R12 Federal Financials Subledger Accounting Teardown Webinar, 10-Aug, 9:00am ET

Posted on 25-Jul-12. Filed under: Events, R12 | Tags: , , , , |

OAUG has invited me to present as part of their upcoming Best of COLLABORATE ’12 Educational Series.  I’ll be delivering the R12 Federal Financials Subledger Accounting Teardown presentation via Webinar on Friday, August 10th, starting at 9AM EDT.  This presentation is a deep-dive into most of the key SLA concepts that support the R12 Federal Financials SLA accounting engine.  My goal is to share what I’ve learned through 1 1/2 years of supporting one of the most complex Federal R12 upgrades to-date, now live for 5+ months.

Here’s the presentation agenda:

This is free for all OAUG (www.oaug.com) members.  Additional information and registration details are at: bit.ly/eEK4ck

The slides of the presentation are available under the Federal Presentations/WhitePapers tab of the blog.  I’d recommend trying to take some time to review the slides before-hand, especially if you are not already familiar with SLA.  I have a lot of content packed into the presentation (hey I try to make the most of your time! LoL), so if you are already somewhat familiar with the content beforehand, it will probably help you absorb more during the webinar and be able to follow specific areas of interest.

I hope you’ll be able to attend.

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Collaborate ’10 Federal Sessions

Posted on 8-Apr-10. Filed under: Events | Tags: , |

For those going out to Vegas in a week, it looks like we’ve again got a number of sessions focused on Federal topics and/or involving Federal Customers.  Based on a quick search of the OAUG Agenda Builder using the keyword ‘Federal’, here’s what’s on tap:

Sunday 4/18:

11:00 – 11:15  How to Use Oracle’s Federal Administrator Module to Reconcile Debt Balances Transferred to Treasury (Tom Sherman, The Presidio Trust)

1:00 – 3:00  OAUG Federal SIG Meeting (Ed Willey+)

Monday 4/19:

8:00-9:00  Finally Federal!  Exploring Projects Release 12.1 (Larry Baugh, Independent)

10:45-11:45 Improved Federal Accounting with Oracle Projects Release 12.1.1+ (Neeraj Garg, Project Partners LLC)

Thursday 4/22:

8:30-9:30  How Business Intelligence Will Reduce Healthcare Costs and Improve Outcomes (Joan Lugo, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)

12:15 – 1:15 Providing a Robust Data Archive Solution for the Largest Global Healthcare Payer (Jay Joshi, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)

A bit more detail including session abstracts and room locations is available in the Collaborate Agenda Builder online.

I’m definitely looking forward to the SIG meeting as the focus is on the Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) product being released w/12.1.3, including a live demo.  Ed has asked that anyone planning to attend the FedSig to please register at: http://secure.meetingexpectations.com/oaug/Groups/GroupConferenceDescription.aspx?grpGCID=1362 so he can make sure enough space is available.

I’m still putting a bit more content into my presentation and I will post the slides here in a week or so.  Unfortunately for me, I probably will just be in Vegas Sunday & Monday as we’re going live on my current project 1-May.  I don’t have much free time since I seem to be in the middle of pretty much everything associated with our conversion.  But I’m looking forward to catching the CLM presentation, the Monday Oracle Keynote & few other presentations I can drop in on.

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Circuit: A new 3-day Oracle User Group event in the Mid-Atlantic Region

Posted on 14-Jun-09. Filed under: Events | Tags: , , , , |

The DC Oracle Apps Users Group (EBS, etc.) and the Mid Atlantic Regional Users Group (Peoplesoft, JD Edwards, etc.) are hosting a new 3-day Quest/OAUG event in DC, Nov 18-20.  The conference is at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center.  Read the info on the conference here.

The organizers are currently looking for presentations and proposals are being accepted through June 18.  Presentation proposal info is available at the conference site link.  The event is not specific to Federal, although due to its DC home, Ed Willey (Oracle FedSig chair) has worked to get a Federal track at the conference.  He is asking for as many Federal-related papers as possible to fill-out the track and also working with Oracle-Federal to get some potential content from them.  Exhibit Space and Sponsorships are available for vendors.

I’ll have to check & see if I could make it out there for the conference.  Currently, the conference dates correspond with our major go-live on my USAF DEAMS project, so it might be tough, but we’ll see.

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Collaborate ’09 Recap – A Federal Spin

Posted on 12-May-09. Filed under: Events, News, R12 | Tags: , , , , , |

Now that I’m back in Denver, here’s a recap from the Collaborate ’09 conference in Orlando that I thought would be helpful to share.  I definitely enjoyed seeing friends, meeting new ones and taking in as much information as I could during the conference.  Being responsible for three different presentations was a bit more than I would have preferred (especially with a newborn and a 3 year-old at home, along with supporting a pretty demanding project cutting into the prep time), but it seemed that the presentations went well and were favorably accepted.  Thanks to everyone who came to them and please don’t hesitate to contact me with any follow-up questions.  The presentations are available here.

Here’s an attempt at sharing some of the past week’s events, announcements and information of Federal relevance (with a few other items) that I picked up.  The link to the Oracle Collaborate 09 Media Kit, which provides press-releases and additional info on a number of these items is available here.

E-Business Suite 12.1 Released – 12.1 (12.1.1) was made Generally Available on Monday, May 4th.  12.1 brings a variety of new capabilities to the table, but for the Federal community, the biggest news with 12.1 is the important step forward in the long awaited “Projects Federalization“.  12.1 now provides the capability to create the required USSGL Budgetary postings from PA Agreements/Fundings, Revenue and Costs.  Projects has never provided USSGL Transaction Codes or any other solution for creating these entries and this gap has been a long-time Federal Top-Ten enhancement request.

Other top 12.1 new features include:

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Federal Sessions at OAUG Collaborate ’09

Posted on 27-Feb-09. Filed under: News | Tags: , |

Looking for a good excuse to get to Orlando in May?  Well it looks like we’re going to have a pretty good selection of Federal-related Sessions at this year’s conference with at least 12 sessions touching federal content or agencies.  This is more than I can ever remember at one conference and with all the other non-Federal session options, of course there’s plenty to take away from the conference.  Per the Collaborate website, here’s what’s in store (sorted in order of session id, not trying to self-posture, mine just happen to sort to the top!):

1579 – Larry Baugh, Capital City Technologies

Moving Forward with Integrated Federal Procurement and Eliminating 3rd Party Contracting Software

This session provides a review of recent E-Business Suite Procurement Suite enhancements including Procurement Contracts, Sourcing and Purchasing aligned with fulfilling various Federal Acquisition requirements and integrating with required systems. Federal E-Business Suite customers will learn how R12 Procurement modules, paired with XML Publisher, enable a compliant, fully integrated Financials/Procurement solution that provides real-time updates to status of funds balances based on contract actions.

 

1581 – Larry Baugh, Capital City Technologies

What’s in it for my Agency? R12 Federal Features and Value-Added Benefits of Upgrading.

This session provides an overview of R12 enhancements and features with a focus on relevant topics to Federal E-Business Suite customers. Session focuses on Federal financials, projects and procurement modules. Attendees will learn how to derive additional value through leveraging new R12 features and the business case for upgrading. The level of effort for implementing various new functionality will be discussed to identify “quick-hits” for investment return.

 

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Preferred Federal Presentations at Collaborate ’09??

Posted on 9-Nov-08. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

As part of the recent request for presentation topics for the OAUG Collaborate ’09, I submitted 4 different topics for consideration that are relevant to the Federal E-Business Suite Community.  I thought I’d test out the new poll functionality available on the blog by querying readers on what would be the preferred topics and coming up with a ranking of the topics.  Here’s what I submitted:

Budgetary Control Demystified: Innovative Approaches for Solving Federal Funds Management Challenges

This session articulates fundamentals of E-Business Suite General Ledger and Projects Budgetary Control configurations, Federal Budget Execution and traditional General Ledger Budgeting to enhance understanding of the various Funds Management capabilities.

Learn how the US Air Force Defense Enterprise Accounting and Management System (DEAMS) is employing numerous innovative, standard functionality-based approaches to address multiple statutory and managerial dimensions of funds management requirements.

Moving Forward with Integrated Federal Procurement and Eliminating 3rd Party Contracting Software

This session provides a review of recent E-Business Suite Procurement Suite enhancements including Procurement Contracts, Sourcing and Purchasing aligned with fulfilling various Federal Acquisition requirements and integrating with required systems.

Federal E-Business Suite customers will learn how R12 Procurement modules, paired with XML Publisher, enable a compliant, fully integrated Financials/Procurement solution that provides real-time updates to status of funds balances based on contract actions.

What’s in it for my Agency?  R12 Federal Features and Value-Added Benefits of Upgrading.

This session provides an overview of R12 enhancements and features with a focus on relevant topics to Federal E-Business Suite customers. Session focuses on Federal financials, projects and procurement modules.

Attendees will learn how to derive additional value through leveraging new R12 features and the business case for upgrading. The level of effort for implementing various new functionality will be discussed to identify “quick-hits” for investment return.

Goodbye T-Codes! An Intro to R12 Subledger Accounting for Federal Financials.

 This session provides an introduction to R12 Subledger Accounting concepts, capabilities and terminology with a focus on relevant topics to Federal Financials customers.

Learn Subledger Accounting basics and benefits, the Accounting Methods Builder, applicable standard reports and reconciliation tools, secondary ledgers and other features. Presentation includes new R12 Projects Subledger Accounting functionality for Federal.

I tried to setup the poll to allow write-ins, so feel free to suggest others that could potentially be suggested for the FEDSIG meeting, or covered in some other medium.

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