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Leveraging Oracle Business Accelerators to Manage E-Business Implementations

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  1. Leveraging Oracle Business Accelerators to Manage E-Business Implementations Lee Schafer Senior Consultant DARC Corporation Dave Skonieczny Managing Principal DARC Corporation

  2. Agenda • Introduction • Benefits • Preparation • Execution • Usage • Q&A

  3. Oracle Business Accelerator Benefit Overview • Goal is to rapidly achieve a configured baseline • Automatically configures EBS using business flows defined from proven industry practices • Highly structured process maintains rules and minimizes manual risk • Utilizes focused skill sets to streamline execution

  4. Building Blocks for Success • Defining the right Team • Planning for Training • Understanding Timeline • Define appropriate goals / outcomes

  5. The TeamMinimum 3 maximum of 9 team members • Project Manager (1) • Handles communication with OBFA Team • Single Point of contact for Team • Functional Expert 1 - (minimum) • Evaluates Business Flow Analysis • Collects/enters information in WorkSpace • Executes Template Tool • DBA ( 1 ) • Installs Base software • Administers Backup/restores • Executes Manual Database Level Operations

  6. Training

  7. Training • Online Course • Online Test Required • Project Manager • 2 Mandatory, 4 Optional • Functional Consultant • 5 Mandatory , 1 Optional • DBA • 1 Mandatory, 1 Optional

  8. Timeline • Time Allocation is a key element in execution. WHY? • Multiple Teams working in collaboration • Working with The Oracle Accelerator Team in mandatory • Workspace is available on a time-limited basis - (21-days from request date)

  9. Execution • Training • Analysis • Selecting appropriate Business Flow • Business Flow Definition • Selecting Your Business Sector • Gap Analysis • Evaluating / Collecting Answers that define your business • Completing Questionnaire

  10. Execution • Requests • Configuration Workspace • Set Up Tool Template • Manual Steps • Post Set Up Steps • Team Review

  11. Post Installation Review • Service Request to initiate/schedule Review Meeting • Meet with Accelerator Team • Discuss results and next steps

  12. Benefits • Reduces Set Up Time • Provides Set Up Documentation • Reduces Duplicate Work • Enter Account Values • Enter Customers and Suppliers • Enter Inventory Items • Enter Fixed Assets

  13. Lessons Learned • Use Oracle’s Key Flexfield Defaults • Use Other Oracle Defaults Whenever Possible • Do Not Use Numbers in Naming Conventions • Closely Review Dates Used in Oracle Defaults • Use the Mass Load As Much As Possible • Delete Oracle Defaults That You Do Not Need

  14. R12 Changes • Simplified Installation Process • Flow enhancements, Merging has taken place • Increased use of API’s in Setup Automation • Improved Business Flow Footprint • Additional Training Courses have been added

  15. Questions

  16. Thank You! www.darc.com 312-895-6035