Tuesday Jan 21, 2014

Oracle Discrete Manufacturing Extensions for Oracle Endeca

First let's discuss Oracle® Endeca Information Discovery.  It is an enterprise data discovery platform for advanced, yet intuitive, exploration and analysis of complex and varied data. The enriched data is made available for search, discovery and analysis via interactive and configurable applications. Oracle Endeca Information Discovery enables an iterative "model-as-you-go" approach that simultaneously frees IT from the burdens of traditional data modeling and supports the broad exploration and analysis needs of business users.

Now let's discuss Oracle Discrete Manufacturing Extensions for Oracle Endeca.  It enables you to search and view dashboard metrics related to job status, job delays, component and resource shortage, quantity of scraps and rejects.  You can use the Oracle Endeca Discrete Work Order Search page to view and analyze the data using Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), performance evaluation metrics, charts, graphs, and tables. Oracle Discrete Manufacturing Extensions for Oracle Endeca Work Order Search provides:

  • Proactive response to work order issues
  • Rapid diagnosis and resolution to current issues affecting schedules from key insights
  • Accurate and fact based decisions for shopfloor
  • Improved yield, cost, and cycle time management.

For additional information on Oracle E-Business Suite Extensions for Oracle Endeca, please refer to the following:

Oracle E-Business Suite Extensions for Oracle Endeca Integration and System Administration Guide
Oracle Discrete Manufacturing Extensions for Oracle Endeca Configuration Notes, Doc ID 1470153.1




Swiss (CHE) Tax Registration Number Change Notice

Replacement VAT number six figure identification number of firms (FDI) with the VAT extension

The federal law on business identification number has changed with effect from 1 Jan 2014.  The old registration number format was 8 characters but the new format supports 19-20 characters. 

Old Behavior

The current VAT number validation format is CH + 6 digits (the six digits after the prefix should be numeric). Example: CH123456. Swiss companies can continue to use the current VAT number format until the end of 2013.

New Behavior

Effective from January 2014, there are changes in the validation of Tax Registration Number. The new VAT number validation is formatted as CHE + nine numeric positions + extension. Example: CHE-123.456.789 MWST.

The following validation is implemented.

  • CHE - is a fixed value. It represents the country code.
  • to separate the country code and the tax number portion.
  • 123.456.789 - nine numeric positions, separated by periods.
  • (Blank) - blank position that separates the numeric portion and the extension portion.
  • XXXX  : Depending on the specific part of Switzerland the company address belongs to. The three possible extensions are: MWST, TVA or IVA.

The total length of the new VAT number, therefore, can be 19 or 20 digits.

Recommendation

a) Apply Patch 15964400 as detailed in Doc ID 1521534.1 - New Swiss (CHE) Tax Registration Number

and

b) Enter/update existing tax registration number as per new format before January 2014 to avoid any user interface, reporting or data issue. The tax registration number as per old format will not be valid effective from January 2014.

You can enter the registration number using multiple navigations but the most common interface is: Tax Manager > Parties: Party Tax Profiles > Tax Registrations

Change


References

For full details on this change in legislation, please review the Federal Administration website.

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