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Release 12 Transfer of Information Application Technology OA Framework Functional Overview

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New and Changed Features

Service Interface Swan User Interface Personalization and Extensibility Oracle JDeveloper 10g Release 3 (10.1.3) Other Enhancements

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Service Interface Agenda


Introduction
Description

Summary

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Service Interface Description


What is a Service?
A discrete unit of business functionality. Self-describing, standalone components that can be deployed as web services, EJB session beans or as colocated Java APIs.

What is a Business Object?


A simple representation of real world business data Example Purchase Order business object

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Service Interface Description


Service Interface Feature Java interface to support both web services and local Java APIs Provides secured access to business objects Consistent APIs and error handling behavior across different application products
Small interface easy to learn and use

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Service Interface Description


Service Interface Feature Support for the new Service Data Object standard
Represent business objects in a standardized manner Uses consistent XML schema and document format Increase consistency in integration of information between application vendors

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Service Interface Description


Service Tester Feature Provides the ability to unit or system test your services without building a test harness application. Creates unit and integration tests recorded as structured XML data. Service tests can be played back from either JDeveloper or from the operating system command line.

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Service Interface Description


Service Tester Feature The service tester supports the following features:
Field masking, so variable data such as the current date does not cause a test failure Pipelining, where the output of one test is used as the input of a subsequent test An option to suppress the commit of test data

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Creating Test Scripts

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Define Test Parameters

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Service Interface Tester

Verify test run results

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Service Interface Summary


Service interface
a simple, uniform way for developers to build services

Service tester
an integrated tool for developers to test their services from within the JDeveloper environment.

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"Swan" User Interface Agenda


Introduction
Description Benefits

Summary

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Swan User Interface Description


"Swan" User Interface Feature Brings together the best UI concepts from Oracle EBusiness Suite, PeopleSoft, and JD Edwards applications A fresh new look and feel to the E-Business Suite, with a more rounded, 3-D appearance, new icons, and new colors Oracle E-Business Suite will use only the Swan look and feel for Release 12

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"Swan" User Interface Description


Improves uniformity of application appearance across the E-Business Suite
Swan is implemented across different E-Business Suite technology stacks: OA Framework, Forms, and more

Improves appearance without dramatically changing layout or end user actions, so no need to relearn the applications Does not disturb automated tests Custom applications built with OA Framework will pick up the new UI automatically with little or no rework

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iExpenses Page 11.5.10 (BLAF)

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iExpenses Page 12.0.0 (Swan)

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Customer Support 11.5.10 (BLAF)

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Customer Support 12.0.0 (Swan)

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System Administrator 11.5.10 (BLAF)

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System Administrator 12.0.0 (Swan)

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"Swan" User Interface Summary


The "Swan" user interface gives the E-Business Suite a whole new look for Release 12. Improves consistency Improves usability Improves attractiveness

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Technology Agenda
Introduction
Description Benefits

Summary

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Technology Description
Release 12 leverages Oracle JDeveloper 10g Release 3 (10.1.3). J2EE development environment End-to-end support for modeling, developing, and debugging applications and Web services OA Framework-based applications and services can be extended Entirely new applications and services can be built easily

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Technology Description
Take advantage of new JDeveloper 10.1.3 features such as: Dynamic projects Improved window management Code Assist Collapsible Code Regions Audit and Metrics tools to improve code quality New UML diagramming tools for modeling database tables and application modules

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Technology Description
Evolutionary strategy Continue to use OA Extension / UIX Metadata Uptake BC4J 10.1.3 (Fully automated upgrade) BI Beans 3.2 Defers conversion to ADF Faces Defers JSF / Struts Page Flow uptake

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Technology Description
Oracle Portal and WSRP Support Feature Support for the WSRP standard allows integration of content from multiple vendors into portal pages Put E-Business Suite content into Oracle Portal or other vendors' portal products

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Technology Benefits
Protect
Applications and extensions built to OA Framework 11.5.10 standards upgrade seamlessly to Release 12

Extend
Easily build entirely new applications with JDeveloper 10.1.3 Easily integrate diverse application content into portal pages through the WSRP standard

Evolve
Make use of the latest state-of-the-art standards-based technology

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Technology Summary
Release 12 includes the following new technology features: JDeveloper 10.1.3 WSRP standard portal support

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Personalization and Extensibility Agenda


Introduction
Description Benefits

Summary

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Personalization and Extensibility Description


Personalization Administration Feature Release 12 provides an easy-to-use import/export utility for personalizations. The Personalization Document Manager:
extends the existing command line personalization import/export capabilities with HTML pages included in the Functional Administrator responsibility. allows easy replication of personalizations across database instances.

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Personalization and Extensibility Description


Administrator Personalization Usability Enhancements Jump directly to the Personalization Hierarchy page for easier access. "Simple" page hierarchy makes it easier to get to the items to be personalized. For troubleshooting, jump from personalization-related error messages to the About" page to review and edit the personalization.

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Personalization and Extensibility Description


New Personalization Features Add more content
Add new regions or extend existing regions into pages Include external JSP or HTML regions in existing pages More item styles to add

Change corporate branding logo using a profile option New UI for personalizing configurable pages

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Personalization and Extensibility Description


Custom Look-and-Feel Feature (Skins)

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Personalization and Extensibility Description


Personalized EL Bindings Feature More dynamic control over fields, items, and regions Use EL (simple expression language) expressions as property values for Required, Read Only, and Rendered properties
For example, make fields hidden or shown based on dynamic criteria that comes from a view object.

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Personalization and Extensibility Description


Read-only Required Items Mandatory fields can be marked as read-only to prevent users from editing fields during an update record flow.

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Personalization and Extensibility Description


Enhanced Home Page Favorites Feature The enhanced personalization interface now allows users to search for functions (business flows). Users can add, rename, and reorder favorites from within a single page.

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Personalization and Extensibility Description


Configurable Start Page feature Users can now specify the first page that displays after login.
Bypass the Home page and go directly to the specified page.

Use the Preferences link and page to set the target page.

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Personalization and Extensibility Description


Navigator feature The Navigator feature of the Home Page can now be personalized to hide responsibilities.

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Personalization and Extensibility Description


Improved "About This Page" Feature The "About" page has been extended to include the following:
Last 10 patches applied on the instance Flexfield definitions on the page, and whether they use unsupported features specific to the Oracle Forms stack The ability to launch Administrator Personalization

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Personalization and Extensibility Summary


Enhancements to Personalization and Extension make it easier to make the E-Business Suite suit customer needs. Usability enhancements Ability to add new regions and more items Easier to move/copy personalization definitions

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Thank You
Thank You

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