Upcoming ODTUG Webinars

Below is the list of upcoming webinars. If there is a topic you would like covered that is not on our current list, or if you would like to present a webinar, please email alicia@odtug.com.

Did you miss a webinar? Our Webinar File Library lists all of our webinars and can be filtered by subtopic (content track). As an ODTUG member, you can watch all of our past webinars at any time. Not a member? Join now for the low price of $99 per year!

Our webinar calendar is constantly evolving! Check back frequently as more webinars will be added to the schedule.

EPM.pngWednesday, August 10, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Mechanics of Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud Service: Can FCCS Work for You?
Jessica Benbow, MindStream Analytics
Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud Service (FCCS), just released last month, is the latest cloud-based solution released by Oracle specifically designed to support the financial close and consolidation process. Join MindStream's Jessica Benbow – Director of Consolidations, Reporting, and Financial Close – as she reviews the basic functionality within the tool and performs a comparison between FCCS and Hyperion Financial Management (HFM). This presentation will include demos of various functionalities to help bring this new tool to life.

Throughout the presentation, you will see how FCCS manages:

1. Journal entry process
2. Intercompany matching report
3. Data forms
4. Financial reporting

You will also discover methods to determine whether moving to the cloud (and to Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud Service) is right for you.

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BI.pngThursday, August 11, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Leadership Essentials in Successful BI Programs
Kirby Lunger, Performance Architects
This session will cover leadership essentials when setting up or expanding BI programs. All too often, the organizational change impact is underestimated in BI programs and projects. The audience will get an overview of the leadership elements that are critical to conducting assessments, communicating effectively, leveraging influence relationships, and planning and achieving user adoption. In short, leadership is essential to successful change and thus results in much higher success rates in BI programs.

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Friday, August 12, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Introduction to 3D Printing
Jake Turrell, Turrell Consulting
The ODTUG GeekAThon has been announced!  Contestants may find that their solution would benefit from 3D printed objects.  With 3D printing services available to the public through libraries, makerspaces and online providers, contestants can print objects without having to own expensive hardware.  This webinar will introduce attendees to 3D printing concepts and free design software.  Holding a physical copy of something you designed is an incredible feeling.  This webinar will show you how it’s done!


  • Introduction to 3D Printing Concepts
  • Typical Workflow
  • Design Software for Kids (Tinkercad Overview)
  • Design Software for Developers (OpenSCAD Overview)
  • Examples!

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BI.pngThursday, August 18, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Data Wrangling, Blending, and Mashups
Wayne Van Sluys, interRel Consulting
With the release of Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS) and OBIEE 12c, the ability for users to include External Subject Areas (XSAs) with curated models has introduced many new terms to the lexicon of Business Intelligence and Data Visualization. This session will break down the technical processes going on behind the scenes when using Data Wrangling, Data Blending,  and Data Mashups with External Subject Areas (XSAs) and the functional use of each.

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EPM.pngThursday, September 8, 2016 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Examine the Realities of Exalytics
Jeff Henkel, CheckPoint Consulting

Are you interested in having the most powerful performance that Oracle offers? Does your EPM system bog down under lengthy and complex consolidations or calculations? In this webinar, we will discuss the benefits and potential cost savings in using an Exalytics platform for your organization. We will share real-time implementations of the largest Exalytics systems in the market documented by Oracle. Presented by the consultants who implemented them, this will be a rich, instructive review. Be sure to bring your questions; we encourage an open dialogue. 

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EPM.pngWednesday, September 28, 2016 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud Service (FCCS): Inside and Out
Nancy Ackerman, Vertical Edge

 Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud is finally here! Let the seasoned experts at Vertical Edge show you how you can dramatically reduce the time and cost to complete a close. The FCCS solution will:  

  • Maintain transparent reporting
  • Be a complete outlook solution for your company 
  • Come equipped with built-in connectivity 
  • Prove to be an efficient preconfigured consolidation system

Reserve your spot today for this webinar and join us as we break down what you need to know about FCCS. We will demonstrate: 

  • The delivered content you can expect 
  • The outline configuration, delivered functions and reports 
  • The key benefits and features 
  • How to integrate this solution with your existing on-premise ERP system 
  • How upgrades and patches are handled 

Finally, a consolidation solution that meets the Cloud. You do not want to miss this informative Webinar that details FCCS and covers everything you need to know. 

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