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Oracle Functional Analyzers

"Oracle Analyzers can help customers identify solutions to known issues and help analysts resolve service requests (SRs) and bugs." Learn more about Oracle Analyzers with these exclusive OAUG member resources: Proactive Troubleshooting with Oracle Support Functional Analyzers ( OAUG Blog ). E-Business Suite Function Analyzer Special Interest Group ...
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Improving Our Government Experience with Digital Tools

Great Customer Service Never Goes Out of Style By Franco Amalfi, guest author Find out how your organization can improve citizen services using the latest customer experience technologies at Oracle’s 10th Annual Federal Forum on December 14, 2017, in our nation’s capital. At the conference, you’ll hear from prominent keynote speakers like U.S. Repr...
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Book Review: User Connections Energize Digital Change

The Content Trap: A Strategist's Guide to Digital Change by Bharat Arand Bharat Arand was a key player in Harvard Business School's choice and method of moving into the online education realm. Harvard's research before doing so yielded some insights on businesses that adapted well to digital change over the past 20 years and those that did not. The...
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Moving Your Workloads to the Cloud – The Right Way

Hybridization Offers Choice and Agility for Government Agencies By William Sanders, guest author Find out how your organization can securely move your mission-critical applications to the cloud by attending Oracle’s 10th Annual Federal Forum on December 14, 2017, in our nation’s capital. At the conference, you’ll hear from prominent keynote speaker...
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OAUG Pro Tips: Take Five – From On-Premises to Hyperion Budgeting and Planning in the Cloud

An OAUG member shares tips and lessons learned during the transition from an on-premises solution to Oracle Hyperion EPM Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS).  Watch the video below to find tips and lessons learned.    "A big point to remember when you are involved in an implementation is communication….You may all speak ...
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Module Enhancements Add Versatility to Oracle EBS 12.2.7

Sponsored Content It has been over a month since the release of Oracle EBS 12.2.7, and by now early adopters will be noticing the marked improvements to the performance and features of the EBS system. T hese new enhancements have added a great degree of versatility to EBS. Some particular standout changes in regards to functionality of the modules ...
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Eliminating Gender Bias at Work

It's Possible When Managers and Organizations Take Responsibility By Komal Goyal, 6e Technologies  Gender bias persists because organizations allow individuals to express that bias. Below are four ways to discontinue that bias and advance women in technology roles at your organization.  1. Build awareness of gender bias: As a manager or o...
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EBS Output Post Processor Configurations

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Brake Parts, Inc.

Did you know there is a quick and easy way to get your current Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) Output Post Processor (OPP) configurations? Oracle Support provides a BI Publisher (BIP) for EBS Analyzer that includes an entire section with information related to the OPP configuration and also offers some helpful suggestions.

The BIP for EBS Analyzer can be installed and executed as a concurrent request, or you can execute it directly from SQL*Plus. Once the BIP Analyzer has been executed in your environment, it will produce a report output in an easily readable HTML format. The initial launching page is a dashboard that includes color coded highlights that provide a summary of where trouble areas might be with your configuration. There are three sections in this report:
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EBS is Here to Stay

"The E-Business Suite commitment, the organic development of E-Business Suite, will continue long into the future." "EBS is here to stay. Oracle has made a tremendous investment into the current UI and new product features and functionality." ​   Learn more about the availability of Oracle EBS Release 12.2.7.  Take five with other great t...
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Changes to the User Experience in Oracle EBS 12.2.7

Sponsored Content In September, Oracle released E-Business Suite 12.2.7, a cumulative release which combines functionality enhancements, error corrections, and statutory and regulatory updates, as mentioned on a previous post by the OAUG . The patch is almost 5GB in size, including bug fixes and new functionality for almost every major product...
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Upgrade EBS 12.1.3 to 12.2.5

​ "This is not an easy process because the upgrade takes a lot of time and you need a lot of knowledge." Learn more about the EBS 12.1.3 to 12.2.5 upgrade, including tips on preparation, required tasks, technology stack components, ADOP patches, performance tuning and helpful reference documentation with Abrar's conference white paper and slide pre...
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How to Improve Your Chances of Being Selected to Speak at COLLABORATE

Author: Mohan Dutt, Senior Manager - IT: Billing, AR, C&C, Tax & Revenue, Equinix  OAUG Board of Directors and OAUG Member of the Year 2007 ​ Participation as a speaker at COLLABORATE 18: Technology and Applications Forum for the Oracle Community is a valuable experience for you and for our user community of 5,000+ event...
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Take Advantage of Transaction-based Mobile Apps with Oracle EBS

Sponsored Content An important factor for users to consider about Oracle E-Business Suite is the increasing capabilities of mobile applications. Oracle is embracing this approach with their inquiry and approval apps. However, a key area that isn't fully addressed is transaction-based mobile applications.  Key practical advantages you can ...
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Facing the Challenge of HTML Web Forms in Oracle EBS

Sponsored Content With the release of Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) R12 in 2007, customers had to migrate to new HTML forms from the old Java forms. The scale of the change when R12 was introduced was significant to say the least. Oracle chose to update the previous, dated EBS interface and create a fresh, new user experience in some key functional...
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Lessons Learned on Replacing Oracle Discoverer

In June 2017 Oracle stopped support for Discoverer 11g. Mike Whalen, Technical Business Analyst, City of Arvada, Colorado, shares lessons learned on replacing Discoverer, including how to pick the best option and key considerations for a smooth implementation of a new reporting solution.  ​ Take the poll below and share you...
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EBS 12.2.X AD Online Patching (ADOP) Performance Tip

 "After the application of every patch, old editions accumulate to the point where it begins to effect performance. To work around this, EBS R12.2 AD Online Patching (ADOP) has a feature that allows you to drop the old editions within the database."

Take five with other great tips from OAUG members.

For more on EBS R12.2 AD Online Patching, troubleshooting, cleanup operations, purging/dropping old editions …

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Proactive Troubleshooting with Oracle Support Functional Analyzers

By Kaberi Nayak and Ketan Thanki
OAUG Customer Support Council Chair and Co-Chair

Oracle Support Functional Analyzers
OAUG eLearning webinar
Hosted by the Customer Support Council
July 28, 2017, 10 a.m. EST
Watch the recorded webinar (member login required).

The Oracle Analyzers for E-Business Suite (EBS) are diagnostic tools that help you identify and resolve issues – sometimes before problems even become apparent or have the opportunity to impact systems. These tools help customers take a proactive approach to preventing problems.

What are the advantages of using Analyzers? 

      • Thorough analysis. 
    • Targeted recommendations.
    • Customer-friendly interface and reports.
    • Faster resolution.

If you're not familiar with Oracle's Analyzers, find out what other OAUG members have to say about them:

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On Point and On the Calendar

As most of you know, in April, the OAUG, Quest and IOUG hosted the annual COLLABORATE conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. What you might not know, is that the OAUG is hosting a month-long Best of COLLABORATE 17 educational series, presented via webinar and beginning in August. 

The Best of COLLABORATE 17 – OAUG Forum is a collection of some of the top conference presentations, determined largely by feedback obtained from the surveys completed by session attendees. Team leaders from the OAUG Education Committee review the overall ratings per session along with the attendance numbers to identify the highest-rated and highest-attended conference sessions. The selected sessions represent and address some of the most critical challenges our users community is facing. The content is on point, and it's on the calendar. 

What's coming up in week one? 

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I was unable to attend this year COLLABORATE conference. Thanks for making it available. I am excited to attend the ones that ar... Read More
Tuesday, 18 July 2017 15:30
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Overcoming Fear and Resistance to Embracing a Cloud Solution

Before documenting requirements, cultivating executive sponsorship and getting to the nuts and bolts of a recent Oracle Sales Cloud solution, we had to overcome some initial concerns and misconceptions.

Three things were top of mind: 

  1. A previous bad experience with a cloud product. 
  2. Mandatory, twice-a-year upgrades. 
  3. Security of our data. 

How did we resolve concerns to be able to move forward on a cloud implementation with confidence?

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Closing the Books

The financial close is occurring in almost every organization around the world. It's customary, routine and universal.  However, although the financial close is common and ubiquitous, it's not always easy. The expectations are high; the results must be complete, accurate and on time. And many factors, such as changing regulations and complex r...
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This looks great! I missed the first webinar, but see that it's recorded -- so looking forward to catching up on this.
Thursday, 20 July 2017 15:24
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Your Personal Brand

​You don't have to be a famous entertainer, politician or business leader to have a personal brand. No matter your sphere of influence, the ability to cultivate and convey the unique skills, knowledge and attributes you possess can greatly enhance the impact and results you achieve in your universe.

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OAUG Insight Magazine Spring Edition

OAUG Insight Magazine Spring Edition

The spring edition of OAUG Insight magazine is available online for OAUG members. 

In this issue: 

  • Discover the secret ingredients that form the perfect recipe – from selection of the solution to post implementation – for a Hyperion Planning solution. 
  • Oracle's Application Express (APEX) has become the "go-to" tool for rapid development of Web-based applications and has gained enormous popularity as a method of extending the E-Business Suite (EBS). 
  • When a key patch or step is added to an upgrade note that you are using, are you receiving proactive notifications? 
  • A new collection point for Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) security information presents FAQs and best practices in one convenient place.

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Reasons to Be There

Attending the annual COLLABORATE conference is one of the most talked about experiences each year. The anticipation builds during the months leading up to the event. And, the post-event storytelling and sharing is equally as spirited. Here are some of the things Oracle Applications users are looking to accomplish this year:

Solve a problem. 

Everyone is talking about the cloud. But not all organizations are in a position to make a sweeping transition to cloud solutions. Maintaining existing ERP systems is still a reality for many. COLLABORATE 17 offers hundreds of sessions that focus on upgrading or enhancing existing implementations. Plus, you'll be able to meet management from the OracleDigital License Team that supports all customers that continue to invest in on-premises license applications (PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, EBS, etc.). 

Plan for the future. 

Speaking of cloud, there are more than 400 cloud-related sessions at COLLABORATE 17. Many of these explore how Oracle customers have already extended functionality with cloud solutions or present the key considerations – pros and cons – for helping you plan a move to the cloud. Use the convenient Agenda Builder to browse cloud education sessions and add them to your educational itinerary.

Stay on top of important changes. 

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Take Five with Smartphone Applications

Advice for Rolling out Smartphone Applications for E-Business Suite


By: Ketan Thanki, Dynegy

Since mid-2014, Oracle has continued to release various smartphone applications that work with Oracle E-Business Suite. To date they have released 22 such applications. They are compatible and backported to work with EBS version 12.1.3. Most of the applications that Oracle has released are surrounding HCM, Financials, Supply Chain and Manufacturing modules. These applications come pre-licensed with the module of the application.

Some of the benefits of rolling out smartphone applications with EBS include: 

  • Making the applications and data available on a smartphone 
  • Additional User Interface option 
  • Making modules accessible to users in remote locations 
  • Shortening implementation cycles 
  • Accelerating the decision-making process by giving them access to data and taking action on exception type of transactions 
  • Low cost licensing and implementation 

If you're considering deploying the smartphone applications that run with Oracle E-Business Suite in your organization, continue reading for tips and a short video.

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What’s Your Altitude?: Cloud Panel

Cloud Panel: Are Oracle "On-Premises" ERP Customers Lost in the Cloud? Thursday, February 23, 2017, 1 p.m. EST This OAUG eLearning virtual panel discussion provides pragmatic information and candid discussion about Oracle cloud solutions along with observations relevant to "on-premises" Oracle customers. Everyone is invited to gain direct acce...
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Support Identifier Groups to the Rescue!

Do you have difficulty managing and tracking your SRs across multiple Customer Support Identifiers (CSI)? Support Identifier Groups allow customers to manage their interactions with Oracle Support in a new way. By using the groups, customers can save costs with: ​ Consolidated reporting.  Streamlined efficiencies.  Better control over int...
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On-Premises Customers Need A Strong Voice, Too!

President's Corner Welcome to the New Year! I am looking forward to serving you this year as the OAUG president and having the opportunity to talk with you each month through this forum. Please feel free to reach out and let me know what topics you would like to see discussed. Throughout much of last year, we were hearing that customers remaining w...
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Learn from the Pros in Five Minutes!

OAUG Pro Tips - Take Five videos are a great way to a learn a tip from another member in about five minutes. Watch the latest videos below, and watch all of the OAUG Pro Tips videos .  Using OBIEE to Analyze Customer Service Requests from Siebel Chao-Yee Watson, Xilinix, Inc. shares her tips to help with your customer service requests.  I...
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Start Building Your COLLABORATE 17 Agenda

Collaboration leads to breakthroughs and there's nowhere that's more true than when thousands of Oracle Applications users like you gather to COLLABORATE 17 . And, now you can start planning your breakthroughs with the agenda builder. Choose from over 1200 sessions to help you find answers to your Oracle Applications implementation, upgrades and cl...
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Missed an eLearning Session? Find the Top Five from 2016.

OAUG eLearning provides free live and recorded educational webinars for OAUG members. Missed a webinar in 2016? Recorded eLearning sessions are available for OAUG members 24/7 through the OAUG eLearning Archive. Take a look at the top five webinars from 2016 to get started:

 Are Oracle 'On-Premises' ERP Customers Lost in the Cloud? Best of COLLABORATE 16: Flying High in the Cloud Extending Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3 With Oracle Application Express 5.0 Basics of eBTax Setup: The Other Bits - Tax Reporting Codes, Tax Zones, Tax Formulas, Reverse Charge Planning Your Upgrade to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2

eLearning Webinars will start again in 2017. Have a suggestion for a webinar you would like to see? Let us know with our webinar suggestion box.

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Education at Your Fingertips: OAUG Connection Point® — Hyperion Online

Beth McLaughlin, Dunkin’ Brands, Inc., speaks with Oracle's Nigel Youell about connecting with other Hyperion EPM customers to share information. The OAUG Connection Point® — Hyperion Online can help Hyperion EPM users explore and connect with other users with leaving their desk. 

If you’re seeking convenient, online education focused on Oracle Hyperion (EPM), look no further than Connection Point® – Hyperion Online, October 31-November 4, 2016. Get on-demand access to every presentation, expanding your learning range to all 20 sessions. Hear from the experts during five days of training that’s created to fit your schedule. Find the full agenda and register. 

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Evaluating Your Cloud Options?

cloudEveryone was talking about the cloud at OpenWorld last month. The OAUG is your source for reliable cloud-related information and resources to help you get the answers you need. Here are a few examples of the ways OAUG members can learn from others on the cloud journey:

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Cloning Methods for E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2

“There are plenty of best practices for cloning 12.1 and 12.2 Oracle E-Business Suite environments .... Whether you’ve been cloning for years or are just starting, there are always things to learn and new methods to improve your process.”

OAUG members can log in to get the details from Zach May, Cox Enterprises, Inc., in the fall 2016 OAUG Insight magazine. OAUG members may subscribe now to get on the mailing list for the winter edition of OAUG Insight magazine.  

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Expert Education and Networking Opportunities at OAUG Connection Point® — NorCal

 

Get live, in-person training from recognized Oracle thought leaders including Jeanne Lowell, Vijay Shanmugam, and OAUG experts like John Peters, Jeff Hare and Sandra Vucinic by attending Connection Point® – NorCal. Then, discuss the sessions with your peers as you network throughout the day at The Oracle Conference Center in Redwood Shores, CA. 

Find the complete agenda and register.

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