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Authors: Simon Clarke , IaaS/DBA Practice Lead | JJ Millen , DBA Consultant, Namos Solutions Introduction If you haven’t seen it already, please take a moment to go back and read Part 1: So, You’re on EBS 12.1, Where to Next? because Part 2 follows on logically. Here in Part 2, we’ll discuss another ...
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What Do You Need?

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When OATUG surveyed members this summer, we wanted to find out what’s important to you in 2021. What do you need? Two things topped the list: opportunities to connect with other Oracle users and access to problem-solving resources. That is exactly what we’re here to provide. Another thing we’ve heard consistently ...
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Introduction Many EBS Customers use Oracle’s automated Journal Approval for manual journals and rely on this as a fully automated SOX control, i.e it’s the way the Oracle system works. Journal Approval uses Oracle Workflow to control and monitor the approval process, sending notifications to journal batch preparers and ...
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Authors: Simon Clarke , IaaS/DBA Practice Lead | JJ Millen , DBA Consultant, Namos Solutions Introduction In this three-part blog, we will discuss the imminent expiry of Premier Support for Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) Release 12.1.3. With the ever-changing IT landscape, the options are diverse and can be confusing. ...
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Let’s face it: Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) audits aren’t something any of us want to have to think about. All publicly traded companies, wholly owned subsidiaries, and foreign companies that are publicly traded and do business in the United States must comply with SOX. While these audits may be necessary, they are also cumbersome ...
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Oracle Cloud applications come with preconfigured ("out-of-the-box") job roles, duty roles, and privileges. These are intended to make it easy for administrators to quickly assign access to new users so they have the functionality they need to perform their job functions. Unfortunately, many preconfigured roles include ...
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As I’m sure you’ve heard, Premier Support for Oracle’s EBS 12.1.3 ceases at the end of December 2021. At that point, Oracle will provide Sustaining Support for this earlier version of EBS. For organizations still running on EBS 12.1.3, that means despite paying for support as part of your licensing, you won’t receive the ...
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What’s so Intelligent about BI, anyway? Unlock insights from your Oracle Data to Deliver Actionable Insights Let’s face it. With the volatility of the market and increasing uncertainties that arise within your business, you need actionable insights to contend with competitors buoyed by digital transformation ...
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“We used to have a guy for that...” In discussions about aging technology, IT managers often state this. While most companies used to have the skillset to maintain all parts of their infrastructure, there’s a hidden and increasing risk. The expertise is gone but those systems and infrastructure still operate within the ...
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This blog was written for OATUG by Nishant Nair, founder and CEO of Recvue. I'm sharing it here on his behalf. *** John Lennon & Paul McCartney Larry Page & Sergey Brin (Google it.) Joe Montana & Jerry Rice Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfield (Don’t Google it if you’re hungry and it’s hot out.) ...
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Two decades ago, cloud migrations were considered to be high-intensity projects only taken on by the most innovative companies. Not long ago in 2018, however, Rightscale estimated that 96% of organizations were using the cloud in one way or another. But some databases and applications seem better suited for cloud adoption ...
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Maintaining the security of your Oracle EBS or Cloud applications requires constant attention. As employees come and go, are promoted, or move to different departments, verifying who has access to your systems and what they can do with that access is a task that must be revisited and adjusted periodically. To help you ...
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Cloud migration projects are complex and have inherent risk. Enterprises invest a lot of time and money in migration, as all facets of the enterprise are impacted - from the individual employee, to IT, helpdesk, finance, security, production and more. Mistakes can get costly, and it’s a classic situation where it’s best ...
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Is your organization struggling with Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) compliance but not currently in the position to move to the cloud? With Oracle Cloud taking center stage, many think EBS upgrades are no longer in fashion, but for many companies, Oracle EBS upgrades are the way to go . Companies that are unable to move ...
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Channel data management (CDM) is one of the best ways for High Tech manufacturers to increase visibility into the details of events and transactions within their sales and distribution channels. CDM, when done properly, delivers decision-grade channel intelligence to increase sales, reduce leakage, and improve the ROI on ...
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Your Gut or Your Data?

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How do you make crucial business decisions? Trillions of dollars of revenue globally flow into manufacturers through indirect sales. Let’s face it…channel partners comprise a critical chunk of the sales funnel, and their contribution is too big to ignore—and too big to fail. Untimely, poor quality data from your channel ...
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Oracle users and experts are preparing more than 200 educational sessions for Ascend 2021 . Led by two of the most vibrant Oracle users groups, OATUG and OHUG, Ascend 2021 features expert-led education that synthesizes best practices, uncovers innovative insights, and facilitates one-of-a-kind networking opportunities. ...
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You know that junk drawer you have? It holds an unruly collection of random items that sometimes prevents you from getting the drawer opened or closed. Does your business have a metaphorical junk drawer as well—jammed full of disorganized data that prevents you from working effectively? Poor data quality is not a trivial ...
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Whether you are running Oracle ERP Cloud today or plan to do so at some point in the future, it’s important to understand your options for financial reporting, as it can be difficult to choose from Oracle’s extensive offerings. For standard financial reports like income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements, ...
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This blog is an excerpt from a longer article by the same name published in the Winter 2020 issue of OATUG Insight magazine. Members can read the full-length article there. Auditing data in Oracle EBS Auditors are increasingly recommending high risk activities be tracked and reported. Oracle provides functionality ...
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