employ packaged applications such as the Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft,
and Siebel to help automate business processes and leverage information
to optimize and grow the business. As business demands continue to increase
and become more and more challenging, it is important that the Applications
systems be highly optimized and scalable in order to ensure the business
can successfully grow without the underlying systems becoming a bottleneck.
The nightmare scenario for a business is to have to turn away opportunities
or even worse lose customers due to insufficient turnaround times caused
by system, application, and/or business process bottlenecks.
Oracle’s packaged applications are complex and functionally rich
product sets which require a high degree of expertise and aptitude to
deploy and optimize. While there are numerous sources of functional and
technical experts to assist with the functional implementation and deployment,
there is a gap in the performance space of business applications. Applications
customers often struggle with performance, scalability, and sizing issues
due to the lack of well documented performance and scalability best practices.
In addition, while some material exists which offers tuning tips on certain
components of the technology stack of the Oracle Applications product
lines, there isn't a clear and holistic set of documented best practices
which assist with tuning the entire system from operating system and database
to implementation and business flows. For example, optimizing the order
entry system should not simply involve tuning the Database tier or Web
tier, rather the entire order-to-cash process needs to be optimized which
consists of technical components and functional components across the
many separate business processes linked together as part of the order
to cash flow.
In discussions with numerous customers to help address this gap, we established
APPSPERF in order
to provide a dedicated forum focusing on Oracle Applications performance
tuning and best practices. The goal of APPSPERF
is to ensure customers avoid performance problems rather than having to
spend considerable time and resources reacting to performance issues.
APPSPERF will achieve
this goal by empowering customers via information sharing and bringing
together world class experts to present proven tuning techniques and best
practices via this dedicated forum. APPSPERF
will be holding an annual event which will host the world’s top
applications experts specialized in maximizing the performance and scalability
of Oracle Applications. Given tomorrow's increasing challenges and the
general Information Technology (IT) theme of "Accomplish more with
less via automation and efficiency", it is absolutely essential that
the Application systems powering today's businesses be performant, reliable,
and scalable. The goal of APPSPERF
is to provide Oracle Applications customers with tuning tips, best practices,
and a holistic methodology to manage and resolve performance and scalability
APPSPERF was created
for you (the customer), and your feedback and participation is essential.
Please send us any feedback you may have regarding
topics, focus areas, and/or product information.
was founded by Ahmed
Alomari of Cybernoor
Brown of Colibri
Limited, and Mark
Farnham and Jerry
Ireland of RIGHTSIZING,
Inc. Ahmed, Michael, Mark, and Jerry are world class
experts in the areas of Applications performance and best practices.