Resource Capacity In An Unconstrained Plan

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Resource Capacity in an Unconstrained Plan



The goal of any Planner is to create a feasible manufacturing plan. Often times this may be easier said than done, however, it remains the end objective. So what is a feasible manufacturing plan? In simplest terms, it is a plan that can be successfully executed. In most manufacturing environments, there are two groups (more...)

PeopleSoft-Taleo Out-Of-The-Box Integration Deprecated

Oracle have made the interesting announcement that the delivered integration between PeopleSoft (HCM 9.1 or 9.2) and Taleo is being deprecated. This is a positive move from Oracle and simplifies things greatly from a client and partner perspective.

Previously Oracle delivered two different integration methods, prebuilt integration using web services and PeopleSoft Integration Broker, or the Taleo Connect Client (TCC) tool – which is a highly flexible tool for any kind of Taleo (more...)

An inspiration to an entire generation, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam – Rest in Peace. The real hero behind Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

An inspiration to an entire generation,  Dr APJ Abdul Kalam - Rest in Peace. The real hero behind Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) 

Oracle Performance Measurement

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Performance Measurement using Oracle


OK, so the latest, greatest Oracle ERP release has now been implemented in your company. The ERP system is now home to a myriad of financial data, manufacturing and supply chain data, as well as customer, vendor and project related information. It takes months of hard work and dedication to test, implement and deploy this system, and (more...)

Beat 39

Let's start today's thought with a tidbit from the Standish Group's 2013 Chaos Report.  In that report, the Standish Group cheerfully shares that IT project success came in at 39%...cheerful because that is an improvement.  In other words, 6 out of 10 IT projects are failing to meet schedule, cost and quality objectives and we're thinking that's good news.  Yikes!!!

If we look at the numbers in SaaS carefully - regardless of vendor (more...)

Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud

Cloud = Service-based computing model providing self-service, elasticity, shared resources, and pay-as-you-go New cloud computing technologies are enabling breakthrough innovations in supply chain management (SCM) applications delivered via software as a service (SaaS) models. To help companies support their complete quote-to-cash process in the Cloud, Oracle has expanded the Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud with […]

Introduction to Order Management Cloud Service -Welcome to the future with Oracle

In Release 10, there is a new product called Oracle Order Management Cloud Service. This is an application available on Oracle cloud as a service to enable quote to cash process flow. This Module is typically used to designed toimprove order execution across quote to cash process. It includes predefined integrations, centrally-managed orchestration policies, fulfillment […]

April 2015 Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory

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April 2015 Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisory




“Oracle continues to periodically receive reports of malicious exploitation of vulnerabilities for which Oracle has already released fixes. In some instances, it has been reported that malicious attackers have been successful because customers had failed to apply available Oracle patches. Oracle therefore strongly recommends that customers remain on actively-supported versions and apply (more...)

I’m Javier Delgado and this is how I work

July’s entry in the ‘How I Work’ series is PeopleSoft Blogger Javier Delgado. Javier is a PeopleSoft consultant and manages the PeopleSoft Practice at BNB (Business Network Builders). Javier has been writing on his ‘Javier’s PeopleSoft blog‘ site since 2007, however it’s only in the last couple of years that he’s started posting really regularly. In fact his 24 posts in 2015 probably make him last year’s most prolific blogger. We often link to (more...)

What is Oracle Mobile Cloud Service (MCS)?

  Oracle Mobile Cloud Service MCS is a cloud-based service that provides a unified hub for developing, deploying, maintaining, monitoring, and analyzing your mobile apps and the resources that they rely on. Oracle Mobile Cloud Service provides everything you need to build out your enterprise mobile strategy using innovative, state-of-the-art tools. With Oracle Mobile Cloud […]

Oracle Integration Cloud Service

Do you know , Oracle Integration Cloud Service (ICS) is a simple and powerful integration platform in the cloud to maximize the value of your investments in SaaS and on-premise applications. Oracle Integration Cloud Service lets you connect to both cloud and on-premises applications, and is fully integrated with other Oracle Cloud offerings. UNDERSTAND THE […]

Demystifying R12 Upgrades Webinar

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Free Webinar

Join SmartDog’s Senior Practice Director, Mihir Patel, for a live, free webinar on  Friday, July 17, 2015, at 12:00 PM CST to introduce you to R12 upgrades. You’ll learn about choosing the right migration path, preparing for an upgrade and how to ensure your environment is in compliance going forward.

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Key topics from this free webinar include:

About BYOE – Bring Your Own Encryption

BYOE aka Bring your own encryption is a security model that gives cloud customers complete control over the encryption of their data by allowing them to deploy a visualized instance of their own encryption software in tandem with the application they are hosting in the cloud. BYOE can help an organization that wishes to take […]

OpenWorld and UKOUG Apps 15 Sessions

I’m delighted that the sessions that I’ve submitted to both Oracle OpenWorld and UKOUG’s APPS15 conference have all been accepted.

The sessions are as follows:


PeopleSoft Selective Adoption Best Practices from the Front Line (joint with Mark Thomas of Hays)
PeopleSoft Selective Adoption is genuinely transformative, but to make the best use of it you need a plan. Come to hear from the one of the earliest adopters of this new model on defining how (more...)

Custom Schema Editioning in R12.2

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Custom Schema Editioning in R12.2

Many people are concerned with whether there are any changes to the custom schema registration process in R12.2 due to online patching feature called ADOP (AD Online Patching). If yes, What is the custom schema registration process in EBS 12.2? Also, what technology changes to EBS 12.2 are going to be brought in to support the ADOP (more...)

Enterprise Software’s Life Lessons

Well, I ain't always right but I've never been wrong.
Seldom turns out the way it does in a song.
Once in a while you get shown the light
In the strangest of places if you look at it right.
                               - From Jerry Garcia's "Scarlet Begonias"

Somebody asked the other day what I've learned from from 25-plus years of working (more...)

Pinging and Posting from PeopleCode

I had a need to Ping a server to see if the server could get to it.  I also tried to post to it.  This code could be helpful for others, so I want to share it.  A post should normally go through the Integration Broker, but I first developed it at a time when I had a product that was supposed to go on servers with diverse versions of Integration Broker.

The Ping code (more...)

Hybrid Configurations in Order Management

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Hybrid Configurations in Order Management



Business needs in ‘Configure to Order’ scenarios are highly flexible. This may be a standard trait of ATO modeling with the rule and constraint-based options and option classes, or it may be a trait of ‘Pick to Order’ modeling with mandatory and optional choices to be knitted together. Some of the complex environments that can (more...)

ReConnect 2015

It is just a little less than a month until the PeopleSoft ReConnect conference in Rosemont, Illinois. I will be presenting PeopleTools Developer: Tips and Techniques on Thursday from 11:30 AM to 12:20 PM in Grand Ballroom H.

New PeopleTools Mobile Book

My wife and I have been writing another book. We are reviewing proofs now, which means we are getting close to publication. I did a quick search on Amazon and see that Amazon is taking pre-orders: PeopleSoft PeopleTools: Mobile Applications Development. Publication date is currently set for October 16, 2015, which means it will publish just before OpenWorld. Fluid and MAP have been out for about a year. If you guessed that a new PeopleTools (more...)