Tuesday Aug 05, 2014

Oracle Application Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite (AMP) Release is Available

Did you know Oracle Application Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite (AMP), Release is available now?

Oracle E-Business Suite Plug-in is now available for use with Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c. Oracle E-Business Suite Plug-in is part of Oracle Enterprise Manager 12 Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite.

Find out more by going to the Information Center: Application Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite (AMP) (Doc ID 1542043.2)

Monday Aug 04, 2014

New Upgrade, Patching & Maintenance Advisors for R12.2.x

Now Available: E-Business Suite Upgrade Advisor tool and Patching & Maintenance Advisor tool.

New versions of the E-Business Suite Upgrade Advisor tool and the E-Business Suite Patching and Maintenance Advisor tool are now available for R12.2.x! 

The Upgrade Advisor tool includes steps to guide you through an upgrade lifecycle between specific versions of a product or suite.  The Patching & Maintenance Advisor tool helps you create a viable patching and maintenance strategy including a complete project patch plan specific to your environment.  Customers can use a combination of these two products to achieve a successful E-Business Suite R12.2.x environment.

For more information, review:

Thursday Jul 24, 2014

Discrete LCM Transactional Data Diagnostic Analyzer

The Discrete_LCM_TransDataDiag.sql script extracts the transactional data from all the relevant tables in the Procure to Pay Cycle with Discrete LCM integration for a selected Purchase Order.  It extracts the relevant information from the below product areas:
  •     Purchasing Information
  •     Receiving Information
  •     Landed Cost Information
  •     Payables Information
  •     Inventory Information and
  •     Discrete Financials Information
The data extract is presented in HTML format so to analyze and understand the root cause for the issues like item cost mismatch or incorrect journal entries. This also helps in understanding of any data corruption.

Refer to Doc ID 1677699.1 for an overview of LCM Transactional Data; as well as, how to download and run the Discrete LCM Transactional Data Diagnostic Analyzer, its' input parameters, and a sample output.

Wednesday Jul 09, 2014

Learn About Troubleshooting Reports & Printing Issues

E-Business Suite Applications Technology Group (ATG)
Advisor Webcast Program – July 2014


Webcast: Reports & Printing Troubleshooting

Thursday July 17, 2014 at 18:00 UK / 10:00 PST / 11:00 MST / 13:00 EST

Topics Covered Include:

  • Analyzer: E-Business Reports & Printing
  • E-Business Reports Analysis
  • Recommended Reports Patching
  • Reports Profile Options
  • E-Business Printing Analysis
  • Recommended Printing Patching
  • Printer Profile Options
  • Best Practices 

Details & Registration: Doc ID 1681612.1


If you have any question about the schedules or if you have a suggestion for an Advisor Webcast to be planned in future, please send an E-Mail to Ruediger Ziegler.

How to Find E-Business Suite & E-Business Suite Technology Stack Patches

Are you looking for E-Business Suite Patches and E-Business Suite Technology Stack Patches? Take a look at this document because it can assist you in finding all Patches to maintain a healthy system. This one document includes Recommended patches, Technology Stack patches, Performance patches, Critical Patch Updates and more. 

Find all the details in Doc ID 1633974.2 - How to Find E-Business Suite & E-Business Suite Technology Stack Patches.

Thursday Jun 05, 2014

E-Business Suite Applications Technology Group (ATG) Advisor Webcast Program – June 2014

Webcast_icon.jpgWebcast: EBS Patch Wizard Overview

Date: Thursday June 12, 2014 at 18:00 UK / 10:00 PST / 11:00 MST / 13:00 EST

Topics covered will include:

  • What is Oracle EBS Patch Wizard Tool?
  • Benefits of the Patch Wizard utility
  • Patch Wizard Interface
  • Patch Impact Analysis

REGISTER.jpg Details & Registration : Doc ID 1672371.1
Direct registration link.

Webcast: EBS Proactive Analyzers Overview

Date: Thursday June 26, 2014 at 18:00 UK / 10:00 PST / 11:00 MST / 13:00 EST

Topics covered will include:

  • What are Oracle Support Analyzers?
  • How to identify the Analyzers available?
  • Short Analyzers Overview
  • Patch Impact Analysis
  • How to use an Analyzer?

REGISTER.jpgDetails & Registration : Doc ID 1672363.1
Direct registration link.

If you have any questions about the schedules or if you have a suggestion for an Advisor Webcast to be planned in future, please send an E-Mail to Ruediger Ziegler.

Wednesday Apr 02, 2014

Workflow Analyzer v5.06 Released & Workflow Search Assistant

Workflow Analyzer v5.06 has been released! 

Please download it for use from Doc ID 1369938.1 and continue providing feedback on it as this tool has become a top Workflow resource:

  • Immediate Analysis and Output of Workflow Environment
    • Identifies Aged Records
    • Identifies Workflow Errors & Volumes
    • Identifies looping Workflow items and stuck activities
    • Identifies Workflow System Setup and configurations
    • Identifies and recommends Workflow Best Practices
  • Easy to add Tool for regular Workflow Maintenance
  • Execute Analysis anytime to compare trending from past outputs

Workflow Search Assistant

The Workflow Search Assistant provides access to Workflow Documentation, Top Troubleshooting & How To documents commonly used for solving problems with service requests.  Please review Doc ID 1600307.2 as another resource for your workflow needs.

Additional Resources:

Workflow Product Information Center Doc ID 1320509.1
Please visit the Core Workflow Community for Workflow Discussions and Best Practices!

Monday Mar 31, 2014

What's NEW? 12.1.3+ E-business Suite Recommended Patch Collection 1!

We are very pleased to announce the availability of E-Business Suite 12.1.3+ Recommended Patch Collection 1 (Patch 17774755).  This Recommended Patch Collection combines recommended patches for EBS 12.1.3 into a single integrated and regression-tested patchset.

Note: Patch 17774755 must be applied into an existing Release 12.1.3 E-Business Suite environment.

For the complete installation steps and Functional information, refer to My Oracle Support Doc ID 1638535.1.

Friday Jan 24, 2014

Critical Patch Update for January 2014

Get off to a good start this year and apply the Critical Patch Update for January 2014!

Go to Doc ID1594621.1 for more details for E-Business Suite.

Wednesday Jan 22, 2014

Java Updates Are Here!

JRE 1.7.0_51 is Certified with Oracle EBS
Java Runtime Environment 7u51 (a.k.a. JRE 7u51-b13) and later updates on the JRE 7 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and 12.0, 12.1, and 12.2 for Windows-based desktop clients    

JRE 1.6.0_71 is Certified with Oracle EBS
The latest Java Runtime Environment 1.6.0_71 (a.k.a. JRE 6u71-b12) and later updates on the JRE 6 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and 12 for Windows-based desktop clients.

Thursday Jan 16, 2014

EBS Release 12 Certified with Mac OS X 10.9 with Safari 7 and JRE 7

Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (12.1.1 or higher) is now certified with the Safari 7 browser and the JRE 7 plugin on the following Apple Mac OS X desktop configuration:
  • Mac OS X 10.9 ("Mavericks" version 10.9.1 or higher)
  • Safari version 7 (7.0.1 or higher)
  • Oracle JRE 7 plugin (1.7.0_45 or higher)

For full details and instructions refer to: Doc ID 1533334.1: Oracle E-Business Suite Release Notes Release 12 for Apple Macintosh OS X

Thursday Jan 09, 2014

Are you thinking about Upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2?

If you are upgrading from Release 11i, 12.0.x or 12.1.x to Release 12.2.3, complete the upgrade of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.0, including the post-upgrade steps, before you apply Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3.

Did you know that in Release 12.2.0 and higher, patching is performed by running the new adop (AD Online Patching) utility? This supports organizations with high-availability requirements by dramatically reducing planned maintenance downtimes, increases performance by exploiting latest, cutting-edge features of the Oracle platform, and provides cross-industry enhancements spanning key business applications.

Review the latest Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3 Readme (Doc ID 1586214.1)

Make sure you visit the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Information Center, it will connect you to the documentation and resources you need!

Tuesday Jan 07, 2014

ATG Webcast:Business Intelligence (BI) Mobile App Designer Overview

Announcing the next Webcast in the Applications Technology Group (ATG) Advisor Webcast Program

BI Mobile App Designer Overview 

This 1-hour session is recommended for technical and functional Users who are interested to get a generic overview about the Business Intelligence (BI) Mobile Apps Designer.. It is used with the E-Business Suite but also with other products like Siebel, Peoplesoft, JD Edwards and others. We are covering the Installation, Configuration and the use of the new Tool.


  • BI Mobile App Designer Overview
  • Installation
  • Configuration
  • Use of the Tool


EMEA / APAC - timezone Session :

  • Tuesday, 14-JAN-2014 at 09:00 UK / 10:00 CET / 14:30 India / 18:00 Japan / 20:00 Australia
  • Details & Registration : DocID 1607810.1
  • Direct registration link

US – timezone Session :

  • Wednesday, 15-JAN-2014 at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET / 10:00 PST / 11:00 MST / 13:00 EST
  • Details & Registration : DocID 1607821.1 
  • Direct registration link 

Monday Jan 06, 2014

Oracle Enterprise Manager: Advanced Management of Oracle E-Business Suite

Live Webcast: January 8 - 10:00 a.m. PST | 1:00 p.m. EST

Hear direct from the Application Management Pack team on the Advanced Management of Oracle E-Business Suite functionality.  This webcast session covers the value delivered by the current release of Application Management Pack such as Online Patching with for E-Business Suite R12.2, Customization Management, Cloning, System Monitoring, Configuration & Compliance Management and Product Road map. You will come away with an understanding of the value of Application Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite applications delivered now and in the future. 


Click here to Register

If you want to know more about similar events, take a look at the Oracle Enterprise Manager Events page.

Tuesday Dec 31, 2013

Concurrent Processing Tips & Tricks & CP Analyzer Update

Concurrent Processing Tips & Tricks & CP Analyzer Update

Did you know?

Tuning concurrent processing largely depends on customers' specific business needs. While Support is unable to provide specific recommendations that address all circumstances, we can certainly provide the guidance which helps you make decisions.

Be sure to check out the following documents to understand the considerations for healthy Concurrent Processing:

  • Doc ID 1057802.1 Best Practices for Performance for Concurrent Managers in E-Business Suite
  • Doc ID 986272.1 How To Performance Tune The Concurrent Processing Server


We suggest you run the FNDCPPUR "Purge Concurrent Request and/or Manager Data" request on ALL instances during hours of low workloads. Doing this regularly and after hours will decrease the contention on the tables running against daily processing. For more information on basic usage for running the Purge program and code fixes, please reference: Doc ID 822368.1 Concurrent Processing - How To Run the Purge Concurrent Request FNDCPPUR, Which Tables Are Purged, And Known Issues Like Files Are Not Deleted From File System or Slow Performance.

Tip: Discuss with the functional teams for determining the best retention policy.

Ensure that the log/out files are removed from the below directory as you run "Purge Concurrent Request and/or Manager Data program":


See Doc ID 844976.1 for more details.

Need a Holistic view of your Concurrent Processing? Choose CP Analyzer v1.03

Concurrent Processor Analyzer sample output

Go to Doc ID 1411723.1 for more details and script download.

The Concurrent Processing Analyzer is a Self-Service Health-Check script which reviews the overall Concurrent Processing Footprint, analyzes the current configurations and settings for the environment providing feedback and recommendations on Best Practices.

This is a non-invasive script which provides recommended actions to be performed on the instance it was run on. For production instances, always apply any changes to a recent clone to ensure an expected outcome.

For top Concurrent Processing content, visit:

  • 11i / R12: Concurrent Processing - Product Information Center (PIC) Doc ID 1304305.1

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