It’s almost time for this year’s Collaborate conference, the largest independent Oracle Users Community event of the year. Here at Panaya we are regular Collaborate goers and this is our outlook for this year’s event.
As we’ve highlighted before, Oracle EBS decision-makers are faced with a hybrid reality. While Oracle continues to update its on-premises applications, it is also investing heavily in cloud services. Despite market concern, Oracle maintains that coexistence is its strategy for existing EBS customers.
At Collaborate17 You’ll Find out That You’re Not Alone
When it comes to EBS, all IT decision-makers must take calculated risks and baby steps towards the cloud, to meet the demands of an agile development environment, driven by a fast-change business climate. The Collaborate conference is a great opportunity for EBS users and leaders to extract both educational and networking value that are essential on this journey.
Here are three Collaborate17 sessions we thought would be most relevant to Oracle EBS decision-makers. In addition, you might also find our Hybrid Reality eBook useful. It provides a step-by-step guide to the transformation and interim coexistence.
Learn to Thrive in Coexistence
A session on Coexistence of E-Business Suite and Oracle SaaS Applications will be hosted by Dr Nadia Bendjedou, Senior Director of Product Strategy at Oracle Corporation. Dr Bendjedou will provide an overview of the strategy for coexistence between EBS and Oracle SaaS Cloud Applications. She will discuss some of the consideration and best practices for a practical coexistence plan and even drill down into some practical coexistence scenarios in HCM, ERP, SCM and CX.
Tune in to Success
Another session we recommend for EBS leaders and change managers is a real-life success story, To Speed or Not to Speed: Accelerating your EBS 12.2 Upgrade! by award-winning, global solutions and advisory firm Keste, in association with Panaya, the leader in ERP change analytics and cloud-based enterprise software testing. Use this session to learn customer-proven acceleration tools and techniques that helped Keste complete a complex upgrade from EBS 18.104.22.168 to EBS 12.2.5 in 6 months with the production cutover completing 7 hours ahead of schedule. If you’ve already penciled this session into your calendar, you’ll probably find our fact sheet on EBS Upgrade helpful in assessing the impact of your next upgrade.
See the Big Picture
Finally, the last must-attend session for EBS users is the Strategy and Roadmap session with Oracle EBS General Manager Cliff Godwin on the product line. Cliff will also discuss how many of the industry trends such as Subscription Economy, Industry 4.0, Big Data, IoT, Mobile and the Oracle Cloud are being adopted by Oracle E-Business Suite today and the future. You will come away with an understanding of the value Oracle E-Business Suite applications deliver now and in the future. Alternatively, you might want to attend the Strategy and Roadmap experts’ panel, where you can discuss your specific business and IT strategy and the ideal path for your enterprise to EBS bliss.
Don’t Just Listen – Talk to Us
At Collaborate you can learn, network and influence your rapidly changing ERP ecosystem. We at Panaya can help you meet change in the hybrid reality. Visit Panaya at Collaborate17, to see what we offer for both EBS change management today and your hybrid EBS roadmap. With over 500 enterprise EBS customers and thousands of successful change projects under our belt, we are confident we can help you with yours.