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Documentation for Oracle Retail Order Management System Cloud Service and Oracle Retail Order Management System, Release 18.0

The Order Management System Cloud Service and Order Management System both offer a fully integrated suite of modules for managing all aspects of direct commerce transactions including order management, fulfillment, and customer service.  The key benefits are: You can fulfill and service orders from multiple channels. Workflow options can be used to streamline order handling and provide maximum productivity. Online and batch authorization is supported. You can manage promotions for effectiveness. Return and exchange processing supports return in store. Customer appeasement capabilities are provided before and after shipment. Oracle Retail Order Management System Cloud Service is hosted in the Oracle Cloud.   The following documentation updates apply to both Oracle Management System Cloud Service and Order Management System unless otherwise noted.   Changes to Order Management System Online Help   The online help now describes:   Streamlined inventory update through inventory transaction upload: An option to process up to five inventory updates concurrently through a single web service request. JOBCLN periodic function  A periodic function that resets the status of all jobs remaining in active status after a server restart. RESTful file storage web service Additional file imports enabled through the file storage API, and file exports are now also enabled. Order Transaction History and Order Line History enhancements Revamped set of activity history messages are written to track order and order line activity, and are available for review in Order Inquiry. Channel Advisor integration enhancements  Communication with Channel Advisor has been updated with a new periodic function to establish an initial connection, and an additional periodic function to log access.  Changes to Contact Center Online Help The Contact Center online help now describes:   Adding order lines A variety of new options are available when adding an order line, including adding an item at no charge; adding coordinate items; adding a variable set; adding accompanying items; and prompting for personalization. Updating existing order lines A variety of new options are also available when updating existing order lines, including adding personalization, including standard personalization; working with order line messages; adding an accompanying item; and changing the No Charge setting.  Order Transaction History and Order Line History enhancements The UI supports display of the new Order Transaction History and Order Line History activity types, as well as a Recent Activity summary. Miscellaneous UI enhancements to Contact Center include the addition of keyboard shortcuts: The option to switch between a light and dark theme; and movement of the Check Gift Card Balance option to the left-hand panel. Changes to Implementation Guide   For Order Management System Cloud Service, the Implementation Guide provides background on authenticating users set up in Oracle Identity Cloud Service (IDCS), as well on information on setting up the new periodic functions described in the online help.   Additional Documents Released   Release Notes: This document contains summary descriptions of all product enhancements.   The documentation set is available at the Oracle Technology Network: https://docs.oracle.com/cd/F10642_01/oroms/index.html   Supplemental information, including a detailed list of all changes and enhancements, is available on My Oracle Support.

The Order Management System Cloud Service and Order Management System both offer a fully integrated suite of modules for managing all aspects of direct commerce transactions including...

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Oracle Retail Brand Compliance Management Cloud Service Release 18.0 Documentation

Oracle Retail Brand Compliance Management Cloud Service is an application designed to meet all aspects of sourcing, developing, and protecting retailer brands. The application provides solutions for product development, compliance, quality, and traceability. It is designed specifically for retail, food service, and manufacturing businesses to develop and protect their brands, manage their suppliers, and ensure full end-to-end product lifecycle management. This Cloud Service is hosted in the Oracle Retail Cloud. Release 18.0 of Oracle Retail Brand Compliance Management Cloud Service included a new Reports module. For information on all the enhancements in Release 18.0, see the Release Notes. Documentation highlights for Release 18.0 included the following: Administration Guide Updates made for the new Alternative Product Number and Division fields. Updates made for the new fields in the Project Email templates. Implementation Guide  Appendix added for using the new Report Attachment API. Product User Guide Updates made for the new Alternative Product Number and Division fields. Reports User Guide Rewritten for the new Reports module. Report Layouts Spreadsheet This spreadsheet is new for this release. It defines the report layouts for the suite of standard reports provided for the Reporting Module. Available on My Oracle Support Doc ID: 2400174.1 The following documents were also published for this release: Release Notes Brand Compliance Management Cloud Service User Guide Project User Guide Supplier User Guide Data Dictionary (available on My Oracle Support Doc ID: 2480297.1) The documentation set is available on the Oracle Help Center as part of the already existing product documentation library: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E70477_01/bcm/index.html

Oracle Retail Brand Compliance Management Cloud Service is an application designed to meet all aspects of sourcing, developing, and protecting retailer brands. The application provides solutions for...

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Oracle Retail Store Inventory Operations Cloud Services for Release 18.0

Oracle Retail Store Inventory Operations Cloud Services includes the following Cloud Services: Oracle Retail Enterprise Inventory Cloud Service This Cloud Service helps retailers track real-time discrete store and warehouse inventory across their enterprise. This can include replenishment, customer order brokering to a store or warehouse, or how to rebalance merchandise inventory positions.  Oracle Retail Store Operations Cloud Service This Cloud Service provides a mobile User Interface for store associates to process operational inventory transactions related to the store, such as lookup, adjustment, shipping, and receiving of inventory. The Cloud Services are hosted in the Oracle Cloud. For information on enhancements in this release, see the Release Notes. Documentation highlights for 18.0 included the following: Enterprise Inventory Cloud Service Administration Guide Content added for configuration of external printers, additional web services for RFID and serialization, updated system parameters, and updated permissions. Enterprise Inventory Cloud Service User Guide Content added for serialization, PDF reports, and Custom Flexible Attributes. Inventory Management chapter added with content on managing inventory events. Store Inventory Operations Cloud Service Implementation Guide Appendixes added with content for Oracle APEX, RFID, and accessibility. Store Operations Cloud Service Mobile Guide Installation information updated to include how to download the application from Google Play Store. Store Operations Cloud Service User Guide Content added for serialization, PDF reports, and Custom Flexible Attributes. The following documents were also published for this release: Release Notes Enterprise Inventory Cloud Service Security Guide Service Administrator Action List The documentation set is available on Oracle Help Center in the following documentation library: https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E97588_01/siocs/index.html  

Oracle Retail Store Inventory Operations Cloud Services includes the following Cloud Services: Oracle Retail Enterprise Inventory Cloud ServiceThis Cloud Service helps retailers track real-time...

New Food and Beverage Documentation Page

This post represents the first blog entry from the Technical Publications department at the Food and Beverage Global Business Unit (an Oracle Industry). Our blog entries are designed to help restaurants and partners receive regular updates about documentation releases. The Technical Publications department delivers documentation for the Food and Beverage diverse suite of products. The members of the department ensure that documents are released in conjunction with development-driven project schedules. Documents include general-availability (GA) documents and White Papers. All documents are published to the Oracle Help Center (docs.oracle.com) or to My Oracle Support (support.oracle.com). Oracle Food and Beverage delivers fully integrated solutions customized to fit unique business requirements. With a robust end-to-end portfolio, Oracle Food and Beverage enables food and beverage operations to streamline managerial tasks and increase speed of service while elevating the guest experience. The new Food and Beverage Documentation page is now available on the Oracle Help Center at: https://docs.oracle.com/en/industries/food-beverage/ The Food and Beverage Documentation page is divided into several sections and aligns with the products available in our Food and Beverage portfolio. The sections include: Point of Sale: This section provides documentation for Food and Beverage Point of Sale platforms, helping you streamline business operations and optimize the guest experience. Solutions include Simphony, Simphony First Edition, Simphony Venue Management, Suites Management, eCommerce Integration Cloud Service, RES 3700, e7 POS, and 9700 POS. Back Office: This section provides documentation for Food and Beverage Back Office operations and data analysis. Solutions include Enterprise Back Office - Reporting and Analytics, Inventory Management, Labor Management, Gift and Loyalty, and InMotion. Hardware: This section provides documentation for Oracle MICROS workstations and tablets along with site preparation and other hardware solutions. Other Solutions: This section provides documentation for solutions and services including Advanced Science Engine Cloud Service, Simphony Venue Management, Suites Management, and eCommerce Integration Cloud Service.

This post represents the first blog entry from the Technical Publications department at the Food and Beverage Global Business Unit (an Oracle Industry). Our blog entries are designed to...

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Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting Cloud Service Release 18.0

With Release 18.0, Oracle Retail introduced the Retail Demand Forecasting Cloud Service. The Cloud Service is supported on the Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server Cloud Edition platform. The Retail Demand Forecasting Cloud Service provides accurate forecasts that enable retailers to coordinate demand-driven outcomes that deliver connected customer interactions. With a single view of demand, the Retail Demand Forecasting Cloud Service provides pervasive value across retail processes, including driving optimal strategies in planning, increasing inventory productivity in supply chains, decreasing operational costs, and driving customer satisfaction from engagement to sale to fulfillment. The Cloud Service is hosted in the Oracle Cloud. The documentation set includes the following documents: Release Notes In addition to the standard Oracle Retail Release Notes content, a Client System Requirements section is included. This section lists the supported technology for using the Cloud Service, for example, web browsers. Administration Guide This document describes the administration tasks needed for the Cloud Service, for example, instructions on how to add users and roles. Implementation Guide This document provides critical information for implementers to take into consideration when getting ready for production use of the Cloud Service. User Guide This document describes the Cloud Service user interface. It provides information on how to complete the tasks that can be performed through the user interface. Service Administrator Action List This document outlines the critical tasks that need to be completed by the Service Administrator when first accessing the Cloud Service. Starter Kit Guide This document contains information for installation of the Starter Kit components. The documentation set for the Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting Cloud Service is available on Oracle Technology Network in the following documentation library: https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E75759_01/rdf/index.html

With Release 18.0, Oracle Retail introduced the Retail Demand Forecasting Cloud Service. The Cloud Service is supported on the Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server Cloud Edition platform. The...

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Oracle Retail Xstore Office Cloud Service Release 18.0

With Release 18.0, Oracle Retail introduced the Xstore Office Cloud Service. With this release, Oracle added a full Software as a Service (SaaS) offering to complement the current support for central functions available on premises. Oracle Retail Xstore Office Cloud Service is a central web-based application used to administer corporate-based functions such as Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service configuration setup and maintenance, file management for the Oracle Retail Xstore Suite, viewing the electronic journal, viewing store reports, monitoring Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service versions in use at the store and register levels, and monitoring alerts. The Cloud Service is hosted in the Oracle Cloud. The documentation set includes the following documents: Release Notes In addition to the standard Oracle Retail Release Notes content, a Client System Requirements section is included. This section lists the supported technology for using the Cloud Service, for example, web browsers. Administration Guide This document describes the administration tasks needed for the Cloud Service, for example, instructions on how to add users and roles. Security Guide This document provides information on how to ensure the secure operation of Oracle Retail Xstore Office Cloud Service. User Guide This document describes the Cloud Service user interface. It provides information on how to complete the tasks that can be performed through the user interface. Xstore Suite 18.0/Merchandising Operations Management 16.0.2 Implementation Guide This document provides information for implementers on the integration of the Oracle Retail Xstore Suite Release 18.0 with the Merchandising Release 16.0.2 applications Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS), Oracle Retail Price Management (RPM), and Oracle Retail Sales Audit (ReSA). Service Administrator Action List This document outlines the critical tasks that need to be completed by the Service Administrator when first accessing the Cloud Service. Data Migration Guide This My Oracle Support document describes the Data Migration Utility tool that is provided for migrating a merchant's on-premises Xcenter data to the Xstore Office Cloud Service. The documentation set for the Oracle Retail Xstore Office Cloud Service is available on Oracle Technology Network in the following documentation library: https://docs.oracle.com/cd/F13595_01/xocs/index.html Supplemental documentation for the Oracle Retail Xstore Suite is available on My Oracle Support (Document ID 1994467.1). Data dictionary documentation is available on My Oracle Support (Document ID 2480297.1).

With Release 18.0, Oracle Retail introduced the Xstore Office Cloud Service. With this release, Oracle added a full Software as a Service (SaaS) offering to complement the current support for central...

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Oracle Retail EFTLink Release 18.0

Oracle Retail EFTLink is a middleware product that removes Oracle Retail Xstore Point of Service from the costly and frequently changing Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS). EFTLink uses an industry-standard interface to Xstore Point of Service and then translates the messages to the relevant format provided by the payment provider, enabling Xstore Point of Service to be outside of the payment scope. The documentation set includes the following documents: Oracle Retail EFTLink Release Notes This document describes the enhancements made in Release 18.0. Oracle Retail EFTLink Core Configuration Guide This guide describes the requirements and procedures to set up EFTLink to interface between Xstore Point of Service and the selected payment system. Oracle Retail EFTLink Framework Installation Guide This guide describes the requirements and procedures to install EFTLink. Oracle Retail EFTLink Security Guide This guide provides information on how to ensure the secure operation of EFTLink. Oracle Retail EFTLink Validated Partners Core Guide This guide provides information relating to the compatibility of Oracle Retail Xstore Point of Service and EFTLink for payment terminal functionality of each Oracle Partner Core. The documentation set is available on the Oracle Help Center as part of the already existing product documentation library: https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E69694_01/eftlink/index.html Supplemental documentation for Oracle Retail EFTLink is available on My Oracle Support (Document ID 2266221.1).    

Oracle Retail EFTLink is a middleware product that removes Oracle Retail Xstore Point of Service from the costly and frequently changing Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS). EFTLink ...

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Oracle Retail Xstore Point of Service and Xstore Office Release 18.0

Oracle Retail Xstore Point of Service is a point-of-sale application that provides the capabilities to carry out day-to-day transactions and conduct daily store activities. Oracle Retail Xstore Office is a central web-based management console that provides for the effortless management of the data and configurations that empower store associates. The following Xstore Suite documents are part of both the Xstore Point of Service and Xstore Office documentation sets: Oracle Retail Xstore Suite Release Notes This document describes the enhancements made in Release 18.0. Oracle Retail Xstore Suite 18.0/Merchandising 16.0.2 Implementation Guide This guide provides information for implementers on the integration of the Oracle Retail Xstore Suite Release 18.0 with the Merchandising Release 16.0.2 applications Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS), Oracle Retail Price Management (RPM), and Oracle Retail Sales Audit (ReSA). The following document is part of the Oracle Retail Xstore Office documentation set: Oracle Retail Xstore Office User Guide This guide describes the functionality available in Xstore Office. The following documents are part of the Oracle Retail Xstore Point of Service documentation set: Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service Manager's Guide This guide describes the available Back Office functionality. Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service Mobile User Guide This guide describes how to perform the Xstore Point of Service functions that are available on the handheld and tablet devices. Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service Reports Guide This guide describes the available reports and how to access the reports. Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Guide This guide describes the functionality available to maintain store inventory. Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service User Guide This guide describes the functionality available in Xstore Point of Service. The following documents are included in the supplemental documentation available on My Oracle Support: Oracle Retail Xstore Suite Configuration Accelerator Guide This guide describes the requirements and procedures to install, configure, and use the localization packs for use with the Xstore Point of Service internationalization framework. Oracle Retail Xstore Suite Implementation and Security Guide This guide describes the requirements and procedures to install and configure Release 18.0. Oracle Retail Xstore Suite Upgrade Information for Key Features This guide provides information useful when upgrading to Release 18.0. Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service Deal Pricing Guide This guide provides information about deal pricing and outlines the options available for setting up and controlling this method of price markdown. Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service Frameworks and Technologies Guide This guide provides a basic understanding of Xstore Point of Service and the technology underlying its design. Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service Host Interface Guide This guide describes the DataLoader, and the format of the DataLoader files used to populate the Xstore Point of Service database. Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service POS Log Files Xstore Point of Service POS Log files contain information about each transaction. This document describes the changes made to the XML format of these files in this release. Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service Services Guide This guide describes the requirements and procedures to communicate with this Xstore Point of Service release through the web service interfaces. Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service Technical Guide This guide provides fundamental information about Xstore Point of Service configuration, and includes a technical description of many base Xstore Point of Service functions. The Oracle Retail Xstore Point of Service documentation set is available on the Oracle Help Center as part of the already existing product documentation library: https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E62106_01/xpos/index.html The Oracle Retail Xstore Office documentation set is available on the Oracle Help Center as part of the already existing product documentation library: https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E62107_01/xoffice/index.html Supplemental documentation for Oracle Retail Xstore Point of Service is available on My Oracle Support (Document ID 1994467.1). Data dictionary documentation is available for both Oracle Retail Xstore Point of Service and Oracle Retail Xstore Office on My Oracle Support (Document ID 2480297.1).

Oracle Retail Xstore Point of Service is a point-of-sale application that provides the capabilities to carry out day-to-day transactions and conduct daily store activities. Oracle Retail Xstore Office...

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Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite Release 17.0.004.3

Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite provides retailers role-based and prescriptive dashboards and robust science-powered insights. Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite delivers mobile-enabled insights for retailers that want to leverage data-driven insights powered by retail science to improve business performance. Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite is comprised of the following applications: Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite Oracle Retail Customer Insights Cloud Service (ORCICS) Oracle Retail Merchandise Insights Cloud Service (ORMICS) Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite also includes key functionality in Market Basket Insights. This family of service solutions is based on Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (BI EE) and the Common Enterprise Information Model (CEIM), and employ Fusion-standard technology such as Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) and Oracle Advanced Analytics (OAA). The Retail Insights Cloud Services 17.0.004.3 patch release contains new interfaces for loading Stock Counts and Price Zones from Merchandising Foundation and Pricing Management Cloud Services, as well as new metrics for the Planning facts and numerous defect fixes. Documentation highlights for Release 17.0.004.3 included the following: User Guide Removed content relating to Market Basket Analysis, which is now included as part of the Advanced Science Cloud Services documentation set. Added content relating to Stock Count metrics and reporting functionality. Appendix C updated with new metrics and attributes across numerous subject areas. The following document was also published for this release: Release Notes The Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite documentation set is available on the Oracle Help Center as part of the already existing product documentation library: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E69213_01/index.html

Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite provides retailers role-based and prescriptive dashboards and robust science-powered insights. Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite...

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Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite Release 17.0.004

Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite provides retailers role-based and prescriptive dashboards and robust science-powered insights. Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite delivers mobile-enabled insights for retailers that want to leverage data-driven insights powered by retail science to improve business performance. Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite is comprised of the following applications: Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite Oracle Retail Customer Insights Cloud Service (ORCICS) Oracle Retail Merchandise Insights Cloud Service (ORMICS) Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite also includes key functionality in Market Basket Insights. This family of service solutions is based on Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (BI EE) and the Common Enterprise Information Model (CEIM), and employ Fusion-standard technology such as Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) and Oracle Advanced Analytics (OAA). The Retail Insights Cloud Services 17.0.004 patch release contains a variety of enhancements in the area of Promotions, including support for external promotion interfaces from a CRM system such as Customer Engagement. This release also adds automatic generation of LY calendars for the shifted and unshifted reporting methods, the ability to relabel metrics through an external interface, and over 200 new metrics and attributes. Documentation highlights for Release 17.0.004 included the following: Administration Guide The Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite Administration/Security Guide has been renamed Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite Administration Guide. Security information has been removed from the Administration Guide. Security Guide A new Security Guide has been created for the 17.0.004 release. User Guide Details for new attributes and metrics for Planning and Promotions functionality have been added. New text has been added for detailing the Stock Count and Price Zone dimensions. Comparable Stores Analysis text has been reworded to better explain the expected data and usage. Appendix C has been updated with new metrics and attributes across numerous subject areas. The following documents were also published for this release: Release Notes Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite/Oracle Retail Advanced Science Cloud Services Data Interfaces Guide (available on My Oracle Support Doc ID: 2114419.1)) The Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite documentation set is available on the Oracle Help Center as part of the already existing product documentation library: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E69213_01/index.html

Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite provides retailers role-based and prescriptive dashboards and robust science-powered insights. Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite...

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White Papers for Oracle Retail Pricing Cloud Service

Oracle Retail Pricing Cloud Service (RPCS) provides the ability to define, maintain, and review price changes, clearances, and promotions as well as provides the ability to pass approved price events onto downstream selling systems. RPCS functionality provides support for initial pricing, regular price changes, clearance markdowns, and promotions. It also offers the ability to upload price changes and clearance events in multiple ways including spreadsheet induction, bulk upload, or web service. The user interface supports price change or clearance wizards for entering multiple price events at once as well as a quick entry panel for quickly adding these types of price events. The White Papers below have been added to the Merchandising Functional Library on My Oracle Support (http://support.oracle.com) for the Oracle Retail Pricing Cloud Service Release 16.0.029. The Retail Merchandising Functional Library (Doc ID 1585843.1) is a collection of white papers that discuss the functional details of various business operations within the Merchandising Operations Management suite of applications and the Merchandising Cloud Service suite of applications.  Price Change Upload White Paper (Doc ID 1585843.1) This white paper outlines the price change upload capabilities used to create, update, or delete price events, including import, maintenance, and monitoring available in the Pricing Cloud Service solution. Clearance Upload White Paper (Doc ID 1585843.1) This white paper outlines the clearance upload capabilities used to create, update, or delete markdowns and resets, including import, maintenance, and monitoring available in the Pricing Cloud Service solution.

Oracle Retail Pricing Cloud Service (RPCS) provides the ability to define, maintain, and review price changes, clearances, and promotions as well as provides the ability to pass approved price events...

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Oracle Retail Assortment & Item Planning Cloud Service for Fashion/Softlines Release 17.1

With Release 17.1, Oracle Retail introduced the Assortment & Item Planning Cloud Service for Fashion/Softlines. The Assortment & Item Planning Cloud Service for Fashion/Softlines process establishes the breadth and depth of the product offering (including the color/fragrance/flavor and size level), for Points-of-Commerce and for a given period of time. The analysis of past performance such as color effectiveness, trend adoption, size preferences, styling visualization, in-store placement, and geographic selling are key inputs into revising a currently planned/executed assortment or building a new assortment. The Cloud Service is hosted in the Oracle Cloud. The documentation set includes the following documents: Release Notes In addition to the standard Oracle Retail Release Notes content, a Client System Requirements section is included. This section lists the supported technology for using the Cloud Service, for example, web browsers. Administration Guide This document describes the administration tasks needed for the Cloud Service, for example, instructions on how to add users and roles. Implementation Guide This document provides critical information for implementers to take into consideration when getting the ready for production use of the Cloud Service. User Guide This document describes the Cloud Service user interface. It provides information on how to complete the tasks that can be performed through the user interface. Service Administrator Action List This document outlines the critical tasks that need to be completed by the Service Administrator when first accessing the Cloud Service. Starter Kit Guide This document contains information for installation of the Starter Kit components. The documentation set for the Oracle Retail Assortment & Item Planning Cloud Service for Fashion/Softlines is available on Oracle Technology Network in the following documentation library: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E75975_01/as/index.html

With Release 17.1, Oracle Retail introduced the Assortment & Item Planning Cloud Service for Fashion/Softlines. The Assortment & Item Planning Cloud Service for Fashion/Softlines process establishes...

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Oracle Retail Advance Release Notification Documents

The Advance Release Notification (ARN) document provides a summary of the enhancements and noteworthy fixed defects that are scheduled to be included in an upcoming monthly service patch release. The information in this document is intended solely to help the retailer assess the technical and functional business impact of the enhancements and resolved defects included in the service patch. The document highlights specific key fixes that are scheduled to be included in the upcoming service patch release. In some cases, only a percentage of the overall fixed defects are listed in the Advance Release Notification document. The Advance Release Notification document is currently available for the following Cloud Services: Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server Cloud Edition Cloud Services: Assortment Planning Enterprise Edition Cloud Service Item Planning Cloud Service Merchandise Financial Planning Cloud Service Merchandise Financial Planning Enterprise Edition Cloud Service Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server Cloud Services: Assortment Planning & Optimization for Grocery/Hardlines Cloud Service Assortment Planning Enterprise Edition Cloud Service Merchandise Financial Planning Cloud Service Merchandise Financial Planning Enterprise Edition Cloud Service Retail Demand Forecasting Cloud Service The ARNs for Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server Cloud Edition Cloud Services and Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server Cloud Services are available on My Oracle Support: Oracle Retail Merchandise Planning and Optimization / Supply Chain Cloud Services Advance Release Notification and White Papers (Doc ID 2288314.1)  

The Advance Release Notification (ARN) document provides a summary of the enhancements and noteworthy fixed defects that are scheduled to be included in an upcoming monthly service patch release. The...

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Documentation for Oracle Retail XBRi Loss Prevention and Sales & Productivity Cloud Services, Release 16.0.1

Oracle Retail XBRi Loss Prevention and Sales & Productivity Cloud Services includes the following cloud services: Loss Prevention–The XBRi Loss Prevention (LP) module is an intuitive, intelligent and global analytical reporting solution that is designed to quickly identify suspicious trends, transactions, and other data anomalies. The LP module allows easy user access, dynamic functionality, and forensic analysis to make more-informed decisions with timely, data-driven answers to business questions and to protect the bottom line. Sales & Productivity–The XBRi Sales & Productivity (SP) module offers robust and highly configurable reporting across all levels of the retail organization hierarchy (Salesperson, Store, District, Region, and so on), merchandise hierarchy (item, class, dept., and so on) and/or by geographic attributes. Through a comprehensive set of grid and graph reports, documents and interactive dashboards, users can compare same store sales to past performance and custom goals, measure sales members’ productivity, and evaluate the impact of merchandise characteristics on productivity. Retailers can purchase the Loss Prevention module separately, or have both modules bundled in the application. Oracle Retail XBRi Cloud Services is hosted in the Oracle Retail Cloud. The documentation set for XBRi Cloud Services 16.0.1 includes a new API Data Recall/Erase Guide. The Administration Guide, Implementation Guide, Online Help, and Core Field Mapping Guide have all been updated to reflect the changes in this release that support the protection of private data. Changes to Online Help There are two XBRi online help modules. The Web User Guide has been updated to include recommendations on importing and handling private data in Self-Service dashboards. The Administrator User Guide has been updated to describe the new Full Desc Data View privilege and how it is assigned by user role. Changes to Implementation Guide The implementation guide has been updated in these areas: Explains how to make Full Desc Data View privileges available in the application. Explains how to configure the purge process for inactive, Customer, Employee, and Store personal data. The list of supported video vendors has been updated. The Core Field Mapping Guide is updated with clear labelling of fields containing private data. It is available on My Oracle Support (Doc ID 2079594.1). Additional XBRi 16.0.1 Documents Released: Release Notes - This document contains summary descriptions of all product enhancements supporting the protection of private data. The documentation set is available at the Oracle Technology Network: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E71330_01/xbri/index.html

Oracle Retail XBRi Loss Prevention and Sales & Productivity Cloud Services includes the following cloud services: Loss Prevention–The XBRi Loss Prevention (LP) module is an intuitive, intelligent and...

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Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite and Oracle Retail Advanced Science Cloud Services Release 17.0 Documentation

Documentation for the following Oracle Retail Cloud Services for Release 17.0 is available: Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite Oracle Retail Advanced Science Cloud Services Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite provides retailers role-based and prescriptive dashboards and robust science-powered insights. Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite delivers mobile-enabled insights for retailers that want to leverage data-driven insights powered by retail science to improve business performance. Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite is comprised of the following applications: Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite Oracle Retail Customer Insights Cloud Service (ORCICS) Oracle Retail Merchandise Insights Cloud Service (ORMICS) Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite also includes key functionality in Market Basket Insights. This family of service solutions is based on Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (BI EE) and the Common Enterprise Information Model (CEIM), and employ Fusion-standard technology such as Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) and Oracle Advanced Analytics (OAA). Release 17.0 of Oracle Retail insights Cloud Service Suite Cloud Service included data privacy support and various solution improvements. For information on all the enhancements in Release 17.0, see the Release Notes. Documentation highlights for Release 17.0 included the following: Administration/Security Guide Support for High Availability, which refers to certain WebLogic Server 12c capabilities. Data Privacy enhancements, such as the user’s right to access their data stored in our system, and to request their data be erased from all systems. User Guide Retail Type dimension’s support for Inventory Position metrics. Additions or corrections to metric names and descriptions across multiple subject areas. Removal of references to Point In Time analysis, which is no longer supported. The following documents were also published for this release: Release Notes Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite/Oracle Retail Advanced Science Cloud Services Data Interfaces Guide (available on My Oracle Support Doc ID: 2114419.1)) The Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite documentation set is available on the Oracle Help Center as part of the already existing product documentation library: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E69213_01/index.html Oracle Retail Advanced Science Cloud Services Oracle Retail Advanced Science Cloud Services combines Advanced Intelligence, machine learning, and decision science with data captured from Oracle Retail SaaS applications and third-party data. The unique property of these learning-enabled applications is that they detect trends, learn from results, and increase their accuracy the more they are used, adding massive amounts of contextual data to obtain a clearer picture on what motivates outcomes. Oracle Retail Advanced Science Cloud Services is comprised of the following Cloud Services: Oracle Retail Science Platform Cloud Service Oracle Retail Assortment and Space Optimization Cloud Service Oracle Retail Promotion and Markdown Optimization Cloud Service Oracle Retail Offer Optimization Cloud Service For information on the enhancements in Release 17.0, see the Release Notes. Documentation highlights for Release 17.0 included the following: User Guide Chapter added for Offer Optimization. Implementation Guide Chapter added for Offer Optimization. Appendix added for the Innovation Workbench. Oracle Retail Advanced Science Cloud Services Interface Details This spreadsheet has been added to the Data Interface document. It contains details specific to Oracle Retail Advanced Science Cloud Services. The following documents were also published for this release: Release Notes Administration Guide Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite/Oracle Retail Advanced Science Cloud Services Data Interfaces Guide (available on My Oracle Support Doc ID: 2114419.1) The Oracle Retail Advanced Science Cloud Services documentation set is available on the Oracle Help Center as part of the already existing product documentation library: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E76441_01/orase/index.html

Documentation for the following Oracle Retail Cloud Services for Release 17.0 is available: Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite Oracle Retail Advanced Science Cloud Services Oracle Retail Insights...

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Oracle Retail Brand Compliance Management Cloud Service Release 17.0 Documentation

Oracle Retail Brand Compliance Management Cloud Service is an application designed to meet all aspects of sourcing, developing, and protecting retailer brands. The application provides solutions for product development, compliance, quality, and traceability. It is designed specifically for retail, food service, and manufacturing businesses to develop and protect their brands, manage their suppliers, and ensure full end-to-end product lifecycle management. This Cloud Service is hosted in the Oracle Retail Cloud. Release 17.0 of Oracle Retail Brand Compliance Management Cloud Service included data privacy support and various solution improvements. For information on all the enhancements in Release 17.0, see the Release Notes. Documentation highlights for Release 17.0 included the following: Administration Guide Information added on how to amend the Permissions spreadsheet. Instructions added on using Glossary Import/Export. Appendix added for SSL Certificate management. Implementation Guide Information added for Data Privacy including a new appendix. The following documents were also published for this release: Release Notes Brand Compliance Management Cloud Service User Guide Product User Guide Project User Guide Reports User Guide Supplier User Guide Data Dictionary (available on My Oracle Support Doc ID: 2345017.1) The documentation set is available on the Oracle Help Center as part of the already existing product documentation library: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E70477_01/bcm/index.html For information on the previous Oracle Retail Brand Compliance Cloud Service release, see Oracle Retail Brand Compliance Management Cloud Service Release 16.0 Documentation.

Oracle Retail Brand Compliance Management Cloud Service is an application designed to meet all aspects of sourcing, developing, and protecting retailer brands. The application provides solutions for...

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Oracle Retail Reference Library Release 16.0.2

Achieving business value with tools that decrease your time to value and reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is something that Oracle Retail is heavily invested in. Over the past 12 years, Oracle Retail has dedicated significant time and resources into building and maintaining the Oracle Retail Reference Library (RRL). The RRL is a tool that is free to our customers and system integrator partners, and is based on nearly 6,000 implementations across 95+ countries, and includes input from the top 20 grocers, top 10 fashion retailers, and top 10 hardline retailers. The RRL is designed to accelerate your implementation and help maximize the value derived from your retail systems. The latest release of the RRL provides access to over 800 detailed process workflows, over 7,500 architecture artifacts, and 1,104 semantic terms answering the big picture questions of how the Oracle Retail applications and business processes fit together, from executive and technical perspectives. The RRL is an evolving portfolio of best practices supporting on premise or SaaS deployments of the Oracle Retail applications by continuously adding new content and updating existing content based on the latest application releases. The Retail Reference Library for Release 16.0.2 is available for local download from My Oracle Support Doc ID 2375557.1.

Achieving business value with tools that decrease your time to value and reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is something that Oracle Retail is heavily invested in. Over the past 12 years, Oracle...

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Documentation for Oracle Retail Order Management System, Release 17.0

Oracle Retail Order Management System offers a fully integrated suite of modules for managing all aspects of direct commerce transactions including order management, fulfillment, and customer service.  The key benefits are: You can fulfill and service orders from multiple channels. Workflow options can be used to streamline order handling and provide maximum productivity. Both online and batch authorization is supported. You can manage promotions for effectiveness. Return and exchange processing supports return in store. Customer appeasement capabilities are provided before and after shipment. Documentation highlights include the following:  Online Help The online help describes new functionality, including: Enhanced Data Privacy support, including new customer data purge. Additional information on related web services is available in the Data Security and Encryption Guide (My Oracle Support Doc ID: 1988467.1). Automated file upload process. Support for new Mastercard requirements, including a scheduled job to process authorization reversals. A new packaged integration with Avalara Avatax. A RESTful web service to process file uploads. Replacement of JasperReports with Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher (PI Publisher). Move to RESTful web services for Oracle Retail Customer Engagement gift card integration. Configuration options for the new Contact Center module. Contact Center Online Help With the introduction of the Contact Center module for order inquiry and order maintenance, a set of context-sensitive help is available, including content for each page in the module. Additional Order Management System 17.0 documents released: Release Notes Administration Guide Implementation Guide E-Commerce Guide Reports Guide The documentation set is available in the Oracle Retail Customer Engagement Library at the Oracle Technology Network:  http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E68434_01/oroms/index.html

Oracle Retail Order Management System offers a fully integrated suite of modules for managing all aspects of direct commerce transactions including order management, fulfillment, and customer service. ...

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Documentation for Oracle Retail Customer Engagement Cloud Services and Oracle Retail Customer Engagement, Release 17.0

Oracle Retail Customer Engagement Cloud Services is a comprehensive, web-based, direct-marketing application designed for today’s fast-paced retail environment, and includes the following services: Customer Management and Segmentation Foundation Cloud Service: A required module that maintains and serves all customer-related information. In addition to managing core customer data, the service includes support for strategies that are based on in-store clienteling and gift reg­istry. Campaign and Deal Management Cloud Service: Delivers promotional offers to transaction sys­tems, drives execution, and performs analysis. It has a more operational focus and is considered complementary to solutions such as Responsys or Eloqua, which are dedicated to orchestrating mar­keting communication campaigns. The service supports offer management, couponing, list target­ing, and performance analysis. Loyalty and Awards Cloud Service: A leading points-based loyalty platform. It can be quickly configured to support program concepts from simple punch-card frequency programs to highly sophisticated programs involving a variety of earning opportunities, as well as recognition levels like gold, silver, and bronze. In addition to the management of points, the platform manages awards in the form of stored value or discounts on merchandise. Gift Cards Cloud Service: A highly evolved stored value solution. It features a sophisticated back-office user experience and supports global operations with cross-currency management and cross-channel delivery and fulfillment. Oracle Retail Customer Engagement is an on premises solution that provides the same functionality as Customer Engagement Cloud Services. The enhancements provided with release 17.0 of both Customer Engagement and Customer Engagement Cloud Services are described below. Documentation highlights include: User Guides The User Guides describe new functionality, including: New screens supporting the transfer of awards or loyalty points across customer accounts. Generation of notification emails related to awards or loyalty points transfers through integration with Oracle Marketing Cloud. Export of loyalty program, account, and activity data to Oracle Retail Customer Insights. New File Transfer Management screen suite. New Batch Process Tracking screen suite. Additional security options for customer notes. Ability to issue loyalty points for non-transactional activity, such as viewing a video. Implementation Guides (My Oracle Support Doc ID: 1994453.1) The Implementation Guides include details on new configuration properties that enhance web service performance. A property is available to control the maximum page length for getTaskList web service responses, and new customer lookup parameters define the minimum length of search criteria in order to prevent inefficient customer search response processing. Batch Processing and Web Services Guides (My Oracle Support Doc ID: 1994453.1) The Batch Processing and Web Services Guides include details on web service enhancements, including the ability to create custom attributes and to delete segments. Additional Customer Engagement Cloud Services and Customer Engagement 17.0 Documents Released: Release Notes Administration Guides (My Oracle Support Doc ID: 1994453.1) Data Model (My Oracle Support Doc ID: 1994453.1) The documentation set is available at the Oracle Retail Customer Engagement Library on docs.oracle.com: https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E62110_01/relate/index.html

Oracle Retail Customer Engagement Cloud Services is a comprehensive, web-based, direct-marketing application designed for today’s fast-paced retail environment, and includes the following services: Cust...

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Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server Cloud Edition for Release 17.0

With Release 17.0, Oracle Retail introduced the next generation of its industry-leading Planning platform with Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server Cloud Edition. Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server Cloud Edition platform is the foundation for Oracle Retail's Planning Solutions and provides a highly configurable platform and fit-for-purpose user interface. This empowers retailers to tailor planning processes that enable their business strategies and define these strategies through a user interface designed specifically for planning. Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning Cloud Service and Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning Enterprise Edition Cloud Service provide strategic and financial product planning functions. These functions support industry planning standards for preseason and in-season processes. Oracle Retail Item Planning Cloud Service represents a bottom-up planning process, complementing and working in concert with top-down assortment and financial plans. It helps the business to anticipate and proactively manage exceptions by utilizing robust real-time alerts, to highlight and focus a planner's attention on item issues that need immediate attention. The Cloud Services are hosted in the Oracle Cloud. The documentation set for Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server Cloud Edition includes the following documents: Release Notes In addition to the standard Oracle Retail Release Notes content, a Client System Requirements section is included. This section lists the supported technology for using the Cloud Service, for example, web browsers. Online Administration Guide This document describes the online administration tasks that must be completed before users can begin using Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server Cloud Edition and the available Cloud Services. User Guide This document describes the Cloud Edition user interface. It provides information on how to complete the tasks that can be performed through the user interface. Security Guide This document discusses considerations around end user maintenance of the server application and the users of the application. Configuration Tools Guide for Developers This document provides information on the set of task-specific configuration aids that are used to configure a solution template or to modify an existing solution template. The documentation set for each Cloud Service includes the following documents: Release Notes In addition to the standard Oracle Retail Release Notes content, a Client System Requirements section is included. This section lists the supported technology for using the Cloud Service, for example, web browsers. Administration Guide This document describes the administration tasks needed for the Cloud Service, for example, instructions on how to add users and roles. Implementation Guide This document provides critical information for implementers to take into consideration when getting the ready for production use of the Cloud Service. User Guide This document describes the Cloud Service user interface. It provides information on how to complete the tasks that can be performed through the user interface. Service Administrator Action List This document outlines the critical tasks that need to be completed by the Service Administrator when first accessing the Cloud Service. Starter Kit Guide This document contains information for installation of the Starter Kit components. The documentation sets are available on Oracle Help Center as part of the already existing product documentation libraries. The Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server Cloud Edition documentation set is available in the following documentation library: https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E75729_01/rpas/index.html The Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning Cloud Service and Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning Enterprise Edition Cloud Service documentation sets are available in the following documentation library: https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E75764_01/merchfinplan/index.html The Oracle Retail Item Planning Cloud Service documentation set is available in the following documentation library: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E75975_01/as/index.html

With Release 17.0, Oracle Retail introduced the next generation of its industry-leading Planning platform with Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server Cloud Edition. Oracle Retail Predictive...

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Oracle Retail Xstore POS and Office Documentation for Release 17.0

Oracle Retail Xstore Point of Service is a point-of-sale application that provides the capabilities to carry out day-to-day transactions and conduct daily store activities. Oracle Retail Xstore Office is a central web-based management console that provides for the effortless management of the data and configurations that empower store associates. The following Xstore Suite documents are part of both the Xstore Point of Service and Xstore Office documentation sets: Oracle Retail Xstore Suite Release Notes This document describes the enhancements made in Release 17.0. Oracle Retail Xstore Suite 17.0/Merchandising 16.0.1 Implementation Guide This guide provides information for implementers on the integration of the Oracle Retail Xstore Suite Release 17.0 with the Merchandising Release 16.0.1 applications Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS), Oracle Retail Price Management (RPM), and Oracle Retail Sales Audit (ReSA). The following document is part of the Oracle Retail Xstore Office documentation set: Oracle Retail Xstore Office User Guide This guide describes the functionality available in Xstore Office. The following documents are part of the Oracle Retail Xstore Point of Service documentation set: Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service Lane Checkout User Interface User Guide This guide describes the functionality available in the Xstore Point of Service, Lane Checkout User Interface. Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service Manager's Guide This guide describes the available Back Office functionality. Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service Mobile User Guide This guide describes how to perform the Xstore Point of Service functions that are available on the handheld and tablet devices. Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service Reports Guide This guide describes the available reports and how to access the reports. Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Guide This guide describes the functionality available to maintain store inventory. Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service User Guide This guide describes the functionality available in Xstore Point of Service. The following documents are included in the supplemental documentation available on My Oracle Support: Oracle Retail Xstore Suite Configuration Accelerator Guide This guide describes the requirements and procedures to install, configure, and use the localization packs for use with the Xstore Point of Service internationalization framework. Oracle Retail Xstore Suite Implementation and Security Guide This guide describes the requirements and procedures to install and configure Release 17.0. Oracle Retail Xstore Suite Upgrade Information for Key Features This guide provides information useful when upgrading to Release 17.0. Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service Deal Pricing Guide This guide provides information about deal pricing and outlines the options available for setting up and controlling this method of price markdown. Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service Frameworks and Technologies Guide This guide provides a basic understanding of Xstore Point of Service and the technology underlying its design. Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service Host Interface Guide This guide describes the DataLoader, and the format of the DataLoader files used to populate the Xstore Point of Service database. Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service POS Log Files Xstore Point of Service POS Log files contain information about each transaction. This document describes the changes made to the XML format of these files in this release. Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service Services Guide This guide describes the requirements and procedures to communicate with this Xstore Point of Service release through the web service interfaces. Oracle Retail Xstore Point-of-Service Technical Guide This guide provides fundamental information about Xstore Point of Service configuration, and includes a technical description of many base Xstore Point of Service functions. The Oracle Retail Xstore Point of Service documentation set is available on the Oracle Help Center as part of the already existing product documentation library: https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E62106_01/xpos/index.html The Oracle Retail Xstore Office documentation set is available on the Oracle Help Center as part of the already existing product documentation library: https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E62107_01/xoffice/index.html Supplemental documentation for Oracle Retail Xstore Point of Service is available on My Oracle Support (Document ID 1994467.1). Data dictionary documentation is available for both Oracle Retail Xstore Point of Service and Oracle Retail Xstore Office on My Oracle Support (Document ID 2345017.1).

Oracle Retail Xstore Point of Service is a point-of-sale application that provides the capabilities to carry out day-to-day transactions and conduct daily store activities. Oracle Retail Xstore Office...

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Oracle Retail EFTLink Documentation for Release 17.0

Oracle Retail EFTLink is a middleware product that removes Oracle Retail Xstore Point of Service from the costly and frequently changing Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS). EFTLink uses an industry-standard interface to Xstore Point of Service and then translates the messages to the relevant format provided by the payment provider, enabling Xstore Point of Service to be outside of the payment scope. The documentation set includes the following documents: Oracle Retail EFTLink Release Notes This document describes the enhancements made in Release 17.0. Oracle Retail EFTLink Core Configuration Guide This guide describes the requirements and procedures to set up EFTLink to interface between Xstore Point of Service and the selected payment system. For release 17.0, cores are added for the following payment providers: OPI Retail -  supports standard payment functionality: payments, refunds, and reversals. Tender Retail -  supports standard payment functionality: payments, refunds, reversals, tokenized refunds, line display, and gift cards. The following cores are updated for Release 17.0: Adyen -  supports the following additional functionality:  Customer Display, Customer Not Present, Electronic Signature Capture, and Gift Cards. AJB FiPay -  supports check verification/authorizations. Cayan -  supports Customer Not Present (CNP) transactions. Oracle Retail EFTLink Framework Installation Guide This guide describes the requirements and procedures to install EFTLink. Oracle Retail EFTLink Security Guide This guide provides information on how to ensure the secure operation of EFTLink. The documentation set is available on the Oracle Help Center as part of the already existing product documentation library: https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E69694_01/eftlink/index.html  

Oracle Retail EFTLink is a middleware product that removes Oracle Retail Xstore Point of Service from the costly and frequently changing Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS). EFTLink ...

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Oracle Retail Assortment Planning & Optimization for Grocery/Hardlines Cloud Service and Item Planning Cloud Service Documentation for Release 16.0

Oracle Retail Assortment Planning & Optimization for Grocery/Hardlines Cloud Service is a business function that planners perform to decide the appropriate mix of products that maximize the organizational goals of sales, margins, and inventory turn. Oracle Retail Item Planning Cloud Service represents a bottom-up planning process, complementing and working in concert with top-down assortment and financial plans. Both of these Cloud Services are hosted in the Oracle Cloud. The documentation set for each Cloud Service includes the following documents: Release Notes In addition to the standard Oracle Retail Release Notes content, a Client System Requirements section is included. This section lists the supported technology for using the Cloud Service, for example, web browsers. Administration Guide This document describes the administration tasks needed for the Cloud Service, for example, instructions on how to add users and roles. Implementation Guide This document provides critical information for implementers to take into consideration when getting the ready for production use of the Cloud Service. User Guide This document describes the Cloud Service user interface. It provides information on how to complete the tasks that can be performed through the user interface. Service Administrator Action List This document outlines the critical tasks that need to be completed by the Service Administrator when first accessing the Cloud Service. Starter Kit Guide This document contains information for installation of the Starter Kit components. The documentation sets for the Cloud Services are available on Oracle Technology Network in the Shared Services documentation library: Oracle Retail Assortment Planning & Optimization for Grocery/Hardlines Cloud Service and Oracle Retail Item Planning Cloud Service documentation sets: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E75975_01/as/index.html

Oracle Retail Assortment Planning & Optimization for Grocery/Hardlines Cloud Service is a business function that planners perform to decide the appropriate mix of products that maximize the...

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Oracle Retail Assortment Planning Enterprise Edition Cloud Service and Merchandise Financial Planning Enterprise Edition Cloud Service Documentation for Release 16.0

Oracle Retail Assortment Planning Enterprise Edition Cloud Service and Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning Enterprise Edition Cloud Service empower retailers to deliver the user experience their associates expect and their customers demand. Through it, retailers are better able to anticipate demand, simplify their operations, and introduce meaningful innovation. Both of these Cloud Services are hosted in the Oracle Cloud. The documentation set for each Cloud Service includes the following documents: Release Notes In addition to the standard Oracle Retail Release Notes content, a Client System Requirements section is included. This section lists the supported technology for using the Cloud Service, for example, web browsers. Administration Guide This document describes the administration tasks needed for the Cloud Service, for example, instructions on how to add users and roles. Implementation Guide This document provides critical information for implementers to take into consideration when getting the ready for production use of the Cloud Service. Service Administrator Action List This document outlines the critical tasks that need to be completed by the Service Administrator when first accessing the Cloud Service. Starter Kit Guide This document contains information for installation of the Starter Kit components. The documentation sets for the Cloud Services are available on Oracle Technology Network as part of the already existing product documentation libraries: Oracle Retail Assortment Planning Enterprise Edition Cloud Service Documentation Set: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E75762_01/assortplan/index.html Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning Enterprise Edition Cloud Service documentation set: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E75764_01/merchfinplan/index.html

Oracle Retail Assortment Planning Enterprise Edition Cloud Service and Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning Enterprise Edition Cloud Service empower retailers to deliver the user experience...

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Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting Documentation for Release 16.0

Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting (RDF) is a statistical and promotional forecasting solution. It uses state-of-the-art modeling techniques to produce high-quality forecasts with minimal human intervention. Forecasts produced by the Demand Forecasting system enhance the retailer's supply chain planning, allocation, and replenishment processes, enabling a profitable and customer-oriented approach to predicting and meeting product demand. Release 16.0 of Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting includes functional enhancements for exception management, the Promotion Effectiveness workbook, and the Fusion taskflow. For detailed information on the enhancements in Release 16.0, see the Release Notes. Documentation highlights for Release 16.0 includes the following: User Guides The User Guides were updated to reflect the functional changes for the following enhancements: Exception Management: Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting has refined a set of alerts that are available for both the batch and workbook version that flag any forecasts that are exceptions and should be reviewed. Promotion Effectiveness Workbook: The workbook received a major overhaul. Users can review, adjust, and commit all the information necessary to determine the impact of events and/or price discount have on demand. Taskflow Enhancements: The Fusion taskflow has been reworked to improve usability. Related forecasting steps and tasks were grouped under the same activities. The following documents were also published for this release: Release Notes Installation Guide Implementation Guide The documentation set is available on the Oracle Help Center as part of the already existing product documentation library: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E75759_01/rdf/index.html

Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting (RDF) is a statistical and promotional forecasting solution. It uses state-of-the-art modeling techniques to produce high-quality forecasts with minimal...

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Oracle Retail Brand Compliance Management Cloud Service Release 16.0 Documentation

Oracle Retail Brand Compliance Management Cloud Service is an application designed to meet all aspects of sourcing, developing, and protecting retailer brands. The application provides solutions for product development, compliance, quality, and traceability. It is designed specifically for retail, food service, and manufacturing businesses to develop and protect their brands, manage their suppliers, and ensure full end-to-end product lifecycle management. This Cloud Service is hosted in the Oracle Retail Cloud. Release 16.0 of Oracle Retail Brand Compliance Management Cloud Service includes additional configuration options, facilities to upload data, and security improvements. For detailed information on the enhancements in Release 16.0, see the Release Notes. Documentation highlights for Release 16.0 includes the following: Administration Guide The System Text section was added to the Introduction chapter. Information about the new authority profiles was added to the Managing User Access chapter. The Managing External Systems and Upload Retailer User Data sections were also added to this chapter. The User Defined Fields chapter was renamed to Custom Configuration. This chapter covers the ways that brand owners can customize certain aspects of the portal. The Branding & Theming section was added to this chapter. The Upload Supplier and Site Data section was added to the Supplier Administration chapter. The Upload Product Record Data section was added to the Product Administration chapter. The Glossary Administration chapter was added. Implementation Guide Updates were made for the following Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) in the RESTful APIs chapter: ProductSpecificationRestService was updated. AuditRestService was added. BusinessCategoryService was added. Product User Guide Content was added for the Sustainability tab in the Specifications chapter. The following documents were also published for this release: Release Notes Brand Compliance Management Cloud Service User Guide Project User Guide Reports User Guide Supplier User Guide Data Dictionary (available on My Oracle Support Doc ID: 2200398.1) The documentation set is available on the Oracle Help Center as part of the already existing product documentation library: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E70477_01/bcm/index.html For information on the previous Oracle Retail Brand Compliance Cloud Service release, see Announcing Oracle Retail Brand Compliance Management Cloud Service, Release 15.0.

Oracle Retail Brand Compliance Management Cloud Service is an application designed to meet all aspects of sourcing, developing, and protecting retailer brands. The application provides solutions for...

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White Papers for Oracle Retail Customer Engagement Cloud Services, Release 16.0

Oracle Retail Customer Engagement Cloud Services (ORCE) is a comprehensive, web-based, direct-marketing application designed for today’s fast-paced retail environment, and consists of the following services: Customer Management and Segmentation Foundation Cloud Service: A required module that maintains and serves all customer-related information. In addition to managing core customer data, the service includes support for strategies that are based on in-store clienteling and gift registry. Campaign and Deal Management Cloud Service: Delivers promotional offers to transaction systems, drives execution, and performs analysis. It has a more operational focus and is considered complementary to solutions such as Responsys or Eloqua, which are dedicated to orchestrating marketing communication campaigns. The service supports offer management, couponing, list target­ing, and performance analysis. Loyalty and Awards Cloud Service: A leading points-based loyalty platform. It can be quickly configured to support program concepts from simple punch-card frequency programs to highly sophisticated programs involving a variety of earning opportunities, as well as recognition levels like gold, silver, and bronze. In addition to the management of points, the platform manages awards in the form of stored value or discounts on merchandise. Gift Cards Cloud Service: A highly evolved stored value solution. It features a sophisticated back-office user experience and supports global operations with cross-currency management and cross-channel delivery and fulfillment. Oracle Responsys empowers B2C marketing teams with advanced and easy-to-use tools to design and deliver relevant, engaging experiences to consumers across devices, channels, and lifecycles. Oracle Responsys makes data from disparate sources actionable by creating precisely targeted audiences and delivering highly personalized messages to those audiences in near real-time. Together, ORCE and Responsys provide an integrated solution to help retailers strengthen their marketing communications. The following White Papers describe how to implement data synchronization between ORCE and Responsys. All the White Papers are available on My Oracle Support: http://support.oracle.com CE-Responsys Systems Integration Procedure ― Customer and Segment Management Foundation Cloud Service  (Doc ID 2289620.1) This document deals exclusively with data objects associated with the Customer and Segmentation Management Foundations Cloud Service. CE-Responsys Systems Integration Procedure ― Campaign and Deal Management Cloud Service (Doc ID 2288085.1) This document deals exclusively with data objects associated with the Campaign and Deal Management Cloud Service. CE-Responsys Systems Integration Procedure ― Loyalty and Award Cloud Service (Doc ID 2291088.1) This document deals exclusively with data objects associated with the Loyalty and Awards Cloud Service. Each of the above documents is intended as a reference tool for systems integrators. The documents assume a working knowledge of both ORCE and Responsys. Readers are encouraged to review the documentation resources associated with each of the platforms for additional details. For additional information on ORCE 16.0, see the documentation available on Oracle Technology Network: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E62110_01/relate/index.html

Oracle Retail Customer Engagement Cloud Services (ORCE) is a comprehensive, web-based, direct-marketing application designed for today’s fast-paced retail environment, and consists of the following...

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Documentation for Oracle Retail Customer Engagement Cloud Services, Release 16.0

Oracle Retail Customer Engagement Cloud Services is a comprehensive, web-based, direct-marketing application designed for today’s fast-paced retail environment, and consists of the following services: Customer Management and Segmentation Foundation Cloud Service: A required module that maintains and serves all customer-related information. In addition to managing core customer data, the service includes support for strategies that are based on in-store clienteling and gift reg­istry. Campaign and Deal Management Cloud Service: Delivers promotional offers to transaction sys­tems, drives execution, and performs analysis. It has a more operational focus and is considered complementary to solutions such as Responsys or Eloqua, which are dedicated to orchestrating mar­keting communication campaigns. The service supports offer management, couponing, list target­ing, and performance analysis. Loyalty and Awards Cloud Service: A leading points-based loyalty platform. It can be quickly configured to support program concepts from simple punch-card frequency programs to highly sophisticated programs involving a variety of earning opportunities, as well as recognition levels like gold, silver, and bronze. In addition to the management of points, the platform manages awards in the form of stored value or discounts on merchandise. Gift Cards Cloud Service: A highly evolved stored value solution. It features a sophisticated back-office user experience and supports global operations with cross-currency management and cross-channel delivery and fulfillment. Documentation highlights include: User Guide The User Guide describes new functionality, including: New Customer Engagement screens used to set configuration options. Steps to schedule jobs for data synchronization between Customer Engagement and a Market­ing system such as Responsys, and a BI/Analytics system such as Retail Insights. Configuration options related to data synchronization. The contents of the synchronization files. Additional new screens and options include: Enabling the Item Registry option to support both Gift Registries and Wish Lists. Working with currency exchange rates. Tracking web service activity. Using a household view of customers. Generating reports through BI Publisher. Also, the User Guide provides enhanced detail on existing functionality, including report genera­tion options and contents, as well as the information displayed on the Promotion Scorecard screen. Implementation Guide (My Oracle Support Doc ID: 1994453.1) The Implementation Guide illustrates and describes the new Customer Engagement screens used to configure the application, as well as the new configuration properties used to set up Marketing and BI/Analytics data synchronization. Batch Processing and Web Services Guide (My Oracle Support Doc ID: 1994453.1) The Batch Processing and Web Services Guide has been modified to remove descriptions of inter­active XML messaging, since only batch processing is now supported for XML. Also, the XML API Reader chapter has been replaced with a chapter on Batch Import Review, and there are new chapters with details on file mapping for data synchronization between Customer Engagement and a Marketing system and a BI/Analytics system, as well as a new chapter on Entitlement Engine web services. Additional Customer Engagement Cloud Services 16.0 Documents Released Release Notes Administration Guide (My Oracle Support Doc ID: 1994453.1) Data Model (My Oracle Support Doc ID: 2200398.1) The documentation set is available at the Oracle Retail Customer Engagement Library on docs.oracle.com: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E62110_01/relate/index.html

Oracle Retail Customer Engagement Cloud Services is a comprehensive, web-based, direct-marketing application designed for today’s fast-paced retail environment, and consists of the following services: C...

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Oracle Retail Merchandising System On-Premises Documentation for Release 16.0

Release 16.0 of the Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS) represents the system’s migration to a modern platform based on Oracle’s Application Development Framework (ADF), which leverages role-based dashboards, notifications, and embedded contextual business intelligence. The End User Documentation reflects this enhancement. Documentation highlights include: RMS User Guide In Release 16.0, the RMS User Guide has been entirely rewritten to reflect the new business flows associated with Oracle’s Application Development Framework (ADF). The document also reflects the functional enhancements that were part of Release 16.0. RMS Operations Guide The Operations Guide provides support for integrated role-based dashboards, which are a key part of the ADF platform. For example, the Inventory Analyst Dashboard allows an analyst to focus on his or her primary responsibilities, eliminating the need to leverage custom reports and search for inventory issues. Exceptions are surfaced and prioritized, so the analyst can resolve issues directly from the dashboard, or launch into a specific task flow screen from the Dashboard.   Chapters were added to Volume 3 of the Operations Guide to address extendable features enabled by the ADF Framework.   A key update in Volume 2 is the inclusion of Bulk Data Integration Batch Designs, to support the Oracle Commerce Retail Extension Module.   RMS Custom Flex Attribute Solution Implementation Guide The CFAS framework has been extended to support new functional areas, and this enhancement has been documented.. RMS Documentation Library http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E12448_01/rms/index.html The documentation set is available on the Oracle Help Center as part of the already existing product documentation library:    

Release 16.0 of the Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS) represents the system’s migration to a modern platform based on Oracle’s Application Development Framework (ADF), which...

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Oracle Retail EFTLink Documentation for Release 16.0

Oracle Retail EFTLink is a middleware product that removes Oracle Retail Xstore Point of Service from the costly and frequently changing Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS). EFTLink uses an industry-standard interface to Xstore Point of Service and then translates the messages to the relevant format provided by the payment provider, enabling Xstore Point of Service to be outside of the payment scope. The documentation set includes the following documents: Oracle Retail EFTLink Release Notes This document describes the enhancements made in Release 16.0. Oracle Retail EFTLink Core Configuration Guide This guide describes the requirements and procedures to set up EFTLink to interface between Xstore Point of Service and the selected payment system. For release 16.0, cores are added for the following payment providers: Adyen -  supports standard payment functionality, payments, refunds, reversals, and tokenized refunds. MerchantLink -  supports standard payment functionality, payments, refunds, reversals, tokenized refunds, line display, and gift cards. Cayan -  supports standard payment functionality, payments, refunds, reversals, tokenized refunds, line display, and gift cards. The following cores are updated for Release 16.0: FiPay - support for gift cards. VeriFone PointUS - support for gift cards. SolveConnect Oracle Retail EFTLink Framework Installation Guide This guide describes the requirements and procedures to install EFTLink. For Release 16.0, the following updates are made: Minor changes made to the filesets and following files and descriptions: EFTLinkConfig.bat Log4j4.xml EFTLinkConfig directory Xstore Client Tanuki version updated to 30. Oracle Retail EFTLink Security Guide This guide provides information on how to ensure the secure operation of EFTLink. For Release 16.0, the Secure Configuration and Secure Development chapters are added. These chapters describe retailer and solution specific responsibilities for ensuring EFTLink is securely implemented and configured. The documentation set is available on the Oracle Help Center as part of the already existing product documentation library: https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E69694_01/eftlink/index.html The following guide is new for Release 16.0. It is only available on My Oracle Support (Doc ID 2202723.1): Oracle Retail EFTLink Configuration Utility User Guide This guide describes the use of the EFTLink Configuration Tool. The tool takes settings from a variety of configuration file formats and enables a user to alter the configuration and save the changes.  

Oracle Retail EFTLink is a middleware product that removes Oracle Retail Xstore Point of Service from the costly and frequently changing Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS). EFTLink ...

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White Papers for Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management, Release 16.0

Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management (SIM) is a mobile and PC-based inventory management application that helps track inventory in a store. SIM’s primary purpose is to track inventory within the store and provide that information to external systems that request it. The following White Papers are updated or added for SIM Release 16.0. All the White Papers are available on My Oracle Support: http://support.oracle.com Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management Frequently Asked Questions for Mobile SIM (Doc ID 2183722.1) This document provides a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for SIM Mobile. It previously covered Release 15.0 and is updated to include information for Release 16.0. Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management External Inventory Lookup Access in SIM (Doc ID 2246889.1) This document is new for Release 16.0.  It provides information on how to use the web services and batch process in SIM to track inventory. Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management How to Securely Call SIM Inventory Web Service from Xstore Point of Service (Doc ID 2246891.1) This document is new for Release 16.0. It covers the prerequisites and steps needed to securely call the SIM Inventory web service from Oracle Retail Xstore Point of Service. Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management Security Concepts and Post-Install Checklist (Doc ID 2246893.1) This document is new for Release 16.0. It provides an overview of SIM security and a checklist of steps to verify that security has been correctly set up for users and stores. For additional information on SIM 16.0, see the documentation available on Oracle Technology Network: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E12454_01/sim/index.html

Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management (SIM) is a mobile and PC-based inventory management application that helps track inventory in a store. SIM’s primary purpose is to track inventory within the...

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Documentation for Oracle Retail XBRi Loss Prevention and Sales & Productivity Cloud Services, Release 16.0

Oracle Retail XBRi Loss Prevention and Sales & Productivity Cloud Services includes the following cloud services: Loss Prevention–The XBRi Loss Prevention (LP) module is an intuitive, intelligent and global analytical reporting solution that is designed to quickly identify suspicious trends, transactions, and other data anomalies. The LP module allows easy user access, dynamic functionality, and forensic analysis to make more-informed decisions with timely, data-driven answers to business questions and to protect the bottom line. Sales & Productivity–New in  Release 15.0, the XBRi Sales & Productivity (SP) module offers robust and highly configurable reporting across all levels of the retail organization hierarchy (Salesperson, Store, District, Region, and so on), merchandise hierarchy (item, class, dept., and so on) and/or by geographic attributes. Through a comprehensive set of grid and graph reports, documents and interactive dashboards, users can compare same store sales to past performance and custom goals, measure sales members’ productivity, and evaluate the impact of merchandise characteristics on productivity. Retailers can purchase the Loss Prevention module separately, or have both modules bundled in the application.   Oracle Retail XBRi Cloud Services is hosted in the Oracle Retail Cloud. The documentation set for XBRi Cloud Services 16.0 includes a new API Interface Guide. The Implementation Guide, Online Help, and Core Field Mapping Guide have all been updated to reflect the changes in this release. Changes to Online Help There are two XBRi online help modules. The Web User Guide has been updated to describe these new features: New Look and Feel to Visual Insights (VI) Module There is an updated look-and-feel that modernizes the appearance of Visual Insights to provide an improved user experience. Dynamic Links - you can create dynamic links to external content in a Grid visualization. For details, in the XBRi online help, see Dynamic links in a Grid visualization. Combine Dashboards - You can now import multiple dashboards or reports to a dashboard as new sheets, while retaining the original formatting. This feature allows you to quickly and easily share dashboards and reports. For steps, in the XBRi online help, see Importing multiple dashboards or reports into a dashboard. Graph Value Options - you can now specify values outside the minimum and maximum value range to maintain a consistent scale over time, even if the data is republished and the minimum and maximum values change. For more information, see the Axis Scale’s Custom option under Data Exploration options. Attribute Thresholds You can add thresholds to attributes in visualizations, allowing you to apply conditional formatting across headers. When applying a threshold to a parent attribute, the conditional formatting is applied at level of the visualization. For details, in the XBRi online help, see Adding or removing a threshold in a visualization for dashboards. The Administrator User Guide has been updated to describe these new features: Day Parts This new Project Defaults screen lets users customize the day parts, or defined intra-day time periods (for example, Morning, Lunch, Afternoon, Evening) that are used in the Sales Flow by Period Dashboard and Sales Flow by Period reporting. Video Connectivity Prompts for User and Password A new Credentials Prompt in the Project Defaults – Video Configuration screen lets customer administrators select whether to activate a video vendor user ID/password prompt when users access video linking. Changes to Implementation Guide The implementation guide has been updated to explain these new features: New API File Delivery Validation of pos_staging.dat files included Validation of PointOfSale.xml files included Updated Core Field Mapping Guide available on My Oracle Support (Doc ID 2079594.1) New API Guide The new XBRi 16.0 API Guide describes the XBRi API functionality, which is designed to provide standard XML definitions for all POS transaction records that are to be loaded into the standard retail/grocery XBRi 16.0 Data Model. The XBRi API Interface includes an .XSD file (XML Schema Definition). The XML Schema definition is used as a set of rules to which the XML document must conform, thus aiding the customer in validating their XML file design for the XBRi API interface. New Oracle Cloud Documentation Videos Oracle is providing new informational videos that guide users through the XBRi Sales and Productivity Dashboards and Administration screens. The Dashboards and Reporting Sales and Productivity video gives an overview of the Sales and Productivity module and provides a guided tour of the four S&P dashboards, Comparative Store Sales, Merchandise Productivity, Sales Flow by Period, and Salesperson Productivity. The Sales and Productivity Administration video demonstrates how to use the four Administration, Project Defaults screens, Upload Sales Goals and Historical Sales, Salesperson Custom Stats, Store Status, and Day Part to configure the output in S&P dashboards and reports. These videos will be available to customers in the documentation library at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKCk3OyNwIzsgOGtKqSqPm3hSfajO2W5H Additional XBRi 16.0 Documents Released: Release Notes Administration Guide The documentation set is available at the Oracle Technology Network: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E71330_01/xbri/index.html

Oracle Retail XBRi Loss Prevention and Sales & Productivity Cloud Services includes the following cloud services: Loss Prevention–The XBRi Loss Prevention (LP) module is an intuitive, intelligent and...

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Documentation in Oracle Retail Order Management System (OMS), Release 16.0

Oracle Retail Order Management System Cloud Service offers a fully integrated suite of modules for managing all aspects of direct commerce transactions including order management, fulfillment, and customer service. Key changes to the documentation set were primarily within the Online Help and Implementation Guide, and they included the following:    Online Help and Implementation Guide Modifications In the Order Management System Online Help, the Order Broker Integration section has been updated to describe two new features that have been implemented in the integration.  The new Fulfillment Assignment feature allows a customer to bypass immediate reservation in OMS and use OROB to determining the fulfilling location. When this feature is enabled, traditional call center and web orders (with noted exceptions) bypass reservation, go on backorder, and are sent to OROB to determine the fulfilling location for the order lines. The new Ship-for-Pickup feature allows an order to be placed in OMS or on the web to be picked up in a store, not using the store’s inventory. The order is fulfilled from OMS or another store location and the merchandise is shipped to the customer’s selected store for pickup.  The Order Broker Configuration chapter in the Implementation Guide has also been updated with the configuration changes required to implement these features.  OMS now supports regional settings, allowing you to define a date format at the user level, company level, and system level. In addition, you can define a decimal and thousand separator at the user level, company level, and system level. A new chapter has been added to the Order Management System Online Help and Implementation Guide to explain how to set up regional settings.  OMS now uses Oracle WebLogic in place of Apache TomEE. As part of the migration to Oracle WebLogic:  The OMS folders are now located on the application server under the WebLogic domain directory for OMS. All references in the documentation to a location on the application server have been updated to reflect the new directory path.  The configuration for advanced queuing has changed. The Advanced Queuing chapter in the Online Help and Implementation Guide has been updated with the new advanced queuing instructions.  The ability to create a purchase order in OMS has been removed. As part of this removal, the Purchase Order Entry section of the Online Help has been removed.  Prior to Release 16.0, OMS provided the option of setting up web service authentication for the OMS web services. Release 16.0 now requires web service authentication. As part of this change, the Working with Web Service Authentication (WWSA) chapter in the Online Help and Implementation Guide has been updated to reflect this new requirement. In addition, a reference has been added to each section of the Online Help that documents an OMS web service.  Additional OMS 16.0 Documents Released   Release Notes E-Commerce Guide Reports Guide Administration Guide Data Model (My Oracle Support Doc ID: 2200398.1) The documentation set is available at the Oracle Technology Network:  http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E68434_01/oroms/index.html  

Oracle Retail Order Management System Cloud Service offers a fully integrated suite of modules for managing all aspects of direct commerce transactions including order management, fulfillment, and...

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Announcing the Oracle Commerce Retail Extension Module 16.0 Documentation Set

Oracle Commerce Retail Extension Module is a module for Oracle Commerce that converges store shopping concepts with e-commerce and provides commerce information to stores. The following functionality is provided in 16.0: Foundation Data Integration Oracle Commerce Retail Extension Module integrates with Oracle Retail Merchandising Operations Management applications. This provides Oracle Commerce implementations with a single source of data for products and promotions. In-Store Experience Oracle Commerce Retail Extension Module makes key commerce information available to in-store point-of-service and other applications. This information includes extended item information, product recommendations, and online shopping carts. Customer Integration Oracle Commerce Retail Extension Module provides the integration between Oracle Commerce and Oracle Retail Customer Engagement Cloud Service. This makes customer profiles, order histories, loyalty accounts, and shopper lists easily accessible to Oracle Commerce sites. Store Inventory Integration Oracle Commerce Retail Extension Module provides the integration between Oracle Commerce and Oracle Retail Order Broker Cloud Service for in-store inventory.  Omni-Channel Orders Oracle Commerce Retail Extension Module provides the integration between Oracle Commerce and Oracle Retail Order Management System Cloud Service. This enables Oracle Commerce implementations to offer many omni-channel Customer Journeys, including in-store pickup, ship-to-store, and order status lookup.   The documentation set includes the following documents: Oracle Commerce Retail Extension Module Release Notes This document provides an overview of the 16.0 release. Oracle Commerce Retail Extension Module Installation Guide This document describes the installation of the components of Oracle Commerce Retail Extension Module. Oracle Commerce Retail Extension Module Implementation Guide This document provides detailed information that can be useful for implementing and configuring Oracle Commerce Retail Extension Module. Oracle Commerce Retail Extension Module Merchandising Implementation Guide This document provides information needed for an implementation of Oracle Commerce Retail Extension Module with Oracle Retail Merchandising Operations Management applications. Oracle Common Retail Extension Module Security Guide This document provides critical information about security for administrators, developers, and system integrators. The documentation set is available on Oracle Technology Network: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E82100_01/rxm/index.html

Oracle Commerce Retail Extension Module is a module for Oracle Commerce that converges store shopping concepts with e-commerce and provides commerce information to stores. The following functionality...

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Announcing Documentation for Oracle Retail Enterprise 16.0

To reflect the Oracle Retail enterprise applications newest code base, the Release 16.0 of the Oracle Retail application enterprise includes new End User documents, considerable updates to existing End User documentation sets, and a wide range of new White Papers and Technical Papers. Release 16 is designed to empower retailers to anticipate market changes, simplify operations, and inspire authentic brand interactions. To view a summary of the Oracle Retail enterprise Release 16.0, by enhancement, see the following key document:  Oracle Retail 16.0 Enhancements Summary (Doc ID 2202690.1)  This enterprise-level document captures the major changes for all the products that are part of Release 16.0. The functional, integration, and technical enhancements in the Release Notes for each product are listed in this document. The document contains chapters covering the following areas:   Merchandising Operations Management Merchandise Planning and Optimization Omnichannel Commerce Retail Supply Chain Stores Operations Analytics and Advanced Science Retail Technology Group     Check this blog for upcoming deeper looks into each product's major documentation updates.       

To reflect the Oracle Retail enterprise applications newest code base, the Release 16.0 of the Oracle Retail application enterprise includes new End User documents, considerable updates to...

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Announcing Oracle Retail Brand Compliance Management Cloud Service, Release 15.0

Oracle Retail Brand Compliance Management Cloud Service is an application designed to meet all aspects of sourcing, developing, and protecting retailer brands. The application provides solutions for product development, compliance, quality, and traceability. It is designed specifically for retail, food service, and manufacturing businesses to develop and protect their brands, manage their suppliers, and ensure full end-to-end product lifecycle management. It is composed of the following modules: Library enables the issue, receipt, and acceptance of policies, guidelines, and key working documents. Product supports the development of products and production specifications. Project supports the development of project briefs, plans, and workflow management. Reports allows for searching and reporting across the application. Supplier enables the identification, selection, and approval of suppliers. This Cloud Service is hosted in the Oracle Retail Cloud. The documentation set for the Cloud Service includes the following documents: Release Notes In addition to the standard Oracle Retail Release Notes content, a Client System Requirements section is included. This section lists the supported technology for using the Cloud Service, for example, web browsers. Administration Guide This document describes the tasks that administrators can perform for this Cloud Service. Implementation Guide This document describes the Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) available for this Cloud Service. User Guides Several user guides are available. There is a main user guide that describes the Cloud Service user interface. It provides step-by-step instructions on how to complete the tasks that can be performed through the user interface. There are also separate user guides for the Product, Project, Reports, and Supplier modules that provide information on the specific functionality available for that module. The documentation set is available on the Oracle Help Center as part of the already existing product documentation library: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E70477_01/bcm/index.html

Oracle Retail Brand Compliance Management Cloud Service is an application designed to meet all aspects of sourcing, developing, and protecting retailer brands. The application provides solutions for...

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Announcing Documentation for Oracle Retail XBRi Loss Prevention and Sales & Productivity Cloud Services, Release 15.0

Oracle Retail XBRi Loss Prevention and Sales & Productivity Cloud Services, formerly MICROS XBRi Ingenium Loss Prevention, includes the following cloud services: Loss Prevention–The XBRi Loss Prevention (LP) module is an intuitive, intelligent and global analytical reporting solution that is designed to quickly identify suspicious trends, transactions, and other data anomalies. The LP module allows easy user access, dynamic functionality, and forensic analysis to make more-informed decisions with timely, data-driven answers to business questions and to protect the bottom line. Sales & Productivity–New in  Release 15.0, the XBRi Sales & Productivity (SP) module offers robust and highly configurable reporting across all levels of the retail organization hierarchy (Salesperson, Store, District, Region, and so on), merchandise hierarchy (item, class, dept., and so on) and/or by geographic attributes. Through a comprehensive set of grid and graph reports, documents and interactive dashboards, users can compare same store sales to past performance and custom goals, measure sales members’ productivity, and evaluate the impact of merchandise characteristics on productivity. Retailers can purchase the Loss Prevention module separately, or have both modules bundled in the application. Oracle Retail XBRi Cloud Services is hosted in the Oracle Retail Cloud. The documentation set for XBRi Cloud Services includes the following documents: Release Notes New Administration Guide Common tasks from the Administrator User online help User administration with enhanced security Mobile configuration moved from the Installation and Configuration Guide New Implementation Guide New post-cloud installation/implementation steps Post-installation, application configuration, customization, and troubleshooting steps updated and moved from the Installation and Configuration Guide Online Help The online help is hosted on docs.oracle.com, also known as the Oracle Technology Network. It can be called from the application, and is also available by itself from the XBRi library on OTN. The Online Help is comprised of the modules below. Web User Guide–Comprehensive topics on how to use all XBRi features available to core users. Administrator User Guide–Comprehensive topics for customer administrators, including User administration and Project Defaults. There are topics added to cover new functionality, including support for the SP module, Case Management configuration, Metric Bulk Updates for currency translation, and Admin Control, for the enhanced administration of Oracle Users. Updated Core Field Mapping Guide available on My Oracle Support (Doc ID 2079594.1) The documentation set for this product is available on docs.oracle.com/Oracle Technology Network at the following link: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E71330_01/xbri/index.html    

Oracle Retail XBRi Loss Prevention and Sales & Productivity Cloud Services, formerly MICROS XBRi Ingenium Loss Prevention, includes the following cloud services: Loss Prevention–The XBRi Loss...

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Announcing Documentation for Two Oracle Retail Cloud Services for Release 15.0

Oracle Retail Order Broker Cloud Service, formerly MICROS Locate, includes the following cloud service modules: Routing Engine: Distributed order broker that determines inventory availability across the enterprise, and uses advanced business rules to select locations that can fulfill orders. Supplier Direct Fulfillment: Web-based vendor portal enabling vendors to share purchase orders and shipping information to simplify drop shipment. Store Connect: Web portal that enables store associates to process and fulfill omni-channel orders. Oracle Retail Order Broker Cloud Service is hosted in the Oracle Retail Cloud. The documentation set for Order Broker Cloud Service includes the following documents: Release Notes In addition to the standard Oracle Retail Release Notes content, a Client System Requirements section has been added. This section lists the supported technology for using the Cloud Service, for example, supported web browsers. Administration Guide This document describes the administration tasks needed for the Cloud Service, for example, instructions on how to configure an organization, schedule imports, and add users and roles. Operations Guide This document describes the Cloud Service's web service messages. Online Help The online help provides information on using the Cloud Service's user interface to configure an organization and set preferences, review order activity, schedule imports and exports, and generate reports. The online help for the Vendor Portal provides information to assist vendors in using the Vendor Portal screens to process purchase orders. The online help for Store Connect provides information to assist store associates in using the Store Connect screens to process orders. Installation Guide This document lists the supported requirements for installing Order Broker, and provides step-by-step instructions. Data Dictionary This document describes the tables in the database. Security Guide This document describes how to set up the application so that it can be more secure, based on security best practices and configuration. Oracle Retail Customer Engagement Cloud Services, formerly MICROS Relate Full Suite Bundle, is a comprehensive, web-based, direct-marketing application designed for today’s fast-paced retail environment, and consists of the following services: Customer Management and Segmentation Foundation Cloud Service: A required module that maintains and serves all customer-related information. In addition to managing core customer data, the service includes support for strategies that are based on in-store clienteling and gift registry. Campaign and Deal Management Cloud Service: Delivers promotional offers to transaction systems, drives execution, and performs analysis. It has a more operational focus and is considered complementary to solutions such as Responsys or Eloqua, which are dedicated to orchestrating marketing communication campaigns. The service supports offer management, couponing, list targeting, and performance analysis. Loyalty and Awards Cloud Service: A best-of-breed points-based loyalty platform. It can be quickly configured to support program concepts from simple “punch-card” frequency programs to highly sophisticated programs involving a variety of earning opportunities, as well as recognition levels like gold, silver, and bronze. In addition to the management of points, the platform manages awards in the form of stored value or discounts on merchandise. Gift Cards Cloud Service: A highly evolved stored value solution. It features a sophisticated back-office user experience and supports global operations with cross-currency management and cross-channel delivery and fulfillment. Oracle Retail Customer Engagement Cloud Services is hosted in the Oracle Retail Cloud. The documentation set for Oracle Retail Customer Engagement Cloud Services includes the following documents:  Release Notes In addition to the standard Oracle Retail Release Notes content, a Client System Requirements section is included. This section lists the supported technology for using the Cloud Services, for example, supported web browsers. Administration Guide This document describes the administration tasks needed for the Cloud Services, for example, instructions on how to schedule jobs and add users and roles. User Guide This document describes the Cloud Services user interface, including instructions on how to complete the tasks that can be performed through the interface. Batch Processing and Web Services Guide This document describes the components of the Cloud Services' web service messages and XML batch processing. Implementation Guide This document describes how to configure the Cloud Services through the Conflate tool, and additional configuration options. The documentation set for these products are available on docs.oracle.com/Oracle Technology Network as part of the already existing product documentation libraries: Oracle Retail Order Broker Cloud Service documentation set: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E68433_01/orob/index.html Oracle Retail Customer Engagement Cloud Services documentation set: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E62110_01/relate/index.html  

Oracle Retail Order Broker Cloud Service, formerly MICROS Locate, includes the following cloud service modules: Routing Engine: Distributed order broker that determines inventory availability across...

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Announcing Two Oracle Retail Planning Application Cloud Services for Release 15.0

Two planning application Cloud Services are available in Release 15.0: Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting Cloud Service is a statistical and promotional forecasting solution. It uses state-of-the-art modeling techniques to produce high quality forecasts with minimal human intervention. Forecasts produced by the Demand Forecasting system enhance the retailer's supply chain planning, allocation, and replenishment processes, enabling a profitable and customer-oriented approach to predicting and meeting product demand. Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning Cloud Service provides flexible and easy-to-use financial planning solution templates that enable retailers to create high-level strategic and low-level detailed financial plans. The solution guides users through best-practice planning processes in an efficient, streamlined manner while providing top-down, middle-out, and bottom-up functionality for developing, reconciling, and approving plans. Both of these Cloud Services are hosted in the Oracle Cloud for Industry. The documentation set for each Cloud Service includes the following documents: Release Notes In addition to the standard Oracle Retail Release Notes content, a Client System Requirements section is included. This section lists the supported technology for using the Cloud Service, for example, supported web browsers. Administration Guide This document describes the administration tasks needed for the Cloud Service, for example, instructions on how to add users and roles. Implementation Guide This document provides critical information for retailers and partners to take into consideration when preparing for production use of the Cloud Service. User Guide This document describes the Cloud Service user interface. It provides step-by-step instructions on how to complete the tasks that can be performed through the user interface. Service Administrator Action List This document outlines the critical tasks that need to be completed by the Service Administrator when first receiving access to the Cloud Service. The documentation sets for the Cloud Services are available on Oracle Technology Network as part of the already existing product documentation libraries: Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting Cloud Service documentation set: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E12475_01/rdf/index.html Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning Cloud Service documentation set: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E12477_01/merchfinplan/index.html  

Two planning application Cloud Services are available in Release 15.0: Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting Cloud Service is a statistical and promotional forecasting solution. It uses state-of-the-art...

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Announcing New and Updated 15.0 Merchandising White Papers

Oracle Retail Merchandising products cover a wide breadth of functionality for retailers. In order to help you better understand how to leverage this functionality most optimally to support your business, a series of white papers have been published on My Oracle Support. For Release 15.0, several new white papers were published related to new functionality in the suite, or to provide guidance on the implementation of key process areas. Many of the new and updated Merchandising 15.0 White Papers, described below, are part of the Merchandising Functional Library (MOS 1585843.1), which contains Merchandising-specific white papers that address functionality in depth in several different areas. New and Updated White Papers in the Oracle Retail Merchandising Functional Library (Doc ID 1585843.1) RMS PO Induction Overview, which outlines the Purchase Order (PO) Induction capabilities including import, maintenance, and monitoring of Purchase Orders in RMS. RMS Manage Admin Data Overview, which describes the ability to manage slower moving foundation data entities in RMS, such as GL Cross Reference, estimated landed cost (ELC) Components, and Location Traits, through the a spreadsheet upload and download capability. RMS Induction and Manage Admin Data Template Management, which discusses the definition and management of templates used for Item and PO Induction, as well as Manage Admin Data functionality. Point of View on Retail Global Value Added Tax, which is a comprehensive enablement document describing the common global approach to Value Added Tax (VAT) and similar taxes in retail business processes in Merchandising. Additionally, white papers were published related to provide guidance on implementation of key process areas. These are described below. Oracle Retail Sales Audit (ReSA) Standalone Implementation (Doc ID 2078322.1) This document provides guidance to retailers and system implementation partners that are implementing ReSA "standalone” with only the minimal tables in RMS and RPM needed to support the solution. This paper allows retailers to also consider a ReSA only implementation to gain the benefits of implementing a sales audit application prior to a full Merchandising implementation. Point of View on Oracle Retail Merchandising Integration with Oracle Retail Order Management System (OMS) Cloud Service and Oracle Retail Order Broker Cloud Service (Doc ID 2088235.1)   This paper gives a point of view on how the Merchandising Commerce Anywhere integration solution that was originally released in 14.0 could be used to integrate with the former MICROS applications, Oracle Retail Order Broker Cloud Service and Oracle Retail Order Management Cloud Service. Point of View on Workflow Between Oracle Retail Price Management (RPM) and Oracle Retail Customer Engagement (Doc ID 2088226.1) This paper provides an overview of how Oracle Retail envisions the future integration direction for these products as it relates to promotion management, and to provide guidance to customers and system implementation partners that are implementing the solutions together.              

Oracle Retail Merchandising products cover a wide breadth of functionality for retailers. In order to help you better understand how to leverage this functionality most optimally to support...

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Announcing the Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management (SIM) 15.0 Tablet Documentation and More

In 15.0, the use of a tablet is supported for Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management (SIM). A new workbench-oriented user interface has been introduced with a focus on the manager who wants to understand what is going on in the store and use a tablet. This user interface is based on Oracle Mobile Application Framework (MAF) technology and shows item images where available. The tablet provides access to the important SIM features, as well as, provides several business intelligence and operational features. A new implementation guide and installation guide that were developed in conjunction with this effort are located at http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E12454_01/sim/index.html. Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management Implementation Guide, Volume 5 – Tablet This guide provides both technical and functional information about using a tablet to perform SIM functions. This implementation guide is intended for SIM application integration and implementation staff, as well as, users of a tablet. Included in this document are the following topics: Overview of the user interface Description of how to use the functionality available on the tablet Technical information on the architecture, configuration, and customization of the user interface Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management Mobile Installation Guide This guide describes the requirements and procedures for installing the Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management Mobile application. Prerequisites and steps for installation and configuration are covered. Additional Documentation Updates Documentation was also updated in 15.0 to account for the business functionality added, especially around shipping and receiving dialogs, which have been streamlined and enhanced to include container support and other usability improvements.

In 15.0, the use of a tablet is supported for Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management (SIM). A new workbench-oriented user interface has been introduced with a focus on the manager who wants to...

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Announcing the Oracle Retail Xstore Suite 15.0/Merchandising 15.0 Implementation Guide

Integrating Oracle Retail products builds a stronger foundation for retailers. Companies must be able to implement more than one application from Oracle Retail and expect them to integrate to one another. Ensuring consistent information, in particular item and pricing details, across the channels is a critical component in the consumer journey. The 15.0 Oracle Retail enterprise release supports the integration between the Oracle Retail Xstore Suite of products and applicable Merchandising products. The new implementation guide that was developed in conjunction with this effort is located at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/documentation/oracle-retail-100266.html in applicable Xstore Suite and Merchandising product libraries. Oracle Retail Xstore Suite 15.0/Merchandising 15.0 Implementation Guide This guide provides information for implementers on the integration of the Oracle Retail Xstore Suite with the Merchandising applications Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS), Oracle Retail Price Management (RPM), and Oracle Retail Sales Audit (ReSA).  Included in this document are the following topics:      Description of the data flow between Xstore Suite and Merchandising  Steps for configuration  Functional and technical considerations for the integration  Information on how to install, deploy, and configure the RTLog Generator application  Description of any known functionality gaps  Tables listing the mapping of data between the Xstore Suite and Merchandising applications

Integrating Oracle Retail products builds a stronger foundation for retailers. Companies must be able to implement more than one application from Oracle Retail and expect them to integrate to...

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Announcing Release Value Propositions for Oracle Retail Enterprise 15.0

Oracle Retail has published Release Value Propositions (RVP) to My Oracle Support addressing the upcoming release of Oracle Retail 15.0 applications. These documents provide an overview of features and enhancements that are planned for Release 15.0 of Oracle Retail. They are intended solely to help retailers and partners assess the business benefits of upgrading to Oracle Retail Release 15.0 and to plan information technology projects and investments. A number of the RVPs address applications that were formerly offered by the company MICROS and are now a part of their first Oracle Retail enterprise release.  Oracle Retail 15.0 Release Value Propositions (Doc ID 2061335.1)  The Release Value Proposition provides more functional details than the statement of direction, identifies major enhancements, and articulates expected business benefits. This document is designed to help determine whether new product features warrant upgrading from an earlier release or embarking on a new implementation.  The published RVPs address the following Oracle Retail applications:   Advanced Inventory Planning (AIP)  Advanced Science Engine Cloud Services Assortment Planning (AP)  Brand Compliance Cloud Service  Customer Engagement Cloud Service Demand Forecasting  Merchandising Operations Management products, including the Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS) Open Commerce Platform Cloud Service  Order Broker Cloud Service Order Management System Cloud Service Retail Insights Cloud Service Retail Predictive Application Server Platform (RPAS) Store Inventory Management (SIM)  Retail Warehouse Management System (RWMS)  XBRi Loss Prevention Cloud Service  Xstore Point of Service 

Oracle Retail has published Release Value Propositions (RVP) to My Oracle Support addressing the upcoming release of Oracle Retail 15.0 applications. These documents provide an overview of features...

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Announcing the New Oracle Retail Reference Library Repository

A new Oracle Retail Reference Library (RRL) repository is available on My Oracle Support. By searching for Knowledge Base article number 2058843.2, Retail Reference Library (RRL) users are now able to access all publicly released versions of the RRL, beginning with version 13.2.x.  Oracle Retail Reference Library (RRL) Information Center and Release Index (Doc ID 2058843.2)      The Oracle Retail Reference Library repository provides an introductory overview of the RRL and its components, the intended audience, as well as, links to key documentation, including, the Getting Started RRL Transfer of Information (TOI) and Related Oracle Retail Product Information. Additionally, an Index of Available RRL Versions has been created, intended to provide quick and simple access to Knowledge Base Article Numbers associated with all current releases of the RRL.  The Oracle Retail Reference Library is a collection of detailed implementation information for partners and retailers available via My Oracle Support. The RRL includes business process models, architectural diagrams, and a retail glossary. It contains deep retail intellectual property that Oracle Retail offers in order to accelerate Oracle Retail implementations, allowing retailers to derive maximum value from the software. Need assistance getting started with the RRL? Oracle Retail offers a variety of tools to help users get acclimated with the RRL, including remote client overviews, on demand training (TOI), and formatted presentations for use during onsite workshops. Please email the RRL team at retailprocess_ww@oracle.com with questions or support requests. All feedback is welcome.  

A new Oracle Retail Reference Library (RRL) repository is available on My Oracle Support. By searching for Knowledge Base article number 2058843.2, Retail Reference Library (RRL) users are now able to...

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Oracle Retail Reference Library, Release 14.1.1

The Oracle Retail Reference Library (RRL) is a collection of detailed implementation information for partners and retailers. The Retail Reference Library brings together three components that are vital to a successful implementation or expansion of Oracle applications:   Retail Reference Model  Retail Reference Architecture  Retail Semantic Glossary   RRL on My Oracle Support RRL 14.1.1 is available using the Knowledge Base Doc ID 1617507.1. The RRL collateral can be downloaded using patch number 21099717. Documentation Enhancement The standard documentation set used for Oracle Retail products is now available for RRL. Information provided in previous releases in multiple documents has been moved into the following documents: Oracle Retail Reference Library Release Notes This document describes any functional enhancements, technical enhancements, and noteworthy fixed issues in the release. Oracle Retail Reference Library Installation Guide This guide provides information on the requirements that must be met before installing RRL, such as, supported web browsers. It also describes the steps for installing the complete RRL, as well as, the individual components. Oracle Retail Reference Model User Guide This guide provides information on the Retail Reference Model process modeling standards and styles for creating the models: The process modeling standards explain the methods in which the Retail Reference Models are depicted. The styles provide the steps for using the templates and shape stencils to generate the models. RRL Documentation Set on the Oracle Technology Network The documentation set for RRL is available on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN): http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E64536_01/rrl/index.html

The Oracle Retail Reference Library (RRL) is a collection of detailed implementation information for partners and retailers. The Retail Reference Library brings together three components that...

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Announcing the Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management Functional and Technical Library

Oracle Retail has published functional and technical supplemental documentation on My Oracle Support (https://support.oracle.com) that provides partners and retailers with additional information for the Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management (SIM) application. These documents reside on My Oracle Support under different Doc IDs. A library is now available on My Oracle Support that provides access to this supplemental documentation from one location. Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management (SIM) 14.x Functional and Technical Library (Doc ID 2003369.1) The documents in the library currently cover the 14.0 and 14.1 releases. Documents will continue to be added to this library. For information on the technical papers available in the library, see the following blog entry: Announcing new Technical Papers for SIM and POS Suite In addition to the SIM documents described in that blog entry, the following documents are also available in the library: Retail Store Inventory Management 14.1 Ticketing Overview This document provides an overview of the ticketing functionality in SIM 14.1. SIM Partitioning Guide This spreadsheet provides information on the table partition definition in SIM 14.0.

Oracle Retail has published functional and technical supplemental documentation on My Oracle Support (https://support.oracle.com) that provides partners and retailers with additional information for...

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Oracle University Retail Training, Release 14.0

Training is available for the Oracle Retail 14.0 solutions. These courses help you learn how to configure, administer, manage, and use the Oracle Retail 14.0 applications. Oracle University offers over 20 courses that span the Oracle Retail product set. Classes are routinely scheduled in our Live Virtual Classroom format, which enables you to attend live, hands-on training using the Internet. Some of our more popular Oracle Retail 14.0 courses are listed below. Be sure to check out the entire list of available Oracle Retail courses and schedules: http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=600 Oracle Retail Merchandising System  Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS) helps manage the fundamental processes of a retail business. The RMS training provides a deep understanding of how to use this solution to manage your operations through seamless execution of processes, such as purchasing, distribution, order fulfillment, and financial close. Some courses in this area include: Retail Merchandising System (RMS) Technical Essentials 14.0 - 4 day course http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=609&get_params=dc:D86543 Retail Merchandising System (RMS) Business Essentials 14.0 - 5 day course http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=609&get_params=dc:D85863   Oracle Retail Planning and Optimization   The Oracle Retail Planning and Optimization solutions let you apply multiple data sources and optimization science with a common demand forecast to optimize assortments, pricing, promotion, and space. Training helps you learn how to implement, use, and leverage these solutions so that you can drive sales and margin. Some courses in this area include:   Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server (RPAS) is the platform used by the Planning and Optimization solutions. RPAS provides the infrastructure needed to store, process, and produce information based on data input by the retailer. RPAS Administration and Configuration Fundamentals 14.0 - 5 day course http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=609&get_params=dc:D85409   Oracle Retail Item Planning (IP) is part of an overall planning process that involves item planning at multiple levels of the product hierarchy. Retail Item Planning Business Essentials 14.0 - 2 day course http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=609&get_params=dc:D85922 Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning (MFP) provides strategic and financial product planning functions. Retail Merchandise Financial Planning Business Essentials 14.0 - 2 day course http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=609&get_params=dc:D85769 Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting (RDF) enables you to manage a single forecast to drive profitable planning and operations reflecting customer preferences. Retail Demand Forecasting (RDF) Business Essentials 14.0 - 2 day course http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=609&get_params=dc:D85859 Oracle Retail Store Operations  Oracle Retail Store Operations help you adapt and deploy service and sales platforms to meet consumer expectations of convenience, information, and personalized service. Training shows you how to install, integrate, and use these solutions to help maintain and monitor your store business. Key courses for this solution include:   Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management (SIM) is a mobile and PC based inventory management application. Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management (SIM) Business Essentials 14.0 - 3 day course http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=609&get_params=dc:D85871 Oracle Retail Returns Management is used at the corporate office to reduce overall return rates, prevent and catch return fraud, and improve customer service. Retail Returns Management (RM) Business Essentials 14.0 - 1 day course http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=609&get_params=dc:D85475 Oracle Retail Point-of-Service is a point-of-sale application that provides the capabilities to carry out day-to-day transactions and conduct daily store activities. Retail Point-of-Service (POS) Business Essentials 14.0 - 2 day course http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=609&get_params=dc:D85415 Oracle Retail Back Office is used to access, maintain, and monitor store operations. Retail Back Office (BO) Business Essentials 14.0 - 1 day course http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=609&get_params=dc:D85467 Oracle Retail Central Office is used at the corporate office to manage data movement and access real-time information across the retailer’s enterprise. Retail Central Office (CO) Business Essentials 14.0 - 1 day course http://education.oracle.com/pls/web_prod-plq-dad/db_pages.getpage?page_id=609&get_params=dc:D85471    

Training is available for the Oracle Retail 14.0 solutions. These courses help you learn how to configure, administer, manage, and use the Oracle Retail 14.0 applications.Oracle University offers over...

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Oracle Retail Reference Library, Release 14.1

The Oracle Retail Reference Library (RRL) is a collection of detailed implementation information for partners and retailers, including business process models, architectural diagrams, and a retail glossary. The RRL contains deep retail intellectual property that can help retailers accelerate their implementations and derive maximum value from Oracle Retail software. The RRL is available on My Oracle Support (MOS) at the numbers below. Oracle Retail Reference Library (Doc ID 1617507.1, Patch Number 19988589) RRL consists of the following components: The Retail Reference Model (RRM) is a comprehensive collection of established, industry leading business processes which guide retailers and implementers on the use of Oracle Retail applications. RRM is based on the input and experience that Oracle Retail and their partners have gained in working with a broad range of retail customers. The processes align with Oracle applications, leverage industry standards, and help business units communicate with Information Technology (IT). Process flows are created in Microsoft Visio to enable retailer-specific business processes to be managed and maintained. The Retail Reference Architecture (RRA) describes various views of Oracle Retail’s solution offerings, including contextual models, integration models, and deployment models. Those implementing Oracle Retail’s products will find RRA a useful starting point in understanding how enterprise systems fit together. It is meant to convey information to a broad audience, from IT executives to development staff. The ability to know context around a particular component in a system and understand where the system plays a part in the enterprise is essential when making decisions about customization and deployment options. The Retail Semantic Glossary (RSG) provides a single source for defining terms, metrics, and measures used by retailers. Users can search for terms in order to understand their definition, calculation, synonyms, and context thus helping to align departments and provide consistency. The full installation of RSG also enables users to customize the glossary by adding, editing, or deleting content. Simplified Installation Process Each component, RRM, RRA, and RSG, is now available in a separate zip file. The zip files can be installed in any order. A full installation of RRL is also available. For more information on installation, see the Oracle Retail Reference Library README available on My Oracle Support. Updates for Release 14.1 RRL is updated to reflect product enhancements made in release 14.1. The following enhancements are made to the specific components: Retail Reference Model A new spreadsheet provides descriptions of the responsibilities assigned to roles common in the retail industry. New business process flows are added. Retail Reference Architecture In the Enterprise Integration Guide, new web services are added for Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management and Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS). The Oracle Retail Financial Integration Logical Models for RMS to PeopleSoft Financials are added to the Bulk Integrations. New models are added to reflect new integrations. A scenario model for Slow Item Build is added. Diagram cross-references are added to various catalogs. Information on RestFUL Services is added. Information is added about Retail Analytics integration details to help explain data lineage. Models are added for Oracle Retail Macro Space Planning in the Planning and Optimization product domain. RRL Bookmarks For your reference and ease of navigation, a deep link to the RRL is provided on this blog in the Bookmarks section. Please note that access to My Oracle Support is required. Please send any questions, comments, or suggestions about any version of the RRL to the following email address: retailprocess_ww@oracle.com.    

The Oracle Retail Reference Library (RRL) is a collection of detailed implementation information for partners and retailers, including business process models, architectural diagrams, and a retail...

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Announcing Oracle Retail 14.1 Product Overview and TOI Training Sessions as well as the Solutions Enablement Enterprise Version 14.1 – Guide to Enablement

In order to better enable and educate retailers and partners, the Oracle Retail Solutions Enablement team and the Oracle Retail Curriculum team, in partnership with Oracle Retail Product teams, has published Release 14.1 Product Overviews and Transfer of Information (TOI) sessions through Oracle University and accessed through My Oracle Support. Get Proactive - Oracle Applications TOI Online Training (Doc ID 732026.1) Available Product Overviews Released in Conjunction with 14.1 Product Overviews are high-level recordings that highlight the business use, features and benefits of Oracle Retail product. Recordings are each less than one hour long and are intended as a stand-alone, self-paced introduction. Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning (AIP) Product Overview Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting (RDF) Product Overview Oracle Retail Replenishment Optimization (RO) Product Overview Macro Space Management with In Store Space Collaboration (MSM/ISSC) Product Overview Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS) Product Overview RMS Product Overview: Inventory and Stock RMS Product Overview: Foundation Data RMS Product Overview: Replenishment RMS Product Overview: Purchase Orders and Deals RMS Product Overview: Retail Trade Management RMS Product Overview: Retail Sales Audit Oracle Retail Invoice Matching (ReIM) Product Overview Oracle Retail Allocation Product Overview Oracle Retail Price Management (RPM) Product Overview Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management (SIM) Product Overview Oracle Retail Point of Service (ORPOS) Suite Product Overview Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server (RPAS) Fusion Client Product Overview RPAS Classic Client Product Overview RPAS Hybrid Storage Architecture (HAS) Product Overview Oracle Retail Assortment Planning (AP) Product Overview Oracle Retail Analytics Product Overview Oracle Retail Category Management Product Overview Oracle Retail Warehouse Management Product Overview Globalization Product Overview Available TOIs Released in Conjunction with 14.1 TOI recorded sessions provide release-specific product knowledge that enables your functional and technical teams to plan, implement, and/or upgrade and support Oracle Retail applications effectively and efficiently. Oracle Retail Warehouse Management (RWMS) Functional TOI RWMS Technical TOI Oracle Retail Price Management (RPM) Functional TOI RPM Technical TOI Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS) Functional TOI RMS Technical TOI Oracle Retail Allocation Functional TOI Oracle Retail Allocation Technical TOI Oracle Retail Sales Audit (ReSA) Functional TOI ReSA Technical TOI Oracle Retail Invoice Matching (ReIM) Functional TOI ReIM Technical TOI RPAS Functional TOI RPAS HAS Functional TOI RPAS Technical TOI Oracle Retail Macro Space Management (MSM) with In Store Space Collaboration (ISSC) Functional TOI MSM with ISSC Technical TOI Oracle Retail Category Management Functional TOI Oracle Retail Assortment and Space Optimization (ASO) Functional TOI Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting (RDF) Functional TOI Oracle Retail Translations Functional TOI Oracle Retail Replenishment Optimization (RO) Functional TOI Oracle Retail Analytics Functional TOI Oracle Retail Analytics Technical TOI Oracle Retail Point of Service (ORPOS) Suite Functional TOI ORPOS Suite Technical TOI SIM Functional TOI SIM Technical TOI Oracle Retail Application Role Management Technical TOI Oracle Retail Installation and Infrastructure Technical TOI AQ JMS Admin Console Technical TOI Oracle Retail Enterprise Integration Technical TOI Oracle Retail Advanced Science Engine (ORASE) Technical TOI Advanced Clustering (AC) Functional TOI Demand Transference Functional TOI Customer Decision Tree Functional TOI Also note that a standalone TOI exists to address Oracle Retail Documentation Enhancements across the enterprise:   Oracle Retail Documentation Functional TOI Solutions Enablement Enterprise Version 14.1 – Guide to Enablement (Doc ID 1666259.1)  In order to better guide retailers and partners through the Oracle Retail enablement material currently available for Release 14.1 on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN), My Oracle Support, and Oracle University, the Oracle Retail Customer Management Office, in partnership with the Oracle Retail Solutions Management, Development and the Global Content team, has published the Oracle Retail Enterprise Version 14.1 – Guide to Enablement. The purpose of this document is to provide a single point of reference and direct hyperlinks to all Release 14.1 enablement material that is currently available, allowing retailers and partners to enable and educate their teams on the release.   

In order to better enable and educate retailers and partners, the Oracle Retail Solutions Enablement team and the Oracle Retail Curriculum team, in partnership with Oracle Retail Product teams, has...

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Announcing Documentation for Oracle Retail Enterprise 14.1

To reflect the Oracle Retail enterprise applications newest code base, the 14.1 release of the Oracle Retail application enterprise includes new End User documents, considerable updates to existing End User documentation sets, and a wide range of new White Papers and Technical Papers.   Over 200 documents have been published; highlights from each solution unit's documentation sets are addressed below. A re-written Oracle Retail Sales Audit (ReSA) User Guide to reflect the significantly-enhanced user interface (UI).  A new ReSA Operational Insights Reports User Guide, addressing operational business intelligence reporting in a retail environment. A new ReSA Operations Guide that addresses the enhanced ReSA architecture, ReSA batch processing and more. An updated RMS User Guide addressing VAT enhancements, Item Induction, and more, as well as a new Item Induction White Paper (Doc ID 1944651.1) on My Oracle Support. An updated RMS Operations Guide with information about Item Induction and the RESTful Web Service Implementation for RMS. An updated Merchandising Implementation Guide with information about Oracle Retail Application Security Roles Manager (RASRM) and more. A new JMS Console Guide providing key installation and operation information the new JMS Console application, a web application for monitoring, browsing and managing the messages flowing through a JMS system. The RPAS Fusion Client User Guide and the RPAS Configuration User Guide have been updated to address how Visual data can be displayed in worksheets, and more. RPAS backend documentation addresses the new Hybrid Storage Architecture (HSA), an RPAS component that resides within an Oracle Database and facilitates integration between domains.  A new Technical Paper on My Oracle Support also addresses HSA: Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server 14.1 Hybrid Architecture White Paper (Doc ID 1927014.1) The Assortment Planning (AP) User Guide for the RPAS Fusion Client has been enhanced in conjunction with the application's new functionality.  The Category Management User Guide for the RPAS Fusion Client has been enhanced in conjunction with the application's new functionality. Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting (RDF) functional and technical documentation was updated to address new Causal Forecasting with an external baseline, support for a 53 week calendar, Fusion Taskflow usability, and more. The Advanced Science Engine (ORASE) Documentation has been enhanced for new functionality and re-branded as a result of the combining of the ORASE applications into one installation process. The first ORASE Data Model is available on My Oracle Support. Oracle Retail Warehouse Management (RWMS) functional and technical documentation was updated to address new Labor Management functionality and more. Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management (SIM) functional and technical documentation was updated to address enhanced functionality, including ticketing, GS1 databare capture information, and In-store Replenishment. Oracle Retail POS Suite, including Mobile Point-of-Service, functional and technical documentation was updated to address enhanced functionality, including item search, extended customer/item data, mobile order create.  

To reflect the Oracle Retail enterprise applications newest code base, the 14.1 release of the Oracle Retail application enterprise includes new End User documents, considerable updates to existing...

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Announcing Release Value Propositions for Oracle Retail Enterprise 14.1

Oracle Retail has published Release Value Propositions (RVP) to My Oracle Support addressing the upcoming release of Oracle Retail 14.1 applications. These documents provide an overview of features and enhancements that are planned for Release 14.1 of Oracle Retail. They are intended solely to help retailers and partners assess the business benefits of upgrading to Oracle Retail Release 14.1 and to plan information technology projects and investments.  Oracle Retail 14.1 Release Value Propositions (Doc ID 1941044.1)  The Release Value Proposition provides more functional details than the statement of direction, identifies major enhancements, and articulates expected business benefits. This document is designed to help determine whether new product features warrant upgrading from an earlier release or embarking on a new implementation.  The documents include:   Advanced Inventory Planning (AIP) Release Value Proposition Assortment Planning (AP) 14.1 Release Value Proposition Category Management (RCM) 14.1 Release Value Proposition Merchandising 14.1 Release Value Proposition Retail Demand Forecasting (RDF) 14.1 Release Value Proposition Retail Analytics (RA) 14.1 Release Value Proposition Retail Integration 14.1 Release Value Proposition Retail Reference Library (RRL) 14.1 Release Value Proposition Replenishment Optimization (RO) 14.1 Release Value Proposition Retail Predictive Application Server Platform (RPAS)14.1 Release Value Proposition Retail Warehouse Management System (RWMS) 14.1 Release Value Proposition Store Inventory Management (SIM) 14.1 Release Value Proposition Space Planning 14.1 Release Value Proposition  Store Applications 14.1 Release Value Proposition  

Oracle Retail has published Release Value Propositions (RVP) to My Oracle Support addressing the upcoming release of Oracle Retail 14.1 applications. These documents provide an overview of features...

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Announcing the Retail Reference Library 14.0.1 and Translations for the 14.0 Retail Reference Model

The Oracle Retail Reference Library (RRL) release 14.0.1 is now available, and its rich content and artifacts are critical to a successful implementation of Oracle applications. Oracle Retail Reference Library (RRL) 14.x (Doc ID 1617507.1/Patch 19073202) The Retail Reference Library contains the three components listed below. Each of the three components can be installed and utilized independently. The Retail Reference Model (RRM) is a comprehensive collection of established, industry leading business processes which guide retailers and implementers on the use of Oracle Retail applications. The Retail Reference Architecture (RRA) describes various views of Oracle Retail’s solution offerings, including contextual models, integration models, and deployment models. The Retail Semantic Glossary (RSG) is a Web-based application that facilitates a single source for defining terms, metrics, and measures used by retailers. The Oracle Retail Reference Library contains deep retail intellectual property that Oracle Retail shares in order to help retailers and partners accelerate their implementations and derive maximum value from Oracle Retail software.        The Patch download contains installation instructions, all RRL content (RRM, RRA and RSG), and all supporting documentation. New Translated Content in the Oracle Retail Reference Library (RRL) 14.0 (Doc ID 1617507.1/Patch 18154578)  In addition to the 14.0.1 release of the RRL, Oracle Retail is pleased to announce the translation of the version 14.0 Retail Reference Model Visio business process flows into 8 languages. The translated content has been packaged in the RRM 14.0 location and is in the languages listed below:   German Japanese Spanish Portuguese (Brazilian) French Russian Italian Chinese (Simplified)   Please send any questions, comments, or suggestions about any version of the RRL to the following email address: retailprocess_ww@oracle.com.        

The Oracle Retail Reference Library (RRL) release 14.0.1 is now available, and its rich content and artifacts are critical to a successful implementation of Oracle applications. Oracle Retail Reference...

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Announcing the Oracle Retail High-Availability Case Study, Release 14.0

In support of Release 14, Oracle Retail has published to My Oracle Support a collection of in-depth case studies. Retailers and partners planning an implementation of Oracle Retail 14 will find these key reference documents to be excellent supplements to applicable Oracle Retail Installation Guides.       Oracle Retail High Availability Case Study 14.0 (ID 1666048.1) This document describes the steps to configure a highly-available Oracle Linux based environment to support Oracle Retail applications. Using Oracle Fusion Middleware active-active clustering and Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) databases, retailers and partners can deploy Oracle Retail applications to provide high availability and scalability. This case study includes the following documents:   Oracle Retail 14.0 High Availability Case Study Introduction Oracle Retail 14.0 High Availability Case Study Oracle Linux Oracle Retail 14.0 High Availability Case Study RAC (Real Application Clusters Environment) Oracle Retail 14.0 High Availability Case Study Fusion Middleware Cluster (Part 1 and 2) For more information on configuring single sign-on, review the Oracle Retail 14.0 High Availability Case Study Fusion Middleware Cluster (Part 2).

In support of Release 14, Oracle Retail has published to My Oracle Support a collection of in-depth case studies. Retailers and partners planning an implementation of Oracle Retail 14 will find these...

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Announcing new Technical Papers for SIM and the POS Suite

Oracle Retail has published a number of new documents on My Oracle Support (https://support.oracle.com) that provide partners and retailers with information addressing numerous functional and technical areas of the system. These papers complement the Release 14 Documentation libraries on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) for Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management (SIM) and for the POS Suite of applications. Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management 14.0.x Handheld Flows for Select Functional Areas (Doc ID 1675269.1)  Oracle Retail Mobile Store Inventory Management (SIM Mobile) provides the user with the ability to perform a variety of inventory tasks in the store using a mobile handheld device while walking the aisles. This method of transmitting data to SIM provides efficiency, accuracy, and improves customer satisfaction. The flows in this document represent select, key functional areas in SIM, and each flow presents a comprehensive view of the user’s potential navigation through the system. Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management Support for New Wavelink Studio Clients (Doc ID 1669543.1) This document describes the new Wavelink Studio clients supported for Mobile Store Inventory Management. Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management Using User Activity History for Auditing (Doc ID 1672793.1) This document provides an overview on using the user activity history for auditing in SIM.     Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management Customizing the PC Client for Additional Information (Doc ID 1672805.1) This document provides an overview on customizing the PC Client for additional information in Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management. Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management ORPOS to SIM Integration Technical Overview (Doc ID 1645882.1) This document provides a technical overview of how Store Inventory Management is integrated with Oracle Retail Point-of-Service in release 14.0. Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management Barcode Processing (Doc ID 1636007.1) This document provides an overview of barcode processing in Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management. Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management Performance Data Cache (Doc ID 1636023.1) This document provides information on how caches are used by SIM to enhance performance. Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management Item Basket Overview (Doc ID 1636008.1) This document provides an overview of item basket processing in Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management. Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management Reverse Picking Overview (Doc ID 1636010.1) This document provides an overview of reverse picking that was introduced in Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management release 14.0. Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management Store-to-Store Transfers Technical Overview (Doc ID 1637591.1) This document provides a technical overview of store-to-store transfers of goods within a company. Oracle Retail Point-of-Service Adding an Implementation-Specific Record Type to the RTLog Export Feature (Doc ID 1628420.1) This document describes the steps to add implementation-specific records to the RTLog export feature. Oracle Retail Point-of-Service Epson Network Roll Receipt Printer Configuration (Doc ID 1646270.1) This document describes the configuration steps to enable Oracle Retail Point-of-Service and Oracle Retail Mobile Point-of-Service to use an Epson TM-T88V network printer with standard receipt size roll paper.  

Oracle Retail has published a number of new documents on My Oracle Support (https://support.oracle.com) that provide partners and retailers with information addressing numerous functional and...

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Oracle Retail 14 Product Overview and TOI Training Sessions

In order to better enable and educate retailers and partners, the Oracle Retail Curriculum team, in partnership with Oracle Retail Product teams, has published Release 14.0 Product Overviews and Transfer of Information (TOI) sessions through Oracle University and accessed through My Oracle Support. Get Proactive - Oracle Applications TOI Online Training (Doc ID 732026.1) Available Product Overviews Released in Conjunction with 14.0 Product Overviews are high-level recordings that highlight the business use, features and benefits of Oracle Retail product. Recordings are each less than one hour long and are intended as a stand-alone, self-paced introduction.    Oracle Retail Advanced Clustering Product Overview Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning Product Overview Oracle Retail Category Management Product Overview Oracle Retail Financial Integration Product Overview Oracle Retail Point of Service Suite Product Overview Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting Product Overview Oracle Retail Invoice Matching Product Overview Oracle Retail Sales Audit Product Overview Oracle Retail Analytics Product Overview Oracle Retail Service Integration Product Overview Oracle Retail Returns Management Product Overview Oracle Retail Merchandising System Product Overview Oracle Retail Merchandising System Foundation Data Product Overview Oracle Retail Merchandising System Inventory and Stock Ledger Product overview Oracle Retail Merchandising System Purchase Orders and Deals Product Overview Oracle Retail Merchandising System Replenishment Product Overview Oracle Retail Trade Management Product Overview Oracle Retail Replenishment Optimization Product Overview Oracle Retail Price Management Product Overview Oracle Retail Reference Library Product Overview Oracle Retail Warehouse Management System Product Overview Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management Product Overview Oracle Retail Allocation Product Overview Available TOIs Released in Conjunction with 14.0 TOI recorded sessions provide release-specific product knowledge that enables your functional and technical teams to plan, implement, and/or upgrade and support Oracle Retail applications effectively and efficiently. Advanced Clustering Functional TOI Advanced Inventory Planning Functional TOI Advanced Inventory Planning Technical TOI: Commerce Anywhere Advanced Inventory Planning Technical TOI Allocation Functional TOI Assortment Space Optimization Functional TOI Assortment Space Optimization Technical TOI Category Management Functional TOI Customer Decision Tree Functional TOI Demand Transference Functional TOI Documentation TOI Installation TOI Mobile Point of Service Functional TOI Mobile Point of Service Technical TOI Point of Service Suite Technical TOI: Commerce Anywhere Point of Service Suite Functional User Experience Point of Service Suite Functional:  Commerce Anywhere Point of Service Suite Technical TOI Retail Analytics Functional TOI Retail Analytics Technical TOI Retail Advanced Science Engine Technical TOI Retail Demand Forecast Functional TOI  Invoice Matching Functional TOI Invoice Matching Technical Retail Integration Bus Technical TOI Retail Merchandising System Functional TOI: Commerce anywhere Retail Merchandising System Functional TOI: Franchise Management Retail Merchandising System Technical TOI: Commerce Anywhere Retail Merchandising System Technical TOI: Franchise Management Retail Merchandising System Technical TOI: Other Enhancements Replenishment Optimization Functional TOI RPAS Functional TOI RPAS Technical TOI Retail Price Management Functional TOI Retail Price Management Technical TOI Retail Service Backbone Technical TOI Warehouse Management Functional TOI: Commerce Anywhere Warehouse Management Functional TOI: Dashboards Warehouse Management Functional TOI: Task Management  Warehouse Management Technical TOI Commerce Anywhere Warehouse Management Technical TOI:  Enhanced Navigation Warehouse Management Technical TOI: Task Dashboards Warehouse Management Technical TOI: Task Management  Store Inventory Management Functional TOI: Commerce Anywhere Store Inventory Management Functional TOI: Integration Store Inventory Management Functional TOI: Store Efficiencies Store Inventory Management Functional TOI: User Experience Store Inventory Management Technical TOI Translation TOI   Navigational Steps to Oracle Retail Product Overviews and TOIs   Log into My Oracle Support at  https://support.oracle.com and access the following: Doc ID 732026.1, Get Proactive - Oracle Applications TOI (Transfer of Information) Online Training. Click the drop-down under the words "Get Started today..." and select Oracle Retail as the product line. Select the Solution area of interest on the Browse Subcategories Retail page (for example, Merchandising Operations Management, Retail Technology Group, and so on). Click the link for the applicable application Product Overview or TOI. There may be more than one page of results. Click the Next button to see the additional Product Overviews and/or TOIs that are available.          

In order to better enable and educate retailers and partners, the Oracle Retail Curriculum team, in partnership with Oracle Retail Product teams, has published Release 14.0 Product Overviews and...

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Announcing Significant Functional White Papers for Merchandising

In conjunction with Release 14, Oracle Retail has published to My Oracle Support a collection of in-depth White Papers addressing the functional details of various business operations within the  Merchandising Operations Management suite of applications. Retailers and partners should consider these key reference documents as essential supplements to the Oracle Retail end user documentation suite. Oracle Retail Merchandising Functional Library (Doc ID 1585843.1) Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS) Catch Weight Overview v14 Catch Weight functionality allows for the ordering and management of items that vary by weight from one instance of an item to the next. Examples of this are primarily in the grocery industry, where items such as fresh produce, deli, butchery and prepackaged cheese and meat, are often purchased by weight and may be sold by weight or as individual products (eaches). Catch weight items can have a varying cost by unit of measure (UOM) and have an average weight maintained for the items, which is used by any transactions involving the items where a weight is not captured. From an ordering perspective, Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS) was built primarily to support the ordering of catch weight items using simple packs. However, the ordering of catch weight items without using simple packs is also supported. RMS supports four different types of catch weight items, which are outlined in more detail in this document, including how the setup for these items differs from other items in RMS, as well as the various ways that catch weight items impact inventory functions, such as purchasing, receiving and, cost maintenance. Oracle Retail Trade Management (RTM) v14 Oracle Retail Trade Management (RTM) is used to manage the import process, including automating the steps necessary to import goods, managing file exchanges with trading partners, and providing a central database of critical import order information. This document provides an overview of the primary functions and features of the RTM system, as well as information regarding implementation, data setup, and troubleshooting. RMS 24x7 Inventory Availability v14 Large retailers today have operations and operating models that extend across different continents and time-zones. 24x7 Retailing refers to an amalgamated retail model that offers customers retailing experience and information across various channels, time zones, formats and geographies on an uninterrupted basis, that is, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The need for 24x7 retailing has been driven by several emerging retailing models, including:   Store Operations Distribution Center (DC) Operations Commerce Anywhere Operations Geographically Dispersed Business Process Models This white paper examines the requirements for 24x7 retailing and the suitability of RMS in specifically supporting 24x7 inventory availability. RMS Franchise Management v14 To scale up business operations and market presence, particularly in new markets, retailers may choose to utilize business partners to manage branded or co-branded stores while retaining the retailer’s business processes and value proposition. Businesses who partner with a retailer to expand the retailer’s presence are known as franchisees. Franchisees may operate one or more stores under the retailer’s banner. This white paper addresses the management of Franchise functionality within RMS and describes the several system parameters that are used to configure RMS related to Franchise management functionality. RMS Deals Overview v14 A deal is a set of one or more agreements that take place between the retailer and a vendor. A vendor can be a supplier, wholesaler, distributor or manufacturer, and from the vendor, the retailer is entitled to receive discounts or rebates for goods that are either purchased or sold. A deal consists of a set of discounts and/or rebates that are negotiated with the supplier and share a common start and end date. This functional white paper holistically addresses Deals functionality in the Oracle Retail Merchandising System. RMS Stock Counts Overview v14 Inventory accuracy is a critical and highly sensitive area affecting retailers. Inventory record accuracy has a significant impact on increasing levels of customer service, reducing costs, and increasing productivity. Stock counts verify the inventory figures kept within the merchandise management system, which makes reporting, planning, and ordering more accurate. In order to reconcile theoretical inventory levels to actual inventory on-hand, retailers perform physical inventory stock counts, which also serve to make stock ledger adjustments. These stock counts assist retailers in budgeting and accounting for shrinkage. This document provides an overview of the primary functions and features of the Stock Count module in RMS as well as an overview of the integration of this module with the Store Inventory Management (SIM) and Warehouse Management System (RWMS). Oracle Retail Allocation v14 Oracle Retail Allocation helps retailers determine the inventory requirements at the item and location level, resulting in an inventory allocation that optimizes your supply across all locations. Using real-time inventory information, the system calculates need based on parameters you set, whether it is the characteristics of the product or the store. The result is an allocation tailored to each store's unique need. Oracle Retail Allocation allows you to allocate either in advance of the order's arrival or at the last minute to leverage real-time sales and inventory information. The primary objective of this document is to highlight lesser-known capabilities within the Allocation product, provide more detail on commonly asked questions, call out product facts, clarify specific capability/features, and provide additional information on how to use the Allocation product more effectively. RMS Stock Ledger v13.2 This document provides an overview of the primary features of Oracle Retail Stock Ledger functionality. In addition, this document addresses the integration of this module with the financial packages. Use this document to get a detailed overview of the following:   Stock ledger attributes Accounting methods Budgeted shrink Transaction data What impacts the stock ledger Stock ledger processes RMS Managing Multiple Company Operations v13 Generally, large multi-national retailers have complex organization structures with multiple business groups, legal entities, operating units, and inventory organizations. Such enterprises have the business need to be able to separate financial transactions along with business groups, legal entities, operating units, and inventory organizations. When retailers operate with multiple legal companies or entities, they may use different physical instances of their accounting systems to support the segregation of financial records, or they may use a single physical instance of their accounting system. When operating with multiple legal companies or entities in a single installation, a company needs the ability to partition their general ledger along certain criteria, so that each set has its own chart of accounts and other identifying characteristics, such as the primary currency, accounting calendar, and balancing segment. RMS was extended to support multiple company operations in a single instance with the inclusion of multiple sets of books (MSOB) functionality, described in this white paper.                    

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Documentation in Oracle Retail Advanced Science Engine 14.0

Oracle Retail Advanced Science Engine (ORASE) is the centralized science engine that powers analytics for both the Oracle Retail Modeling Engine (ORME) and Oracle Retail Assortment and Space Optimization (ORASO) in support of retail business processes. ORME performs data mining and calculates model parameters to support business processes in Oracle Retail Category Management, Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting (RDF), and Oracle Retail Analytics.The ORME 14.0 release contains the following modules: Customer Decision Tree, Demand Transference, Advanced Clustering, and Market Basket Analysis (a back-end process only). ORME solutions share a common workflow and user interface (UI). The common workflow lets users implement and interact with the new science modules using similar techniques.  ORASO is a separate application that is used to optimize the use of space in a location or store cluster for a retailer’s product assortments.  This new suite of products provides the functionality described below. Customer Decision Tree Customers make purchasing decisions by the characteristics, or attributes, of the competing products they are considering.  Because customers purchase products by attributes, retailers can understand customer purchasing behavior by understanding how customers perceive the attributes by using the Customer Decision Tree module. A customer decision tree presents, in tree form, a hierarchy of attributes. The level of each attribute within the tree indicates the relative importance a customer places on each attribute when deciding what to purchase. The CDT application uses historical transaction data from the retailer to derive a customer decision tree, which segments the products by attributes. The application provides a measure called the CDT score that indicates how good a generated customer decision tree is. Retailers can analyze their product assortments using the information provided by the application in conjunction with the standard merchandise hierarchies. Demand Transference Demand Transference allows retailers to understand customer purchasing behavior in terms of item substitutability and to improve assortments by knowing how items in the assortment may substitute for each other. With the information provided by the application, retailers can optimize assortments to available space. In addition, retailers can understand how total category sales may be affected by assortment changes. Demand Transference can also demonstrate how total category sales are affected by assortment changes. It can show whether adding items to the assortment may result in large or small increases in total category sales. Advanced Clustering Advanced Clustering allows retailers to group locations based on product and store selling characteristics and other key attributes. The resulting clusters can be used to drive assortment, pricing, promotion, forecasting, allocation, and supply chain processes. Retailers can target specific customers by understanding customer characteristics, including the profile mix of who is shopping in the store or trading area and customer demographics such as ethnicity, income levels, education, household size, and family status. Market Basket Analysis Market Basket Analysis employs data mining to provide insight into the correlation among products in a customer's basket. ORASO ORASO is used by Category Management to make optimized assortment decisions. It is used to optimize the space for a category manager’s preliminary assortment. The category manager creates a preliminary assortment and wants to determine how well that list of products can fit in stores, given the available space, product sizes, and merchandising goals and rules. ORASO creates virtual planograms that organize products onto shelves according to these requirements in a way that optimizes total performance.  Highlighted End User Documentation Updates The documentation set for this new suite of products is described below. Oracle Retail Advanced Science Engine Implementation Guide The Implementation Guide provides detailed instructions regarding the configuration and implementation of ORME and ORASO. These details include WebLogic, database, user, and module-specific configurations, as well as information about data interfaces, ETL batch scripts, and database schemas. Oracle Retail Advanced Science Engine Security Guide The Security Guide describes the implementation of the required security features for ORME and ORASO. These include securing access to the applications and managing any security vulnerabilities. Oracle Retail Modeling Engine Installation Guide The Installation Guide describes the pre-installation setup procedures for the database, application server, and password stores, and provides detailed procedures for installing the application. Oracle Retail Modeling Engine User Guide The User Guide provides an orientation to the ORME user interface. In addition, it describes in detail how to configure the application based on specific retailer constraints and how to interpret the analytical results of the calculations performed by Customer Decision Tree, Demand Transference, and Advanced Clustering. Oracle Retail Assortment and Space Optimization Installation Guide The Installation Guide describes the pre-installation setup procedures for the database, application server, and password stores, and provides detailed procedures for installing the application. Oracle Retail Assortment and Space Optimization User Guide The User Guide provides an orientation to the ORASO user interface. In addition, it describes in detail how to configuration the application based on specific retailer constraints and how to interpret the analytical results of the space and assortment optimization performed by the application.            

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Announcing Documentation for Oracle Retail Enterprise 14.0

The 14.0 release of the Oracle Retail application enterprise includes the most documentation published in the history of Oracle Retail. Over 200 documents have been published, and more documents than ever have been either considerably revised or developed from scratch to reflect the enterprise applications newest code base. In the upcoming weeks, this blog will address the various aspects of each solution unit's documentation sets. Some of the highlights include: Commerce Anywhere updates within the documentation sets of Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS), Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management (SIM), the POS Suite, Oracle Retail Warehouse Management System (RWMS), and Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning (AIP). Two key My Oracle Support libraries addressing Commerce Anywhere from a Functional perspective and a Technical perspective, the latter developed using the authoring tools and best practices of the Retail Reference Architecture. New documentation sets for applications within the Oracle Retail Advanced Science Engine (ORASE) suite of products. A new documentation set for the Oracle Retail Service Backbone. An expanded Enterprise Integration Guide. An enhanced RWMS documentation set reflecting new functionality for both Task Management and Activity Editor. Security Guides published for each solution unit. RPAS and application documentation to reflect the new RPAS Extension Framework Deep new and updated Merchandising Functional White Papers in areas such as Franchise, Catch Weight, Deals, and so on. A new Developer's Guide technical paper and new Data Model for the RMS Data Access Schema. A revised and enhanced RMS Operations Guide. Oracle Retail Analytics documentation updates to reflect its 25 new Dashboards spanning Commerce Anywhere, Consumer, Clustering and Wholesale / Franchise.  

The 14.0 release of the Oracle Retail application enterprise includes the most documentation published in the history of Oracle Retail. Over 200 documents have been published, and more documents than...

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Announcing Two White Papers and a Checklist for Oracle Retail Analytics

Oracle Retail has published to My Oracle Support two White Papers and a Checklist addressing Oracle Retail Analytics, an analytical application that provides multiple modules for analysis and reporting on different areas of retail management and operations. Oracle Retail Analytics Merge Whitepapers (ID 1576449.1) Oracle Retail Analytics Merge Whitepaper, Release 13.2.x and 13.3.x  The combination of Oracle’s Retail Analytics modules with Oracle’s Business Intelligence Applications modules provides significant out-of-the-box value in creating an enterprise data warehouse, with deep content that is focused on each module’s applicable source applications. Because Retail Analytics was created as a new application, in part to better resemble Oracle's Business Intelligence Applications, it shares architectural alignment, and its dimensions were conformed on the initial build.   Merging Retail Analytics and Oracle Business Intelligence Applications Whitepaper Because these two application families are packaged separately, and because Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (BI EE) currently only allows one metadata file per server, this document has been created to help in the merge decision-making process.       Retail Analytics Implementation Checklist (ID 1573976.1) Retailers should use this document early in the Retail Analytics implementation planning phase. It allows retailers to ask key questions when selecting a skilled Retail Analytics integrator. It assists integrators when posing key questions to retailers during requirements definition. Lastly, it provides considerations for implementation planning. This checklist should be used to set expectations among all partners and should be considered a longterm reference.        

Oracle Retail has published to My Oracle Support two White Papers and a Checklist addressing Oracle Retail Analytics, an analytical application that provides multiple modules for analysis and...

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Documentation in Oracle Retail Allocation 13.3

The 13.3 release of Oracle Retail Allocation represents a significantly improved solution, helping retailers determine the inventory requirements at the item, store, and week level using real-time inventory information. This release focused on enhancements related to front-end usability and a better user experience. In addition, the release featured numerous technical and integration enhancements.  Highlighted End User Documentation Enhancements Oracle Retail Allocation User Guide This document's structure was updated to reflect the changes in the user interface. Two new chapters, Introducing the Common User Interface and Understanding the Allocation User Interface were introduced to explain the user interface controls. The Understanding the Allocation User Interface chapter describes the various parts of the allocation workspace and explains how to use worksheets and quick create allocation features. The Create an Allocation chapter was replaced with a new chapter, Creating Standard Allocations. This chapter explains the steps involved in creating and calculating a standard allocation. The Creating Scheduled Allocations chapter was updated to include Worksheets used for creating allocations.  The Maintain What-If Allocations chapter was replaced with Creating What-If Allocations. The Maintain an Allocation chapter was replaced with Managing Allocations. This chapter describes the various editing operations you can perform on an allocation. The Allocation Details chapter was removed and the Assortment View and Final Allocation information was updated and moved to the Managing Allocations chapter.  The Size Profiles chapter was removed and its content moved to the Managing Foundation Data chapter. The Managing Foundation Data chapter explains how to manage policy templates, location groups, size profiles, and system options. In addition to updates mentioned above, the following features were added in all the chapters related to creating allocations: Support for Single Parent/Multi Diff/Multi Size Packs, Worksheets to create allocations, ability to select Inventory Buckets, spread demand mode, Fashion Group Allocation for multiple stores, select seasonal size profile data, freeze logic, pack rounding, and quick location add.  Oracle Retail Allocation 13.3/Merchandising Operations Management 13.2.5 Implementation Guide The Oracle Retail Allocation chapter was updated to include information regarding policies and allocation templates. In addition, a new section for System Options was added. Oracle Retail Allocation User Interface Administration Guide This entirely new document describes operations an administrator can perform to configure and manage the user interface and its security. The document includes the following information: Introduction to the WebCenter Portal Administration Console The WebCenter Portal Administration Console offers several administration pages that enable authenticated administrators to perform common administrative duties, including: Configuring Page Templates and Skins Modifying the Navigation Model(s) Modifying the Resource Catalog Creating Task Flows at Runtime Managing Users and Granting Application Roles Managing and Configuring External Applications Configuring Page Templates and Skins Applicable Oracle Retail applications are packaged with two page templates and three skins. Page templates are used to maintain a consistent branding and layout for all pages within an application as well as common branding and layout for all applications in a suite of applications. A skin is used to define the appearance of an Oracle ADF web application in a manner similar to cascading style sheets (CSS). Page templates and skins work together to control the layout and appearance of application pages. Modifying the Navigation Models The navigation model defines a navigational structure and keeps track of navigational data. A navigation model can consist of a variety of resources, such as task flows, pages, external links, and others. Creating Task Flows at Run Time Task flows are reusable building blocks developed using the Oracle Application Developer Framework (ADF). Rather than developing an application as a single large JSF page flow, application developers break up page design into a collection of reusable task flows. Oracle Retail Allocation was developed using task flows. The application's resource catalog is configured with additional task flows that can be added at run time. Using Oracle Composer, you can edit the application page from either the WebCenter Portal Administration Console or from the Edit Current Page menu item on the application's main page. Oracle Retail Allocation Operations Guide The following enhancements were made to this document: Backend System Administration and Configuration chapter Steps to configure dynamic logging in WebLogic have been added. Functional Design chapter The Net Need at Store Level Calculation section now includes an updated stock on-hand calculation. Java Batch Process chapter The AllocationAutoScheduleBatch batch job has been renamed ScheduledAllocationBatchClient. Running the AllocScheduleBatch has been updated. Rule Level On Hand (RLOH) batch information has been added. Internationalization chapter Internationalization is the process of creating software that can be translated easily. Changes to the code are not specific to any particular market. Allocation has been internationalized to support multiple languages. This section describes configuration settings and features of the software that ensure that the base application can handle multiple languages. Implementing Functional Security chapter This new chapter discusses the Allocation functional security and the components used to implement it. The chapter includes the following sections: Introduction to Retail Roles Retail Role Hierarchy Default Security Reference Implementation Extending the Default Security Reference Implementation  List of End User Documents in Allocation, Release 13.3 The following documents are included in Release 13.3: Oracle Retail Allocation Release Notes Oracle Retail Allocation Installation Guide Oracle Retail Allocation Online Help and User Guide Oracle Retail Allocation User Interface Administration Guide Oracle Retail Allocation Data Model Oracle Retail Allocation Operations Guide Oracle Retail Allocation Licensing Information Guide Oracle Retail Merchandising Batch Schedule  Oracle Retail Merchandising Implementation Guide

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Oracle Retail Product Overviews

In order to better enable and educate retailers and partners, the Oracle Retail Curriculum team, in partnership with Oracle Retail Product teams and Customer Support, have published Oracle Retail Product Overviews to My Oracle Support. Product Overviews are high-level recordings that highlight the business use, features and benefits of Oracle Retail Products, Release 13.X. The Product Overviews also include a short demonstration of the product that they reference, in order to introduce you to key functionality and the user interface (UI). Recordings are each less than one hour long and are intended as a stand-alone, self-paced introduction.  More in-depth training is available via Oracle University. Oracle Retail Applications Product Overview Video Index (ID 1561647.1) Available Product Overviews include: Oracle Retail Active Retail Intelligence (ARI) Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning (AIP) Oracle Retail Back Office (BO) Labels and Tags Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting (RDF) The Oracle Retail Fashion Planning Bundle solution Oracle Retail Fiscal Management The Oracle Retail Integrated Inventory Planning Suite solution Oracle Retail Integration Bus (RIB) Oracle Retail Invoice Matching (ReIM) Oracle Retail Item Planning configured with Clearance Optimization Engine (IP-COE) Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning (MFP) Oracle Retail Merchandising Analytics Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS) Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS) Foundation Data Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS) Inventory and Stock Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS) Purchase Orders and Deals Oracle Retail Point of Service (ORPOS) Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server (RPAS) Configuration Tools Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server (RPAS) Classic Client Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server (RPAS) Fusion Client Oracle Retail Price Management (RPM) Oracle Retail Reference Model Oracle Retail Regular Price Optimization (RPO) Oracle Retail Replenishment Optimization (RO) Oracle Retail Returns Management Oracle Retail Sales Audit (ReSA) Oracle Retail Size Profile Optimization  (SPO) Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management (SIM) Oracle Retail Trade Management (RTM) Oracle Retail Warehouse Management System (RWMS)    

In order to better enable and educate retailers and partners, the Oracle Retail Curriculum team, in partnership with Oracle Retail Product teams and Customer Support, have published Oracle Retail...

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Documentation in Oracle Retail Category Management, Release 13.4.1

The 13.4.1 release of Oracle Retail Category Management is a completely new solution and is only available for use with the Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server (RPAS) Fusion User Interface. This solution supports the development of category business plans and broadly follows the traditional Category Management business process. Oracle Retail Category Management brings in the contemporary best-practices from the retail industry as part of its functionality. The key differentiating factors of Category Management, which facilitate decision making in the category management business practice, include the following:   Consumer Segment perspective based on demographics and psychographics  Market, competition, and household customer perspectives based on external data sourced from third-party data aggregation companies Item Performance Index (IPI) to rank item's/product category's performance Consumer Decision Trees to understand the consumer's buying process based on consumer segments so as to align the retailer's offerings accordingly   Oracle Retail Category Management consists of the following modules: Category Planning enables the retailer to perform higher-level category planning activities. Assortment Planning and Rationalization enables a retailer to analyze their current assortment, determine appropriate market coverage, and rationalize and quantify assortment decisions for both store clusters and at the individual store level. Highlighted End User Documentation Enhancements   Oracle Retail Category Management User Guide for the RPAS Fusion Client This guide includes a chapter for each task in the taskflow. For each task, the chapter is further organized by the steps, tabs, and views available for that task. The tabs within a step group views together based on related purpose. For each view, a screenshot and list of the measure labels available in that view are provided. Taskflow diagrams for the Category Planning, Assortment Rationalization by Cluster, and Assortment Rationalization by Store tasks are included. A Glossary and an Appendix contain descriptions for measure labels. Oracle Retail Category Management Implementation Guide This guide describes post-installation tasks that need to be performed in order to bring Category Management online and ready for production use. The document is addressed to an implementer who understands the interface requirements of the integrated applications and data sources for the master data, demand, and inventory history. The Implementation Guide addresses the following topics: Implementation Considerations An overview of the factors that need to be considered when planning the implementation, including data requirements, hardware issues, and security. Build Scripts A discussion of the setup that is required before building the Category Management domain. This includes environment variables, required hierarchy and data files, and the build script for the domain. Data Flow An overview of the flow of data between Category Management and other applications (external source, data aggregator, and merchandising system). Script Integration A discussion of the export script used for exporting data from Category Management and the import script used for importing data into Category Management. Configuration Considerations Details about changing the configuration of the Category Management hierarchies. Batch Processing A summary of the scripts and rule groups used to maintain Category Management through batch processing. Internationalization An overview of how Category Management addresses Localization (translations, for example) and Internationalization. Data A list of Category Management measures to assist when planning the data that must be loaded into each measure. List of End User Documents in Category Management, Release 13.4.1 The following documents are included in release 13.4.1:     Oracle Retail Category Management Release Notes Oracle Retail Category Management Installation Guide Oracle Retail Category Management Implementation Guide Oracle Retail Category Management User Guide for the RPAS Fusion Client        

The 13.4.1 release of Oracle Retail Category Management is a completely new solution and is only available for use with the Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server (RPAS) Fusion User Interface....

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Announcing Functional White Papers Addressing Stock Counts for RMS and SIM

Inventory accuracy is a critical and highly sensitive area affecting retailers, and it has a significant impact on increasing levels of customer service, reducing costs, and enhancing productivity. Stock counts are one of the main tools retailers have to ensure their perpetual inventory is accurate. Oracle Retail has published two new documents on My Oracle Support (https://support.oracle.com) that provide partners and retailers with deeper functional information about stock counts in Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS) and in Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management (SIM). Oracle Retail Merchandising System Stock Counts Overview (1536804.1)   This document provides an overview of the primary functions and features of the Stock Count module in Oracle Retail Management System (RMS) as well as an overview of the integration of this module with Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management (SIM) and Oracle Retail Warehouse Management System (RWMS). This white paper covers numerous topics around stock counts including: Scheduling stock counts Creating stock count requests Inventory snapshots Uploading count results Reviewing, updating, and accepting count results Updating and reviewing the value of a count Processing value results Reviewing the month end process Batch processes related to stock counts System level settings related to stock counts Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management Stock Counts Overview (ID 1541449.1) All stock counts in SIM follow a similar process flow. The general process of taking a stock count begins with the setting up of a product group (with the exception of Ad Hoc stock counts). When a product group is created, it can be named in any way that is meaningful to the user. A group can be a way to logically group the items, such as by department or a specific section of a store. After the product group is set up, the user must schedule the stock count. When the schedule date is reached, the stock count appears on the Stock Count List screen. The user can then perform the stock count. Topics in this White Paper include the following: Stock count functional overview Types of stock counts Stock count configuration Creating, scheduling, generating, and starting stock counts Counting and recounting Processing third party results Viewing and updating rejected items Authorizing a stock count Updating stock on hand (SOH) Stock-count related process flows Tables and batches used for 'unit and amount' stock counts Glossary

Inventory accuracy is a critical and highly sensitive area affecting retailers, and it has a significant impact on increasing levels of customer service, reducing costs, and enhancingproductivity....

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Announcing a New Documentation Deliverable: Patch Value Propositions (PVP)

  In order to assist retailers and partners as they plan to implement upcoming Oracle Retail patches, the Sustaining Engineering team, in partnership with the Documentation team, is publishing a new type of document on My Oracle Support (https://support.oracle.com) for selected Support releases: Patch Value Propositions (PVP).  PVPs offer retailers an early view of fixes and enhancements (functional, technical, integration, and so on) that are scheduled for inclusion in a patch. PVPs are provided at either the product level or the solution unit level, and they are intended to assist partners and retailers in their long-term planning. The first release to offer PVPs is the upcoming 13.1.7 release. Please note that the contents of PVPs are for reference purposes only and actual release contents may differ. Retailers and partners should always consult the generally available (GA) documentation at the time of the release to understand its final contents.  PVPs for 13.1.7 (1527303.1)   Oracle Retail Warehouse Management System 13.1.7 Patch Value Proposition Oracle Retail Technology Group (RTG) 13.1.7 Patch Value Proposition Oracle Retail Merchandise Operations Management 13.1.7 Patch Value Proposition Oracle Retail Markdown Optimization 13.1.7 Patch Value Proposition Oracle Retail POS Suite 13.1.7 Patch Value Proposition Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management 13.1.7 Patch Value Proposition     

  In order to assist retailers and partners as they plan to implement upcoming Oracle Retail patches, the Sustaining Engineering team, in partnership with the Documentation team, is publishing a new...

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Announcing Key Technical Papers for the POS Suite

Oracle Retail has published new documents on My Oracle Support (https://support.oracle.com) that provide partners and retailers with deeper technical information about the Oracle Retail POS Suite, which includes the following products Oracle Retail Back Office, Oracle Retail Central Office, Oracle Retail Labels and Tags, Oracle Retail Point-of-Service, and Oracle Retail Returns Management. Oracle Retail Point-of-Service ACI PINComm Configuration    Doc ID: 1517336.1 This document describes how to configure Oracle Retail Point-of-Service (ORPOS) clients (register software) to connect to PINComm, an ACI payment application. Oracle Retail Point-of-Service Remote Store Server Configuration    Doc ID: 1516246.1 In a typical Oracle Retail Point-of-Service deployment, the store server is located with the registers within the store’s wall. A Remote Store Server (RSS) configuration means that the Point-of-Service application can be deployed such that the store server is located outside the store in a remote location. As an optimization, the register software can be configured to perform local reads for some information instead of relying on a remote database. This document describes the configuration changes necessary to accomplish this optimization for releases 13.3.x and 13.4.x. Oracle Retail Point-of-Service 13.4 Configuring the Transaction ID Format    Doc ID: 1514540.1 This document describes how to configure the transaction ID for the Oracle Retail POS Suite applications. By default, Oracle Retail Point-of-Service (ORPOS) formats the transaction ID as 12 alphanumeric characters. This document provides the configuration changes needed to modify the format of the transaction ID.   Oracle Retail Point of Service Setting Mobile Device Language and Locale   Doc ID: 1490336.1 This document describes how to set the language and locale on the mobile device. Oracle Retail POS Suite Web Applications Security Options   Doc ID: 1468243.1 This document identifies security access points available in the Oracle Retail POS Suite. Oracle Retail Central Office Adding a New Store on the Oracle Stack   Doc ID: 1522272.1 This document describes how add a new store to the store hierarchy for Oracle Retail Central Office on the Oracle Stack.            

Oracle Retail has published new documents on My Oracle Support (https://support.oracle.com)that provide partners and retailers with deeper technical information about the Oracle Retail POS Suite,...

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Documentation in Oracle Retail Merchandising System with Brazil Localization, Release 13.2.5

The patch release of Oracle Retail Merchandising System with Brazil Localization 13.2.5 was released in November 2012. The release included fixes and enhancements to the Oracle Retail Fiscal Management (ORFM) documentation set. ORFM is an optional module of RMS that supports Brazil localization and the particular tax requirements of Brazil. Highlighted End User Documentation Enhancements Oracle Retail Fiscal Management (ORFM) User Guide The Foundation Data chapter was updated to include parameters of Fiscal Utilization Attributes. The Purchase Order chapter was updated with additional fields in Fiscal Document Details, Header Taxes tab, Additional Info tab, Transportation Details tab. The Complementary NF section was updated to include the following additional NFs: Triangulation, Non-merchandise cost, Cost/Tax correction. The following sections were added: Deal Income Posting, Deal Types. The Inventory Control chapter was updated with Customer Delivery NF section. The NF-e chapter was updated with NF-e Processing and Cancelling NF-e sections. The Financial Postings chapter was updated with process flow for Account Setup and Financial Posting. The following sections were added: Dynamic Segment Setup, General Ledger Cross Reference, Creating General Ledger Cross Reference, and Chart of Accounts. The StandAlone NF chapter was added to include Direct NF and Free Form NF. Oracle Retail Fiscal Management/RMS Brazil Localization Implementation Guide The Oracle Retail Fiscal Management (ORFM) Overview chapter was updated to include the following NFs: Direct, Free Form, and Sales in Requisition Types section. The Understanding ORFM Implementation Checklists chapter was updated to include the several utilization code parameters. The RMS Setup for ORFM and Brazil Localization chapter was updated with the following setups: FM Tran Code, Set of Books, Chart of Account, GL Options, Dynamic Segments for Chart of Accounts, Account setup for Chart of Account, and GL Cross Reference.  The Integration chapter was updated with the following sections: ORFM integration with financial application to support Enterprise Business Suite (EBS) integration, Retail Merchandise Authorization (RMA), Triangulation, and EDI NF. The Understanding NF-e and SPED chapter was updated with a note on ORFM supporting integration with fiscal partners, Mastersaf, and Synchro for NF-e and SPED. The Maintaining Tax Related Data chapter was updated to include the Item Cost for Non-Brazil supplier (Multi-currency operations) section. The Working with RTIL chapter was updated to include the TaxWeb Failures and Associated RIB Impacts section. The Batch Process chapter was updated to include the following sections: Deal Income Posting Batch, Financial Postings for Tax Changes. List of End User Documents in RMS with Brazil Localization 13.2.5 Oracle Retail Merchandising System with Brazil Localization Release Notes Oracle Retail Fiscal Management Installation Guide Oracle Retail Fiscal Management User Guide Oracle Retail ORFM-RMS Brazil Localization Implementation Guide Oracle Retail Fiscal Management Data Model Oracle Retail Merchandising Batch Schedule New documents on My Oracle Support for Brazil Localization Oracle Retail Fiscal Management/RMS Brazil Localization Multi-currency Operations White Paper (Doc ID 1493604.1) Oracle Retail Fiscal Management/RMS Brazil Localization Enterprise Business Suite White Paper (Doc ID 1493605.1) Oracle Retail Fiscal Management/RMS Brazil Transfer Price Nota Fiscal White Paper (Doc ID 1493606.1)

The patch release of Oracle Retail Merchandising System with Brazil Localization 13.2.5 was released in November 2012. The release included fixes and enhancements to the Oracle Retail Fiscal...

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Announcing Key Functional White Papers for SIM and ReIM

Oracle Retail has published two new documents on My Oracle Support (https://support.oracle.com)  that provide partners and retailers with deeper functional information about two products: Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management (SIM) and Oracle Retail Invoice Matching. Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management Item Configuration White Paper (Doc ID 1507221.1) There is functionality within the Store Inventory Management system related to item configuration that spans across multiple concepts that apply to the application as a whole rather than to a specific area. This white paper covers numerous topics around item configuration including: Item Transaction Levels Item Long Description Pack Size Standard Unit of Measure Standard Unit of Measure Conversion Pack Items Simple Pack Conversion Items (Notional Packs) Ranging Items Item Status Non-Sellable Items Type-2 Item Recognition UPC-E Barcodes Non-Inventory Items Consignment and Concession Items Quick Response Codes Oracle Retail Invoice Matching Financial Transactions (Doc ID 1500209.1) This document explains the financial transactions that are posted by Oracle Retail Invoice Matching (ReIM). The scope of the document is limited to ReIM transactions only, and does not explain Retail Merchandising System (RMS), Finance, or Account Receivable transactions. ReIM follows the double-entry accounting standard, which works by recording the debit and credit of each financial transaction belonging to each party involved. Each transaction means a profit to one account (debit) and a loss to another account (credit). Full invoice match processing is completed in ReIM with payment recommendations communicated to Oracle Accounts Payable. ReIM matches merchandise orders and receipts against merchandise invoices, performing automated and manual matching, as well as discrepancy-resolution processing. Matched invoices are posted to interface staging tables specifying the amount and date to pay, vendor, site ID, General Ledger Chart of Accounts (GL CoA) information, and payment terms. Other payables documents, including debit memos, credit memos and credit notes are also interfaced to Accounts Payable through the ReIM staging tables (IM_AP_STAGE_HEAD and IM_AP_STAGE_DETAIL). For information about how ReIM engages in this processing, see the latest Oracle Retail Invoice Matching Operations Guide. Certain ReIM transactions are not interfaced to Oracle Payables, but instead are interfaced to Oracle General Ledger through the IM_FINANCIAL_STAGE table. When analyzing transactions posted through the staging tables, retailers should note the transaction type, Standard/Credit, as well as the sign in the amount field. Technically, a negative sign on a credit transaction changes the transaction to a debit entry, and vice versa. This document is concerned about the financial meaning of the transactions, and will avoid a discussion of negative numbers in T-charts.        

Oracle Retail has published two new documents on My Oracle Support (https://support.oracle.com)  that provide partners and retailers with deeper functional information about two products: Oracle...

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Announcing Oracle Retail Reference Model, Version 2.4

The Oracle Retail Reference Model (RRM) collection of established practice business processes has been updated and re-released as RRM, Version 2.4. A permanent link to the My Oracle Support Document ID, 1145264.1, is available on the right side of this blog, in the Bookmarks section. The Oracle Retail Retail Reference Model (RRM) business process designs are intended to support an implementation of the merchandising, stores, and planning products. These designs are a guide for both the business and implementation teams. They explain some scenarios and factors that need to be considered for a successful implementation. The designs are created for a generic retailer, with some considerations made for hardlines, apparel (softlines), grocery, and telecommunications. Oracle Retail Reference Model 2.4 Doc ID 1145264.1 This release includes the following: Updates for particular Oracle Retail application releases since August 2011. Updates per feedback received from process users, including Advanced Inventory Planning flow additions. Improvements in the area of standardized role names and organizational units. Please send any questions, comments, and suggestions to retailprocess_ww@oracle.com.

The Oracle Retail Reference Model (RRM) collection of established practice business processes has been updated and re-released as RRM, Version 2.4. A permanent link to the My Oracle Support Document...

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Announcing Two Papers Addressing the RPAS Fusion Client

Oracle Retail has published two documents to My Oracle Support addressing the Retail Predictive Application Server (RPAS) Fusion Client, a web-based rich client developed using the latest Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF). The Fusion Client provides an enhanced user experience for communicating with the RPAS server. Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server Fusion Client Getting Started Guide Doc ID 1492759.1 The Retail Predictive Application Server (RPAS) is a configurable platform that provides capabilities such as a multidimensional database structure, batch and online processing, a configurable user interface, a configurable calculation engine, user security, and utility functions such as importing and exporting, all on a highly scalable technical environment that can be deployed on a variety of hardware. This paper addresses typical questions that arise during setting up and deploying the Fusion Client, provides performance recommendations, and highlights the differences between the Classic Client and the Fusion Client. Oracle Retail RPAS Fusion Client Performance Issue Report Doc ID 1493747.1 Performance issues can be frustrating for customers, and Oracle Retail will strive to assist you as you attempt to enhance the performance of your systems. To ensure the timeliest processing of your issue, retailers and partners are encouraged to respond as thoroughly as possible to each question in this document, which can be sent back for analysis by logging a Service Request and following typical Customer Support processes. The sections of the document solicit information about the following: Performance Issue Description Performance Issue Details System Configuration Data Application Configuration Data Performance Log Files

Oracle Retail has published two documents to My Oracle Support addressing the Retail Predictive Application Server (RPAS) Fusion Client, a web-based rich client developed using the latest...

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Oracle Retail Point-of-Service with Mobile Point-of-Service, Release 13.4.1

Oracle Retail Mobile Point-of-Service was previously released as a standalone product. Oracle Retail Mobile Point-of-Service is now a supported extension of Oracle Retail Point-of-Service, Release 13.4.1. Oracle Retail Mobile Point-of-Service provides support for using a mobile device to perform tasks such as scanning items, applying price adjustments, tendering, and looking up item information. Integration with Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management (SIM) If Oracle Retail Mobile Point-of-Service is implemented with Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management (SIM), the following Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management functionality is supported: Inventory lookup at the current store Inventory lookup at buddy stores Validation of serial numbers Technical Overview The Oracle Retail Mobile Point-of-Service server application runs in a domain on Oracle WebLogic. The server supports the mobile devices in the store. On each mobile device, the Mobile POS application is downloaded and then installed. Highlighted End User Documentation Updates and List of Documents  Oracle Retail Point-of-Service with Mobile Point-of-Service Release Notes A high-level overview is included about the release's functional, technical, and documentation enhancements. In addition, a section has been written that addresses Product Support considerations.   Oracle Retail Mobile Point-of-Service Java API Reference Java API documentation for Oracle Retail Mobile Point-of-Service is included as part of the Oracle Retail Mobile Point-of-Service Release 13.4.1 documentation set. Oracle Retail Point-of-Service with Mobile Point-of-Service Installation Guide - Volume 1, Oracle Stack A new chapter is included with information on installing the Mobile Point-of-Service server and setting up the Mobile POS application. The installer screens for installing the server are included in a new appendix. Oracle Retail Point-of-Service with Mobile Point-of-Service User Guide A new chapter describes the functionality available on a mobile device and how to use Oracle Retail Mobile Point-of-Service on a mobile device. Oracle Retail POS Suite with Mobile Point-of-Service Configuration Guide The Configuration Guide is updated to indicate which parameters are used for Oracle Retail Mobile Point-of-Service. Oracle Retail POS Suite with Mobile Point-of-Service Implementation Guide - Volume 5, Mobile Point-of-Service This new Implementation Guide volume contains information for extending and customizing both the Mobile POS application for the mobile device and the Oracle Retail Mobile Point-of-Service server. Oracle Retail POS Suite with Mobile Point-of-Service Licensing Information The Licensing Information document is updated with the list of third-party open-source software used by Oracle Retail Mobile Point-of-Service. Oracle Retail POS Suite with Mobile Point-of-Service Security Guide The Security Guide is updated with information on security for mobile devices. Oracle Retail Enhancements Summary (My Oracle Support Doc ID 1088183.1) This enterprise level document captures the major changes for all the products that are part of releases 13.2, 13.3, and 13.4. The functional, integration, and technical enhancements in the Release Notes for each product are listed in this document.

Oracle Retail Mobile Point-of-Service was previously released as a standalone product. Oracle Retail Mobile Point-of-Service is now a supported extension of Oracle Retail Point-of-Service,...

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Navigating to Release Readiness Transfer of Information (TOI) Recordings

TOI  recordings about new features in Oracle Retail applications are available to Oracle-supported customers for the 13.x enterprise releases. Oracle Retail has released over 100 of these TOIs since Oracle Retail began producing them. These online courses provide release-specific product knowledge that enables your functional and technical teams to plan, implement and/or upgrade and support Oracle Retail applications effectively and efficiently. TOI training is delivered via Oracle University. Note that you may be prompted to log in to Oracle University the first time you view the recorded training. Product-based TOIs Oracle Retail application TOIs are divided into two categories: Functional and Technical. Examples include: Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS) Functional Overview Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server (RPAS) Platform Technical Overview Oracle Retail Warehouse Management System (RWMS) Technical Overview Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management (SIM) Functional Overview    In addition to product TOIs, some TOIs address special topics and deep dives into specific functional, integration or technical changes. Examples include the following: Retail Translation and Internationalization Technical Overview Oracle Retail Merchandise Operations Management - Upgrades Functional Overview Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS) Wholesale Franchise Technical Overview Oracle Retail MOM, SIM & RTG Implementation Technical Overview Oracle Retail Store Inventory Management (SIM) - Usability Improvements Functional Overview   Documentation TOIs In addition to product TOIs, self-paced training is also available that addresses significant Documentation changes in releases 13.0, 13.0.1, and 13.2. Topics include enterprise updates to Documentation technology (such as Oracle Retail's transition to Oracle Help for the Web) as well as updates to solution unit technical documentation (new Implementation Guides, for example) and updates to solution unit functional documentation (new User Guides, for example). Navigational Steps to Oracle Retail TOIs To access the TOIs, follow these steps: Log into My Oracle Support at  https://support.oracle.com and access the following: Doc ID 732026.1, Get Proactive - Oracle Applications TOI (Transfer of Information) Online Training Click the drop-down and select Oracle Retail on the Release Readiness Transfer Information TOI Recordings page Select the Solution area of interest on the Browse Subcategories Retail page (for example, Merchandising Operations Management, Stores, and so on). Click the link for the applicable application TOI. There may be more than one page of TOI recordings. Click the Next button to see the additional TOIs that are available.  

TOI  recordings about new features in Oracle Retail applications are available to Oracle-supported customers for the 13.x enterprise releases. Oracle Retail has released over 100 of these TOIs since...

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Documentation in Oracle Retail Price Management and Oracle Retail Allocation, Release 13.1.6

The Patch Release 13.1.6 of Oracle Retail Price Management (RPM) and Oracle Retail Allocation is now available from My Oracle Support. The Oracle Retail enterprise release of 13.1.6 was a support release that included many fixes; RPM and Allocation also received functional enhancements. Highlighted End User Documentation Updates The RPM User Guide was updated to reflect new features for canceling item locations from active promotions and automatic creation of exclusions. This functionality is only applicable to active promotion price events created as simple or threshold, including vendor funded and customer segment. When canceled, the end date is set to VDATE and reflected accordingly in future retail tables. The enhancement covers changes in UI, Database, and PL/SQL. An automatic creation of exclusions for items occurs when items do not pass the conflict check rules. This feature applies to price events created at a higher than transaction level or zone level. The Allocation User Guide was updated to include enhancements to the Pack Distribution mode. Pack Distribution mode can now be used to allocate Non Sellable Fashion Packs. The Allocation Operations Guide was updated to include the logic behind allocating Non-Sellable Fashion Packs using Pack Distribution Mode. List of Documents in RPM 13.1.6 The following documents are included in the patch release: Oracle Retail Price Management Release Notes Oracle Retail Price Management Installation Guide Oracle Retail Price Management Data Model Oracle Retail Price Management Operations Guide Oracle Retail Price Management User Guide and online help Oracle Retail Merchandising Batch Schedule Oracle Retail Merchandising Implementation Guide Defect Reports (available only with the packaged code) List of Documents in Allocation 13.1.6 Oracle Retail Allocation Release Notes Oracle Retail Allocation Installation Guide Oracle Retail Allocation Data Model Oracle Retail Allocation Operations Guide Oracle Retail Allocation User Guide and online help Oracle Retail Merchandising Batch Schedule Oracle Retail Merchandising Implementation Guide Defect Reports (available only with the packaged code)

The Patch Release 13.1.6 of Oracle Retail Price Management (RPM) and Oracle Retail Allocation is now available from My Oracle Support. The Oracle Retail enterprise release of 13.1.6 was a support...

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Documentation in Oracle Retail Analytics, Release 13.3

The 13.3 Release of Oracle Retail Analytics is now available on the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud and from My Oracle Support. The Oracle Retail Analytics 13.3 release introduced significant new functionality with its new Customer Analytics module. The Customer Analytics module enables you to perform retail analysis of customers and customer segments. Market basket analysis (part of the Customer Analytics module) provides insight into which products have strong affinity with one another. Customer behavior information is obtained from mining sales transaction history, and it is correlated with customer segment attributes to inform promotion strategies. The ability to understand market basket affinities allows marketers to calculate, monitor, and build promotion strategies based on critical metrics such as customer profitability. Highlighted End User Documentation Updates With the addition of Oracle Retail Customer Analytics, the documentation set addresses both modules under the single umbrella name of Oracle Retail Analytics. Note, however, that the modules, Oracle Retail Merchandising Analytics and Oracle Retail Customer Analytics, are licensed separately. To accommodate new functionality, the Retail Analytics suite of documentation has been updated in the following areas, among others: The User Guide has been updated with an overview of Customer Analytics. It also contains a list of metrics associated with Customer Analytics. The Operations Guide provides details on Market Basket Analysis as well as an updated list of APIs. The program reference list now also details the module (Merchandising Analytics or Customer Analytics) to which each program applies. The Data Model was updated to include new information related to Customer Analytics, and a new section, Market Basket Analysis Module, was added to the document with its own entity relationship diagrams and data definitions. List of Documents The following documents are included in Oracle Retail Analytics 13.3: Oracle Retail Analytics Release Notes Oracle Retail Analytics Installation Guide Oracle Retail Analytics User Guide Oracle Retail Analytics Implementation Guide Oracle Retail Analytics Operations Guide Oracle Retail Analytics Data Model

The 13.3 Release of Oracle Retail Analytics is now available on the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud and from My Oracle Support. The Oracle Retail Analytics 13.3 release introduced significant new...

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Announcing the new Oracle Retail Workspace, A Configuration of Oracle WebCenter Spaces 11.1.1.5 for Oracle Retail

For the Oracle Retail 13.2.x enterprise, Oracle Retail Workspace 13.2.4 replaces previous versions of Oracle Retail Workspace. Oracle Retail Workspace 13.2.4 is a supported configuration of Oracle WebCenter Spaces 11.1.1.5 for Oracle Retail. Supported Product Overview In order to provide a next-generation Oracle user engagement platform for the retail industry, Oracle Retail Workspace leverages WebCenter Spaces. Oracle Retail Workspace is not a licensed retail application with any code. Instead, retailers purchase the underlying technology and then leverage the Oracle Retail Workspace Implementation Guide to configure a portal utilizing Oracle WebCenter Spaces. Oracle Retail Workspace has been repositioned as a configuration of Oracle WebCenter Spaces for the following reasons: The Oracle Retail Workspace configuration utilizes the external application functionality and the application navigator taskflow of the Oracle WebCenter Framework to configure Oracle Retail applications in Oracle WebCenter Spaces. The Oracle WebCenter Framework improves IT development cycle times by blending Web 2.0 services, processes, business intelligence, and transactions in an integrated JSF framework. The Oracle WebCenter Spaces 11g offers features provided by the previous versions of Oracle Retail Workspace that enable retailers to leverage a productive portal-based environment. List of Documents The following are included in Workspace 13.2.4, A Configuration of WebCenter Spaces 11.1.1.5 for Oracle Retail Oracle Retail Workspace Release Notes Oracle Retail Workspace Implementation Guide Workspace Retail Library—Unsupported The Oracle Retail Workspace Retail Library is comprised of previously-published accelerator documents and sample code downloads hosted on My Oracle Support. They are not supported, nor are they associated with the support lifecycle of the Workspace application. Doc ID: 1461281.1: Oracle Retail Workspace Retail Library Oracle Retail Workspace Retail Library Reference Guide A set of Micro-Applications that can be used to perform some of the operations of Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS) from outside the application. This document describes the functional and technical design details of the Micro-Applications available in this release, including the following and more: Create Regular Item Create Purchase Order Item Transfer Update Vendor Oracle Retail Fashion Planning Bundle Reports documentation The Oracle Retail Fashion Planning Bundle Reports package includes role-based Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Enterprise Edition (EE) reports and dashboards that provide an illustrative overview highlighting the Fashion Planning Bundle solutions. These dashboards can be leveraged out-of-the-box or can be used along with the other dashboards and reports that may have already been created to support a specific solution or organizational needs. This package includes dashboards for the Assortment Planning, Item Planning, Item Planning Configured for COE, Merchandise Financial Planning Retail Accounting, and Merchandise Financial Planning Cost Accounting applications. Oracle Retail Accelerators for WebLogic Server 11g Micro-Applications Development Tutorial This tutorial describes how you can create a Micro-Application for the Create a Regular Item task in the Retail Merchandising System (RMS) application using Oracle JDeveloper and ADF. Retail Accelerators: Developing ADF Reports for RPAS This document illustrates how you can use the Oracle Application Development Framework 11g (ADF) to generate reports that provide insights from the Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server (RPAS) based applications. Oracle Retail Accelerators Guide for WebCenter 11g Oracle Retail Accelerators Guide for WebCenter 11g describes how you can integrate Oracle Retail applications with Oracle WebCenter Spaces and customize WebCenter Spaces to include custom-developed content. Oracle Retail Accelerators, Developing Oracle BI EE reports on RPAS Domain Data This document illustrates how you can set up the integration between BI EE and RPAS domains to generate BI EE reports and dashboards for RPAS. Oracle Retail Accelerators, Developing Oracle BI EE Reports on RPAS Workbooks This document outlines a process to create real-time Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Enterprise Edition reports against RPAS workbooks dynamically, as opposed to directly going against the RPAS domain for the data. 

For the Oracle Retail 13.2.x enterprise, Oracle Retail Workspace 13.2.4 replaces previous versions of Oracle Retail Workspace. Oracle Retail Workspace 13.2.4 is a supported configuration of Oracle...

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Announcing Oracle Retail Tutorials to Aid in Oracle Retail Documentation Navigation and Requirement Verification

Oracle Retail  is currently piloting a new training opportunity for retailers and partners – Oracle Retail Tutorials. These tutorials are intended to provide short product-related content in areas that may be particularly challenging, or for which Oracle can add value by providing a recorded demonstration. The first tutorial below addresses how Oracle Retail documentation as a whole and how to access it. The second tutorial addresses how the retailer or partner can verify, using commands, the prerequisite application server requirement information published in Oracle Retail Installation Guides.  Oracle Retail Documentation Tutorial Doc ID: 1455710.1 This tutorial provides the following: Education about how Oracle Retail documentation is delivered A description of typical documentation deliverables How to view and use the documentation How to provide feedback Three primary types of Oracle Retail documents are discussed: End User Documentation, Online Help, and My Oracle Support Documents. Pre-Check Application Server Requirements for Oracle Retail Central Office 13.4.1 Doc ID: 1457354.1 Before an application is deployed onto any system, there are certain prerequisites that must be met for it to be implemented correctly and make it functional. This tutorial describes the commands and steps involved in checking for the application server prerequisites that are declared in Oracle Retail Installation Guides. As its example, the tutorial steps the viewer through the commands needed to verify the application server requirements of Oracle Retail Central Office 13.4.1.

Oracle Retail  is currently piloting a new training opportunity for retailers and partners – Oracle Retail Tutorials. These tutorials are intended to provide short product-related content in areas...

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Documentation in AIP, Release 13.3

The 13.3 Release of Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning (AIP) is now available on the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud and from My Oracle Support. Highlighted End User Documentation Updates AIP Installation Guide With this release, AIP runs on the 13.3 Release of the Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server (RPAS), so AIP takes advantage of RPAS's technical enhancements, including Hierarchy Integer Indexing. For AIP configurations, several of the internal names for the objects in the workbooks have been updated to be more consistent. The AIP Installation Guide includes a new appendix, "Configuration Name Changes," to provide a reference for the configuration adjustments that are necessary when upgrading from a previous AIP release to the current release. Store and Warehouse Replenishment Planning User Guide for Classic Client; Store and Warehouse Replenishment Planning User Guide for Fusion Client These documents have been updated for Warehouse External Demand. External demand is demand placed on a warehouse for locations and systems outside of AIP. The ability to load external demand for planning against the warehouses provides more rollout options. A warehouse can now support demand from external systems only or a mix of external demand and/or demand generated by AIP from lower network tiers. List of Documents The following documents are included in AIP 13.3: Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning Release Notes Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning Installation Guide Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning Implementation Guide Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning Operations Guide Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning Administration Guide Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning Data Model Volume 1—Oracle Database Data Model Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning Data Model Volume 2—Measure Reference Guide Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning Store and Warehouse Replenishment Planning User Guide for the RPAS Classic Client Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning Store and Warehouse Replenishment Planning User Guide for the RPAS Fusion Client Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning Store and Warehouse Replenishment Planning Online Help Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning Data Management User Guide Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning Data Management Online Help Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning Order Management User Guide Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning Order Management Online Help

The 13.3 Release of Oracle Retail Advanced Inventory Planning (AIP) is now available on the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud and from My Oracle Support. Highlighted End User Documentation Updates AIP...

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Corrections and Enhancements in Oracle Retail Installation Guides

Oracle Retail is committed to making Oracle Retail products easier to install and configure. In the past year, Oracle Retail created a new process to allow regular updates to be made to the installation documentation based on feedback from customers and partners, and from internal discoveries. This process is summarized far below and in the following knowledge article on My Oracle Support (https://support.oracle.com): Doc ID1307682.1. Key corrections and enhancements to the Oracle Retail Installation Guides have been occurring in these areas, among others: Additional detail was included regarding technology infrastructure setup required prior to Oracle Retail product installation. Greater clarity was provided about user configuration during installation for online and batch access. Manual processes were made easier to follow through the addition of context within procedural steps. Installation screens that were optional, or dependant upon answers to prior questions, were denoted more clearly.  Cross references were added to whitepapers containing more detail about technology stack installation and configuration. Simple verification tests were included that can be run after installation to validate application deployment. Information common to multiple guides was included and verified so that the guides became more consistent. Oracle Retail is committed to continually improving the installation guides and welcomes customers' comments and suggestions on their quality and usefulness. To send comments, use this email address: retail-doc_us@oracle.com Improved Process for Installation Guide Corrections To more quickly address critical corrections to installation guide content, Oracle Retail installation guides may be republished whenever a correction or enhancement is needed. For these updates, the republication of an installation guide is not attached to a release number; the document is simply replaced on the Oracle Technology Network Web site. This process prevents delays in making corrections available to retailers and partners. For the customer, it means that before you begin installation, you must verify that you have the most recent version of the installation guide. Oracle Retail installation guides are available on the Oracle Technology Network at the following URL: http://www.oracle.com/technology/documentation/oracle_retail.html An updated version of an installation guide is indicated by Oracle part number, as well as print date (month and year). An updated version uses the same part number, with a higher-numbered suffix. For example, part number E123456-02 is an updated version of an installation guide with part number E123456-01. If a more recent version of an installation guide is available, that version supersedes all previous versions. Only use the newest version for your installation.

Oracle Retail is committed to making Oracle Retail products easier to install and configure. In the past year, Oracle Retail created a new process to allow regular updates to be made to the ...

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Documentation in Oracle Retail Price Management (RPM), Release 13.2.4

The Patch Release 13.2.4 of Oracle Retail Price Management (RPM) is now available from My Oracle Support. End User Documentation Enhancements RPM User Guide The RPM User Guide was updated to reflect the new functionality addressing time-based promotions. The user can now enter discounts specific to events such as happy hours, door buster sales, or special holiday promotions by entering a specific start and end times associated with dates. The user indicates a Time Based Promotion by selecting the new checkbox on the RPM promotion screens, such as Add Components to a Promotion, Create a Threshold Component, Create a Multi-Buy Component, and Create a Simple Component, when setting up the promotion details. RPM Operations Guide There were batch documentation updates implemented in conjunction with Future Retail enhancement functionality. This functionality is associated with RPM's ability to store future retail data above the transaction item and location level. List of Documents in RPM 13.2.4 The following documents are included in the patch release: Oracle Retail Price Management Release Notes Oracle Retail Price Management Data Model Oracle Retail Price Management Installation Guide Oracle Retail Price Management Operations Guide Oracle Retail Price Management User Guide and online help Oracle Retail Merchandising Batch Schedule Oracle Retail Merchandising Implementation Guide Oracle Retail POS Suite 13.4.1/Merchandising Operations Management 13.2.4 Implementation Guide

The Patch Release 13.2.4 of Oracle Retail Price Management (RPM) is now available from My Oracle Support. End User Documentation Enhancements RPM User GuideThe RPM User Guide was updated to reflect the...

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Announcing two Technical Papers and an Accelerator Addressing Integration between Oracle Retail and Oracle Art Technology Group (ATG) Web Commerce

In the past year, Oracle Retail has published two documents on My Oracle Support (https://support.oracle.com) that address integration between Oracle Retail products and Oracle ATG Web Commerce. The Merchandising to Oracle ATG Document ID on My Oracle Support can be characterized as an Accelerator because in addition to the Technical Paper, Oracle Retail provides reference code. Doc ID 1380165.1 Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS) and Oracle ATG Web Commerce Integration–This accelerator is a toolkit that contains both integration reference code and a technical note to explain interfaces and how they should be used. The document provides a technical overview on integrating Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS) and Oracle Retail Price Management (RPM) with Oracle Art Technology Group (ATG) Web Commerce. The document focuses on the technical aspects of integrating item and price/promotion data from RMS and RPM to Oracle ATG Web Commerce, leveraging existing integration points where possible. The reference code addresses the following integration flows: RMS Merchandise Hierarchy extract to ATG Categories RMS Item extract to ATG Product RMS Regular Price change to ATG price list for SKU-based pricing method RMS Clearance Price change to ATG price list for SKU-based pricing method Doc ID 1367354.1 Oracle ATG Web Commerce-Store Inventory Management (SIM) Integration–This document is an overview that focuses on the technical aspects of integrating Oracle ATG Web Commerce and SIM for real-time inventory lookup, by leveraging existing integration points. By integrating Oracle ATG Web Commerce with SIM, retailers can leverage SIM’s real-time and inventory management capabilities, giving Web users visibility to in-store inventory availability. This overview document covers the technical aspects of an integration approach between Oracle ATG Web Commerce and SIM by addressing the following steps: Implementing a new Store Inventory Manager component which can connect to the SIM Web service endpoints. Configuring Oracle ATG Web Commerce to use the new Store Inventory Manager component.

In the past year, Oracle Retail has published two documents on My Oracle Support (https://support.oracle.com) that address integration between Oracle Retail products and Oracle ATG Web Commerce. The ...

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Documentation in RETL, RIB, and RSL, Release 13.2.4

The Patch Release 13.2.4 of the integration-related products, Oracle Retail Extract, Transform and Load (RETL), Oracle Retail Integration Bus (RIB), and Oracle Retail Service Layer (RSL), is now available from My Oracle Support. End User Documentation Enhancements The following enhancements have been made to the documentation: New RETL Installation Guide New in Release 13.2.4, the RETL Installation Guide includes complete instructions to install and configure RETL 13.2.4. Installation instructions were previously in the Programmer’s Guide. As part of this enhancement, content was added to and tested in the RETL Installation Guide to ensure that it contain similar chapters and sections included in other Oracle Retail Installation Guides. Template Creator documentation, under the RIB product umbrella The Oracle Retail Functional Artifact Guide and the Oracle Retail Functional Artifact Generator Guide contain new information about a new tool called the Template Creator. The Functional Artifacts Generator tool has been enhanced to generate custom and localized payloads business objects on demand, based on Oracle Retail Functional Artifact rules. A new tool called the Template Creator has been provided to create the placeholder XSDs and the import hooks in the base objects on an as-needed basis. In other words, this tool constructs the appropriate placeholders in the packaging structure in the correct locations. The Artifact Generator tools, including the Template Creator, can be used either as a command line or GUI tool set.   List of Documents in RETL, RIB, and the Oracle Retail Service Layer (RSL) 13.2.4  The following documents are included in release 13.2.4 of the applications noted above: RIB Oracle Retail Integration Bus Release Notes Oracle Retail Integration Bus Implementation Guide Oracle Retail Integration Bus Installation Guide Oracle Retail Integration Bus Operations Guide Oracle Retail Functional Artifact Generator Guide Oracle Retail Functional Artifacts Guide Oracle Retail Service Layer Installation Guide Oracle Retail SOA Enabler Tool Guide RIB Integration Guide (ID 1277421.1) RETL Oracle Retail Extract, Transform, and Load Release Notes Oracle Retail Extract, Transform, and Load Installation Guide Oracle Retail Extract, Transform, and Load Programmer’s Guide RSL Oracle Retail Service Layer Release Notes Oracle Retail Service Layer Installation Guide Oracle Retail Service Layer Programmer’s Guide

The Patch Release 13.2.4 of the integration-related products, Oracle Retail Extract, Transform and Load (RETL), Oracle Retail Integration Bus (RIB), and Oracle Retail Service Layer (RSL), is now...

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Documentation in Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS) and Oracle Retail Fiscal Management System (ORFM), Release 13.2.4

The Patch Release 13.2.4 of the Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS) and its module, Oracle Retail Fiscal Management (ORFM)  is now available from My Oracle Support. End User Documentation Enhancements The following summarize the highlights of changes made to the documentation in conjunction with the new Brazil-related functionality: Foundation chapter in the Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS)/Sales Audit (ReSA) Brazil Localization User Guide This chapter was updated with a non-base Localization Flexible Attribution Solution (LFAS) section that addresses the addition of several new custom attributes to Items and Suppliers through non-base LFAS for Brazil; it also addresses the extension of the Retail Tax Integration Layer (RTIL) through the Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS), and Oracle Retail Fiscal Management System (ORFM).  ORFM User Guide The Purchase Order chapter was updated to include schedule related updates for a Nota Fiscal. The Fiscal Documents chapter was updated to include information on creating a new NF and searching for details using Vendor Product Number. Oracle Retail Fiscal Management/RMS Brazil Localization Implementation Guide The Implementation Checklist chapter was updated with a note on multi-currency functionality. The Batch Processes chapter was updated with information on the NF EDI batch. The following summarize the highlights of changes made to the documentation in conjunction with the new technical certifications (see the RMS 13.2.4 Release Notes for more information): Installation Guides for RMS and for ORFM/RMS Brazil These installation guides were updated extensively to account for the multiple technical certification enhancements in 13.2.4. White Paper: How to Upgrade from WebLogic11g 10.3.3 to WebLogic11g 10.3.4  (Doc ID: 1432575.1) See the previous blog entry regarding this new White Paper. New Documents on My Oracle Support for Brazil Localization Overview and Interfaces Tax Vendor Integration (Doc ID: 1424048.1) Oracle chooses to integrate with a third party tax expert to delivery the Brazilian solution. Oracle has built the Retail Tax Integration layer (RTIL) as the key integration component to support the integration of Oracle suite of products with external tax vendors. This paper addresses the RTIL integration interfaces with TaxWeb, providing guidance on the typical integration interfaces and operations that must be supported by other tax solutions in the Brazilian market. Oracle Retail Fiscal Management/RMS Brazil Localization: Localization Flexible Attribute Solution (LFAS) (Doc ID: 1418509.1) The white paper covers the definition of custom attributes in Localization Flexible Attribute Solution (LFAS) and enables retailers to perform data conversion changes. Retailers can add several new custom attributes to Items and Suppliers through non-base LFAS for Brazil and extend Retail Tax Integration Layer (RTIL) through the Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS), and Oracle Retail Fiscal Management System (RFM). Documents Published in RMS and ORFM Release 13.2.4 Oracle Retail Merchandising System Release Notes Oracle Retail Merchandising System Installation Guide Oracle Retail Merchandising System User Guide and Online Help Oracle Retail Sales Audit (ReSA) User Guide and Online Help Oracle Retail Merchandising System Operations Guide Oracle Retail Merchandising System Data Model Oracle Retail Merchandising Batch Schedule Oracle Retail Merchandising Implementation Guide Oracle Retail POS Suite 13.4.1 / Merchandising Operations Management 13.2.4 Implementation Guide Oracle Retail Fiscal Management Data Model Oracle Retail Fiscal Management/RMS Brazil Localization Installation Guide Oracle Retail Fiscal Management/RMS Brazil Localization Implementation Guide Oracle Retail Fiscal Management User Guide and Online Help

The Patch Release 13.2.4 of the Oracle Retail Merchandising System (RMS) and its module, Oracle Retail Fiscal Management (ORFM)  is now available from My Oracle Support. End User Documentation...

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Announcing Oracle Retail Tutorials for the Retail Reference Model and Retail Reference Architecture

Oracle Retail  is currently piloting a new training opportunity for retailers and partners – Oracle Retail Tutorials. These tutorials are intended to provide short product-related content in areas that may be particularly challenging, or for which Oracle can add value by providing a recorded demonstration. The first Oracle Retail Tutorials explain the Oracle Retail Reference Model, and the Oracle Retail Reference Architecture. These are not part of a larger training course nor is there any charge for them. Oracle Retail Reference Model (RRM) Tutorial Overview This tutorial addresses the Oracle Retail Reference Model’s comprehensive collection of established, industry leading business processes, which guide retailers and implementers on the use of Oracle Retail applications to achieve greater business value. This tutorial includes each of the workflow of the retail industry model levels starting at level 0. Each level is a collection of functional areas that describe the retail enterprise as a whole, using Value Added Chain notation arranged according to Plan, Buy, Move, Sell, and Enterprise Operations. It also shows the Business Process Areas Models that are a conceptual representation of a major business process area. The processes support an implementation of merchandising, stores, planning, and supply chain products, and act as a guide for both the business and implementation teams. To access the RRM Tutorial, access the following My Oracle Support Document ID 1145264.1 and find the Oracle Retail Reference Model (RRM) Tutorial link. Oracle Retail Reference Architecture (RRA) Tutorial Overview This tutorial addresses RRA, a set of architectural diagrams that depict the enterprise suite from different perspectives and shows the flow of data across major integration points. The tutorial also shows the business processes and architecture that is important for specific value measures. The tutorial includes a look at business processes, context models logical architecture, physical architecture,  integration models, as as touching on the subject of the Oracle Retail Reference Model. To access the RRA Tutorial, access the following My Oracle Support Document ID 1330740.1 and find the Oracle Retail Reference Architecture Tutorial Overview. RRM and RRA Bookmarks For your reference and ease of navigation, deep links to both RRA and RRM are now provided on this blog in the Bookmarks section. Please note that access to My Oracle Support is required.

Oracle Retail  is currently piloting a new training opportunity for retailers and partners – Oracle Retail Tutorials. These tutorials are intended to provide short product-related content in areas...

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Documentation in Oracle Retail Macro Space Planning, Release 13.2.4

Patch Release 13.2.4 of the Macro Space Planning suite is now available from My Oracle Support. The following products are included in the release: Macro Space Management In-Store Space Collaboration End User Documentation Enhancements The following enhancements have been made to the documentation: New Data Model New in Release 13.2.4, the data model includes full descriptions of the tables and fields in the database, together with Entity Relationship Diagrams with full descriptions of the inter-relationships between the tables. Installation Guide The Installation Guide has been revised to include sections on installing the main Macro Space Planning application, with the option of installing an additional Tools package. A new section has also been added to explain how to set the new security options and reinstate existing passwords. Administration Module User Guide The Administration Module User Guide has been updated to reflect the security enhancements added to Macro Space Planning. Configuration Module User Guide The Configuration Module User Guide has been updated to reflect changes to the access control rules. Fixture Studio User Guide The Fixture Studio User Guide has been updated with fully revised sections on how to create and register blocks and how to create gondolas. Product Studio User Guide The Product Studio User Guide has been updated with revised screenshots. List of Documents in Release 13.2.4 The following documents are included in the patch release: Macro Space Planning Oracle Retail Macro Space Planning Installation Guide Oracle Retail Macro Space Planning License Information Oracle Retail Macro Space Planning Data Model Macro Space Management Oracle Retail Macro Space Management Release Notes Oracle Retail Macro Space Management Administration User Guide Oracle Retail Macro Space Management Administration Module Online Help Oracle Retail Macro Space Management Configuration User Guide Oracle Retail Macro Space Management Configuration Module Online Help Oracle Retail Macro Space Management Data Importer User Guide Oracle Retail Macro Space Management Data Importer Online Help Oracle Retail Macro Space Management Fixture Studio User Guide Oracle Retail Macro Space Management Fixture Studio Online Help Oracle Retail Macro Space Management Product Studio User Guide Oracle Retail Macro Space Management Product Studio Online Help Oracle Retail Macro Space Management Store Planning User Guide Oracle Retail Macro Space Management Report Designer User Guide Oracle Retail Macro Space Management Report Designer Online Help In-store Space Collaboration Oracle Retail In-Store Space Collaboration Release Notes Oracle Retail In-Store Space Collaboration User Guide Oracle Retail In-Store Space Collaboration Online Help  

Patch Release 13.2.4 of the Macro Space Planning suite is now available from My Oracle Support. The following products are included in the release: Macro Space Management In-Store Space Collaboration End...

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Announcing Two Articles to Aid in Navigating Oracle Retail Documentation

The Oracle Retail Documentation Enhancements Summary (My Oracle Support Doc ID 1393487.1) The Oracle Retail Documentation Enhancements Summary is an enterprise-level document that captures the major documentation changes for all the products that are part of recent enterprise releases. Designed as a convenient reference for retailers and partners, this document summarizes the documentation enhancements that have been released, from new help technologies to new Implementation Guides. Each chapter is dedicated to a specific solution unit and highlights the development-driven documentation enhancements by guide, product, and release. Bill of Materials for the 13.2, 13.3, and 13.4 Oracle Retail Application Documentation Sets (My Oracle Support Doc ID 1393491.1) The Oracle Retail Documentation Team has recently published a bill of materials for all of the 13.2/13.3/13.4 Oracle Retail application documentation. These enterprise releases included over 350 pieces of documentation to help internal and external customers install, use, and understand the Oracle Retail applications. Due to this significant amount of documentation, users can feel overwhelmed when attempting to locate the documentation related to their applications. This bill of materials list simplifies that process by providing a single enterprise snapshot.

The Oracle Retail Documentation Enhancements Summary (My Oracle Support Doc ID 1393487.1) The Oracle Retail Documentation Enhancements Summary is an enterprise-level document that captures the major...

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Documentation in Oracle Retail Merchandise Planning and Optimization Applications, Release 13.3

Release 13.3 was released in January 2012. The following products are included in the release: Oracle Retail Analytic Parameter Calculator for Regular Price Optimization (APC-RPO) Oracle Retail Analytic Parameter Calculator for Replenishment Optimization (APC-RO) Oracle Retail Assortment Planning (AP) Oracle Retail Category Management Oracle Retail Clearance Optimization Engine (COE) Oracle Retail Curve Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting (RDF) Oracle Retail Enabled Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) Integration Oracle Retail Grade Oracle Retail Item Planning (IP) Oracle Retail Item Planning Configured for the Clearance Optimization Engine (IP-COE) Oracle Retail Markdown Optimization (MDO) Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning (MFP) Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server (RPAS) Oracle Retail Replenishment Optimization (RO) Oracle Retail Regular Price Optimization (RPO) Oracle Retail Size Profile Optimization (SPO) Documentation Enhancements APC-RO Security Guide New in Release 13.3, the Oracle Retail APC-RO Security Guide serves as a guide for administrators, developers, and system integrators who securely administer, customize, and integrate the Oracle Retail Analytic Parameter Calculator for Replenishment Optimization (APC-RO) application. COE Implementation Guide New to Release 13.3, the Oracle Retail Clearance Optimization Engine Implementation Guide provides insight into the considerations for an implementation. It includes information on installing the application, configuring the user interface, database configuration, and staging and loading data. It also provides an overview on managing the application. RPAS Configuration Tools User Guide This guide was reorganized into smaller chapters to be more reader friendly. The "Dynamic Hierarchies" appendix was added to explain how dynamic hierarchies work and how they can be used. The "RPAS Rule Writing Tips" appendix was added to help users write efficient RPAS rules. RPAS Administration Guide for the Classic Client The "Environment Variables" appendix was added. This appendix lists the RPAS environment variables used for database settings, log settings, profile logging, and several other settings. RPAS Administration Guide for the Fusion Client The "Environment Variables" appendix was added. This appendix lists the RPAS environment variables used for database settings, log settings, profile logging, and several other settings. Installation Guides for APC-RO, APC-MDO, MDO, and COE In this release, the Installation Guides for APC-RO, MDO, COE, and APC-MDO include significantly improved/enhanced information on setting up password stores. The existing chapter "Setting Up Password Stores" has been updated with more detailed and specific information on the password stores required for application installation. Grid Designer User Guide for MDO and COE In this release, the Grid Designer User Guides include a new chapter, “Setting Up Item Details Grid Configuration.” This chapter describes how you can use the Item Detail Layout screen in the Grid Designer application to set up the Item Details grid configuration in the relevant application. New Documents on My Oracle Support Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server 13.3 Cumulative Fixed Issues (Doc ID 1357743.1) This document details the fixed issues and defects for all RPAS patch releases prior to and including the current release. Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting 13.3 Cumulative Fixed Issues (Note ID 1391815.1) This document details the fixed issues and defects for all RDF, Curve, and Grade patch releases prior to and including the current release. List of Documents in Release 13.3  The following documents are included in release 13.3 of the applications noted above: Oracle Retail Analytic Parameter Calculator for Markdown Optimization Release Notes Oracle Retail Analytic Parameter Calculator for Markdown Optimization Installation Guide Oracle Retail Analytic Parameter Calculator for Markdown Optimization Configuration Guide Oracle Retail Analytic Parameter Calculator for Markdown Optimization User Guide Oracle Retail Analytic Parameter Calculator for Replenishment Optimization Release Notes Oracle Retail Analytic Parameter Calculator for Replenishment Optimization Installation Guide Oracle Retail Analytic Parameter Calculator for Replenishment Optimization Configuration Guide Oracle Retail Analytic Parameter Calculator for Replenishment Optimization Security Guide Oracle Retail Analytic Parameter Calculator for Replenishment Optimization User Guide Oracle Retail Analytic Parameter Calculator for Replenishment Optimization Licensing Information Oracle Retail Analytic Parameter Calculator for Regular Price Optimization Release Notes Oracle Retail Analytic Parameter Calculator for Regular Price Optimization Installation Guide Oracle Retail Analytic Parameter Calculator for Regular Price Optimization Implementation Guide Oracle Retail Analytic Parameter Calculator for Regular Price Optimization User Guide for the RPAS Classic Client Oracle Retail Analytic Parameter Calculator for Regular Price Optimization User Guide for the RPAS Fusion Client Oracle Retail Assortment Planning Release Notes Oracle Retail Assortment Planning Installation Guide Oracle Retail Assortment Planning Implementation Guide Oracle Retail Assortment Planning User Guide for the RPAS Classic Client Oracle Retail Assortment Planning User Guide for the RPAS Fusion Client Oracle Retail Category Management Release Notes Oracle Retail Category Management Installation Guide Oracle Retail Category Management Configuration Guide Oracle Retail Category Management User Guide for the RPAS Classic Client Oracle Retail Category Management User Guide for the RPAS Fusion Client Oracle Retail Clearance Optimization Engine Release Notes Oracle Retail Clearance Optimization Engine Installation Guide Oracle Retail Clearance Optimization Engine Administration Guide Oracle Retail Clearance Optimization Engine Implementation Guide Oracle Retail Clearance Optimization Engine Configuration Guide Oracle Retail Clearance Optimization Engine Operations Guide Oracle Retail Clearance Optimization Engine Grid Designer User Guide Oracle Retail Clearance Optimization Engine Licensing Information Oracle Retail Clearance Optimization Engine Data Model Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting Release Notes Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting Installation Guide Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting Configuration Guide Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting Implementation Guide Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting User Guide for the RPAS Classic Client Oracle Retail Demand Forecasting User Guide for the RPAS Fusion Client Oracle Retail Enabled Oracle Data Integrator Integration Release Notes Oracle Retail Enabled Oracle Data Integrator Integration Implementation Guide Oracle Retail Item Planning Release Notes Oracle Retail Item Planning Installation Guide Oracle Retail Item Planning Operations Guide Oracle Retail Item Planning User Guide for the RPAS Classic Client Oracle Retail Item Planning User Guide for the RPAS Fusion Client Oracle Retail Item Planning Configured for the Clearance Optimization Engine Release Notes Oracle Retail Item Planning Configured for the Clearance Optimization Engine Installation Guide Oracle Retail Item Planning Configured for the Clearance Optimization Engine User Guide for the RPAS Classic Client Oracle Retail Item Planning Configured for the Clearance Optimization Engine User Guide for the RPAS Fusion Client Oracle Retail Markdown Optimization Release Notes Oracle Retail Markdown Optimization Installation Guide Oracle Retail Markdown Optimization Administration Guide Oracle Retail Markdown Optimization Implementation Guide Oracle Retail Markdown Optimization Configuration Guide Oracle Retail Markdown Optimization Operations Guide Oracle Retail Markdown Optimization Grid Designer User Guide Oracle Retail Markdown Optimization User Guide Oracle Retail Markdown Optimization Licensing Information Oracle Retail Markdown Optimization Data Model Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning Release Notes Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning Retail Installation Guide Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning Cost Installation Guide Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning Operations Guide Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning Retail User Guide for the RPAS Classic Client Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning Retail User Guide for the RPAS Fusion Client Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning Cost User Guide for the RPAS Classic Client Oracle Retail Merchandise Financial Planning Cost User Guide for the RPAS Fusion Client Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server Release Notes Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server Installation Guide Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server Licensing Information Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server Administration Guide for the Classic Client Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server Administration Guide for the Fusion Client Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server Configuration Tools User Guide Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server User Guide for the Classic Client Oracle Retail Predictive Application Server User Guide for the Fusion Client Oracle Retail Replenishment Optimization Release Notes Oracle Retail Replenishment Optimization Installation Guide Oracle Retail Replenishment Optimization Implementation Guide Oracle Retail Replenishment Optimization User Guide for the RPAS Classic Client Oracle Retail Replenishment Optimization User Guide for the RPAS Fusion Client Oracle Retail Regular Price Optimization Release Notes Oracle Retail Regular Price Optimization Installation Guide Oracle Retail Regular Price Optimization Implementation Guide Oracle Retail Regular Price Optimization User Guide for the RPAS Classic Client Oracle Retail Regular Price Optimization User Guide for the RPAS Fusion Client Oracle Retail Size Profile Optimization Release Notes Oracle Retail Size Profile Optimization Installation Guide Oracle Retail Size Profile Optimization Implementation Guide Oracle Retail Size Profile Optimization User Guide for the RPAS Classic Client Oracle Retail Size Profile Optimization User Guide for the RPAS Fusion Client

Release 13.3 was released in January 2012. The following products are included in the release: Oracle Retail Analytic Parameter Calculator for Regular Price Optimization (APC-RPO) Oracle Retail Analytic...

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Documentation in Oracle Retail POS Suite, Release 13.4

Release 13.4 was released in December 2011. The following products are included in the release: Oracle Retail Back Office Oracle Retail Central Office Oracle Retail Point-of-Service Oracle Retail Returns Management release 2.4 End User Documentation Enhancements The following enhancements were made to the POS Suite documentation set: Oracle Retail POS Suite Security Guide This new guide contains information for administrators, developers, and system integrators on secure product implementation, integration, and administration. It documents specific security features and configuration details for the products, in order to facilitate and support the secure operation of the products and any external compliance standards. Configuration chapter in the Installation Guides This chapter has been added to all the Installation Guides. The content provides guidance for administrators and anyone installing the product on securely configuring the product. Oracle Retail POS Suite Implementation Guide, Volume 2 - Extension Solutions This volume of the Implementation Guide covers how to customize and extend each POS Suite product. This content was previously included in the Operations Guide for each product. New My Oracle Support Knowledge Article The following document is now available on My Oracle Support: Data Mapping from the POS Suite Database to the RTLog (My Oracle Support Doc ID 1382051.1) Two spreadsheets are available that provide detailed information on how the values in the Oracle Retail POS Suite database are mapped to the values in the RTLog: POS Suite to Database RTLog Integration Mapping Mapping of the fields from the POS Suite database source to the fields in the RTLog POS Suite to Database RTLog Integration Code Mapping Transformation of the codes from the POS Suite database source to the codes in the RTLog Documents Published in POS Suite Release 13.4 Oracle Retail POS Suite Configuration Guide Oracle Retail POS Suite Data Model Entity Relationship Diagrams - Volume 1, Subject Areas Oracle Retail POS Suite Data Model Entity Relationship Diagrams - Volume 2, Overviews Oracle Retail POS Suite Data Dictionary Oracle Retail POS Suite Data Model 13.3 to 13.4 Differences Oracle Retail POS Suite Data Model Mapping File Oracle Retail POS Suite Data Model ERWIN File Oracle Retail POS Suite Implementation Guide - Volume 1, Implementation Solutions Oracle Retail POS Suite Implementation Guide - Volume 2, Extension Solutions Oracle Retail POS Suite Implementation Guide - Volume 3, Base Product Extension Support (My Oracle Support Doc ID 1277455.1) Oracle Retail POS Suite Implementation Guide - Volume 4, Oracle Retail Point-of-Service to Siebel Integration Oracle Retail POS Suite Licensing Information Oracle Retail POS Suite Operations Guide Oracle Retail POS Suite Security Guide Oracle Retail POS Suite 13.4/Merchandising Products Implementation Guide Oracle Retail Back Office Installation Guide - Volume 1, Oracle Stack Oracle Retail Back Office Installation Guide - Volume 2, IBM Stack Oracle Retail Back Office User Guide Oracle Retail Back Office Release Notes Oracle Retail Central Office Installation Guide - Volume 1, Oracle Stack Oracle Retail Central Office Installation Guide - Volume 2, IBM Stack Oracle Retail Central Office User Guide Oracle Retail Central Office Release Notes Oracle Retail Point-of-Service Installation Guide - Volume 1, Oracle Stack Oracle Retail Point-of-Service Installation Guide - Volume 2, IBM Stack Oracle Retail Point-of-Service User Guide Oracle Retail Point-of-Service Release Notes Oracle Retail Point-of-Service Receipt Builder Tool User Guide (My Oracle Support Doc ID 1277454.1) Oracle Retail Point-of-Service White Paper: Configuring Siebel in an Oracle Retail Point-of-Service to Siebel Integration (My Oracle Support Doc ID 1277420.1) Oracle Retail Returns Management Installation Guide - Volume 1, Oracle Stack Oracle Retail Returns Management Installation Guide - Volume 2, IBM Stack Oracle Retail Returns Management User Guide Oracle Retail Returns Management Release Notes Oracle Retail Enhancements Summary (My Oracle Support Doc ID 1088183.1) Oracle Retail Upgrade Guide (My Oracle Support Doc ID 1073414.1)

Release 13.4 was released in December 2011. The following products are included in the release: Oracle Retail Back Office Oracle Retail Central Office Oracle Retail Point-of-Service Oracle Retail Returns...

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Introduction to the Oracle Retail Documentation Blog

Welcome! This blog is designed to help retailers and partners receive regular updates about documentation releases at Oracle Retail. The Documentation Department The Oracle Retail Documentation department delivers documentation for the Oracle Retail product suite. The members of the department ensure that documents are released in conjunction with development-driven project schedules. The Types of Documents Available In addition to designing, developing, and implementing documentation standards, the members of the team work with development subject matter experts (SME) to generate the following end-user documents and more: Release Notes, Online Help, User Guides, Installation Guides, Implementation Guides, Operation Guides, and White Papers. The team is also responsible for archiving all of its documentation and publishing it to the Oracle community via the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) and My Oracle Support (MOS). Announcing An Improved Oracle Retail Site on OTN  Recent improvements make it much easier to navigate the Oracle Retail documentation site on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) at this location: http://www.oracle.com/technology/documentation/oracle_retail.html New tabs help users find documentation for a specific application quickly and easily. Each tab represents a unique enterprise release, and contains an alphabetic listing of documentation libraries available. Another tab provides direct links to some of the most-read Oracle Retail enterprise-level technical documentation available on My Oracle Support. Finally, the site includes the new Oracle Retail Documentation Welcome Kit, which is available for download on the Get Started tab. This kit provides an introductory guide to finding Oracle Retail documentation, plus an introduction to key documentation offerings.

Welcome! This blog is designed to help retailers and partners receive regular updates about documentation releases at Oracle Retail. The Documentation Department The Oracle Retail Documentation...