A day in the life of an Oracle Applications Consultant

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Blog Links - Larry Ellison, Open Source, ERP Basics and Business Objects

Links from this week include a look at what’s going on in with open source ERP and moves towards open source models. Also covered are ERP basics, readiness benchmarks and performance measures. There’s also a couple of good Oracle related pics I came across on flickr and info on Business Objects connecting to Oracle.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Larry Ellison (Oracle CEO) Biography

Wikipedia has a pretty good bio of Larry Ellison.

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 😊

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

ERP Resource Center - Key Implementation Considerations

I came across a gem of a site recently with lots of great content on ERP implementations. It’s the Enterprise Solutions Competency Center (ESCC) for the U.S. Military.

Popular links and documents on the site are as follows:

Most Often Viewed

  1. A Guide to ERP Success
  2. Critical Success Factors for ERP
  3. Vendor Profile - SAP AG
  4. Six Sigma Qualifications
  5. Vendor Profile - Oracle Corporation
  6. RFI Review - Enterprise Application Integration
  7. ERP Insight Day
  8. CPI Single Frame
  9. ERP Single Frame
  10. Interface Guide

Most Visited

  1. ERP Overview
  2. CPI Tools
  3. CM Models
  4. ERP Basics
  5. CPI Critical Success Factors
  6. John Kotter’s Transformation Process
  7. CM Models - Committment to Change
  8. Army ERP Programs
  9. DoD ERP Programs
  10. CPI Overview

In particular I wanted to point out the ERP resource center which discusses the following Key Implementation Considerations

Sunday, March 05, 2006

More4Apps Extensions and add-ons for Oracle Applications

I came across the More4Apps site the other day which has developed a number of front end data loaders 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 of their site lists the different loaders they have available right now (shown below) whilst the news page shows work in progress and planned new developments.

Tools for Oracle Projects
Load Projects with Project Wizard
Load Project Budgets with Budget Wizard
Load Project Transactions with Transaction Wizard
Load Revenue and Billing Events with Event Wizard
Tools for Oracle Payables
Load Payables Invoices with AP Invoice Wizard
Tools for Oracle Receivables
Load Receivables Invoices with AR Invoice Wizard
Tools for Oracle Purchasing
Create Requisitions with Requisition Wizard
Create and Maintain Requisition Templates with Req Template Wizard
Tools for Oracle Human Resources
Load HR Elements with HR Element Wizard
More More4Apps Tools
Distribute Reports by email with Mail-It
Convert text to PDF on the fly with OraPDF
Load Value Sets with Account Wizard
Load Directly into Database Tables with Upload Wizard

I’d be interested to here from anyone who has used these products and what your thoughts are one them.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Blog Links - ERP Vendors & Software, Oracle XE, Trace Analyzer, mySQL and Project Mendocino

Useful links from this week, featuring Oracle XE, ERP Vendors and Software packages, Project Mendocino, mySQL and Oracle Trace Analyzer.

If you want to keep track of the links as and when I find them then subscribe to this RSS feed on the link blog.

Here’s a good post on creating a list of links for your blog: FeedDemon Tips: Creating a Link Dump with FeedDemon

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