Tuesday Jun 30, 2015

Health Sciences Partner Support Best Practices & Resources

Thanks to all of our Health Sciences Partners that joined today's webcast on Support Best Practices and Resources.
Below is the leave-behind list of all the links to the information discussed.

First – The #1 investment is the product itself, therefore be a student of the product

OTN for Health Sciences Documentation
Healthcare Applications Training
Health Sciences Documentation
Life Sciences Applications Training
Health Sciences Knowledge Zones

Oracle University
All Product-specific landing pages
Oracle Learning Library aka, Oracle By Example – 6000+ Free Tutorials/Demos
Public list of all available webconferences
Advisor Webcast Current Schedule and Archives too from Support (ID 740966.1)
Oracle E-Business Suite Transfer of Information (TOI) courses (ID 807319.1)
Information about the functional changes in Release 12.1 and Release 12.1.x Release Update Packs (RUPs).

#2 – Remain In-the-Know from Oracle Support and Oracle Corporation

Setup Hot-Topics emails from My Oracle Support
Subscribe to available Newsletters from major product lines and technologies
Events & Webcasts Schedule and Archives
Product Support Newsletters from Oracle Support teams

#3 – Personalize My Oracle Support

Customize your Dashboard & use Powerviews

#4 – FIND it, the FIRST time, FAST!

Use the Knowledge Browser in My Oracle Support
Check out available Product Information Centers, like the one for OC/RDC
Know what Support knows with 100% certainty whether you need to open a Service Request or not.

#5 – Leverage ALL the available Diagnostics tools and Scripts

Proactive Support Porfolio - Categorical List of all Tools, Diagnotics, Scripts and Best Practices (by Product Family)
Configuration Manager
Install - Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) for Database, Server Tech & other Products
Over 25 built-in tools and tests. Over 80 seeded profiles
Ora-600/7445 Internal Errors Tool
Performance Diagnostics Guide and Tuning Diagnostics
PL/SQL Tuning Scripts

Install - EBusiness Diagnostic Support Pack for Applications

PSFT – Change Assistant
PSFT – Change Impact Analyzer
PSFT – Performance Monitor
PSFT – Setup Manager

JDE – Change Assistant
JDE – Configuration Assistant
JDE – Support Assistant

Guardian Resource Center

SUN Systems Mgmt & Diagnostic Tools
Oracle ASR Product Page
Oracle STB Product Page
Oracle Sun System Analysis Product Page
Oracle Oracle Shared Shell Product Page
Oracle Secure File Transport
Oracle Hardware Service Request Automated Diagnosis
Oracle Validation Test Suite
PC Check
Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant
Oracle Hardware Installation Assistant Product Page
Cediag Memory DIMM Replacement Management Tool

#6 – Engage with Oracle Support

Check Configuration Manager Healthchecks and Patch Recommendations
Fill-out Service Request Templates completely
Use all Diagnostics & Data Collectors (432.1)
Upload ALL reports if logging a Service Request
Leverage Oracle Collaborative Support (web conferencing)
Better Yet – Record your issue and upload it (why wait for a scheduled web conference?)
Request Management Attention as necessary

#7 – Expand your Circles of Influence

Facebook: Oracle Health Sciences

Linkedin: Oracle in Healthcare and Life Science

Twitter: Oracle Health Sciences on Twitter

YouTube: youtube.com/OracleHealthSciences

#8 – Understand Oracle Support Policies and Processes

All Technical Support Policies
Lifetime Support Policy
Oracle Support Technical Support Policies
Database, FMW, EM Grid Control and OCS Software Error Correction Policy
Ebusiness Suite Software Error Correction Policy

Thanks
- Chris Warticki
#Oracle News, Info & Support
@cwarticki

Wednesday Jun 10, 2015

Oracle Product Support Advisor Webcasts June 2015

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We are pleased to invite you to our Advisor Webcast series for June 2015. Subject matter experts prepare these presentations and deliver them through WebEx. Topics include information about Oracle support services and products.

 To learn more about the program or to access archived recordings, please follow the links.

There are currently two types of Advisor Webcasts;

Many of the Oracle Product Support teams maintain support blogs. You may access the Support Blogs directly, or via the Product Support Blog Index. Watch this short video to see how to subscribe to a support blog of interest.

Sincerely,
Oracle Support

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CRM Preparing Certificates for SISNAPI Encryption in Siebel June 18
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E-Business Suite Outside Processing (OSP) for OPM in 12.2.4 June 23
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E-Business Suite Work In Process Scrap - Costing Overview June 24
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JD Edwards JD Edwards World: Payroll & HR General Outline & Navigation - JDE World Payroll & HR Basics Part1/14 June 18
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JD Edwards JD Edwards EnterpriseOne: P41203 Lot Management Workbench (Trace/Track Inquiry) Functionality June 23
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JD Edwards JD Edwards World: Costed Routing (P30208) in Manufacturing June 24
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JD Edwards JD Edwards EnterpriseOne:Troubleshooting Tips for AS400 related issues June 25
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Middleware WebCenter Content - All about Oracle Text Search (OTS) June 24
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Oracle Business Intelligence OBIEE11g セキュリティ概要とトラブルシューティング (Japanese Only) June 24
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PeopleSoft Enterprise Using the Affordable Care Act Component Interface June 24
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Friday May 01, 2015

Oracle Product Support Advisor Webcasts - May

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We are pleased to invite you to our Advisor Webcast series for May 2015. Subject matter experts prepare these presentations and deliver them through WebEx. Topics include information about Oracle support services and products. To learn more about the program or to access archived recordings, please follow the links.

There are currently two types of Advisor Webcasts:
Many of the Oracle Support product teams maintain support blogs. You may access the Support Blogs directly, or via the Product Support Blog Index. Watch this short video to see how to subscribe to a support blog of interest.

Sincerely,
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CRM Introduction To Siebel TaskUI May 21
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Database Oracle 12c: Datapump New Features May 21
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E-Business Suite Understanding the Output of the Discrete Job Value Report May 12
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E-Business Suite Demantra Certification. Are you attempting to get certified? Lets walk through the process! May 13
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E-Business Suite Utilizing API For Pick Release And Ship Confirm May 19
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E-Business Suite Getting Started with Document Sequencing in Oracle Receivables May 20
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E-Business Suite Basic Troubleshooting Information for Duplicate Sales Order Transactions Stuck in Inventory Tables May 20
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E-Business Suite An Overview of Construction Estimates in R12 May 21
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E-Business Suite A Diagnosis on OPM - ASCP Data Collection Entities May 26
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Eng System Exadata 的磁盘管理和故障排除技巧 (Exadata Disk Management and Troubleshooting tips) - Mandarin only May 20
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Fusion Applications Want to find out All secrets on GRC Transaction User Defined Objects? May 7
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Fusion Applications Understanding Required Setup and Approval Rules for Invoice Approval Workflow May 14
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Fusion Applications Overview on Fusion Business Intelligence : Lets shed some light on OTBI & OBIA May 20
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JD Edwards JD Edwards World and EnterpriseOne HCM Affordable Care Act (ACA) Updates May 5
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JD Edwards JD Edwards EnterpriseOne: Periods of Supply explained May 6
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JD Edwards JD Edwards World -Troubleshooting Sales Update P42800 May 7
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JD Edwards JD Edwards EnterpriseOne – Understanding Taxes in Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable May 14
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JD Edwards JD Edwards World: Approvals Management for Procurement May 19
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JD Edwards 0JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Cash Basis Accounting May 21
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JD Edwards JD Edwards World: Troubleshooting Fixed Assets when Upgrading from A7.3 to A9.x May 26
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JD Edwards JD Edwards World: Advanced Pricing Formulas and Variable Tables May 28
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Tuesday Apr 21, 2015

The investment is all about the PRODUCT, the PRODUCT, the PRODUCT.

Everyone wants to know where the 22% of the value of the Support investment goes?  I on the other hand, would like to know where the value of the 78% of the Product investment went?  It's quite easy to share with you the entire inventory of assets, resources, tools and best practices when it comes to the value of the support investment.

Let's talk Product for a moment. Take the Database for example.  Review the 40+ features in the Enterprise Edition.  How many are you using?  Most customers are using LESS THAN 10% of those features.  It's like having a very expensive excel spreadsheet one would like to call a database, and run very costly queries from it.  Are you capitalizing on the 9 Application Development Features?  Have you been running the same old SQL statements without taking advantage of the years worth of SQL improvements built-in to the the product?  Let's throw the Security card.  Nobody wants to wind up on the front page, nor on the 6 o'clock news because they just had a data breach.  But, are you utilizing the 6 Security Defense features?

Where am I headed with this?  Training.  That's where.
In the last decade, across the global economy, the first budget that was cut was training.  During my informal polls when working with our customers, they haven't taken a 3-5 day instructor-led class on the current version of the product in over 5-7 years!   I've met DBA's managing 12c the same way they installed and managed v6-7 of the RDBMS.

There is help. There are resources:

Back to the investment made in Oracle.  And, the re-investment.  2/3 of the Support investment goes back into R&D.  Billions of dollars every year.  Leverage the features and functions found within your Products.  Once you do, you gain efficiencies.  When efficiencies are gained, profitability is realized.  Oracle IS the example for using our own products, features and functions.  Oracle turned a dividend to the share holder in the company's 30th anniversary and continues to do so, in what some would term one of the most turbulent global economies ever.

The investment is in the Product, the Product, the Product.

Chris Warticki is member of the Global Customer Management team for Oracle Support Services
Tweeting @cwarticki

Monday Apr 13, 2015

Request Support Management Attention (SR Attention)

In today's world, everybody wants the answer yesterday.  Everything seems to require immediate attention.  But, what is requesting support management attention all about? Do you have a Support delivery concern? Are your expectations not being met nor understood? Request for Support Management Attention will help.  The shortest path to least resistance regarding any technical service request is Support Management Attention – first and always.   Until you’ve spoken to a manager from Oracle Support, how does Oracle Support know where/when the service gap is and how to remedy it? 

Side note: (Escalation, formerly known as the Duty Manager Process, has always been defined as speaking with the manager where the Service Request resides.  Escalation has never meant immediate resolution.  It's not a check-box.  Escalation is not the solution, it's a component of the conversation.)  Does that surprise you? Read on.

Here’s how it works;

Step 1 - Insert the template below into the Service Request, including all **** lines. This will ensure correct visibility and content.
******************* Management Attention Request *******************
Reason for request, including business impact of the problem that requires management attention
Business or implementation milestone, critical date(s) (milestone date or resolve by date), along with the type of business or implementation milestone
Name of the customer requesting callback; contact information: phone number, pager, email address
******************* Management Attention Request *******************
Step 2 – Call the Global Support 800#.  You may choose #1 for Existing SR or #2 for New SR.
Step 3 – Request Support Management Attention. "The magical phrase that pays":  Here is my existing Service Request #, I would like to speak with and receive a callback from the Support Manager. This used to be called the Escalation/Duty Manager 9+ years ago.
Step 4 – Your contact information will be verified and the Support Manager will be identified and notified for callback. It’s not a hot-transfer. Oracle Support strives that the Support Manager shall respond with a sense of urgency and contact you back in 30 minutes or less.

Here’s what NOT to do:

  • Don't log a Severity 1 SR and then immediately request to speak to a Support Manager.  Give Support a chance to begin work.
  • Don’t choose the option to speak to the support engineer if your intending to speak with a manager.  Choosing that option will route you to the support engineer, or their voicemail.
  • Don’t call the 800# and request a Severity 1 or Severity increase. Severity 1 is reserved for production down 99% of the time.
  • Don’t update your Service Request to initiate escalation. This is not recommended. Oracle doesn’t have a batch job running to look for keywords in SRs. Call us!  Then, update your Service Request for your own documentation purposes.
  • Don’t call your sales team, account team, or anyone else in your rolodex of Oracle business cards. They can’t solve your technical problem. You might as well try posting to your Facebook friends. There’s no backdoor to this process.
  • Don’t request your support engineer to jump on some bridge call. Bridge calls are for managers to keep busy. Keep the technical team troubleshooting. The motto for bridge calls is; “When all is done and said, a whole lot more is said than ever done!” 
    • If you have such a requirement for a bridge call, the best practice is to document the SR with the bridge call information and then initiate Request for Support Management Attention.  Remember, the engineer is multi-tasking, they aren't waiting around to join a bridge call.  The Support Manager will respond and most likely even join the bridge call and then resource the issue as appropriate.

Here’s how it plays out:  DON’T HANG UP with any manager until you know these 3 things:

  • Management Contact:
    • Once identified, the Support Manager, for the team where the SR resides, will call you back to discuss the technical details and review the Service Request with you.
      • Don't hang up until you have the manager's contact information. (name, email address, office phone)
  • Action Plan:
    • Work up an agreed upon action plan (WHO is going to do WHAT, by WHEN)
    • At this time, discuss any concerns you have. (time to respond, time to resolve, technical direction, key milestones at risk, etc.) Nobody is getting in trouble here. Let us know how we can serve you better.
    • Discuss current status and if the situation deems escalated or not.
    • Discuss appropriate severity
    • As a customer, document the action plan in the Service Request.
      Document, “I just spoke to so-n-so and we agreed to the following”
      The support manager should be doing the same.
  • Communication Plan:
    • Know when the next follow-up will be. Is follow up necessary? Discuss it.

There are two things the Support Manager can do that nobody else in Oracle can - Support Managers have control of the resources and time of the support engineers. They may reassign it to someone else on the team. They may free up the time of the current engineer to devote more time to your problem. They will review what can and can’t be accommodated. That’s why you shouldn’t call anyone else.

If your boss asks you about that Service Request and you tell them that you requested Support Management Attention, remember that they can reply with; Oh, you requested management attention, then who did you speak too? What’s their name? Better yet, let’s contact them and find out the status of what we need to know. Or, come into my office and let’s crack open the Service Request and see the details of what you spoke about.

What if the Service Request has a Bug Associated with it?

Good question. While discussing your Action Plan, request from the Support Manager to coordinate a call with Development Management. Remove the engineers and developers from the mix and go direct to the managers who control both of these resources. Let Development Management know how this bug is affecting your business. That Development Manager will give it to you straight if a fix is feasible or not. Please don't do this for enhancement requests.  Utilize the UserGroups, the ER Voting System and associated CABs and SIGs.

What if I’ve done what you’ve prescribed and it didn’t work?

Nobody is perfect. Oracle strives to achieve 100% satisfaction.

Simply call the 800# again, state either the support manager you’ve spoken too isn’t able to help you, or the request for callback wasn’t returned, then request to speak to the next level of management (Sr. Manager, Director and then VP level, if necessary)

It should be that simple. Really, it is. As a former manager from Database support, we take a lot of pride in, and hold ourselves accountable to this valuable process.

Chris Warticki is member of the Global Customer Management team for Oracle Support Services
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Tuesday Mar 03, 2015

My Oracle Support Essentials Webcasts - March

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We are pleased to invite you to our Advisor Webcast series for March 2015. Subject matter experts prepare these presentations and deliver them through WebEx. Topics include information about Oracle support services and products. To learn more about the program or to access archived recordings, please follow the links.

There are currently two types of Advisor Webcasts;
If you prefer to read about current events, Oracle Premier Support News provides you information, technical content, and technical updates from the various Oracle Support teams. For a full list of Premier Support News, go to My Oracle Support and enter Document ID 222.1 in Knowledge Base search.

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Database Materialized view basics,architecture and internal working March 24
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E-Business Suite Overview of Accounting for Across Organization Transaction Cycles Part 3 of 3 March 10
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E-Business Suite Demantra, Are you importing Legacy data in Ascii flat files or Oracle Tables? March 11
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E-Business Suite Advanced Supply Chain Planning, Collaborative Planning, and iSupplier Flow and Demonstration March 12
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E-Business Suite Inventory Sales Order Flow and Troubleshooting – R12 March 18
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E-Business Suite Understanding &Troubleshooting Receipts APIs In Oracle Accounts Receivable March 19
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E-Business Suite Use of Forecasting in Enterprise Asset Management (eAM) March 19
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E-Business Suite Understanding Lead Times in Oracle Work In Process March 25
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JD Edwards JD Edwards World: Understanding Multi-Currency Intercompany Entries in A/P a! nd A/R March 10
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JD Edwards JD Edwards World A9.x Language Upgrade March 17
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JD Edwards JD Edwards EnterpriseOne: Overview of Voucher Match Automation March 18
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JD Edwards JD Edwards World: Introduction to Sleeper March 19
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JD Edwards JD Edwards World A9.3 Security - Play it Safe. Don’t let your Environment be a Target. March 24
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JD Edwards JD Edwards EnterpriseOne: Getting to know the NEW Distribution Mobile Applications (Introduction) March 31
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JD Edwards EnterpriseOne EnterpriseOne Table Conversion information and Troubleshooting for Upgrades March 3
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JD Edwards EnterpriseOne JD Edwards EnterpriseOne: Working with Change Requests March 4
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JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Benefit Enrollment Fundamentals: Setting Up Enrollment Parameters, Dates Codes and Defining Eligibility March 11
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Tuesday Jan 06, 2015

My Oracle Support Essentials Webcasts

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January 2015

Webcast My Oracle Support Essentials


Oracle Support delivers various seminars on Support Policies, Processes and Proactive Tools via live web conference and recorded sessions. Available to you as an Oracle Support user free of charge, these seminars, available in multiple languages and in different time zones, help ensure you optimize the value offered by Oracle Support.

Click on the corresponding session link to register for an upcoming seminar. Bookmark Note 553747.1 for your quick access to the latest live My Oracle Support Essentials webcasts schedule.

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Oracle Support Advisor Webcasts Series for December


Dear Valued Support Customer,

We are pleased to invite you to our Advisor Webcast series for December 2014. Subject matter experts prepare these presentations and deliver them through WebEx. Topics include information about Oracle support services and products. To learn more about the program or to access archived recordings, please follow the links.

There are currently two types of Advisor Webcasts;
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Oracle Support

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E-Business Suite Rapid Planning: Enabling Mass Updates to Demand Priorities and Background Processing December 11
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E-Business Suite Order Management Corrupt Data and Data Fixes December 16
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E-Business Suite AutoLockbox Validation: Case Studies For Customer Identification & Receipt Application December 18
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Hyperion EPM Getting Started with Essbase Aggregate Storage Option - ASO 101 December 10
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JD Edwards EnterpriseOne JD Edwards World to EnterpriseOne Migration: Migration Plan and Conversions December 16
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JD Edwards World JD Edwards World: 1099 Address Book setup and Guidelines Refresher 2014 December 2
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JD Edwards World JD Edwards World: Reviewing Encumbrance Rollover (P4317) & Program Changes in Release A9.3 Update 1 December 9
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Thursday Nov 13, 2014

Oracle Support Advisor Webcast Series for November

We are pleased to invite you to our Advisor Webcast series for November 2014. Subject matter experts prepare these presentations and deliver them through WebEx. Topics include information about Oracle support services and products. To learn more about the program or to access archived recordings, please follow the links.

There are currently two types of Advisor Webcasts;
If you prefer to read about current events, Oracle Premier Support News provides you information, technical content, and technical updates from the various Oracle Support teams. For a full list of Premier Support News, go to My Oracle Support and enter Document ID 222.1 in Knowledge Base search.

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pen November Featured Webcasts by Product Area:
Database Oracle Database 12.1 Support Update for Linux on System z November 20
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Database Oracle 12c: New Database Initialization Parameters November 26
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E-Business Suite Topics in Inventory Convergence and Process Manufacturing November 12
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E-Business Suite Oracle Receivables Posting & Reconciliation Process In R12 November 13
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E-Business Suite Respecting Ship Set Constraints Rapid Planning November 13
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E-Business Suite Overview of Intercompany Transactions November 18
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E-Business Suite Empowering Users with Oracle EBS Endeca Extensions November 20
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Eng System Oracle Exadata 混合列式压缩 (Oracle Exadata Hybrid Columnar Compression) - Mandarin only November 20
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JD Edwards EnterpriseOne JD Edwards EnterpriseOne: Introduction and Demo on Multi Branch Plant MRP Planning (R3483) November 11
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JD Edwards EnterpriseOne JD Edwards EnterpriseOne: 9.1 Enhancement - Inventory to G/L Reconciliation Process November 12
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JD Edwards EnterpriseOne JD Edwards EnterpriseOne: Installation and setup of the Web Development client November 13
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JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Using JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Equipment Billing November 19
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JD Edwards EnterpriseOne JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 2014 1099 Year End Refresher Webcast November 20
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JD Edwards World JD Edwards World - Localizacao Brazil- Ficha Conteudo de Importacao(FCI) (PORTUGUESE) November 18
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Middleware WLS どんな問い合わせもスムーズにすすむ最初の一歩 + 3 (Japanese Only) November 19
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Middleware WLS 管理服务器与被管服务器之间的通讯机制 (Mandarin Only) November 26
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Oracle Business Intelligence Using OBIEE with Big Data November 25
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PeopleSoft Enterprise Financial Aid Regulatory 2015-2016 Release 1 (9.0 Bundle #35) November 12
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PeopleSoft Enterprise PeopleSoft 1099 Update for 2014 - Get your Copy B’s out on time! November 13
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PeopleSoft Enterprise Payroll for North America – Preparing for Year-End Processing and Annual Tax Reporting November 19
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Thursday Sep 25, 2014

Drinks! Food! Fun! at the My Oracle Support Monday Mix Event at OpenWorld San Francisco

Join us for a fun and relaxing happy hour at the annual My Oracle Support Monday Mix. This year’s gathering is Monday, September 29th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the ThirstyBear Brewing Company – just a 3 minute walk from Moscone Center.

After a busy day at Oracle OpenWorld, take a break and unwind with your peers. Stop by and get to know the Oracle Support Engineers you depend on as well as key Oracle Support executives and developers over drinks and hors d’oevres. 

Admission is free for Premier Support customers with your Oracle OpenWorld badge. Visit our website for more details. We’ll see you there!

Visit the Support and Services Oracle OpenWorld website to discover how you can take advantage of all Oracle OpenWorld has to offer.



 

Wednesday Sep 24, 2014

Behind the Screen with Oracle Support at OpenWorld San Francisco

Get beyond the support interface screen to meet the experts from Oracle Support at the Oracle Support Stars Bar. Have a tough question about supporting or upgrading your Oracle products? Looking for best practices for problem prevention, rapid resolution, and product upgrades? Stop by the Stars Bar and speak directly with an expert who can help.

While you’re there, check out one of our 10-minute briefing sessions on the hottest support topics. Here are just a few of the high-impact briefings you can see at this year’s Stars Bar:

  • Proactive Support Best Practices
  • Oracle Platinum Services
  • My Oracle Support Tips & Tricks
  • And many more!


The Support Stars Bar is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in the Moscone West Exhibition Hall (Booths 3461 and 3908). More details here.


Visit the Services and Support Oracle OpenWorld Website to discover how you can take advantage of all Oracle OpenWorld has to offer.

See you there!

Wednesday Sep 17, 2014

Business Transformation: Getting from Here to There

New Oracle OpenWorld Sessions

Nearly every industry is undergoing some type of transformation. Businesses strive to innovate, gain market share, and stay ahead of the competition.

Six new Oracle OpenWorld conference sessions--specifically designed for organizations embarking on major transformation initiatives such as Cloud, Big Data and Analytics and Engineered Systems--will help answer how do we get from here to there.

During Oracle OpenWorld, Thought Leaders from Oracle Consulting will share insights, best-in-class methodologies, and critical lessons learned from helping customers transform their business with new solutions built on Oracle technology.

Do you need to hear first-hand how customers are successfully moving to the Cloud (HCM, ERP and CX) in weeks with a proven, practical approach that creates value, drives down cost, and reduces risk? Are you trying to maximize what you’re getting from your current analytic solution? Would you like to enhance your customer experience as well as improve the productivity of employees with mobility? Is a private cloud initiative is on your short-list? If so, you won’t want to miss new conference sessions dedicated to these leading transformational themes.

Learn More.


Wednesday Jul 02, 2014

July - Oracle Product Support Advisor Webcasts

We are pleased to invite you to our Advisor Webcast series for July 2014. Subject matter experts prepare these presentations and deliver them through WebEx. Topics include information about Oracle support services and products. To learn more about the program or to access archived recordings, please follow the links.

There are currently two types of Advisor Webcasts; Product specific webcasts, which share best practices, troubleshooting guidance, release information, and Support Tools and Processes Webcasts, designed to help you better utilize Oracle's support tools and procedures.

If you prefer to read about current events, Oracle Premier Support News provides you information, technical content, and technical updates from the various Oracle Support teams. For a full list of Premier Support News, go to My Oracle Support and enter Document ID 222.1 in Knowledge Base search.

Are you My Oracle Support Accredited? Build on your existing My Oracle Support and product knowledge. If you have actively used My Oracle Support for 6-9 months, we encourage you to get accredited!

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Oracle Support

Application Technology Group ATG: EBS Reports & Printing Troubleshooting July 17
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E-Business Suite EBS Proactive Key Tools you need to know: Business Process Advisors July 30
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FIN: How To Use E-Business Tax Simulator July 16
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Fin: Using Commitments, Deposits & Guarantees In Oracle Receivables July 31
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MFG: How to Estimate LCM Shipments While Setting Agreements with Your Supplier July 8
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MFG: Demantra Cluster Factor, Out of Order Ratio Plus+! Features that Improve Stability July 9
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MFG: Oracle Database Features and Characteristics that Improve Stability and User Experience for VCP July 10
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MFG: Unleash the Power of Order Import July 15
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MFG: Process Manufacturing 11i to R12 Migration Issues July 16
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MFG: EAM: Mobile Maintenance July 17
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MFG: Discrete Job Definition and Transactions July 23
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RFID, MHE and Voice enabled warehousing with Oracle Warehouse Management July 23
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Exadata Exadata Disk Management and Troubleshooting tips July 15
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Exadata Hybrid Columnar Compression - Overview July 16
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逐步掌握Exadata升级 - MANDARIN ONLY (Exadata Patching Overview Including Database and Storage Server Upgrade Demo ) July 16
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Fusion Applications Customizing Roles in Fusion Applications July 10
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Hyperion Want to Discover the New features for Calculation Manager 11.1.2.3.00 and 11.1.2.3.500 for Essbase? July 16
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JD Edwards EnterpriseOne JD Edwards EnterpriseOne As Of Processing in EnterpriseOne Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable July 23
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JD Edwards World JD Edwards World to EnterpriseOne Migration Preparation: Application Data July 17
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JD Edwards World to EnterpriseOne Migration Preparation: Technical Conversions July 24
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PeopleSoft Finding Answers with My Oracle Support July 3
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Prevent and Troubleshoot Systems and Performance Issues with PeopleSoft July 10
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PeopleSoft Diagnostics Framework Overview and Demonstration July 17
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Using My Oracle Support Community July 24
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Logging High Quality Service Requests July 31
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Tuesday Feb 11, 2014

Oracle Support Advisor Webcasts - February

Oracle Support delivers various seminars on Support Policies, Processes and Proactive Tools via live web conference and recorded sessions. These seminars, available in multiple languages and in different time zones, help ensure you optimize the value from Oracle Support.

Click on the corresponding session link to register for an upcoming seminar. Bookmark Note 553747.1 for your quick access to the latest live Support Advisor webcasts schedule

Webcast Product Line Language US Eastern Central Europe Singapore Register
Customer User Administration All English Feb 19, 10:00 AM Feb 19, 04:00 PM Feb 19, 11:00 PM Register
      Feb 20, 10:00 PM Feb 21, 04:00 AM Feb 21, 11:00 AM Register
      Mar 05, 10:00 AM Mar 05, 04:00 PM Mar 05, 11:00 PM Register
    Portuguese Feb 17, 08:30 AM Feb 17, 02:30 PM Feb 17, 09:30 PM Register
    Spanish Feb 20, 09:30 AM Feb 20, 03:30 PM Feb 20, 10:30 PM Register
Database Upgrade Essentials Technology English Feb 06, 10:00 AM Feb 06, 04:00 PM Feb 06, 11:00 PM Register
      Feb 13, 10:00 PM Feb 14, 04:00 AM Feb 14, 11:00 AM Register
      Feb 25, 10:00 PM Feb 26, 04:00 AM Feb 26, 11:00 AM Register
    Italian Feb 06, 05:00 AM Feb 06, 11:00 AM Feb 06, 06:00 PM Register
E-Business Suite Maintenance Wizard Applications English Feb 06, 09:30 AM Feb 06, 03:30 PM Feb 06, 10:30 PM Register
      Feb 19, 04:00 AM Feb 19, 10:00 AM Feb 19, 05:00 PM Register
E-Business Suite Support Diagnostics Applications English Feb 12, 04:00 AM Feb 12, 10:00 AM Feb 12, 05:00 PM Register
      Mar 05, 10:00 AM Mar 05, 04:00 PM Mar 05, 11:00 PM Register
Finding Answers in My Oracle Support All English Feb 04, 10:30 AM Feb 04, 04:30 PM Feb 04, 11:30 PM Register
      Feb 11, 11:30 AM Feb 11, 05:30 PM Feb 12, 12:30 AM Register
      Feb 12, 10:00 AM Feb 12, 04:00 PM Feb 12, 11:00 PM Register
      Feb 12, 01:30 PM Feb 12, 07:30 PM Feb 13, 02:30 AM Register
      Feb 18, 10:00 PM Feb 19, 04:00 AM Feb 19, 11:00 AM Register
      Feb 27, 10:00 PM Feb 28, 04:00 AM Feb 28, 11:00 AM Register
    French Feb 11, 09:30 AM Feb 11, 03:30 PM Feb 11, 10:30 PM Register
      Feb 19, 10:00 AM Feb 19, 04:00 PM Feb 19, 11:00 PM Register
    Portuguese Feb 20, 08:30 AM Feb 20, 02:30 PM Feb 20, 09:30 PM Register
    Spanish Feb 12, 09:00 AM Feb 12, 03:00 PM Feb 12, 10:00 PM Register
Hardware Support Best Practices Systems English Feb 19, 01:30 PM Feb 19, 07:30 PM Feb 20, 02:30 AM Register
    Portuguese Feb 26, 08:30 AM Feb 26, 02:30 PM Feb 26, 09:30 PM Register
    Spanish Feb 18, 09:00 AM Feb 18, 03:00 PM Feb 18, 10:00 PM Register
Introduction to Premier Support All English Feb 10, 01:30 PM Feb 10, 07:30 PM Feb 11, 02:30 AM Register
      Feb 25, 10:00 AM Feb 25, 04:00 PM Feb 25, 11:00 PM Register
      Mar 06, 10:00 AM Mar 06, 04:00 PM Mar 06, 11:00 PM Register
    French Feb 18, 05:00 AM Feb 18, 11:00 AM Feb 18, 06:00 PM Register
    Portuguese Feb 10, 07:30 AM Feb 10, 01:30 PM Feb 10, 08:30 PM Register
    Spanish Feb 10, 09:00 AM Feb 10, 03:00 PM Feb 10, 10:00 PM Register
My Oracle Support - Using the new My Oracle Support Community Platform All English Feb 03, 10:00 PM Feb 04, 04:00 AM Feb 04, 11:00 AM Register
      Feb 04, 04:30 AM Feb 04, 10:30 AM Feb 04, 05:30 PM Register
      Feb 04, 01:30 PM Feb 04, 07:30 PM Feb 05, 02:30 AM Register
      Feb 05, 01:00 AM Feb 05, 07:00 AM Feb 05, 02:00 PM Register
      Feb 06, 04:30 AM Feb 06, 10:30 AM Feb 06, 05:30 PM Register
      Feb 06, 01:30 PM Feb 06, 07:30 PM Feb 07, 02:30 AM Register
      Feb 10, 10:00 PM Feb 11, 04:00 AM Feb 11, 11:00 AM Register
      Feb 11, 04:30 AM Feb 11, 10:30 AM Feb 11, 05:30 PM Register
      Feb 11, 01:30 PM Feb 11, 07:30 PM Feb 12, 02:30 AM Register
      Feb 13, 04:30 AM Feb 13, 10:30 AM Feb 13, 05:30 PM Register
      Feb 13, 01:30 PM Feb 13, 07:30 PM Feb 14, 02:30 AM Register
      Feb 18, 04:30 AM Feb 18, 10:30 AM Feb 18, 05:30 PM Register
      Feb 18, 01:30 PM Feb 18, 07:30 PM Feb 19, 02:30 AM Register
      Feb 20, 04:30 AM Feb 20, 10:30 AM Feb 20, 05:30 PM Register
      Feb 20, 01:30 PM Feb 20, 07:30 PM Feb 21, 02:30 AM Register
      Feb 24, 10:00 PM Feb 25, 04:00 AM Feb 25, 11:00 AM Register
      Feb 25, 04:30 AM Feb 25, 10:30 AM Feb 25, 05:30 PM Register
      Feb 27, 04:30 AM Feb 27, 10:30 AM Feb 27, 05:30 PM Register
      Feb 27, 01:30 PM Feb 27, 07:30 PM Feb 28, 02:30 AM Register
      Mar 03, 10:00 PM Mar 04, 04:00 AM Mar 04, 11:00 AM Register
      Mar 04, 04:30 AM Mar 04, 10:30 AM Mar 04, 05:30 PM Register
      Mar 04, 01:30 PM Mar 04, 07:30 PM Mar 05, 02:30 AM Register
      Mar 06, 01:30 PM Mar 06, 07:30 PM Mar 07, 02:30 AM Register
    French Feb 06, 09:30 AM Feb 06, 03:30 PM Feb 06, 10:30 PM Register
      Feb 12, 09:30 AM Feb 12, 03:30 PM Feb 12, 10:30 PM Register
      Mar 04, 09:30 AM Mar 04, 03:30 PM Mar 04, 10:30 PM Register
    Portuguese Feb 04, 07:30 AM Feb 04, 01:30 PM Feb 04, 08:30 PM Register
      Feb 06, 07:30 AM Feb 06, 01:30 PM Feb 06, 08:30 PM Register
      Feb 13, 07:30 AM Feb 13, 01:30 PM Feb 13, 08:30 PM Register
      Feb 18, 08:30 AM Feb 18, 02:30 PM Feb 18, 09:30 PM Register
      Feb 25, 08:30 AM Feb 25, 02:30 PM Feb 25, 09:30 PM Register
    Spanish Feb 04, 09:30 AM Feb 04, 03:30 PM Feb 04, 10:30 PM Register
      Feb 06, 09:30 AM Feb 06, 03:30 PM Feb 06, 10:30 PM Register
      Feb 13, 09:30 AM Feb 13, 03:30 PM Feb 13, 10:30 PM Register
      Feb 18, 09:30 AM Feb 18, 03:30 PM Feb 18, 10:30 PM Register
      Feb 25, 09:30 AM Feb 25, 03:30 PM Feb 25, 10:30 PM Register
      Mar 04, 09:30 AM Mar 04, 03:30 PM Mar 04, 10:30 PM Register
My Oracle Support Basics All English Feb 05, 01:30 PM Feb 05, 07:30 PM Feb 06, 02:30 AM Register
      Feb 11, 10:00 AM Feb 11, 04:00 PM Feb 11, 11:00 PM Register
      Feb 12, 11:30 AM Feb 12, 05:30 PM Feb 13, 12:30 AM Register
      Mar 04, 12:00 AM Mar 04, 06:00 AM Mar 04, 01:00 PM Register
    French Feb 05, 09:30 AM Feb 05, 03:30 PM Feb 05, 10:30 PM Register
      Feb 19, 05:00 AM Feb 19, 11:00 AM Feb 19, 06:00 PM Register
    Italian Feb 20, 05:00 AM Feb 20, 11:00 AM Feb 20, 06:00 PM Register
    Portuguese Feb 11, 07:30 AM Feb 11, 01:30 PM Feb 11, 08:30 PM Register
    Spanish Feb 11, 09:00 AM Feb 11, 03:00 PM Feb 11, 10:00 PM Register
Oracle Cloud Support All English Feb 11, 10:00 PM Feb 12, 04:00 AM Feb 12, 11:00 AM Register
      Feb 12, 10:00 AM Feb 12, 04:00 PM Feb 12, 11:00 PM Register
      Feb 19, 04:00 AM Feb 19, 10:00 AM Feb 19, 05:00 PM Register
      Feb 26, 11:00 AM Feb 26, 05:00 PM Feb 27, 12:00 AM Register
    French Feb 25, 11:00 AM Feb 25, 05:00 PM Feb 26, 12:00 AM Register
Service Request Flow and Best Practices All English Feb 04, 10:00 PM Feb 05, 04:00 AM Feb 05, 11:00 AM Register
      Feb 06, 11:30 AM Feb 06, 05:30 PM Feb 07, 12:30 AM Register
      Feb 13, 11:30 AM Feb 13, 05:30 PM Feb 14, 12:30 AM Register
      Feb 18, 10:00 AM Feb 18, 04:00 PM Feb 18, 11:00 PM Register
      Feb 19, 04:30 AM Feb 19, 10:30 AM Feb 19, 05:30 PM Register
      Feb 19, 01:30 PM Feb 19, 07:30 PM Feb 20, 02:30 AM Register
    Italian Feb 18, 05:00 AM Feb 18, 11:00 AM Feb 18, 06:00 PM Register
    Portuguese Feb 19, 08:30 AM Feb 19, 02:30 PM Feb 19, 09:30 PM Register
    Spanish Feb 17, 09:00 AM Feb 17, 03:00 PM Feb 17, 10:00 PM Register
Support Configuration Based Services Essentials All English Feb 11, 10:00 AM Feb 11, 04:00 PM Feb 11, 11:00 PM Register
      Mar 06, 12:00 AM Mar 06, 06:00 AM Mar 06, 01:00 PM Register
    Italian Feb 11, 05:00 AM Feb 11, 11:00 AM Feb 11, 06:00 PM Register
    Portuguese Feb 27, 08:30 AM Feb 27, 02:30 PM Feb 27, 09:30 PM Register

Oracle provides the following recommended trainings which can be viewed on demand using your Single Sign-On account. Please refer to Note 603505.1 for a complete list of available topics and recordings.

Topic Target Audience Language Play
Premier Support Entitlement All Customers English Play
Lifetime Support Policy All Customers English Play
Mobile My Oracle Support All Customers English Play
My Oracle Support Overview All Customers English Play
User Account Registration Process All Customers English Play
My Oracle Support Customization All Customers English Play
PowerViews All Customers English Play
Service Request Create & Update All Customers English Play
Service Request Management Best Practices All Customers English Play
Knowledge Searching and Browsing All Customers English Play
Customer User Administration All Customers English Play
My Oracle Support Community All Customers English Play
My Oracle Support Configuration Manager All Customers English Play
Why Use The Configuration Manager In My Oracle Support All Customers English Play
Patching All Customers English Play
Patch Recommendations and Patch Plans All Customers English Play
11g Upgrade Best Practices Oracle Database English Play
EBS Patch Wizard Utility Training E-Business Suite English Play
R12 Close Process & Reconciliation E-Business Suite English Play
R12 Financials Upgrade E-Business Suite English Play
R12 Payables E-Business Suite English Play
Tales from the Performance Queue JD Enterprise One English Play

If you have further questions, please contact us by submitting a question in Using My Oracle Support.

Friday Sep 20, 2013

Friends, Food, and Fun at the My Oracle Support Community Meet Up

Join us at the 4th annual My Oracle Support Community Meet Up for food and drink, fun and conversation on Monday, September 23 from 6:30 – 9:30pm

After a long day at Oracle OpenWorld, take time to relax and meet your My Oracle Support Community peers as well some of the Oracle employees who moderate the community. The Meet Up event is a great place to get together before dinner, or spend the evening getting to know other Community members and Oracle Support Moderators in person.

Admission to this event is free, but Oracle Premier Support Customers need to
register to receive their invitation to the Meet Up and find out the details.

Not a My Oracle Support Community member yet? Joining is easy - Oracle Premier Support customers can
log in with the same account they use to access My Oracle Support to begin taking advantage of the resources the Community offers.

If you're an Oracle Premier Support customer but don’t yet have a login, talk to the Customer User Administrator (CUA) at your company now to get access to the
Oracle proactive portfolio, including My Oracle Support Community.

Visit the
Services and Support Oracle OpenWorld Website to discover how you can take advantage of all Oracle OpenWorld has to offer.

Thursday Sep 19, 2013

New OpenWorld Sessions: Business Transformation: Getting from Point A to Point B

Nearly every industry is undergoing some type of transformation. Businesses strive to innovate, gain market share, and stay ahead of the competition.

Seven new Oracle OpenWorld conference sessions--specifically designed for organizations embarking on major transformation initiatives--will help answer how do we get there from here?

During Oracle OpenWorld, Thought Leaders from Oracle Consulting will share insights, best-in-class methodologies, and critical lessons learned from helping customers transform their business with new solutions built on Oracle technology.

Do you need to optimize your data center to speed innovation? Are you considering cloud computing? Are you deploying a new HCM, business analytics or multi-level security solution? Maybe a new customer experience or modern marketing initiative is on your short-list. If so, you won’t want to miss new conference sessions dedicated to these leading transformational themes. 

Learn More.

Visit the Services and Support Oracle OpenWorld Website to discover how you can take advantage of all Oracale OpenWorld has to offer.

Wednesday Sep 18, 2013

Behind the Screen with Oracle Support at OpenWorld

Get beyond the support interface screen to meet the experts from Oracle Support at the Oracle Support Stars Bar. Have a tough question about supporting or upgrading your Oracle products? Looking for best practices for problem prevention, rapid resolution, and product upgrades? Stop by the Stars Bar and speak directly with an expert who can help.

While you’re there, check out one of our 10-minute briefing sessions on the hottest support topics. Here are just a few of the high-impact briefings you can see at this year’s Stars Bar:
  • Oracle Platinum Services: Extreme Support for Engineered Systems
  • Oracle E-Business Suite - Preventing Problems at Period Close
  • Oracle Database 12c – Upgrade Tips from Oracle Support 
  • And many more! Check the schedule here.
Stars Bar open daily @ Moscone West, Lobby Level 2. More details here.

Visit the Services and Support Oracle OpenWorld Website to discover how you can take advantage of all Oracle OpenWorld has to offer.
See you there!

Meet Brian Peasland - MOS Community Customer Guru

In appreciation for his work in answering questions posted by other Community members, Brian Peasland received a free Oracle OpenWorld Pass from My Oracle Support Community.  Brian is an active member of the Oracle Database communities and has achieved the Guru Level of recognition through his participation.

Brian works as the lead DBA for NAU Country Insurance in Fargo, ND and has been involved with database administration for over 13 years.  The products he uses most are Oracle DB, enterprise edition with partitioning on Oracle rack and data guard.  He also often uses Oracle SQL developer and Enterprise Manager.

Brian participates in the Community three or four times a day, reviewing areas that are of interest to him from the previous day.  The Community gives him an opportunity to interact and work directly with Oracle employees, and he has developed relationships with engineers on Oracle Enterprise Manager.  “I like that the Community is only for Oracle customers, which helps the community stay at a professional level”.  Brian also says that by answering other people’s questions, he finds that his own knowledge increases because it helps him to better understand and apply the information himself.

He encourages other DBAs to get involved early in using the Community and at some point try answering others posts.  All the top DBAs he knows participate in a community in some form or another.  This probably is not a coincidence. 

Meet Brian and other Community members at the My Oracle Support Community Meet Up event. Register now to get your free invitation and all the details. We look forward to meeting you!

Tuesday Sep 17, 2013

All Access Pass to Oracle Support at OpenWorld

Looking for tips, recommendations and resources to help you keep your Oracle applications and systems running at peak performance? Want to find out how to get more out of your Oracle Premier Support coverage?
 
More than 500 experts from across Services and Support will be on hand at Oracle OpenWorld to answer your questions and share best practices for adopting and optimizing Oracle technology.

View the schedule of all of our Oracle Premier Support activities at Oracle OpenWorld for more information. Visit the Services and Support Oracle OpenWorld Website to discover how you can take advantage of all Oracle OpenWorld has to offer.  

See you there!

THAT Support blogger at OpenWorld

Many people have asked if I'll be at this year's OpenWorld and the answer is YES!  After a few year hiatus, I'm back at the big shOOW and looking forward to meeting many of you in person.  Thanks for following my blog and Twitter posts.

I'll be speaking under one of the many Oracle Services and Support sessions.  I'm delivering a session on Monday at 3:15pm on Best Practices for Supporting and Maintaing Oracle Database.  Even though this session is listed under the Database track, I want to invite any user of any of our products to attend.  This session is applicable to EVERYONE that uses Oracle Products and Oracle Support.   This hands-on power session showcases eight habits of highly successful Oracle Support customers. The session includes recommendations that help you get the most out of Oracle Database by taking full advantage of the Oracle tools and resources available through Oracle Support.

There are many don't miss sesssions - Don't miss this one!  Pre-registration numbers are high already. Get yourself a seat.

In addition, I'll be hanging around the Oracle Support STARS bar (Moscone West, Lobby Level 2) with a host of other Oracle Support Experts. 
Find Answers: Ask the stars of Oracle Support your toughest questions

Get Proactive: Discover powerful new proactive support tools

Level Up: Maximize system availability with advanced services

Win Prizes: Attend a 10-minute mini-briefing for your chance to win

  


I'll definitely be there Tuesday at 4:50pm to give a mini briefing on 8 Habits of Highly Successful Support Users

Finally, there is a MOS Community Meetup Event, Monday night 6:30-9:30.  Join us for appetizers, beverages and some networking. Register here

You can follow all the 'haps' on my Twitter feed.  I look forward to meeting you.
-Chris Warticki
Global Customer Management

Wednesday Aug 28, 2013

Oracle Support Advisor Webcasts for September

Oracle Support delivers various seminars on Support Policies, Processes and Proactive Tools via live web conference and recorded sessions. These seminars, available in multiple languages and in different time zones, help ensure you optimize the value from Oracle Support.

Click on the corresponding session link to register for an upcoming seminar. Bookmark Note 553747.1 for your quick access to the latest live Support Advisor webcasts schedule.

Webcast Product Line Language US Eastern Central Europe Singapore Register
Customer User Administration All English Sep 12, 01:30 p.m. Sep 12, 07:30 p.m. Sep 13, 01:30 a.m. Register
      Sep 18, 10:00 a.m. Sep 18, 04:00 p.m. Sep 18, 10:00 p.m. Register
      Sep 19, 01:30 p.m. Sep 19, 07:30 p.m. Sep 20, 01:30 a.m. Register
      Oct 03, 01:30 p.m. Oct 03, 07:30 p.m. Oct 04, 01:30 a.m. Register
    French Sep 04, 09:30 a.m. Sep 04, 03:30 p.m. Sep 04, 09:30 p.m. Register
    Portuguese Sep 17, 09:30 a.m. Sep 17, 03:30 p.m. Sep 17, 09:30 p.m. Register
Database Upgrade Essentials Technology English Sep 18, 08:00 p.m. Sep 19, 02:00 a.m. Sep 19, 08:00 a.m. Register
      Sep 19, 10:00 a.m. Sep 19, 04:00 p.m. Sep 19, 10:00 p.m. Register
      Sep 19, 12:00 p.m. Sep 19, 06:00 p.m. Sep 20, 12:00 a.m. Register
E-Business Suite Maintenance Wizard Applications English Sep 18, 04:00 a.m. Sep 18, 10:00 a.m. Sep 18, 04:00 p.m. Register
      Sep 18, 12:00 p.m. Sep 18, 06:00 p.m. Sep 19, 12:00 a.m. Register
      Sep 18, 09:00 p.m. Sep 19, 03:00 a.m. Sep 19, 09:00 a.m. Register
E-Business Suite Support Diagnostics Applications English Sep 17, 04:00 a.m. Sep 17, 10:00 a.m. Sep 17, 04:00 p.m. Register
      Sep 17, 12:00 p.m. Sep 17, 06:00 p.m. Sep 18, 12:00 a.m. Register
      Sep 17, 09:00 p.m. Sep 18, 03:00 a.m. Sep 18, 09:00 a.m. Register
Finding Answers in My Oracle Support All English Sep 11, 09:30 a.m. Sep 11, 03:30 p.m. Sep 11, 09:30 p.m. Register
      Sep 11, 01:30 p.m. Sep 11, 07:30 p.m. Sep 12, 01:30 a.m. Register
    French Sep 05, 10:30 a.m. Sep 05, 04:30 p.m. Sep 05, 10:30 p.m. Register
    Portuguese Sep 18, 09:30 a.m. Sep 18, 03:30 p.m. Sep 18, 09:30 p.m. Register
    Spanish Sep 12, 11:30 a.m. Sep 12, 05:30 p.m. Sep 12, 11:30 p.m. Register
Hardware Support Best Practices Systems English Sep 25, 09:30 a.m. Sep 25, 03:30 p.m. Sep 25, 09:30 p.m. Register
      Sep 25, 01:30 p.m. Sep 25, 07:30 p.m. Sep 26, 01:30 a.m. Register
Introduction to Premier Support All English Sep 10, 01:30 p.m. Sep 10, 07:30 p.m. Sep 11, 01:30 a.m. Register
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Oracle provides the following recommended trainings which can be viewed on demand using your Single Sign-On account. Please refer to Note 603505.1 for a complete list of available topics and recordings.

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Premier Support Entitlement All Customers English Play
Lifetime Support Policy All Customers English Play
Mobile My Oracle Support All Customers English Play
My Oracle Support Overview All Customers English Play
User Account Registration Process All Customers English Play
My Oracle Support Customization All Customers English Play
PowerViews All Customers English Play
Service Request Create & Update All Customers English Play
Service Request Management Best Practices All Customers English Play
Knowledge Searching and Browsing All Customers English Play
Customer User Administration All Customers English Play
My Oracle Support Community All Customers English Play
My Oracle Support Configuration Manager All Customers English Play
Why Use The Configuration Manager In My Oracle Support All Customers English Play
Patching All Customers English Play
Patch Recommendations and Patch Plans All Customers English Play
11g Upgrade Best Practices Oracle Database English Play
EBS Patch Wizard Utility Training E-Business Suite English Play
R12 Close Process & Reconciliation E-Business Suite English Play
R12 Financials Upgrade E-Business Suite English Play
R12 Payables E-Business Suite English Play
Tales from the Performance Queue JD Enterprise One English Play

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Monday Jun 10, 2013

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Thursday May 16, 2013

Some MOS Updates and Changes

Here are a few updates that you should be aware of in case you haven't read your news within your MOS Dashboard.

New to My Oracle Support - See Service Request Updates in Email
Support implemented one of the most customer requested features, giving users the ability to receive Service Request (SR) update details within the body of the update notification email. Previously when you received a Service Request update email notification, you were required to log into My Oracle Support to view the update details entered by the support en gineer. Visit Article ID 1543136.1 to learn how to activate this new feature.

Changes to IP Address for transport.oracle.com may affect ASR Manager, Secure File Transport (SFT), Common Array Manager (CAM), Solaris 11, and VOP
If you have installed ASR Manager, Secure File Transport (SFT), Common Array Manager (CAM), Solaris 11, or VOP software, you may need to make a change in your network configuration to accommodate the IP address change for transport.oracle.com that was implemented on May 10, 2013. Please review Document ID 1338575.1 for details.

MOS Release 6.5 Feature - Chat NOT available
This feature within the release notes is NOT available at this time.  The chat feature enables Oracle Support engineers to contact you through chat about open service requests (SRs). Your chat status is shown in the top right of the My Oracle Support page header. You can change your status to Available or Not Available. If your status is Available, you are visible to Oracle Support engineers.
It will be available in a future release. Sorry to tease you.

YOU are my customer!  Have a wonderful week.

-Chris Warticki
Global Customer Management, Support Specialist & Edu-Train-er

Wednesday May 15, 2013

ECEMEA Drop In and Learn - Your invitation from Oracle Support

Here’s an easy way to make sure you’re making the most of the support available under your Oracle service contract: our regular Drop In And Learn events.

Drop In And Learn sessions are short, informal, and free of charge. They allow you to talk to Oracle Support staff face to face, find out more about the support available and get answers to the questions that matter to you. Topics discussed so far have included My Oracle Support, making Auto Service Requests and using Proactive Support more effectively.

The sessions will be happening every month in your local Oracle offices and last no more than couple of hours.

Country
Date
Time
Location
Attendance *
Tues 4th June 16:00 Oracle Office, Vienna I plan to attend
Wed 5th June 14:00 Oracle Office, Zagreb I plan to attend
Wed 5th June 16:00 Oracle Office, Prague I plan to attend
Wed 3rd July 16:00 Oracle Office, Prague I plan to attend
Wed 5th June 11:00 Oracle Office, Cairo  
Wed 3rd July 11:00 Oracle Office, Cairo  
Estonia  
June - TBD   Oracle Office, Tallinn  
July - TBD   Oracle Office, Tallinn  
Greece  
Wed 5th June 14:00 Oracle Office, Athens  
Wed 3rd July 14:00 Oracle Office, Athens  
Hungary  
Wed 5th June 09:00 Oracle Office, Budapest I plan to attend
Wed 3rd July 09:00 Oracle Office, Budapest I plan to attend
Wed 5th June 16:00 Oracle Office, Almaty  
Wed 3rd July 16:00 Oracle Office, Almaty  
Kenya  
Wed 5th June 09:00 Oracle Office, Nairobi I plan to attend
Wed 3rd July 16:00 Oracle Office, Nairobi I plan to attend
Latvia  
Mon 20th May 16:00 Oracle Office, Riga  
June - TBD   Oracle Office, Riga  
July - TBD   Oracle Office, Riga  
June - TBD   Oracle Office, Vilnius  
July - TBD   Oracle Office, Vilnius  
Nigeria  
Wed 5th June 11:00 Oracle Office, Lagos I plan to attend
Wed 3rd July 16:00 Oracle Office, Lagos I plan to attend
Poland  
Wed 5th June 09:00 Oracle Office, Warsaw I plan to attend
Wed 3rd July 09:00 Oracle Office, Warsaw I plan to attend
Romania  
Wed 5th June 15:00 Oracle Office, Bucharest  
Wed 3rd July 15:00 Oracle Office, Bucharest  
Wed 5th June 15:00 Oracle Office, Moscow  
Wed 10th July 15:00 Oracle Office, Moscow  
Mon 3rd June 15:00 Oracle Office, Riyadh  
Mon 1st July 15:00 Oracle Office, Riyadh  
Wed 5th June 14:00 Oracle Office, Ljubljiana I plan to attend
Wed 19th June 16:00 Oracle Office, Bratislava  
Wed 5th June 15:00 Oracle Office, Johannesburg  
Wed 3rd July 15:00 Oracle Office, Johannesburg  
Turkey  
Wed 5th June 15:00 Oracle Office, Istanbul  
Wed 3rd July 15:00 Oracle Office, Ankara  
UAE 
Wed 3rd July 10:00 Oracle Office, Dubai I plan to attend
June - TBD   Oracle Office, Kiev  
July - TBD   Oracle Office, Kiev

We look forward to seeing you there.

Your local Oracle Support team.

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Wednesday May 08, 2013

That Brazilian Sensation - Customer Spotlight

I met with a couple of our fantastic customers in Sao Paulo a couple of weeks ago. I wanted to highlight them in the following blog article.

The first is Telefonica|Vivo. Telefonica SA is a Spain-based company active in the telecommunications and digital services sectors. The Company operates through three business segments: Telefonica Latin America, Tefonica Europa, and Others. It provides public and private telecommunication, media and entertainment services; under such brands as Telefonica, Movistar, O2 and Vivo, among others.

Telefonica is a loyal Oracle customer with many Oracle products in use.

A group of us from Oracle met with Daniel and Jorge from Telefonica and provided us with a tour of their data center. Pictured below is the group from Oracle and Telefonica (from left to right: Selma Snaider and Erivaldo Sousa (Oracle), Jorge and Daniel Soares de Barros (Telefonica), and Lauren Diehl (Oracle). (used with permission)


It was an amazing experience to be provided a tour of their data center. Below is a photo of their operations center along with the build-out of an additional 23,000 sq meter wing for increased capacity. (used with permission)


Many thanks to Daniel and Jorge for the tour. It was fantastic.

My second customer introduction was with Odebrecht. The company consists of diversified businesses catering to engineering and construction, investments in infrastructure and energy, industry, and supporting institutions sectors through its subsidiaries. The company holds expertise in the areas of energy, industrial engineering, infrastructure, oil and gas, real estate developments, environmental engineering, transportation and logistics, defense and technology, chemical and petrochemical, ethanol and sugar production, and investments and holdings, among others. Odebrecht operates along with its subsidiaries in several countries across the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Odebrecht is headquartered in Salvador, Brazil.

Odebrecht is another loyal Oracle customer with a very large Oracle product footprint.

Our Oracle team met with Alexsandre Bisetto during lunch and sat down in order to talk about current account team successes and related support opportunities.

Thank you Alexsandre for spending time with us.

I thoroughly enjoy getting to meet our customers no matter where I travel. Most of all, l like hearing about how our customers are using Oracle products to run their businesses. It makes me proud to work for a global company helping other global companies like those mentioned, succeed.

Finally, I met with an amazing Oracle team of Support Account Managers and staff (below) at our Sao Paulo office and facilitated a successful workshop. I look forward to my next visit.


Tuesday Apr 16, 2013

Adopt: Java Applet & Web Start - Code Signing

Today, Oracle plans to deliver a new Java CPU release, Oracle Java SE 7 Update 21 (Java SE 7u21), which will deliver new security features and remediation. Most significant is a strong recommendation that all Java applets and Web Start Applications using the Java plug-in to run in browsers should be signed with a trusted certificate for the best user experience.

Java  

Application code signing provides numerous security benefits to users. Java supports code signing, and now Java SE 7u21 introduces changes to security levels on the security slider within the Java Control Panel. Specifically, all Java code executed within the client’s browser will prompt the user. The type of dialog messages the user sees depends upon the risk factors.

  • Low-risk scenarios present a very minimal dialog and include a checkbox to not display similar dialogs by the same vendor in the future.
  • Higher risk scenarios, such as running unsigned jars, will require more user interaction given the increased risk.

The Java Applet & Web Start - Code Signing is encouraged for all customers to adopt.

Friday Apr 12, 2013

Oracle Business Intelligence Certifications

Did you know the Oracle Business Intelligence Certifications are uploaded and available on My Oracle Support (MOS) from the Certifications tab? You can also download the Oracle Business Intelligence Certification Matrix from OTN - Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations:

·         OBIEE 11.1.1.7.0 Certification Matrix posted under:
System Requirements and Supported Platforms for Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition 11gR1 (11.1.1.7.0) ( xls)

·         OBIEE 11gR1 Certification Matrix posted under:            System Requirements and Supported Platforms for Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition 11gR1 (11.1.1.3.0-11.1.1.6.0) ( xls)

Thursday Feb 28, 2013

Java JRE 1.7.0_15 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite

Java Runtime Environment 7u15 (a.k.a. JRE 7u15-b03) and later updates on the JRE 7 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and 12 for Windows-based desktop clients.

 

Tuesday Feb 26, 2013

"Hungarian Rhapsody" | Support-Customer Event

Last week, Budapest, Hungary played host to a remarkable customer event, to which I was invited to speak on a host of topics including Support Best Practices, Proactive Support, Platinum Services and more. The Hotel Novotel Budapest Centrum was a fabulous location and served the needs of over 80 customers and employees in attendance.

The event agenda included a welcome by Irek Hytros, Oracle Sr. Director of Customer Management. Afterwards, Country Support Leader and Customer Service Manager, Izabella Gruhala delivered an interview (pictured right) with one of Hungary's first Platinum Services Customers, Tamas Benyi from ORFK (Hungarian Police Department). Tamas provided the audience with the deliverables, benefits and successes of being a Platinum Services Customer.
Thank You Tamas!

Additionally, there were sessions from Laszlo Kiraly (right) from Oracle Consulting Services and Istvan Gere (left) from Oracle University. Both provided fantastic information from both lines of business and really communicated the benefits provided by Oracle.

Sessions were conducted by myself on the Value of Oracle Support, a walk-through of My Oracle Support Best Practices, Proactive Support, Platinum Services and the Exadata Support model. Thanks for all the wonderful questions and audience participation.  You helped to make this foreigner feel most welcome.

Overall it was a fantastic event attended by many, that without their participation would not have made it such a tremendous success.  I had a privilege of speaking to several of our customers one-on-one.  I met with Tamas Izsak from Oracle Partner AppWorks and representing the Hungarian Oracle Users Group, and also Laszlo Zoo, Oracle DBA/Developer from Invitel

Thank you all for your loyalty and business.  We appreciate our customers.

Tuesday Nov 27, 2012

Customer Spotlight - CSX: Charles Pack

A couple of weeks ago, I had the distinct privilege of facilitating a training session with CSX
CSX is a wonderful customer.  They've been a dedicated Oracle customer for many years. They have quite an extensive Oracle footprint including Server Technologies, Fusion Middleware and E-Business Suite products.  They also utilize Oracle's Solution Support Center offering from Advanced Customer Services, for their Database products.

I'm always on the lookout for Oracle gems and I discovered one at CSX. Before my session began, I met with Charles Pack.  In my view, he's an Oracle guru.  Don't take my word for it, just read any of the books he's authored or co-authored and the one soon to be released.  Just looking at his bookshelf, I saw titles going back to Oracle 7 & 8, as well as a Solaris 2.x book.  Remember those?   Anyway, Charles is a technologist and a manager (and wears numerous other hats too).  I had a wonderful time talking with Charles and getting to know him. 


What do you consider keys to your personal success?  Inability to quit.  When I decide that I will accomplish something, I will, regardless of the nature of the challenge.  Never quitting means a perpetual drive for change and progress and setting examples for others to follow.  The reason I write OCP books is because I can provide a path for people to improve their knowledge of the product, gain a certification, and reach their professional goals.
What do you consider the most important part of your job?  Negotiations.  We all have competing goals, incentives and finite resources, but we should all have the same common goal – progress.  So finding the way for all parties to progress is the most important thing we do.
What is the most important part of your relationship with Oracle?  Oracle provides solutions – not just products - that are critical to our business success.  So continuous communication regarding education, services, product roadmaps and shared goals is the most important part of our ongoing relationship.


Charles is an Oracle loyalist.  His career has been based on using our products and he's passionate about the products he works with.  You can tell, just by talking with him.  I appreciate Charles and other customers like him.  He's an expert in his field and an Oracle evangelist.  He is an asset to CSX and to their success.  He's an advocate for Oracle and an asset to our customers.  You can also friend and follow Charles on Twitter @charlesapack

It was a pleasure meeting you Charles!

-Chris Warticki
Global Customer Management

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Chris Warticki
Support Specialist, (HPI)Corporate Athlete, Presenter Extraordinaire, Toastmaster & self-proclaimed Support "spokesmodel".

Chris has been working for Oracle for over 16 years. Chris educates customers how to maximize their Support investment and leverage the support tools and available resources as part of Premier Support.

Chris works for Global Customer Management and speaks with customers on all topics regarding Oracle support services

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