Wednesday Aug 15, 2012

Navigating to Release Readiness Transfer of Information (TOI) Recordings

TOI  recordings about new features in Oracle Retail applications are available to Oracle-supported customers for the 13.x enterprise releases. Oracle Retail has released over 100 of these TOIs since Oracle Retail began producing them.

These online courses provide release-specific product knowledge that enables your functional and technical teams to plan, implement and/or upgrade and support Oracle Retail applications effectively and efficiently. TOI training is delivered via Oracle University. Note that you may be prompted to log in to Oracle University the first time you view the recorded training.

Product-based TOIs

Oracle Retail application TOIs are divided into two categories: Functional and Technical. Examples include:

  • Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS) Functional Overview
  • Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server (RPAS) Platform Technical Overview
  • Oracle Retail Warehouse Management System (RWMS) Technical Overview
  • Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management (SIM) Functional Overview   

In addition to product TOIs, some TOIs address special topics and deep dives into specific functional, integration or technical changes. Examples include the following:

  • Retail Translation and Internationalization Technical Overview
  • Oracle Retail Merchandise Operations Management - Upgrades Functional Overview
  • Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS) Wholesale Franchise Technical Overview
  • Oracle Retail MOM, SIM & RTG Implementation Technical Overview
  • Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management (SIM) - Usability Improvements Functional Overview  

Documentation TOIs

In addition to product TOIs, self-paced training is also available that addresses significant Documentation changes in releases 13.0, 13.0.1, and 13.2. Topics include enterprise updates to Documentation technology (such as Oracle Retail's transition to Oracle Help for the Web) as well as updates to solution unit technical documentation (new Implementation Guides, for example) and updates to solution unit functional documentation (new User Guides, for example).

Navigational Steps to Oracle Retail TOIs

To access the TOIs, follow these steps:

  1. Log into My Oracle Support at  https://support.oracle.com and access the following:
    Doc ID 732026.1, Get Proactive - Oracle Applications TOI (Transfer of Information) Online Training
  2. Click the drop-down and select Oracle Retail on the Release Readiness Transfer Information TOI Recordings page
  3. Select the Solution area of interest on the Browse Subcategories Retail page (for example, Merchandising Operations Management, Stores, and so on).
  4. Click the link for the applicable application TOI. There may be more than one page of TOI recordings. Click the Next button to see the additional TOIs that are available.  

Friday Jul 20, 2012

Documentation in Oracle Retail Price Management and Oracle Retail Allocation, Release 13.1.6

The Patch Release 13.1.6 of Oracle Retail Price Management (RPM) and Oracle Retail Allocation is now available from My Oracle Support. The Oracle Retail enterprise release of 13.1.6 was a support release that included many fixes; RPM and Allocation also received functional enhancements.

Highlighted End User Documentation Updates

  • The RPM User Guide was updated to reflect new features for canceling item locations from active promotions and automatic creation of exclusions. This functionality is only applicable to active promotion price events created as simple or threshold, including vendor funded and customer segment. When canceled, the end date is set to VDATE and reflected accordingly in future retail tables. The enhancement covers changes in UI, Database, and PL/SQL. An automatic creation of exclusions for items occurs when items do not pass the conflict check rules. This feature applies to price events created at a higher than transaction level or zone level.
  • The Allocation User Guide was updated to include enhancements to the Pack Distribution mode. Pack Distribution mode can now be used to allocate Non Sellable Fashion Packs.
  • The Allocation Operations Guide was updated to include the logic behind allocating Non-Sellable Fashion Packs using Pack Distribution Mode.

List of Documents in RPM 13.1.6

The following documents are included in the patch release:

  • Oracle Retail Price Management Release Notes
  • Oracle Retail Price Management Installation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Price Management Data Model
  • Oracle Retail Price Management Operations Guide
  • Oracle Retail Price Management User Guide and online help
  • Oracle Retail Merchandising Batch Schedule
  • Oracle Retail Merchandising Implementation Guide
  • Defect Reports (available only with the packaged code)

List of Documents in Allocation 13.1.6

  • Oracle Retail Allocation Release Notes
  • Oracle Retail Allocation Installation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Allocation Data Model
  • Oracle Retail Allocation Operations Guide
  • Oracle Retail Allocation User Guide and online help
  • Oracle Retail Merchandising Batch Schedule
  • Oracle Retail Merchandising Implementation Guide
  • Defect Reports (available only with the packaged code)

Monday Jul 09, 2012

Documentation in Oracle Retail Analytics, Release 13.3

The 13.3 Release of Oracle Retail Analytics is now available on the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud and from My Oracle Support.

The Oracle Retail Analytics 13.3 release introduced significant new functionality with its new Customer Analytics module. The Customer Analytics module enables you to perform retail analysis of customers and customer segments.

Market basket analysis (part of the Customer Analytics module) provides insight into which products have strong affinity with one another. Customer behavior information is obtained from mining sales transaction history, and it is correlated with customer segment attributes to inform promotion strategies. The ability to understand market basket affinities allows marketers to calculate, monitor, and build promotion strategies based on critical metrics such as customer profitability.

Highlighted End User Documentation Updates

With the addition of Oracle Retail Customer Analytics, the documentation set addresses both modules under the single umbrella name of Oracle Retail Analytics. Note, however, that the modules, Oracle Retail Merchandising Analytics and Oracle Retail Customer Analytics, are licensed separately.

To accommodate new functionality, the Retail Analytics suite of documentation has been updated in the following areas, among others:

  • The User Guide has been updated with an overview of Customer Analytics. It also contains a list of metrics associated with Customer Analytics.
  • The Operations Guide provides details on Market Basket Analysis as well as an updated list of APIs. The program reference list now also details the module (Merchandising Analytics or Customer Analytics) to which each program applies.
  • The Data Model was updated to include new information related to Customer Analytics, and a new section, Market Basket Analysis Module, was added to the document with its own entity relationship diagrams and data definitions.

List of Documents

The following documents are included in Oracle Retail Analytics 13.3:

  • Oracle Retail Analytics Release Notes
  • Oracle Retail Analytics Installation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Analytics User Guide
  • Oracle Retail Analytics Implementation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Analytics Operations Guide
  • Oracle Retail Analytics Data Model

Monday Jun 11, 2012

Announcing the new Oracle Retail Workspace, A Configuration of Oracle WebCenter Spaces 11.1.1.5 for Oracle Retail

For the Oracle Retail 13.2.x enterprise, Oracle Retail Workspace 13.2.4 replaces previous versions of Oracle Retail Workspace. Oracle Retail Workspace 13.2.4 is a supported configuration of Oracle WebCenter Spaces 11.1.1.5 for Oracle Retail.

Supported Product Overview

In order to provide a next-generation Oracle user engagement platform for the retail industry, Oracle Retail Workspace leverages WebCenter Spaces. Oracle Retail Workspace is not a licensed retail application with any code. Instead, retailers purchase the underlying technology and then leverage the Oracle Retail Workspace Implementation Guide to configure a portal utilizing Oracle WebCenter Spaces. Oracle Retail Workspace has been repositioned as a configuration of Oracle WebCenter Spaces for the following reasons:

  • The Oracle Retail Workspace configuration utilizes the external application functionality and the application navigator taskflow of the Oracle WebCenter Framework to configure Oracle Retail applications in Oracle WebCenter Spaces.
  • The Oracle WebCenter Framework improves IT development cycle times by blending Web 2.0 services, processes, business intelligence, and transactions in an integrated JSF framework. The Oracle WebCenter Spaces 11g offers features provided by the previous versions of Oracle Retail Workspace that enable retailers to leverage a productive portal-based environment.

List of Documents

The following are included in Workspace 13.2.4, A Configuration of WebCenter Spaces 11.1.1.5 for Oracle Retail

  • Oracle Retail Workspace Release Notes
  • Oracle Retail Workspace Implementation Guide

Workspace Retail Library—Unsupported

The Oracle Retail Workspace Retail Library is comprised of previously-published accelerator documents and sample code downloads hosted on My Oracle Support. They are not supported, nor are they associated with the support lifecycle of the Workspace application.

Doc ID: 1461281.1: Oracle Retail Workspace Retail Library

  • Oracle Retail Workspace Retail Library Reference Guide
    A set of Micro-Applications that can be used to perform some of the operations of Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS) from outside the application. This document describes the functional and technical design details of the Micro-Applications available in this release, including the following and more:
    • Create Regular Item
    • Create Purchase Order
    • Item Transfer
    • Update Vendor
  • Oracle Retail Fashion Planning Bundle Reports documentation
    The Oracle Retail Fashion Planning Bundle Reports package includes role-based Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Enterprise Edition (EE) reports and dashboards that provide an illustrative overview highlighting the Fashion Planning Bundle solutions. These dashboards can be leveraged out-of-the-box or can be used along with the other dashboards and reports that may have already been created to support a specific solution or organizational needs. This package includes dashboards for the Assortment Planning, Item Planning, Item Planning Configured for COE, Merchandise Financial Planning Retail Accounting, and Merchandise Financial Planning Cost Accounting applications.
  • Oracle Retail Accelerators for WebLogic Server 11g Micro-Applications Development Tutorial
    This tutorial describes how you can create a Micro-Application for the Create a Regular Item task in the Retail Merchandising System (RMS) application using Oracle JDeveloper and ADF.
  • Retail Accelerators: Developing ADF Reports for RPAS
    This document illustrates how you can use the Oracle Application Development Framework 11g (ADF) to generate reports that provide insights from the Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server (RPAS) based applications.
  • Oracle Retail Accelerators Guide for WebCenter 11g
    Oracle Retail Accelerators Guide for WebCenter 11g describes how you can integrate Oracle Retail applications with Oracle WebCenter Spaces and customize WebCenter Spaces to include custom-developed content.
  • Oracle Retail Accelerators, Developing Oracle BI EE reports on RPAS Domain Data
    This document illustrates how you can set up the integration between BI EE and RPAS domains to generate BI EE reports and dashboards for RPAS.
  • Oracle Retail Accelerators, Developing Oracle BI EE Reports on RPAS Workbooks
    This document outlines a process to create real-time Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Enterprise Edition reports against RPAS workbooks dynamically, as opposed to directly going against the RPAS domain for the data. 

Friday May 25, 2012

Announcing a New Retail Acronyms Document and Noting the Retail Glossary

There are a significant number of acronyms utilized throughout the user interface of Oracle Retail applications. In response to requests from partners and retailers, Oracle Retail has published a document on My Oracle Support (https://support.oracle.com), Retail Acronyms Expanded.

  • Doc ID: 1461340.1
    This document summarizes and then expands the key acronyms found in Oracle Retail applications as well as in the Retail industry. This list is provided as reference material and is not comprehensive.

Along a similar theme, a document to note is the Retail Core Terminology Glossary-Translated, which not only defines significant terms used both in the retail industry and in Oracle Retail applications, but also provides their translations into 17 languages. From this document you can learn, for example, that the German term for Item is Artikel, and the Spanish term for Buyer is Comprador.

  • Doc ID: 1318990.1
    This document contains key definitions and translations of words frequently used in the Retail Enterprise.

Thursday May 10, 2012

Announcing Oracle Retail Tutorials to Aid in Oracle Retail Documentation Nagivation and Requirement Verification

Oracle Retail  is currently piloting a new training opportunity for retailers and partners – Oracle Retail Tutorials. These tutorials are intended to provide short product-related content in areas that may be particularly challenging, or for which Oracle can add value by providing a recorded demonstration. The first tutorial below addresses how Oracle Retail documentation as a whole and how to access it. The second tutorial addresses how the retailer or partner can verify, using commands, the prerequisite application server requirement information published in Oracle Retail Installation Guides. 

Oracle Retail Documentation Tutorial

  • Doc ID: 1455710.1
    This tutorial provides the following:
    • Education about how Oracle Retail documentation is delivered
    • A description of typical documentation deliverables
    • How to view and use the documentation
    • How to provide feedback

Three primary types of Oracle Retail documents are discussed: End User Documentation, Online Help, and My Oracle Support Documents.

Pre-Check Application Server Requirements for Oracle Retail Central Office 13.4.1

  • Doc ID: 1457354.1
    Before an application is deployed onto any system, there are certain prerequisites that must be met for it to be implemented correctly and make it functional. This tutorial describes the commands and steps involved in checking for the application server prerequisites that are declared in Oracle Retail Installation Guides. As its example, the tutorial steps the viewer through the commands needed to verify the application server requirements of Oracle Retail Central Office 13.4.1.

Friday May 04, 2012

Documentation in AIP, Release 13.3

The 13.3 Release of Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning (AIP) is now available on the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud and from My Oracle Support.

Highlighted End User Documentation Updates

  • AIP Installation Guide
    With this release, AIP runs on the 13.3 Release of the Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server (RPAS), so AIP takes advantage of RPAS's technical enhancements, including Hierarchy Integer Indexing. For AIP configurations, several of the internal names for the objects in the workbooks have been updated to be more consistent. The AIP Installation Guide includes a new appendix, "Configuration Name Changes," to provide a reference for the configuration adjustments that are necessary when upgrading from a previous AIP release to the current release.
  • Store and Warehouse Replenishment Planning User Guide for Classic Client;
    Store and Warehouse Replenishment Planning User Guide for Fusion Client
    These documents have been updated for Warehouse External Demand. External demand is demand placed on a warehouse for locations and systems outside of AIP. The ability to load external demand for planning against the warehouses provides more rollout options. A warehouse can now support demand from external systems only or a mix of external demand and/or demand generated by AIP from lower network tiers.

List of Documents

The following documents are included in AIP 13.3:

  • Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning Release Notes
  • Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning Installation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning Implementation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning Operations Guide
  • Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning Administration Guide
  • Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning Data Model Volume 1—Oracle Database Data Model
  • Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning Data Model Volume 2—Measure Reference Guide
  • Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning Store and Warehouse Replenishment Planning User Guide for the RPAS Classic Client
  • Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning Store and Warehouse Replenishment Planning User Guide for the RPAS Fusion Client
  • Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning Store and Warehouse Replenishment Planning Online Help
  • Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning Data Management User Guide
  • Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning Data Management Online Help
  • Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning Order Management User Guide
  • Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning Order Management Online Help

Tuesday Apr 24, 2012

Corrections and Enhancements in Oracle Retail Installation Guides

Oracle Retail is committed to making Oracle Retail products easier to install and configure. In the past year, Oracle Retail created a new process to allow regular updates to be made to the installation documentation based on feedback from customers and partners, and from internal discoveries. This process is summarized far below and in the following knowledge article on My Oracle Support (https://support.oracle.com): Doc ID1307682.1.

Key corrections and enhancements to the Oracle Retail Installation Guides have been occurring in these areas, among others:

  • Additional detail was included regarding technology infrastructure setup required prior to Oracle Retail product installation.
  • Greater clarity was provided about user configuration during installation for online and batch access.
  • Manual processes were made easier to follow through the addition of context within procedural steps.
  • Installation screens that were optional, or dependant upon answers to prior questions, were denoted more clearly. 
  • Cross references were added to whitepapers containing more detail about technology stack installation and configuration.
  • Simple verification tests were included that can be run after installation to validate application deployment.
  • Information common to multiple guides was included and verified so that the guides became more consistent.

Oracle Retail is committed to continually improving the installation guides and welcomes customers' comments and suggestions on their quality and usefulness.

To send comments, use this email address: retail-doc_us@oracle.com

Improved Process for Installation Guide Corrections

To more quickly address critical corrections to installation guide content, Oracle Retail installation guides may be republished whenever a correction or enhancement is needed. For these updates, the republication of an installation guide is not attached to a release number; the document is simply replaced on the Oracle Technology Network Web site. This process prevents delays in making corrections available to retailers and partners. For the customer, it means that before you begin installation, you must verify that you have the most recent version of the installation guide. Oracle Retail installation guides are available on the Oracle Technology Network at the following URL:
http://www.oracle.com/technology/documentation/oracle_retail.html
An updated version of an installation guide is indicated by Oracle part number, as well as print date (month and year). An updated version uses the same part number, with a higher-numbered suffix. For example, part number E123456-02 is an updated version of an installation guide with part number E123456-01. If a more recent version of an installation guide is available, that version supersedes all previous versions. Only use the newest version for your installation.

Thursday Apr 19, 2012

Documentation in Oracle Retail Price Management (RPM), Release 13.2.4

The Patch Release 13.2.4 of Oracle Retail Price Management (RPM) is now available from My Oracle Support.

End User Documentation Enhancements

  • RPM User Guide
    The RPM User Guide was updated to reflect the new functionality addressing time-based promotions. The user can now enter discounts specific to events such as happy hours, door buster sales, or special holiday promotions by entering a specific start and end times associated with dates. The user indicates a Time Based Promotion by selecting the new checkbox on the RPM promotion screens, such as Add Components to a Promotion, Create a Threshold Component, Create a Multi-Buy Component, and Create a Simple Component, when setting up the promotion details.
  • RPM Operations Guide
    There were batch documentation updates implemented in conjunction with Future Retail enhancement functionality. This functionality is associated with RPM's ability to store future retail data above the transaction item and location level.

List of Documents in RPM 13.2.4

The following documents are included in the patch release:

  • Oracle Retail Price Management Release Notes
  • Oracle Retail Price Management Data Model
  • Oracle Retail Price Management Installation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Price Management Operations Guide
  • Oracle Retail Price Management User Guide and online help
  • Oracle Retail Merchandising Batch Schedule
  • Oracle Retail Merchandising Implementation Guide
  • Oracle Retail POS Suite 13.4.1/Merchandising Operations Management 13.2.4 Implementation Guide

Monday Apr 16, 2012

Announcing two Technical Papers and an Accelerator Addressing Integration between Oracle Retail and Oracle Art Technology Group (ATG) Web Commerce

In the past year, Oracle Retail has published two documents on My Oracle Support (https://support.oracle.com) that address integration between Oracle Retail products and Oracle ATG Web Commerce. The Merchandising to Oracle ATG Document ID on My Oracle Support can be characterized as an Accelerator because in addition to the Technical Paper, Oracle Retail provides reference code.

  • Doc ID 1380165.1
    Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS) and Oracle ATG Web Commerce Integration–This accelerator is a toolkit that contains both integration reference code and a technical note to explain interfaces and how they should be used. The document provides a technical overview on integrating Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS) and Oracle Retail Price Management (RPM) with Oracle Art Technology Group (ATG) Web Commerce. The document focuses on the technical aspects of integrating item and price/promotion data from RMS and RPM to Oracle ATG Web Commerce, leveraging existing integration points where possible. The reference code addresses the following integration flows:
    • RMS Merchandise Hierarchy extract to ATG Categories
    • RMS Item extract to ATG Product
    • RMS Regular Price change to ATG price list for SKU-based pricing method
    • RMS Clearance Price change to ATG price list for SKU-based pricing method
  • Doc ID 1367354.1
    Oracle ATG Web Commerce-Store Inventory Management (SIM) Integration–This document is an overview that focuses on the technical aspects of integrating Oracle ATG Web Commerce and SIM for real-time inventory lookup, by leveraging existing integration points. By integrating Oracle ATG Web Commerce with SIM, retailers can leverage SIM’s real-time and inventory management capabilities, giving Web users visibility to in-store inventory availability. This overview document covers the technical aspects of an integration approach between Oracle ATG Web Commerce and SIM by addressing the following steps:
    • Implementing a new Store Inventory Manager component which can connect to the SIM Web service endpoints.
    • Configuring Oracle ATG Web Commerce to use the new Store Inventory Manager component.

Wednesday Apr 11, 2012

Documentation in RETL, RIB, and RSL, Release 13.2.4

The Patch Release 13.2.4 of the integration-related products, Oracle Retail Extract, Transform and Load (RETL), Oracle Retail Integration Bus (RIB), and Oracle Retail Service Layer (RSL), is now available from My Oracle Support.

End User Documentation Enhancements

The following enhancements have been made to the documentation:

  • New RETL Installation Guide
    New in Release 13.2.4, the RETL Installation Guide includes complete instructions to install and configure RETL 13.2.4. Installation instructions were previously in the Programmer’s Guide. As part of this enhancement, content was added to and tested in the RETL Installation Guide to ensure that it contain similar chapters and sections included in other Oracle Retail Installation Guides.
  • Template Creator documentation, under the RIB product umbrella
    The Oracle Retail Functional Artifact Guide and the Oracle Retail Functional Artifact
    Generator Guide contain new information about a new tool called the Template Creator. The Functional Artifacts Generator tool has been enhanced to generate custom and localized payloads business objects on demand, based on Oracle Retail Functional Artifact rules. A new tool called the Template Creator has been provided to create the placeholder XSDs and the import hooks in the base objects on an as-needed basis. In other words, this tool constructs the appropriate placeholders in the packaging structure in the correct locations. The Artifact Generator tools, including the Template Creator, can be used either as a command line or GUI tool set. 

 List of Documents in RETL, RIB, and the Oracle Retail Service Layer (RSL) 13.2.4

 The following documents are included in release 13.2.4 of the applications noted above:

RIB
  • Oracle Retail Integration Bus Release Notes
  • Oracle Retail Integration Bus Implementation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Integration Bus Installation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Integration Bus Operations Guide
  • Oracle Retail Functional Artifact Generator Guide
  • Oracle Retail Functional Artifacts Guide
  • Oracle Retail Service Layer Installation Guide
  • Oracle Retail SOA Enabler Tool Guide
  • RIB Integration Guide (ID 1277421.1)
RETL
  • Oracle Retail Extract, Transform, and Load Release Notes
  • Oracle Retail Extract, Transform, and Load Installation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Extract, Transform, and Load Programmer’s Guide
RSL
  • Oracle Retail Service Layer Release Notes
  • Oracle Retail Service Layer Installation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Service Layer Programmer’s Guide

Friday Apr 06, 2012

Documentation in Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS) and Oracle Retail Fiscal Management System (ORFM), Release 13.2.4

The Patch Release 13.2.4 of the Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS) and its module, Oracle Retail Fiscal Management (ORFM)  is now available from My Oracle Support.

End User Documentation Enhancements

The following summarize the highlights of changes made to the documentation in conjunction with the new Brazil-related functionality:

  • Foundation chapter in the Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS)/Sales Audit (ReSA) Brazil Localization User Guide
    This chapter was updated with a non-base Localization Flexible Attribution Solution (LFAS) section that addresses the addition of several new custom attributes to Items and Suppliers through non-base LFAS for Brazil; it also addresses the extension of the Retail Tax Integration Layer (RTIL) through the Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS), and Oracle Retail Fiscal Management System (ORFM).
  •  ORFM User Guide
    The Purchase Order chapter was updated to include schedule related updates for a Nota Fiscal. The Fiscal Documents chapter was updated to include information on creating a new NF and searching for details using Vendor Product Number.
  • Oracle Retail Fiscal Management/RMS Brazil Localization Implementation Guide
    The Implementation Checklist chapter was updated with a note on multi-currency functionality. The Batch Processes chapter was updated with information on the NF EDI batch.

The following summarize the highlights of changes made to the documentation in conjunction with the new technical certifications (see the RMS 13.2.4 Release Notes for more information):

  • Installation Guides for RMS and for ORFM/RMS Brazil
    These installation guides were updated extensively to account for the multiple technical certification enhancements in 13.2.4.
  • White Paper: How to Upgrade from WebLogic11g 10.3.3 to WebLogic11g 10.3.4  (Doc ID: 1432575.1)
    See the previous blog entry regarding this new White Paper.

New Documents on My Oracle Support for Brazil Localization

  • Overview and Interfaces Tax Vendor Integration (Doc ID: 1424048.1)
    Oracle chooses to integrate with a third party tax expert to delivery the Brazilian solution. Oracle has built the Retail Tax Integration layer (RTIL) as the key integration component to support the integration of Oracle suite of products with external tax vendors. This paper addresses the RTIL integration interfaces with TaxWeb, providing guidance on the typical integration interfaces and operations that must be supported by other tax solutions in the Brazilian market.
  • Oracle Retail Fiscal Management/RMS Brazil Localization: Localization Flexible Attribute Solution (LFAS) (Doc ID: 1418509.1)
    The white paper covers the definition of custom attributes in Localization Flexible Attribute Solution (LFAS) and enables retailers to perform data conversion changes. Retailers can add several new custom attributes to Items and Suppliers through non-base LFAS for Brazil and extend Retail Tax Integration Layer (RTIL) through the Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS), and Oracle Retail Fiscal Management System (RFM).

Documents Published in RMS and ORFM Release 13.2.4

  • Oracle Retail Merchandising System Release Notes
  • Oracle Retail Merchandising System Installation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Merchandising System User Guide and Online Help
  • Oracle Retail Sales Audit (ReSA) User Guide and Online Help
  • Oracle Retail Merchandising System Operations Guide
  • Oracle Retail Merchandising System Data Model
  • Oracle Retail Merchandising Batch Schedule
  • Oracle Retail Merchandising Implementation Guide
  • Oracle Retail POS Suite 13.4.1 / Merchandising Operations Management
    13.2.4 Implementation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Fiscal Management Data Model
  • Oracle Retail Fiscal Management/RMS Brazil Localization Installation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Fiscal Management/RMS Brazil Localization Implementation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Fiscal Management User Guide and Online Help

Friday Mar 30, 2012

Announcing an Upgrading How-To Technical Paper for WebLogic 11g

Oracle Retail has published a document on My Oracle Support (https://support.oracle.com) that provides you with guidance on how to upgrade from WebLogic11g 10.3.3 to WebLogic11g 10.3.4. The goal of this document is not to be a substitute for WebLogic documentation but to illustrate how Oracle Retail approached and performed its upgrade. 

  •  Doc ID: 1432575.1
    This document provides information about how to upgrade to WebLogic 10.3.4 and how to complete related component upgrades as well. Upgrading from WebLogic 10.3.3 to WebLogic 10.3.4 (rather than performing a separate WLS 10.3.4 installation) is recommended so that you do not have to port information and custom settings from your 10.3.3 installation. The paper addresses the following topics:
    • High Level Steps for Applying WLS 10.3.4 Patch and 1.1.1.4.0 Patch Set
    • JRockit Upgrade (optional for Linux and Sun OS only)
    • WLS 10.3.4 Upgrade using Upgrade Installer
    • SOA 11.1.1.4 Upgrade
    • Forms 11.1.1.4 Upgrade
    • Update DB Patch Assistant
    • Post Patch Instructions
    • Validation

Monday Mar 26, 2012

Announcing a functional best practices White Paper for SIM and RMS integration

Oracle Retail has published a document on My Oracle Support (https://support.oracle.com) that provides you with guidance on how to adopt best practices that best facilitate the integration between the Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS) and the Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management System (SIM).

  • Doc ID: 1424596.1
    This paper highlights some specific functional best practices when integrating Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS) and Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management (SIM). The list in this paper is not comprehensive. Topics include:
    • Inventory adjustments
    • Returns to vendor (RTV)
    • Transfer shipping
    • Receipts
    • Receipt unit adjustments
    • Stock order reconcoliation
    • Stock counts
    • Transformable items

Tuesday Mar 13, 2012

Announcing a Statement of Direction for Support Releases

Oracle Retail Release Strategy Statement of Direction (My Oracle Support Doc ID 1433358.1)

Oracle Retail is announcing the implementation of a modified approach for maintenance releases. The modified approach involves reducing the release mechanisms utilized to deliver defect fixes from three types – Bundles, Patches or Adhoc Individual Hotfixes – to two types – Patches or Adhoc Individual Hotfixes. Patches will become the primary mechanism for releasing defect fixes to our customers. For defects, which meet the criteria, Adhoc Individual Hotfixes will remain an option for delivering critical fixes. By adopting this release approach, the number of releases customers are required to adopt in a given year will be minimized. This approach will enable customers to maintain systems on the latest supported code base while providing flexibility during their critical time periods.

Friday Mar 09, 2012

Announcing Oracle Retail Tutorials for the Retail Reference Model and Retail Reference Architecture

Oracle Retail  is currently piloting a new training opportunity for retailers and partners – Oracle Retail Tutorials. These tutorials are intended to provide short product-related content in areas that may be particularly challenging, or for which Oracle can add value by providing a recorded demonstration. The first Oracle Retail Tutorials explain the Oracle Retail Reference Model, and the Oracle Retail Reference Architecture. These are not part of a larger training course nor is there any charge for them.

Oracle Retail Reference Model (RRM) Tutorial Overview

This tutorial addresses the Oracle Retail Reference Model’s comprehensive collection of established, industry leading business processes, which guide retailers and implementers on the use of Oracle Retail applications to achieve greater business value. This tutorial includes each of the workflow of the retail industry model levels starting at level 0. Each level is a collection of functional areas that describe the retail enterprise as a whole, using Value Added Chain notation arranged according to Plan, Buy, Move, Sell, and Enterprise Operations. It also shows the Business Process Areas Models that are a conceptual representation of a major business process area. The processes support an implementation of merchandising, stores, planning, and supply chain products, and act as a guide for both the business and implementation teams.

To access the RRM Tutorial, access the following My Oracle Support Document ID 1145264.1 and find the Oracle Retail Reference Model (RRM) Tutorial link.

Oracle Retail Reference Architecture (RRA) Tutorial Overview

This tutorial addresses RRA, a set of architectural diagrams that depict the enterprise suite from different perspectives and shows the flow of data across major integration points. The tutorial also shows the business processes and architecture that is important for specific value measures. The tutorial includes a look at business processes, context models logical architecture, physical architecture,  integration models, as as touching on the subject of the Oracle Retail Reference Model.

To access the RRA Tutorial, access the following My Oracle Support Document ID 1330740.1 and find the Oracle Retail Reference Architecture Tutorial Overview.

RRM and RRA Bookmarks

For your reference and ease of navigation, deep links to both RRA and RRM are now provided on this blog in the Bookmarks section. Please note that access to My Oracle Support is required.

Friday Mar 02, 2012

Documentation in Oracle Retail Macro Space Planning, Release 13.2.4

Patch Release 13.2.4 of the Macro Space Planning suite is now available from My Oracle Support. The following products are included in the release:

  • Macro Space Management
  • In-Store Space Collaboration

End User Documentation Enhancements

The following enhancements have been made to the documentation:

  • New Data Model
    New in Release 13.2.4, the data model includes full descriptions of the tables and fields in the database, together with Entity Relationship Diagrams with full descriptions of the inter-relationships between the tables.
  • Installation Guide
    The Installation Guide has been revised to include sections on installing the main Macro Space Planning application, with the option of installing an additional Tools package. A new section has also been added to explain how to set the new security options and reinstate existing passwords.
  • Administration Module User Guide
    The Administration Module User Guide has been updated to reflect the security enhancements added to Macro Space Planning.
  • Configuration Module User Guide
    The Configuration Module User Guide has been updated to reflect changes to the access control rules.
  • Fixture Studio User Guide
    The Fixture Studio User Guide has been updated with fully revised sections on how to create and register blocks and how to create gondolas.
  • Product Studio User Guide
    The Product Studio User Guide has been updated with revised screenshots.

List of Documents in Release 13.2.4

The following documents are included in the patch release:

Macro Space Planning

  • Oracle Retail Macro Space Planning Installation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Macro Space Planning License Information
  • Oracle Retail Macro Space Planning Data Model

Macro Space Management

  • Oracle Retail Macro Space Management Release Notes
  • Oracle Retail Macro Space Management Administration User Guide
  • Oracle Retail Macro Space Management Administration Module Online Help
  • Oracle Retail Macro Space Management Configuration User Guide
  • Oracle Retail Macro Space Management Configuration Module Online Help
  • Oracle Retail Macro Space Management Data Importer User Guide
  • Oracle Retail Macro Space Management Data Importer Online Help
  • Oracle Retail Macro Space Management Fixture Studio User Guide
  • Oracle Retail Macro Space Management Fixture Studio Online Help
  • Oracle Retail Macro Space Management Product Studio User Guide
  • Oracle Retail Macro Space Management Product Studio Online Help
  • Oracle Retail Macro Space Management Store Planning User Guide
  • Oracle Retail Macro Space Management Report Designer User Guide
  • Oracle Retail Macro Space Management Report Designer Online Help

In-store Space Collaboration

  • Oracle Retail In-Store Space Collaboration Release Notes
  • Oracle Retail In-Store Space Collaboration User Guide
  • Oracle Retail In-Store Space Collaboration Online Help
     

Friday Feb 24, 2012

Announcing Two Articles to Aid in Navigating Oracle Retail Documentation

The Oracle Retail Documentation Enhancements Summary (My Oracle Support Doc ID 1393487.1)

The Oracle Retail Documentation Enhancements Summary is an enterprise-level document that captures the major documentation changes for all the products that are part of recent enterprise releases. Designed as a convenient reference for retailers and partners, this document summarizes the documentation enhancements that have been released, from new help technologies to new Implementation Guides. Each chapter is dedicated to a specific solution unit and highlights the development-driven documentation enhancements by guide, product, and release.

Bill of Materials for the 13.2, 13.3, and 13.4 Oracle Retail Application Documentation Sets (My Oracle Support Doc ID 1393491.1)

The Oracle Retail Documentation Team has recently published a bill of materials for all of the 13.2/13.3/13.4 Oracle Retail application documentation. These enterprise releases included over 350 pieces of documentation to help internal and external customers install, use, and understand the Oracle Retail applications. Due to this significant amount of documentation, users can feel overwhelmed when attempting to locate the documentation related to their applications. This bill of materials list simplifies that process by providing a single enterprise snapshot.

Friday Feb 17, 2012

Documentation in Oracle Retail Merchandise Planning and Optimization Applications, Release 13.3

Release 13.3 was released in January 2012. The following products are included in the release:

  • Oracle Retail Analytic Parameter Calculator for Regular Price Optimization (APC-RPO)
  • Oracle Retail Analytic Parameter Calculator for Replenishment Optimization (APC-RO)
  • Oracle Retail Assortment Planning (AP)
  • Oracle Retail Category Management
  • Oracle Retail Clearance Optimization Engine (COE)
  • Oracle Retail Curve
  • Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting (RDF)
  • Oracle Retail Enabled Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) Integration
  • Oracle Retail Grade
  • Oracle Retail Item Planning (IP)
  • Oracle Retail Item Planning Configured for the Clearance Optimization Engine (IP-COE)
  • Oracle Retail Markdown Optimization (MDO)
  • Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning (MFP)
  • Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server (RPAS)
  • Oracle Retail Replenishment Optimization (RO)
  • Oracle Retail Regular Price Optimization (RPO)
  • Oracle Retail Size Profile Optimization (SPO)

Documentation Enhancements

  • APC-RO Security Guide
    New in Release 13.3, the Oracle Retail APC-RO Security Guide serves as a guide for administrators, developers, and system integrators who securely administer, customize, and integrate the Oracle Retail Analytic Parameter Calculator for Replenishment Optimization (APC-RO) application.
  • COE Implementation Guide
    New to Release 13.3, the Oracle Retail Clearance Optimization Engine Implementation Guide provides insight into the considerations for an implementation. It includes information on installing the application, configuring the user interface, database configuration, and staging and loading data. It also provides an overview on managing the application.
  • RPAS Configuration Tools User Guide
    This guide was reorganized into smaller chapters to be more reader friendly. The "Dynamic Hierarchies" appendix was added to explain how dynamic hierarchies work and how they can be used. The "RPAS Rule Writing Tips" appendix was added to help users write efficient RPAS rules.
  • RPAS Administration Guide for the Classic Client
    The "Environment Variables" appendix was added. This appendix lists the RPAS environment variables used for database settings, log settings, profile logging, and several other settings.
  • RPAS Administration Guide for the Fusion Client
    The "Environment Variables" appendix was added. This appendix lists the RPAS environment variables used for database settings, log settings, profile logging, and several other settings.
  • Installation Guides for APC-RO, APC-MDO, MDO, and COE
    In this release, the Installation Guides for APC-RO, MDO, COE, and APC-MDO include significantly improved/enhanced information on setting up password stores. The existing chapter "Setting Up Password Stores" has been updated with more detailed and specific information on the password stores required for application installation.
  • Grid Designer User Guide for MDO and COE
    In this release, the Grid Designer User Guides include a new chapter, “Setting Up Item Details Grid Configuration.” This chapter describes how you can use the Item Detail Layout screen in the Grid Designer application to set up the Item Details grid configuration in the relevant application.

New Documents on My Oracle Support

  • Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server 13.3 Cumulative Fixed Issues (Doc ID 1357743.1)
    This document details the fixed issues and defects for all RPAS patch releases prior to and including the current release.
  • Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting 13.3 Cumulative Fixed Issues (Note ID 1391815.1)
    This document details the fixed issues and defects for all RDF, Curve, and Grade patch releases prior to and including the current release.

List of Documents in Release 13.3

 The following documents are included in release 13.3 of the applications noted above:

  • Oracle Retail Analytic Parameter Calculator for Markdown Optimization Release Notes
  • Oracle Retail Analytic Parameter Calculator for Markdown Optimization Installation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Analytic Parameter Calculator for Markdown Optimization Configuration Guide
  • Oracle Retail Analytic Parameter Calculator for Markdown Optimization User Guide
  • Oracle Retail Analytic Parameter Calculator for Replenishment Optimization Release Notes
  • Oracle Retail Analytic Parameter Calculator for Replenishment Optimization Installation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Analytic Parameter Calculator for Replenishment Optimization Configuration Guide
  • Oracle Retail Analytic Parameter Calculator for Replenishment Optimization Security Guide
  • Oracle Retail Analytic Parameter Calculator for Replenishment Optimization User Guide
  • Oracle Retail Analytic Parameter Calculator for Replenishment Optimization Licensing Information
  • Oracle Retail Analytic Parameter Calculator for Regular Price Optimization Release Notes
  • Oracle Retail Analytic Parameter Calculator for Regular Price Optimization Installation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Analytic Parameter Calculator for Regular Price Optimization Implementation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Analytic Parameter Calculator for Regular Price Optimization User Guide for the RPAS Classic Client
  • Oracle Retail Analytic Parameter Calculator for Regular Price Optimization User Guide for the RPAS Fusion Client
  • Oracle Retail Assortment Planning Release Notes
  • Oracle Retail Assortment Planning Installation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Assortment Planning Implementation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Assortment Planning User Guide for the RPAS Classic Client
  • Oracle Retail Assortment Planning User Guide for the RPAS Fusion Client
  • Oracle Retail Category Management Release Notes
  • Oracle Retail Category Management Installation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Category Management Configuration Guide
  • Oracle Retail Category Management User Guide for the RPAS Classic Client
  • Oracle Retail Category Management User Guide for the RPAS Fusion Client
  • Oracle Retail Clearance Optimization Engine Release Notes
  • Oracle Retail Clearance Optimization Engine Installation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Clearance Optimization Engine Administration Guide
  • Oracle Retail Clearance Optimization Engine Implementation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Clearance Optimization Engine Configuration Guide
  • Oracle Retail Clearance Optimization Engine Operations Guide
  • Oracle Retail Clearance Optimization Engine Grid Designer User Guide
  • Oracle Retail Clearance Optimization Engine Licensing Information
  • Oracle Retail Clearance Optimization Engine Data Model
  • Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting Release Notes
  • Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting Installation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting Configuration Guide
  • Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting Implementation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting User Guide for the RPAS Classic Client
  • Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting User Guide for the RPAS Fusion Client
  • Oracle Retail Enabled Oracle Data Integrator Integration Release Notes
  • Oracle Retail Enabled Oracle Data Integrator Integration Implementation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Item Planning Release Notes
  • Oracle Retail Item Planning Installation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Item Planning Operations Guide
  • Oracle Retail Item Planning User Guide for the RPAS Classic Client
  • Oracle Retail Item Planning User Guide for the RPAS Fusion Client
  • Oracle Retail Item Planning Configured for the Clearance Optimization Engine Release Notes
  • Oracle Retail Item Planning Configured for the Clearance Optimization Engine Installation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Item Planning Configured for the Clearance Optimization Engine User Guide for the RPAS Classic Client
  • Oracle Retail Item Planning Configured for the Clearance Optimization Engine User Guide for the RPAS Fusion Client
  • Oracle Retail Markdown Optimization Release Notes
  • Oracle Retail Markdown Optimization Installation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Markdown Optimization Administration Guide
  • Oracle Retail Markdown Optimization Implementation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Markdown Optimization Configuration Guide
  • Oracle Retail Markdown Optimization Operations Guide
  • Oracle Retail Markdown Optimization Grid Designer User Guide
  • Oracle Retail Markdown Optimization User Guide
  • Oracle Retail Markdown Optimization Licensing Information
  • Oracle Retail Markdown Optimization Data Model
  • Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning Release Notes
  • Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning Retail Installation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning Cost Installation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning Operations Guide
  • Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning Retail User Guide for the RPAS Classic Client
  • Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning Retail User Guide for the RPAS Fusion Client
  • Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning Cost User Guide for the RPAS Classic Client
  • Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning Cost User Guide for the RPAS Fusion Client
  • Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server Release Notes
  • Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server Installation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server Licensing Information
  • Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server Administration Guide for the Classic Client
  • Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server Administration Guide for the Fusion Client
  • Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server Configuration Tools User Guide
  • Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server User Guide for the Classic Client
  • Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server User Guide for the Fusion Client
  • Oracle Retail Replenishment Optimization Release Notes
  • Oracle Retail Replenishment Optimization Installation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Replenishment Optimization Implementation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Replenishment Optimization User Guide for the RPAS Classic Client
  • Oracle Retail Replenishment Optimization User Guide for the RPAS Fusion Client
  • Oracle Retail Regular Price Optimization Release Notes
  • Oracle Retail Regular Price Optimization Installation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Regular Price Optimization Implementation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Regular Price Optimization User Guide for the RPAS Classic Client
  • Oracle Retail Regular Price Optimization User Guide for the RPAS Fusion Client
  • Oracle Retail Size Profile Optimization Release Notes
  • Oracle Retail Size Profile Optimization Installation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Size Profile Optimization Implementation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Size Profile Optimization User Guide for the RPAS Classic Client
  • Oracle Retail Size Profile Optimization User Guide for the RPAS Fusion Client

Tuesday Feb 14, 2012

Announcing Oracle Retail Accelerators: Integrating BI EE Reports with RPAS

Oracle Retail has published two documents on My Oracle Support (https://support.oracle.com) that enable you to set up and integrate Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Enterprise Edition (EE) reports and dashboards to work with the applications running on the Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server (RPAS) platform:

  • Doc ID 1332662.1
    Developing BI EE Reports on RPAS Domain Data – This document illustrates how you can set up the integration between BI EE and RPAS domains to generate BI EE reports and dashboards for RPAS.
  • Doc ID 1388328.1
    Developing BI EE Reports on RPAS Workbooks – This document outlines a process to create real-time reports against RPAS workbooks dynamically instead of directly going against the RPAS domain for the data.

Thursday Feb 09, 2012

Documentation Feedback for End User Documents, this Blog, and My Oracle Support Articles

Oracle Retail welcomes customers' comments and suggestions on the quality and usefulness of its documentation.

To send comments about this Blog or the End User Documentation hosted on the Oracle Technology Network and packaged with the code, use this email address: retail-doc_us@oracle.com

To comment on a Document (such as a White Paper) in the Knowledge Browser of My Oracle Support, click the Rate this document button. In the Comments box, you will see the following text, “Provide feedback for this article.” Once Oracle Retail receives your feedback, the article can be clarified or corrected as needed.

Some questions to consider include:

  • Are the implementation steps correct and complete?
  • Did you understand the context of the procedures?
  • Did you find any errors in the information?
  • Does the structure of the information help you with your tasks?
  • Do you need different information or graphics? If so, where, and in what format?
  • Are the examples correct? 

Tuesday Jan 31, 2012

Documentation in Oracle Retail POS Suite, Release 13.4

Release 13.4 was released in December 2011. The following products are included in the release:

  • Oracle Retail Back Office
  • Oracle Retail Central Office
  • Oracle Retail Point-of-Service
  • Oracle Retail Returns Management release 2.4

End User Documentation Enhancements

The following enhancements were made to the POS Suite documentation set:

  • Oracle Retail POS Suite Security Guide
    This new guide contains information for administrators, developers, and system integrators on secure product implementation, integration, and administration. It documents specific security features and configuration details for the products, in order to facilitate and support the secure operation of the products and any external compliance standards.
  • Configuration chapter in the Installation Guides
    This chapter has been added to all the Installation Guides. The content provides guidance for administrators and anyone installing the product on securely configuring the product.
  • Oracle Retail POS Suite Implementation Guide, Volume 2 - Extension Solutions
    This volume of the Implementation Guide covers how to customize and extend each POS Suite product. This content was previously included in the Operations Guide for each product.

New My Oracle Support Knowledge Article

The following document is now available on My Oracle Support:

  • Data Mapping from the POS Suite Database to the RTLog (My Oracle Support Doc ID 1382051.1)
    Two spreadsheets are available that provide detailed information on how the values in the Oracle Retail POS Suite database are mapped to the values in the RTLog:
    • POS Suite to Database RTLog Integration Mapping
      Mapping of the fields from the POS Suite database source to the fields in the RTLog
    • POS Suite to Database RTLog Integration Code Mapping
      Transformation of the codes from the POS Suite database source to the codes in the RTLog


Documents Published in POS Suite Release 13.4

  • Oracle Retail POS Suite Configuration Guide
  • Oracle Retail POS Suite Data Model Entity Relationship Diagrams - Volume 1, Subject Areas
  • Oracle Retail POS Suite Data Model Entity Relationship Diagrams - Volume 2, Overviews
  • Oracle Retail POS Suite Data Dictionary
  • Oracle Retail POS Suite Data Model 13.3 to 13.4 Differences
  • Oracle Retail POS Suite Data Model Mapping File
  • Oracle Retail POS Suite Data Model ERWIN File
  • Oracle Retail POS Suite Implementation Guide - Volume 1, Implementation Solutions
  • Oracle Retail POS Suite Implementation Guide - Volume 2, Extension Solutions
  • Oracle Retail POS Suite Implementation Guide - Volume 3, Base Product Extension Support (My Oracle Support Doc ID 1277455.1)
  • Oracle Retail POS Suite Implementation Guide - Volume 4, Oracle Retail Point-of-Service to Siebel Integration
  • Oracle Retail POS Suite Licensing Information
  • Oracle Retail POS Suite Operations Guide
  • Oracle Retail POS Suite Security Guide
  • Oracle Retail POS Suite 13.4/Merchandising Products Implementation Guide
  • Oracle Retail Back Office Installation Guide - Volume 1, Oracle Stack
  • Oracle Retail Back Office Installation Guide - Volume 2, IBM Stack
  • Oracle Retail Back Office User Guide
  • Oracle Retail Back Office Release Notes
  • Oracle Retail Central Office Installation Guide - Volume 1, Oracle Stack
  • Oracle Retail Central Office Installation Guide - Volume 2, IBM Stack
  • Oracle Retail Central Office User Guide
  • Oracle Retail Central Office Release Notes
  • Oracle Retail Point-of-Service Installation Guide - Volume 1, Oracle Stack
  • Oracle Retail Point-of-Service Installation Guide - Volume 2, IBM Stack
  • Oracle Retail Point-of-Service User Guide
  • Oracle Retail Point-of-Service Release Notes
  • Oracle Retail Point-of-Service Receipt Builder Tool User Guide (My Oracle Support Doc ID 1277454.1)
  • Oracle Retail Point-of-Service White Paper: Configuring Siebel in an Oracle Retail Point-of-Service to Siebel Integration (My Oracle Support Doc ID 1277420.1)
  • Oracle Retail Returns Management Installation Guide - Volume 1, Oracle Stack
  • Oracle Retail Returns Management Installation Guide - Volume 2, IBM Stack
  • Oracle Retail Returns Management User Guide
  • Oracle Retail Returns Management Release Notes
  • Oracle Retail Enhancements Summary (My Oracle Support Doc ID 1088183.1)
  • Oracle Retail Upgrade Guide (My Oracle Support Doc ID 1073414.1)

Thursday Jan 19, 2012

Introduction to the Oracle Retail Documentation Blog

Welcome! This blog is designed to help retailers and partners receive regular updates about documentation releases at Oracle Retail.

The Documentation Department

The Oracle Retail Documentation department delivers documentation for the Oracle Retail product suite. The members of the department ensure that documents are released in conjunction with development-driven project schedules.

The Types of Documents Available

In addition to designing, developing, and implementing documentation standards, the members of the team work with development subject matter experts (SME) to generate the following end-user documents and more: Release Notes, Online Help, User Guides, Installation Guides, Implementation Guides, Operation Guides, and White Papers. The team is also responsible for archiving all of its documentation and publishing it to the Oracle community via the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) and My Oracle Support (MOS).

Announcing An Improved Oracle Retail Site on OTN 

Recent improvements make it much easier to navigate the Oracle Retail documentation site on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) at this location: http://www.oracle.com/technology/documentation/oracle_retail.html
New tabs help users find documentation for a specific application quickly and easily. Each tab represents a unique enterprise release, and contains an alphabetic listing of documentation libraries available. Another tab provides direct links to some of the most-read Oracle Retail enterprise-level technical documentation available on My Oracle Support. Finally, the site includes the new Oracle Retail Documentation Welcome Kit, which is available for download on the Get Started tab. This kit provides an introductory guide to finding Oracle Retail documentation, plus an introduction to key documentation offerings.

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