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Ascend 2021

Join us at Ascend 2021 in Hollywood, Florida from August 15-18! Presented by the  Oracle Applications & Technology Users Group  (OATUG) and  Oracle HCM Users Group  (OHUG), Ascend 2021 is an in-person and virtual networking event for Oracle Cloud users to gain insight about the latest platform and cloud-based trends. We invite you to visit us at booth #17 and attend our two sessions to learn how your organization can launch a successful journey to the cloud.  

‘Calibrate’ and ‘Harmonize’ your way to a successful cloud implementation

Tuesday, August 17 9:00 – 10:00 AM CT | Atlantic Ballroom 1 

Now-a-days, it’s not a matter IF - but a matter of WHEN your organization will move to the cloud. Given this inevitability, now is the time to prepare for success. In this session, Baker Tilly will discuss key factors and activities to consider as you begin to explore your journey to the cloud. Additionally, we will discuss several successful Oracle Cloud journeys, highlighting the importance of setting your project up for success up front in order to lead to successful business outcomes in the end.

Equity Residential: HCM Cloud veterans, go next level with Oracle Cloud Recruiting 

Tuesday,  August  17  2:15 – 3:15 PM CT | Atlantic Ballroom 1 

The maturation of Oracle Recruiting allowed Equity Residential the opportunity to retire their Taleo platform and adopt Oracle Recruiting to further unify their Oracle HCM platform. In this session, Baker Tilly and Equity Residential will tell the story of their collaborative journey to Oracle Cloud HCM, and the details of their recent move from Taleo to Oracle Recruiting, as well as their future cloud roadmap. Join us for a discussion on:

  • The implications for moving from an  on-premise  HCM solution to Oracle Cloud 
  • How to assess cloud functionality, understand configuration “guardrails” and how to manage change when moving from one cloud product to another 
  • How to assess a consulting partner and best timing to engage them in the  process 
  • Why now is the time to transition from  Taleo  and take advantage of Oracle Recruiting’s  capabilities  
  • Key considerations for a successful  Taleo  to Oracle Recruiting  initiative 


  • Jeff Haynes, Oracle Cloud Practice, Baker Tilly 
  • Mark Johnson, Director of IT, Equity Residential 
  • Rosie Stroh, Director of HR Operations, Equity Residential 

ERP and SCM – Better together in the Cloud

Tuesday, August 17 9:00 – 10:00 AM CT | Room 314

ERP and SCM data often overlap. Supply chain management data is an essential part of any financials system, but often financials and supply chain data are maintained separately and later integrated, as organizations have not been educated about the benefits of consolidating and streamlining the data on a single platform. Having disparate ERP and SCM systems leads to costly maintenance and integration challenges down the road – and a successful cloud strategy addresses the critical end to end processes that involve both ERP and supply chain. In this session, we'll discuss the major benefits of the single platform – better together – Oracle Cloud ERP and SCM:

  • Provides greater control, consistency and innovation
  • The benefits of a common model interface, one data model and one, single data entry point
  • Provides better business process integration and improved reporting and analysis 

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