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
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