A day in the life of an Oracle Applications Consultant

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Oracle Apps Accounts Receivable Test Script

Thanks to Mell for uploading the AR Test Script to the Forum. She’s looking for the FA test script if anyone has one to upload.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Blog Links - Oracle vs SAP, Open Source, XBRL, Change Management and Blackberry ERP

More news on the Oracle versus SAP battle. Some thoughts on Open Source and news on Compiere. A few notes on change management in ERP and a story on Blackberry’s ERP move. Also looks like the UK is moving towards businesses filing their tax reports in XBRL.


Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Oracle share price and financial information on Google Finance

Google Finance just launched and you might want to check out the latest share price and financial information on Oracle. What’s most interesting is that when you do a search for a company the results returned also incorporate the latest blog entries on that company.

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 you can search for stocks, mutual funds, public and private companies, using both company names and (where available) ticker symbols.

Interactive Charts — Google Finance charts correlate market data with corresponding dated news stories to help you determine if there is a relationship between them (for instance, by seeing news stories that came out about a certain company in the context of what that company’s stock did that day). You can also click and drag the charts to see different time periods and zoom in to see more detailed information.

News and More News — Google Finance incorporates our Google News service, which gathers stories from more than 4,500 English news sources worldwide. Stories are clustered by topic so you can see different opinions on a single subject; you can also review news stories by monthly date range and by importance (which is determined by algorithms).

Blogs — If you want the opinions of citizen journalists, you got ‘em; Google Finance includes company-related postings from Google Blog Search.

Company Management Team — Google Finance helps you put a face to a name. Mousing over an executive name shows you their picture as well as links, where available, to their biography, compensation details and trading activity.

Discussion Groups — Talk amongst yourselves. Google Finance offers high-quality Discussion Groups whose dedicated team of moderators work to keep conversations on and spam-free.

Portfolios — Google Finance offers a fast, easy and powerful way to keep create and maintain your portfolio of stocks and mutual funds.

Related entries from Blogs I read:

Oracle announces impressive Q3 profits for 2006

According to the press statement:

Oracle Corporation today announced that in Q3 fiscal 2006 GAAP earnings per share were $0.14, up 40% compared to the same quarter last year. Third quarter GAAP revenues were up 18% to $3.5 billion, while quarterly GAAP net income was up 42% to $765 million. Total GAAP software revenues were up 20% to $2.8 billion with GAAP database and middleware new license revenues up 5% and GAAP applications new license revenues up 77%. GAAP services revenues were up 9% to $671 million compared to the same quarter last year.


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 Industries Invest in Oracle to Achieve Greater Business Insight and Flexible Business Processes.

Oracle Europe, Middle East & Africa Reports Increased Revenues For the Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2006, Over Same Period Last Year – Customers in the region endorse Oracle products and services over that of competitors as applications new license revenues increase by 119%

ERP Channel - a new ERP Blog

Came across a new ERP blog today called ERP Channel which is run by Matt Bowcock.

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, and Encompix. I have always had a passion for applying technology to business problems and creating solutions so working with ERP systems is actually interesting (if you can believe that). Anyway, As this site grows I hope it will provide some help to those of you looking for more information on systems in general and more specifically ERP systems.

Some recent entries from the blog:

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