Discover New Products &

Possibilities for EBS

Join SmartDog for 5 months of interactive webinars and industry-leading content delivered by senior consultants with expertise in applications, licensing and infrastructure to help you understand your business and plan for the future of EBS in 2018.

WHEN

March 2018

WHERE

Virtual Curriculum – Register to Participate

Letter from Scott.

Welcome to the SmartDog Services EBS Summit,2018. This series is designed to help our Oracle EBS customers fully understand the changes that have impacted eBusiness Suite the past few years, and to help them get more value from the software that they already own.

In the next five months, we will publish webinars, white papers, blogs, and sponsor customer roundtables so that you benefit from the experience of the SmartDog team, and from noted experts in the industry. We believe that you will be surprised and delighted at Oracle’s renewed emphasis and investment in EBS, and will be encouraged in the future.

– Scott Elequin President, SmartDog Services

The Future of EBS

Welcome to the SmartDog Services EBS Summit, 2018. This series is designed to help our Oracle EBS customers fully understand the changes that have impacted eBusiness Suite the past few years, and to help them get more value from the software that they already own.

In the next five months, we will publish webinars, white papers, blogs, and sponsor customer roundtables so that you benefit from the experience of the SmartDog team, and from noted experts in the industry. We believe that you will be surprised and delighted at Oracle’s renewed emphasis and investment in EBS, and will be encouraged in the future.

– Scott Elequin President, SmartDog Services

THE SUMMIT SERIES

In the EBS Summit series, our experts will guide you through a number of topics geared towards

Protecting your investment

Extending the value

Embracing new innovation

EBS IS COOL AGAIN.

Its 2018 and eBusiness Suite is cool again. Go figure.

While many Oracle application customers have bought into the vision of SaaS solutions, existing eBusiness suite customers are finding a new renaissance in their old applications.  
In 2017, Oracle released a technologically-advanced version of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI), and in the process have brought many of the inherent benefits of the cloud to on-premise application customers.  Now customers can leverage the elasticity and enhanced capabilities of the services and many of them are finding that they can save money.
SmartDog Services is committed to the success of these customers, and is releasing a series of webinars, white papers/blogs and roundtables starting in March of 2018.  Our goal is to help you understand the changes in the applications, the technology and the industry so that you can get the most value out of the software you already own.

Join the journey by registering for our Global EBS Summit Series.

Register now for online access to the EBS Summit, from the opening keynote to closing message. Your submission will sign you up for exclusive content and updates during the 5 month virtual summit.

SEE CONTENT ON

CHANGE IN APPLICATIONS

CHANGE IN INFRASTRUCTURE

STRATEGIC PLAN FOR YOUR BUSINESS

DEFINE A SUPPORT STRUCTURE THAT WORKS

HANDLING LICENSES WITH POISE

MAP A FUTURE FOR EBS IMPROVEMENTS

EBS SUMMIT SCHEDULE

Mar162018

Oracle EBS Roadmap for the Future

By Cliff Godwin, Scott Elequin | Categories: APPLICATIONS, EBS FUTURE, INFRASTRUCTURE, SUPPORT
As a current Oracle E-Business Suite customer, you want the confidence that your choice of integrated, global business applications will continue to enable your organization to make better decisions, reduce costs, and increase performance. Topics will range from: How Oracle plans to support E-Business Suite, to The benefits you can expect to receive from both cloud and on-premises E-Business Suite investments to Multiple options to take advantage of Cloud at the speed that makes sense, leveraging the investments you have made.
Mar232018

EBS Homecoming – A bright new future for Oracle EBS Customers

By Scott Elequin | Categories: APPLICATIONS, EBS FUTURE, INFRASTRUCTURE, LICENSES, STRATEGIC, SUPPORT
This session focuses on the changes in the landscape for Oracle EBS and the positive impact these changes will have on EBS customers. This session is a good overview of the 5 month Homecoming Campaign series.
Mar302018

Hidden benefits of Cloud Infrastructure for EBS Customers

By Al Veach, Mihir Patel | Categories: INFRASTRUCTURE
EBS customers have developed a keen interest in learning more about Public Cloud – especially as it relates to the potential for dramatic $$ savings in infrastructure costs. This presentation focuses on the non-monetary benefits of Oracle’s Public Cloud Infrastructure, such as improved network throughput, faster hardware and storage, security and data governance. In addition, these Hidden Benefits to the Public Cloud include greater flexibility and agility to quickly to modify configurations as well as to increase the system’s capability through predefined integration, software services and technologies.
Apr132018

Oracle Tech Licensing – Know your Entitlements! Danger and Opportunity.

By Mihir Patel | Categories: LICENSES
This session provides detailed practical information on Oracle EBS and Technical Licensing. This webinar will help your team avoid unexpected license compliance events, and will help you get more benefit out of the software you already own.
Apr272018

EBS Optimization using Free! Diagnostics from SmartDog

By Doug Owens, Scott Elequin | Categories: APPLICATIONS, INFRASTRUCTURE, LICENSES, SUPPORT
This session provides and in-depth view of how customers can improve their EBS systems by leveraging (free!) SmartDog Diagnostic tools. These tools identify overpayments, systems configuration weaknesses and bad business practices.
May042018

Six Ways you can Move your EBS System to the Cloud

By Sushil Motwani | Categories: EBS FUTURE, INFRASTRUCTURE, STRATEGIC, SUPPORT
This session focuses on six different was that EBS customers can move to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Topics range from EBS on Cloud infrastructure, Hybrid Cloud and SAAS to EBS Integration
May182018

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Hands On Workshop

By NA | Categories: INFRASTRUCTURE
May-2018

How to Migrate Oracle E-Business Suite to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

By Dallas Holverson | Categories: INFRASTRUCTURE
Session focuses on the specific elements that customers must consider and the activities that should be incorporated into their plan and subsequent roadmap. Topics include O/S, software versions, hardware compatibility, and growth, as well as the future incorporation of network bandwidth, software license migration, and business process transformation as enabled by the new capabilities of the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure platform.
May-2018

How to Build a Roadmap for Your Oracle E-Business Suite Applications

By Casey Curtis, John Faucher | Categories: APPLICATIONS, EBS FUTURE, STRATEGIC
This session provides a structured approach for planning your business roadmap for EBS applications. This includes the expanded capabilities in applications and technology that is available in 2018.
May-2018

Oracle Licensing – What to consider if you are Migrating tech licensing in Oracle Cloud

By Mihir Patel | Categories: INFRASTRUCTURE
This session provides detailed information on things to consider when you are migrating ‘On-Premise” licenses to Cloud Infrastructure. Changes to licensing metrics, sizing parameters and system utility will change not only what you buy, but how you run it.
May-2018

Why is R12.2.x much better than all previous EBS releases?

By Sushil Motwani | Categories: APPLICATIONS, EBS FUTURE, STRATEGIC
This session focuses on the new capabilities that are being designed into Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and technology with the new features of R12.2, and how this fits very well with the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
Jun-2018

Product Strategy for EBS Application Functionality

By Casey Curtis, Doug Owens | Categories: APPLICATIONS, STRATEGIC
This session focuses on the new functionality/capabilities that are being designed into Oracle Applications in 2018. These include improvements in user interface, expanded functionality and simplified integration to cloud products.
Jun-2018

OCI vs. AWS – How does EBS on Cloud Infrastructure compare?

By Sushil Motwani | Categories: INFRASTRUCTURE, STRATEGIC
This session focuses on differences between running EBS on Amazon Web Services and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. The session will include considerations for licensing, operations and cost comparisons.
Jun-2018

Cloud Before The Sun Sets On Your On-Premise EBS Environment

By Sudhakar Maramapally | Categories: EBS FUTURE, INFRASTRUCTURE, STRATEGIC
This session will detail Oracle EBS Lift and Shift to the Oracle Cloud with various options, as well as the PaaS options for the database like Database Cloud Service/Backup to the Cloud/DR in the Cloud. The new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) gives customers multiple options for long-term planning to adopt to the Cloud for EBS Customers.
Jun-2018

Six Ways EBS Customers can $ave Money in 2018

By Scott Elequin | Categories: APPLICATIONS, EBS FUTURE, INFRASTRUCTURE, LICENSES, STRATEGIC, SUPPORT
This webinar provides a pragmatic approach for identifying ways that customers can quickly lower costs and improve efficiency within their existing EBS environments through six specific techniques.
Jul-2018

An Organizational Assessment to Migrating to the Cloud – the Proven Approach

By Tom Ferrero | Categories: APPLICATIONS, EBS FUTURE, INFRASTRUCTURE, LICENSES, STRATEGIC
This webinar focuses on the organizational aspects of migrating your EBS to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
Jul-2018

Proactive Governance and Management for your EBS Licenses

By Mihir Patel | Categories: LICENSES
This session helps EBS customers develop a governance for managing their Oracle EBS applications and technical licenses.

MEET THE TEAM

Our Experts, Your Friends.

Scott defines his role as understanding customer needs and bringing that to market. Our business model reflects his vision and leadership.

    Scott Elequin President

    Mihir has extensive experience in the design, development, implementation and operational management of complex Oracle ERP systems.

      Mihir Patel Chief Technology Officer

      Chris has over 25 years of IT operations, support, database administration, cloud & enterprise architecture experience.

        Chris Klopper Senior Cloud Architect

        Casey has developed reference architectures, quantified the ROI for IT initiatives, & designed roadmaps to strategic & financial benefits.

          Casey Curtis Senior Project Manager

          Dana has 25+ years of experience driving company objectives & building sales operations capabilities both domestically and internationally.

            Dana Fisher Senior Director of Solution Center Operations

            Sushil has 24+ years of experience of Oracle SME, the complete Red Stack of Oracle, from Hardware to Software & the Oracle IaaS/PaaS Cloud.

              Sushil Motwani Director of Cloud Infrastructure

              Al's goals are enhancing install-base delivery & providing clients with a long-term strategic approach to managing Oracle EBS technology.

                Al Veach VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES

                Doug has been engaged with the Oracle Applications for over 20 years & leading roadmapping, upgrade evaluations & scoping implementations.

                  Doug Owens Senior Director of Application Services

                  Audrey works closely with Oracle and the partner network to develop business and overall solutions for our customer.

                    Audrey Elequin Head of Business Development