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    Louvaine Thomson
    READINESS Awareness & Survey
    Announcement posted May 8, 2019 by Louvaine ThomsonSilver Medal: 2,000+ Points, last edited May 9, 2019 by Lisa Chang, tagged Architecture, BI, Commerce, CPQ, Engagement Cloud, Enterprise Planning, Field Service, Financials, Fusion, General, Global HR, GRC, HCM, HCM Customization Solutions, HCM Midsize - TBE, Learn - TEE, Maintenance, Marketing, OAUX, Platform - PaaS, PPM, Procurement, Release, SCM, Service, Talent, Talent Acquisition - TEE, UX, Workforce Management, Workforce Rewards 
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    READINESS Awareness & Survey
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    Oracle Cloud Customer Connect
    READINESS Awareness & Survey

    Hello Community Member,

     

    This important notification focuses on Oracle's Readiness Material which is located at https://cloud.oracle.com/readiness.

     

    Two actions:

     

    1. Please read the tips below on how to best consume the Readiness material.
       
    2. Please provide feedback on the Readiness material via a quick 6 question survey.


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    Getting Ready for the Next Update

    Oracle Cloud Applications delivers new updates every quarter.  This means every 3 months you'll receive new functionality to help you more efficiently and effectively manage your business.  To keep up with this innovation and prepare for your next update, Oracle provides Readiness Material that is available publicly and in advance of your update.

    Essential Read:  The What's New Document

    There are several readiness items; however the essential "must read" Readiness item is the What's New document.  For every new and enhanced feature included in an update, the What's New doc includes a detailed description w/ screenshots, a benefit statement, tips and considerations, impact on security roles, links to related resources, and steps on how to enable.  Please review the What's New document to learn about and gain actionable information regarding new functionality.

    You can find these comprehensive documents, one for each Oracle Cloud service, on the Oracle Applications Readiness Page.  Simply select your area of interest, and you'll see the What's New document prominently displayed at the top of the page.  

    The What's New documents are comprehensive, so we've added a Feature Summary matrix to make them easier to consume.  Specifically, the Feature Summary matrix provides an easy-to-read list of every new feature plus an assessment of potential impact.  Some features will be immediately available to end users, others require company enablement steps before they are available -- thus, you decide when to enable.  Click on any feature name and you'll be taken to the full feature description.

    Supplemental Readiness Material

    Oracle also provides the following supplemental readiness material:
     
    • New Feature Summaries include only a brief, summary-level description of each new feature
    • Spotlight Videos highlight top-level messages and product themes
    • Release Training is self-paced, deep-dive learning sessions for key enhancements

    In addition to delivering new functionality, Oracle also delivers fixes via maintenance packs.  Details of the fixes are included in Maintenance Pack documents and any critical issues not yet addressed are described in Known Issues documents.  These docs are available from Oracle Support.


    Note Readiness material is "incremental" in nature as it helps you successfully manage each specific quarterly update.  But don’t forget about Oracle's "cumulative" documentation library available from the Oracle Help Center.  These guides provide you with a complete set of instructions covering all functional and technical requirements of your cloud services.
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