Monday Aug 11, 2014

Receivables: Autoaccounting Analyzer now available

Oracle Receivables has just launched our latest Analyzer, the AutoAccounting Analyzer.  This new analyzer is a self-service health-check script that reviews the current configurations and settings for your AutoAccounting set-up and provides feedback and recommendations to address errors you are encountering.  Your data is NOT altered in any way when you run the Analyzer.  It does not perform INSERTS, UPDATES or DELETES.

So how does it work?  When creating a transaction via the Transaction Form or via AutoInvoice, and AutoAccounting raises errors, this Analyzer could assist you in identifying the cause and how to fix it.  This list shows sample error messages, you may get variations of the error messages below:

  • Please complete the offset account assignments
  • Please correct the receivables account assignment
  • Please correct the revenue account assignment
  • APP-AR-42536 This transaction is associated with at least one invalid or end-dated GL Account.

Currently the AutoAccounting Analyzer handles issues with the following AutoAccounting Types, values in () are what you would enter as p_account_type_in parameter when running the Analyzer:

  • Revenue (REV)
  • Receivable (REC)
  • Unearned Revenue (OFFSET)
  • Unbilled Receivable (OFFSET)
  • AutoInvoice Clearing (OFFSET)

How do you download and use this Analyzer?  The AutoAccounting Analyzer can be run via SQL*Plus or as a Concurrent Request.  For step by step details on how to download and run see DocID: 1904785.1 Oracle Receivables AutoAccounting Analyzer

The note includes two short videos on how to install the Analyzer as well as how to use the Output of the Analyzer.

Below is a small portion of the sample output.

Thursday Apr 10, 2014

Learn All About Channel Revenue Management Rebates


Webcast: Oracle EBS Channel Revenue Management - Channel Rebates and Point of Sales: Setup and Execution of Rebates and Pricing Programs

Date: April 24, 2014 at 2.00 pm ET, 1:00 pm CT, 12.00pm MT, 11.00am PT,  7.00pm GMT, 11.30 pm IST

Get an overview of rebate design and execution from the perspective of Manufacturers, Distributors and Consumers. Tune in to this live webcast to:

  • gain insight into the usage and setup of rebates
  • get an understanding of the rebate earnings and tracking capability with integrations to Order Management and Pricing
  • understand Channel Rebates and Point of Sales module with a specific reference to the various rebate / pricing program types including Accrual, Off Invoice, Lumpsum and Volume Rebates for direct and indirect sales.
  • get an understanding of budgets and an introduction to the adjustment functions that allow execution teams to support challenging real time business situations including changes to rebate amounts, dates and products.

This will be followed by additional sessions to cover Indirect Sales Management including Chargeback capability, Third Party Accrual and Special Price Request flows. Additional sessions on accounting details and settlement flows using claims / deduction and autopay will be covered in the Accounts Receivable Deduction Settlement Module.


Details & Registration : Doc ID 1636054.1

Monday Feb 17, 2014

EBS Business Process Advisor: CRM Channel Revenue Management

The EBS CRM team are happy to announce that we've added a new document to our series of EBS Business Process Advisors: Trade Planning and Execution to Claim Settlement - EBS Business Process Advisor: CRM Channel Revenue Management [Video] (Doc ID 1602524.2).  The Advisor will be of particular interest to users of the EBS Channel Revenue Management product (formerly known as Trade Management).  It covers the full channel revenue management lifecycle, from creation and allocation of budgets and quota, through trade planning exercises and offer creation, through to the investigation and settlement of claims.

This new note has a similar layout to our earlier note (Doc ID 1589750.2: Service Request Creation to Resolution' E-Business Suite Business Process Advisor).  The note contains:

  1. Business Flow Details: details of the modules used within the flow together with a demonstration script and example setup with an explanatory video.
  2. Hotspots:  highlights areas of the business flow where data and control passes between different products, or where the underlying logic requires further explanation or clarification.
  3. Related Flows: over time the aim is to extend the library of EBS Business Process Advisor documents to cover multiple business flows.  This tab will act as a link between these by indicating directly and indirectly related business flows documents.

What are Business Process Advisor Documents?

Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) is released as a collection of separate modules with supporting material, such as Implementation and User Guides.  These tend to focus on the setup and use of an individual module without detailing how that module interacts with other related modules.  A typical implementation will include multiple modules which together provide a business flow, so there is a need to know how these modules function together.  The EBS Business Process Advisor documents assist in the modeling of specific business flows by describing the flow from a product and process perspective.

Who are they aimed at?

These notes are aimed at users and implementers to help with the understanding of the end-to-end business flow.

How you can help

Are there particular business flows that you are interested in seeing covered in an EBS Business Process Advisor document?  What do you find useful about the Business Process Advisor content and format?  Let us know by leaving a comment here, or you can mail us.


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