If you have Oracle E-Business Suite's Cash Management (CE) application installed, you'll want to be sure to install the latest CPC (Consolidated Patch Collection) if you are using a R12.0 version of the apps, or the latest RPC (Recommended Patch Collection) for the R12.1 version of the apps. These collections give you all the fixes currently available for known issues in the specified versions of the application, including all of the latest Root Cause Analysis Fixes (RCAs)!
What is an "RPC" (for R12.1 users)?
Since the release of 12.1, a number of recommended patches for Oracle Cash Management have been made available as standalone patches to help address important business process issues.
Adoption of these patches was highly recommended at the time, but not always implemented, so to further facilitate adoption of these patches, Oracle consolidated them into product-specific Recommended Patch Collections (RPCs) - a collection of recommended patches.
They were created by Oracle Development with the following goals in mind:
Stability: To address data integrity issues that have been identified by Oracle Development and Oracle Software Support as having the potential to interfere with the normal completion of important business processes (such as, period close, etc.).
Root Cause Fixes (RCAs): To make available root cause fixes for known data integrity issues.
Compact: To keep the file footprint as small as possible to help facilitate the install process and minimize testing.
Granular: To compile the collection of patches based on functional areas, allowing a customer to apply multiple RPCs at once, or in phases (based on individual needs and goals).
Where to start
ALL R12 Cash Management users (R12.0 and R12.1 users) should start with the following Note on My Oracle Support (MOS):
Doc ID 1367845.1: R12: Cash Management Recommended Patch Collections
It's a great place for important implementation information about both sets of critical patch collections!
For R12.1x users
R12.1 users should also take a look at the documents below for even more information about the RPC for the R12.1.x versions of the Cash Management application, and other related available RPCs:
Master Troubleshooting Guide for CE: Reconciliation & Clearing [VIDEO]
EBS: R12.1 Oracle Financials Recommended Patch Collections (RPCs)
R12: Oracle CE: Upgrading from R11i to R12.1: Latest Recommended Patches
Patch Wizard Utility
While a patch may contain several hundred files, the impact on your system may actually be minimal. Patches contain hard prerequisites that are intended to make a patch work on a very low code baseline. The Patch Wizard Utility will give you a detailed analysis of the patch’s impact on your instance BEFORE it’s applied, so you’ll know exactly what to expect from the application. Please refer to Doc ID 976188.1 for more information on this important utility