Migrating Custom 11i Reports to Release 12

Paul Winterstein paul.winterstein@noetix.com Director, Product Management Noetix Corporation

What To Expect

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Emphasis on “porting” custom 11i queries Focus on Oracle Financials subject areas More technical than functional What we see companies doing about reporting

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Oracle Reporting Experts

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Noetix Platform Oracle Database Oracle Discoverer Cognos BI Business Objects Oracle Business Intelligence EE

Everything Starts with a Query

• ETL routines – To replicate the data, to transform it into a

different model, and usually to create stored aggregations

• Reporting tool’s repository – Discoverer EUL, OBI EE Repository, BO Universe,
Cognos Framework Mgr. Model, …

• Database views – Virtual transformation of data into a denormalized

model without replicating the data For direct access

• The information in this presentation is applicable to
all approaches

Reporting Tool Repositories

Discoverer / BI Suite EE End User Layer/ Repository

BI Suite

Cognos 8 BI

Crystal Reports Web Intelligence Business Views Universe Master File Metadata

Topics

Models / Pkgs

E-Business Suite OLTP Tables

Common Data Access Layer

Discoverer / BI Suite EE End User Layer/ Repository

BI Suite

Cognos 8 BI

Crystal Reports Web Intelligence Business Views Universe Master File Metadata

Topics

Models / Pkgs

Improved maintainability Improved “time to query” Common business terminology Reuse complex SQL logic

Database Views EBS Tables

Subject Areas
 Funds Disbursement via new Payments application  Suppliers & Trading Community Architecture  Banks & Trading Community Architecture  Subledger Accounting
Also…

 Collections & customer correspondence via
Collections application

 Tax Calculations via the new E-Business Tax appl.  XML Publisher
Impact of Release 12 to your 11i queries: Very little  complete rewrite

Funds Disbursement

Funds Disbursement

• Moved from Payables to new Payment
module

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Creation & validation of payments Aggregation of payments into files Format & transmission of files

• Selection & approval of invoices remains in
Payables

Funds Disbursement Changes
Co-existing Tables
11i Release 12
IBY_DOCS_PAYABLE_ALL IBY_PAYMENTS_ALL IBY_DOCS_PAYABLE_ALL IBY_PAY_SERVICE_REQUESTS IBY_PAY_INSTRUCTIONS_ALL

• Invoice payments • Payments • Instructions, batches
Obsolete Tables

AP_INVOICES_ALL AP_PAYMENT_SCHEDULES_ALL AP_CHECKS_ALL

AP_INV_SELECTION_CRITERIA_ALL

• Banks • Payment documents • Supplier & customer
bank accounts

AP_BANK_ACCOUNT_USES_ALL AP_CHECK_STOCKS_ALL

CE_BANK_ACCT_USES_ALL CE_PAYMENT_DOCUMENTS IBY_EXTERNAL_PAYEES_ALL IBY_EXT_BANK_ACCOUNTS IBY_PMT_INSTR_USES_ALL

AP_BANK_ACCOUNTS_ALL

Suppliers & Trading Community Architecture

Suppliers & TCA

• Supplier, supplier site, & supplier contact
information migrated to TCA tables

• Three new AP tables containing supplierunique data, with links to TCA tables
AP_SUPPLIERS AP_SUPPLIER_SITES_ALL AP_SUPPLIER_CONTACTS

• Three old PO Vendors tables obsolete – Views provided for backward compatibility

Supplier Changes
Co-existing Tables
Release 12 Payables Release 12 TCA
HZ_PARTIES HZ_PARTY_SITES HZ_LOCATIONS HZ_PARTIES HZ_PARTY_SITES HZ_RELATIONSHIPS HZ_ORG_CONTACTS

• Suppliers • Supplier sites • Supplier contacts
Obsolete Tables

AP_SUPPLIERS AP_SUPPLIER_SITES_ALL

AP_SUPPLIER_CONTACTS

11i

Release 12
AP_SUPPLIERS AP_SUPPLIER_SITES_ALL AP_SUPPLIER_CONTACTS

• Suppliers • Supplier sites • Supplier contacts

PO_VENDORS PO_VENDOR_SITES_ALL PO_VENDOR_CONTACTS

Oracle’s Supplier / TCA Model

Supplier Contacts

• Single occurrence
of each supplier contact

• Supplier contacts

now shared across operating units

Banks & Trading Community Architecture

Banks Data in R12

• Setup in Cash Management (CE) – Bank, bank account setup – Shared with Payables, Receivables, Treasury, &
Payroll

• Banks & bank branches now represented as TCA
parties

11i AP bank data moved to TCA HZ_PARTIES table

• Three key CE tables – CE_BANK_ACCOUNTS for bank accounts – CE_BANK_ACCT_USES_ALL for account uses by

Operating Units & Legal Entities CE_GL_ACCOUNTS_CCID for bank account use accounting data

Bank Data in TCA
• Bank, bank branch, account attributes,
contact persons
Release 12 TCA
HZ_PARTIES HZ_PARTY_SITES HZ_LOCATIONS HZ_ORGANIZATION_PROFILES

• Bank sites & locations • Change history & additional
attributes

• Contact details & methods • Contact titles • Contact purpose or role

HZ_CONTACT_POINTS

HZ_ORG_CONTACT

HZ_ORG_CONTACT_ROLES

Subledger Accounting

Subledger Accounting

• All accounting performed before transfer to
the GL

• User-definable accounting rules • At the data level, it’s a big change for all the

subledgers, though there is a first generation in 11i Payables “Accounting Events”

Oracle’s Slide on SLA

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Receivables Accounting in 11i

• Final accounting data not generated prior to transfer
to GL

Distribution level information  GL Three distinct distributions tables – Customer transactions • Invoices / Credit Memos / Debit Memos / … • Accounting class & amounts, but not debits & credits – Receipts & Adjustments • Unapplied, applied • Both debits & credits – Misc. Cash Receipts • Both debits & credits

• “View Accounting” is a report against
distributions

11i AR Database
Receivables GL
ra_cust_trx_line_gl_dist_all

ar_distributions

Transfer to GL

gl_interfaces

misc_cash_distributions

Cross-functional Views

•Adjustment distributions •Customer transaction distributions

•Miscellaneous receipt distributions •Standard receipt distributions

Payables Accounting in 11i

• Accounting data generated and stored in
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Run “Create Accounting” to populate accounting events tables Accounting event tables  GL

“Accounting Events” tables prior to transfer to GL

11i AP Database
Payables
invoices Create Accounting invoice_distributions ae_events Transfer to GL

GL

ae_headers

gl_interfaces

ae_lines

Cross-functional Views

•Invoice distributions

•Payment distributions

Subledger to Ledger Reporting in 11i

• Complete, final accounting only available in
the GL

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All debits and credits All journal entries All balances

• Challenge: Difficult to link summarized
accounting data with source details

Release 12 Subledger Accounting

• All subledger accounting data generated and
stored in shared SLA tables prior to transfer to GL

Run “Create Accounting” to populate SLA tables

• User can “View Accounting” only after
“Create Accounting” is run

The Create Accounting process
Tools  Create Accounting

From Distributions to SLA

Distributions

Create Accounting

SLA Events, Headers, & Lines

• Create Accounting process – Applies accounting rules – Loads SLA tables, GL tables – Creates detailed data per accounting rules,
stores in SLA “distribution links” table

SLA Distributions Links

Distributions

SLA Distribution Links

SLA Events, Headers, & Lines

• SLA Distribution Links Table – Holds distribution details…finest granularity of
– –
accounting data Must join through to get true Distribution  SLA journals matches Multiple distributions may be aggregated into a few SLA journal lines

R12 Accounting Structures

Subledgers

SLA
xla_events

GL

Various Subledger Distributions Tables

xla_headers Create Accounting xla_lines Transfer to GL gl_interfaces

xla_distribution_links

Distribution Links Sample Data
Distributions
Trx # 11984 11984 11984 11984 11984 11984 11984 11984 11984 11984 11984 11984 Line Type Line Freight Freight Tax Tax Line Tax Tax Tax Tax Line # 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 Ext Amt 100 20 5 3 0.6 20 2 0.4 6 1.2 Currency CAD CAD CAD CAD CAD CAD CAD CAD CAD CAD CAD CAD CCID 12871 13053 13053 18170 18170 12871 18170 18170 18170 18170 12833 24718 Acct. Class Rev Freight Freight Tax Tax Rev Tax Tax Tax Tax Rec Round Amt 100 20 5 3 0.6 20 2 0.4 6 1.2 158.2 0

SLA Je Lines
Trx # 11984 11984 11984 11984 11984 CCID 13053 12833 12871 24718 18170 Acct. Class Receivable Rounding Revenue Freight Tax Entered DR 158.2 0 120 25 13.2 Entered CR Acct. DR 123.93 0.01 94.01 19.59 10.34 Acct. CR

Distribution Links
SLA Acct. DR SLA Acct. CR 19.59 19.59 123.93 158.2 94.01 94.01 0.01 0 10.34 10.34 10.34 10.34 10.34 10.34 1.2 .04 0.6 6 2 3 20 120 0.01 0.94 0.31 0.47 4.7 1.57 2.35 Unrounded Entered DR Unrounded Entered CR 5 20 123.93 15.67 78.34 Unrounded Acct. DR Unrounded Acct. DR 3.92 15.67

Trx # 11984 11984 11984 11984 11984 11984 11984 11984 11984 11984 11984 11984

CCID 13053 13053 12833 12871 12871 24718 18170 18170 18170 18170 18170 18170

Acct. Class Freight Freight Receivable Revenue Revenue Rounding Tax Tax Tax Tax Tax Tax

Curr CAD CAD CAD CAD CAD CAD CAD CAD CAD CAD CAD CAD

SLA Entered DR

SLA Entered CR 25 25

158.2 120 120 0 13.2 13.2 13.2 13.2 13.2 13.2

View Accounting report
Tools  View Accounting

Tie It All Together

• Data flows from distributions, thru

distribution links and SLA tables, to GL

• Three key stages – Distributions (before accounting applied) – SLA (in draft or final form) – GL • Three key views of the data – Distributions only – Tie distributions to SLA to GL – Tie GL back to distributions

Noetix Support for Oracle SLA Payables & Receivables

Accounting Subject Area Payables invoices Payables invoice payments Receivables adjustments Receivables miscellaneous receipts Receivables standard receipts

GL  Subledger Cross-Functional View (Final accounting data only) GL_Je_SLA_AP_Inv_Dist GL_Je_SLA_AP_Pmt_Dist GL_Je_SLA_AR_Adj_Dist GL_Je_SLA_AR_Misc_Rcpt_Dis t GL_Je_SLA_AR_Std_Rcpt_Dist

Subledger  GL Cross-Functional View (Final and draft accounting data) AP_Inv_Dist_SLA_GL_Je AP_Pmt_Dist_SLA_GL_Je AR_Adj_Dist_SLA_GL_Je AR_Misc_Rcpt_Dist_SLA_GL_Je

AR_Std_Rcpt_SLA_GL_Je

Receivables transactions (all)

GL_Je_SLA_AR_Tran_Dist

AR_Tran_Dist_SLA_GL_Je

The Impact?

• Some 11i queries will easily migrate to Rel. 12 – Some with no changes at all – Some will need table name changes • Some 11i queries will need moderate
attention

Data moved to TCA will require query rewrites, but the basic reports can remain the same

• Some 11i queries won’t migrate 1:1 to Rel. 12 – SLA may require new reports, queries &
ETL routines

Report Strategies
• Best practice: Establish a common data access layer
between queries and OLTP tables

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Use common business terms for query objects, data elements, and the descriptions of both Persist this “business metadata” between database upgrades Remap the “technical metadata” (SQL)

• OLTP database views – Common data access layer – Usable by reporting & query tools, & ETL • Reporting tools’ metadata repositories – Map to data access layer in the OLTP database

Thank You!

Paul Winterstein paul.winterstein@noetix.com Director, Product Management Noetix Corporation

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