COLLABORATE 18: Last Chance to Visit AST at Booth 1417!

Don’t miss your chance to speak with our experts and executives at booth 1417 at COLLABORATE 18!  The Exhibitor Showcase for this year’s event will close at 4:15 PM PDT.

Do you have questions about AST’s solutions and how we can help your organization move swiftly to the cloud?  Are you interested in optimizing your on-premise applications?  Would you like to follow up after sitting in on one of our 13 educational sessions?  Stop by booth 1417 now to speak one-on-one with our experts.  We’ll be happy to answer your questions and offer our guidance.

Also, if you haven’t already, be sure to enter our giveaway for an Amazon Echo!



We look forward to speaking with you!

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COLLABORATE 18: AST Celebrates Clients at Exclusive Event

Last night, AST hosted a COLLABORATE 18 exclusive event to celebrate our clients!

AST hosted an event at Border Grill in Las Vegas, joined by some of our clients, to celebrate the achievements resulting from our partnerships in the Oracle space.  Here are some photos from the event!






Thank you to all who joined us.  We had an excellent time!

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Mark Your Calendars: We’ve Got FIVE Presentations at COLLABORATE 18 Today!

Microphone_Conference_Room_2AST is presenting five exciting sessions at COLLABORATE 18 today!  Please join us for the following as we round out our week of educational talks with the following:

  • “Innovated Open 311 – Your Link to County Services”, by Michael Anderson of Sacramento County and Amit Ganguly, AST – 8:00 AM PDT in South Pacific C
  • “Introduction to Oracle Profitability and Cost Management Cloud (PCMCS)”, by Praveen Kumar, AST – 9:45 AM PDT in South Seas B
  • “Hyperion EPM: Automation of Hyperion Planning Essbase and LCM Backups”, by Daniel Dunlap, AST – 1:15 PM PDT in South Seas B
  • “The Reemergence of Oracle Analytics – Making Oracle BI Great Again”, by Patrick Callahan, AST – 1:15 PM PDT in Banyan D
  • “Polk County: One Year with PBCS”, by Tejas Patel, AST – 4:15 PM PDT in Jasmine B

Stop by at least one of our sessions today to speak with our experts about these Oracle solutions and customer stories.  We’re looking forward to chatting with you!

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COLLABORATE 18’s Exhibitor Showcase is Now Open – Visit Us at Booth 1417!

shutterstock_598342223The COLLABORATE 18 Exhibitor Showcase is open!  AST is located at booth 1417; stop by to speak with our experts and executives now!  Gain valuable insights into the latest in Oracle technology and learn how AST can help your organization journey to the cloud or optimize your on-premise applications, and improve your business overall. We’ll be chatting about our AST solutions, the latest in Oracle applications, and even giving away some great prizes (hint:  “Alexa…”)!

The Exhibitor Showcase at COLLABORATE is packed with thought leaders and solution providers with experience serving the Oracle Applications community. It’s a bustling marketplace with educational talks, demonstrations, and networking opportunities around every corner!

The Showcase, and AST’s booth 1417, will be open today until 4:15 PM PDT, with a Happy Hour from 5:15 PM – 7 PM PDT, and will open again tomorrow, April 25, from 10:45 AM – 4:15 PM PDT.

In addition to visiting AST’s booth throughout the Showcase, don’t miss these other exciting highlights:

Learn more about the Exhibitor Showcase here.  We’ll see you soon!

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Today’s AST Presentation at COLLABORATE 18: Becoming a Smart City Using Oracle Service Cloud (City of San Jose)

My_SanJose_App_Phone_Hand_CityHappening now in South Pacific C at COLLABORATE 18, AST is presenting, “Becoming a Smart City Using Oracle Service Cloud (City of San Jose)”!

San Jose has become America’s most innovative city, leveraging the Oracle product portfolio to digitize, transform, and provide next-generation city services to residents. Providing city services has become extremely challenging today, given the expansion of communication channels well beyond just telephones. In the path to innovation, the City has leveraged Oracle PaaS (ICS, Data Visualization), SaaS (Oracle Service Cloud), and Mobile platforms to provide citizens with an engaging, convenient way to connect with City government, including rich, multi-channel methods for public communications.

Hear our VP of CX, Amit Ganguly, and Manager, Ektaa Lilani give guidance on how Oracle Cloud products can help government deliver smart city service solutions.  They’ll share the experience of designing, building, and deploying the San Jose 311 solution, and outline the Oracle platforms used.

This is sure to be an exciting session!  Don’t miss it; head over to South Pacific C now!

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COLLABORATE 18: Join us for the Oracle Keynote!

shutterstock_676019521Join us this afternoon at 2:30 PM PDT for the Oracle Keynote event at COLLABORATE 18:  “Oracle Cloud – How to Build Your Own Personalized Path to Cloud”, presented by Steve Daheb, Senior Vice President, Oracle Cloud.

Companies today have some important, though sometimes conflicting, mandates: modernize and innovate, while reducing costs. The right cloud platform has the potential to address all three, but migrating isn’t always as easy as it sounds. That’s because everyone’s needs are unique, and cookie-cutter approaches just don’t work. The Oracle Cloud Platform makes it possible to develop your own unique path to cloud from wherever you choose – SaaS, PaaS, or IaaS. Learn how Oracle’s Autonomous Cloud Platform repairs, secures, and drives itself, allowing you to reduce cost and risk, while at the same time delivering greater insights into your organization. Hear how your colleagues have designed their own journeys to cloud.

We’ll be heading to the Mandalay Bay Ballroom F shortly to grab our seats for this exciting talk about the Oracle Cloud Platform – don’t miss it!

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COLLABORATE 18: Women in Technology

shutterstock_593930885This week at COLLABORATE 18, we’re celebrating women in technology with two exclusive events!

In just a few minutes, we’re headed to the sold out Women in Technology Lunch at the Mandalay Bay.  This luncheon will feature Las Vegas-local development and database engineering maven, Heather Parks, for a special presentation, “Predicting a Homerun” – using data to determine future outcomes.

For over 20 years, Ms. Parks has driven success for her clients with her approach to database technology, and has evolved the gaming technology industry with her unprecedented patents. She has been a role model for women in technology, giving back to the community as a board member and co-chair of Las Vegas NCWIT, Women in Technology 2017 High Tech Rising Star winner, and active with Las Vegas Girls in Tech.

On Wednesday morning (April 25), we’ll be attending the Women in Technology Panel Discussion.  At this event, an influential panel of women in the technology field, including OAUG President, Christine Hipp, IT Manager at Los Alamos National Laboratory, will provide a forum to discuss personal experiences and strategies for success.

We are looking forward to learning from Ms. Parks, Ms. Hipp, and our fellow women in technology about successes in the field and the impact that they (and so many other women) make in this exciting industry!

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COLLABORATE 18 is in Full Swing! Don’t Miss AST’s Presentations This Week!

The event is upon us!  One of the year’s most exciting Oracle conferences is happening NOW in Las Vegas, and AST is here amidst all of the action at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino!


COLLABORATE 18, the premier technology and applications forum for the Oracle community, offers user training and networking for E-Business Suite, on-premise EPM/Hyperion, Cloud EPM/Hyperion, ERP Cloud, Big Data, BI & Analytics, SCM Cloud, CX Cloud, Professional Development, and more.  If your organization is looking to maximize its on-premise solutions, evaluate a path to the cloud, or optimize its business in the cloud, this is the event for you and we’re looking forward to meeting you here!

Now, through Thursday, April 26, join AST for a week of exciting collaboration, knowledge sharing, and networking with some of the industry’s most brilliant minds and forward-thinking individuals.  Team AST, alone, is presenting 13 (yes, T-H-I-R-T-E-E-N) different times on 13 exciting topics.  For a complete list of our COLLABORATE 18 presentations and the schedule, click here.  We’re showcasing information on a wide variety of topics, including Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service, ERP Cloud, Oracle Analytics, the path to the cloud, Oracle Service Cloud, Hyperion, and BI, just to name a few. We’re also co-presenting with some of our clients who have implemented these solutions, so you can hear directly from the customers about their experiences!

In addition to our info-packed sessions, we’ll also be sharing our knowledge and giving you opportunities to speak with our executives and experts at Booth 1417 in the Exhibitor Showcase! Don’t miss your exclusive chance to meet with Team AST and discuss Oracle solutions to meet your needs.

COLLABORATE 18 is already off to a great start, and we’re looking forward to the next few days as we:

  • Attend educational sessions
  • Network with our peers and colleagues in the Oracle community at various events
  • Listen to exciting Keynotes
  • Celebrate Women in Technology
  • Celebrate our clients
  • …and more!

Keep an eye on AST’s social media pages this week for exclusive news and live happenings throughout the conference!  Find us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and right here on our blog.  Join the conversation with the following hashtags:  #ASTatCollaborate2018, #TeamAST, and #C18LV.

COLLABORATE 18 is presented by three independent Oracle users groups: the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG), the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) and Quest Users Group (Quest). An interactive, unbiased, personalized, and positive Oracle event, COLLABORATE is packed with real-world scenarios, first-hand experiences, and honest advice.  It’s designed to help you and your team increase results, streamline efficiencies, discover new features & functionality, optimize on-premise solutions, and evaluate your cloud options. 

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ModernCX: AST Customers Recognized for Providing Exceptional Customer Experiences with AST and Oracle CX Solutions!

Tuesday at Oracle’s Modern Customer Experience conference in Chicago, the winners of the 2018 CX Excellence Awards were announced, and two of AST’s customers were recognized for providing unforgettable customer experiences with Oracle solutions implemented by AST.

The City of San Jose, CA was nominated for the Modern Service Transformation award, which recognizes organizations that have differentiated their business with exceptional customer experiences with Oracle Service Cloud.

William Lyon Homes was nominated for, and won, the Modern Sales Transformation award, which recognizes organizations that have led the pack with their use of Oracle CX Sales solutions across SFA, PRM, SPM, and CPQ products.

Congratulations to the City of San Jose, William Lyon Homes, and the AST team members who successfully implemented these solutions!

Don’t forget to stop by our #ModernCX kiosk in Sales Central, at SAL-04, to speak with our experts!


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Join AST at Oracle’s Modern Customer Experience Conference 2018!

imageNext week, April 10-12, 2018, Oracle will be hosting its annual Modern Customer Experience Conference (#ModernCX) right in AST’s backyard at McCormick Place, Chicago!

Stop by our kiosk in Sales Central to speak with our executives and experts about how AST can help improve your customer experience!

During the day, we’ll be listening to visionary speakers, such as Oracle CEO, Mark Hurd; Bestselling Author, Cheryl Strayed; Journalist and Author, Julian Guthrie; and more share insights, lessons, and their “aha” moments.  In the evening, we’ll be relaxing with our colleagues at exciting social events, such as CX Fest, headlined by Weezer!

Join us as we network and learn from our peers in Marketing, Service, Sales, and Commerce!  With over 4,000 attendees, hundreds of informational sessions, and exciting social events all packed into three days, you’re sure to leave with a renewed enthusiasm to drive unforgettable customer experiences.

There’s still time to register and join us at the most talked-about customer experience event in the industry!

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