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Friday, January 26, 2007

Download Oracle E-Business Suite R12

I noticed that E-Business Suite Release 12 is Generally Available, I’m busy downloading it from Oracle’s e-delivery web site. It’s a pretty hefty download, the Linux media pack consists of 72 items totalling 35GB in size.

Here’s a snippet of the download section for the Linux Release 12.0 media pack:

Download Oracle E-Business Suite R12

Release Content Documents (RCD) for E-Business Suite R12

RCD’s for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 are now available on Metalink. According to Metalink note 404152.1 (username and password required) - this document contains links to the published Release Content Documents for Oracle Applications, E-Business Suite Release 12. The RCD or Release Content Documentation communicates information about new or changed functionality in the specified release of the Oracle E-Business Suite. Existing functionality from prior point releases is not described. Use this document as a launchpad for R12 RCDs.

There are 22 RCD’s available as listed below:

 

  1. E-Business Suite RCD
  2. Apps Technology Family RCD
  3. Intelligence Family RCD
  4. Customer Relationship Management Family RCD
  5. Marketing & Sales Family RCD
  6. Logistics RCD
  7. Supply Chain Management Family RCD
  8. Advanced Planning RCD
  9. Procurement Family RCD
  10. Process Manufacturing RCD
  11. Discrete Manufacturing RCD
  12. Maintenance Management RCD
  13. Customer Service Family RCD
  14. Service Execution RCD
  15. Projects Family RCD
  16. HRMS Family RCD
  17. Financials Family RCD
  18. Customer Data Management RCD
  19. Property Manager RCD
  20. Product Lifecycle Management RCD
  21. Order Management RCD
  22. Student Systems RCD

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Oracle e-Business Suite Release 12: Launch Date Announced

Posted By: Michael Siebert

For those who attended any e-Business Suite Release 12 sessions at Open World this past October, you will recall that one of the most frequently asked questions was “When is Release 12 going to be available?”.

Well, there is no need to ask any longer.  According to the Oracle Events Website, Oracle will be holding an “unprecedented event in the history of business software” where they will be launching five new releases of their business applications software products around the world.  The product launches include:

  • Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12: The Global Business Release Presented by Steve Miranda, Senior Vice President, Applications Development
  • PeopleSoft Enterprise Release 9.0: The Extended Value Release Presented by Doris Wong, Vice President and General Manager, PeopleSoft Enterprise
  • Siebel Release 8.0: Proactive CRM Presented by Ed Abbo, Senior Vice President, CRM Products
  • JD Edward s Enterp riseOne Release 8.12: The Continued Innovations Release Presented by Lenley Hensarling, Vice President and General Manager, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
  • JD Edwards World Release A9.1: The World Renaissance Release Presented by John Schiff, Vice President and General Manager, JD Edwards World

The event will be hosted by Charles Phillips, Oracle President, and John Wookey, Oracle Senior Vice President, Applications Development, and will be held at the Hudson Theater in New York.  Personally, I don’t plan on attending, but will be following the event closely and will post any relevent information here on the blog.  Post a comment if you plan on attending the event.  It looks like 2007 will be an exciting year for those of us involved with Oracle business application software and related technologies.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Oracle Open World 2006: Presentations Now Available Online

The wait is over.  Presentations from last week’s Oracle Open World Conference are now available online.

I know many of you are eager to get your hands on some of the presentations for Oracle Open World 2006.  I was excited to see in Steven Chan’s post this morning that some of the conference materials are now available online.  It would be redundant to repeat the information here, so check out Steven’s blog for more information, and note the user ID and password required for downloads.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Oracle e-Business Suite Release 12: New Features for Sys Admins

Fear not System Administrators: There are exciting new system administration features in the pipeline for managing e-Business Suite environments.

Well, I’ve made it back home to Charlotte and I’m getting caught up with my notes from Open World.  One of the sessions I attended last week was by Oracle Senior Project Manager Biju Mohan.  His session covered some of the improvements and new features system administrators can look forward to in the upcoming release of the e-Business Suite plug in for Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM).

One seemingly never ending task that takes up a considerable amount of time for System Administrators is cloning.  It wasn’t long ago that cloning was done manually (maybe I’m dating myself), using home grown scripts and following documented (or not so documented) procedures.  I’m sure there are still a few of us out there who still follow manual processes, and although Oracle Applications Manager and the adclone utilities and scripts have helped sysadmins reduce the time and effort for cloning, there are still a few areas where things we being done manually behind the scenes.  I’m happy to report the product teams at Oracle have been hard at work, and will be releasing a number of new or improved features for e-Business Suite management in the future.  Here are a few of the improvements I learned about regarding cloning.

Cloning support through OAM will be decommissioned, and in the future cloning will be accomplished through the cloning dashboard in OEM - with the e-Business Suite add on (the “apps pack”) installed.  The process will be automated through a provisioning framework, where OEM will walk an administrator through an interview process to determine cloning parameters.  Sys admins will be able to create images, so the possible cloning combinations will be:

  • Source to Target (e.g. PROD to DEV);
  • Source to Image (e.g. PROD to an image to put on the shelf and use for future clones to DEV, UAT, etc.); and
  • Image to Target (e.g. refresh DEV from an earlier image of PROD or another imaged environment).

One feature I’m sure many have been waiting for is the ability to scramble or purge sensitive data.  I’ve been told this feature will work with 11i10 and Release 12.  This is great news for cloning production environments down to development and test instances where the apps password isn’t always policed as it is in production.  Although the instance might not be production, the data still originated in a production environment, and the ability to scramble or purge sensitive HR, payroll or other personal data (e.g. to meet HIPAA requirements) has been needed for a long time.  It was not made clear as to how extensive the process was, or what data elements for each of the modules would be covered, but it was my understanding that the scrambling will be implemented as an engine where additional input parameters can be input to the process.  Data obfuscation will occur during the cloning of either a Source -> Target or Source -> Image clone, and will not be reversible.

I’ll keep my ears posted on when we can expect the release of the apps pack for OEM.  Post a comment if you hear any news on the next release.  More details on additional Release 12 system management features to come in a future post.

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