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Want to Know How to Have a Smooth GL Period Close Including Reconciliation? Yes, then Attend Nov 27th Advisor Webcast

The Oracle E-Business Suite Financial team is presenting an Oracle Advisor Webcast on How to Have a Smooth GL Period Close Including Reconciliation? During Month end process, one of the painful task is Reconciliation, earlier we did not have the availability of tools such as diagnostics, analyzers or calculators to show differences, hence users were using manual reconciliation methods like Excel. Reconciliation differences can be due to various reasons like Foreign currency transactions (Example: revaluation incorrect calculation) Incorrect Account Classification (Incorrectly defining asset accounts as expense Primary Ledger to Secondary Ledger Reconciliation Balance Corruption This one hour Advisor webcast, for functional users, will help you to have a smooth Period Close Process including reconciliation.   Dates and Times: Tuesday , November 27, 2018 07:00 AM (US Pacific Time) Tuesday , November 27, 2018 10:00 AM (US Eastern Time) Tuesday , November 27, 2018 04:00 PM (Central European Time) Tuesday , November 27, 2018 08:30 PM (India Standard Time)   Topics Include: Revaluation Calculator to check whether Revaluation Journals are accurate or not Miss-classified Accounts Correction Diagnostic including Fix Balance Corruption identification including fix Primary Ledger to Secondary Ledger Reconciliation QA Session Register to Join Us at this event We look forward to you  being online with us for this event  !  

The Oracle E-Business Suite Financial team is presenting an Oracle Advisor Webcast on How to Have a Smooth GL Period Close Including Reconciliation? During Month end process, one of the painful task is...

Oracle EBS Events

Attend EBS FIN:Oracle Financials For India (OFI) Process Claim Functionality Oracle Advisor Webcast on Wednesday, August 08, 2018

  This one-hour advisor webcast is recommended for EBS Functional users who have knowledge on Goods and Service Tax. We will discuss the mandatory setups related to Process Claim, detailed steps to process claims of Purchase Order (PO) receipts, Accounts Payable (AP) invoices, AP Debit memos, etc. We will also discuss the accounting impact of the various scenarios involving process claim of PO Receipts, AP invoices, AP Debit memos etc. Dates and Times: Monday , November 26, 2018 10:00 PM (US Pacific Time) Tuesday , November 27, 2018 01:00 AM (US Eastern Time) Tuesday , November 27, 2018 07:00 AM (Central European Time) Tuesday , November 27, 2018 11:30 AM (India Standard Time) Topics Include: Introduction of Process Claim Functionality Mandatory setups for Process Claim Steps to be followed for Process Claim of Purchase Order (PO) receipts Accounting Impact of a Process Claim of PO Receipts Steps to be followed for a Process Claim of Accounts Payable (AP) invoices Accounting Impact of a Process Claim of AP invoices Steps to be followed for Process Claim of AP Debit memos Accounting Impact of process claim of AP Debit memos Steps and accounting impact of Reverse Charge Mechanism (RCM) taxes in Process Claim functionality Register to Join Us at this event We look forward to you  being online with us for this event  !  

  This one-hour advisor webcast is recommended for EBS Functional users who have knowledge on Goods and Service Tax. We will discuss the mandatory setups related to Process Claim, detailed steps to...

Oracle EBS Events

Advisor Webcast, Nov 2018, EBS FIN: Oracle Financials For India (OFI) - Bill of Entry (BOE) Functionality

Register for this Oracle ADVISOR WEBCAST: ADVISOR WEBCAST: EBS FIN: Oracle Financials For India (OFI) - Bill of Entry (BOE) Functionality   Schedule: Tuesday , November 20, 2018 10:00 PM (US Pacific Time) Wednesday, November 21, 2018 01:00 AM (US Eastern Time) Wednesday, November 21, 2018 07:00 AM (Central European Time) Wednesday, November 21, 2018 11:30 AM (India Standard Time)   This one-hour advisor webcast is recommended for functional users who can understand the functionality of Bill of Entry (BOE) specific to India Localization.   Bill of Entry (BOE) is a document filed by importers or customs clearance agents with the Customs Department. On arrival of goods, or before arrival of goods, a BOE can be filed along with the requisite documents to initiate the customs clearance formalities. Once a BOE is filed, the goods are examined and assessed by the proper officer of Customs. Basic customs duty, IGST and GST Compensation Cess must then be paid by the importer, to clear the goods through customs. We'll cover topics including: Introduction GST Imports BOE Overview BOE Process Flows BOE Mapping with EBS BOE Accounting  Current Schedule and Archived Downloads can be found in Advisor Webcasts: Current Schedule and Archived Recordings (Note 740966.1)

Register for this Oracle ADVISOR WEBCAST: ADVISOR WEBCAST: EBS FIN: Oracle Financials For India (OFI) - Bill of Entry (BOE) Functionality   Schedule: Tuesday , November 20, 2018 10:00 PM (US Pacific Time) W...

Payroll

Ireland Payroll P35 & P60 2018 Reporting Changes and 2019 Budget Changes Have Now Been Released!

The following patch for  IE P35 & P60 2018 REPORTING CHANGES AND BUDGET CHANGES 2019 is now available for download from My Oracle Support. To comply with the legislative amendments, Oracle HRMS for Ireland delivers the following changes to the application: 1) Income Tax 2) Emergency Taxation 3) Universal Social Charge 4) Pay Related Social Insurance PRSI 5) National Minimum Wage The following P60 Report Changes have also been made. 1) Illness Benefit is removed from Pay Section from P60 Report. 2) Disclaimer Section is added in P60 Template. 3) P35 XML changes 4) Illness Benefit Column is removed from P35 Report The patch number is: Release 12.1 Branch : Patch 28876490:R12.PAY.B Release 12.2 Branch : Patch 28876490:R12.PAY.C NOTE: This patch also includes PAYE Modernization changes Please review the readme for further detail in relation to the patch: README for IE IRELAND - IE P35 & P60 2018 Reporting CHANGES AND BUDGET CHANGES 2019 (Doc ID 2468505.1) The pre-requisite patch levels for support on this patch is R12.HR_PF.B.delta.11 for R12.1 Branch or R12.HR_PF.C.delta.12 for R12.2 branch.   If customers only want to install the IE P35 & P60 2018 REPORTING CHANGES then the following patch is available for download from My Oracle Support. The patch number is: Release 12.1 Branch : Patch 28877849:R12.PAY.B    Release 12.2 Branch : Patch 28877849:R12.PAY.C Please review the readme for further detail in relation to the patch.   The pre-requisite patch levels for support on this patch is R12.HR_PF.B.delta.10 for R12.1 Branch and R12.HR_PF.C.delta.10 for R12.2 branch. If you encounter any problem with the application of these patches, please raise a Service Request via My Oracle Support, Product Oracle HRMS (Ireland) Regards,Oracle Support

The following patch for  IE P35 & P60 2018 REPORTING CHANGES AND BUDGET CHANGES 2019 is now available for download from My Oracle Support. To comply with the legislative amendments, Oracle HRMS for...

Payroll

Learn All About It! New Feature Rollback Timecards from Projects Accounting

[Contributing author: Helen Weatherhead, Oracle EBS HCM Support] Oracle E-Business Suite, Time and Labor New Release 12.2.8  New Feature, Rollback Timecards from Projects Accounting The ability to Rollback Timecards that have been transferred to Project Accounting is now available to users. This new feature was released in 2018, in Oracle Time and Labor Release 12.2. HRMS RUP12 Patch 26787667 If you have previously experienced problems with costing hours in EBS Projects due to incorrect processing or incorrect/corrupted data coming from Oracle Time and Labor (OTL) Timecards and had to log a service request to get the data rolled back so you can re-transfer it, then this enhancement will greatly benefit you. This new feature allows you to execute the Rollback in two ways. If you wish to selectively choose and rollback Timecards for one person or one organization you can use the Rollback page.   Alternatively, if you wish to rollback the entire group of Timecards you can do so using a concurrent request program. You can also view a list of previously submitted Rollback requests from the Recent Rollbacks Page. The page contains live links to allow you to access details of the Rollback (Request id) and the concurrent request log file output. Here is a screenshot of what the Recent Rollbacks Page looks like:   From the Recent Rollbacks page, you can choose to launch a new Rollback if you wish to use the selective method of rolling back. From here, you can choose one Timecard or a group of Timecards to be rolled back.   If you are confident in your selection criteria and do not wish to choose individual Timecards to be rolled back then you can go directly to the Concurrent Request / program method of rolling back. The parameters are the same as those on the Rollback Page without the Timecard selection.   A very useful feature of this functionality is that the Rollbacks can take place in two modes, thereby allowing you to view and validate the data before committing the changes. Validate Validate and Process For more information on this exciting new functionality, and others released in Oracle Time and Labor Release 12.2. HRMS RUP12 Patch 26787667, we recommend you review the following: EBS HCM ADVISOR WEBCAST held on July 10th, 2018 to Learn of the New Oracle Time and Labor Release 12.2. HRMS RUP12 Enhancements Oracle Advisor Webcast Questions? July 10th, 2018  EBS New Enhancements in Oracle Time and Labor Release 12.2. HRMS RUP12 (contains links to webcast recording and PDF) Advisor Webcast Recording: EBS New Enhancements in Oracle Time and Labor Release 12.2. HRMS RUP12 held on 10-July-2018 (Doc ID 2411447.1) Oracle Time and Labor Release Notes for R12.HR_PF.C.Delta.12 (Doc ID 2371991.1) If you encounter any issues or have any questions regarding this and the other new OTL Release 12.2.12 features visit this Payroll-EBS (MOSC) community post, ask your question in the Payroll-EBS (MOSC) community, category OTL, or log a My Oracle Support Service Request with Product Oracle Time and Labor.

[Contributing author: Helen Weatherhead, Oracle EBS HCM Support] Oracle E-Business Suite, Time and Labor New Release 12.2.8  New Feature, Rollback Timecards from Projects Accounting The ability to...

Oracle EBS News

Experience the Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) Space on My Oracle Support Community!

  Experience the  many benefits from  participating in the Oracle E-Business Suite (MOSC) Community     Oracle E-Business Suite Product communities are collaborative environments consisting of a network of peers, industry experts, Oracle product specialists, and most importantly, you as Oracle Customers.  Access these communities to collaborate with others, log ideas, see product announcements and updates and Oracle EBS.   Visit a MOSC community page to pose your question Unsure of where to post? The main page Oracle E-Business Suite (MOSC), has an index of ALL EBS Communities. As well you can review, You might find it helpful to review How to Find the Right Space in Which to Post Your Product Question On the main page, the icons next to some communities indicate those communities that allow you to submit product enhancements (ER) / Ideas via the community platform and as well those products that offer Oracle Mobile features and functionality. Visit MOSC to collaborate with others As a collaborator, you can become aware of new and replied to a community posts by: visiting and reviewing the community page OR following community post from your community inbox. To set this up click Follow and choose Inbox, and then visit only your Inbox. You can accessed through clicking on the Inbox link, available on the top toolbar on every MOSC community space. following a community space through the delivery of community posts directly to your email. Setup this by clicking Follow and choose Email Watches. Emails are sent to the email address defined in your profile (access profile from the top toolbar). viewing content in a RSS feed.  The available links for each space an be obtained under Actions, Feeds following a Tag, a 2016 enhancement. Review this blog post for setup: Follow a Tag - A Recent My Oracle Support Community (MOSC) Enhancement) Best Practices If you have the same question as one posted, make use of the "I have the same question (0)" feature, available on each post As users we highly encourage you to "Like" responses that you find helpful and insightful. Originator of a question is encourage to indicate on each reply if it was 'Correct' or 'Helpful'.  Once an answer has been added to your question, two buttons will be displayed at the bottom of the reply. One button will be a “CORRECT ANSWER” button and the other button will be “MARK AS HELPFUL”.  Click the button which defines your sentiment towards the answer provided. Learn How to be a Community Star: Six Behaviors to Promote MOSC Success Follow Oracle Community Guidelines Rewards and Recognition An addition to the existing Missions, Badges and Rewards and Recognition in the communities this month, October 2018, was introduced the Most Valued Contributor (MVC) Award and winners for 2018, Most Valued Contributors (MVCs) 2018 - Winners List. The MVC award is a prestigious recognition awarded annually in the My Oracle Support Community to customer users who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to the ongoing success of their peers.  These users provide recognized correct, helpful, and timely responses to online requests for assistance by selflessly sharing their expertise and knowledge of Oracle products. Other Rewards and Recognition: Announcement: We're Bringing Back MOSC Reputation Certificates! Check It Out!  Announcing the MOSC Reputation Certificate Hall of Fame Resources: How to be a Community Star: Six Behaviors to Promote MOSC Success Oracle Community Guidelines My Oracle Support Community (MOSC) - How to Videos, Documentation, Webcast Schedules and more ... (Doc ID 1616733.2) *Getting Started (MOSC)

  Experience the  many benefits from  participating in the Oracle E-Business Suite (MOSC) Community     Oracle E-Business Suite Product communities are collaborative environments consisting of a network...

Oracle EBS News

Oracle Continuous Innovation on Oracle E - Business Suite 12.2

  Oracle has announced a “Continuous Innovation” release model for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2, delivering ongoing applications and underlying technology stack updates without a major upgrade.  At the same time, we announced Premier Support for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 through at least 2030.   This means that Oracle E-Business Suite customers already running on 12.2 can continue to access new application functionality and separately uptake later versions of underlying technology for years to come, without the time and expense of a major release upgrade. With Continuous Innovation now available for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2, customers can expect: Ongoing Applications Updates —ongoing updates to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 applications code, analogous to the 12.2.x patch updates we have made available approximately annually. Updates will be cumulative and will combine bug fixes and new features into a consolidated, suite-wide patch set that can be easily applied with Online Patching. Ongoing Technology Stack Updates —ongoing updates to allow for the needed refresh of the Oracle Fusion Middleware platform technologies underlying Oracle E-Business Suite. These will allow customers to obtain new versions of the technology without upgrading their Oracle E-Business Suite applications code. In addition, the Oracle Premier Support policy described in "Oracle Applications Unlimited and Oracle Premier Support—An Unbeatable Combination" now applies to the 12.2 release. Per the policy, Oracle will not discontinue offering Oracle Premier Support on the Continuous Innovation releases prior to 2030 and, beginning in 2019, we are committed to annually review whether or not to extend the Premier Support offering for an additional year on such Continuous Innovation releases for on premises applications.   Please read the FULL announcement here:  Announcing Continuous Innovation on Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 (PDF) Review these additional resources Oracle Applications Unlimited and Oracle Premier Support—An Unbeatable Combination (PDF) oracle.com/applicationsunlimited With Continuous Innovation now available for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2, Oracle E-Business Suite joins other Applications Unlimited product lines (PeopleSoft, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, and Siebel) that also have pledged to provide Continuous Innovation and Premier Support through at least 2030 for their existing releases.   Other EBS Roadmap Announcements: ANNOUNCEMENT: Oracle E-Business Suite 10-Year Rolling Support and Continuous Innovation More NEWS, Regarding the Oracle E-Business Suite Release Roadmap Exciting Update to the Oracle E-Business Suite Release Roadmap

  Oracle has announced a “Continuous Innovation” release model for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2, delivering ongoing applications and underlying technology stack updates without a major upgrade.  At...

Inventory

Now Available: v200.2 Of The EBS Inventory Intercompany AR and AP Invoicing Analyzer

EBS Inventory is proud to announce the release of version 200.2 of the EBS Inventory Intercompany AR and AP Invoicing Analyzer, available in MOS Doc ID 2220141.1. As you probably already know, the EBS Inventory Intercompany AR and AP Invoicing Analyzer reviews Inventory Intercompany AR and AP Invoice related data, analyzes current configurations and settings for the environment, provides solutions for intercompany invoice known issues, and provides recommendations and best practices for an intercompany invoice. Version 200.2 of the analyzer has been enhanced to provide even more information on your invoice: Additional signatures identifying known data issues Intercompany Price List information Customer Bill-To Location Price list information Advance Pricing IBATCH Setup information Advance Pricing INTCOM Enabled Flag information Organization Parameters Details of Warehouses for Internal Sales Orders Organization Definition of Warehouses for Internal Sales Orders Operating Unit Details Present for Internal Sales Orders Have a look at the sample output in the EBS Inventory Intercompany AR and AP Invoicing Analyzer Doc ID 2220141.1 to learn more. Like all EBS Analyzers, the EBS Inventory Intercompany AR and AP Invoicing Analyzer is available via its own MOS document, Doc ID 2220141.1, the EBS Analyzer Index, Doc ID 1545562.1, and will be available in the next Analyzer Bundle Menu Tool release, Doc ID 1939637.1. Don't forget to provide your Feedback on the Analyzer via Doc ID 2220141.1. We look forward to continual update and improvement of this Analyzer based on your feedback. Enhancements in the analyzer have come from suggestions from you, the Customer, Consultants, and EBS Support Engineers. We've enhanced a tool already built to help you understand and process your intercompany invoice. Please start using the analyzer today, and quickly resolve your intercompany invoice issues.

EBS Inventory is proud to announce the release of version 200.2 of the EBS Inventory Intercompany AR and AP Invoicing Analyzer, available in MOS Doc ID 2220141.1.As you probably already know, the EBS...

Oracle EBS News

Analyzers: The Evolution of Oracle E-Business Suite Diagnostics

Analyzers: The Evolution of Oracle E-Business Suite Diagnostics   Oracle is continuously looking for ways to maximize the value of your product and service investments. Whether you are a technical or functional user, Oracle E-Business Suite provides resources to help you optimize your time and be more proactive. We are happy to offer Oracle E-Business Suite Support Analyzers as the primary diagnostic tool to help get more done with less effort and decrease your time to resolve issues. There are currently 81 Oracle E-Business Suite Support Analyzers available (and more under development) for the following product areas: Oracle E-Business Suite (core) Financials Manufacturing Human capital management Customer relationship management Oracle E-Business Suite Support Analyzers provide value beyond troubleshooting and should be used as part of your ongoing production maintenance program. Diagnostics are grouped together by functional areas, so that hundreds of checks may be run for a specific issue. This allows for the greatest opportunity to find an issue’s root cause and provide a proven solution. Authorized users (such as Applications Database Administrators, Systems Administrators, and end-users with appropriate permissions) can execute analyzers on demand, and administrators can also configure concurrent processes for even greater flexibility. After the diagnostics run, designated admins and users receive a summary of any findings in easy-to-read HTML reports that offer recommendations, solutions, and early warnings about items that should be reviewed or corrected. As Oracle E-Business Suite Support’s primary diagnostic tool, analyzers are updated with checks for the latest known issues as soon as they occur. Analyzers act in a read-only manner. They won’t make any data inserts, updates, or deletions within your environment at any time, helping ensure proactive, efficient and safe operation for your systems. The Oracle Support Analyzers framework has three major components: Analyzer Installation Each analyzer is installed via an SQL script and assigned to a concurrent process This does require a technical administrator with applications access Analyzer Output Any user with the appropriate privileges can run available analyzers and have results included in their concurrent process reports The output is provided in easy-to-read HTML reports Analyzer Bundler This is a tool that enables the System Administrator to install any number of analyzers (or all of them) at one time It also provides the capability to set up the analyzers for auto-update on a monthly basis If you are using Oracle Diagnostic Framework (ODF) for Oracle E-Business Suite, we encourage you to move to Oracle E-Business Suite Support Analyzers and gain the benefits of faster resolution and proactive issue identification. ODF, when released in 2005, provided application-specific troubleshooting tools geared toward technical resources managing and administrating the Oracle E-Business Suite system. However, Oracle E-Business Suite Support Analyzers are now the best tools available to help keep your systems running smoothly and optimize your time. Best of all, they are yours at no additional cost as part of Oracle Support. Take a look at the key benefits of Oracle E-Business Suite Support Analyzers:     Oracle E-Business Suite Support Analyzers Oracle Diagnostic Framework Increasing number of diagnostic tests available ✓   Integrated into the service request (SR) creation process ✓   Automatic updates with the latest versions* ✓   Easy-to-use interface for both functional and technical users ✓   Solutions and root cause assessments (the “why”) provided ✓   Output with intelligent tiles and easy-to-read HTML format ✓   Regularly updated with new health checks ✓   Rapid release of new diagnostics when available ✓   Provides the infrastructure to execute diagnostic tests ✓ ✓                *when using the Analyzer Bundle Menu tool   Check out our Oracle E-Business Suite Support Analyzers quick-start guide to learn more about features and benefits. Then log into My Oracle Support to review the Get Proactive with Oracle E-Business Suite - Product Support Analyzer Index (Doc ID 1545562.1) and the Oracle E-Business Suite Support Analyzer Bundle Menu (Doc ID 1939637.1). From there you can download the tools you need all at once.   Welcome to the world of Oracle E-Business Suite Support Analyzers, where today is your day to “Get Proactive”!

Analyzers: The Evolution of Oracle E-Business Suite Diagnostics   Oracle is continuously looking for ways to maximize the value of your product and service investments. Whether you are a technical or...

Property Manager

Equipment Lease - A New functionality in Property Manager

The Equipment lease-for Lessee is a new feature and part of Oracle Property Management systems. This Oracle Equipment lease-for Lessee provides the Lessee to manage their equipment lease portfolio in an effective and efficient manner and this feature also helps the lessee to meet the compliance requirement of IFRS and US GAAP. The simple and most logic reason behind the introduction of equipment leasing –lessee accounting module is the crying need for equipment leasing industry-lessee. The current oracle E business suite support the Lessor transactions and contract management through Oracle lease and financial management in which equipment leasing in terms of Lessors view point, but doesn’t have the wings for Lessee accounting and operations. The Property Manager (PN) already have the framework for the tenant accounting and operation captured with lease by defining real-estate properties and associate them with the lease contract, not Equipment’s. So it would be easier to use the same framework by extending the utilities to accommodate the equipment lease arm too. Equipment Lease entities (Lessee) will need to change certain lease accounting practices when implementing the new leases standard, IFRS 16, issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and ASC 842, issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). These new standards significantly impact the accounting for lessees for real estate lessee, equipment lease requiring them to recognize most leases (i.e., rental contracts) on their balance sheets as lease liabilities with corresponding right-of-use-assets. For more information on equipment lease functionality, setup involved while implementing it etc, please refer Doc ID 2432815.1

The Equipment lease-for Lessee is a new feature and part of Oracle Property Management systems. This Oracle Equipment lease-for Lessee provides the Lessee to manage their equipment lease portfolio in...

ATG Applications Technology

EBS Release 12.2.8 features available in the EBS Comparison Reports!

Check out the EBS Release 12.2.8 features available in the EBS Data Model Comparison Report, EBS File Comparison Report and EBS ATG Seed Data Comparison Report! The EBS File Comparison Report provides a comprehensive comparison of file system artifacts between different Oracle E-Business Suite releases for important file types. As part of Oracle E-Business Suite upgrade planning, this report can assist customers to get a clear idea of "what is different in a new release" (additions, removals and modifications for Oracle E-Business Suite delivered files). The report also covers some special artifacts that span the file system and database (for example, Oracle E-Business Suite delivered Oracle Application Framework (OAF) personalizations, Oracle Application Framework (OAF) based pages, Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher reports and so on).The EBS File Comparison Report is intended to complement other already available reports such as EBS Data Model Comparison report and EBS ATG Seed Data Comparison report. The EBS data model comparison report provides the static database object definition changes between two EBS releases to help users to preview the database object definition changes before upgrading their instances from one release to another and understand the impact of the database object changes that may affect the customization or business flows. Users can select a product and navigate the database object definition differences for each supported database object type. The EBS ATG Seed Data Comparison Report provides a static delta between different EBS releases by documenting the seed data changes delivered by the product data loader files (.ldt extension) based on EBS ATG loader control (.lct extension) files. o    EBS Data Model Comparison Report Overview (Doc ID 1290886.1) o    EBS File Comparison Report [VIDEO] (Doc ID 1446430.1) o    EBS ATG Seed Data Comparison Report (Doc ID 1327399.1)  

Check out the EBS Release 12.2.8 features available in the EBS Data Model Comparison Report, EBS File Comparison Report and EBS ATG Seed Data Comparison Report! The EBS File Comparison Report provides...

Payroll

The India Consolidated Patch IN.17 has been Released, Get it Now!

  [Featured Contributors: Oracle Asia Pacific Payroll Development] India Consolidated Patch IN.17 has been released with India Statutory Updates, Enhancements and Misc. Fixes. Patch Numbers             12.1 : Patch 28768104:R12.PAY.B             12.2 : Patch 28768104:R12.PAY.C   This Consolidated patch includes previous IN.16 and requires R12.1.HRMS RUP 10 and R12.2.HRMS RUP 10 as a prerequisites in R12.1 and R12.2 respectively. Note that the post install steps of running the data installer for IN PAY and hrglobal.drv detailed in the patch README are required. India Consolidated Patch IN.17 Highlights A. Statutory Updates and Enhancements India Budget changes for Financial Year 2018-2019 Form 24Q file format changes (Q1 to Q3 version 5.6 and Q4 version 6.1) EPF Administrative Charges update to 0.5% from 0.65% effective June 2018 India : 2015 Amendments to the Tamil Nadu Labour Welfare Fund (LWF) Professional Tax update for Madhya Pradesh (MP) and Chennai (TNCH) Income Tax Register for India FY 2018-19 Addition of Previous FY Loss in Web-ADI Copy Previous Year Tax Declaration in Employee Self-Service Changes to self-service Tax Declaration web pages and report   README Please see the following README on My Oracle Support for full details: Document 2453845.1 – India Consolidated Patch IN.17 Note:The functional readme listed above do not contain detailed patch installation instructions. Please refer to the patch readme's available in the patch download area on My Oracle Support for the patch installation instructions. HRMS Mandatory & Recommended Patch Information for Asia Pacific: For the complete R12.1.x HRMS Mandatory Patch List, see My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 874563.1 For the complete R12.2.x HRMS Mandatory Patch List, see My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 1670198.1 Mandatory Pre-requisite for FY 2019-20.  R12.HR_PF.B.Delta.11 and R12.HR_PF.C.Delta.12 are the lowest levels of HRMS Release Update Pack (RUP) on which India Payroll customers are supported for 2018-2019 year end processing and statutory updates effective from April 2019. We recommend customers plan their upgrade. If you experience any issues with this patch, please log a Service request on My Oracle Support, product: Oracle HRMS (India) We wish you a very Happy Dussehra. Regards

  [Featured Contributors: Oracle Asia Pacific Payroll Development] India Consolidated Patch IN.17 has been released with India Statutory Updates, Enhancements and Misc. Fixes. Patch Numbers            ...

Payroll

H30 Spouse Tax Deduction Change for Release 12.1.x is now available in My Oracle Support

[Featured contributors: Oracle Asia Pacific Payroll Development ] Japan Phase 4 - H30 Spouse Tax Deduction changes (Insurance Deduction Form) is now available in My Oracle Support. Patch numbers: 12.1 - Patch 28662900:R12.PER.B Note that this patch requires the post install steps of running the data installer, hrglobal.drv and bounce of Apache and middle tier services. Please be sure to carefully read all the readme's before beginning to install this patch, to ensure successful processing. Japan Phase 4 - H30 Spouse Tax Deduction changes (Insurance Deduction Form) Contents: This patch includes Additional change for Spouse Income Calculations patch 28437049 and delivers the following statutory and customer bug fix changes: Phase 4 - Spouse Tax Deduction changes (Insurance Deduction Form)   README: Please refer to Document 2454814.1 - Phase 4 - Spouse Tax Deduction changes (Insurance Deduction Form) Note: The functional readme listed above do not contain detailed patch installation instructions. Please refer to the patch readme's available in the patch download area on My Oracle Support for the patch installation instructions. HRMS Mandatory & Recommended Patch Information for Asia Pacific: For the complete R12.1.x HRMS Mandatory Patch List, see My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 874563.1 If you experience any issues with this patch, please log a Service request on My Oracle Support, product: Oracle HRMS (Japan)

[Featured contributors: Oracle Asia Pacific Payroll Development ] Japan Phase 4 - H30 Spouse Tax Deduction changes (Insurance Deduction Form) is now available in My Oracle Support. Patch numbers: 12.1 - P...

Payroll

Australia Single Touch Payroll (STP) Consolidated Patch - September 2018 is now Available in My Oracle Support

  Australia Single Touch Payroll (STP) Consolidated Patch - September 2018 Contents: This patch includes AU.26 Patch 27391605 and STP Delivery Patch 27907224 and delivers the following new changes: Single Touch Payroll Report program is updated to enable users to make declaration to ATO. STP Start Date - new STP Information Misc Bug fixes Patch numbers: 12.1 - Patch 28692274:R12.PAY.B 12.2 - Patch 28692274:R12.PAY.C Note that these patches require the post install steps of running the data installer and hrglobal.drv. Please be sure to carefully read all the readme's before beginning to install this patch, to ensure successful processing.   README: Please refer to Document 2427563.1 - Australia Single Touch Payroll (STP) Consolidated Patch - Sep 2018 Note: The functional readme listed above do not contain detailed patch installation instructions. Please refer to the patch readme's available in the patch download area on My Oracle Support for the patch installation instructions.   HRMS Mandatory & Recommended Patch Information for Asia Pacific: For the complete R12.1.x HRMS Mandatory Patch List, see My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 874563.1 For the complete R12.2.x HRMS Mandatory Patch List, see My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 1670198.1   If you experience any issues with this patch, please log a Service request on My Oracle Support, product: Oracle HRMS (Australia)

  Australia Single Touch Payroll (STP) Consolidated Patch - September 2018 Contents: This patch includes AU.26 Patch 27391605 and STP Delivery Patch 27907224 and delivers the following new changes: Sing...

Payroll

US Quarter and US & Canadian Year End Statutory Update Patches have been Released!

  Dear Oracle US and Canadian HRMS Customer, The following US Quarter and US and Canadian Year End Statutory Update patches have been released! - End of Year Phase 1 2018 (US and Canada) - US Q3 2018 Statutory Update (US only) We would like to make you aware of several important points. Please read this entire note carefully. US Q3 2018 Statutory Update Patch Numbers: 12.1 - Patch 28722220:R12.PAY.B 12.2 - Patch 28722220:R12.PAY.C Note: The above patches require the post install steps of running the data installer and hrglobal.drv. Also, note that the Q3 2018 Statutory Update patch is cumulative and therefore includes the Q1 and Q2 2018 Statutory Updates. Q3 Highlights * Georgia and Kentucky SPWL Updates * State minimum wage rate increase for Delaware and Minnesota * Local minimum wage rate added for Redwood City, CA * Oregon Statewide Transit Tax Quarterly Reporting * Q3 JIT updates   Please see the following readme's on My Oracle Support for full details**: Document:2452930.1 - 3rd Quarter 2018 Statutory Patch Readme for Release 12.1 Document:2452941.1 - 3rd Quarter 2018 Statutory Patch Readme for Release 12.2 **Note: The functional readme's listed above do not contain detailed patch installation instructions. Please refer to the patch readme's available in the patch download area on My Oracle Support for the patch installation instructions. US and Canada End of Year 2018 Phase 1 Patch Numbers: 12.1 - Patch 28722222:R12.PAY.B 12.2 - Patch 28722222:R12.PAY.C Note: The above patches require the post install steps of running the data installer and hrglobal.drv. Further note: The End of Year 2018 Phase 1 patch includes Vertex Quantum Program Update 4.2.8 which is a mandatory upgrade for US and Canadian Payroll customers. US Highlights: * Seeded templates provided for the 2018 Employee W-2, Employee W-2c & Employer W-2 to be filed with the state PDF reports * Support added for W-2 Box 12 Codes GG and HH * Employee W-2 and W-2c Instructions updated for 2018 * Updates to Federal W-2 & W-2c Magnetic Media reports for 2018 * Updates to Oregon State W-2 Magnetic Media report * Seeded template and updated instructions provided for the 2018 1099-R PDF report * Ability to mask SSN on Payee copies of 1099-R PDF * Updates/corrections to 1099-R State Magnetic Media for North Carolina & Iowa * Support added for Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave * Ability to exempt employees from Oregon Statewide Transit Tax   Please see the following readme's on My Oracle Support for full details***: Document:2452942.1 - Release 12.1.x - 2018 US Payroll Year End Phase 1 Readme Document:2452943.1 - Release 12.2.x - 2018 US Payroll Year End Phase 1 Readme   *** Note: The functional readme's listed above do not contain detailed patch installation instructions. Please refer to the patch readme's available in the patch download area on My Oracle Support for the patch installation instructions. Important Note: Please note that the End of Year 2018 Phase 1 patch includes the Q3 2018 Statutory Update so the Q3 2018 patch does not need to be applied separately.  Further, the End of Year 2018 Phase 1 patch includes the Annual 2018 Geocode Update. This was previously released as a one off patch at the beginning of August. If you installed the one off patch and ran the Geocode Upgrade Manager before applying End of Year Phase 1, then you do not need to perform this step again. Please refer to the 2018 Annual Geocode Readme available on My Oracle Support for your applicable release for complete details.   Canada Highlights: * Miscellaneous bug fixes Please see the following readme's on My Oracle Support for full details**: Document:2451626.1 - Release 12.1.x - 2018 Canadian Payroll Year End Phase 1 Readme Document:2451628.1 - Release 12.2.x - 2018 Canadian Payroll Year End Phase 1 Readme **Note: The functional readme's listed above do not contain detailed patch installation instructions. Please refer to the patch readme's available in the patch download area on My Oracle Support for the patch installation instructions. Also please note that the translated patch will be available shortly after the original patch is released. Important Note: The End of Year 2018 Phase 1 patch includes the Annual 2018 Geocode Update. This was previously released as a one off patch in early August. If you installed the one off patch and ran the Geocode Upgrade Manager before applying End of Year Phase 1, then you do not need to perform this step again. Please refer to the 2018 Annual Geocode Readme available on My Oracle Support for your applicable release for complete details.  Important Information for Year End 2018 * R12.1 HRMS RUP11 (Patch 27115060) is the mandatory prerequisite for End of Year 2018 for R12.1 customers. * R12.2 HRMS RUP12 (Patch 26787667) is the mandatory prerequisite for End of Year 2018 for R12.2 customers. For other Important Information please visit this Payroll-EBS (MOSC) community post. If you encounter any issues or have any questions regarding these patches please ask your question in the Payroll-EBS (MOSC) community or log a My Oracle Support Service Request with Product Oracle HRMS (US) or Oracle HRMS (CA).  

  Dear Oracle US and Canadian HRMS Customer, The following US Quarter and US and Canadian Year End Statutory Update patches have been released! - End of Year Phase 1 2018 (US and Canada)- US Q3 2018...

Oracle EBS Events

Attend Nov 13th Advisor Webcast: EBS FIN: Purpose and Implementation of Planning Resource Lists in Workplan and Financial Plan

The Oracle E-Business Suite team is presenting an Oracle Advisor Webcast on the Purpose and Implementation of Planning Resource Lists in Workplan and Financial Plan This one-hour advisor webcast is recommended for functional users as a general guidance on proper utilization of Planning Resource List in workplan and financial plan, to include a presentation of the functional impact of Planning Resource List and recommended steps on the usage of planning resource business needs. There will also be a focus on dos and dont's of Planning Resource List for efficient utilization.   Dates and Times: Tuesday , November 13, 2018 07:00 AM (US Pacific Time) Tuesday , November 13, 2018 10:00 AM (US Eastern Time) Tuesday , November 13, 2018 04:00 PM (Central European Time) Tuesday , November 13, 2018 08:30 PM (India Standard Time)   Topics Include: How "Planning Resource List" can help businesses maintain and track their resources The impacts on Progress Management due to incorrect definition of Planning Resource List  Understanding the significance of different flags in planning resource list setup: Enabled for Workplan Centrally Controlled Enable Resource Classes Purpose and usage of resource classes and resource format of the Planning Resource List Behavior of Planning Resource List in case of "planned resource" and "unplanned resource" in workplan and financial plan  Process of entering planned cost and actual cost at resource level Register to Join Us at this event We look forward to you  being online with us for this event  !  

The Oracle E-Business Suite team is presenting an Oracle Advisor Webcast on the Purpose and Implementation of Planning Resource Lists in Workplan and Financial Plan This one-hour advisor webcast is...

Oracle EBS News

EBS Analyzer Version Requirement Check

A version check has been added to the analyzer file request process to validate the uploaded version meets the minimum analyzer version requirement. If the analyzer output uploaded to the Service Request is below the minimum version, automation will ask for the analyzer again indicating the version required. An example message in the SR when the version of the analyzer report uploaded is too low is similar to the following: Hello, Either you have not uploaded the following or we could not properly validate the previous file(s) you uploaded.Please provide the following file(s): You have provided the output for an old version of EBS XYZ Analyzer.  Please download the latest version from Note 123456.1, run it again and upload a fresh output to the SR.    The analyzer diagnostics are the premier self-service and troubleshooting tool offered for Oracle E-Business Suite users.   When a known issue is discovered, we work to identify the issue and solution and add them to the analyzer to proactively assist our customers as soon as possible.  Thousands of updates have been added over the past year, and we want to ensure that customers move to the latest versions to benefit from the new solutions. Oracle Support listens to your feedback.  There are currently 85 EBS Analyzers available and growing! You can verify your analyzer version from the display in the report output: The Compiled using version is your current version.  The Latest version is the latest version available.  Click on the flag to download the latest version zip file. Click on the starburst (sun).  It will show you What’s New in the compiled version: The upper box will provide you the general changes to the framework (report output) and the lower box will provide specific changes made to that specific analyzer. The Analyzer Bundle Menu Tool (Doc ID 1939637.1) is a single zip file that delivers all EBS Analyzers, plus a Perl menu system that enables you to easily execute, update and install Analyzers as concurrent programs and assign them to request groups.  This Analyzer Bundle Tool is designed for your Sysadmins to easily provision and maintain all of your Analyzers.  We just released the AutoUpdate feature (Doc ID 2377353.1), a concurrent program that can be scheduled to automatically download the latest new and updated Analyzers each month… so set it and forget it. Oracle support strives to improve our support products to assist you with your daily business needs.  Your feedback is important to us and your voice for improvements to our analyzer reports can be heard through the Feedback button at the upper right corner of all the analyzer reports: Upgrade your analyzers today, to access the latest framework and analyzer reporting changes!                

A version check has been added to the analyzer file request process to validate the uploaded version meets the minimum analyzer version requirement. If the analyzer output uploaded to the...

Procurement

The EBS Procurement Sourcing Analyzer Version 200.3 is now Live

The EBS Procurement Sourcing Analyzer gathers comprehensive details for Sourcing Negotiations.   Oracle Sourcing provides features for negotiating purchases from suppliers for goods and services.  The Sourcing negotiation process include requests, responses, and awards, as well as completion of purchasing documents from the awarded responses. The analyzer simplifies the process of reviewing Oracle Sourcing Negotiations information by gathering a broad scope of data in a single step. The EBS Procurement Sourcing Analyzer gathers details about Sourcing Negotiation document types including Auction, Request for Quote (RFQ), and Request for Information (RFI). Flexible input parameter options allow broad or focused data gathering.  The output now includes the following new items: Added AME tile with AME setup details for Sourcing Award approval Updated critical workflow patch and purchasing patch recommendations Made a few other signature improvements Review the sample html output file attached to the EBS Procurement Sourcing Analyzer Doc ID 2327735.1 to see an example of the categorized information and expandable and searchable contents. Like all EBS Analyzers, the Procurement Sourcing Analyzer is available via its own MOS document, Doc ID 2327735.1, the EBS Analyzer Index, Doc ID 1545562.1, and will be available in the April 2018 Analyzer Bundle Menu Tool, Doc ID 1939637.1. Provide feedback on the analyzer via the Community thread to help us improve the analyzer content and usefulness.  We look forward to hearing about your experience with this new tool for Sourcing Negotiations. Use the Sourcing Analyzer to review, analyze and troubleshoot any Sourcing Negotiation, and to work with Oracle Support on any Oracle Sourcing issue.

The EBS Procurement Sourcing Analyzer gathers comprehensive details for Sourcing Negotiations.   Oracle Sourcing provides features for negotiating purchases from suppliers for goods and services.  The...

Procurement

The EBS Procurement Change Request Analyzer Version 200.9 is now Live

The EBS Procurement Change Request Analyzer gathers comprehensive details for existing change requests.     Oracle Procurement provides a Web-based shopping system that allows employees to create, manage, and track their own orders while the Purchasing department retains central control. Oracle iSupplier Portal is the enterprise application that structures all supplier communication through a secure internet-based portal. Oracle iProcurement and Oracle iSupplier Portal are both part of the Oracle Advanced Procurement suite, integrates seamlessly with other Oracle applications, including Purchasing and Services Procurement. The analyzer simplifies the process of reviewing Oracle iProcurement and Oracle iSupplier Portal change request information by gathering a broad scope of data in a single step.   The EBS Procurement Change Request Analyzer gathers details about existing change requests and various setups such as workflows and specific setups that are needed in order to allow a change request. Flexible input parameter options allow broad or focused data gathering.  The output includes the following: iProcurement change request validations / iSupplier change request validations depending on the document type selected Workflow related information which includes errors encountered during the change request process  Personalized Pages Details of the Requisitions and Purchase Order(s) Recommendations and solutions for detected errors and warnings Proactive recommendations and a full Diagnostic Appscheck Report that includes code levels and profile options Review the sample html output file attached to the EBS Procurement Change Request Analyzer Doc ID 1917475.1 to see an example of the categorized information and expandable and searchable contents.     Like all EBS Analyzers, the Procurement Change Request Analyzer is available via its own MOS document, Doc ID 1917475.1, the EBS Analyzer Index, Doc ID 1545562.1, and will be available in the Analyzer Bundle Menu Tool, Doc ID 1939637.1. Provide feedback on the analyzer via the Community thread to help us improve the analyzer content and usefulness.  We look forward to hearing about your experience with this analyzer. Use the procurement change request analyzer to review, analyze and troubleshoot any procurement change request issue, and to work with Oracle Support on Procurement and iSupplier change request issues.

The EBS Procurement Change Request Analyzer gathers comprehensive details for existing change requests.     Oracle Procurement provides a Web-based shopping system that allows employees to create,...

Payroll

Phase 2 Ireland (IE) Legislative Payroll Patch Release for PAYE Modernisation

  As we mention in our New Position Statement and Schedule for the IE Legislative Payroll Release of PAYE Modernization blog post, we are releasing phased incremental patches for this new feature that will be in effect tax year 2019, changes effective from 1st January 2019. The Phase II patch for IE PAYE Modernisation has been released. This patch contains the Payroll Submission Report (IE Payroll Submission Archive, IE Payroll Submission Report). The payroll submission reports the results of the payslip to Revenue, every time a payslip is produced in JSON format. The patch number are respectively: Release 12.1 Branch: Patch 28518493 :R12.PAY.B Release 12.2 Branch: Patch 28518493 :R12.PAY.C The real-time reporting becomes effective from January 1, 2019.   With this PAYE Modernisation, employees’ pay and deductions (Income Tax, Pay-Related Social Insurance (PRSI), Universal Social Charge (USC), Local Property Tax (LPT) ) will be reported to the government entity as part of payroll processing. Please bookmark and track these resources on My Oracle Support: Release Schedule for IE PAYE Modernization for tax year 2019, Changes Effective from 1st January 2019 (Doc ID 2383950.1) Ireland Modernization Release Document (Doc ID 2431393.1) Ireland PAYE Modernization White Paper (Doc ID 2431392.1) For question regarding the legislative requirements for this new functionality please contact the Irish Tax and Customs website. For any questions regarding IE Legislative PAYE Modernisation from within the Oracle E-Business Suite application please log a My Oracle Support Service Request with product Oracle HRMS (IE).

  As we mention in our New Position Statement and Schedule for the IE Legislative Payroll Release of PAYE Modernization blog post, we are releasing phased incremental patches for this new feature...

Property Manager

IFRS & Equipment Lease - New Bundled Patch is released for 12.2.4 and Above

As we have seen in earlier posts, to adhere to the new accounting standards of IFRS and FASB for Equipment and Operating leases, a major enhancement is done to Oracle Property Manager module and Patch 27606088:R12.PN.B and Patch 27606088:R12.PN.C has already been released. Now for 12.2.4 and above a new bundled Patch 28332098:R12.PN.C has been released on top of the earlier released patch. This new patch has the fix for below bugs and Enhancement requests S.No Bug Bug/SR/Enhancement Explanation 1 27841935 TERMINATION TRANSACTION IS INCORRECT FOR SYS DATED TERMINATION System Dated ACD terminations for Daily calculations have been fixed. This works when the ACD is system dated and the new termination date is >= system date 2 28067767 PAYMENT TERM SUPPLIER DETAILS DOES NOT DEFAULT FROM TERM TEMPLATE. PAYMENT TERM CURRENCY FIELD DOES NOT DEFAULT FROM TERM TEMPLATE Currency and Supplier Site not defaulting onto the payment terms in Equipment Leasing 3 28124954 UNABLE TO RUN ACCRUALS ON THE LAST DAY OF THE PERIOD Accruals will still be created only for completed periods. However the accrual transaction date will be dated as last day of the previous period if that is open period else the current logic of first of current period will be applicable 4 28140347 SERIAL LOCATION CODE IS NOT DISPLAYING THROUGH ASSETS API Serial location code is now corrected for Equipment Leases. Earlier this serial location code provided from create api was not getting displayed 5 28169219 IFRS16 PATCH 2 - LEASE FORM ERROR AFTER FILLING UP OPTION Options could not be entered if the lease was in "Draft" status. The form was not saving data. This issue has been fixed. This issue was only seen in Property Manager 6 28186785 PERIODICAL CALCULATIONS ALSO IMPACTED WITH IRREGULAR CALENDARS Calculations were failing for ledgers with Calendar which had multiple period types. Since overlapping start and end dates were being fetched by the sytem, calculations were failing. We now solutioned to pick the period start and end dates for only the default period type for the ledger 7 28293176 TERM TEMPLATE- SUPPLIER SITE LOV SHOWS SITES ACROSS OUS Supplier sites were not getting filtered based on OU assignment. This is now made org-stripped 8 28297196 LEASE DETAILS REPORT-DAYS INCORRECT FOR FEB & MAR IN LEAP YEAR Number of days for Lease Detail Report for the months of Feb and March in a leap year is now corrected for equipment leases 9 28348600 IFRS -TERMINATION EVENT IS NOT GENERATE Future dated ACD termination solutioned for "Daily" calculations. The termination of the payment term will happen as per the ACD for the termination. Similarly all amendments going forward will follow the ACD date for addition of terms or renewals. 10   RENEWALS WITH FUTURE DATED AMENDMENT COMMENCEMENT DATE (ACD) If the ACD is into the future, daily calculations have been corrected for Renewal of lease/Extension 11 Enhancement NEW PUBLIC APIS FOR AMENDING LEASES A new public api for Amendment of Leases now provided for equipment leases. This will help the users to manage frequent amendments in this area for change of location of the asset, employee associated, Cost Center etc   12 Enhancement VIEW TRANSACTION PAGES FOR AP INVOICES View Transactions page enhanced to display AP Transactions originating from Property Manager. The accounting for those invoices is also displayed in View Transaction page. This page is now common to PN and Equipment and all the leases from both the areas can be viewed in this page

As we have seen in earlier posts, to adhere to the new accounting standards of IFRS and FASB for Equipment and Operating leases, a major enhancement is done to Oracle Property Manager module and Patch...

Oracle EBS News

ORAchk 18.3.0 & EXAchk 18.3.0 is Now Available

New Release ORAchk 18.3.0 & EXAchk 18.3.0 Now Available Beta Support for Oracle Private Cloud Appliance EXAchk now provides limited beta testing support for Oracle Private Cloud Appliance. New checks can be seen in the EXAchk Health Check Catalog under the Engineered systems of Private Cloud Appliance and Private Cloud Appliance Plane. Automatic start from TFA install Oracle Trace File Analyzer root installations on Linux or Solaris on non-engineered systems will automatically setup and run the ORAchk daemon. The daemon will be restarted at 1am every morning, in order to discover any environment changes. A full local ORAchk run will be performed at 2am every morning and a partial run of the most impactful checks will be run every 2 hours via the oratier1 profile. Any collections older than 2 weeks will automatically be purged. If ORAchk is installed in stand-alone mode Auto start can also be used for quick setup by running orachk -autostart, again only when run as root on Linux or Solaris on a non-engineered system. Once auto start is enabled the daemon settings can be changed as per normal and auto start can be removed any time by using orachk -autostop or tfactl run orachk -autostop Run against individual PDBs ORAchk and EXAchk can now be run against specific individual PDBs. To run against specific PDBs use -pdbnames {pdb_name1,pdb_name2} User defined check enhancements User defined checks can now have custom check names, pass and fail messages, all declared dynamically at run time. The dynamic values can be set like this ---CHECK STARTS--- {existing_check_code} echo "CUSTOM_CHECK_NAME={customized_check_name}" >> CUSTOMIZE_CHECK_PARAMS echo "CUSTOM_PASS_MSG={customized_pass_message}" >> CUSTOMIZE_CHECK_PARAMS echo "CUSTOM_FAIL_MSG={customized_fail_message}" >> CUSTOMIZE_CHECK_PARAMS ---CHECK ENDS---   Additionally user defined checks that are on hold will no longer be exported by default. You can still choose to export on hold checks by selecting the relevant tick box. Database role (primary or standby) now shown in report The summary section of report output now shows the role of each database (Primary or Standby) In the "DB Home - Version - Names" section click the number of databases to expand details and see the role of each database Deprecation of EBS health checks As of the 18.3.0 release the ORAchk and EXAchk EBS checks feature has been deprecated. This means the running of health checks against EBS is no longer being enhanced, but is still supported until the ORAchk and EXAchk 19.3.0 release (approximately one year). In the ORAchk and EXAchk 19.3.0 release the EBS checks feature will be desupported, meaning Oracle will no longer fix bugs in ORAchk or EXAchk related to EBS checks and the EBS checking feature will be removed altogether. All EBS health checks can be performed using the EBS Analyzers available at note: 1545562.1. Integration of Oracle Database Security Assessment Tool (DBSAT) 2.0.2 This release includes integration with DBSAT 2.0.2. DBSAT is provided at no additional cost and enables customers to quickly find: Security configuration issues, and how to remediate them Users and their entitlements Location, type, and quantity of sensitive data New health checks As always this release of ORAchk and EXAchk contain many new Oracle Stack Health Checks including all Exadata Critical Issues. For full details of the new checks see: ORAchk Health Check Catalog EXAchk Health Check Catalog The Health Check Catalog is also contained within the download.

New Release ORAchk 18.3.0 & EXAchk 18.3.0 Now Available Beta Support for Oracle Private Cloud Appliance EXAchk now provides limited beta testing support for Oracle Private Cloud Appliance. New checks can...

Oracle EBS News

Oracle E-Business Suite Mobile Apps Release 8 is Now Available, Review the New Features Now!

Oracle E-Business Suite Mobile Release 8 has been released! Mobile Release 8 Delivers Smartphone Apps Updates! This release has delivers Oracle Mobile Application Framework (MAF) 2.5.0 and new simplified login setup. In addition the following new features have been delivered to existing Apps: Mobile Self-Service Human Resources: Ability for managers to view and manage approvals for HR transactions within the app.  Ability for employees to update documents of record, view year end reports for India and Canada, view and update payment methods, and view current benefits Mobile Timecards: Ability to copy timecards Mobile Approvals: Ability to distinguish approvals submitted through mobile apps from those submitted from other sources, such as web pages or email Mobile Maintenance:  Support to create express work and debrief work orders; automated charging of time, notification to the mobile app when new work is assigned, and ability to edit of failed transactions (in offline mode) All mobile apps with attachment viewing:  Prevent attachments viewed within the app from being shared elsewhere on iOS devices Oracle E-Business Suite Mobile Release 8 is a coordinated release of Oracle E-Business Suite mobile apps, which are built using a common set of mobile components referred to as EBS Mobile Foundation.  EBS mobile apps support both Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 and 12.2.3 and beyond. For more details on these updates for each app, see the Oracle E-Business Suite Mobile Apps Release Notes available from My Oracle Support Note 1641772.1. Further information can be found in Oracle E-Business Suite Mobile Apps Administrator's Guide, Release 12.1 and 12.2. For any Questions or support please log a Service Request with the appropriate product, via My Oracle Support.

Oracle E-Business Suite Mobile Release 8 has been released!Mobile Release 8 Delivers Smartphone Apps Updates! This release has delivers Oracle Mobile Application Framework (MAF) 2.5.0and new simplified...

HR and Benefits

Get Your HRMS 2018 Annual Geocode Patch NOW!

  Released for Oracle US and Canadian HRMS Customers the 2018 Annual Geocode Patch This patch contains the Annual Geocode updates for both Oracle US and Canadian HRMS customers. The updates contained in this patch will also be included in the End of Year 2018 Phase 1 patch which is targeted for release on September 30th. It is important to note that if you do not apply this Annual Geocode Update patch, then running the 'Geocode Upgrade Manager' process to upgrade the geocode data will be a mandatory post installation step when applying the End of Year 2018 Phase 1 patch.   Patch numbers: Release 12.1 - Patch 28386254:R12.PAY.B Release 12.2 - Patch 28386254:R12.PAY.C Note that each of the above patches requires the post install steps of running the data installer and hrglobal.drv as well as the Geocode Upgrade Manager concurrent process. Please be sure to carefully read all the readmes before beginning to install this patch, to ensure successful processing. Readmes: Document 2429751.1 - Oracle US & Canada Payroll - 2018 Annual Geocode Readme - Release 12.1 Document 2429754.1 - Oracle US & Canada Payroll - 2018 Annual Geocode Readme - Release 12.2 Note: The functional readmes listed above do not contain detailed patch installation instructions. Please refer to the patch readmes available in the patch download area on My Oracle Support for the patch installation instructions. If you encounter any difficulties with the patch application, please log a Service Request on My Oracle Support, Product Oracle Human Resources.

  Released for Oracle US and Canadian HRMS Customers the 2018 Annual Geocode Patch This patch contains the Annual Geocode updates for both Oracle US and Canadian HRMS customers.The updates contained in...

HR and Benefits

US HR Legislative Clients, The 2018 US HR Annual Statutory Update patch has been released!

Dear Oracle US HR Customer, The 2018 US HR Annual Statutory Update patch has been released. Patch numbers: Release 12.1 - Patch 28340065:R12.PER.B Release 12.2 - Patch 28340065:R12.PAY.C 2018 US HR Annual Statutory Update Highlights New Electronic OSHA 300A Summary Worksheet Report New Electronic OSHA 300A Summary Worksheet Exception Report Miscellaneous bug fixes Consult the following functional readmes available on My Oracle Support for complete details**: Document 2427359.1 - US HR 2018 Annual Statutory Patch Readme for Release 12.1.x Document 2427360.1 - US HR 2018 Annual Statutory Patch Readme for Release 12.2.x **Note: The functional readmes listed above do not contain detailed patch installation instructions. Please refer to the patch readmes available in the patch download area on My Oracle Support for the patch installation instructions. Other Important Information MyVertex The myVertex portal is a comprehensive online information source specifically for Vertex customers. Launched in 2011, myVertex provides a support center catered specifically to your Vertex solutions. This personalized approach provides up-front access to the latest downloads, news and supporting materials to help you better manage your Vertex Solutions. The myVertex portal can be accessed at https://my.vertexinc.com/home and provides all the same benefits as the earlier Customer Cafe portal and more, including, but not limited to: o Dashboard showing the latest news, information for your immediate attention as well as the most recently opened service requests. This can be tailored according to your needs. o Access to monthly data download files, release bulletins, schedules and considerations. o Critical Tax Updates, Early Notification bulletins, and support notices. o Online Knowledge Center that provides quick answers to questions and issues. o Online inquiry submission. o Access to fully-indexed online documentation for all Vertex software products. o Easy access to Vertex software training information and registration. To register for myVertex, please visit the Vertex website at http://www.vertexinc.com. Oracle HRMS Product Family Information For the latest Oracle HRMS Product Family - Release 11i and 12 Information, please see My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 135266.1 This page contains important information including: High Priority Alerts Mandatory Patches Family Packs and Minipacks Latest Legislative Data - hrglobal.drv Maintenance Pack Information For high priority alert updates impacting Oracle EBS North American HRMS customers on all supported releases (11i, 12.1.x and 12.2.x), see My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 404478.1 HR Recommended Patches The HR Recommended spreadsheet contains a list of patches needed to be in compliance for HR Statutory reporting, i.e. EEO-1, VETS-100 etc. For the complete R12.1.x Oracle US HR Recommended Patch List, see My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 860517.1 For the complete R12.2.x Oracle US HR Recommended Patch List, see My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 1909548.1 If you encounter any difficulties with the patch please log a Service Request on My Oracle Support, Product Oracle Human Resources.

Dear Oracle US HR Customer, The 2018 US HR Annual Statutory Update patch has been released. Patch numbers: Release 12.1 - Patch 28340065:R12.PER.B Release 12.2 - Patch 28340065:R12.PAY.C 2018 US HR...

Inventory

Find Out More About WMS Cloud REST API Webservices

Integration with external systems used to be complex and error prone in legacy systems. Not anymore with Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud REST API Webservices.   Representational State Transfer (REST) is a web standards-based architecture utilizing the HTTP protocol for data communication. RESTful web services are a light weight, scalable, and maintainable way to allow web-based system-to-system communication, irrespective of the respective application platforms (interoperability). Oracle WMS Cloud has had REST API's for many years. However, the focus has been very functional. It has focused on:   Data interfaces - getting transactional data in and out Operational APIs - specific operations to support integrating with automation systems Version 9.0.0 includes a new set of API's that focus on exposing broader and deeper access to the system. It follows REST standards more closely to create entities (resources) and allows access to these resources via the HTTP verbs GET, POST etc. These API’s designed for interacting with and manipulating application data using HTTP requests. The purpose of these APIs is to expose application data to external systems in a controlled and predictable manner. REST APIs can be used as a tool for individual users working with the application, but they are primarily designed for system integration. You can find the latest 9.0 documents at document, Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud - Documentation for Release 9.0.0 (Doc ID 2381586.1).

Integration with external systems used to be complex and error prone in legacy systems. Not anymore with Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud REST API Webservices.   Representational State Transfer...

Inventory

It's Easy To Get The Latest-Greatest EBS Analyzers

Do you have the most recent version of your favorite EBS analyzer? Oracle Support is constantly improving analyzers so that you have the latest solutions, warnings, and information available to you. The EBS Inventory Transactions Analyzer (Doc ID 1499475.1) for instance, is at current version 200.20. Always look at the upper left-hand portion of your analyzer output to see your analyzer version: It's easy to get the most recent version of an analyzer. First, you can check out all available single analyzers from note, Get Proactive with Oracle E-Business Suite - Product Support Analyzer Index (Doc ID 1545562.1). Just click on the analyzer note you'd like to review, and download the analyzer from the specific analyzer note. Second, you can always get the newest analyzers and versions available by using the EBS Analyzer Bundle Menu Tool (Doc ID 1939637.1). The Bundle Menu Tool provides all EBS analyzers in one download. Support provides a new bundle around the first of every month, with the latest analyzers available. Just update your bundle once a month, and you get the latest. Many of our Customers just update their bundle around the middle of the month. As a very important side note, Oracle Support has a new analyzer framework version coming soon, and Service Request (SR) automation will require an analyzer have the new framework. So soon it will be required that you provide the latest analyzer in your SR’s. We’ll certainly give you an update in this blog space and from a Support level when the new analyzer framework is released. Keep your eyes open. There's huge advantages to using the most recent version of an analyzer. So whether you're downloading and using analyzers individually, or using the Bundle Menu Tool, be sure to take advantage of the best an analyzer has to offer, and use the latest version.

Do you have the most recent version of your favorite EBS analyzer? Oracle Support is constantly improving analyzers so that you have the latest solutions, warnings, and information available to you....

Property Manager

Property Manager – IFRS16 and ASC842 Accounting Standards for Equipment Lessees Patch released (12.2.4 and above)

Starting in 2019, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) will require adherence to new accounting standards for equipment lessees. To meet these new standards, equipment lessees are required to make significant changes in accounting and reporting by adding their leases to their balance sheet as lease liabilities with corresponding right-of-use (ROU) assets. New Functional and Technical Capabilities The update provides the following capabilities: Contract Abstraction and Migration: UIs are provided to capture contractual terms and conditions (attributes) and asset information for leases. New UIs and APIs are available to capture and amend the contracts. Lease Accounting Transformation: A new accounting infrastructure provides the ability to account for and amortize the liability and right-of-use asset. This new infrastructure includes the ability to determine SLA/GL account codes based on sources from the equipment lease contract. Global Lease Management: The solution supports Multi-GAAP with the ability to account under existing GAAP, IFRS16, and ASC842 for the same contract. Flexible Amortization Schedules: Amortization of the right-of-use and liability using various options (e.g., 30/360, 4-4-5, daily calculations) for each GAAP is provided. Support for Foreign Currency: The solution supports and accounts for multiple currencies on the same contract, providing you the ability to manage your ROU and liability in the entered and functional currencies. Enhanced Reporting: There are reports to help with managing the new lease accounting and disclosures, including the Lease Analysis Report, Lease Detail Report, Portfolio Detail Report, and Portfolio Summary Report. These reports combine information from your Property lease portfolio to provide a single view of all of your leases. Availability Accounting for equipment lessees is functionality for 12.2.4 version and above is available on My Oracle Support via patch 28073854:R12.PN.C. A backport patch set for 12.1.3 is planned. If in case if you have any further questions on the equipment lease functionality, you can reach out to us on Oracle Property Manager Community.

Starting in 2019, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) will require adherence to new accounting standards for equipment lessees. To...

Payroll

Hot off the Press, The United States (US) Second Quarter (Q2) Statutory Update, 2018 Download it Today!

The United States (US) Second Quarter (Q2) Statutory Update, 2018 has been released! Patch numbers*: 12.1 - Patch 27299899:R12.PAY.B 12.2 - Patch 27299899:R12.PAY.C *Note: Note also that it requires the post install steps of running the data installer and hrglobal.drv. Please be sure to carefully read all the readme's before beginning to install this patch, to ensure successful processing. We would like to make you aware of several important points. Please read this entire note carefully. Q2 2018 Statutory Update Highlights * IRS revised Federal Standard Deductions Amounts in Pub 1494 for 2018 * Oregon Transportation / Transit Tax effective July 1, 2018 * Updated Self-Service Tax Forms for Georgia and Oklahoma * State minimum wage rate updated for New York * Local minimum wage rate added for Belmont, CA * State Periodic Wage Listing (SPWL) updates for Wyoming (WY) * 2018 SUI Wage Base corrected for Puerto Rico * Q2 JIT updates * Miscellaneous bug updates Please see the following readme's on My Oracle Support for full details**: Document 2416450.1 - 2nd Quarter 2018 Statutory Patch Readme for Release 12.1 Document 2416481.1 - 2nd Quarter 2018 Statutory Patch Readme for Release 12.2 **Note: The functional readme's listed above do not contain detailed patch installation instructions. Please refer to the patch readme's available in the patch download area on My Oracle Support for the patch installation instructions. Important Information for Year End 2018 * R12.1 HRMS RUP11 (Patch 27115060) is the mandatory prerequisite for End of Year 2018 for R12.1 customers. * R12.2 HRMS RUP12 (Patch 26787667) is the mandatory prerequisite for End of Year 2018 for R12.2 customers. Other Important Information MyVertex The myVertex portal is a comprehensive online information source specifically for Vertex customers. Launched in 2011, myVertex provides a support center catered specifically to your Vertex solutions. This personalized approach provides up-front access to the latest downloads, news and supporting materials to help you better manage your Vertex Solutions. The myVertex portal can be accessed at https://my.vertexinc.com/home and provides all the same benefits as the earlier Customer Cafe portal and more. To register for myVertex, please visit the Vertex website at http://www.vertexinc.com. Oracle HRMS Product Family Information For the latest Oracle HRMS Product Family - Release 11i and 12 Information, please see My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 135266.1 This page contains important information including: * High Priority Alerts * Mandatory Patches * Family Packs and Minipacks * Latest Legislative Data - hrglobal.drv * Maintenance Pack Information For high priority alert updates impacting Oracle EBS North American HRMS customers on all supported releases (12.1.x and 12.2.x), see My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 404478.1 Payroll Mandatory & Recommended Patch Information US and Canada: For the complete R12.1.x Payroll Mandatory Patch List, see My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 858794.1 For the complete R12.2.x Payroll Mandatory Patch List, see My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 1669527.1 Mexico: For the complete R12.1.x Payroll Mandatory Patch List, see My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 941743.1 For the complete R12.2.x Payroll Mandatory Patch List, see My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 1677134.1 For the Oracle Mexico Payroll Year End Patching Schedule, see My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 975677.1 For the North American Payroll Annual Patching Schedule, see My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 216109.1   For any assistance or inquires regarding this patch, please visit the Payroll - EBS (MOSC) community or log a service request on My Oracle Support, Product Oracle HRMS (US)

The United States (US) Second Quarter (Q2) Statutory Update, 2018 has been released! Patch numbers*: 12.1 - Patch 27299899:R12.PAY.B 12.2 - Patch 27299899:R12.PAY.C *Note: Note also that it requires the...

Procurement

The EBS Procurement Change Request Analyzer Version 200.8 is now Live

The EBS Procurement Change Request Analyzer gathers comprehensive details for existing change requests.     Oracle Procurement provides a Web-based shopping system that allows employees to create, manage, and track their own orders while the Purchasing department retains central control. Oracle iSupplier Portal is the enterprise application that structures all supplier communication through a secure internet-based portal. Oracle iProcurement and Oracle iSupplier Portal are both part of the Oracle Advanced Procurement suite, integrates seamlessly with other Oracle applications, including Purchasing and Services Procurement. The analyzer simplifies the process of reviewing Oracle iProcurement and Oracle iSupplier Portal change request information by gathering a broad scope of data in a single step.   The EBS Procurement Change Request Analyzer gathers details about existing change requests and various setups such as workflows and specific setups that are needed in order to allow a change request. Flexible input parameter options allow broad or focused data gathering.  The output includes the following: iProcurement change request validations / iSupplier change request validations depending on the document type selected Workflow related information which includes errors encountered during the change request process  Personalized Pages Details of the Requisitions and Purchase Order(s) Recommendations and solutions for detected errors and warnings Proactive recommendations and a full Diagnostic Appscheck Report that includes code levels and profile options Review the sample html output file attached to the EBS Procurement Change Request Analyzer Doc ID 1917475.1 to see an example of the categorized information and expandable and searchable contents.     Like all EBS Analyzers, the Procurement Change Request Analyzer is available via its own MOS document, Doc ID 1917475.1, the EBS Analyzer Index, Doc ID 1545562.1, and will be available in the Analyzer Bundle Menu Tool, Doc ID 1939637.1. Provide feedback on the analyzer via the Community thread to help us improve the analyzer content and usefulness.  We look forward to hearing about your experience with this analyzer. Use the procurement change request analyzer to review, analyze and troubleshoot any procurement change request issue, and to work with Oracle Support on Procurement and iSupplier change request issues.

The EBS Procurement Change Request Analyzer gathers comprehensive details for existing change requests.     Oracle Procurement provides a Web-based shopping system that allows employees to create,...

Procurement

The EBS iProcurement Item Analyzer Version 200.11 is now Live

The EBS iProcurement Item Analyzer gathers comprehensive details for items.     Oracle iProcurement provides a Web-based shopping system that allows employees to create, manage, and track their own orders while the Purchasing department retains central control.  Oracle iProcurement is part of the Oracle Advanced Procurement suite, integrates seamlessly with other Oracle applications, including Purchasing and Services Procurement. The analyzer simplifies the process of reviewing Oracle iProcurement item information by gathering a broad scope of data in a single step.   The EBS iProcurement item Analyzer gathers details about items and various setups such as categories and translations. Flexible input parameter options allow broad or focused data gathering.  The output includes the following: Item details with solutions when setup issues are encountered Stores and Content Zone setup with solutions for detected errors and warnings Personalized Pages Details of the resulting Purchase Order(s) and Agreements created from the requisition Recommendations and solutions for detected errors and warnings Proactive recommendations and a full Diagnostic Appscheck Report that includes code levels and profile options Review the sample html output file attached to the EBS iProcurement Item Analyzer Doc ID 1586248.1 to see an example of the categorized information and expandable and searchable contents.     Like all EBS Analyzers, the iProcurement Item Analyzer is available via its own MOS document, Doc ID 1586248.1, the EBS Analyzer Index, Doc ID 1545562.1, and will be available in the Analyzer Bundle Menu Tool, Doc ID 1939637.1. Provide feedback on the analyzer via the Community thread to help us improve the analyzer content and usefulness.  We look forward to hearing about your experience with this analyzer. Use the Item Analyzer to review, analyze and troubleshoot any iProcurement item issue, and to work with Oracle Support on iProcurement issue.

The EBS iProcurement Item Analyzer gathers comprehensive details for items.     Oracle iProcurement provides a Web-based shopping system that allows employees to create, manage, and track their own...

ATG Applications Technology

Upgrading your E-Business Suite - Use the EBS Comparison Reports to prepare for the changes

Before you upgrade take a look at the following upgrade EBS Comparison Reports: EBS File Comparison Report (Doc ID 1446430.1) The EBS File Comparison Report provides a comprehensive comparison of file system artifacts between different Oracle E-Business Suite releases for important file types. As part of Oracle E-Business Suite upgrade planning, this report can assist customers to get a clear idea of "what is different in a new release" (additions, removals and modifications for Oracle E-Business Suite delivered files). EBS ATG Seed Data Comparison Report (Doc ID 1327399.1) The EBS ATG Seed Data Comparison Report provides a static delta between different EBS releases by documenting the seed data changes delivered by the product data loader files (.ldt extension) based on EBS ATG loader control (.lct extension) files. EBS Data Model Comparison Report Overview (Doc ID 1290886.1) The EBS data model comparison report provides the static database object definition changes between two EBS releases to help users to preview the database object definition changes before upgrading their instances from one release to another and understand the impact of the database object changes that may affect the customization or business flows.

Before you upgrade take a look at the following upgrade EBS Comparison Reports: EBS File Comparison Report (Doc ID 1446430.1) The EBS File Comparison Report provides a comprehensive comparison of file...

Inventory

From Dream to Reality – Success Stories from Oracle Communities’ Ideas

With Contributing Author James Spaith. So, as a follow up from our previous blog Here Ye Here Ye: Vote For Your Favorite Product Ideas!, we want to discuss how many of our EBS customers have embraced the Ideas area of the My Oracle Support Communities (MOSC). As proof, in the EBS Logistics and EBS Inventory Items (APC /PLM/PIM) areas alone, there are hundreds of Ideas available for your consideration. Remember, Ideas give users the power to create and promote their enhancement requests. You and your colleagues across industries can create, comment, and vote on Ideas, which are then reviewed by Oracle Product Management and Development for desirability/feasibility.  There's lots of success stories in Idea's. In our last blog we mentioned the implemented Idea of streamlining the mobile process when logging in by organization. Here we thought we'd point out another helpful Idea implemented from our Logistics-EBS (MOSC) Community: R12 RTV - Enable the functionality of "returning material in an organization different from the original receiving organization" only and do not enable the "Interfacing to Shipping" Some highlights: Created: 28-APR-2015 Points: 210 (means 21 people voted for the idea) Status: Delivered in Release 12.2.7 ER Bug 9908654 - RETURN TO VENDOR WITH SHIPPING INTEGRATION Check out the comments on the Idea. Even with just two comments and 21 votes, this Idea was talked about, deemed valuable and feasible, and was incorporated into the 12.2.7 and later releases. This Idea is a prime example of a good Idea getting noticed and implemented. We will continue to report on other successful Ideas from time to time in this blog space. Please remember to review the Idea sections of the various EBS Communities, and then most importantly, don't forget to contribute, comment, and vote on your most desired Ideas. You have the power!

With Contributing Author James Spaith. So, as a follow up from our previous blog Here Ye Here Ye: Vote For Your Favorite Product Ideas!, we want to discuss how many of our EBS customers have embraced...

Oracle EBS Events

EBS HCM ADVISOR WEBCAST held on July 10th, 2018 to Learn of the New Oracle Time and Labor Release 12.2. HRMS RUP12 Enhancements

Oracle HCM Support is hosting an Advisor Webcast on the topic: EBS New Enhancements in Oracle Time and Labor Release 12.2. HRMS RUP12          This one-hour advisor webcast is recommended for functional Oracle E-Business Suite Time and Labor (OTL) users, covering exciting new functionality introduced in Release 12.2 HRMS Release Update Pack (RUP) 12 (R12.HR_PF.C.Delta.12).  New functionality such as the ability to mass generate timecards based on a template and the ability to choose your own timecard lock interval and much more. Topics Include: Summary of these New and Changed Features: Rollback Timecards From Project Accounting Autogenerate Timecards From Templates ‘Not Entered’ Timecards in Retrieval Dashboards ‘Assignment Set’ parameter in Transfer Time from OTL to BEE Export to all Formats in Retrieval and Supervisor Dashboard Controlling Timecard lock period with profile option Timecard Detail view from Supervisor Dashboard Edit ‘Draft’ status Timecards from Self-service QA Session ADVISOR WEBCAST : EBS New Enhancements in Oracle Time and Labor Release 12.2. HRMS RUP12 E-Business Suite HCM Advisor Webcast Schedule and Archived Recordings (Doc ID 1455851.1) For our complete listing of Current and Archived Advisor Webcasts please visit:Note 740966.1

Oracle HCM Support is hosting an Advisor Webcast on the topic: EBS New Enhancements in Oracle Time and Labor Release 12.2. HRMS RUP12          This one-hour advisor webcast is recommended for...

Procurement

Available Now - 12.1.3: Procurement Family June 2018 Consolidated Rollup Patch!

The Procurement Family 12.1.3 Rollup Patch : 27852024:R12.PO.B was released June 2018.  Applying the RUP is recommended for all Procurement 12.1.3 customers.  RUP patches go through a full quality assurance testing and therefore increase the overall stability of the products when compared to one-off patches.  If you have concerns about the files that will be impacted by applying this patch then remember that you can use the Patch Wizard to do an analysis of impacted files. If you want to know more about Patch Wizard, take a look at Doc ID 1077813.1: Patch Wizard: Overview and Videos. Review the documents listed below for a comprehensive overview of the latest patch information. 12.1.3: Procurement Family Update - Consolidated Rollup Patch : 27852024:R12.PO.B (Doc ID 1468883.1) 12.1.3 Purchasing Product Update - Patch 27852024:R12.PO.B (Doc ID 2410663.1) Purchasing area functional changes: Accounting In Oracle Purchasing, GL period validation is performed for modified lines of a purchase order. HTML (Purchase Order) The UOM can be changed and updated for purchase orders that have been received and returned. Process Purchases orders are imported with the amounts specified in the interface table and not from the referenced requisitions. Requisitions created using Requisition Import are populated with the relevant ASL UOM. Requisition action history displays the Approve action for requisitions created using the Requisition Import program. Purchase Order (PURCHORD) Cancelled purchase orders display their correct status. Purchase Order line unit price remains accurate, after one of its shipments are deleted. Users are shown appropriate error messages when account generation fails during purchase order creation. The purchasing user can add requisition lines only once in manual mode while autocreating a purchase order. Sourcing rules are now updated when the expiration date on the document header and line is set as the current date. 12.1.3 iProcurement Product Update - Patch 27851844:R12.ICX.B (Doc ID 2410667.1) iProcurement area functional changes: Requistions When a requester deletes attachments, that have been added from the document catalog, the attachments are deleted from requisitions lines, and not from the document catalog Approval In Oracle iProcurement, requisitions get approved successfully after resubmission, during the approver checkout flow Approval history is sorted in descending order in the requisition approval notification Receipts In Oracle iProcurement during receiving, when the user clicks Submit multiple times, multiple receipts are not created If you experience any issues or have any questions regarding these patches log a Service request via My Oracle Support

The Procurement Family 12.1.3 Rollup Patch : 27852024:R12.PO.B was released June 2018.  Applying the RUP is recommended for all Procurement 12.1.3 customers.  RUP patches go through a full quality...

Oracle EBS News

Important Changes in Support Tools Extension Framework for Oracle E-Business Analyzers. Take Action Now

[Contributing authors: Oracle E-Business Analyzer Team]   In 2017, we improved our analyzer output with many new features and improvements.  A recent audit indicates that many customers are still using older versions of our analyzers and therefore not benefiting from the following new features and improvements: New page from the Execution Summary showing all Passed Checks that are not printed in the main report Enhanced Search to make it easier to find results found Back to top link Modified icons but same functionality for easier ease of use Data View and Full View feature Our automation team will be implementing a file version check, to be certain the framework improvements have been implement on your environment.  If a lower version is detected, the automation will encourage you to upgrade to the latest version of the analyzer you are providing. For the sake of convenience, you can find instructions on how to make this change below. To upgrade to the latest version of your analyzers, the steps are as follows: Open your Analyzer Output file, compare the Compiled using version against the Latest and if there is a mismatch, click on the Flag (higher version) icon This will allow you to download the zip file that includes the latest version of the analyzer.  OR Install the Bundle Tool using E-Business Suite Support Analyzer Bundle Menu Tool (Doc ID 1939637.1).  This tool has a new feature that will allow you to select an option to automatically upgrade all the analyzers you have installed.  This tool is updated every month, so you ensure all updates are installed on a regular basis. Our tools are designed to keep you up to date with the latest findings and recommendations.  Don’t miss another upgrade of your analyzers. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us through any of our analyzers, but clicking on Feedback, in the upper right corner of the output: This will take you directly to our Oracle E-Business Suite community. Other helpful resources available: Check out the full list of Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) Proactive Support Analyzers and Tools (Doc ID 1545562.1) Get Proactive with Oracle E-Business Suite (Doc ID 1388190.1) Thank you valued customers!

[Contributing authors: Oracle E-Business Analyzer Team]   In 2017, we improved our analyzer output with many new features and improvements.  A recent audit indicates that many customers are still...

Inventory

Here Ye Here Ye: Vote For Your Favorite Product Ideas!

With contributing Author Jim Phipps In our experience, the Inventory Social Media team bet's you've had improvement ideas for Oracle EBS Products. As a reminder, many of the E-Business Suite applications, including Logistics and Inventory Items, use the EBS My Oracle Support Community to discuss and vote on ideas (formerly enhancement requests (ER's)). The move to the communities ideas happened a few years ago, moving from a more Oracle internal ER process. The new process allows an open discussion and voting for EBS Product enhancements. In the past, you would file a service request asking for a feature and a support engineer would file an enhancement request (ER). If you saw an existing ER, you would again log a service request asking that you are added to an enhancement request. The new process is much more streamlined putting access to ideas directly in the hands of the customers. Customers can also freely discuss the benefits of enhancement requests as well as how the feature impacts their business. In the community, you can monitor where ideas stand, filter on ideas with options including "Delivered" ideas, and comment or vote on ideas that others have posted. As discussed in past posts in this blog space, you can access ideas via the Logistics or Inventory Items (APC/PLM/PIM) Communities, navigate: Content > Ideas (tab). To create an Idea, click on: Create an idea. --Check out some of our past posts on ideas: Add An Idea And Get Your ER's Moving The Power to Request Enhancements! Some important ER's have been implemented because of customer feedback. One idea discussed by customers on the community was streamlining the mobile process so that users did not have to select an organization on every login if they only had access to one organization. The suggestion was discussed in the communities and implemented in R12.2.7. You can see the idea now shows "Delivered" as the idea was implemented with a new mobile setting "mwa.DefaultSingleOrg" in R12.2.7, Mobile (MSCA) Default Organization If There Is Only One Single Organization Available. You can create an idea in your own format but we suggest that you be as detailed as possible and provide your product release, screenshots or video's (if applicable), define your business process (including industry benefits), feature gaps, and the overall benefits of the Idea. Remember, this is your opportunity to provide information on why you would like your Idea implemented and how it would benefit others. There is also a template that includes common items to help our development team understand the suggestion: Your Ideas Count! Submitting your ideas in the Communities is the quickest way to get your feedback directly in front of Oracle Development. Discussing and voting on important ideas draws more attention to the suggestion and helps customers have more access to enhancement ideas. Be sure to review posted suggestions and share your own on the Communities. For more information on ER's to Communities, see, Oracle E-Business Suite Product Enhancement Request to My Oracle Support Community FAQ (Doc ID 1584210.1).

With contributing Author Jim PhippsIn our experience, the Inventory Social Media team bet's you've had improvement ideas for Oracle EBS Products. As a reminder, many of the E-Business Suite...

Oracle EBS News

Get Proactive and Keep Things Running Smoothly with Oracle E-Business Suite Analyzers

[Contributing authors: Mike Mitchell and Proactive Program Team] As an Oracle E-Business Suite administrator or user, what would you say if we could proactively spot issues on your systems and provide an alert? Better yet, what if we could offer a solution before you spent hours troubleshooting? We believe you would say “Great!” Who doesn't want to get more done with less effort? We are continuously working to help you be more efficient and proactive, so you can keep your systems running smoothly and optimize your time.  If that sounds valuable, let us introduce you to the world of Oracle E-Business Suite Analyzers. Oracle E-Business Suite Analyzers are tools that work as part of your ongoing production maintenance program. They go beyond diagnostics by specifically analyzing your environment in order to: Identify known issues and offer solutions Provide health checks and recommend actions Act as data collectors to gather needed diagnostic inputs for Service Request (SR) resolution There are 81 Analyzers available today (and more under development) in the following product areas: Oracle E-Business Suite Core Oracle E-Business Suite Financials Oracle E-Business Suite Manufacturing Oracle E-Business Suite Human capital management Oracle E-Business Suite Customer relationship management Applications Database Administrators and Systems Administrators, as well as end-users with appropriate permissions, can execute Oracle E-Business Suite Analyzers on demand.  Administrators can also set them up as concurrent processes for even greater flexibility. After they run, designated admins and users will get a summary of any findings in easy-to-read HTML reports that offer recommendations, solutions, and early warnings about items that should be reviewed or corrected.  Results can be emailed to other reviewers, too.  Oracle E-Business Suite Analyzers act in a read-only manner, so they’re proactive and efficient, as well as safe for your systems. They won’t make any data inserts, updates, or deletions within your environment at any time. Best of all, Oracle E-Business Suite Analyzers come at no additional cost as part of your Oracle Premier Support contract! Check out our Oracle E-Business Suite Analyzers quick-start guide to learn more about features and benefits.  Then log into My Oracle Support to review the Get Proactive with Oracle E-Business Suite - Product Support Analyzer Index (Doc ID 1545562.1) and the Oracle E-Business Suite Analyzer Bundle Menu (Doc ID 1939637.1), from where you can download the tools you need all at once. Welcome to the world of Oracle E-Business Suite Analyzers, where today is your day to “Get Proactive”!

[Contributing authors: Mike Mitchell and Proactive Program Team] As an Oracle E-Business Suite administrator or user, what would you say if we could proactively spot issues on your systems and provide...

Payroll

AU Payroll Clients, The AU Statutory Patch for Changes Effective July 1st, 2018 is Released

The AU statutory patch for changes effective 1 July 2018 is released Release 12.1 - Patch 28059870:R12.PER.B Release 12.2 - Patch 28059870:R12.PER.C   The following legislative changes are effective 01-July-2018: - Changes to PAYG Tax Rate - Changes to Senior Australian Tax Rate - Changes to ETP Cap Amount - Changes to Bona Fide Redundancy & Approved Early Retirement Scheme Payments - Change to Superannuation Threshold This patch includes changes to PAYG and SATO rates, ETP and Superannuation Thresholds Please review Document 2403918.1 - README FOR STATUTORY UPDATES EFFECTIVE 01-JUL-2018 ** Important Note** - This patch DOES NOT include changes for HELP, TSL or SFSS. There is legislation currently before parliament that affects these rates. Oracle will release a separate patch for these changes once the final rates have been confirmed. HRMS Mandatory & Recommended Patch Information for Asia Pacific: For the complete R12.1.x HRMS Mandatory Patch List, see My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 874563.1 For the complete R12.2.x HRMS Mandatory Patch List, see My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 1670198.1 Document 2362749.1 - Important communication to Australian Payroll customers for the year 2018 If you experience any issues with this patch, please log a Service request on My Oracle Support, product: Oracle HRMS (AU)

The AU statutory patch for changes effective 1 July 2018 is released Release 12.1 - Patch 28059870:R12.PER.B Release 12.2 - Patch 28059870:R12.PER.C   The following legislative changes are...

Receivables

EBS Latin Tax Analyzer is now available to download

The EBS Latin Tax Analyzer is a self-service health-check script that reviews Latin Tax related data, analyzes current configurations and settings for the environment and provides feedback and recommendations on best practices. The EBS Latin Tax Analyzer also does the following: Immediate analysis and output of EBS Latin Tax Analyzer data from a particular environment Identifies Latin Tax system setup and configurations Finds potential issues that can cause incorrect tax calculation Provides recommended actions and best practices Runs as a standalone or Concurrent Request Let's you run with a transaction number or without Have a look at EBS Latin Tax Analyzer (Doc ID 2255449.1) to learn more (including sample output) and to download the Analyzer. Don't forget to provide your Feedback on the Analyzer via (Doc ID 2389945.1). We look forward to continual update and improvement of this Analyzer based on your feedback. New to Analyzers? See them all in Get Proactive with Oracle E-Business Suite - Product Support Analyzer Index (Doc ID 1545562.1) (Note: this is updated frequently as we create / update Analyzers across the EBS Product Lines). Also use (Doc ID 1545562.1) to get information on the Bundle Menu Tool, where you download all EBS analyzers in a single download.

The EBS Latin Tax Analyzer is a self-service health-check script that reviews Latin Tax related data, analyzes current configurations and settings for the environment and provides feedback...

Oracle EBS Events

Attend our Upcoming EBS Financials ADVISOR WEBCAST on 'How Multi-Fund Accounting (MFAR) Affects Your Transactions'

Oracle EBS Financial Support is hosting an Advisor Webcast on the topic: How Multi-Fund Accounting (MFAR) Affects Your Transactions. Be sure to attend on: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 08:00 AM (US Pacific Time) Wednesday, June 20, 2018 11:00 AM (US Eastern Time) Wednesday, June 20, 2018 05:00 PM (Central European Time) Wednesday, June 20, 2018 08:30 PM (India Standard Time) This one-hour advisor webcast is recommended for functional users who would like to understand the fundamentals of setting up and the impact on using Multi-Fund Accounting for their Financials. Topics Include: What is Multi-Fund Accounting (MFAR) and do you really want to use it Understand the Difference between Muti-Fund Receivables Account Method & Multi-Fund Receivables Balancing Method Required basic setup Understand how MFAR affects the accounting on a transaction, application or adjustment How MFAR affects accounting /reconciliation related reports We will also have a brief QA Session at the end. Register from one of these locations: ADVISOR WEBCAST: EBS FIN: How Multi-Fund Accounting (MFAR) Affects Your Transactions to be held on June 20, 2018 E-Business Suite Financials Advisor Webcast Schedule and Archived Recordings (Doc ID 1455839.1) For our complete listing of Current and Archived Advisor Webcasts please visit:Note 740966.1

Oracle EBS Financial Support is hosting an Advisor Webcast on the topic: How Multi-Fund Accounting (MFAR) Affects Your Transactions. Be sure to attend on: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 08:00 AM (US Pacific...

Oracle EBS News

Oracle EBS Clients Using ORAchk or EXAchk, New Releases: ORAchk 18.2.0 & EXAchk 18.2.0 Are Now Available!

New Release ORAchk 18.2.0 & EXAchk 18.2.0 Now Available Only the most critical checks shown by default By default only the most critical checks will be shown in report output. The critical checks are those which Oracle judges to have the most severe potential impact. All other checks are still run and available in the report, and can be viewed by selecting the appropriate option under the control "Show checks with the following status". To only run the critical checks use the appropriate profile: ./orachk -profile oratier1   ./exachk -profile exatier1   REST interface ORAchk and EXAchk now include REST support, allowing invocation & query over HTTPS. To facilitate this REST support Oracle REST Data Services (ORDS) is included within the install. To enable REST, start ORDS: ./exachk -ordssetup, then start the daemon, using the -ords option ./exachk -d start -ords. Start a full health check run by accessing the URL: https://{host}:7080/ords/tfaml/orachk/start_client To run specific profiles: https://{host}:7080/ords/tfaml/orachk/profile/{profile1},{profile2} To run specific checks: https://{host}:7080/ords/tfaml/orachk/check/{check_id1},{check_id2} Any request will return a job id, which can then be used to query the status: https://{host}:7080/ords/tfaml/orachk/status/{job_id} or download result: https://{host}:7080/ords/tfaml/orachk/download/{job_id} The standalone ORDS setup feature utilizes file based user authentication and is provided solely for use in test and development environments. For production use, the included orachk.jar and ords.war should be deployed and configured. Remote node connection without passwordless SSH If you do not wish to use passwordless SSH to connect to remote nodes, ORAchk / EXAchk can auto-generate the private key files for the remote nodes. The process used to generate the private key is as follows: Prompt for remote node password Login to remote node and generate private and public key pair on remote node Copy contents public key into the .ssh/authorized_keys file of remote node and delete the public key from remote node Copy private key of remote node into local node and use as identity file to make future connections Alternatively you can provide the private key file yourself. Python 3 compatibility ORAchk & EXAchk now support Python 3.6. Python 3.6 provides better security & performance over older python versions. Support for Oracle Autonomous Database EXAchk now provides support for the Oracle Autonomous Database. Encrypted resulting zip file ORAchk and EXAchk can encrypt the resulting collection zip file. To use encryption add the option -encryptzip. This will prompt for the password. Once the zip file is encrypted, the original zip and directory will be deleted. To decrypt a zip use: -decryptzip {zip_filename} The encrypt/decrypt feature is only supported on Linux and Solaris platforms. New health checks This release include new Health Checks for both ORAchk & EXAchk including a number of Exadata Critical Issues.

New Release ORAchk 18.2.0 & EXAchk 18.2.0 Now Available Only the most critical checks shown by default By default only the most critical checks will be shown in report output. The critical checks are...

ATG Applications Technology

Announcing the NEW "Person Data Removal Tool - EBS (MOSC)" Oracle E-Business Suite My Oracle Support Community (MOSC)

With the notice of the availability of the Oracle E-Business Suite Person Data Removal Tool, Oracle has created and is proud to announce a new My Oracle Support Community (MOSC) in the Oracle E-Business Suite area: Person Data Removal Tool - EBS (MOSC).  Through the use of this community you can ask questions, and share information, engaging with your worldwide colleagues about this new tool.             From the published announcement (Oracle E-Business Suite Person Data Removal Tool): The tool “…designed to remove (obfuscate) data associated with people in E-Business Suite systems. Customers can apply the tool to select information in their E-Business Suite production systems to help address internal operational and external regulatory requirements, such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). ...E-Business Suite provides constraints and rules for use with the Person Data Removal Tool. These constraints and rules drive the checks and the removal of data from E-Business Suite database tables associated with employees, customer contacts and supplier contacts. The delivered constraints and rules can be extended to address additional requirements or customization.“ Other available resources: Announcement: Oracle E-Business Suite Person Data Removal Tool A short overview video: Oracle E-Business Suite Person Data Removal Tool: Solution Overview (video) Oracle E-Business Suite Person Data Removal Tool Resource Center” (Doc ID 2384629.1)  E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 & 12.2.x : Person Data Removal Tool Product Information Center (Doc ID 2374965.2) PRODUCT FEATURE GUIDE - EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): Oracle E-Business Suite (12.x) (Doc ID 2363912.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Person Data Removal Tool (PDRT) Release Notes (Doc 2388237.1) Welcome to and we look forward to seeing you on this NEW Community !!  

With the notice of the availability of the Oracle E-Business Suite Person Data Removal Tool, Oracle has created and is proud to announce a new My Oracle Support Community (MOSC) in the Oracle...

Inventory

Automate And integrate Your Product Hub Using API's

Open interfaces and API's have always been a sought after option for importing data into Oracle's Product Hub (OPH). API's provide an excellent solution to manage bulk loads and enable bringing data in from multiple, disparate, external systems, into a single master repository. And we all know a single master is good! Oracle Product Hub provides an excellent range of API's to cater to a variety of tasks from creating items, updating items, assigning items to inventory organizations, creating and assigning item categories, assigning single and multi-row user defined attributes to Items, Change Orders, Structures, and Components. OPH also includes API's specifically for Change Orders and Structures. Some API's that have recently been added include ones for Packaging Hierarchy, Related items, Item Cross References, and Publishing Objects. If you are interested in exploring further, check out document, Oracle Product Hub / Product Lifecycle Management / Product Information Management / Advanced Product Catalog APIs (Doc ID 730164.1). Doc ID 730164.1 is an excellent reference to Product Hub API's that provides not only a list of frequently used public API's available for use, but also sample code, limitations, workarounds and more. With the recent advancements in REST webservices, you may also be interested in reviewing additional functionality provided by Integrated SOA Gateway to transform the PL/SQL APIs into REST web services easily. Once deployed as a web service, users could access the service from any end-point like a browser, mobile device etc. References: Oracle Product Hub / Product Lifecycle Management / Product Information Management / Advanced Product Catalog APIs (Doc ID 730164.1) Importing Data into Oracle Product Hub (Doc ID 1504980.1) Installing Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway, Release 12.2 (Doc ID 1311068.1) Documentation: Oracle Product Hub User's Guide

Open interfaces and API's have always been a sought after option for importing data into Oracle's Product Hub (OPH). API's provide an excellent solution to manage bulk loads and enable bringing...

HR and Benefits

EBS HCM Release Clients, 12.1 HRMS RUP11 has been released! Apply it Soon for Your HCM Needs.

  We are pleased to announce that Release 12.1 HRMS RUP11 has been released! Patch 27115060 * * Please note that Release 12.1 HRMS RUP11 is a mandatory prerequisite for End of Year 2018 for Release 12.1 North American Payroll customers.   Please see the following Release Notes on My Oracle Support for full details: Document 2371951.1 - Oracle Human Resources Management Systems Readme, HRMS Release Update Pack 11 for Release 12.1*** Document 2372289.1 - Known Issues on Top of Patch 27115060 - R12.HR_PF.B.DELTA.11 (HRMS 12.1 RUP11) ***Please consult the Oracle Human Resources Management Systems Readme for links to other HRMS product Release Notes, if required. Release 12.1 HRMS RUP11 Highlights New Features - Global: Display Offset Payroll Periods in Payroll Dashboard Support for Date Picker and SQL based Value Sets in Employee Claims Self-Service Page Run Balance Architecture Diagnostic Report to display Defined Balances missing Run Defined Balances Assignment Costing Approvals to use HRSSA Workflow Restrict the Usage of COMMIT and ROLLBACK during Fast Formula Execution in Payroll Process New Features - US Allow Employees to Opt for a Online or Paper W-2 Control the Display of Number of Online Employee W-2 Forms View and Download 1099-R Online Allow Employees to Electronically Opt-in for Online Payslip Streamlined View of Online PDF Forms in Self-Service View Employer Component for Workers Compensation in View Tax Balances Enhanced Validate US Addresses Using Vertex Web Services concurrent process Use Multiple Transmitters for Federal and State W-2 Magnetic Media Reports**   New Features - Canada Streamlined View of Online PDF Forms in Self-Service Document Delivery Preferences for Year End Slips New Workers Compensation Employee Detail Report Enhanced Architecture for Tax Withholding Rules Consolidate ROE Data for Employees with Multiple Assignments New Fields to Capture Additional Tax Credits in Employee Tax information New Features - Mexico CFDI XML Payroll Payslip Version 3.3 **Note: This feature was previously delivered as part of the End of Year 2017 Statutory Update patches. If you experience any issues with this patch, please log a Service request,  choosing an EBS HCM product on My Oracle Support.  

  We are pleased to announce that Release 12.1 HRMS RUP11 has been released! Patch 27115060 * * Please note that Release 12.1 HRMS RUP11 is a mandatory prerequisite for End of Year 2018 for Release 12.1...

Property Manager

Sub Ledger Accounting Configuration for Property Manager IFRS Accounting

Financial reporting for leasing businesses around the world is going to be impacted as a result of changes to the leasing Accounting Standards under IFRS and US-ASCs (US GAAPs). These new accounting standards will be enforced, starting December 2018 and January 2019 and thus leasing applications like Oracle Property Manager need to prepare for the changes. As a part of this enhancement, our phase 2 solution was mainly focused on generate accounting for various events in the life cycle of lease from tenant’s perspective.  Post applying patch 27606088:R12.PN.C, different accounting events like Booking, Revision, Accrual events will get generated in Property Manager and will get transferred to General Ledger when create accounting is run and these accounting lines will flow through Subledger Accounting (SLA) tables. For create accounting to process these new accounting events, certain setup needs to be done in subledger accounting. This involves setting up ADR rules, Journal line types, Journal line definition for IFRS Configuration in Primary Ledger FASB(ASC842) configuration in Secondary Ledger Seeded Property Manager configuration for Normalization Accounting For more details on the required setup in Subledger Accounting, please refer document 2396463.1.    

Financial reporting for leasing businesses around the world is going to be impacted as a result of changes to the leasing Accounting Standards under IFRS and US-ASCs (US GAAPs). These new accounting...

CRM Cust. Relationship Mgt.

Introducing the Oracle EBS Field Service Analyzer

Contributing author: Subbarao Vedula | Senior Principal Software Engineer Field Service is a big part of EBS CRM – Service and Contracts. The Field Service Analyzer allows you to review data and setups that tend to cause issues with Service. The Oracle EBS Field Service Analyzer is a tool designed to review and report Field Service profiles, setups and data by recommending known datafixes, code updates, and other guided assistance. It is a must-use tool for Customers who use the Service and Contract functionality. We recommend that the analyzer be run proactively and regularly, to help you keep ahead of any Field Service issues. And of course, the analyzer is the go-to tool when having any Field Service errors or issues. The analyzer is so convenient, you can even schedule it to run as a Concurrent Program (like any analyzer). The Oracle EBS Field Service Analyzer includes checks for: Field Service Process Validation and Transaction Validation  Field Service System Setup and Configurations Provides recommended actions and best practices Review EBS Field Service Analyzer (Doc ID 2246049.1) to learn more, download the Analyzer and review the sample output. Don't forget to provide your Feedback on the Analyzer via Doc ID 2246049.1. We look forward to continual updates and improvements, of this Analyzer, based upon your feedback.    Use Doc ID 1939637.1 : EBS Analyzer Bundle Menu Tool, to get information on the Bundle Menu Tool, where you can download all EBS analyzers in a single download. New to Analyzers? See them all in (Doc ID 1545562.1) : Get Proactive with Oracle E-Business Suite - Product Support Analyzer Index  (NOTE: This is updated frequently, since we create / update Analyzers across the EBS Product Lines).  

Contributing author: Subbarao Vedula | Senior Principal Software Engineer Field Service is a big part of EBS CRM – Service and Contracts. The Field Service Analyzer allows you to review data and...

Inventory

Continuing Our Inventory Item On-hand Quantity Series

To continue our series focusing on on-hand quantity issues, have you ever suspected a quantity mismatch for your inventory item? Another potential reason your on-hand quantity may not be accurate could be because of a quantity mismatch. Let's discuss how to diagnose a mismatch between your current on-hand quantity and material transaction history. You may suspect a quantity mismatch when any of the following (but not limited to) errors are seen in the application: There is not enough quantity... at pick release a Sales Order, but physical quantities are in stock Negative Balances not Allowed.... at Sales Order Issue Insufficient quantity to perform the requested operation... at load task Quantities are not available for transactions Quantity reports does not match physical inventory This diagnosis is applicable for Non-WMS organizations only. As a starting point of analysis, you can identify the issue where sum of primary quantity of an item from the Material Transactions (MMT) table will not be equal to primary transaction quantity from the On-hand Quantities Detail (MOQD) table (from the start date). The standard scripts “mmt_moqd_mismatch_at_sublevel.sql” from the below referenced Doc ID 279205.1 will compare aggregated quantity in MMT with MOQD from the start date. If a transactions history purge has been run, some transaction history is lost, so, the aggregated quantity in MMT will not match MOQD from the scripts. In this scenario, it is technically impossible to provide a data fix for on-hand quantity. The only workaround / alternative here is to perform a cycle count or Miscellaneous Receipt to fix any missing quantity. For full details and the solution, refer to note, Current On-hand Quantity and Total Transactions History Quantity Mismatch Diagnosis (Doc ID 279205.1). Want to diagnose the issue quickly and automatically? Run the Inventory Transactions Analyzer via Doc ID 1499475.1, which will also help diagnose other issues you may want to review to keep your on-hand quantity correct.

To continue our series focusing on on-hand quantity issues, have you ever suspected a quantity mismatch for your inventory item? Another potential reason your on-hand quantity may not be...

Payroll

Single Touch Payroll Patch for Australian Payroll Clients has been Released for E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2

We are happy to announce that the Single Touch Payroll patch has been released for E-Business Suite Release12.1. The equivalent patch for E-Business Suite 12.2 will be released early in May. Below are the patch details and references for the E-Business Suite: 12.1: Patch 27907224:R12.PER.B - Single Touch Payroll Delivery 12.2: Patch 27907224:R12.PER.C - Single Touch Payroll Delivery Doc ID 2387087.1 - Technical Readme for Single Touch Payroll Doc ID 2388594.1 - Functional Implementation whitepaper for Single Touch Payroll There are prerequisites for the above patch, please be sure the following has been applied to your systems: 12.1 HRMS RUP10 Patch 27391605:R12.PER.B -    R121.AU.26 AUSTRALIA CUMULATIVE RELEASE NOTE - For customers who have not yet applied AU.26, they can directly apply Patch 27907224:R12.PER.B  or Patch 27907224:R12.PER.C following the installation readme. Please refer to the following posts for extra information on Single Touch Payroll: AU Single Touch Payroll - White Paper Published AU - Single Touch Payroll Release Date and Important Information Announcement - Official ATO Deferral Documentation and Information AU - FAQ Single Touch Payroll AU - Single Touch Payroll Information Session 2 - Materials and Recording AU Announcement - Statement of Direction Single Touch Payroll If you experience any issues with this patch, please log a Service request on My Oracle Support, product: Oracle HRMS (AU)

We are happy to announce that the Single Touch Payroll patch has been released for E-Business Suite Release12.1. The equivalent patch for E-Business Suite 12.2 will be released early in May. Below are...

HR and Benefits

Attend this EBS May 24th, 2018 HCM Oracle Advisor Webcast on HRMS Organization Chart - Features, Install and Configuration

The HCM Support team is hosting an Oracle Advisor Webcast on HRMS Organization Chart - Features, Install and Configuration. Organization Chart is a visual representation of relationships between workers in an organization. In Oracle SSHR, the organization chart that managers and workers view is based on supervisor hierarchy. Managers can view their organization hierarchy using the Organization Chart. Workers/Employees can use the Organization Chart to view their contact and employment information. This one-hour advisor webcast is recommended for technical users who handle Organization Chart Setup for HRMS.  This session is intended to help customers to setup and debug Organization Chart feature of Self Service HRMS.   Topics Include: Needed prerequisite to install Organization Chart Installing Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) Creating Domain to install Organization Chart in WebLogic Server Installing and Configuring Organization Chart Setup and configure Organization Chart in an existing 12.2.x EBS server (without a separate dedicated Web Logic Server) Troubleshooting Organization Chart Issues. Employee Self-Service and Manager Self-Service Demo of Organization Chart features Q&A Schedule: Thursday , May 24, 2018 08:00 AM (US Pacific Time) Thursday , May 24, 2018 11:00 AM (US Eastern Time) Thursday , May 24, 2018 05:00 PM (Central European Time) Thursday , May 24, 2018 08:30 PM (India Standard Time) Register via one of the following : Community Link: Oracle Advisor Webcast: May 24, 2018 : EBS HRMS Organization Chart - Features, Install and Configuration Advisor Webcasts: Current Schedule and Archived Recordings (Doc ID 740966.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Advisor Webcast (Doc ID 1455369.1) E-Business Suite HCM Advisor Webcast Schedule and Archived Recordings (Doc ID 1455851.1)

The HCM Support team is hosting an Oracle Advisor Webcast on HRMS Organization Chart - Features, Install and Configuration. Organization Chart is a visual representation of relationships between...

MFG VCP Execution and Process Mfg

If You Struggle With EBS Cost Management Period Close, Then Read This

If you use EBS Cost Management, you process Cost Transactions. Cost Transactions are an integral part of each Period Close. We have an announcement to help make processing your Period Closures easier. Costing Transactions can be very complicated in their set-up and management. In the past, when you had a problem with Costing Transactions, you may have used a Diagnostic, sql scripts, and/or the Apps Check provided by Oracle Support, to help diagnose the issue. A lot of the information was data-dump-details of the problem transaction(s), but it didn't tell you what was wrong. To determine what was wrong, you needed a detailed understanding of how Costing Transaction management and troubleshooting works. You also had to log a Service Request (SR) to get Oracle Supports assistance in resolving the issue. To help make the process of diagnosing Costing Transactions easier, Oracle Costing Support is proud to announce the release of the 'Cost Management Period Close Analyzer' Doc ID 2315206.1.  Following is an example of an erred transaction: The EBS Cost Management Period Close Analyzer includes: Identification and solutions to known Inbound Transaction issues Transaction Summary and Details Proactive recommendations, code levels, and a full Diagnostic Apps Check Have a look at the sample output in the EBS Cost Management Period Close Analyzer Doc ID 2315206.1 to learn more. Like all EBS Analyzers, the Cost Management Period Close Analyzer is available via its own MOS document, Doc ID 2315206.1, the EBS Analyzer Index, Doc ID 1545562.1, and will be available in the May 2018 Analyzer Bundle Menu Tool, Doc ID 1939637.1. Don't forget to provide your Feedback on the Analyzer via Doc ID 2315206.1. We look forward to continual update and improvement of this Analyzer based on your feedback. This analyzer has been in the works for a long time, and Costing Support is very happy to make it available. Please start using it today to help resolve your Costing Transaction issues.

If you use EBS Cost Management, you process Cost Transactions. Cost Transactions are an integral part of each Period Close. We have an announcement to help make processing your Period Closures...

Oracle EBS Events

Learn Best Practices for Super-Fast Performance in E-Business Suite Receivables R12 in upcoming Advisor Webcast

ADVISOR WEBCAST: Best Practices for Super-Fast Performance in E-Business Suite Receivables R12   Register using the following: Note 740966.1 Advisor Webcasts: Current Schedule and Archived Recordings OR Register in the Community Post ADVISOR WEBCAST: Best Practices for Super-Fast Performance in E-Business Suite Receivables R12 to be held on May 9, 2018 Schedule: Wednesday, May 09, 2018 07:30 AM (US Pacific Time) Wednesday, May 09, 2018 10:30 AM (US Eastern Time) Wednesday, May 09, 2018 04:30 PM (Central European Time) Wednesday, May 09, 2018 08:00 PM (India Standard Time)   Abstract: This one-hour advisor webcast is recommended for techno-functional users and E-Business Suite (EBS) system administrators who wish to have a super-fast performing Application with no bottle-necks. Our Applications Performance depends on numerous factors and we try our best to have all that is needed to achieve the optimal performance. We try to keep the system current by Applying the latest EBS Family Packs + Recommended Patch List, but is it all that is needed? This webcast will uncover the secrets needed to improve performance which every business implementing Receivables must know.   Topics Include: The Optimal Logging Settings Key Performance / Recommended Patches Manage Receivables System Options & System Profile Options Consideration for Indexes on Attribute Columns - AutoInvoice Create Accounting Performance Improvement Tips   Duration: 1 hr Current Schedule and Archived Downloads can be found in Note 740966.1    

ADVISOR WEBCAST: Best Practices for Super-Fast Performance in E-Business Suite Receivables R12  Register using the following: Note 740966.1 Advisor Webcasts: Current Schedule and Archived Recordings OR...

Payroll

Available ! New Zealand Payroll update on Employee Share Schemes (ESS) effective Apr 2018

[Contributing authors:Oracle Asia Pacific Payroll Development] The following patches are available via My Oracle Support for New Zealand Payroll update on Employee Share Schemes (ESS) effective Apr 2018 Patch numbers: 12.1 - Patch 27637308:R12.PER.B 12.2 - Patch 27637308:R12.PER.C Employee Share Schemes (ESS) effective Apr 2018 Employers can provide benefits to employees in the form of Employee Share Schemes (ESS). Users can record and tax these benefits as Extra Pay. From 1 April 2018, the taxable value of the benefit must be displayed as a separate record on the EMS, and if PAYE has been withheld. The value of an ESS benefit is included as income for the purposes of Student Loan deductions. However, ESS benefits are not liable for Kiwi Saver deductions or Employer Contributions and the ACC Earners' Levy. Please see the following readme on My Oracle Support for full details: Document 2374511.1 - New Zealand Payroll : Employee Share Schemes Please be sure to carefully read all the readme's before beginning to install this patch, to ensure successful processing. HRMS Mandatory & Recommended Patch Information for Asia Pacific: For the complete R12.1.x HRMS Mandatory Patch List, see My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 874563.1 For the complete R12.2.x HRMS Mandatory Patch List, see My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 1670198.1 If you experience any issues with this patch, please log a Service request on My Oracle Support, product: Oracle HRMS (New Zealand)

[Contributing authors:Oracle Asia Pacific Payroll Development] The following patches are available via My Oracle Support for New Zealand Payroll update on Employee Share Schemes (ESS) effective Apr...

Inventory

The Evolution of Supply Chain Management - WMS Cloud

Supply Chain Management has come a long way. The products you create are evolving and the processes used to create those products are continuously changing. See how Oracle has been with you every step of the way, and prepare for what's to come. Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud is an industry leading cloud-based inventory and warehouse management system. With innovative product features, mobile solutions, and an easy-to-use interface, Oracle’s WMS Cloud combines the speed and savings of the cloud with best-of-breed warehouse management and fulfillment capabilities. Dynamic and easily configurable for a rapid, cost effective implementation, it offers an outstanding value for your operation.  With it, you can support complex fulfillment operations, improve inventory and shipment accuracy, and gain total inventory visibility—from the distribution center to the store shelf. The increasing adoption of cloud-based WMS applications is a function of market readiness, application availability, and application maturity Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud combines the speed and savings of the cloud with best-of-breed warehouse management and fulfillment capabilities while giving companies of all sizes a 360 degree view of their inventory. As always with any new Product, feature, or offering, keep an eye on the EBS Inventory Blog for additional information and details on the WMS Cloud To learn more about Oracle WMS Cloud, visit: Oracle SCM Solutions—Warehouse Management

Supply Chain Management has come a long way. The products you create are evolving and the processes used to create those products are continuously changing. See how Oracle has been with you every step...

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