Happy Diwali from the AST Family!

From AST’s offices around the globe…Diwali

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Press Release: AST Takes King County Live on Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service in Record Implementation

MicrophonesAST has successfully completed its go-live of Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) at King County, WA, paving the way for multifaceted Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) migrations. The project is the first of its kind in the Public Sector – a complex migration from an on-premise Oracle Public Sector Planning and Budgeting solution to the industry-leading Oracle PBCS. AST partnered with King County for an on-time and within-budget implementation.

The County deployed its on-premise Hyperion Planning solution more than five years ago and has since extended and refactored the solution multiple times in efforts focused on continuous improvement. The highly-customized solution performed poorly and had a long enhancement list from users – it had become difficult to manage, was not fully integrated, was severely out of date, and had gaps in reporting and automation that were high priority. The County relies heavily on its planning and budgeting solution and needed a quick and successful implementation.

AST proposed a targeted approach for a unique ‘lift and shift’ to the Cloud, accomplishing this task quickly to allow significant time for incorporating high-value enhancements. The migrated application was released to end users this summer, well ahead of the November, 2017 deadline.

“We often hear of IT projects that miss scope, schedule and/or budget, but tend to forget that well-managed projects with good teams can hit all their targets and be a recognized success,” said Jonathan Swift, Deputy Director of Budgets at King County. “This was a great collaborative effort between our partner AST and the County. Moving our Enterprise Budget System to the cloud had risks but our team worked through them and we have a solution in place that meets our strategic business needs. Well done!”

See the full press release here.

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…And We’re Out!

shutterstock_114083809“If you’re going to San Francisco

Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair…” (Scott McKenzie)

It’s been a wonderful time spent here in San Francisco for Oracle OpenWorld! We’ve had a blast connecting with new and familiar faces at our booth, at the events, and at our sessions.

We’re already counting down the days until we return. If you didn’t get a chance to speak to us or still have some lingering questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at info@astcorporation.com!

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Oracle CloudFest.17—Tonight!

shutterstock_578080435Are you feeling tired from the whirlwind of Oracle OpenWorld? Yeah, so are we. But that doesn’t mean we’re about to miss out on tonight’s CloudFest!

Who else gets you pumped up like The Chainsmokers and Ellie Goulding?!

This event will take place at AT&T Park and is the perfect event to unwind and celebrate a successful week here at OpenWorld.  Learn more about the event here:  https://www.oracle.com/openworld/cloudfest.html

See you there!

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Press Release: AST Becomes Oracle Cloud Managed Service Provider

shutterstock_280349987AST, a Platinum level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), finalized an agreement with Oracle to become an Oracle Cloud Managed Service Provider (MSP). The Oracle Cloud MSP program recognizes AST as a partner with the skills and expertise to build, deploy, run, and manage the Oracle Cloud Platform for both Oracle and non-Oracle workloads. The program enables AST to offer a complete managed service solution for Oracle Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Oracle Platform as a Service (PaaS) and DevOps management on Oracle PaaS.

To read the full press release, click here.

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Booth 4107 Giveaways!

fitrbitIf you didn’t already know, AST’s Booth #4107 is open for business! Pop by to chat with our experts, on site at all times.

We’ll also be hosting a daily giveaway for a matte black Fitbit Alta so you can track how many steps you’ve been taking each day at OpenWorld!

In addition to the daily giveaway, we’ll also have smaller prizes available.

We’re running out of times! Our booth will be open:

  • 10:15 AM – 4:15 PM Wednesday, 10/4

Don’t miss your chance!

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AST’s Morning Session

shutterstock_570066706It’s time for yet another informative session to kick off the third day at Oracle OpenWorld! Time is passing quickly here, isn’t it?

Don’t miss our Justice and Public Safety team, Dan DiMarco and Shyam Kumar, present from 11:30AM – 12:15PM in CON7143 in Park Central (Floor 3) – Stanford!

Today’s topic is on “Improving Public Safety via the Intelligent Policing Platform.”

Come by and rest your tired legs while listening to a highly informative presentation by our experts!

“Improving Public Safety via the Intelligent Policing Platform” by Dan DiMarco and Shyam Kumar on Tuesday, 10/3 from 11:30AM – 12:15PM in CON7143 in Park Central (Floor 3) – Stanford

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OOW17 – Our Sessions are About to Start!

Microphone_Conference_Room_2Today marks the kickoff of our first informative session at Oracle OpenWorld! Our Vice President of Middleware, Shyam Kumar, is expected to take the stage from 4:45 PM – 5:30 PM in session CON7068 in Moscone West, Room 3007 to present: “Enhanced Security for Oracle SaaS: Manage Risk for Oracle HCM, ERP, CX.”

His isn’t the only presentation set for today. Session CON3178 occurs from 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM in Park Central (Floor 3) – Stanford: “Innovating Open 311 in the Technology Capital of the World”, by our Vice President of CX, Amit Ganguly.

…But wait, there’s more! Tomorrow, we have two more presentations, so stay tuned!

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OOW 2017: Booth 4107 is Open for Business!

fitrbitAs of 10:15 AM today, AST’s booth #4107 is open at Oracle OpenWorld! Be sure to stop by to interact with our experts.

We’ll also be hosting a daily giveaway for a matte black Fitbit Alta so you can track how many steps you’ve been taking each day at OpenWorld!

In addition to the daily giveaway, we’ll also have smaller prizes available.

Our booth will be open:

  • 10:15AM – 5:30PM today, 10/2
  • 10:15AM – 5:15PM on Tuesday, 10/3
  • 10:15 AM – 4:15 PM on Wednesday, 10/4

Swing by for a chat and mention this post!

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CEI Certification Announcement!

MicrophonesAST is pleased to announce that we are a Cloud Excellence Implementer (CEI)!

The CEI program recognizes those that have a successful track record and expertise of cloud implementations. Only those that have continuously provided superior customer experience are qualified for this program.

In order to become certified, participants must meet specific criteria, such as certification and training.

More information about the CEI Program will be highlighted in numerous activities at Oracle OpenWorld, such as the Central Keynote, the breakout session, the CEI kiosk in the Oracle PartnerNetwork Lounge, and the OPN Focus Session.

Congratulations! We look forward to earning more certifications in the near future!

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