Project Partners Webinars

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Oracle Fusion and E-Business Suite Webinars

An Easy Solution for Authorizations For Expenditures (AFEs)

Neeraj Garg, Vice President Oracle E-Business Suite Solutions, and David Stenman, Account Director

Many organizations use Authorizations For Expenditures (AFEs) to request and reserve funds for a particular expense or project. AFEs can be related to capital projects, internal projects, and projects billed to clients or joint venture partners.

Until now, Authorizations for Expenditures required a great deal of manual effort using Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) applications. Project Partners has developed an easy to use Authorization for Expenditure solution that extends the functionality of Oracle EBS Projects applications. This solution encompasses capital and indirect/expense projects using Oracle Project Costing, and optionally uses Oracle Project Billing to invoice these expenses to joint venture partners and/or customers. The behind-the-scenes functionality is robust and impressive but best of all is the simple, role-based user interface that makes the process easy.

View this webinar to learn more about using AFEs and the benefits delivered by Project Partners’ integrated Authorization for Expenditure solution. View the Recording

Project Contracts Flowdowns

Gina Coleman, Managing Principal Consultant

Oracle Project Contracts, part of the Oracle E-Business Suite of applications, enables firms to deliver on complex, project-driven commercial and government contracts, and to proactively manage contractual obligations, ever-changing contract specifications, and complex relationships among customers, subcontractors, vendors. Oracle Project Contracts allows users to configure flow down of attributes, articles, terms and conditions, and more. The flow down mechanism can also be used to provide subcontractors with the relevant prime contract information. This webinar explains when and how to use Flowdowns in Oracle Project Contracts. View the Recording.

Projects Workflows - Tips and Tricks

Rajeev Sinha, Associate Managing Principal Consultant

Oracle Projects provides numerous workflows which can be modified to meet complex business requirements. These workflows not only support approval routing but can also be used to enforce project controls and implement business processes. This webinar covers some of the key Workflows available in Oracle Projects and shows how they can be used in a creative way to perform strategic functions. This webinar also explains how to associate custom workflows with user configurable entity statuses. View the Recording. Be sure to also download the companion white paper of the same name.

Utilize SubLedger Accounting to Complement Oracle E-Business Suite Projects Auto-Accounting

Rajeev Sinha, Associate Managing Principal Consultant

This webinar explains how the SubLedger Accounting (SLA) module introduced in R12 of Oracle E-Business Suite can be used to fill some gaps in the E-Business Suite Projects Auto-Accounting model. The presentation walks through a customer case-study showing a business requirement that is not met by Auto-Accounting and showed how SLA was used to provide a working solution. This webinar also discusses additional scenarios where SubLedger Accounting can be utilized to supplement Auto-Accounting. View the Recording. Be sure to also download the companion white paper of the same name.

The Business Benefits of New Costing Functionality in Release 12.2

Kimberly McDonald Baker, VP Marketing and Wendy Lamar, Managing Principal Consultant

New functionality in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 provides many benefits, including better insight into costs, better cash flow, Davis-Bacon compliance, “Effective Cost” compliance, and reduced labor costs. This webinar explains how to leverage the new Actual Labor Costing and Pay When Paid functionality in in your business. View the Recording.

Best Practices for Managing Maintenance Documents in Oracle Enterprise Asset Management and Microsoft SharePoint

Jay West, President, EAM Masters, and Peter Budelov, Associate Vice President, Project Partners

For Oracle Enterprise Asset Management (eAM) users, managing maintenance documents is both important and challenging. Maintenance managers, planners and workers use a variety of documents from different sources to maintain complex plant equipment, facilities and infrastructure. To be productive they must be able to quickly and easily find, understand and use all of this information. This webinar explains the best practices for using document attachments and demonstrates a very easy method for managing maintenance documents via seamless integration with Microsoft Sharepoint. View the Recording.

What Can Oracle E-Business Suite Project Manufacturing Do For You?

John May, Principal Consultant

This webinar will introduce you to Oracle E-Business Suite Project Manufacturing and identify the types of businesses that are the best fit for this application. You'll also learn about the benefits that Oracle Project Manufacturing delivers to its users. View the Recording.

Collaborate 14 Encore - Why Oracle E-Business Suite R 12 is a Great Fit for Engineering and Construction

Neeraj Garg, Vice President

This is an Encore from the Collaborate 14 conference. This webinar introduces a best practices business process flow for the Engineering and Construction industry and reviews major E&C business requirements, showing how Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 is a great fit. Discussion includes: Subcontractor Management – contract lifecycle for complex services procurements and sub-contractor progress and payment management; Labor Costing including Davis Bacon Act features; Issue and Change Management; Cost Codes; Financial Management; and Schedule Management using delivered integration to Primavera P6. View the Recording.

R12.2: It’s Not Just a Technical Upgrade; the Business Value for Project-Centric Organizations

Neeraj Garg, Vice President

Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) Applications Release 12.2 provides significant enhancements across the integrated suite of business applications spanning enterprise resource planning, project performance management, and supply chain management. View this webinar to understand the various approaches in upgrading to R12.2. Additionally, receive a baseline for measuring the potential value in driving cost savings and improvements to cash flow with new features specific to project centric industries including, but not limited to project supply chain planning, planning by cost breakdown, subcontractor management, and mobile project management. View the Recording.

Part 1 of 2: Collaborate Encore: Using Oracle E-Business Suite Projects Applications to Meet Complex Global Requirements for Global Project-Centric Organizations

Neeraj Garg, Vice President, Products

Global Project-Centric Organizations have complex global requirements effecting the operation of their businesses. In this case study, the company manages projects in multiple countries, using different currencies and languages. These projects are often staffed with foreign resources. This session discusses using the Oracle E-Business Suite R12 Projects applications to meet the complex global requirements of Global Project-Centric Organizations. Specific topics include Global Security, Multi-Currency and Multilingual Support. View the Recording

Part 2 of 2: Collaborate Encore: Managing Global Projects with Oracle E-Business Suite Projects Applications

Neeraj Garg, Vice President, Products

There are two models that are pre-dominantly used to manage global projects: Decentralized Work with Centralized Project Management, and Decentralized Work with Decentralized Project Management. Both models are easily handled in Oracle Projects but need completely different setups and operational procedures. This paper discusses the two models, the setups and operational procedures required and the impacts based on organizations, operating units, legal entities, currencies, periods, resources and accounting. View the Recording

Why a World-Class Engineering and Design Firm Uses Oracle E-Business Suite and Project Partners Applications

Randy Martin, CPA, Director Project ManagementSystems, Atkins North America; and Peter Budelov, Associate Vice President, Project Partners

Atkins is one of the world's leading engineering and design consultancies, employing some 17,420 people across the UK, North America, Middle East, Asia Pacific and Europe. It has the breadth and depth of expertise to plan, design and enable some of the world's most technically challenging and time critical infrastructure projects. In 2006, Atkins North America migrated to the Oracle E-Business Suite Projects applications because Atkins needed an ERP system that could grow with the company and handle the increasing demands for a robust Project management system. In addition to needing broader and deeper functionality to support growth, usability was a key concern. Project Managers needed simple user interface tools to manage their projects. Atkins selected Project Partners to implement the Oracle Projects suite and now enjoys a comprehensive solution that handles the growth and diversification of its business. To enhance usability, Atkins uses Project Partners User Interface applications to provide a simple user interface layer to enable users to easily maintain tasks, budgets and earned value metrics. Atkins also uses Project Partners’ smartphone timecard application, to speed up time entry. View this webinar and learn how Atkin’s use of these applications has provided the infrastructure needed to free up Atkins employees’ time to focus on their customers and grow their business. View the Recording

Integrating Microsoft® SharePoint™ and Oracle® E-Business Suite™ Applications

Peter Budelov, Associate Vice President

Need to store Oracle® E-Business Suite™-related documents in a document management system? Then you should learn about Project Partners’ integration of Microsoft® SharePoint™ and Oracle E-Business Suite. Now, when uploading documents using standard Oracle Attachment capability, they will automatically be moved to SharePoint, into dynamically created folders, and be filed based on pre-determined categories. Additionally, the attachment in Oracle will be replaced with the URL to the document’s new SharePoint location. This is supported for any E-Business Suite application that uses Oracle Attachment capability, e.g., AP, AR, Purchasing, Assets, Projects, and more. Only minimal setup is required, and you’ll be able to do all this seamlessly - and while enforcing native Oracle security. View the Recording

Collaborate Encore: Got It? Want It? Need It? Challenges? You Bet! - Implementing OTL in a Complex Project Environment

Pat Bowyer, Director, Time Management

Join us for a lively, valuable discussion of some of the most exciting features in R12.1+ Oracle Time & Labor with Oracle E-Business Suite Projects, including the long-awaited Contingent Worker/PO capability, enhanced preference criteria for dynamic templates based on various attributes, powerful Change and Late Audit compliance for DCAA & more. Everyone using timecards with Projects will appreciate the key benefits of combining ease-of-use with fast, accurate labor/cost capture, which can free workers’ time to perform other tasks. View the Recording

Sponsored by the Oracle Applications User Group: Time Management for Projects

Pat Bowyer, Director, Time Management

In these challenging times, everyone needs a solution for fast, simple, accurate, cost-effective time entry - a key component of your firms' PPM success. The right Time Management solution can be accessed via your smartphone or laptop, whether you’re in airplane mode or in a remote location without cellular reception, as easily as from your office. Making it easy to enter timecards increases timeliness and accuracy, which improves the reliability of your project performance reporting. Whether your organization needs time entry via a smartphone or fast group time entry via a spreadsheet, Project Partners’ easy to use and affordable applications take the burden out of timecard entry. This webinar includes a demonstration of Project Partners' two exciting new products: TimeSpeed and mProjects Time Management, which are fully integrated with Oracle Time and Labor and Oracle Projects. View the Redording

Integration and Revenue Management With Oracle E-Business Suite Projects, Order Management, and Receivables

Robert D. Anderson, CPA, Senior Practice Director

This webinar features a case study of a firm successfully using Oracle E-Business Suite Projects, Oracle Order Management and Oracle Receivables and shows how they manage their revenue. This firm leverages R12.1.3 revenue management functionality for GAAP revenue recognition and EBS Projects with a different revenue recognition basis. In this webinar we will show you how creative approaches to integrating Orders and Projects are possible with minimal development, that robust solutions support long term business needs while providing flexibility for growth, and that simple approaches lead to the best long term solutions. View the Recording

Contract Based Project Billing in Oracle Fusion Project Portfolio Management

Neeraj Garg, Vice President, Product Development

Oracle Fusion Project Portfolio Management offers Project Contracts features that are part of the Fusion Enterprise Contracts model. Fusion Project Contracts offers sell side contracts functionality that helps to drive revenue and billing independent of project setup and execution. This presentation highlights the core features including a flexible approach to billing by contract lines, contract level summaries, consolidated bill plans, billing controls, improved user interface and improved process efficiencies. View the Recording

Case Study: Implementing R12 Projects for the Professional Services Division of a Global Enterprise

John May, Principal Consultant

Increasingly, enterprises that aren’t considered project-centric are turning to Oracle E-Business Suite Projects for their growing professional services divisions. This presents unique challenges to the system integrator and the enterprise in adapting Professional Services best practices to their existing infrastructure. This presentation will show how Project Partners helped a world leading firm implement Release 12 Oracle E-Business Suite Applications with 14 Operating Units and five currencies in one project-centric division. View the Recording

Be a Hero: Maximize the ROI of Oracle EBS Projects and Ensure Rapid Adoption Across Your Enterprise

Peter Budelov, Associate Vice President, Product Management

Your firm knows that using Oracle E-Business Suite Projects will help increase profitability and ensure that project objectives are met. But your project managers and administrators already have day jobs, they don’t have extra time to learn new software or hours every day to use project management programs. How can you help your firm meet its business goals and maximize the return on its investment? You can have your project managers and administrators trained on Oracle EBS Projects in 82% less time and spending 40% less time on a daily basis, using a familiar Microsoft® Excel front-end, ensuring rapid end-user adoption, and putting your company on the fast track to the many benefits provided by Oracle. See how our User Interface Applications free up your firm’s employees to make more strategic contributions and achieve business objectives. View the Recording

Understanding Earned Value Management in Oracle Applications

Neeraj Garg, Vice President, Product Development

Using earned value analysis enables improved project reporting, proactive and forward-looking project management, and increased predictability of project success. This presentation discusses what earned value management is, why a company should implement it and how to use Oracle E-Business Suite and Primavera applications for earned value analysis. Topics include the evolution of earned value analysis, the advantages of using earned value to measure projects, standard earned value matrices, and how to use Oracle Applications to perform earned value analysis. View the Recording

Bringing Oracle R12.1.2 Order Management to AR Invoices into E-Business Suite Projects

Robert D. Anderson, CPA, Senior Practice Director

Learn how a rapidly growing company met the challenge of keeping their Oracle E-Business Suite Order Management (OM) to Accounts Receivable (AR) functionality and flow intact, while also bringing all the invoice information into Oracle E-Business Suite Projects and enabling full drill down from Project Management draft invoices back to AR. This firm did not want to lose any desired functionality by flowing invoices through Oracle Projects to AR, enabling a flow from AR to Projects kept all desired functionality in OM, AR and Projects. View the Recording

Easily Manage Capital Projects Using Oracle EBS Projects and Spreadsheets

Peter Budelov, Associate Vice President, Product Management

Project Administrators can quickly and easily create capital projects, tasks, transaction controls, and intuitively cerate project assets all from spreadsheets. Project Managers can easily enter data and keep a tight rein on task progress and forecasted costs and then see tabular data and charts showing project performance with drilldown to lowest level of detail – all in specialized workbooks. Using Oracle E-Business Suite Project Costing and Project Partners User Interface Applications reduces labor by 40% and frees up users to make more strategic contributions to their organizations. View the Recording

Oracle Advanced Global Intercompany System in Release 12

Ravi Shankar, Vice President, E-Business Suite Projects

Oracle Advanced Global Intercompany System (AGIS) is a powerful application designed to handle the complex Intercompany accounting and processing requirements of global corporations. It has been designed and built using the OA Framework that is easy to use, and yet very sophisticated and rich in feature sets. It leverages the core building blocks of R 12 architecture in the areas of Legal Entity, Trading Community Architecture, Sub Ledger Accounting for Transaction Account Definition, workflow integration for processing and Approvals Management Application for transaction approval. The greatest benefit of the application is its ease of use for multiple companies belonging to different legal entities and Primary Ledger(s) across the globe that shares the same Oracle Application instance. This webinar will discuss the nuances of implementing AGIS in Oracle E-Business Suite Applications Release 12. View the Recording

Fortune 500 Firm Empowers 5000 Project Managers using Oracle E-Business Suite Project Management and Spreadsheets

Neeraj Garg, Vice President, Product Development

A global provider of professional technical and management services is empowering 5,000 Project Managers, administrators, directors and finance personnel. They are able to quickly create and set up projects (clients, agreements/funding, WBS and budgets), manage progress, review schedules, financial and earned value metrics and revise forecasts and status reports using a Microsoft® Excel based user interface to Oracle Project Management. Ten legacy applications were eliminated, allowing everyone to review the same data in a common format they were comfortable with, with only 2 days of training per user. View the Recording

Improved Federal Accounting with Oracle Projects Release 12.1.1

Neeraj Garg, Vice President, Product Development

Until release 12.1, Oracle Projects has not been a perfect fit for Federal requirements. With 12.1.1, Budgetary accounting entries can be created for all expenditures in Projects, allowing relief of your encumbrance entries. Now, Federal budgetary entries can be made for revenue, which are required for revenue accounting. These entries were designed with FASB compliance in mind. Agreements have also been enhanced to support federal requirements. This presentation discusses these new features in detail. View the Recording

Using Enhanced Subcontractor Dashboard and Controls with Oracle Project Management in R12

Robert D. Anderson, CPA, Senior Practice Director

Expand your ability to track and manage subcontractor compliance through the new Subcontractor Dashboard and Payment Controls capability of Release 12 combined with Oracle Project Management. View and search for subcontractor invoices, place invoices on hold or release previous holds, all within your standard Project Management screens. Track contract compliance items, such as insurance certificates and lien releases, manage payment to automatically happen once you receive payment and more. View the Recording

Using Oracle Project Analytics within Engineering and Construction Firms

Robert D. Anderson, CPA, Senior Practice Director

Extend Oracle Project Analytics using new project data elements, expanded reporting and dashboard capability, with specific focus and examples relating to the Engineering and Construction industry. Use Earned Value and Forecast information to automatically update your project briefing presentations and create standard curve presentations directly from Oracle Project Management to Project Analytics to your Microsoft PowerPoint deck. Drill down into your organization and project data for actionable analytics. View the Recording

Project Partners Construction Contract Billing Makes Compliance Simple and Easy

John May, Principal Consultant

The ease of Excel worksheet data entry combined with the power of Oracle Project Billing provides an integrated and fully compliant solution for the American Institute of Architects® (AIA) contract billing process. See how Project Partners Construction Contract Billing provides project managers with an integrated role-based workbench to execute the entire contract billing process from contract billing/statement of values entry through to the final formatted G702 (Application for Payment) and G703 (Continuation Sheet) invoice delivery. View the Recording

Oracle Primavera Webinars

The Benefits of Oracle Instantis For E-Business Suite Projects Users

Tamim Kulaly, Vice President

You use E-Business Suite Projects to manage the financial performance of your projects. Now it’s time to learn how you can benefit from Oracle Instantis Enterprise Track, in the cloud or on-premises. Whether you are managing IT, new product development, or process improvement projects, Instantis can manage the full project lifecycle across your entire organization. Even better, Project Partners delivers integration between Oracle Instantis and Oracle E-Business Suite to quickly have you live with an enterprise project management solution that manages the finances, planning and delivery of your projects – from Idea to Closeout. Attend this webinar to learn more about Instantis and see first-hand how you can get started quickly and easily with this new integrated solution. View the Recording.

Uncover Valuable Insights and Quickly Take Action With Primavera P6 Analytics and BI Publisher

Terri Maginnis, Principal Consultant

Oracle’s Primavera P6 Analytics is a packaged business intelligence solution that provides valuable insights into your Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management performance so you can uncover trends, discover the root cause of issues, and forecast costs, helping you to drive efficiencies and make better decisions about your projects.

Oracle’s Primavera P6 Analytics enables you to:

  • Uncover deep insights into projects as well as complete history and trends over time
  • Quickly identify potential performance issues
  • Take effective action to correct problems throughout the project lifecycle
  • Ultimately make better project portfolio decisions

This webinar shows how reporting is done in the P6 Analytics user interface, which you can use in your own instance immediately. View the Recording.

Primavera Unifier for Capital Projects Management

Anglea Walia, PMP, Principal Consultant

Primavera Unifier provides solutions for capital project and portfolio management, facilities management, and real estate portfolio management. Learn about its intuitive user interface with a powerful, yet easy to use Workflow Engine, which can be tailored to your business to increase adoption, minimize training, and deliver rapid time to value. Whether employing prebuilt templates out of the box or building new configurations from scratch, Primavera Unifier delivers the best combination of ease of use and flexibility— no matter how large or small your deployment. View the Recording.

Learn About the New Primavera Gateway

Terri Maginnis, Principal Consultant

The Primavera Gateway was recently introduced by Oracle, and it enables clients to integrate their P6 Platform to any ERP or legacy application. Primavera Gateway is JAVA based, and application-agnostic. Its use of graphical mapping between P6 and third party products enables clients to fully integrate their systems and be able to control their Project Financial information and schedules in an integrated manner, rather than in silos. View the Recording.

Enterprise Project Portfolio Management: Plan and Execute the Right Projects Easily and Affordably

Terri Maginnis, Principal Consultant

Tamim Kulaly, Vice President

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (Primavera P6 EPPM) is an integrated project portfolio management (PPM) application that includes role-based functionality to match each team member’s needs and responsibilities. It provides executives with a real-time view of their organization’s project performance, equips project participants with the right blend of usability, power and flexibility to effectively execute projects, and enables workers across all levels of an organization to analyze, record and communicate reliable information and make timely decisions.

Primavera P6 EPPM can easily scale from a single user on a small project to tens of thousands of users engaged in millions of activities across hundreds of projects. This webinar will introduce attendees to EPPM and provide an overview of the key features and functions to help organizations achieve their business objectives. View the Recording

Why You Should Upgrade to Primavera P6 Release 8

Terri Maginnis, Principal Consultant

Tamim Kulaly, Vice President

You already know that Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (Primavera P6 EPPM) is an integrated project portfolio management application that includes role-based functionality to match each team member’s needs and responsibilities. Did you know that it also provides executives with a real-time view of their organization’s project performance, equips project participants with the right blend of usability, power and flexibility to effectively execute projects, and enables workers across all levels of an organization to analyze record and communicate reliable information and make timely decisions?

This webinar will educate existing users of Primavera P6 on the new features of Primavera P6 R8 and – more importantly, explain the benefits of upgrading to the latest release. View the Recording.

Oracle Business Process Management Gives You an Edge Over Your Competitors

Angela Walia

Tamim Kulaly, Vice President

Business processes that deliver operational efficiency, business visibility, excellent customer experience, and agility give your enterprise an edge over your competition. Oracle Business Process Management Suite 11g enables process management success with a complete solution for all types of processes by providing a unified process foundation. It helps manage the complete process lifecycle starting from modeling and optimization, to automation, execution and monitoring across organizational divisions, and applications.

Learn about how you can leverage Oracle BPM and the Oracle P6 EPPM Web Services to enhance the out-of-the box Primavera product features and functions with customized business process solutions to meet your organization’s business objectives. This webinar introduces attendees to the Oracle automation offerings, including real-world solutions we have already designed and implemented for our customers. View the Recording.

Integrating Oracle Primavera P6 EPPM and Oracle E-Business Suite

Robert Feldscher, Solution Specialist

Oracle® offers the first end-to-end solution for Enterprise Project Portfolio Management: Oracle E-Business Suite Projects Applications excel in project financial management and Oracle Primavera leads in project management, planning & scheduling, and analysis. This webinar will provide an overview of new Primavera 8.2 features, and will include a case study illustrating how firms are using Primavera with Oracle E-Business Suite Projects Applications to support business processes not possible with either system alone. View the Recording.

Using Oracle Primavera to Manage IT Portfolios

Tamim Kulaly, PMP, Vice President, Project Portfolio Management

Project and program managers must take a highly strategic approach to selecting, authorizing, and funding projects. You need to choose the best projects and effectively manage them throughout their lifecycles. Yet without the right tools and processes, you'll find it tough to select the right projects and deliver them on time and within budget. For project and program success, you need the capabilities to:

  • Prioritize projects based on strategic objectives and your organization's tolerance for risk
  • Make the best use of limited resources
  • Improve coordination by collaborating across the enterprise and beyond
  • Manage large programs with multiple suppliers and subcontractors
  • Increase team productivity and the speed of project delivery
  • Bring the right products to market within market windows
  • Improve governance and accountability, and meet regulatory requirements
  • Manage short-duration, high-intensity projects such as shutdowns

View the Recording