Cummins is currently running multiple versions of Oracle® E-Business Suite (EBS), ranging from 10.7 all the way up to 12.1.1, with most instances running 11.5.10. The company is in the process of upgrading many sites to Oracle Release 12 (R12).
With so many versions of EBS within Cummins, joining the various tables is very difficult,prohibiting end users from accessing information required for reporting purposes.
“Typically, reporting is the last thing people look at during an implementation,” said Srini Chavali, Director, Enterprise Database and Tools, Cummins, Inc. “Then, on the day of go-live you hear, ‘Where are my reports?” To solve this issue, Cummins uses Noetix and Oracle® Discoverer. Noetix® Generator provides an end user layer that enables nontechnical end users to easily build reports that automatically power-up the Discoverer tool. “Noetix provides a quick and easy way to give end users access to data without too much hassle in terms of trying to find out what the base tables are about,” said Chavali,
During forthcoming upgrades to Oracle R12, Cummins will leverage Noetix as the foundation for their reporting needs to streamline access to Oracle application data during the implementation phase and to provide ongoing report protection against data structure changes inherent in upgrades.
“Reporting is always a challenge because there are so many stakeholders trying to get the information out of Oracle, especially EBS,” said Chavali. “Noetix provides a very stable and compact platform on which to run the reports.” With NoetixViews®, Cummins’ end users don’t need to wony about how to join the various tables in the applications to get to their data they just look at the business terminology within the views and pull out the data that they want.
Director, Enterprise Database and Tools
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