Oracle Applications
My learnings and views on Oracle Applications, Human Resource Management System, Oracle Time & Labor, Oracle Applications Framework, Business Process Execution Language and Service Oriented Architecture.

I am going to present 2 sessions in the Oracle OpenWorld next week and am the guest speaker for one of the Oracle’s session. Do catch me if you are going to be there.

More details on Oracle OpenWorld @

Session ID: S316625
Schedule: Monday, September 20, 3:30PM | Westin Market Street Hotel
Title: DreamWorks Animation SKG's Oracle Time and Labor Implementation

  • Shiv Saroj, Senior Consultant
  • Daniel Thotha, Dreamworks Animation

Session ID: S318009
Schedule: Thursday, September 23, 3:00PM | Moscone West L2, Rm 2008
Title: Oracle Time and Labor Release 12.1 Updates, Roadmap, and Customer Case Study
  • Prakash Pulla, Oracle, Director
  • Shiv Saroj, Senior Consultant
  • Nichole Lewis, Dreamworks Animation

Session ID: S316606
Schedule: Wednesday, September 22, 10:00AM | Moscone West L2, Rm 2007
Title: Data Auditing and SOX Compliance
  • Shiv Saroj, Senior Consultant


My abstract on technology direction regarding choice of framework for Oracle E-Business Suite has been selected for presentation. I am looking forward to present my paper at the OAUG Collaborate 10 conference. Below are the details of my session:

Session ID: 4584
Date: Tuesday, April 20
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: South Seas F
Speaker: Shiv Saroj
Product Line(s): Fusion Applications (FZAPP); Fusion Middleware (FZMW); Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS)
Track: Application Strategy and Services (AS); Development (DEV)

Abstract: OA Framework is the technology upon which majority of 11i and R12 releases of Oracle Applications is built on and ADF is the sole technology used for the development of pages in Fusion. A major portion of any Oracle Applications project involves the customization of existing pages and development of new modules to meet business requirements. OA framework provides a seamless, patch safe mechanism whereas ADF is capable of providing visually rich, complex logic modifications without much coding effort. Determine where do we stand when it comes to tool of choice for customization of current pages and development of custom modules? Should we start the custom Oracle Applications development on ADF or still stick to OAF? What is the future impact of these technologies on current business?

Collaborate 10
April 18-22, 2010
Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

Check for registration charges, starting at 1785$. More details here.

If you attend one conference this year, make this the one. COLLABORATE 10 offers practical insights, techniques and answers to your questions — precise, high-impact education and networking to help your company hit its Oracle Applications target.

· Over 400 user-driven sessions featuring tips, techniques and best practices for Oracle Fusion, Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, Agile, Hyperion, Oracle Communications and Siebel product families

· More than 50 Special Interest Group (SIG) and Geographic networking meetings — connect to discuss your specific areas of interest

· A powerful global community of Oracle technology and applications professionals and experts — ask your questions, get your answers — take advantage of valuable free advice

· Interact, face to face, with Oracle executives and product development professionals.

· Unique educational experiences included with your registration: Women in Technology panel discussion, Oracle Fusion “Soup to Nuts” seminar, OAUG/IT Convergence Boot Camp Workshops, presentations by Oracle Support, Oracle Primavera breakout sessions and more.


It has been a long while since I wrote my last article. I have been busy on some large scale Oracle Applications implementations on tight schedule along with my regular client workshops on EBS and Fusion Middleware.

I am going to make this post as the landing page for the Middleware 11g related updates, important announcements.

In last couple of years, I have seen the way Middleware 10g has evolved into Middleware 11g and its integration with recently acquired BEA WebLogic server. FMW 11g is truly amazing in the sense of technology platform, scalability, UI, usability and out of the box functionality. The list just goes on and on, I will leave it to you to read on the Oracle site.

Users of FMW 10g will also notice that almost most of the aspect of the development/ deployment, server configuration etc changed. Now instead of individually managed servers (SOA, WebCenter etc), all the servers get managed inside a WebLogic server. More on this later.

In the coming articles, I will be covering the following aspects:

  • Getting started (Where and What to pick up and install)
  • Making use of Amazon cloud computing as your FMW 11g server (unless you have 4GB RAM, don't even think of running the server locally)
  • A sample application development and deployment process
  • A sample integration with Oracle E-Business Suite
  • Use of WebCenter Spaces to have an Enterprise Portal up & running in seconds
  • More advanced aspect of FMW11g
Feel free to share your views.