Tuesday Jun 24, 2014

Webcast: Setup and Usage of Configure to Order (CTO) Business Flow in Sync with Work in Process

Webcast_icon.jpgWebcast: Setup and Usage of Configure to Order (CTO) Business Flow in Sync with Work in Process


Date: June 25, 2014 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 session is recommended for Functional Users, Key Users, and Implementation Consultants, and will show During this presentation will show a complete setup of a CTO Model with options then how this model is being used to generate a CTO item. This webcast will also demonstrate how CTO item will be generating discrete jobs in Work in Process.

Topics will include:

  • define CTO Model
  • define CTO components
  • define Options, Bills of Material and Routing for the CTO Model
  • define Sales Order for the CTO Model
  • use the Oracle Configurator to generate the CTO Item
  • auto-generate WIP Discrete Job to fulfill the SO

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Details & Registration: Doc ID 1670446.1

Wednesday Jun 18, 2014

Webcast: New Features and Enhancements in Release 12.2 Enterprise Asset Management

Webcast_icon.jpgWebcast: New Features and Enhancements in Release 12.2 Enterprise Asset Management


Date: June 19, 2014 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 session will cover the details of New Features and Enhancements released as part of 12.2 EBS Enterprise Asset Management product. The business value of the enhanced features and their role in running everyday maintenance planning and execution tasks effectively will be discussed.

Topics will include:

  • Safety Enhancements
  • Improvements to Maintenance Material Management
  • Usability Enhancements

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Details & Registration: Doc ID 1667477.1

Tuesday Jun 17, 2014

Webcast: OPM/LCM: Key setups & Data Diagnostics

Webcast_icon.jpgWebcast: OPM/LCM: Key setups & Data Diagnostics


Date: June 18, 2014 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 uses Landed Cost Management (LCM) integrated with Oracle Process Manufacturing (OPM). This session covers the setup and transactional data diagnostics including sequence of operations, data flow and table mapping. This covers both LCM as service and pre-receiving which for procure to pay cycle.

Topics will include:

  • Sequence of operations
  • Data flow
  • Table mapping
  • LCM as service
  • Pre-receiving for procurement to pay cycle

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Details & Registration: Doc ID 1667794.1

Thursday Jun 12, 2014

Webcast: 12.2.4 Advanced Planning Command Center Enhancements

Webcast_icon.jpgWebcast: 12.2.4 Advanced Planning Command Center Enhancements


Date: June 12, 2014 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 advisor webcast helps Functional Users and IT Analysts understand the new features introduced in Advanced Planning Command Center (APCC) as part of 12.2.4 release. These include custom hierarchies, custom measures, additional measures like projected on hand etc. Other new features include new reports like Build Plan, Order Details. It also includes new integration capabilities between APCC and DRP and support for Trade Planning in APCC.

Topics will include:

  • New Feature Introduction
  • Feature Overview and Setup Steps
  • Implementation Tips & Best Practices

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Details & Registration: Doc ID 1670447.1

Monday Jun 09, 2014

Webcast: Introduction To Causal Factors

Webcast_icon.jpgWebcast: Introduction To Causal Factors


Date: June 11, 2014 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 will provide an introduction to causal factors for Demand Management and AFDM. Pre-seeded causal factors will be discussed as well as when they are not appropriate. Scenarios of when to add causal factors will be covered and best practice method of adding and using.

Topics will include:

  • Causal factors in DM and AFDM
  • Pre-seeded causal factors
  • When to modify causal factor settings
  • Best practice when working with causal factors

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Details & Registration: Doc ID 1664606.1

Wednesday May 28, 2014

Process Manufacturing (OPM) Actual Costing Analyzer Diagnostic Script

The OPM Actual Costing Analyzer is a script which you can use proactively at any time to review Setups and pieces of data which are known to affect either the performance or the accuracy of either the OPM Actual Cost process, or Lot Costing.

Each topic reviewed by this report has been specifically selected because it points to the solution used to resolve at least two Service Requests during a recent 3-month period.

You can download this script from Doc ID 1629384.1, OPM Actual Costing Analyzer Diagnostic Script.



Tuesday May 27, 2014

DCOGS Balance Breakup Diagnostic in OPM Financials

Purpose of this diagnostic (OPMDCOGSDiag.sql) is to identify the sales orders which constitute the Deferred COGS account balance.

This will help to get the detailed transaction information for Sales Order/s Order Management, Account Receivables, Inventory and OPM financials sub ledger at the Organization level.  This script is applicable for various scenarios of Standard Sales Order, Return Orders (RMA) coupled with all the applicable OPM costing methods like Standard, Actual and Lot costing. 

OBJECTIVE: The sales order(s) which are at different stages of their life cycle in one spreadsheet at one go.

To collect the information of:

  • This will help in:
    • Lesser time for data collection.
    • Faster diagnosis of the issue.
    • Easy collaboration across different modules like  Order Management, Accounts Receivables, Inventory and Cost Management.

 You can download the script from Doc ID 1617599.1 DCOGS Balance Breakup (SO/RMA) and Diagnostic Analyzer in OPM Financials.


Friday May 23, 2014

Troubleshooting Enterprise Asset Management Transactions

New whitepaper!!  The objectives of this white paper are to provide an overview of how to resolve pending or errored transaction issues in Enterprise Asset Management. This paper will cover the following topics:
  • Consider the type of transactions affected
  • Specify the tables involved
  • Look at resource transaction errors and consider the  cause, validate if there is a root cause solution and explain how to fix these errors (including datafixes).
  • Look at material transaction errors and consider the  cause, validate if there is a root cause solution and explain how to fix these errors (including datafixes).

You can download the whitepaper from Doc ID 1672312.1 Troubleshooting Stuck/Errored Transactions in Enterprise Asset Management.

Friday May 16, 2014

OPM LCM Transactional Data Diagnostics

New OPM LCM Transactional Data Diagnostics, Doc ID 1664499.1!!

This document give the overview of  Landed Cost Management (LCM) integration with Oracle Process Manufacturing Financials (OPM) Types of usage of LCM (as Service and Pre-Receiving), Sequence of operations involved in execution of end-to-end Procure to Pay cycle for both the LCM usages, Data flow and associated table relations.

The script attached to this document: OPM_LCM_TransDataDiag.sql, extracts the transactional data from all the relevant tables in the Procure to Pay Cycle with OPM LCM integration for a selected Purchase Order. This helps to analyze and understand the root cause, in case of any issue with the item costs and the journal line amounts.


Wednesday May 14, 2014

Demantra Install & Configure

Demantra Customers, the Demantra Information Center: Demantra Install & Configure, MOS Doc ID 1400098.2 has been completely redesigned.  The returned notes are highly relevant to the topics and in most cases new or recently updated. 

This is a portal that delivers the very latest alerts, guides, best practices and development sponsored white papers.  Overviews and Alerts, Patch and Maintenance, Install and Configure, Upgrade and Alerts and Optimize Performance are the main topical headings. 

Under the Patch and Maintenance tab check out the real time patch list!   Give it a try!

Monday May 12, 2014

OPM LCM integration Key Setup Analyzer

Oracle Landed Cost Management (LCM) enables organizations to gain insight into the real costs associated with acquiring products. Landed cost is the cost to "land" a product on the buyer's final location. These costs are initially estimated and then updated with actual amounts, as they become known, allocating them to shipments, orders, and products. Landed costs may include costs like freight, storage, taxes, and handling.

The OPM-LCM integration provides better insight for product forecasting and budgeting, and provides clear evidence of the detailed accumulation of expenses for regulatory requirements and reporting.

The script located in Doc ID 1664410.1 OPM LCM integration Key Setup Analyzer gives the overview of  Landed cost management ( LCM) integration with Oracle Process Manufacturing Financials ( OPM ), Types of usage of LCM ( as Service and Pre-Receiving),  Key setups involved in using Landed cost Management ( LCM ) on process enabled organizations. The document also explains how to download and run the OPM LCM integration Key Setup Analyzer Script , input parameters and a sample output.

Demantra Engine on Linux Install, Upgrade Troubleshooting Whitepaper

Development and Proactive Support have released the 9th edition of the Demantra Engine on Linux Install Upgrade Troubleshooting Configuration whitepaper.   If you are using, installing or upgrading Demantra on Linux or Unix you may find this document very valuable!  This new white paper contains special Linux/Unix instructions when deploying the Demantra Analytical Engine. Covering important topics listed below and MORE!

  • Deploying Demantra on Linux or UNIX 
  • 64bit Analytical Engine Requirement
  • Hardware requirements for Analytical Engine on Linux
  • About the Installer
  • Configure the Web Application on UNIX
  • Configure the Engine on Linux
  • Post-install Configuration
  • Engine Manager Configuration
  • Configure Environment Variables
  • Deploying on Oracle Application Server (OAS) 
  • Deploying on WebLogic
  • Deploying on Tomcat
  • Engine Configuration
  • Configure Environment Variables
  • Configure the Engine
  • Engine Starter Server
  • Running the Engine
  • Sample Commands
  • Samba Configuration
  • Distributed Engine
  • Configure Promotion Optimization (PMO) on Linux (Optional)
  • Configure the Standalone Integration Tool (APS Standalone) on UNIX (Optional)
  • Run the Engine Administrator on Linux
  • Calling Oracle Demantra Analytical Engine from UNIX Environment
  • Engine on Solaris

Plus a comprehensive Engine Troubleshooting/Common Issues section. To review the new, 9th edition, see My Oracle Support (MOS) Doc ID 1389868.1.

Wednesday Apr 16, 2014

Webcast - Discrete Job Interface (WIP Mass Load)

Webcast_icon.jpgWebcast: Discrete Job Interface (WIP Mass Load)


Date: April 23, 2014 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 session is recommended for technical and functional users who handle Oracle Work in Process. Explore options as to how the Discrete job open Interface (WIP Mass Load) works and what are all the different operations we can perform against a job.

Topics will include:

  • WIP Mass Load Interface Tables
  • Controlled Columns and Their Use
  • Scheduling Based on the New Profile Option
  • Different Operations We Can Perform Against A Discrete Job

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Details & Registration: Doc ID 1627624.1

Friday Apr 11, 2014

New - Oracle In-Memory Cost Management

Oracle In-Memory Cost Management is a new set of application tools that provides a bottoms-up approach to maximizing profit margins by enabling near real-time insight into all aspects of cost management. Oracle In-Memory Cost Management’s extreme performance is possible because of the game-changing technical innovations within Oracle’s engineered systems, including smart scans, flash cache, and high-bandwidth low-latency InfiniBand networking.

Cost accountants and finance / operations managers now can use Oracle In-Memory Cost Management to quickly perform what-if simulations on complex cost data and instantly visualize the impact of changes to their business. Specifically optimized for Oracle’s engineered systems, Oracle In-Memory Cost Management provides a suite of solutions to perform complex cost analyses, identify optimal profit margins, and perform cost planning and forecasting so that companies can make decisions in time to capture the highest possible profits, safeguard current margins and identify optimal future margins, streamline financial overview across the supply chain, and increase financial close efficiency

For additional information, please refer to Doc ID 1561872.1 Oracle In-Memory Cost Management Installation and Configuration Guide.


Thursday Mar 20, 2014

New Whitepaper - Discrete Job Interface (WIP Mass Load)

The objective of this Whitepaper is to discuss the Work Order Interface which is used for importing Discrete Job and Repetitive Schedule information, and Discrete Job Operations, Material,  Resource, and Scheduling information from any source, using a single process.

Summary of contents :
  • Basic WIP Mass Load features
  • Sample scenarios for understanding the behavior
  • Providing clear understanding on what columns need to be fed based on requirement
  • Common interface errors

The Whitepaper can be downloaded from document: Whitepaper - Discrete Job Interface (WIP Mass Load), Doc ID 1618613.1.


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