Countdown to KScope19

I am really excited to get to go to Seattle this year for KScope19.  I was on the selection committee and I think we have a record number of new speakers.  If you haven’t signed up and still have an opportunity to go, get out there and do it.  Please stop by our booth and introduce yourself or say hello.

Besides entertaining everybody at the booth, I have a few events I am participating in.  I would love to see you at all of these.

Monday, June 25 –  Lunch and Learn

Location: 6A, Level 6

Sponsored by Oracle Groundbreakers
Grab a quick bite from 12:45 to 1:00 p.m., then join one of the information-packed sessions led by a panel of Oracle ACE Directors and Oracle ACEs. Bring your questions; these are the people who have the answers!

Glenn Schwartzberg, Tim German, Jason Jones and I will there.

Getting Started with Groovy for the Non-Technical Superstars

Session Number: 8056
Track: Planning
Sub-Categorization: Planning Cloud
Session Type: Solutions
Primary Presenter: Kyle Goodfriend [Manager – Accelytics]

602/603, Level 6 => Mon, Jun 24, 2019 (11:45 AM – 12:45 PM)

Technologies or Products Used: ePBCS, Groovy

Session Summary for Attendees:  Groovy calculations are not just accessible to those with lots of experience writing Java, Groovy, or other coding languages. With a little guidance, you can become extremely productive and add some world-class functionality to your applications. This session will be delivered with both the experienced and non-experienced in mind, by a person with a finance degree who learned on the fly.

This session will provide an administrator with the knowledge needed to get started writing Groovy calculations immediately. We will introduce how to get started with Groovy and use it to interact with PBCS via the API. Three to four key concepts will be covered, which will help you leave with an understanding of the possibilities. We will discuss where and how to get help and learn from examples, and how to avoid spending time going down some of the wrong paths like I did.

Attendees will leave this session with the knowledge to implement basic Groovy calculations, examples of more complicated solutions, and a foundation to grow from. They will take home working examples and references to all the concepts needed to go from zero to 60 in four seconds.

The presentation will be structured as follows:
• Introduction
• How to get started
• How to add user functionality
• How to add pre-save validation
• How to add real-time data model synchronization on data form save
• Where to go to get help

Hidden Gems in PBCS—The Benefits They Don’t Tell You About

Session Number: 8054
Track: Planning
Sub-Categorization: Administration
Session Type: Product Updates

602/603, Level 6 => Tue, Jun 25, 2019 (02:15 PM – 03:15 PM)

Technologies or Products Used: PBCS,ePBCS

Session Summary for Attendees:  There are a million reasons to move to the cloud, but these enhancements are not marketed. As someone who fought the drawbacks, I now cringe when I have a client still using the on-premises version of Planning.

This session will provide an administrator five to 10 hidden secrets that you won’t hear from your Oracle sales rep. Unless these secrets are pointed out or you attend training where they are discussed, they will likely never be found. We will discuss foundational improvements like how to evaluate where to focus your time on calculation performance issues, debugging calculations by stepping through the calculation, and stress testing your application. This presentation will include hands-on demonstrations of all the functionality and features discussed.

Attendees will leave this session with knowledge and examples that will allow them to go back to their workplaces and improve their applications. Users looking to move to the cloud will learn about some of the hidden gems that are often forgotten.