Friday Jan 17, 2014

Introducing OTL Analyzer

Oracle Time & Labor Product Support is announcing the new Proactive Diagnostics Script: "OTL Analyzer" that will considerably save the time taken for supporting your issues, and will proactively help you enhance your OTL setup! 

This script will include many helpful sections including what current OTL_Diag.sql script has been providing in addition to new sections that fully scans your OTL Setup, and proactively provide colorful reminders/comments/warnings/errors about areas that might cause potential problems in your output. This script will be helpful for both customers and support.

The analyzer will replace the current diagnostics OTL_Diag script that is being used by both the OTL Customers and Support. The following notes can be used to refer to the new OTL Analyzer for setup and running steps information:

  • OTL (Oracle Time and Labor) Analyzer Script (Doc ID 1580490.1)
  • How to run OTL Analyzer as a Concurrent Request (Doc ID 1589250.1)
  • OTL Analyzer Tool FAQ (Doc ID 1596937.1)

 This Analyzer / Health Check / Data Collection tool is a PL*Sql script which will check the E-Business Suite environment, and can be executed on all currently released / supported application versions  (i.e. 11.5.10.2, 12.0, 12.1, and 12.2).   As the process executes, it will output diagnostics advice and proactive recommendations within an .html output file.

When reviewing the analyzer output, you can immediately see where issues are identified as they are displayed in red (errors), orange (warnings) or blue (best practices), so that they can be easily seen.  In addition to identifying areas of concerns, the analyzer will also identify My Oracle Support (MOS) articles which can be utilized to resolve the issue.

The following parameters are entered when executing the script and determine the tabs displayed in the output. When the Analyzer is executed, an environment review is performed and feedback provided on:

  • OTL technical information (version, patching, performance, database objects)
  • OTL setup analyzer
  • Employee Preferences
  • Specific timecard data:
  • HXC (Self Service, Timekeeper, API) Timecard Data
  • HXT (OTLR/PUI) Timecard Data
  • Batch information

For Release 12 it is recommended that this script be setup as a concurrent request so that it may be executed by either Functional or Technical representatives from your business.

We have made it easy for customers and provided some ready and safely loaded on Production LDT files to implement all the necessary setup steps.

Download the OTL Analyzer Script (Doc ID 1580490.1) today and provide us your feedback!

Tuesday Jan 07, 2014

Mark Your Calendars for January HCM Webcasts

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The various HCM Support teams have announced six upcoming webcasts for January 2104.  Join us for these webcasts on the following topics:

        • HCM Technical Analyzer Script (New) - EMEA Timezone
        • HCM Technical Analyzer Script (New) - US Timezone
        • HCM Global Deployments
        • UK Tax Year End 2013/2014 Seminar
        • OTL Technical Analyzer Script (New) - EMEA Timezone
        • OTL Technical Analyzer Script (New) - US Timezone

See below for more details and how to register.

Webcast: HCM Technical Analyzer Script (New)
Date:  
EMEA Timezone: January 15, 2014 at 9 am GMT, 10 am Europe, 2:30 pm India

Date: US Timezone: January 15, 2014 at 1 pm Eastern, 11 am Mountain, 10 am Pacific

HCM Proactive Support is announcing a new Intelligent and proactive diagnostics script: "HCM technical Analyzer". The Analyzer / Health Check / Data Collections tool is a PL*Sql script which checks the E-Business Suite environment and, depending on the results, the tool will display diagnostic advice and proactive recommendations. This script will be helpful for both customers and support.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:

  • Overview of HCM Technical Analyzer
  • Setup and documentation
  • Demo (run from SQL & Concurrent Process)
  • Review the output
  • Exadata and how it relates to SuperCluster
  • Known issues and how to stay up to date on them

Webcast: HCM Global Deployments 
Date: 
 January 21, 2014 at 8 am Eastern, 1 pm GMT, 2 pm Europe, 6:30 pm India

This session is recommended for technical and functional users who would like to learn more about the Global Deployments functionality in Oracle HCM.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:

  • Transferring an employee to another Business group
  • Checking the data in both Business groups
  • Returning the employee to his original Business Group

Webcast:  UK Tax Year End 2013/2014 Seminar
Date: 
 January 22, 2014 at 10:30 am GMT, 11:30 am Europe

This session will highlight the technical and legislative changes affecting the forthcoming tax year end (2013/14) and payroll processing for 2013/14. It will detail new legislation effective from 6th April 2014, including changes to PAYE & NI. This session will also set out the RTI processes for completing the 2013/14 tax year and moving into 2014/15.

Webcast: OTL Technical Analyzer Script (New)
Date: 
EMEA Timezone: January 22, 2014 at 9 am GMT, 10 am Europe, 2:30 pm India

Date: US Timezone: January 22, 2014 at 1 pm Eastern, 11 am Mountain, 10 am Pacific

This session is recommended for OTL technical/functional implementers and end users who have administrative/setup role on OTL and work service requests with Oracle OTL Support. OTL Product Support is announcing the new Proactive Diagnostics Script: "OTL Analyzer". This script will include many helpful sections including what current OTL_Diag.sql script has been providing in addition to new sections. The script fully scans your OTL Setup, and proactively provides reminders/comments/warnings/errors about areas that might cause potential problems in your environment.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:

  • Introduction and Benefits of OTL Analyzer
  • Setup Steps
  • Demo (SQL & Concurrent)
  • Exploring the Output
  • References

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Further details and links to register for all of these sessions are in Doc ID 1455851.1

Thursday Dec 19, 2013

Integration between Enterprise Asset Management and Oracle Time and Labor

A new white paper provides an overview of how Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) integrates with Oracle Time and Labor (OTL) in connection with timecard data provided by OTL. The following topics are discussed:

•     Required Setup Steps
•     Process Flow for Integration between OTL and   EAM
•     Basic Technical Details (tables etc)
•     Product Enhancements
•     Frequently asked questions

EAM is the application used to create and implement maintenance procedures for both assets and rebuildable inventory items. EAM tracks the performance of assets (including rebuildables and inventory items) using meters, quality plans, and condition monitoring systems. By effectively monitoring an asset's operating condition, effective preventive maintenance strategies can be implemented.

Oracle Time & Labor is part of Oracle’s Human Resources Management System (HRMS) – it is an intuitive web-enabled timecard solution that completely automates the process of time record keeping.  It can help to control costs and time worked, consolidate timecard information and adhere to organizational time management rules. For employees, it offers a simplified way to submit, review, track and approve timecards.

Employees, line managers, authorized delegates or administrators can submit timecards, and supervisors, managers and/or administrators can review the approval
status on the web. Timecards can be approved automatically or routed for approval using Oracle Workflow.

Hence, the business scenario is as follows :

•    Firstly, work orders are created in EAM to carry out maintenance work on an asset.  There will be operations linked against the work order to carry out the work and these operations will be linked to departments and resources. The resources can then be linked to specific employees who will be doing the work.
•    These employees can then enter timecard data against the above work orders to specify how much time they have spent working on the specific operation for the work order.
•    These timecards are then migrated to EAM where they will result in resource transactions created against the work order.

White Paper : Integration between Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) and Oracle Time and Labor (OTL) (Doc ID 1606963.1) describes how the above integration works.

Wednesday Jul 18, 2012

July 25: Oracle Time and Labor (OTL) Rollback Functionality Session 1


PRODUCT FAMILY: EBS Payroll Community

July 25, 2012 at 10 am ET, 8 am MT, 7 am PT, 7:30 pm IST, 4 pm Egypt

This one-hour session is for techinical and functional users who are interested in the new functionality introduced in 12.1.5 OTL which is providing a way to rollback records from BEE back to Timecard(s) in two different ways, Timecard Rollback and a Batch Rollback.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:
  • Rollback Non-OTLR Timecard
  • Rollback OTLR Timecard
  • Rollback BEE Batch
  • Rollback BEE Batch (Retro)

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.

Current Schedule can be found on Note 740966.1
Post Presentation Recordings can be found on Note 740964.1
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