At the end of 2015, Oracle launched a new version of Oracle Retail Suite, migrating all solutions to version 15.0. As expected, Oracle delivers in this new version of RPAS comes with more features and functionality for customers and partners.
We will bring and look at some features that are interesting and that will soon impact your day to day when you work with the new version;
RPAS Online Administration Tools
Up to version 14.1, we could defined two worlds in RPAS Solution: Front-End and Back-End.
- Front End: responsible for all operations with end users, such as workbooks, measures, alertas, approving plans, etc.;
- Back-End: responsible for all batch operations, binaries and systemic control information, such as: patching, run rule groups, export data to another system, etc.;
In RPAS v15 release, Oracle is searching close this gap between both worlds. So Oracles has brought new area in the Fusion Client called Online Administration Tools.
This new area is responsible to run almost all operations through Fusion Client, where Administrators can perform operations without access the application server.
But why this new feature? Simple, the Cloud is coming! With Oracle’s idea to move all modules for Cloud, it’s necessary a way to restrict access to the servers, and especially avoid issues in their cloud environments with security and wrong commands.
Although new, this feature will be widely used when new customers start using the Cloud solutions. So it’s worth keeping an eye on it!
This is not a new RPAS functionality, but, in this version, some improvements are interesting and can serve well for those who has visual needs for its implementation, such as the Assortment Planning.
In previous version, Oracle introduced visual functionality within the RPAS, as show images of products or attributes within the workbook, validate final assortment in Images, etc.
In this new version, this functionality has been extended to give more simple actions, such as: drag and drop feature allows you to automatically populate some measures related to operation and now we can syncronize two worksheets to use drag and drop operations.
In addition, Oracle has delivered some export improvement with Excel, it allows to export the image to spreadsheets. This greatly facilitates to clients because they don’t need to manage two solution to create reports with images and RPAS measures.
There are other features that I’ll detail in a next post. But for now, if you have any questions and would like to know more details, send your message to me.