Tuesday Jul 08, 2014

HCM: Introducing the 'HCM Person Analyzer' for EBS Human Capital Management

HCM Product Support is introducing the HCM Person Analyzer - an Analyzer/Data Collection tool to assist in displaying information for a specific person or multiple persons.  The information can be used by both customers and Oracle Support to analyze and troubleshoot issues for a person and their related HCM data (including assignments, elements, periods of service, etc). 

The analyzer provides similar information currently gathered from Diagnosing Oracle HCM Person Issues Using PER.zip Doc ID 168181.1 but in an HTML format.  

 Additional benefits of the HCM Person Analyzer include:

  • Parameter driven, so can be executed for a single person_id  or multiple person_ids
  • Ability to execute the analyzer at any time 
  • Can be setup as concurrent request

 

This is the initial delivery of the analyzer.  Over time, we expect to release enhanced versions of the script which identify potential data issues and highlight My Oracle Support (MOS) articles which can be used to resolve an issue.   

The Analyzer is a PL*Sql script which can be run for all supported application versions (11i, 12.0, 12.1, 12.2) and provides the following types of information:

  • Instance, database and installation details
  • Patching status
  • Person complete information
  • Common Information

 

To obtain the HCM Person Analyzer, go to

EBS Human Capital Management (HCM) Person Analyzer Doc ID 1675487.1

When reviewing the analyzer output, you can immediately see complete person(s) information.



Instructions on how this Analyzer can be set up as a concurrent request so that functional users will have the ability to run the Analyzer as required are available in:

How to run Human Capital Management (HCM) Person Analyzer as a Concurrent Request. Doc ID 1675488.1


Your Payables #1 Document Keeps Getting Better!!

The Master GDF Diagnostic (MGD) has held the title of #1 Payables document for a while now and it just keeps getting better!

What's Changed?

A new version of the Payables Master GDF Diagnostic (MGD) is now available for download which includes improvements to the Impact Areas listed for each corruption signature that is detected.  This improvement makes it possible for the summary of corruption signatures detected to be categorized more effectively into functional areas that are affected by data corruption - making it easier for you to know where to start with your patching solutions.

If you haven't used the MGD lately we urge you to give it a try and proactively scan your Payables data for issues that have known supported data fixes and root cause patches available.  The latest version of the MGD is 120.233 and was released on 07/07/2014.

How Do You Get It? 

Review full details of the MGD by reviewing Doc ID 1360390.1 - R12: Master GDF Diagnostic (MGD) to Validate Data Related to Invoices, Payments, Accounting, Suppliers and EBTax [VIDEO].

Why Should You Download This?

If you aren't using the latest and greatest MGD package you will miss potential corruption that will cause you pain at some point in the future.  By using the latest version you are sure to screen for all data corruption that could affect your system.

In addition, this version is the best to use because it makes our new Automated SR functionality much better.  We recently added a new SR Problem Type to automatically screen for data corruption if you are having issues with Create Accounting for a Specific Invoice, Check or Vendor.  Having this latest MGD in place will make this process work much faster and you'll be able to find solutions much faster than when using the standard Create Accounting SR Problem Type.  This automation process only works if you upload the MGD for us to review so download it today.

Further Information 

For full details of how to use SR Automation refer to the earlier blog entry and post any questions on our community thread for the same.  

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