New Whitepaper: Best Practices for Adopting E-Business Suite Release 12 (First Edition)

A colleague has just pulled off an impressive feat that I wouldn't have attempted myself:  she's collected practical tips and advice on how to do Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 implementations and upgrades.  She's consolidated input from Oracle's Support, Consulting, IT, and Development groups into a new whitepaper:

This whitepaper is mandatory reading if you're planning -- or in the middle of -- an Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 deployment.  The whitepaper has a mix of concrete and strategic advice that covers topics such as:


Project Management
  • Scoping
  • Staffing and skills
  • Upgrade planning
  • Planning for Financials setups
  • Inventory of customizations
  • Migrating Reports to Business Intelligence Publisher
Pre- and Post-Upgrade Best Practices
  • Clearing interfaces and processing exceptions
  • Examining pending concurrent requests
  • Running key reports
  • Multi-Org Access Control (MOAC) considerations for concurrent programs
  • Testing strategies, including considerations for workflows and load testing
Product-Specific Considerations and Tips for:
  • Payables
  • Payments
  • Internet Expenses
  • Receivables
  • Advanced Collections
  • Assets
  • Advanced Global Intercompany System
  • General Ledger
  • Global Accounting Engine
  • Subledger Accounting
  • E-Business Suite Tax
One more notable thing about this whitepaper:  the author, Anne Carlson, intends it to be a "living document," updated with new tips and advice as more feedback comes in from your implementations.  If you have suggestions for additional tips, let me know and I'll pass them on to her.

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Comments:

R12 Upgrade Best Practice

Posted by Farhan on July 16, 2008 at 12:00 AM PDT #

Hi Steven,

From R12 best practice perspective can you please let me know how many instances are feasible in single node.

If it’s based on server configuration can i install 4 instances on one node with supported hardware?

Regards,
Phani.K

Posted by Phanik on March 18, 2009 at 08:58 AM PDT #

Hi, Phani,

This is highly dependent on your hardware. I'd recommend working with your hardware vendor to get sizing estimates for your particular server configuration.

Good luck with your implementation.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on March 24, 2009 at 05:44 AM PDT #

Hi Steve, this is a great white paper. Can you advise who can give approval for me to upload this white paper to our intranet to share with my collegues.

Thanks
Cornelia

Posted by Cornelia Mynhardt on September 29, 2009 at 12:02 AM PDT #

Hi, Cornelia,

If your organization has a Metalink account (implied by the fact that you've obtained a copy of the whitepaper), I would expect that it would be permissible to share the whitepaper with your colleagues within the same organization.

I'm not a lawyer, though, so this is strictly my lay interpretation of Metalink's terms of service. If you'd like an official opinion from Oracle Legal or Oracle Support, let me know. I can forward your request to the right people in those organizations.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on September 29, 2009 at 04:58 AM PDT #

This is a great white paper Steve. Thank you.

This paper discusses the Financial module changes.

Do you have pointers to changes in other modules (in a setting as described as simple, as this paper) ?

Posted by Latha Narayannan on October 14, 2009 at 01:32 AM PDT #

Hi, Latha,

Thanks for the feedback. Glad to hear that you've found it useful.

Coincidentally, I was speaking with the whitepaper's author at OpenWorld last week. She indicated that a revised and improved version of this whitepaper is in the works, but wasn't able to give me a firm schedule. You're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog for updates, which I'll post as soon as soon as they're available.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on October 19, 2009 at 03:53 AM PDT #

Hi. Steven, have a question about advanced global intercompany system: if invoice (AI) can be set up by period but not by transaction, for example, a monthly invoice for all transactions between intercompanies?

thanks Eugene

Posted by Eugene on August 07, 2012 at 04:50 PM PDT #

Hi, Eugene,

We don't have much visibility into functional setups like this in the Applications Technology Group. We're technology stack specialists. I'd recommend either reposting your question in one of the Financials forums or logging a formal Service Request against the Financials team for this one. Good luck.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on August 08, 2012 at 08:04 AM PDT #

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