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:
Our previous blog post announcing an E-Business Suite (EBS) Roadmap update generated a lot of interest. Oracle has since posted a brief document that further elaborates on this important update.
"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."
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Oracle Support Functional Analyzers
OAUG eLearning webinar
Hosted by the Customer Support Council
July 28, 2017, 10 a.m. EST
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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?
If you're not familiar with Oracle's Analyzers, find out what other OAUG members have to say about them:
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?
Cliff Godwin, Oracle SVP EBS Product Development, has just released a new support timeline that announces Oracle's commitment to release subsequent versions to the EBS 12.2 with premier support being available AT LEAST to 2030.
Great news for EBS customers who are interested in continuing to leverage their current EBS investment.
The spring edition of OAUG Insight magazine is available online for OAUG members.
In this issue:
Firefox's recent stable release channel version 52.0 update ends NPAPI plugin support for Java, Microsoft Silverlight and Adobe Acrobat (Adobe Flash is not affected, however, no support end date for this plugin has been communicated). The impact for Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) customers using Firefox is that even though they have the latest version of Java installed on their system, Firefox will not recognize and load the associated Java plugin.
A morsel of good news for Firefox-EBS users is that a temporary workaround does exist for those who still want to utilize the Firefox browser.
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:
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.
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
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“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.
"Workflow rules based on job code eliminated rules hardcoded to specific employees, which made it easier to find requisitions and invoices, and cut down on customizations.” - Jason Watkins, Tampa International Airport
Learn more about workflow rules, watch Jason's video:
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As a result of several conversations with Oracle during OAUG Customer Support Council calls early in 2016, Oracle developed E-Business Suite Security: Reference Documents and Available Resources (Doc ID 2149625.1) as a collection point for EBS security information.
OAUG Members can finish reading the article and find the reference documents in the September issue of the Support in Focus newsletter. Member login required.
"Our ongoing dialogue with the OAUG Customer Support Council and Board of Directors is invaluable in helping us understand and respond to the needs and concerns of our customers. The extension of Premier Support for EBS 12.1.3 through 2021 that we’re announcing today provides certainty for EBS 12.1.3 customers that they can rely on Premier Support for many years to come, so they can leverage their investments in EBS in whatever ways create the most value for their enterprises.” - Cliff Godwin, Senior Vice President, Oracle E-Business Suite Development
OAUG members can read the entire annoucment in the July special edition of Support in Focus. Member login required.