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Participate in customer-driven discussions, providing an opportunity for users to network and share information. The agenda will include the opportunity to discuss current topics of importance in Omni-Channel, Stores and Commerce -


Breakout Session #1 - will focus on Omni-channel related topics and will start off with a roundtable discussion on the omni-channel landscape. Other topics that had been of interest and would be used as discussion points depending on members/attendees interest - Consumer Data Across Channels, Omni Inventory Capabilities, Omni-Channel operations/labor and staffing models to support additional digital capabilities in-store, international challenges and emerging markets; integrated payment. This session will also include an overview of the Retail Learning Subscription.


Breakout Session #2 - Stores-focused topics include Xstore and SIM roundtable; Integration and Migration feedback/challenges; Continued EMV Journey, Mobility In-Store, RFID; and the movement of POS hardware to smaller footprint devices.


Breakout Session #3 - Oracle Commerce knowledge-sharing and open discussion based on group feedback in earlier meetings.


The session will wrap-up with discussion on upcoming schedule and topics for Commerce SIG / Omni-Channel SIG / Stores SIG calls and face to face meetings.

Learn from your Merchandising and Fashion SIG peers – knowledge sharing, best practices and a valuable networking opportunity for a roundtable discussion of current topics of importance -

  • RMS
  • RPM
  • Version Upgrades – Thoughts and Processes
  • Oracle Retail Learning Subscription
  • Additional topics relevant to Fashion and Department store retailers


We will also look ahead to future product enhancement needs by addressing your current functionality concerns and industry needs.

  • What current functionality concerns are Oracle retailers facing?
  • What future functionality requests are on the minds Oracle retailers?


We will wrap the session with an open forum discussing upcoming schedule and topics for Merchandising SIG / Fashion SIG calls and face to face meetings.

Join us for lively roundtable, networking discussions aimed at addressing the Planning & Optimization and Supply Chain challenges of today and the opportunities of tomorrow. These conversations will include:


  • Welcome, Introductions and Goals
  • Year In Review
  • Taking the Pulse of Retailer Projects and Priorities
  • Looking Forward: v16 and beyond
  • Oracle Retail Learning Subscription
  • “Blue Sky” Exercise: Oracle apps…
  • MFP Roundtable
  • RDF Roundtable
  • Open Mic with Bill, Chris, Marc and Mike


We will wrap the session with an open forum discussing upcoming schedule and topics for Planning & Optimization SIG / Supply Chain SIG calls and face to face meetings.

Agenda Details: Oracle Retail Users Group Meetings at OIC 2017 on Monday, March 20 starting at 8:30am


8:00am to 9:00am

ORUG Board Meeting (ORUG Board and SIG Leaders)

8:30am to 9:00am


9:00am to 10:30am

Breakout Session #1




10:45am to 12:15pm

Breakout Session #2




12:15pmto 1:30pm

Networking Lunch

1:30pm to 3:00pm

Breakout Session #3




3:00pm to 4:00pm

Reception: ORUG State of the Union


Break (prepare for OIC Welcome Reception)



Learn more about Oracle industry Connect - Retail Program Agenda

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The top 5 reasons to participate Oracle Industry Connect for Retail are:


  • For Retailers, by Retailers

Delivered by retailers, for retailers, our program features more than 30 retailer speakers of all scopes and sizes to focus on anticipating market changes, simplifying operations, and empowering your team to inspire authentic brand experiences.


  • Relationship-Building

Networking opportunities for all tastes—from early-morning runs to topical lunches to late-night snacks and cocktails—you'll have unprecedented access to retail executives, implementation partners, and Oracle Retail experts from around the world.


  • Oracle Retail Release 16

Release 16 takes our Commerce Anywhere strategy to a whole new level of Empowered Commerce. Our investment represents input from more than 200 retailers, 100,000 days of R&D investment, and 10 new cloud solutions. Oracle Industry Connect is the best opportunity to connect with Oracle's strategy team and assess the ROI of Release 16.


  • Cloud-First Strategy

Based on a recent report, 26 percent of the retail IT software spend in 2016 will be on cloud solutions (60 percent of ecommerce, 53 percent of BI/analytics). If you're ready to start that conversation, Oracle Industry Connect is the premier event to learn about our more than 30 cloud solutions and begin defining a plan to move your applications and infrastructure to the cloud.


  • Innovation and Execution Across the Ecosystem

Connect with implementation partners from around the world and learn how their latest innovations in delivery can help you reduce implementation costs and total cost of ownership. Find out how our partner ecosystem empowers customer success.



Oracle Retail Welcomes Don Labs to the Sales Leadership Team

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Oracle is thrilled to welcome Don Labs as the Group Vice President of North America Retail Sales for Oracle Retail.


"Oracle Retail is focused on helping retailers address their most critical business goals through Empowered Commerce. We look forward to applying Don's enterprise and cloud expertise to our leadership team," said Ray Carlin (SVP & GM, Oracle Retail)

Oracle Retail has published Release Value Propositions (RVP) to My Oracle Support addressing the upcoming release of Oracle Retail 16.0 applications. These documents provide an overview of features and enhancements that are planned for Release 16.0 of Oracle Retail. They are intended solely to help retailers and partners assess the business benefits of upgrading to Oracle Retail Release 16.0 and to plan information technology projects and investments.


Oracle Retail 16.0 Release Value Propositions (Doc ID 2178140.1)


h2. New SVP & GM Ray Carlin to Lead Oracle Retail

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“Oracle Retail serves a phenomenal community of retailers of all sizes, geographies, and segments. We have an outstanding breadth and depth of capabilities within our solutions and services,” says Carlin. “I am impressed by the quality and domain expertise of the talent within Oracle Retail and I look forward to our continued focus on our customer success.”</p></td></tr></tbody></table

The ORUG hosted in-person pre-conference networking sessions at Oracle Industry Connect. The workshops began at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 11, 2016. The ORUG community also sponsored the roadmap sessions at the event. We also had a best practice luncheon on Tuesday, April 12 featuring various topics of importance, and the state of the union on Wednesday, April 13.


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ORUG Booth @Connect Zone



Pre-conference Networking Sessions


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ORUG State of the Union - ArMand Nelson (ORUG President)


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ORUG State of the Union - Bill Boezinger (Planning & Optimization SIG Lead)


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ORUG State of the Union - Bryan Podgorny (Stores SIG Lead)


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ORUG State of the Union - Chad Petersen (Commerce SIG Lead)


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ORUG State of the Union - Keith Costello (Omni-Channel SIG Lead)

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ORUG State of the Union - Miles Thomas (Fashion SIG Lead)