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Bulgarian Oracle User Group – Spring Conference 2016

eBiz Answers are proud to be sponsoring the Bulgarian Oracle User Group (BGOUG) 2016 Spring Conference.

The event will be held at Hotel Rila in Borovets, Bulgaria from Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th June. Presented by the Bulgarian Oracle Users Group (BGOUG) this event will feature a number of educational presentations including, Keynote from Julian Dontcheff, Managing Director, Accenture Global Database Lead, Accenture Enkitec Group, Database Consolidation as well as presentations from some of the leading experts in the industry on:

– Database and Server Technology
– Database Administration and Tuning
– Design and Development
– Cross Stream (Cloud Computing, Enterprise Management, Engineered Systems)
– Middleware (Data Integration, Business Intelligence, Content Management)
– Business and Strategy

Join eBiz Answers at the conference

ORACLE eBTax – How to achieve 100% compliance
Friday 3rd June, 11.45am | Hall: Borovets

This event will also be holding a “TestFest” in partnership with Oracle Partner Network and Oracle University. This means during in the event you can take certification exams and take advantage of an exclusive 50% discounts courtesy of Oracle University and Oracle Partner Network.

For more information or to register for the event please visit: Bulgarian Oracle User Group website.

Join eBiz Answers at the UKOUG Financials SIG

Thursday 25th February, Prospero House, London.

Join Andrew Bohnet, Senior Director at eBiz Answers as he presents ‘Find the issue before it’s a problem – using eBTax Analytics’ at this months UKOUG SIG Financials meeting. Continue Reading

Register for Oracle Tax Management SIG webinars

eBiz Answers are pleased to announce that three members of the eBiz team, Andrew Bohnet, Alastair Doe & Hugo Mireles, will be joining forces with the OAUG – Oracle Tax Management SIG to present a series of webinars to discuss and demonstrate some of the setup issues surrounding Oracle eBTax and Fusion Tax.

Starting at 09.00am (PST) on Monday the 8th of February the Tax Management SIG will host a total of 9 webinars over a two week period, with sessions focusing on examples from a Financials perspective as well as providing technical and functional users with an overview of functions and features.

Webinar Agenda:

Basics of eBTax Setup: Regime to Rate Flow
09.00 -10.00am PST – Monday 8th February 2016
Presented By: Dev Singh, Manager, Tax-Process & Technology at KPMG

Basics of eBTax Setup: Conditions and Rules
09.00 -10.00am PST – Tuesday 9th February 2016
Presented By: Alastair Doe, Senior Principle Consultant R12 eBTax eBiz Answers

Basics of eBTax Setup: The Other Bits – Tax Reporting Codes, Tax Zones, Tax Formulas, Reverse Charge
09.00 -10.00am PST – Wednesday 10th February 2016
Presented By: Alastair Doe, Senior Principle Consultant R12 eBTax, eBiz Answers Continue Reading

Visit eBiz Answers at UKOUG APPS 15

Join eBiz Answers at APPS15

From Monday 7th until Wednesday 9th December eBiz Answers will be exhibiting at the 2015 UKOUG Applications Conference and Exhibition being held in the ICC Birmingham. Visit us on Stand No.64 where our expert team will be on hand with the latest news from Oracle on e-Business Tax and available to answer any questions on eBTax or Fusion Tax that you may have.

This event is the largest in the UK for Oracle Applications professionals and this year sees over 300 industry experts coming together to share their experiences with Oracle products. The event theme this year is ‘Embrace, Evolve, Explore’ and features a varied and dynamic agenda full of presentations ranging from end-users telling their stories to high level presentations covering the latest Oracle product roadmaps.

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eBiz Answers will be presenting two sessions at this years APPS15, with Andrew Bohnet explaining how to get the most out of the tax engine in either Oracle R12 or Fusion.

Wednesday 9th December 2015 from 11:20 – 12:10
eBTax & Fusion Tax – Ask the Experts

In this session, join guest expert Andrew Bohnet from eBiz Answers to discuss any eBTax issue and understand how you can optimize Oracle E-Business Tax to help customers overcome their global tax challenges whilst maximizing global tax compliance. Continue Reading

eBiz Answers celebrate at UKOUG Partner of the Year Awards

It’s that time of year again and we are pleased to announce that eBiz Answers have for a second consecutive year won awards at the annual UKOUG Partner of the Year Awards. We would like to thank everyone who voted for us and congratulate all other winners at this year’s ceremony.

eBiz Answers were awarded Silver in the following categories:
– Innovative (Product/Service) Partner of the Year
– SME Partner of the Year

The awards provide recognition to UKOUG Partners for the contribution that they make by offering their services to Oracle users. This years awards were held at Waldorf Hilton, London on 15th October, 2015 and received 4600 votes from more than 2300 Oracle end-users around the world. Continue Reading

Best of Collaborate 15 – eLearning Series

Your chance to see our Collaborate 15 session

In response to the overwhelming success at Collaborate 2015 in Las Vegas this year, eBiz Answers have been selected by the OAUG Education Committee to be part of the Best of Collaborate 15 eLearning Series which runs from the 10th August – Friday 28th August.

The series, delivered via webinar, highlights popular topics, great speakers and the most relevant content to OAUG members who weren’t able to attend the conference, couldn’t make it to the session or just want a refresher. Through this series, they receive the opportunity to learn from the comfort of their own office!

The session – eBTax enhanced efficiency and eliminated the risk of non-compliance for this global bank will be presented by Andrew Bohnet, Chair of the Tax Management SIG, live on Wednesday 12th August 2015 at 1:00pm ET.

Registration for the OAUG eLearning Series is unlimited and FREE for employees of OAUG member organisations.

To view the full schedule or to register for one or more of the 40 live webinars from real users and expert consultants visit

To keep up-to-date with session details please follow the OAUG on Twitter @OAUG1.


UKOUG Partner of The Year Awards 2015

Voting is now open – vote for eBiz Answers today!

It’s that time of year again and we are pleased to announce that eBiz Answers Ltd have been shortlisted for UKOUG Partner of the Year Awards for categories:

– UKOUG Innovative (Product /Service) Partner of the Year Award
– UKOUG SME Partner of the Year Award

These awards provide recognition to Oracle Partners for the contribution that they make by offering their services to Oracle users. This year’s UKOUG Partner of the Year Awards will be presented on Thursday 15th October at The Waldorf Hilton, London.

After great success at last years awards, we hope to continue this winning run with the support of our customers and clients.

Voting closes at midnight on 21st September.

To vote for eBiz Answers visit: UKOUG Partner of the Year Awards

For further details of the awards or to see the full list of finalists go to:

See highlights of eBiz Answers 2014/15 UKOUG PYA award ceremony here.

Warning – Setting up Tax on Oracle Fusion

Having done quite a bit of set-up on Fusion for tax I am still exasperated as to how bad it is for anyone setting it up. The functionality available, what they have done to bring R12 Tax to the next level, is truly fantastic but getting to that point is crazily frustrating! We developed the eBTax Rapid Install™ tool to allow for a fast implementation. In just 15 minutes we can copy an entire tax set-up for 100 countries from one instance to another. But with Fusion tax, Oracle have introduced the spreadsheet up-loaders! What a joke! Apart form the fact they only cater for the most basic of set ups, (i.e. for a regime upload, its the name, the code and the country, that is it!) there are so many bugs with the loaders that using them actually takes longer than just manually setting up! Because of the missing data that the uploads cannot handle, you have to go back through and edit the conditions and rules anyway. Right now, you can go and edit conditions even if they have been allocated to a rule – something not possible in R12 but it’s essential in Fusion because there are so many bugs. No doubt some idiot will stop you from doing this before they have fixed all the other bugs meaning you will be forever creating new condition sets to replace those that failed in the uploads. Continue Reading

Proud to be supporting Team OMJ

Two brothers, two charities, 10,000 miles and one amazing adventure.

Sunday 19th July saw the launch of the 2015 Mongol Rally from Goodwood motorcircuit, the home of racing. Sitting (not so comfortably) in 2nd place on the starting grid was Team OMJ, two brothers – Pete (aka Mini Pete) and Mike Sellens from Hastings, East Sussex ready to start the greatest motoring adventure on the planet – The Mongol Rally.

Team OMJ getting ready to go


Raising money for two excellent charities St Michael’s Hospice Hastings and Cool Earth, Team OMJ (Old Man’s Junk) are taking a 43 year old Mini Scamp 10,000 miles, through 18 countries, across the mountains, desert and steppe of Europe and Asia – with No Backup, No Support and No Set Route. Continue Reading

eBiz Answers developing Partnerships

eBiz Answers would like to welcome Namos Solutions Ltd to a growing partner list of Oracle specialists.

Namos Solutions Ltd is a leading Oracle partner that uses Oracle software to help businesses to improve processes and performance. Namos excel at providing Oracle implementations, upgrades, services, support and the consultation your business needs to match and exceed the competition in today’s business environment.

Some of the services offered by Namos Solutions include:

• Consulting and Technical Development Services
• Hosting, Platform and Infrastructure Services
• On-Site and Remote Training on Oracle Products
• Project Management, Implementation and Testing Services
• Bespoke Business Intelligence and Reporting Solutions

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Oracle eBusiness Suite – FREE Virtual Conference

The 21st & 22nd of July 2015 sees eprentise® present the first-ever FREE full virtual conference for the Oracle eBusiness Suite community.

This first-of-its-kind virtual conference brings to your desktop industry experts and leading EBS solution providers for a dynamic online event focused on Oracle E-Business Suite.

The event will be a full conference complete with multiple concurrent educational tracks, keynote speakers, ask-the-experts session, networking sessions, an exhibit hall, live chatting, and more – all done in a virtual space from the convenience of your computer.

Don’t miss this chance to enhance your technical knowledge, broaden your skills, collaborate with the EBS network, and connect with industry leaders. This is your FREE opportunity to attend this 100% virtual conference, earning CPE and PDU credits, and learning and participating with top professionals in the EBS community.

To attend the event – REGISTER TODAY FOR FREE

eBiz Answers narrowly miss out at awards ceremony

eBiz Answers narrowly missed out at last months International Tax Review’s – European Tax Awards presentation held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

eBiz Answers had been nominated for two awards, European Tax Innovator of the Year and European Tax Technology Firm of the Year, which were awarded to Deloitte and Meridian Global Services. Continue Reading

International Tax Review’s European Tax Awards 2015

eBiz Answers shortlisted for
European Tax Awards 2015

eBiz Answers are proud to have received two nominations for the International Tax Review’s European Tax Awards 2015. The awards, which have taken place annually since 2005, seek to recognise the leading international tax professionals from around Europe.

eBiz Answers have been shortlisted for the following awards:

– European Tax Innovator of the Year
– European Tax Technology Firm of the Year

“We are extremely pleased to be nominated for these awards. To be selected in a group which features industry players such as Deloitte and KMPG is an honour and real testament to the hard work that everyone at eBiz Answers has put in over the past 12 months”.
Andrew Bohnet – Senior Director at eBiz Answers Ltd.

All awards are judged according to:

Size (Not conclusive, though it does indicate what a tax team is capable of taking on)
Innovation (Did the advice the firm gave show something more than the straightforward answer that is commonly used?)
Complexity (Did the matter address tax issues that were out of the ordinary and what ingenuity did the firm show to solve them?)

The winners of the awards will be announced and presented at a dinner in London this May and eBiz would just like to take this opportunity to wish all other nominees across all of the categories, the best of luck.

To see this years’ full list of nominees please visit:

My Oracle Support (MOS) Learning Series at COLLABORATE 15

Oracle Support is hosting an Accreditation Learning series on Sunday, April 12, during COLLABORATE 15, for persons interested in becoming more proficient in the use of My Oracle Support (MOS), formerly Metalink.

There are two levels of training being offered; you must take level 1 before taking level 2. Two sessions of each level are being offered. You may take a test after each session to achieve accreditation. (Rumor has it if you pass the test, you’ll receive a small gift from Oracle.)

If interested, get more information about the MOS Accreditation Learning Series and add these sessions to your schedule through the COLLABORATE 15 session scheduler.

Please note: You must bring your own laptop and already have an MOS login established with your employer to participate.

P.S. Don’t forget to add the eBiz Answers Sessions to your session scheduler.

Join eBiz Answers at Collaborate15

The Word is Out

There is ONE event that delivers the full spectrum of Oracle Applications and Technology education that you need to boost results all year long. Produced by three independent users groups, IOUG, OAUG and Quest, COLLABORATE 15: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community delivers: Continue Reading