Education Tracks

Ascend 2024 Education Tracks

E-Business Suite

Thousands of organizations around the world rely on Oracle E-Business Suite to run key business operations. Oracle continues to invest in application development with a focus on functional advances (ERP & SCM), mobility, UI modernization, and operational efficiency. Oracle E-Business Suite supports today’s evolving business models, drives productivity, and meets the demands of the modern mobile user. Building on a 30-year history of innovation, Oracle E-Business Suite continues to deliver new application functionality and expand the capabilities of existing features while helping you gain all the benefits of Oracle Cloud with an EBS + OCI solution.

  • AppsTech
  • Financials
  • Manufacturing
  • EBS on OCI
  • Order Management and Logistics
  • Procurement
  • Projects
  • Enterprise Command Center (ECC)
  • Service and Asset Management

Ascend Oracle EBS Preview Webinar Recording


E-Business Suite HCM

 E-Business Suite Human Capital Management (HCM) delivers a robust set of best-in-class human resources functionality that enables you to increase productivity, accelerate business performance, and lower your cost of ownership Oracle also has pre-integrated its business intelligence applications with E-Business Suite to provide EBS users with BI and analytics capabilities.

  • HCM Core, HCM Foundation, Workforce Analytics, Technical, and Integrations
  • Payroll, Time and Labor, Absence Management, Compensation and Benefits
  • Talent Acquisition, Onboarding/Offboarding, Performance, Talent, and Learning Management

Ascend Cloud HCM Preview Webinar Recording

Cloud ERP

You’ve made the decision to modernize your financial and operational processes in the cloud. Streamline your enterprise business processes with Cloud ERP. With Cloud ERP, you can increase productivity, lower costs, and improve controls. ERP is a very broad area, covering many back-office processes that are critical to the success of your business.

  • ERP Financials
  • ERP PaaS for SaaS
  • ERP Procurement
  • Project Financial Management
  • Risk Management
  • SCM

Ascend Oracle Cloud ERP Education Preview, April 30

Cloud HCM

You’ve made the decision to modernize your HCM processes in the cloud. Oracle Cloud HCM provides your business with one solution for HR—with the workforce visibility, flexibility, and intuitive experiences needed to quickly adapt to change. With Cloud, you can digitize processes, improve efficiency, and deliver innovation – all while taking your workforce to the next level with best-in-class experiences.

  • HCM Core, HCM Foundation
  • Payroll, Time and Labor, Absence Management
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Performance, Talent, and Learning Management
  • Talent Acquisition, Onboarding/Offboarding
  • Workforce Analytics
  • Technical and Integrations
  • Oracle ME
  • Generative AI and Cutting Edge innovations in Cloud HCM

Ascend Cloud HCM Preview Webinar Recording

Cloud EPM

Developing a forecast, completing variance reporting, and closing the books is necessary to an organization’s financial operations; and having great business processes in place allows decision makers to increase efficiency. Oracle’s Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) solutions provide an architecture that supports several functions that are imperative for organizations to achieve optimal results; including: financial planning, consolidation and close, profitability and cost management, strategic modeling, financial master data management, tax reporting, data integrations, and of course, several reporting options.

  • Planning & Budgeting, and Strategic Modeling
  • Financial Close and Account Reconciliation
  • Profitability and Cost Management
  • Reporting: Narrative, Management, and Analytics
  • Cloud Foundations: Integration, Master Data

Ascend Cloud EPM Education Preview Video


PeopleSoft HCM

Today’s PeopleSoft delivers continuous innovation with new features, functionality, and enhancements across the applications suite. PeopleSoft applications are designed to address the most complex business requirements. They provide comprehensive business and industry enabling organization to increase productivity, accelerate business performance, and provide a lower cost of ownership.

  • HCM Core, HCM Foundation, Workforce Analytics, Technical and Integrations
  • Payroll, Time and Labor, Absence Management, Compensation and Benefits
  • Talent Acquisition, Onboarding/Offboarding, Performance, Talent and Learning Management


Technology and OCI

If you’re wondering what these technologies mean to your day, you’re not alone. In these innovative sessions, we’ll help to dig through the buzzwords and get to a real definition of how these technologies work, and how they’re changing your day and your business. Attendees can learn more about both on-premises and cloud technologies supporting all forms of Oracle’s products. Learn from experts in managing the tools and technologies to streamline your Oracle experience.

  • Middleware and Integration
  • Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)
  • Development Tools & Techniques (Ansible, Terraform, SCM, DevOps, IDEs)
  • DevOps (CI/CD, Docker, etc.)
  • Application & Development (APEX, PL/SQL, etc.)
  • Cloud Native Development (Docker, Chatbots, Cloud based AI)
  • IaaS and Platform Services (Virtual Desktop, Full Stack Management, Compute etc.)
  • AI/Machine Learning

Ascend OCI Education Preview Video


The relational database continues to evolve to include more new features, and as a result, has become even more complicated. On top of all the daily challenges of maintaining a high-performance database, now you must be sure the data are available 24/7 and compatible with other systems. This track is designed to provide DBAs of every experience level and industry with the tools to administer your data productively and creatively on premise or in the cloud.

  • Database 101
  • AI in the Database
  • Database HA / DR / Recovery
  • Database Performance
  • Database Security
  • Database Upgrades and New Features
  • Cloud Databases

Database Panel and Ascend Preview, June 6


Oracle Analytics is an advanced platform that empowers organizations to extract actionable insights from their data. It offers intuitive data visualization, self-service analytics, predictive modeling, and mobile access. With data integration and governance features, it ensures secure and collaborative decision-making. Available both in the cloud (Oracle Analytics Cloud) and on-premises (Oracle Analytics Server), it seamlessly connects with various data sources, integrates with Oracle applications, and supports industries across the spectrum.

  • Analytics Platform (Cloud/On-Premise)
  • Analytics Visualization 
  • AI & Machine Learning 
  • Data Warehouse



Professional Development

Increasing your knowledge and skillset is important to continued success in your career.  In addition to enhancing your functional and technical skills, there are many areas of focus that can help propel you in your chosen profession.  This track is dedicated to helping you learn more in areas that can help in managing your department/team, your own work, working with others, ensuring that your organization attracts and retains valuable employees, etc.  Recently, there is significant focus on workforce trends such as remote/hybrid work, employee engagement & satisfaction, organizational culture, diversity & inclusion, social issues, and more.  Gain control over your career by attaining proficiencies in these areas.

  • Leveraging AI for Personal & Team Productivity
  • Networking for Success
  • Emerging Leadership/Career
  • Build Your Brand
  • Project Management
  • Collaboration
  • Workforce Trends


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