Thursday Apr 03, 2014

New Log Analyzer for Depreciation Error Logs

We have a new depreciation error log analyzer for Fixed Assets.  This new tool can be found in the document:  Log Inspector: Assets Depreciation (FADEPR) Terminated in Error (Doc ID 1626908.1).  When your depreciation process has terminated in error, you can use this tool to explore possible causes and find solutions. The Log Inspector will step you through the process. 

When you first view the Log Inspector document, you can select the link to view a short presentation about the use of the tool.  When you are ready to access the tool, you first select your release 12.0.x, 12.1.x, or 12.2.x.  Then select "Next."

The Log Inspector presents the second screen to you.  You will paste the contents of your depreciation error log file into the blank entry field.  When you select "Next," the Inspector will process the information provided to obtain a possible solution.

Error log

In this example, the depreciation error log was pasted into the Log Inspector's window, "Next" was selected, and the Inspector returned a solution:


The next time you encounter an error when running the depreciation process, consider utilizing the Log Inspector for analysis of the issue.  

Experience a Smoother Period Close with the Inventory Analyzer

Get immediate analysis and output of your EBS Inventory Application by using the Inventory Analyzer. The Inventory Analyzer script reviews the current Inventory rollup levels, confirms installation of critical and recommended patches, analyzes common data issues, reviews setups, and provides information on some specific performance issues.

Go to Inventory Analyzer : Health Check For Common Inventory Data Issues, Critical Patches, And Setups (Doc ID 1499475.1) for more details, the Inventory Analyzer script download, and a short overview video.

Inventory Analyzer Benefits:

* Immediate Analysis and Output of your Environment
* Identifies Inventory roll-up patch levels
* Identifies Missing Critical and Recommended Patches
* Discover existing Common Data Corruptions in your Environment

The Inventory Analyzer presents key details in an easy to read manner. For example, the analyzer gives a table with patches marked Missing (red) or Installed (white).

In a similar way, data issues are flagged as marked having a Data Issue (red) or Not (white).

Run the Inventory Analyzer on a regular basis to monitor the health of your Inventory Transactions and Application. The Inventory Analyzer can be a key tool to help identify and fix issues well before the end of your accounting period. Line yourself up for a quicker, smoother, Inventory period close, by using the Inventory Analyzer.

New Contracts RUP Patches Released

You may have noticed in last week's post CRM Product Family Latest Patch Information that there are new Contracts RUP patches released.  These are important patches and I wanted to tell you more about them here, in case you missed the information in last week's entry. 

Service Contracts

Patch 17155169:R12.OKS.B is the first RUP patch released for Service Contracts in R12.1.3 (see Doc ID 1612461.1 for the readme).  It contains many bug fixes encountered since R12.1.3 was first released and it's highly recommended that you apply this patch.  In addition to the bug fixes, the patch also delivers a number of enhancements including:

  • Service Contract Renewal Performance Enhancements
  • Performance Enhancements to Main Billing Program for Usage Contracts
  • Mass Update Tool for Contract Authoring
  • Selective Update of Warranty Contracts Upon IB Transfer of Ownership
  • Flexible Invoice Text Defaulting.

Details of the enhancements are given in Doc ID 1467147.1.

Sales/Procurement Contracts

For Sales Procurement Contracts Patch 17755570:R12.OKC.B is the second RUP patch released for R12.1.3 (see Doc ID 1612432.1 for the readme).  This is a recommended patch and contains a large number of bug fixes as well as some important enhancements.  The enhancements include:

  • MS Word 2010 Certification
  • Multi Row Variables or UDA Variables
  • Purge Repository Contracts Concurrent Program
  • Delete Multiple Clauses and Sections in Contract Terms.
    Details of the enhancements are given in Doc ID 1467149.1 (for Sales Contracts) and Doc ID 1467140.1 (for Procurement Contracts).

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