A day in the life of an Oracle Applications Consultant

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

Metalink announces the replacement of it’s Top Tech Docs feature

Metalink has recently announced it will be replacing it’s Top Tech Docs feature with the “Knowledge Browser”. This post takes a look at what the Knowledge Browser does and provides links to related downloads.

Recently, Metalink announced the replacement of it’s Top Tech Docs feature with the “Knowledge Browser.” According to Metalink, “the Knowledge Browser offers improved navigation, organization, and structure for the MetaLink knowledge base by:

  • Improving the Top Tech Docs index and navigation to Browser Product Pages
  • Organizing Browser Product Pages by popular categories
  • Providing Search and Filter options in product areas to further refine result lists
  • Providing capability of ordering article lists by last updated date, document type, minimum version, usage score, and other items”.
  • Links to related Downloads

    Knowledge Browser Powerpoint Presentation
    Knowledge Browser Voice Presentation

    The old Metalink interface for Top Tech Docs

    Screen Shot of the old Metalink interface

    The new Metalink Knowledge Browser

    Screen Shot of the new Metalink interface

    Tuesday, June 08, 2004

    Web ADI vs. ADI Client

    This documentation provides an architectural and functional comparision between Web ADI and the ADI client

    Oracle Applications Desktop Integrator (ADI) - Architectural Comparison

    Architectural Comparison of Web ADI with the ADI client

    Oracle Applications Desktop Integrator (ADI) - Functional Comparison

    Functional Comparison of Web ADI with the ADI client

    * Expected to be released soon through Web ADI
    ** Available through General Ledger in Oracle Applications release 11.5
    *** You can only monitor requests in Web ADI. The publishing capabilities of the Request Centre will be incorporated into a new web enabled reporting product.

    Friday, June 04, 2004

    Oracle 11i Vision Instances on the Internet

    Solution Beacon, an Oracle Partner in the United States has recently made two 11i Vision instances available on the Internet. 11i or Oracle E-Business Suite is Oracle’s ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software. The Vision instance contains sample data and transactions for a variety of modules and associated responsibilities or user types. The Vision system can quite often be used for training or to give you a preview of what the Oracle’s systems capabilities are.

    If you go to the Solution Beacon Release 11i and Release 12 Vision instances page you will find a publicly accessible 11.5.9 and 11.5.8 instance. Simply register and you will be given a log-in to access these instances.

    Thursday, June 03, 2004

    Under Construction

    I’ve launched this site as of today even though there are still a large number of aspects to it which are under contruction. Please bare with me over the next two weeks or so as I am going to be making a lot of changes.

    The main section of the site which will be my daily thoughts and learnings will continue to be updated on a regular basis whilst I get all the other features up and running. If you have any problems please mail me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Welcome to OracleAppsBlog

    Welcome to a dedicated blog site for Oracle Apps Consultants. This site documents the daily experiences of consultants implementing Oracle 11i. Essentially, it will be “A day in the life of..” site for Oracle Applications Consultants.

    I’m looking for experienced Apps consultants who would like to participate in or be authors for this web log. Participation will involve you contributing your daily experiences as they relate to Oracle Applications implementations. I have created categories based on industry and module so if you feel you can contribute to a specific category then let me know.

    If you are interested in being an author for this blog, register on this site and then e-mail me a copy of your CV containing details of your Apps/ERP implementation experience - I will give you the appropriate authoring rights and set up an oracleappsblog e-mail account for you.

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