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  • With these statistics in mind, I’m excited to share the value release 12 has for our current customers and the market. I’ll begin by sharing what’s on the minds of today’s CFO. Then, I’ll share what you need to know about Release 12, providing you an overview of key architecture components and highlight what’s new in each of the business processes I’ll answer the question – why should customers upgrade, what’s in it for them I’ll provide a comparison of Release 12 to SAP MyERP Then lastly, I’ll point you to resources and people for more information.
  • With these statistics in mind, I’m excited to share the value release 12 has for our current customers and the market. I’ll begin by sharing what’s on the minds of today’s CFO. Then, I’ll share what you need to know about Release 12, providing you an overview of key architecture components and highlight what’s new in each of the business processes I’ll answer the question – why should customers upgrade, what’s in it for them I’ll provide a comparison of Release 12 to SAP MyERP Then lastly, I’ll point you to resources and people for more information.
  • Answers the question in a very public way WHY release R12. Emphasizes GA date. If asked, do not have metrics on number of customer on R12.
  • This is a summary of What our constituants (Our Customers) were and are saying about the business environment. Mainly that it is Simple, Regulations and Compliance are NOT important and Standardization will not save money. Being synical, of course. Message about Regulation in business. You think the financial crisis won’t drive compliance issues.
  • Virtually all senior executives of large, U.S.-based companies (85 percent) report that high-performing finance departments are a strategic weapon in their industry--including 56 percent saying "definitely," and 29 percent "probably." Only nine percent disagree, with another six percent uncertain. Source: PWC Finance functions are seeking to transform themselves from transaction processors into strategic advisors to the business. -- Gartner, CFO Finance System Priorities Through 2009, August 2006 What is on the minds of CFOs today? The world’s top corporate CEOs say their primary objective has shifted from cost-cutting to revenue growth. However, corporate demands on Finance are not letting up. Their directive is to drive revenue grow while maintaining costs in an ever more complex, global and regulated environment. So, the CFOs find themselves focusing on dealing with the complexities that come with operating globally, while driving costs down. That’s a tough job when globalization creates complexity. While most Finance organizations have met the requirements for SOX, regulations are evolving around the globe and in certain industries. The cost of compliance has escalated. Attention has turned from basic compliance (comply or die) to the question of how to lower the cost of compliance and leverage compliance investments to enhance business performance. Through acquisition and global growth, many organizations have ended up with inconsistent business processes and a patch work of systems that inhibits efficiency, increases risk and fails to provide enterprise visibility into measures and results. On top of this, the complexity of operating in highly competitive, global economy with ever more regulation mean that managing this complexity – finding a way to simplify and standardize has become critical to enabling a platform for growth. How will you grow your business this year and in the coming years? You can be an even more significant contributor to the growth of your organization, developing best-practices that can be adopted throughout the company The good news is that there is continued signs of global economic recovery. In fact, 80% of the world’s top corporate CEOs say their primary objective has shifted from cost-cutting to revenue growth. However, corporate demands on Finance are not letting up. Their directive is to drive revenue grow while maintaining costs in an ever more complex, global and regulated environment. CEOs and Boards are looking to Finance to provide the analysis and metrics for grow of the business overall – whether by organic innovation or by acquisition and to play a role as advisors to individual business units. To satisfy this demand, CFOs are embedding Finance in the line, advising on business plans and metrics, providing analysis and delivering the data that illuminates potential areas for revenue growth or efficiencies. While most Finance organizations have met the requirements for SOX, regulations are evolving around the globe and in certain industries. The cost of compliance has escalated. Attention has turned from basic compliance (comply or die) to the question of how to lower the cost of compliance and leverage compliance investments to enhance business performance. Through acquisition and global growth, many organizations have ended up with inconsistent business processes, incomparable units of measure and definitions and a patch work of systems that inhibits efficiency, increases risk and fails to provide enterprise visibility into measures and results. On top of this, the complexity of operating in highly competitive, global economy with ever more regulation mean that managing this complexity – finding a way to simplify and standardize has become critical to enabling a platform for growth.
  • Slide addresses the issues that CFO’s are seeing and to the right, what is needed to AFFECT change.
  • With these statistics in mind, I’m excited to share the value release 12 has for our current customers and the market. I’ll begin by sharing what’s on the minds of today’s CFO. Then, I’ll share what you need to know about Release 12, providing you an overview of key architecture components and highlight what’s new in each of the business processes I’ll answer the question – why should customers upgrade, what’s in it for them I’ll provide a comparison of Release 12 to SAP MyERP Then lastly, I’ll point you to resources and people for more information.
  • Now that we’ve set the stage with the biggest challenges that CFOs are dealing with today, let’s look at how Financials Release 12 can help. Release 12 is defined as “The Global Business Release”. When we defined Release 12 as a global release, we’re not just using global from a geographic perspective, but also from a comprehensive perspective, the breadth and depth release 12 offers our customers across industries and business functions. Nearly half of senior executives say that simplification is driving the Finance agenda today, including standardizing operating practices, controls, policies, rules, and finance systems. The heart of Financials Release 12 is enabling businesses to work globally, whether this is across applications, divisions, or regions. The new architecture and enhancements in Financials Release 12 enable businesses to standardize accounting and tax rules with centralized setup and maintenance that is also highly flexible to meet diverse global financial reporting requirements. We continue to invest in best practices across the financial business flows, and we offer customers a comprehensive compliance platform. Financials Release 12 helps your organization think globally to make the right decisions. We offer performance management applications to monitor your performance against strategic goals, to create plans, budgets and forecasts, and to measure and optimize profitability. We provide business intelligence tools to help analyze every aspect of your performance. With R12 it’s never been easier to have information at your fingertips for making better business decisions. Lastly, manage globally. Whether it’s around integration, data management or reporting, Release 12 will make it easier and less expensive for customers to implement , manage, and scale global applications, ultimately improving the overall ownership experience.
  • This new global financial architecture is the result of several years of work and can be illustrated like this. Multiple Ledgers represents the new and improved ledger architecture that directly supports faster, simpler period end closing. At the top, you see the new General Ledger model. Sets of Books have been replaced by Ledgers within Ledger Sets. A ledger, is specifically the general accounting for a company. Now, opening and closing, calendar management, and reporting move to the Ledger Set rather than the individual ledger. And: you can write accounting adjustments across the ledger set, and the results will be posted into the individual ledgers. Centralized Architecture We’ve also provided a centralized architecture which allows you to not only centralize core features but also creates standardization across the enterprise. This centralized architecture offers greater control in 4 areas: an extremely powerful accounting engine for all subsystem accounting, a new bank and payments module, a robust intercompany system, and a very powerful global tax engine Role-based Access Control to Operating Units Lastly, you’ll see how a singe responsibility can not only access data across operating units, but can also execute a set of actions across operating units. We’ll look at each one of these key areas in detail in the next few slides. SLA – Centralized repository and engine for all transaction processing. Subledger Accounting enables you to create multiple accounting entries. Writes a full accounting entry for every subledger transaction (full debit and credit). Controls all aspects of journal entries. Because of the information captured, reconciliation is considerably easier. Full drilldown delivers auditable and transparent entries. Rule-based accounting engine, toolset & repository supporting both Oracle E-Business Suite and external modules. SLA is a toolset, engine, and repository for centralized accounting processing. Very simply put, this means that SLA provides the ability to set up journal creation rules and creates journal entries according to multiple different accounting methods simultaneously. There are many options and advanced features that facilitate the entire accounting process. To name a few: Converting foreign currency journals into the functional currency, Calculating exchange rate gain/loss, Scheduling the automatic recognition of deferred revenue and expenses across the relevant accounting periods, Supporting automatic accrual reversals, Tracking versions and effective dates on rules, Processing a subset of transactions at a time, based on transaction type, Enabling straight through accounting processing generating journal entries straight from the transaction view to posting to general ledger at the single click of a button, Allowing testing of rule setup by what-if type of analysis with draft accounting, Allows multiple accounting representations for a single business event, resolving conflicts between corporate and local fiscal accounting requirements Retains the most granular level of detail in the subledger accounting model, with different summarization options in the General Ledger, allowing full auditability and reconciliation A major benefit that SLA brings in R12 is the ability to retain the full link between transaction and accounting data for all modules, and thus allow auditability. The accounting SLA creates is strongly tied to the underlying transactions. Introduces a common data model and UI across subledgers, replaces various disparate 11i setups, providing single source of truth for financial and management analysis SLA tracks how the journal entry is built from a transaction. On the left side of the screen, we are seeing an invoice for two items, freight and tax. On the right, we are seeing 2 entries created: one on the US corporate ledger and on the FR statutory ledger. The expense entry is created for the two item lines of the invoice. The following two lines for freight and tax respectively. The rules have been setup to summarize all and create a single liability entry. We could also configure the rule so that 3 or 4 separate liability lines were created. SLA stores, and allows tracking how each line of the invoice contributed to the journal entry. Benefits: Streamlined setup and maintenance Faster, easier reconciliation Corporate rules = Accounting standardization Improved local compliance Automate “apples to apples” adjustments Improved auditability and internal control Real-time straight-through processing in subledgers Features: Accounting Rules – all elements user driven Subledger Daybooks (Journals) & Balancing Reports, inquiries, open items Multiple Representations in a single instance National Statutory vs. Parent GAAP (US, IAS/IFRS) Currency, Chart, Convention, Calendar: all can differ Reporting Currency – currency only is different Common Posting to GL Ledgers Real-Time or any frequency Benefits: Streamlined setup and maintenance Faster, easier reconciliation Corporate rules = Accounting standardization Improved local compliance Automate “apples to apples” adjustments Improved auditability and internal control Real-time straight-through processing in subledgers
  • R12 is largely a Financials Release. We’ve made some significant changes to the Fins Architecture. However, GL is still the center of the universe.
  • Layer of control between the Transaction and the the transaction record
  • Use slide to discuss What? Use this slide to discuss Benefits and changes as well. - SOB Now Ledgers - Role Based Access (may have heard MOAC) - Central Rules across your organization - New emphasis on Legal Entity (owns Banks,, assign OU;s) - From a Governance and Compliance perspective, Your setups are now centralized, not scattered across OU’s - Provides capability for a Thin GL - Greater Auditability and Transaparency. - Enables Shared Services with Role Based Security Changes. Consider using the slide to transition into your Fins Demo or at least GL and Accounting. Could transistion to JE’s Chart and Accounting Flexfield LE Set up and Org Banks and Payments Tax Intercompany Receivables, Projects, Payables Ledger and Ledger Sets Multi-Org Access Control Subledger Accounting Tax Engine Intercompany Bank Model Define a Secondary Ledger when one or more of the following differ between Corporate and Statutory Reporting: Char, Currency, Calendar, Accounting Method Let’s begin by taking a look at the new and improved ledger structure. Ledgers are defined the 4 C’s: COAs, Calendars, Conventions (accounting) and Currencies Ledgers – each one is separate. SOBs are gone in R12, Ledgers replace SOBs. Data is in the Ledger, and the management is in the Ledger Set. Many Ledgers in one set: Open and close as one Report totals and details as one Translate currencies within the set Make entries across the set Dual ledgers can be complete or adjustments only. Multiple Ledgers can also be used to represent currencies, or for management reporting. Immediate opportunity after upgrade. The next thing is to start working your Ledgers into Ledgers Sets. They do need to share a common COA and calendar so this is an opportunity (if you haven’t already done so) to standard on a single global COA. I’ve spoken to organizations that have 60 SOBs or over 100, they’re ideal candidates for taking advantage of Ledgers Sets. Eliminates manual workarounds which minimized mistakes Internal control and compliance with multiple accounting policies through user-defined accounting rules Single source of truth for all subsystem accounting activity with a common data model and repository Accounting, reconciliation and reporting facilitated by centralized data model Streamline closing process with common posting engine Auditable and transparent entries accessible with full drilldown Ledger Set has same Chart and calendar. This new global financial architecture is the result of several years of work and can be illustrated like this. Multiple Ledgers represents the new and improved ledger architecture that directly supports faster, simpler period end closing. At the top, you see the new General Ledger model. Sets of Books have been replaced by Ledgers within Ledger Sets. A ledger, is specifically the general accounting for a company. Now, opening and closing, calendar management, and reporting move to the Ledger Set rather than the individual ledger. And: you can write accounting adjustments across the ledger set, and the results will be posted into the individual ledgers. Centralized Architecture We’ve also provided a centralized architecture which allows you to not only centralize core features but also creates standardization across the enterprise. This centralized architecture offers greater control in 4 areas: an extremely powerful accounting engine for all subsystem accounting, a new bank and payments module, a robust intercompany system, and a very powerful global tax engine Role-based Access Control to Operating Units Lastly, you’ll see how a singe responsibility can not only access data across operating units, but can also execute a set of actions across operating units. We’ll look at each one of these key areas in detail in the next few slides. SLA – Centralized repository and engine for all transaction processing. Subledger Accounting enables you to create multiple accounting entries. Writes a full accounting entry for every subledger transaction (full debit and credit). Controls all aspects of journal entries. Because of the information captured, reconciliation is considerably easier. Full drilldown delivers auditable and transparent entries. Rule-based accounting engine, toolset & repository supporting both Oracle E-Business Suite and external modules. SLA is a toolset, engine, and repository for centralized accounting processing. Very simply put, this means that SLA provides the ability to set up journal creation rules and creates journal entries according to multiple different accounting methods simultaneously. There are many options and advanced features that facilitate the entire accounting process. To name a few: Converting foreign currency journals into the functional currency, Calculating exchange rate gain/loss, Scheduling the automatic recognition of deferred revenue and expenses across the relevant accounting periods, Supporting automatic accrual reversals, Tracking versions and effective dates on rules, Processing a subset of transactions at a time, based on transaction type, Enabling straight through accounting processing generating journal entries straight from the transaction view to posting to general ledger at the single click of a button, Allowing testing of rule setup by what-if type of analysis with draft accounting, Allows multiple accounting representations for a single business event, resolving conflicts between corporate and local fiscal accounting requirements Retains the most granular level of detail in the subledger accounting model, with different summarization options in the General Ledger, allowing full auditability and reconciliation A major benefit that SLA brings in R12 is the ability to retain the full link between transaction and accounting data for all modules, and thus allow auditability. The accounting SLA creates is strongly tied to the underlying transactions. Introduces a common data model and UI across subledgers, replaces various disparate 11i setups, providing single source of truth for financial and management analysis SLA tracks how the journal entry is built from a transaction. On the left side of the screen, we are seeing an invoice for two items, freight and tax. On the right, we are seeing 2 entries created: one on the US corporate ledger and on the FR statutory ledger. The expense entry is created for the two item lines of the invoice. The following two lines for freight and tax respectively. The rules have been setup to summarize all and create a single liability entry. We could also configure the rule so that 3 or 4 separate liability lines were created. SLA stores, and allows tracking how each line of the invoice contributed to the journal entry. Benefits: Streamlined setup and maintenance Faster, easier reconciliation Corporate rules = Accounting standardization Improved local compliance Automate “apples to apples” adjustments Improved auditability and internal control Real-time straight-through processing in subledgers Features: Accounting Rules – all elements user driven Subledger Daybooks (Journals) & Balancing Reports, inquiries, open items Multiple Representations in a single instance National Statutory vs. Parent GAAP (US, IAS/IFRS) Currency, Chart, Convention, Calendar: all can differ Reporting Currency – currency only is different Common Posting to GL Ledgers Real-Time or any frequency Benefits: Streamlined setup and maintenance Faster, easier reconciliation Corporate rules = Accounting standardization Improved local compliance Automate “apples to apples” adjustments Improved auditability and internal control Real-time straight-through processing in subledgers
  • Level Set the Audience and begin discussing the Centralized Accounting engine and what does.
  • SLA – Centralized repository and engine for all transaction processing. Subledger Accounting enables you to create multiple accounting entries. Writes a full accounting entry for every subledger transaction (full debit and credit). Controls all aspects of journal entries. Because of the information captured, reconciliation is considerably easier. Full drilldown delivers auditable and transparent entries. Rule-based accounting engine, toolset & repository supporting both Oracle E-Business Suite and external modules. SLA is a toolset, engine, and repository for centralized accounting processing. Very simply put, this means that SLA provides the ability to set up journal creation rules and creates journal entries according to multiple different accounting methods simultaneously. There are many options and advanced features that facilitate the entire accounting process. To name a few: Converting foreign currency journals into the functional currency, Calculating exchange rate gain/loss, Scheduling the automatic recognition of deferred revenue and expenses across the relevant accounting periods, Supporting automatic accrual reversals, Tracking versions and effective dates on rules, Processing a subset of transactions at a time, based on transaction type, Enabling straight through accounting processing generating journal entries straight from the transaction view to posting to general ledger at the single click of a button, Allowing testing of rule setup by what-if type of analysis with draft accounting, Allows multiple accounting representations for a single business event, resolving conflicts between corporate and local fiscal accounting requirements Retains the most granular level of detail in the subledger accounting model, with different summarization options in the General Ledger, allowing full auditability and reconciliation A major benefit that SLA brings in R12 is the ability to retain the full link between transaction and accounting data for all modules, and thus allow auditability. The accounting SLA creates is strongly tied to the underlying transactions. Introduces a common data model and UI across subledgers, replaces various disparate 11i setups, providing single source of truth for financial and management analysis SLA tracks how the journal entry is built from a transaction. On the left side of the screen, we are seeing an invoice for two items, freight and tax. On the right, we are seeing 2 entries created: one on the US corporate ledger and on the FR statutory ledger. The expense entry is created for the two item lines of the invoice. The following two lines for freight and tax respectively. The rules have been setup to summarize all and create a single liability entry. We could also configure the rule so that 3 or 4 separate liability lines were created. SLA stores, and allows tracking how each line of the invoice contributed to the journal entry. Benefits: Streamlined setup and maintenance Faster, easier reconciliation Corporate rules = Accounting standardization Improved local compliance Automate “apples to apples” adjustments Improved auditability and internal control Real-time straight-through processing in subledgers Features: Accounting Rules – all elements user driven Subledger Daybooks (Journals) & Balancing Reports, inquiries, open items Multiple Representations in a single instance National Statutory vs. Parent GAAP (US, IAS/IFRS) Currency, Chart, Convention, Calendar: all can differ Reporting Currency – currency only is different Common Posting to GL Ledgers Real-Time or any frequency Benefits: Streamlined setup and maintenance Faster, easier reconciliation Corporate rules = Accounting standardization Improved local compliance Automate “apples to apples” adjustments Improved auditability and internal control Real-time straight-through processing in subledgers
  • Shows the flow of transactions from sub ledgers to throught SLA to GL Also shows various actians that can take place in SLA. Eg.: customer profitability!
  • Just shows thin GL capability
  • The first area is the new ledger architecture. I’ll use this slide to familiarize you with a few key concepts. Ledgers have 4 C’s: Accounting Conventions, COAs, Calendars, and Currencies. A ledger can also have a reporting currency. Each Ledgers is separate. SOBs are gone in R12, Ledgers replace SOBs. Data is stored in the Ledger, and the management is in the Ledger Set. Many Ledgers in one set: Open and close as one Report totals and details as one Translate currencies within the set Make entries across the set Immediate opportunity after upgrade. The next thing is to start working your Ledgers into Ledgers Sets. They do need to share a common COA and calendar so this is an opportunity (if you haven’t already done so) to standard on a single global COA. I’ve spoken to organizations that have 60 SOBs or over 100, they’re ideal candidates for taking advantage of Ledgers Sets. Eliminates manual workarounds which minimized mistakes
  • Example of operational tasks I can now do across Ledgers (SOB’s) using Ledger Set technology: Also open and close periods Perform translations & revaluations. Submit Std reports Create and generate FSG’s
  • In 11i, the accounting setup takes 5 tabs to accommodate all of the fields, rules and options. There’s also multiple steps required to assign a set of books and specify conversion options and rules.
  • Bank Accounts can be shared by customers and suppliers
  • We’ve changed the bank model so that a Legal Entity can own a bank account and different Operating Units can access it or be serviced by that bank account, we’ve separated the bank account from the Operating Unit. Bank accts are striped by LE's not OU's. Transactions (ap invoices, ap payments) are striped by OU's. So the bank account is used by OU-based transactions, but OU's are meaningless to the bank account itself.
  • And you can pay bills in different OUs with one bank instruction. Payments have been separated from payables and centralized so that any product that requires paymenting functionality will use Oracle Payments (which is included as part of E-Business Suite Financials) As the new central payment engine, Oracle Payments processes invoice payments from Oracle Payables, bank account transfers from Oracle Cash Management, and settlements against credit cards and bank accounts from Oracle Receivables. Oracle Payments provides the infrastructure needed to connect these applications and others with third party payment systems and financial institutions. Now looking at a shared service center payment, some setup is required. You’ll need to define the intercompany payment and connect it to the intercompany API. Since we have various options here and we don’t know how you’ve set that up, we don’t do that out of the box. You do need to setup your subledger accounting to do this. You’ll next select the invoices from different Operating Units. So the shared service center person, using MOAC will go into different Operating Units and select different invoices. Will create payment batches for each OU and then send off to Payments Payments will combine those payment batches into one instruction to the bank (with the correct formatting for that bank) which will disburse the money. Separate payment will be processed in each operating unit
  • Each day, enterprise treasury activities generate a high volume of bank transactions. Accurate reconciliation of these activities is essential to guard against errors that can result in significant costs to your company. Oracle's Cash and Treasury Management solution automates your entire reconciliation process - from recording bank-initiated activities to generating accounting entries. You can reconcile bank statements with payments, receipts, and journal entries from the Oracle E-Business Suite and external systems. You can also identify and resolve exceptions, manage bank errors, and even monitor fraud by comparing bank-reported activities to your actual system transactions. With timely reconciliation, you will protect your company's bottom-line and save time and money.
  • Cash Positioning is a planning tool that helps you view your daily cash position by bank accounts, cash pools, and currencies, allowing you to project your cash needs and evaluate your company’s liquidity position. There is a cash position worksheet, which allows a lot of flexibility in the selection of sources to be included in the cash position. The worksheet allows you to define the cash flow sources and the applicable selection parameters that you want to include in your cash position. The cash positioning module allows you to include actual cash flows from Oracle Payables, Oracle Receivables, Oracle Treasury, Oracle Cash Management and Oracle Payroll, to generate your daily cash position. You can also include intra-day transactions that have been loaded and imported from the bank into Oracle Cash Management, user-defined inflows and outflows and data from your legacy systems through the External Cash Flow Open Interface. If you are frequently moving cash between internal bank accounts rather than borrowing on the open market in order to offset potential deficit, Cash Leveling functionality allows you to create multiple internal bank account transfers automatically, subject to predefined rules.
  • Finally the details of all not worthy transactions are recorded in the Tax Repository which forms the source for transaction tax reporting. Reporting will take advantage of the new reporting strategy, more on that later.
  • Regime to rate flow. Expand all here.
  • The next key business function that has been centralized is surrounding tax. Business Drivers: Global Marketplace brings these external pressures: Cross border transactions Varied and complex tax legislation worldwide Local Compliance Requirements: Strictly enforced recording & reporting requirements High level of local law changes for exceptions and special rates, new taxes On the other hand, having Global Operations implies internal demands such as Operational Efficiency Automation Global Shared Service Centers Global Knowledge Management Risk Management From actively listening to customers, the following challenges were identified: Manual Processes Information Fragmentation Complexity Global Expertise Constantly Changing Audit Cost Risk - Underpaying Tax Inefficiency – Overpaying Tax So we built a solution that offers the following benefits: Operational Efficiency Global Management, Local Compliance Information Visibility
  • Payables/Purchasing: By representing Suppliers as part of the trading community, you have access to many of the features provided by TCA. This new user interface for Suppliers presents a clear distinction between the supplier’s company details and terms and controls for the trading relationship. Managing the attributes specific to particular functional areas such as Oracle Payables, Purchasing and Receiving can be controlled with the use of Function Security. Adding new locations or relationships with additional operating units is streamlined. Additional tax and legal registrations provide key information to meet your reporting and compliance needs. Tailor a quick update page with those values most often updated for even faster maintenance. As part of the standardization, banks and branches are represented as parties in TCA. The new Supplier UI allows you to tie bank account to the party for reuse in other relationships with that trading partner. E-Business Tax: User interfaces are provided to create and manage a foundation of geographies and geographical hierarchies for the purpose of tax validation. Once the foundation of geographies is established, tax administrators can define flexible zones without impacting the underlying geographies themselves. Oracle Payments: Oracle Payments serves as a payment data repository on top of the Trading Community Architecture (TCA) data model. The TCA model holds the party information. Oracle Payments then stores all of the party’s payment information and its payment instruments (such as credit cards and bank accounts). In release 11i, this information was held separately in different applications such as in the Oracle Purchasing supplier and the Oracle Payables bank account entities. This common repository for payment data provides improved data security by allowing central encryption management and masking control of payment instrument information. Cash Management: Bank Account Model: Overall, the set up, maintenance, and control of all internal bank account information is much easier and more reliable with this new feature. It provides a single access point for defining and managing internal bank accounts for Oracle Payables, Oracle Receivables, Oracle Payroll, Oracle Cash Management, and Oracle Treasury. Bank account access for each application is explicit for internal security and control purposes. Each account is associated with a Bank and Bank Branch defined in Oracle’s common Trading Community Architecture (TCA).
  • There are two very distinct features in E-Business Suite Release 12: Automatic Balancing – part of the accounting process to balance out-of-balance journals by adding intercompany (or due to/due from) entries – when BSVs are out of balance. We refer to this as transaction-level balancing. Manual Intercompany Transaction entry – a user creates a transaction for a something they want to charge We’ve dramatically improved our intercompany capabilities. GIS has been replaced with AGIS (Advanced Global Intercompany System). GIS used to be bundled with GL but in R12 has been removed from GL and is now bundled with E-Business Suite Financials. Generate subledger invoices, if you don’t need invoices you can just create journals. Supports multi-party transactions, so you can establish the root You can control the entries by close calendar (assists in speeding up the close process) Performs automatic matching at the invoice level Also provide a wonderful set of intercompany reconciliation reports In 11, balancing journal entries were generated at posting time by the GL posting routine In R12, the Balancing Routine (balancing API is called by GL and SLA): Generates balancing accounting entries for subledger journal entries at time accounting is created Generates balancing journal entries at posting time for all other journals Balancing Benefits: Centralized set up of Intercompany and Intracompany Accounts so these transactions can more easily be controlled, monitored and reconciled Balancing accounting lines are generated in the subledgers (AP, AR etc.) giving better information and speeding reconciliation Minimal manual intervention required reduces attention needed by finance staff, freeing resources to work on more value add activities
  • This section shows the total balances of the transactions that have taken place between 2 legal entities. These balances are derived for the intercompany accounts setup between Vision Sweden and Vision Norway
  • Now we can see by source – easy to see visually which sources are out or have problems and need further investigation.
  • Similarly you can drill into the detail of the sub ledger journals.
  • The third and final area of the new architecture is around role-based access delivering increased productivity to shared services operations. In 11.5.10 and prior, if there were three legal entities in these countries, we’d have three operating units, and consequently three responsibilities, one responsibility for each unit. In Release 12, we only need one responsibility. A responsibility, based on the user’s role, can be given access to many Operating Units. It isn’t just a question of the saving of clicks in logging off an OU, and on to another. Processes exploit MOAC too! MOAC – can now cross Operating Units. Responsibilities are combined into one in order to run processes for multiple operating units. Assign Many OUs to 1 Responsibility - Deploying MOAC enabled features, for example accounting, billing, procurement, etc. Immediate opportunity after upgrade. First thing to exploit is to assign many OUs to one responsibility enabling MOAC, which starts some shared services functionality in your subledgers.
  • XML Publisher offers configurable professional reporting. In fact, Financials has moved much of its standard reporting to the extract and template model, offering increased efficiency to our customers compliance with local reporting obligations. XML Publisher enables customers to utilize a set of familiar desktop tools to create and maintain their own report formats based on XML data extracts from their existing Oracle Applications concurrent request programs. At runtime, XML Publisher merges the custom templates with the concurrent request data extracts to generate output in PDF, HTML, RTF, EXCEL (HTML), or even text for use with EFT and EDI transmissions. The flexibility of XML Publisher is a result of the separation of the presentation of the report from its data structure. The collection of the data is still handled by your concurrent request, but now you can design and control how the report outputs will be presented in separate template files. At runtime, the concurrent manager’s output post processor calls XML Publisher to merge your designed template files with the report data to create rich, published documents in PDF that can support Publishing Concurrent Requests with XML Publisher colors, images, font styles, headers and footers, and countless other formatting options. Or, you can choose to display your output in HTML, load your data to a spreadsheet, or generate flat text files to transmit via EFT or EDI to your business partners. While you use your own desktop tools to design your templates, XML Publisher provides the Template Manager to register and maintain report templates and their data sources. Once both have been registered, simply run the report through the concurrent manager’s standard request submission to generate your customized output.
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  • Take the opportunity to ask question to the audience?
  • So why should customers consider an upgrade To Release 12? Upgrade Strategy – Release 12 allows customers to uptake features at their own pace. In fact, customers could upgrade to Release 12 and function just the way they’re functioning now in 11.5.10 for example. There are some features that they’ll get immediate benefit from like MOAC, they can assign many OUs to one responsibility enabling MOAC, which starts some shared services functionality in your subledgers. Other features like Subledger Accounting will require organizations to do some planning and setup, but they can do that when they’re ready. There’s significant return on investment with the immediate value and benefit organizations will receive from the standardization and centralization of key business functions like tax, payments and accounting. Also, if you’re not aware, there’s a program called the Strategic Implementation Program that will work closely with 10 -15 nominated customers on their upgrade to Release 12, so what that means for you all is that you’ll have valuable key references 6 – 9 months after the GA of Release 12 to encourage your customers to do the same. And lastly, Release 12 is a safe parking place as customers wait for Fusion. Release 12, showcases Fusion Middleware in order to get customers familiar with the new technology that will be in Fusion. Also since Fusion will be based on Release 12, customers will comfortable with the new architecture around ledgers, accounting, banks, etc.
  • These are the roadmaps to Fusion. Key point to be made is that EBS 12 is baseline for Fusion What is timetable for Fusion.
  • I’m sure you’re familiar with this slide or have at least seen this once before. This slide reveals the new user interface that introduces new colors, buttons, icons and fonts – a result of our User Experience team performing studies to determine what will improved the overall user experience. Data analysis and design recommendations resulted in: Re-design and streamlining of entire workflows Reduction in the number of steps to complete key tasks Improvement of the overall look & feel and visual style Overall improved ease of use But what you may not know is that new pages that are being introduced in Release 12 have taken a completely different approach to simplifying the user experience, ultimately increasing end user productivity. In fact, we’ve significantly improved the user experience for the following in Release 12: Collections Setup Payments Loans Accounting Setup Manager (ASM) Financial Consolidation Hub (FCH) For example, let’s first take a look at the Accounting Setup process in 11i.
  • Streamlined the setup and implementation of Oracle Financial Applications Centralized the setup for the common setup components like: Legal Entities, Operating Units, Ledgers, etc. Results: Customers now have better access to setup information Customers will make fewer setup mistakes, save time, and improve operational efficiencies. Reinforces the EBS message of a single-integrated suite
  • Now that we’ve set the stage with the biggest challenges that CFOs are dealing with today, let’s look at how Financials Release 12 can help. Release 12 is defined as “The Global Business Release”. When we defined Release 12 as a global release, we’re not just using global from a geographic perspective, but also from a comprehensive perspective, the breadth and depth release 12 offers our customers across industries and business functions. Nearly half of senior executives say that simplification is driving the Finance agenda today, including standardizing operating practices, controls, policies, rules, and finance systems. The heart of Financials Release 12 is enabling businesses to work globally, whether this is across applications, divisions, or regions. The new architecture and enhancements in Financials Release 12 enable businesses to standardize accounting and tax rules with centralized setup and maintenance that is also highly flexible to meet diverse global financial reporting requirements. We continue to invest in best practices across the financial business flows, and we offer customers a comprehensive compliance platform. Financials Release 12 helps your organization think globally to make the right decisions. We offer performance management applications to monitor your performance against strategic goals, to create plans, budgets and forecasts, and to measure and optimize profitability. We provide business intelligence tools to help analyze every aspect of your performance. With R12 it’s never been easier to have information at your fingertips for making better business decisions. Lastly, manage globally. Whether it’s around integration, data management or reporting, Release 12 will make it easier and less expensive for customers to implement , manage, and scale global applications, ultimately improving the overall ownership experience.
  • Subledger Accounting Centralization of key components of Fins Cash Management: New Cash Positioning & Forecasting statements Bill Presentment Architecture: Template driven invoice generation. Include items from sources other than AR. Exposed to AR, iRec, Advanced collections I-receivables: On Line Aging at home page = AR and Collections, Multi Pay, Multi Print. Service Charges, External customer can create attachments, Duplicate dispute warnings. Uptakes Payments & MOAC Advanced Collections: Uptake Payments, MOAC. Bill To eligible, Mass Promise, Mass Print, XML Correspondence. Receivables uptakes the Collectors Workbench including interactions, etc. Enhanced Search Tools. Automatic Strategy changing. New products: Portfolio analysys, Project Collaboration, Project Management, etax, sla
  • Seamless integration and real-time status of purchasing contract T&C’s and invoicing activity in Oracle Payables and Purchasing Improved invoice approval and dispute management Document line entry and approval Efficient and controlled resolution of issues Verification of invoices and fast, controlled resolution of issues is a top priority for Payables and Purchasing departments Non-PO Invoice Accounting Entry by Approvers Approvers reviewing invoices where a purchase order is not present can enter or adjust GL Accounts and further distribute line item amounts. Invoice Dispute Management Invoices that are on hold due to differences between the purchase order or discrepancies identified by approvers for non-PO invoices can be negotiated with the supplier through email notifications or online via iSupplier Portal. The negotiation process is tracked and updates are made real-time providing immediate information for suppliers, approvers, auditors, and Payables users. Notification details are targeted to the level of approval required and embedded with a view of the invoice including summary amounts, essential line information, approver sequence, and attachments. Reduces transaction processing costs while improving supplier satisfaction. These new features will allow Oracle’s customers the ability to provide self service opportunities via iSupplier Portal to a broader set of their suppliers Self Service Entry extended to receipt matched, complex Work Purchase Orders, and non-PO invoices Self Service users entering Invoices against purchase orders designated with Receipt Match Option lines can choose from receipts to successfully submit their invoice. Invoices being entered against a complex work project will have advances or contract financing automatically applied and Retainage automatically withheld. Self Service invoice entry has been extended to include transactions where a purchase order has not been obtained upfront. The user chooses the buying company, enters details about the purchase, and adjusts calculated tax to match their invoice. Since these invoices are not planned, they are treated as invoice requests until reviewed and approved yet are always visible to the Payables department. Approvers enter or adjust GL accounts or distribute the amounts to additional GL accounts. This new user interface presents a clear distinction between the supplier’s company details and terms and controls for the trading relationship. Managing the attributes specific to particular functional areas such as Oracle Payables, Purchasing and Receiving can be controlled with the use of Function Security. Adding new locations or relationships with additional operating units is streamlined. Additional tax and legal registrations provide key information to meet your reporting and compliance needs. Tailor a quick update page with those values most often updated for even faster maintenance. As part of the standardization, banks and branches are represented as parties in TCA. The new Supplier UI allows you to tie bank account to the party for reuse in other relationships with that trading partner. ISP Invoicing supports matched and unmatched invoices Self-service supplier invoice entry Check requests – non-supplier payment requests Real-time supplier negotiation during invoice approval Holds resolution workflow
  • Expenses now supports automatic upload of CONUS and OCONUS per diem rates provided by the U.S. government. Companies can create per diem and policy schedules through the upload process.
  • Compliance with most current accounting (matching) guidelines for revenue recognition Reduce DSO/Optimizing Working Capital Credit card enhancements Configurable matrix enables targeted and more efficient collections Credit recommendation enhancements Convert delinquent receivables to payment plans Other: COGs & Margin Reconciliation Line Level Cash Application Advanced Products built out Collections Credit Management Loans Enhancements in many areas, including Revenue Recognition iReceivables Bill Presentments Customer Data Management
  • Oracle’s Cash and Treasury Management solutions offers a comprehensive and integration solution that optimize cash and treasury operations. Oracle Treasury is a comprehensive solution for managing global treasury operations with improved efficiency, profitability, and control. Oracle Cash Management is an enterprisewide solution for managing liquidity and controlling cash. Cash Management gives you direct access to expected cash flows from your operational systems. You can quickly analyze enterprisewide cash management cash requirements and currency exposures, ensuring liquidity and optimal use of cash resources. Target industries: Horizontal (not an FSI only opportunity) Typical customer benefits: Automation saves 2-5 days every month; Improves rates and EPS Main value proposition: Tactical – Time savings, reduction in errors; Strategic – Control, visibility, advisory role Targeted buyer: CFO, Treasurer Historically cash management has been used and viewed as a bank reconciliation tool used primarily by the accounting departments. Anyone that has licensed EBS Financials, owns Cash Management. Over the past several years Cash Management has moved well beyond that of reconciliation to management of bank relationships as well as management of your cash and liquidity. Cash Management is more than likely being under utilized with customers today, and would need to be discussed with the Treasury organization within a company. Oracle® Cash Management is an enterprise-wide solution for optimizing liquidity and controlling cash. Treasury Management is an upsell opportunity from a licensing perspective. When you buy Treasury you get Risk Management. These solutions help customers better manage investments with better compliance, more automation and streamlined processing. With an improved market perception of an ERP vendor’s offering in the Treasury space, increased demand for Treasury systems, and product maturity and competitiveness, there’s definitely opportunity here. Shared services - Consolidated bank account and multi-org security Oracle Payments Electronic transmission of payment instructions: Electronic transmission of payment instructions.  Feature includes out-of-the-box support for protocols such as: FTP, sFTP, AS/2, and HTTP(s) Out-of-the-box support for most international payment formats: Out-of-the-box support for most international payment formats: EDIFACT PAYMUL, ANSI X.12 820, SWIFT MT103, US NACHA and others User friendly tool to edit and write new payment formats User configurable payment instructions for grouping of payments: Reduce bank fees by grouping of payment batches into fewer payment instructions according to user configurable rules User configurable validations will reduce or eliminate errors returned by banks User configurable regulatory reporting of disbursements Enhanced routing of cc and direct debit payment instructions Advanced dashboards to support monitoring and management of disbursement and funds capture processes Simplify exception handling with enhanced check printing
  • Over the last two years we have delivered on that commitment, with new releases of each of our major product lines – including EBS, PSFT Enterprise, Siebel, and JD Edwards. Lifetime support means that you can choose when to upgrade. But, upgrading could bring you significant value, because we continue to integrate various components of Oracle Fusion Middleware - improving Cost of ownership and allowing for easier integration with customers and partners. QUESTION THAT COMES UP OFTEN: How can we continue to invest in each product line? This is a classic portfolio strategy – we rationalize this portfolio. We are not investing in every area, for example PeopleSoft Manufacturing had 75 customers and a large dev team. PeopleSoft was never that successful in Manufacturing, so we aren’t investing there. We are working with the customers to give them options over time to move over to another portfolio product. Another example: Oracle Campus solutions – 10 customers, big dev team, but PeopleSoft is the market leader in that area. Again, we are working with those customers customers to help them move over time. But, we aren’t continuing to invest in that product. On the other hand, we have heavy investments in PeopleSoft HCM and Financials – which have many successful customers. The Portfolio has been rationalized. Also, each one of these companies had the overhead of back-office/corporate administration, we’ve moved all of our acquisitions onto the Oracle systems within 6 months. And each company had a heavy investment in tools and technology (many had over ½ of their development staffs working on tools and technology. By leveraging Oracle Fusion Middleware across all the applications, we are able to invest more in product functionality. We are also investing in the next generation of applications – Fusion. Fusion is not necessarily the end point – it’s a successor platform. You want Oracle to invest in the next platform. Software history is littered with companies that did not invest in the next gen. McCormick and Dodge missed client server, others missed internet. But, we are not forcing you to move to Fusion. You can move if and when it makes sense for your organization. You can stay on the current platform for as long as it provides value to your business. Oracle will still support you. Click to next slide – no transition needed
  • I would also like to re-emphasize what’s in Release 12 for the large multi-national customer…. Compliance with multiple (local) accounting requirements simultaneously Centralized accounting Improved Ledger architecture Manage complexity at lower cost Centralized Global Tax engine Shared services New centralized bank model and payment processing Role-based data access and processing Reduce upgrade risk R12 is the basis for Fusion Spread change management, thus risk across releases
  • There’s been lots of questions around what’s in Release 12 for the small to medium sized organization or single entity organizations. Let’s take a closer look at what’s in it for a smaller, domestic company
  • But don’t forget about the upsell opportunities when talking to existing customers. As you can see from the slide, there’s still tremendous opportunity within the existing customer base to upsell when discussing Release.
  • Slide addresses the issues that CFO’s are seeing and to the right, what is needed to AFFECT change.
  • So, to wrap-up Oracle’s Applications Strategy… The 3 words we want you to walk out of here remembering are Complete, Open and Integrated. Complete industry solutions and an Open standards based architecture that is Integrated for value and efficiency. Complete, open and integrated. Transition : And to briefly look ahead based on what we talked about today…
  • So, how is Oracle putting on that path through current investments / available products: We’re proving the Applications Unlimited strategy is working – protecting investments our customers have made and extending with Oracle R&D in next generation applications We talked about FMW and how we’re incorporating it into existing products And this year we’re delivering Fusion Edition Applications – designed to enhance existing customer investments (Sales force productivity tools know as social CRM and coming soon: Fusion Talent Management) So that’s where we’re headed…building new applications that work together with our existing products and even competitors products.
  • Optional Slide And there are new releases in development for each of our product lines. This is a commitment to continue to deliver enhancements to our portfolio products. We are collaborating with our customers to come up with enhancements and future releases for all these products you should look to see which release makes the most sense for your organization. The best source for more details on theses is to tune into periodic updates from the GMs at OOW or Collaborate or local Apps Days.
  • Optional Slide And there are new releases are not just for major product lines, but also for point solutions.
  • And in each release we’re incorporating new innovations – in business processes and in next generation capabilities – like BI dashboards, search, master data management and enterprise 2.0 user experience. So, just by staying on current releases, customers can move closer to a next generation architecture and capabilities – benefiting from Oracle’s scale and investments in core leading edge tools and technologies.
  • So far we have discussed the investment in the ongoing application portfolio. So why are we building Fusion? Adaptability: Oracle Fusion Applications are designed to exploit the technological advances of SOA and support greater business agility by providing business process owners with the tools they need to model processes to meet their own unique needs.   Productivity: Oracle Fusion Applications exploit advances in user experience technologies to make users and executives highly productive…providing them with 1) a rich, easy-to-use interface that integrates business processes and business intelligence; 2) availability over a variety of tethered and mobile clients; and 3) the ability to interact with the applications through familiar personal productivity tools and desktops.   Manageability :In an era of web services we think security as the user level just doesn’t work – it needs to be embedded at every level of the technology. Fusion GRC solutions enable an integrated, proactive and closed-loop approach for compliance and risk management across multiple regulatory mandates. Fusion GRC enables you to embed control, security, and predictability into the very fabric of your business operations.   For all of these reasons and more, we think that the market will be looking for something better in the future and we will be ready with Fusion if and when our customers are ready to make that move.  
  • In Summary – Your Action Plan to Get on the Path to the Future: Complete and upgrade your portfolio Leverage fusion middleware Integrate your enterprise with Oracle AIA, BI and WebCenter

Selling the value to new and existing customers Selling the value to new and existing customers Presentation Transcript

  • Update R12 Financials Brad Holzer [email_address] Sales Consultant, Oracle E-Business Suite
  • Agenda
    • Why Release 12 ?
    • What do I need to know about Release 12?
    • Why should customers upgrade?
    • Where do I go to learn more?
    • Questions?
  • Agenda
    • Why Release 12 ?
    • What do I need to know about Release 12?
    • Why should customers upgrade?
    • Where do I go to learn more?
    • Questions?
  • EBS R12 available since Jan. 2007
  • Why Release 12
  • CFO’s Agenda Transforming Finance into a Strategic Advantage REGULATIONS AND OVERSIGHT … Companies are under pressure to do more than just meet the letter of the law PROFITABLE GROWTH … Not just any growth, but growth that creates value COMPLEXITY AND COSTS … Finance is always expected to control costs, and unnecessary complexity drives up costs GLOBALIZATION … Today’s workforce, customers, suppliers, and competitors have all become global
  • Path to Finance Transformation Less Transaction Processing, More Business Support Globalization “ How do I manage complexity of complying with international regulations, tax codes, and financial reporting standards?” Complexity and Costs “ How can I spend less money and time on transaction processing while supporting business growth?” Regulations and Oversight “ How do I get a return on the expense of managing increasing regulatory and oversight demands and risk?” Profitable Growth “ How do I partner with the business to make the right investments in products, people, projects, and processes to drive growth?”
    • Standardize processes
    • Centralize accounting/tax setup and maintenance
    • Consolidate finance systems
    • Implement shared services
    • Adopt best practices
    • Manage compliance with one platform
    • Integrate performance management across the business
    • Synchronize financial and operational data
  • Agenda
    • Why Release 12 ?
    • What do I need to know about Release 12?
    • Why should customers upgrade?
    • Where do I go to learn more?
    • Questions?
  • Financials Release 12 The Global Business Release WORK GLOBALLY To Be More Competitive THINK GLOBALLY To Make the Right Decisions MANAGE GLOBALLY To Lower Cost & Increase Performance
    • Flexible, centralized, global accounting structure
    • 300+ enhancements to best practice business processes
    • Comprehensive governance, risk and compliance platform
    Work better across applications, divisions, and regions
    • Truly integrated performance management
    • Real-time profitability analysis
    • Unified financial and operational analytic applications
    Achieve global view of customer, supplier, partner & operations
    • Integration with core industry applications
    • Self-service report formats and publication
    • Superior ownership experience
    Implement, manage, and scale global applications easier Think Work Manage
  • Global Financial Architecture R12 More Control with Even Greater Flexibility Payables Centralized Accounting Model, Rules, Engine and Repository 3 rd Party Systems General Ledger General Ledger Work in Process Purchasing Drilldown E-Business Suite Global Tax Ledgers & Ledger Sets Centralized Accounting Engine Centralized Payments & Banking Global Intercompany System Centralized Architecture Role Based Access Projects Receivables 3 rd Party Systems Dr Cr Inventory Banking -% Intercompany Accounting Global Tax Engine
  • General Ledger The Center of ERP Purchasing General Ledger Cash Mgmt Receivables Inventory Assets Projects Payables Other
  • Release 12 – Evolutionary New Architecture Centralizing Key Architectural Components General Ledger Other Purchasing Cash Mgmt Receivables Inventory Assets Payables Projects General Ledger Centralized Accounting
  • Release 12 – Trading Community Architecture Centralization Extended Centralized Accounting Intercompany Global Tax Centralized Accounting Banks & Accounts Projects Other Purchasing Cash Mgmt Receivables Inventory Assets Payables Trading Community
  • R12 Financial Organization Secondary Ledger LE1 LE2 LE3 Inventory Purchasing Payables EU Organization 1 Receivables Inventory Purchasing Payables US Organization 2 Ledger 1 Ledger 2 Ledger 3 Projects Receivables Inventory Purchasing Payables US Organization 1 Ledger Sets Role Based Access Bank & Payments Inter Company -% Tax Engine Centralized Accounting Engine Dr Cr Dr Cr LE & Org Setup
  • Release 12 – Evolutionary New Architecture Centralizing Key Architectural Components General Ledger Other Purchasing Cash Mgmt Receivables Inventory Assets Payables Projects Centralized Accounting
  • Global Financial Architecture More Control with Even Greater Flexibility Payables Centralized Accounting Model, Rules, Engine and Repository 3 rd Party Systems General Ledger General Ledger Work in Process Purchasing Drilldown E-Business Suite Global Tax
    • Internal control and compliance with multiple accounting policies through user-defined accounting rules
    • Single source of truth for all subsystem accounting activity with a common data model and repository
    • Accounting, reconciliation and reporting facilitated by centralized data model
    • Streamline closing process with common posting engine
    • Auditable and transparent entries accessible with full drilldown
    Projects Receivables 3 rd Party Systems Dr Cr Inventory Banking -% Intercompany Accounting
  • Centralized Accounting Engine Centralized Rules, Common Repository: Global Control Payables Invoice BE Rules BE Chart BE Calendar EUR Ledger CentralizedAccounting Dr Cr
    • Faster, Easier Reconciliation
    • Multiple Accounting Representations:
      • -Corporate Rules
      • -Local Rules
    • Improved Audit- ability
    • One source of Truth
    • Improved Internal Control
    • 3 rd Party Applications
    Benefits
    • Accounting Methods
      • GAAP
      • IFRS
    • Subledger Daybooks (Journals)
    • Subledger Balancing
    • Reports, inquiries, open items, et cetera
    • Common Posting to GL Ledgers (Thin GL)
    • Real time or Periodic
    What it does?
  • SLA keeps the Subledgers & GL tied out Keep the auditors happy! GL Journal Entries and Balances Subledger Applications Reconciled: Docs, SLA, GL in synch Accounting Configurations Accounting Program Subledger Journal Entries Subledger Balances Subledger Accounting Service General Ledger Transactions (& adjustments) Accounting Events Organization Setup Default Distributions
  • Ticked & Tied General Ledger SLA Detail SLA Controls that GL Balances and SLA Balances tie, and that both tie to the document (invoice, payment, etc.) sources
  • Multiple Accounting Representations Global Financial Reporting, Local and “GAAP” Single business transaction can create multiple accounting representations, in multiple currencies Payables Invoice BE Rules BE Chart BE Calendar EUR Ledger B CentralizedAccounting Dr Cr US GAAP US COA US Calendar EUR Ledger A
  • Invoice Entered in Accounts Payable
  • Primary Ledger Secondary Ledger SLA : Multiple Accounting Representations
  • Release 12 – Evolutionary New Architecture Centralized Accounting General Ledger
    • Centralized Rules & Policies
    • Centralized Accounting Definitions
    • Multiple Representations
    • Single Source of Accounting
    • Improved Reconciliation
    • Improved Reporting
    • Drilldown Enabled
    Purchasing Cash Mgmt Receivables Inventory Assets Payables Projects General Ledger Centralized Accounting Other
  • Release 12 – Trading Community Architecture Centralization Extended
    • Suppliers
    • Banks & Branches
    • Tax Geographies
    • Improved Consistency
    Centralized Accounting Intercompany Trading Community Global Tax Centralized Accounting Banks & Accounts Projects Other Purchasing Cash Mgmt Receivables Inventory Assets Payables Trading Community
  • Release 12 – Centralized Architecture Solving Problems Now and in the Future
    • Improved Data Integrity
    • Simplified & Consistent User Interface
    • Shared Service Center Enabling
    • Groundwork for Fusion & Service-Oriented Architecture
    Intercompany Trading Community Global Tax Centralized Accounting Banks & Accounts Centralized Architecture Purchasing Cash Mgmt Receivables Inventory Assets Payables Projects Other
  • Multiple Ledgers Efficient Ledger Sets
    • Ledger Set Benefits:
    • Cross/Multiple Ledger processing and reporting
    • Data and definitions that can be shared and secured
    • Native support for multiple accounting representations
    BE Rules BE Rekeningplan BE Calendar EUR Ledger B Reporting Currency US GAAP US COA US Calendar USD Ledger C US GAAP US COA US Calendar EUR Ledger A US GAAP US COA US Calendar GBP Ledger D
    • Defined by 4 C’s:
      • A c counting C onvention
      • C hart of Accounts
      • C alendar
      • C urrency
    • Share:
      • C hart of Accounts
      • C alendar
    Ledger Set
  • Multiple Ledgers Efficient Ledger Sets
  • Ledger Sets
    • Open/Close Periods
    • Create Journals
    • Translate and Revalue Balances
    • View Information
    • Submit Standard Reports
    • Submit Financial Statements
    Perform the Following Across Ledgers: “ We have 60 Sets of Books and see tremendous efficiencies with running processes across these SOBs using Ledger Sets,” -- says Keith Dunkin from Alcoa
  • Setting Up the Organization 11 i User Experience
    • Define/Assign Set of Books, Specify Conversion options/rules
    Multiple steps required to assign sets of books and specify conversion options/rules Defining a set of books takes 5 tabs to accommodate all fields and rules
  • Accounting Setup Manager R12 Single Page for Accounting Setup ** Setup which had comprised multiple steps across many forms is now consolidated into one dashboard ** Assign/view legal entities Define ledger (set of books) Define operating units Define legal entities dashboard
  • Release 12 – Bank Account Changes Centralized Bank & Bank Account Definitions Intercompany Trading Community Global Tax Centralized Accounting Banks & Branches Purchasing Cash Mgmt Receivables Inventory Assets Payables Projects Banks & Accounts Other
  • Centralized Banking and Payments Funds Disbursement and Capture
    • Bank account is now associated with LE entity rather than Operating Unit
    • Single bank account serves multiple Operating Units
    • Any and all Operating Units associated with a ledger can be permitted to use the bank account
    Assets Projects Receivables Payables Purchasing Projects Receivables Payables Inventory Plus
    • Centralized Credit Card Model
    • Credit Card Encryption
    • Supplier & Customer Banks in TCA
    E-Business Suite Work in Process LE OU A OU B OU C
  • Example: Shared Service Disbursement OU A OU B OU C Bank Single Payment Instruction Invoices Payments
    • Setup accounting policies
    • Select invoices from multiple OUs
    • Format for bank and disbursement countries
    • Send single instruction to bank
    • Generate separate payments for each OU
    Centralized Accounting
  • Enhanced Payment Processing
  • User Experience Payables’ Payments Dashboard
  • Secure Treasury Operations & Information With Seamless and Timely Bank Reconciliation Cash Management External Systems
    • Formats
    • BAI2
    • SWIFT940
    • EDIFACT
    • XML
    Banks Reconciliation Open Interface Bank Statement Open Interface General Ledger AR AP Miscellaneous Transactions Accounting Entries Treasury Payroll Statements $ $ $
  • Meet Enterprise Cash Requirements With Flexible Cash Forecasting
    • Centralized Rules & Determination
    • Improved Reporting
    • Effective Dated Setup
    • Tax Simulator
    Release 12 – Global Tax Centralized Tax Determination & Reporting Intercompany Trading Community Global Tax Centralized Accounting Banks & Accounts Other Purchasing Cash Mgmt Receivables Inventory Assets Payables Projects Centralized Accounting Global Tax
  • eBusiness Tax Tax determination, not just tax codes…
    • User determines tax by assigning Tax Codes
    • Tax rules in code
    • Global descriptive flexfields for country-specific tax attributes
    • Granular setup at OU level
    Before R12 R12
    • eBTax determines tax based on facts about each transaction
    • Tax rules you can see
    • Tax attributes collected in fields on key entities
    • Configure tax rules once per regime and share with your legal entities
    • Facilitates compliance
    • Improves auditability
  • Oracle eBusiness Tax Processing taxes for transactions and reporting Single Interface for Transactions Transparent Integration with Tax Partner Services Transactions … Tax Transactions Taxes, Rules Determine Regimes Taxable Basis Calculate Tax Amount Tax Status & Rate Applicable Taxes Parties Places Products Processes Payables Receivables Purchasing Sales Orders Tax Reports - PDF, HTML, RTF - Security enabled
    • Tax Classification Codes and Rates
  • Global Tax Regime to Rate Configuration Regime Tax Status Rate
  • Global Tax Rules & Exceptions
  • Centralized Global Tax Engine Less Complex Global Tax Compliance Operational Efficiency
    • Automated processing based on predefined tax rules
    • Simplified tax configuration (shared across legal entities and Oracle apps)
    • Standard services to all eBusiness applications
    • Integration with external tax vendors (Taxware and Vertex in the U.S.)
    Benefits Solution Global Management, Local Compliance
    • Single data model for rules and transactions across geographies and applications
    • Centralized tax repository provides global visibility
    • Self-Service for Tax Managers
    Information Visibility
    • Tax reporting ledger provides single source of the truth and complete auditability
    • Configurable tax reporting templates
    • Tax simulator for setup, rules, and transactions
  • Release 12 – Trading Community Architecture Centralization Extended
    • Suppliers
    • Banks & Branches
    • Tax Geographies
    • Improved Consistency
    Centralized Accounting Intercompany Trading Community Global Tax Centralized Accounting Banks & Accounts Projects Other Purchasing Cash Mgmt Receivables Inventory Assets Payables Trading Community
  • Suppliers in TCA Leveraging centralized data model Trading Community Architecture ERP CRM 3 rd Party Suppliers Geographies Party Information Banks and Branches Payables Purchasing -% Global Tax Payments Cash Management
  • Suppliers in TCA
  • Release 12 – Intercompany Advanced Global Intercompany System
    • Intercompany Account Definition
    • Integration with Payables & Receivables
    • Improved Reconciliation
    • Inter & Intra – Company Balancing
    Intercompany Trading Community Global Tax Centralized Accounting Banks & Accounts Other Purchasing Cash Mgmt Receivables Inventory Assets Payables Projects Intercompany
  • Centralized Intercompany Faster Period-End Close Manual Entry Open Interfaces / API Excel (Web ADI) Advanced Global Intercompany System
    • Generate subledger invoices
    • Control transaction entry with Intercompany Calendar
    • Fully Configurable Approval Rules
    • Centrally defined Intercompany Accounts
    • Transaction-level balancing
    Online Reconciliation Reporting XML Publisher Reports Subledger Accounting Dr Cr Subledger Invoices & Documents General Ledger Receivables Payables
  • Advanced Global Intercompany System (AGIS) This is the Receivables Balance in Vision Sweden This is the Payables Balance in Vision Norway
  • Totals of the journals posted in each of the Legal Entities grouped by source and category The Payables balance in Vision Norway is less than the Receivables balance in Vision Sweden indicating Payables Invoices have not been posted.
  • Details of the journals in Vision Sweden
    • MOAC
  • Role-Based Access More Productive Shared Services Operations Responsibility Responsibility Responsibility Italy Legal Entity France Legal Entity US Legal Entity Perform multiple tasks across operating units without changing responsibilities Responsibility Responsibility Responsibility Italy Operating Unit France Operating Unit US Operating Unit Single Responsibility
    • Functional Tasks
    • Accounting
    • Billing, Dunning & Collections
    • Procurement
    • Order Management
    • Payments
    • Data Management
  • MOAC in Action
    • BI Publisher
  • BI Publisher Business Users Format and Deliver Documents Templates BI Publisher Oracle Applications CRM Projects FMS HCM SCM Output Formats Data Sources Any XML Data Source PDF RTF Business User Publishing Engine XML
    • Email
    • Printer
    • Fax
    HTML XML Letters Fund Transfers Online Paychecks Order Confirmations Bills Government Grant Forms Destination EDI Excel Think Work Manage
  • Out with the “Old”
  • In with the “New”
  • BI Publisher High Quality Enterprise Reporting
  • Simplified Self-Service Reporting BI Publisher
    • Put reporting in the hands of the business user
    • Create report formats using desktop tools (Adobe Acrobat, MS Word, MS Excel, and XSL Editors)
    • Publish in any format, to the web and electronically
    • Drive reporting consistency with one source of data
    Benefits
    • Replaces most standard reports with data extracts and templates
    • Merges custom templates and data extracts at run-time
    • Delivers output in PDF, HTML, RTF, Excel (HTML), or text for use with EFT and EDI transmissions
    Reporting Evolution “ Oracle’s new XML Publisher is visionary and empowers end users. This new capability gives customers the look and feel of Excel with a desktop publishing look to reports, and enables users to create their own reports, minimizing the dependency on the IT staff.” -- Sean Malinski, Accenture Partner, Global Business Solutions - Oracle Practice
  • Superior Ownership Experience R12 Account Ledger Manager Define and assign reporting currencies from 1 page 5 tabs replaced with 3 steps in a guided process
  • Agenda
    • Why Release 12 ?
    • What do I need to know about Release 12?
    • Why should customers upgrade?
    • Where do I go to learn more?
    • Questions?
    • Change Management Video
  • Superior Ownership Experience Better Upgrades
    • Uptake new features at your pace
    Continuity and Choice
    • Run your business the same way
    • Minimize manual work
    Testing – More customer database upgrades; more dependency analysis and management Upgrade Process – Fewer pre- and post-upgrade steps Documentation – More comprehensive functional upgrade impact; improved sizing guidelines; downtime reduction techniques
  • Business Case for Upgrading Understanding the Options 11i 11.5.10 12 Fusion
  • A Better User Experience in R12 Increase Productivity and Reduce Training, Support Improved User Productivity Across the Suite
    • Reduced pop-ups and duplicate screens
    • Re-designed and streamlined entire workflows
    • Reduced the number of steps to complete key tasks
    • Improved overall look & feel and visual style
    • Increased personalization capabilities
    • Campaign Management
    • Customer Support
    • Collections & Payments
    • Loan Management
    • Financial Consolidation
    • Online Candidate Registration
    • Absence Management
    • Salary Administration
    • Self-Service Purchasing
    • Sourcing
    • Supplier Collaboration
    • Business Intelligence
    The above reflects Oracle's current development plans, which are subject to change at any time
  • Increase Productivity New User Experience New Fonts New Icons New Buttons New Background Pattern New Colors
  • Accounting Setup Manager Single Page for Accounting Setup
    • Legal Entities
    • Ledgers
    • Currencies
    • Balancing Segments
    • Subledger Accounting
    • Operating Units
    • Balancing Options
  • Financials Release 12 The Global Business Release WORK GLOBALLY To Be More Competitive THINK GLOBALLY To Make the Right Decisions MANAGE GLOBALLY To Lower Cost & Increase Performance
    • Flexible, centralized, global accounting structure
    • 300+ enhancements to best practice business processes
    • Comprehensive governance, risk and compliance platform
    Work better across applications, divisions, and regions
    • Truly integrated performance management
    • Real-time profitability analysis
    • Unified financial and operational analytic applications
    Achieve global view of customer, supplier, partner & operations
    • Integration with core industry applications
    • Self-service report formats and publication
    • Superior ownership experience
    Implement, manage, and scale global applications easier Think Work Manage
  • <Insert Picture Here> 300+ New Features
  • New in 11i.10… Base Differentiators…
    • Daily business intelligence for financials
    • Global single instance and shared service center support
    • Global language, currency and regulatory support
    • Unified data model
    • Industry leading performance and scalability
    • Unified customer model with data quality management tools
    • Integrated collections management
    • Online receipt and dispute management
    • Online supplier procurement and payment management
    • Property and real estate management
    New in R12…
    • Compliance-driven financial consolidation and reporting
    • Enterprise planning and budgeting
    • Audit operations, compliance and certification management
    • Web services for financials
    • XBRL financial reporting
    • Enhanced bill presentment: user definable formats and online drill down capabilities
    • Enhanced credit, collections, and trade management integration flow
    • Self-service asset management
    • Enhanced credit card business flow management
    • Cash positioning and forecasting
    • Project Management
    • Ledgers and ledger sets
    • Centralized rules-based accounting engine
    • Single, global tax engine
    • Centralized payments engine
    • Common global intercompany system
    • Shared services support with multi-org access
    • Improved user experience
    • Centralized data model for suppliers and banks
    • Incentive Compensation enhancements
    • Improved Collections Functionality
    • New Project Management tools
    • Enhanced Rev Recognition
    • Enhanced Revenue Matching
    Evolution of Oracle Financials CONFIDENTIAL: All capabilities and dates are for planning purposes only and may not be used in any contract
  • Oracle’s Financial Management Solutions Enterprise Performance Management Finance Operations Governance, Risk, and Compliance Fusion Middleware Cash & Treasury Management Travel & Expense Management Asset Lifecycle & Real Estate Mgmt Credit-to-Cash Procure-to-Pay Financial Control & Reporting GRC Intelligence GRC Processes GRC Controls End-to-End Industry Processes Master Data Management Comprehensive Security Enterprise Analytics Strategy Management Business Planning Profitability Management Financial Consolidation Travel & Expense Management Financial Consolidation & Reporting
  • New in Financial Control & Reporting Highly automated financials processing drives efficiencies EFFICIENCY FLEXIBILITY AUDITABILITY
    • Centralized accounting setup
    • Streamlined multiple ledger processing and reporting
    • Parallel financial reporting
    • Automatic reporting currency conversion
    • Replacement for disabled accounts
    • Data security across legal entities, ledgers or balancing segment values
    • Accounting and reporting sequencing
    • Journal line reconciliation
    Think Work Manage
  • New in Procure-to-Pay Integrated Suite Optimizes Working Capital PRODUCTIVITY COST SAVINGS INTEGRATION
    • Document line level entry and approval
    • Non-PO invoice accounting entry by approvers
    • Invoice dispute management
    • Real-time status of purchasing contract T&Cs and invoicing activity in Oracle Payables and Purchasing
    • Self-service opportunities via iSupplier Portal to a broader set of their suppliers
    • Self service entry extended to receipt matched, complex Work Purchase Orders, and non-PO invoices
    • Streamlined supplier setup and maintenance as part of Trading Community Architecture (TCA)
    • Access to TCA features
    Think Work Manage
  • New in Travel & Expense Lower the total cost of travel and expense LOWER COSTS ACCURACY PRODUCTIVITY
    • CONUS and OCONUS global per diem rates
    • Per diem and policy schedules
    • Expense splitting across multiple accounting segments
    • Enhanced cost center and projects approvals
    • Self-service cash advance application during entry
    • Bar code generation
    • Streamlined receipts management with receipts tracking and receipts missing capabilities
    Think Work Manage
  • New in Credit-to-Cash Accelerate cash cycle and manage revenue with fiscal discipline COMPLIANCE BETTER CASH FLOW INDUSTRY SUPPORT
    • Daily revenue recognition
    • Deferral reason for goods and services
    • COGS and revenue matching
    • Line level cash application
    • More efficient payment application with Oracle Payments integration
    • More targeted and efficient collections with configurable matrix
    • Credit recommendation enhancements
    • Conversion of delinquent receivables to payment plans
    • Visibility to carry-forward balances with cycle-based billing
    • Payment application according to customer preferences
    Think Work Manage
  • New in Cash and Treasury Optimize Cash and Treasury Operations EFFICIENCY COMPLEXITY FLEXIBILITY
    • Centralized and consolidated bank model
    • Single bank account shared by multiple organizations
    • Bank account transfers directly in Cash Management
    • Funds optimization with cash pooling and zero balancing
    • Configurable and centralized payments engine
    • Full audit trail and control with single point of payment administration
    • Straight through processing (STP) for payments
    • Real-time visibility into cash inflows and outflows
    • Large library of payment formats and validations
    • Simplified reconciliation of bank statements to cash transactions in multiple organizations
    • Support for new bank account balance types in bank statement import
    • Bank account-level reconciliation options and tolerances
    Think Work Manage
  • New in Asset Management Maximize return on assets EFFICIENCY PERFORMANCE INDUSTRY SUPPORT
    • Automate legacy asset conversion with enhanced preparation of Mass Additions
    • Perform rollback on select assets with Automatic Depreciation Rollback
    • Group Assets to include “Units of Production” method
    • Energy straight-line depreciation method
    • Asset impairment of a producing asset
    Think Work Manage
  • What is Fusion?
    • Fusion Architecture
    • “ Blueprint” for using Fusion Middleware for applications
    • Supports SOA – Oracle, non-Oracle applications
    • Grid-enabled
    • Fusion Middleware
    • Engine that runs applications
    • Fully integrated
    • Standards-based
    • Industry-leader
    • Thousands of existing customers
    • Fusion Applications
    • Best features of all into one application
    • Designed for change
    • Services-based
    • New applications technology paradigm
  • Applications Unlimited Ongoing Innovation with Internal Development Since acquisition, new versions of applications product lines have been released New versions are on the horizon All backed by Oracle Lifetime Support EBS 12 EBS 12.1 EBS 12.x Enterprise 9.0 Enterprise 9.1 Enterprise 9.x Siebel 8.0 Siebel 8.1 Siebel 8.2 EnterpriseOne 8.12 World A9.1 EnterpriseOne 9.0 World A9.x Fusion 1.0
  • Why Upgrade Applications Unlimited
    • More Choice
      • Remain On Existing Applications
      • Upgrade To New Releases
    • More Visibility
      • Customer-Driven Product Roadmaps
    • More Value
      • Dedicated Development Teams
      • Continued Product Releases
    • More Time
      • No Forced Upgrades
    • Deploy Additional Modules
    • Adopt Fusion Technology
    • Oracle Lifetime Support
    Updates and enhancements are provided in accordance with Oracle’s Technical Support Policies at http://www.oracle.com/support/collateral/oracle-technical-support-policies.pdf
  • Why Upgrade Straight Talk from Customers “ Ability to issue one payment instruction to the bank for payments of invoices in multiple operating units was viewed as a huge benefit from the user community.” “ We have 60 sets of books and see tremendous efficiencies with running processes across these sets of books using Ledger Sets .” “ The ability to access multiple operating units with a single responsibility can simplify SOX compliance monitoring.” “ Multi-Org Access Control (MOAC) will definitely reduce the workload and the number of people performing process related tasks. The users are very excited and the benefits of MOAC were readily visible to them.” “ Banks, taxes, payments, and accounting – everything that becomes centralized will bring tremendous efficiencies to our organization.” “ The functionality offered with Advanced Global Intercompany System (AGIS ), specifically the creation of physical invoices to be created for I/C transactions in Payables and Receivables eliminates many customizations in this area.” “ Centralization of subledger accounting rules would minimize set up and maintenance, providing greater financial control , and enforcing a consistent approach for true global accounting .”
  • Why Upgrade Straight Talk from Partners “ The new financials architecture will enable our joint clients to work globally to be more competitive, think globally to make the right decisions, and manage globally to lower cost and increase performance.” -- Brian A. Mitchell, IBM Global Business Services Worldwide and Americas Oracle Practice Lead Executive “ Oracle continues to invest in a better user experience in E-Business Suite Financials Release 12—from centralized accounting, tax and supplier maintenance to a new user interface.” -- Sean Malinski, Accenture Partner, Global Business Solutions - Oracle Practice “ IBM found the Oracle E-Business Suite Release12 to be rich in the functionality that our clients need to succeed in today's business world.” -- Brian A. Mitchell, IBM Global Business Services Worldwide and Americas Oracle Practice Lead Executive
  • Why Upgrade Multi-National Customers
    • Compliance with multiple (local) accounting requirements simultaneously
    • Manage complexity at lower cost
    • Reduce upgrade risks
    CFOs should plan for centralization and standardization of core financial applications to support shared services, to improve visibility of financial data and to address governance issues. -- Gartner, CFO Finance System Priorities Through 2009, August 2006
  • Why Upgrade Single Entity Organizations and SMBs
    • Increase productivity with new user experience
      • Simplified user interface
    • Simplified reporting
      • Business users vs. IT staff creating reports
    • Reduce Upgrade Risks
      • Incremental upgrade path
  • Why Upgrade Straight Talk to all of us: Upsell Opportunities !!!
    • Internet Expenses
      • ~ 60% penetration
    • Advanced Collections and iReceivables
      • ~ 25% penetration
    • Treasury
      • ~ 23% penetration
    • Internal Controls Manager
      • ~ 10% penetration
    • Profitability Manager
      • ~ 17% penetration
    • Financial Consolidation Hub (new and existing)
      • Less that 5% penetration
    • Enterprise Planning and Budgeting
      • Less that 5% penetration
  • Why Upgrade Less Transaction Processing, More Business Support Globalization “ How do I manage complexity of complying with international regulations, tax codes, and financial reporting standards?” Complexity and Costs “ How can I spend less money and time on transaction processing while supporting business growth?” Regulations and Oversight “ How do I get a return on the expense of managing increasing regulatory and oversight demands and risk?” Profitable Growth “ How do I partner with the business to make the right investments in products, people, projects, and processes to drive growth?”
    • Standardize processes
    • Centralize accounting/tax setup and maintenance
    • Consolidate finance systems
    • Implement shared services
    • Adopt best practices
    • Manage compliance with one platform
    • Integrate performance management across the business
    • Synchronize financial and operational data
  • Agenda
    • Why Release 12 ?
    • What do I need to know about Release 12?
    • Why should customers upgrade?
    • Where do I go to learn more?
    • Questions?
  • R12 information available online for EBS customers
    • Oracle.com
    • EBS Release 12 page on Oracle.com
      • The link for R12 Information Page on Oracle.com
    • EBS Release 12 User Guides on Oracle.com
      • The link for R12 User Guides on Oracle.com
    • Oracle Business Intelligence Applications
      • The link for BI Applications on Oracle.com
    • Oracle GRC Governance Risk Compliance Applications
      • The link for GRC Controls Suite Applications
    Launch.Oracle.com
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  • User Productivity Kit (UPK) Go-Live Process Guides User Acceptance Test Scripts Instructor-led Training Web-based Training Job Aids Simulations Application Coach Job Aids Usage Tracking Usage Tracking UPK Developer Single Source Development and Customization Documentation Training Performance Support Material Check In/Check Out Version Control History Rollback Oracle’s User Productivity Kit is the collaborative content development platform to drive user productivity and mitigate risk throughout all phases of the software ownership lifecycle Multi-user Content Management Capabilities
  • R12 information available online for EBS customers
    • Metalink
    • EBS Release 12 Information Center on Metalink:
      • The link for R12 Information Center
    • EBS Release 12 RCD’s (Release Content Documents) (Metalink Note: 404152.1 ):
      • The link for RCD’s
    • EBS Release 12 Documentation Resources Overview (Metalink Note: 394692.1 ):
      • The link for the Documentation Resources
    • EBS Release 12 Translation Matrix (Metalink Note: 412218.1 ):
      • The link for R12 translation matrix
    • R12 EMEA Consulting Localizations for Belgium
      • R12 EMEA Consulting Localizations - Belgium
  • R12 information available online for EBS customers
    • OU Oracle University / iLearning
    • EBS Release 12 TOI (Transfer of Information) recordings:
      • Oracle E-Business Suite's Transfer of Information (TOI) online courses contain information on the functional and technology changes available in Release 12.
      • These recorded online courses are available free of charge for Oracle E-Business Suite customers.
    • To access these courses;
      • Customers, who have subscribed to TOI’s or other iLearning offerings previously, can directly go to the TOI page through this link here . They will then be asked to log in.
      • Customers who have NOT subscribed to TOI’s or other iLearning offerings previously, should review and follow the steps explained in this document first, to gain access . (Metalink Note: 403349.1 )
    • After accessing the TOI website;
      • Customers can use this shortcut link to review all EBS courses (including R12) by Product Family,
      • Customers can also get a breakdown of all R12 courses (alphabetically ordered), using this shortcut query .
  • Q & A & Q U E S T I O N S A N S W E R S
  • Oracle’s Application Strategy Offers Unprecedented Value Lowers risk through a broader choice of solutions and connectivity within and across the enterprise Out-of-box integration of processes, user experience and intelligence to reduce cost of deployment and provide flexibility to change
    • On an OPEN Standards-Based Architecture
    • INTEGRATED for High-Value and Flexibility
    Industry solutions, not just administrative processes, that positively influence market competitiveness
    • Deliver COMPLETE , Best-in-Class Industry Solutions
  • Putting You on the Path to The Future Current Releases Fusion Edition Apps Extensions & Upgrades Oracle Fusion Middleware & AIA Services Enterprise 2.0 Integration Common BI
  • Significant Investment in Upcoming Releases
    • Retail: Product Information Management
    • Public Sector: Government Procurement
    • Manufacturing 2.0
    • Price Protection
    • Warehouse Management Enhancements
    • Government Contracting
    • Industry: Real Estate, Homebuilder, Distribution, E&C
    • Configurator: Dynamic Rules
    • Order Fulfillment Workbench
    EnterpriseOne v9.0
    • Industry: E&C
    • Costing, Configurator & Plant Maintenance Enhancements
    • Additional Fusion Middleware
    World vA9.2
    • Extended HCM Leadership with integrated Talent Mgmt
    • Asset Efficiency
    • Enhanced Procure to Pay
    • Industry-Specific Financial Solutions for Retail, FSI, Public Sector, Higher Ed
    • Enhanced CRM for Higher Education
    • AIA Integrations
    E-Business Suite v12.1 PeopleSoft v9.1
  • Significant Investment in Upcoming Releases
    • Next-Generation Self-Service
    • Industry-Specific Enhancements
    • Loyalty Management
    Siebel v8.1
    • Sales Productivity Apps
    • PDA Sales Assistant
    • Custom Dashboards
    Siebel On Demand v15
    • AIA Integrations
    • Enhanced Report Format / Framework
    PLM
    • AIA Integrations
    • Formulation, Nutrition Mgmt, and Labeling
    PLM for Process
    • Extended Visualization to Enterprise Users
    • AutoVue Mobile: Offline & Supply Chain Collaboration
    • Enterprise System Integrations
    v19.3
    • Global Trade Management
    • Fleet Management
    • AIA Integrations
    • Enhanced Sales and Operations Planning
    v6.0 v7.3
  • Incorporating Innovation in New Releases BI Reporting Systems Management Sustained Integrations Master Data Management Role Based Analytics Identity Management Enterprise 2.0 User Experience Portal EBS 12 EBS 12.1 EBS 12.x Enterprise 9.0 Enterprise 9.1 Enterprise 9.x Siebel 8.0 Siebel 8.1 Siebel 8.2 EnterpriseOne 8.12 World A9.1 EnterpriseOne 9.0 World A9.x Fusion 1.0
  • Why Fusion? Transforming Your Business into a Next Generation Organization
    • Next Generation ADAPTABILITY
      • Easily integrate with other applications with native SOA
      • Optimize business processes with process configurability and applications extensibility
      • Provide business users with flexible organizational modeling
    • Next Generation PRODUCTIVITY
      • Drive optimal operational decisions with embedded business Intelligence
      • Empower information workers with rich, pervasive, personalized user experience
      • Connect people to people with Enterprise 2.0-enabled business processes
    • Next Generation MANAGEABILITY
      • Protect information privacy and ensure statutory compliance with centralized security, audit and controls
      • Achieve superior ownership experience with unmatched manageability
      • Deploy as On-Premise, SAAS or BPO
  • Get on the Path to the Future Your Value-Driven Action Plan Your Next Steps Complete More Value, Less Complexity Complete your portfolio with Oracle Applications Better business practices with minimal to no disruption to your existing enterprise investments Open More Choice, Less Risk Use Fusion Middleware as your standards-based business platform Expand innovation and business processes improvement Integrated More Flexibility, Less Cost Integrate your enterprise with Oracle AIA, BI & WebCenter Maximize efficiency and competitive advantage by keeping systems up-to-date Your Results Oracle Applications
  •