Kscope19 Sleepless in Seattle: #Data4Good Harder!

#Data4Good is an independent initiative in the data and analytics communities that is tailored for different data user groups to their own specific user engagement goals, themes and analytics proficiency levels. “Data4Good is a movement that brings like-minded people together to utilise their skills, knowledge and passion to help make a positive impact on the world. There is so much underutilised data out there that could be harnessed to create a positive impact on health, education, human rights, the environment and much more.”

Kscope19 Sleepless in Seattle: Play Hard!

A recap of some great moments with ODTUG friends during various Kscope events. The tweets need no comment: from the General Session, the Networking Hours in the afternoons, the Monday Community Nights, the Special Event to the after conference chill, ODTUGers have created strong bonds of friendship and knowledge sharing across all communities!

ODTUG Board of Directors: Behind the Scenes

The ODTUG Board of Directors is a group of volunteers elected by ODTUG members to serve the community at large. What board members all have in common is a genuine dedication to offering our members the best technical content, access to a large network of well acclaimed industry experts, exposure to Oracle product management, and countless professional growth opportunities. All ODTUG board members also share a sincere appreciation for how the ODTUG network has played a critical role in setting the course of their technical and leadership professional paths.

#ClimateAction Data Stories

There’s no better time to reflect on the accomplishments, and lessons learnt in the past 365 days than in the last week of the year! Among a myriad of other things that I experienced in 2018, something that I felt really good about was giving both an active indirect and direct contribution towards tackling Climate Change. In this blog post I aim to visualize data sets that have the potential to influence the readers to in turn take direct and/or indirect #ClimateAction in 2019!

Oracle DV to the Rescue! Adding Emotion to the Data: When One Visualization Feels Like ‘1000’ Stories

What if I were to tell you that Hurricane Florence poured over North Carolina as much as the average rainfall for an entire year in Seattle?! Are you able to imagine the devastation? What if I were to show you that seeing a real photo of one flooded road would look very similar as one visualization of hundreds of flooded roads?!

Demystifying the Balance dimension in Profitability and Cost Management

Management Ledger models, whether HPCM or PCMCS, have been around for a few years, but I still receive emails asking for help in figuring out where the results are coming from. This request is often related to the lack of understanding of the Balance dimension. Here are some key pieces of information regarding this system dimension, how it works, how it should be used when defining allocations and integration jobs and how to leverage it to troubleshoot your allocations.

Automation in Account Reconciliation Cloud Service (ARCS): At Its Finest

The sexiest topic of account reconciliations consistently revolves around automation. Yes, ARCS provides a central repository. Yes, ARCS is auditable. YES, ARCS shows a traceable workflow throughout the reconciliation cycle. All of these features are highly useful and absolutely a prerequisite to an enterprise worthy solution, but if you want to really grab people’s attention in a design session, start talking about the things they won’t have to do.