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 […]

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...)

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:

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...)

Managing Pluggable Databases In Oracle 12c

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Oracle 12c: Managing Pluggable Databases



Now that we have to use Pluggable databases, how do we manage them? The GUI option allows us to use the Database Configuration Assistant (DBCA). With Oracle 12c, some new options have been added. The DBCA includes pluggable database options upon opening the “Database Operation” screen that allows you to manage them in an existing Oracle (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...)

Promotions and Coupon Codes in Advanced Pricing

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Promotions and Coupon Codes in Advanced Pricing


Customer retention is a key criterion for success in most business. Businesses implement multiple strategies to retain their customers. One of the most common words we hear in this context is discounts. Customers always look for better products and price competition in the market. In the world of retail business, it’s most common to (more...)

Creating Custom Listening Connectors using Integration Broker SDK

One of my customers recently had the need of allowing a third party web application to attach files into PeopleSoft. After trying a number of different approaches (the integration had to be done at the web application client level, which significantly reduces the options to manipulate the request to PeopleSoft before sending it, particularly when dealing with old web browsers), I gave up and came to the conclusion that I needed a custom listening connector (more...)

Server refused public-key signature despite accepting key!

A new SFTP connection was not working, even though everything looked fine:

1. Permissions were correct on directories:
chmod go-w $HOME/
chmod 700 $HOME/.ssh
chmod 600 $HOME/.ssh/authorized_keys
chmod 600 $HOME/.ssh/id_rsa
chmod 644 $HOME/.ssh/
chmod 644 $HOME/.ssh/known_hosts

2. Keys were correctly placed

However, it still asked for password, whenever SFTP connection was done:

Using username "sftpuser".
Authenticating with public key "rsa-key-20150214"
Server refused public-key signature despite accepting key!
Using keyboard-interactive (more...)

How to Send an HTML Email Using MCF Class

MCF HTML Email PeoplecodeHTML emails are way better than the boring text emails. In this post, I will show you how to send an HTML email using the MCFOutboundEmail Class. This method gives you a flexible solution that is very easy to use - as easy as using SendMail().

Oracle GoldenGate Training Index by Senthil Rajendran

GoldenGate Initial Load by Senthil Rajendran

Welcome to the world of replication. Recently have been deep into GoldenGate and here are the series of presentation that can help you to start with GoldenGate