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How 2018’s Sales Can Affect 2019’s Sales Tax Compliance

Editor’s Note: This guest blog post comes courtesy of Gail Cole with Avalara. In addition to the usual end-of-year activities, businesses of all sizes need to consider something new this year: The effects of 2018 on sales tax compliance in 2019. New sales tax requirements for remote sellers are coming online in numerous states since the June 2018 […]

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OBIEE 12.2.1.2.0 Installation and Configuration (Win 2012R2)

System Requirements The system requirements for Oracle BI Applications installation: Oracle Fusion Middleware requires a minimum 1-GHz CPU Windows minimum physical memory required – 4 GB. Windows minimum available memory required – 8 GB. Additional System Requirements and Supported Platforms for Oracle Business Intelligence EE Release 12.2.1 can be found in Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c (12.2.1.0.0) […]

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Oracle EDMCS Key Enhancements

Oracle’s commitment to rapidly expanding Enterprise Data Management Cloud Service (EDMCS) features can be seen in the latest updates to the SaaS offering. The enhancements outlined below represent a significant advancement in EDMCS’s ability to simplify dimension and hierarchy administration facing many organizations today.   Subscriptions Systematically applying dimension alignment across target systems is a […]

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Avoiding Customization Regret – Part 2

In Avoiding Customization Regret – Part 1 covered the first three critical steps Train. Justify.Validate. At this point we will assume those steps are done and we are moving along in the process. Step 4 – Make Them Part Of The Process The end user needs to be part of the design process. The requirements […]

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OBIEE Design and Development Best Practices

Introduction This document is for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) Developers and Designers. These standard guidelines may vary from project to project. Below mentioned OBIEE Standards are more in generic form & developers can follow these guidelines to standardize their code & minimize post development defects.   Repository – Physical Layer best practices Database […]

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Avoiding Customization Regret – Part 1

We have all been there. Deciding to pull the trigger on a big (or sometimes small) customization Yet it didn’t work out how it was intended Take these three steps before ever considering a customization! Step 1 – Make Them Get Good At It Customization’s are frequently based on lack of exposure to the out […]

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Oracle Autonomous Analytics BI Admin Tool – Essbase Error 1040048

Oracle Autonomous Analytics Cloud BI Admin Tool is similar to the BI Admin tool. You can download the tool from the following link: https://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/oac/downloads/oac-tools-4392272.html When you try to establish the connection to Essbase Cube for import using this tool, you might get the following error: Essbase Error 1040048: HTTP communication failed with error [Failed to […]

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OBIEE 11g Portal Customization

In order to best deliver an intuitive and interactive end-user experience, architecture and UI elements have been redesigned from the ground-up in Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11g Release (Oracle BIEE). The 11g UI is dynamically generated using scripts which makes it highly customizable as per client’s needs and standards. This blog post illustrates the […]

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Global Order Promise Made Simple With Oracle Cloud

Let’s face it… Trying to source orders from multiple locations can be a real pain. Thankfully the days of endless phone calls and spreadsheets are coming to end… Thanks To Oracle Cloud Now lets take a look at this slick graphical feature! Cloud now provides a graphical view of inventory availability across multiple locations during […]

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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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