Statement restart

I wrote a blog post about it on the iAdvise blog some years ago and once in a while it pops up again: "Statement restart".
Like today, a colleague telling me that a mail is sent more than once sometimes and we noticed that the mail is sent from a trigger.

Workplace Visibility

What is visibility? The M-w Dictionary defines visibility as “clarity of vision or The quality or state of being known to the public.” But for in Orginizational prospective, workforce, visibility means much more. Not only is workforce visibility the ability to see the breadth, depth and make-up of your organization, it also extends to your […]

Windows 10 and E-Business Suite, 12.1, and 12.2

From July 29, 2015, pc's are getting option to upgrade Window 10 via Microsoft's "Windows Update" delivery mechanism. Good news for EBS Customer is "Microsoft Windows 10 ( both 32-bit and 64-bit) " is certified as a desktop client operating system for end-users accessing Oracle E-Business Suite, 12.1, and 12.2 with the following components. […]

What Is Removed When You Run ADOP Cleanup?

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Figuring Out How Many Objects the ADOP Cleanup Has To Drop



As EBS 12.2 brings the new adop (online patching) feature, it has sequences of steps to be performed while system is up and running, as well as when the system is shut down for making the modified changes available to the users who are using the system. In (more...)

Solutions for Cloud Reporting: Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service (EPRCS)

Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service was released last month. Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud is the latest addition to the EPM cloud suite of applications, and is a purpose-built solution for narrative-driven management and financial performance reporting. This is not Hyperion Financial Reports on the cloud! This is a completely separate product that is […]

Do you need to know about EMD – Earnest Money Deposit in Oracle Sourcing

Do you know , Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) is a payment/deposit that suppliers are required to make to a buying organization in order to be eligible to participate in a Sourcing negotiation. EMD is very common in Public Sector companies and Government organizations and in certain global markets, particularly in APAC and EMEA. The EMD […]

Old Becomes New – Maker Stuff

A bit of a personal tangent for this post, as I've experienced an interesting development in life recently.  I’m taking another run at the “Maker” concept after taking a few months away from it. And I’m coming at it from an entirely different angle.  The combination of data, radio waves and networks has piqued my interest.  Some background:

My father was an amateur radio operator back in the day.  It was one of (more...)

Microsoft Edge and PeopleSoft

edgeThe Windows 10 upgrade was released late last week, and with it came a new web browser – Microsoft Edge. Formerly codenamed Project Spartan, Edge is the default web browser in Windows 10. Internet Explorer 11 is also be included with the new OS, but is basically unchanged from the version of IE11 found in Windows 7 and 8.1.

Although it might be a while until Windows 10 gains widespread enterprise adoption, it’ll likely (more...)

History Lesson

I'm a student of history.  There is so much to be learned from it.  Today's lesson comes from NASA and relates directly to enterprise software projects.

From 1992 to 1999, NASA launched 16 major missions under the umbrella of the "Faster, Better, Cheaper" or "FBC" program umbrella.  These unmanned space exploration missions included five trips to Mars, one to the Moon, four Earth-orbiting satellites and an asteroid rendezvous.  10 of the 15 missions were great (more...)

PeopleSoft Spotlight Series: Fluid

Have you seen the new PeopleTools Spotlight series? I just finished the Developing Fluid Applications lesson. This 1-hour video walks you through creating a fluid component, including some of the special CSS style classes, such as psc_column-2. The example is very well done and should get new fluid developers headed down the right path.

We’d Appreciate Your Help

We’d really appreciate your help. But first, a bit of background:

vote-buttonThe Partner of the Year awards is an annual awards ceremony held by the UK Oracle User Group. It allows customers to show appreciation for partners that have provided a good service to them over the previous 12 months. As you would imagine, being voted best by end-users is a wonderful accolade.

If you’re the recipient of any Cedar service – and this can be consultancy, (more...)

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...)

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...)