September deadline for new Fusion Apps admin console

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We are changing how customers administer Fusion Apps with the introduction of a dedicated tool, Fusion Applications Environment Management. This is good news for customers. You’ll get more control, a simplified experience, and added capabilities to streamline administration. But how and when you get access to Fusion Applications Environment Management depends on a couple of factors. This post explains it all and provides you with the resources you need to get ready—or make the most of it.

Why Fusion Applications Environment Management?

In general terms, we’re moving away from a model of “assisted service” in which Fusion Apps administrators log service requests with Oracle Support to make changes to their environments. Instead, we are moving toward a self-service model that empowers admins to maintain and update Fusion Apps themselves.

The benefits to customers are manifold, including higher levels of autonomy and real-time status monitoring (see below). And Fusion Apps customers who also use Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) will now have a unified management environment since Fusion Applications Environment Management is delivered as part of Oracle Cloud Console (the admin utility for OCI).

Who can use Fusion Applications Environment Management?

All Fusion Apps customers will move to Fusion Apps Environment management by September 2024. New Fusion Apps customers have access by default. Existing customers will be converted in releases 24B (the current release) and 24C (the next release). Conversions are seamless—they happen as part of the standard quarterly update cycle, with no significant change in planned downtime. As part of standard customer notifications, email notifications are sent out with guidance 30 days and 7 days prior to the update. See more details and take a look at the specific email you’ll receive.

What capabilities can I expect?

Fusion Applications Environment Management covers many routine admin activities, including:

  • Self-service environment refresh: Schedule or run on demand production-to-test or test-to-test environment refreshes. (See Refreshing an Environment.)
  • Fusion-administrator user management: Add new Fusion Apps admins, reset their passwords, or remove existing users from the role. (See Environment Management Tasks.)
  • Language packs for Fusion Apps: Add language packs by simply selecting a checkbox. (See Environment Management Tasks.)
  • Data masking: Run or schedule data masking on non-production Fusion Apps environments to mask personally identifiable information (PII). (See Data Masking.)

You can find more details in the Fusion Applications Environment Management documentation.

What benefits should I expect?

In short, flexibility, predictability, and independence. You’re in the driver’s seat. There is no dependency on Oracle to schedule environment refreshes or other environment-management tasks. You can do these yourself. They’ll be faster—most operations are finished within minutes. You can easily monitor progress, including seeing the details of past updates. And the process is seamless for end users since lifecycle management operations can generally be done without incurring Fusion Apps downtime (environment refreshes and data masking are exceptions).

Working with partners

If you currently work with a partner for management activities, please let them know about these changes (you can easily send them this blog post). You may choose to have an Oracle Fusion Administrator in your organization take over these activities or you can create a user for your partner with the correct permissions (e.g., an Environment Read-Only + Refresh User).

Additional information

For more detailed information about Fusion Applications Environment Management, its features and benefits, and conversion, check out the following resources:

If you’d like to speak with someone about your Fusion Apps subscription, click the “Learn more” button. (If you're an Oracle Partner and want to learn more, visit the Oracle Partner Community.)

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