Application Change Management Pack for EBS (OpenWorld 2009 Recap)

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I recently wrote about the eternal dilemma of the Apps system implementer: whether it's worth customizing the E-Business Suite or not.  Customizations and extensions introduce the challenge of deploying your customizations between multiple development, QA, and production environments.  Our new Application Change Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite has the potential to help to with that, and a few other notable systems management tasks, too.

The Application Change Management Pack is one of the most-interesting new lifecycle management products released recently from our Applications Technology Group.  The Application Change Management Pack is an optional add-on to the Application Management Pack.  The Application Management Pack is an Oracle Enterprise Manager Grid Control plug-in for the E-Business Suite. 

The Application Change Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite (sometimes oddly referenced as "ACP" instead of "ACMP") has three noteworthy new capabilities:
  1. Customization Manager:  Takes all files associated with a custom application, report or extension and bundles them into an Oracle patch.  Standard AD utilities can then be used to apply the patch to different Apps instances.
  2. Patch Manager: Auomates many of the manual tasks associated with applying EBS patches, as well automates installing patches in multiple EBS instances.
  3. Setup Manager:  Automates the migration of configuration/setup data across instances. Provides over 300 functional APIs (AOL, Financials, Manufacturing, Distribution) for setup data management.
Ken Baxter and Biju Mohan covered the new Application Change Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite in detail in their OpenWorld 2009 session:

They discuss the following topics in this session:
  • Use cases for managing E-Business Suite customizations
    • New workflow when using the Customization Manager
  • Use cases when patching multiple E-Business Suite environments 
    • New patching process when using the Patch Manager
    • Defining a "Patch Run" to apply patches to multiple Apps environments in parallel
  • Use cases for configuring E-Business Suite environments
    • New process for transferring setups from one environment to another with the Setup Manager
    • Example use case: rolling out "Sets of Books" to multiple instances
Listening to the Session

If you registered for OpenWorld, here's a link to the OpenWorld On Demand page where you can download the presentation or listen to the live recording of this session.

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Comments:

Is additional licensing involved in using the App Change management pack

TIA,Sam

Posted by Sam on November 18, 2009 at 04:31 AM PST #

Hi, Sam,

Yes, there is. I don't have access to pricing information, though. If you'd like details about pricing, your Oracle account manager is the best source for that.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on November 18, 2009 at 05:22 AM PST #

Dear Steven,

I have followed the suggested notes and completed the installation part but unable to discover the applications, it is failing with the below error.

oracle.apps.fnd.oam.em.sdk.targetData.discovery.AppsDiscoveryException: Error while attempting to discover EBS on : UAT_ABCD( rac_database ) using schema: APPS

I used the apps user for monitoring schema and application schema.

Please suggest any solution, unable to found any metalink for this error..

Posted by falah on January 10, 2010 at 03:15 AM PST #

Hello, Falah,

Your best bet would be to log a formal Service Request via My Oracle Support (formerly Metalink) to get one of our specialists engaged.

Please feel free to forward your Service Request number to me if it gets stuck in the support process for some reason.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on January 11, 2010 at 02:00 AM PST #

Hi Steven:
Can you please send across or post the Powerpoint/ PDF document of the Presentation "Application Change Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite: An Introduction "

The Links provided above are not operational

Thank You Sujan

Posted by Sujan Bala on January 24, 2012 at 06:40 PM PST #

Hi, Sujan,

The OpenWorld 2009 presentations have been taken offline.

The OpenWorld 2011 presentations are available here:

http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/entry/openworld_2011_presentations_available_for

You can search for sessions 12421 and 17242.

Also, check out webcast #4 on this page:

http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/entry/e_business_suite_technology_learning

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on January 25, 2012 at 09:48 AM PST #

Hi!

I would like to implement this tool for my company, so I trying to get as mucho information and a contact sale to evaluate it.

Could you help me with contact information about someone that could help me on this task?

Regards
Tania Gil

Posted by Tania Gil on January 03, 2013 at 03:35 PM PST #

Hi, Tania,

Glad to hear that you're interested in this product. Your best route would be to contact your Oracle account manager to arrange a technical briefing, demonstration, and trial licence.

If you don't have an Oracle account manager, you can contact Oracle Sales directly here:

https://shop.oracle.com

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on January 04, 2013 at 09:52 AM PST #

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