A day in the life of an Oracle Applications Consultant


Friday, October 07, 2005

OraTips releases first Oracle Tips Journal

ORAtips, who empower Oracle clients to optimize the value received from their current software investment, have just released the first issue of their 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 so sign up at the site and read the first edition. I have to admit it’s a pretty impressive publication as it caters for Oracle Applications as well as the Developer and Database community. Some of the featured articles and white papers are as follows:


  • 11i Inventory’s Cost Cutoff Date – Defer Costing Until Your Standard Costs Have Been Updated, by Eric Guether
  • Do You Have an Affirmative Action Plan?, by Leigh-Anne McDonald
  • Maintaining Unique Customer Profile for Oracle CRM Implementations, by Anand Kanakagiri
  • Oracle 11i Shipping Execution –Interface Trip Stop Trouble Shooting, by Scott Ma
  • Overcoming Barriers to Supplier Collaboration, by Warren Sumner
  • Lower Your Consulting Costs – Host Your Own JAD Session, by Leigh-Anne McDonald


  • Oracle Discoverer 10g – Is It More Than a Reporting Tool?, by Debra Addeo
  • Real Time Migration of Oracle Application Set-Ups Done In-House, by Kevin Ellis


  • Battling Growth and Staying Compliant Through Oracle Application Archiving, by Sean Scott
  • Instant Cloning Under Your Control, by James H. Lui
  • Oracle Application Database Management, Part 1: Take Database Monitoring in Oracle Applications Manager to the Next Level, by Natalka Roshak
  • Implementing Oracle 10g on Windows, Part 1: Optimizing Memory Usage, by Scott Jesse
  • Instant Cloning under Your Control, by James H. Lui

Enjoy the read and if you think you have something worthwhile to contribute to their publication it looks like they’re open to taking submissions.

Thursday, August 19, 2004

Oracle Partner Feature - Red Rock Consulting Group

This post contains a review of the Red Rock Consulting Group web site and highlights some useful downloads they have.

Recently I came across the Red Rock Consulting Group web site. Red Rock is an Oracle Certified Advantage Partner and according to their site: -

Red Rock Consulting is an innovative, dynamic and energetic consultancy formed to support clients who have chosen Oracle business solutions. Red Rock is the largest independent Oracle consulting firm in Australia and New Zealand, with a highly skilled and experienced pool of Oracle consultants across the Asia-Pacific region including offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Auckland.

They have some really good white papers, articles and presentations which have been delivered at numerous Oracle Conferences and User Groups or featured in reputable Oracle Publications and Magazines. In particular, there’s quite a bit of information available on upgrades. Highlights are as follows: -




As an when I get the chance to take a detailed look at each of these articles, white papers and presentations I will prepare a write up for this site. In the mean time, happy downloading and reading. You should also consider subscribing to the Red Rock Newsletter entitled HotRocks.

If you are reading this post and you know of any really good partner sites where you can get useful information and downloads, then please add your comments.