The Oracle Event of the year – Oracle OpenWorld – is upon us! For those who have not attended, Oracle OpenWorld offers 2,000+ sessions focused on transforming and planning for tomorrow’s technology – on hot topics including Oracle Cloud, Block Chain, Adaptive Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, and more. Whether you have attended in the past or are gearing up for your first OOW experience, here are our top 5 reasons you should attend:
3,000+ Oracle Customers and Partners – Learn from the experts! Oracle’s Partner Network offers a wealth of information and best practice experience for you to leverage as a consultant, user, or learner
500+ Sessions and Case Studies on Emerging Technology – think hot button industry topics like AI and Blockchain. Leverage this opportunity to learn more about the future of technology while addressing your current technology needs
60,000 attendees from 175 countries – NETWORKING! OOW is the largest Oracle User networking opportunity in the world; take the time to connect with industries and geographies different from your own and exchange lessons learned
Give back – Oracle OOW has made a conscious effort to leave a positive impact on the community that hosts OpenWorld and to plan for the waste a conference this large entails! 100% of onsite emission is offset by Oracle, 81% of ingredients for meals are sourced from within 250 miles of San Francisco, and almost 8,500 meals were donated to local charities at OOW 2017! A conference with a purpose!
Oracle CloudFest. 18 – a full night of festivities featuring Beck, Portugal. The Man., and Bleachers where you can decompress and enjoy a fun night out with your team!
To learn more about the sessions available, visit the full session catalog here.
Visit the Oracle OpenWorld website for registration information (hotel pricing ends September 21st!) and their FAQ for useful tips and tricks.
Planning to attend? Elire will be presenting with Yum! Brands (CAS3707) and Oracle (PRO4335). Visit our booth #3025 and learn more about our sessions!
Next week, Team Elire will be in Rosemount, IL for Quest PeopleSoft RECONNECT! As largest PeopleSoft focused conference around, RECONNECT offers more than 200 deep-dive sessions across all PeopleSoft product areas including PeopleSoft in the Cloud, Selective Adoption, Testing Automation, Fluid UI, and more! With over 600 Cross-Industry Attendees representing Financial Services, Healthcare, Utilities, Public Sector, Education and others, the networking opportunities through Special Interest Groups, Roundtables, Receptions, and Exhibitor Showcases is unmatched!
Elire will be presenting FIVE sessions this year, as well as exhibiting at Booth #403. Stop by during open exhibiting hours and enter to win a Yeti Backflip Cooler!
Elire was honored to present ten sessions on Oracle Cloud, Lease Administration, Peoplesoft 9.2 Upgrades, AP Automation, PeopleSoft on Oracle Cloud, and Treasury! For a complete list of our sessions, click here.
Aside from Sessions, the Elire team exhibited at Booth #730 to answer questions and connect users with our Subject Matter Experts.
If you missed us at the booth or would like to set up a follow up, contact [email protected]
We look forward to seeing everyone at COLLABORATE 19 in San Antonio, TX!
ONE event. NUMEROUS takeaways to help drive results for your business all year long! COLLABORATE 18 is the premier, user-led, technology and applications forum for the Oracle community. Produced by three independent user groups, IOUG, OAUG and Quest, COLLABORATE 18 is your event – created by users for users.
• 1,200+ sessions and panels packed with customers sharing their stories, case studies and practical “how-to” content • Community-sourced education led by experts – for everyone, at every stage of their technology journey
• Breaking product news, roadmaps and insider information from Oracle executive management and developers
• Education and training for functional, technical and hybrid users
• Access to hundreds of other customers across industries to build your personal and professional network, including special interest group (SIG) meetings, geographic networking events and receptions
• An Exhibitor Showcase packed with products and solutions providers who can help you solve your specific challenges
• Unique events such as the Women in Technology Forum—connect with key women who are examples of success in a fast-changing environment
Team Elire will be at Booth #730 as well as presenting a variety of sessions on Lease Administration, Oracle Cloud HCM and ERP, 9.2 Upgrades, and MORE!
Ready to access a wealth of information to help you navigate your technology journey? COLLABORATE 18 takes place April 22-26, 2018, at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Select the user group most closely aligned with your interests at www.attendcollaborate.com.
Team Elire will be making the trip to beautiful Las Vegas, NV once again for COLLABORATE 18. For those who have not attended, COLLABORATE offers over 1,200 sessions from Oracle customers, development and product leads, and solution partners – including Team Elire! This year we are pleased to announce we will be presenting 11 presentations in both the PeopleSoft and Oracle Cloud product spaces. Elire Subject Matter Experts and Team Members will also be available in the exhibit hall at Booth 730 to answer your questions during all open exhibition hours and events.
Last week, PeopleSoft Users from across the nation took over the “Windy City” of Chicago, IL for Quest International Users Groups‘ PeopleSoft RECONNECT Conference 2017. Team Elire set up camp for the week at Booth #405. The conference started with an exciting and informative lunch & learn with Senior Director of Product Strategy – PeopleSoft, Marc Weintraub, and Vice President, PeopleSoft Strategy & Product Management, Rebekah Jackson. The Senior Oracle Executives provided an overview of the roadmap for PeopleSoft, as well as engaged users to provide feedback on where they were at with the future of their PeopleSoft solution and what their current pain points entailed.
The evening entailed the PeopleSoft Super Session and Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall. Team Elire welcomed clients and PeopleSoft Users to Booth 405 to engage with our experts, test out our new Strategic Roadmap Quiz, and learn more about our remaining five sessions.
The team wrapped up Day One with a Chicago staple – Lou Malnati’s Deep Dish pizza!
Day Two started bright and early with Team Elire’s, “Pain in Your Bank Recon? PUM 18 has your Automated Solutions.” This session, also by Managing Consultant, Logan Wacker, focused on the expanded bank reconciliation capabilities with PeopleSoft PUM 18 that helps to maximize match rates, minimize manual use intervention, and reduce customizations. Not only was this deep dive informative, it was selected as a “Best of Reconnect Presentation” and will be presented as a complimentary Quest webinar on September 27th! Register here.
Elire Director of Sales, John Scott, and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage NA Vice President -Treasury Operations, Janet Division, facilitated the PeopleSoft Treasury SIG Meeting, connecting Treasury Users to discuss hot topics, share best practices, and network.
The afternoon was action packed as well with Elire’s remaining two presentations. “Masterminding PeopleSoft Bank Reconciliations,” presented by Elire Partner, Carlos Conde, was a Case Study on Security Finance Corporation’s automation of their bank reconciliation processes. The session focused on how SFC’s PeopleSoft reconciliation problems were solved, allowing them to smoothly and efficiently reconcile 670,000+ check items and 36,000+ on a monthly basis.
Elire’s final presentation of the conference was a case study on St. Elizabeth Healthcare’s successful PeopleSoft 9.2 Cash Management Implementation. Elire Managing Consultant, Tenzin Tsering, demonstrated the new features implemented including Bank SetId redesign, historical payment conversion, and AP integration into Financial Gateway to produce ACH payments.
Day two ended with a dinner celebrating our valued Clients and Partners at Gibson’s Bar & Steakhouse.
The last day of RECONNECT wrapped up with a PeopleSoft Question & Answer session and final Exhibition Hours. Thank you to all who stopped by the Booth and entered to win our various prizes – including a YETI Cooler and Beats Earphones!
The team has already booked their calendars for PS RECONNECT 2018 – we hope to see you all there! To request a copy of any of our presentations, please email [email protected].
A major goal for Emory University’s PeopleSoft 9.2 upgrade was to optimize their investment in the system and take advantage of improved PeopleSoft functionality while heavily reducing the number of customizations needed for their system. Learn first-hand from Emory and Elire, on the upgrade techniques, methodology, approach, & other tools used to successfully reduce Emory’s customizations by 40% as part of their 9.2 Upgrade. Now live on 9.2, Emory is fully prepared to take on PeopleSoft Selective Adoption and PeopleSoft Update Manager using the tools and approach learned during their 9.2 upgrade. Whether your organization has upgraded to PeopleSoft 9.2 or not, you will learn valuable lessons from this highly successful 9.2 upgrade.
PeopleSoft Treasury SIG Meeting
Presenters: Janet Division (Wells Fargo) and John Scott (Elire)
Sun. October 01 | 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM | Moscone South – Room 309
Sun. October 01 | 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM | Moscone South – Room 309
Learn how global professional services firm, Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC), with the help of treasury consulting partner, Elire, were able to successfully establish a solution to this common treasury pain point using their existing PeopleSoft Cash & Treasury Management system. In this case study, MMC and Elire will showcase the secrets behind the complex integration of multiple source systems, an Oracle R12 EBS AP/AR integration to PeopleSoft, used to centralize a single reconciliation point. The global roll¬out of Book¬-to-¬Bank reconciliation for US, Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific included integration between multiple systems, financial accounting Hubs (FAH), and external sources.
Presenters: Nori Funamoto (Canon Imaging Systems) and Patrick Gahagan (Elire) Sun. October 01 | 1:45 PM – 2:30 PM | Moscone South – Room 308
Elire & Canon Information & Imaging Solutions will present the integration of Canon’s AP Automation Solution to PeopleSoft 9.2, leveraging the new Open Imaging Integration (OII). We will discuss how the seamless integration of technology and workflow behind the OVI certified solution creates a simple, transparent AP processes, leveraging Optical Character Recognition (OCR), Enterprise Imaging Platform & PeopleSoft Financials. We will showcase a case study to demonstrate the increase in productivity, speed, visibility and control delivered to our client who manually imaged & keyed over 60,000 invoices per year, transforming their fragmented, manual, paper intensive process.
Presenters: John Wallace (Elire) and Carlos Conde (Elire) Tue. October 03 | 4:45 PM – 5:30 PM | Moscone South – Room 160
In this session, you will learn how organizations are preparing for their transition to the new FASB and IASB leasing guidance. You will also learn how you can utilize planned and delivered features within PeopleSoft Asset Management and Lease Administration to adapt to changes in business process resulting from the new accounting rules.
Moving from PeopleSoft to Oracle Cloud: BI Reporting Best Practices [CON4629]
Presenters: Aaron Bulthuis (Elire), Karen Costakes (Elire), and Mike Spalding (Yum! Brands) Wed. October 04 | 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM | Moscone South – Room 206
Many PeopleSoft customers have chosen to move to the future and transition to Oracle Cloud. An important part of the transition is to develop a business intelligence reporting approach that works for your organization. In this session, Oracle Gold and Cloud Standard Partner, Elire, will present a case study to discuss a recent client simultaneous implementation of both Cloud HCM and Cloud ERP, who were previously running PeopleSoft. An Elire reporting expert will discuss how to prioritize your reporting needs, utilize industry best practices for your reporting development, and review the lessons learned during the implementation.
Pictured above: The team at last years RECONNECT Networking Fiesta!
Team Elire returns to the Windy City July 16 – 18, 2017 for Quest International Users Group RECONNECT 17. RECONNECT is the premiere PeopleSoft education and networking event pf the year! With over 150 sessions focused on Selective Adoption, Fluid User Interface, PeopleSoft in the Cloud, Testing Automation, PeopleSoft Pillars, and PeopleSoft Industries, RECONNECT provides unlimited potential to energize your users and provide direction on the future of PeopleSoft. RECONNECT also offers a variety of Special Interest Groups, Roundtables, Receptions, and the Exhibitors Showcase to connect you with the Experts – including Team Elire! Elire will be at the Exhibitor Showcase, as well as presenting six sessions. Add the below sessions to your agenda via the RECONNECT App!
Session #101390 – PeopleSoft Treasury SIG Meeting Wednesday, July 19 |11:15 AM – 12:15 PM | DaVinci AB Presenters: Paul Barnett (Ameritas), Janet Division (Wells Fargo, N.A. Finance) and John Scott (Elire)
Elire recently attended TEXPO 2017 – a Financial Management conference sponsored by the Alliance of Texas Treasury Associations (ATTA). The ATTA joins five regional Treasury Associations – Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and Fort Worth, and is focused on utilizing communication and education to improve financial management.
Team members kicked off the two day conference with a welcome party by the pool. This networking event set the tone for the week, encouraging great conversation, sharing of best practices, and enjoying the Austin sun!
The Breakfast keynote was inspirational speaker and author, James P. Owen. James spoke about living by “Cowboy Ethics” and standing tall, including his top ten principles.
Elire’s experts and sales team attended various educational sessions focused around industry hot topics, including the current TMS Vendor Landscape, generational preferences towards payment options, and the ease of utilizing cash forecasting tools. Other sessions included tips and tricks for selecting and implementing a TMS, as well as leveraging workplace environments and employees to accelerate success. The team found the sessions informative and encompassing of a wide range of Treasury topics and issues.
One of the best parts of conferences is chatting with our corporate partners and clients. Below is Elire Partner, Mike Graham, and Southwest Region Business Development Manager, Sarah Bougie, by the SWIFT booth. SWIFT is the global provider of secure financial messaging services, providing a secure network to transmit financial information internationally between financial institutions. Elire is a SWIFT Ready Services Implementation Partner.
TEXPO 2017 was a great experience for the team, and we are already looking forward to TEXPO 2018!
Last week, Team Elire packed their bags and jet set off to the beautiful Las Vegas, NV for COLLABORATE 17! COLLABORATE Technology and Application Forum is produced by three independent user groups, IOUG, OAUG, and Quest, to deliver over 1200 educational sessions and panels, training for functional and technical users, and breaking product news and insider information on Oracle Technology. Elire set up at Booth #928 for the week, where we had both our Sales Team and Subject Matter Experts to answer user questions and share best practices with other experts.
Elire Subject Matter Experts gave four presentations on varying industry topics, including PeopleSoft Test Framework (PTF), PeopleSoft on the Cloud, and PeopleSoft Treasury Implementation tricks and tips.
The team was lucky enough to attend a variety of networking events in the evening, including sponsoring the Quest Welcome Party, and COLLABORATE Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall.
Attendees who visited our booth had a chance to enter to win a Yeti Cooler, a FitBit Blaze as a part of Quest-o-poly, and engage with us on social media using the phrase #AlwaysSunnyAtElire to enter to win Ray-Ban Sunglasses!
A big thanks to all who attended and were able to stop by Booth #928! Winners for the various drawings will be picked this week and contacted. If you were unable to attend any of our sessions and would like to have a copy of the presentation, email [email protected]
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