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SURVEY - Reporting from Oracle E-Business Suite Reporting from Oracle EBS is an important and current issue, so it would be great if you can share your views on what’s good and bad and any tips via the survey that Simon Tomey has set up. Simon’s going to the UKOUG EBS Financials SIG in May to help… Richard Byrom 05/12/09 1 07/28/09
Batch Invoice Uploads into Oracle Payables MS Excel to load invoice batches to Oracle Payables! Even Oracle ADI doesn’t do that, in fact few 3rd-party products do. What to do? Do as Kevin Ellis has done, develop your own in-house invoice batch interface. And if that isn’t enough to pique your interest, how about an interface… Richard Byrom 08/24/08 5 09/05/09
Introduction to Oracle User Productivity Kit (UPK) Oracle’s User Productivity Kit is perhaps one of the less well known of the Software Products on the price list, however just a brief consideration of its name indicates that it may be of considerable value to organisations. We invest significant money and resources in the purchase and implementation of… Richard Byrom 08/16/08 0
BI Publisher Webinar Simon Tomey of BeLife will be running a Webinar for BI Publisher at the following dates and times: -  Thursday 21st August 2008 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM GMT - Register Here Thursday 28th August 2008 @ 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM GMT - Register Here A short description… Richard Byrom 08/14/08 0
Integrating Financial Management with Project Management using EcoSys Financial Manager Recently I been working with a company called Ecosys Management to learn and implement one of their products, EcoSys Financial Manager. According to their site: -  EcoSys Financial Manager (FM) is a web based enterprise project financial management system. Project financial management involves all aspects of managing and monitoring the… Richard Byrom 04/17/08 0
Oracle Reports using BI Publisher I’m currently working as an associate consultant with an organisation called BeLife Ltd. We are interested in showing organisations how they can transform their Oracle Reports using BI Publisher (formerly XML Publisher) and would like to offer a free 1 hour demonstration of this product to anyone that’s interested. BI… Richard Byrom 04/15/08 0
Contractors - LinkedIn and Oracle Community Groups I recently created an Oracle Contractors Group on LinkedIn as well as on the Oracle Community. The purpose of these groups is to create a network for contractors to talk to each other as well as discuss and refer work opportunities. If you’re interested in joining sign up to the… Richard Byrom 04/03/08 0
Oracle Community - the Social Network for Oracle People Recently I joined the Oracle Community Social Networking site. It’s the brainchild of Eddie Awad and uses the Ning Platform. The site offers the following features and tools: -  Blogging Chat Forums Gadgets Groups Photos Videos Certainly there are plenty of Oracle blogs and forums around as well as social… Richard Byrom 04/03/08 0
Oracle Financials Technical Interview Questions and Score Sheet Over the last few years I’ve been involved in interviewing a number of Oracle Financials Consultants and have also in the past been sitting on the other side of the desk as an interviewee. The last time I conducted an interview it was more technical in nature and I decided… Richard Byrom 03/13/08 0
Oracle Mix - bringing Web 2.0 to the Enterprise Last year I attended the UKOUG 2007 which was a good opportunity to catch up on what’s happening in the Oracle World. At the Applications Keynote presentation given by Jesper Andersen I first heard about Oracle Mix, one of the initiatives Oracle has undertaken to bring Enterprises into the Web 2.0 space,… Richard Byrom 02/22/08 7 06/13/09
UK Oracle Apps Contractors, Consultants and Blogger Meetup in London Next week we’re having a UK Oracle Apps Contractors, Consultants and Blogger Meetup at the Tapas Brindisa in London. If you fit into any of those categories and would be interested in coming along and meeting myself and other Oracle Apps Fans for a drink and chat then please join us… Richard Byrom 02/07/08 1 05/27/09
Oracle Applications EBS on a Laptop, Desktop or Server for 11i or R12 A couple of years back I used to have my own Oracle E-Business Suite setup on a laptop, now I’m looking at doing this again but this time I want to bypass the installation and setup effort. Certainly the online 11i and R12 Vision instances that Solution Beacon provide you with are useful… Richard Byrom 02/02/08 15 10/22/09
Oracle Financials Applications Consulting I recently came across the Oracle Financial Applications Consulting site and thought I would give it a mention since there’s some downloads on the site which I believe would be useful to readers. The about section of the site has the following to say about the founder:  The Orafinapps was formed by… Richard Byrom 01/30/08 0
Oracle Business Accelerators (OBA) for E-Business Suite Towards the end of last year I blogged about the Oracle Accelerate programme. The first step required to participate in the programme is to complete the Oracle Business Accelerators for Oracle E-Business Suite Accelerators Overview Course available on i-learning. The purpose of this course is to:  Provide an overview of the Oracle… Richard Byrom 01/24/08 0
Richard Byrom Consulting Richard Byrom 01/16/08 2 09/12/09
Oracle Events Google Mashup You can search events by keyword or view in person and web event information by applying the following filters:  Date Language Target Audience Database Middleware Applications Industries Service I also like the fact there’s an RSS feed for the events. What would make this service even better is an iCAL… Richard Byrom 11/24/07 1 02/19/09
Oracle Accelerate for Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) Oracle Accelerate provides:  Product: Pre-packaged and affordably priced bundles tailored to meet the needs of your business within your industry. Delivery : Oracle Business Accelerators help reduce the time, cost, and complexity of implementation by building in industry best practices, business flows, and configurations. Partners: Work with partners who are… Richard Byrom 09/18/07 1 09/27/09
Oracle buys Agile - Enterprise Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software According to the press release:  Agile’s PLM solutions help engineers, manufacturing and supply chain professionals and business executives drive the product innovation and introduction process, share product specifications and configurations and collaborate effectively across the supply chain in a variety of industries, including high-tech, life sciences, industrial manufacturing and consumer… Richard Byrom 06/21/07 6 08/12/09
Oracle E-Business Suite R12 Vision Instance Richard Byrom 02/27/07 5 08/19/09
OracleContractors.com Launches E-Business Suite Technical and Functional Q & A Forum An excerpt of the mail states:  We are pleased to announce the launch today of the OracleContractors.com E-Business Suite Technical and Functional Forums. The OracleContractors.com E-Business Suite Forum is a free of charge web support service created by and available to Oracle Apps Contractors that won’t clog your inbox! With… Richard Byrom 02/01/07 2 06/26/09
Oracle bid for SAP and Business Objects? I’m trying to get the polling module working again so cast your vote and let me know if you experience any problems. Richard Byrom 01/31/07 1 10/26/09
Oracle EBS Release 11.5.10.2 Vision Instance You can now access any of these three Vision Instances: Release 11.5.10.2 (a510vis5) (11.5.10.2 Installation from Media Pack/9.2.0.7. ATG RUP#3 applied. Family Pack applied current except for HR and BIS) Output listing from patchsets.sh for 11.5.10.2 from 10/15/2006 Release 11.5.10 (a510vis1) (11.5.10.0 Installation from Media Pack/9.2.0.5. No ATG RUPs applied.… Richard Byrom 01/29/07 3 08/19/09
Oracle e-Business Suite Online Documentation Library Release 12 Richard Byrom 01/26/07 6 10/19/09
Download Oracle E-Business Suite R12 Here’s a snippet of the download section for the Linux Release 12.0 media pack: Richard Byrom 01/26/07 2 10/23/09
Release Content Documents (RCD) for E-Business Suite R12   E-Business Suite RCD Apps Technology Family RCD Intelligence Family RCD Customer Relationship Management Family RCD Marketing & Sales Family RCD Logistics RCD Supply Chain Management Family RCD Advanced Planning RCD Procurement Family RCD Process Manufacturing RCD Discrete Manufacturing RCD Maintenance Management RCD Customer Service Family RCD Service Execution RCD… Richard Byrom 01/26/07 3 08/19/09
Oracle Contractors Blog It features blog entries from the following Oracle Contractors: -  Andrew Cotterell Barry Goodsell Dax Gomez Dean Christofolis Denise Bonvicino Dilip Nagarkar Fergal Grist Jason Howlett Jazz Badeshia Jim Hooper John Temple Khalil Rehman Kuren Dhand Lee Broders Marty Biggs Misbah Jalil Neil Jenkins Nick Davey Paul Driver Peter Hunt… Richard Byrom 01/24/07 1 02/19/09
Global Oracle User Groups Calendar of Events Richard Byrom 09/23/06 2 10/23/09
Oracle 11i E-Business Suite Essentials for Implementers I have to say that I’m quite impressed with the training material. Unfortunately, I don’t have any other material of a similar nature (from an Oracle perspective) to compare it with. However, I’ve found it to be a very good introduction to the high level concepts relating to implementation. In particular,… Richard Byrom 07/14/06 22 09/02/09
Update to Oracle’s Project Management Methodology (AIM3.1) released Richard Byrom 07/12/06 5 10/06/09
Oracle E-Business Suite 11i Certification Program now available Richard Byrom 06/29/06 9 10/23/09
AUSOUG/OAUG 2006 Conference Series - Call for Papers We are continuing our acclaimed National Conference Series known as “Oracle with 20:20 Foresight” with a Theme of “Fusing IT with Business Strategies”. The dates and venues are Melbourne 2 - 3/11/06 at the Melbourne Convention Centre and Perth 8 - 9/11/06 at the Hyatt. The number of attendees is… Richard Byrom 06/18/06 0
UKOUG RSS feeds What’s in the NEWS feed?  News: Champions of World seminars Invitation News: HR & Payroll Fusion Focus Group - White Paper Launched News: Quickaddress Integration Into Oracle Offers Customers Complete Data Accuracy News: UKOUG Finance/Projects Fusion Focus Group - White Paper Launched What’s in the UPCOMING EVENTS feed?  Event: 7th… Richard Byrom 06/15/06 1 10/23/09
Blog Links - Google Photos & Spreadsheets, EBS testing with Winrunner, Hyperion selects Callidus “The Software Graveyard” Automated Testing for the E-Business Suite Ellison’s Buying Power? Google Photos Coming Google Spreadsheets Has No Search Hyperion Selects Callidus Software’s On-Demand Solution Oracle Likely To Report Seasonally Strong Quarter (Forbes) Oracle Takes Aim at SAP Customers - Sci-Tech Today SAP in the Fast Lane Top Industry… Richard Byrom 06/13/06 0
Oracle 11i E-Business Applications Certification now available The mail from the OPN reads as follows:  Oracle University is announcing the availability of the first 11i eBusiness Applications Certified Professional Consultant programme including:  Oracle 11i Financials Certified Professional Consultant Oracle 11i Supply Chain Certified Professional Consultant Oracle 11i Applications Technology Certified Professional Administrator As a valued OPN Certified… Richard Byrom 06/09/06 0
Second year of existence I’d like to see more contributions by level 2 members this year so I’m going to do my best to get more authors and make it easier for existing authors to post. At the moment the documentation for level 2 members needs a bit of enhancement so that it’s clearer… Richard Byrom 06/09/06 3 06/13/06
Blog Links - Ellison on YouTube, Oracle acquires whilst SAP & Microsoft search, Gartner RDMS Report Benchmarking Applications Performance Gartner: Oracle Database #1 with 48.6% share How to Evaluate Design Effectiveness of Controls Microsoft, IBM search for start-ups My Configurations and Projects: a faster, simpler, and more collaborative way to manage your Oracle environment OAUG Announces Strategic Alliance with Australian Oracle Users Group (Business Wire via… Richard Byrom 06/02/06 0
Oracle E-Business Suite Integration Repository for 11i and Release 12i The site lists the benefits as follows:  Better integration planning Readily available information about your business service interfaces allows you to make informed decisions about your integration projects Centralized information helps you assess the impact of your integrations Reduced cost of implementing integrations with the E-Business Suite System integrators can… Richard Byrom 06/02/06 5 06/30/09
Blog Links - JD Edwards, Red Hat, Oracle vs SAP growth, Metalink and Release 12i .. SAOUG Newsletter.. Applications Unlimited Compiere introduces open source collaboration management (Computer Weekly) Metalink Shakedown Oracle Announces New Release of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Oracle Grows Faster Than SAP Oracle Leads Next-Generation Web 2.0 Application Development With Contributions to Open Source Community (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance) Oracle Seeing Red Hat… Richard Byrom 05/31/06 0
Oracle OpenWorld 2006 - OAUG Call for presentations now open The e-mail reads as follows: The Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) invites the family of Oracle Applications users to share its ideas, innovations and solutions during Oracle OpenWorld 2006 (OOW 06). All accepted presenters and co-presenters will receive a complimentary full-conference registration to Oracle OpenWorld 2006. The OAUG call for… Richard Byrom 05/27/06 0
Manage your Oracle E-Business Suite Setup with ConfigSnapshot What you can do with the product?  Automatically generate set up documentation Generate set up documentation for a single application environment Compare operating unit / set of books / inventory organisation / business group set up within an environment Compare set up between two application environments Compare different versions of… Richard Byrom 05/27/06 3 11/03/09
Oracle Apps Wiki The ExpressionEngine upgrade announcement reads as follows:  We are pleased to announce the release of ExpressionEngine 1.4.2, the EE Wiki module, and Forum Module 1.3. ExpressionEngine 1.4.2 is primarily a maintenance release, resolving any bugs reported recently. It also includes over 20 new features and enhancements. The Wiki Module is… Richard Byrom 05/26/06 3 02/19/09
Oracle Apps Blog - 10 Questions 1. How did you get involved with Oracle Applications? My original profession was that of an Accountant and Auditor with Deloitte & Touche in Zimbabwe. I then got involved in developing Executive Information Systems (EIS) with the Microsoft Office Suite of Products with the Business Development Services (BDS) side of… Richard Byrom 05/20/06 5 06/26/09
Oracle Appcasts Oracle AppCasts are online audio interviews with Oracle customers, partners, product and industry experts, delivered via RSS podcasting or on your computer at http://www.oracle.com/appcasts.  A listing of what’s available to listen to now:  Podcast: A Customer’s Experience Using Oracle DBI Podcast: An Explanation of Oracle’s Lifetime Support Policy for All… Richard Byrom 05/12/06 1 04/17/09
Mini MRP - Free BOM, Inventory Management and Stock Control Software According to the site:  miniMRP 2.1 for Windows 95/98/Me/2000 & XP is a new, easy to use inventory manager with some additional features usually only found in larger ERP/MRP systems. If you need more than a basic inventory system but don’t want the bother and associated running costs of an… Richard Byrom 05/12/06 4 08/19/09
Oracle Workflow Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Apparently the objectives of the site are:  To provide a “one-stop shop” for Oracle Workflow related queries Provide advice and guidance for best practice with Oracle Workflow development Provide an easy to use area where questions can be asked about Oracle Workflow Provide an area for knowledge sharing, through the… Richard Byrom 05/12/06 1 04/07/09
Big4Guy ERP Blog Recent posts:  Analyzing the COSO Cube - Internal Control Dimensions Practical CISA Exam Tips - Getting the Fundamentals Right If you’re an Oracle fan, check out the Oracle Applications section of the blog. Richard Byrom 05/11/06 2 04/17/09
New Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Blog The about section of the blog states its:  An Oracle insider’s take on technology stack-related topics for the Oracle E-Business Suite, with sneak previews of upcoming releases, new product announcements, glimpses into the inner workings of Oracle Development, in-depth discussions of technology-stack architectures, and the occasional desupport notice.  Some recent… Richard Byrom 05/11/06 2 05/11/06
Oracle Buys Portal Software Today Oracle announced our agreement to buy Portal Software, a leading global provider of billing and revenue management solutions for the communications and media industry. We expect the transaction to close in June 2006, subject to regulatory and other approvals. Until such time, each company will continue to operate independently.… Richard Byrom 04/14/06 2 09/02/09
Oracle Apps Accounts Receivable Test Script Richard Byrom 03/30/06 1 06/30/09
Blog Links - Oracle vs SAP, Open Source, XBRL, Change Management and Blackberry ERP A chill in Oracle’s hot numbers? Addressing Cultural Change and Resistance to ERP Projects Blackberry goes ERP Compiere ERP Selected For Software 2006 Expert predicts new front in Oracle-SAP battle It’s Not a Small World After All: Managing Change on International ERP Projects Oracle looks to get more out of… Richard Byrom 03/25/06 3 06/30/09
Oracle share price and financial information on Google Finance What exactly is Google Finance? According to their site:  Google Finance is an early beta product that offers a broad range of information about North American stocks, mutual funds and public and private companies along with charts, news and fundamental financial data.  Features include:  Company Search — With Google Finance… Richard Byrom 03/22/06 2 10/22/09
Oracle announces impressive Q3 profits for 2006 Some other interesting related press releases: Strategic Deals Drive Growth For Oracle During Its Third Quarter of 2006 – Oracle’s Commitment to Strong, Strategic Customer Relationships Continues to Contribute to The Company’s Growth. Leading Organizations Worldwide Continue to Choose Oracle Applications over SAP – Small, Midsize and Large Organizations across… Richard Byrom 03/22/06 0
ERP Channel - a new ERP Blog The about section of the blog reads as follows:  ERPChannel’s content is developed solely by me. And my name is Matt Bowcock. I am a software developer/analyst working in the US for a large manufacturing company. In the last few years I have worked with ERP packages from PeopleSoft, Intentia,… Richard Byrom 03/22/06 1 03/23/06
Blog Links - Larry Ellison, Open Source, ERP Basics and Business Objects Antonov 320 Cargo Plane Business Objects Connects to Oracle Apps Compiere drives with open source ERP & CRM dashboard (Computer Weekly) Does It Matter Which ERP Vendor You Choose? ERP basics - excellent article ERP Opening To Open Source (WebProNews) ERP Performance Measures and KPIs: Finding the Right Balance ERP… Richard Byrom 03/22/06 0
Larry Ellison (Oracle CEO) Biography It has information on his early life, career and properties as well as his earnings. Peoplesoft Planet also has some additional information on Larry. Happy reading Richard Byrom 03/09/06 0
ERP Resource Center - Key Implementation Considerations Popular links and documents on the site are as follows: Most Often Viewed A Guide to ERP Success Critical Success Factors for ERP Vendor Profile - SAP AG Six Sigma Qualifications Vendor Profile - Oracle Corporation RFI Review - Enterprise Application Integration ERP Insight Day CPI Single Frame ERP Single… Richard Byrom 03/08/06 1 03/08/06
More4Apps Extensions and add-ons for Oracle Applications More4Apps is a software development company, focused on developing extensions and add-ons to Oracle Applications. These applications provide richer functionality and improved processing ability to Oracle Applications users. All of our products have been designed and developed with advice and input from current users of Oracle Applications.  The products page… Richard Byrom 03/05/06 2 06/30/09
Blog Links - ERP Vendors & Software, Oracle XE, Trace Analyzer, mySQL and Project Mendocino “What’s business ERP?” from the Ask Dave Taylor! Tech Support Blog Enterprise resource planning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Enterprise Resource Planning audit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia List of ERP software packages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia List of ERP vendors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Oracle Database Express… Richard Byrom 03/04/06 1 09/26/09
GL Wand - Oracle General Ledger reporting using Excel Add-In On the site you’ll find the following reporting examples and tutorials:  60 Second GL Wand Overview GL Wand Overview Oracle Financials Ad hoc Account Query Statutory Reporting From Oracle Financials Oracle Financials Cost Allocations GL Wand Tutorial According to the site:  GL Wand uniquely manages the information flow between Oracle… Richard Byrom 03/02/06 2 10/23/09
ERP implementation - Critical Success Factors The blog provides discussion and insights on how to realize measurable IT business benefits and ROI. Topics include performance measurement, process improvement, organizational change management, vendor selection, and project planning for large IT or ERP projects It’s authored by Eric Kimberling whose bio looks as follows:  Eric Kimberling has over… Richard Byrom 02/28/06 1 05/11/09
Oracle Internet Expenses Setup Steps According to the Oracle Internet Expenses Site: Oracle Internet Expenses is a travel and entertainment solution that streamlines and automates travel spend management. The result: a dramatic and immediate return on investment with direct impact on the bottom line. The Key Steps Mentioned in the It’s a Feature blog entry… Richard Byrom 02/26/06 3 04/07/09
Oracle to buy communications infrastructure software vendor HotSip HotSip is a provider of telecommunications infrastructure software and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) enabled applications for IP telephony, presence, messaging and conferencing on new converged networks. “The addition of HotSip’s technology will allow Oracle to build on its leadership in middleware and in carrier-grade communications infrastructures,” said Thomas Kurian, senior… Richard Byrom 02/26/06 0
Oracle Apps Blog ranked in Top British Blogs Sitting in the top 10: 1. Girl with a one-track mind. 2. - Take your Medicine 3. little red boat 4. A Welsh View 5. Philobiblon 6. Iain Dale’s Diary 7. boakes.org 8. Pepys’ Diary 9. Europhobia 10. ShaolinTiger - Kung-fu Geekery A couple of other sites I recognise, having… Richard Byrom 02/26/06 2 02/28/06
Tips for a successful Compliance and Governance Initiative 1. Think strategic, not tactical 2. Think processes, not projects 3. Think enterprise wide, not in silos 4. Focus on business value, not just on cost of compliance 5. Think company DNA, and make compliance part of its core 6. Think agility and aim for a flexible compliance architecture. Technology… Richard Byrom 02/26/06 0
Introduction to Project Mendocino SAP Insider is the premiere source of information on product and service initiatives coming from SAP and its partners. The magazine provides SAP customers with strategic direction and practical advice to make the most of their investment in SAP technology. The article by Dennis Moore – General Manager, Emerging Solutions PTU, SAP Labs,… Richard Byrom 02/26/06 0
Oracle Workflow Overview It states how Oracle Workflow delivers a complete workflow management system that supports business process based integration.  Its technology enables modeling, automation, and continuous improvement of business processes, routing information of any type according to user-defined business rules. The following aspects of workflow are discussed:  Oracle Workflow Enabling E-Business Integration… Richard Byrom 02/26/06 0
Subscribe to IT, Business and Engineering Trade Publications and Magazines for FREE Of course, this only really applies to the US. However, the Geography section of their site indicates which subscriptions are available internationally. A quick Oracle search reveals the following magazines and white papers are available:  DM Review Database Trends and Applications Oracle – Strategies for SOA Success Oracle Magazine Informatica -… Richard Byrom 02/25/06 0
More Oracle Execs doing the blogging thing Jesper Andersen – Senior Vice President of Application Strategy, where he is responsible for the overall product strategy and direction for Oracle’s business applications. John Hall – Senior VP of Oracle University, the education and training division of Oracle. Luiz Meisler – Senior Vice President for Oracle Latin America and serves on Oracle’s… Richard Byrom 02/22/06 0
It’s a feature - a new Oracle Applications Blog In particular I wanted to mention It’s a Feature, another Oracle Apps Blog, which has some good content and is updated regularly. Marian Crkon write’s in the About Us section of the blog as follows:  It’s not a bug - it’s a feature! This is a new web log about… Richard Byrom 02/22/06 0
Join the OracleAppsBlog Frappr Group Frappr is a google maps “mashup” which allows groups to be created and mapped. There are a variety of other services attached incorporated into this site such as photos and forums. You can join the group directly or open an individual account and associate it with the group. Enjoy!! Richard Byrom 02/22/06 0
ClustrMaps analysis tool tracks Oracle Apps Blog Traffic If you take a look down the left hand pane of this site you’ll see the OracleAppsBlog ClustrMap which displays up to date traffic information for the blog. Clicking on the map will take you to a bigger picture of this blogs traffic distribution around the planet. Here’s an example… Richard Byrom 02/18/06 0
Oracle Buys Open Source Software Company Sleepycat In this press release: Andrew Mendelsohn, senior vice president, Oracle Database Server Technologies stated: Sleepycat’s products enhance Oracle’s market-leading database product family by offering enterprise-class support to customers who need to embed a fast, reliable database at a lower cost. In a related blog entry, Mike Olson CEO of Richard Byrom 02/15/06 1 08/19/09
Connecticut State Governments integrated Financial, HR and Payroll System According to the site:  Core-CT is the system that has replaced Connecticut state government’s core financial and administrative computer systems including central and agency accounting, accounts payable, payroll, time and attendance, worker’s compensation, personnel, and other legacy systems. For years before Core-CT was implemented, these systems were plagued by poor… Richard Byrom 02/15/06 1 02/05/09
Oracle Announces New Releases of Internal Controls Manager and Financial Consolidation Hub Oracle Financial Consolidation Hub version 2 is available now whilst Oracle Internal Controls Manager version 5 is scheduled to be generally available in 2006. According to the Press Statement:  The new versions will help to ensure the quality and transparency of financial information across the enterprise by integrating the preparation… Richard Byrom 02/10/06 2 08/19/09
Official Oracle Blogs site goes live At this point in time the site pretty much consists of a list of links to Oracle Blogs. Hopefully there’ll be some further development and we’ll see more contributions from Oracle Executives and employees. You can see some of Brian Duff’s comments on this new development here. Richard Byrom 02/09/06 1 02/21/06
ACE Project Issue Tracking Software According to the ACE site:  AceProject is the next generation of high-level  project management software solutions for today’s corporations. Improve your organization’s productivity. Get projects done more quickly and intelligently. From collaboration software to an online planning tool, AceProject lets you manage all kinds of projects within your organization. Use… Richard Byrom 02/09/06 4 07/06/06
Oracle 11i Test Scripts TE040 - General Ledger Test Script TE040 - Accounts Payable Test Script If anyone else has some test scripts they would like to share then please feel free to upload them to the documentation section of the forum. Richard Byrom 02/09/06 8 09/25/09
Oracle Navigation and ADI Tip Sheets Other tip sheets are available for:  Office 2000 - Generic Information for Office 2000 Word 2000 - For those converting to Word 2000 Outlook 2000 - For those converting to Outlook 2000 PowerPoint 2000 - For those converting to PowerPoint 2000 PowerPoint for Presenters - Suggestions for using PowerPoint effectively… Richard Byrom 02/03/06 1 02/09/06
Oracle Jobs Galore on Google Base According to Google:  Google Base site is a place where you can add all types of information that we’ll host and make searchable online. You can describe any item you post with attributes, which will help people find it when they search Google Base. In fact, based on the relevance… Richard Byrom 11/18/05 3 04/17/09
Oracle Indonesia - Executive Circle Blog The Oracle Indonesia - Executive Circle Blog discusses how Oracle will help the Indonesian business communities both in private and public sectors, as well as business leaders and government officials to grow their business, adapt to changing needs, deliver better business insights, minimise the cost of managing information, delight your… Richard Byrom 10/20/05 3 06/26/09
OraTips releases first Oracle Tips Journal According to the site the Oracle Tips Journal is their flagship service, which will be read by CIOs to IT staff to Business end-users. The Oracle Tips journal will be a paid subscription and is apparently going to be produced on a quarterly basis. However, the first issue is free… Richard Byrom 10/07/05 1 01/19/16
Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Blog According to the blog description Oracle Business Intelligence Blog, is a Blog for all things Oracle Business Intelligence. Includes musings and postings on Oracle Discoverer, OLAP, and other Oracle BI products, technologies and tools. Blog contributors are: Abhinav Agarwal – Product manager for Oracle Discoverer since 2002. And a whole lot of varied… Richard Byrom 10/06/05 1 04/07/09
Oracle Executive Blogs and Corporate or CEO Blog lists It’s nice to see that they’ve finally caught up with SAP who’ve had executive blogs for quite some time. The executives blogging so far and their profiles are as follows: - John Wookey John Wookey is senior vice president of Applications Development, responsible for the strategic direction and development of… Richard Byrom 09/30/05 0
Headstart Oracle Designer for Oracle Apps 11i According to the Headstart Oracle Designer site:  Headstart Oracle Designer is an add-on to Oracle Designer, based on Oracle Consulting best practices. It consists of two components:  Headstart Template Package , a sophisticated set of templates and reusable components that allow you to 100% generate a truly professional Graphical User… Richard Byrom 09/28/05 3 06/26/09
Oracle and Peoplesoft web site integration According to the first section of the mail entitled Web Site Update :  With Oracle and PeopleSoft now operating as one company (except for operations in Japan), we’ve integrated our two Web sites, giving you a single view of the combined companies and making it easier for you to find… Richard Byrom 09/23/05 0
Download Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco presentations Featured Applications Tracks at OpenWorld this year are:  Applications Strategy Applications Technology Corporate Performance Management Customer Data Management Financials Fulfillment Human Resources Maintenance Manufacturing PIM Data Hub and PLM Procurement Projects Sales and Marketing Service Supply Chain Planning The Content catalog has a comprehensive listing of presentations that you can… Richard Byrom 09/21/05 1 04/07/09
ITtoolbox Cognos Blog According to the Cognos site:  Cognos is the world leader in business intelligence (BI) and performance planning software for the enterprise. Our solutions let companies improve and direct corporate performance by enabling all of the key steps in the management cycle—from planning and budgeting, to measuring and monitoring performance, to… Richard Byrom 09/21/05 4 08/19/09
Oracle buys G-log, a logistics and transportation management software company Redwood Shores, Calif 20-SEP-2005 Oracle announced today that it agreed to buy G-Log, a privately held provider of logistics and transportation management software. The parties anticipate closing the transaction by the end of 2005, subject to certain regulatory approvals and other customary conditions. Financial details were not disclosed. Globalization, increasing… Richard Byrom 09/21/05 2 08/19/09
More Enterprise Software Consolidation - Oracle buys Siebel According to the press release:  REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., 12-SEP-2005 Oracle Corporation (Nasdaq: ORCL) announced today that it agreed to buy Siebel Systems, Inc (Nasdaq: SEBL) for $10.66 per share. The offer is valued at approximately $5.85 billion, or $3.61 billion net of Siebel’s cash on hand of $2.24 billion. “In… Richard Byrom 09/12/05 0
Oracle to Podcast from Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco 2005 According to the press release:  For the first time ever, content will be available via podcasting at the upcoming Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco conference, Sept. 17 - 22, 2005 at Moscone Center. The Oracle OpenWorld podcasts will deliver news and information about each daily theme including Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle… Richard Byrom 09/09/05 1 01/19/06
JD Edwards Blog by Andy Klee at ITtoolbox The About section of the Blog says:  Welcome to my blog for the JD Edwards community. I’ve been a JD Edwards consultant for the past 16 years, and in the last 5 years I’ve headed up Klee Associates, Inc, providing consulting and training services for JD Edwards, Oracle, and SAP… Richard Byrom 08/24/05 2 06/30/09
Oracle and Profit Magazine now have RSS feeds It’s nice to see that Oracle is taking RSS seriously and attaching feeds to most areas of their site. My only complaint to date is that they haven’t attached an RSS feed to their Press Releases so I have to visit the site every day to see whether it’s been… Richard Byrom 08/23/05 0
Oracle ACE program What’s an Oracle ACE? According to the Oracle ACE site:  To foster the growing community network that is a fixture of the Oracle “ecosystem,” Oracle has launched the Oracle ACE program, which formally recognizes Oracle advocates with strong credentials as “activists” in that network. Oracle ACEs are technically proficient and… Richard Byrom 08/23/05 0
Oracle Technology Network (OTN) Forums now have RSS support You’ll find a comprehensive listing of RSS feeds you can subscribe to here. Justin Kestelyn announced this on the OTN blog and had this to say:  Thanks to a major software upgrade (we’ve gone from v2.6.5 of Jive to 4.1.2), the OTN discussion forums now include native RSS feeds, user… Richard Byrom 08/16/05 0
A Better Learning Environment (ABLE) at Harvard University A Better Learning Environment (ABLE) is a support site for users of Harvard Universities systems. More specifically, the site provides support for Financial Applications (Oracle), HR Applications (Peoplesoft), Reporting Applications (Financial and HR) and for Harvard’s Central Administration Staff. The resources available at the site include: -  Forms Policies Rates… Richard Byrom 08/14/05 0
Some interesting IT, ERP and Oracle Job Sites Firstly, I wanted to point out that Jobserve now has RSS support for job searches. Monster, another really large job site now has a blog as well as an RSS feed available on their Career advice site. Jobster also has a blog here. IT Jobs Watch is another interesting site… Richard Byrom 08/09/05 4 06/30/09
Upgrade to ExpressionEngine v1.3.1 and Discussion Forum v1.1 According to the pMachine site:  ExpressionEngine 1.3.1 is primarily a maintenance release, providing fixes for bugs that have been reported recently, including a problem experienced by people running PHP 4.4.0.  EE 1.3.1 also has a number of small enhancements and minor code updates.  The latest release of the Discussion Forum, v1.1,… Richard Byrom 08/06/05 0
new beginnings for RichardByrom.com I posted my reasons for doing this here. Richard Byrom 08/04/05 0
Oracle AIM - 11i updates and add-ins Before I discuss the various updates and add-ins that are available I would like to outline how you can get Oracle AIM working in Firefox. Personally, I still haven’t managed to get AIM working in XP using Explorer as the browser so I’ve opted to use a workaround by accessing… Richard Byrom 08/03/05 15 06/26/09
Quest Software announces End User Performance Management solution According to the Quest Press Release: -  The new solution empowers application owners and IT administrators with the ability to improve the end user experience of their critical applications and assure optimal service levels by providing deep visibility into the application. The Quest End User Performance Management solution alerts users… Richard Byrom 08/01/05 1 12/17/07