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Manage your Oracle E-Business Suite Setup with ConfigSnapshot

ConfigSnapshot is a product we’ve recently bought and purchased in our organisation and I thought it would be useful to give it a mention on the blog. According to their site:

Effective management of set up data within the Oracle E-Business Suite is an essential requirement for all organizations. In reality, however, doing this can be a monumental task. At all stages of the Oracle E-Business Suite lifecycle (Implement - Support - Upgrade) it can prove to be a major headache.  The process is notoriously prone to human error and carries a significant overhead cost.

ConfigSnapshot, an easy-to-install, easy-to-use product enables organisations to simplify the entire process reducing the effort and cost, increasing accuracy at all stages, solve problems quicker and reduce human configuration error.

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 the applications
  • Identify set up changes that have occurred since a specific date
  • Identify changes made by a specific user
  • Review difficult to manage set up items in an easy to use format

What are the benefits of ConfigSnapshot?

ConfigSnapshot can help organisations at all stages of the E-Business Suite cycle by enabling you to take control of your application set up:

  • Dramatically reduce timeframes
  • Facilitate problem resolution
  • Increase accuracy
  • Reduce risk
  • Increase understanding
  • Simplify important housekeeping tasks
  • Enable time to be focussed on ensuring the set up is optimised for the business needs
  • Ensure both Oracle and internal standards have been followed correctly

We’ve found this product most useful at Thales and of course if you would like to see it in action then drop me a mail or speak to the team at ConfigSnapshot via their website.

Posted by Richard Byrom on 05/27 at 12:02 AM
  1. This is an amazing development for the ERP market. The question becomes though, what about security? Are the results bypassing the ERP security? Could you search for CEO + payrate?

    I suppose in Oracle, you are secure at the Database level, but what about other application?

    Posted by johnsmith  on  07/20  at  06:51 PM
  2. In answer to comment 1 from John Smith, ConfigSnapshot works with configuration settings and not transactional data so the example stated would not apply as this data is transactional. ConfigSnapshot also allows you to create configuration baselines (point in time copy of config settings) which can be used to track changes to configuration settings over time. For more details please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

    Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  on  11/03  at  03:00 AM

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