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What I learned at Quest Northeast – Part 1

Andrews Consulting - Fri, 2011-07-29 08:19
Quest’s annual Northeast conference, held last week at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, is always a great source of news, information and gossip.  This year was no exception.  There was no earth-shaking news about either JD Edwards or PeopleSoft, but the era when dramatic things happen to either of them is long past.  Instead, executives […]
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EPM, CPM, EIM and other confusing acronyms – making sense out of Oracle’s data management offerings

Andrews Consulting - Thu, 2011-06-09 10:41
Oracle proclaims itself to be the leader in the Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) market – an assertion that is hard to dispute given the imprecise way in which that acronym is used. Like all of its competitors, Oracle has its own unique vocabulary and associated definitions of the jargon and acronyms it uses. For those […]
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2012 starts next week!

Andrews Consulting - Tue, 2011-05-24 13:16
Some retailers always rush things a bit by starting to sell Christmas items in September. In a similar way, Oracle likes to jump the gun by starting its Fiscal Year 2012 on June 1. This unusual schedule impacts the way Oracle interacts with its customers in a number of important ways. First, all energy in […]
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The JDE alliance with IBM gets stronger

Andrews Consulting - Mon, 2011-05-16 14:03
One of the more intriguing aspects of the IT industry is that businesses are often both great friends and bitter enemies at the same time. Oracle and IBM provide a great example. Oracle CEO Larry Ellison could hardly have been more vitriolic in his attacks on IBM’s hardware business at OpenWorld last September. Ellison used […]
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Ekdahl informs and entertains at Collaborate 2011

Andrews Consulting - Mon, 2011-04-18 07:51
Oracle VP Lyle Ekdahl can be counted on to be entertaining whenever he makes a public appearance as he did Tuesday at Collaborate 2011.  His annual state of the union address to over 500 of the faithful was energetic, articulate and informative as usual.  His declaration that we are entering a “new era for ERP” […]
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Rep gone rogue or disturbing trend?

Andrews Consulting - Thu, 2011-04-07 14:51
A JDE customer has told me that the local Oracle applications sales team is pushing his company hard to replace JDE with eBusiness Suite. In doing so the Oracle team has lost all credibility with this customer and has made serious enemies out of the many JDE advocates within his company. I have heard a […]
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Why Mark Hurd won’t come to Quest – but you should

Andrews Consulting - Fri, 2011-04-01 09:31
Every year I look forward to Collaborate, this year especially as I sit in Connecticut watching snow fall on April Fools Day. Orlando is certain to be nice this time of year, but my excitement about the event goes way beyond the prospect of finally feeling warm again. Every past trip to Collaborate has been […]
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Whatever happened to Fusion Applications?

Andrews Consulting - Thu, 2011-02-17 12:48
Oracle Fusion Applications were announced with great fanfare at an event at San Francisco City Hall over five years ago.  The announcement created a high enough level of concern and confusion that a year later Oracle introduced the concept of “Applications Unlimited” – a promise to keep the traditional applications (including JDE and PeopleSoft) viable […]
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JD Edwards Partner Summit

Andrews Consulting - Thu, 2011-02-03 10:12
 Over 300 people attended the recent JD Edwards Partner Summit in Denver – a clear indication that the product line remains alive and well.  Most were from the US with a sprinkling of partners from each of the other regions around the world.  Everyone that I talked to echoed the same story – after a […]
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What’s hot and what’s not in 2011 at Oracle

Andrews Consulting - Tue, 2011-01-11 07:36
 Speculation always seems to be fashionable at the start of a new year.  Why not engage in some regarding where Oracle is likely to focus its attention in 2011?  Before doing so, the obvious observation must be made that Oracle is currently on a roll. It appears to be poised for another year of growth, […]
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Oem Agent not starting anymore..

Bas Klaassen - Mon, 2011-01-03 04:42
This morning I noticed a database down in our OEM application. I also received an email from the inicident, so I decided to look into this problem. I found a sollution very quick. It seemed the dbsnmp password of the target database was not valid anymore. So I changed the password in OEM, configured the target again en the problem was solved...But then the agent stopt running and was producing alBas Klaassenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04080547141637579116noreply@blogger.com1
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Concurrent request error

Bas Klaassen - Fri, 2010-10-29 06:44
A concurrent request was running into an error. The following error was shown in the logfile of the request.APP-FND-00362: Routine afpbep cannot execute request &REQUEST for program &PROGRAM, because the environment variable &BASEPATH is not set for the application to which the concurrent program executable &EXECUTABLE belongs.I noticed the $CUSTOM_TOP variable was not set, but after setting thisBas Klaassenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04080547141637579116noreply@blogger.com0
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Configure Oracle dbconsole...

Bas Klaassen - Tue, 2010-09-28 04:38
For a 10g database I wanted to check something in the database console. When trying to start this console, I received the following error : OC4J Configuration issue. Oracle/ora102/oc4j/j2ee/OC4J_DBConsole_.local_ not foundThe ORACLE_HOME is a shared one, meaning different databases use the same ORACLE_HOME. So, because of this there were some other directories but not the one I needed. I Bas Klaassenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04080547141637579116noreply@blogger.com0
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Oracle webcache and Oracle eBS 11i....

Bas Klaassen - Thu, 2010-09-09 08:31
I have installe Oracle webcache 10.1.2.3.0 to act as a reverse proxy server for our Oracle eBS environments. After installing the webcache, I used note 380486.1 to configure webcache for our R12 environments. Now, we can use the webcache url to enter the R12 application.For our 11i environments I used note 306653.1Using the webcache I am able to login the 11i application, but when starting a Bas Klaassenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04080547141637579116noreply@blogger.com0
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Read/Write NTFS on my MacBook Pro

Bas Klaassen - Thu, 2010-08-12 03:41
Today I tried to start my virtual linux machines (created in vmware workstation on windows to install/upgrade eBS environments) on my MacBook Pro. I downloaded a trial version of Vmware Fusion. When trying to start a virtual machine, Vmware would show me the following error 'Read only file system' and the machine would not start. It seemed I could not write to the folders containing the Vmware Bas Klaassenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04080547141637579116noreply@blogger.com3
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Agent blocked....

Bas Klaassen - Fri, 2010-08-06 04:29
In our 11g Grid Control I noticed an agent that was not uploading any data to the oms anymore.When checking the status of the agent I noticed the following:Last successful upload : (none)Last attempted upload : (none)Total Megabytes of XML files uploaded so far : 0.00Number of XML files pending upload : 199Size of XML files pending Bas Klaassenhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/04080547141637579116noreply@blogger.com4
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