UPDATE OF PATCHING OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS
As in previous years Oracle will endeavor to have the
minimal number of patches over the months leading up to 30 June. However this
year as there are a couple of large legislative changes there will be more than
in past years.
Changes from 1 July 2014 (Only available on 12.0
& 12.1+ )
As in previous years there will be a patch released
around the end of May early June with changes from 1 July 2014. As these
changes are dependent on the May budget exact timing cannot be provided till
after the budget.
Current known changes (pending changes in budget)
change to Medicare Levy rate and SGC rate (this may delayed for 2 years)
Gender Equality Reporting (Only available on 12.1+ )
An off cycle patch for Gender Equality reporting is
scheduled to be available at the end of March. A white paper will be available
on My Oracle Support at the same time.
SuperStream (Only available on 12.1+ )
Oracle has decided to release two patches for
SuperStream to allow customers as much time as possible to complete data
capture and update their current solution.
– scheduled end of April. This will include data capture and superannuation
processing in payroll. A high level solution overview for data capture and
processing will be available in the next week or so to provide customers with
as much information as possible before patch release.
Patch 2 –
scheduled late June. This will include generation of XBRL file. (One XBRL file
per super fund will be required)
A white paper will be available on My Oracle Support
on the complete SuperStream solution around the end of April
Software developers and super clearing houses/super
funds are currently working on a standard CSV file format. If this is finalized
in time Oracle will also be providing a CSV file format which will be accepted
by a large number of clearing houses and funds. However, the CSV file format
can only be accepted for the transitional period by funds. If customers wanted
to continue using this format past the transitional period they would require a
third party to convert the information to the new SuperStream format.
Please contact your super funds and clearing houses to see if they will
be accepting this file format. The delivery of this is unable to be determined
at this point as the ATO is still defining the file format. This may not be
available in Oracle till after 1 July 2014. Oracle will continue to
communicate to customers as we move forward. As previously stated customers
should be working with their super funds and super clearing houses as
SuperStream delivery relies on them as well.