AST’s ERP Practice Accepts Oracle Excellence Award – September 18, 2016

Pictured from left to right:  Prasad N. (VP, ERP, AST); Bill Swales (North America Channel and Alliance Leader, Oracle); and Raman M. (Practice Director, ERP, AST).

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Oracle’s Exciting Appreciation Event is Tonight at OOW!

shutterstock_129152783What an action-packed week Oracle OpenWorld has been so far!  We’re sure you have soaked in a ton of exciting Oracle knowledge, met more people than you could possible remember, and networked with the best of them.  Why not spend this evening letting loose and enjoying some exciting entertainment in one of San Fran’s most epic venues?

Oracle’s Appreciation event this year features performances by Sting and Gwen Stefani, and will be held at the home of the World Series Champion San Francisco Giants!  AT&T Park features breathtaking views and is only a 15-minute walk from the Moscone Center.  Enjoy excellent food and drink, and a night of relaxation and memorable entertainment as Sting and Gwen Stefani take the stage!

Your registration for OOW 2016 includes tickets to the event, so relax, enjoy, and prepare for the final day of the conference in style!

Learn more about this year’s Appreciation Event here.

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Don’t Miss our Five Presentations at OOW Today!

shutterstock_440724949_MedIt’s a full day of presentations ahead for Team AST at OOW!  We have five (count ‘em – five) presentations today, and we’re ready to go!  You’ll have an opportunity to hear our executives and experts speak on the hottest topics, beginning at 10:15 AM, through 5 PM.  Be sure to add the following to your OOW schedule for today:

“Transport Cloud” featuring AST President and CEO, Pravin Kumar – Wednesday, 9/21 at 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM in Marriott Marquis – Nob Hill C/D

“Empower you Organization with Oracle Procurement Cloud – A Public Sector Journey to Success” featuring Raman M. – Wednesday, 9/21 at 11:00 AM – 11:45AM in Moscone West 3007

“Railway Traffic Management” featuring Matt V. – Wednesday, 9/21 at 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM in Marriott Marquis – Nob Hill C/D

“Seaway Traffic Management” featuring Patrick C. – Wednesday, 9/21 at 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM in Marriott Marquis – Nob Hill C/D

“BICS – For Departmental Data Mart or Enterprise Data Warehouse?” by Matt V. – Wednesday, 9/21 at 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM in Park Central – Olympic

As always, our booth (#309 in Moscone South) will be open all day with fresh information and exciting prizes!  We look forward to seeing you!

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AST Wins Prestigious Oracle Excellence Award for Second Year in a Row!

OEA_16_Print-Badge_SPOTY_PublicSector_NAOn Sunday at Oracle OpenWorld 2016, Oracle’s largest conference of the year, AST was presented with the 2016 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year in Public Sector Innovation – North America!  This is the second year in a row for AST in receiving this honor and its fifth overall Excellence Award recognition from Oracle, Inc.

This award recognizes AST’s commitment to delivering innovative solutions and business achievements, and reflects excellence in a number of areas, including solution development and customer satisfaction.

AST was presented the 2016 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year:  Public Sector Innovation – North America for positioning, supporting and implementing Oracle Cloud ERP and Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) with the City of Detroit, MI.  The City selected AST as Oracle’s highly-recommended vendor of choice for this transformation, and was the first large municipality in North America to implement Oracle ERP and PBCS.

More information about Oracle’s Excellence Awards can be found here.

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Visit Team AST at OOW Booth 309 and Win Big!

It’s Day 2 here at Oracle OpenWorld 2016 and, as usual, Team AST is having a blast!  We’ve already met some incredible new people, reconnected with long-time colleagues, and exchanged exciting knowledge.

We’re waiting to see you at Booth 309 in Moscone South!  All this week, we’re discussing the hottest topics in the Oracle universe and giving away some very exciting prizes!  Stop by to see us today until 6 PM and tomorrow from 10:15 AM – 4:15 PM.

We’re giving away some really great prizes this year, including Amazon Echos, Amazon’s new smart speaker!  Stop by our booth for a quick chat, mention this post, and enter to win!

Our executives and industry leaders will be present throughout the week to answer your questions and discuss AST’s unique industry solutions.  Don’t miss your chance to learn from the best at Booth 309!

See you soon!

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We’re Jetting Off to Oracle OpenWorld in 4 Days!

oow-logo-2015 largeIt’s that time of year again!  Oracle’s biggest conference of the year, OpenWorld, kicks off Sunday in San Francisco, and AST will be there from beginning to end!

As the temperatures begin to cool off here in Chicago, we’re looking forward to enjoying the sunny west coast weather next week as we network with peers and learn what’s new and upcoming in the world of Oracle.

From Sunday’s Welcome Reception to Wednesday night’s epic Oracle Appreciation Event, and everything in between, we hope you’ll join us by visiting us at Booth 309 in Moscone South, networking with us at the special events, or attending one of our many informative sessions:

  • “Lessons Learned While Implementing Advanced Collections in Cloud Release 10” by Ashish N. – Monday, 9/19 at 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM in Moscone West 3001
  • “Transport Cloud” featuring AST President and CEO, Pravin Kumar – Wednesday, 9/21 at 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM in Marriott Marquis – Nob Hill C/D
  • “Empower you Organization with Oracle Procurement Cloud – A Public Sector Journey to Success” featuring Raman M. – Wednesday, 9/21 at 11:00 AM – 11:45AM in Moscone West 3007
  • “Railway Traffic Management” featuring Matt V. – Wednesday, 9/21 at 12:45 PM – 1:30 PM in Marriott Marquis – Nob Hill C/D
  • “Seaway Traffic Management” featuring Patrick C. – Wednesday, 9/21 at 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM in Marriott Marquis – Nob Hill C/D
  • “BICS – For Departmental Data Mart or Enterprise Data Warehouse?” by Matt V. – Wednesday, 9/21 at 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM in Park Central – Olympic

There’s still time to register for the most exciting Oracle event of the year in sunny San Francisco!  We hope to see you there!

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AST to Present at PMWeb Conference Next Week

shutterstock_163847522Join us in Boston at the 2016 PMWeb User Conference next week!  The conference will run from Monday, September 12 through Wednesday, September 14, and attendees will benefit from priority seating in the Admin Training, lunch and round trip transportation between the Battery Wharf Hotel and PMWeb’s corporate office, and exclusive sessions from top guest speakers in the industry.

AST will be presenting “A Phased Approach to Web Service Based Application Integration at Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission” on Tuesday at 1:00 PM.  This session will provide an overview of the phased implementation at AECOM/PVSC, and how the Phase 2 Scope for Integration concept development led to an automated integration for Commitments, Commitment Changes, Progress Invoices, and AP Payments using Web Service-based API calls.  It will also address the use of Integration Manager for one-time data setup of company information.

More information on the conference event can be found at: http://www.pmweb.com/Pages/2016UC.aspx

What a great time of year to visit Boston!  We hope to see you there next week!

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Oracle Cloud ERP Bolstered by Strategic Acquisitions

shutterstock_382765384Oracle has generated more than $12 billion in cloud software sales over the past year.  With software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions gaining significant demand in the ERP world, it’s no surprise that Oracle constantly seeks to enhance its offerings with strategic acquisitions to benefit its customers.

Several recent acquisitions are driving Oracle’s Cloud strategy.  From RightNow, to Taleo, Eloqua, and the most recent announcement, NetSuite, Oracle is not only expanding its footprint of Cloud Applications, but changing its foundation from traditional on-premise ERP to Cloud ERP.

With SaaS Applications, customers benefit from lower total cost of ownership, rapid adoption by users, quicker and less stressful upgrades, and much more.  It’s no surprise that Oracle is making big moves to provide these benefits to its customers.

For a graphical timeline and more details around Oracle’s recent cloud acquisitions, check out Clint Boulton’s recent write-up.

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AST Swings into September!

Well, that was fast!  Suddenly, it’s September, and cooler temperatures, fall colors, and football season are right around the corner!

While we do love a crisp fall day and putting the heat waves behind us, we don’t want to let go of the summer sun too easily.  There is still some summer fun to squeeze in before the first leaves fall, so we’re taking advantage of it!

Last Friday, AST team members at the home office took a well-deserved afternoon break for some Chicago-style softball right in our back yard.  Wondering what “Chicago-style softball” is?  Started on Thanksgiving in 1887, this is a style of slow-pitch softball native to Chicago in which a 16-inch ball is used and gloves are out the question.  Read more about its history and why it’s so special to Chicagoans, here!

How are you soaking in the final days of summer ’16?

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Save the Date! EBS2C (E-Business Suite to Cloud) Webinar September 15!

EBS2C  E-Business Suite to Cloud - Pre-Webinar ThumbnailEnterprise technology is pivoting to the Cloud. Customers that have been using on-premises ERP solutions, such as Oracle E-Business Suite, are evaluating their path forward. This shift in technology is exciting, but offers unique challenges to both functional and IT users as they move to a SaaS model. Is your team ready to undertake a migration to the Cloud? How can you be sure your team takes the most expedient path to adopting Cloud technologies?

AST has more than 20 years of E-Business Suite experience and multiple Oracle Cloud implementations that can be leveraged to help your organization with this move. We understand how to navigate the path forward and, based upon our deep expertise in both EBS and the Cloud, have developed implementation accelerators to streamline and facilitate this transition. Our implementation approach provides significant reductions in both the time and cost of migrating to the Cloud.

Our approach leverages many of the core EBS setups you already have in place, while allowing you to take advantage of new technology and best practices to enhance your current business processes. Our pre-built accelerators speed the time to migrate data and configure integrations, allowing you to quickly move on to the Cloud with lower implementation costs. Our proven solutions minimize change management challenges and reduce overall adoption risks.

Join us on Thursday, September 15, at 1 PM CST for a free webinar on the EBS2C: E-Business Suite to Cloud topic, and learn how your organization can achieve reduced TCO with a proven Oracle Platinum Cloud Premier partner. You will see clearly, despite the Cloud-y forecast!

Register now!  The limited spaces are filling up fast for this one!

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