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RELEASE CONTENT DOCUMENT

Release 11i10
Oracle Financial Applications

Prepared by Financials Product Management Team

Last Updated: 15 November 2004


Version: 11.0

Copyright © 2004 Oracle Corporation


All Rights Reserved
Table of Contents

1. Disclaimer 1
2. Introduction 2
2.1. Purpose of Document 2
3. Financial 4
3.1. Oracle Advanced Collections 4
3.1.1. Overview 4
3.1.2. New Features 4
3.1.2.1. Oracle Advanced Collections Support of Oracle Receivables Bill To Location 4
3.1.2.2. Integration with Claims Deduction Management (Oracle Trade Management) 4
3.1.2.3. Mass Promises 4
3.1.2.4. Reprinting Statements 4
3.1.2.5. Collector Work Reassignment 5
3.1.3. Product Dependencies 5
3.1.4. Third Party Integration Points 5
3.2. Oracle Assets 6
3.2.1. Overview 6
3.2.2. New Features 6
3.2.2.1. Group Depreciation 6
3.2.2.2. Retirement Notification 6
3.2.2.3. Mass Property 6
3.2.2.4. Mass External Transfers 6
3.2.2.5. Enhanced Depreciation Override 6
3.2.2.6. Business Events 7
3.2.2.7. Enhanced ‘What-If’ Analysis in Multiple Reporting Currencies (MRC) 7
3.2.2.8. Asset Trace Utility 7
3.2.2.9. Group Asset Security 7
3.2.2.10. Support for CIP Assets in Groups 7
3.2.2.11. Polish Tax Depreciation 8
3.2.2.12. Enhanced Asset Inquiry 8
3.2.3. Product Dependencies 8
3.2.4. Third Party Integration Points 8
3.2.5. Terminology 8
3.3. Oracle Bill Presentment Architecture 9
3.3.1. Overview 9
3.3.2. New Features 9
3.3.2.1. Data Retrieval 9
3.3.2.2. Template Management 9
3.3.2.3. Interactive Preview 9
3.3.2.4. External Template Upload 9
3.3.2.5. Template Assignment 10
3.3.2.6. Invoice Batch Printing 10
3.3.2.7. Drilldown Capability 10

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3.3.3. Product Dependencies 10
3.3.4. Third Party Integration Points 10
3.4. Oracle Cash Management 11
3.4.1. Overview 11
3.4.2. New Features 11
3.4.2.1. Cash Positioning 11
3.4.2.2. Cash Forecasting 12
3.4.2.3. Reconciliation of Oracle Payroll EFT Payments 13
3.4.2.4. Bank Purging Program 13
3.4.2.5. Cash Positioning Enhancements 13
3.4.2.6. Cash Forecasting By Transaction Currency 14
3.4.2.7. Cash Forecasting Temporary Labor and Fixed Price Services 14
3.4.2.8. Batches Available for Reconciliation Report 14
3.4.3. Product Dependencies 14
3.4.4. Third Party Integration Points 14
3.5. Oracle Enterprise Planning & Budgeting 15
3.5.1. Overview 15
3.5.2. New Features 15
3.5.2.1. Reporting and Analysis 15
3.5.2.2. Business Processes for Planning, Budgeting, Forecasting and Monitoring 15
3.5.2.3. Data Collection 16
3.5.2.4. Users and Security 17
3.5.3. Product Dependencies 17
3.5.4. Third Party Integration Points 17
3.6. Oracle Financial Globalizations 18
3.6.1. Overview 18
3.6.2. New Features 18
3.6.2.1. Oracle Financials for the Americas 18
3.6.2.2. Oracle Financials for EMEA 18
3.6.2.3. Oracle Financials – Common Country 19
3.6.3. Product Dependencies 20
3.6.4. Third Party Integration Points 20
3.7. Oracle General Ledger 21
3.7.1. Overview 21
3.7.2. New Features 21
3.7.2.1. Interface Data Transformer 21
3.7.2.2. Open Integration with External Processing 21
3.7.2.3. XBRL Financial Reporting 22
3.7.2.4. Currency Rates Manager 22
3.7.2.5. Secondary Tracking Segment 22
3.7.2.6. MRC Revaluation Against Primary Currency 23
3.7.2.7. Multilingual Support For FSG Amount Types 23
3.7.2.8. FSG Reports Name Display in Concurrent Manager 23
3.7.2.9. Continue Step-Down Allocation Option 23
3.7.2.10. Open Period/Posting/Translation/Summary Accounts Program Compatibility Among Sets of Books 23
3.7.2.11. Journal Import Group By Effective Dates 23
3.7.2.12. Presentation Quality FSG Reports Using XML Publisher 24
3.7.2.13. Journal Import SRS Program 24
3.7.2.14. Streamlined Core Oracle Financials Workbenches 24
3.7.3. Product Dependencies 24
3.7.4. Third Party Integration Points 24
3.8. Oracle iAssets 25
3.8.1. Overview 25
3.8.2. New Features 25
3.8.2.1. Asset Inquiry 25
3.8.2.2. Self-Service Asset Transfer 25

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3.8.2.3. Cost Center-Based Approval 25
3.8.2.4. Management Hierarchy-Based Approval 26
3.8.2.5. Delegated Authority 26
3.8.2.6. Multi-way Request Generation 26
3.8.2.7. Segment Level Security 26
3.8.3. Product Dependencies 26
3.8.4. Third Party Integration Points 26
3.9. Oracle Internal Controls Manager 27
3.9.1. Overview 27
3.9.2. New Features 27
3.9.2.1. Associating Processes to Organizations 27
3.9.2.2. Process Documentation 27
3.9.2.3. Process Approval 27
3.9.2.4. Identification of Risks & Controls: Processes and Organizations 27
3.9.2.5. Identification of Risks & Controls: Financial Statements 27
3.9.2.6. Mitigating Controls 27
3.9.2.7. Risk Library Change Control 28
3.9.2.8. Integrity Reports 28
3.9.2.9. Risk Assessment 28
3.9.2.10. Confidential Feedback Mechanism 28
3.9.2.11. Audit Procedures 28
3.9.2.12. Audit Results 28
3.9.2.13. Support for Multiple Risk Types on each Risk 28
3.9.2.14. LOB Integration 28
3.9.2.15. Process Upload 29
3.9.2.16. Process Certification 29
3.9.2.17. Process Objectives 29
3.9.2.18. Process Variation Management 29
3.9.2.19. Segregation of Duties 29
3.9.2.20. Financial Statement Certification 29
3.9.2.21. Configuration Risk Assessment 29
3.9.2.22. Issues (Process Owner) 29
3.9.2.23. Findings (Auditor) 30
3.9.2.24. Audit Projects – Integration with Oracle Projects 30
3.9.2.25. Audit Procedure Steps & Project Template Integration 30
3.9.3. Product Dependencies 30
3.9.4. Third Party Integration Points 30
3.10. Oracle Internet Expenses 31
3.10.1. Overview 31
3.10.2. Features 31
3.10.2.1. Mastercard Common Data Format Transaction Loader Program 31
3.10.2.2. Enhanced Approval Rules using Oracle Approvals Management 31
3.10.2.3. Enhanced Approver Entry 31
3.10.2.4. Home Page 31
3.10.2.5. DBI Integration (in Oracle DBI 6.0) 32
3.10.2.6. Contingent Workers 32
3.10.2.7. Audit Notes and Communications 32
3.10.2.8. Audit Process Enhancements 32
3.10.2.9. Future Dated Expenses 32
3.10.2.10. Credit Cards: Cash Usage Policy 33
3.10.2.11. Credit Cards: Enforce Transaction Submission 33
3.10.2.12. Credit Cards: Dispute Transactions 33
3.10.2.13. Credit Cards: Inactive Employees Transaction Management 33
3.10.2.14. Credit Cards: Escalation of Outstanding Transactions 33
3.10.2.15. Credit Cards: Transaction History 33
3.10.2.16. Credit Cards: Personal Lines Only Expense Report 34
3.10.2.17. Credit Cards: Flexible Payment Scenarios 34
3.10.2.18. Credit Cards: Enhanced Transaction Import 34

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3.10.2.19. Credit Cards: Enhanced Transactions Validation 34
3.10.2.20. Credit Cards: Automatic Credit Card Registration 34
3.10.2.21. Credit Cards: Automatic Hotel Folio Itemization 35
3.10.2.22. Credit Cards: Extensible Card Expense Type Mapping 35
3.10.2.23. Credit Cards: Bank of America Support 35
3.10.2.24. Usability and User Interface Enhancements 35
3.10.2.25. Expense Report Number 35
3.10.2.26. Manager Reporting 36
3.10.3. Product Dependencies 36
3.10.4. Third Party Integration Points 36
3.11. Oracle iPayment 37
3.11.1. Overview 37
3.11.2. New Features 37
3.11.2.1. Outbound Payment Support 37
3.11.2.2. Bills Receivable Support 37
3.11.2.3. Citibank Integrations for Inbound and Outbound Payments 37
3.11.2.4. Security Enhancements 37
3.11.2.5. Critical Error Notifications 38
3.11.2.6. First Data North Platform Direct Marketing Certification 38
3.11.2.7. Sample Servlet Processor Model Enhancements 38
3.11.3. Product Dependencies 38
3.11.4. Third Party Integration Points 38
3.12. Oracle iReceivables 39
3.12.1. Overview 39
3.12.2. New Features 39
3.12.2.1. Multi-Pay 39
3.12.2.2. Multi-Print 39
3.12.2.3. One-Time Credit Card Payment 39
3.12.2.4. Anonymous User Login 39
3.12.2.5. Service Charges 39
3.12.2.6. Pay All Open Invoices 40
3.12.2.7. Custom Transaction Search 40
3.12.2.8. Display of Descriptive Flexfields 40
3.12.2.9. Attachment 40
3.12.2.10. Export 40
3.12.2.11. Duplicate Dispute Warning 40
3.12.2.12. Commitment Balance 40
3.12.2.13. Custom Customer Search 40
3.12.3. Product Dependencies 40
3.12.4. Third Party Integration Points 40
3.13. Oracle Payables 41
3.13.1. Overview 41
3.13.2. New Features 41
3.13.2.1. Enhanced Matching Controls for Oracle iSupplier Portal 41
3.13.2.2. Invoice Approval Workflow Resubmission Enhancement 41
3.13.2.3. Supplier Bank Account Update Enhancements 41
3.13.2.4. Supplier Site Contact Enhancements 41
3.13.2.5. Amount Based Matching 41
3.13.2.6. Retroactive Pricing of Purchase Orders Support 42
3.13.2.7. Gapless Invoice Numbering for Self-Billing Invoices 42
3.13.2.8. Invoice Attachments in Oracle iSupplier Portal 42
3.13.2.9. Enhanced Purchase Order Number Display in Oracle iSupplier Portal 42
3.13.2.10. Supplier Site Attachments 42
3.13.2.11. Supplier Open Interface 42
3.13.2.12. Payables Accounting Entries Program and Report Enhancements 42
3.13.2.13. Exclude Tax from Discount Calculation Enhancement 43
3.13.2.14. Invoice Validation Concurrent Processing 43
3.13.2.15. User Interface Enhancements in Major Transaction Windows 43

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3.13.2.16. Bank Account Function Security Enhancements 43
3.13.3. Product Dependencies 43
3.13.4. Third Party Integration Points 43
3.13.5. Terminology 44
3.14. Oracle Property Manager 45
3.14.1. Overview 45
3.14.2. New Features 45
3.14.2.1. Recovery Module 45
3.14.2.2. Variable Rent Gateway 45
3.14.2.3. Comments in Payment and Billing Items 45
3.14.2.4. Public Views for CAD view Integration 45
3.14.2.5. Dynamic Location Naming 45
3.14.2.6. User Defined Location Separator 46
3.14.2.7. Replace Location Alias 46
3.14.2.8. Cost Center Synchronization with HR 46
3.14.2.9. Invoice Grouping Rule 46
3.14.2.10. Rentable Area and Load Factor for Lease 46
3.14.2.11. Mass Approval using User Specified GL Period 46
3.14.2.12. Space & Resource Reservations Feature 46
3.14.3. Product Dependencies 46
3.14.4. Third Party Integration Points 46
3.15. Oracle Public Sector Budgeting 48
3.15.1. Overview 48
3.15.2. New Features 48
3.15.2.1. Data Extract By Organization 48
3.15.2.2. Integration with U.S. Federal Financials Budget Executions 48
3.15.3. Product Dependencies 48
3.15.4. Third Party Integration Points 48
3.16. Oracle Public Sector Financials 49
3.16.1. Overview 49
3.16.2. New Features 49
3.16.2.1. MFAR Enhancements 49
3.16.2.2. Funds Available Inquiry Enhancements 49
3.16.2.3. Funds Available Detail Report 49
3.16.2.4. MFAR Enhancements – Cash Basis Support 49
3.16.2.5. MFAR Enhancements – Drilldown Support 49
3.16.3. Product Dependencies 50
3.16.4. Third Party Integration Points 50
3.17. Oracle Public Sector Financials (International) 51
3.17.1. Overview 51
3.17.2. New Features 51
3.17.2.1. Inflation Accounting for Assets 51
3.17.2.2. AR Combined Basis Accounting 51
3.17.2.3. Oracle Purchasing Integration with Contract Budgetary Control 52
3.17.3. Product Dependencies 52
3.17.4. Third Party Integration Points 52
3.18. Oracle Receivables 53
3.18.1. Overview 53
3.18.2. New Features 53
3.18.2.1. Allocate Transactional Data to Sales Groups 53
3.18.2.2. Deductions Management Enhancements 53
3.18.2.3. Deposit API 54
3.18.2.4. Enhanced Returns, Cancellations, and other Credit Activities 54
3.18.2.5. Invoice Creation API 54
3.18.2.6. Leveraging Oracle Approvals Management (AME) in Credit Memo Workflow 54
3.18.2.7. Multiple Prepayment Types 55

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3.18.2.8. Receipt to Receipt Applications 55
3.18.2.9. GL Transfer Program Controls for Business Users 55
3.18.2.10. Deposit Application 55
3.18.2.11. Invoice API Enhancement 55
3.18.2.12. Bank Account Function Security Enhancements 56
3.18.2.13. Customer Credit Classifications 56
3.18.2.14. User Interface Enhancements 56
3.18.3. Product Dependencies 57
3.18.4. Third Party Integration Points 57
3.19. Oracle Treasury 58
3.19.1. Overview 58
3.19.2. New Features 58
3.19.2.1. Floating Rate Bonds 58
3.19.2.2. Repurchase of Issued Bonds 58
3.19.2.3. Callable Bonds 58
3.19.2.4. Compound Interest for Bond 58
3.19.2.5. Deal Tax on Discounted Securities 58
3.19.2.6. Deal Open API – Discounted Securities 58
3.19.2.7. Derivatives and Hedge Accounting 58
3.19.2.8. Prepaid Interest for Wholesale and Short Term Money 59
3.19.2.9. Streamlined Accounting Process 59
3.19.2.10. Descriptive Flex Fields and Attachments for Limits 59
3.19.2.11. Payment Adjustment for Bonds, Interest Rate Swaps and Wholesale Term Money 59
3.19.2.12. Payment File and Transmission 59
3.19.2.13. Principal Increase for Short Term Money 59
3.19.2.14. Amortization of Principal Balances for Wholesale Term Money 59
3.19.2.15. Automatic GL Currency Rate Update 59
3.19.2.16. New Foreign Exchange Pricing Model 60
3.19.3. Product Dependencies 60
3.19.4. Third Party Integration Points 60
3.20. Oracle U.S. Federal Financials 61
3.20.1. Overview 61
3.20.2. New Features 61
3.20.2.1. 1099-INT and 1099-G 61
3.20.2.2. Automatic Sequential Numbering for Payment Batches 61
3.20.2.3. Bulk Data Payment Formats 61
3.20.2.4. Capture Reimbursable Agreement Number and Performance Dates 62
3.20.2.5. Comparative Financials Statements 62
3.20.2.6. Consolidated Payment Files 62
3.20.2.7. Enhanced IPAC Disbursement 62
3.20.2.8. Reason Codes for Credit Memos, Cancelled and Returned Invoices 62
3.20.2.9. Rxi for Trial Balance and Transaction Registers 63
3.20.2.10. Third Party Payments 63
3.20.2.11. Uptake of Multi-Fund AR 63
3.20.2.12. Budget Execution API Enhancement 63
3.20.2.13. Multi-Fund Receivables 63
3.20.2.14. Foreign Currency Support 64
3.20.2.15. Enhancements to the Finance Charge Process 64
3.20.2.16. Detailed Receipt Accounting Profile 64
3.20.2.17. Prepayment Tolerance, Advance Limit, and Obligation Matching 65
3.20.2.18. Shipment Amount Percentage-Based Tolerance 65
3.20.2.19. Capturing Transaction Dates for Purchasing Events 65
3.20.2.20. 1219/1220 Changes 66
3.20.2.21. Secure Payment System (SPS) Payment Formats 66
3.20.2.22. IPAC 2003 Changes 66
3.20.2.23. FACTS II Attribute Changes 67
3.20.2.24. Year End FACTS I Changes 67
3.20.2.25. Workflow Enhancements 67

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3.20.2.26. 2004 Q1 FACTS II Changes 67
3.20.3. Product Dependencies 68
3.20.4. Third Party Integration Points 68
4. Financial Services 69
4.1. Oracle Lease Management 69
4.1.1. Overview 69
4.1.2. New Features 69
4.1.2.1. Vendor Self Service 69
4.1.2.2. Additional Securitization Functionality 73
4.1.2.3. Subsidies 75
4.1.2.4. Financed Fees 77
4.1.2.5. Funding and Credit Line Checklists 78
4.1.2.6. Improved Authoring Process 79
4.1.2.7. Additional Customer Service Functionality 80
4.1.2.8. Improved Lease Quoting 81
4.1.2.9. Asset Management 83
4.1.2.10. Accounting Improvements 84
4.1.2.11. Additional Lease and Service Contract Billing 84
4.1.3. Product Dependencies 85
4.1.4. Third Party Integration Points 85
4.1.5. Terminology 85
5. Customer Data Management 86
5.1. Oracle Customer Data Hub 86
5.1.1. Overview 86
5.1.2. New Features 86
5.1.2.1. Enhanced Customer and Contact Management 86
5.1.2.2. Comprehensive Relationship Management 86
5.1.2.3. Embedded Data Quality Management 87
5.1.2.4. Enhanced Business Transactions View 87
5.1.2.5. File Load 88
5.1.2.6. Configurable Customer Data Quality Trend Reports 88
5.1.2.7. Enhanced Administration and Setups 88
5.1.2.8. Common Party User Interface Components 88
5.1.2.9. D&B Hierarchy Management 89
5.1.2.10. Data Quality Management Enhancements 89
5.1.2.11. TCA Bulk Import 89
5.1.2.12. Address Validation 89
5.1.2.13. Auto-merge 89
5.1.2.14. Timezone Support for Contact Points 89
5.1.2.15. Domain Name Architecture 90
5.1.2.16. Logging Infrastructure 90
5.1.2.17. Enhanced Save Model 90
5.1.2.18. LOV Validation 90
5.1.3. Product Dependencies 90
5.1.4. Third Party Integration Points 90
5.2. Oracle Customer Data Spoke 91
5.2.1. Overview 91
5.2.2. New Features 91
5.2.2.1. Source System Management 91
5.2.3. Product Dependencies 91
5.2.4. Third Party Integration Points 91
5.3. Oracle Customer Data Librarian 92
5.3.1. Overview 92
5.3.2. New Features 92
5.3.2.1. Import Console 92
5.3.2.2. Party Purge 92

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5.3.3. Product Dependencies 92
5.3.4. Third Party Integration Points 92

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1. Disclaimer
This Release Content Document (RCD) describes product features that are proposed for
the 11i10 release of the Oracle E-Business Suite for the Financials family of products.
This document describes new or changed functionality only. Existing functionality from
prior releases is not described.

This RCD in any form, software or printed matter, contains proprietary information that
is the exclusive property of Oracle Corporation.
The information provided in this document is intended to outline our general product
direction and is intended for information purposes. The development, release, and timing
of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole
discretion of Oracle.

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2. Introduction

2.1. Purpose of Document


The Release Content Document communicates information about new or changed
functionality in the 11i10 release of the Oracle E-Business Suite. Existing functionality
from prior releases is not described.

Oracle Financials Family Packs E and F are included in the 11i10 release.

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11i10 Release Content Document, Rev. 11 Purpose of Document 3
3. Financial

3.1. Oracle Advanced Collections


3.1.1. Overview

Oracle Collections streamlines collections management by automating delinquency


identification, pushing collections data and assignments to collections agents, and using
multiple contact methods to proactively obtain payment. Enhanced collections scoring,
automated collections strategy execution and tracking, and later-stage delinquency
management further extends revenue collection capability.

3.1.2. New Features

3.1.2.1. Oracle Advanced Collections Support of Oracle Receivables Bill To


Location
Enhancement to Oracle Advanced Collections to provide collections views and activities
filtered down to the bill to site location level. Many AR customers model their systems
to track customers at the site level with the account acting as the rollup of these locations.
With the 11i10 release the Collections product will be able to filter its view of data to the
location level. It will also support location-based activities such as strategy assignment,
dunning and payment processing.

3.1.2.2. Integration with Claims Deduction Management (Oracle Trade


Management)
Enhancement to display claims deduction information in Oracle Collections. Often a
customer will “short pay” their invoice as a way to dispute their bill or to take their own
deduction. These “claims” are assigned to Trade Management users to resolve.
Collections agents need insight into these details as they address delinquency issues and
can access a comprehensive open transaction and receipts listing. The collector can also
leverage a seamless link to Oracle Trade Management to display claims deductions
details.

3.1.2.3. Mass Promises


Enhancement for collectors to easily process a group of promises for multiple invoices
from one screen. Collectors select several invoices from the Pay Transactions Tab
(maybe all invoices for a particular sales order or purchase order), navigate to payment
processing, then enter promise details, and save. The system automatically captures all
remaining amounts to be paid on the promise date, relates the note to all invoices, and
reconciles the promise. Collectors can also “cancel” and re-negotiate a promise date to
cure the customer’s delinquency.

3.1.2.4. Reprinting Statements


Enhancement to the collections agent’s navigator. A new navigator item allows collectors
to easily navigate to the AR Statements and to reprint them upon request. When
customers request copies of statements, the collector can process their request efficiently
which helps resolve delinquencies faster. Printed copies can then be mailed.

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3.1.2.5. Collector Work Reassignment
Enhancement to Collections HTML Administrator/Manager function. A new HTML
Ownership Tab allows the manager to reassign strategy work assignments and broken
promise follow up calls from one collections agent to another. Often a collections agent is
out sick, on vacation, terminated or reassigned, but their work must still be completed.
This feature provides the capability for the manager to ensure all unfinished work is
reassigned to new agents.

3.1.3. Product Dependencies

No update in 11i10.

3.1.4. Third Party Integration Points

No update in 11i.10

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3.2. Oracle Assets
3.2.1. Overview

Oracle Assets, a comprehensive asset management solution, ensures maintenance of


accurate property and equipment inventory as well as optimal accounting and tax
strategies.

3.2.2. New Features

3.2.2.1. Group Depreciation


Group Depreciation simplifies management of large volumes of assets by pooling
individual assets into groups. This feature also enables companies to comply with tax,
financial and regulatory reporting governing asset depreciation. Examples of such
reporting are Capital Cost Allowance in Canada, Written Down Value in UK, Asset
Depreciation Ranges in US, tax reporting of Blocked Assets in India and corporate tax
reporting in Japan.

3.2.2.2. Retirement Notification


Retirement Notification streamlines the process of retiring massive numbers of assets in a
retirement project. Users of Oracle Projects in the field can raise retirement notifications
to fixed assets accountants by specifying certain options such as category, location and
number of assets, etc. The system selects assets based on the selected criteria and retires
them when the fixed assets accountants approve the selection. Cost of removal and
proceeds can be transferred from Oracle Projects into Group Assets in Oracle Assets for
reserve adjustments.

3.2.2.3. Mass Property


Mass Property Asset Treatment provides companies with high asset volumes the ability
to treat similar assets installed in the same fiscal year as a single asset, which holds the
aggregate cost and units. Storing assets in this manner greatly simplifies the tracking,
reporting, analysis and ultimately the retirement of these assets, since all like assets from
a particular vintage year are stored as an individual asset.

3.2.2.4. Mass External Transfers


Mass External Transfers offers an open interface for accepting asset transfers and source
line transfers from external systems.

3.2.2.5. Enhanced Depreciation Override


Depreciation Override provides a mean to ‘true-up’ an asset’s depreciation expense and
bonus depreciation expense for a given accounting period. A new form will be available
for entering user-defined expense amounts to override system-calculated amounts.

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3.2.2.6. Business Events
Oracle Assets now supports the subscription of Business Events for addition, retirement
and transfer of assets using Oracle Workflow. Business Events simplify integration
between Oracle Assets and other systems by minimizing the need for custom database
triggers.

3.2.2.7. Enhanced ‘What-If’ Analysis in Multiple Reporting Currencies (MRC)


What-if Analysis and the following reports can now be processed from a single
application responsibility related to the primary currency book:

• Reserve Summary
• Reserve Detail
• Cost Summary
• CIP Summary
• Cost Detail
• CIP Detail
• Asset Additions
• Cost Adjustments
• Asset Retirements
• Fully Reserved Assets
• Account Drill Down
• Drill Down Report
• Cost Clearing Reconciliation
• Journal Entry Reserve Ledger
• Tax Reserve Ledger

3.2.2.8. Asset Trace Utility


Asset Trace Utility provides a comprehensive view of asset data for diagnoses and
troubleshooting. This HTML report shows data stored major transaction database tables
for a given asset.

3.2.2.9. Group Asset Security


A group asset can now be enabled or disabled from the Asset Workbench. A disabled
group will not depreciate and you cannot perform any transactions affecting the group
asset.

3.2.2.10. Support for CIP Assets in Groups


CIP assets can now be assigned to Group Assets. This option is controlled at the Asset
Book level.

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3.2.2.11. Polish Tax Depreciation
New depreciable basis rules will be provided for compliance of Polish tax regulations
governing the depreciation of assets.

3.2.2.12. Enhanced Asset Inquiry


Asset Inquiry is a self-service inquiry tool that allows you to access real-time information
of your assets. This tool is enhanced with Advanced Search capability and additional
search parameters. You can also view attachments to assets such as documents, images,
video and audio clips, etc.

3.2.3. Product Dependencies

• Retirement Notification requires Oracle Projects Family Pack L or above

3.2.4. Third Party Integration Points

No update in 11i10.

3.2.5. Terminology

Term Definition

Depreciable Basis Rules System-defined mechanisms to derive depreciable basis


and/or depreciation expense for given assets.
Asset Transfers Movement of assets between locations, employees,
and/or expense accounts.
Source Line Transfers Re-assignment of invoice lines or CIP expenditure lines
between assets.

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3.3. Oracle Bill Presentment Architecture
3.3.1. Overview

Oracle Bill Presentment Architecture (BPA) is a new architectural feature that provides
the ability to retrieve billing data from multiple data sources. It provides template-based
configuration of bills for online presentment and printing, including content selection,
layout design, drilldown and grouping capability, and billing template assignment. In
identifying other sources of data, the physically presented bill is no longer limited to
information contained within Oracle Receivables. By separating bill presentment from
transaction accounting, Oracle BPA allows for more understandable and comprehensive
bills, increasing the likelihood and timeliness of bill payment.

3.3.2. New Features

3.3.2.1. Data Retrieval


Provides architectural foundation for retrieval of data from multiple data sources. UIs are
provided for registration of Oracle E-Business Suite applications and third-party data
sources.

• Support of registration of data source views. Ability to select data items from
registered views to be available for billing template design.
• Support of Oracle Receivables transaction flexfields
• Pre-defined data sources include Oracle Receivables, Oracle Service Contracts,
and Oracle Order Management

3.3.2.2. Template Management


Allows billing personnel to create multiple billing templates based on customer need
using the user-friendly Template Management User Interface.

• Layout design and content item selection


• Option to print summary lines with or without child lines
• Flexible tax formatting, including itemization and summarization
• Association of hyperlinks to content items
• Display of custom images and messages
• Page setup capability for printed bills
• Flexible header and footer format design for printed bills

3.3.2.3. Interactive Preview


Interactively preview online and printed bills with real-time data. Option to multi-select
bills to print from browser.

3.3.2.4. External Template Upload


Supports invoice printing using external customer-provided templates.

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• Upload of PDF or RTF templates
• Support of uploading files in multiple languages
• Mapping of external file field names to BPA content items
• Option to display itemized tax

3.3.2.5. Template Assignment


Supports assignment of billing templates to different customers or customer categories
based on user-defined criteria.

• Ability to define assignment rules and order them by preference


• Rules applied based on ordering and bill creation dates
• Choice of different assignments and ordering for online and printed bills
• Default templates and assignment rule provided

3.3.2.6. Invoice Batch Printing


Supports batch printing of invoices.

• Batch print request submission and monitoring via Oracle BPA User Interface
• Batch print request submission and monitoring via Oracle Receivables
• Generation of printed invoice in PDF format

3.3.2.7. Drilldown Capability


Provides progressive drilldown capability from billing lines to billing details, as well as
drilldown from any hyperlinked attribute on the online bill. Oracle BPA enforces security
control on the level of billing details external users are allowed to view online.

3.3.3. Product Dependencies

No update in 11i10.

3.3.4. Third Party Integration Points

No update in 11i10.

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3.4. Oracle Cash Management
3.4.1. Overview

Oracle Cash Management is an enterprise-wide solution for managing liquidity and


controlling cash.

3.4.2. New Features

3.4.2.1. Cash Positioning


Cash Positioning is a planning tool that helps you view your daily cash position by
currency or by bank account, allowing you to project your daily cash needs and evaluate
your company's liquidity position.

This feature replaces the current cash positioning functionality in Oracle Treasury with an
enhanced Cash Positioning module in Oracle Cash Management, providing a single
access point for both Cash Management and Treasury users to generate their daily cash
positions based on actual cash flows from various Oracle Applications.

The new Cash Positioning module has an improved user interface, being based on the
new Oracle Applications Framework. The new User Interface introduces a cash position
worksheet, which allows more flexibility in the selection of sources to be included in the
cash position. A new source, bank account balance, has been added so that you can
include your actual or projected bank account balances for bank accounts shared between
Oracle Treasury and Oracle Cash Management, as your beginning balance for a cash
position. In addition to the three existing balance types - Ledger Balance, Cash Flow
Balance and Interest Calculated Balance, you will be able to load and import two more
balance types – 1-day float and 2-day float that can be used to offset the opening
balances. You can also enter the target balance for bank accounts shared between Oracle
Treasury and Oracle Cash Management in treasury, for display in the cash position.
Treasury user's can also choose to include subsidiary bank account balances in their cash
position, which are displayed in a separate section in the 'View By Bank Account' page.
The single Treasury Transactions source has been replaced with two new sources –
‘Treasury Inflow’ and ‘Treasury Outflow’. The new Cash Positioning module allows you
to generate daily cash positions by bank account and by currency by including actual
cash flows from Oracle Payables, Oracle Receivables, Oracle Treasury and Oracle
Payroll. You can include intra-day transactions that have been loaded and imported into
Oracle Cash Management, user-defined inflows and outflows and data from your legacy
systems through the External Cash flow Open Interface.

Using the newly updated cash positioning module, you can view your daily cash position
for a range of currencies and bank accounts, drill down to the source transaction details,
exclude detail transactions from the cash position, drill down to the details of intra-day
activities, compare the bank reported intra-day activities with the system calculated net
cash flow and generate exposures in treasury for the differences, refresh the cash position
online, view the target balance and the difference between the projected closing balance
and target balance per bank account, initiate inter-account funds transfers, export the cash
position results to an external application like Excel and view the cash position in a
discoverer workbook to analyze the results further.

Additionally, from the cash position results, you can generate Balance Gapping for any
currency included in the cash position over a given date range to identify gaps in your

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cash flows, view your short term liquidity position in the Available Liquidity section for
discounted security deals, fixed income security deals and short term money deals and
drill down to the details of each of these deal types.

Lastly, the consolidated module applies Oracle Treasury's Legal Entity security when
treasury users create and view cash positions. For Cash Management users, the Treasury
Inflow and Treasury Outflow sources along with the features of Balance Gapping and
Funds Transfer are not available.

3.4.2.2. Cash Forecasting


Cash Forecasting is a planning tool that helps you to anticipate the flow of cash in and
out of your business, allowing you to project your cash needs and evaluate your
company's liquidity position.

This enhancement merges Oracle Treasury's Cash Forecasting module with Oracle Cash
Management to streamline the creation and generation of cash forecasts and in the
process eliminates dual development and maintenance. The consolidated cash forecasting
module has an improved user interface, being based on the new Oracle Applications
Framework. The new user interface allows more flexible entry of forecast templates,
giving you the option to setup forecast templates for forecasting by days either manually
or automatically. You can also copy forecast templates as well as template rows within a
template. The existing single forecast source of Treasury Transactions has been split into
two to distinguish between inflows and outflows and the new sources are named–
“Treasury Inflow” and “Treasury Outflow” respectively. The consolidated module also
provides you the option to view forecast results by bank account and by GL Cash
Position in addition to the regular transaction source view. You can do this by choosing
the option to view the opening balance either by bank account, by GL Cash Position or
both, when submitting the forecast. If you choose to view the opening balance by bank
account, you must also specify the type of bank account balance and the float for
offsetting the balance. Treasury user's can also choose to include subsidiary bank account
balances in their forecast results. The forecast results will be grouped either by bank
account name and number or the GL Cash Account for transactions sources that have a
bank account associated to them. Projected cash flow sources like Sales Order, Invoices
etc. do not have a bank account associated to them and will be grouped under a heading
called “Other” and displayed in a separate row. You can also drill down to the details of
transactions per bank account or per GL Cash Account. This new feature allows you to
project the closing bank account balance or GL Cash Position for your forecast horizon.
The GL Cash Position is no longer available as a transaction source as it is now
incorporated into the forecast submission parameters as a view option.

Additionally, from the forecast results by transaction source page you can choose to
exclude rows from summary calculation, drill-down to source transaction details, exclude
transactions from summary cash flows and add new transactions manually to the cash
flows. You also have the ability to export both the details and the summary cash flows to
an external application like Excel and to view the cash forecast in a Discoverer
Workbook to analyze the results further.

Lastly, the consolidated module applies Oracle Treasury's Legal Entity security when
treasury users create and view forecasts. For Cash Management users, the two sources of
Treasury Inflow and Treasury Outflow are not available for forecasting.

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3.4.2.3. Reconciliation of Oracle Payroll EFT Payments
This feature enhances the bank reconciliation functionality in Oracle Cash Management
by providing the ability to reconcile Payroll EFT payments, in addition to Payroll check
payments in Oracle Cash Management.

Oracle Cash Management provides support for various payment formats like NACHA,
BACS etc. for Payroll EFT Payments reconciliation. In order to use this feature, you will
first need to define the transaction code that specifies the payroll payment format. When
defining a transaction code with a payment format, the ‘Payroll Matching Order’ field
will show the order you need to define your BANK_TRX_NUMBER format in your
bank statement-mapping template. You will then need to either update or define a new
bank statement-mapping template to enter the Format for the BANK_TRX_NUMBER
with the format that is needed to identify the EFT payments.

Multiple identifiers might be needed to identify EFT payments. You will need to
determine what the identifiers are and enter the Format for the BANK_TRX_NUMBER
with the formats that are needed to identify the EFT payments. The format should be
entered in the order specified by the Payroll Matching Order assigned to the transaction
code setup for Payroll EFT payments. Once the setup is complete you can load, import
and reconcile bank statements containing Payroll EFT payments.

3.4.2.4. Bank Purging Program


The Bank Purging program is a tool to purge Oracle Payables and Oracle Payroll banks,
bank branches, internal bank accounts and employee bank accounts that have never been
used. This program reduces the number of unnecessary banks, bank branches and bank
accounts in the system and is provided as a data clean up tool. The Bank Purging
Program runs across operating units and automatically submits the Bank Purging
Execution Report when it is run. This program can be run in two modes - one is the
preview mode where you can preview the bank records that can be purged and second is
the actual purge process. It is recommended that you run the program in the preview
mode first to confirm that the records picked up by the program are the ones you actually
want to purge.

The Bank Purging Program also kicks off the Bank Purging Execution Report that
displays bank records that are processed by the program.

3.4.2.5. Cash Positioning Enhancements


Cash Positioning is a planning tool that helps you view your daily cash position by
currency or by bank account, allowing you to project your daily cash needs and evaluate
your company's liquidity position.

To expedite the generation of a cash position, you can now specify in your cash position
worksheet the option to use pre-calculated prior day cash flow balances instead of
generating real-time prior day cash flow balances. To utilize this option, you will need to
select ‘Yes’ for the ‘Use Calculated Prior Day Cash Flow and Overdue Transactions
Balances’ field in the worksheet and run the Cash Position Prior Day Cash Flow and
Overdue Transactions program to calculate your prior day balances as well as the
overdue transactions, prior to generating your cash position. You can choose to run the
Cash Position Prior Day Cash Flow and Overdue Transactions program manually or you
can have the program run automatically according to the schedule you define. In addition
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Cash Flow and Overdue Transactions program will purge old summary data.
Additionally, overdue transactions will be displayed in a separate row from the prior day
cashflows in the cash position results.

Lastly, the existing discoverer workbook for cash position results has been replaced with
four simplified workbooks for ease of use. The four new workbooks are: Cash Position
with Surplus / (Deficit), Cash Position with Closing Balance, Cash Position with Surplus
/ (Deficit) using Calculated Prior Day Cash Flow and Overdue Transactions and Cash
Position with Closing Balance using Calculated Prior Day Cash Flow and Overdue
Transactions.

3.4.2.6. Cash Forecasting By Transaction Currency


This feature enhances the existing cash forecasting functionality in Oracle Cash
Management by providing the ability to view forecast results in the transaction currency.
For this purpose, the existing Cash Forecast by Transaction Currency worksheet has been
modified to include transaction amounts grouped by transaction currency. These amounts
will be displayed under “Transaction Amount by Transaction Currency”, adjacent to the
“Forecast Amount by Transaction Currency”.

3.4.2.7. Cash Forecasting Temporary Labor and Fixed Price Services


This feature enhances the existing cash forecasting functionality in Oracle Cash
Management for Purchase Orders and Purchase Requisitions source types. You will now
be able to forecast three additional purchase line types: Fixed Price Services, Rate Based
Temporary Labor, and Fixed Price Temporary Labor, in addition to the existing line
types of Goods and Services. You can choose to include or exclude line types of
‘Temporary Labor’ from your cash forecast, when defining the forecast template row for
the Purchase Order or Purchase Requisition source types.

3.4.2.8. Batches Available for Reconciliation Report


The new report ‘Batches Available for Reconciliation’, lists payment batches and
remittance batches that are available for reconciliation. The existing Transactions
Available for Reconciliation Report has been modified to display individual transactions
such as payments or receipts that are available for reconciliation. The new report can be
run with the following parameters - Batch Type, Bank Account Number and Order By.

3.4.3. Product Dependencies

No update in 11i10.

3.4.4. Third Party Integration Points

No update in 11i10.

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3.5. Oracle Enterprise Planning & Budgeting
3.5.1. Overview

Oracle Enterprise Planning and Budgeting is a new application that delivers scalable
planning and analysis, offering sophisticated data modeling and multi-dimensional
analysis in a web environment, tailored for each customer's own business processes.

Enterprise Planning and Budgeting enables you to understand the business better by
providing analysis tools to increase visibility into your organization. A framework to
manage the critical business processes of budgeting and forecasting allows you to define
the rules, tasks, and schedules, ensuring that you control these planning processes and
achieve consensus when looking forward. The application enforces consistency while
supporting decentralized flexibility. With ongoing monitoring of the business included,
you tune plans to improve results and hold individuals accountable.

3.5.2. New Features

3.5.2.1. Reporting and Analysis


Access to reports within Enterprise Planning and Budgeting is through the HTML web
interface, the Oracle Portal, and the notifications sent to users through Oracle Workflow.
Users with the Analyst or Business Process Administrator responsibility can create
crosstab reports and graphs, and share them with other users, without involving their IT
department. The dimensions of their data typically map to segments in their charts of
accounts. The users can select what data to display by building up the query in steps and
by using template queries to easily select the top or bottom values, select by exception,
select based on an attribute, or select based on a hierarchical relationship. These
selections can be saved for reuse, and shared with other users.

Tools are provided to analyze the data by switching between a crosstab and graph,
changing the layout of the report, applying formatting and stoplight rules, sorting the
data, applying previously saved selections, annotating the data, and including custom
calculations, all through the user interface. Calculation templates enable the users to
create variance, share, reference, time-based, and currency translation calculations within
a report, and then share those calculations with other users. Users can format and
annotate individual cells in order to highlight and explain and the data. There are 54
graph types available, including bar, line, area, pie, 3D, combined, bubble, scatter, and
pareto charts.

Users can print the reports, and export them out to HTML, Microsoft Excel, or Oracle
Reports to create or update briefing books.

3.5.2.2. Business Processes for Planning, Budgeting, Forecasting and Monitoring


Users with the Business Process Administrator responsibility can create and maintain
business processes for planning, budgeting, forecasting, and monitoring the business.
Examples of a business process are Strategic plan, Annual budget, Quarterly rolling
forecast, and Month end variance analysis. The user defines each business process by
specifying its data model, solve, tasks, and schedule.

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• Data model
First, the user chooses the time horizon for the plan and the other dimensions to be
included.
• Solve
Then the user specifies the data processing parameters: the source of each line item
(loaded, input through a worksheet, calculated, or initialized from another view), the
levels at which the data is expected to come in, the levels at which the user wants the
data available at the end of the business process, and any calculations, hierarchies,
and allocation rules, tied to the chart of accounts. From this, Enterprise Planning and
Budgeting analyzes the dependencies between the line items and builds up the solve
map, which is the list of data processing steps that will be executed automatically for
the cycle.
• Tasks
Then the user specifies which tasks are to be included, such as load data, generate a
worksheet, distribute a worksheet, manage worksheet submissions, solve the data,
run an exception alert, and update reports with the current version of the budget.
• Schedule
Finally, the user specifies the schedule of the business process: how frequently it is to
be run, and how many historic versions of the budget are to be kept.

Analyst users can also add their own exception alerts to a business process.

Once the business processes have been defined, Enterprise Planning and Budgeting
monitors their schedules and initiates a new process run of each business process
appropriately. The tasks are controlled by Oracle Workflow, and this automation reduces
the cycle time. For example, when an exception alert task is encountered, Enterprise
Planning and Budgeting evaluates the exception, notifies the accountable users for the
exception, and asks for an explanation; that explanation is then routed through to the
user’s manager for approval. Another example of automation is the loading of data from
the underlying FEM schema, into which data from any source, Oracle and non-Oracle,
can be introduced.

Users can monitor the process runs and view the status of each one, its tasks, any
bottlenecks, and the overall flow. They can pause and resume process runs, and disable
and enable business processes appropriately. Lifecycle changes in the business, such as
new analysis by customer, or changes to the input levels in a solve, can be reflected by
updating the business processes, with all reports and graphs automatically reflecting this
immediately.

3.5.2.3. Data Collection


As part of a business process, worksheets can be generated to collect the data from end
users for specific line items. Enterprise Planning and Budgeting will automatically
generate the first draft of a worksheet template based on the input line items and the input
levels in the business process; this allows the user to edit it and add reference data and
instructions, setting targets for particular lines, before it is distributed to the appropriate
users who will enter the data.

To assist the user in entering the data, tools are available within the worksheet to change
the layout; to grow, increase, and spread the data; to create calculations and aggregate the
data; to create personal dimension members and extend the hierarchies accordingly; and
to recalculate the data with the underlying solve. Before the data is finalized, the user can

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save the worksheet and the data and, when it is ready, finally submit the worksheet data.
Users can further distribute the worksheet to other users who report to them. When a
worksheet is submitted, it is routed to the appropriate manager for approval.

Features to ease the administration of worksheets are automatic generation and


distribution; the ability to use the same template as last time; automatic routing of
submissions; absolute and advisory targets; and the ability to see who has received the
worksheets, who has submitted, and the approval status.

3.5.2.4. Users and Security


Functional security is governed by the responsibilities granted to each user by the
Applications Administrator. There are five Enterprise Planning and Budgeting
responsibilities.
• An Analyst can create, view, and share reports, enter data through a worksheet, create
personal dimension members and hierarchy extensions, monitor the business
processes, and add exception alerts.
• A Business Process Administrator can do all that an Analyst can do and also define
the business processes.
• A Controller can do all that a Business Process Administrator can do and also refresh
the metadata from the underlying FEM schema, set the current time, freeze particular
views, and set up the Enterprise Planning and Budgeting home page for the
organization.
• A Security Administrator sets data security for each user with an Enterprise Planning
and Budgeting responsibility.
• A Schema Administrator controls the FEM schema and thus the Enterprise Planning
and Budgeting metadata.

Data security is set for each user by the Security Administrator in terms of data
ownership, read access, and write access. Data ownership determines for what data a user
is accountable; this is used for distributing worksheets, and routing exception alerts,
worksheet submissions, and approvals. Read access determines what data a user can
view: users accessing the same report or worksheet will see different rows and columns
based on their read access. Write access determines what data a user can change in a
worksheet.

Report security is essentially governed by the user’s privilege on the report: to view,
change, or share the report with other users. Report privileges can be set individually or
can be inherited from the report’s folder.

3.5.3. Product Dependencies


No update in 11i10.

3.5.4. Third Party Integration Points

No update in 11i10.

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3.6. Oracle Financial Globalizations
3.6.1. Overview

Oracle develops, packages and releases centrally and concurrently one global
applications product that meets the business requirements of national and multinational
users worldwide. Oracle's globalization strategy is simple - to provide deliver a single,
seamless solution to allow organizations to compete globally, while managing their
business locally.

3.6.2. New Features

3.6.2.1. Oracle Financials for the Americas


3.6.2.1.1. Argentina – Tax Reporting Enhancements

The Argentine Federal Tax Authority has introduced new tax reporting requirements,
through Resolucion General 1361 (RG 1361). Within the new reporting
requirements, there are two statutory flat files (one for Sales and one for Purchasing)
that must be generated plus two optional flat files. All four flat files are now available
for companies to meet the new requirements.

3.6.2.2. Oracle Financials for EMEA


3.6.2.2.1. Enhancements to Polish Globalizations

The following new reports have been created to support supplier account
management and periodic financial reporting activities:

• Polish Supplier Statement


• Polish Trial Balance Report
• Polish Trial Balance Report by Natural Account

The Polish Supplier Statement prints invoices, payments and prepayments for a given
supplier and range of dates. The report prints information in functional and entered
currencies. You can specify letter text to be printed in the header of the report, so that
the report may be sent to suppliers in response to inquiries.

The Polish Trial Balance Reports support the preparation of periodic financial
reports. They provide details on current and prior period activity, beginning of year
balances, year to date balances and net balances. The Polish Trial Balance Report
prints information for each accounting flexfield combination, while the Polish Trial
Balance Report by Natural Account prints the information by natural account value.

In addition, the following EFT formats are supported for Poland in 11i10:

• Polish Pekao Credit Transfers Format


• Polish Pekao Standard Multicash Format
• Polish Citibank MTMS Format

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The Polish Pekao Credit Transfers Format is designed to support the EFT format
published by Pekao for credit transfers (przelewy) and payments to the Polish Social
Insurance Institution (ZUS).

The Polish Pekao Standard Multicash Format is designed to support the Multicash
EFT format published by Pekao for standard payment orders (polecenia zapłaty).

The Polish Citibank MTMS Format can be printed for domestic transfers where the
user has an account with Citibank Poland, and has an agreement to use the Citibank
Micro Transaction Management System.

3.6.2.2.2. Greek General Ledger Trial Balance Report

Use the Greek General Ledger Trial Balance report to report on detailed balances
(debits/credits) for all posted transactions in General Ledger by account class
hierarchy.

The report displays, for each account class hierarchy, the cumulative totals and
balances (debited or credited) before the start of the reporting period, the total
transactions during the reporting period (debits and credits), and the Year-To-Date
totals and balances (debits and credits).

3.6.2.3. Oracle Financials – Common Country


3.6.2.3.1. New ECE VAT and Analysis Reporting

The following new reports have been created to support analysis, dunning and VAT
reporting requirements in East Central European markets:

• ECE General Ledger VAT Register


• ECE Receivables VAT Register
• ECE Payables VAT Register
• ECE Payables VAT Register Annex
• ECE Account Analysis Detail Report
• Regional Cask Desk Report
• Regional Dunning Letter

The ECE VAT Registers replace the 11.5.9 Hungarian and Polish VAT Registers.
They are also designed to meet requirements expressed in the Czech and Slovak
markets. The reports print transaction information by VAT Transaction Type, a
classification of the tax code. They are run based on a user-specified VAT reporting
calendar and can be run in preliminary, final or reprint mode for a given VAT
reporting period.

The ECE Account Analysis Detail Report displays journals in foreign and functional
currency for a given range of periods and accounting flexfield combinations. Users
can restrict the report by entered currency and journal source, and can also specify a
report sequence number to be printed on the report to satisfy statutory document
numbering requirements in Poland.

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The Regional Cash Desk Report prints daily account balances and journals for a
range of petty cash accounts. Users can restrict the output by journal source and/or
journal category.

The Regional Dunning Letter combines the efficiency and utility of localized
reporting with the flexibility of dunning letters. Users can specify dunning text to be
printed at the header of each letter. The body of the report provides details such as
foreign and functional currency amount as well as due date and days late, on unpaid
transactions. The report can be run as of a given date allowing for flexible business
planning.

3.6.2.3.2. Enhancements to Existing Reports

The following reports were enhanced in release 11i10 to meet requirements raised in
East Central European countries:

• Receivables Credit Balances Report


• RXi: Fixed Assets Register Report

The Receivables Credit Balances Report can be used to identify the open balance for
a customer or range of customers. This report has been enhanced to provide
information by receivables account for each customer. You can also choose to sort
the report by receivables account first, and by customer within each receivables
account. In this case, the total amount attributed to On-Account and Unapplied
receipts is printed for each on-account/unapplied account.

The RXi: Fixed Assets Register Report has been enhanced to include even more asset
information such as tag number, serial number, depreciation method, and prorate
convention. This report puts the information at your fingertips, allowing you to
arrange it in the format that best suits your needs.

3.6.3. Product Dependencies


• Oracle Payables

3.6.4. Third Party Integration Points

No update in 11i10.

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3.7. Oracle General Ledger
3.7.1. Overview

Oracle General Ledger enables global data management; it is a comprehensive financial


management solution that dramatically enhances financial controls, data collection,
information access, and financial reporting throughout your enterprise.

3.7.2. New Features

3.7.2.1. Interface Data Transformer


The Interface Data Transformer is a user-friendly tool that facilitates the import of data
from external feeder systems into Oracle General Ledger. It takes data from external
feeder systems that have been loaded into the GL_INTERFACE table and transforms it
into the proper format for import into Oracle General Ledger based on rules that you
define.

The Interface Data Transformer offers a variety of ways to transform data in the
GL_INTERFACE table. You can use string functions to parse and concatenate
substrings, reference lookup tables to convert one value into another, or call PL/SQL
functions to perform sophisticated transformations. You can even define conditions to
control when transformation rules are applied and validate the results of the
transformation through value sets and lookup tables. This flexibility makes it easier for
you to integrate non-Oracle systems into Oracle General Ledger.

3.7.2.2. Open Integration with External Processing


Oracle General Ledger now includes a number of business events to allow you to
customize Oracle General Ledger processes without modifying the standard code. You
can configure each event to trigger a notification, message, or other process to perform
additional data validation or enrichment, for example.

The Oracle Workflow Business Event System is an application service that leverages the
Oracle Advanced Queuing (AQ) infrastructure to communicate business events among
systems within an enterprise as well as between enterprises. The Business Event System
consists of the Event Manager, which lets you register subscriptions to events that are
significant to your systems, and event activities, which let you model business events
within workflow process. For more information, please refer to documentation on the
Oracle Workflow product.

Oracle General Ledger now includes the following business events:

• Account Disabled: This event occurs when an account is disabled in the GL


Accounts form or by the Inherit Segment Value Attributes program.
• Period Opened: This event occurs when a period is opened for the first time.
• Period Closed: This event occurs when a period is closed.
• Period Re-opened: This event occurs when a period is opened after it was
previously closed.

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• Journal Import Started: This event occurs when a journal import process is
initiated.
• Journal Import Completed: This event occurs when a journal import process is
completed.
• Posting Completed: This event occurs when a posting process is completed.

3.7.2.3. XBRL Financial Reporting


Oracle General Ledger now supports eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL).
You can create financial reports in XBRL format using the Financial Statement Generator
(FSG).

XBRL is an open specification for software that uses eXtensible Markup Language
(XML) data tags to standardize financial reporting across industries, regulatory bodies,
and geographies.

You can link FSG reports to XBRL taxonomies, enabling the automatic creation of
XBRL instance documents. The ability to create reports in XBRL allows you to prepare,
publish and exchange financial information across all software formats and technologies
in a consistent standards-based manner for easy distribution, analysis, and comparison.

3.7.2.4. Currency Rates Manager


The Currency Rates Manager presents a new interface for you to easily manage your
daily and historical rates. You can quickly upload and download currency rates via
spreadsheets, or you can enter and maintain rates using the new web-based user interface.

For daily conversion rates, you can automatically upload daily rates from a spreadsheet or
manage rates using the web-based interface. Currency Rates Manager can even
automatically calculate the cross rates between two or more currencies to ensure
consistency in daily conversion rates across currencies. For example, if you define rates
from U.S. dollars to euros, and from U.S. dollars to Japanese Yen, the Currency Rates
Manager can calculate the cross rate between euros and yen, and the inverse rate from
yen to euros. This ensures that intercompany transactions across multiple currencies are
accounted for with consistent rates, minimizing the effect of exchange rate differences
during the intercompany elimination process. Automatic generation of cross rates also
reduces the number of currency combinations and rates that you must enter manually,
thus enabling you to work more efficiently.

For historical rates, you can automatically upload rates from a spreadsheet, or you can
automatically download rates into a spreadsheet. The ability to download historical rates
into a spreadsheet enables you to modify the rates if necessary, and copy them from one
set of books to another for ease of maintenance. Added security is provided to ensure
that you can only upload historical rates to periods that are open.

3.7.2.5. Secondary Tracking Segment


You can now specify a segment in your chart of accounts as a secondary tracking
segment, in addition to the balancing segment, to perform more detailed analysis within
Oracle General Ledger. The secondary tracking segment is used in the revaluation,
translation, and fiscal year-end close processes. The system will automatically maintain
unrealized gain/loss, retained earnings, and cumulative translation adjustments by unique
pairs of balancing segment and secondary tracking segment values.

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3.7.2.6. MRC Revaluation Against Primary Currency
You now have more flexibility when revaluing balances in Multiple Reporting
Currencies (MRC) Reporting sets of books. Instead of revaluing the MRC reporting
book’s balances against the primary book’s entered currency amounts, you can revalue
against the primary set of books’ functional currency balances. Applying this revaluation
methodology in your reporting sets of books enables you to adhere to the Translation
standards of #SFAS52 (which can also be satisfied by Oracle General Ledger translation
functionality), while maintaining transaction level detail in your reporting currency at the
same time.

3.7.2.7. Multilingual Support For FSG Amount Types


Multilingual support has been added to the Financial Statement Generator (FSG) amount
types. Amount types, such as PTD and YTD, can now be displayed in the installed
language. This is particularly useful for global companies using multiple language
installations on a single instance to view amount types in the language of their choice
when creating reports.

3.7.2.8. FSG Reports Name Display in Concurrent Manager


The Financial Statement Generator (FSG) report name is now displayed when you review
your concurrent requests. This allows you to quickly and easily identify your FSG
reports in the Concurrent Manager without having to view each report’s output.

3.7.2.9. Continue Step-Down Allocation Option


Step-Down Allocation Sets was first introduced in Release 11i to allow you to
automatically generate journal batches in a specific order so that the posted results of one
step are used in the subsequent step. Previously, Step-Down Allocations stopped
processing if a step did not generate a journal entry. This required users to manually
generate the subsequent batches.

Now, you can control whether a Step-Down Allocation process should continue
processing even if one of the steps did not generate a journal entry. By setting a new
profile option, you can instruct Step-Down Allocation Sets to continue processing to the
end of the Allocation Set.

3.7.2.10. Open Period/Posting/Translation/Summary Accounts Program


Compatibility Among Sets of Books
You can now open periods, run translation, post journals, and maintain your summary
accounts simultaneously when these programs are initiated in different sets of books.
This significantly improves performance for companies using multiple sets of books in a
single database instance. Instead of having to wait for each program to complete before
the next one can begin, you can run the following programs in parallel among different
sets of books: Open Period, Posting, Translation, Add/Delete Summary Accounts,
Incremental Add/Delete Summary Templates, and Maintain Summary Templates.

3.7.2.11. Journal Import Group By Effective Dates


Journal Import now provides an option to automatically group journal lines into journal
entries based on effective dates. This functionality was previously only available to

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customers using average balance processing. Now this option is available to all
customers and is particularly useful for those who use Daily Business Intelligence.

3.7.2.12. Presentation Quality FSG Reports Using XML Publisher


Financial Statement Generator (FSG) is now integrated with XML Publisher so that you
can use the convenient formatting features of a word processing application to design the
layout of your FSG reports. Some of the report formatting options include changing font
characteristics, adding graphical images, inserting headers and footers, creating borders,
reordering columns, and supporting an unlimited number of columns in your reports.
This enables you to create boardroom-quality financial reports directly from the general
ledger, which ensures the integrity and auditability of your financial information. For
more information on formatting features, please refer to the XML Publisher release
content document.

3.7.2.13. Journal Import SRS Program


You can now submit the journal import program from Standard Request Submission
(SRS) to take advantage of the SRS features, such as grouping journal import runs into
request sets and scheduling journal import to run automatically. Using request sets and
scheduling allow multiple journal import requests to run simultaneously, and also allow
you to control the sequence in which journal import should run during the period close.

3.7.2.14. Streamlined Core Oracle Financials Workbenches


In this release, Oracle Financials improved the format and usability of workbenches in
five core products to streamline transaction entry and management. The user interface in
key screens was enhanced to reduce the number of keystrokes required to enter and
manage transactions, and to make access to associated transaction details quick and
intuitive.

Screens were consolidated and made larger to display more data at once using fewer
windows. While primarily cosmetic, these enhancements will improve speed and ease of
use for all types of users who enter and manage these key financial transactions. Oracle
General Ledger enhanced the Enter Journals Workbench with these improvements.

3.7.3. Product Dependencies

No update in 11i10.

3.7.4. Third Party Integration Points

No update in 11i10.

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3.8. Oracle iAssets
3.8.1. Overview

Oracle iAssets is a web portal designed for you, as an employee of an organization, to


manage and access information about your capital assets such as equipment, machinery,
etc. The first phase of Oracle iAssets supports self-service transfer of assets -- you can
keep track of equipment location and ownership. This allows your corporation to
maintain an accurate account of their capital spending necessary to support capital
budgeting. Tracking movements of assets is also crucial for planning maintenance
services and reducing resources for physical inventory. This self-service product
automates approval and enforcement of your business rules.

Oracle iAssets offers real-time inquiries of information pertained to your fixed assets.
You can access financial and other supporting data of your assets for analysis and
decision support.

The vision for Oracle iAssets is to provide a one-stop shop for self-service asset
management on the internet.

3.8.2. New Features

3.8.2.1. Asset Inquiry


Asset Inquiry enables you to acquire real-time information of your fixed assets. You can
view financial and other supporting details of your assets critical to your business. The
advanced search capabilities allow you to drill-down to individual asset transactions and
journal entries.

3.8.2.2. Self-Service Asset Transfer


Asset Transfer refers to movements of fixed assets between physical locations, employee
ownerships and/or any combinations of the depreciation expense account segments, such
as Company, Cost Center, Natural Accounts, etc. Self-service Asset Transfer allows you
as an employee to maintain an accurate account of such asset movements. To do so, you
submit online Asset Transfer requests with details of the transfer destinations. Based on
pre-defined approval rules, these requests will go to designated approvers. Once the
requests are approved, the transfer details will be reflected in the Oracle Assets system.

Self-service Asset Transfer helps your company to track movements of assets. This is
crucial for planning maintenance services and reducing resources for physical inventory.

3.8.2.3. Cost Center-Based Approval


Oracle iAssets leverages the technology of Oracle Approvals Management to provide a
flexible system to manage the asset transfer approval process. You can select the Cost
Center-based approval option to designate cost center owners as the approvers for asset
transfers. Custom approval rules can also be defined to integrate Oracle iAssets with
Oracle Human Resources Management System (Oracle HRMS) as well as external HR
systems.

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3.8.2.4. Management Hierarchy-Based Approval
Aside from Cost Center-based approval, you have the option to go through the HR
hierarchy for approval. When you submit a transfer request, an e-mail notification will
be sent to your immediate manager for approval.

3.8.2.5. Delegated Authority


You can delegate your colleague or administrative staff to manage the transfer requests
for you in Oracle iAssets. The person with delegated authority can submit, approve
and/or reject transfer requests on your behalf.

3.8.2.6. Multi-way Request Generation


You can request one asset or multiple assets to be transferred at a time. In the case where
these assets go to various destinations, the system automatically splits the request
accordingly.

3.8.2.7. Segment Level Security


Besides transferring assets between locations and employees, you can also transfer assets
between depreciation expense accounts. Depreciation expense accounts generally
include Company, Cost Center, Natural Accounts and other segments defined in your
chart of accounts. You can control which of these account segments to be viewed and
updated by the self-service users of iAssets.

3.8.3. Product Dependencies

No update in 11i10.

3.8.4. Third Party Integration Points

No update in 11i10.

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3.9. Oracle Internal Controls Manager
3.9.1. Overview

Recent corporate financial scandals involving many companies have damaged investor
and employee confidence. As a result, Corporate Governance has moved to the forefront
of business agendas. There is an increasing focus on corporate accountability and
compliance with regulators holding top executives personally responsible for
misrepresentation of company performance. Oracle Internal Controls Manager is a
comprehensive tool for executives, controllers, internal audit departments and public
accounting firms to use to document and test internal controls and monitor ongoing
compliance. With Oracle Internal Controls Manager, your company can increase internal
control testing efficiency, improve risk assessment confidence, and lower external audit
verification costs. Oracle Internal Controls Manager is part of the Oracle E-Business
Suite, an integrated set of applications that are engineered to work together.

3.9.2. New Features

3.9.2.1. Associating Processes to Organizations


Oracle EBS comes seeded with a number of workflows to support various business
processes. Users can also create new business processes through the workflow builder.
These processes can be enabled for audit tracking, by making them as node under the
"All Processes" workflow that is seeded by Oracle Internal Controls Manager. These
processes are then associated with organizations to establish the context for risk
management.

3.9.2.2. Process Documentation


Process documentation is carried out using Oracle Tutor. Documented procedures for a
process can be attached to the process.

3.9.2.3. Process Approval


Processes need to be certified before they can be implemented. Certification status
indicates the certification status of a process.

3.9.2.4. Identification of Risks & Controls: Processes and Organizations


Users can associate risks to each process within an organization. This enables users to
identify the risks that they take from the perspective of each business process within their
organization.

3.9.2.5. Identification of Risks & Controls: Financial Statements


Users can associate each process with multiple financial statement items. This enables
users to review the risks and controls associated with a financial statement item and take
appropriate action.

3.9.2.6. Mitigating Controls


Controls are intended to mitigate one or more risks and hence can be associated with one
or more risks. There are 5 types of controls -- Performance Limit (KPIs), Workflow,

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System Option, Report, and Manual. Controls can have many objectives, which they are
used to verify their design and operating effectiveness.

3.9.2.7. Risk Library Change Control


Since many different users could use the content in the risk library, changes to
any object within the risk library (such as risks, controls, and audit procedures)
are under strict control. Any change is not effective in the system unless a
predefined list of approvers approve the change.

3.9.2.8. Integrity Reports


Following reports will be available to verify the integrity of the risk library:--
Risks that are not mitigated by any control;-- Controls that are not verified by any
audit procedure; -- Controls that do not mitigate any risk; -- Risk-control matrix;-
- Business process audit status

3.9.2.9. Risk Assessment


Audit manager will integrate with iSurvey to provide an effective control
environment and to enable users to perform macro level risk assessments. A
number of surveys that help in assessing the need for the various internal control
activities throughout the enterprise will be seeded along with Audit Manager

3.9.2.10. Confidential Feedback Mechanism


To cover the requirements of Section 301 of SOA, we'll seed a survey that will
enable companies to implement confidential and anonymous submissions by
employees regarding questionable accounting or auditing matters.

3.9.2.11. Audit Procedures


Audit procedures are intended to verify the design and operational effectiveness
of controls. Once you define an audit procedure, you can identify the controls that
are covered by that audit procedure. The past results for the audit procedure is
also accessible from the audit procedure page.

3.9.2.12. Audit Results


Audit results allow you to verify the design and operational effectiveness of
controls. Audit results can be recorded for each audit procedure and optionally for
each control that is covered by the corresponding audit procedure.

3.9.2.13. Support for Multiple Risk Types on each Risk


Users can select more than one Risk Type (Compliance, Efficiency, Financial
Statements & Misconduct) for each Risk.

3.9.2.14. LOB Integration


Users will be given an option to associate a Line of Business (LOB) to a
Subsidiary in the Organization context within Oracle HR. If the Users choose not
to assign an LOB to a Subsidiary, they will be able to include auditable units with
no LOB assignments and vis-a-versa.

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3.9.2.15. Process Upload
Process import functionality facilitates the import of business processes (similar to the
import of risks and controls) provided by the audit firms or developed internally by
companies.

3.9.2.16. Process Certification


Global process owners will be able to create process certification requests with
determined scope. Individual process owners will be able to certify business processes
based on the certification request made by the global process owner.

3.9.2.17. Process Objectives


Users will be able to define the objectives that are applicable for a process, risk or
control. These objectives could be in the nature of performance objectives and control
objectives.

3.9.2.18. Process Variation Management


Process owners can specify if a process is a variation of a standard process. OICM
allows a user to compare the standard globally approved process to the de facto process
being executed by an organization unit. Also, organization process owners can create
variations of the standard process.

3.9.2.19. Segregation of Duties


A set of tasks that cannot be assigned to the same individual are called incompatible
tasks. At any given time, the individual should have only one task from a set of
incompatible tasks. OICM allows user to define incompatible functions, check for
incompatible functions violation and create an incompatible functions corrective action
request.

3.9.2.20. Financial Statement Certification


OICM allows CEO/CFO to certify financial statements as a signing officer. OICM
provides a view of organizations, processes, risks and controls in the purview of the
financial statements. OICM also provides a view of evaluations by internal audit and
process certifications by process owners; follow-ups on issues created as a part of these
evaluations in the context of the financial statement certification.

3.9.2.21. Configuration Risk Assessment


OICM allows users to record control verification mechanisms for Configuration settings
and also allows a user to reference these controls at any time.

3.9.2.22. Issues (Process Owner)


OICM will allow Process Owners to record and track issues within the context of the
process they have to certify. This feature will allow Process Owners to “certify process
with issues” as compared to not certifying the process at all.

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3.9.2.23. Findings (Auditor)
Internal Auditors will be able to record and track findings within the context of Audit
projects that they execute or within the context of a process, control, risk, audit
procedure, etc. These findings will be the basis for remediation actions by the
management.

3.9.2.24. Audit Projects – Integration with Oracle Projects


OICM will use the functionality of Oracle Projects for purposes of setting up audit
project templates that contain audit tasks. These project templates and associated tasks
will be pulled into OICM when an internal auditor scopes a project. Project scoping lets
the auditor define the organizations and the processes that are audited as part of this
project. After the scoping is done, the auditor can then evaluate the organizations,
processes, risks and controls.

3.9.2.25. Audit Procedure Steps & Project Template Integration


Internal auditors can define the steps for each audit procedure. Additionally, they can
associate one or more tasks from different project templates. This information is used
when creating audit projects.

3.9.3. Product Dependencies

Internal Controls Manager has dependencies with the following products:

• Oracle Projects

• Oracle Product Lifecycle Management – PLM_PF_B).

3.9.4. Third Party Integration Points

No update in 11i10.

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3.10. Oracle Internet Expenses
3.10.1. Overview

Oracle Internet Expenses is a travel and entertainment management application that


enables your company to dramatically reduce the administrative costs and cycle times
associated with expense reporting. Oracle Internet Expenses empowers employees to
flexibly create expense reports online using either a Web-enabled mobile device, or from
a computer using a standard Web browser. You can also enter expense reports offline
using a spreadsheet and later submit the expense report when you are connected to the
network. Administrative costs and data entry errors are reduced since data is entered only
once. Cycle times are significantly improved by routing expense reports via workflow to
managers for approval, and to your accounts payables department for reimbursement.
Business policies can be automatically enforced using pre-defined and configurable
validations.

3.10.2. Features

3.10.2.1. Mastercard Common Data Format Transaction Loader Program


Oracle Internet Expenses now provides a new program to import MasterCard transaction
data into the AP_CREDIT_CARD_TRXNS_ALL table and supports MasterCard CDF
V2 Outbound files.

3.10.2.2. Enhanced Approval Rules using Oracle Approvals Management


A tighter integration with Oracle Approvals Management (AME), offers a robust solution
for expense report management approval. The OIE Expense Reports transaction type and
numerous AME attributes are now pre-seeded in the product, making it easier to enable
rules-based management approval in your implementation. In addition, the product
includes two new configurable client extensions to support cost-center based line level
approvals, and Projects-based approvals: AME Header-Level Approver API, and AME
Line-Level Approver API. Also included are three new configurable client extensions to
provide additional support for cost center-based approvals: AME Cost Center Approver
API, AME Cost Center Business Manager API, and AME Custom Cost Center Approver
API.

3.10.2.3. Enhanced Approver Entry


Employee supervisors can now be defaulted during expenses entry. As the user sees who
the default approver is, they can re-direct the expense report if necessary.

3.10.2.4. Home Page


The Oracle Internet Expenses Home Page allows users immediate access to a variety of
expense reporting information, workflow notifications, and their corporate credit card
account information. Employees are alerted to changes and transactions that require their
attention, and these items are highlighted and linked, so that they can be addressed in a
timely and efficient manner. You can easily configure the application to include your
own links in the Shortcuts section.

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3.10.2.5. DBI Integration (in Oracle DBI 6.0)
Included in the Daily Business Intelligence (DBI) suite of reports and portlets is a new
travel and entertainment (T&E) top spenders report. Cost center owners and other
managers can quickly determine who are the top spenders in their organization. This will
help decision makers to assess any potential problem areas, or policy violators.

3.10.2.6. Contingent Workers


Non-employees such as contractors and temporary workers can now enter expense
reports into Internet Expenses. The service providers who employ them are then paid
directly through Accounts Payable. Contingent workers can also be set up to approve
reports, enter reports for others, and audit reports.

3.10.2.7. Audit Notes and Communications


Internet Expenses Notes functionality enables expense report-related communications
between the expense report preparer, approver, and auditor, as well as auditor-only
communications. Auditors can enter notes in the Audit Expense Report page directed to
the preparer or to another auditor. In addition, approval and rejection responses entered
through workflow notifications are captured as notes. The notes and communications
provide a history of management and payables approvals for the report.

The Notes functionality works with enhanced audit processing. Line level audit issues
used in shortpay, adjust, and reject flows are summarized in the expense report notes. The
auditor can mark an expense line level issue with an audit issue code. This information is
available for the preparer in the workflow notification and is visible in the application in
the notes. In addition, a new configurable client extension supports getting information
from other sources into the notes.

3.10.2.8. Audit Process Enhancements


The following enhancements were made to the Audit module:

• Ability to reject the entire expense report

• Ability to request from the preparer more information regarding the entire
expense report, without rejecting it. The preparer can respond via workflow or
withdraw the report to make corrections.

• Ability to set up audit issue codes to communicate line level issues to the
preparer in the short-pay, adjust, and reject flows. This minimizes the auditor
data entry, streamlines the audit process and helps standardize the expense
business process. Audit issues with 'canned' instruction text are shown to the
preparer in the workflow notification and in expenses entry notes.

• A new Receive Receipt Packages page allows the audit clerk just to capture the
receipt package received date and report a filing number without the need to
query the expense report lines.

3.10.2.9. Future Dated Expenses


Expenses process owners can use the setup utility to define whether future-dated
expenses should be treated as warnings or errors during expenses entry. This ensures that

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expenses are not entered into inappropriate accounting periods, which causes
reimbursements to be delayed and accounting to be incorrect.

3.10.2.10. Credit Cards: Cash Usage Policy


The setup utility has been enhanced to accommodate treating cash and other expenses as
policy violations. You can define monetary limits per expense category above which
users should not be spending cash or using cards other than their corporate credit card. If
this policy is not adhered to, it will render a "Credit Card Required" policy violation.

3.10.2.11. Credit Cards: Enforce Transaction Submission


The setup utility has been enhanced to accommodate preventing employees from entering
cash and other expenses if they do not report old credit card transactions. This rule will
prevent submission of "cash-only" expense reports when there are old, outstanding credit
card transactions that they should deal with first. .

3.10.2.12. Credit Cards: Dispute Transactions


End users can mark questionable credit card transactions as disputed, while following up
on the dispute with the card provider. The employee can enter and save notes on
interactions with relevant parties concerning the dispute. If a credit is received, they can
match the disputed item to the credit.

3.10.2.13. Credit Cards: Inactive Employees Transaction Management


A new workflow process is available to automatically inform and grant access to
managers, when their inactive employees have un-submitted credit card transactions that
need to be reported. Managers can then submit expense reports on behalf of the inactive
employee.

3.10.2.14. Credit Cards: Escalation of Outstanding Transactions


The outstanding credit card transactions aging workflow process was enhanced to
provide an option to escalate notifications up the management hierarchy. Un-submitted
transactions can be escalated if not submitted or resolved in a timely manner. The
Workflow process will consider a grace period if defined, before escalating transactions
in dispute.

3.10.2.15. Credit Cards: Transaction History


The Credit Cards Transaction History page allows employees to view Internet Expenses
credit card transactions in a way that is similar to the card issuer statement. Employees
can query the credit card transactions for a date range. The page lists the transactions,
shows transaction detail information, and displays status, transactions in dispute, totals,
and any classification to business or personal.

Employees can use these total amounts to determine how much they owe to the card
issuer in the Both Pay scenario. They can use the page to verify that the credit card load
contains the same transactions as the card issuer records. By looking at the status of
transactions and the totals, employees can also tell if they have not yet categorized and
expensed specific transactions.

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3.10.2.16. Credit Cards: Personal Lines Only Expense Report
Users can now submit personal-only expense reports. This allows employees to clear
their outstanding credit card transactions even if they don't have business expenses to
report.

3.10.2.17. Credit Cards: Flexible Payment Scenarios


Oracle Internet Expenses now enables the flexibility of choosing credit card payment
scenarios at the card program level. Previously, you could only choose one payment
scenario for each database instance. This is particularly useful in a multi-org
environment. Based on local regulations or procedures, you can have some employees
using a card under the 'Company Pay' scenario, while others use a 'Both Pay' or
'Individual Pay' card.

You can also seamlessly change the scenario for a card program to another scenario. The
card program's payment scenario setting is stamped on transactions at the time they are
loaded, so that the card program's payment scenario can change over time without
affecting transactions already loaded. If there are multiple payment scenarios, the
payment scenario is shown in the Select Credit Card Transactions page of expenses entry.

3.10.2.18. Credit Cards: Enhanced Transaction Import


Mapping between the seeded card provider data file formats and the credit card
transactions database table is now embedded in java-based concurrent programs.
Therefore, administrators no longer need to use or maintain control files. This feature, in
conjunction with the Flexible Payment Scenarios feature, provides complete support for
processing in a shared service multi-org environment.

3.10.2.19. Credit Cards: Enhanced Transactions Validation


For the seeded data file formats, the validation and loader steps are now incorporated into
a single process. The validation program continues to be available as a separate program
if you need to create your own loader process for non-seeded data file formats. When
invalid transactions are detected, the validation program triggers a workflow process to
notify administrators. You can view the results of the validation on the Credit Card
Transactions page.

3.10.2.20. Credit Cards: Automatic Credit Card Registration


When new cards are issued to new and existing employees, the new cards are now
automatically created, based on data that comes in the feed. This ensures that transactions
are not flagged as invalid because a card record does not exist. Internet Expenses
provides two matching rules to automatically create new credit card accounts if they do
not already exist in your system, for American Express and MasterCard card programs. A
new client extension can be used to define additional employee matching rules.

Oracle Internet Expenses process owners have the option to automatically activate the
card so employees can immediately use the transactions during expenses entry, or to just
assign the card but not activate automatically. A new Web-based page gives
administrators the ability to assign new cards to employees if not automatically matched,
as well as to activate the cards.

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This feature is currently available only when you use the new java-based concurrent
programs for MasterCard and American Express.

3.10.2.21. Credit Cards: Automatic Hotel Folio Itemization


When using the new import and validation programs, administrators can choose to
automatically itemize hotel charges. When users then select a hotel transaction during
expenses entry, it will be split into itemized lines based on the itemization setup defined
for the expense type, and the detail data in the card feed. This feature is available if your
credit card provider supplies the itemization.

3.10.2.22. Credit Cards: Extensible Card Expense Type Mapping


Expense process owners can now use different sources of information to define card
expense types (folio types). Folio types, or rather mapping folio types to expense types, is
used to default expense types for credit card transactions in Internet Expenses. This
reduces data entry, and reduces the chances for users to choose the wrong expense type.
The standard folio types are high-level values such as airfare and meals. However,
companies have requirements to use more detailed information that may come in the card
feed, such as the MIS industry codes, for mapping and defaulting expense types. With the
enhancement to this feature, you can now:

• Allow multiple folio types to be mapped to a single expense type


• Add additional folio types
• Define a default expense type

3.10.2.23. Credit Cards: Bank of America Support


A new credit card transactions loader program and control file is provided for Bank of
America Visa credit card programs. The control file provides the mapping between the
Bank of America transaction data and the Oracle Internet Expenses transactions table.

3.10.2.24. Usability and User Interface Enhancements


Several usability enhancements were made:

• Back Button Support: You can now use either the browser ‘Back’ button or the
application ‘Back’ and ‘Next’ buttons, to go back and make changes while
entering an expense report, except if the report is submitted or items deleted.

• Bubble text was added for buttons and icons

• Hot keys support is provided for most standard buttons

3.10.2.25. Expense Report Number


The expense report number can be configured using the new Expense Report Number
API to generate custom expense report numbers. For example, the format of the expense
report number can be configured to include such things as employee id's and date an
expense report was submitted.

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3.10.2.26. Manager Reporting
Managers and other reporting users can now export query results to a spreadsheet. This
allows users to "slice and dice" data, create graphics, etc for better spend and trends
analysis.

3.10.3. Product Dependencies

No update in 11i10.

3.10.4. Third Party Integration Points

No update in 11i10.

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3.11. Oracle iPayment
3.11.1. Overview
Oracle iPayment is a framework that enables you to build integrations with financial
institutions and payment processors for payment and receipt processing. In addition, a
number of certified integrations are provided out-of-the-box.

3.11.2. New Features

3.11.2.1. Outbound Payment Support


Oracle iPayment now supports Oracle Payables transactions, allowing you to integrate
with a bank of your choice for outbound payment transactions. This feature is
implemented through a link that Oracle Payables can use to feed accounts payable
transactions to Oracle iPayment. Outbound payment support reduces the effort needed to
build an integration to your financial institution and automate your outbound payments.

3.11.2.2. Bills Receivable Support


Oracle iPayment has supplemented its inbound payment functionality to transmit Bills
Receivable transactions from Oracle Receivables to your financial institution. This
feature is implemented through a new link that Oracle Receivables can use to feed
appropriate transactions to Oracle iPayment.

3.11.2.3. Citibank Integrations for Inbound and Outbound Payments


New integrations for Citibank are available out-of-the-box in selected countries for the
following functionality:

3.11.2.3.1. Outbound payments

Certified for the following Western European countries, using the EDIFACT
PAYMUL format:

UK, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg (branch wires only), Norway, Sweden,


Denmark, Finland, Spain, Ireland

3.11.2.3.2. Inbound payments (Direct Debit)

Certified for France, using the EDIFACT DIRDEB format.

3.11.2.3.3. Inbound Payments (Bills Receivable)

Certified for France, using the EDIFACT DIRDEB format.

3.11.2.4. Security Enhancements


Oracle iPayment has new advanced security features to ensure that unauthorized
personnel cannot view sensitive data. Oracle iPayment now encrypts payment data within
the database using Triple DES encryption. This feature also includes a sophisticated UI-
based key management system, where the encryption key is not stored in the database

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along with information it encrypts. In addition, users may view transaction results, with
restrictions placed by the iPayment Administrator. The iPayment Administrator creates
visibility classes that restrict transaction results based on the associated Payee,
Organization, or source application. In addition, the iPayment Administrator can specify
what transaction data is displayed and what data is masked. This feature allows users of
other applications to see transactions relevant to their work, while protecting sensitive
data.

3.11.2.5. Critical Error Notifications


Critical errors in payment processing, such as inability to contact a payment processor or
the database, now cause iPayment to raise a Critical Error notification through the Oracle
Applications Logging Framework. Critical errors can be viewed or emailed to an
administrator, via the Oracle Applications Manager.

3.11.2.6. First Data North Platform Direct Marketing Certification


Oracle iPayment's existing integration to First Data's North Platform has been enhanced
and certified to support Direct Marketing transactions in addition to the previously
available e-Commerce transaction support.

3.11.2.7. Sample Servlet Processor Model Enhancements


The iPayment Sample Servlet has been enhanced to emulate Processor Model payment
systems. The new servlet handles Inbound and Outbound EFT Payments as well as
Processor-Model Credit Card and Level 3 Purchase Card transactions.

3.11.3. Product Dependencies

No update in 11i10.

3.11.4. Third Party Integration Points


These apply only to customers using the new Citibank integration.
• Citibank File Services (CFS) for inbound and outbound payments – This is a
functional dependency only.
• Entrust Security Libraries. Customers integrating to Citibank will require Entrust for
signing and encryption. In order to use this, an additional iPayment patch will need to
be installed. Please contact Citibank for more details on obtaining Entrust.

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3.12. Oracle iReceivables
3.12.1. Overview

Seamless B2B transactions over the Internet are now a reality with Oracle iReceivables.
Oracle iReceivables, an Internet-based account management application, helps reduce the
cost structure of billing and collections by providing a company's customers with the
ability to access their accounts online. Customers can perform extensive inquiries,
dispute bills, pay invoices, and review account balances. Bill disputes are automatically
routed and processed, eliminating the need for intermediaries or paper-based claims
management, allowing companies to save money, reduce processing time and improve
customer service. All transactions accessible via Oracle iReceivables are protected by
Oracle’s standard Self-Service Web applications security.

The intuitive user interface provides users with simple and effective access to
Receivables data. The practical, Web-based look and feel, is consistent with other Oracle
Self-Service applications, and offers distinct navigation indicators and a new step-by-step
process flow.

3.12.2. New Features

3.12.2.1. Multi-Pay
External customers can now select multiple invoices and pay all of them at once using
credit card or bank account transfer (ACH: Automated Clearing House) in the United
States.

3.12.2.2. Multi-Print
External customers can now select multiple invoices and print all of them at once in
multiple formats including PDF and HTML.

3.12.2.3. One-Time Credit Card Payment


External customers can now make a one-time payment on open invoices via credit card.
The credit card information entered by customers in Oracle iReceivables is immediately
passed on for payment processing but is not stored in the system. This ensures security
for customers making payment on the one-time basis. For example, users can pay fines to
city and state governments using the One-Time Credit Card Payment feature.

3.12.2.4. Anonymous User Login


Companies can now allow external customers to access their customer account data
without having to register for a user account, expediting the login process for one-time
customers.

3.12.2.5. Service Charges


Companies can now apply service (convenience) charges to their customer’s payments
using the Pay Invoice function in Oracle iReceivables. Oracle iReceivables records the
service charge as an adjustment to the invoice.

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3.12.2.6. Pay All Open Invoices
External customers can now pay the balance on all open invoices with one click in the
Account Details page.

3.12.2.7. Custom Transaction Search


Companies can now add their own custom search-by attributes. External customers can
use these custom attributes to search for transactions in the Account Details page. For
example, a shipping company can allow its users to search by shipping attributes such as
bill of lading number.

3.12.2.8. Display of Descriptive Flexfields


External customers can now view descriptive flexfields in the Account Details, Invoice,
and Payment pages. Oracle iReceivables displays transaction-specific descriptive
flexfields in the Account Details page; invoice line-specific descriptive flexfields in the
Invoice and Payment pages, and receipt-specific descriptive flexfields in the Payment
pages.

3.12.2.9. Attachment
External customers can now view and create attachments in the Account Details and
Invoice pages.

3.12.2.10. Export
External customers can now export columns (including flexfields if displayed) from the
Account Details and the Invoice pages in the comma delimited format.

3.12.2.11. Duplicate Dispute Warning


Customers will receive a warning message if submitting a duplicate credit memo request
on the same invoice.

3.12.2.12. Commitment Balance


Customers can view the commitment balance of their deposit invoices.

3.12.2.13. Custom Customer Search


Companies can now add their own custom search attributes to conduct customer search.
External customers and internal corporate users can use these custom attributes to search
for customer accounts in the Customer Search page.

3.12.3. Product Dependencies

The Multi-Print feature requires Oracle Workflow version 2.6.

3.12.4. Third Party Integration Points

No update in 11i10

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3.13. Oracle Payables
3.13.1. Overview

Oracle Payables, an expenditure management tool, streamlines your procure-to-pay


process while providing strong financial controls and strategic financial information.

3.13.2. New Features

3.13.2.1. Enhanced Matching Controls for Oracle iSupplier Portal


Oracle Payables has added a new profile option that prevents suppliers from matching an
invoice to more than one purchase order when they enter invoices online in Oracle
iSupplier Portal.

3.13.2.2. Invoice Approval Workflow Resubmission Enhancement


Oracle Payables has enhanced the Invoice Approval Workflow feature to automatically
resubmit invoices to the workflow process. An invoice will be resubmitted to the
workflow approval process if the invoice amount is changed after the invoice is
approved, or if the invoice is in the process of being approved.

3.13.2.3. Supplier Bank Account Update Enhancements


Payables has enhanced supplier bank account functionality with the following new
features:

• When a user makes a supplier bank account inactive, Payables can now optionally
replace that account on any unpaid or partially paid scheduled payments with the
supplier’s primary bank account.
• A new function controls the display of the Bank Accounts and Supplier Assignments
tabs in the Suppliers and Banks windows. If a user’s responsibility does not have
access to this function, then the user cannot see the following:
o Bank Accounts tab in Suppliers window
o Bank Accounts tab in Supplier Sites window
o Supplier Assignments tab in Bank Accounts window

3.13.2.4. Supplier Site Contact Enhancements


Users can now record additional details for supplier site contacts in new fields in the
Contact tab of the Supplier Sites window: E-mail, URL, Alternate Phone, and Fax.

3.13.2.5. Amount Based Matching


Oracle Payables has enhanced matching functionality for services procurement. So that
users can match invoices based on variable rates for services, they can now match based
on an amount only, rather than matching on quantity and price. The self-service invoice
entry capability in Oracle iSupplier Portal has also been enhanced to support this new
feature.

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3.13.2.6. Retroactive Pricing of Purchase Orders Support
Oracle Payables supports Oracle Purchasing’s new Retroactive Pricing of Purchase
Orders feature. When using this feature, after a Purchasing user updates the price of a
purchase order item, the system creates adjustments in Payables for any existing invoices
matched to that item. The net effect is as if each original invoice had been matched at the
new price.

3.13.2.7. Gapless Invoice Numbering for Self-Billing Invoices


Oracle Payables can now automatically assign gapless, sequential invoice numbers to all
self-billing invoices for a supplier site. This feature meets certain country-specific
invoice numbering requirements for invoices created using the ERS feature, the
Automatic Debit Memo from Return to Supplier Transaction feature, and the Retroactive
Pricing of Purchase Orders feature.

3.13.2.8. Invoice Attachments in Oracle iSupplier Portal


Suppliers can now attach supplemental files to the invoices they enter in Oracle iSupplier
Portal. Attachments can be any type of supported file, including text files, images, and
video clips.

3.13.2.9. Enhanced Purchase Order Number Display in Oracle iSupplier Portal


Oracle Payables has enhanced purchase order number display in Oracle iSupplier Portal.
The order in which purchase orders are displayed has been improved, and the release
number has been added for blanket purchase orders.

3.13.2.10. Supplier Site Attachments


Oracle Payables now supports the attachment of supplemental files at the supplier site
level. This feature's functionality is identical to that currently available at the supplier
level.

3.13.2.11. Supplier Open Interface


Oracle Payables has added new open interface tables and concurrent programs to support
the automated import of supplier records from external sources. This feature offers the
same validations as the Suppliers and Supplier Sites windows.

3.13.2.12. Payables Accounting Entries Program and Report Enhancements


Oracle Payables has improved the Payables Accounting Process so it no longer creates
accounting entries with an error status. Previously the accounting process created an
accounting entry with an error status when the system built an invalid account during
accounting, or when the Validate Accounts program parameter was enabled and a
transaction had an invalid account. Users then needed to provide a valid account for the
accounting entry in the Update Accounting Entries window in Oracle Payables. Now,
when the accounting process identifies an invalid account, the accounting process does
not create accounting entries for the transaction. The details of the transaction are still
listed in the exceptions report, enabling users to always resolve any invalid account issues
before creating accounting entries.

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Oracle Payables also enhanced exception reporting in the Payables Accounting Entries
Report. The report has a new exception section that lists all transactions within the
program parameters that could not be accounted.

3.13.2.13. Exclude Tax from Discount Calculation Enhancement


Oracle Payables has extended its discount functionality. The Exclude Tax from Discount
Calculation Payables option previously applied only when taxes were calculated at the
invoice header level. Now this option will also apply when the automatic tax calculation
is at Line or Tax Code level. This feature is limited to unpaid invoices only.

3.13.2.14. Invoice Validation Concurrent Processing


Oracle Payables can now concurrently process multiple instances of the Invoice
Validation program.

3.13.2.15. User Interface Enhancements in Major Transaction Windows


Oracle Payables improved the invoice and payment windows to streamline transaction
entry and management. These windows are now larger, display more information, have
enhanced functionality, and are more intuitive. Some windows were consolidated so
users can review and manage transactions using fewer windows. The major changes are
as follows:

• The Invoices window has new tabs so without opening additional windows you can
manage holds and scheduled payments, as well as review payments and prepayments
for an invoice.

• The Invoice Gateway window has been renamed to Quick Invoices.

• Both the Payments window and Payment Batches window have a new button to
allow you to easily monitor your payment concurrent programs.

• The Payments window has a new Invoices region that displays the invoices paid by
each payment, all in a single window.

3.13.2.16. Bank Account Function Security Enhancements


Three new functions allow you to control each user’s access to the three bank account
types; Internal, Customer and Supplier. For example, you can grant a clerk who manages
suppliers full access to supplier bank accounts but deny that user access to customer and
internal bank accounts. These new functions control bank account access in Oracle
Payables windows and reports.

3.13.3. Product Dependencies

No update in 11i10

3.13.4. Third Party Integration Points

No update in 11i10

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3.13.5. Terminology

Term Definition

Needs Re-approval Invoices with this new Approval status are resubmitted to the
Invoice Approval Workflow.

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3.14. Oracle Property Manager
3.14.1. Overview

Oracle Property Manager is the cornerstone of the Oracle E-Business Suite's real estate
offering. It gives you the tools you need to analyze and control your real estate finances,
improve your payment and billing processes, automate administration of your leases,
manage space assignment, and optimize your space utilization. Oracle Property
Manager's ability to support lease execution from both the owner and leaseholder
perspective addresses the needs of corporate real estate management, commercial
property management, retail/franchise operations and real estate investment trusts
(REIT's).

3.14.2. New Features

3.14.2.1. Recovery Module


The Recovery Module is designed to support the recovery and verification of CAM
charges as well as other recoverable costs such as taxes and insurance. Recoverable
expenditures such as Common Area Maintenance (CAM), insurance and taxes, pose a
management challenge for both landlords and tenants. For landlords, costs that are
incurred on behalf of tenants that cannot be directly attributable to a specific tenant
represent some of their largest operating expenditures. Having the ability to allocate these
costs back to tenants in accordance with the terms and condition of the lease maximizes
revenue and return on investment for the landlord. For tenants, having the ability to audit
charges passed on by landlords is crucial. Ensuring that they are only charged for their
fair share of such costs contributes to the minimization of occupancy costs.

3.14.2.2. Variable Rent Gateway


The variable rent gateway would facilitate quick entry of volume data (typically sales
volume) and provide an automatic import of this data into the volume history tables in
Property Manager for variable rent calculation. Users would be able to import volume
data for a range of variable rent agreements automatically through the submission of a
concurrent program.

3.14.2.3. Comments in Payment and Billing Items


Allow users to specify comments in the Payment and Billing items in the Payment and
Billing Authorize Schedule forms.

3.14.2.4. Public Views for CAD view Integration


Provide the necessary data elements to CAD vendors for layering of space and
assignment data in the CAD drawing. This will enable real time access of data ensuring a
seamless integration of Oracle Property Manager with the CAD vendors.

3.14.2.5. Dynamic Location Naming


Allow users to define the name of their property hierarchy as known in their respective
industry.

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3.14.2.6. User Defined Location Separator
Allow user to define a location separator to create unique location code for their property
hierarchy.

3.14.2.7. Replace Location Alias


Allow user to replace old location alias with new. This will help user to standardize
naming convention for their property structure codes. The change in the parent location
alias will also reflect in the child location.

3.14.2.8. Cost Center Synchronization with HR


This feature enables users to ensure that the cost center associated with an employee
space assignment record is always current in Property Manager. A new concurrent
process has been introduced to update the cost center of an employee space assignment
record in Property Manager from the assignment level cost center from HR.

3.14.2.9. Invoice Grouping Rule


This feature will enable users to group multiple billing/payment items on one invoice
based on user defined grouping rules.

3.14.2.10. Rentable Area and Load Factor for Lease


New area measurement attributes have been introduced at the lease location level. This
gives increased flexibility in cost-per-area measures in lease terms, and allows
comparison between areas as measured and as per the lease document.

3.14.2.11. Mass Approval using User Specified GL Period


A new GL Period parameter has been introduced in the "Mass Approve" concurrent
process. This will allow users the flexibility to associate a GL period to mass approve
payment and billing schedules.

3.14.2.12. Space & Resource Reservations Feature


Oracle Property Manager is now integrated with the “Space & Resource Reservations”
feature available from Oracle Common Application Calendar.

As part of this integration, the feature provides availability look-up and reservation of
conference rooms and other spaces maintained in Oracle Property Manager. A new
attribute, “Bookable,” has been added to the space records in Oracle Property Manager.
Spaces with "Bookable" set to “Yes” are available in the Common Application Calendar
for availability look-up and for scheduling.

3.14.3. Product Dependencies

No update in 11i10.

3.14.4. Third Party Integration Points

No update in 11i10.

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3.15. Oracle Public Sector Budgeting
3.15.1. Overview

Oracle Public Sector Budgeting allows managers to efficiently and accurately generate
and maintain complete multi-year capital and general operating budgets that includes
budgeting for personnel services; and incorporates innovative Oracle Workflow
technology for decentralized budget distribution, submission and approval routing.

3.15.2. New Features

3.15.2.1. Data Extract By Organization


The ability to limit the scope of data to be extracted in the Extract Data from Human
Resources process has a primary effect of enabling efficient prototyping and a secondary
effect of enhancing performance. Instead of having to process all organizations within in
a business group, users can select one or more organizations to process.

3.15.2.2. Integration with U.S. Federal Financials Budget Executions


The ability to extract budget balances for the "Budgetary Debit" and "Budgetary Credit"
account types from GL in Federal Financials installations enables Federal users to utilize
PSB to develop budgets. The budget developed in PSB can be posted back to Federal
Financials through the Budget Execution Interface.

3.15.3. Product Dependencies


• Oracle U.S. Federal Financials – for Integration with U.S. Federal Financials Budget
Executions

3.15.4. Third Party Integration Points

No update in 11i10.

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3.16. Oracle Public Sector Financials
3.16.1. Overview

Oracle Public Sector Financials, founded in public sector technology, brings over two
decades of expertise to the more than 2,000 government agencies it serves worldwide.
With the industry's only full complement of solutions and services for connecting
governments and citizens through internet computing, Oracle software powers today's
high-performance e-governments.

3.16.2. New Features

3.16.2.1. MFAR Enhancements


MFAR support for non-dynamic insertion. MFAR has been enhanced to validate MFAR
accounts and provide warning messages before accounting entries are journalized. This
enhancement will prevent the creation of unbalanced journal entries when dynamic
insertion is turned off.

3.16.2.2. Funds Available Inquiry Enhancements


Funds available inquiry form has been enhanced to allow online drilldown to the
underlying transactions and to provide funds balances by each period. The drilldown
capability from the funds available inquiry form will provide real-time information on the
transaction details and will reduce the time required to research budget variances.

3.16.2.3. Funds Available Detail Report


The Funds Available Detail Report provides users with budget, actual and encumbrance
transaction detail underlying the General Ledger balances used to report available funds.
Each transaction line displays journal reference information including, for Purchasing
and Payables activity, supplier name and document number. This report also provides
users the capability to track changes in funds balance by detail activity for multiple
balance types in a single report.

3.16.2.4. MFAR Enhancements – Cash Basis Support


Multi-Fund AR functionality has been enhanced to support sites that use cash basis
accounting method. Many public sector entities are required to report their financial
information for fund accounting using the modified accrual basis of accounting. This has
historically been the case and is still the case even giving consideration to the impact of
GASB 34. Under the modified accrual basis, expenses are reported using the accrual
basis and revenues and receipts are reported using the cash basis. This new feature now
allows for customers who use cash basis accounting for receivables.

3.16.2.5. MFAR Enhancements – Drilldown Support


Users now have the ability to view the Accounts Receivables transactional information
from MFAR journal entries in Oracle General Ledger provided in this release. Using this
functionality, users would be able to facilitate the reconciliation between Oracle General
Ledger and Oracle Receivables more easily.

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3.16.3. Product Dependencies

No update in 11i10.

3.16.4. Third Party Integration Points

No update in 11i10.

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3.17. Oracle Public Sector Financials (International)
3.17.1. Overview

Oracle Public Sector Financials (International) is an integrated suite of business solutions


designed to support continuous process improvement and meet the business-critical
requirements of today and tomorrow's Government, Education, and Non-Profit
Organizations.

3.17.2. New Features

3.17.2.1. Inflation Accounting for Assets


The Inflation Accounting for Assets functionality has been enhanced for this release; the
following features have been upgraded:

• Mass Professional Revaluations - a new WEB ADI interface has been provided
to permit the user to load mass revaluations.

• Reporting – a new suite of reports has been created to permit users to reconcile
their revaluations.

• Asset Balance and Projections reports have been re-engineered to provide an RXi
interface.

• A drilldown to Revaluation History for asset cost has been provided.

• Amendments have been made to incorporate new security features within Asset
processing.

Changes have been made to enhance the processing of adjustments within the Inflation
Accounting process. Life, Cost and Salvage Value Adjustments can be processed,
however backdating of the amortized adjustments will only be permitted within a current
fiscal year. Expensed Adjustments can be processed.

The Implementation Toolkit has been enhanced to process supplied YTD and
Accumulated Depreciation figures, as well as providing an Exceptions Report that can be
run early on to identify data that may need to be manually corrected or data which due to
specific conditions will not be processed by Inflation Accounting.

3.17.2.2. AR Combined Basis Accounting


The Combined Basis Accounting Cash Basis Drilldown Reporting functionality has been
re-structured within this release.

The ability to view the Accounts Receivables transactional information that makes up
journal entries in the Cash Set of Books has been restructured within the OPSF(I) product
suite. This restructuring facilitates the utilization of the 'Report eXchange Interface' (RXi)
mechanism whereby the user defines the output and layout of the resultant report to suit
their own individual business needs. The functionality provided within a flexible user
definable framework mirrors the 'Drilldown' capability offered via the journal screen
from the Accrual Set of Books and will facilitate the completion of the audit trial between
GL and the sub ledgers.

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3.17.2.3. Oracle Purchasing Integration with Contract Budgetary Control
Two new features are added to this requirement; Integration with Purchase Orders and a
Year End process:

The commitment model introduces the concept of dual budgetary control. The
commitment budgetary control is a subset of the standard budgetary control where only
encumbrance expenditures (not actuals) are evaluated against the commitment budget.
Commitment or dual budgetary control can now be enforced on Oracle Purchasing
documents like requisitions, purchase orders and releases. In the commitment model
requisitions and/or purchase orders continue to represent commitment and/or obligation
encumbrances against the standard budget while the same requisition and/or purchase
order is simultaneously represented as two different types of encumbrances (defined in
CBC product) against the commitment budget. If dual budgetary control is enabled for
the Purchasing documents, funds will be checked and reserved in the standard and
commitment budgets simultaneously. Depending on the setup done, the transaction will
be deemed as successful only if sufficient funds were available in both the budgets.

The Purchasing Year End process is a concurrent process that has been added to be able
to move any outstanding purchasing encumbrance from one year to the next in the
standard and commitment budgets. Unlike the standard Oracle ‘Carrying Forward Year-
End Encumbrances’ process, the Purchasing year-end process carries forward the
encumbrances at the transaction level.

3.17.3. Product Dependencies

No update in 11i10.

3.17.4. Third Party Integration Points


• Oracle Purchasing Family Pack J

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3.18. Oracle Receivables
3.18.1. Overview

Oracle Receivables has everything you need to streamline your credit to cash process, the
flexibility to meet the demands of a global market, and the strong financial controls and
strategic information to keep pace in today’s economy.

3.18.2. New Features

3.18.2.1. Allocate Transactional Data to Sales Groups


By leveraging Oracle Resource Manager and utilizing revenue and non-revenue sales
credit assignments, Oracle Receivables now allocates your transactional data to
appropriate sales groups. As a result, you can determine which sales group contributed
more to your company's bottom line. You can also ensure that your sales resources are
allocated efficiently.
You can view sales group information from the Sales Credits window off the
Transactions workbench, as well as from the Revenue Accounting and Sales Credits
window.
If necessary, you can change sales group defaults by manually selecting a fitting sales
group from a list of values, or by using the Revenue Accounting Actions Wizard. You
can also manually adjust sales group assignments that are imported into Oracle
Receivables from Oracle Order Management and Oracle Service Contracts.

3.18.2.2. Deductions Management Enhancements


3.18.2.2.1. Automatic Claim Creation Through AutoLockbox and QuickCash

If you are integrating with Oracle Marketing Online's Trade Management to track and
resolve claims, then Automatic Claim Creation lets you automatically create claims for
short payments, overpayments, and invalid transactions through AutoLockbox. Using
AutoLockbox, you can create claims in high volume, thus shortening the time to
resolution and reducing the total cost of ownership of deductions management.

Depending on how you run your business, you can choose whether or not you want to
create claims for invalid transactions, credit memos, and negative and positive claims.

In addition, claim functionality has been enhanced to accept and store customer reason
codes through AutoLockbox and in the Receipt Applications window. Using Trade
Management, you can map these reason codes to your organization's internal codes.

3.18.2.2.2. Receipt to Receipt Applications

Oracle Trade Management users can now apply short payments or overpayments on
remittances to open claims on other receipts. A Receivables clerk can seamlessly resolve
open cash without the hassle of jumping to various forms.

3.18.2.2.3. Receipt Write-off for Underpayments

You can now manually write-off underpayments on receipts. This functionality includes
the ability to set approval limits for write-off amounts at the user and system level. This
can be done in Receivables and from Oracle Trade Management.

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3.18.2.3. Deposit API
A public API is now available for Oracle Receivables deposit functionality.

3.18.2.4. Enhanced Returns, Cancellations, and other Credit Activities


3.18.2.4.1. Automated Receipt Handling for Credits

When credits are due to a customer, you must decide whether to refund associated
payments or use the cash to reduce other outstanding items on the customer's account. To
handle such situations promptly and efficiently, use the new Automated Receipts
Handling for Credits feature. You can set the receipt handling policy to automatically
refund credit card payments, or apply receipts to on-account cash.

When refunding, some credits require careful investigation before funds are returned to
the customer. Oracle Receivables recognizes when user intervention is required and
automatically places questionable items on account. Depending on the outcome of the
investigation, you can then initiate the refund or choose another receipt application.

You can also set your enterprise's credit card refund minimum. Amounts less than the
minimum are placed on account, letting you manage these receipts according to your
business practices.

3.18.2.5. Invoice Creation API


With the Invoice Creation API, you can now create invoices directly and in real time,
instead of through a batch via AutoInvoice.

3.18.2.6. Leveraging Oracle Approvals Management (AME) in Credit Memo


Workflow
The Credit Memo Workflow has been enhanced with Oracle Approvals Management to
provide more flexible support to your operations, especially those using elaborate
approval chains and multiple currencies.

Oracle Approvals Management lets you define reusable rules that:

• Ascend the HR supervisory hierarchy in a variety of ways

• Automatically delegate one approver's authority to another approver

• Provide the ability to skip an approver

• Can be future-dated, allowing automatic rollover to new rules at the appropriate


time

Other inherent benefits of Oracle Approvals Management include:

• User-created exceptions that you can apply to specific approvers or specific types
of transactions

• Automatic currency conversion to your functional currency so that you can use
standardized rules with multiple business scenarios

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• The ability to easily insert SQL statements to expand your rules to fit your
unique ways of doing business

The enhanced workflow also includes notification to the collector and salesperson of the
final resolution of the credit request.

3.18.2.7. Multiple Prepayment Types


The Multiple Prepayment Types feature enhances the existing Credit Card Prepayments
functionality to include the collection of prepayments via ACH bank transfer, direct
debit, check, and cash.

In addition to seamless, out-of-the-box integration with Oracle Order Management, a


public Prepayment API is now available to create prepayment receipts.

Prepayments may be partially or fully refunded, either directly to a charged credit card or
by placing receipts on account.

3.18.2.8. Receipt to Receipt Applications


Receipt to Receipt Applications lets you apply receipts to other open receipts that have
on-account and unapplied cash.

This provides you with an efficient approach to settling open cash, because it eliminates
the need to open multiple receipts to apply on-account and unapplied cash. From just one
receipt, you can apply one receipt to another open receipt, and the balances and
accounting are automatically updated on both receipts.

In addition, if you use Oracle Marketing Online's Trade Management to manage claims,
then you can now apply to receipts that have open claim investigations, which will in turn
update amounts, or cancel claims, in Trade Management. This lets you net
underpayments with overpayments in the system. For example, you might do this if you
determined that a short payment on a remittance was due to an overpayment on another
receipt that resulted in a claim investigation.

3.18.2.9. GL Transfer Program Controls for Business Users


GL Transfer Program Controls offer business users the convenience of scheduling GL
Transfer Program run times and the ability to easily correct invalid GL accounts
uncovered during the GL Post process. The Correct Invalid GL Accounts form lets users
perform mass and/or individual updates to invalid GL accounts. Enhancements to the
Unposted Items Report help to identify transactions that require modification.

3.18.2.10. Deposit Application


Applying customer deposits to their purchases has been made more flexible. At the time
of a customer order, deposit information may not be recorded on the order. The user will
now be able to add the deposit information after the invoice is generated. A deposit can
be added to any open invoice, including invoices that have been partially paid or credited.

3.18.2.11. Invoice API Enhancement


In addition to creating Invoices, users now have the ability to create Debit Memo’s using
the Invoice API.

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3.18.2.12. Bank Account Function Security Enhancements
Oracle Receivables has strengthened internal controls by extending function security to
the Bank Account Setup window. You can now control user access based on internal,
customer, and supplier bank account types.

3.18.2.13. Customer Credit Classifications


If customer credit standing directly impacts your business relationship with your
customers, you can use the Customer Credit Classification feature to assign and maintain
credit classifications at the customer account level. Credit classifications can be managed
using customer profile classes. Each customer within a customer profile class inherits the
credit classification of the group.

Note: If you use Oracle Credit Management, assignment and maintenance of credit
classifications in Oracle Receivables is controlled by Credit Management.

3.18.2.14. User Interface Enhancements


Oracle Receivables has improved three major windows to streamline transaction entry
and management. These windows are now larger, display more information, and are more
intuitive. Windows have been conveniently consolidated so users can review and manage
transactions using fewer windows.

The following windows were enhanced:


Transactions
• Transactions Header
• Transactions Lines
• Distributions
• Tax
• Tax Summary
• Freight
• Sales Credits

Receipts
• Receipt Applications
• Receipt Summary
• Quick Cash
• Credit Memo Applications

Revenue Accounting
• Revenue Accounting and Sales Credits Window

Redesigned Find Windows


• Transactions Overview
• Transactions
• Receipts

Redesigned Folder Windows


• Receipt Applications
• Receipt Summary
• Quickcash
• Credit Memo Applications

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3.18.3. Product Dependencies

No update in 11i10.

3.18.4. Third Party Integration Points

No update in 11i10.

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3.19. Oracle Treasury
3.19.1. Overview

Oracle Treasury is a comprehensive solution for managing global treasury operations


with improved efficiency, profitability, and control.

3.19.2. New Features

3.19.2.1. Floating Rate Bonds


Support for Floating Rate Bonds, or Floating Rate Notes. These are bonds that pay an
adjustable rate of interest that closely tracks prevailing interest rates. They are usually
tied to a benchmark and may be adjusted based on a margin.

3.19.2.2. Repurchase of Issued Bonds


Closing out a debt position in bonds by allowing the repurchase of the same Bond Issue.
This is similar to reselling bonds that are owned as investments.

3.19.2.3. Callable Bonds


Ability to capture the call provisions on bond issues like the call dates and call prices.
Since this information is stored in the database, Oracle Discoverer can be used to report
on these provisions in addition to standard queries in the bond issue screen itself.

3.19.2.4. Compound Interest for Bond


The ability to enter compound interest for Bonds. Compound coupon bonds differ from
other types of bonds in that they do not have regular coupon payments throughout the life
of the instrument, but have one lump-sum coupon payment at maturity. Price and interest
accruals as well as coupon amount calculations differ substantially from regular coupon
paying bonds already supported by Oracle Treasury.

3.19.2.5. Deal Tax on Discounted Securities


The ability to define and track transaction and withholding taxes for Discounted
Securities. It provides an option of applying a transaction tax to a financial instrument's
principal component on either a flat or an annual basis, and a withholding tax on the same
instrument's income component.

3.19.2.6. Deal Open API – Discounted Securities


The ability to import Discounted Securities into Treasury from an electronic file rather
than manually keying them into Oracle Treasury. This feature supports both the
investment and borrowing side of these transactions.

3.19.2.7. Derivatives and Hedge Accounting


On-going enhancements to support FAS133 and IAS39 requirements. The key
enhancements are:

• Support for FAS133 Qualifying Forecast Approach and two new Hedge Types
for Cashflow & Fair Value

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• A new report for Actual Hedges
• Qualitative reports.

3.19.2.8. Prepaid Interest for Wholesale and Short Term Money


The ability to settle interest on Wholesale Term Money and Short Term Money deals at
the start date of their interest periods. Previously available functionality only allowed
interest to be settled at the maturity dates.

3.19.2.9. Streamlined Accounting Process


The ability to automate and schedule the accounting related processes: deal revaluation,
accruals, and journal generation. This may be done for a single company or all
companies in the system at once.

3.19.2.10. Descriptive Flex Fields and Attachments for Limits


A short-term workaround solution for credit facility requirements. Descriptive Flex
Fields and Attachment functionality on Global and Counterparty Limits can be used to
keep track of conditions, agreements, and other attributes of facilities with banks.

3.19.2.11. Payment Adjustment for Bonds, Interest Rate Swaps and Wholesale
Term Money
The automatic adjustment of system generated coupon payment dates for Bonds, Interest
Rate Swaps, and Wholesale Term Money when projected on weekends or holidays.
Standard industry conventions of Previous, Following, Modified Previous, and Modified
Following will be supported.

3.19.2.12. Payment File and Transmission


An enhancement to create additional payment files for Treasury settlements. Support for
the new formats have been added for SWIFT and ANSI X12 820. The settlement files
may now be transmitted to your bank via FTP.

3.19.2.13. Principal Increase for Short Term Money


The ability to more easily increase the outstanding principal balance for Short Term
Money to help support common activities related to money market funds.

3.19.2.14. Amortization of Principal Balances for Wholesale Term Money


This feature allows a more efficient way of defining the amortization of the principal
amount. The enhancement includes the ability to adjust the principal amounts based on a
schedule, in addition to the current feature of single adjustment at a time. The projected
principal adjustments and their running balances are generated based on the schedule
information. They can then be reviewed and updated as needed.

3.19.2.15. Automatic GL Currency Rate Update


When the rate information is imported and loaded in Treasury or manually entered in
Treasury, the users will have an option to automatically update the currency exchange
rates in GL.

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3.19.2.16. New Foreign Exchange Pricing Model
A new accounting revaluation option on FX Spot & Forward deals, which compares their
transaction rate to the GL rate used during journal entry. In addition, Bank Account
Balances, Short Term Money, and Intercompany Funding may also be excluded from the
revaluation process.

3.19.3. Product Dependencies


• Oracle General Ledger is a functional pre-requisite to the “Automatic GL Currency
Rate Update” feature.

3.19.4. Third Party Integration Points

No update in 11i10

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3.20. Oracle U.S. Federal Financials
3.20.1. Overview

Oracle Federal Financials, founded in public sector technology, brings over two decades
of expertise to the more than 2,000 government agencies it serves worldwide. With the
industry's only full complement of solutions and services for connecting governments and
citizens through internet computing, Oracle software powers today's high-performance e-
governments.

3.20.2. New Features

3.20.2.1. 1099-INT and 1099-G


U.S. Federal Financials will provide the capability of generating, printing, and
electronically submitting to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 1099-INT and
Form 1099-G for each 1099 supplier. Form 1099-INT enables agencies to report interest
payments of $600 or more ($10 or more if the Payer is a financial institution, such as a
bank or credit union) paid in the ordinary course of trade or business; and/or interest of
$10 or more paid as interest on U.S. Savings Bonds, Treasury bill, Treasury notes, or
Treasury bonds. Form 1099-G enables agencies to file with the IRS for the
administration of Federal taxable grants (excluding scholarship or fellowship grants) of
$600 or more; or any amount for energy related grants; and payments of $10 or more in
unemployment compensation (including Railroad Retirement Board payments for
unemployment); and payments of USDA agricultural subsidies. In addition, agencies
will be able to generate, print, and electronically submit to the IRS Form 1096IG which
contains an annual summary of 1099 payments for the IRS Form 1099-INT and Form
1099-G for all 1099 suppliers.

3.20.2.2. Automatic Sequential Numbering for Payment Batches


U.S. Federal Financials will provide an automatic numbering system of payment batches
where payment batches containing different types of payments are numbered in separate
sequences. The types of payment represent the purpose of the payment, such as travel
expenses and payroll payments. This automatic numbering feature requires users to
enable the automatic numbering profile option and customize the payment batches folder
so that the Pay Group field comes before the Batch Name field. In addition, a new setup
form will allow users to assign values such as initial value, final value, prefix, and suffix
in order to automatically create a unique numbering sequence for each pay group. When
users enter a pay group in the payment batches form, the system will assign a unique
payment batch name based on the assignment values derived in the assignment form that
pay group. If an assignment does not exist for a particular pay group, users will be able
to manually enter the batch number although the automatic numbering is enabled through
the profile option.

3.20.2.3. Bulk Data Payment Formats


In addition to ECS and CTX payment formats, U.S Federal Financials will generate four
additional payment format files: Bulk Data CCD+, Bulk Data PPD+, Bulk Data
Salary/Travel NCR (Check), and Bulk Data NCR (Check), via a process that formats the
information in the database for a specific batch and then creates an output file that can be
transmitted directly to the Regional Finance Center for processing for Vendor and

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Employee payments. The Bulk Data CCD+ payment format will not include payments to
vendors that have “Employee” as the Vendor Type. The Bulk Data PPD+ payment
format will include payments to vendors that have “Employee” as the Vendor Type and
the invoice Pay Group is correctly mapped to Salary, Travel, or Benefit. The Bulk Data
Salary/Travel NCR (Check) payment format will include payments to vendors that have
“Employee” as the Vendor Type and the invoice Pay Group is correctly mapped to Salary
or Travel. The Bulk Data NCR payment format will include payments to vendors that
have “Employee” as the Vendor Type or payments to vendors that do NOT have
“Employee” as the Vendor Type.

3.20.2.4. Capture Reimbursable Agreement Number and Performance Dates


U.S. Federal Financials will provide the capability to capture the Reimbursable
Agreement Number and corresponding performance dates associated with the invoice
transaction via a descriptive flexfield on the Purchasing Distribution and Payables
Invoice Distribution forms. In order to use this functionality, the user will need to enable
the new FV: Verify Reimbursable Performance Dates profile option at the appropriate
access level.

3.20.2.5. Comparative Financials Statements


U.S. Federal Financials will provide the capability of creating comparative consolidated
Financial Statements. The user will be able to compare financial performance data by
quarter and produce comparative consolidated Financial Statements.

3.20.2.6. Consolidated Payment Files


A new form, the Summary Schedules and Consolidated File Form, will be provided to
capture information about CTX, Bulk Data CCD+, Bulk Data PPD+, and to initiate a
Consolidated Payment File. Only payment batches with the same format will be
consolidated in a file (i.e. all CTXs or all Bulk Data CCD+, etc). The process will
consolidate the information for the payment batches into the payment format layout
corresponding to the payment batches. For example, if all the payment batches selected
contain the Bulk Data CCD+ payment format, the consolidated file will contain one
Control Header Record, several Vendor/Misc. & Preauthorized Debit Data Records, and
one Control Trailer Record. In other words, all the header records will be consolidated
into one header record, then the file will contain all the payment records, and all the
trailer records will be consolidated into one record. A consolidated payment file can only
be generated for multiple Agency Location Codes (ALCs) for CTX, Bulk Data CCD+,
and Bulk Data PPD+.

3.20.2.7. Enhanced IPAC Disbursement


The IPAC Disbursement process has been enhanced from 11i.FV.G to automate the
invoice and payment batch process for recording disbursements via IPAC.

3.20.2.8. Reason Codes for Credit Memos, Cancelled and Returned Invoices
The form, Assign Reason Codes and Invoice Returns, captures the reason for credit
memos and cancelled invoices. The appropriate reason code can be entered for each
invoice falling in the before mentioned categories. The list of values for the reason code
field contains user-defined reason codes.

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3.20.2.9. Rxi for Trial Balance and Transaction Registers
FACTS I/FACTS II Trial Balances and FACTS Transaction Registers have been
modified to provide greater flexibility in definition and report generation by using the
Report Exchange Designer (RXi) reporting tool. RXi is a tool that provides dynamic and
variable format reporting and allows users to choose on which columns from the interface
tables they would like to report. In addition, users can generate extract reports by using
the CSV output format. In the case of Federal Financials, users will be provided with the
interface tables containing the information related to FACTS I/FACTS II Trial Balances
and FACTS Transaction Register. Users will be able to build additional report sets out of
those tables using the RXi tool or use the default report sets provided with the
application.

3.20.2.10. Third Party Payments


U.S. Federal Financials will provide users with the capability of establishing
supplier/assignee relationships and creating payments to the assignee via the Third Party
Payment process. Through the use of a new form, users will identify principal suppliers
and sites that are subject to third party payment processing. Each principal supplier site
will be assigned an agent/payee (by designating a distinct supplier and site). The agent
defined on this form will accept payments on behalf of the principal supplier. The Third
Party Payment process will be run subsequent to building a payment batch. The new
process will use relationships established on the Third Party Payments form to re-route
payments from the principal supplier to their designated agent. The process will update
the temporary AP supplier detail tables prior to the Format Payments process. Therefore,
when the payment batch is formatted, payments will be made payable to the agent instead
of the principal supplier.

3.20.2.11. Uptake of Multi-Fund AR


Federal agencies will be able to post cash receipts to multiple balancing segments or
funds via the Multi Fund AR process. The new Transaction Code Mapping form in
Federal Administrator will be used to store the finance transaction code pairs needed by
the Federal Cash Receipt process. Once a Cash Receipt is processed with a valid
transaction code, the Federal Cash Receipt process will derive the accounting entries for
the finance charge debit memos and process line level as well as prorated cash
distributions.

3.20.2.12. Budget Execution API Enhancement


Oracle U.S. Federal Financials will provide the capability of entering the General Ledger
Date instead of the Period Name in the Budget Execution API. In addition, the Budget
Execution API will also transfer the Public Law, Department ID, Advance Type, Main
Account, and Transfer Description.

3.20.2.13. Multi-Fund Receivables


As part of the Multi-Fund AR functionality, Federal Administrator will provide the
capability of entering a separate cash account and a separate Transaction Code for each
Cash Receipt line.

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3.20.2.14. Foreign Currency Support
The Federal Cash Receipts form will be able to capture a currency different than the
functional currency via a new field in the header record. Also, the Treasury Confirmation
form will allow the user to confirm payment batches that are of different currencies than
the functional currency.

3.20.2.15. Enhancements to the Finance Charge Process


The Accrue Finance Charge Process involves accruing finance charges for outstanding
receivables. Two report parameters have been added to the process: the Finance Charge
Transaction Date and the General Ledger Date. These parameters will be used to
determine the Transaction and General Ledger date of the finance charge generated from
the above process.

If the value in the Finance Charge Transaction Date parameter is the "System Date," then
the Finance charge debit memos will use the System Date as the Transaction Date. If the
value in the Finance Charge Transaction Date parameter is the "Original Invoice Due
Date," then the Finance charge debit memos will use the Due Date of the Invoice as the
Transaction Date. If the value in the Finance Charge Transaction Date parameter is the
"Original Invoice Date," then the Finance charge debit memos will use the Transaction
Date of the Invoice as the Transaction Date.

The new parameters do not impact the date from which the finance charge is calculated.

3.20.2.16. Detailed Receipt Accounting Profile


Oracle U.S. Federal Financials provides a new profile called FV: Post Detailed Receipt
Accounting that is set at the site and application level. This profile drives the behavior of
the application in three instances: (1) when cash is received and applied in Receivables;
(2) when multi-fund AR is implemented in Receivables; and (3) when goods are received
via Receiving.

For the receivables instance, this profile indicates to the system whether to treat the
events of cash receipt and cash application as two distinct events or to treat them as one
event, when performed at the same time and for the same dollar amount. If the profile is
“Yes”, the system will generate the accounting entries as if two events occurred – a cash
receipt event and a cash application event. An unapplied cash accounting entry is created
for the cash receipt event and reversed in the cash application event. If the profile is
"No" and the user receives and fully applies the cash amount, the additional unapplied
cash accounting entries that are created for the two events are eliminated.

When the profile is set to “Yes”, the Multi-Fund AR programs will reverse the
core receivable accounting entries and re-allocate the invoice amount to the receivables
accounts based on the revenue distributions. When a cash receipt is applied to an invoice
the cash and receivable accounting entries are reversed and re-allocated to the cash and
receivables accounts using the fund values from the revenue lines of the invoice. If the
profile is “No” and an invoice is manually entered or the cash receipt is fully applied, the
original entry and additional reversing accounting entries that are created are eliminated.
Instead only the re-allocated entry is made. This eliminates the additional accounting
entries in General Ledger for manually entered invoices and fully applied cash receipts.

For the Receiving instance, this profile indicates to the system whether to treat the events
of goods receipt and direct delivery as two distinct events or to treat them as one event,
when performed at the same time and for the same quantity of goods. If the profile is set

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to Yes, the system will generate the accounting entries as if two events occurred – a
goods receipt event and then a goods delivery event.

3.20.2.17. Prepayment Tolerance, Advance Limit, and Obligation Matching


U.S. Federal Financials enhances the prepayment feature offering:

• Tolerance validations between prepayments and obligations


• Amount limits on prepayment transactions
• Prepayments requiring a match to purchase orders
• Alternate accounting entry processing for advances recorded against invoices.

The Prepayment tab in the Federal Options window has an Enforce Tolerance checkbox
and the fields “Tolerance % “and “Advance Limit”. When matching a prepayment to a
purchase order the “Enforce Tolerance” checkbox and “Tolerance %” fields are used to
see if the tolerance has been exceeded. If the “Enforce Tolerance” checkbox is selected,
the “Tolerance %” cannot be exceeded. If the “Enforce Tolerance” checkbox is not
selected, the user receives a warning message when the “Tolerance %” is exceeded.

If there is a value in the “Advance Limit” field, a prepayment made to an employee


cannot exceed this amount. A new profile called FV: Prepayment PO Required that is
set at the Site, Application, and Responsibility levels. Also, a Prepayment tab was added
in the Organization Information Region of the Federal Options window. If the FV:
Prepayment PO Required profile is set to “Yes”, then a prepayment invoice cannot be
validated unless all lines of the prepayment are matched to a purchase order.

The FV: Split Invoice Distribution for prepayment application profile allows users to
enter one invoice distribution line to record total expenses, apply any outstanding
advances against these expenses, and generate the appropriate accounting to correspond
to each event. This profile can be established at the site and application level.

3.20.2.18. Shipment Amount Percentage-Based Tolerance


U.S. Federal Financials provides a percentage-based tolerance validation for invoices
matched to purchase orders.

The Payables tab in the Federal Options window has an “Enforce Tolerance” checkbox
and a “Shipment Tolerance %” field. When matching an invoice to a purchase order, the
“Enforce Tolerance” checkbox and “Tolerance %” fields are used to see if the “Shipment
Tolerance %” has been exceeded. Payables invokes the AP Max Shipment Amount Hold
on the invoice if the shipment lines exceed the tolerance percentage.

3.20.2.19. Capturing Transaction Dates for Purchasing Events


U.S. Federal Financials provides a Transaction Date Attributes tab in the Define Federal
System Parameters window. This tab has the fields Requisition, Purchase Order and
Receiving Transaction that are used to assign the descriptive flexfield attribute to capture
the transaction date for requisition, purchase order and receiving transaction documents.

The FACTS Transaction Register will show dates from the transaction date descriptive
flexfield attributes assigned on Federal System Parameters window. Otherwise, the
FACTS Transaction Register will show the creation date of the document for requisitions
and purchase orders and the receipt date for receiving transactions.

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3.20.2.20. 1219/1220 Changes
Release 11.5.9 addressed the need for the ALC to be captured as an attribute of the bank
account to accurately meet JFMIP requirements. Oracle U.S. Federal Financials will now
report the FMS 1219/1220 by ALC in the new model of ALC associated to the bank
account. The bank account of the source transactions reported on the FMS 1219/1220
will need to be determined. If the ALC cannot be determined from the bank account, a
default ALC will be assigned. In addition, Oracle U.S. Federal Financials will now
automatically produce an electronic file in the GOALS II 1219/1220 Bulk Layouts when
the final FMS Form 1219/1220 report is produced.

3.20.2.21. Secure Payment System (SPS) Payment Formats


U.S. Treasury developed the new payment and certification system called SPS. This
system provides a mechanism by which government agencies can create payment
schedules in a secure fashion. It also allows Regional Finance Centers' (RFCs) a means to
extract approved payment schedules for executing payment (e.g. check printing,
electronic funds transfer). The SPS payment formats will eventually replace Electronic
Certification System (ECS) payments.

Because of Treasury’s implementation schedule, some agencies will be using SPS and
others will be using ECS to submit the payments to the RFCs. The target date for FMS to
start migrating agencies from ECS to SPS is now late calendar year 2003-2004 and FMS
has not established a schedule for every agency. They are hoping the entire cutover
occurs within 6 months (start to finish), but it definitely should not exceed 9 months.

In order to address this new functionality, Oracle U.S. Federal Financials will incorporate
the following SPS formats together with the new file layouts:

1. SPS CCD and SPS CCD+

2. SPS PPD and SPS PPD+

3. SPS NCR Check

4. SPS Summary Schedules

3.20.2.22. IPAC 2003 Changes


U.S. Treasury implemented Phase I changes to the IPAC system. These changes were
done in support of:

• FMS' Governmentwide Accounting Modernization Project (GWA),


• Intra-governmental Transaction Elimination Efforts, and
• OMB's Intra-governmental Transaction Portal (IGTP).

Oracle U.S. Federal Financials will incorporate the Sender Treasury Account Symbol
(TAS) and Sender Standard General Ledger (SGL) account information on the IPAC
transactions and reports in accordance with the IPAC bulk file format layout changes.
See FMS Website Release 2.1 for layouts.

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3.20.2.23. FACTS II Attribute Changes
Oracle U.S. Federal Financials FACTS II report will now capture the following attributes
at the journal line level in the General Ledger:

• public law code

• advance flag

• transfer - department ID

• transfer - main account code.

Typically, these attributes are derived from the Enter Appropriations form. However, in
the cases where transactions are entered directly into the General Ledger, the attribute
values will not be available for reporting. In addition, the Define System Parameters
form was modified to include these fields on the form and allow users to designate the
descriptive flexfield attribute columns that will capture the values on the GL Journal
Lines DFF. This feature is very similar to the way the FACTS I trading partner is
currently extracted from the GL Journal Line DFF.

3.20.2.24. Year End FACTS I Changes


Oracle U.S. Federal Financials changed the Year End Close process to close non-
budgetary accounts at the detail FACTS I Federal/Non-federal and trading partner
attributes. In addition, the FACTS I Interface, FACTS I Trial Balance, and FACTS
Transaction Registers were modified to remove the source of Year End Close in the
journal processing sections of the code (the sections that determines the Federal/Non-
Federal and Trading Partner values).

3.20.2.25. Workflow Enhancements


Oracle U.S. Federal Financials users are now able to approve Budget Execution
Documents when using e-mail notifications. If a document is rejected, the approver now
has the ability to enter a reject reason or a comment as to why the notification was
rejected.

3.20.2.26. 2004 Q1 FACTS II Changes


Oracle U.S. Federal Financials will include Edit 8 - 133 Proof Edit as a quarterly edit in
FACTS II. Edit 8 will implement a long standing edit used at OMB to test the
consistency of the data reported on the SF 133 when compared to the outlays, reflected
on lines 15A and 15B.

In addition, U.S. Federal Financials will also include another new FACTS II reporting
requirement for Apportion Category A. This new requirement for Category A is the
same as the current requirement for Category B. The difference is that OMB will provide
valid Program Reporting Categories from which the users will be able to choose. The
OMB list of Program Reporting Categories will serve as a control table or as a reference
table in FACTS II. However, if OMB does not provide specific Program Reporting
Categories, then the Federal Program Agencies can use the default program reporting
number “99” and description “All Programs” or the user can use their own program
reporting number and description to report obligation activity.

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3.20.3. Product Dependencies
No update in 11i10.

3.20.4. Third Party Integration Points


No update in 11i10.

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4. Financial Services

4.1. Oracle Lease Management


4.1.1. Overview

Oracle Lease Management automates the lease creation and management process to
provide equipment-leasing companies with a global view and control over the entire lease
and loan lifecycle. It enables leasing organizations to bring innovative lease and loan
products to market and offers instant visibility into all lease and loan information across
the lessor’s enterprise.

4.1.2. New Features

4.1.2.1. Vendor Self Service


Vendor Self Service functionality provides vendors (e.g., equipment manufacturers,
distributors and dealers) the ability to manage lease contracts with their customers, and
vendor agreements with you. Vendor Self Service consists of the following functionality:

4.1.2.1.1. View Vendor Account Information

Vendors can view the following information about their account with you:

• Vendor Account Sites

• Vendor Account Payment Information

• Site Bank Account Information

• Site Contacts Information

4.1.2.1.2. View Customer Account Information

Vendors can view the following customer account information:

• Customer Account Sites

• Site Business Use (Bill To, Ship To, etc.)

• Site Bank Account Information

• Site Contacts Information

4.1.2.1.3. View List of Operating and Program Agreements

Vendors can view the list of Operating and Program Agreements they have made
with you:

• Basic Agreement Information (e.g., effective dates, agreement category,


status, etc.)

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• Terms and Conditions

• Articles

4.1.2.1.4. View List of Program Customer Lease Contracts

Vendors can view customers associated with their vendor programs in the Program
Customer Lease Contracts list.

4.1.2.1.5. View Contract Information

Vendors can view the following information related to the Program Customer Lease
Contracts on behalf of the customer:

• Amount Financed

• Parties on the contract

• Billing Information (e.g. Invoice Format, Bill-to-site, Bank Information etc)

• Purchase Option

• Variable Interest Rate

• Total Lease Cost (i.e. sum of all lease payments and non-rent fees such as
taxes and insurance)

• Security Deposit

• Payment Structure (e.g. Payment Schedules and Advance Rents)

Vendors can update (or make a request to update) some of the contract information,
including the following:

• Invoice Format

• Billing Information (e.g. Bill-To-Site change)

4.1.2.1.6. View Program Customer Account Billing Information

Vendors can view the following customer account financial information on behalf of
the customer:

• Total Outstanding Invoice Amounts on Customer Account

• List of Invoices

• Invoice Details

• List of Customer Payments

• Payment Details

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4.1.2.1.7. Make Payments against a Customer Invoice

Vendors can make payments against a customer invoice using a credit card on behalf
of a customer.

4.1.2.1.8. View and Update Insurance Information


View and Capture Third Party Insurance Details
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Vendors can view 3 party insurance (i.e. lease insurance provided by a 3 party) that
is associated to a Program Customer’s Lease Contract. Vendors are able to submit the
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3 party insurance provider and policy information to you for that lease contract on
behalf of the customer.
View Insurance (Lessor Provided) Information
Vendors can view insurance quotes and polices (i.e., lease and optional insurance)
provided by you that are associated to a Program Customer’s Lease Contract.
Submit Insurance Claims
Vendors can submit a claim against an insurance policy on the Program Customer’s
lease contract on the behalf of the customer. The policy can either be a lease
insurance policy or an optional insurance policy provided by you.

4.1.2.1.9. View and Update Asset Information

Vendors can perform the following asset related functions on behalf of the customer:

• View Asset Information (e.g., name, model, year, location, serial numbers,
etc.)

• Update Serial Numbers

• Update Installed Location

4.1.2.1.10. Obtain Return Instructions for Assets

Vendors can request to schedule asset returns and obtain the return instructions for
the asset on the behalf of the customer.

4.1.2.1.11. View Contract Fee and Service Details

Vendors can view the following Program Customer Lease Contract Fee and Service
details on behalf of the customer:

• Fee Line details (e.g., amount, effective dates, recurring basis – if applicable)

• Service Line details (e.g., amount, effective dates, recurring basis – if


applicable)

4.1.2.1.12. View Disbursement History

Vendors can view disbursements you have paid to them. Disbursements for the cost
of the equipment, services and fees may be prepared manually or generated
automatically through pass-throughs. Typically, vendors may view disbursement
history related to a specific customer account or to a specific Program Customer
Lease Contract.

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4.1.2.1.13. View and Update Asset Usage Meters

Vendors can view and update the usage meter (for an asset or a group of assets) on
the Program Customer Lease Contract. Usage Meter information includes the
following:

• Usage Read (read and update)

• Date of Reading (read and update)

• Meter Description (read only)

• Usage Rate (read only)

• Excess Usage (read only)

• Excess Usage Charge (read only)

4.1.2.1.14. View Status of Returned Assets

Vendors can track the status of returned assets to determine assets available for
repurchase.

4.1.2.1.15. View Security Deposit Refund Information

Vendors can view the following information about the security deposit paid by the
customer:

• Held until date

• How the security deposit will be refunded (e.g., through credit memo or
netting against the termination proceeds of the contract)

• Whether the security deposit has been refunded

4.1.2.1.16. View Loan Contract Amortization Schedule

Vendors can view amortization schedules for their customer’s loan contracts with a
breakdown of interest and principal for each payment on a loan contract. Customers
may need the amortization schedule for their internal accounting purposes.

4.1.2.1.17. View Variable Interest Rate Statement

Vendors can generate and view the variable interest rate statement for the customer’s
variable interest rate loan contracts. The statement shows the interest rates that the
contract was subject to during the date range specified by the vendor.

4.1.2.1.18. View and Request Quotes for a Contract

Vendors can view and request quotes for Termination, Restructure, Renewal,
Insurance and Repurchase.
View and Request Termination Quotes

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Vendors can request termination quotes for the Program Customer Lease Contract.
They can view the list of all termination quotes that have been requested in the past
and to see the status on each of those quotes (e.g., Accepted, Expired, etc.)
View and Request Restructure Quotes
During the life of an active lease contract, changes in the terms of the contract may
require the contract to be re-structured. Customers usually want to generate a
restructure quote to negotiate the requested contractual changes. Vendor Self Service
provides vendors, on behalf of the customer, the ability to request the restructure
quote for the Program Customer Lease Contract on behalf of the customer.

Vendors can view all restructure quotes requested in the past and the quote status
(e.g., Accepted, Expired, etc.)
View and Request Renewal Quotes
Vendors can request renewal quotes for the Program Customer Lease Contract on
behalf of the customer. Vendors can also view the list of all renewal quotes that have
been requested in the past and to see the status on each of these quotes (e.g.,
Accepted, Expired, etc.).
View and Request Insurance Quotes
Vendors can request an insurance quote (lease and optional) for the Program
Customer Lease Contract on behalf of the customer. They can view the list of all
insurance quotes that have been requested in the past and to see the status on each of
those quotes (e.g., Accepted, Expired, etc.)
View and Request Repurchase Quotes
To mitigate the residual value risk of the assets on the lease, vendors may enter into
repurchase agreements with you. Vendors can request Repurchase Quotes for
returned assets that have an associated repurchase agreement. Vendors can view all
restructure quotes requested in the past and the quote status (e.g., Accepted, Expired,
etc.)

4.1.2.2. Additional Securitization Functionality


Equipment lessors require a constant source of funds to write new leases and loans.
Securitization is one of the major sources of raising funds. In 11i10, Lease Management
builds upon the existing Securitization functionality to include:

4.1.2.2.1. Investor Pool Enhancements


Securitize Residual Value
You are able to securitize the expected cash flows arising out of the residual value of
the asset on lease. The basis of securitizations is:

The residual value amount recorded on the financial asset line of the contract is the
anticipated cash inflow.

The inflow is expected to take place on the end date of the contract.
Securitize Streams by Subclass
Lease Management has seeded two subclasses, Rent and Residual. Rent, Advanced
Rent and Interim Rent streams are associated with the Rent subclass. Residual Value
streams are associated with the Residual subclass. In the past, you selected the

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individual streams for securitization. Now the subclass and the associated streams are
included in the pool.
View Pool Transactions
You can view changes made to the pool after the investor agreement has been
activated under pool transactions. The transactions are: add, remove and replace.

4.1.2.2.2. Maintain Investor Agreements


Buyback Streams from Investor
You can buy back streams for a lease contract from Investor Agreements.
Terminate Investor Agreement
You can terminate investor agreement:

• Update the end date

• Run the termination program

4.1.2.2.3. Disbursement Enhancements

You can create disbursements to pay investors for all the elements included in the
securitization:
Process Disbursements for Residual Securitization
You can process disbursements for residual securitization. The sale of assets creates
an asset disposal stream. The disbursement process processes these streams to create
payable invoices to the investor.
Calculate Disbursement on a Different Yield than the Contract Yield
You can process disbursements with different yield to investor. The amount paid to
investors is defined on the investor agreement instead of being calculated on the lease
contract yield.
Process Disbursement Based on Early Termination, Asset Disposal, Evergreen and Rebook
You can process disbursements for rent upon early termination. The contract
obligation in is treated as rent paid by the lessee. The disbursement functionality
processes these streams to create payable invoices to the investor. You can also
process disbursements based on asset disposal, evergreen and rebook.
Process Disbursement for Late Charge and Late Interest
You can process disbursements for late charge and late interest. You can define the
share of late interest and late charge to be paid to the investor.

4.1.2.2.4. General Enhancements


Create Loss Provisions for Investor Agreements
You can create general and specific loss provisions for Investor Agreements.
Identify Contract as Securitized in the Lease Center
You can identify contracts as securitized in the lease center.
Query and View Receivables from Investors
You can view receivable invoices due from investors through investor receivables
inquiry.
Query and View Payables to Investor

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You can view payable invoices due to investors through investor payables inquiry.

4.1.2.2.5. Lease Management Process Enhancements


Origination Enhancements
Origination processes are enhanced for the following:

• Online rebook / mass rebook – Lease Management regenerates disbursement


streams and accrual streams for investor agreements, when required. You can
create credit disbursement streams for the adjusted during rebook.

• Securitization –securitized lease contracts are processed like other contracts


through the Lease management lifecycle, except in the following cases:

• Split contracts
• Released assets / contracts

4.1.2.3. Subsidies
Subsidies and discounts are often exchanged between the lessor and third parties on a
deal to adjust the lessee’s rate or supplement the lessor’s income. Vendors and
manufacturers may offer you discounts or subsidies in exchange for a reduction in the
interest rate paid by their customers for leases of the vendor’s or manufacturer’s
equipment.

Some subsidies come in the form of discounts offered directly to the lessor. These may or
may not be disclosed to the lessee depending on the type of leasing transaction. Such
arrangements allow vendors and manufacturers to protect pricing discounts from the
market that might have a negative impact on equipment pricing for their equipment sales.

Other subsidies take the form of additional income direct to the lessor as a way to lower
the lessee’s effective (borrowing) rate. Lessees may even bring such subsidies to the deal
in order to obtain the best rates. These types of subsidies are often billed by the lessor and
then amortized as income over the life of the deal.

4.1.2.3.1. Setup Subsidy Details

You can pre-define subsidy processing and calculation attributes as well as the
conditions under which the subsidy may be applied, such as valid contract products,
contract attributes, customer attributes, equipment attributes, sales territories or dates.
During asset creation, you select from a list of values that presents only the subsidies
that are valid for the contract or quote asset being created.

4.1.2.3.2. Select Subsidies at the Asset Level

You enter subsidies for individual assets on quotes and contracts. From the list of
applicable subsidies, you can select one or more subsidies for each asset and define
the subsidy provider (vendor). Lease Management booking validations also check if
the subsidy is valid for the selected contract and customer during contract activation.

4.1.2.3.3. Calculate Subsidy Amount

Users define the basis on which the subsidy amount is calculated. Users may elect to
specify a fixed amount or calculate the amount based on a formula, a percent of the
asset cost or a rate contribution.

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Subsidy amounts are calculated each time the user decides to update the subsidy
page. For subsidies that are taken as equipment discounts, Lease Management
calculates and displays the adjusted asset cost while maintaining the original
equipment cost for the asset. It displays the total contract subsidy after applying it to
each asset.

During an asset split (or process that uses asset split feature) the subsidy stream is
split so each asset maintains the same proportion of income. Subsidies are also
recalculated during rebook revisions.

You can override the calculated subsidy amount and enter any subsidy amount during
asset creation occurring during original bookings or rebook revisions.

4.1.2.3.4. Include Subsidy in Yield Calculation

After you create a quote or contract, Lease Management calculates a yield or


payment when you request it (payment plan pricing or stream generation at booking).
This calculation includes the subsidy in the yield. Both subsidized and unsubsidized
yields are displayed.

The subsidized yield is used to target restructure and renewal quotes.

4.1.2.3.5. Collect Subsidies


Reduce Funding for Vendor Discounts
For discount type subsidies, you have the option to reduce the funding payable to the
vendor by the amount of the subsidy.
Bill Third Party for Subsidies
You also have the option to bill any third party for the amount of the subsidy. At
booking, Lease Management generates an invoice to the parties associated to the
subsidies on the contract’s assets. Each subsidy is maintained as a separate line on the
receivable invoice.

4.1.2.3.6. Configurable Subsidy Accounting

Upon funding, for discount type subsidies, Lease Management maintains the amount
of the subsidy on the payable invoice by individual lines with reference to the stream
type so it can be separately accounted. When you bill third party subsidies, Lease
Management maintains the amount of the subsidy on the receivable invoice by
individual lines with reference to the stream type so it can be separately accounted.
Configurable Accounting Method
Depending on the subsidy you set up, Lease Management generates an amortization
stream for each subsidy for accrual accounting purposes or transfers assets to Oracle
Assets at the adjusted book cost for discount type subsidies.

When you generate the accrual stream, Lease Management maintains reference to the
subsidy accrual stream type so accrual amounts can be directed to separate accounts.
You associate a separate stream type to the subsidy for accrual purposes.
Process Subsidy at Early Termination
When you terminate an asset with subsidies early (before contract expiration), Lease
Management does not include the subsidy amount in any termination quote. It
determines if the subsidy must be paid back to the provider (recourse). If you set up

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the subsidy with recourse, you define the refund details during authoring and the
amount is paid back to the subsidy vendor party. If the subsidy does not have to be
repaid, Lease Management accelerates the recognition of any outstanding subsidy
income at the point of termination.

4.1.2.3.7. View Subsidies

If you set up the subsidy so customers can view it, you are able to view the
Subsidized Cost of the Asset in the Lease Center and in Customer Self-Service.

4.1.2.4. Financed Fees


Oracle Lease Management supports three new fee types, including Financed Fees,
Absorbed and Income Fees. All authoring, validations, streams, accounting and other
related transactions have been updated to accommodate the new fee types.

During contract authoring, you determine the type of to create on the contract. Oracle
Lease Management renders the appropriate fee screens appropriately to capture the
correct details. The type of fee chosen determines certain fee conditions:

• The fee attributes that you can enter to ensure consistency with the
characteristics of the fee type chosen;

• Whether a payment is required. If so, the QA checker is used to ensure that a


payment is entered for the fee.

4.1.2.4.1. New Fee Types

Lessors can create three new fee types on a contract:


Financed Fees
Financed Fees are funded fees on the Lessee’s contract and financed by you. A
Financed Fee is analogous to a loan provided to the lessee to finance the fee.
Typically, when there is a time lag between funding the fee and the lessee making a
full payment for that fee, the lessee may be required to pay interest. You may want to
account for the interest attributed to such a fee in the yield calculation of the contract.
Absorbed Fees
Absorbed Fees are non-funded fees generated and incurred by you. For example,
there may be certain contract origination fees that the lessor incurs internally (i.e.
considered an internal expense - there are no funding disbursements to a vendor). The
lessee also does not pay for such fees because you may have chosen to absorb them
internally. Nonetheless, these fees are expenses incurred and need to be taken into
account in the contract’s yield calculation. Appropriate accounting transactions will
need to be created to take into account the internal expense.
Income Fees
Income Fees are fees with zero expenses associated with them, but have associated
payments. Income Fee payments are income with no associated expense and taken
into account in the yield calculation of the contract.

4.1.2.4.2. Fee Type Accounting and Streams

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Oracle Lease Management creates all required streams for the new fee types. Stream
generation uses Fee Types to create the appropriate billing, income and expense
streams that bill and account for expenses and income
Payment Funding Initial Direct
Fee Type (Inflow) (Outflow) Cost (IDC) Yield Impact
Financed Fee Yes Yes No Yes
Absorbed No No Yes Yes
Income Yes No No Yes

Contract Interest Rate Includes Payment Income for Financed and Income Fees
Stream generation pricing factors include payment income and funding amounts in
the calculation of interest rates for Financed Fee and Income Fee contracts.
Contract Yield Includes Payment Income and Funding Cost/Expense
Stream generation includes payment income and funding cost or expense in the
calculation of yields for Financed Fee, Absorbed Fee and Income Fee contracts.
Generates Required Streams for New Fee Types
• Financed Fee amortization and billing schedules, plus accrual streams

• Absorbed Fee amortization streams

• Income Fee billing and accrual streams

4.1.2.4.3. Validated Fee Type Entry

Oracle Lease Management helps you control fee authoring by automatically renders
screens with the appropriate fields and buttons to enter the fee attributes required for
the Fee Type selected.

Oracle Lease Management applies screen validation rules to the fee attributes entered
by the user. QA Checker ensures that fees and the associated payments entered are
consistent with the Fee Types selected.

4.1.2.5. Funding and Credit Line Checklists


Oracle Lease Management allows you to set up and execute checklists when activating
credit lines and approving funding requests. You determine the items in the checklists
and control that can update the lists based on their role in the funding and credit process.

4.1.2.5.1. Establish Requirements Checklist

The credit manager can create a Checklist of required activities (tasks, documents
and approvals) to be completed prior to activating a credit line or approving a
funding request. The Checklist helps protect you from unnecessary risk when
extending credit to a customer.

Funding checklists are used when activating credit lines and requesting fundings.
You can associate the checklist to a credit line for activities to be completed prior to
credit line activation, or you can associate checklist to a credit line for activities to be
completed prior to funding approval for requests associated to the credit line.

4.1.2.5.2. Identify Mandatory and Recommended Activities

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You can prioritize the importance of Checklist activities by classifying them as
Mandatory or Recommended. The Mandatory classification prevents you from
activating the credit line or approving funding until the activities are completed.
Credit Managers are provided override capability to change the mandatory setting for
those activities that may be waived on a case-by-case basis.

4.1.2.5.3. Control Checklist Updates

You can assign the authority to update Checklist activities through responsibility
profiles. This strengthens your internal controls through segregation of duties.

4.1.2.5.4. Credit Management Limitation

The credit analyst might determine the requirements for the checklist during the
credit evaluation. The funding checklist is not part of the analysis and
recommendation process within Oracle Credit Management or the integration
between Oracle Lease Management and Oracle Credit Management. This
enhancement scope is limited to the set up and execution of credit line and funding
request checklists within Oracle Lease Management.

4.1.2.6. Improved Authoring Process


4.1.2.6.1. Default Tax and Book Depreciation Details
Corporate Book Depreciation
When you create assets on a lease contract, Oracle Lease Management defaults the
corporate book and associated depreciation details, such as depreciation method and
useful life, for the asset. Oracle Lease Management uses the asset category associated
to the asset’s item code (in inventory) to identify the default depreciation parameters
from Oracle Assets. The contract term determines the asset’s useful life.
Tax Book Depreciation
For tax depreciation books, Lease Management uses the selected tax book method in
Oracle Assets to default the depreciation details, including the useful life.
Summary
In summary,

• Fixed Asset Category defaults from inventory item code

• Depreciation Method defaults from asset category defaults

• In-Service Date defaults to contract start date

• Useful life defaults to contract term


Users may update these depreciation defaults at any time during authoring.

4.1.2.6.2. Setup New Party Roles

You can set up new contract party roles that are sourced from one of the following
party repositories:

• Oracle Purchasing Order Vendors

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• Oracle Trading Community Architecture (TCA)

• Oracle Human Resource Organizations

You can expose the new party roles for use in the following contract categories:

Lease: For instance, contracts with subclass “Lease” which can carry various lease
classifications.

Operating: For instance, “Vendor Operating Agreement.”

Program: For instance, “Vendor Program Agreement.”

You create new parties using the new role types during authoring a contract in one of
the above categories. During the creation of these parties, the party names and details
are sourced based on the party repository defined for that party role.

You can view any user defined party roles on the lease contract in the Lease Center.

4.1.2.6.3. Default “Lease Vendor” Parties from Vendor Program

When a vendor program agreement is associated to a lease contract, the lease vendor
from the vendor program is automatically defaulted as a “Lease Vendor” party on the
lease contract.

4.1.2.7. Additional Customer Service Functionality


4.1.2.7.1. View Payment Details in Lease Center
View Payment Schedule Information at Multiple Line Levels
You can view Payment Schedule Information at the Contract, Asset line, Fee line and
Service line levels in the Lease Center. Previously, the Payment Schedule
information was displayed In the Lease Center, but did not identify if the payment
was at the contract header level or was tied to a specific asset, fee or service line.
View Payment Schedule Summary
You can view stream element summaries and detail. Previously, the payment
schedule was a long list of stream elements with due dates and corresponding
amounts without ability to see stream type summary information.
Search for Specific Payment Schedule Lines
You can search for specific payment schedule lines. The Payment Schedules screen
currently provides the following search capabilities:

• Stream Type

• Date From

• Date to

You can search for streams by the same elements that are being added to the display
of payment schedules
View Proposed Payment for a Termination Quote

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When you tie a termination quote to a contract, you can see the new proposed
payment amount. The proposed payment for a termination quote is displayed in the
Lease Center.
View Payment Schedules for Financed Fees
You can view the Payment Schedule for Financed Fee lines on the contract along
with other fee types.
Send Payment Schedule Information
Oracle Lease Management 11i10 supports sending Payment Schedule information via
email using the existing Oracle fulfillment infrastructure.

4.1.2.7.2. Change Sales Tax Exempt Status at the Asset Level

You can change the Tax Exempt fields at the Asset level in the Lease Center.
Originally, these information fields were displayed only for asset fields. You may
update these post-booking with proper authorization.

4.1.2.7.3. Add, Update and Delete Party Roles

You can add update and delete parties on a contract in the Lease Center. You can
view any user defined party roles on the lease contract in the Lease Center.

4.1.2.8. Improved Lease Quoting


The release of 11i10 Oracle Lease Management incorporates enhancements to lease
quoting functionality and technical re-engineering migration to OA (Oracle Application)
Framework.
4.1.2.8.1. OA Framework Enhancements

While the OA Framework migration requirement stems from internal sources, this
provides an opportunity to improve process flow and incorporate new enhancements
for sales origination. The OA Framework re-engineering for sales origination re-
design includes enhancements to the following:

• Quote Entry

• Pricing

• Credit Requests

In addition to the lease sales quote screens, existing pricing set up screens were made
compliant with BLAF standards in the OA Framework technology stack. The screens
include:

• Lease Rate Setups

• Lease Rate Factors

• Item Residuals

4.1.2.8.2. Improved Quote Entry Flow

The flow of lease quoting was improved while making the lease origination screens
compliant with the BLAF (Browser Look and Feel) standards

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• Create pricing plans using a train

• Enter payments and expenses for fees and services on the same screen

• Enter asset add-ons and subsidies through summary tables on the asset details
page

• Model tax rates on a payment plan

4.1.2.8.3. Fee Entry by Type


Supports 11.5.9.0.3 and 11i10 Fees
Lease Management enhanced the quote entry pages for fees to capture details specific
to each fee type. This enhancement supports all fee types from 11.5.9.0.3 and three
new types in 11i10. You can create finance fees on lease or loan contract and finance
the fee similar to loan.
Automatic Validation of Fee Entry
Validation logic checks entries against the fee type to ensure all required entries were
made and that there are no conflicting entries.

4.1.2.8.4. Subsidies
Configure Calculation and Processing Attributes
You select a subsidy (e.g., blind discount) for an asset line using a new screen located
in the contract asset line.
Configure Applicability Rules (Industry, Items, Territories)
The list of values is filtered so you can only select values that apply to the customer,
quote and asset line. For example, you are only able to select those subsidies
available for customers within certain industries and for certain items, depending on
how the subsidy is set up.
Compare Yields based on both Subsidized and Unsubsidized Pricing
The amount of the subsidy is included in the pricing calculation of the payment plan.
Both subsidized and unsubsidized yields are calculated and displayed on the pricing
plan summary.

4.1.2.8.5. Structured Pricing


Lease Management pricing is enhanced as a result of other new 11i10 functionality to
structure pricing using both internal and external pricing methods, apply an estimated
tax rate for each payment plan and include subsidies in yield calculations.
New pricing method options allow you to solve for a payment, solve for a yield,
solve for a missing payment or target a rate, including pre-tax IRR and after-tax IRR
(in addition to the existing rate card pricing) using enhanced simple interest pricing
methods.
4.1.2.8.6. Price with Four Methods
To accomplish this, you can select one of four pricing methods:
Solve for Payment
You input the number of periods and the rate for each payment level and the program
returns the payment for each level.
Solve for Yield

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You input the payment values for each payment level and the program returns the
yield.
Solve for a Missing Payment
You input the rate for each payment level and the payment amount for each level
except one. The program returns the amount of the missing payment (e.g., a balloon
payment).
Target a Rate
You enter the number of periods for a single payment level, select a yield type and
enter a yield rate. The program returns the payment amount.

4.1.2.8.7. Stream Generation Enhancements

Stream generation and pricing enhancements provide you the functionality used in
other Lease Management processes. As such, the solution for enhancements and or
corrections includes no screen components.
Internal Stream Generation Program
The internal stream generation program is improved to:

• Generate accrual streams for pass through fees and services

• Generate IDC accrual streams for expense type fees

• Calculate correct pre-tax income streams

• Correct dates of interest & principal payment streams

• Generate fee and service recurring expense streams

• Create a residual value stream

• Support new payment calculation for a principal paydown quote


Other Stream Generation Enhancements
Lease Management stream generation is enhanced as a result of other new 11i10
functionality to:

• Generate amortization streams for financed fees

• Generate income accrual stream for financed fees

• Generate income and expense accrual streams for subsidies

4.1.2.9. Asset Management


4.1.2.9.1. Termination Quote Line Consolidation

When you create a termination quote for a contract with multiple assets, the quote
amounts detail page presents a line item for each asset. Lease Management displays
the summarized quote lines based upon the line type. First, you can view the
consolidated amount for all the assets for each line type. Then you can drill down to
the line details for a specific line type or review all individual lines for a quote.

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4.1.2.9.2. Termination Quote Payment Calculation

Some termination quotes result in the modification of a lease contract when the quote
is accepted. Lease Management calculates and displays the revised payment schedule
when the lease contract’s payment schedule changes. You can submit this revised
payment schedule to the requestor of the quote.

4.1.2.10. Accounting Improvements


4.1.2.10.1. Validate Accrual and Loss Provision Dates

You can select accrual override for contracts with an end date prior to the current
date. You can select the specific loss provision transaction date for contracts in
‘booked’, ‘evergreen’, ‘approved’ and ‘under revision’ status. The accounting entry
will be created on the selected transaction date, so you can book accounting entries
prior to the system date.

4.1.2.10.2. Option to Ignore Accrual Rules

You can choose to ignore the automatic Lease Management contract application of
accrual rules (e.g., insurance) and elect to accrue other streams. The streams are
associated to a financial product for accrual and defined for accrual with the
qualification:

• Apply accrual rules

• Do not apply accrual rules

The generate accruals functionality recognizes accrual streams marked for accrual
with the condition “Do not apply accrual rules.” These streams are accrued without
any non-accrual, catch-up or reversal.

4.1.2.10.3. Select Accrual Accounting Templates by Financial Product

Lease Management 11i10 functionality limits the list of values displaying streams
that may be selected for accrual to those which have accrual templates defined on the
accounting template associated with the product. This validation is also added to the
update button on the product screen to handle errors that may arise if the accounting
template set is changed.

Two critical setups are required for the accrual generation program:

• Define accrual streams on the financial product

• Define an accounting template for each accrual stream.

4.1.2.11. Additional Lease and Service Contract Billing


The 11i10 release of Oracle Lease Management improves processes and procedures to
synchronize consolidated billing for service and lease contracts during three phases of the
lease contract: during contract booking, at contract termination and after contract
termination.
De-link and Re-link Lease and Service Contracts

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You can de-link and re-link lease and service contracts to manage contract changes in
the Lease Management and Service Contracts applications. For instance, you can de-
link contracts to terminate assets, modify contracts and resume billing through
Service Contracts (OKS).
Automatically Associates Service Lines and Assets
When you link lease and service contracts, Lease Management automatically
associates service lines and the assets. This reduces clerical errors and time to author
contracts.
View Linked Lease and Service Contract Details
You can view linked service and lease contract transactions and details in the Lease
Center Related Contracts tab:

• View Service Contracts in Related Contracts Summary

• View Service Assets in Service Contract Summary

• View Service Asset Detail

• View Consolidated Lease and Service Billing

• View Dates Lease and Service Contracts were linked

• View the Service Contract Status (Linked, Terminated and Evergreen)

4.1.3. Product Dependencies

Oracle Service Contracts to generate service billing.

4.1.4. Third Party Integration Points

If you are using a third party lease pricing software, the new pricing methods available in
lease sales quoting are supported.

4.1.5. Terminology

Term Definition

Securitization Selling of a receivable to outside investors at a rate


lower than the original rate of return producing a gain
on the sale as of the sale date. Servicing may or may not
be retained.
FASB Acronym for accounting standards required by the
Federal Accounting and Standards Board
Subsidy A cash benefit provided to you by third parties that
increases your earning rate on a transaction.
Financed Fee Fees that are financed on the Lessee’s contract and paid
to a third party on a funding request. A “Financed Fee”
is analogous to a "loan" provided by you to the lessee to
finance the fee. You earn interest income on the
financing.

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5. Customer Data Management

5.1. Oracle Customer Data Hub


5.1.1. Overview

Oracle Customer Data Hub provides the schema and enabling infrastructure to create and
manage a central customer data repository. At the heart of Oracle Customer Data Hub is
Oracle’s acclaimed Trading Community Architecture (TCA). Because TCA is used by
applications across Oracle’s E-Business Suite, these applications are native users of the
Oracle Customer Data Hub, requiring zero integration. Included with the Oracle
Customer Data Hub is Oracle Customer’s Online, an HTML-based application providing
simple yet comprehensive access to the invaluable data within the Hub.

Customers who have licensed any E-Business Suite application are entitled to utilize
Oracle Customer Data Hub and its features (i.e., a separate license for Customer Data
Hub is not required). However, licensing for Customer Data Hub is required if the
customer does not have any E-Business Suite applications, chooses to implement the
Oracle Customer Data Hub on a stand-alone instance, or would like to use the Oracle
Customer Data Hub as a foundation for custom applications.

5.1.2. New Features

5.1.2.1. Enhanced Customer and Contact Management


Enhancements to Oracle Customers’ Online customer and contact management flows,
include:

• A new user interface that promotes enterprise-level contact management of both


B2B as well as B2C customers. To facilitate expedient, context-sensitive
switching between B2B and B2C scenarios, Oracle Customer’s Online has been
enhanced to switch conveniently from managing B2B contact person’s
information to managing the same individual’s B2C customer record and vice
versa
• Credit summary information for customers, customer accounts as well as
customer account sites has been enabled via out-of-the-box integration with
Oracle Credit Management module to give users the ability to identify the best
customers to work with based on their credit worthiness
• Cross-reference mapping infrastructure has been made available to map each
customer or contact record to a corresponding record within external source
systems to support synchronization of customer information across legacy, 3rd
party vendor application and content sources

5.1.2.2. Comprehensive Relationship Management


Comprehensive relationship management enables end users to build, manage and
visualize the extended network of relationships associated with each customer. The type
of relationship managed is virtually limitless, including direct relationships with contacts,
competitors and partners as well as corporate hierarchical relationships between
subsidiaries and parent corporations.

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Manage the relationship network for a single customer or focus on a particular portion of
a relationship hierarchy and edit its structure. Enrich relationship management activities
by using out-of-box integration with D&B to import, view, copy and edit corporate
hierarchies to suit the relationship modeling needs of various lines of business.

5.1.2.3. Embedded Data Quality Management


Oracle Customers Online utilizes the Oracle Data Quality Management (DQM) engine,
enabling its users to

• Search for customers and contacts, and sort results based on relevance using
powerful Oracle SmartSearch capabilities powered by the Oracle DQM engine

• Customize the search criteria based on a company business practices and


particular user needs

• Prevent the creation and proliferation of duplicate customer and contact


information while creating new records by utilizing configurable match rules
that are tailored to your unique business needs

In addition to rule-based duplicate prevention, business users, who know customer


information well, can manually select records and submit requests to merge duplicates as
an integral part of their customer data management activities.

5.1.2.4. Enhanced Business Transactions View


The new transactions viewer gives Oracle Customers Online users comprehensive access
to transaction histories for business-critical e-business flows, including “Campaign-to-
Cash” and “Problem-to-Resolution.”

Transactions span the gamut of a customer relationship lifecycle, including

• Marketing campaigns
• Events
• Leads
• Opportunities
• Quotes
• Orders
• Invoices
• Debit items
• Credit items
• Returns
• Delinquencies
• Broken promises
• Service requests
• Installed base items.
As an enhancement to the “360° View” from prior releases, the Transactions viewer
enables flexible, real-time access to customer transactions by keying off of a meta-data

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driven querying engine that dynamically renders transactions generated both within the
Oracle E-Business Suite and beyond, provided a database link can be established with the
external transaction source.

5.1.2.5. File Load


Oracle Customer Data Hub’s new File Load import process replaces the CSV Import
process available in previous versions. While the user experience is similar and will
require little or no re-training, the new File Load process takes advantage of DQM rules
for de-duplication and also optionally integrates with the new TCA Bulk Load
Functionality. Additionally, users of File Load have the option to correct data that has
failed validation from within the Oracle Customer Data Hub User Interface.

5.1.2.6. Configurable Customer Data Quality Trend Reports


In addition to existing customer profile reports, Oracle Customers Online now provides
configurable data quality reports, which expose status and trends in the areas of customer
data enrichment, data cleanliness and data completeness.

5.1.2.7. Enhanced Administration and Setups


The following new functionality has been added to the TCA Administration Portal pages:

• DQM Setup:

o Set up of Party Merge Dictionary


o Creation and update of Word Replacement Lists
o Definition of Attributes and Transformations
o Definition of Match Rules.
• Relationship Management Setup:

o Conversion of non-hierarchical to hierarchical relationship types


o Copying of existing hierarchical or non-hierarchical relationship and
relationship types.

5.1.2.8. Common Party User Interface Components


TCA has created modular and configurable UI components that products in the Oracle E-
Business Suite can uptake to provide their users the ability to search, create, view, and
edit TCA party information in an intuitive and consistent manner. Note that these
components are not currently available for use in custom solutions.

The objectives of the Common Party User Interface (CPUI) Components are as follows:

• Increased Development Efficiency


CPUI components are designed to be reusable, configurable UI widgets that can be
uptaken as needed by other Oracle E-Business Suite applications, thus minimizing
redundant development effort. CPUI Components are built using the Oracle
Applications (OA) Framework, the standard tech stack for Applications.
• Consistent Data Model Interpretation
Because CPUI components are designed and built by the TCA development team,
they provide consistent interpretation of data stored in TCA. The CPUI Components
will standardize on usage guidelines for major TCA entities.

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• User Interaction Consistency
CPUI Components provide consistency in UI interactions for creating, viewing, and
editing information stored in TCA across E-Business Suite. The CPUI Components
will standardize on a set of prompt names for data in TCA.

5.1.2.9. D&B Hierarchy Management


D&B Hierarchy Management provides the ability to build corporate hierarchies based on
data purchased through TCA’s integrated D&B purchase process. This revised structure
produces a true, multi-level hierarchical structure as opposed to a flat hierarchy available
in earlier releases.

5.1.2.10. Data Quality Management Enhancements


Data Quality Management (DQM) has been enhanced with an additional match rule type
that can be leveraged within the TCA Bulk Import process to identify duplicates within
the information being loaded and between the information being loaded and records
already in TCA.

Performance enhancements have also been made to the acquisition and transformation
procedures to reduce processing time and, users that are running Oracle 9i can take
advantage of the new 24-by-7 search feature that allows users to search using DQM, even
when information is being re-staged.

5.1.2.11. TCA Bulk Import


The TCA Bulk Import process has been designed to provide a single, generic architecture
that can be leveraged to load large volumes of data into TCA. Emphasis has been placed
on achieving high performance when loading large volumes of records. DQM technology
can optionally be leveraged to identify duplicates within the information being loaded
and/or between the information being loaded and records already in the TCA registry.

5.1.2.12. Address Validation


Address validation improves the accuracy and completeness of customer data by sending
address information in the TCA registry to 3rd Party Address Validation vendors for
analysis, validation, and if needed, correction. Address validation can also be invoked as
part of the TCA Bulk Import Process.

5.1.2.13. Auto-merge
Auto-merge is an enhancement to the current Party Merge process, and allows users to
automatically merge duplicate parties in the TCA Registry that fall above a user defined
automatic merge threshold. The Auto-merge process facilitates the automatic merging of
records upon import and upon System Duplicate Batch creation. Although Auto-merge is
not recommended for use with all Merge Requests, this feature will allow users to skip
the following manual steps that are normally performed in the Data Librarian application,
thereby streamlining the Party Merge process.

5.1.2.14. Timezone Support for Contact Points


Enhanced TCA tables, updated APIs and newly created API allow users to generate and
view the time zone and local time for a given contact point based on a known phone area

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code. Administration UIs are provided to allow for the creation and maintenance of time
zone to area code mappings.

5.1.2.15. Domain Name Architecture

The Domain Name Architecture allows for the storage of email domains as an attribute of
a party. This information can be used to help tie new contacts that only have an email
address to the most appropriate organization, or in identifying missing associations
between organizations that have the same domain information.

5.1.2.16. Logging Infrastructure


In order to simplify diagnostic procedures and improve the quality of diagnostic logging
information, TCA has incorporated the central AOL logging mechanism for recording
diagnostic log messages. A central mechanism provides the business benefits of single
interface to control enabling / disabling of diagnostics and collection of log messages
from disparate components into a single chronological sequence of events. The
mechanism facilitates better problem detection and speedier problem resolution. The
feature is built into the core TCA APIs, so the logging is available from all the
applications in E-Business Suite, which create or update records in TCA.

5.1.2.17. Enhanced Save Model


The save model provides the functionality that will inform the user of any changes that
might be lost when the user tries to navigate out of the page. Specifically, the OA
Framework displays a Javascript Alert message asking the user "The changes you made
to this page have not been saved. If you continue, the changes will be discarded. Do you
wish to continue?" The save model ensure the work that the user has done, or updates
that he/she has made are not lost when navigating from page to page.

5.1.2.18. LOV Validation


To ensure a consistent user experience across Oracle Applications, all List of Values
(LOVs) offer validation, also known as autocompletion. There may be some exceptions
where the LOV field would allow a partial value, such as in certain search fields.
LOVs will behave as follows when a user types into an LOV field

• Single match found: field is automatically populated with the found data
• Multiple matches found: LOV pop-up window is displayed for user to select the
appropriate value
• No matches found: LOV window will display so that the user can search

5.1.3. Product Dependencies

No update in 11i10.

5.1.4. Third Party Integration Points

The address validation feature provides an open XML architecture solution that can be
accessed by any 3rd party address vendor or internal solution. The first vendor to
integrate with this feature is Trillium Software. Other vendors have shown great interest
and are in the process of building solutions that can be accessed through this same open
XML architecture.

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5.2. Oracle Customer Data Spoke
5.2.1. Overview

Oracle Customer Data Spoke provides the tools and functionality to, easily and
effectively, integrate your Oracle Customer Data Hub to external “spoke” applications
via right-time synchronization. Updates made to the Hub or any spoke applications are
instantly carried to all necessary systems based on defined business rules. Companies
may decide to use Oracle Application Server 10g as their EAI tool or another middleware
vendor of their choice.

5.2.2. New Features

5.2.2.1. Source System Management


Source System Management functionality is used to link a record’s unique TCA identifier
along with a log of all source system unique identifiers that have provided updates to the
record. This feature has been extended in this release to allow multiple source identifiers
from the same source system to be associated to a single record in TCA. The feature
includes a new data model, enhancements to existing Public APIs, as well as
administration setup UIs to define cross-reference mappings.

5.2.3. Product Dependencies

No update in 11i10.

5.2.4. Third Party Integration Points

No update in 11i10.

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5.3. Oracle Customer Data Librarian
5.3.1. Overview

Oracle Customer Data Librarian provides companies with the ability to establish and
maintain a highly accurate, duplicate free customer database. It consists of a native suite
of tools and easy to use HTML user interfaces specifically designed for Information
Quality (IQ) professionals. Oracle Customer Data Librarian’s broad array of data
management features help consolidate customer data, identify and resolve duplicate data,
and enrich customer data with content from third-party sources to make it even more
valuable. Customer Data Librarian is a must-have tool for any E-Business Suite or
Customer Data Hub instance.

5.3.2. New Features

5.3.2.1. Import Console


The Import Console provides new pages for managing the TCA Bulk Import process,
which has been created to allow for large volumes of customer data to be imported into
the TCA registry. During the import process Data Librarians will use these new pages to
rd
track Import Batches, determine if addresses should be sent for validation against 3
party address validation services, and decide how to apply DQM rules to identify
duplicate records prior to loading.

The user can optionally request a “what-if” analysis report prior to loading the data into
TCA. This report will list all of the actions that will be acted on once the batch is finally
loaded into TCA. This view will allow a user to fully understand how an import process
will affect the current TCA data. The user will be able to make minor changes to the
existing actions and most importantly catch any potential issues prior to committing the
batch.

5.3.2.2. Party Purge


The Party Purge process allows Data Librarians to find and physically purge parties that
meet the criteria of having no associated transactions or relationships. This feature will
allow Data Librarians to access the details of an identified party to uncover all tied
transactions that will need to be addressed before the record can be purged.

5.3.3. Product Dependencies

No update in 11i10.

5.3.4. Third Party Integration Points

No update in 11i10.

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