Monday, March 30, 2009


in English :

ITIL® is the only consistent and comprehensive documentation of best practice for IT Service Management. Used by thousands of organisations around the world, a whole ITIL philosophy has grown up around the guidance contained within the ITIL books and the supporting professional qualification scheme.


in Portuguese :

Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) é uma biblioteca de boas práticas (do inglês best practices) nos serviços de tecnologia da informação (TI), desenvolvida no final dos anos 80 pela CCTA (Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency) e atualmente sob custódia da OGC (Office for Government Commerce) da Inglaterra. A ITIL busca promover a gestão com foco no cliente e na qualidade dos serviços de tecnologia da informação (TI). A ITIL endereça estruturas de processos para a gestão de uma organização de TI apresentando um conjunto abrangente de processos e procedimentos gerenciais, organizados em disciplinas, com os quais uma organização pode fazer sua gestão tática e operacional em vista de alcançar o alinhamento estratégico com os negócios.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

HPCL Conquers Volatility with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne

This video was presented on Oracle Applications Live last week. It's a great video focused on JD Edwards EnterpriseOne in India.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Live Webcast: 25-March "Leveraging SOA with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne"

Please join Oracle and us for a live Webcast on Wednesday March 25th @ 9AM PDT, "Leveraging SOA with JD Edwards EnterpriseOne". In this Webcast, we will provide an overview of how you can leverage SOA with your JD Edwards EnterpriseOne application today to help you integrate with your other applications, and streamline your business processes using Oracle SOA Suite.

See the invite for all the details. Be sure to enrol today!

Also, just a reminder to make use of the Oracle Fusion Middleware Best Practice Center for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. The Best Practice Center provides technical, hands-on content geared to JDE Developers and Technologists to show you how to start creating SOA with your JD Edwards EnterpriseOne applications today. (This Center is on the Oracle OTN website, and no additional registration is required).

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Difference between Fusion Middleware and Fusion Application - Part 01

Lets start with Fusion Applications...

Fusion Applications are scheduled to be released in 2009 and will be ERP software package. This new application set is designed to be Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)-compliant (this means.... SOA Definition: A business-centric architectural appoach that supports integrating business processes. The concept of SOA is to have a world of services that can be subscribed to and used through different applications. With SOA you can grab all data as you need. You can also configure the system to show this data through a single portal-type interface for users.) and uses the middleware solution.

Oracle is reviewing all of functionality from his current product lines. They plan to take the best of functionality and place it into Fusion Applications.
With this in mind, many people ask what they can do today to prepare for the new Fusion Applications.

To prepare, you can start to work with the Fusion Middleware product. The Fusion Applications will be sitting on top of this middleware product, so you will have a skill set that can be directly applied to Fusion Applications when you are finally ready to move to them. To do this you should be on a current release. As of 8.12 with foundation code 8.97, there is a lot of functionality coupled with the EnterpriseOne software. Some of this is business services, which are the way that EnterpriseOne publishes web services. These also are hooked directly into the Object Management Workbench, so that makes for easy promotion, deployment, and monitoring of the code line.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne 9.0 and Tools 8.98 Interview

SOA Done Right Is Alive and Kicking

When an analyst at the Burton Group titled her blog post "SOA Is Dead; Long Live Services," it touched a nerve in the industry. Some agreed that the acronym SOA (for service-oriented architecture) had come to mean too many things to too many people and was no longer useful.
Oracle's own Dave Chappell had some fun with the controversy and then provided a thoughtful summary. His experience leads him to doubt the original post's negative outlook:
"... based on my travel schedule over the past several months, which has been about 90% of my time going to meet with customers who are actively engaged in funded SOA projects, I would say the architecture-until-recently-known as SOA is still-alive-and-well."
But the fact remains that implementing a SOA solution isn't easy. It requires architects and developers to think in new ways, and to find the right tools and governance solutions to succeed.

Thousands of Customers, Spectacular Results
Maneesh Joshi, senior manager for SOA marketing, offers another Oracle perspective. "Many in the industry seem to have lost sight of the core value proposition of SOA," says Joshi. "SOA is not a single technology or product offering; it is a recent paradigm for building business applications. SOA is an architectural approach that yields tremendous benefits when it's done right. We have thousands of customers running Oracle SOA-based applications, and they have seen spectacular results (video)."

According to Joshi, several key factors have led to Oracle's success when others have failed. "Our track record has much to do with Oracle's preintegrated and comprehensive offering, our commitment to industry standards, and our expertise with SOA governance," says Joshi. "But most important is our attitude toward each customer: Oracle understands that each customer's business problem is unique, requiring a unique solution made possible only by Oracle's flexible SOA platform. Oracle does not leave it to the acronym 'SOA' to automatically solve these complex problems."

Start Off Right
Customers can start down the path towards a successful SOA initiative today by taking a free SOA online assessment. "Participants get a personalized report that tells them where they are with respect to their vision for SOA, and where they stand with respect to their peers," says Joshi. "The survey also provides them with concrete recommendations to optimize their SOA."

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Oracle Open World 2008 - Utilities for Batch Processing - EnterpriseOne Tools 8.98

In my oppinion, these new tools for analysing and troubleshooting batch jobs are the most important enhancement we got, talking in day-by-day situations. For us, developers and JDE technicians, to have a tool that can provide dynamic logging or statistics in execution time on server is a big advance.

Three are the main enhancements for Batch processing as follow:

  • Audit Data - Detail how a batch job was submitted and statistics when finished
  • Dynamic Logging - Turn detailed log on/off while a batch job is processing on server
  • Introspection - Display statistics regarding the state  of a batch job while it's running

Below a sample screen shots with these features. You may click the picture to zooming in.

Here we have the "Execution Detail" row exit from Work Submitted Jobs to launch the new Audit Detail application for JDE jobs at "P", "D" or "E" status. It's real! I told "P" status!! Let's check:

Once in Execution Detail application, we can chose the following options:
  1. Introspection Data
  2. Audit Data
  3. Processing Options
  4. Data Selection
  5. Data Sequencing
  6. Report Interconnect
  7. SQL Statement
I'll describe only the options number 1 & 2. Let's start by the number 2:

Audit Data
This is the default screen when we got the Work Submitted Jobs screen, with the difference that we have the options: "Debug Logging Status" and "Introspection Status" as you can see in the picture below.  Audit data displays details about how a batch job was submitted and how it completed. Audit information is captured for all UBE's.

This powerful tool allow us to monitor in execution time any Job to get for example the current event, current code line number, last BSFN called. This will improve the tracking for problems, we can now check in real time the execution of a job running on server. I think this breaks a big paradigm in JDE and will allow us to have a more precise diagnostics of the batch flow in case of problem.

Turn the Introspection "ON" while the UBE  is running, displays current statistics. Refresh button reload statistics and "Turn Logging On" to generate debug logs, if logging not turned on when UBE was submitted.

Let me know if you want more information about this feature!

In this weekend I'll prepare a post in how to install the OC4J web server in the JDE Demo 9.0.

Oracle Open World 2008 - JD Edwards Enterprise One Tools 8.98

From here, we'll talk more specifically about 
EnterpriseOne Tools 8.98

Let's see how Oracle is improving the product to provide real business value to users of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne application releases 8.10 through 8.12.

So, what Oracle is doing to enhance EnterpriseOne?

• Empower users with better reporting tools
A new Java Database Connectivity (jdbc) driver securely opens up the JD Edwards EnterpriseOne database for streamlining of reporting and other data access needs.

Optimize the execution of batch programs
Increase visibility for administrators into currently executing batch processes and enable an
in depth batch processing analysis and profiling. We'll discuss more about this new feature in the next post.

Improve the productivity of end users
Adopts the Oracle user interface standards, better user control over the screen real estate,
improves support for screen readers, and adds recovery tools for failed transactions.

Simplified integration with portals
Support for Web Services for Remote Portals (WSRP), the industry standard technology
which simplifies how JDE EnterpriseOne content is managed within supported portals.

Expanded Platform options
More options to better leverage the latest infrastructure hardware and software, as well as
take advantage of virtualization technology

 BI Publisher Enterprise Edition for Interactive Report
When to use:
  • Event Outside JDE E1 triggers the report
  • Read Only Data
  • Minimal Data Manipulation
  • Ad-hoc or On-demand 

Oracle Open World 2008 - EnterpriseOne 8.97 Training Update - Part 7

This post ends the overview about Oracle Open World 2008. Now, we'll discuss about E1 enhancements...

Oracle Open World 2008 - Web Client Productivity Improvements - Part 6

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Business Quotations

A budget tells us what we can't afford, but it doesn't keep us from buying it.
William Feather

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.
Henry Ford

A cardinal principle of Total Quality escapes too many managers: you cannot continuously improve interdependent systems and processes until you progressively perfect interdependent, interpersonal relationships.
Stephen Covey

About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends.
Herbert Hoover

Airline travel is hours of boredom interrupted by moments of stark terror.
Al Boliska

All lasting business is built on friendship.
Alfred A. Montapert

Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing... layout, processes, and procedures.
Tom Peters

An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission.
Fred Allen

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
Laurence J. Peter

An economist's guess is liable to be as good as anybody else's.
Will Rogers

And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.
Andrew Carnegie

Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.
Tim Berners-Lee

As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth.
John Greenleaf Whittier

Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers - six if one went to Harvard.
Edgar R. Fiedler

Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.
Thomas Carlyle

Business is a combination of war and sport.
Andre Maurois

Business, more than any other occupation, is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight.
Henry R. Luce

Business, that's easily defined - it's other people's money.
Peter Drucker

By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
Robert Frost

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