM)? In today's environment this is a common question and getting started defining the best solution for your company can be complex and to be honest, scary. Understanding the tools available and key considerations will allow companies to take the first step in their journey to the cloud, even if the solution is to wait. Attendees of this presentation will be exposed to the key data resources and considerations needed to succeed in their journey. Join us to start your journey.
How to make friends and influence IT: Leadership tips in modern business
Track(s): Professional development
, Grant Thornton
Monday, June 13 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am | Bluethorn 3
Dale Carnegie was on to something in his book "How to Make Friends and Influence People"....it is essential in today's business to not just lead by authority, but rather inspire the team and foster rapport. I will discuss three techniques (stemming from leading minds like Carnegie, Robert Cialdini, and Simon Sinek and others) on leading a modern organization. I will show the impacts of authority within an organization, and how to best channel it to achieve results, including positive language techniques, the art of influence and the application of "love languages" within a business setting. I will draw upon my 20-year career as an IT Leader (CIO, VP) as well as a military career in Intelligence to discuss the do's and don'ts of technical leadership.
Hate global transfers? Have all your Tax Reporting Units (TRU) point to one Payroll Statutory Unit (PSU)
Track(s): Cloud HCM
, Grant Thornton
Monday, June 13 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Pinyon 3
The standard practice during implementation was to have a one to one
relationship between your Payroll Statutory Unit (PSU) and your Tax Reporting
Unit (TRU). This structure was required if statutory wage limits like State Unemployment
should start over when an employee transfers to a new legal entity. A
recent enhancement to Oracle Cloud Payroll will now allow you to create an
enterprise-wide PSU that would include all the various TRUs. You now have
flexibility to state whether statutory limits should restart or automatically
transfer to the new TRU. Once implemented, Global Transfers become easier
to move an employee from one TRU to another. This presentation will outline the steps
to convert an existing PSU structure to the new enhanced and simplified structure.
The budgeting rollercoaster: Modeling a day-level budget at Cedar Fair
Track(s): Cloud EPM
, Grant Thornton and Nicholas Nardi
, Cedar Fair
Wednesday, June 15 | 11:30 am -12:30 pm | Bristlecone 7
During this session Cedar Fair (operator of 17 amusement, sports and water parks) will share their experience in developing and deploying a driver-based day-level Planning application supporting over 7,000 business units. Cedar Fair will discuss the overall design approach to model 12 distinct types of businesses, building a user-friendly front-end, leveraging historical data and rapidly fine-tuning the models.