Tuesday Jan 27, 2015

Introducing the New Proactive Dynamic Events Calendar

Have you ever registered for a Proactive event e.g. webcast, but when the time arrives, there are other more pressing tasks to be completed....?  Of course, you have every intention of going back and replaying the recording after the event, but those tasks just keep piling up............and then you forget about it!   Do you miss out on events simply because you were not aware they were happening, and only find out when they are over?   

We'd like to introduce our new dynamic calendar tool - to help you plan in the future - and to help you not forget the past!  Our new, easy to use calendar provides dynamic links to future and past events.  Selecting a future event allows you to register for it.  Selecting a past event allows you to replay the recording.  Move from month to month with just a click!


Check this out - Get Proactive Dynamic Event Calendar Doc ID 125716.1

Monday Jan 26, 2015

Stay Current: EBS 12.2 Upgrade, Features & Functionality & How to find EBS Patches!

Maintaining a healthy environment requires you to be 'on-top' of all aspects of patching, upgrades, new features and functionality in products.  Sometimes it can be a real challenge to make sure you are not missing out on anything.  Read on for a summary of all the resources you need to monitor in order to stay current.

Important R12.2 Information to follow for upgrade

Review the latest in Feature & Functionality by release and product

  • R12.1 / R12.2 : Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.1 and 12.2 Release Content Documents Doc ID 1302189.1 – Hot Topic it for updates

Where do you go to find EBS Patches necessary to maintain a healthy system

Learn how to “Hot Topic” a document, to be alerted by email when updated  

  • My Oracle Support How to Series: How to use Hot Topics Email notification to subscribe to Support Product News, SRs, Bugs, etc. and events so that you Never Miss an Important Update - [VIDEO] Doc ID 793436.2
    • Mark the document as a favorite and then flag it in 'Hot Topics' 


Thursday Jan 22, 2015

Obtaining Bonus Depreciation Methods for Oracle Fixed Assets

Are you looking for bonus depreciation methods for Release 12?  These could be depreciation methods used for the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003 or for the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004

Bonus depreciation methods are generally made available via a patch after the enactment of new laws.  In R12, bonus depreciation methods were made available for R12.0 (R12.FA.A) via Patch 6511705:R12.FA.A.  These methods were made available for R12.1 (R12.FA.B) via Patch 6511705:R12.FA.B.

As R12.2 was released well after the enactment of these laws, a later patch was created for delivery of these bonus depreciation methods.  For R12.2 (R12.FA.C), apply Patch 20012197:R12.FA.C.

 For reference, please review the documents:

  • R12 and R12.1 Seeded 30% 50% Bonus Depreciation Methods Missing In New Install (Doc ID 561517.1) and 
  • How To Obtain The 30%, 50% and 100% Bonus Depreciation Methods For Release 12.2.3 Of Oracle Assets? (Doc ID 1955574.1).

Wednesday Jan 21, 2015

Webcast: Mastering Component Pick Release Process in Work in Process

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Date: January 28, at 11:00 am ET, 10:00 am CT, 9:00 am MT, 8:00 am PT, 8:30 pm, India Time (Mumbai, GMT+05:30)


This one-hour advisor webcast is recommended for technical and functional users who are operating with discrete jobs transactions and provides an overview of Component Picking in Work in Process and Parallel with Enterprise Asset management allocation process.

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View the Advisor Webcasts: Current Schedule and Archived Recordings here.

Tuesday Jan 20, 2015

Attention: 2015 Legislative Patches Released for The Netherlands

For Dutch localization we have released three patches for all legislative changes effective as of 1 January 2015.

Legislative updates 2015

Tax Table Updates 2015 for the tax calculations 2015
Legal Minimum Wage Changes effective from January 2015
Effective from 2014 all residents of NL will have BSN

These changes are included in the following patches:

Dutch Payroll Wage Report

Legislative updates on the content of the report. These changes are included in the following patches:
The above patches also include the changes delivered in patch 20119511:R12.

Pension fund ABP & PGGM updates

Based on new legislation 2015 (NL: Witteveen) we have adjusted the pension fund calculations for the seeded ABP and PGGM pension funds. These changes are included in the following patches:

The above patches also include the changes delivered in patch 20172452:R12

For Release 12.2 there is only one patch : Patch 20279973:R12.PAY.C - Legislative Changes - ABP & PGGM Calculation Changes 2015

More details about these legislative patches can be found in Note 1952276.1 - Netherlands : Legislative Updates for 2015 .


Webcast: OPM Financials (GMF) Period Close Process

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Date: January 27, 2015 at 11:00 am ET, 10:00 am CT, 9:00 am MT, 8:00 am PT, 8:30 pm, India Time (Mumbai, GMT+05:30)


This one hour advisor webcast is recommended for technical users, functional users, system administrators, and database administrators, etc.) who would like to learn more about Period Close Process in Oracle Process Manufacturing Financials.

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View the Advisor Webcasts: Current Schedule and Archived Recordings here.

Thursday Jan 15, 2015

Webcast: EAM/VCP Integration Features and Demonstration

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Date: January 22, 2015 at 11:00 am ET, 10:00 am CT, 9:00 am MT, 8:00 am PT, 8:30 pm, India Time (Mumbai, GMT+05:30)

This one-hour advisor webcast is recommended for technical users, functional users, system administrators, database administrators, etc. This webcast will include the integration setup and Demonstration of EAM with ASCP and EAM with SPP modules. It will give a insight on how to set this up so that the maintenance features are considered by planning. This will give a highly true and detailed picture of planning as it would be considering the Maintenance / Breakdown of Resources that would affect ASCP. Also how rebuildables are repaired using the SPP flow would be discussed. The New 12.2.4 features will be included in this flow.

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View the Advisor Webcasts: Current Schedule and Archived Recordings here.

Tuesday Jan 13, 2015

Easy Assistance for Troubleshooting Issues

As we have discussed in previous blog entries, sometimes it seems like you have to be 'Carnac the Magnificent' when searching for a solution in MyOracle Support (MOS). Besides our previous suggestions on techniques for knowing how to search, sometimes for broad issues, the hardest part of searching is a starting point. Maybe you are having an issue like a problem logging a service request (SR). Maybe you are looking at an issue in your Oracle Database or EBS Product specific area where there are many MOS notes offering solutions. In scenario's like these, the Inventory Blog Team suggests using a Troubleshooting Assistant.  

Troubleshooting Assistants help narrow a search based on a series of questions that guide you to a solution. They are very much like the new 'Guided Resolution' feature that is now available for some SR problem types when logging SR's. They are also available in many different Oracle Product areas, and for many different issues. Wait...what's that? We are divining that you are asking, "How do I find one of these helpful Troubleshooting Assistants?" Well it's very simple oh honorable one. In MyOracle Support (MOS) make sure your Powerview is off, then search using the term ‘Troubleshooting Assistant’. This will return Troubleshooting Assistants across different Product areas. Or use Powerview to search for Troubleshooting Assistants for a specific Product. Or simply select one when you see it during a search in MOS. It's that easy.



Doc ID 1391970.2 above for EBS Inventory/Receiving RVTII-060 errors, is a prime example of a broad issue where there are many possible solutions. The Inventory Blog Team would certainly recommend using this assistant if the RVTII-060 error occurs.

Troubleshooting Assistants are living documents that are regularly updated with recent updated information, so it's helpful to bookmark the docs for future reference. Troubleshooting Assistants are another tool offered by Oracle Support to help with fast and easy solutions, and again, here's to successful searching in MOS!

Webcast: Handling Coupon in Advanced Pricing

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Date: January 20, 2015 at 11:00 am ET, 10:00 am CT, 9:00 am MT, 8:00 am PT, 8:30 pm, India Time (Mumbai, GMT+05:30)

This one-hour advisor webcast is recommended for technical users, functional users, system administrators, Database Administrators, etc. This session is intended to walk through the setups required for handling coupon discounts in Advanced Pricing.

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Monday Jan 12, 2015

Webcast: Implement & Understand The Oracle Receivables Manage Accounting Exception (Sweeping) Program

Webcast_icon.jpgDate: January 22, 2015 at 11:00 am ET, 8:00 am PT, 4:00 pm GMT, 9:30 pm, India (Mumbai)

This one-hour advisor webcast is recommended for anyone involved in the posting, closing, or month end processes for Oracle Receivables (AR). We will review the new Manage Accounting Exception (Sweeping) Program in AR, how and when to use it, and the benefits of sweeping transactions into the next period.

Topics will include:

  • What is the Manage Accounting Exception (sweeping) Program?
  • How to implement the Manage Accounting Exception (sweeping) Program
  • Benefits of sweeping transactions
  • Sweeping criteria

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Details & Registration via the My Oracle Support Community thread:  Advisor Webcast On 22-Jan-15: Implement & Understand The Oracle Receivables Manage Accounting Exception (Sweeping) Program

Friday Jan 09, 2015

Check out the New and Improved R12 Approval Analyzer Diagnostic Script!

A new version of the R12 Approval Analyzer (120.22) has just been released.  Improvements include:

  • The Procurement Code level is included in the output. There is no longer a need to run separate sql queries to get your code level when submitting Service Requests.
  • We added a new wrapper so that the analyzer can be run on a single document or all documents. If run on a single document the wfstat information will be automatically included.
Wrappers:

Analyze_single.sql: Intended to be run on a single document type and number.  May be required to provide this output on a representative document, when logging an SR.

Analyze_all.sql: All mode is used on a routine basis to check ALL documents within a specific date range, or used before or after an upgrade.

  • We have additionally provided the simple steps on how to setup the Analyzer as a concurrent process, so users can run it on the front end from the Purchasing Responsibility Reports>Run  (then the wrappers are only necessary if run from SQL*Plus).

The Analyzer tools are the most impactful tools available for troubleshooting an issue!  They can analyze hundreds of problem signatures and tie them directly to known solutions.  When run on a single PO document, it provides you with comprehensive data to quickly resolve your issue.  

Get all the information you need to know from Doc ID 1525670.1 and download today! Run the quick video in the note to get the full steps on downloading, setting up and running the Analyzer.

Want more information?  Click here to the Procurement Community Post.

Thursday Jan 08, 2015

Are you occasionally getting complaints that the Purchase Order pdf file is not making it to the Supplier or Approver?

When the output format for a Purchasing document is in PDF format, a concurrent request is submitted during the approval of the document to generate the PDF.  On occasions this process may fail which results in the Approver and/or Supplier not receiving the PDF file.

Need help on finding these failed processes and the Purchase Orders they correspond to?

See Doc ID 1955731.1 'Aid to Returning Purchasing Documents that have Failed in the PO Output For Communication (POXPOPDF) Concurrent Request' which provides a quick sql script that can be run to identify these transactions.

Run this on a routine basis to check for failed items or when a user or supplier is reporting they didn't receive the document.

Need more help? Reply at this link with any questions.

Wednesday Jan 07, 2015

Get Notified When A New or Updated Product Analyzer or Diagnostic is Released

Support continues to invest in the expansion of product analyzers and other diagnostics by improving them with additional checks and when we do we release new versions of these tools. 

In order for you to be alerted by email when a new version is released, we strongly suggest that you make your frequently used diagnostic tools 'Favorites' and utilize the 'Hot Topics E-Mail' feature. 

Follow these instructions to enable the Hot Topics email notification:

  • Query one of the diagnostics e.g. Doc ID 1360390.1 in My Oracle Support and click on the Star to the left of the title to make the document a favorite.
    Note: If the star is filled in yellow then it is a favorite already.

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  • Subscribe to receive automated e-mail notification.
  • At the top of the page, click on your name. At the drop down go to My Account.

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  • Go to Hot Topics E-Mail

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  • Select "Documents I've marked as favorites" and make sure you change the Format to "HTML".

  • You can set the Frequency of the notifications to Daily or Weekly.

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Webcast: UK & South African Legislative Updates




We'd like to make you aware of some upcoming Advisor Webcasts that will deliver important information for UK and South African Payroll customers.

Don't miss out!  Be sure to get these on your calendar!



  • ADVISOR WEBCAST:   UK Legislative Updates 2014/2015 Seminar

Schedule:
    Wednesday, January 21, 2015 10:30 AM (GMT)
    Wednesday, January 21, 2015 11:30 AM (Central European Time)

This session will highlight the technical and legislative changes affecting the forthcoming tax year end (2014/15) and payroll processing for 2015/16. A question and answer period will be included. The scheduled Legislative Update seminars are also being held throughout February in Oracle offices.

Topics Include:
    new legislation effective from 6th April 2015
    changes to PAYE & NI
    RTI processes for completing the 2014/15 tax year and moving into 2015/16.


  • ADVISOR WEBCAST:   South African Tax year end update seminar -2015 tax year

Schedule:
    Thursday , February 12, 2015 03:00 AM (US Pacific Time)
    Thursday , February 12, 2015 06:00 AM (US Eastern Time)
    Thursday , February 12, 2015 12:00 PM (Central European Time)
    Thursday , February 12, 2015 04:30 PM (India Standard Time)

This one-hour session is recommended for technical and functional users who utilise the Oracle HRMS payroll application.

Topics Include:
    Legislative amendments
    Brief overview of the Tax Year-end process
    Brief overview of the Tax Year start process


For Registration information and to view all upcoming and archived Advisor Webcasts, go to the My Oracle Support Note 740966.1.

Webcast: DEM: Troubleshooting Engine Issues

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Date: January 14, 2015 at 11:00 am ET, 10:00 am CT, 9:00 am MT, 8:00 am PT, 8:30 pm, India Time (Mumbai, GMT+05:30)

This one-hour advisor webcast is recommended for technical users, system administrators, Database Administrators, etc. who are installing/deploying the engine or getting errors during engine run.

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