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1. What is Multi-Org? Introduced as standard functionality in Release 10.7, Multi-Org is a key component of Oracle's EBusiness Suite that: • • • Allows you to logically partition all your application data in one database. A type of Organization called an "Operating Unit" secures your application data. Supports multiple organizations of the enterprise structure in a single database Provides secure access to the data of the different organizations in your enterprise. Each application Responsibility is associated with an individual Operating Unit. To see and work with application data that is relevant to a specific Operating Unit, you choose the appropriate Responsibility after logging on to Oracle Applications.

For an overview of Multi-Org, please refer to the white paper, "Multi-Org Release 11i Today." For detailed information on Multi-Org, please refer to the "Multiple Organizations in Oracle Applications" user's guide. 2. Where do I find the Multi-Org user’s guide? The user's guides, "Multiple Organizations in Oracle Applications" for Release 11i, Release 11 and Release 10.7 can be found in the following locations: • MetaLink or iSupport: Navigate to Top Tech Docs / E-Business Suite: ERP / Applications Core Technology / Multiple Organizations Architecture (Multi-Org) / Manuals and eTRMs / Release 11i, Release 11, or Release 10 / Architecture

The user's guide, "Multiple Organizations in Oracle Applications" for Release 11i can be found in the following location: • AppsNet: Navigate to Technology tab / Architecture / Multiple Organizations (Multi-Org)

3. What is an Operating Unit? In the financial applications of Oracle's E-Business Suite, an Operating Unit is a type of Organization Classification through which you secure transaction data. You create, process, and report on financial applications data within the context of an Operating Unit. An Operating Unit can be used to model an autonomous business unit that performs one or more business activities and creates transactions with financial impact. For an overview of Multi-Org, please see the white paper, "Release 11i Multi-Org Today". For detailed information on Multi-Org, please refer to the "Multiple Organizations in Oracle Applications" user's guide. 4. Is Multi-Org required in the E-Business Suite? Oracle Applications strongly recommends that our customers convert to Multi-Org as soon as

You can choose this option only if you do not already have Multi-Org set up. GL is not a Multi-Org product. an upcoming feature of the E-Business Suite. In future releases. 5. For example. The reason for this is that even though a product may not use the Multi-Org feature directly. • How do I determine if I need to convert to Multi-Org? The Convert to Multi-Org process is an option available from the Database Objects menu of the ADADMIN utility. • Performance Improvement: the Multi-Org functionality is being improved to take advantage of the new core database features of Oracle Release 9i. For detailed information on Multi-Org. We are making this recommendation in order to prepare for improvements to performance across the E-Business Suite as well as to prepare for supporting Multi-Org Access Control. which improves the overall performance of the E-Business Suite. please read the technical white paper: "Release 11i Use of Multiple Organizations in Oracle Applications". please refer to the "Multiple Organizations in Oracle Applications" user's guide. the existing Multi-Org view layer will be replaced with the Oracle 9i Virtual Private Database technology. What E-Business Suite products are directly using the Multi-Org feature? Financials Oracle Payables Oracle Receivables Oracle Cash Management Regional Localizations Latin America Localizations European Localizations Asia/Pacific Localizations Oracle Property Manager Subledger Accounting Trading Community Architecture iReceivables iExpenses Oracle Collections Global Accounting Engine AP AR CE JG JL JE JA PN XLA TCA AX . you would be required to run the conversion. Who is required to convert to Multi-Org? The conversion must be run regardless of what products are installed. There is no loss of functionality when migrating from a default of “no organization” to a default of “one organization” for your installation. therefore. but you can create tax amounts on journals—Tax is a feature of AR and AR is a Multi-Org product. Why is Multi-Org strongly recommended? Multi-Org is strongly recommended in Release 11i in order to prepare for performance improvements and Multi-Org Access Control. Multi-Org Access Control: Multi-Org Access Control is an upcoming feature of the EBusiness Suite that will allow a user to process and report on data that resides in an unlimited number of Operating Units from within a single applications Responsibility.possible. you may have components of other products installed as “shared” that do use Multi-Org. For more information.

supported in Release 11i? No. What is Multiple Sets of Books Architecture -MSOBA-? Multiple Sets of Books Architecture -MSOBA-allowed multiple installations of an application on one database. In an applications context. Is Multiple Sets of Books Architecture -MSOBA. 7. but was . Multiple Sets of Books Architecture -MSOBA. such as the Oracle Payables. Multiple installations. Customers who implemented the Multiple Sets of Books Architecture -MSOBA. Multiple databases or instances refer to a scenario in which there may exist numerous databases. The multiple installation implementation allowed for physical partitioning of application data.should migrate to Multi-Org before upgrading to Release 11i. an instance is the combination of background processes and memory structures that allow the user to access data in an Oracle database. Each installation of the applications mapped to a unique Set of Books. multiple instances.Public Sector Financials Procurement Manufacturing Projects CRM Sales Service Other Global Accounting Engine Oracle Grants Management Oracle Grants Oracle Federal Financials Oracle Purchasing Oracle Sourcing iSourcing iProcurement iSupplier Poral Oracle Order Management Oracle Release Management Oracle Release Management Integration Kit Oracle Shipping Oracle Pricing Oracle Projects CRM Administrator Oracle Sales Compensation Oracle Sales Oracle Service Oracle Scheduler Oracle Banking Center IStore AX GMS IGW FV PO PON POS ONT RLM RLA WSH QP PA JTF CN AS CS CSR FPT IBE 6. each with one or more installations and implementations of the Oracle Applications. Receivables and Purchasing modules within the same database instance. and multiple installations? In Oracle database terminology.was intended to help companies meet their application data security requirements for statutory. reporting and other reasons by providing for separate installations of Oracle Applications. What is the difference between multiple databases. tax. Multiple Sets of Books Architecture -MSOBA. instance and database are often used interchangeably. or "installs" means that Oracle Applications are installed multiple times on a single database.is obsolete and not supported in Release 11i.

AP2 the metals business unit. Multi-Org architecture eliminated the need to have such separate installations of the subledger applications in order to support multiple Sets of Books. . once for each business unit and Set of Books needed. This allowed all of the sub-ledger information to flow to the correct business unit for financial reporting. Consolidate multiple GL Sets of Books into a single GL Set of Books when the Chart of Accounts. you can: • Consolidate data held in multiple application schemas into one schema within the same instance. should comply with Multi-Org architecture).also necessary if multiple Sets of Books were required.should contact Oracle Support Services or Oracle Consulting. The existing data conforms to Multiple Sets of Books Architecture -MSOBA-.7 to Release 11i. which in the course of consolidation into a single applications schema is converted into Multi-Org architecture. AP3 the upholstery business unit. or provide the desired data partitioning. See the "Oracle Process Manufacturing Implementation Manual" for further information Customers who need assistance with planning their migration from Multiple Sets of Books Architecture -MSOBA. the data should be held in a single schema (i. In each of the instances. and so forth.is not supported in a Release 11i environment are: • • • • Workflow has difficulty identifying and referencing the correct schemas for activities held for background processing Difficulties in identifying correct attachments for attachment document usage in a Multiple Sets of Books Architecture -MSOBA-environment with multiple schemas It is not possible to implement Oracle iReceivables or iProcurement with the Multiple Sets of Books Architecture -MSOBA-model still in place Oracle Process Manufacturing requires that Multi-Org be enabled. 8. a company could install Oracle Payables multiple times. • • Customers can thereafter successfully migrate from Oracle Applications Release 10.7 only. please see the following documents: • • • "Problems Running R11i in Multiple Sets of Books Architecture" "Supported Approaches for Migrating a Multiple Install Architecture (MSOBA) to Multi-Org and 11i" "The Advantages of Moving to Multi-Org" Specific examples of why Multiple Sets of Books Architecture -MSOBA. Consolidate data held in multiple instances into a single instance.e. iMerge is a utility developed and used exclusively by Oracle Consulting to assist customers with migrations from Multiple Sets of Books Architecture -MSOBA. Each installation of the Financial Applications would then have its own Set of Books. Oracle's iMerge Utility is currently available with Oracle Applications Release 10. Is there a utility to consolidate applications from multiple instances into one instance? Yes. For more information on the transition away from Multiple Sets of Books Architecture -MSOBA-.to Multi-Org or for consolidation of multiple Oracle Applications instances into a single instance. Calendar and Currency are the same. AP1 might represent the installation for the tires business unit. For example. With iMerge.

Legal Entity. the value of this profile option is set to Operating Unit at the site level.The contacts for the iMerge consulting solution at Oracle are: • • Lori Coleman. The reporting level a user can choose is restricted by the setting of the profile option. or Operating Unit names. What is new in Multi-Org for Release 11i? Cross-Organization Reporting functionality was introduced in Release 11i. • The following is the list of currently available reports that have been enhanced with CrossOrganization Reporting functionality: Oracle Receivables • • • • Aging . Legal Entity names.4 Buckets Report Aging . "MO: Top Reporting Level. Reporting Context: Allows users to choose an entity within the reporting level that they have selected. It provides the ability to report on critical financial information at different levels of an enterprise. Practice Manager.By Account Report . Do I have to move to Multi-Org if consolidating multiple instances? If you are consolidating multiple instances. consolidated instance. depending on the value of the "MO: Top Reporting Level" profile option. Practice Director. and Operating Unit. Selected standard reports for various applications of the Oracle E-Business Suite have been enhanced to allow you to report at the following levels: • • • Set of books Legal entity Operating unit Two new parameters have been added to the reports that are enabled for Cross-Organization Reporting: Reporting Level and Reporting Context. For more information on instance consolidation.7 Buckets . Global Applications Service Line 9. The valid options are Set of Books.7 Buckets . • Reporting Level: Allows users to choose the level at which they want to report. To run reports across organizations. as well as partition application data by Operating Unit.7 Buckets Report Aging . Global Applications Service Line John Lane. Valid options are Set of Books names. the profile option value should be set to Legal Entity or Set of Books." By default. you will need to use Multi-Org. please refer to the following Multi-Org white papers: • • • "Strategic Approaches for Consolidating Multiple Oracle Applications Instances" "Strategic Planning for an Oracle Applications Instance Consolidation Project" "The Advantages of Moving to Multi-Org" 10. Your system administrator can set this profile option at the Responsibility level.By Amount Report Aging . and wish to maintain more than one Set of Books in a single.

What does the future hold for Legal Entity organization types in Oracle's E-Business Suite? In the future there will be additional functionality around the GRE/Legal Entity organization type.7 Buckets . The legal entity is a key component in current and future software development in the areas of accounting. accounting sequence numbering. document sequence numbering.By Salesperson Report Credit Hold Report · Customer Credit Snapshot Payables Oracle Payables • • • • Trial Balance Posted Invoice Register Posted Payment Register Payables Accounting Entries Report Enterprise Tax • • • • • • • • U.• • • Aging . intercompany accounting.S.By Collector Report Aging . cross Operating Unit transactions.7 Buckets . reporting. Sales Tax Report Tax Reconciliation Report Canadian GST/PST Tax Report Tax Register Use Tax Liability Report Tax Audit Trail Intra-EU VAT Audit Trail Financial Tax Register Oracle Financials Singaporean Localizations • Singaporean GST F5 Report Oracle Financials Thai Localizations • • • • Thai Payables Incomplete Tax Invoice Report Thai Payment Delivery Report Thai Input Tax Summary Report Thai Output Tax Summary Report Oracle Financials Taiwanese Localizations • • • • • • • Taiwanese Output VAT Report Taiwanese Receivables Government Uniform Invoice Report Taiwanese Receivables Zero-Rate Tax Report Taiwanese Payables Sales/Purchase Return and Discount Certificate Taiwanese Pro Forma 401 Report Taiwanese Purchase Return and Discount Report Taiwanese Sales Return and Discount Report 11. and more. . bank account definition.

10. See: Define Responsibilities Set Profile Options for Each Responsibility linked to the new Operating Unit. See: Define Intercompany Relations Set the top reporting level (optional). 14. See: Seed Data Replication Set profile options specific to Operating Units. 8. explain how to add a new Operating Unit to your organizational structure. Each Set of Books is then associated with an Operating Unit during the organization setup. See: Define Inventory Organization Security Implement the Application Products. See: Run the Multi-Org Setup Validation Report Implement Document Sequencing (optional). 1. 5. 11. The Convert to Multi-Org process upgrades a standard product group into a MultiOrg product group. How do I add a new Operating Unit? The following steps. 13. See: Set Profile Options Specific to Operating Units Define Inventory Organization Security (optional). You can choose this option only if you do not already have Multi-Org set up. 17. Revise the Organization Structure. See: Define Organization Relationships Define Responsibilities. 13. 15. See: Implement Document Sequencing Define Intercompany Relations (optional). 7. See: Develop the Organization Structure Define Sets of Books (optional). See: Implement the Application Products Secure Balancing Segment Values (optional). See: Define Sets of Books Define Locations: See: Define Locations Define Organizations: See: Define Organizations Define Relationships. Can I have a different Chart of Accounts structure for each Operating Unit? Each unique Chart of Accounts structure is associated with a unique Set of Books. 2. How does the Convert To Multi-Org process work? The Convert to Multi-Org process is an option available from the Database Objects menu of the ADADMIN utility. 12. each Operating Unit can be tied to a different Set of Books. See: Set Top Reporting Level Profile Option Set up conflict domains (optional). See: Secure Balancing Segment Values by Legal Entity Run the Setup Validation Report (recommended). See: Set MO: Operating Unit Profile Option Run the Replicate Seed Data concurrent program. 6. the replicate seed data process is run for all Operating Units. excerpted from Chapter 2 of the "Multiple Organizations in Oracle Applications" user’s guide. Thus. 3. 4. A Set of Books can be tied to one or many Operating Units. See: Set Up Conflict Domains 14. 9. 16.12. The Convert to Multi-Org program does the following: • • • Populates the ORG_ID column in the Multi-Org tables with the new operating unit value you defined at the site level profile option: MO: Operating Unit Sets the MULTI_ORG_FLAG in the FND_PRODUCT_GROUPS table to “Y” Runs the “Replicate Seed Data” program If you define more than one Operating Unit. each having a different Chart of Accounts structure. The Convert to Multiple Organization Architecture is documented in Chapter 4 of the Multiple .

For more information on Business Groups. Each application Responsibility maps to a specific Business Group. make sure you do the following: • • Apply the AD Patch 2412184: ADADMIN Convert to Multi-Org Performance Improvement: Increase parallelization Define at least one Operating Unit. and a default Base Currency of USD (US Dollar). This means that you can only see people and organizations (including Operating Units) that belong to the Business Group associated with your application Responsibility. When converting to Multi-Org. you may need to create a new Business Group with the appropriate Legislation Code and Base Currency." 16. Business Group may represent the consolidated enterprise. and is typically tied to country-specific legislation. How does Business Group relate to Multi-Org? Business Group is a security concept used by Oracle HRMS products. Read this section and Chapter 2 of this user guide for complete information on setting up and converting to Multi-Org.Organizations in Oracle Applications User Guide. to that Operating Unit's value What should I do after running the Convert to Multi-Org process? After running the Convert to Multi-Org process. make sure you apply the following TCA patch as post conversion process: • Patch 2451368: Migrate data from Customers to Site Uses 15. or an operating company. Can I use the seeded “Setup Business Group”? Oracle Applications seeds a default Business Group named "Setup Business Group". " Implementing Oracle HRMS” 17. including HR flexfield structures. and set the profile option. It has a default Legislation Code of US. in which Business Group should I define the Operating Unit? . It represents the highest level in the organization structures that can be modeled in E-Business Suite. All of your Sets of Books can share the same Business Group if they share the same Business Group attributes. please see Chapter 2 of the user’s guide. What should I do before running the Convert to Multi-Org process? Before running the Convert to Multi-Org process. "Using Oracle HRMS . or to implement Legislation for another Territory. For more information on the default “Setup Business Group”. You cannot change these definitions after they have been saved. "MO: Operating Unit" at Site level. If you intend to process payrolls in your Business Group. The seeded “Setup Business Group” applies to US legislation. a major division. please see the user’s guide.The Fundamentals (US). The organization type of Business Group partitions data for the Human Resources applications within E-Business Suite.

If the conversion script has completed successfully will no longer be available as an option from ADADMIN. including Operating Units. prior to running the Convert to Multi-Org process. you have created HRMS data. The Convert to Multi-Org process populates the ORG_ID column with the new Operating Unit value you define at the site level profile option: MO:Operating Unit. volume of data. For more information. If. you should create the new Operating Unit under the existing Business Group. jobs. What is the difference between setting up Multi-Org and converting to Multi-Org? Setup is the process of defining your organizational structure. belong to a Business Group. See Chapter 2 of the Multiple Organizations in Oracle Applications User Guide for detailed information. Can I run the Convert to Multi-Org process more than once? The conversion script can be run more than once. organizations. you can only see the people and organizations that belong to the Business Group associated with your application Responsibility. 19. e." Once you have completed your initial installation tasks using Rapid Install. from a single application Responsibility. and hardware configuration. you will not be able to view the HRMS data and the Multi-Org data. positions and employees. the Vision demo database can be installed along with your production and test database instances using Rapid Install. depending upon your legislative requirements. A Responsibility is associated with a specific Business Group. you then maintain . How long will the conversion take? The conversion time is dependent on the volume of data. see the manual. If you have not created HRMS data prior to running the Convert to Multi-Org process. These enhancements deliver a performance improvement of up to 54% over the previous version of the Convert to Multi-Org process. "Installing Oracle Applications.All organizations defined in HRMS. you may create a new Business Group or use the seeded Business Group. Will the conversion script prompt the user if it has already been run? The conversion script will not display a prompt if it has completed successfully. The conversion time is dependent upon several factors including the customer’s environment. Vision is already Multi-Org enabled. the Multi-Org conversion option will disappear from ADADMIN and it cannot be run again from that point. 18. When the process has completed successfully. The enhancements are available by downloading AD patch 2412194. The Convert to Multi-Org process has recently undergone performance tuning to take advantage of the more advanced features of the Oracle database.g. Otherwise. How do Rapid Install and the AD Administration utilities relate to Multi-Org? Rapid Install is used to lay down the file system for a database and applications installation. You are not prompted for any Multi-Org related information while using Rapid Install. However. It includes defining the Operating Unit and Legal Entity.

A. "Advantages of Moving to Multi-Org" can be found in the following locations: • • AppsNet: Navigate to Technology tab / Architecture / Multiple Organizations (Multi-Org) MetaLink or iSupport: Note 124264. "Multiple Organizations in Oracle Applications" for Release 11i. or Release 10 / Architecture The white paper.1 The white paper.? The user's guides. i. "Installing Oracle Applications" for Release 11i can be found in the following locations: . Where do I find collateral mentioned in this F. "Release 11i Multi-Org Today" can be found in the following locations: • • AppsNet: Navigate to Technology tab / Architecture / Multiple Organizations (Multi-Org) MetaLink or iSupport: Navigate to Top Tech Docs / E-Business Suite: ERP / Applications Core Technology / Multiple Organizations Architecture (Multi-Org) / Manuals and eTRMs / Release 11i / Architecture The technical white paper.Q." 20.1 The manual. For more information.database objects. Release 11. "Strategic Planning for an Oracle Applications Instance Consolidation Project" can be found in the following location: • AppsNet: Navigate to Technology tab / Architecture / Multiple Organizations (Multi-Org) The white paper.e.7 can be found in the following locations: • MetaLink or iSupport: Navigate to Top Tech Docs / E-Business Suite: ERP / Applications Core Technology / Multiple Organizations Architecture (Multi-Org) / Manuals and eTRMs / Release 11i. Release 11 and Release 10. "Supported Approaches for Migrating a Multiple Install Architecture (MSOBA) to Multi-Org and 11i" can be found in the following locations: • • AppsNet: Navigate to Technology tab / Architecture / Multiple Organizations (Multi-Org) MetaLink or iSupport: Note 146678. "Strategic Approaches to Consolidating Multiple Oracle Applications Instances" can be found in the following location: • AppsNet: Navigate to Technology tab / Architecture / Multiple Organizations (Multi-Org) The white paper. convert them to Multi-Org using the "Convert To Multi-Org" program embedded in the AD Administration utilities. "Maintaining Oracle Applications. see the manual. "Release 11i Use of Multiple Organizations in Oracle Applications" can be found in the following location: • MetaLink or iSupport: Navigate to Top Tech Docs / E-Business Suite: ERP / Applications Core Technology / Multiple Organizations Architecture (Multi-Org) / Manuals and eTRMs / Release 11i / Architecture The white paper.

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