Where will you be in June 2018?
We hope in Orlando for KSCOPE18.

The best conference to attend for the smartest people on the planet working in the Oracle stack.  Whether you are a developer, administrator, architect or business user, KSCOPE has something for everyone.

The Vertical Edge Conference Team is gearing up and starting preliminary plans for KSCOPE18 June 10-14, 2018 where we are proud to once again be a Platinum Sponsor at the Swan and Dolphin Resort at Disney World in Orlando. Don’t delay your registration and take advantage of saving $100 by using discount code VEC when you register.

In the heart of the Walt Disney World® Resort, the award-winning Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin is the gateway to Central Florida’s greatest theme parks and attractions. The resort is located in between Epcot® and Disney’s Hollywood Studios™ and nearby Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and Magic Kingdom® Park. The property has five swimming pools, including a grotto with waterfalls and a water slide, a white sand beach, tennis courts, jogging trails, two health clubs, the Mandara Spa, and so much more! The hotel includes more than 329,000 square feet of meeting space. All ODTUG Kscope18 sessions will be held at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin.

Vertical Edge Presentations at KScope18

Enabling Customer Success in a Self-Service BI World

John Conlee, President and CEO
John Booth, Vice President of Technology, Vertical Edge Consulting Group

June 12, 2018, Vendor Sessions, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM • Room: Asia 1, Lobby/Third Level

Energize the shifting self-service delivery model with the freedom to tackle some of the biggest hurdles in BI. With worrying about integration a thing of the past, you can finally concentrate on delivering a solution that focuses more on function than form; more on decisions than data. Journey with John Conlee and John Booth of VECG to understand how self-service delivery can be the key to solving one of the longest running challenges in Business Intelligence.

It’s an Integration Jungle out there!
What tool should I use?
Why? Where?

John Booth, Vice President of Technology, Vertical Edge Consulting Group

June 12, 2018, Session 7, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM • Room: Northern Hemisphere E3/Fifth Level

We will work through the alphabet soup of EPM systems to illustrate Cloud and on-premise integration patterns and paradigms. This session outlines decisions to select the best tool for the job. Additionally, we will discuss and answer some common EPM integration questions.

Public Sector
Financial Reporting
is a Breeze with PBC and EPRC

Tina Entrop, First Assistant, Bell County Auditor’s Office and
Vince Tran, Vice President of Operations, Vertical Edge Consulting Group

June 13, 2018, Session 9, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM • Room: Oceanic 4, Southern Hemisphere II/Fifth Level

By now, we know all about the wonders of EPRC and PBC. But have you seen how they are both utilized in the public sector? Join this session to learn how Bell County went from Excel spreadsheets to successfully creating their comprehensive annual financial report by using Oracle’s  Planning and Budgeting Cloud (PBC) and Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud (EPRC)! Along with the case study, this session will also include best practices for integrating EPRC and will review the latest features from the most recent update.

The Hyperion Close Suite
gets the job done
for Calumet Specialty Products

Nancy Ackerman, HFM Practice Lead, Vertical Edge Consulting Group and
Justin Turnier, Manager Financial Systems, Calumet Specialty Products

June 13, 2018, Session 11, 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM • Room: Oceanic 4, Lobby/Third Level

Want to hear first-hand from a client about their implementation of the Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), Data Management (FDMEE), Account Reconciliation Manager (ARM) and Financial Close Manager (FCM) products and how data was fed to these applications directly from SAP? This presentation will guide you through the implementation of the Hyperion Close Suite of applications at Calumet Specialty Products. We will share with you real world instances of the benefits gained by Calumet by using multiple products to streamline their monthly close process. Additionally, we will address the solutions that were used to address any challenges arising during the implementation.

Fortune 20 Retail and Technology Giant Implements
Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management (HPCM)
to drive insight into Profitability

Peter Doyle, HPCM Architect, Vertical Edge Consulting Group
Vince Tran, Vice President of Operations, Vertical Edge Consulting Group

June 13, 2018, Session 13, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM • Room: Asia 3, Lobby/Third Level

This company has experienced amazing growth and is now one of the twenty largest companies in the world.  The ability to support this growth from a profitability analysis and reporting perspective is vital.  Until recently, their finance team had been performing all of their corporate allocations (over 2000!) in their OFA GL.  As the company has grown, the time to maintain the allocation rules and pure processing time has made this the most time consuming and cumbersome component of the Client’s close process.

This Fortune 20 Retail and Technology Giant implemented HPCM Management Ledger to address this challenge:

  • Client has eliminated the prior process in the OFA GL
  • Total calculation time has been reduced from over 30 hours to 5 hours, the result is a much faster and more accurate close.
  • Maintenance and administration of the allocation process has been significantly reduced.

This session will provide an in-depth discussion of the HPCM implementation:

  • A description of the original allocation process
  • Requirements and design considerations
  • Process from design to roll out
  • Key findings

We are proud to partner with ODTUG and be a supporter of Up Orlando

UP Orlando (United Against Poverty) provides crisis care, case management, transformative education, food and household subsidy, employment training and placement, personal empowerment training, and more to individuals living in poverty in Central Florida. UP Orlando is the busiest single-site social service agency in the state of Florida, serving an average of more than 500 individuals each day.