Oracle EBS (Enterprise Business Suite) is a comprehensive set of business applications that help organizations automate their key business processes. One of the most important components of EBS is the Concurrent Manager. This powerful tool allows users to run multiple concurrent programs and requests, thus helping organizations optimize their processes and increase productivity.


In this blog post, we will discuss the concepts of Concurrent Programs and Requests in Oracle EBS and how to manage them effectively.


What are Concurrent Programs?

Concurrent Programs are programs that can be run simultaneously by multiple users. These programs perform specific tasks, such as generating reports, processing data, and performing calculations. Concurrent programs are typically batch processes that run in the background and do not require user interaction.

Oracle EBS comes with a large number of pre-built concurrent programs. These programs can be customized to suit the specific needs of your organization or new programs can be created from scratch.

Concurrent Programs are stored in the Concurrent Programs Library, which can be accessed via the EBS application. The library contains all of the information needed to run a program, including the program name, description, executable file, and parameters.


What are Concurrent Requests?

A Concurrent Request is an instance of a Concurrent Program that has been submitted for execution. Each request is assigned a unique request ID and can be monitored and managed independently of other requests.

Once a request has been submitted, it is added to the Concurrent Request Queue. The Concurrent Manager then picks up the request and begins processing it. The status of the request can be monitored via the Concurrent Requests form in the EBS application.


Managing Concurrent Programs and Requests

Managing Concurrent Programs and Requests in Oracle EBS requires careful planning and attention to detail. Here are some best practices to follow:


1) Optimize your Concurrent Manager: The Concurrent Manager is responsible for managing the execution of Concurrent Programs and Requests. Make sure that your Concurrent Manager is optimized for your specific requirements, including the number of processes, the maximum number of concurrent requests, and the amount of memory allocated.

2) Monitor your Concurrent Requests: Monitor your Concurrent Requests regularly to ensure that they are running correctly and efficiently. Keep an eye on the status of your requests and take corrective action if necessary.

3) Use parameters effectively: Parameters are an important part of Concurrent Programs. Make sure that you are using them effectively to ensure that your programs are running efficiently and producing accurate results.

4) Prioritize your requests: Prioritize your requests to ensure that the most important programs are processed first. You can assign priorities to your requests based on their importance, criticality, or urgency.

5) Monitor performance: Monitor the performance of your Concurrent Programs and Requests to ensure that they are running efficiently. Identify and fix any performance issues to ensure that your programs are running at their best.



Concurrent Programs and Requests are essential components of Oracle EBS. They allow organizations to automate their key business processes and increase productivity. However, managing Concurrent Programs and Requests requires careful planning and attention to detail. By following the best practices outlined in this blog post, you can ensure that your Concurrent Manager is optimized, your requests are monitored effectively, and your programs are running efficiently. With these practices in place, you can optimize your business processes and take your organization to the next level.