Procurement

Oracle Contract Lifecycle Management Webcast – November 4th

Posted on 13-Oct-10. Filed under: Enhancements, Events, News, Procurement | Tags: , , |

If you’re like me and September was blur due to the Federal Year-End, you might have missed that the long-awaited Contract Lifecycle Management for Public Sector (CLM) was officially released by Oracle in early September, as part of E-Business Suite 12.1.3.  Oracle and CACI have teamed up over the past few years to develop this new offering focused on finally providing an integrated, full end-to-end procurement solution in the E-Business Suite that meets Federal Contracting needs.  CLM is built on top of the EBS Advanced Procurement Suite and provides a host of additional Federal-specific functionality required and/or typically desired by the Federal Contracting community.

Here are links to two Oracle/CACI Press Releases on the new CLM product.  Press Release 1. Press Release 2.

Here is the link to the Oracle DataSheet on the new CLM product.

To help spread the word, Oracle & CACI are hosting a webcast on the new CLM offering on Thursday, November 4th at 2pm Eastern.   Click here for the Oracle Event registration page.

When Googling for any CLM-related news, I also noticed a few YouTube videos have been posted, so I thought I’d have a little fun & embed those links as well for anyone interested.

  

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Quick Collaborate ’10 Update

Posted on 20-Apr-10. Filed under: Events, News, Procurement, R12, Year End |

The trip was quick, but I enjoyed getting a quick taste of Collaborate ’10.  Thanks to all those who attended my presentation bright and early on Monday morning.  I have uploaded the slides from my presentation here for reference:  Finally Federal!  Exploring Projects Release 12.1.

I was able to catch the FedSig meeting where I got my first chance to see the Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) product live.  The presentation included a demonstration of core R12 Advance Procurement Suite (APS) functionality with the CLM features integrated in.  I thought the CLM demo team did a good job and certainly were well-versed in Federal (including DoD) Contracting business processes.  For anyone interested in CLM, be sure to get up to speed on the core R12 APS functionality available, which you could start doing now.  That will serve as a good baseline for understanding the additional features that the CLM product provides when available.  There is a good amount of documentation on R12 APS functionality available online and feel free to check out my Collaborate ’09 Presentation on the APS functionality I thought would be most relevant to the Federal Community.  CLM is said to be available “Calendar Year 2010”, when R12.1.3 is released.  The 12.1 Release Content Documents have been updated to include 12.1.3 features, which makes me think 12.1.3 may not be too far off, although the Procurement RCD doesn’t include anything about CLM.

I also attended another Projects Federal Accounting features session by Neeraj Garg of Project Partners, where I picked up a few pieces of info that I hadn’t figured out yet on the R12.1 projects functionality.  He did a great job.

It was evident from the Cliff Godwin Oracle Apps Strategy Session & the Financials Road Map Session, that Oracle is going to start turning up the pressure to upgrade from 11i10.  Extended support for 11i10 ends in 2013 and Oracle is strongly suggesting to get moving on the R12 upgrade planning/execution.

Another quick nugget: there are a few new pieces of Federal functionality planned for 12.1.3 as documented in the updated Financials 12.1 RCD (Note: 561580.1).  It looks like the Federal Year-End process is being enhanced to better support Pre-Closing Entries and some enhancements to the CCR integration functionality are included.

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Federal Contract Lifecycle Management Collateral from the Feb. 3 event

Posted on 12-Feb-09. Filed under: Procurement | Tags: , , , |

FYI, if you missed the CACI/Oracle procurement event & are interested in reviewing the various presentations and white paper produced around it,  Oracle has put the material up for download via the Oracle Solutions Factory at launch.oracle.com.  You’ll need the PIN for the event to access it, which I’m sure is available from agency apps reps/partner POCs.

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Oracle/CACI Contract Lifecycle Event – Feb3

Posted on 13-Jan-09. Filed under: News, Procurement | Tags: , , , , |

Well, its been almost a month since my last post, but I’ve now got the Christmas tree and all the rest of holiday decorations packed back away.  So hopefully I can do a bit better job of putting content out here.

Wanted to mention that Oracle and CACI are hosting an event on Feb 3 in DC, around their collaborative enhancement of the E-Business Suite Federal Contracting capabilities.   Click here to see additional details on the location, speakers and times.  Suggest touching base with your agency’s friendly apps rep or partner rep on details to register.

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Oracle/CACI team for next generation Federal Procurement

Posted on 8-Nov-08. Filed under: News, Procurement | Tags: |

Oracle announced during the 2008 Federal Forum a teaming agreement with CACI.  Future releases of Oracle’s Advanced Procurement Suite will benefit from this collaboration including meeting common federal procurement complaints such as numbering contract lines, standard contract format, and automated contractual numbering that follows federal guidelines.  Additional information about this agreement can be found here.

Update 13Nov08:  Official CACI press release is available here.

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