Monday Oct 13, 2014

It's here! North American Payroll 2014 Year End Phase 1 Has Been Released!

North American Payroll Year End has begun, with the release of the 2014 Phase 1 patches, which are available now for download from My Oracle Support:

11i   -  19701970
12.0 - 19701971:R12.PAY.A
12.1 - 19701971:R12.PAY.B
12.2 - 19701971:R12.PAY.C

Here are a few highlights of this patch release:

US

  • Seeded templates provided for the 2014 Employee W-2 & Employer W-2 to be filed with the state PDF reports
  • Employee W-2 Instructions updated for 2014
  • Seeded template provided for the 2014 1099-R PDF report
  • County level data added to the Local Year End Interface Extract
  • Local W-2 (Box 18 and 19) Data added to the Year End Archive Reconciliation Report


Canada

  • Mid-year GRE change now reports correct employer EI
  • Change in calculation of QPP for employee transfers


Please see the following readmes on My Oracle Support for full details** including information on Datainstall & hrglobal requirements, Vertex Quantum Program Update 4.0 mandatory upgrade, and Annual 2014 Geocode Update:
Document 1927912.1 - Release 11i - 2014 US Payroll Year End Phase 1 Readme
Document 1927913.1 - Release 12.0 - 2014 US Payroll Year End Phase 1 Readme
Document 1927915.1 - Release 12.1.x - 2014 US Payroll Year End Phase 1 Readme
Document 1927916.1 - Release 12.2.x - 2014 US Payroll Year End Phase 1 Readme
Document 1928277.1 - Release 11i - 2014 Canadian Payroll Year End Phase 1 Readme
Document 1928280.1 - Release 12.0 - 2014 Canadian Payroll Year End Phase 1 Readme
Document 1928286.1 - Release 12.1.x - 2014 Canadian Payroll Year End Phase 1 Readme
Document 1928288.1 - Release 12.2.x - 2014 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.


Other Important Information for Year End 2014

  • 11i FP K RUP9 (Patch 17774746) is the mandatory prerequisite for End of Year 2014 for R11i customers.
  • R12.1 HRMS RUP7 (Patch 18004477) is the mandatory prerequisite for End of Year 2014 for R12.1 customers.
  • R12.2 HRMS RUP4 (Patch 17050005) is the mandatory prerequisite for End of Year 2014 for R12.2 customers.
Note: As there is no 2014 Annual RUP Release for Release 12.0 customers, R12.0 HRMS RUP11 (Patch 16077077) is the mandatory prerequisite for End of Year 2014 for R12.0 customers.


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

Tuesday Oct 29, 2013

HCM: North America: Year End Knowledge Content References

As we all know, the next couple of months will be busy ones for the Payroll and IT department in relation to preparing for Year End,as a means of assisting you to find documented knowledge in reference to North American (NA) Year End, the following reference guide has been put together:

General Knowledge:

  • Doc ID 404478.1 Americas (US, CA, MX) HCM High Priority Alert
  • Doc ID 1577601.1 North American Year End 2013 / 2014 Year Begin Patch Information and Useful Links.
    • Monitor this note as it will be updated as new information becomes available

NA Year End Processing:

Patching :

  • Document 216109.1 - Oracle Human Resources (HRMS) Payroll North America Annual Patching Schedule
  • Document 1160507.1 - Oracle E-Business Suite - Consolidated HRMS Mandatory Patch List
  • Document 1144633.1 - US Year End Patch Flow Advisor: E-Business Suite (EBS) Human Capital Management (HCM) for US Legislation patching

2013 YE Phase I Readme's

US

CA

Known Issues / How To:

Document 1527958.2 - Information Center: Oracle HRMS (US) (All Application Versions)

  • Look specifically at the US- Year End Tab for information on:
    • Year End Pre-Processor
    • 1099R
    • Federal, State, and Local Magnetic Media
    • W-2 Paper Reports
    • W-2 PDF
    • W-2 Register

Additional Resources:

Webcast:

  • Document 1455851.1 - Advisor Webcasts for Oracle E-Business Suite- Human Capital Management (HCM)
  • Document 1592483.1 - Webcast: EBS North American Payroll Year End Process Flow
      • November 20, 2013 at 3:30 pm ET, 2:30 pm CT, 1:30 pm MT, 12:30 pm PT
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