You can burst pretty much any xml from the E Business Suite ... the only wrinkle in this statement is that as of today the 5.6.2 release requires that you write some custom code to call the bursting engine to send the documents to their respective recipients. Things will get a lot easier with the 5.6.3 release with a bursting program coming out of the box.
To save me some typing and you some reading I have put together a set of screen casts to show how the whole process hangs together. For those of you that use English as a second language ... my apologies, I was as clear as I could - you do not want to hear my French, my German is abysmal , my Portuguese terrible, my Russian non existent, my Japanese ... well lets just say, its in English with what I hope is a clear accent.
End User Experience
Your end users need not change their current business practices, just submit the batch report, the bursting process can be submitted automatically for them - check out their potential experience here.
From the graphic above I hope you can see the components we need to carry out the burst. For most of the steps below I have recorded its own screencast, just follow the link for more info.
1. Batch Program- this supplies the XML to be burst, this could be an OReport or a data template. This program can then submit the bursting JCP - Walkthrough
2. Bursting JCP - this is the java concurrent program that will burst the data, format and deliver it to your recipents. Walkthrough.
3. Template - this is the template for the formatting of the burst data - no recording here but 3 articles disecting starting here.
4. Ctrl File - this is the bursting control file telling the bursting engine how to burst. Walkthrough.
I have also zipped (explanation) all of these components up and made them available here.
Between, this blog entry, the recordings and the user guide you should have enough to get out there and do this yourself. As I mentioned above with 5.6.3 the JCP will come delivered so it will just be a case of building and registering that control file not too long to wait I promise.
Right Im now hoarse from talking to much ... I hope this new medium is a little more interesting than reading my eloquent prose (:-) over a cup of java.