Friday Dec 06, 2013

Diagnostic: HCM Technical Analyzer Now Available!

The HCM Proactive Support Delivery Team is introducing the HCM Technical Analyzer, a Health-Check script which reviews your overall HCM footprint by analyzing your current configurations and settings for your HCM environment.  The HCM Technical Analyzer is a non-invasive script which is designed to provide proactive feedback and recommendations associated with the HCM instance on which the analyzer is executed.

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 concern, the analyzer will also identify My Oracle Support (MOS) articles which can be utilized to resolve the issue.

The Analyzer can be executed using one of two 'Run Type' parameters: 

  • Run Type = ISSUES, which will execute the Analyzer / Health Check with the output geared to customer problem resolution. This option will display only those sections where an issue or potential issue is identified so that you the customer can proactively address them.
  • Run Type = ALL, which will execute the Analyzer as a Data Collection tool which can be used to assist an Oracle Support Engineer in resolving an issue.

 The Analyzer is designed specifically to be used with the Human Capital Management (HCM) products, which is driven by the following input parameter values:

  • BEN - Benefits
  • HR - Human Resources
  • IRC - iRecuitment
  • OTL - Oracle Time and Labor
  • PAY - Payroll
  • SSHR - Self Service Human Resources
  • ALL - All HCM products above.

When the Analyzer is executed an environment review is performed and feedback provided on: 

  • Performance related setups and checks
  • Invalid objects, disabled triggers, and database issues
  • Profile settings
  • Packages and java classes version
  • Patching status.

It is recommended that this script be setup as a concurrent request from the E-Business Suite interface so that it maybe executed by either Functional or Technical representatives from your business.

  • How to run the HCM Technical Analyzer as a Concurrent Request (Doc ID 1575663.1)


Download the HCM Technical Analyzer Script (Doc ID 1562530.1) Today, and Provide us your Feedback!

Thursday Nov 21, 2013

Optimizing Calculation Performance in Oracle Incentive Compensation

If you use Oracle Incentive Compensation (OIC), then new Doc ID 1600221.1- Guidelines to Optimize Calculation Performance via Oracle Incentive Compensation Settings is recommended reading.

In an effort to parallelize calculation, a single calculation concurrent request can spawn thousands of calculation subprocesses. By understanding how OIC spawns calculation, implementers can better understand how to optimize the 3 core OIC settings that drive performance in the calculation process. There are non-OIC factors, like DB tuning that drive OIC Calculation performance, but these are not the focus of the document which is focused on an understanding of the 3 core OIC settings:
  • Transaction Batch Size
  • Salesrep Batch Size
  • Number of Concurrent Managers Workers
Read more in Doc ID 1600221.1 which contains explanations of these settings and guidelines on how to set them.

Wednesday Nov 20, 2013

Transportation Management Analysis and Performance Monitoring

The OTM Analyzer is a Self-Service Health-Check script which reviews the overall footprint, analyzes the current configurations and settings for the environment providing feedback and recommendations on Best Practices. 

Benefits include the following:
  • Immediate Analysis of OTM Environment
    • Identifies Entity Data Volume
    • Identifies Database Parameter and recommendations
    • Identifies OTM processes volumes.
  • Easy to add Tool for regular Maintenance.
  • Execute Analysis anytime to compare trending from past outputs.
Please refer to the following document for additional information: ASCP Performance Analyzer script for Performance Monitoring (11.5.X and R12) (Doc ID 1579683.1).


Friday Nov 15, 2013

VCP: ASCP Performance Analyzer Script

The ASCP Performance Analyzer is a Self-Service Health-Check script which reviews the overall Footprint, analyzes the current configurations and settings for the environment providing feedback and recommendations on Best Practices. This is a non-invasive script which provides recommended actions to be performed on the instance it was run on. For production instances, always apply any changes to a recent clone to ensure an expected outcome. 

Benefits Include the following:
  • Immediate Analysis and Output of ASCP Environment
  • Identifies Entity Data Volume
  • Identifies Database Parameter and recommendations
  • Identifies Planning process programs run time trend
  • Easy to add Tool for regular Maintenance
  • Execute Analysis anytime to compare trending from past outputs
Please refer to the following document for additional information: ASCP Performance Analyzer script for Performance Monitoring (11.5.X and R12) (Doc ID 1554183.1)


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