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The Beginner's Guide to Oracle ICS

With the growing number of available cloud and on-premise applications, it is a significant challenge to keep these applications in sync. Integration between different applications is a cumbersome process, but by using Oracle Integration Cloud Service (ICS), connectivity between various key enterprise and third-party applications can be simplified. Oracle ICS is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) cloud offering from Oracle that integrates applications across cloud and on premise. It is a lightweight integration solution that provides secure, enterprise-grade connectivity, regardless of the connecting application or where it resides. Read on for information about Oracle Integration Cloud Service concepts and components that are required to create an end-to-end integration. Learn how to design and build an integration solution using ICS and how to integrate third-party applications with Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) using Oracle ICS.

Adopting Global Standards for Justice Information Sharing - Part One

Law enforcement agencies with vast amounts of data and heterogeneous technologies that attempt to share information across departments and between partners struggle with complexities, costs, and compliance. To help overcome these difficulties, the U.S. Department of Justice recommends (or requires for federal funding) standardization. The best-practices approach, designed to reduce implementation time and costs by 80 percent, is known as the Global Reference Architecture, or GRA. The GRA is part of the Global Standards Package that includes the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) and the Global Federated Identity and Privilege Management (GFIPM) program. The use of these standards is important to lower overall acquisition costs and enhance data messaging and systems integration across justice agencies. This is the first of a two-part paper that explores the details of the GRA flexible blueprint and its components.

AST Cloud Connect: A Framework for Cloud Applications Integration

Cloud solutions are becoming more prevalent, however they introduce high levels of complexity for integrating with in-house applications and other cloud applications. AST Cloud Connect provides a platform for integration that is easy to use and reduces time-to-value.

Building an IEPD for NIEM Data Model

The National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) is a U.S. government-sponsored initiative to facilitate information sharing among public and private sector organizations. Implementation of NIEM for a specific data exchange is known as IEPD (Information Exchange Package Documentation). This paper explains the process of creating an IEPD, and details the tools and methodologies used at each stage.

On Premise Vs Cloud Selection

As IT executives prepare blueprint for cloud adoption, they grast with many questions. This white paper explores the process of developing approaches for selection right cloud solution and practical steps for evaluating, describing, and quantifying benefits, cost saving and risks associated with deploying solutions or migrating existing solutions to the cloud.

E-Business Suite - Oracle SOA Suite Integration Options

Integrations with Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) have traditionally been done using cumbersome methods such as PL/SQL and UNIX scripts. These have become very difficult to customize, and challenging when you upgrade. By using Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), any two applications regardless of underlying technology, can implement complex business rules to help validate the integration process.

Integrating Oracle EBS with Oracle Utilities Work Order Management System

Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management – Integration Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite enables Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management (WAM) to work with Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) to capture supply chain, asset and cost information as users enter work into either system.

Shake Off the E-Business Suite Attachment Blues

This paper presents the details of how to convert, and automatically index all types of attachments stored in the EBusiness Suite Attachments Framework into WebCenter Content. It also provides an overview of how E-Business Suite and WebCenter can be integrated with each other.

Super-Charged Oracle Business Intelligence with Essbase and SmartView

Oracle Business Intelligence has grown up in front of our eyes, especially with the 11g release. Oracle BI 11g Foundation Suite now includes full-use Essbase and SmartView. You can now benefit from the multi-dimensional Essbase capabilities for “What If” scenarios and other modeling needs.

A Beginner's Guide to PBCS

Oracle’s Planning & Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) has truly changed the deployment options for Hyperion Planning for many customers. Directed to the new Oracle Hyperion Planning customer, PBCS is an obvious option with simpler data integration options, yet nearly the same robust functionality of core Hyperion Planning. While there are minor differences and some limitations, it’s worth a look. This paper will explain the Oracle PBCS solution, highlight the features, and provide recommendations for implementing.

ERDM Design Standards

Westpac’s Enterprise Reference Data Management (ERDM) capability is in establishing a business-led, enterprise-level service for mastering reference data sets. Oracle’s Data Relationship Management (DRM) is a foundational component of this new capability, which will include workflow processes that enforce business rules and data quality checks, while supporting collaboration between multiple business owners and stakeholders.

Balance Forward Billing

Many companies require flexible billing cycles to provide consolidated billing on a regular basis. Balance Forward Billing (BFB) was a feature introduced in R12 to replace and enhance the functionality in Consolidated Billing. BFB provides the flexibility to define multiple billing cycles based on business and customer requirements.

Changing Perceptions about Change Management

In Oracle eBusiness implementations, one of the major obstacles faced in effective change management is convincing management that a formal change management program is imperative for project success. In this paper, you will learn how to break through the common management perception that change management is “nothing but fluff.”

The ACE in the Hole - Accepting the Change Evolutions to Positively Impact your ERP Implementation

This paper discusses change management history, change management principles/methodologies and the process. As well as the impact change management has made to ERP implementations and why it is important to have a solid plan. A case study analyses on a multi-year large public sector ERP implementation will be presented.

Escargot, Burgers and Sushi - Differing Palates and Change Approaches to Consider

Venturing into a change management initiative in Asia or Europe is a formidable challenge for almost any company. Imagine having to do that in Asia and Europe plus one in the U.S.? This paper will discuss a change management/training project case study about two large global telecommunications companies that merged to create one global subsidiary.

A Single-Ledger Approach to GASB 34 Compliant Asset Processing

Configuring Oracle to support GASB 34 compliant capital asset accounting and reporting previously required the configuration and maintenance of two ledgers (Modified and Full Accrual). This paper presents an alternative, single ledger approach that leverages a Concurrent Request Set and Subledger Accounting to produce GASB compliant accounting and reporting.

ABC's of Assessments: What You Need to Know

There comes a time for every person or organization when outside expertise is imperative to making a quality decision on how to proceed with solving a business issue. During that time, particularly in the Oracle world, it may behoove an individual or organization to provide assessment services. This paper explores different assessment options and provides common-sense guidelines to ensure a quality return on each assessment.

Streamline Human Capital Planning Processes with Hyperion Public Sector Planning & Budgeting

Human capital budget is a significant part of overall operating budget. For some organizations it can be as high as 80% of operating budget. So, it is imperative for government agencies to identify, project and monitor human capital cost. Any improvement in human capital management will have the potential to pay major dividends.