December 5 - December 8, 2022

Strategic insight and how-to education for Oracle users of all levels

Quest Experience Week: Cloud Applications Day

Wednesday, December 8

Cloud Applications Day is packed full of digital education designed to provide strategic insights and how-to-education for Cloud Applications users of all levels. Best of all? Registration is free, so please join us!

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Cloud Applications Day Agenda

11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET

Latest Strategy, Roadmap and Exciting Innovations in Oracle Cloud HCM

Presented by Yvette Cameron, SVP, HCM Global Product Strategy, Oracle


Join Yvette Cameron, SVP, HCM Global Product Strategy, at Oracle as she speaks about the latest developments and strategic direction Oracle Cloud HCM is taking to transform a wide range of HR-related processes. Hear firsthand our strategy, roadmap, and where Oracle Cloud HCM is headed with our products and cool innovations to better support you and your organization.

The customer climate has changed and will continue to change post pandemic, but the fundamentals that drive our investments stay the same: providing a complete, compelling product that improves employee engagement, leverages the latest in technologies with ODA, AL, ML and delivers real decision-making insights for your organization. Join Yvette Cameron, Senior Vice President, Global HCM Strategy and Development for Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud, for a look at where we are now and where we’re headed within Oracle HCM Cloud.

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm ET

Oracle Cloud Lessons Learned: Financial Transformation

Presented by Samantha A German-Guliano, Senior Practice Director – Oracle Cloud, Denovo


As simplified as Financial Transformation may sound, successful transformation is rare. The key is not only knowing the Lessons Learned but how to overcome them, enabling a truly successful Financial Transformation. In this session we will not only review key concepts but talk through solutions to resolve the common downfalls organizations make when trying to implement a successful Financial Transformation.

It doesn’t matter if your company is $5M or $500B each of these topics will affect the ultimate success of your Financial Transformation. Prepare your Company for a successful Financial Transformation to the Cloud, begin now.

Financial Close Manager: A Pathway to Streamline and Accelerate Your Close Operations!

Presented by Megha Gupta, Senior Product Manager & Mohit Jain, Hyperion EPM Consultant, Genpact India Pvt. Ltd.


Manual tracking of the close process using Excel and emails is one of the reasons companies still experience issues in their close process from an accuracy, transparency and comprehensiveness perspective. By standardizing and embedding controls in close processes, organizations are able to eliminate labor-intensive, non-value adding activities and streamline decentralized and disjointed workflows that lengthen cycle time. Financial Close Manager module of FCCS is built for centralized, web-based management of period-end close activities across the extended close cycle. It helps to manage all close cycle tasks, including ledger close, data loading and mapping, financial consolidation, account reconciliation, tax, and reporting processes.

Oracle Updates and Testing Best Practices

Presented by Heather McAninch, COE Development Senior Principal Product Advisor – HCM Cloud Customer Center of Excellence, Oracle


Ever wonder with each Update These Questions; Am I testing well, too much, not efficiently? Am I utilizing the release readiness that Oracle Provides? What can help me consume the New Features on a regular basis thus gaining a better ROI and HR Stakeholders.

Apply Design Thinking for transformation from legacy Finance system to Oracle ERP Cloud

Presented by Venkateswar Gopisetti, Clayton Royal & Saurabh Ahuja, HCL America Inc.


HCL designed and built a comprehensive, global system for the customer leading to the following benefits: Consolidated Platform for complete end-to-end billing to collection functionality; Streamlined invoice-to-cash business process; Enhanced operational and management reporting capabilities; Enhanced System Automation capabilities; Enhanced system and data security.

HCL’s solution replaced multiple legacy systems, converted close to 20 years of historical data, and integrated into a large IT environment. HCL worked with the client to rewrite business processes from custom-built, legacy system based procedures to streamlined, cloud-based contract-invoice-receipt business processes. Today, our client’s global users efficiently leverage Oracle Cloud ERP for end-to-end contract initiation, invoice processing, collections, accounting, and operational / financial reporting.

Simplify Lease Compliance with Oracle Lease Accounting

Presented by Timothy Hrickomothy, Sr. Director, Oracle


Learn about the newest product in Financials, Lease Accounting, and how the product helps solve the lease compliance needs of lessees. This session provides an overview of Oracle’s product strategy for the new Lease Accounting product as well as capabilities and associated business benefits of recently released features.

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

I have moved my JD Edwards EnterpriseOne to AWS. What is the next step?

Presented by Allen Jacot, Solution Architect, Syntax


You have finally moved your JD Edwards EnterpriseOne into AWS. Find out what some of the next steps you should be pursuing to maximize the impact of your cloud solution. Get the most out of your AWS cloud solution. Utilize tools to enable automation and digital transformation in your ERP solution. These tools empower you to lower your total cost of ownership and deliver key functionality, such as data lakes, to your business without adding a lot of staff.

Connect Your Team to Powerful Financial Reporting for Oracle ERP Cloud

Presented by Tim Miller, Senior Practice Director, insightsoftware


To get the most out of your technology investment and ensure a smooth migration to Oracle ERP Cloud, you’ll need to provide your finance teams with the tools they need to succeed. Oracle’s native options may burden your team with inflexible in-built reports, painful drill downs, manually intensive processes, and an over-reliance on reliant on IT. Without the right solution, you could be faced with longer reporting cycles, lower productivity, and less time to focus on critical analysis.

In this session, we’ll introduce you to purpose-built software that empowers your team with smooth, fast, flexible, Excel-based financial reporting. We’ll help solve your current and future reporting challenges, and give you strategies to optimize and future-proof your investment of Oracle ERP Cloud with sustainable, powerful, finance-centric tools.

Embark on Journeys

Presented by Floyd Teter, Sr. Director, Oracle HCM Development Center of Excellence, Oracle


You’re heard the announcements on Oracle Journeys, the heart of the Employee Experience Platform. Please join Floyd Teter from the Oracle HCM Center of Excellence to see a live demo, walk through some common use cases, and discuss some tricks and tips for implementing and using Oracle Journeys.

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm ET

Oracle Financials Cloud – Tips and Tricks

Presented by brij


Oracle Cloud Financials is a deep and robust tool. Hear some tips and tricks to help with GL and custom SLA rules, sales tax automation, 1099 automation, and more!

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