Monday Sep 30, 2013

Webcast: Endeca Extension for Oracle Install Base


Webcast: Endeca Extension for Oracle Install Base

Date: October 24, 2013 at 11.30am ET, 8.30am PT, 9pm India, 4.30pm GMT+1

Endeca is a data discovery and productivity tool that enhances EBS application user experience in a significant way.  The In-Memory technology of Endeca helps EBS applications to be more efficient, functional and responsive to the business challenges.  In this one-hour session we will see how Endeca Integration can transform an Organization's Install Base tracking of customer products.  This session is recommended for technical and functional users who manage and track customer products in their enterprise.

Topics will include:

  • Endeca Overview
  • EBS-Integration with Endeca
  • Endeca Extension for Oracle Install Base
  • Key Benefits and Flows.


For more details and how to register see Doc ID 1583876.1

Resources, What Are They and How Are They Used?

Are you relatively new to EBS CRM? Are you not very familiar with the base modules? If so this article is just for you!

CRM Resources provide the link between Users and CRM functionality.  The image below shows the Resources form with an imported resource displayed.  Once the resource is imported CRM roles can be added to it.

We covered resource creation and roles, role groups and other resource-specific setups in our recent webcast:  EBS CRM Fundamentals - Resources.  The Oracle Trading Community Architecture Administration Guide covers Resource Manager and resources setups and also the implementation guides for the specific CRM module that you are using will have guidance relevant to that module.  For example, if you are a Field Service module user, see the Oracle Field Service Implementation Guide, Section 'Setting up Field Service Customers and Resources'.  By the way, remember you can replay any webcast by going to the product webcast page and using the Archived tabs e.g. for the 'EBS CRM Fundamentals - Resources' webcast go to Doc ID 1455786.1 and click on the 'Archived 2013' tab, from there you can view the replay or download the presentation.

If you have a question about resource setup for your CRM module, post a thread on the relevant My Oracle Support Community - post to the community for the module where you are using the resource.  We're there to answer your questions.

Friday Sep 27, 2013

New Procurement Enhancement Community Launched

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Procurement Enhancement Request Community!

This Community has been launched as a new channel to capture and track Enhancement Requests (ERs) for the Oracle Procurement suite of products. ERs captured in the community will be available for collaboration, discussion, and voting in order to highlight those which are most meaningful and impact product value and usability.   Not only can you easily vote for the ERs you want to see adopted but you can also log, track and discuss each ER.  Click on the ‘Quick Preview of Voting List’ and vote by using the thumb icon.  Let your voice be heard by telling us what you want to see implemented in the Procurement Suite.

We really want to hear from you, visit the Procurement ER Community today!

Thursday Sep 26, 2013

Webcast: Fundamentals of Oracle Financials Accounting Hub


Webcast: Fundamentals of Oracle Financials Accounting Hub

Date: October 10, 2013 at 11 am ET, 10 am CT, 9 am MT, 8 am PT

Curious about Oracle Financials Accounting Hub (FAH)? Join us live to discover the fundamentals and ask questions. This one-hour session is recommended for technical and functional users who would like to understand the basis of Oracle Financials Accounting Hub (FAH).


  • Introduction to Oracle Financials Accounting Hub
  • Financials Accounting Hub Setup
  • Troubleshooting.


For more details and how to register see Doc ID 1577621.1

Wednesday Sep 25, 2013

REDUCE Your Downtime Upgrading!


Upgrading your EBS environment can be a lengthy process but when you come to do the cut-over on your Production environment you want to minimize your downtime as much as possible.  Take a look at the documents highlighted below for information on how to reduce your upgrade downtime.

The documents discuss upgrading Oracle E-Business Suite and considerations to reduce downtime.  They will give you an overview and collection of items to consider by the technical team for the upgrade.

  • Oracle E-Business Suite Reducing Downtime Upgrading to 12.1 (Doc ID 1578187.1)
  • Best Practices for Minimizing Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 Upgrade Downtime (Doc ID 1581549.1)

How to use these documents:

  • Review the contents for considerations prior to upgrade
  • Use the table of contents to explore considerations
  • Project/Technical team should discuss as a group the options
When to use these documents:
  • Prior to the upgrade review materials, keep ideas available
  • After you complete first technical upgrade/run on a test/dev environment-re-review options
  • Explore options for your upgrade that could improve your cut-over downtime window.

If you make use of these documents or have something to share about your upgrade experience, let us know by posting a thread in the EBS Upgrade Community.

Thursday Sep 19, 2013

How To Customize Your Quote Printing in Oracle Quoting 12.1.3+


In release 12.1.3+, Oracle Quoting has new functionality to allow users to customize the quote printout without modifying the Oracle Quoting source code. 

You can now customize the Quote Data Template and the Quote Printout Template to include your own quote data attributes and the quote print layout.   For further details of all the changes and how to utilize this new functionality see Doc ID 1579447.1.

This functionality is available on top of Oracle Quoting Release 12.1.3+ via Patch 14479096:R12.ASO.B (note that this patch is currently controlled and requires a password to download).

Got questions about this new functionality?  Post your queries in the Sales, Marketing & Common Applications Community.

Tuesday Sep 17, 2013

PO Approvals Analyzer Improved

It's hard to keep up with the improvements being made to the PO Approvals Analyzer.  Check out the new version 11 which includes these new features/fixes:
  • Document types section now displays all the settings
  • Resolved issues for blanket releases including incorrect information in distribution section, execution errors when document quantity is zero and exceptions in authority checks
  • Improvement in performance when the analyzer is run for multiple documents
  • Concurrent program was not displaying blanket releases in list of values (requires a reload of file podiagaa.ldt)
PO Approvals Analyzer
Don’t delay another day, download it now! See Doc ID 1525670.1.

What Version of Java JRE Are You Running With Oracle E-Business Suite?

Java Download

Take a look at the latest Java JRE certification details!

Java JRE 1.6.0_60 is Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite
The latest Java Runtime Environment 1.6.0_60 (a.k.a. JRE 6u60-b07) 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.

Java JRE 1.7.0_40 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite
The latest Java Runtime Environment 7u240 (a.k.a. JRE 7u40-b43) 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.

Check out the links above for full details of the certifications, patch details and hints and tips.

Sunday Sep 15, 2013

Spares Management: Understanding the Effect of Task Reassignment When a Parts Requirement Exists

If you use spares management and want to understand what happens to a parts requirement when a field service task is reassigned, then we have just the note for you!  Doc ID 1582488.1 describes the intended effects of reassigning a task that has a parts requirement assigned. Different behaviour will be seen depending on the 'Ship To' address of the task, the status of the source line of the parts requirement line(s) and the way the reassignment is done (manual or through scheduler).

When possible, the system will attempt to re-source the required part(s) and create a reservation or internal order for the parts for new resource. But that is not always possible. The document explains when it is possible and when it's not.  It also shows what the behaviour is when it's not possible and includes tips and tricks for the different scenarios.

After you've read the note, let us know what you think.  Was it useful?  Do you want to see more of this type of note?  Let us know by joining the conversation in the MOS Field Service and Depot Repair Community, we'd love to hear from you.

Friday Sep 13, 2013

What's New In the Procurement Community Development Corner?

Have you seen what’s new in the Development Corner of the Procurement Community?  There is an interesting focus on the Buyer Work Center (BWC).

See what Procurement Development is driving and join the conversation today!

Tuesday Sep 10, 2013

Meet Us at Oracle Open World

Oracle Open WorldOracle Open World is coming up soon in San Francisco on September 22-26, 2013.  If you are attending then take the opportunity to meet some of your EBS Support team.  There are a wealth of Support-centered sessions and demos including:
Support are also hosting the Support Stars Bar where we'll have some of our top EBS Support colleagues ready to answer your questions, talk to you about support best practices and give demos.  There's also the opportunity to win an iPad.

The My Oracle Support Communities are also holding a Meet Up event.  After a long day at Oracle OpenWorld, you deserve a chance to share a relaxing evening with others like you, who work with the Oracle products their companies rely on.  If you are an online member of My Oracle Support Community, this event gives you an opportunity to meet fellow members and Oracle moderators in person.  Registration is free with your entry pass but is required.  You can register via this link .

We look forward to meeting you!

Monday Sep 09, 2013

Did You Know Application Management Pack (AMP) is Certified with the Latest Oracle Enterprise Manager 12cR3?

Oracle Application Management Pack is now certified with the latest Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c patchset:  version (a.k.a. EM 12c Release 3 or 12cR3) .

Application Management Pack

If you are upgrading to Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c Release 3 from Enterprise Manager 10g Release 5 or Enterprise Manager 11g Release 1 make sure you follow Section 5,Step 6 in Getting Started with Oracle Application Management Pack (AMP) for Oracle E-Business Suite, Release (Doc ID 1434392.1).

Friday Sep 06, 2013

Procurement Sessions at Oracle Open World 2013

Check out what is being offered at Open World for Procurement Users.  We have a full week of exciting offerings beginning Sunday, September 22. Don’t miss it!

Oracle Open World 2013

General Sessions: Monday, Sep 23, 2013
Oracle E-Business Suite - Strategy, Update, and Roadmap
 Clifford Godwin, Oracle
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Moscone West - 2002/2004
Conference Sessions: Monday, Sep 23, 2013
Oracle Procurement and Spend Analytics for Strategic Sourcing
 William Tokheim, Oracle
 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Moscone South - 304
Oracle Advanced Procurement: Strategy, Update, and Roadmap
 Barbara Fox, Oracle   Paulo Back, Oracle
 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Moscone West - 2009

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2013
Oracle Supplier Management, Oracle iSupplier Portal, and Oracle Supplier Hub for Collaboration
 Bandarupalli Bharadwaja, Oracle   Mark Peachey, Oracle
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Moscone West - 2009
Manage Spending with Oracle iProcurement Extensions for Oracle Endeca/Oracle Supplier Network
 Mark Peachey, Oracle  Sai Pondalur, Oracle
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Moscone West - 3018
Improve Spending Visibility with Oracle Procurement and Spend Analytics
 Sree Vaidyanathan, SCEA   Narasimharao Adivikolanu, Oracle
 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Moscone South - 307

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2013
Oracle Sourcing and Oracle Procurement Contracts: Actions You Can Take to Spur Performance
 James Anthony, E-Three Limited 
 Pierre Mitchell, Azul Partners
 Paul Mulroy, State Street Bank and Trust Company
 Chris Nelms, Ameren Services Company
 Daniel Ashton, Oracle
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Moscone West - 2009
Integrated Oracle E-Business Suite Procurement: Advantages of a 'Suite' Approach
 Sheri Anilonis, Prudential Financial
 Anthony Filosa, Prudential Financial
 William Tokheim, Oracle
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Moscone West - 2009

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Wednesday Sep 04, 2013

EBS Techstack Landing Page for R12.1 Re-designed

We want to draw your attention to the newly re-designed Technology Stack landing page R12.1 – Doc ID 1480550.1.  The new design has some more pictures/products and is hopefully self explanatory.

Doc ID 1480550.1

What's New ?

Within the Techstack picture we have updated the links to Information Centers and specific documents, to present the most useful content for it.

The icons for the products related to the Technology Stack have been updated – hopefully to be more meaningful than before and additional products are now listed to round up the picture.

We are highly interested in your feedback on this document – so please let us know following :

•    Is it self-explanatory?
•    Do you think it's useful using this type of  'picture-navigation' for the EBS Technology Stack ?
•    What are you missing?
•    Any ideas to enhance the navigation page?

Please use the linked Community thread we have opened for this kind of feedback, so that everybody can follow the responses for the navigation page.

Tuesday Sep 03, 2013

AR Webcast: Tracking the Dataflow Through Important Receipts Tables


Webcast: Tracking the Dataflow Through Important Receipts Tables

Date: September 11, 2013 at 11 am ET, 10 am CT, 9 am MT, 8 am PT

Just where does all that Receipts data go?  Join us 11-Sep-13 to find out!  This one-hour session is recommended for technical and functional users who would like to gain insight into the technical data flow between important receipt related tables.

Topics will include:

  • Receipt Data Model
  • Flow of data between various receipt tables when different actions are performed


For more details and how to register see Doc ID 1574830.1


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