Tuesday Jun 17, 2014

Wave Planning with Oracle Warehouse Management

Webcast_icon.jpgWebcast: Wave Planning with Oracle Warehouse Management

Date: June 25, 2014 at 1:00 pm ET, 12:00 pm CT, 11:00 am MT, 10:00 am PT, 6:00 pm, GMT Summer Time (London, GMT+01:00)

This one-hour session is recommended for business and technical users who are looking for a deeper understanding and best practices of Wave Planning capabilities in Oracle Warehouse Management. This session will highlight the features and capabilities around wave planning, how to manage outbound fulfillment in the most efficient manner and seamless integration of wave planning with Oracle Warehouse Management Extensions for Oracle Endeca.

Topics will include:

  • Features overview and deep dive on wave planning.
  • Effectively manage outbound fulfillment.
  • Simulate, plan and execute waves using available labor.
  • Seamless integration with Endeca for wave planning and execution.

Details & Registration: Doc ID 1290983.1

Monday Jun 16, 2014

Webcast: Holds Unlocked

Webcast_icon.jpgWebcast: Holds Unlocked

Date: June 17, 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 provides functional users with a basic introduction to holds, their setup and how to use them. This will be a generic presentation without addressing specific holds (such as Credit Check).

Topics will include:

  • Setting up Holds
  • Defining and using Hold Sources
  • Applying Holds
  • Releasing Holds
  • Expired Holds
  • What to do after releasing a Hold

Details & Registration: Doc ID 1664061.1

Friday Jun 13, 2014

Payroll Customers Must Apply Mandatory Patches to Maintain Your Supportability

The HRMS Suite of products has minimum required Rollup Patch (RUP) levels as well as additional mandatory patches that our customers must apply to ensure they are in compliance for support.  Without these patches, customers risk not being able to apply any fixes for issues they encounter as these RUPs and mandatory patches are the minimum patch level expected by Oracle Support and Oracle Development. 

Core Payroll and International Payroll customers must apply the yearly Rollup Patch within 12 months of its issue. Legislative Payroll customers have additional requirements for the Rollup Patch, as the RUP generally is a pre-requisite for the next Year End/Fourth Quarter/Year Begin payroll processing supported by Oracle.

These minimum RUP patches and other mandatory patches for your product or legislation are created with the following goals in mind:

  • Compliance: Manage the people in your organization within the requirements of a specific country.
  • Supportability: Ensure you are on a common code base so that if problems are identified, patches can be readily provided to you.
  • Reliability: Reliable code with multiple customer downloads and comprehensive testing.

For the listing of Mandatory Rollup Patches for Oracle Payroll please view: Doc ID 295406.1: Mandatory Family Pack/Rollup Patch (RUP) Levels for Oracle Payroll.

For the listing of Mandatory Patches for the HRMS Suite please view: Doc ID 1160507.1: Oracle E-Business Suite HCM Information Center – Consolidated HRMS Mandatory Patch List.

For information on the latest Rollup Patches (RUPs) for the HRMS Suite please view: Doc ID 135266.1: Oracle HRMS Product Family – Release 11i & 12 Information.

Thursday Jun 12, 2014

Do You Use Oracle Exchange? Read This Important Information!

Any change required on the Oracle Exchange instance (e.g.: SSL certificates, patches, datafix, etc.)  is required to be executed first in the Test Exchange.  This can also be applicable to issues where clients are using Oracle iProcurement and Oracle Fusion Self Service Procurement for Punchout to and via Oracle Exchange.

See the details today in Doc ID 1681121.1 -  Oracle Exchange Requirements

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

Details & Registration: Doc ID 1670447.1

Wednesday Jun 11, 2014

Generating Landed Cost Management Charges using Custom Pricing Attributes

Learn how to incorporate Custom Pricing Attributes into Landed Cost Management through a new whitepaper. 

The new application, Landed Cost Management (LCM), enables exact shipment charges to be applied to incoming receipts. These charges are calculated using the Freight and Special Charges functionality from Advanced Pricing within the Pricing Transaction Entity of “Purchasing”.

Advanced Pricing is very flexible in that custom attributes can be defined to derive specific charges. The way that Landed Cost Management builds these attributes is different from the processing for Advanced Pricing with Purchasing.

The whitepaper can be downloaded from document Oracle Advanced Pricing White Papers, Doc ID 136687.1.

Visit our Consolidated List of Mandatory Project Costing Code and Data Fixes

Projects Support has a published document with a consolidated listing of mandatory code and data fixes for Project Costing.  Generic Data Fix (GDF) patches are created by development to fix data issues caused by bugs/issues in the application code.  The GDF patches are released for download via My Oracle Support which are then referenced in My Oracle Support documents and by support to provide data fixes for known code fix issues.

Consolidated root cause code fix and generic data fix patches will be superceded whenever any new version is created.  These patches fix a number of critical code and data issues identified in the Project Costing flow.

This document contains a consolidated list of code and data fixes for Project Costing.  The note lists the following details:

  • Note ID
  • Component
  • Type (code or data)
  • Abstract
  • Patch

Visit DocID 1538822.1 today!

Webcast: Credit Memo Applications Via AutoInvoice

Webcast_icon.jpgWebcast: Credit Memo Applications Via AutoInvoice

Date: June 18, 2014 at 11:00 am ET, 9:00 am MT, 4:00 pm GMT, 8:30 pm IST

This one-hour session is part three of a three part series on AutoInvoice and is recommended for technical and functional users who would like to learn more about applying credit memos using AutoInvoice. We will look at commonly encountered issues when importing credit memos (with and without rules) via AutoInvoice, troubleshooting methods and related diagnostic tools.

Topics will include:

  • Commonly encountered issues
  • Troubleshooting
  • Related diagnostic tools

Details & Registration: Doc ID 1671946.1

Hot off the Presses! The June 2014 Procurement News Collection Is Now Available

Welcome To The June 2014 Procurement News Collection

If you missed the last couple editions of the newsletter, then you will notice that our layout has changed.

We want you to get the latest product news as it becomes available. So we have moved our newsletter-type articles to the Oracle EBS Support Blog where we post new product news regularly.

This newsletter is now a 'News Collection' which will provide you with an easy reference to the articles that have been blogged since the previous edition.  Check it out here!

Tuesday Jun 10, 2014

Universal Work Queue Quick Filter Examples

If you use Universal Work Queue then it's likely that you will want to define and use your own Quick Filters.  Quick Filters allow you to focus on specific work classes based on assigned criteria in a node. This makes it much easier for Agents to view their work grouped in a meaningful way.

How to create Universal Work Queue - Quick Filters (Doc ID 803163.1) gives two worked examples to help you understand how to create your own Quick Filters:
     Adding a 'Resource Group' filter
     Adding an Overdue Amounts filter for use in Collections.

We hope you find these examples useful.  Let us know by providing feedback on the document itself or, why not post to the MOS Service Community with your experience and suggestions.

Advisor Webcast: Oracle Payments Funds Disbursement Analyzer

Have you registered for the Oracle Payments Funds Disbursement Analyzer Advisor Webcast in June? Don't delay!

This one-hour session is recommended for technical and functional users of the Oracle Payments product who would like an introduction to Oracle Payment Funds Disbursement Analyzer.

The session will highlight how to use the Payments Funds Disbursement Analyzer to identify and troubleshoot issues with Payment Process Request (PPR) and other Payments related processes/setups.


  • Overview of Oracle Payments Funds Disbursement Analyzer
  • How to install and run
  • Proactive usage of the Analyzer
  • Using the Analyzer to troubleshoot


 Wednesday, June 25, 2014 11:00 am, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
 Wednesday, June 25, 2014 8:00 am, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
 Wednesday, June 25, 2014 4:00 pm, GMT Summer Time (London, GMT+01:00)
 Wednesday, June 25, 2014 8:30 pm, India Time (Mumbai, GMT+05:30)

A short, live demonstration (only if applicable) and question and answer period will be included. Oracle Advisor Webcasts are dedicated to building your awareness around our products and services. This session does not replace offerings from Oracle Global Support Services.

See Doc ID 1671948.1 for further details and to register your interest.

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

Details & Registration: Doc ID 1664606.1

Friday Jun 06, 2014

Managing the Unload LPN Functionality for Inbound LPNs is as Easy as 1,2,3

Resolve your WMS putaway issues as easy as one, two, three by using Doc ID 1479753.1 - How To Use The Unload Functionality for Inbound LPNs [Video].

You can review Doc ID 1479753.1 and see the easy setup steps and latest patches available to get the new Unload Functionality for Inbound LPN's. In the document, you can also review the short setup and demo video.

The new functionality makes LPN clean up more robust, and makes it easier to work with LPNs that are in receiving and/or have missing/corrupted open move order lines or location discrepancies. Along with the original cleanup, you can work with stuck/pending putaway transactions for many common errors such as 'Invalid LPN', 'Unsuccessful Row Construction', 'Task Errored out', 'Online transaction failed', 'Unable to allocate space' while trying to receive, and inspect or putaway LPN's.

So review Doc ID 1479753.1 and save hours by using the Inbound Unload Functionality for Inbound LPN's.

ORAchk 2.2.5 – New Tool Features & New Health Checks for the Oracle Stack

ORAchk version 2.2.5 is now available for download, new features in 2.2.5:

  • Running checks for multiple databases in parallel
  • Ability to schedule multiple automated runs via ORAchk daemon
  • New "scratch area" for ORAchk temporary files moved from /tmp to a configurable $HOME directory location
  • System health score calculation now ignores skipped checks
  • Checks the health of pluggable databases using OS authentication
  • New report section to report top 10 time consuming checks to be used for optimizing runtime in the future
  • More readable report output for clusterwide checks
  • Includes over 50 new Health Checks for the Oracle Stack
  • Provides a single dashboard to view collections across your entire enterprise using the Collection Manager, now pre-bundled
  • Expands coverage of pre and post upgrade checks to include standalone databases, with new profile options to run only these checks
  • Expands to additional product areas in E-Business Suite of Workflow & Oracle Purchasing and in Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
  • ORAchk has replaced the popular RACcheck tool, extending the coverage based on prioritization of top issues reported by users, to proactively scan for known problems within the area of:

    • Oracle Database
      • Standalone Database
      • Grid Infrastructure & RAC
      • Maximum Availability Architecture (MAA) Validation
      • Upgrade Readiness Validation
      • Golden Gate
    • Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
      • Repository
    • E-Business Suite
      • Oracle Payables (R12 only)
      • Oracle Workflow
      • Oracle Purchasing (R12 only)
    • Oracle Sun Systems
      • Oracle Solaris

    ORAchk features:

    • Proactively scans for the most impactful problems across the various layers of your stack
    • Streamlines how to investigate and analyze which known issues present a risk to you
    • Executes lightweight checks in your environment, providing immediate results with no configuration data sent to Oracle
    • Local reporting capability showing specific problems and their resolutions
    • Ability to configure email notifications when problems are detected
    • Provides a single dashboard to view collections across your entire enterprise using the Collection Manager

    ORAchk will expand in the future with high impact checks in existing and additional product areas. If you have particular checks or product areas you would like to see covered, please post suggestions in the ORAchk subspace in My Oracle Support Community.

    For more details about ORAchk see Document 1268927.2

    Thursday Jun 05, 2014

    Oracle HCM User Group (OHUG) 2014

    We Have Your Answers at the Oracle Support Central for Oracle E-Business Suite.

    Bring your toughest questions to Support Central and meet an Oracle Support expert to get your answers! Don’t miss your opportunity to spend focused time working with a Support Engineer or Manager one-on-one.

    Support Engineers: Here to Help You Succeed

    Let us help you solve problems without having to log an SR. We can help you streamline and simplify your daily operations or reduce your risks. We can show you how to maximize up-time and lower your organizations costs through preventative maintenance. Learn about Oracle HCM Cloud, or our new tools and processes that get you answers faster, such as analyzers and patch wizards. Check out the Product Information Centers, Newsletters, and My Oracle Support searches tips and tricks.

    Stop by and meet a Support Engineer that you may have worked with on a past Service Request. Get an explanation for a product area that you may have more questions on. Oracle Support is ready to help you with the Oracle HCM applications that you rely on to run your business.

    Support Central: HCM Support Leadership Here for You

    The Oracle Support Central is open Tuesday through Thursday.  We have a Support Leadership team of managers here to discuss your crucial milestones or your intentions to upgrade or configuring Oracle HCM products. We can provide heightened monitoring and engagement for a successful milestone. We are here for any ad-hoc account reviews that you would like to initiate on your OHUG trip.

    Location: Las Vegas: Mirage: Montego A

    Contact: Gregory Clark or Carole Black   


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