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Most companies understand that data is the fuel of their future success. Today’s technologies allow executives to condense vast amounts of data into actionable insights that lead to improved decision-making and bold, strategic thinking. Considering how much emphasis companies are putting on leveraging data, it comes as a surprise to learn that only 27 percent of respondents in a recent survey from the  MIT Sloan Management Review  believe their decision-making is “data-driven,” compared to 38 percent who describe it as “intuitive.” Companies may want to become more data-driven, yet few are succeeding. Oracle EBS users already have powerful tools ...
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How many conferences can one business actually justify? If you’re a vendor or consultant, you’ll be eagle-eyed, watching your inbox for the next “big event” in the tech world. But for many application and technology users, the constant stream of conference invitations can be a little overwhelming.  That said, with the rapid pace of change and innovation in the IT world, it's important to take advantage of opportunities to hear directly from our suppliers about their plans for future development and, more importantly, their commitment to supporting existing offerings. It also is hugely valuable to hear from other users of the same systems and learn from ...
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Oracle APEX (Oracle Application Express) makes it possible to rapidly develop and publish complex, database-driven desktop and mobile applications by use of the web browser only. Thanks to its simple, declarative approach, Oracle APEX is especially suited for the rapid, professional development of database-centered web applications. With this tool, the functionality of the Oracle E-Business Suite can be easily extended. An attractive and intuitive UI/UX as well as a short and steep learning curve make Oracle APEX the ideal development tool for database administrators, PL/SQL developers and even functional users with some technical background. There are several ...
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Oracle recently announced the Continuous Innovation model for on-premises Oracle EPM (Hyperion) System 11.2 in June 2019, where Oracle delivers ongoing applications and underlying technology stack updates without a major upgrade. In other words, the new version of on-premises Oracle EPM (Hyperion) is coming out in September 2019! With this new release, Oracle made the commitment to its customers to provide Oracle Premier Support through at least 2030. Importantly, the Oracle Safe Harbor Statement applies for the following information. In the EPM 11.2 release, Oracle Essbase 11.1.2.4 will be used continuously. Foundation services will be ...
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Earlier this year, OATUG announced a name change, introducing the Oracle Applications & Technology Users Group (OATUG).  The rebrand was an important milestone on a larger transformation journey for the organization. The name change was accompanied by the launch of a new website that created an all-new online member experience. OATUG.org now features two new valuable components along with an enhanced member resource: The Hub. The Knowledge Base OATUG Member Directory. Learn more in the digital  OATUG Insight magazine article. Or download the PDF copy . #OA
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More and more businesses are turning to the cloud as a solution for lowering IT costs, increasing productivity and accessing the latest technology. But really, what is the “Cloud”? In the most basic sense, the cloud is the on-demand usage of someone else’s computer resources. Said differently, you are renting the usage of a vendor’s data center, software or other technology, rather than buying. Thus, many of the cloud terms have the tag “as a Service” in their title, e.g., Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform or Infrastructure as a Service (PaaS, IaaS).  Oracle’s offerings cover the full gamut of cloud technology, from ERP (SaaS), ...
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We all become very happy and attached to an application we have spent time creating, developing and improving. What happens when it is time to upgrade that application or completely replace it? This is akin to being asked to replace a beloved family member or pet. It’s only a technological being, but a being you have devoted so much time and attention to that you cannot help feeling attached and bonded to this familiar friend. The replacement decision for new software is more and more moving to a cloud solution. With Oracle Cloud, you need to get comfortable with the tradeoffs, like giving up control of patching and the ability to create back-end hacks ...
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While the U.S. tax landscape has undergone historic changes in the past 18 months, rule transformations moving forward around the world will likely deliver even larger tax compliance challenges in the months and years to come. New, and newly proposed, tax rules and reporting requirements are occurring from Brazil to Bahrain, from Spain to Singapore, and from Turkey to Taiwan. While these new and emerging shifts vary in nature and magnitude, most of the changes ultimately require corporate tax departments to access, analyze and ensure the accuracy of far more data in a quicker manner – much quicker, in many cases. This is certainly the case for the real-time ...
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When the iPhone was introduced in 2007, we had no idea how much life was about to change. In a dozen years, we’ve progressed from basic phones to handheld computer devices with hundreds of apps. We can pay bills, have lunch delivered, schedule a ride; in fact, we do almost everything on our phones except make calls. But the digital age has impacted more than just our cell phones: It’s coming of age for financial reporting as well. From Paper to Digital…to Paper? Financial reporting was first turned on its head with the introduction of Microsoft Excel in 1985. But even thirty plus years later, many executives have not moved past the need for printed ...
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In our previous two blog posts  we learned about the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 architectural changes as well as the role that Edition Based Redefinition plays in AD Online Patching (ADOP).  In our final blog post of patching in E-Business Suite 12.2, we’ll take a look at the different phases of the AD Online Patching cycle. From My Oracle Support Doc ID 1583902.1, Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2: Online Patching FAQ, the online patching cycle consists of the following phases: Prepare a virtual copy (patch edition) of the running application (run edition). Apply patches to the patch edition of the application. Finalize the system ...
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Firstly, what a city for COLLABORATE this year! San Antonio’s Riverwalk transforms a typical mid-sized city into a riot of color, flavor and fun, and gives those of us from overseas some fantastic ideas to bring home to our own river cities. It provides an excellent range of entertainment options too, from the ubiquitous Tex-Mex (and the obligatory 60-oz. margaritas!) to classic English pubs and high-end seafood, all with the backdrop of informative river cruises and lively mariachi bands. The OATUG’s Build-A-Bike was again a fantastic initiative – a great way to meet and connect with other delegates and exhibitors ahead of the conference itself, and ...
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In the previous blog post , we discussed the overall architectural changes that have been made in Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 as well as the ability to be able to patch the system while it’s up, with users still online.  Oracle E-Business Suite AD Online Patching (ADOP) only works because the fundamental mechanism that allows this is using the Oracle Database feature, Edition Based Redefinition (EBR).  The first step in being able to use EBR is to edition base a schema.  The APPS schema as well as other application schemas are edition enabled out of the box with EBS 12.2.  Additionally, you will also need to remember to edition enable your custom schema, ...
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For those that are new to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2, you may notice that the architecture has undergone some major changes.  First, the underlying Oracle technology stack being used has had some upgrades that now include WebLogic components while the application server, used for forms and reports, remains at the same version as in E-Business Suite 12.0/12.1. That version is Oracle Application Server version 10.1.2.  The database version can be a minimum version of 11.2.0.4, if you are upgrading Oracle E-Business Suite from a previous release, or version 12.1.0.2 if the installation is new. Here is a breakdown of what is included with the latest version: ...
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Discover more shortcuts and tips and save time while working in Oracle E-Business Suite 11i and R12? This is the second article in this series.  Click here for part one! Do you use the same forms every day? Streamline your data entry process by using Oracle home page Favorites and the Navigator Top10 preferences Favorites are always a must to save time. On your Oracle e-Business Suite home page, click on the star at the top right corner, then on the pencil. This Favorites layout will be slightly different on each Oracle version . Enter a responsibility and/or a function prompt (the entry name in the menu). Click on Go, then ...
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There are many individuals and groups that serve the OATUG community with their outstanding contributions throughout the year. Today, OATUG recognizes its 2019 winners. 2019 Oracle Ambassador Nathalie Beaine, License Sales, Oracle Applications Unlimited Team The OATUG Oracle Ambassador Award recognizes an Oracle employee who has made an outstanding contribution to the OATUG and its members. Nathalie has done an amazing job helping to promote OATUG events and eLearning programs. Last year, OATUG started working more closely with Nathalie and her team on marketing COLLABORATE 19, including the call for presentations. Nathalie has also helped ...
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By Vivek Puri and Brian Pellegrin, OATUG Customer Support Council Chair and Vice Chair Due to the certification timing of Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) with Oracle Database versions beyond 12.1, Oracle has waived Extended Support fees for Oracle Database versions 11.2/12.1 for Oracle Database licenses used for Oracle E-Business Suite through December 2020. Pasted below are the highlighted sections from page 6 of the updated Oracle Software Technical Support Policies . Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1): The Extended Support fee has been waived for the period of August 2018 – July 2019. During this period, you will receive Extended Support ...
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Earlier this year, I wrote to you about the spirit of transformation we have embraced at OAUG and our commitment to evolve and change to better meet your needs in the dynamic environment in which we are all operating in 2019. Today marks a major milestone in that transformation process when – as COLLABORATE 19 got underway – I announced that OAUG is now the Oracle Applications and Technology Users Group. For nearly 3 decades, our organization has been the pre-eminent independent user-led source of information, knowledge and solutions for Oracle applications products and their associated technology. So while one might ask: why change the name? Why ...
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In the heart of Texas, there is no other city like San Antonio, what better destination for this year's COLLABORATE 19, taking place April 7-11 . San Antonio's unique culture and scenic beauty make for the ideal conference destination. San Antonio offers a variety of delectable restaurants specializing in famed Tex-Mex cuisine and shopping destinations that are unique to San Antonio, thus making your experience at COLLABORATE 19 unique as well! Restaurants and Breweries to Visit Just thinking about fresh Tex-Mex makes our stomachs rumble! This native Texan cuisine is featured in restaurants and family cocinas, with generational recipes ...
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"On average, when you are using these tools, your SRs can be worked and closed about 30% faster." Watch the video to learn how Analyzer Diagnostics and automation are working to enhance the support and service experience for Oracle customers. Get even more tips for working with Oracle Support at these sessions during the COLLABORATE 19 OAUG Forum. Meet with the OATUG Customer Support Council and employees from the Oracle Support organization at these sessions during COLLABORATE 19 , April 7-11, in San Antonio, Texas.  ​April 8 ​, 2019 ​ ​​10:30 a.m. – 11:30​ a.m. OSS: Roundtable Discussion: ...
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As a user of Oracle E-Business Suite 11i and R12, you probably spend much of your day head down with the Oracle Forms. However, built into the Oracle system are some clever little shortcuts you may not have discovered – these can help you use the forms more efficiently with fewer keystrokes and better accuracy. Let's take a look at some shortcuts, which will make your interaction with E-Business Suite core Java forms so much easier! If you want to memorize only one, it can be this one: Ctrl + K. This will open the navigator page, which shows all the keys available in Oracle Forms. As you can see, there are a lot available. Take ...
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