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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Cricket Match This Friday!

Cricket - NPD Sports 2017As the weather warms up–and boy, is it warm!–AST gears up again for the Summer 2017 Sports Break! This Friday, June 16, will kick off our season with a Cricket match.

If you plan to be at the corporate office this Friday, please join us for our first friendly match of 2017 from 3-6 PM at Nike Park – and don’t forget to bring your gear!

See you then! Let the games begin!

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Fatima Beach Invited to Forbes Human Resources Council!

forbesFatima Beach, AST’s SVP of Human Resources, has been invited to join the Forbes Human Resources Council.

This council is an invitation-only organization and currently has 130 senior-level executives across all industries in North America. In joining, she will have access to all of the other members to network, share expertise, learn from other members, and solve business challenges in a private setting.

In addition, members are able to contribute business articles and short tips related to our industry for publishing on Forbes.com.

Congratulations, Fatima, for this outstanding achievement!


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AST Partners with HAVI!

PrintAST is excited to announce that we have recently contracted with HAVI! HAVI is a global, privately owned company focused on innovating, optimizing and managing the supply chains of leading brands.

Located in the Chicagoland area, HAVI employs more than 10,000 people and serves customers in more than 100 countries. HAVI often partners with companies to address challenges across the supply chain.

AST is looking forward to working with HAVI, and is excited about the start of our partnership!

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The University of Wyoming Selects Oracle Cloud


Companies are moving slowly but surely towards Oracle Cloud ERP. In yet another example, the University of Wyoming chose to implement Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud, Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud, Oracle Supply Chain Management (SCM) Cloud, and Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud.

In a competitive proposal process, Oracle Cloud ERP was selected.

To learn more about the selection of Oracle Cloud ERP and its benefits, click here.

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AST Names May 2017 Employee of the Month!

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Congratulations to Ektaa L. for being named AST’s Employee of the Month for May 2017!

Ektaa is being recognized for her hard work and dedication on multiple projects. Ektaa’s skills have impressed her team and have resulted in high client satisfaction and confidence. Her dedication, project delivery timelines, and straight forward attitude has been noteworthy, and has resulted in successful, complete projects and numerous referenceable customers.

Ektaa thinks outside the box and delivers high-quality outputs with the utmost constructive and impactful guidance. We are so excited for your future here at AST.

Keep up the good work, Ektaa!

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Free Webinar! Migrate to Oracle CPQ at the Speed of Light with the EBS-to-CPQ Accelerator!

Migrate to Oracle CPQ at the Speed of Light with AST’s EBS-to-CPQ Accelerator (Serene)2Taking advantage of Oracle’s CPQ Cloud solution is a sound business choice! Traditional migration strategies can be costly, time-consuming, and can introduce unnecessary risk. With over 300 successful CX implementations, we recognize that in today’s rapidly evolving industries, accelerated time-to-revenue makes a difference.
Our state-of-the-art tool facilitates an accelerated migration from Oracle EBS to Oracle CPQ Cloud while reducing risk. Our pre-built solution enables your sales team to create high-quality quotes based on accurate configuration and pricing, significantly reduces errors, and accelerates revenue recognition.

The webinar will provide an overview of the features and functions of Oracle CPQ and demonstrate real-world scenarios that deliver powerful insights. We’ll also go over how to:

  • Set up attributes in CPQ, extracted from EBS
  • Generate value maps to help with translating Option Classes into CPQ Attribute Values
  • Convert configuration rules using EBS Advanced Configurator into CPQ rules
To join us for this valuable webinar on May 31 at 1:00PM CDT, click to register here. Space is filling up fast!
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Last Chance to Chat With AST Experts!

Today’s the last day talk to an AST team member! We will be here at the booth until the exhibitor showcase closes.

Don’t miss your chance to stop by! You might find yourself walking away with a nifty Amazon Echo!


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