Best Practices for Configuring and Extending Fusion Applications Cloud

Introduction Oracle’s Fusion SaaS applications cloud is built on a single data model that connects end-to-end business processes across Human Capital Management (HCM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Experience (CX) and Supply Chain Management (SCM) functionalities. While Oracle is providing a common extension and configuration framework across all Fusion SaaS applications, every pillar has also […]

Using Expression Language (EL) in Page Composer to Mask Data based on a Custom Role

Introduction Oracle provides features and functionality to secure and mask sensitive information such as Personal Identifiable Information (PII) and Payment Information. There are instances where customers may want to hide additional information falling outside the scope of the standard functionality. This post provides instructions on how to use an EL in the component properties to […]

Engagement Cloud – outbound REST using IDCS OAUTH

Introduction   Engagement Cloud 19A introduces the ability to call IDCS oauth protected REST services. This article explains the setup required in IDCS and Engagement Cloud, using Oracle Blockchain as the service provider. Note – details on how to call and parse REST services from Engagement Cloud groovy are covered here: Calling REST services from Oracle […]

Cloud Security: User Provisioning to Fusion Applications Cloud

Introduction The notion of a user is the most common reason for misunderstanding and confusion. When we mention a user, we often think of the person who is allowed to use an application. However, nearly every application has a different user structure implemented. The challenge is to find a common ground for these differing user […]

Extending Oracle Commerce Cloud Functionality – Server-side Extension

Introduction Oracle Commerce Cloud functionality can be extended through widgets, REST APIs, webhooks and Server-side extensions.  For user interface customization and/or extensions, widgets and sometimes REST APIs are employed together. Webhooks on the other hand are used as an outbound communication to integrate with external systems and REST APIs are inbound from external systems. But […]

Online document signing using Oracle Integration Cloud and Adobe Sign

Introduction   Here is a typical process for document signing: The document is downloaded and sent via an email. The recipient then prints, signs, scans and emails the document back. The document is uploaded back to the system of records. This process is slow and tedious, but still works for a single recipient. What if […]

Engagement Cloud – an Introduction to calling REST Services

Introduction This article gives a brief introduction to calling REST services from Oracle Engagement Cloud. It assumes a basic understanding of Groovy, Application Composer, and the requirements of the REST services that you intend to call. It sets out the basic steps required to setup and make a REST call and describes a couple of […]

Creating a React Based Conversational Chatbot Client

Built using Oracle Intelligent Bots version 18.2.3 Introduction Oracle Intelligent Bots is an integrated feature of Oracle Autonomous Mobile Cloud Enterprise (AMCe) which allows you to develop Intelligent Chatbots. A Chatbot or Bot is a computer program designed to simulate a conversation with human users, especially over the Internet. End users can easily connect to […]

Monitoring SaaS Application Performance in EM using RUEI

Introduction Performance and efficiency are essential to having a positive user experience and the diagnosis of click and flow activities can be a complex task in a SaaS environment where access to various log files is limited. Oracle Real User Experience Insight (RUEI) – monitors real user activity, records user session data and provide web […]

Adding FA AppIDUsers to the no password expiry policy in R12

Introduction During provisioning of a new FA instance the passwords for FA AppIDUsers like FUSION_APPS_PROV_PATCH_APPID or similar users will expire after 120 days which is the standard value for normal OID users. This article is intended to describe how you can apply the no password expiry policy to all FA AppIDUsers in a newly provisioned R12 […]

Using Business Events in Fusion-based SaaS with Oracle Integration Cloud Service – Part 3: Event Filter Expressions

In the previous two posts, Part 1 and Part 2, we gave an overview which Business Events are available in R13 and how you can subscribe to events with external applications using Oracle ICS/OIC. In this part, we will show how to filter events using XPath expressions. Use Cases for Filtering Business Events The approach […]

Using Business Events in Fusion-based SaaS with Oracle Integration Cloud Service – Part 2: Step-by-Step Example

Following the overview in Part 1, I will now show detailed steps how to create the event subscriptions. In our example, we will use an “Item Creation” event (from SCM cloud). Prerequisite: Register CSF Key in SaaS In a FA-based SaaS instance, the outbound call of a webservice uses a OWSM security policy which retrieves the […]

Using Business Events in Fusion-based SaaS with Oracle Integration Cloud Service – Part 1: Overview

Introduction For integration with all Oracle Fusion based Cloud services – like Oracle Sales Cloud and Oracle SCM Cloud, each service provides Business Events which external applications or integrations can subscribe to. Oracle Integration Cloud Service (ICS) or the new offering Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) allow very easily to receive (subscribe) to these events and […]

Adding New Fusion Applications Product Offerings using Incremental Provisioning

Introduction A product offering is a logical grouping of features and functionality of Oracle Fusion Applications. Customers who have excluded certain product offerings during their base installation and would like to add these or would like to add newly released product offerings can only do so during upgrade using Incremental Provisioning (IP) IP provides the ability to […]

Discover Utility : A Tool to Collect Comprehensive Configuration Details of a Fusion Applications Instance

Introduction Oracle Fusion Applications is a large collection of artifacts at various levels – from Application Modules,URLs and Web services at the top levels to storage, hostnames and IPs at the lower layers with numerous connection and configuration settings and tunable parameters within and across the various products in different layers.  Often administrators need values […]

Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Web Service Connections in SaaS Integrations

A Checklist for Success with TLS Why We Need This Despite the full feature sets and capabilities that Oracle builds into their software-as-a-service (SaaS) cloud applications, there are still going to be occasional customers with business requirements that cannot be satisfied solely with a single SaaS subscription.  In these cases, it is possible to extend […]

Migrating your Fusion Applications Auth OHS to a DMZ server

Introduction There maybe a need to expose your application to non-employees outside of your organization such as suppliers who make use of supplier portal. This article is intended to describe how you can do this after you have already provisioned your Fusion Applications environment. Main Article In this article we will describe the steps needed […]

Using the Oracle SCM Cloud R12 REST API

Overview Starting with Release 12, Oracle SCM Cloud provides a REST API – which is easier to use in a lot of cases than the SOAP API and also offers some additional capabilities like the access to the WorkOrder service. Also it can be very easily used by the Oracle IoT Cloud Service and Oracle […]

Integrating Microsoft SharePoint Document Management with Oracle Sales Cloud

Overview Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software, now referred to more often as Customer Experience (CX) software, tends to be customized or extended more often than HCM, ERP, or SCM applications.  The reason:  enterprise business processes in the customer experience realm tend to be non-standard and more diverse across organizations.  With wide diversity, it is impossible […]

Forwarding Messages from WebLogic to TIBCO EMS

Author: Ricardo Ferreira Introduction Messaging is one of those technologies that have been around for decades, but only recently people got aware of the important role that messaging plays to any software-based architecture. Any use case that requires messages to be exchanged between systems in a reliable, fault-tolerant and scalable way may leverage messaging to […]