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http://www.kpipartners.com/webinar-FSG-Reporting-for-Oracle-BI-Applications : FSG is a report-building tool for Oracle E-Business Suite used for creating financial statements such as the income statement, trial balance, balance sheet, and cash flow statement. FSG reports typically are complex to build, difficult to maintain, and do not provide the modern analytical capabilities that exist with the Oracle Business Intelligence platform.  

Watch this on-demand recording to see how the innovators at KPI Partners have extended the Oracle BI Applications to support Oracle E-Business Suite FSG Reports.  Kumar Krishnaswamy and Pavan Nanjundaiah will show how your organization can simplify the generation of financial reports through enabling FSG Reporting on the Oracle Business Intelligence platform.  The team explores:

- What is the Financial Statement Generator in E-Business Suite?
- Business scenarios for FSG Reporting
- Differences between Oracle EBS FSG Reports and standard Oracle Financial Analytics
- The migration of complex FSG reports from Oracle E-Business Suite into Financial Analytics
- A demonstration of how KPI's FSG Reporting for Financial Analytics can simplify financial statement generation and create enhanced interactivity. 

Guests:  
Pavan Nanjundaiah, Oracle BI Applications Guru
Kumar Krishnaswamy, General Manager, KPI Partners

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  • Today we are going to introduce you to a new offering from KPI that enables customers to use OBIEE and BI Apps to meet their FSG reporting needs. In order to do that, first we’ll quickly lay the foundation by discussing what FSG reporting in EBS is..I know most people in this call are very familiar with FSG reporting in EBS, so we won’t spend a lot of time on it.We will then discuss why customers may want to perform FSG reporting in OBIA and the various options that are available without this KPI offering and their limitations. We will highlight the main advantages of this KPI offering.We will follow that up with a brief demo of some sample reports that were migrated from the EBS vision database.In the end, we hope to have plenty of time for a Q&A to answer as many questions as possible.
  • FSG stands for Financial Statement Generator.FSG is a tool within Oracle E-Business Suite to provide reporting for such financial docs as the income sheet, balance sheet, cash flow statements, income tax papers, and more.As far as data manipulation, the features are pretty limited. There is the ability to export tab delimited data into spreadsheet applications like MS-Excel.--This slide is to review the concepts in FSGRowsets, Column Sets, Content Sets etc.Can be broken into 2 slides. One with the sample of an FSG report (I.e., a Financial Statement such as a Balance sheet or an Income Statement(and another with the actual components. We can come up with a better example of an FSG report ,if necessary.First of all when we say FSG reports, we mean those Financial Reports that are usually Financial statements (an income statement, a balance sheet, a cash flow statement etc.) that are usually defined by companies one row at a time. The data for FSG reports is usually the GL Balances table. Each row is usually defined by set of accounts or a node in an account hierarchy. Rows can also be defned as calculations based on other rows. For eg.., In the example that we are showing, Revenues are made up of a total of Landscaping Fees and Finance Charge Income. Gross Profit is defined as Revenues – Cost of Sales, while cost of sales itself is probably defined as a set of accounts.These rows are then combined with columns (Month-to-date, Year-to-date, Quarter-to-date) etc. to define a report. EBS uses the terms Rowset, columnset to describe these items. In addtion, EBS Fnancial statement generator has concepts such as ContentSet, Roworder and Dsiplay sets that control formatting and filtering of the reports.
  • So. What are the main advantages of using FSG reports in EBS - it is very flexiible. You can perform different types of formatting and grouping to meet almost any need - It is real-time, no ETL lag time. But that comes with sometimes very poor performance (some customers wait for an hour or more to generate some of these reports)Also, at many customer sites there are only 2-3 people who know how to define and maintain FSGs correctly creating severe bottlenecks.They are also NOT interactive. If you wanted to look at the detail for one single line, you still have to print/run the entire report and pour through sometmes 50 pages to fnd the right detail you were looking for
  • So. What are the main advantages of using FSG reports in EBS - it is very flexiible. You can perform different types of formatting and grouping to meet almost any need - It is real-time, no ETL lag time. But that comes with sometimes very poor performance (some customers wait for an hour or more to generate some of these reports)Also, at many customer sites there are only 2-3 people who know how to define and maintain FSGs correctly creating severe bottlenecks.They are also NOT interactive. If you wanted to look at the detail for one single line, you still have to print/run the entire report and pour through sometmes 50 pages to fnd the right detail you were looking for
  • This slide is to review the concepts in FSGRowsets, Column Sets, Content Sets etc.Can be broken into 2 slides. One with the sample of an FSG report (I.e., a Financial Statement such as a Balance sheet or an Income Statement(and another with the actual components. We can come up with a better example of an FSG report ,if necessary.First of all when we say FSG reports, we mean those Financial Reports that are usually Financial statements (an income statement, a balance sheet, a cash flow statement etc.) that are usually defined by companies one row at a time. The data for FSG reports is usually the GL Balances table. Each row is usually defined by set of accounts or a node in an account hierarchy. Rows can also be defned as calculations based on other rows. For eg.., In the example that we are showing, Revenues are made up of a total of Landscaping Fees and Finance Charge Income. Gross Profit is defined as Revenues – Cost of Sales, while cost of sales itself is probably defined as a set of accounts.These rows are then combined with columns (Month-to-date, Year-to-date, Quarter-to-date) etc. to define a report. EBS uses the terms Rowset, columnset to describe these items. In addtion, EBS Fnancial statement generator has concepts such as ContentSet, Roworder and Dsiplay sets that control formatting and filtering of the reports.
  • This slide is to review the concepts in FSGRowsets, Column Sets, Content Sets etc.Can be broken into 2 slides. One with the sample of an FSG report (I.e., a Financial Statement such as a Balance sheet or an Income Statement(and another with the actual components. We can come up with a better example of an FSG report ,if necessary.First of all when we say FSG reports, we mean those Financial Reports that are usually Financial statements (an income statement, a balance sheet, a cash flow statement etc.) that are usually defined by companies one row at a time. The data for FSG reports is usually the GL Balances table. Each row is usually defined by set of accounts or a node in an account hierarchy. Rows can also be defned as calculations based on other rows. For eg.., In the example that we are showing, Revenues are made up of a total of Landscaping Fees and Finance Charge Income. Gross Profit is defined as Revenues – Cost of Sales, while cost of sales itself is probably defined as a set of accounts.These rows are then combined with columns (Month-to-date, Year-to-date, Quarter-to-date) etc. to define a report. EBS uses the terms Rowset, columnset to describe these items. In addtion, EBS Fnancial statement generator has concepts such as ContentSet, Roworder and Dsiplay sets that control formatting and filtering of the reports.
  • This slide is to review the concepts in FSGRowsets, Column Sets, Content Sets etc.Can be broken into 2 slides. One with the sample of an FSG report (I.e., a Financial Statement such as a Balance sheet or an Income Statement(and another with the actual components. We can come up with a better example of an FSG report ,if necessary.First of all when we say FSG reports, we mean those Financial Reports that are usually Financial statements (an income statement, a balance sheet, a cash flow statement etc.) that are usually defined by companies one row at a time. The data for FSG reports is usually the GL Balances table. Each row is usually defined by set of accounts or a node in an account hierarchy. Rows can also be defned as calculations based on other rows. For eg.., In the example that we are showing, Revenues are made up of a total of Landscaping Fees and Finance Charge Income. Gross Profit is defined as Revenues – Cost of Sales, while cost of sales itself is probably defined as a set of accounts.These rows are then combined with columns (Month-to-date, Year-to-date, Quarter-to-date) etc. to define a report. EBS uses the terms Rowset, columnset to describe these items. In addtion, EBS Fnancial statement generator has concepts such as ContentSet, Roworder and Dsiplay sets that control formatting and filtering of the reports.
  • The key point is that Real Time BI is another tool in the reporting toolkit.As always, the important point is to use the right tool for the job!
  • So before we talk about how we can enable these FSG reports (specifically to overcome some of the limitations we’ve higlighted) , in BI Apps, I will briefly mention what is BI Apps.As a background, when we speak of the Oracle BI Apps, we’re referring to those Analytics modules available from Oracle and inegrated with oracle bi enterprise edition as the reporting platform.Each of these comes pre-seeded with a variety of traditional analytic reports that meet various functional needs for customers.In this case we are specifically concerned with Financial Analytics, because Financial Statements are generated from Financial Analytics Tables
  • Before exploring he KPI FSG Reporting in Financial Analytics solution, let’s explore what options are currently available for this type of reporting in OBIEE in general and Financial Analytics in particular.Instead of reading this slide, I will go through these options one at a time and show some screenshots of how each option looks and what the advantages / disadvantages are.
  • The second option is a sample available in the BI Apps OOTB reports. Every one of the rows in your Balance sheet (for e.g., Cash, Accounts Receivable or Total Assets) or other Financial reports can be defined as a metric in the OBIEE metadata. These metrics are then used as columns in a report and then pivoted to be formatted as rows. But with this technique, the OBIEE developer and Adminisitrator needs to be involved with every change and there are also limitations on what you can show in the columns (you can’t do budget vs actual and variance type of reporting for e.g.,)
  • One additional option that many customers use for Financial Reporting is Hyperion ESSBASE and the its integration with OBIEE. This will provide good performance and flexibility in definiing the report calculations. But this is not available OOTB with Financial Analytics and custom work is need to design/build/load and maintain the cube from Financial Analytics tables.
  • A third option that is available in OBIEE with 11g is the use of Selection steps /custom groups and Calculated Items to construct each row of the Financial report. This method is very flexible and will allow you to achieve almost all the features that you can achieve with traditional FSG reports. However, these reports are hard to performance tune and requires some complex report building skills in OBIEE
  • In order to overcome some of the drawbacks of all these traditional options. KPI Partners has developed a new solution to enable FSG reporting in Financial AnalyticsSince many customers have already developed FSG Reports in EBS, we have developed a way for customers to migrate those definitions to Financial Analytics and take advantage of all integration and performance gains that BI provides.==================FSG Reporting For Financial AnalyticsKPI has developed an application designed to migrate complex FSG reports from Oracle E-Business Suite into Financial Analytics.What is Oracle Financial Statement Generator (FSG)?FSG is a report-building tool for Oracle E-Business Suite used for creating financial statements such as the income statement, trial balance, balance sheet, and cash flow statement. FSG reports are complex to build, difficult to maintain, and do not provide the modern analytical capabilities that exist with Oracle Business Intelligence.OverviewKPI Partners has developed a solution that enables FSG reporting on the Oracle Business Intelligence platform. KPI’s FSG Reporting for Financial Analytics migrates existing FSG hierarchies and calculations into the Financial Analytics module of Oracle BI Applications so users can build interactive FSG reports with OBIEE.Using the solution enables any organization to reduce the time and effort involved with migrating FSG reports into a single enterprise standard reporting platform.ComplianceKPI’s FSG Reporting for Financial Analytics is fully integrated with Oracle Financial Analytics and is compliant with standards for Oracle ETL and BI metadata.IntegrationKPI’s FSG Reporting for Financial Analytics is a natural extension of Oracle Financial Analytics and Oracle E-Business Suite’s Financial Statement Generator. FSG Reporting for Financial Analytics includes a proprietary data model that stores the complex hierarchy, calculations, and drill-down capability required for interactive FSG reporting using OBIEE.The FSG Reporting for Financial Analytics data model links directly with the Financial Analytics data model, allowing seamless navigation and drill-through analysis of financial data.Business BenefitsFinancial statements available on a single enterprise standard reporting platform. Financial reports that are easy-to-build and easy-to-maintain. Interactive drill-down and navigation into enterprise financial information. Visibility into the building blocks of complex FSG reporting.
  • Key FunctionalityFSG Reporting for Financial Analytics is an exclusive application extension to Financial Analytics designed to store all the information required to build and use complex FSG reports and features the following functionality: Storage for FSG report templates, hierarchies, and calculations via a pre-built data model extension to Financial Analytics. Pre-built extract-transform-load (ETL) from E-Business Suite (R11 & R12) to the FSG Reporting for Financial Analytics data model using Informatica and DAC Pre-built metrics in Financial Analytics OBIEE metadata to support all standard FSG metrics Ability to build FSG reports easily by leveraging OBIEE on Financial Analytics Seamless navigation and drill-down into detailed financial data
  • So what do you get when you install this KPI offering.First of all, you get a data model that is specially designed to support this type of reporting. It is conformed to the BI Apps dimensions and fact tables and it is very easy to enhance the performance using aggregates because the model follows all the traditional best practices of warehouse design.You get Informatica ETL mappings to migrate FSG metadata into this new data model. We support both R11 and R12 instancesOOTB we provide the OBIEE metadata necessary to support this type of reporting and all 30 columns that EBS FSG considers standard columns (such as MTD , YTD, QTD actuals, the budget variations of those measures and the corresponding variances).We also provide some template reports that allow you to view the FSG report definitions and I’ll show what that is during the demo.We also provide some sample reports to demonstrate how FSG reports can be built using this data model.
  • Before jumping into the demo, I’d like to take 2 minutes to summarize the various options we’ve discussed and how they compare to the KPI solution we are discussing today.As you can see, we’ve tried to address all the features that customers regularly look for when they build FSG reports and the previous options all had holes in one or more areas.
  • The other question that we get often is why should we even do FSG reporting in Financial Analytics instead of EBS. I would highlight the fact that not only can we gain significant performance gains (at some of our customers we’ve been able to ishow that reports that take an hour or more in EBS run in less then a minute in OBIEE). I also would point to the fact that the EBS FSG reports are extremely static , often very long. With this solution you get all the advantages of filtering, drilling to detail (perhaps upto the subledger detail if you choose), and so you can zoom in on the specific issues as opposed to pouring thorugh pages and pages of FSG report detail from EBS.The only area that we continue to recommend EBS FSG reporting is when real-time reporting is absolutely mandatory. Maybe that is 10%-15% of your use cases. We have found that even those percentages can be brought down by some selective micro-etl of GL balances to the warehouse (By micro-etl I mean, running a subset of your ETL process multiple times during the day)
  • The key point is that Real Time BI is another tool in the reporting toolkit.As always, the important point is to use the right tool for the job!
  • The Leader In Oracle BI & EPMKPI Partners is the Most Experienced Oracle BI & EPM Systems Implementation PartnerKPI Partners is an Oracle Platinum Partner who specializes in Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) and Oracle Enterprise Performance Management solutions. The award-winning staff at KPI Partners comes directly from the product engineering departments at Oracle, Siebel, and Hyperion. In addition to consulting services, KPI Partners offers training, support, and exclusive pre-packaged analytic solution extensions for Oracle Business Intelligence.KPI Partners works with both corporate technology departments and corporate business units to develop value-added business intelligence solutions, not just new technology deployments.Industry ExpertiseWe deliver enterprise technology solutions through the skill, experience, and power of our team. Our company experience is rooted within the origin of business intelligence and enterprise decision support technology.Results DrivenWe are driven to make a difference. From fundamental concepts to application, we deliver methods, tools, and technologies to help drive enterprise reporting and insight.Client FocusedWe provide the vision, technology, and leadership our clients need for success. We deliver results on time and on budget. Our clients rely on our expertise to help them define their future.InnovationWe continue to drive the creation of new technology, best practices, and thought-leadership within the space.World ClassWe are recognized as leaders in enterprise-level business intelligence technology. With reputation comes responsibility, and KPI Partners strives to provide white glove, 5-star-level, service and support.

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  • Contact Us510.818.9480 | www.kpipartners.com© KPI Partners Inc.Start HereKumar Krishnaswamy | Oracle BI ExpertPavan Nanjundaiah | Oracle EBS ExpertMay 15, 2013MigratingFSG Reports toOracle BI Apps
  • ① What Is An FSG Report?② Options for FSG Reporting in Oracle BI③ FSG Reporting For Financial Analytics (Demo)④ Q&AAgendaMigrating FSG Reports to Oracle BI Apps 2
  • What is An FSG Report?3
  • Migrating FSG Reports to Oracle BI AppsWhat is an FSG Report?FinancialStatementGeneratorFinancial ReportingTool in Oracle EBS Income Statement Balance Sheet Cash Flow Statement Income Tax Papers Trial Balance Export to ExcelAt A Glance
  • Migrating FSG Reports to Oracle BI AppsWhat is an FSG Report?Financial Statement Generator Flexible Formatting Calculations Real-Time Background Scheduling
  • Migrating FSG Reports to Oracle BI AppsWhat is an FSG Report?Financial Statement Generator Difficult To Maintain Report Proliferation Not Interactive Difficult To Read Poor Performance
  • Migrating FSG Reports to Oracle BI AppsWhat is an FSG Report?Content/Structure① Row Set② Column SetRow LabelsAccount CombinationsFormulas & Calculations
  • Migrating FSG Reports to Oracle BI AppsWhat is an FSG Report?Content/Structure① Row Set② Column SetColumn HeadingsCalculationsColumn TypesYear-to-DateActualsPeriod-to-Date Budget
  • Migrating FSG Reports to Oracle BI AppsWhat is an FSG Report?Formatting/Filtering① Content Set② Row Order③ Display Set
  • Migrating FSG Reports to Oracle BI AppsFinancial reporting toolFeature richPoor performingNon-interactiveDifficult to maintainWhat is an FSG Report? - Takeaways
  • Options For FSG ReportingIn Oracle BI11
  • ANALYTICSOracle BI Gazette Pre-Built Analytic Content Plugs into ERP Leverages OBIEE Classic BI Model Functional Area Focus12Options For FSG Reporting In Oracle BIMigrating FSG Reports to Oracle BI Apps“Oracle BI Apps is like the pre-builtcontent for your daily newspaper”Financial AnalyticsHuman Resources AnalyticsProcurement and Spend AnalyticsSales AnalyticsService AnalyticsContact Center AnalyticsMarketing AnalyticsPrice AnalyticsProject AnalyticsLoyalty AnalyticsSupply Chain & Order Mgmt Analytics
  • ① RPD Metrics & Pivot Tables② Essbase + OBIEE 11g Integration③ Selection Steps④ KPI’s FSG Reporting for Financial AnalyticsOptions For FSG Reporting In Oracle BIMigrating FSG Reports to Oracle BI Apps 13
  • 14Migrating FSG Reports to Oracle BI AppsOptions For FSG Reporting In Oracle BIOption 1: RPD Metrics & Pivot Tables
  • 15Migrating FSG Reports to Oracle BI AppsOptions For FSG Reporting In Oracle BIOption 2: Essbase + OBIEE 11g Integration
  • 16Migrating FSG Reports to Oracle BI AppsOptions For FSG Reporting In Oracle BIOption 3: Selection StepsCustom Groups | Calculated Items
  • Migrating FSG Reports to Oracle BI AppsOptions 1-3have limitationsOptions For FSG Reporting in Oracle BI - Takeaways
  • Designed To Migrate Complex FSG ReportsFrom Oracle EBS to Financial AnalyticsOptions For FSG Reporting in Oracle BIMigrating FSG Reports to Oracle BI Apps 18 Extension to Oracle Financial Analytics Supports Oracle E-Business Suite FSGReporting using OBIEE Complex FSG Reporting within OBIA-Financial Analytics Pre-built ETL & Data Model Pre-Built Metrics
  • Includes pre-built ETL, a proprietary data model, and metadataextensions that accommodate the complex hierarchy, calculations, anddrill-down capability required for interactive FSG reporting.Options For FSG Reporting in Oracle BIMigrating FSG Reports to Oracle BI Apps 19
  • 20Migrating FSG Reports to Oracle BI AppsOptions For FSG Reporting in Oracle BIData ModelSpecially designed to facilitate FSG ReportingConformed to BI Apps Dimensions and FactsEasy to enhance performance using AggregatesETLInformatica ETL to support EBSR11 and EBSR12Reads FSG Metadata from EBS and translates into OBIEE Data modelOBIEE MetadataSupport for standard columns defined in EBS30 Columns | MTD/YTD/QTD Actuals, Budgets, Variance etcOBIEE ReportsTemplate reports to view FSG Report definitionsSample Reports to demonstrate how FSG Reports can be built
  • 21Migrating FSG Reports to Oracle BI AppsRPD Metrics& PivotTablesEssbase +OBIEE 11gIntegrationSelectionStepsFSGReporting forFinancialAnalyticsEasy To Build & Maintain Good Report Performance  Hierarchy Column Drill   Navigation To Detail    Migrate Definitions From EBS Subtract Operation Support    Options for FSG Reporting in Oracle BI
  • 22Migrating FSG Reports to Oracle BI AppsEBS FSG Reporting forFinancial AnalyticsEasy To Build & Maintain Good Report Performance Hierarchy Column Drill Navigation To Detail Common Reporting Environment Real-Time EBS FSG vs. FSG for Financial Analytics
  • FSG Reporting for Financial AnalyticsDemo23
  • FSG Reporting in Financial AnalyticsThe modern way tobuild FSG Reports:FSG Reporting for Financial AnalyticsKPI Product Demo - Takeaway
  • 25FSG Reporting for Financial AnalyticsFSG Reporting in Financial Analytics
  • 26FSG Reporting for Financial AnalyticsFSG Reporting in Financial Analytics
  • 27FSG Reporting for Financial AnalyticsFSG Reporting in Financial Analytics
  • 28FSG Reporting for Financial AnalyticsFSG Reporting in Financial Analytics
  • 29FSG Reporting for Financial AnalyticsFSG Reporting in Financial Analytics
  • 30FSG Reporting for Financial AnalyticsFSG Reporting in Financial Analytics
  • Q & A31
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