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Oracle E-Business Suite resources, news, and support articles.

Important Announcement for R12 Oracle UK Payroll Customers

The R12 RTI CONSOLIDATED PATCH: SEPTEMBER 2014 has been released via My Oracle Support:                                                                                                                                                       R12.0 : Patch 18776254:R12.PAY.A

New Functionality - Invoice Approval Parallel Processing

Invoice approval workflow now supports parallelization at the invoice header level on 12.1.x and 12.2.x.
The main advantage for this change is to shorten the processing time for an invoice to get approved. The
parallel approval process imposes a hierarchical (tree) structure on
the transaction’s approver list and enables each part of the tree at a
given level to progress through its notification-approval cycle

Simple Solutions Do Not Equal Easy Builds

Am I the only one that often tries to make solutions far more difficult than needed?  My first approach to any challenge is likely the most complicated thing I could create.  For example, I was working on something with Oracle Apex last week.  Came up with what I thought was a nifty new feature and started building.  After the equivalent of several hundred lines of code, I had something that worked...just not as well as I hoped.

Want a Quick Way to Keep Current on Procurement Information with Direct Links to our Social Media Channels?

One of the best ways to stay informed on Procurement activities is through our Procurement Community which can be accessed directly here or bookmark this url (

Full Disclosure

Over the next few weeks, I'll be sharing plenty of information relating to Oracle OpenWorld.  Mostly on this blog or via my Twitter account (@fteter).  As always, I try to share information in an accurate and a positive way.  I'm an Oracle fan, but I always try to balance that with accuracy and honesty.  In that spirit, it's important for me to make some disclosures about my attendance at OOW14.

WEBCAST - Tools to Simplify your EBS Upgrade

September 2014 WEBCAST - Simplify your EBS Upgrade by using Upgrade Advisors, Reports and Tools
When : Thursday September 18, 2014 at 18:00 UK / 10:00 PST / 11:00 MST / 13:00 EST
This one-hour advisor webcast is recommended for technical users, functional users, system administrators, Database Administrators, etc. who are planning to Upgrade an E-Business Suite Instance.

Logistics and Inventory Consolidated RUP10 Patches Released

Logistics Consolidated RUP10 (VERSION 12.1.1 TO 12.1.3 [RELEASE 12.1]) Patch 19447782 has been released. For non-WMS (Inventory

Only) Customers, Inventory Consolidated RUP10 (VERSION 12.1.1 TO 12.1.3 [RELEASE 12.1]) Patch 19447776 is also now available.

CIFS performance problem

Today we encountered some performance problems at our customer site.
After checking with the customer it seemed that especially the CIFS shares were having problems. At first CIFS was getting slower until the shares were not even accessible anymore.

Restarting the CIFS on the filer did solve the problem for a few minutes, but within half an hour the the problems were back again.

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New Fixed Assets White Paper for Insurance Policies and Calculations

If you are contemplating the use of the insurance policy feature of Fixed Assets, you may be interested in a new document:  White Paper – Insurance Calculations in Oracle Assets (Doc ID 1913774.1).   Setup steps and insurance calculation methods are included in this new white paper. 

How to Fix FRM- and ORA- Errors in Oracle Teleservice

We get hundreds of support service requests reporting various FRM-xxxx or ORA-xxxx errors in the Oracle Teleservice Service Request, Contact Center or Tasks forms.  Did you know that there are just a few simple steps to resolving these errors?  The vast majority of these support requests are easily fixed by following one or more of the steps below:

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