Tuesday Jul 19, 2016

HCM Cloud – Bulk Integration Automation Using SOA Cloud Service by Jack Desai

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Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud provides a comprehensive set of tools, templates, and pre-packaged integration to cover various scenarios using modern and efficient technologies. One of the patterns is the batch integration to load and extract data to and from the HCM cloud. HCM provides the following bulk integration interfaces and tools:

HCM Data Loader (HDL)

HDL is a powerful tool for bulk-loading data from any source to Oracle Fusion HCM. It supports important business objects belonging to key Oracle Fusion HCM products, including Oracle Fusion Global Human Resources, Compensation, Absence Management, Performance Management, Profile Management, Global Payroll, Talent and Workforce Management. For detailed information on HDL, please refer to this.

HCM Extracts

HCM Extract is an outbound integration tool that lets you select HCM data elements, extracting them from the HCM database and archiving these data elements as XML. This archived raw XML data can be converted into a desired format and delivered to supported channels recipients.

Oracle Fusion HCM provides the above tools with comprehensive user interfaces for initiating data uploads, monitoring upload progress, and reviewing errors, with real-time information provided for both the import and load stages of upload processing. Fusion HCM provides tools, but it requires additional orchestration such as generating FBL or HDL file, uploading these files to WebCenter Content and initiating FBL or HDL web services. This post describes how to design and automate these steps leveraging Oracle Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Cloud Service deployed on Oracle’s cloud Platform As a Service (PaaS) infrastructure.  For more information on SOA Cloud Service, please refer to this.

Oracle SOA is the industry’s most complete and unified application integration and SOA solution. It transforms complex application integration into agile and re-usable service-based components to speed time to market, respond faster to business requirements, and lower costs.. SOA facilitates the development of enterprise applications as modular business web services that can be easily integrated and reused, creating a truly flexible, adaptable IT infrastructure. For more information on getting started with Oracle SOA, please refer this. For developing SOA applications using SOA Suite, please refer to this.

These bulk integration interfaces and patterns are not applicable to Oracle Taleo.

Main Article

HCM Inbound Flow (HDL)

Oracle WebCenter Content (WCC) acts as the staging repository for files to be loaded and processed by HDL. WCC is part of the Fusion HCM infrastructure.

The loading process for FBL and HDL consists of the following steps:

  • Upload the data file to WCC/UCM using WCC GenericSoapPort web service
  • Invoke the “LoaderIntegrationService” or the “HCMDataLoader” to initiate the loading process.

However, the above steps assume the existence of an HDL file and do not provide a mechanism to generate an HDL file of the respective objects. In this post we will use the sample use case where we get the data file from customer, using it to transform the data and generate an HDL file, and then initiate the loading process.

The following diagram illustrates the typical orchestration of the end-to-end HDL process using SOA cloud service: Read the complete article here.

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Monday Jul 18, 2016

What’s new in Oracle BPM and Process Cloud Service? SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast – July 26th 2016

imageAttend our July edition of the SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast live on July 26th 2016 at 16:00 CET.

What’s new in Oracle BPM and Process Cloud Service? Digital Process Apps made Simple

During this session, we will be joined by Sujan Balachandran, Product Manager for Oracle BPM and Process Cloud Service (PCS). The session will cover

· Empower Business User using BPM Composer

· What is Business Architecture? How can it help Enterprises organize Business Process with Organization’s Goals and Objectives?

· What is Process Cloud Service? When and how to position On-Prem BPM vs PCS?

· Oracle BPM and PCS Roadmap

For those who are new to Process Cloud Service, PCS is the next-gen Process Management tool built and optimized for the Cloud. It is a Business User friendly Low Code Environment to build Process Automation applications.

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Senior Principal Product Manager

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Visit the registration page here.

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Schedule:

July 26th 2016 at 16:00-17:00 CET

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Missed our SOA & BPM Partner Community Webcast? – watch the on-demand versions:

· Sales Plays Webcast June 9th 2016

· Real-Time Integration Business Insight May 31st 2016

· Integration Strategy sales and marketing campaign update

· Microservices

· Stream Explorer

· Process Cloud Service V2

· SOA Suite 12.2.1

· Oracle OpenWorld 2015 update

· SOA & API Cloud Service

· Solutions Catalog & Cloud Marketplace

· GSE demo systems

· Hybrid sales plays

For the latest information please visit Community Updates Wiki page (SOA Community membership required).

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Sunday Jul 17, 2016

Maximize the Value of Your CX Investments with Oracle Cloud Platform

clip_image001With Oracle CX Cloud, companies not only get the most comprehensive CX offering, but also an innovative and powerful cloud platform to extend, analyze and integrate these applications with the rest of the enterprise resources, as well as to optimize them for every user.  

This session outlines the Cloud Platform (PaaS & IaaS) solutions that Oracle provides to streamline cloud development and empowers you to deliver enterprise-grade solutions rapidly and cost effectively. Join this event if you are interested in the most advanced way to extend, analyze and integrate the Oracle CX solutions. In subsequent webinars, we will drive you through further Integration Solutions’ details.

Agenda:

§ Oracle Cloud Platform Overview

§ Practical use case to extend, analyze and integrate Oracle CX Cloud

§ CX extension & integration demo

§ Partner resources

Schedule:

December 17th 2015 10:00 am CET

For details please visit our registration page here!

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Saturday Jul 16, 2016

BPM 12c Subprocesses (Part 3 of 3): Event Subprocess by Antonis Antoniou

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In this third and last part of a three part series on subprocesses we will explore a special type of subprocess referred to as an “Event” subprocess.
This type of subprocess is triggered by an event that can occur anytime during the execution of a process flow that allows you to interrupt the normal flow of an instance.
Such capability can be applicable in various use cases. For example, an error might occur in the process, or you can very well define various service level agreements to delineate execution times or you can even have a business requirement to cancel a flow (for example cancel an order).
You can use the “Event” subprocess to implement such requirements (i.e. handle system and business exceptions).
“Event” subprocesses posses various unique characteristics. One of them is that, by configuration, you can have an “Event” subprocess either as interrupting, that is interrupting the normal process flow execution or have an “Event” subprocess running in parallel (concurrently) to the main flow of your process.
Another really nice and useful characteristics of an “Event” subprocess is that it shares the same context as the main flow of the process, meaning that from the “Event” subprocess you can have access to all the data objects that are used by the main process (and of course update their state).
An “Event” subprocess resembles like an embedded subprocess (except that it’s displayed in a dashed-line boarder), however an “Event” subprocess cannot have outgoing or incoming sequence flows. And just as with the other types of subprocesses an “Event” subprocess can define data objects that are local to its scope.We will implement a very simple process that will make use of the event sub-process to simulate the functional use case depicted by the image above; the scenario is straightforward, you can cancel an order as long as it’s not shipped. Read the complete article here.

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Friday Jul 15, 2016

PaaS free trial accounts ICS and PCS, IoT and PaaS for SaaS

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As part of our communities we do offer free PaaS accounts (only for partners in Europe, Middle East and Africa. In case you are not part of EMEA please contact your local partner manager):

· Integration Cloud Service & Process Cloud Service & SOA Cloud & IoT & PaaS for SaaS Service PaaS Demo Accounts  (Community membership required)

· Java Cloud Service & Application Cloud Container Service & Mobile Cloud Service PaaS Demo Accounts (Community membership required)

Watch the GSE Overview Video! Get an overview of what GSE is and how you can use GSE to help you sell. You can also get long running dedicated PaaS instances, therefore please send us details about your use cases. For instant access please request a sandbox demo

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Thursday Jul 14, 2016

AMIS25 Beyond the Horizon Conference – Session Resource Repository

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Below you will find an overview of all the sessions that took place at the AMIS25 Beyond the Horizon conference (1-3 June 2016, Katwijk, The Netherlands) along with the associated session resources – such as the presentation slides and where applicable the source code. Get the presentations here.

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Wednesday Jul 13, 2016

SOA Suite 12.2.1.1.0 download available

imageThis new release includes bug fixes as well as new features including:

  • New Cloud Adapters for Oracle and 3rd-party applications
  • Operational Enhancements
  • BAM and Real-Time Integration Business Insight Enhancements
  • Major expansion of MFT functionality

For a list of new features in this release, please check the list of new features in SOA Suite and Managed File Transfer 12.2.1.1.0. Get SOA Suite 12.2.1.1 here

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Tuesday Jul 12, 2016

SOA & BPM Community Newsletter July 2016

Dear SOA & BPM Partner Community,

The Fusion Middleware flagship on-premises products SOA Suite 12.2.1.1, BPM Suite 12.2.1.1 and WebLogic 12.2.1.1 are available for download! Make sure you present the latest Real Time Stream Analytics & Real Time Business Insight solutions as part of an SOA 12c Integration Success Workshop (Community membership required) to your SOA Suite customer base!

During the summer time we offer training for technical experts, sales and marketing manager!

Lisbon Aug 29th – Sept 2nd 2016 and from your desk SOA Suite 12c Training On Demand and BPM Suite 12c Training On Demand and WebLogic 12c Training On Demand. The Sales Plays FY16 PaaS and Middleware and Marketing & Sales Campaign for IICS and SOA CS webcasts are now available on-demand.

For more information about Real-Time Integration Business Insight please see free on-demand training & video library & on-demand webcast. Same for Real-Time Streaming Analytics, please see product details & training material and Docker image from Guido Schmutz.

Part of the SOA Cloud section seven ICS articles and one SOA CS article are published: Cloud Adapter SDK - Part 3: Build the wizard & ICS: Execution Agent proxy issue: NumberFormatException & Java API for ICS & How to Configure ICS for Salesforce.com & ICS API scripts for doing useful things & Using Oracle EBS Adapter in ICS & Maintenance & Patching For SOA CS.

Thanks to the community for sharing all the SOA articles: Accessing and Analyzing Twitter Feeds with Oracle Stream Analytics & A Microservice Approach for Legacy Modernisation & Converting ADLs to implement end to end JSON in SOA Suite 12.2.1 & SOA vs Microservices Architecture & Seamless source “migration” from SOA Suite 12.1.3 to 12.2.1 using WLST and XSLT & Deploying OSB Projects with Configuration Files in FlexDeploy & FMW SOA Monitoring Module is released.

BPM Suite 12.2.1.1 is a solid product suitable for every SOA Suite customer! It’s an excellent business opportunity to upsell integration customers a BPM solution for human based processes. Customer can try it within Process Cloud Service – PCS quickstart apps - and run the same process in BPM Suite. Thanks to the community for sharing all the BPM articles PCS Web Form Design Approaches & Integrating with Oracle Cloud to Streamline Business Processes & Suppress Approval Controls in BPM & Creating reusable Business Rules for SOA & BPM & Recovering an Asynchronous Callback in Oracle BPMN.

In our last section Architecture & PaaS4SaaS the UX team published a ERP UX Must Be Simple, Even When The Data Is Complex, PaaS Services Explained: The Most Common SaaS Use Cases a video Cloud Applications Review by Debra Lilley and a must read blog post UX RDK Enhancement.

Thanks to the Amis team for an excellent conference! Presentations are available at the Amis website here. Make use of our marketing kits & service and run an event for your customers!

For a short summery of our key monthly information watch the Fusion Middleware & PaaS Partner Updates on YouTube. The July edition of the Middleware Partner Update contains the PaaS Sales Kits, PaaS & Middleware Summer Camps and the upcoming community webcast about BPM and PCS takes place on July 26th 2016.

See you in Lisbon!

To read the newsletter please visit http://tinyurl.com/SOAnewsJuly2016  (OPN Account required)

Jürgen Kress

Fusion Middleware Partner Adoption
Oracle EMEA
Tel. +49 89 1430 1479
E-Mail: juergen.kress@oracle.com
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Monday Jul 11, 2016

Process Timers – Controlling the time in which your process executes by Jose Rodrigues

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Following up a series of questions around setting timers in the Oracle Community forums, I decided to write this article to try and guide their use and how these can be used to control process execution.

Let’s start!

The Use Case

We’ll begin by setting up the scenario in which we’ll have to control our process flow.

Imagine that you want to have a part of your process that executes immediately if the current time is between 08:00am and 04:00pm (16:00 hours for us Europeans), or wait until 08:00am if it’s outside that interval.

It’s frequent to have some kind of control in parts of the processes, for instance when you want to send SMS to your customers. You certainly don’t want to do it at 03:00am.

How will we make this?

We should use a Catch Timer event, of course, and XPATH’s DateTime functions to check the current time and to set the timer to way for next morning’s 08:00.

The Catch Timer event has several ways to be configured (triggered at specific dates and times, on a specific schedule – every day at 10:28:00 (repeatable), or in a time cycle – every 2 minutes), but we’ll focus on the one where we configure the timer to wait for a specific time and date. More on the others perhaps in another article.

We’ll illustrate the use of timers with an example process. You can, of course, adapt it to your needs.

Defining the execution conditions

So you start by defining a gateway that will split the execution between:

  • Immediate
  • Wait for 08:00am
    • This will have to be split into prior to midnight and after midnight. but for now, we’ll consider the scenario of only two options.

So, you set the expression on the conditional flow that will do the immediate execution, leaving the condition that must wait for 08:00 as the unconditional (default) branch.

The expression should be something like this: Read the complete article here.

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Sunday Jul 10, 2016

Process Cloud Service videos by Stefan Wörmke

This is a series of 8 short videos explaining how to create a BPM application using Oracle Process Cloud Services. Part 1 will show how to login and create a new application:

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Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Part 8

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