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Karen Brownfield has published a two-part article on the Oracle Patch Wizard at the SearchOracle site. The first part, How to use Patch Wizard to resolve Oracle EBS issues (also features in conference edition of OAUG Insight),shows the advantages of using Patch Wizard for Oracle EBS and how to use the Applied Patches, File History and Register Flagged Files components. One of the important best practices you can adopt as an Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) R12 customer is a commitment to apply and track patches in your system. The second article, Off to see the Oracle patching wizard, provides instructions for Oracle patching. The Patch Wizard recommends the patches you need for Oracle EBS. Karen Brownfield, Oracle practice director at Infosemantics, is an author and...

The Board of the Texas Louisiana Oracle Applications Users Group (TLOAUG) would like to invite you to their first meeting in Houston, Texas the morning of Friday, June 13, from 8:00 a.m. to noon, followed by an optional networking lunch until 1:30 p.m. They'll have a final agenda later in May. [button link="http://lnkd.in/bUCKrsT" color="silver" text="dark" window="yes"]Please Register Online[/button] Also, the TLOAUG Member Survey is still open for your input.  ...

Please join us at the DOUG (Dallas Oracle Users Group) E-Business Suite Forum meeting Friday, May 9, 2014 from 12 noon – 2 pm. Infosemantics is proud to be the featured sponsor for this meeting. Presentation1: Case Study from Texas Instruments "Case Study on Oracle R12 Upgrade from Texas Instruments - A DBA Perspective" – Sunday Ichie and Venkata Namineni, Texas Instruments Inc Abstract: The upgrade of Oracle E-Business Suite 11i to R12 from an Applications DBA's perspective. In this Case Study, we will share the implementation details and lessons learned from this project. Presentation2 from Infosemantics "Ten More Forms and OAF Personalization Examples - Version 3 ...

Is your organization Behind the curve on reporting and Business Intelligence? Join us for a light lunch, and to learn about moving from Discoverer to Oracle’s next generation business intelligence platform, OBIEE. See the immediate value in migrating Discoverer reports to Oracle’s newBI foundation. Provided from a Systems Integrator perspective, attend a detailed session, “Lessons Learned” on migrating your company’s Discoverer End User Layer (EUL) to OBIEE. Also, attend brief snapshot sessions of what’s available within Oracle’s Business Intelligence Analytics (OBIA) vs. Endeca Information Discovery(EID) as well as an overview of OBIA – Financial Analytics. Friday, April 4th from Noon-2pm Oracle Corporation  |  Room 9078 – 9th floor  |  6030 Connection DR, Irving TX [button link="http://infosemantics.com/44rsvp/" color="#112277"]RSVP for the Lunch and Presentation[/button]...

Please join the Texas Louisiana Oracle Applications Users Group (TLOAUG) first restart meeting at Collaborate 14.  We have an exciting format to try out – a brief intro and the three 15-minute mini presentations listed below. We will meet on April 8th at 11:30 AM PST in Level 3, San Polo – 3401.  Session id - 15555 Fusion Middleware – Joe Lenard While rolling out Oracle’s PIM MDM software, NCH Corporation implemented Oracle’s Fusion Middleware.  Joe Lenard, Director of Supply Chain applications from NCH, will share some lessons learned from this “accidental implementation”.  Endeca vs OBIEE – Naren Thota How do I choose a replacement for Discoverer which is at the end of life?  What does Endeca provide versus OBIEE?  Naren will provide a comparison of...

The business intelligence (BI) software market can be tough to navigate. Not only do organizations have to sort through hundreds of available products, they also have to make sense of the jargon, trends and other technical aspects of BI tools (e.g. “OLAP” or “in-memory processing”). Getting a handle on these concepts early in your research process is critical. You’ll want to be literate when you discuss your next purchase with your management team, IT staff and eventually sales representatives. Fortunately there are several online resources to help you get up to speed. For example, Software Advice, a website that reviews and compares business intelligence software vendors, recently put together an introduction guide to three BI tools: data warehouses, ETL tools and OLAP tools. In...

New read-only functions are now available in 12.1.3 for Help ' Diagnostics. To implement this functionality, set the "Hide Diagnostics menu entry" profile option to "No" at the appropriate level. Then assign one or more of the following functions to the menu associated with the responsibility where this functionality is needed. ...

The intent of this article is to expose available optimization methods within OBIEE for the OBIEE Community, to then guide the search on the interested methods on the web and Forums, for more details for their deployments. The ultimate goal is to implement an optimized OBIEE environment for our clients and to make report results delivery an effortless activity. There are a number of methods that can be employed in an effort to optimize the BI system. In heavy reporting environments, performance is a major issue as the BI server often times may become over burdened with activities, pulling hundreds of thousands of rows of data mainly in reporting and calculated summary reports. As Oracle Developers and DBAs, we all...