AST to Sponsor Oracle’s 11th Annual Federal Forum

Join AST’s executives and Federal Government experts at the 11th Annual Oracle Federal Forum, where we are an event sponsor and will be on site to share our industry-specific solutions. 

On Tuesday, March 26 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C., industry leaders from around the country will be on site to share how emerging technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligence, and machine learning can fuel citizen engagement with innovation.

The conference, “Tomorrow’s Government, Today,” will tackle mission-critical challenges like IT Modernization and Cybersecurity – while demonstrating how transformational technologies can help improve citizen engagement.

Join your peers across civilian and defense agencies for a day filled with engaging session content and impactful keynote addresses. You’ll also discover how Oracle’s complete cloud services – spanning SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS – can help transform agencies with innovative technologies in HR, Finance, CX, Budgeting, and Operations.  AST’s own VP of EPM and Analytics, Patrick Callahan, will be speaking on the transformational benefits of Oracle Analytics Cloud Service!

The Oracle Federal Forum will help your agency close out the “cloud-first” decade more compliant and secure – without diverting focus from your core priorities.

Take your agency’s citizen experience to the next level with AST’s industry-specific solutions for Federal Government.  Register for the event today!

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Join AST at Oracle Modern CX: Let’s Talk CPQ!

It’s only 1 week until showtime! AST’s team will be at Oracle Modern CX at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas next week, March 19-21, exhibiting in Sales Central at booth SAL-01.  Our experts will be on hand at our booth and around the show, and we’d love the opportunity to chat with you about the latest trends in customer experience and how we can work together.

Not yet registered for the event?  No problem, just click here.

Be sure to stop by our booth, where we’ll be giving away a Sonos One speaker with built-in Amazon Alexa.

Let’s Talk CPQ

AST’s CX practice boasts significant experience in CPQ, and is proud to be one of only 4 worldwide partners certified as an Oracle Certified Expert Implementer for CPQ.  Our CPQ team offers:

  • A highly mature acceleration tool set to streamline the migration of CPQ Products, Rules, Workflows, etc. from EBS, JDE, and Siebel.
  • Ability to provide an end-to-end solution across the entire Oracle CX stack, including the ability to wrap CPQ around a client’s ERP and other CX systems.
  • Extensive CPQ expertise in High Tech, Manufacturing, Professional Services, and Media and Communications.

Some recent work we’ve done in this space includes:

  • AST is implementing CPQ Cloud at the nation’s leading commercial landscape company with over 100 locations. During the bid process, we developed a CPQ demo that highlighted use cases specific to the client’s field service, which can now be leveraged on other opportunities.
  • The world’s leading electronic measurement company engaged with AST to consolidate multiple systems (including EBS) into an Oracle CPQ solution that addresses over 4,000 products, 80,000 EBS rules, self-service quotes, and multi-currency pricing.
  • AST took a global leader in background checks from Siebel to CPQ Cloud, designing around a complex global process, significantly improving sales efficiency, and reducing the need for finance intervention in quoting.

Additionally, AST has been a key stakeholder in the launch of Oracle Subscription Management Cloud, providing organizations with the ability to recognize revenue quicker and provide customers with a 360-degree view of subscription activity. 

Thought Leadership

Read our recent thought leadership articles around CPQ to learn more:

The authors of these articles, as well as other experts from the AST team, will be at Modern CX.  Contact us today to arrange a discussion. We are excited to see you there!

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Celebrating International Women’s Day at AST

The women of AST gathered together on Friday, March 8, in honor of International Women’s Day, for an inspirational discussion and luncheon in our Lisle headquarters.

We heard stories of strength and perseverance from women across our organization, and shared our visions for the future of equality and women in the workplace.

Thanks to everyone who organized this great event and all those strong women who joined us!

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AST to Sponsor and Exhibit at Analytics and Data Summit 2019

Join AST on March 12-14 at Oracle Headquarters in Redwood Shores, CA for the 2019 Analytics and Data Summit (formerly BIWA Summit).  AST is a Gold Sponsor of the event and our experts will be on site to share the latest trends in data and analytics.

The Analytics and Data Summit is organized and managed by the Oracle BI, Data Warehouse, and Analytics user community.  It also includes the annual Oracle Spatial and Graph Summit.  The 3-day event attracts top talent in Oracle BI, Data Warehouse, Advanced Analytics, Big Data, and Spatial and Graph, and includes:

  • Keynotes by Industry Experts
  • Educational Sessions by Practitioners and Developers
  • Hands-on Labs
  • Networking Events

We would love the opportunity to chat with you about your data and analytics needs, and how AST’s Assessment and QuickLaunch offerings accelerate implementation and deliver greater ROI.

The Analytics and Data Summit 2019:  All Analytics.  All Data.  No Nonsense.  Register today!

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Webinar: Securing Your Oracle SaaS Implementation with CASB and IDCS

Join us TODAY, February 27, at 10 AM Pacific Time for a free webinar all about using Oracle Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) and Oracle Identity Cloud Service (IDCS) to secure your Oracle Cloud Applications.

Oracle Senior Product Manager, Subbu Iyer and AST Security Architect, Abhay Kumar will illustrate how Oracle IDCS and CASB can be deployed as a platform to secure and continuously monitor Oracle ERP Cloud, including:

  • Key security factors to consider when implementing ERP Cloud
  • An introduction to Oracle Identity Cloud Service and Cloud Access Security Broker
  • Improved Cloud Application security 
  • Success Story: How a leading Utility company secured Cloud ERP using Oracle IDCS and CASB
  • Cloud Security Reference Architecture

Register here to learn how to protect your cloud investment with AST and Oracle.

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AST’s New Website Has Landed!

We’ve remodeled our home on the web!

Have you visited our company website lately? If you’ve done so today, you probably noticed a few major changes…like a completely redesigned, modern, and streamlined site to deliver the information you need faster!

As an organization that delivers true digital transformation solutions to our clients, our website reflects that mission now, more than ever. Visitors can find detailed information about our services and solutions for Oracle and Salesforce cloud applications, cloud platform and technology services, and managed cloud services, as well as industry-specific solutions and service delivery, and a knowledge base FULL of valuable information like case studies, webinars, and solutions to meet your specific needs.

Visit AST’s new website today and let us help you on your digital transformation journey.

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Join AST at Modern CX 2019 – Save Big on Your Registration!

Join us in Las Vegas on March 19-21, 2019 for Oracle’s Modern Customer Experience (#ModernCX) event! Click here to save $500 on your registration with AST’s exclusive code: CXASTCorp (That’s more than 25% off the onsite rate!)

Modern Customer Experience is the only place to connect with legends in marketing, service, sales, and commerce. Join your peers to carve the path forward in standout CX.

Spend 3 days networking with experts in Customer Experience, learning from more than 50 (!) Keynote and Featured Speakers, such as Earvin “Magic” Johnson, NBA Legend, Hall of Famer, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist; Ann Handley, WSJ Best-Selling Author and Digital Marketing Pioneer; Mark Hurd, CEO at Oracle; and so many more, and enjoy unique networking and entertainment events, such as the Appreciation Event, Markie Awards, and Mindfulness Workshop.

You are at the center at Modern Customer Experience 2019. Your career. Your accomplishments. Your future success. You’ll be surrounded by CX luminaries, technology experts, partners, and peers who will share their knowledge and help you achieve legendary results for your company and your customers.

As a featured sponsor of this exciting event, AST is offering you an exclusive opportunity to register for the event for the lowest price of the season!

Act fast – this opportunity to save big doesn’t last long!

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AST to Sponsor Oracle Cloud Day in Chicago

This Tuesday, February 5, AST will sponsor Oracle Cloud Day at the Marriott Marquis in Chicago!

We will be exhibiting all day in the Innovative Lounge. Representatives from our Cloud Platform, Enterprise Security, Middleware, Managed Services, and Business Analytics teams will be on hand to field questions and talk all things Cloud.

Whether your race to the cloud is a marathon or a sprint, Oracle Cloud Day can help. This exciting event features a curated series of talks, hands-on experiences, and networking opportunities that will help you explore new cloud technologies, best practices, and successful use cases.

Stop by the Innovative Lounge to discuss how AST is helping clients flexibly, securely, and reliably move to and maintain their Cloud infrastructure in a variety of scenarios, from assessment to implementation. Anyone who stops by our kiosk will also be entered into a drawing for a pair of Apple AirPods.

Exciting things are happening at AST, from a new headquarters in Lisle to awards for cloud innovation recognized at Oracle OpenWorld. We also have a wealth of new thought leadership from AST’s team of experts on Secure Digital Transformation, Automated Testing, and Streamlining Finance Operations.

If you’d like to schedule some time to meet with us, contact Mike Milner, Midwest Manager of Business Development, at

Register for the event here – we hope to see you Tuesday!

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