#CL15LV Collaborate 15 update – it’s next week!


it’s that time of year again. The Collaborate 15 conference is in beautiful Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Hotel.  Did you know that the Collaborate conference is a collaborative event that is sponsored and coordinated by three user groups.

  • IOUG – Independent Oracle User Group
  • OAUG – Oralce Applications User Group
  • Quest – Quest International Users Group

By purchasing a ticket through any of these organization, you have access to all the sessions. Hence the name “Collaborate”.

OAUG Hyperion SIG Meeting

I will be presenting twice this year.   First I would like to invite you to the OAUG Hyperion SIG Meeting on Sunday April 12 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM, in Room Jasmine A.  Attending these SIG meetings are a great way to meet fellow Hyperion users and meet the OAUG Hyperion SIG Board in an open forum.  We will discuss OAUG and SIG Business and have various presentations by industry leaders that update the audience on what’s new across the EPM suite including Essbase, Consolations, Planning, Infrastructure, Planning on the Cloud, etc.  We will also have a roadmap presentation by Oracle.

Featured Sessions

10596: Reducing cost and risk: The critical value of IT planning in EPM/BI

Wed. April 15, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, Room Jasmine A

This session will cover how world class companies plan EPM projects, implementations, and upgrades from an IT perspective.  It will chronicle the activities that are involved from an IT perspective in order to endure projects are successful.  This session is valuable for the IT admin and the functional/Business team alike as it brings the worlds together and demonstrates how best to approach collaborate projects.

Attendees will be inspired to motivate their Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) teams to higher performance. Come prepared for a healthy exposé of the sometimes tense relationship between clients and their EPM consultants. Real-world case study vignettes are brought to life with colorful anecdotes from popular figures such as Stephen Covey, Julia Child, and Peter Drucker. Practical action ideas from this session will help your team anticipate challenges, optimize collaboration and accelerate ROI.

Looking to optimize your enterprise data governance (EDG) and master data management (MDM) investments? This presentation includes an overview of a leading maturity model followed by a series of real-life case study vignettes, leading practices and action ideas applicable across industry sectors and solution platforms. Participants will benefit from understanding a strategic framework as well as practical action steps to improve organizational commitment to EDG and MDM process, roles, accountability and more.

10385: Account Reconciliation (ARM) – Single version of the truth

Mon. April 13, 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM, Room Jasmine A

JDSU is leading provider of optical products, test and measurement solutions for the communications industry. JDSU leverages Oracle EBS and EPM suite from Oracle (version, which includes various FP&A tools such as Hyperion Account Reconciliation Manager (ARM), Planning, Essbase and Interactive Reporting. The goal is to implement enterprise solutions that can replace and automate existing reconciliation processes, tools, spreadsheets and applications, provide a consolidated platform for the future. JDSU has been using ARM since 2013, this presentation will share the user experience and feedback with audience.

10324: How to migrate to FDMEE and not die trying – Levi’s knows!

Wed. April 15, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM, Room Jasmine A

Levi’s implemented and had been using FDM since 2009, and started the redesign to migrate to FDMEE in 2013 with a go-live in 2014. The key objectives were to improve system performance and simplify the data load process. Levi’s has 3 SAP and 7 non-SAP ledger systems around the world. Before the redesign, there were multiple data load processes and interfaces between the GL systems and FDM. After going through the redesign with FDMEE, Levi’s successfully transformed the import formats, mappings, and custom scripts into a streamlined and simplified data load process. The new solution also includes an FDMEE and DRM integration.

One-on-One Sessions

Please let me know if you are attending the conference and would like to have one-on-one chat.  I’ll be chatting with people that week giving advice on hardware design, upgrading, what’s new, etc.  Contact me if you will be in attendance.

ADI @ Collaborate

ADI Strategies will have a booth at the Mandalay Bay Exhibit Hall, Booth #607.  Stop by and meet the experts from all product specialties and enter to win some cool prizes.

Hyperion Connect Reception

The OAUG is hosting a cocktail session for Hyperion Users.  A great way to mix, mingle, and network with fellow Hyperion users and a great time:
7 p.m.-8:30 p.mm, Islander C, North Convention Center

Collaborate Resources

Resources to keep in touch while at the conference.

Register for collaborate here

These social media outlets are great ways to keep your ear to the ground on on-going events…

And Follow me on Twitter as I will be updating late breaking EPM related news throughout the show.  See you there…

~ by Eric Helmer on April 8, 2015.

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