#BreakingNews: Find AST on Instagram!

Our social media presence is expanding!  You already know you can find us on our blog pages, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Glassdoor, and YouTube – but, did you know that AST is now on Instagram, too?!

It’s true!  Find us at @ApplicationsSoftwareTechnology!  We’ll be using this platform to show the world what our #TeamAST culture and people are all about.  Find out where we’re traveling, what we’re celebrating, and get other exclusive looks behind the scenes at AST!

Follow us on Instagram today!


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AST Recognizes February Employee of the Month!

EoM-2BFemaleCongratulations to Hannah T. on being selected the AST Employee of the Month for February 2018!

Since joining AST’s HR and Administrative team, Hannah’s commitment, dedication, and follow-through on administration and human resources processes have been noteworthy.  Her positive attitude is infectious and everyone that has worked with her is inspired by her ability to multi-task and tackle challenges.  She has been able to resolve and guide our staff through time sheet and expense entry processes, and effectively manages new employee orientation.

Hannah manages AST’s Dallas office, working with many people throughout the organization and delivering wonderful customer service with a smile. She has a bright future with AST and we look forward as she grows on our HR team.

Way to go, Hannah!

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Video: Missed Last Week’s PBCS Webinar? View it Here!

Did you miss it?  Last week, AST’s Practice Director for EPM presented, “Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) Tips, Tricks and Best Practices” – a webinar sponsored by the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) Emerging Leaders forum!

The webinar is now available on YouTube!  Watch as Abhi Raina shares tips, tricks, and best practices for implementing/migrating to Oracle PBCS.

Whether you’re newly implementing PBCS, lifting and shifting your existing system onto the cloud, or just curious about what PBCS can do for your organization, this session will be useful to you!


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AST to Present at Upcoming NCOAUG Training Day!

RMAThe North Central Oracle Applications User Group (NCOAUG) is hosting its annual Training Day on Friday, March 9, 2018 in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, where AST is a Sponsor, a Vendor, and a Presenter!

Join us at the Drury Lane Theatre & Conference Center in Oakbrook Terrace as we share knowledge about the latest Oracle news, Oracle applications and features, and network and collaborate with our peers in the Oracle community.

AST will be presenting, “Efficiency Analysis is Key to Success in Oracle Cloud Projects” from 1:00 – 1:45 PM CST in Oak 1, presented by AST Project Manager, Rma G.

Whether you are implementing a Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) software package or developing mission critical applications in-house, adopting a leading methodology and hiring skilled consultants does not necessarily guarantee success. Throughout your project, you must stay aligned with organizational objectives and create a mechanism to ensure that control measures are in place to provide visibility into your project’s issues, risks, and milestones. Ensuring the success of your enterprise-wide systems deployment will require an initiative that focuses on enabling organizational change management and process improvements, while ensuring the quality of every deliverable.

Learn more about this session here, and if you haven’t already, register for NCOAUG Training Day 2018 here – what are you waiting for?  Discounted early registration ends on 2/23!



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Save the Date: 2/15 – OAUG Emerging Leaders Webinar on PBCS, Presented by AST EPM Leadership!

OAUGEmergingLeadersPlease join us on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST as AST’s Practice Director for EPM presents, “Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) Tips, Tricks and Best Practices” – a free webinar sponsored by the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) Emerging Leaders forum!

Abhi Raina will share tips, tricks, and best practices for implementing/migrating on-premise Oracle Hyperion Planning to Oracle PBCS.  He will share his experiences and lessons learned from multiple successful implementation projects.  This session is guaranteed to be useful in making your PBCS implementation project a success, whether it’s a new implementation or a lift-and-shift to the cloud.

Secure your spot today and register for the webinar here!

The OAUG Emerging Leaders (formerly known as the OAUG Young Professionals Forum) is focused on helping people who are just beginning their career with Oracle Applications or just beginning their career in general. Grow in your career by networking with peers and mentors, and register for helpful educational content. Webinars are held multiple times a year with a focus on professional development or Oracle Applications.

Ask questions, find helpful articles, and network with your peers on the OAUG Emerging Leaders LinkedIn Page.

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Photos: “Oracle Cloud Platform (PaaS): Security & Integration” – Networking Breakfast

At a Networking Breakfast in Chicago last week, Oracle, AST, and Oracle Cloud Customers in Chicagoland discussed various options, benefits, and approaches for two critical components of Oracle PaaS deployment – Cloud Integration (SOA CS and ICS) and Cloud Security (IDCS, CASB, and OMC).

Missed this event?  Stay tuned for details on our next customer networking event near you!


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AST Recognizes First Employee of the Month of 2018!

EoM MaleLet’s congratulate Imran M. for being selected the AST Employee of the Month for the month of January 2018 for his hard work and effort on the City of Detroit project. He has been instrumental in ensuring that AST continues to meet strict customer service standards and SLAs. His patience, attention to detail, and commitment to the deliverable deadlines have been critical to the success of the Managed Services engagement there at the City. At the same time, Imran has been involved in training his peers and has quickly become the go-to person for Cloud ERP.  We are so excited to have Imran as part of our team and look forward to many more of his accomplishments.

Great job Imran and keep up the good work!

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AST and Oracle Round-Table: Leverage Oracle Cloud to Improve EBS Experience!

Yesterday at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento, AST and Oracle presented “Leverage Oracle Cloud to Improve EBS Experience”, a round-table event to learn about digital transformation with Oracle Cloud.

Our West Coast customers joined us for in-depth discussions on how to move and improve applications and maximize EBS on Oracle Cloud.  Our experts shared information and direction on Oracle Cloud products, as well as customer use-cases on successful migrations.

It was an exciting opportunity to network and learn more about cloud direction.  Stay tuned for details on our next round-table event and grab your spot early!

Have questions about Oracle Cloud?  Contact us today!



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AST and Oracle Present “Oracle Cloud Platform (PaaS): Security & Integration” – A Networking Breakfast

People_Event_Food_NetworkingAST, together with Oracle Corporation, is hosting an exciting customer event this week focused on cloud transformation!

On Thursday, January 25, from 7:00 – 8:30 AM CST at The Ashburn at Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel, AST and Oracle will host a networking breakfast – “Oracle Cloud Platform (PaaS):  Security & Integration”.  Explore the Oracle Cloud Platform and hear special guest customers share their experiences working with the Cloud Platform for security and integration.  In this breakfast session, Oracle, AST, and Oracle Cloud Customers in Chicagoland will discuss various options, benefits, and approaches for two critical components of Oracle PaaS deployment – Cloud Integration (SOA CS and ICS) and Cloud Security (IDCS, CASB, and OMC).  Start your day out right with AST and Oracle – register here!

We’re looking forward to seeing our Midwest customers on Thursday at this can’t-miss event!

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AST Recognizes December 2017 Employee of the Month!

EoM MaleLet’s congratulate Daniel D. for being selected AST Employee of the Month for December 2017!  He is being recognized for his exemplary work on AST’s Cook County Enterprise Service Bus project.  Daniel’s positive attitude is infectious and his team is inspired by how he can tackle any challenge and ramp up on any new project and technology.

Because of Daniel’s commitment and dedication, the client has reached out to AST for more exchanges and requests for additional services.  He is an excellent example of someone for this honor and seeing him mature in his role has been tremendous. Daniel has a bright future here and we look forward to many more of his contributions.

Keep up the great work Daniel!

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