Wednesday Apr 16, 2014

Do your Cross Currency Receipts fail Create Accounting?

To view an illustration on this account and how it's used  see DocID: 969260.1

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Wednesday Apr 02, 2014

Webcast: Understanding Event Based Revenue Management & Revenue Contingencies

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Date: April 16 , 2014 at 11:00 am ET, 9:00 am MT, 4:00 pm GMT, 8:30 pm IST


This one-hour session is recommended for technical and functional users who want to learn about the new Release 12 feature, Event Based Revenue Management and use it in their business. We will review concepts, setups, technical details and provide a demonstration..

Topics will include:

  • Overview of Event Based Revenue Management
  • Contingencies
  • Revenue Policy
  • Setups
  • Technical Details

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Details & Registration: Doc ID 1614225.1

Wednesday Mar 12, 2014

Webcast: Understanding Trading Community Architecture (TCA) Customer Entities & User Interface

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ADVISOR WEBCAST: Understanding Trading Community Architecture (TCA) Customer Entities & User Interface

Date:  March 26, 2014 at 9:30 am ET, 6:30 am PT, 1:30 pm GMT

This one-hour session is recommended for technical and functional users who use the Customer Standard User Interface in Release 12. Join us to gain an understanding of the Trading Community Architecture (TCA) Customer Standard function for maintaining customer data including party relationships, customers, organizations, and locations that belong to the commercial community in the TCA Registry.

Topics will include:

  • Main entities in the Customer Data Model
  • Customer Standard User Interface (UI) HTML pages
  • Data Quality Management (DQM) functionality in the Customer UI
  • Multiple Organization Access Control (MOAC) in the Customer Standard UI
  • Trading Community Architecture (TCA) diagnostic scripts

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For more details and how to register see Doc ID 1612925.1.

Wednesday Mar 05, 2014

Webcast: Understanding & Troubleshooting Invoices With Rules & Revenue Recognition

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ADVISOR WEBCAST: Understanding & Troubleshooting Invoices With Rules & Revenue Recognition

Date:  March 19, 2014 at 11:00 am ET, 10:00 am CT, 9:00 am MT, 8:00 am PT, 3:00 pm, GMT Time (London, GMT), 8:30 pm, India Time (Mumbai, GMT+05:30)

This one-hour session is recommended for technical and functional users who would like to understand how invoices with rules and revenue recognition work. In addition to providing an overview of invoicing and accounting rules and revenue recognition, we will review underlying table data, revenue rates, deferred revenue, and provide troubleshooting tips.

Topics will include:

  • Overview of Invoicing and Accounting Rules
  • Underlying table information for Invoicing and Accounting Rules
  • Daily Revenue Rate for All Period and Partial Period
  • Deferred Revenue
  • Underlying table information for Revenue Recognition
  • Illustration of impact of running Revenue Recognition
  • Troubleshooting Tips

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For more details and how to register see Doc ID 1612600.1.

Monday Jan 06, 2014

Webcast: Understand & Resolve AutoInvoice Validation Errors With The AutoInvoice Post-Process Validation Report

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ADVISOR WEBCAST:  Understand & Resolve AutoInvoice Validation Errors With The AutoInvoice Post-Process Validation Report

Date:  January 15, 2014 at 11:00 am ET, 10:00 am CT, 9:00 am MT, 8:00 am PT

AutoInvoice validates interfaced data and rejects any invalid data. The AutoInvoice Post-Process (AIPP) Validation Report can be used to understand and rectify these validation errors. Join us to learn how to get the most from this feature packed tool! This one-hour session is recommended for technical and functional users of Oracle Receivables who use AutoInvoice to interface data from legacy or other Oracle Applications.

Topics will include:

  • Installing the AutoInvoice Post-Process Validation Report
  • Running the AIPP Validation Report
  • Maximizing efficiency using AIPP

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For more details and how to register see Doc ID 1603525.1.

Thursday Jan 02, 2014

Learn about Late Charges Functionality in Receivables

Late Charges is an area of functionality that has steadily been enhanced since it was first introduced as Finance Charges in Release 11i.  In Release 12, it now includes both interest and penalty charges, and has more flexibility in calculation, documentation and storage of the charges.  Additionally in Release 11i, users had to run the Dunning or Statement process to kick off calculation of finance charges, but in Release 12 late charges is a standalone process.



You can assess late charges against past due debit items for each customer, account, or site.  The calculation of late charges is determined by your late charge policy. You can set up your policy to control various decisions, such as whether you assess late charges, and how those late charges are calculated.  Another step of the setup defines how you want to document your late charges and present them to the customer.  The options are:

  • Adjustments
  • Debit Memos
  • Interest Invoices 

You can customize the way Late Charges are created by defining Interest Tiers and Charge Schedules, then associate these records to the customer profile.  You can define a different late charge policy per customer profile class.  When you assign a customer profile class to a customer, the late charge policy is defaulted to the customer account, but you can change those values.  You can also define a late charge policy at the site level.  Additionally, this functionality allows further customization of calculation based upon transaction types.

Use the Generate Late Charges program to calculate late charges according to your organization's defined late charge policy.  You can submit this program in Draft mode to create a batch of draft late charges that you can first review.  If you wish to amend any of the calculations, or even delete a charge, you can do this via the Late Charges batch screen.  Once you are happy with the final listing of charges, you change the status and mode of the batch and the revised charges will be applied.

Additional Resources

The following documents provide an excellent insight into this functionality:

  • Late Charges Calculation And Set Up: A Guide For Oracle Receivables Users (DocID 1269062.1)
  • How to enable additional debug messages in Generate Late Charges (ARCALATM) (DocID 985589.1)
  • FAQ: Late Charges Problems and Questions (DocID 1325078.1)


Additionally, we recorded a webcast on Late Charges Functionality, which is available for playback   (DocID 740966.1)
- Choose Oracle E-Business Suite in the List of Values
- Choose Financials
Topics included in the Webcast:
  • Overview of Late Charges Functionality
  • Defining Organizational Late Charge Policy
  • Set up Customers & Sites for Late Charges
  • Generate Late Charges
  • Run Diagnostics




Receivables Receipts Workbench Troubleshooting Assistant (Search Helper)

Have you checked out the newly updated AR TroubleShooting Assistant (search helper) for the Receipts Workbench?

Troubleshooting assistants are a user-friendly way of searching the Oracle Knowledge Base based on the problem symptoms, and quickly identifying the appropriate documents to follow to resolve the error.  They are a perfect tool for functional users to troubleshoot their problems, or for those users who may be reluctant to use the standard searching functionality.  Many products in the E-Business Suite have produced troubleshooting assistants for specific areas of functionality, and all follow the same methodology.

The Receivables Receipts Workbench provides a collection of solutions that pertain to the symptoms you indicate.  

For example, let's suppose you are having issues with applying/unapplying receipts.  Simply display the troubleshooting assistant and check the functional area in which you are experiencing the problem within Receipts Workbench, as below:


Once you have identified the functional area, you then select the symptom(s) that most closely describes your issue.  In the example below, you have noticed the following error message when you attempt to apply a receipt.

APP-AR-96024 Account generator is unable to derive information for accounts


If you select a symptom that is closely related to another symptom, even if you haven't selected the related symptom, both symptoms are highlighted in blue to flag the relationship, and to give you the opportunity to further classify and validate your issue.

As you select each symptom, the document with the most appropriate solution is displayed in the 'Solution(s)' column.  You then drill down on each of the displayed documents and review to find the answer to your issue.

Try it and see - it is really easy! 


Monday Dec 23, 2013

New Feature: UK Bank Account Modulus Validation


 In the United Kingdom (UK), Vocalink (BACS Technology partner) provides up to date details of the modulus checking methods in use for a number of UK banks and financials institutions to validate UK  Bank Account and to sort code numbers, along with the required weighting tables and sort code substitution data.  An algorithm can be used along with these tables to validate the bank account.



There are three types of modulus checks that are performed on the UK bank accounts.  

  •  Mod 10 - Standard 10 modulus check
  • Mod 11 - Standard 11 modulus check
  • DB1A1 - Double alternate modulus check

 

This feature enhances the existing UK bank account validation model by introducting modulus check validation.  A modulus check will be performed during the creation and modification of the bank accounts and will aslo be applied on the importing of bank accounts through public API's. 

When the bank accounts are entered, the system will now invoke a new modulus check, in addition to the existing length check (8 digits) for validating the UK bank accounts.  The modulus algorithm applied on the bank accounts depend on the bank sort codes and is part of the sort codes published by Vocalink.

 The solution introduces two new concurrent programs for the load and maintenance of the modulus weights table and Sorting and Substitution data file used in the validation process.  

 The feature can be disabled by using a Cash Management system profile (CE: Disable Bank Validations), and is available as a downloaded patch for Release 12.1 onwards.

To find out more about this feature, and obtain the patch, see DocId: 1563308.1


Wednesday Dec 11, 2013

Receivables Receipts Workbench Form Navigation Issue Fixed!

Oracle Support is pleased to announce a fix is available in R12.1 and later for that ANNOYING problem of not being able to use the mouse to navigate from field to field in the Receipts Workbench form.  Previously you had to use the tab function to move from field to field in this form.

 This issue was caused by the Oracle Forms Developer version, and we are delighted to tell you that the fix is now available.  

In order to determine the correct patch to download, you must first identify the version of Oracle Forms you are running.

To get the Forms Version, follow steps below:

Responsibility: Receivables Manager

Navigation: Help > About Oracle Applications

Check for Forms Server > Oracle Forms Version 

Alternatively, you can get the forms version using the following at the command line prompt:

$ORACLE_HOME/bin/frmcmp_batch | grep Forms | grep Version 

Once you have identified this version, please review DocID 873720.1 for further instructions

Tuesday Nov 26, 2013

Easily Understand Oracle Loans Tables – Oracle Loans Diagnostic Just Released!

Oracle Loans Diagnostic Patch 17835988 has been released to My Oracle Support for download and use with Release 12.  Using Loan ID and Responsibility ID as input parameters, the Loans Diagnostic provides details for the related loans.

Monday Nov 25, 2013

Webcast: R12: Business Flow Accounting In Financials Accounting Hub (FAH)

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ADVISOR WEBCAST: R12: Business Flow Accounting In Financials Accounting Hub (FAH)

Date:  December 12, 2013 at 11:00 am ET, 10:00 am CT, 9:00 am MT, 8:00 am PT

Oracle Financials Accounting Hub (FAH) is used to account for third party transactions. The Business Flow Accounting feature of FAH allows the accounting of downstream transactions (i.e., payments) to be derived based on the accounting of upstream transactions (i.e., invoices). Our discussion will focus on how to utilize Business Flow Accounting in FAH. This session is recommended for technical and functional users who have a basic understanding of the components FAH and want to learn about the Business Flow Accounting feature of FAH. We recommend reviewing Doc ID 1465987.1, Accounting for Transactions from a Custom Application Using R12 FAH, prior to the webcast.

Topics will include:

  •     Relevant Fundamentals of FAH
  •     How to use Business Flow Accounting feature of FAH to account for logically related third party transactions
  •     Demonstration of Business Flow Accounting
  •     Drill down to Subledger Accounting from General Ledger

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For more details and how to register see Doc ID 1596331.1.

Tuesday Nov 12, 2013

Have you Been Missing the 'About This Record' Functionality on the Customer Form...?

Do you have fond memories of the 'Help -> About This Record'  functionality that used to be available in the old Customer form - when it was a form, and not a java html screen?  Back in Release 11i, we had the ability to identify when the customer record had last been updated and by whom.  When some forms were replaced by Java HTML screens, you could identify some of this information via the 'About this Page' hyperlink at the bottom left hand corner of the HTML page.  You could enable this by enabling the FND: Diagnostics profile option, but many customers found this had an adverse effect on performance and additionally was not user-friendly.  

Our customers tell us that this feature was widely used to identify owner/update information in many business processes, including auditing, customer entry/update, research and testing.  There have been various efforts to revert this feature by customising java pages, but this was not fully successful in some cases. 

Oracle Support is happy to announce that this functionality has now been included in the Customer screens in Release 12.2 onwards.  

You will be able to query the record history at customer level, at site level, at site address levels and for all tabs relating to the customer.


Simply click on the 'Record History' icon, available in the Record History column on a summary screen, or via the same icon on the individual detail screen to display the following information:

  • Last Updated Date:
  • Last Updated By
  • Creation Date
  • Created By
  • Last Update Login

Thursday Oct 31, 2013

Webcast: Oracle Loans Overview - Features, Demonstration & Data Model

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Date:  November 13, 2013 at 10 am ET, 9 am CT, 8 am MT, 7 am PT

Come learn about Oracle Loans features & data model.  This one-hour session is recommended for technical and functional users who use or are planning to use Oracle Loans.

Topics will include:
  •     Definition and feature summary
  •     Key business concepts for Oracle Loans
  •     Direct Loans demonstration
  •     Introduction to the Loans data model
Bring your questions!

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For more details on how to register, see Doc ID 1590843.1.

 Remember that you can access a full listing of all future webcasts as well as replays from Doc ID 7409661.1.

Thursday Oct 10, 2013

Webcast: Receivables Release 12 Late Charges Functionality

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Webcast: Receivables Release 12 Late Charges Functionality

Date: October 23, 2013 at 11 am ET, 10 am CT, 9 am MT, 8 am PT

Have you got questions about the Receivables Late Charges functionality? This one-hour session is recommended for technical and functional users who use the Late Charges functionality in Oracle Receivables.

Topics will include:

  • Overview of Late Charges Functionality
  • Defining Organizational Late Charge Policy
  • Set up Customers & Sites for Late Charges
  • Generate Late Charges
  • Run Diagnostics

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For more details and how to register see Doc ID 1581280.1

Tuesday Sep 03, 2013

AR Webcast: Tracking the Dataflow Through Important Receipts Tables

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Webcast: Tracking the Dataflow Through Important Receipts Tables

Date: September 11, 2013 at 11 am ET, 10 am CT, 9 am MT, 8 am PT

Just where does all that Receipts data go?  Join us 11-Sep-13 to find out!  This one-hour session is recommended for technical and functional users who would like to gain insight into the technical data flow between important receipt related tables.

Topics will include:

  • Receipt Data Model
  • Flow of data between various receipt tables when different actions are performed

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For more details and how to register see Doc ID 1574830.1

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