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Oracle Value Chain and Procurement Transformation Edition
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Welcome to the first edition of the Oracle Information InDepth Value Chain and Procurement Transformation newsletter, featuring news and analysis from the fast-moving world of global manufacturing, along with the latest information about maximizing supplier relationships. This publication replaces your previous subscription to offerings focusing on supply chain and procurement. No action is required on your part to continue receiving this newsletter.
 
NEWS
Endeca: Powerful New Analytics for Procurement and Supply Chain Management
Late last year, Oracle completed its acquisition of Endeca, whose portfolio includes Oracle Endeca Information Discovery, a platform for rapidly developing analytic applications that combine data from unstructured and structured sources. Read on to find out how the combination will help both value chain managers and procurement professionals better assess supplier risk profiles, warranty claims, spend management, and other areas.
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New Product Lifecycle Management Solution for Process Manufacturing
To help organizations shorten product cycle times, increase productivity, and lower the costs associated with product innovation, Oracle released a new version of Oracle’s Agile Product Lifecycle Management for Process.
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Oracle-Powered Solution Brings Services Spending Under Control
Although services account for a major percentage of an organization’s spend, as a category it typically lacks formal oversight by contracting or procurement professionals. However, a new partner solution is available that draws on Oracle Applications and Oracle Business Intelligence solutions to aggregate buying power, reduce services costs, and create processes for controlling spending.
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BLOGOSPHERE
Oracle Supply Chain Management Blog Oracle Supply Chain Management Blog

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FEATURED VIDEO
Oracle’s Sun Value Chain Transformation

Oracle’s Sun Value Chain Transformation

Watch more Oracle value chain management videos.

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DEMOS
Oracle Fusion Procurement: Setting New Standards
Oracle Fusion Supply Chain Management: Setting New Standards
Learn more about Oracle Fusion Applications.

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WHITE PAPER
Do You Run the Risk of Exposure? Managing Risk in the Supply Chain

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CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT
Video: Introducing Oracle Fusion Distributed Order Orchestration
Cummins Power Generation Inc. Cuts Cycle Time by 58 Percent with Warehouse Management System
Profit Magazine: Land O’Lakes Uses Oracle’s Demantra to Anticipate Market Demand and Increase Margins

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AWARDS SPOTLIGHT
Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards
Oracle congratulates winners of this year’s Manufacturing Leadership Awards Program sponsored by Managing Automation, a Thomas Publishing company. Each year, the Top 100 winners in manufacturing are recognized at the ML100 Awards banquet in Palm Beach. Oracle is a proud sponsor of this event and extends its sincere appreciation to the winners for their efforts in the nomination and selection process for this award. Learn more about winning projects associated with Oracle technologies.

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FEATURED READING
Profit Magazine: The Road Ahead
Oracle President Mark Hurd shares his vision of how enterprise technology is changing the way we do business. Land O’ Lakes uses Oracle Demantra to anticipate market demand and improve margins.
Brochure: Oracle Hardware: Reliable Systems For the Most Demanding Environments

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PARTNER NEWS

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IN THE NEWS
Oracle’s Announces PeopleSoft Financials and Supply Chain Management 9.1 Feature Pack 2
Leggett & Platt Increases Earnings with Help from Oracle Solutions
Oracle Unveils New Release of Oracle’s Agile Product Lifecycle Management for Process
Thousands of Customers Successfully and Smoothly Upgrade to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1
Hormel is Winning with Trade Promotion Optimization (Logistics Viewpoints)

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USER GROUPS
Oracle Applications User Group: Procurement Organization Special Interest Group

Webcasts: Oracle Applications User Group Procurement Special Interest Group
Contribute a suggested topic today.
New Source to Settlement PeopleSoft User Group
The Supplier Relationship Management PeopleSoft User Group (SRM PUG) and PeopleSoft Accounts Payable Special Interest Group (PSAP) have been combined into one group, the Source to Settlement PeopleSoft User Group (S2S PUG). The S2S PUGis comprised of PeopleSoft/Oracle customers who have licensed modules related to the source to settlement process.

Visit the S2S PUG Website for information about conferences, board meeting notes, history, presentations, and other content. The Website is being updated, so please check back frequently.

Have you heard about RECONNECT? In the past, if you attended a LINK or an SRM PUG conference, RECONNECT is the conference to attend. This year’s event is being held August 27–29 at the Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, Connecticut.


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RESOURCE CENTER
Oracle Applications Virtual Briefing Center
Oracle is announcing the availability of the Oracle Applications Virtual Briefing Center. Access this free, global online repository and take advantage of a variety of resources across all Oracle product lines and solutions. Get help successfully managing your application initiatives without ever leaving your desk. Register here.

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LEARN MORE
Oracle Supply Chain Management
Oracle Procurement Applications—All Product Lines
Oracle Advanced Procurement
Visit the Oracle Technology Network Forum for Procurement

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FEATURED TRAINING
Oracle Purchasing 12.x Fundamentals
Learn how to set up and use the latest release of Oracle Purchasing to manage the purchasing process.

Oracle iProcurement 12.x Fundamentals
This course provides a thorough explanation of the functionality of Oracle iProcurement for both end users and administrators.

Oracle Sourcing 12.x Fundamentals
Learn the setup and implementation steps required for Oracle Sourcing.

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EVENTS
Maintenance Summit 2012
March 26–30
Nashville, Tennessee

Oracle at Aberdeen's Supply Chain Management Summit 2012
April 4–5
Chicago, Illinois

COLLABORATE 12
April 22–26
Las Vegas, Nevada

Manufacturing Leadership Council Summit
April 29–May 2
Palm Beach, Florida

97th Annual ISM International Supply Management Conference
May 6–9
Baltimore, Maryland

RECONNECT
August 27–29
Hartford, Connecticut

Oracle Hardware Systems: The Extreme Performance Tour
Various dates and locations worldwide.
Oracle Cloud Conference
Various dates and locations worldwide.
Find an Oracle Event Near You

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