My job is mostly based around an Enterprise Resource Planning tool called Oracle E-business Suite. This is a really big piece of software that can track data around almost all of your business functions. You can run your finance out of it as well as purchasing, inventory, manage your customer relationships, pay your employees… the list goes on and on and on.
Unfortuantely Oracle E-business suite doesn’t cover absolutely everything and people in your business might not like the way Oracle wants them to work, so you end up writing code around the edges of the product to make it fit your business, this is called customization. All this is fine as long as you follow Oracle’s rules about what you can and can’t do in your customization. Continue reading
Ok, so not eveybody loves Monday morning and going back to work after the weekend, but I’m hoping for some joy tomorrow morning. The reason for that is I work in the Wellheads industrial estate in Aberdeen. Now someone is building a hotel and (another) industrial estate by Aberdeen Airport. To lay on vital services to the new construction Aberdeen City council has granted the developers a closure on Wellheads Drive for 7 weeks! Traffic access to Dyce has never been good, but when you close down one of the main arteries into the area the result is traffic chaos. I sent an email to the council and got a response from the functionary in charge explaining that nothing could be done about the congestion, but I guess they don’t really care. Tomorrow the 7 weeks are up so goodbye congestion… if the developers have got their act together and actually finished on time.
They could have double shifted on the site and reduced the time required to 4 weeks and it seems nothing was really done about the traffic light phasing in Dyce until everybody started complaining.
The sad thing is that nobody had paid any consideration to the traffic flows in the area and no doubt when the aforementioned hotel and industrial estate are finally opened, the congestion will be worse grrr!