Free Webinar! Simplify Oracle ERP Cloud Integration with AST Cloud Connect!

Simplify Oracle ERP Cloud Integration with AST Cloud Connect - Pre-Webinar ThumbnailAn increased number of organizations today are adopting cloud technology, requiring rapid and effective migration to ensure business continuity.  Enterprises with complex service portfolios and business-critical on-premises applications are challenged to find cloud integration that is fast and reusable, with quick and effective user adoption.

AST Cloud Connect specifically addresses this challenge with a proven, fully-configurable integration framework that includes pre-built interfaces for Oracle Fusion Cloud and legacy systems (whether they are on-premises or SaaS-based).  AST Cloud Connect is based on Oracle’s robust SOA platform and drastically reduces implementation time by eliminating the need to design and plan each individual interface.  A web-based user interface also enables administrators to define a complete integration flow.

Join AST for a free and informative webinar next Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 1 PM CST to learn how AST Cloud Connect will simplify your cloud adoption by reducing integration time from weeks to just days, increasing your ROI.

Find out how your organization or enterprise customers can leverage our innovative solution to stay ahead of the curve, limit overall integration investment, and enable faster adoption of Oracle fusion cloud platforms and services.

Space is limited and filling up fast!  Register here!

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AST Names December 2016 Employee of the Month!

EoM-2BFemaleLet’s congratulate Jamie A. for being named AST’s Employee of the Month for December 2016!

Jamie is being recognized for her tireless work ethic and the quality service she provides the clients to which she is assigned.  Jamie was invaluable to her most recent account, where she became the trusted project lead and was instrumental in supporting their upgrade.  As a consummate team player, she assimilated well with her team, even while being relied upon as a technical expert and leader.  The client project manager expressed high praise for Jamie, and said they were lucky to have her available to help them with their BI Apps upgrade.

Jamie’s dedication, skills, and professionalism are highly regarded.  Thank you, and keep up the good work, Jamie!

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Certifications Skyrocket in AST’s Pune Office!

TrophiesLast week, we posted about our record number of new Oracle Certifications for Team AST – over 125!  Well, we already have an update to this astonishing number, and, boy, is it impressive:  our team members in our Pune, India office have earned 491 new Oracle Certifications in November!

We’ll give you a moment to let that number sink in…

This addition brings our new Oracle Certification count for November to over 600!  Did you even know there were so many Oracle Certifications available?  Well, we do, and we’re on our way to having a team with every single one of them.

Congratulations to TeamAST, again, on your record-breaking achievement, and especially to our TeamAST members in Pune who have really gone above and beyond in our race to become a 100% Oracle Cloud Certified team!

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Our Website Has Some Exciting New Updates!

WebpageIf you haven’t visited our website lately, you’re really missing out!  Since our major online home renovation a few months ago, we’ve added even more exciting content and features.

Check out the latest and greatest in AST news, including what’s happening in our practice areas:  ERP, CX, HCM, BI, EPM, MDM, Middleware, Security, and Managed Services!  You’ll find helpful white papers on a variety of topics, exciting webinars (both past and upcoming), the latest product information, career opportunities on our growing team, and so much more!

Take a few minutes to browse our fresh new website updates, and let us know here if there’s something specific you would like to see in the future!

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Happy Thanksgiving from the AST Family to Yours!

We have a lot to be thankful for here at AST.  The past year has brought us some of the most exciting challenges and triumphs, and our fantastic team continues to grow!

Each year we gather together as a team to enjoy our own Thanksgiving dinner as a family and express what we’re most thankful for.  This year’s gratitude ranged from the opportunities we’re given as part of Team AST, to the delicious meal we were able to enjoy together, to growing families, both at AST and at home.

All of us at AST’s offices wish you and your family a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving, and that you may find gratitude in every situation.

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Team AST Breaks a Corporate Record with New Certifications!

Certified_Check-2BMarkTeam AST has earned over 125 new Oracle certifications since our last announcement!  Our teams are breaking records left and right within our organization, and proving that AST is packed full of qualified Oracle experts!

Our largest practice, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), has set the bar with 102 new certifications this month!  Additionally, our Sales & Marketing added 10 new certifications to the count, our Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) practice has earned 8 new certifications, and our Managed Services practice has added 3 new certifications!  We’re not done, yet!  Our Middleware practice and Project Management Office (PMO) each brought 2 new certifications to the table, and our Business Intelligence (BI) practice rounded out the count with 1 more!

Also, special recognition goes out to four new Certified Professionals this month:

  • Oracle Talent Management Cloud 2016 Certified Implementation Specialist: Patti K.
  • Oracle Unified Method 5 Certified Implementation Specialist: Doug N.
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager Application Quality Management 11g: Nidhin P.
  • Oracle Certified Supply Chain Professional: Mathew A.

We continue to be impressed by the accomplishments of our team members, and this month they have really exceeded our expectations!  Congratulations to all of our newly certified Oracle professionals!

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AST Named a Top-Tier Oracle Cloud Partner!

O_SpecPlat-CloudPremier_NAS_clr_rgbOracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) has named AST Corporation on a short list of Top-Tier OPN Cloud Partners.  This list includes such industry giants as Deloitte, Accenture, IBM, and now, AST!

AST is an Oracle Cloud Premier Partner, one of highest Cloud designations available.  Earning the title of Cloud Premier Partner requires proven success with Oracle Cloud and a specific focus on driving Oracle Cloud solutions with successful and repeatable use cases.  As a Cloud Premier Partner, AST is highly invested in Oracle Cloud solutions, and has a high number of Cloud specializations.  Our elite team consists of Certified Oracle Cloud Specialists, multiple customer references, and dedicated Oracle Cloud teams.

As organizations look for the right partner to deliver cloud solutions to help streamline and grow their business, they can look to AST for differentiated success, expertise, skills, and proven investment in Oracle Cloud.

To read more about this prestigious designation, and what Senior VP of Oracle Cloud, Shawn Price, has to say about the program, click here.

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AST Recognizes November 2016 Employee of the Month!

EoM MaleCongratulations to David G. for earning recognition as AST’s Employee of the Month for November 2016!

David is being recognized for his excellent customer service, functional knowledge, and hardworking attitude.  Since joining Team AST, he has earned the utmost respect of his AST team mates and any client he has worked with.  David has outstanding accounting skills that have translated into his broad and deep command of the entire Oracle E-Business Financial Suite.

David maintains the highest standards in all of his work, and his work ethic is exemplary; David’s team mates have expressed that they would work with him anytime, anywhere!  He is truly a great example to all of Team AST.

Thank you, and keep up the fantastic work, David!

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AST Named a Chicago-Area Top Workplace for Third Year in a Row!


AST has earned recognition for the third year in a row as one of Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces in the Chicagoland area! This year’s distinction ranks AST 25 among the top small business employers, representing an increase from number 33, where we were ranked in 2015.

The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture are measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection.

“The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits,” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day—the employees. Time and time again, our research has proven that what’s most important to them is a strong belief in where the organization is headed, how it’s going to get there, and the feeling that everyone is in it together.” Claffey adds, “Without this sense of connection, an organization doesn’t have a shot at being named a Top Workplace.”

“Our dedicated employees go above and beyond to deliver the highest levels of service on a daily basis, and they do it with incredible professionalism and teamwork. This recognition undeniably belongs to them,” said Pravin Kumar, President and CEO of AST. “Reaching this milestone for three years in a row has made all of us proud of the work we do and the accomplishments we have reached as a team. Acknowledgements such as this drive us to work even harder for our clients, and each other, every day.”

Thank you, Team AST!

Read the full press release, here.

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Thank You, Veterans!


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