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Oracle R12 Features

Oracle R12 Features

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Release 12.

1 Overview

New and Changed Features in Oracle Release 12.1

Release 12.1 Overview

New and Changed Features for Procurement in Oracle Release 12.1

R12.1 Procure to Pay Enhancements
● Procurement
– – – – – – Buyer Workbench Spend Classification Analytics Dashboards Two Stage RFP Evaluation Award-based Cost Factors Mass Close of PO Documents

• Payables
– – – –

Supplier – Trading Community Architecture (TCA) Payment Manager ACH Formats iExpenses

Purchasing - Buyer Workbench


Purchasing - Orders


Purchasing .Agreements 6 .

Purchasing .Deliverables 7 .

Purchasing .Negotiations 8 .

Intelligence 9 .Sourcing .

Sourcing .Administration 10 .

1 11 .1 Overview New and Changed Features for Accounts Payable in Oracle Release 12.Release 12.

Supplier (TCA) 12 .

Payment Manager 13 .

ACH Formats 14 .

iExpenses 15 .

Release 12.1 Overview New and Changed Features for Grants Accounting in Oracle Release 12.1 .

are interfaced from Payables to Project Costing. ● Allows reconciliation of cost in Projects with costs recognized in GL. instead of invoices. – Removal of Supplier Cost Adjustment Restrictions – Adjustment Accounting entries interfaced to Oracle General Ledger by from Projects .Grants Accounting Deltas ● Oracle Payables – Payables and Oracle Grants Accounting Reconciliation ● New supplier cost adjustment report ● Invoice Workbench drilldown to the Project Expenditure – Capture and transfer additional information to and from Projects – Payments.

and report across OU’s with a single responsibility . process.Grants Accounting Deltas ● Sub Ledger Accounting – Code the same transaction to different ledger books – More journal detail (header & line) ● Multi-Org Access Control (MOAC) – Access.

pre-formatted ● Resolve interface issues with Payables API .Grants Accounting ● Functionality not Currently Leveraged – Interface to Fixed Assets – Interface Supplier Invoices from Payables – Cost-based billing to reduce manual Events ● Improve Reporting Formatting Capabilities – Convert select Grants inquiries to BI Publisher – User-friendly.

Grants Accounting ● Award Budgeting Enhancements – Increased budget flexibility – Automatic summarization of budgets in Project Status Inquiry – Additional sorting options ● Award Status Inquiry Enhancements – New views by various budget periods – Additional parameters for expenditure and commitment inquiries ● Increased Processes for Encumbrance Funds Check 20 .

1 Overview New and Changed Features for Budgeting in Oracle Release 12.Release 12.1 21 .

Typical Budget Processes Are Inefficient ● Time – takes too long. results obsolete/stale ● Quality – too many input variables ● Cost – many wasted resources. dubious benefits ● Flexibility – lack of responsiveness to changes Senior Management FP&A Group Dept B 22 Dept C .

Oracle Hyperion Planning Shortens Planning Cycles and Improves Business Predictability • Powerful workflow and process management • Intuitive interface • Robust data integration • Leverages Essbase – powerful reporting and analysis • Scalable web infrastructure • Special-purpose planning modules for fast deployment 23 .

Hyperion Essbase • Developed by Arbor Software – 1991 • Essbase: • Extended Spreadsheet Server Database • Heritage: • Spreadsheets • Financial modeling tools “Speed of Thought” response .

such as depreciation. CapEx. menus. menus. maintenance and insurance. accounts. salary and compensation planning fast and efficient across the enterprise. • Includes predefined data forms. and Smart lists . accounts. calculations. • Designed with pre-built automates the planning of capital assets and capital asset related expenses.Hyperion Planning: Out-of-the-box Modules Workforce. and Smart lists. • Includes predefined data forms. Allocations Workforce Planning • Special-purpose planning CapEx Planning • Specialized planning module that module that makes headcount. calculations. • Capital Expense Planning functionality and best practices that are ready to use right out of the box includes pre-built functionality and best practices that easily plan for all your capital expenses.

Drill-through to General Ledger Insight into Action in a Single System Hyperion Financial Management Hyperion Planning Oracle Oracle Account Analysis and Drill-Down for both Actual and Budget 26 .

Interaction Options for Planning Workspace Dashboards Webform Excel Financial Reporting Other MS Office Hyperion Planning 27 .

1 Overview New and Changed Features for Human Capital in Oracle Release 12.1 .Release 12.

1 Content by Focus Area ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Core Human Resources Self Service Human Resources Advanced Benefits Performance Management Compensation Workbench iRecruitment Time & Labor Payroll 29 .R12.

R12.1 Core Human Resources • Legislative updates for reporting – Ethnic categories – Statutory changes – Comply with Social Security Administration changes ● Delete “Pending for Approval” Transactions – Initiator may delete transactions prior to final approval ● Enhanced Change Pay Rate Functionality – Allow multiple pay actions as part of one transaction – Propose/Update/Delete future base salary changes – Support Salary Basis change 30 .

1 Advanced Benefits ● Reopen Scheduled Life Events process – Reopen distinctive number of life events as a batch – Extend enrollment window after reopening processed events ● Manage Open Enrollment Process – – – – Modify Enrollment Period End Date Modify Processing End Date Modify Default Enrollment Date Provide “Number of Days” Extension ● Additional Input Parameter – Fast Formula – Person_ID can now be passed as input value in fast formulas 31 .R12.

in Excel format. without connecting to application – Upload updated appraisal to application ● Maintain Succession Plans function – Supports Web ADI spreadsheet to retrieve and update succession information – Delivered in Manager Self-Service 32 .1 Performance Management ● Manage Offline Appraisals – Download in-progress appraisals – Update.R12.

1 Compensation Workbench ● View All employees as CWB Administrator – Compensation Detail Report enhancements – – – – Employee information grouped by tabs Plan selection page and parameters replaced by filters Able to check Do not restrict by Hierarchy Salary statistics tab – downloadable to spreadsheet ● Responsibility based access for Administrators – “Super Administrator” able to map responsibilities of other administrators to plans they are allowed to access 33 .R12.

separately from custom columns – Define conditions and condition results using column names – Define custom errors and warnings based on requirements 34 .1 Compensation Workbench ● Person Selection Rule on Post Process – Parameter of Person Selection Rule has been added to Compensation Workbench Post Process ● Perform Dynamic Calculations in Multiple Columns – Define dynamic calculations on worksheet amount rates.R12.

1 iRecruitment ● iRecruitment Create Enrollment Process – Automatically enroll New Hires in compensation plans included in their offer letter – Process creates enrollment records for the employee for plans associated with an offer 35 .R12.

such as 2 – in the same timecard 36 . Lunch could be entered as number of hours. ● Mixed Format Entries – Allows user to enter mixed format for certain time elements based on certain conditions – Example: “Regular” could be start and end.R12.1 Time & Labor (OTL) ● Automatic Days-to-Hours Conversion – Users can now enter Hours and Days within a single timecard – System converts Days into Hours for Oracle Projects. such as 09:0012:00.

identify training needs.R12.1 Human Resources Benefits ● Performance management can help the organization identify systemic performance problems. ● Compensation Workbench will help the organization identify compensation distribution patterns that may not be consistent with organizational goals and will help assure compensation dollars are spent in the most effective manner. ● New reporting capabilities will help HR become an important strategic partner in the organization by providing key analysis about the organization’s Human capital ROI. 37 . ● Allocated checklists help the organization save money by putting critical steps into defined tasks list so that work is not overlooked. and save money for the organization.

Performance Management and Incentive Compensation Defining the Program 38 .

Performance Management and Incentive Compensation Defining Individual Components 39 .

Performance Management and Incentive Compensation Link to Other Documents 40 .

1 Overview Upgrade Considerations .Release 12.1.

3 – Forms and Reports Services ● Oracle Application Server 10gAS 10.1 Part No.7 – The Database ● Oracle Application Server 10gAS – Web and Java Services . E12841-02 ● Oracle RDBMS 11g 11.1 Base Technology From: Oracle Applications Concepts Release 12. Sun JRE 1.2 10gAS 10.1. SSO.0.7 10g 10.1.6 6i 8.3.24 10gR2 43 .6.4 Sun JRE 1.2 12.1.1 Database RDBMS Developer Forms & Reports Web & Java Java (JDK) 9iR2 BPEL •See note 373634.3 •Still requires stand-alone install of 10gAS •Similar for Portal.2.E-Business Tech Stack Version Changes E-Business Version 11.4 10g 10.0_10 •All EBS Versions above are certified on 11gR1 •Discoverer is 10gAS 10gAS 9iAS 1.2.2 Jinitiator 1.0_13 11gR1 11.0. OID.3.4 12.0.

1. RapidClone. scripts ● Most tools are pretty familiar…. OAM. SCM ● No more auto-upgrade – Upgrade processes are consolidated into upgrade driver ● R12. CRM. configurations. PO. adadmin– no major changes ● Upgrade by Request – Reduce Upgrade Downtime– Fin.1 can run on 10gR2 or 11gR1 – Upgrade can be performed using either .Several R12 Technical Differences… ● Client JVM for Forms Applet – No longer use Oracle Jinitiator now use Sun J2SE ● $INST_TOP – Centralizes logs. PA. – adpatch.

forms based Concurrent processing – Usage and timing Other applications… – Most vendors have EBS sizing calculations .A Few Requirements for Upgrade ● Directly upgradable versions of E-Business to 12. medium (AR/PO). – 11. or 11.5.10 – <11.5.10. light (GL.CE) User counts – Web only.1 ● Server Specifications – Consider many of the same metrics ● ● ● ● Modules used – Heavy (PAY/PA).2 ● Disk Space – Technology sizes slightly larger than 11i ● Apps tier technology stacks require about 35GB – Data growth size ● Estimate ~10% see note 399362.1.9 must first upgrade to 11.

1 7) 8) 9) Patch to latest levels Post Upgrade Scripts Migrate Customizations 10) Cleanup 11) Backup 12) Testing 13) Go-live! 14) Post Upgrade Support 46 .1 Upgrade Overview 1) 2) Stage Media Install R12.1 Technology 3) 4) 5) 6) Backup Preparatory Scripts 11i and R12.1.Basic 11i to R12.1 Upgrade Database to at least 10gR2 Upgrade Apps to 12.1.1.

0.5.7 to 12.<11.6/11g Upgrade Process .

Considerations for an Upgrade ● Planning for time requirement – Allocate plenty of time especially to the first run – Consider how many iterations will be needed ● Count on at least three – How to reduce downtime? ● Upgrade database ahead of time ● Partial business data upgrade ● Fully pre-build technical Production R12.1.1 environment .

0.u4440000.drv. 12.Considerations for an Upgrade ● Hardware and environment – New hardware requirements – Can existing hardware be utilized? – Will we have space and processing? ● Need at least two existing 11i systems + R12 – Run (at least) one iteration on Prod like hardware ● Useful tools – Maintenance Wizard ● A very useful tool – Search Metalink using upgrade driver name ● Good source for issues others are seeing ● 12.1.4.drv.1. 12.u6394500.u6678700.0.drv .

Good R12.html ● Technology – Note 380482.1: Best Practices for Adopting R12 – http://blogs.1 :Oracle Applications Upgrade Sizing and Best Practices – http://www.com/technology/products/applications/sizing/Sizing_EBS_LongVersion.1: Technology Stack Documentation Roadmap – Note 403537.com/stevenChan/2008/12/whitepaper_options_for_reducing_ebs_database_size.1: Best Practices for Securing R12 ● Sizing – Note 399362.1: Oracle Applications Documentation Resources – Note 580299.1 Information Sources ● Overall Planning and Documentation – Note 790942.oracle.oracle.ppt – http://blogs.html .oracle.com/stevenChan/2008/04/five_key_resources_for_upgrading_to_ebusiness_suit.

Transparency. Accountability and Strategy Using Release 12.1 to Address ARRA Requirements 51 .

52 .Making Your Processes Transparent ● Oracle provides a comprehensive business solution for Yuma County. including efficient business practices. CedarCrestone’s extensive public sector experience and knowledge of Oracle gives us a solid understanding of Yuma County’s unique business needs and the challenges public sector entities face each day.

and other needs in our communities. health and welfare services. ● Transparency and Accountability are not new concepts to government. ● ARRA requires a free flow of information from the federal government to state organizations to local governments and then to citizens and back. the delivery of both will now take a different format as a result of ARRA. however. law enforcement.Making Your Processes Transparent ● While the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) provides the opportunity to address important road infrastructure. it also brings some new challenges and reporting requirements. 53 .

• Project information must be available to the public via an internet site. • Certify projects are an appropriate use of taxpayer funds. 54 .Transparency and Oversight Requirements Federal ARRA Transparency and Oversight Requirements • Certify projects have been reviewed as required by law. • Certifications must include a project description and an estimated total cost.

Quarterly Reporting Requirements ● Total Amount of Funds Received ● Amount of Funds Received Spent on Projects or Allocated to Projects ● Detailed List of Projects or Activities to include ● Name of the Project or Activity ● Project or Activity Description ● An Evaluation of the Completion Status of the Project or Activity 55 .

the purpose. 56 . total cost and the rationale for funding the project. ● For Infrastructure projects and activities.Quarterly Reporting Requirements ● Estimating the Number of Jobs Created and the Number of Jobs Retained as a Result of the Project or Activity. An agency contact must also be included.

Making Your Processes Transparent 57 .

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