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Making Sense of Colorado’s New Sales Tax Requirements for In-state and Out-of-state Sellers

Editor’s Note: This guest blog post comes courtesy of Gail Cole with Avalara. Approximately 20 states have started requiring remote sellers to collect and remit sales tax since June 21, 2018, when the Supreme Court of the United States removed the physical presence rule that long prevented states from taxing remote sales. Eight more states will do the […]

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How to Get Context-Sensitive Help in Siebel Tools

There is a better way to get help in Siebel Tools! Suppose you are trying to get help about a business component field property (for example, force active):   You could navigate to the help menu and choose Contents:   Siebel Tools will return a list of all places in which “Force Active” is referenced. […]

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Finally…an ERP with Flexible Searching Capabilities

Let’s face it – the days of employees staying long enough to memorize every SKU number a company sells, along with all of its variations are coming to an end. Those folks still do exist; they impress me every time I meet them. The reality is people are not staying at jobs anywhere near as […]

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Mushrooming Marketplace Sales Tax Laws and their Impact on Small Sellers

Editor’s Note: This guest blog post comes courtesy of Gail Cole with Avalara. Small businesses that sell through online marketplaces may qualify for a small seller exception under state economic nexus laws, but that doesn’t mean they’re always off the hook for sales tax. In the nearly 30 states with economic nexus policies, retailers with no physical presence […]

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OBIEE 11g – Deployment of Custom Skins and Styles

Introduction OBIEE has a set of styles and skins to make the displaying of data visually appealing. This gives the user the ability to select styles as per their need. Generally, in OBIEE 12c, the default UI Skin and Style is called ‘Alta’. In 11g, it is ‘blafp’. Customers most often want to see their organization’s […]

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Installing Siebel Tools To Be Read-Only

Recently, we had a requirement to create an installation of Siebel Tools that would run against the server database and be READ_ONLY with no ability to change the user that had WRITE privileges. The users of this machine knew the password for SADMIN, and also had the ability to create a new user that had […]

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Argus Safety, Oracle Clinical & RDC Release Notes [Nov. 2018]

Perficient’s Life Sciences practice regularly monitors the software release notes for several Oracle Health Sciences applications, including: Argus Safety Oracle Clinical/Remote Data Capture (OC/RDC) Thesaurus Management System (TMS) Generally speaking, we review release notes at the beginning of each month for the previous month. On occasion, there are no new releases and, therefore, nothing to review; however, […]

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Hidden Properties in Siebel Tools

A colleague of mine recently informed me that there are hidden properties in Siebel Tools. This post will share how to make these properties available. In your Tools.cfg file set this value: ClientConfigurationMode = All The complete list of object types can be found here. Some of the more interesting object types include: Applet | […]

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EPM Automate’s Capabilities Are Expanding

Oracle continues to update EPM Automate on a regular basis. Today, we’re going to take a look at what some of recent updates have to offer Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud customers.   What is EPM Automate? Before we touch on the latest enhancements, let’s explain EPM Automate’s purpose. EPM Automate is a command line […]

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Configure OBIEE Cache Purge with Event Polling Table

Introduction An event polling table (S_NQ_EPT) is a way to identify for the Oracle BI Server that one or more physical tables have been updated. Each row that is added to an event table highlights a single update on a single table. The cache system reads from this table, extracts the information from these rows, […]

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Oracle OpenWorld: 10 Things You Should Know about Kubernetes

As many of you know, Kubernetes is a hot topic in the cloud world and it’s important to anyone on any cloud platform.  Michael Schildmeijer presented on the topic of Oracle and Kubernetes. But first, a quick definition: Kubernetes is an open-source container-orchestration system for automating deployment, scaling and management of containerized applications. It was originally […]

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Why Businesses Should Pay Attention to Nexus Monday

Editor’s Note: This guest blog post comes courtesy of Gail Cole with Avalara. Ten states started requiring out-of-state sellers to collect and remit sales tax on October 1, 2018, a day that may go down in sales tax history as “Nexus Monday,” Sales tax nexus is the connection between a business and a state that enables a state […]

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Oracle OpenWorld: Accelerating Growth in the Cloud Keynote

At OpenWorld 2018, Mark Hurd, CEO of Oracle, walked us through success in the cloud with a range of experts. Accelerating growth in the cloud may depend on political, economic and technology factors that companies need to consider as they upgrade to the cloud. Mark Hurd will discuss and lead conversations with geopolitical experts and […]

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OpenWorld: Analytics Roadmap, The Next Generation is Near

Del Clark, Dave Granholm, and Stefan Schmitz spoke on the future of analytics: When information is delivered in the context of a key business role or process, there is immediate understanding. However, it’s more than contextual information—it’s about key performance indicators to manage performance, exploring drivers of performance, and leveraging machine learning to enhance your […]

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OpenWorld: Oracle Cloud Platform Strategy

Today, Oracle Openword kicked off in San Francisco, CA. During one of the first sessions of OpenWorld, Amit Zavery (@azavery), Executive Vice President of Fusion Middleware and PaaS Development, walked us through where Oracle is going with all of their cloud platforms but with a special focus on PaaS. Learn about the strategy and vision for […]

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Connect with us at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco #OOW18

Can you believe Oracle OpenWorld is less than one week away? Perficient is proud to be an exhibitor at Oracle OpenWorld, which is being held October 22-25 in San Francisco. Visit us at booth #3100 to meet with subject matter experts and thought leaders and learn how we’ve leveraged our extensive expertise in Enterprise Performance Management […]

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Leveraging Cloud Order Management To Increase Order Visibility

Be honest…are you tired of the amount of effort it takes just to look at your basic queue of Sales Orders? We all know the drill… Download file “X”, upload that to internal system Y, then run macro Z to produce something that can actually be used by most of the organization. It just seems […]

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Rhode Island Brings Sales Tax Law into 21st Century

Editor’s Note: This guest blog post comes courtesy of Gail Cole with Avalara. Variable in all states, sales tax laws can appear mercurial at times. Washington state’s on-again, off-again taxes on candy and bottled water, for example, could make a person’s head spin. Yet tax laws can also seem horribly rooted in the past, as is often the […]

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OBIEE Automated Cache Purge Using ODI

The OBIEE BI Server cache is the most effective way of improving response times of OBIEE dashboards followed by database modifications and tuning. Using data present in the cache limits the load on the database considerably. It is also effective for improving network, BI server and dashboard performance for obvious reasons. However, after a certain […]

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OBIEE 12c Security: LDAP Authentication and DB Authorization

OBIEE 12c by default uses WebLogic internal user directory for security purposes. This is effective only when the number of the users is very limited and is not expected to grow much over the years. But, in a real world business scenario, almost all implementations require configuring a more robust way to implement authentication and […]

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