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Thursday, April 30
OATUG Forum Online: Challenges when moving from mainframe (IBM AS400) to the cloud: Clayton Homes case study
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Home manufacturing company, Clayton Homes, migrated their legacy on premise iSeries (AS400) platform to Oracle ERP and SCM Cloud in an effort to become more scalable and agile; to access more advanced features; and to better match available resource skillsets. Join this session as we highlight some of the challenges faced in their implementation and the new architecture patterns that were developed.
Felipe Costa, Grant Thornton and Alex Garrison, Clayton Homes
3:30 – 4:30 pm
Wednesday, May 27
*Intercompany in the cloud: Maintaining the balance at Crowley Maritime
Join this session as we discuss Crowley Maritime's implementation of Oracle ERP Cloud Intercompany functionality. We will review the configuration and functionality of Intercompany, discuss how users can ensure their Intercompany transactions flow smoothly and illustrate how Crowley uses Oracle ERP Cloud to manage transactions between 6 ledgers and over 100 legal entities.
Jon Burkart, Grant Thornton and Michelle Soto-Rivera, Crowley Maritime
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
*Grant Thornton's journey to innovation in the cloud
Leading professional services firm, Grant Thornton, replaced its outdated and unsupported HRIS system with Oracle HCM Cloud, Core HR and Payroll modules. Transaction Design Studio was used to configure self-service transactions and pages to revamp business processes. The HCM app was built and deployed using Newsfeed User Experience. The Payroll module was innovatively configured to address the firm's multi-state tax challenge. Join this session to learn about the journey to innovation fueled by Oracle HCM Cloud!
Tracy Beach and Pari Suwansapap, Grant Thornton
1:30 – 2:30 pm
*The devil is in the details--drill-to-detail reporting with Accounting Hub
Companies often have reporting requirements that extend beyond their chart of accounts. Whether it be tax reporting with state-level detail, statistics on loan transactions for a financial firm or policy details for an insurance company, many companies lack the level of detail they need in their chart of accounts. Join this session as we explore how companies can leverage Accounting Hub to effectively expand their CoA by with the ability to drill into the detail level that is stored to support general ledger transactions.
Kevin Ott, Grant Thornton
3:45 – 4:45 pm
Thursday, May 28
*Next level HR with HCM Experience Studio
Leading professional services company, Grant Thornton, selected HCM Cloud to revamp their HR business processes. The modern platform empowers employees to own their data with robust self-service functionality, powered by Newsfeed UX, and available on desktops and in the HCM app. Using the Transaction Design Studio, HR transactions and pages were configured to meet business needs and achieve efficiency. During this session, we will help you explore the newest Oracle HCM Cloud toolsets and learn how they can be leveraged to boost HR productivity and employee engagement.
Pari Suwansapap, Grant Thornton
2:30 – 3:30 pm
*Taxing in the cloud – Integrating tax automation with your ERP
As companies expand into more states and countries, they often find that their core ERP tax engines don’t support all of their needs. That’s when a cloud based tax automation tool, such as Vertex, Avalara or Thomson Reuters can be implemented and integrated with the ERP, to support all sales and use tax needs. This session will cover the capabilities of the main tax automation tools available, the process to implement one of them, and the benefits that can be achieved. Patrick Hammen from Renewable Energy Group will join and will provide an overview of their implementation of a tax automation tool.
Greg Davis, Grant Thornton and Patrick Hammen, Renewable Energy Group
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Friday, May 29
*Around the world in 60 ledgers: A look into ERP Global Ledger
Currencies, calendars and countries, oh my! Feeling overwhelmed about your global ERP Cloud implementation? In this session we will discuss how to address the intricacies and challenges that accompany multiple currencies, calendars and ledgers. Understand how your global business can use ERP Cloud to prepare for the accounting needs that global processes can bring to the Record-to-Report process. We will explore how to use reporting currencies and secondary ledgers for local and consolidated reporting, as well as how to leverage ERP Cloud’s reporting capabilities to distribute personalized financial statements. We will also discuss accounting setups for transactions in multiple currencies and tips and tricks to keeping your general ledger on track.
Kelsey Ollis, Grant Thornton
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
*Sourcing in the cloud: Getting the most out of the module using the Supplier Portal
Increase visibility into the supplier negotiation process and drive savings with Oracle Cloud Sourcing and the Supplier Portal. During this session, we'll review Oracle Cloud Sourcing and Supplier Portal to help you gain an understanding of the sourcing process in Oracle--from creating a negotiation to generating purchasing documents--as well as the benefits gained by interacting with suppliers through the Portal.
Chris Maldonado-Martinez, Grant Thornton
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Monday, June 8
*You don’t have to give up the world to move to E1 – Why you should upgrade to E1
While there are still a large number of JDE clients running on World, Oracle is making a push to move everyone to EnterpriseOne. This session will cover the benefits of moving to E1, the pitfalls to watch out for and the optimal path to take to ensure a successful project. Angie Childs, from Seaboard, will join us to cover the Seaboard World to E1 9.2 upgrade, and explain the benefits that Seaboard has obtained by upgrading.
Seth Chaikin, Grant Thornton and Angela Childs, Seaboard Corporation
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Tuesday, June 9
*How to design your job cost code structures to maximize project profitability
When creating Cost Code Structures using the JD Edward's Job Cost module, it’s important to understand how to design your work breakdown structures to allow for visibility to specific cost details, as well as to best utilize the integration to other modules, such as Procurement, HR/Payroll, Equipment, etc. Join us as we discuss various ways to design Cost Code Structures in JDE to best fit your company's projects, as well as how to take advantage of standard integration with other key modules to get the most detailed cost information. Last, we will discuss the immediate Next Steps for you to begin to design effective Cost Code Structures in JDE. This class is essential for all Project Managers who want to better control their project costs!
Craig Davied, Grant Thornton
2:30 – 3:30 pm
*CPE credit offered