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Announcing new and updated Documentation for Oracle Cruise, Hotels, Food & Beverage, and Retail solutions

Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite and Oracle Retail Science Cloud Services Release 18.0.002 Documentation

Bernie Goodman
Documentation Manager

Documentation for the following Oracle Retail Cloud Services for Release 18.0.002 is available:

  • Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite
  • Oracle Retail Science Cloud Services

Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite, Retail Platform Cloud Service, and Retail Data Extractor for Cloud Documents (My Oracle Support Doc ID: 2539848.1)

  • New My Oracle Support page for additional documents pertaining to Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite, Retail Science Cloud Services, and Retail Data Extractor for Cloud.
  • Contains interface guides, release notes, advance release notifications, and white papers for all of the products listed above.

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).

Documentation highlights for Release 18.0.002 included the following:

Administration/Security Guide

  • Updated application roles and mapping to RI functionality for new features.
  • Provided examples of common user group/role configurations.

User Guide

  • Detailed metric definitions have been moved to the new page on My Oracle Support (Doc ID: 2539848.1). 
  • Descriptions added for new features in the .002 patch, including: support for external promotions, new sales transaction fields, new item UDA attributes, and RDF forecast interfaces.

The following documents were also published for this release:

  • Release Notes
  • Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite/Oracle Retail Science Cloud Services Data Interfaces Guide (available on My Oracle Support Doc ID: 2539848.1)

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 Science Cloud Services

Oracle Retail 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 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 18.0.002, see the Release Notes.

Documentation highlights for Release 18.0.002 included the following:

Administration Guide

  • New role added to the User Roles table in the Administrative Tasks chapter for integration between Oracle Retail Science Cloud Services and Oracle Retail Xstore.

User Guide

  • Offer Optimization Forecasting section added to the Offer Optimization chapter. Offer optimization forecasting is used to review the sales forecasts and returns forecasts of a successfully executed offer optimization run.
  • Size profiles chapter added. The Size Profiles module is used to estimate the distribution of demand across different sizes (size profile) for different merchandise and location levels.
  • Innovation Workbench chapter added. This service is used to access read-only Science data using Oracle APEX and to implement algorithms and analytics as an extension.

Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite/Oracle Retail Science Cloud Services Filenames

  • This spreadsheet has been added to the Data Interface Guide. It contains a quick reference to the inbound and outbound files used by the applications.

The following documents were also published for this release:

  • Release Notes
  • Implementation Guide
  • Security Guide
  • Oracle Retail Insights Cloud Service Suite/Oracle Retail Science Cloud Services Data Interface Guide (available on My Oracle Support Doc ID: 2539848.1)

The Oracle Retail Science Cloud Services documentation set is available on the Oracle Help Center as part of the already existing product documentation library:

https://docs.oracle.com/cd/F17841_01/orscs/index.html

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