The Role of the System Administrator
The system administrator takes responsibility for the day to day administration of one or more Oracle Applications.
Many jobs are more efficiently performed by one designated person. For example, the system administrator defines printers, and balances the system's processing workload between online data entry and background processing, such as report generation.
A database management system can be conceptually divided into two parts: user applications and their underlying data structures. This division lends itself to two job categories: database administrator (DBA), and system administrator.
- An Oracle Applications System Administrator administers the user interface or applications side of the database management system.
Ideally the system administrator should be someone from within the user group who knows how the system has been defined and can act as the first level of support for the application users. The system administrator role is clearly defined with a specific set of practical tasks to be carried out.
- An Oracle Database Administrator or DBA administers the data the various applications enter, update, delete, and use for company business.
The HRMS System Administrator
For Oracle HRMS these practical tasks normally include:
- customizing the application, including setting up Key and Descriptive Flexfields. See:
- imposing limits on what users can access through menus, security profiles, and responsibilities
- defining audit requirements
- defining the formats for displaying currency amounts
- setting up and maintaining QuickCode types and values
- installing printers and managing concurrent processing