Document using ConfigSnapshot
Traditionally organisations have had to manually document the setups of their E-Business Suite environments, a process requiring huge manual effort. In addition to the many weeks of effort required when implementing any module, the on-going requirement to keep the documentation up to date as an environment matures is a difficult one and in many cases the documentation becomes out of synch with the environment configurations, resulting in either significant manual rework of the documentation, decisions being made based on incorrect information or the documentation simply being ignored as it cannot be relied on.
As organisations implement further changes over time they also face the challenge of how to maintain the overall documentation of their environment alongside documenting specific changes that then must be transitioned through multiple environments. Including these changes in an overall environment document makes it difficult to ensure the changes can be isolated and consistently applied. Creating documentation for specific changes may simplify the management of the changes but usually means there is then no overall documentation for the environment, or significant duplication of effort.
ConfigSnapshot is able to automatically document your application setups, removing the need for this to be maintained manually. Not only does this eliminate the time it would usually take to do this task the resulting documents are far more accurate.
ConfigSnapshot documentation is flexible to meet different reporting needs; it can show all setups for any module or reports can be tailored to include only specific setups in a particular order to reflect the way in which the setups should be applied. Additional information can also be included to provide explanation or instructional information to anyone using the documentation.
Records reported can be targeted to meet specific criteria or, where a suitable baseline has been taken, just those records created, updated or deleted as part of a particular change cycle can be included.