Video Highlights: 2019 Agility and Kalido Magnitude Customer Conference

We’ve just concluded another engaging and successful Agility and Kalido Magnitude Customer Conference, where our customers convened to exchange new ideas, share best practices and forge deeper connections.

Watch the Highlights

Key Takeaways:  

  • We debuted Agility v8 and Kalido v11 – our latest PIM and MDM offerings for customers to experience the full breadth of capabilities.
  • Customers around the world including as TimCo, Allied Electronics, HD Supply Whitecap, CED, and Gopher Sport presented case studies on how they’re taking advantage of Agility features and functionality to streamline work processes and manage their entire data needs. Hear their stories.
  • In the UK, Michelle Beeson, shared the latest research on changing buyer behavior and how organizations must use data to create more relevant and consistent experiences, to continue to win serve and retain customers.
  • In the US, Forrester’s Allen Bonde delivered a riveting keynote on why there’s never been a more exciting time to reimagine what’s possible with B2B commerce. Watch the replay of his presentation: More Choice, More Convenience (and More Content!) Redefine B2B Commerce Strategies

Stay tuned for updates on next year’s events – visit the User Conference webpage for more details and event photos.


Oracle OpenWorld Recap: 3 Takeaways on Reporting for Hybrid and Cloud Environments

In September, I attended Oracle OpenWorld 2019 and it was chock full of announcements and sessions on how Oracle is winning in the Cloud and showcasing its march towards delivering the “world’s first completely and truly autonomous cloud.”

I was most intrigued with conversations focused on the state of customer cloud migration strategies and on its Cloud product roadmap as it relates to reporting and analytics, and specifically the latest advancements with Oracle EBS.

Here are three key takeaways:

Hybrid is the new normal for cloud migrations

Oracle understands that not all customers are ready for Cloud Applications and that “hybrid” is the new normal. In its product sessions, Oracle promoted a co-exist strategy for customers to extend EBS with cloud applications that improves upon existing EBS modules or for adding functionality not available within any existing EBS modules. Furthermore, Oracle suggested that a co-exist strategy to extend EBS should start with “edge” cloud applications.

From my peer conversations at the event, many customers are looking towards a hybrid cloud strategy for adopting the four major pillars of Oracle Cloud Applications: ERP Cloud (financials, procurement, projects, EPM), SCM Cloud, CX – Customer Experience Cloud, and HCM Cloud. This makes the most sense for large complex enterprises that have invested heavily in Oracle EBS for managing change in determining how their existing integrations will evolve.

Shifting focus to pre-built content for cloud reporting and analytics 

With calling OBIA content complete, it’s clear that Oracle is shifting its focus on creating analytics specifically for Oracle Cloud Applications rather than investing in analytics for Oracle EBS. For instance, Oracle announced the availability of Oracle Analytics for Fusion Apps, which includes packaged analytics, dashboards, reports, KPIs built on Autonomous Data Warehouse.

This development aligns with Oracle’s move to support customers pursuing a hybrid-cloud strategy, but this also means that customers will have to rely on system integrators and custom development to fill the gaps. While the Oracle Analytics roadmap is impressive, just like OBIA, I suspect there will be room for improvement. Stay tuned for further analysis on what will be necessary to determine the gaps.

Continued support for EBS

Oracle’s latest release of EBS version 12.2.9 includes some legislative changes in Financials, improvements in lease and finance management, and improvements with Property Manager and there was excitement around its latest Enterprise Command Center (ECC) dashboards. We expect future releases of EBS will offer improvements to underlying middleware without customers having to go through a full upgrade of EBS applications.

What’s clear from my discussions is that EBS users still need help with accelerating their reporting and analytics initiatives. But with more modules only being offered through Oracle Cloud, this can become a challenge for organizations wanting to take advantage of the latest applications.

At Magnitude we’re building the next generation of Noetix to support reporting and analytics for full and hybrid cloud deployments. Noetix Cloud Analytics delivers near real-time reporting from a single operational reporting data store through business views to simplify access to data from Oracle Cloud Applications and Oracle EBS.

To learn more about our Operational Reporting solutions for Oracle, let’s have a conversation.

Take your SAP Central Finance to the Next Level with Magnitude

Ready to take your SAP S4/Hana Central Finance projects to the next level? Magnitude SourceConnect and Z Option are both proud sponsors of the TA Cook SAP Central Finance events:

International SAP Conference on Central Finance in Berlin [September 18-19, 2019]

North American SAP Conference on Central Finance in Chicago [October 15-16 2019]

Curated for finance professionals for both new and existing SAP customers, hear how you can transform your finance data ahead of the pack and drive business success. You’ll hear from live the SAP Central Finance solutions owners, live Central Finance customers and live Magnitude customers about how to make the most out of your investment.

Our Magnitude SourceConnect team will demonstrate our suite of applications, co-innovated with SAP, for seamless integration of 3rd party data into Central Finance by streamlining key aspects of the data integration process.

Irrespective of the number and mix of source systems you are considering incorporating into SAP Central Finance, our data integration experts can talk you through you how to reduce time to benefit as well as reduce initial and ongoing development and maintenance costs.

Incorporating an off-the-shelf solution that’s built on architecture validated and supported by SAP assures that you will achieve the fastest, lowest cost, and lowest risk implementations of SAP S/4HANA Central Finance.

Registration is open for both the Berlin event and Chicago event!

Interested in learning how to integrate non-SAP ERP data into your SAP S/4HANA Central Finance implementation? Magnitude SourceConnect can help! Request a demo

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