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Content marketing standouts – the opinionated summer review

Most of this summer's content marketing pieces I were bland pep talks that amounted to nothing. But there were some keepers - here's my opinionated review.

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Jon Reed has been involved in enterprise communities since 1995, including time spent building ERP recruiting and training firms. These days, Reed is a (cough) blogger/analyst and also counsels vendors and startups on go-to-market strategy. He is an SAP Mentor, Enterprise Irregular, and video content p



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OpenWorld 2014

OpenWorld is only a couple of weeks away. As always, this promises to be an outstanding conference. Whether your focus is functional or technical, OpenWorld has a lot of PeopleSoft sessions. The Focus on PeopleSoft OpenWorld document contains a good list of PeopleSoft focused sessions and events. I look forward to seeing you at OpenWorld this year. Here are some of the places and times where you can find me:

Invoice Validation Parallel Processing New Functionality Available

What has changed?
The Invoice Validation concurrent program is now equipped to spawn multiple child requests based on the Purchase Order matched invoice load and the newly seeded profile "AP:Maximum Invoice Validation Child Requests".The user continues to submit a single Invoice validation program with his/her preferred parameters but internally the program groups the invoices matched to same Purchase Orders and ensures that each such group is processed by a single child request.

Changes to Service Request Logging - Guided Resolution Flows

Do you log MOS Service Requests (SRs) ?  If you do, then you may have noticed that there have been some changes to the SR logging process.  We have enabled Guided Resolution Flows for some products so that when you create an SR for a specific problem type you will see a short series of questions with multiple choice answers.  The idea is that with just a few questions and quick radio button answers, we will guide you through to a targeted solution.  If we can't diagnose a solution for you then we ask you to go ahead and log an SR and give you steps to provide information which we know will

OpenWorld - Absorb and Adapt

It's September.  Which means the marketing and sales nirvana that is Oracle OpenWorld is upon us.

OOW is a big show...one person simply cannot take it all in.  You have to "pick your spots".

Projects Create Accounting Performance Issues With 11.2.0.3 Database Version

The PRC: Create Accounting program is run for various process categories within Oracle Projects.  This program is run to create accounting entries in Oracle Subledger Accounting for accounting events created by the generate accounting events processes.

After upgrading the RDBMS version to 11.2.0.3, PRC: Create Accounting performance issues were reported due to incorrect partition statistics at the index level for the following tables:

Implementing SFTP with Paymentech For Oracle Payments R12

Back in October 2013 we passed on the information that Paymentech had announced the decommissioning of the FTP protocol (Payments - Chase Paymentech PTK Decomissioning FTP After July 2014).  The deadline for this has been extended to October 2014.

PeopleCode Variable Scope Quiz

***UPDATE.  Question 4 was not clear. Now fixed (hat tip Banksy)I recently wrote a little quiz for some PeopleSoft developer friends of mine on PeopleCode Variable Scoping.  It's not comprehensive and it may not even be accurate.  It's offered to the PeopleSoft community as a thought provoking item for both new and hardcore PeopleCode developers.There's only 7 questions.Please feel free to leave comments, new insights, corrections or other helpful witty banter.

Effectively Rewriting Siebel Predefined Queries for Performance

The following is a cross-post from my co-worker Jeroen Burgers, who shares his experiences as an Oracle Implementation Advisor on his blog with the same name. In one of his recent articles, Jeroen picked up the topic of Siebel Predefined Queries (PDQ) and the impact they can have on performance. I am pleased that he agreed to publish his findings on Siebel Essentials.

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