Thursday Jun 30, 2016

Get a Better Understanding of GL Mass Allocations Across Ledgers

Mass allocations make a wonderful tool to be used for quick generation of journal entries for a group of cost centers, departments, divisions, ledgers. Instead of creating many manual journals to transfer amounts from one account to others based on specific business rules, users can create one allocation formula that will generate all these journals directly. 

It is That Easy! Define

  • Allocation Pool
  • Allocation Formula
  • Target and Offset Account

Run it! 

Mass Allocations help generate a variety of allocations - such as:

  • Net Allocations
  • Step-Down Allocations 
  • Rate-Based Allocations
  • Usage-Based Allocations
  • Standard Costing Allocations

You can group Mass Allocation formulas into batches even when they refer to different ledgers. 

The setup required to run Mass Allocations across ledgers is more complex; available features allow to enter a ledger or ledger set for the accounts, run based on entered currency or ledger's currency and more. 

We have prepared a Whitepaper for you that includes real business cases, examples, known issues and more - share it with the business users today:

Mass Allocation Across Ledgers in Release12 (Doc ID 2137586.1

Tuesday Jan 05, 2016

Case Study of Using Oracle Database In-Memory with OM

A new white paper has been published to review the results from various test cases performed on certain Order management use cases after enabling In-Memory column store feature of Oracle database 12C. Three performance intensive use cases have been selected for this case study and numerous tests have been performed by changing the data that is loaded into In-Memory column store, keeping all other database parameters constant. This paper publishes the results of those tests and also provides recommendations about what data needs to be loaded into In-Memory.

The white paper is entitled "A Case Study of Using Oracle Database In-Memory with Oracle EBS Order Management" can be view from Oracle Order Management Suite White Papers (Doc ID 113492.1).

Thursday Jul 23, 2015

Troubleshooting the Closing of Work Orders in EAM and WIP

New whitepaper!  The following topics are discussed in detail.

A brief overview about closing work orders. 

How to close work orders in EAM and WIP. This section looks at the different methods for closing work orders in EAM and WIP.

What happens when a work order is closed.  Looking at the differences in EAM and WIP in terms of closing work orders. This discusses the tables that  are updated and looks at variances in EAM and WIP and the GL postings that take place when a work order is closed.  It explains the different processes for both EAM and WIP.

Troubleshooting the closing of work orders. This section looks at the issues faced when closing work orders and how to resolve these issues.  There is an existing white paper for this : White Paper: Understanding Discrete Job Closure Process Doc ID 1902476.1. However this document is mainly around WIP and does not look at the differences between EAM and WIP. Also, the paper does not cover all the different methods of closing work orders in EAM and WIP. 

Download the Troubleshooting the Closing of Work Orders in EAM and WIP white paper from Doc ID 2035692.1.

Thursday May 28, 2015

Outside Processing with Oracle Process Manufacturing

New white paper explains the capabilities of Outside Processing  provided by Oracle Process Manufacturing Product.

 This document aims to explain the following in detail

  • Changes in forms as part of Outside Process Manufacturing
  • System Setup
  • Recipe
  • Creation of Automatic Requisitions
  • Synchronization of batch and Purchase Orders

 To learn more about this process, refer to Doc ID 1986184.1 Oracle Process Manufacturing Outside Processing - Operation / Batch.

Tuesday May 26, 2015

New White Paper on using Forecasting with EAM

We are pleased to announce a new white paper to provide an overview of how Forecasting is used in Enterprise Asset Management. It will show the setups required and discuss the process flow for Forecasting.   The white paper has the following topics:

  • Overview of Forecasting
  • Setups required for Forecasting
  • Process flow using some examples
  • Meter rules and date rules
  • Useful additional information

To download and read the new white paper refer to Doc ID 2012761.1 Use of Forecasting in Enterprise Asset Management.

Thursday Dec 11, 2014

New White Paper on How To Use Meters in EAM

This white paper looks at how meters are used in Enterprise Asset Management (EAM). It describes the setups required and describes some common examples.

This white paper provides an overview of what meters are and how they are used in EAM. The paper looks at the setups required and look at some examples of using meters. There is also a brief discussion of APIs and tables related to meters. The topics covered in the paper are :

  • What are meters?
  • Basic Setups
  • Some examples of using Meters
  • Tables/APIs  used for meters

The whitepaper can be read and / or downloaded from document:
How to Use Meters in Enterprise Asset Management (Doc ID 1949501.1).

Thursday Jun 19, 2014

Tendering in Oracle Transportation Management

Tendering in Oracle Transportation Management involves the following basic functions:
  • Shipper sending the offer request to the transporter for moving the cargo
  • Transporters sending in their respective offers
  • Analyzing the offers and awarding of bid to the best/low cost transporter
This document covers the following topics:
  • About Tendering
  • Types of Tendering
  • Setup, Scenario & Statuses
  • Diagnostics

For the whitepaper, visit Tendering in Oracle Transportation Management, Doc ID 1677607.1.

Monday May 12, 2014

Demantra Engine on Linux Install, Upgrade Troubleshooting Whitepaper

Development and Proactive Support have released the 9th edition of the Demantra Engine on Linux Install Upgrade Troubleshooting Configuration whitepaper.   If you are using, installing or upgrading Demantra on Linux or Unix you may find this document very valuable!  This new white paper contains special Linux/Unix instructions when deploying the Demantra Analytical Engine. Covering important topics listed below and MORE!

  • Deploying Demantra on Linux or UNIX 
  • 64bit Analytical Engine Requirement
  • Hardware requirements for Analytical Engine on Linux
  • About the Installer
  • Configure the Web Application on UNIX
  • Configure the Engine on Linux
  • Post-install Configuration
  • Engine Manager Configuration
  • Configure Environment Variables
  • Deploying on Oracle Application Server (OAS) 
  • Deploying on WebLogic
  • Deploying on Tomcat
  • Engine Configuration
  • Configure Environment Variables
  • Configure the Engine
  • Engine Starter Server
  • Running the Engine
  • Sample Commands
  • Samba Configuration
  • Distributed Engine
  • Configure Promotion Optimization (PMO) on Linux (Optional)
  • Configure the Standalone Integration Tool (APS Standalone) on UNIX (Optional)
  • Run the Engine Administrator on Linux
  • Calling Oracle Demantra Analytical Engine from UNIX Environment
  • Engine on Solaris

Plus a comprehensive Engine Troubleshooting/Common Issues section. To review the new, 9th edition, see My Oracle Support (MOS) Doc ID 1389868.1.

Tuesday Mar 04, 2014

Thirteen New Demantra Whitepapers and Sizer Announcement

Working together, Oracle Proactive Support and Demantra Product Management Organization deliver thirteen excellent whitepapers and a new sizer announcement!   These white papers touch on some difficult functional and technical areas: New Product Introduction (NPI), Business Logic Engine (BLE), Business Application Language (BAL) , modeling techniques, Application Programming Interface (API), Configure to Order (CTO) integration, plus more!   Take a look, you might find some valuable ideas.  Don't forget the Sizer Announcement at the bottom of the article!

  • Configuring an Audit Log in Demantra Using Database Triggers Doc ID 1629974.1
  • Demantra Configure to Order (CTO) Integration EBS Model BOM Example How To Doc ID 1630040.1
  • Demantra APIs to Facilitate Integration with External - Third Party Source Systems Doc ID 1630505.1
  • Demantra Indirect Modeling, Lift Decomposition, Definitions and Issues Doc ID 1630545.1
  • Demantra Indirect Customer Modeling, Customer Scenarios, Modeling Approaches Doc ID 1630604.1
  • Demantra PTP – Shipment vs. Consumption Forecasting Doc ID 1630628.1
  • Demantra Database Best Practices Doc ID 1627586.1
  • Demantra Customizations and BAL Upgrade Doc ID 1627590.1
  • Demantra New Product Introduction (NPI) - Pooled Time Series (PTS) Doc ID 1627623.1
  • Demantra Platform or Application Upgrading - Program Manager Recommendations Doc ID 1627664.1
  • Demantra How Caching can be Leveraged to Potentially Reduce Performance Doc ID 1627652.1
  • Level Member Caching Purpose Performance Guidance Doc ID 1627689.1
  • Demantra BLE Mechanism Explanation and Details Doc ID 1627716.1

Replacement of APS Sizer with Value Chain Planning Reference Sizing Tool (RAS) Doc ID 1630684.1


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