Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Some people are never happy

As we move forward with our 'adoption' of BI / XML Publisher here, I've been thinking more about what we really need to get up and running quickly.

It is simple really ;-) At the top of our 'wish list' is:

- A comprehensive library of reusable templates

Forget about those pesky XSL-FO ones, we need easily customizable RTF / MS Word templates for EVERY standard AP, PO, GL, AR and FA Oracle e-business suite report and we need them FAST. Translations would be nice as well :-)

I’m not asking for too much, am I? :-)

I demo'ed some BPA functionality to the project team here yesterday.

They loved:

- The simplicity of the template editor:
-- Adding and deleting items, images and messages
-- Moving regions and contents around
-- Changing item properties

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- The Integration with the AR Transactions form.

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- The Ease of integrating additional data sources with the standard AR data.

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The problem was that the demo was a little too successful! It started a discussion on why some other customer facing documents didn't have similar applications integrated with the core functionality.

As they say 'Some people are never happy' ;-)


Tim said...

Hi Kevin
Get happy ... its coming
1, In R12 there are nearly 900 templates available out of the box. Not great for 11i customers but ...
2, There is a reports repository coming soon that will contain the above templates, plus other customer templates and yours if you wish.
Cheers, Tim
BIP Blogger

Anonymous said...


Can you shed some light on this blog as to how to integrate OBI with ASCP suite?