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Contract management 14 transitioning from infomaker to bi publisher

Contract Management 14: Transitioning from InfoMaker to BI Publisher


Oracle safe harbor statement
Oracle Safe Harbor Statement

The following is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle’s products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle.


Program agenda
Program Agenda

  • Overview

  • Differences

  • Benefits

  • Conversions

  • Licensing

  • Resources


Overview
Overview

  • Contract Management 14.0 reporting and Letter Template creation handled within BI Publisher 11g (11.1.1.5.0)

  • All default Reports, Forms, and Multi-Project Reports recreated in BI Publisher format

  • InfoMaker can still be used to report outside of Contract Management*, but software and license no longer provided.

    * - This is true with any reporting solution capable of making a direct database connection.


Differences
Differences

  • Enterprise vs. Standalone

    • Multi-Tier Architecture

    • Increased Security

    • Web Services for Increased Integration Capabilities

  • Homegrown vs. Third Party

    • Integrates with many other Oracle products

    • Support teams can now easily collaborate on issues

  • BI Publisher vs. InfoMaker


Differences1
Differences

  • Support Changes

    • BI Publisher Support

      • Installing and Configuring BI Publisher

      • BI Publisher Usage Questions

      • New Report Creation Assistance

    • Contract Management Support

      • Configuring the Integration between CM and BI Publisher

      • CM Specific Report Modifications

      • CM Database Schema Assistance

  • BI Publisher vs. InfoMaker


Benefits
Benefits

  • Web Deployed

    • Single installation of BI Publisher for all users

    • Administration and usage over Inter/Intranet

  • Separation of Data Model and Report Layout

    • Recyclable Data Models

    • Recyclable Layouts

  • Query Driven Data Models

    • Pure SQL syntax vs. InfoMaker specific ‘Computed Fields’

    • Removal of ‘behind the scenes’ filtering, grouping, and sorting


Benefits1
Benefits

  • Increased Platform Independence

    • Removal of Windows-dependent InfoMaker (PowerBuilder) code

    • Removal of Office-dependent Word integration (Letters)

  • Reporting Handled by the BI Publisher Server

    • Decreased burden on CM Server CPU

    • Less time spent developing reporting components per release

  • Copious amounts of BI Publisher documentation available on My Oracle Support, YouTube, Blogs, and more. More information in the Resources section.


Conversion
Conversion

  • No Conversion Utility

  • Manual Upgrade Only

    • Default reports and forms provided for each database type

    • Update only required if modifications have been made to the defaults


Licensing
Licensing

  • BI Publisher available for download from the Oracle Software Cloud or the Oracle Technology Network (OTN)

  • Free Limited-Use license provided with Contract Management license

    • Installation and configuration for use with CM

    • Covers printing from within CM, not within BI Publisher


Resources
Resources

  • Oracle Technology Network (OTN) – http://oracle.com/technology

    • BI Publisher Home – http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/bi-publisher/overview/index.html

    • Getting Started Guide – http://st-curriculum.oracle.com/obe/fmw/bi/bip/bip11g/gettingstarted/gettingstarted.htm

  • Blog – http://blogs.oracle.com/xmlpublisher

  • YouTube Channel – http://youtube.com/user/bipublisher

  • Communities – http://communities.oracle.com

  • Oracle University – http://education.oracle.com

    • OracleBI Publisher 11G R1: Fundamentals


Resources my oracle support
Resources – My Oracle Support

  • My Oracle Support – http://support.oracle.com

    • 1382046.1 – “How to Install Oracle BI Publisher 11.1.1.5.0 for use with Contract Management 14 and Later”

    • 1361214.1 – “How to Integrate and Configure Contract Management with BI Publisher”

    • 740964.1 – “Advisor Webcast Archived Recordings”Using Oracle BI Publisher 11.1.1.5.0 with Contract Management 14 (2/21/12)

    • 1356957.1 – “FAQ: BI Publisher and Contract Management v14.0”

    • 1357830.1 – “How To Create a New Contract Management Letter Template in BI Publisher”

    • To browse content, search for: “Contract Management BI Publisher”



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