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Oracle Fusion Applications Administration Essentials by Kalpit Parikh, Faisal Ghadially

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Chapter 5. Enterprise Scheduler Service and Jobs

ERP applications are perceived primarily as transactional systems. Business users access ERP environments to perform day-to-day business operations. The frontend UI and backend data structures are geared for this type of daily interaction. This daily processing during business hours, however, is not the bulk of system processing.

Large amounts of data are processed by applications that have no human interaction. These tasks include the following activities:

  • Data aggregation and maintenance
  • Predefined reporting
  • Major business-processing periods (such as month-end close)

Many of these tasks can be scheduled to execute at predefined intervals. This scheduling of jobs is now a common feature in all major ...

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