Press Release: AST to Partner with Electric Power Board of Chattanooga to Enhance Security with Oracle Security Suite

Padlock_Security_Network_BlueThe Electric Power Board (EPB) of Chattanooga has signed a deal with AST to implement Oracle Cloud Security Broker (CASB) and Oracle Identity Cloud Service (IDCS) to enhance its security systems.  AST was selected against prominent competitors to perform the implementation. Once completed, the project will be a pioneer for Oracle CASB implementations, the first of its kind to be performed by any systems integrator, as well as the first Oracle CASB implementation in the Public Sector.

Read the full Press Release here.

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Press Release: AST Successfully Implements Modern Mobile Application for Citizen Requests at City of San Jose

iconWith AST as its implementation partner, The City of San Jose, CA has successfully launched My San Jose, an Oracle cloud-based 311 solution allowing residents to report non-emergency service requests via a modern mobile application. AST’s decades of experience implementing Oracle solutions in the Public Sector made it the most qualified team to help the City realize its goals.

The six-month collaborative engagement involving the AST and City teams has allowed the City to increase direct communication with its citizens through email, application notifications and comments, and live chat, while also ensuring that telephone correspondence is available when required.

As a result of the AST 311 Solution, the City of San Jose is now able to effectively provide improved municipal services to its citizens through modern channels, saving time and costs by eliminating inefficiencies.

Read the full Press Release here:  07.31.2017 Press Release – City of San Jose Go-Live

Learn more about the City of San Jose, CA and this application here.

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AST: A Leader in Oracle CX Cloud (Video)

Niken Patel, AST’s Executive Vice President and Commercial Business Head, was interviewed by Oracle during Modern CX World 2017.

In the interview, Patel discusses how AST brings value through the intersection of our nine verticals and our focus on multi-pillar solutions. Oracle Cloud solutions have enabled businesses to reduce time-to-market with our pre-built solutions, especially in High-Tech industries.

View the full video here. To learn more about the EBS to CPQ QuickLaunch mentioned, click here.

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June 2017 Employee of the Month

EoM MaleLet’s congratulate Shreeya R. for being selected AST’s Employee of the Month for June 2017. She is being recognized for her unwavering focus and effort on our project at Keysight Technologies.

Her dedication on managing the Production Stabilization effort for our largest global roll out of 2,500+ licenses on our CPQ customer at Keysight was noteworthy. She transitioned into the stabilization and support superbly after successfully managing the project delivery as our offshore Project Manager. She was recognized by our client for “doing a great job” in in the initial phases when there was the highest demand on the team.  Her commitment and straightforward attitude has been significant throughout the successful completion of past and present projects she has been a part of and led. We look forward to her continued leadership and successful customer engagements.

Keep up the good work Shreeya!

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See You Next Time!

shutterstock_260225876All good things must come to an end, and that includes our time here at Kscope17. We had a blast meeting up with old and new faces of the industry!

We can’t wait for this time next year. Until then, please reach out if you didn’t have a chance to talk to us.

See you next time!

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Team AST at Kscope17!

It’s the second to last day of Kscope17 and as always, Team AST is having a blast, meeting and reconnecting with people from the industry!

We will be here today from 10AM –2PM. Stop by Booth 609 to connect! (Did we mention we had prizes?)

Drop by if you haven’t already!



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Amazon Echo Giveaway!

amazon_b00x4whp5e_echo_1187819Have you dropped by our booth yet?

AST, in booth 609 is giving away an Amazon Echo!

Swing by to talk to our experts and you may find yourself walking away with a prize!

We will be here until 7PM tonight and from 10AM – 2PM tomorrow, the last day of the conference. Time is running out! Don’t miss your chance to connect with our industry leaders.

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KSCOPE Community Night Events!

shutterstock_421594822Tonight, KSCOPE is hosting Community Night Events. What better way, after a full day of conference attendance, to have some fun with fellow industry members?

Each ODTUG community has its specific event that will give attendees fun opportunities to network with peers. These events include:

  • APEX Open Mic Night: showcasing some cool features and apps built using APEX
  • BI Texas-Style Trivia: put your BI knowledge to the test!
  • Database Lightning Talks and Variety Show: delivering DB tips and tricks while showcasing unique talents!
  • EPM Cloud Lounge: ping pong, foosball, ladder golf, pinball, and more!

We’re excited to participate in the festivities! See you soon, and have fun!

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Booth #609 Opens at the Welcome Fiesta!

shutterstock_457595353For everyone in San Antonio for KSCOPE17, welcome! We are excited to participate in this annual conference in such a historic city.

Tonight, from 6-8PM, there will be a Welcome Fiesta in the Exhibit Hall! There will be Tex-Mex favorites and live entertainment while attendees, exhibitors, and presenters mingle in a laid-back environment. This will be the first official night of ODTUG Kscope17 so come join us out!

After a full day of setting up and getting oriented at the conference, why not kick back and enjoy life in this small town?

Our booth is number 609, and we’ll be here every day of the conference. Stop by, and you might find yourself taking home an Amazon Echo!

Hope to see you there!

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Oracle FCCS 2017 Makeover

shutterstock_302479655Oracle Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) is an on-premise application with financial consolidation and reporting capabilities designed for finance teams. Oracle Financial Consolidation Cloud Service (FCCS) is the cloud version of HFM. FCCS is a native cloud product with similar functionalities to HFM and is expected to be at parity with HFM in 2017. Oracle claims FCCS to be the first cloud application to manage all financial close cycle tasks, including ledger and subledger close, data loading and mapping, financial consolidation, account reconciliation, tax/treasury and internal and external reporting processes.

Oracle has been building up FCCS for the past few years. First introduced in 2015, FCCS included only a part of the features available in the on-premises version. Our team recently attended Oracle’s product demo webinars to see the latest updates on FCCS.  Oracle has added lots of features in this year’s release, including:

  • Additional custom dimensions;
  • Currency as its own dimension;
  • Pre-seeded dimension members prefixed with FCCS_, which cannot be changed or deleted; and
  • Standard calculation scripts that use the “FCCS_” prefixed members.

Industry experts say FCCS will deliver confidence in the completeness and accuracy of data and improve the security, consistency, and quality of financial reporting. The cloud application has a strong compliance framework, including transparent calculations, segregation of duties, and auditing. Also included is direct, easy-to-manage integration with source systems. Users have secure access to the latest financial information from anywhere, anytime, that removes the dependency on finance teams to generate reports and analysis.

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