Friday Mar 28, 2014

Oracle Retail 14 Product Overview and TOI Training Sessions

In order to better enable and educate retailers and partners, the Oracle Retail Curriculum team, in partnership with Oracle Retail Product teams, has published Release 14.0 Product Overviews and Transfer of Information (TOI) sessions through Oracle University and accessed through My Oracle Support.

Get Proactive - Oracle Applications TOI Online Training (Doc ID 732026.1)

Available Product Overviews Released in Conjunction with 14.0

Product Overviews are high-level recordings that highlight the business use, features and benefits of Oracle Retail product. Recordings are each less than one hour long and are intended as a stand-alone, self-paced introduction. 

  • Oracle Retail Advanced Clustering Product Overview
  • Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning Product Overview
  • Oracle Retail Category Management Product Overview
  • Oracle Retail Financial Integration Product Overview
  • Oracle Retail Point of Service Suite Product Overview
  • Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting Product Overview
  • Oracle Retail Invoice Matching Product Overview
  • Oracle Retail Sales Audit Product Overview
  • Oracle Retail Analytics Product Overview
  • Oracle Retail Service Integration Product Overview
  • Oracle Retail Returns Management Product Overview
  • Oracle Retail Merchandising System Product Overview
  • Oracle Retail Merchandising System Foundation Data Product Overview
  • Oracle Retail Merchandising System Inventory and Stock Ledger Product overview
  • Oracle Retail Merchandising System Purchase Orders and Deals Product Overview
  • Oracle Retail Merchandising System Replenishment Product Overview
  • Oracle Retail Trade Management Product Overview
  • Oracle Retail Replenishment Optimization Product Overview
  • Oracle Retail Price Management Product Overview
  • Oracle Retail Reference Library Product Overview
  • Oracle Retail Warehouse Management System Product Overview
  • Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management Product Overview
  • Oracle Retail Allocation Product Overview

Available TOIs Released in Conjunction with 14.0

TOI recorded sessions 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.

  • Advanced Clustering Functional TOI
  • Advanced Inventory Planning Functional TOI
  • Advanced Inventory Planning Technical TOI: Commerce Anywhere
  • Advanced Inventory Planning Technical TOI
  • Allocation Functional TOI
  • Assortment Space Optimization Functional TOI
  • Assortment Space Optimization Technical TOI
  • Category Management Functional TOI
  • Customer Decision Tree Functional TOI
  • Demand Transference Functional TOI
  • Documentation TOI
  • Installation TOI
  • Mobile Point of Service Functional TOI
  • Mobile Point of Service Technical TOI
  • Point of Service Suite Technical TOI: Commerce Anywhere
  • Point of Service Suite Functional User Experience
  • Point of Service Suite Functional:  Commerce Anywhere
  • Point of Service Suite Technical TOI
  • Retail Analytics Functional TOI
  • Retail Analytics Technical TOI
  • Retail Advanced Science Engine Technical TOI
  • Retail Demand Forecast Functional TOI 
  • Invoice Matching Functional TOI
  • Invoice Matching Technical
  • Retail Integration Bus Technical TOI
  • Retail Merchandising System Functional TOI: Commerce anywhere
  • Retail Merchandising System Functional TOI: Franchise Management
  • Retail Merchandising System Technical TOI: Commerce Anywhere
  • Retail Merchandising System Technical TOI: Franchise Management
  • Retail Merchandising System Technical TOI: Other Enhancements
  • Replenishment Optimization Functional TOI
  • RPAS Functional TOI
  • RPAS Technical TOI
  • Retail Price Management Functional TOI
  • Retail Price Management Technical TOI
  • Retail Service Backbone Technical TOI
  • Warehouse Management Functional TOI: Commerce Anywhere
  • Warehouse Management Functional TOI: Dashboards
  • Warehouse Management Functional TOI: Task Management 
  • Warehouse Management Technical TOI Commerce Anywhere
  • Warehouse Management Technical TOI:  Enhanced Navigation
  • Warehouse Management Technical TOI: Task Dashboards
  • Warehouse Management Technical TOI: Task Management 
  • Store Inventory Management Functional TOI: Commerce Anywhere
  • Store Inventory Management Functional TOI: Integration
  • Store Inventory Management Functional TOI: Store Efficiencies
  • Store Inventory Management Functional TOI: User Experience
  • Store Inventory Management Technical TOI
  • Translation TOI

    Navigational Steps to Oracle Retail Product Overviews and TOIs

    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 under the words "Get Started today..." and select Oracle Retail as the product line.
    3. Select the Solution area of interest on the Browse Subcategories Retail page (for example, Merchandising Operations Management, Retail Technology Group, and so on).
    4. Click the link for the applicable application Product Overview or TOI. There may be more than one page of results. Click the Next button to see the additional Product Overviews and/or TOIs that are available.  

    Monday Jul 15, 2013

    Oracle Retail Product Overviews

    In order to better enable and educate retailers and partners, the Oracle Retail Curriculum team, in partnership with Oracle Retail Product teams and Customer Support, have published Oracle Retail Product Overviews to My Oracle Support. Product Overviews are high-level recordings that highlight the business use, features and benefits of Oracle Retail Products, Release 13.X. The Product Overviews also include a short demonstration of the product that they reference, in order to introduce you to key functionality and the user interface (UI). Recordings are each less than one hour long and are intended as a stand-alone, self-paced introduction. 

    More in-depth training is available via Oracle University.

    Oracle Retail Applications Product Overview Video Index (ID 1561647.1)

    Available Product Overviews include:

    • Oracle Retail Active Retail Intelligence (ARI)
    • Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning (AIP)
    • Oracle Retail Back Office (BO) Labels and Tags
    • Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting (RDF)
    • The Oracle Retail Fashion Planning Bundle solution
    • Oracle Retail Fiscal Management
    • The Oracle Retail Integrated Inventory Planning Suite solution
    • Oracle Retail Integration Bus (RIB)
    • Oracle Retail Invoice Matching (ReIM)
    • Oracle Retail Item Planning configured with Clearance Optimization Engine (IP-COE)
    • Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning (MFP)
    • Oracle Retail Merchandising Analytics
    • Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS)
    • Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS) Foundation Data
    • Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS) Inventory and Stock
    • Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS) Purchase Orders and Deals
    • Oracle Retail Point of Service (ORPOS)
    • Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server (RPAS) Configuration Tools
    • Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server (RPAS) Classic Client
    • Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server (RPAS) Fusion Client
    • Oracle Retail Price Management (RPM)
    • Oracle Retail Reference Model
    • Oracle Retail Regular Price Optimization (RPO)
    • Oracle Retail Replenishment Optimization (RO)
    • Oracle Retail Returns Management
    • Oracle Retail Sales Audit (ReSA)
    • Oracle Retail Size Profile Optimization  (SPO)
    • Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management (SIM)
    • Oracle Retail Trade Management (RTM)
    • Oracle Retail Warehouse Management System (RWMS)


    Thursday Mar 07, 2013

    Announcing a New Documentation Deliverable: Patch Value Propositions (PVP)

    In order to assist retailers and partners as they plan to implement upcoming Oracle Retail patches, the Sustaining Engineering team, in partnership with the Documentation team, is publishing a new type of document on My Oracle Support (https://support.oracle.com) for selected Support releases: Patch Value Propositions (PVP). 

    PVPs offer retailers an early view of fixes and enhancements (functional, technical, integration, and so on) that are scheduled for inclusion in a patch. PVPs are provided at either the product level or the solution unit level, and they are intended to assist partners and retailers in their long-term planning. The first release to offer PVPs is the upcoming 13.1.7 release.

    Please note that the contents of PVPs are for reference purposes only and actual release contents may differ. Retailers and partners should always consult the generally available (GA) documentation at the time of the release to understand its final contents. 

    PVPs for 13.1.7 (1527303.1)

    • Oracle Retail Warehouse Management System 13.1.7 Patch Value Proposition
    • Oracle Retail Technology Group (RTG) 13.1.7 Patch Value Proposition
    • Oracle Retail Merchandise Operations Management 13.1.7 Patch Value Proposition
    • Oracle Retail Markdown Optimization 13.1.7 Patch Value Proposition
    • Oracle Retail POS Suite 13.1.7 Patch Value Proposition
    • Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management 13.1.7 Patch Value Proposition 

    Friday Oct 26, 2012

    Announcing Oracle Retail Reference Model, Version 2.4

    The Oracle Retail Reference Model (RRM) collection of established practice business processes has been updated and re-released as RRM, Version 2.4. A permanent link to the My Oracle Support Document ID, 1145264.1, is available on the right side of this blog, in the Bookmarks section.

    The Oracle Retail Retail Reference Model (RRM) business process designs are intended to support an implementation of the merchandising, stores, and planning products. These designs are a guide for both the business and implementation teams. They explain some scenarios and factors that need to be considered for a successful implementation. The designs are created for a generic retailer, with some considerations made for hardlines, apparel (softlines), grocery, and telecommunications.

    Oracle Retail Reference Model 2.4

    • Doc ID 1145264.1
      This release includes the following:
      • Updates for particular Oracle Retail application releases since August 2011.
      • Updates per feedback received from process users, including Advanced Inventory Planning flow additions.
      • Improvements in the area of standardized role names and organizational units.

    Please send any questions, comments, and suggestions to retailprocess_ww@oracle.com.

    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.

    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.

    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 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 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.

    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.
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