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For a long time, Oracle E-Business Suite users have known that moving to the Cloud isn’t a question of “if” but rather of “when.” And “when” is now . However, for many organizations moving your entire ERP footprint to the Cloud immediately isn’t feasible. Fortunately for Oracle E-Business Suite users, “Cloud vs. On Premise” isn’t an either/or question because a Hybrid Cloud solution for Oracle EBS can be an excellent option for many companies – if they manage a few key considerations. Myth #1 – To Gain Agility You MUST Migrate to a Public Cloud or SaaS Solution There’s a common perception that the only way to gain agility through the Cloud is by migrating ...
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Over the last few decades we’ve witnessed the release of 3 distinct “generations” of Business Intelligence (BI) technologies, each of which has advanced insights available to enterprise businesses – and each of which has led to new disruptions and advancements. THE PIONEERS The first generation of BI tools offered largely thick-client reporting solutions, like Crystal Reports or Siebel Analytics, to replace the historically manual production of paper reports that were previously ubiquitous in every company. Many of these products are still widely in-use in today’s enterprise – multiple decades later – although we’re seeing a very fast migration to the ...
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Considering Replacing Oracle Discoverer? Protect your investment by converting what you love into a platform built for your future needs If your current ERP is Oracle EBS and you’re using Discoverer, it’s likely you’re looking to move onto something new to manage your transactional reporting. Although Discoverer has been a well-used tool for many decades, Oracle decided to stop supporting it some time ago. Some teams have been able to use unsupported versions, but several Oracle upgrades have caused Discoverer to have technical issues. It’s difficult to know where to turn since there isn’t a straightforward conversion to any native Oracle products. As teams ...
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The Problem As many of you know, it can be difficult to get data in and out of Oracle E-Business Suite, and Oracle doesn’t provide easy to use, end user friendly interfaces for users to process their data across the board. This can end up costing the customer thousands of extra hours entering and correcting data. Anytime you can improve your accuracy and efficiency, it’s going to have a positive impact on the overall business. We have found Oracle EBS customers generally deploy a patchwork of different solutions depending on their needs. Some customers may use the Oracle Forms to enter their invoices, they may have built a few WebADI templates for another ...
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Data entry challenges concerning ERP Cloud customers are experienced in all ERP systems. Organizations can benefit from powerful spreadsheet-based integration options when demands overwhelm the snail’s pace of keyboard and mouse operated forms. Oracle ERP Cloud is “Open for Integration” with an extensive suite of public-facing web services. Having started with SOAP, Oracle has now committed to REST. With every release, we are seeing new REST web services added to the list. As an Oracle-focused ISV with a 20-year history of integrating with E-Business Suite (EBS), More4apps has been following Oracle closely, and has been busy building a new suite of Excel ...
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A decade and a half ago, software-as-a-service providers like Salesforce.com introduced “SaaS” into the business applications vocabulary. Since then, “X”-as-a-Service (XaaS) solutions have gone forth and multiplied. Every time you turn around, someone is pushing a new “X” as a service solution. Yet, in the ERP space, XaaS solutions have been slow to gain traction, in part because solutions like on premise Oracle E-Business Suite have been so dominant. But times are changing. With this in mind, we’d like to share two excerpts from our white paper, Cloud 101 for Oracle E-Business Suite Users , that detail PaaS and IaaS in plain English. PaaS Explained in ...
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Securing your Oracle Cloud applications is an ongoing challenge. Once implemented, like a new car, Oracle Cloud security must be maintained and checked periodically as users come and go, new company workflows are introduced, and governments adopt new or change existing data protection & privacy regulations. At times, it can seem daunting to keep your users, roles and privileges happy in order to avoid security risks that can appear during audits. However, when it comes to user access, there are some easy steps you can take right now that will help make your Oracle Cloud applications more secure and reduce the risk of compliance violations! We’ve put together ...
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Is data in the Cloud secure? In short, the answer is yes, due to the improvements that have been made in Cloud security. In fact, Cloud servers often have more layers of security to protect data than companies can independently provide for on-premise servers. However, that’s not to say that there are no security concerns when shifting to a Cloud solution. Data breaches still happen, but they are overwhelmingly the result of human error or unauthorized access rather than a weakness in the database itself. For this reason, companies need a well-designed, proactive plan for meeting compliance requirements and granting user access as they integrate Cloud applications ...
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Securing Oracle EBS can be a bit painful. Here are five quick tips to help you enhance Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) application security, prevent more SoD conflicts, and help alleviate the pain. Secure Your Oracle EBS Implementing an Oracle EBS system architecture is no small feat. It requires extra effort to secure your EBS app correctly, but is necessary for keeping your system safe and protecting your sensitive or confidential information from your competitors and unauthorized users within your organization. For instance, you might not have known that some responsibilities that appear to be set up for only querying tables for transactional or master ...
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The way organizations “consume” enterprise software has changed dramatically since the advent of cloud computing and the widespread adoption of SaaS propositions. Instead of a major, disruptive upgrade project every three to five years, software updates are released (and deployed) on a much more regular basis. With its Cloud Applications , Oracle delivers new updates every quarter. This means every three months you’ll receive new functionality to help you efficiently and effectively manage your business. The subtext here is that anyone responsible for managing and supporting an Oracle Cloud Application running within a business needs to decide what features ...
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Authored by Justin Ruiz & Sarah Tarter of Rubrik DBAs are known for their masterful ability to untangle complex systems–but that’s not to say that the massive growth in database types and data and the ever-increasing need for business agility haven’t made their jobs more challenging. Given the range of applications DBAs must now support and the acceleration of database and data growth, today’s DBAs are tasked with managing terabytes, if not petabytes, of data across on-premises and cloud–and these numbers will continue to grow. In fact, IDC analysts estimate that data volume will more than double every two years . So how can DBAs maintain protection ...
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We have all had to make unimaginable changes from the way we work at home and in the office to how we help our families with students now going to class remotely in most cases. Under pressure and stress, it’s all too easy to let even critically important things fall by the wayside if they aren’t an imperative for the day. But that’s how progress slows and we fall behind! We don’t want you to stop learning and growing – as companies, teams and individuals. That’s why we’ve challenged ourselves to make learning and connecting as readily available as we can. We have also been strengthening our partnerships with other users groups to magnify our collective impact ...
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You are a successful individual contributor in your organization, and you've just been promoted to your first management position. Whether you're a technical expert or business functional expert, you now must adapt to new roles and responsibilities. This article discusses the new expectations that come with the role of manager as well as some of the skills and business acumen that will help you succeed. Role Differences of a Manager Versus an Individual Contributor As a successful individual contributor, you demonstrated success in very key skills. You are the expert in a technical or business area. You excel at identifying goals and responsible for developing ...
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Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Delivers Value Now and into the Future Oracle rolled out Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) 12.2 in Fall 2013, delivering Online Patching along with new and enhanced business functions and UI modernization across the suite. Since then, Oracle has provided a steady stream of functional and UI updates to 12.2, as well as automation to optimize Oracle EBS environments running in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI.) Oracle introduced Enterprise Command Centers in Fall 2018, continuing a pattern of innovation on 12.2. Increasingly, users can start their Oracle EBS sessions with discovery-oriented dashboards that bring together diverse operational ...
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If you are currently using Oracle Analytics Cloud, you won't want to miss the OATUG Analytics and BI eLearning Week session entitled: "Oracle Analytics Countdown: 10 Tips for Enhancing Your Oracle Managed Analytics Environment." @Doug Ross , a manager/architect with Performance Architects, will present 10 top best practice tips to help you maximize your experience with managing an OAC environment. Doug has spent the past three years delivering OAC implementation consulting for several customers. Although OAC is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering where the underlying analytics software is managed by Oracle, there are still a number of tasks that are ...
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