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May 8, 2006

OAUG Conference 'Collaborate06' held in horse country

Tennessee in spring time can be a lot of fun, I hear, but buried in a back room, I saw very little of it. The OAUG Collaborate06 conference was held this year at the Gaylord Resort Opryland in Nashville, home of country and western music, and the cradle of rock’n’roll. This observer did not walk in the shoes of the great one, nor make offerings at his alter - Graceland.

The Oracle Applications User Group's MultiNational SIG met in Tennessee this week at the Collaborate06 Conference. The agenda covered a wide variety of topics, led by the Chair, Hans Kolbe, along with SIG board members. Presenters and panelists included Steve Jolly from Genpact, Hans Kolbe of Celantra Systems, Patty McGrath of CSC, Mohan Iyer and myself. Our presentations are located on the MultiOrg page. The sessions examined the risky depths of the multi-national roll-outs; the vagaries of outsourcing; the business of running a business on a global basis; and the pressures of multinational implementations and upgrades. There was some speculation about the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 for Financials. An Oracle representative was in attendance and provided some answers to our qustions. On a final note, the MNSIG did get an award for either longevity or plane bull headedness. Oh, and I did get the MNSIG T-Shirt…… does life get better than that?

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