Tuesday Jan 13, 2015

Webcast: Handling Coupon in Advanced Pricing

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Date: January 20, 2015 at 11:00 am ET, 10:00 am CT, 9:00 am MT, 8:00 am PT, 8:30 pm, India Time (Mumbai, GMT+05:30)

This one-hour advisor webcast is recommended for technical users, functional users, system administrators, Database Administrators, etc. This session is intended to walk through the setups required for handling coupon discounts in Advanced Pricing.

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Registration: Handling Coupon in Advanced Pricing

View the Advisor Webcasts: Current Schedule and Archived Recordings here.

Monday Jan 12, 2015

Webcast: Implement & Understand The Oracle Receivables Manage Accounting Exception (Sweeping) Program

Webcast_icon.jpgDate: January 22, 2015 at 11:00 am ET, 8:00 am PT, 4:00 pm GMT, 9:30 pm, India (Mumbai)

This one-hour advisor webcast is recommended for anyone involved in the posting, closing, or month end processes for Oracle Receivables (AR). We will review the new Manage Accounting Exception (Sweeping) Program in AR, how and when to use it, and the benefits of sweeping transactions into the next period.

Topics will include:

  • What is the Manage Accounting Exception (sweeping) Program?
  • How to implement the Manage Accounting Exception (sweeping) Program
  • Benefits of sweeping transactions
  • Sweeping criteria

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Details & Registration via the My Oracle Support Community thread:  Advisor Webcast On 22-Jan-15: Implement & Understand The Oracle Receivables Manage Accounting Exception (Sweeping) Program

Friday Jan 09, 2015

Check out the New and Improved R12 Approval Analyzer Diagnostic Script!

A new version of the R12 Approval Analyzer (120.22) has just been released.  Improvements include:

  • The Procurement Code level is included in the output. There is no longer a need to run separate sql queries to get your code level when submitting Service Requests.
  • We added a new wrapper so that the analyzer can be run on a single document or all documents. If run on a single document the wfstat information will be automatically included.
Wrappers:

Analyze_single.sql: Intended to be run on a single document type and number.  May be required to provide this output on a representative document, when logging an SR.

Analyze_all.sql: All mode is used on a routine basis to check ALL documents within a specific date range, or used before or after an upgrade.

  • We have additionally provided the simple steps on how to setup the Analyzer as a concurrent process, so users can run it on the front end from the Purchasing Responsibility Reports>Run  (then the wrappers are only necessary if run from SQL*Plus).

The Analyzer tools are the most impactful tools available for troubleshooting an issue!  They can analyze hundreds of problem signatures and tie them directly to known solutions.  When run on a single PO document, it provides you with comprehensive data to quickly resolve your issue.  

Get all the information you need to know from Doc ID 1525670.1 and download today! Run the quick video in the note to get the full steps on downloading, setting up and running the Analyzer.

Want more information?  Click here to the Procurement Community Post.

Thursday Jan 08, 2015

Are you occasionally getting complaints that the Purchase Order pdf file is not making it to the Supplier or Approver?

When the output format for a Purchasing document is in PDF format, a concurrent request is submitted during the approval of the document to generate the PDF.  On occasions this process may fail which results in the Approver and/or Supplier not receiving the PDF file.

Need help on finding these failed processes and the Purchase Orders they correspond to?

See Doc ID 1955731.1 'Aid to Returning Purchasing Documents that have Failed in the PO Output For Communication (POXPOPDF) Concurrent Request' which provides a quick sql script that can be run to identify these transactions.

Run this on a routine basis to check for failed items or when a user or supplier is reporting they didn't receive the document.

Need more help? Reply at this link with any questions.

Wednesday Jan 07, 2015

Get Notified When A New or Updated Product Analyzer or Diagnostic is Released

Support continues to invest in the expansion of product analyzers and other diagnostics by improving them with additional checks and when we do we release new versions of these tools. 

In order for you to be alerted by email when a new version is released, we strongly suggest that you make your frequently used diagnostic tools 'Favorites' and utilize the 'Hot Topics E-Mail' feature. 

Follow these instructions to enable the Hot Topics email notification:

  • Query one of the diagnostics e.g. Doc ID 1360390.1 in My Oracle Support and click on the Star to the left of the title to make the document a favorite.
    Note: If the star is filled in yellow then it is a favorite already.

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  • Subscribe to receive automated e-mail notification.
  • At the top of the page, click on your name. At the drop down go to My Account.

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  • Go to Hot Topics E-Mail

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  • Select "Documents I've marked as favorites" and make sure you change the Format to "HTML".

  • You can set the Frequency of the notifications to Daily or Weekly.

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Webcast: UK & South African Legislative Updates




We'd like to make you aware of some upcoming Advisor Webcasts that will deliver important information for UK and South African Payroll customers.

Don't miss out!  Be sure to get these on your calendar!



  • ADVISOR WEBCAST:   UK Legislative Updates 2014/2015 Seminar

Schedule:
    Wednesday, January 21, 2015 10:30 AM (GMT)
    Wednesday, January 21, 2015 11:30 AM (Central European Time)

This session will highlight the technical and legislative changes affecting the forthcoming tax year end (2014/15) and payroll processing for 2015/16. A question and answer period will be included. The scheduled Legislative Update seminars are also being held throughout February in Oracle offices.

Topics Include:
    new legislation effective from 6th April 2015
    changes to PAYE & NI
    RTI processes for completing the 2014/15 tax year and moving into 2015/16.


  • ADVISOR WEBCAST:   South African Tax year end update seminar -2015 tax year

Schedule:
    Thursday , February 12, 2015 03:00 AM (US Pacific Time)
    Thursday , February 12, 2015 06:00 AM (US Eastern Time)
    Thursday , February 12, 2015 12:00 PM (Central European Time)
    Thursday , February 12, 2015 04:30 PM (India Standard Time)

This one-hour session is recommended for technical and functional users who utilise the Oracle HRMS payroll application.

Topics Include:
    Legislative amendments
    Brief overview of the Tax Year-end process
    Brief overview of the Tax Year start process


For Registration information and to view all upcoming and archived Advisor Webcasts, go to the My Oracle Support Note 740966.1.

Webcast: DEM: Troubleshooting Engine Issues

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Date: January 14, 2015 at 11:00 am ET, 10:00 am CT, 9:00 am MT, 8:00 am PT, 8:30 pm, India Time (Mumbai, GMT+05:30)

This one-hour advisor webcast is recommended for technical users, system administrators, Database Administrators, etc. who are installing/deploying the engine or getting errors during engine run.

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Registration: DEM: Troubleshooting Engine Issues

View the Advisor Webcasts: Current Schedule and Archived Recordings here.

Tuesday Jan 06, 2015

Webcast: In-Memory Cost Management for Discrete Manufacturing

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Date: January 13, 2015 at 11:00 am ET, 10:00 am CT, 9:00 am MT, 8:00 am PT, 8:30 pm, India Time (Mumbai, GMT+05:30)

This one-hour advisor webcast is recommended for cost accountants
, financial analysts
, lob users in shop floor, pricing and procurement departments and c-level officers who will be introduced to the E-Business Suite's In-Memory Cost Management applications, a transformational suite of applications that allow businesses to drive their strategic cost management objectives by helping to maximize gross margins and gross profits in real-time while optimizing operational costs and working capital.

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Registration: In-Memory Cost Management for Discrete Manufacturing

View the Advisor Webcasts: Current Schedule and Archived Recordings here.

Logistics and Inventory Consolidated RUP11 Patches Released

Logistics Consolidated RUP11 (VERSION 12.1.1 TO 12.1.3 [RELEASE 12.1]) Patch 20187263 R12.WMS.B.delta.11 has been released. For non-WMS (Inventory Only) Customers, Inventory Consolidated RUP11 (VERSION 12.1.1 TO 12.1.3 [RELEASE 12.1]) Patch 20187255 R12.INV.B.delta.11 is also now available.

Remember to keep up with your RUP patches in order to reduce outages, improve User productivity, and decrease total cost of ownership of the Oracle EBS Inventory Modules. The Inventory Support Team mantra; keeping on the latest rollup patch is the fastest way to avoid SR's and to get fixes for known issues. Avoid SR's by staying on the latest RUP.

The latest RUP's:

Product Release Latest Released RUP Patch Release Date
WMS

 R12.1  Patch 20187263 Logistics Consolidated RUP11 (VERSION 12.1.1 TO 12.1.3 [RELEASE 12.1])
 December 2014
 R11.5.10  Patch 10129740 WMS RUP 20  February 2011
INV & RCV

 R12.1  Patch 20187255 Inventory Consolidated RUP11 (VERSION 12.1.1 TO 12.1.3 [RELEASE 12.1])  December 2014
 R12.0  Patch 8478486 INV and Receiving (PO): Release 12.0, Rollup Patch 7 (12.0.7)  July 2009
 R11.5.10  Patch 10111967 INV Rollup 23  July 2011
PIM

 R12.1  Patch 16226394:R12.EGO.C PIM 12.1.3.2 RUP CONSOLIDATION
 September 2013
 R12.0 8445429:R12.EGO.A R12 RUP7 PIM PATCHSET (Standalone patch only on top of 12.0.6 (6728000))
 July 2009
 R11.5.10  ROLLUP PATCH E22 (This is the last 11.5.10 rollup patch for PLM.E)
 January 2011

Reference the following resources for the above information and full RUP details, to help keep up with RUP's:
  • INV/WMS/RCV Family Patch Release History / Patchsets / RUPs (Doc ID 726226.1)
  • How To Determine the Product Information Management (PIM) Patchset and Rollup Patch Version (Doc ID 414470.1)
  • Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 Release Update Pack (RUP) (Doc ID 423541.1)

Monday Jan 05, 2015

Want to take a look (and replay) our 2014 Procurement Webcasts?

Wish you could see a Procurement webcast you missed in 2014 or replay one you found of value?  Goto Doc ID 1456150.1 and click on the 'Archived 2014' tab.  Then you can click on the 'Recording' link to replay any of our webcasts or choose the '.pdf; link to review the slide deck.

Don't miss these valuable presentations from our Subject Matter Experts!

Did Your Consolidation Journals Post Twice Recently?

General Ledger Consolidation feature allows reporting users to combine the financial results of multiple companies, disregarding the fact that the ledgers might have different chart of accounts, calendars or currencies. 

For some specific cases, where Consolidation was used along with Autopost feature, double posting occurred for the consolidation journal resulting in balances corruption. We have identified this issue and found a solution! 

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 Review this document today for more details! 

Journal Posted Twice causing balance corruption (Doc ID 1922615.1

Budgeting For The New Year? Allow Us To Help!

Budgeting is used to represent specific estimated costs and revenues for the selected period ranges. Budgetary control helps track budgeted amounts against the control budget, monitor the available funds, get a good view over future funds reservations and funds consumption. 

General Ledger(GL) provides many tools to create, maintain and track budgeted amounts; this functionality is integrated with WebAdi product, allowing the users to upload budget data from the spreadsheet files directly to GL. It's that Easy! 

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Do you think the setup required to achieve budgetary control is complicated? 

Review this document today, it provides everything you need for a good start:

Budgets and Budgetary Control - Setup and Usage (Doc ID 1928941.1

Let us help!

Friday Jan 02, 2015

Attention: The Oracle Mexico Payroll Year Begin 2015 patches have been released!

These Oracle Mexico Payroll Year Begin 2015 patches are now available on My Oracle Support:  

12.0 - 20280156:R12.PAY.A
12.1 - 20280156:R12.PAY.B
12.2 - 20280156:R12.PAY.C

Please note these patches are different from all other statutory updates (there are additional post installation steps), so please be sure to carefully read the entire patch readme before beginning to install these patches to ensure successful processing.

Highlights

  •  Minimum Wages: The new minimum wage rates effective on January 1st, 2015 were posted on December 29, 2014 in the Official Newspaper.


Year Begin 2015 Functional Readmes (Please see the patch readmes on My Oracle Support for full patch install instructions):
Document 1956089.1 - 2015 MX Payroll Year Begin Readme Rel 12.0
Document 1956099.1 - 2015 MX Payroll Year Begin Readme Rel 12.1
Document 1956100.1 - 2015 MX Payroll Year Begin Readme Rel 12.2



The mandatory prerequisite patches for Year Begin 2015 by release are as follows:

  • R12.0: HRMS Release Update Pack 11 for 12.0 (R12.HR_PF.A.DELTA.11 Patch 16077077)
  • R12.1: 12.1 HRMS Product Family Release Update Pack 7 (Patch 18004477)
  • R12.2: 12.2 HRMS Product Family Release Update Pack 4 (Patch 17050005)

For the complete R12.0.X Payroll Mandatory Patch List, see Document 941742.1
For the complete R12.1.X Payroll Mandatory Patch List, see Document 941743.1
For the complete R12.2.X Payroll Mandatory Patch List, see Document 1677134.1

For any functional or technical issues relating to these patches, please log a new Service Request with Mexico Payroll Support.

Wednesday Dec 31, 2014

Did You Check The Latest Rollup Patch for Report Manager?

Oracle Applications provide a large variety of reporting capabilities, Report Manager being one of the most powerful tools available, as it makes use of Financial Statement Generator (FSG) reports presented in a professional manner, allowing at the same time many custom options for the template and output.

No programming needed to define your own custom reports!

However in order to get the best out of this reporting tool, you should always consider upgrading the code periodically in order to include the latest implemented features and bug fixes.

Do you know what is the latest Rollup Patch for Report Manager? 

Find out now!

R12 - What Is the Latest Rollup Patch for Report Manager? (Doc ID 1952615.1

Tuesday Dec 30, 2014

Financial Reporting Using Excel? Get Some Hints!

Report Manager, as part of Oracle Applications E-Business Suite is a powerful tool allowing users to publish, store and customize reports results in order to meet complex business reporting requirements. Being integrated to work with Excel and General Ledger - Financial Statement Generator (FSG), it allows users to get a personalized look for their reports. 

Using Excel for reviewing and analyzing financial reports brings great advantages, such as:

  • making use of many Excel formatting options - bold heading, colors, pictures, logos
  • performing calculations directly on the report's output
  • presenting the report in a well-organized manner, using Excel worksheets
  • creating graphical representations of the results presented in the report output 
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Are your users familiar with Excel? Do you need to pick between Report Manager and BI Publisher? 

Best Practices for Excel-based Financial Reporting with E-Business Suite Release 12 (Doc ID 1936523.1

Check this first!

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