Thursday Oct 08, 2015

OpenWorld sessions for Focus on Oracle EBS Support and Services!

Make sure you attend the Oracle OpenWorld sessions for the Focus on Oracle Support and Services for E-Business Suite!

We will have a huge Support presence at the event and will be engaged in breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and the Support Stars Bar—where customers can talk directly with our Oracle Support experts. Learn about the support best practices, proactive tools, and resources at these sessions.
Focus on Oracle Support and Services for E-Business Suite!

Tuesday Oct 06, 2015

Which Transactions Are Copied Via Fixed Assets Mass Copy?

Which transactions does Fixed Assets copy from the corporate book to the tax book via the Mass Copy process?  Which kinds of transactions do not get copied?  How can you determine which transactions were not copied using the warning messages found in the Mass Copy logfile? 

Let's take a sample message indicating that a transaction could not be copied using Mass Copy:

Asset number 123456
Transaction header id 789789
This adjustment cannot be mass copied.

Cause: Only cost adjustments, salvage value, production capacity or group asset changes can be copied.
Action: Manually adjust this asset in the Tax Book.

Use this data to review the transaction that is NOT Mass Copied from the corporate book.  Note that the transaction header id is used for the Reference Number.

  1.  Login to FA
  2.  Navigate to:  Inquiry > Transaction History
  3.  Select the corporate book from the LOV
  4.  Enter the transaction header id from the logfile into the Reference Number field
  5.  Click FIND

The form will show the transaction type that was not Mass Copied.
Click DETAILS and the Before and After data is shown for the transaction.

Book-specific changes are intentionally NOT Mass Copied such as depreciation method, life, prorate convention, etc.  These fields are not Mass Copied because it is expected functionality that the tax books can have depreciation different from the corporate book.

Refer to the Oracle Assets Users Guide
Chapter:  Tax Accounting > Tax Book Maintenance

So, what does get copied?

The following basic financial information comes from the corporate book:

  •  Cost
  •  Original Cost
  •  Units
  •  Date Placed in Service
  •  Capacity and unit of measure, for units of production assets
  •  Salvage Value, if you choose to Copy Salvage Value for the tax book in the Book Controls window

The remaining depreciation information comes from the default category information for your tax book according to the asset category and the date placed in service.

With credit to Kathleen Herd, Oracle Assets Support

Thursday Oct 01, 2015

EBS General Ledger - Accounting Hub Reporting Cloud Service

Oracle Accounting Hub Reporting Cloud Service provides excellent reporting and analytics capabilities along with real-time access to information and latest accounting numbers. Drilldown to EBS balances, journals and subledger transactions is also available. 

The integration between the Accounting Hub Reporting Cloud Service and E-Business Suite Release12 continuously streams balances from EBS,

  • providing immediate access to updated financial data
  • supporting quick business decisions
  • offering enhanced reporting options with minimal effort, cost or risks
EBS General Ledger setups are loaded automatically to the Accounting Hub Reporting Cloud Service:
  • charts of accounts
  • calendars
  • hierarchies
  • ledgers
  • balances
Sample financial reports are already available!  

We encourage you to benefit and improve your business with Oracle ERP Cloud Service.

Check this Whitepaper today! 

Accounting Hub Reporting Cloud Service for E-Business Suite Customers (Doc ID 2034564.1)
Oracle ERP Cloud Welcome Note (Doc ID 1499539.1)

Wednesday Sep 30, 2015

ATTN: BI Publisher has a SIG Meeting at Oracle Open World 2015

BI Publisher has a SIG (Special Interest Group) meeting at Oracle Open World 2015 Oct 25th @ 11am in Moscone West 3007.

Kevin McDermott from BI Publisher Support will be presenting a Best Practices Overview.

Make sure you stop by!

Monday Sep 28, 2015

New! Journal Approvals Integrated With Oracle Approvals Management and Oracle Workflow!

General Ledger Journal Approval features ensure that journal entries get approved by the appropriate managers before they can consume available funds or be posted in order to affect balances. The batches get validated in the flow and, if approval is required, they are submitted to management personnel based on the setup configuration, notifying the proper individuals regarding the approval results. In standard processes, approval is enabled at Ledger and Journal Source level.

For 12.1.3 and later Applications versions, General Ledger Journals Approval process just got enhanced! Development integrated this flow with Oracle Approvals Management and Oracle Workflow, allowing configuration of more flexible rules.

What's in it? 

  • routing to one or more approvers, sequentially or in parallel
  • tracking approval status for the journals processed
  • building rules for combinations of ledger, entered amount, approval level
  • using different parts of the journals as selection criteria, such as header, lines level - category, source, account, descriptive flexfield

New profile options!

  • GL: Use Approval Management (AME) for journal approval
  • GL: Number of journal lines to display in AME journal approval notification

This integration allows enterprises to improve governance, control, compliance requirements.

Take advantage now, download the Whitepaper from

Oracle General Ledger Journal Approvals Integration with Oracle Approvals Management and Oracle Workflow (Doc ID 2038960.1)

Friday Sep 25, 2015

Finally Eliminate Those Duplicate WIP Transactions!

Back in our June 29th, 2015 Inventory Blog post, we discussed Doc ID 1073279.1 dealing with duplicate Work in Process (WIP) transactions issues. We have an update! The Inventory Social Media Team is happy to announce that Oracle Development has just released a root cause fix to resolve duplicate WIP transactions. See the 'Root Cause Analysis' section of note, Duplicate Pending (MMTT) WIP : How To Verify If Pending WIP Completion And Issue Transactions In MMTT Are Duplicates Or Not (Before Resubmitting Or Deleting) (Doc ID 1073279.1).

The root cause fix adds a profile option to allow or deny repeated submission of WIP transactions processed through mobile apps or forms, in background mode, if pending transactions exist for a WIP job. Get full details from Doc ID 1073279.1.

Need more information on diagnosing WIP transaction issues? Check out the recording of the Advisor Webcast Questions? "Solving Issues with the Work In Process (WIP) Job Diagnostics", from the Logistics Communities. Also don't forget that all Inventory Webinar's are available in Doc ID 1290983.1 and all EBS wide Webinar's are at Doc ID 1455369.1.

Follow the directions in Doc ID 1073279.1 and let's end those duplicate WIP transactions!

Thursday Sep 24, 2015

New EBS Oracle Receivables Period Close Analyzer

The new Oracle Receivables Period Close Analyzer has been released to assist you with errors that can cause Receivables from closing the period.

It's a 'Health Check' script which you can proactively use at any time to review the data relating to period closing, including:

  • Missing Events
  • Orphan Records
  • Unposted Items
  • Unprocessed Events
  • As well as listing some set up information, file versions and recommended patches

The script may be run safely at any time. No data is created, updated or deleted by this script.

To download the script, go to EBS Oracle Receivables Period Close Advisor DocID 2019636.1

To see what others are saying about the script or to add a comment/request on the script, visit the Oracle Receivables Community on My Oracle Support Community (MOSC).

Wednesday Sep 23, 2015

Webcast: EBS HCM Updates for Employer Shared Responsibility Reporting Under the Affordable Care Act

Webcast_icon.jpgEBS HCM Updates for Employer Shared Responsibility Reporting Under the Affordable Care Act

Date: Oct 14, 2015 at 11:00 am ET, 8:00 am PT, 5:00 pm Central Europe Time, 9:30 pm, India Time (Mumbai)

This one-hour adviser webcast is recommended for Benefit Administrators who need to comply with the Employer Shared Responsibility reporting under the Affordable Care Act.

Topics Include:

  • Phase 1 delivery of Infrastructure for completing 1094-C
  • Phase 1 delivery of Infrastructure for completing 1095-C
  • Development Next Steps
  • Configuration To-Dos

Details & Registration: EBS HCM Updates for Employer Shared Responsibility Reporting Under ACA

Tuesday Sep 22, 2015

NEW! EBS Support Analyzer Bundle Menu Tool (Doc ID 1939637.1)

Take provisioning and maintenance of EBS Support Analyzers to the next level!

See: E-Business Suite Support Analyzer Bundle Menu Tool (Doc ID 1939637.1)

Friday Sep 18, 2015

NEW!!! Submit your Enhancement Requests for Oracle Payables via the Community

A Message from Shawn Peterson, Director of Customer Support, E-Business Suite, AP

You've been asking, and we’ve been listening. Today, we are announcing that Payables - EBS (MOSC) will now join the ranks of 23 other My Oracle Support E-Business Suite Communities to capture Enhancement Requests.  In the light of Social Media and the capabilities that exist for a community of people to share and discuss issues, ideas, and sentiments, the Oracle Payables Development team has decided to provide the ability to submit Ideas into the My Oracle Support Community.  The My Oracle Support Community already allows for active collaboration between you, your peers, and Oracle.  Now, we have added the functionality to capture ideas within the Payables Product space.  For the first time, you can have open discussion with Oracle Payables Development on key issues surrounding your business needs and impact, challenges, expectations for the applications, and improvements for critical business flows.

What this means to you:

  • You will have a direct path for submitting and sharing ideas for Enhancements to the Oracle Payables Products.
  • You can rally your peers around the ideas.
  • Openly share workarounds or alternatives to the ideas.
  • Gain Insight to all Enhancements that have been submitted, along with the knowledge of their current status, votes, views, and discussions.
  • The ability to influence functionality and features you need in future releases.

We encourage you to visit the  Payables -  EBS (MOSC) community and submit your ideas (Enhancement Requests) for development's consideration.  While you are there, don't forget to browse other ideas and vote for those of highest impact to your business.  Please know that any ER that has been submitted to development in the past is not lost.  Development still maintains the extensive database of ideas and enhancements.

In the coming months, you will begin to see Ideas added to the Payables community and the majority of Oracle E-Business Suite communities in My Oracle Support  Payables - EBS (MOSC)  and others already have this capability turned on!

We hope that you will take the opportunity to utilize this feature for submitting your ideas.  Please know that any ER that has been submitted to development in the past is not lost.  Development still maintains the extensive database of ideas and enhancements.


Thursday Sep 17, 2015

Webcast: Service Parts Planning 12.2.5 Features, Part 2

Webcast_icon.jpgService Parts Planning 12.2.5 Features, Part 2

Date: September 24, 2015 at 11:00 am ET, 8:00 am PT, 3:00 pm GMT, 8:30 pm, India Time (Mumbai)

This one-hour advisor webcast is recommended for functional users,implementation partners, consultants, and support people who would like to understand and learn the new functional features in Service Parts Planning. This webcast will cover 3 new enhancements introduced in Service Parts Planning.

Topics will include:

  • Parts Classification
  • Stocking Threshold based Sourcing
  • Preserving Manual Forecast Overrides

Details & Registration:  Service Parts Planning 12.2.5 Features, Part 2 on September 24, 2015

Wednesday Sep 16, 2015

Don't Miss This! Oracle Exchange Certificate Renew August 19, 2015

You current Oracle Exchange certificates will expire on August 19, 2015.   Avoid potential java errors when loading certificates by following:

Doc ID 2051178.1 'FAQ Oracle Exchange Certificate Renew On August 19, 2015'

Doc ID 1999543.1 'Which Type Of Certificates Are Supported By Oracle Exchange And iProcurement Punchout. Does It Support SHA-2 ( Like SHA 256RSA )?'

Still have questions? Start a discussion thread in the Procurement Community

Tuesday Sep 15, 2015

Webcast: Use of a Custom Source to Derive Item Based Batch Close Variance Postings in OPM

Webcast_icon.jpgUse of a Custom Source to Derive Item Based Batch Close Variance Postings in OPM

Date: September 22, 2015 at 11:00 am ET, 8:00 am PT, 3:00 pm GMT, 8:30 pm, India Time (Mumbai)

This one-hour advisor webcast is recommended for technical users, functional users, system administrators, and database administrators who want to learn more about using a customer source to derive item based batch close variance postings.

Topics will include:

  • Creation of the relevant database function various examples
  • Setting up the custom source in the application
  • Incorporation of the custom source into the Account Derivation Rules and generating the Application Accounting Definition
  • Example of the use of the custom source

Details & Registration:  Use of a Custom Source to Derive Item Based Batch Close Variance Postings in OPM on September 22, 2015

New and Improved OTM Analyzer - Version 200.1 is now available!

A new and improved OTM Analyzer  has been released!  It is easier to read, and easier to locate any areas of concern.

Oracle Transportation Management's analyzer includes features such as collapsible sections, file name includes time, subsections with Show More are limited to 200 rows and improved formatting.  Some of the sections include: Agent Health Checks, System Health Checks, System Transaction Checks and Process Control Request/History Check. Each contain several subsections of information with warnings.

Download the latest version from OTM Analyzer script for Analysis and Performance Monitoring, Doc ID 1579683.1.

Monday Sep 14, 2015




The R12.1 patch 21033080:R12.PQP.B has been released as legislative via My Oracle Support for "Pensions Automatic Enrollment / Re-Enrollment Legislative Changes"

Patch 21033080:R12.PQP.B is a consolidated patch. This patch includes the already released patch 21032075:R12.PQP.B , a fix for ER 21485623 and several bug fixes.

The patch Readme has important installation, setup instructions and guidelines.  Please note, that this is an hrglobal patch and customer will need to run the post install for PER GB and PAY GB.

In addition to the release of the consolidated patch, Development has also updated the whitepaper on this subject which can be found via MyOracleSupport (MOS) Document: 1462764.1

 If you encounter any issue with this patch, please raise a Service Request via My Oracle Support with Oracle Payroll Support in the normal way.


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