November 21-24, 2023 | DOAG 2023 Conference + Exhibition

November 21-24, 2023 | DOAG 2023 Conference + Exhibition


The DOAG 2023 Conference + Exhibition takes place from November 21 to 24 at the Nuremberg Convention Center (NCC) and will once again present a wide-ranging conference program on the latest trends in the Oracle environment. Around 400 lectures provide new impulses and pure knowledge - top-class keynotes, valuable tips & tricks, demos, Best Practices and modern networking elements optimally round off the conference highlight of the German-speaking Oracle Community.


November 21-24, 2023
Nuremberg Convention Center (NCC)

The four-day user conference kicks off on Tuesday with the theme day to dive deep into just one topic. On Wednesday and Thursday you can look forward to two classic conference days with sessions in the four streams Database & Infrastructure, Development & Middleware, Strategy & Soft Skills and Data Analytics & AI.

PROMATIS will be at the start with the following contributions:

  • OCI für Anfänger Teil 1 – Grundlagen (Thementag der DOAG Infrastructure & Middleware Community)
    Tuesday, November 21, 2023 | 09:00 - 09:45 | Room: Neu-Delhi
  • Oracle Database Service for Azure (Teil 2 Thementag)
    Tuesday, November 21, 2023 | 15:00 – 15:45 | Room: Neu-Delhi
  • PROMATIS goes digital – mit Oracle APEX im Gepäck
    Thursday, November 23, 2023 | 11:00 - 11:45 | Room: Istanbul
  • Von Druckerpresse zur Cloud – Hyperion Essbase Ablösung bei Saarbrücker Zeitung
    Thursday, November 23, 2023 | 09:00 - 09:45 | Room: Helsinki

More information to DOAG 2023 Conference + Exhibition you can find here.

PROMATIS receives Certificate: Expertise in Oracle E-Business Suite Applications to Oracle Cloud in Western Europe

PROMATIS receives Certificate: Expertise in Oracle E-Business Suite Applications to Oracle Cloud in Western Europe

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve achieved Service Expertise in Oracle E-Business Suite Applications to Oracle Cloud in Western Europe. This further demonstrates our commitment to provide holistic and seamless Oracle Cloud implementations.

This award not only testifies to our high level of expertise in Oracle E-Business Suite, but it also presents the satisfaction of our customers.

The Expertise Initiative was launched by Oracle to provide more transparency on the specific capabilities of Oracle partner companies. To receive a certification, an Oracle partner company must meet strict criteria: On the one hand, the requirements include the availability of enough certified consultants in the company, and on the other hand, corresponding customer references must be submitted, which confirm the company’s own project successes for the respective focus field.

Oracle named a Leader in the Forrester Wave for Digital Experience Platforms 2021 report

This year’s report evaluated the 13 most significant digital experience platform providers based on 26 criteria. Oracle Advertising and Customer Experience (CX) was one of only four Leaders and received the highest possible score in 19 of the 26 criteria including: vision, market approach, and partner ecosystem, as well as campaign management, digital commerce, customer analytics, and customer journey management.

Oracle Advertising and CX includes a wide range of digital experience capabilities within a suite of connected applications that help you build a complete view of your customer and their every interaction across advertising, marketing, sales, service, and ecommerce.

Read here the Forrester Report.

Latest E-Business Suite Cloud Manager

Latest E-Business Suite Cloud Manager

Johannes Michler PROMATIS Horus Oracle

Senior Vice President – Head of Platforms & Development

Oracle released a new release of the E-Business Suite last week (on April 23, to be more exact). While so far there are no official announcements in the Oracle Blog, the My Oracle Support Note describing Cloud manager (2517025.1) gives an overview of the new features – so let’s have a closer (first) look at the new release.

Support for automatic time zone setting

In the past every E-Business Suite instance provisioned through Cloud Manager was set up with an “UTC” timezone. For many customers, this did not work well obviously. So far the workaround we used with our customers was to manually run the following command:

timedatectl set-timezone Europe/Berlin on every newly provisioned (e.g restored from a backup) instance. With the latest release this is no longer necessary: The “backup utility” saves the timezone set up in the source system and then during restore, this timezone is automatically preserved:

Support for Environment Rediscovery after 12.2 upgrades

The second new feature is even more important. When previously performing an upgrade from E-Business Suite 12.1.3 to the latest 12.2.10 version the Cloud Manager kind of “lost track” of the E-Business Suite instance it is managing: The tool is still under the impression, that it is managing a 12.1.3 version of E-Business Suite residing in different directories. When then trying to e.g. “scale out” (add a second node) or create a backup or clone of the instance, the operation was failing with all kinds of errors.

This is now fixed with the release of Cloud Manager and it is now possible to rediscover the environment after an upgrade.

In the past we had worked around this by performing a manual backup with the “lift and shift” utility and then restoring it as a new environment. This workaround though has a significant drawback by adding appx. 6-8 hours (depending on the size of the environment) to the downtime needed for the upgrade from 12.1.3 to 12.2.


Besides the new major features as usual a bunch of smaller bugs have been fixed. And more important: At least for the two customers where we have already given the release a try no new regressions came up and basic backup/restore or cloning operations are still working as expected without any problems.