Oracle E-Business Suite
Oracle E-Business Suite aka Oracle Applications, PeopleSoft, Siebel, JD Edwards and Retek related articles.
"To help publicly held companies facilitate the preparation, publishing and automatic exchange of financial statements in XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language), Oracle will embed UBmatrix, Inc.’s leading XBRL technology into Oracle’s Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) System, Oracle announced today."
"Oracle and UBmatrix are also working together to provide enterprise class storage and management for XBRL-based information in Oracle® Database 11g. Using Oracle Database’s XML DB feature, organizations can easily and quickly store, access and query their XBRL data."
A lot of you might ask themselves: "Who are or what is UBMatrix?" and "How does it all fit in…?"
UBMatrix is one of those small but cool companies that have an idea and drive that idea to bigger heights. Their ideas about how to deal with XBRL and how to make it more succes full are very innovative. XBRL is an open standard to exchange and/or embed business and financial related data via XML. "Nothing more and nothing less…", but applying it has a great impact to other More >
When Oracle started acquiring companies in the ERP space, they unfolded (the outline of) the Fusion strategy. With three aspects to it as I understood it: the Fusion Middleware stack, the integration of the acquired companies into the Oracle fold and the development of the next generation of Enterprise applications, duped Fusion Applications.
After some intial excitement and quite high expectations, the buzz subsided and Oracle became somewhat quiet. They did embed PeopleSoft, Siebel, Retek, JDEdwards and many others. They also went on developing and releasing Fusion Middleware. But the Fusion Applications were never heard about again. Or so it seemed. People even started to wonder whether they were for real. With the Applications Unlimited program – that guarantuess virtual everlasting support on all of the Oracle Apps products – and the AIA (Application Integration Architecture) that makes all Oracle Apps products work together, the necessity for Fusion Applications seemed somewhat less urgent. And indeed, no serious progress (or anything at all really) was visible at Oracle Open World 2008, even though in 2007 Larry had announced the first modules shipping in the Spring of More >
In this blog I will show you how easy it is to build a process with Oracle Workflow. This demo consist of an automatic step (plsql function) and a FYI notification. The process will be deployed in the workflow environment described in my previous blog (Part 1).
Workflow Builder To build a process you need Oracle Workflow Builder 184.108.40.206. The install file can be downloaded from the following url: www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/workflow/index.html
The Case At the customer we use Oracle Incentive Compensation (OIC). OIC is used to compensate external partners. These partners are maintained in CRM foundation. The partners are set up as salesperson. Salespersons can be used inside OIC.
The customer has two operating units. In CRM for each operating unit, the salesperson must be set up. So if you had setup the salesperson in operating unit A, then there’s not yet a salesperson in operating unit B.
The problem in CRM foundation is that it is possible to change information of operating unit B, while you’re using a responsibility that is assigned to operating unit A. If you change information of operating unit B, using the responsibility for operating unit A, the relation in the database will be made with operating unit A. So for example you changed a role that is used in operating unit B this will be related to the salesperson of operating unit A. This causes inexplicable errors. On screen everything seems ok, but somewhere hidden in the database there is a wrong relation.
While working in Oracle eBS it can sometimes be very helpful to have a quick overview of how and/or what is setup. Sometimes it is enough to just use what was made available to you and by clicking through the available setup screens you will simply find what you are looking for. However, in some cases you end up not having the right responsibilities to see these details or you just want to prevent scrolling and clicking through these windows or combine details from different screens. (more…)