Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.7 Available Now

Oracle has announced the latest release of Oracle E-Business Suite, R12.2.7.

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September 8th, 2017
Oracle has announced the latest release of Oracle E-Business Suite, R12.2.7. Download and installation information can be found here.

New Features and Improvements

Release 12.2.7 provides a myriad of updates and enhancements across the entire suite. Highlights include:

  • Statutory and regulatory updates
  • Stability, performance, and security enhancements
  • All one-off patches made available on 11.5.10, 12.0, 12.1.3, and earlier 12.2 releases
  • Extended support for themes (earlier 12.2 releases): recurring revenue business models, user interface modernization, and increased operational efficiency
  • New functional and technical capabilities for iProcurement, Procurement, Project Procurement, Projects, Order Management, Logistics, Manufacturing, Value Chain Planning, Asset Management, Service, Financials, HCM, and Tools and Technology.

For all new features and improvements introduced in release 12.2.7, click here.

 

R12.2.x Upgrade Automation?

All non-standard objects (Database, Setup, RICEFW) and custom code must be remediated to enable online patching (ADOP), and comply to new architectural standards in 12.2. As a result, project timelines, cost, and resource requirements can increase tremendously, turning the manual-laden upgrade process into a trial by fire. ennVee ENNABLE™ has helped organizations simplify and accelerate the 12.2.x upgrade process by automating each phase from assessment, to segregation, remediation, migration, and testing.

Learn more at ennvee.com/ennable.html and contact us for a free live demonstration at connect@ennvee.com.

Salesforce to Oracle E-Business Suite Integration using MuleSoft

Client Snapshot

  • Leading manufacturer of physical
    infrastructure for Data Center, Enterprise,
    and Industrial environments
  • 5,000 employees worldwide
  • $1+ billion (USD) annual revenue
  • Location: Chicago, IL (USA)

Project Overview

  A sales person is effective only to the extent of knowledge they have about the product or service that they are selling. Even the most “blue chip” CRM systems do not effectively provide the internal product or services information required by the sales person at that time. Typically, the information related to customer, sales order, availability, etc. resides within the internal ERP systems, which limits access to the increasingly mobile salesforce. Being able to access information on-the-go in real-time expedites the sales process and enables the sales person to make more effective sales.

Topology

  • Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) R12.x

  • MuleSoft AnyPoint Studio 3.8
  • Salesforce – Summer ’17


Click here to download the full White Paper!

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Are you experiencing an issue with a current custom development project? Would you like assistance with an upcoming project? Contact us. 

WorkDay HCM to Oracle E-Business Suite Integration

Client Snapshot

  • Leading manufacturer of physical
    infrastructure for Data Center, Enterprise,
    and Industrial environments
  • 5,000 employees worldwide
  • $1+ billion (USD) annual revenue
  • Location: Chicago, IL (USA)

Project Overview

   In 2016, Human Resources-related OPEX were on the rise and creating chaos for an industry leading manufacturer of network infrastructure. They concluded that a switch from Oracle HRMS to WorkDay HCM Cloud would be the most effective way to tackle asending HR costs. Since the customer runs a bulk of their business operations on Oracle E-Business Suite, it was imperative to properly integrate the new WorkDay HCM system with the existing Oracle E-Business Suite.

Based on ennVee’s decade-strong partnership with the manufacturing leader, the customer elected to leverage ennVee’s deep understanding of the business requirements and Oracle applications environment to execute the integration project. Our objective was to build the real-time and batch mode integrations between Workday and the client’s existing Oracle E-Business ERP system to provide the ability to leverage employee information across both systems.

Topology

  • Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) R12.x

  • WorkDay HCM Cloud

  • Oracle Fusion Middleware

  • Oracle Forms / Reports / SQL Developer


Click here to download the full White Paper!

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Are you experiencing an issue with a current custom development project? Would you like assistance with an upcoming project? Contact us. 

XML Gateway Integration to Oracle E-Business Suite

Client Snapshot

  • Leading manufacturer of physical
    infrastructure for Data Center, Enterprise,
    and Industrial environments
  • 5,000 employees worldwide
  • $1+ billion (USD) annual revenue
  • Location: Chicago, IL (USA)

Project Overview

    The client’s business faced an increased volume of customers which resulted in an increased time in delivering key information. The high frequency and volume of transactions would require streamlining the communication between customer and trading partners for a seamless flow of business transactions across multiple systems for Sales Orders, Invoices, Purchase Orders and Advanced Shipment Transactions. They chose Oracle XML Gateway for the integration with Oracle E-Business Suite, and to create and consume XML messages generated by business events. This would ultimately automate the communication process and reduce cost, while allowing the customer to be more efficient.

Topology

  • Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) R12.x

  • Oracle XML Gateway


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Do you have a question about integrating XML Gateway and Oracle E-Business Suite? We’re happy to help! Contact us. 

White Paper: BigMachines CPQ and Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) Integration

Integrating Oracle BigMachines (CPQ) Cloud and E-Business Suite to streamline the configure-to-quote-to-order process

Overview

The client is a leading manufacturer of physical infrastructure for Data Center, Enterprise, and Industrial environments with operations throughout 112 countries.

The demand for configure-to-order capabilities led the client to transition a major portion of their business to configure-to-order and assemble-to-order (CTO/ATO), while retaining current make-to-stock capabilities for the remainder of the business.

ennVee was asked to deliver a cost-effective solution that would address all business requirements and effectively leverage their investment in IT systems. ennVee proposed an Oracle CPQ-BigMachines-based solution that integrates with their existing Oracle E-Business Suite ERP system.

Solution Approach

Our approach was to implement Oracle BigMachines (BM) Quote to Oracle EBS Order Import Process within the client application architecture framework. This would enable CTO/ATO capabilities, thereby streamlining the entire configure-to-quote-to-order process, including product selection, configuration, pricing, quoting, ordering, and approval workflows.

The integration would enable the client to utilize a single set of master product data between both applications and to automatically transfer data between both systems, including header-level quote totals and metadata, product line items, opportunity values, contact data, etc.

ennVee provided a single solution for the entire inquiry-to-order process, reducing duplicate data, generating more accurate sales reporting, and enabling its customers to easily submit orders online, convert quotes to orders, and approve orders through a customized workflow.

Solution Process

  1. Item Master Outbound Interface between Oracle EBS and Oracle BM
  2. Item Master related attributes Outbound Interface with Oracle BM
  3. Model BOM outbound Interface between Oracle EBS and Oracle BM
  4. Configured Part Item Inbound Interface between Oracle BM and Oracle EBS
  5. Get Net Price (Distributor Price) in BM CPQ from EBS
  6. Oracle BM Quote to Oracle EBS Order Import Process

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Topology

  • Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) R12.x
  • BigMachines CPQ Cloud
  • Oracle Fusion Middleware
  • Oracle Forms / Reports / SQL Developer

Business Benefits

  • Client quotes to customers increased 10-fold, which increased revenue generation by 120%
  • Shortened quoting process from 3-7 days to less than one hour
  • Sales increased by 400% with zero quote error rates

This was accomplished by:

  • Streamlining multiple hand-offs for approval via automated workflow
  • Eliminating redundant data re-entry into multiple systems
  • Minimizing manual and time-intensive proposal generation
  • Maintaining consistent quote and proposal formats
  • Automating updates of CRM system with quote and order information
  • Tracking quote success rate and improving forecasts and sales reporting

 


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How ennVee leverages Service Delivery Automation for customers using complex ERP systems

The increasing pace of change in technology is reshaping business as we know it, and customers must gravitate to Service Delivery Automation and Technology Innovation, which acts as a catalyst and an enabler to ramp up business value.

Today’s intensely competitive business arena requires companies to be agile in the marketplace, and the strategic importance of business systems cannot be undervalued. The increasing pace of change in technology is reshaping business operations, and customers must gravitate to Service Delivery Automation and Technology Innovation, which acts as a catalyst and an enabler to ramp up business value. Progressively, Service Delivery Automation (SDA) is using innovative technology to replace a series of human actions. Essentially, SDA helps improve business usage effectiveness through sustained support which is accurate, repetitive and quick.

What can be done to accomplish these objectives?

At ennVee, we have significant experience in providing service delivery to our clients using large and complex ERP systems such as Oracle E-Business Suite and SAP. Over the years, we have fine-tuned our service delivery mechanism embracing the latest technological innovations to an extent where we have built a series of tools and accelerators for automating service delivery. The primary drivers for these automation tools are accuracy of delivery, repeatable perfection and quick turn-around time to resolve.

Listed below are some of our key tools and accelerators which differentiate our Service Delivery offering and add value to customers.

1. Custom Migration Tools

ERP Service Delivery involves code changes and assessing the impact of the same on the overall system. Hence, the custom code is migrated from one ERP instance to the other for unit testing, integration testing, user testing, deployment, etc. Our migration tool allows for seamless migration of code leading to high level of repetitiveness avoiding human errors and ensuring quicker availability of migrated code for testing and deployment. Thus, reducing the overall time to use the system with rectified custom code.

2. Upgrade Automation for EBS R12.2.x

As a part of service delivery, we come across scenarios where the product encounters a defect or a bug. In such cases, we reach out to the product principles such as Oracle to provide the resolution. Oracle may release a patch which may lead to upgrading a functionality or module to the next point version. In such cases, the impact of such upgrade need to assessed on the associated custom objects. The objects may need a remediation before they work with the new standard functionality.

Our upgrade automation tool provides for seamless assessment, remediation and testing of the code. Additionally, if the client Oracle EBS version is older than the current one, we can provide a free assessment service to determine the extent of upgrade complexity and potential effort involved in remediating the required custom objects.

Download our upgrade automation data sheet

3. Knowledge Repository

Successful service delivery leads to effective utilization of the business systems by the users and this can only be achieved by having a robust knowledge repository. Such a repository not only leads to reduced resolution time for similar incidents, it also provides a high level of reusability for custom code changes. Invariably, it provides for a service delivery which meets the desired  service levels agreed with the client. At ennVee, our long years of service delivery experience have helped us build a solid repository of incident resolutions and re-usable components helping clients get an accurate, repetitive and quick service delivery turnaround.

4. Service Delivery Dashboard

Feedback is essential in improving service delivery. Our Service Delivery Dashboard ensures just that! Using simple, intuitive and open source analytic tools, we have built a framework for capturing transactional service delivery data and converting this data into a visually appealing and easy to assimilate dashboard.
The information covers strategic information for effective decision and operational information for efficient execution. Some of the key service delivery aspects such as incident trends, incidents by functional areas, SLA compliance, violation and penalties, RCA, SIP, service delivery performance, etc. are graphically depicted in the dashboard.

Bottom line

Service Delivery Automation ensures quicker resolution of incidents more accurately. In turn, this leads to user satisfaction and improves the effectiveness and efficiency of the business systems. Ultimately, a robust business system provides accurate information in near real-time allowing organizations to be more competitive in the marketplace.

ennVee offers Service Delivery Automation capabilities that compliment competitive growth objectives and achieve higher benefits realization. We continue to work with customers to streamline and optimize business processes, while reducing manual intervention for customers across industry verticals like manufacturing, logistics and transportation providers, financial services and banking institutions. Our partnership has helped to improve accuracy, efficiency, and delivery schedule for support and enhancement projects.

About ennVee TechnoGroup, Inc.

ennVee is backed by over 15 years of delivering optimal enterprise resource planning and custom developed solutions. Our seasoned team is comprised of more than 180 technology experts committed to delivering quality solutions to customers across a deep range of industries. ennVee is headquartered in Chicago, IL and has four global development centers  in Bangalore, Chennai, Mangalore and Pune in India.

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