EBS Track

About This Track

The e-Business Suite (or EBS) Track is primarily (but not exclusively) for HEUG members who use Oracle’s e-Business Suite. The primary sponsor for the EBS Track is the EBS Advisory Group (AG), which is comprised of member institutions of varying sizes, funding and nationalities. The diversity of the EBS AG helps ensure that a wide cross-section of users and modules are represented.

The EBS Track is committed to ensuring that the needs of Higher Education users are met and supported by Oracle. Upholding this ethos, the AG has scheduled monthly conference calls about implementation issues and development requests, and members are invited to participate in the wide range of webinars throughout the year that address various items of interest. This is also reflected in the presentations provided by the EBS Track at the Alliance Conference. Topics covered range from developments in HCM & Payroll, Financials, Procurement, and Project & Grant Accounting; to more technical presentations about upgrade experiences, new technologies available for EBS, interfacing from other systems, and the best way to get the most out of your EBS investment.

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A Few of Our Sessions

Supporting Oracle EBS - Adapting to the Changing Face of Tomorrow’s Business Analysts

Doris Shimabukuro, PMP, MSIS
California Institute of Technology
Associate Director, Financial Systems

Traditionally, a key success factors for business analysts supporting Oracle EBS customers was experience borne of participation in the implementation of the Oracle ERP system in one of several functional areas. And, the highly successful group of business analysts supporting Oracle EBS customers at Caltech were cut from this cloth. However, for budgetary and demographic reasons, attrition in this team of business analysts can no longer be refilled simply with a person with equivalent skills and experience. This presentation is a case study of how Caltech creatively and successfully faced this challenge and is adapting to the changing face of tomorrow’s business analysts.

Calling Vendor RESTful APIs

Mary Hammes
Marquette University
Lead Application Specialist--HR/Finance

More and more third-party vendors are requiring the use of Representational State Transfer (REST) Application Programmatic Interfaces (APIs) rather than traditional file exchanges to maintain data from and to E-Business Suite. Learn how to call these APIs from within program code, using our experience integrating a third-party eProcurement vendor with Human Resources, Accounts Payable, and General Ledger.

An "Advance" journey through i-Expense: Configuring i-Expenses for Travel Advances

Scott Mitchell
Rochester Institute of Technology
ERP Technical Team Lead

Travel advances are still alive and well at RIT and commonly used by our Development & Alumni Relations group. Like many processes travel advances consumed more time and paper than they were worth. Leveraging our experience and successful rollout of i-Expenses, RIT sought to configure the module to allow for the creation for Travel Advances (Prepayment Invoices) that would route for approval following the institutes standard policies, and could easily be integrated back onto expense report following completion of the trip. Using standard setup within Payables, custom menus, profiles, and form personalizations RIT was able to turn the i-Expense module into "i-Advances"

Our Complete Agenda

Note that this listing below includes sessions from other tracks that we think you may be interested in. If you are using our mobile app, make sure to select the track you see listed below in order to get that session added to your agenda.

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Monday, March 30

Tuesday, March 31

Wednesday, April 1