Overview of Performance Management Framework
The Oracle Applications 11i.6 introduces a new method of processing performance alerts. This new method, called E-Business Alerts, centralizes the alerting mechanism. However, many of the pre-built measures that are provided in previous PM Framework or Oracle Applications releases only use Oracle Alerts technology. Therefore, PM Framework administrators can schedule alerts using both Oracle Alerts and E-Business Alerts technology. For a list of measures that work with either E-Business Alerts or Oracle Alerts, see "Measure Content" on page 3-19.
For Oracle Alerts measures, administrators may use technology which schedules Alerts to run using Oracle Alert Manager, which provides the Alert Manager responsibility. Please see the Oracle Alert User Guide for more details. The Alert User Guide provides a list of alert names. Measures that use the Oracle Alerts technology have the code for retrieving the actual and target values embedded in the individual alert. Generally, these alerts retrieve the values from a summary table.
Note: Alerts that use the Oracle Alerts technology do not enable users to request or subscribe to an alert.
For measures that use the E-Business Alerts technology, administrators can schedule alerts using the Schedule Alert program and the Performance Management Framework (Full Access) responsibility. If users attempt to schedule measures that require Oracle Alerts, instead of E-Business Alerts technology, an error message appears.
There is one important difference between measures on Oracle Alerts technology and measures on E-Business Alerts. Measures that use Oracle Alerts have code built right into the alert that retrieves the actual value of the performance measure, and triggers a workflow notification. Measures that use E-Business Alerts technology have a database view that contains the actual values and use the Application Developer Common Module forms to register the view and database columns.