In our day to day Oracle Apps consulting life we often hear some terminology called RICE and CEMLI. Today I am writing a small article on this terminology to give some clear information for people who are confused, like me.
Reports, Interfaces, Conversions and Enhancements / Extensions is the abbreviation for RICE.
While implementing an Oracle ERP system to a client, to meet the client requirements a consultant needs to make changes to original Vanila system (Unchanged Oracle ERP Implemented system). The changes made to Original Oracle ERP comes under RICE components.
During an implementation, development of RICE components involves:
1. Creation of Reports that are not available as standard reports in the oracle apps modules.
2. Creation of the Interfaces to external systems.
3. Creation of Conversion programs to transfer data from a legacy system to the new system.
4. Enhancements (or extensions) to the existing system to add additional functionality to existing system without disturbing the core software functionality of the system.
RICE terminology has been introduced by Oracle Corporation and later some Oracle consultants has added their own flavor and introduced some other terminologies like FRICE and RICEW.
FRICE stands for Forms, Reports, Interfaces, Conversions and Enhancements / Extensions
RICEW stands for Reports, Interfaces, Conversions, Enhancements / Extensions and Workflows
Documenting terminology for RICE components
AIM (Applications Implementation Methodology) is documenting structure introduced by Oracle Corporation which is used through out the life cycle of a RICE component object. Process in AIM methodology includes approval to develop, functional design specification, technical design specification, coding, testing and implementation.
later in 2007, in Release 12 Oracle corporation has extended the RICE components and introduced a new terminology called CEMLI components.
CEMLI Stands for Configurations/Customization, Extension, Modification, Localization, and Integration.
Configurations : Configure the existing, pre-built application features according to your client’s requirement.Changing setups and profile values can be the example of configurations.
Customization : Customization means altering/changing the standard objects or creation of custom object to meet client’s business need. It may be Extensions or Modifications.
Extensions : Extension means creating custom code from scratch, existing objects (views, packages and java classes etc) can be used. It is having different behaviour from seeded one.
Modifications : Modifications is enhancing/changing the existing code to meet the client’s requirements. It is the modification of seeded behaviour.
Localization : It is to define the different legislative support provided by oracle Applications based on country/region/language requirements.
Integration : It can be Data Integration or Application Integration, options for these two are Open Interface tables, APIs, EAI(Enterprise Application Integration Tools), BPEL, AQ, EDI etc.
OUM (Oracle Unified Method) which is introduced by Oracle corporation after 2007 to standardize the documentation process for almost all products from oracle which includes Business Intelligence (BI) and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), WebCenter, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Application Integration Architecture (AIA), Business Process Management (BPM), Enterprise Integration and Custom Software.
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