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Financial Management Edition
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NEWS
New Surveys Show ERP Upgrades Provide Clear Benefits
Although upgrading to a new version of an ERP system can be viewed as a daunting task, a vast majority of enterprise application managers say upgrade projects are often short in duration, fall within budget estimates, and rarely disrupt business operations. Those are some of the conclusions in two new surveys of applications users groups.
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Are You Prepared to Manage the Collapse of a Currency?
Concerns about volatility are swirling as financial markets wait to see if one or more European Union countries might abandon the euro and return to a local currency because of economic challenges impacting the region. Fortunately, users of Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, and JD Edwards have an insurance policy for currency volatility or changes in their operating and accounting currency.
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Must Read Content for Every Finance Professional
A wide range of new information about Oracle’s financial management solutions and industry best practices is now available on the Oracle Applications Virtual Briefing Center. Launched last summer, the briefing center is a free online resource center designed to keep visitors current with news across Oracle’s entire application portfolio.
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FEATURED DEMOS
Oracle Fusion Governance, Risk, and Compliance
Oracle Fusion Applications set a new standard for the way you innovate, work, and adopt technology. Take a closer look at how Oracle Fusion Governance, Risk, and Compliance helps address vulnerability to fraud and error, the high cost of compliance, and poor risk management.

Oracle Fusion Governance, Risk, and Compliance Flash Demo

Oracle Hyperion Disclosure Management

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BLOGOSPHERE
Oracle Financials Product Marketing
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Oracle Enterprise Performance Management
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WEBCAST
Align Strategic and Financial Planning Processes with Oracle Hyperion Planning
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EVENT SPOTLIGHT
Oracle CFO Summit—Beyond Finance Transformation: Modernizing Finance to Drive Sustainable Performance
March 27–28
New York, New York
Attend this year’s Oracle CFO Summit in New York City, where finance leaders such as American Express CFO Dan Henry and Oracle Chairman (and former Oracle CFO) Jeff Henley will share their finance modernization and technology strategies to drive competitive advantages in today's volatile economy. Financial Executives International President Marie Hollein and other industry thought leaders will share their insights into how CFOs are prioritizing their IT investments today to drive sustainable performance and achieve real ROI from their technology spend. And Jeff Henley and Oracle VP Rich Clayton will host a special executive workshop to review emerging trends in financial reporting, from sustainability and IFRS, to potential new mandates for human capital management reporting and more. The Oracle CFO Summit is an invitation-only event. For more information on the Oracle CFO Summit agenda, please visit.

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FEATURED READING
Strategies for Managing Risky Business Processes: 2011 OAUG Enterprise Governance, Risk, and Compliance Survey
Forty-five percent of Oracle Applications users believe process inefficiencies and threats of fraud are a significant risk. A survey among Oracle Applications User Group (OAUG) members finds that there is increasing interest in applying governance, risk, and compliance best practices to provide better management, control, and accountability to business processes. Download the survey report.
Profit Magazine: Oracle Hyperion Special Edition

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WHITE PAPERS
Oracle Fusion Financials: Next-Generation Financial Management Solution
Oracle Fusion Accounting Hub: Integration with Oracle Financial Solutions
Finance Modernization—Adopting a Finance Systems Architecture for the Networked Economy
Integrating XBRL into Your Financial Reporting Process
Margin Pressure: The Strategic and Operational Responses to Sustaining Profit Margins in Challenging Markets

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CFO CENTRAL
CFO Market Watch: Exploiting the Value of XBRL—Where Are the Benefits?
Now that companies are growing accustomed to reporting in XBRL they are focusing on how XBRL can improve their reporting processes and relations with investors.

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SPECIAL OFFER
Oracle’s CFO Central
Oracle’s CFO Central brings you the latest business, finance, and IT information focused on the challenges facing CFOs today. Register today.
Oracle For CFOs

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CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT
USANA Increases Governance in Oracle E-Business Suite 12
Learn how USANA applies automated controls, increases audit efficiency, and achieves governance in its Oracle E-Business Suite environment with Oracle Fusion Governance, Risk, and Compliance. Watch a short video to learn more.
Oracle Fusion Governance, Risk, and Compliance Goes Hand-in-Hand with Oracle E-Business Suite
Oxbow chooses Oracle Fusion Governance, Risk, and Compliance to provide better segregation of duties and configuration control over the migration of 13 enterprise resource planning systems to Oracle E-Business Suite 12. Watch a short video to learn more.

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PARTNER SPOTLIGHT
Go Electronic and Go Green with Oracle Partner Transcepta
Transcepta, an Oracle Gold-level partner, has recently achieved Oracle Validated Integration. Transcepta is the leading procure-to-pay network and supplier-onboarding service, helping businesses collaborate and transact electronically exchanging invoices, POs, and other documents. Transcepta’s best practices approach to supplier onboarding connects suppliers to customers in minutes, enabling accounts payable and procurement departments to reduce costs and strengthen business relationships. Its solution comes preintegrated with Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle PeopleSoft, and Oracle Fusion Applications. Learn more about Transcepta by listening to the podcast, “Tired of paper invoices? Time to go electronic and go green” (MP3, 10 min) or visit Transcepta’s Website.

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FEATURED WEBCAST
Is Modernization of Your Key Legacy Applications Your Top Priority?
Hear why modernization of your key legacy applications should be your top priority. Oracle’s ERP applications are scalable, integrated, quick to deploy, and provide enterprise-class functionality at a reasonable price—so you don’t have to worry about outgrowing or replacing your applications in the near future. Register now to view the ERP Modernization Webcast on demand.
Is Modernization of Your Key Legacy Applications Your Top Priority?
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FEATURED TRAINING
Now Available: Oracle Fusion Applications Training
  • Financial Applications Overview (2-day seminar)
    Learn about Oracle Fusion Financials solutions including Oracle Fusion General Ledger, Oracle Fusion Subledger Accounting, Oracle Fusion Payables, Oracle Fusion Expenses, Oracle Fusion Payments, Oracle Fusion Tax, Oracle Fusion Receivables, Oracle Fusion Advanced Collections, and Oracle Fusion Cash Management.
  • Executive Overview (1-day seminar)
    Get an overview of Oracle Fusion Applications and learn about the common components found in each pillar of Oracle Fusion Applications. The key functionality and capabilities are reviewed.
  • Installation and Administration (5-day course)
    Learn to plan, install, and administer Oracle Fusion Middleware components used in Oracle Fusion Applications.

Free Lesson: Start Using R12.x Oracle Financials Applications
Start learning how to use and administer Oracle E-Business Suite financials applications with this free lesson from Oracle University. Register Now.

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EVENTS
Oracle Cloud Conference
Various dates and locations worldwide.
The Extreme Performance Tour
Various dates and locations worldwide.
HEUG Alliance 2012
March 18–21
Nashville, Tennessee

Collaborate 12—Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community
April 22–26
Las Vegas, Nevada

Compliance Week 2012
June 4–6
Washington D.C.

23rd Annual ACFE Fraud Conference and Exhibition
June 17–22
Orlando, Florida

Find an Oracle Event Near You

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