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The wait is almost over – our biggest conference of the year, Oracle OpenWorld 2019, is only a month away and the countdown finally begins! If you are planning to attend OOW19, it’s time to start planning out which sessions you would like to attend to maximize your experience at this year’s conference. 

OOW19 will take place September 16 – 19th in the heart of San Francisco at the Moscone Center. Whether you are looking forward to hearing more about upcoming releases, future roadmaps, or even successful customer stories from partners or customers, there is a session for everyone. 

Interested in learning more about Procurement? Bookmark the sessions you would like to attend in the Featured Sessions for Procurement Cloud Guide. Also, below is a lineup of some of the key Procurement Cloud sessions you won’t want to miss:

  • Crowley Maritime Streamlines Procurement with Self-Service Procurement 

(Monday, September 16, 11:15 AM – 12:00 PM)

Crowley Maritime Corporation, a global marine solutions, energy, and logistics services company, shifted its procurement philosophy from being driven by the purchasing department, to empowering all employees to submit purchasing requisitions. The goal was to eliminate direct-entry POs and allow the 2,000 field employees to use the system rather than relying on the purchasing department. Oracle’s self-service procurement solution was used as the foundation for users to start the new requisition process. Attend this session to learn how Crowley approached this transformation and how it plans to continue to leverage the cloud in the future.


Bobby Smith, Exp. Manager, Grant Thornton LLP

Ozzie Medina, Director, Procurement, Crowley Maritime Corporation


  • Oracle Procurement Cloud: Overview, Strategy, and Roadmap

(Wednesday, September 18, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM)

Oracle Procurement Cloud solutions continue to evolve and offer new capabilities to enable modern procurement practices. In this session learn how customers have adopted Oracle Procurement Cloud, and hear about planned improvements to sourcing, contracting, self-service procurement, purchasing, and supplier management that can help deliver value to your organization.


Tom Anthony, VP, Procurement Product Strategy, Oracle


  • Oracle’s Journey to Oracle Procurement Cloud: Delivering Incremental Value

(Thursday, September 19, 11:45 AM – 12:00 PM)

Delivering a modern procure to pay experience is an essential best practice for a digital finance function. Join this session to learn the benefits Oracle has realized and the lessons learned by standardizing its purchasing, accounts payable, and employee expense reporting processes with Oracle ERP Cloud. Specific topics include supplier qualification and lifecycle management, running multi-org payments, reducing invoice entry processing time, simplifying bank account management and expense reimbursement, and enforcing business policies through controls and approvals.


Gena Alexander, Oracle

Jason Feldman, Vice President, Global Procurement and Source-to-Settle, Oracle


  • Regal Beloit’s 8-Week Goal Implementation of Cloud Strategic Sourcing

(Monday, September 16, 1:45 PM – 2:30 PM)

In this session hear how Regal Beloit replaced Ariba with Oracle Procurement Cloud and incorporated critical integrations to Oracle E-Business Suite to standardize the global sourcing process for all requests for information, requests for quotes, and auctions. This includes designing and configuring a core foundation for all 17 operating units in 3 countries, with strategic consideration for future procurement and HCM implementations. The project resulted in a sourcing solution with a phased approach and first go-live in 8 weeks. Learn how the solution helped evaluate and complete complex supplier assessments, provide multiphase implementation options to accommodate global rollout, and ensure integration strategies and options that optimize for hybrid environments.


Mike O’Connor, Director, Oracle

Angela Wilson, Senior Solutions Architect, CSS International, Inc


It’s still not too late to sign yourself up for the conference. Make sure to reserve your spot and register today!

See you on the red carpet!


Learn more about Oracle Procurement Cloud and other Oracle SCM Products at Oracle.com/scm





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