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ORACLE E-BUSINESS SUITE

RELEASE CONTENT DOCUMENT


Financials
Releases 12.1 and 12.2 (inclusive of 12.0.2 12.2.6)

Prepared by Oracle E-Business Suite Product Development

Last Updated:

September 15, 2016

Copyright 2011, 2016, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved.

Table of Contents

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Disclaimer

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Introduction

2.1.

Purpose of Document

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New and Changed Features in Financials

3.1.

3.2.

3.3.

3.4.

3.5.

Oracle Advanced Collections

3.1.1. Release 12.1.1


3.1.1.1.
Customer Dispute Enhancement
3.1.1.2.
Customer Level Bankruptcy
3.1.1.3.
Status Assignment at Case and Contract Level
3.1.2. Release 12.1.2
3.1.2.1.
Multiple Level Collections Strategy Management
3.1.3. Release 12.1.3
3.1.3.1.
Staged Dunning
3.1.4. Release 12.2.3
3.1.4.1.
Ability to place a hold on Collection Strategy
3.1.5. Release 12.2.4
3.1.5.1.
Auto Reassignment of Work Items upon change in Collector
3.1.5.2.
Metrics by Operating Unit
3.1.6. Release 12.2.6
3.1.6.1.
Collect on Related Accounts
3.1.6.2.
Strategy Actionable Work Items

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Oracle Advanced Global Intercompany System (AGIS)

3.2.1. Release 12.1.2


3.2.1.1.
Purge Rejected Intercompany Batches from Interface Table

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Oracle Assets

3.3.1. Release 12.1.3


3.3.1.1.
Asset Impairment for Japan Tax Reform 2007

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Oracle Cash Management

3.4.1. Release 12.1.1


3.4.1.1.
International Bank Account Number (IBAN) Support
3.4.1.2.
Bank Identifier Code (BIC) Support
3.4.1.3.
Payment Group based Bank Statement Reconciliation
3.4.2. Release 12.1.2
3.4.2.1.
Option to Override Country-Specific Validation for Bank Accounts
3.4.2.2.
EDIFACT Bank Statement Format Update
3.4.2.3.
Copy Bank Transaction Codes
3.4.2.4.
Load Bank Statements for the Current Day
3.4.3. Release 12.1.3
3.4.3.1.
Manual Entry in Cash Position
3.4.4. Release 12.2.5
3.4.4.1.
CAMT.053 - Bank to Customer Statement Support

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Oracle Credit Management

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3.6.

3.7.

3.8.

3.9.

3.10.

3.5.1. Release 12.1.3


3.5.1.1.
Configurable Analyst Assignment Rules

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Oracle E-Business Tax

3.6.1. Release 12.2


3.6.1.1.
Customer Tax Information Import
3.6.1.2.
New Condition Set Operators for Tax Rules
3.6.2. Release 12.2.5
3.6.2.1.
Initial and Recurring Data Load for Tax Content Partners

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Oracle Environmental Accounting & Reporting

3.7.1. Release 12.1.3


3.7.1.1.
Capture of Energy Usage and Environmental Data
3.7.1.2.
Emission Sources, Scopes and Factors
3.7.1.3.
Calculation and Classification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
3.7.1.4.
Environmental Ledger
3.7.1.5.
Flexible Reporting and Organizational Structures
3.7.1.6.
Pre-Built Analytics and Dashboard with Dynamic User Interaction
3.7.1.7.
User-Defined Key Performance Indicators
3.7.1.8.
Target and Threshold Definition
3.7.1.9.
Using WebADI to Import Setup Data
3.7.2. Release 12.2
3.7.2.1.
Updated Carbon Disclosure Project Report
3.7.2.2.
Enhanced Performance Dashboards
3.7.2.3.
Enhanced Key Performance Indicators
3.7.3. Release 12.2.3
3.7.3.1.
Water and Waste Dashboards
3.7.3.2.
Carbon Permit Management
3.7.4. Release 12.2.4
3.7.4.1.
Integration with Oracle Property Manager
3.7.4.2.
Source and Item Unit of Measure Conversion
3.7.4.3.
Organizations Targets for Emission, Energy and Usage
3.7.4.4.
Enhanced Energy Dashboard

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Oracle Financials Common Modules

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3.8.1. Release 12.2


3.8.1.1.
Scheduling of AP/AR Netting Batches

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Oracle Financials for Americas

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3.9.1. Release 12.2.3


3.9.1.1.
Brazilian CFOP Derivation and Defaulting
3.9.2. Release 12.2.4
3.9.2.1.
NBS Brazilian Nomenclature of Services, Intangibles and Others

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Oracle Financials for EMEA

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3.10.1. Release 12.0.3


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3.10.1.1.
Assets and Payments XML Publisher Report Extracts
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3.10.2. Release 12.0.4
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3.10.2.1.
XML Publisher Report Extracts: Cash Management, General Ledger, Subledger Accounting, Receivables,
Bill Presentment, Payables, Regional Localization, and Financial Common Modules
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3.10.2.2.
United Kingdom Charges Value Add Tax (VAT)
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3.10.3. Release 12.1.1
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3.10.3.1.
Business Intelligence Publisher Support for Select EMEA Reports
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3.10.3.2.
Enhanced Statutory Report Extracts for Italy
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3.10.4. Release 12.2.3
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3.10.4.1.
Enhance Tax Reporting
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3.10.4.2.
Italian Journal Ledger Report
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3.10.5. Release 12.2.4
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3.10.5.1.
French File of Accounting Entries (FEC)
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3.10.5.2.
Italian Polyvalent Declaration
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3.10.5.3.
Norwegian GEI-S Report
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3.10.5.4.
New 2012 Portuguese Certification Requirements
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3.10.6. Release 12.2.5


3.10.6.1.
Italian Business to Government (B2G) Electronic Invoicing
3.10.6.2.
Spanish Business to Government (B2G) Electronic Invoicing

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Oracle Financials for India

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3.11.1. Release 12.0.3


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3.11.1.1.
Statutory Updates for India
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3.11.2. Release 12.0.4
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3.11.2.1.
Statutory Updates for India
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3.11.3. Release 12.1.1
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3.11.3.1.
Fringe Benefit Tax Support
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3.11.3.2.
Inclusive Tax Support
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3.11.3.3.
Retroactive Pricing Support
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3.11.3.4.
Payables Invoices Support for India
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3.11.4. Release 12.1.2
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3.11.4.1.
Advanced Pricing Support for India
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3.11.4.2.
Tax Information on Purchase Order Workflow Notification for India
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3.11.4.3.
Reassessing Service Tax on Receipt of Foreign Payments for India
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3.11.5. Release 12.1.3
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3.11.5.1.
Descriptive Flex Field (DFF) Support
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3.11.5.2.
Display of Value Added Tax (VAT) Invoice Number in Receivables Transaction Workbench for India21
3.11.5.3.
General Ledger Journal Drill-Down Support
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3.11.6. Release 12.2
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3.11.6.1.
Enhanced Bill of Entry Functionality
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3.11.6.2.
Tax Import to Receivables and Payables
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3.11.7. Release 12.2.2
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3.11.7.1.
Re-architecture of TDS Changes and Code Integration Points
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3.11.7.2.
Performance Improvement for Creditors Ledger Reports
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3.12.

3.13.

Oracle Financials Information Discovery

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3.12.1. V6
3.12.1.1.
Oracle Financials Information Discovery V6 for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and 12.2
3.12.2. V7
3.12.2.1.
Oracle Financials Information Discovery V7 for Oracle E-Business Suite R12.1.3 and R12.2.6

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Oracle General Ledger

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3.13.1. Release 12.1.1


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3.13.1.1.
Enhanced Financial Statement Generator Reporting to Display Content Set Values
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3.13.2. Release 12.1.2
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3.13.2.1.
Enhanced Financial Statement Generator Reporting to Support Drill-down for Non-Contiguous Account
Ranges
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3.13.2.2.
Streamlined Excel-based Financial Statement Publishing
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3.13.3. Release 12.1.3
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3.13.3.1.
Synchronize Reversing Journals between Primary and Secondary Ledgers
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3.13.3.2.
Limit Accounts in Budget Wizard
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3.13.4. Release 12.2
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3.13.4.1.
E-Business Suite General Ledger Integration with the Fusion Accounting Hub
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3.13.4.2.
Data Relationship Management (DRM) Integration with E-Business Suite
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3.13.5. Release 12.2.4
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3.13.5.1.
WebADI Control Account Usage Restriction
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3.13.5.2.
Share Allocation Formula across Ledger Currencies
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3.13.6. Release 12.2+
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3.13.6.1.
Journal Approvals Integration with Oracle Approvals Management and Oracle Workflow
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3.14.

Oracle Internet Expenses

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3.14.1. Release 12.1.2


3.14.1.1.
Access Expense Attachments from Invoice
3.14.1.2.
Support Receipts Required for Mileage Category
3.14.1.3.
Archive and Purge of Expense Reports
3.14.1.4.
Read-Only Access to Per Diem and Mileage Details in Audit
3.14.1.5.
AMEX Loader Option to Not Load Payment Transactions
3.14.2. Release 12.1.3

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3.14.2.2.
3.14.2.3.

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3.16.

3.17.

3.18.

3.19.

3.20.

3.21.

Expense Receipt Management Enhancements


Duplicate Expense Detection
Oracle Fusion Expenses iPhone Application for Oracle Internet Expenses

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Oracle Mobile Expenses for E-Business Suite

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3.15.1. Release 4.0


3.15.1.1.
Oracle Fusion Expenses Mobile Application

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Oracle iReceivables

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3.16.1. Release 12.2.3


3.16.1.1.
Registration History and Payment Audit History
3.16.2. Release 12.2.6
3.16.2.1.
End Date Bank Account without Payment Processing

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Oracle iSetup

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3.17.1. Release 12.0.3


3.17.1.1.
iSetup APIs

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Oracle Legal Entity Configurator

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3.18.1. Release 12.1.3


3.18.1.1.
Enhanced Legal Addresses

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Oracle Loans

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3.19.1. Release 12.1.2


3.19.1.1.
Process Application Fees without Loan Approval
3.19.1.2.
Ad-hoc Billing and Receipt Application
3.19.1.3.
Loan Forgiveness
3.19.2. Release 12.1.3
3.19.2.1.
Multiple Disbursements during Loan Servicing
3.19.3. Release 12.2.3
3.19.3.1.
Support Changes in Repayment Frequency of Principal and Interest
3.19.4. Release 12.2.6
3.19.4.1.
Project Account for Direct Loan Disbursement
3.19.4.2.
Floating and Variable Interest Rates By Date

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Oracle Payables

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3.20.1. Release 12.1.1


3.20.1.1.
Enhanced Withholding Tax Calculation for Brazil
3.20.1.2.
Discount Calculation Enhancements
3.20.1.3.
Subcontractor Management for Engineering and Construction
3.20.1.4.
Supplier Dispute Processing
3.20.1.5.
Third Party Payments
3.20.1.6.
Business Intelligence Publisher Support for Selected Payables Reports
3.20.2. Release 12.1.2
3.20.2.1.
Replace Supplier Bank Accounts on Invoices
3.20.2.2.
Change Taxes from Inclusive to Exclusive Online
3.20.3. Release 12.2.2
3.20.3.1.
Workflow Transfer of Approval
3.20.4. Release 12.2.4
3.20.4.1.
Parallel Approval of Supplier Invoices

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Oracle Payments

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3.21.1. Release 12.0.3


3.21.1.1.
Master Card S Record Compliance
3.21.1.2.
Visa Compliance Table / Discover Qualification Table for FDC
3.21.1.3.
Amex CAPN Enhancement
3.21.1.4.
FDC Servlet Load Balancing
3.21.2. Release 12.0.6
3.21.2.1.
Multiple Divisions per Settlement Batch Enhancement
3.21.2.2.
Paymentech Certification
3.21.2.3.
Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Credit Transfer Initiation Messages
3.21.3. Release 12.1.1
3.21.3.1.
Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Support

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3.21.3.2.
Paymentech Integration Certification
3.21.3.3.
Positive Pay File with Additional Parameters
3.21.4. Release 12.1.2
3.21.4.1.
PA-DSS for Credit Card Processing
3.21.5. Release 12.2
3.21.5.1.
Payment Acknowledgement Import
3.21.6. Release 12.2.4
3.21.6.1.
ISO 20022 Direct Debit
3.21.6.2.
ISO 20022 Direct Debit - Multiple Mandates per Debtor Account
3.21.6.3.
SEPA Credit Transfer - Exception Handling
3.21.6.4.
International Bank Account Number (IBAN) Support

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Oracle Public Service Financials International

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3.22.1. Release 12.0.3


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3.22.1.1.
Uptake of Construction Industry Scheme and Dossier Functionality
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3.22.2. Release 12.0.4
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3.22.2.1.
Extension of Oracle Financials Functionality
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3.22.2.2.
Inflation Account for Assets
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3.22.3. Release 12.0.6
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3.22.3.1.
Contract Commitments Integration with Self Service Purchasing
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3.22.4. Release 12.2
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3.22.4.1.
Construction Industry Scheme (CIS): Exclusion of Out of Scope Contract Invoices in Monthly Returns
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3.23.

3.24.

3.25.

Oracle Receivables

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3.23.1. Release 12.1.1


3.23.1.1.
Cash Application Work Queue
3.23.1.2.
Enhanced Line Level Cash Application
3.23.1.3.
Enhanced Performance for High Volume Receivables Processing
3.23.1.4.
Golden Tax Adaptor Enhancements for Mainland China
3.23.1.5.
Business Intelligence Publisher Support for Selected Receivables Reports
3.23.2. Release 12.1.2
3.23.2.1.
Default Customer Bank Account Information on Unidentified Receipts
3.23.2.2.
Enhanced Aging Report to Support Multi-Fund Accounts Receivables
3.23.3. Release 12.2.2
3.23.3.1.
Review and Manage Accounting Exceptions during Period Close
3.23.3.2.
Automate Auto Lockbox Processing
3.23.3.3.
Assign Customers to Unidentified Receipts using API
3.23.3.4.
Golden Tax Adaptor Enhancement for Mainland China
3.23.4. Release 12.2.4
3.23.4.1.
Mask Tax Payer Identification and Tax Registration Number
3.23.4.2.
Recognize Revenue Based on Fair Market Value with Fusion Revenue Management Integration
3.23.4.3.
Support Querying and Consolidating for Golden Tax Transactions by Sale Order Number
3.23.5. Release 12.2.5
3.23.5.1.
Split Golden Tax Transaction Line by Unit Price
3.23.5.2.
Apply Receipts Automatically based on Match Score and Knapsack Method
3.23.6. Release 12.2.6
3.23.6.1.
Multiple Tax Rates in One VAT Invoice
3.23.6.2.
Support for Tax-Inclusive and Tax-Exclusive Business Cases

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Oracle Subledger Accounting

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3.24.1. Release 12.0.3


3.24.1.1.
Supporting References
3.24.2. Release 12.1.1
3.24.2.1.
Historical Data Initialization for New Reporting Currencies and Secondary Ledgers
3.24.3. Release 12.1.2
3.24.3.1.
Accounting Rules Detail Report and Enhanced Subledger Accounting Online Inquiry
3.24.3.2.
Accounting Data On-Demand Upgrade by Subledger
3.24.4. Release 12.1.3
3.24.4.1.
New Control Accounts Qualifier

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Oracle Treasury

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3.25.1. Release 12.1.2


3.25.1.1.
International Bank Account Number (IBAN) Support for Counterparty Bank Accounts
3.25.2. Release 12.1.3
3.25.2.1.
Reconcile Treasury Transactions of all Deal Types

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Oracle U.S. Federal Financials

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3.26.1. Release 12.1.2


3.26.1.1.
Enhanced Delinquency Processing
3.26.2. Release 12.1.3
3.26.2.1.
Updates to Year-End Close Processing
3.26.2.2.
Extract File Changes for Central Contractor Registration (CCR)
3.26.3. Release 12.2
3.26.3.1.
Common Government-wide Accounting Classification (CGAC) Configuration
3.26.4. Release 12.2.3
3.26.4.1.
Government-wide Treasury Account Symbol Adjusted Trial Balance System (GTAS) Processing
3.26.4.2.
Enhanced Intra-Governmental Payment and Collection (IPAC) Processing
3.26.5. Release 12.2.4
3.26.5.1.
Capture of BETC, Trading Partner TAS, and Trading Partner BETC Attributes
3.26.5.2.
Intra-governmental Payment and Collection (IPAC) Enhancements
3.26.5.3.
Payment Automation Manager (PAM) Interface Enhancements
3.26.5.4.
Secure Payment System (SPS) Interface Enhancements
3.26.5.5.
System for Award Management (SAM) Interface Enhancements
3.26.6. Release 12.2.5
3.26.6.1.
U.S. Federal: Classification Transactions and Accountability (CTA) Interface
3.26.6.2.
U.S. Federal: Payment Information Repository (PIR) Interface

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Tax, Legal and Regulatory Updates

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3.27.1. Overview
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3.27.2. Release 12.0.3
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3.27.2.1.
China National Accounting Office (CNAO) Support
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3.27.2.2.
Japan: Depreciable Assets Tax Report
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3.27.3. Release 12.0.4
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3.27.3.1.
United States: Form 1099 Legislative Updates
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3.27.4. Release 12.1.1
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3.27.4.1.
Brazil: Fiscal SPED Support for Fiscal Book Generation and Electronic Invoice Integration
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3.27.4.2.
Japan: Asset Depreciation Enhancements for Japan Tax Reform Act of 2007
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3.27.4.3.
United Kingdom: Reverse Charge VAT
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3.27.5. Release 12.1.2
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3.27.5.1.
Argentina: Turnover Tax Withholding/Perception Regimes
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3.27.5.2.
Brazil: Federal SPED Regulation - Accounting SPED
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3.27.5.3.
China: Golden Tax Adapter Enhancements
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3.27.5.4.
Italy: Annual VAT Extract
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3.27.5.5.
Italy: Annual Withholding Extract
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3.27.5.6.
Japan: Enhanced Support for Tax Reform 2007/2008
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3.27.5.7.
Spain: VAT Legislation: Modelo 340 Informative Declaration
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3.27.5.8.
Spain: VAT Legislation: Modelo 347 Domestic Transactions Turnover Report Changes
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3.27.5.9.
Spain: VAT Legislation: Modelo 415 Canary Island Turnover Report Changes
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3.27.5.10. Spain: Changes to Taxpayer ID Validation
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3.27.5.11. United Kingdom: Support for Revaluations and Impairments per Statement of Recommended Practice for
United Kingdom Local Authority Accounting
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3.27.5.12. U.S. Federal: New FACTS II Edit Checks and File Layout Changes
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3.27.5.13. U.S. Federal: Enhanced Central Contractor Registration (CCR) Processing
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3.27.5.14. Global: Support for Asset Impairment in Accordance with International Accounting Standard 36 54
3.27.5.15. Global: Year End Closing Process
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3.27.6. Release 12.1.3
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3.27.6.1.
Argentina: Support for Argentina Simplified Regime (Monotributo)
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3.27.6.2.
Belgium: Annual VAT Report File Format v1.3
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3.27.6.3.
Brazil: Support for Brazilian Electronic Collection Document Process (DDA)
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3.27.6.4.
China: Support for Version 2 of the China Accounting Software Data Interface Standard
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3.27.6.5.
India: Enhanced Value Added Tax (VAT) Functionality to Support Flexible Recovery Schedule for India
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India: Value Added Tax (VAT) Statutory Accounting and Reporting for Non-Shippable Items
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3.27.6.7.
Israel: Israel VAT Report Enhancement
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3.27.6.8.
Israel: Withholding Tax File 856
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3.27.6.9.
U.S. Federal: Extract File Changes for Central Contractor Registration (CCR)
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3.27.6.10. U.S. Federal: Regulatory Updates to Statement of Budgetary Resources
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3.27.6.11. U.S. Federal: Regulatory Updates to SF-133 Report
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3.27.6.12. Global: European Community VAT Changes for 2010
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3.27.7. Release 12.2
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3.27.7.1.
Brazil: Federal SPED Regulation Accounting SPED Updates
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3.27.7.2.
Brazil: Fiscal SPED Electronic Invoice Layout Update (Manual 4.01)
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3.27.7.3.
Brazil: Fiscal SPED Support for PIS/COFINS (EFD-Digital Fiscal Bookkeeping)
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3.27.7.4.
Israel: Combined VAT File (Ichud Oskim)
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3.27.7.5.
Israel: Withholding Tax File 856 (Legal Changes 2010)
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3.27.7.6.
Portugal: Billing Software Certification
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3.27.7.7.
Spain: VAT Legislation: Modelo 349 ESL/EPL Changes
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3.27.7.8.
United Kingdom: Local Authority Revaluation and Impairment
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3.27.7.9.
U.S. Federal: New FACTS II Edits
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3.27.8. Release 12.2.2
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3.27.8.1.
Belgium: Belgian VAT Annual Return Report Legal Changes 2012
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3.27.8.2.
China: China Accounting Software Data Interface Banking Standard
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3.27.8.3.
India: NSDL eTDS and eTCS Returns
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3.27.8.4.
India: TCS Product Impact Support
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3.27.8.5.
India: Service Tax Reverse Charge Mechanism
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3.27.8.6.
Russia: Enable Revaluation at Year End
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3.27.8.7.
United Kingdom: Modulus Check Validations for Bank Accounts in the United Kingdom
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3.27.9. Release 12.2.3
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3.27.9.1.
Brazil: Resolution 13 Import Content Attributes
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3.27.10. Release 12.2.5
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3.27.10.1. Brazil: Brazilian Accounting SPED Layout 2
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3.27.10.2. Brazil: Brazilian Electronic Invoice NFe 3.10
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3.27.10.3. Japan: Depreciation Adjustment for Declining-Balance Method in Corporate Tax Book
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3.27.10.4. Mexico: Mexican Electronic Accounting - Chart of Accounts and Trial Balance - XML Files
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3.27.10.5. Spain: Spanish Modelo 347 Legal Changes 2014
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4.1.1.1.
New Lease Statuses
4.1.1.2.
Lease Extension Enhancements
4.1.1.3.
Tenancy Extension and Contraction
4.1.1.4.
Assignment Occupancy Percent Determined by Attribute on Tenancy
4.1.1.5.
Multiple Schedules for Same Schedule Day
4.1.1.6.
Prorating the Billing/Payment Amount based on a New Start Day Field
4.1.1.7.
Breakpoint Flexibility
4.1.1.8.
Updating Breakpoints
4.1.1.9.
Natural Breakpoint Enhancements
4.1.1.10.
Early Termination of Agreement or Lease
4.1.1.11.
Extension of Variable Rent Agreements
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New Partial Year Calculation Methods
4.1.1.14.
Month-to-Month Roll Forward of Variable Rent Agreements
4.1.1.15.
Enhancement to Cumulative Calculation Method
4.1.1.16.
Allowances and Abatements
4.1.1.17.
Carry Forward of Excess Abatement as Negative Rent
4.1.1.18.
Constraints
4.1.1.19.
Updating Volumes
4.1.1.20.
Additional Frequency Attribute
4.1.1.21.
Streamlining of Adjustments
4.1.1.22.
Form Enhancements
4.1.1.23.
Display of Calculation Results
4.1.1.24.
Variable Rent Templates
4.1.1.25.
Term Template Enhancements
4.1.1.26.
Processing by Property
4.1.1.27.
Improved Variable Rent Report
4.1.1.28.
Early Termination of Rent Increase Agreements
4.1.1.29.
Extension of Rent Increase Agreements
4.1.1.30.
Month-to-Month Roll Forward
4.1.1.31.
Index Multiplier
4.1.1.32.
Proration
4.1.1.33.
Term Length
4.1.1.34.
Include/Exclude Option
4.1.1.35.
Recurring Backbill Terms
4.1.1.36.
Rent Increase Report
4.1.1.37.
Create Operating Expense Agreement
4.1.1.38.
Enter and Maintain Estimated Payment Terms
4.1.1.39.
Reconciliation
4.1.1.40.
Operating Expense Agreement Dashboard
4.1.2. Release 12.1.3+
4.1.2.1.
Business Event Workflow and Status Update
4.1.2.2.
Lease and Terms APIs
4.1.2.3.
Variable Rent and Breakpoint APIs
4.1.2.4.
Index Rent APIs
4.1.2.5.
Operating Expense Support for Advance Payments
4.1.2.6.
Normalization Support for Multiple Amendments and Partial Periods
4.1.2.7.
Variable Rent Agreement Invoice Date Derivation
4.1.2.8.
GL Date Derived from Period Name
4.1.2.9.
Rent Normalization for Mid-Month Proration
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1.

Disclaimer
This Release Content Document (RCD) describes product features that are proposed for
the specified releases of the Oracle E-Business Suite. This document describes new or
changed functionality only. Existing functionality from prior releases is not described. It
is intended solely to help you assess the business benefits of upgrading to the specified
release of the Oracle E-Business Suite.
This document in any form, software or printed matter, contains proprietary information
that is the exclusive property of Oracle. Your access to and use of this confidential
material is subject to the terms and conditions of your Oracle Software License and
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document and information contained herein may not be disclosed, copied, reproduced or
distributed to anyone outside Oracle without prior written consent of Oracle. This
document is not part of your license agreement nor can it be incorporated into any
contractual agreement with Oracle or its subsidiaries or affiliates.
This document is for informational purposes only and is intended solely to assist you in
planning for the implementation and upgrade of the product features described. It is not a
commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon
in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or
functionality described in this document remains at the sole discretion of Oracle.
Due to the nature of the product architecture, it may not be possible to safely include all
features described in this document without risking significant destabilization of the code.

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2.

Introduction
2.1.

Purpose of Document
This Release Content Document (RCD) describes features and enhancements proposed
for the specified release of Oracle E-Business Suite Financials. This document describes
new or changed functionality between E-Business Suite Release 12 and 12.2. It is
intended solely to help you assess the business benefits and value of upgrading to the
specified release of the Oracle E-Business Suite.
The new features and enhancements included in this document are grouped by product,
and then by the release in which they first became available. In a few cases, a feature is
released in an off-cycle patch and is designated as such for example, a feature released
after Release 12.1.1, but before Release 12.1.2, is designated as Release 12.1.1+.

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3.

New and Changed Features in Financials


3.1.

Oracle Advanced Collections


3.1.1.

Release 12.1.1
3.1.1.1. Customer Dispute Enhancement
Collectors require the ability to record comments while researching transactions and
interacting with customers during the dispute process. A new Internal Comment field is
available on all screens used to submit and manage disputes. This field streamlines the
dispute submission and approval process by allowing collectors to enter and share
comments to internal users such as receivables specialists.
3.1.1.2. Customer Level Bankruptcy
During various stages of a customers bankruptcy process their outstanding business
transactions require specialized handling. In prior releases of Advance Collections,
individual transactions had to be marked with a Bankruptcy status. Collections agents
can now assign Bankruptcy status at the customer level, ensuring that all transactions in
all accounts and bill to sites are status and managed uniformly.
This feature has also been back-ported to 12.0 via the standalone patch:
8522751:R12.IEX.A.
3.1.1.3. Status Assignment at Case and Contract Level
Collectors can now better manage their leasing delinquencies by assigning delinquency
levels including the lease contract, the lease case, or specific transactions.

3.1.2.

Release 12.1.2
3.1.2.1. Multiple Level Collections Strategy Management
In prior releases, collections strategies could only be executed at one business (party,
account, bill to site) at a time. Enterprises require the ability to execute strategies
simultaneously at different levels for different customers and operating units, for
example, in one region - at Bill to level, in another region at Account level. This new
feature allows managers to setup and execute strategies at multiple collection business
levels while allowing collections agents to change specific customer strategies to
different business levels as required.
Collections managers are now able to plan and manage collections strategies that support
their unique business requirements where strategies must be executed at different
operating units, groups of customers or specific customers. Collections agents can view
strategies at different levels on their work queue and on the strategy tab. Delinquent
customers are managed at the business level most appropriate to their business model.
Additionally, background processes including collections and strategy management can
now be executed at different levels concurrently.

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3.1.3.

Release 12.1.3
3.1.3.1. Staged Dunning
In addition to the Aged Dunning method that is based on a customers oldest aged
invoice, Collections organizations may now use Staged Dunning method. The Staged
Dunning method ensures the dunning notices set to a customer automatically incremented
based on the collection score and pre-defined number of days between letters being sent.

3.1.4.

Release 12.2.3
3.1.4.1. Ability to place a hold on Collection Strategy
Collectors require the ability to place a collection strategy on hold or release it from a
hold depending on the customers delinquency status and the effectiveness of the strategy
used.
Collectors now have the ability to place and release holds on individual collection
strategies using the user interface or place/release collection strategy holds for individual
or all Operating Units using the Put Strategy on Hold/Release concurrent program.

3.1.5.

Release 12.2.4
3.1.5.1. Auto Reassignment of Work Items upon change in Collector
Simplify reassignment of collector work items due to workforce changes or territory
reassignment with the Auto Reassignment of Work Item upon change in Collector
feature.
Customers now have the ability to automatically reassign work items including
Collection Strategies and Promises to pay upon a change in collector by using the new
Synchronize Collector Work concurrent program.
This feature has also been back-ported to 12.1.3 via the standalone patch:
17043270:R12.IEX.B.
3.1.5.2. Metrics by Operating Unit
Improve your organizations insight on performance by comparing and quantifying
collectivity within and across a single or multiple Operating Units using the new Metrics
by Operating Unit option. This new option provides users the ability to view collection
metrics for a single or multiple operating units in addition to the current Global level.
This feature has also been back-ported to 12.1.3 via the standalone patch:
17043270:R12.IEX.B.

3.1.6.

Release 12.2.6
3.1.6.1. Collect on Related Accounts
Customers require the ability to assign collectors at multiple collection levels, enabling
them to run scoring and strategies at Customer, Account, and Bill- To levels.
Customers now group parties with parent and child relationships to score, assign and
manage strategies, assign collectors, and view aggregate information on related accounts.

3.1.6.2. Strategy Actionable Work Items


Strategy Actionable Work Item template rules are now available to allow users to execute
work items based on the percentage amount collected. When the user or system
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completes the work item, post-wait, based on the amount received and associated rule
definition, the system will skip or continue the next work item in the strategy.
Additionally, Strategy Templates and Work Item Templates can be defined for a specific
Operating Unit.

3.2.

Oracle Advanced Global Intercompany System (AGIS)


3.2.1.

Release 12.1.2
3.2.1.1. Purge Rejected Intercompany Batches from Interface Table
Oracle AGIS introduces a new Purge Rejected Intercompany Transactions Program to
purge rejected intercompany transaction batches from intercompany interface tables.
Oracle AGIS validates intercompany transaction batches imported from external source
applications. Batches that pass validation become intercompany transactions in AGIS.
Batches that fail validation are retained in the intercompany interface table with a
Rejected status. These rejected intercompany transactions occupy space in the database
and can lead to detrimental impact on system performance. Users can use the new
concurrent program to preview and purge the rejected intercompany transactions.

3.3.

Oracle Assets
3.3.1.

Release 12.1.3
3.3.1.1. Asset Impairment for Japan Tax Reform 2007
As defined by previous regulatory initiatives in Japan and the Japan Tax Reform of 2007,
the impairment functionality in Oracle Assets has been extended to perform and account
for asset impairments in compliance with Japanese accounting regulations. Impairment
losses can now be derived and recorded for Japan-specific depreciation methods.
The following impairment feature functionality is now available for Japan depreciation
methods.

3.4.

Japan specific impairment loss calculations


Assignment and impairment of assets within Cash Generating Units
Impairment of fully reserve and non-depreciating assets

Impairment of assets exceeding depreciation limits

Oracle Cash Management


3.4.1.

Release 12.1.1
3.4.1.1. International Bank Account Number (IBAN) Support
International Bank Account Number (IBAN) is an international standard for identifying
bank accounts across national borders in a way that would minimize the risk of
propagating transaction errors. Cash Management now validates IBAN at the time of
recording bank account details. This validation is based on standard Modulo-97 checks.
This feature has also been back-ported to 12.0.6 via the standalone patch:
7552541:R12.IBY.A.

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3.4.1.2. Bank Identifier Code (BIC) Support


Bank Identifier Code (BIC) is a unique identification for bank branches. This code can
be 8 or 11 characters in length. Cash Management now validates the length of BIC when
recording bank branch details.
This feature has also been back-ported to 12.0.6 via the standalone patch:
7552541:R12.IBY.A.
3.4.1.3. Payment Group based Bank Statement Reconciliation
Oracle Cash Management now utilizes the new Payment Group Number attribute as an
optional matching criterion for manual and automated reconciliation of bank statements.
This feature has also been back-ported to 12.0.6 via the standalone patch:
7552541:R12.IBY.A.

3.4.2.

Release 12.1.2
3.4.2.1. Option to Override Country-Specific Validation for Bank Accounts
Sometimes legacy bank account numbers do not conform to modern country-specific
validation rules. Users can now disable the default country-specific bank validations to
migrate legacy bank account information.
This feature has also been back-ported to following releases:
Release
12.0.4
12.1.1

Patch Number
7582842:R12.CE.A
8871846:R12.CE.B

3.4.2.2. EDIFACT Bank Statement Format Update


The bank statement loader program supports EDIFACT statements. With this release, the
following additional data processing features are addressed:

Support for non-numeric characters in bank balances. The opening and closing
balance amounts sent in the EDIFACT statements contain non-numeric
characters. The bank statement loader and import program is enhanced to
convert the non-numeric characters into numeric values.

Support loading and importing the Record 05. The current seeded loader is
enhanced to handle the record type 05. This additional record is defined as part
of the EDIFACT standard and contains the contextual information of Record 04.

This feature been back-ported to following releases:


Release
12.0.4
12.1.1

Patch Number
8874185:R12.CE.A
8942035:R12.CE.B

3.4.2.3. Copy Bank Transaction Codes


Bank transaction codes are used by banks to identify the types of transactions on bank
statements. The codes are set up for each bank account for reconciliation purposes. For
organizations having several bank accounts, it can be a cumbersome process to manually
setup these transaction codes since most bank accounts for a specific bank use the same
transaction codes.
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A new concurrent program has been provided to copy the bank transaction codes from
one bank account to another bank account(s).
3.4.2.4. Load Bank Statements for the Current Day
In previous releases, users could only import bank statements and perform bank balance
maintenance for past dates. Users can now enter or import bank statements and perform
bank balance maintenance for the current date.
This feature been back-ported to following releases:
Release
12.0.6
12.1.1

3.4.3.

Patch Number
8965556:R12.CE.A
9090829:R12.CE.B

Release 12.1.3
3.4.3.1. Manual Entry in Cash Position
The cash position functionality has been enhanced to allow cash managers the ability to
manually enter cash flows into their cash positions allowing for greater flexibility in their
decision making process.
This feature been back-ported to following releases:
Release
12.0.6
12.1.1

3.4.4.

Patch Number
9059098:R12.CE.A
9059098:R12.CE.B

Release 12.2.5
3.4.4.1. CAMT.053 - Bank to Customer Statement Support
The CAMT.053 Bank to Customer Statement messaging is used to inform account
owners of the entries booked in their bank account and to provide account owners with
balance information.
Additionally, the CAMT.053 Bank to customer Statement provides reporting of the post
settlement returns and reversals of the direct debit transactions.
Oracle Cash Management contains the following features for supporting the use of
CAMT.053 Bank to Customer Statement messaging:

Loading and processing of the CAMT.053 bank statement format


Matching and automatic reconciliation of SEPA direct debit transactions
Automatic reconciliation of bank statements with direct debit reversals and
returns.

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3.5.

Oracle Credit Management


3.5.1.

Release 12.1.3
3.5.1.1. Configurable Analyst Assignment Rules
In addition to the seeded assignment rules, Oracle Credit Management can now assign
credit analyst to case folders based on user-defined assignment rules and parameters.
This offers greater flexibility in addressing customer specific work load management
needs.

3.6.

Oracle E-Business Tax


3.6.1.

Release 12.2
3.6.1.1. Customer Tax Information Import
Users can now utilize the Customer Interface program to import the following tax
information:

Party Tax Profile


Tax Registrations
Exemptions
Reporting Code Association.

3.6.1.2. New Condition Set Operators for Tax Rules


Users now have the ability to define rules to calculate taxes using null transaction
attributes. Two new operators, Null and Not Null are available to specify whether a
transaction attribute is allowed to be null during tax calculations.

3.6.2.

Release 12.2.5
3.6.2.1. Initial and Recurring Data Load for Tax Content Partners
Transaction Tax Configuration Workbook provides users with a quick and efficient way
to implement and maintain frequently used tax configurations. The workbook allows
users to upload tax regimes, taxes, tax rates and tax rules.

3.7.

Oracle Environmental Accounting & Reporting


3.7.1.

Release 12.1.3
3.7.1.1. Capture of Energy Usage and Environmental Data
Oracle Environmental Accounting and Reporting (EA&R) integrates with Oracle
Accounts Payables and Oracle Inventory Management enabling customers to perform
environmental accounting for various transactions, enabling the capture of the energy
usage, fuel usage and other environmental data through AP invoices, Inventory issues,
Environmental Ledger and Web ADI. Using the usage information captured during
transactions or entered manually, EA&R calculates the related greenhouse gas (GHG)
emissions through the application of energy and emission factors. This approach presents
users with a familiar and consistent experience maintaining data integrity and security
with a single source of truth and ensuring data completeness and accuracy. Integration

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with the native ERP system reduces environmental data management costs, leveraging
existing IT systems, minimizing organizational impacts and assuring rapid time to value.
3.7.1.2. Emission Sources, Scopes and Factors
An emission factor is the quantity of a greenhouse gas emitted per unit of energy (kg
CO2-e /GJ), fuel (kg CO2-e/t coal) or a similar measure. The EA&R application provides
the ability to define, change and update emission sources and factors, automatically
determining the correct transformation factors for each transaction. It also enables users
to select location specific energy and emission factors for environmental accounting of
transactions that are related to emission sources. It also enables setup of custom emission
factors. Emission transformation factors are stored and can readily be updated over time
with date effectiveness to manage the change of emissions factors and for recalculation
purposes.
Emission calculation techniques range from usage of emission factors to direct
monitoring. The most common techniques used for emission calculation are:

Calculations based on the purchased quantities of commercial fuels, such as


natural gas and heating oil, using published emission factors. This method is used
for Scope 1 emissions.
Calculations based on metered electricity consumption and supplier-specific,
local grid, or other published emission factors. This method is used for Scope 2
emissions.
Calculations based on activity data such as fuel use or passenger miles and
published or third-party emission factors. This type of emissions is usually
classified as Scope 3 emissions.

Oracle Environmental Accounting and Reporting allows you to update historical factors
using the GHG Sources window and provides the Recalculate Emissions concurrent
program to recalculate the emission and energy values based on the revised factors.
The solution enables complete audit trail for entries and updates reducing data assurance
costs.
3.7.1.3. Calculation and Classification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Oracle Environmental Accounting and Reporting provides the built-in mechanisms for
calculating emissions and classifying them as Scope 1, 2, or 3 using the Greenhouse Gas
Protocol guidelines published by the World Resources Institute. The Emissions
Calculation Engine uses the collected usage data to calculate the relevant emissions using
seeded formulas based on the energy and emission factors setup for the emission sources.
This enables organization to accurately communicate greenhouse gas emissions and other
environmental impacts to constituents including regulators, customers, shareholders and
employees.
3.7.1.4. Environmental Ledger
The Environmental Ledger stores all changes to the environmental transactions including
voiding, reversal, recalculation, and measurement criterion updating transactions. The
changing landscape of compliance mandates drives companies to provide more
comprehensive, transparent, accurate and auditable data. Oracle Environmental
Accounting and Reporting allows you to have a single source of truth assuring data
quality and auditability.
3.7.1.5. Flexible Reporting and Organizational Structures
Oracle Environmental Accounting and Reporting enables the creation of Environmental
Organizations. An organization is defined as a single undertaking or an enterprise or any
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entity that performs activities or a series of activities that emit greenhouse gases and/or
produces, or consumes energy at a single site and is attributable to a single industry
sector. An organization can have multiple hierarchies for reporting, for example,
government reporting hierarchy, operational hierarchy, or legal structure hierarchy. In
addition an organization can be a division, company subsidiary, or operation (i.e.
facilities, plants). The integration with the native ERP enables leveraging existing
structures as well as specifying additional hierarchies for GHG Protocol and other
reporting guidelines, including the ability to define aggregation levels and to manage
acquisitions and divestitures.
3.7.1.6. Pre-Built Analytics and Dashboard with Dynamic User Interaction
Pre-built Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) dashboards enable the
dynamic generation of reports providing insight into an organizations emissions and
other environmental impacts. The dashboards provide information on energy usage,
emissions, key performance indicators (KPIs), activities and transactions. Users can view
graphical representations of the data; drill down into output of past, current, and projected
data; analyze historical trends; define variance thresholds and receive alerts; and publish
and distribute reports in multiple formats. The pre-built OBIEE reporting and analytics
dashboards also include the quantitative responses to the Carbon Disclosure Project
(CDP). OBIEEs powerful and flexible framework allows for the quick creation of
reports for reporting schemes such as Climate Registry (USA), EPA 40 CFR Part 98 Rule
(USA), Carbon Reduction Commitment (UK), and National Greenhouse and Energy
Reporting Act (Australia). Measuring performance and setting targets allows
organizations to become more productive, profitable and sustainable by providing
powerful insights into high opportunity areas for emissions reductions, energy savings,
and cost savings. In addition, OBIEE allows users to quickly create custom user defined
reports.
3.7.1.7. User-Defined Key Performance Indicators
Oracle Environmental Accounting and Reporting enables organizations to create and
modify standard and custom industry-specific key performance indicators (KPIs) to
measure performance and monitor key environmental metrics such as energy, waste, and
water. Users can normalize data to operational metrics and use a drag-and-drop
environment in OBIEE to create custom reports. Examples of these KPIs are energy
usage per square foot, water usage by employee, etc. Using these metrics organizations
can benchmark and affect behavioral change to reduce environmental impacts in the
relative context of the organizations growth.
3.7.1.8. Target and Threshold Definition
Oracle Environmental Accounting and Reporting enables organizations to establish a
baseline of its greenhouse gas emissions, energy usage, and other key environmental
indicators and set reductions targets. Graphical indicators on the Business Intelligence
dashboards illustrate to users on a timely basis whether the organization is performing
above, below, or in-line with the targets so that corrective actions can be taken as needed
to successfully execute on the organizations sustainability initiatives.
3.7.1.9. Using WebADI to Import Setup Data
Users are able to leverage the Web ADI framework in Oracle E-Business Suite to import
setup data into the Environmental Accounting & Reporting application. Data that can be
imported using this interface includes Sources, KPI Definitions, Targets, and
Organizations.

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3.7.2.

Release 12.2
3.7.2.1. Updated Carbon Disclosure Project Report
One of the pre-built OBIEE reporting and analytics dashboards supported in EA&R
covers the quantitative responses to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). The Carbon
Disclosure Project report has been enhanced to support additional questions under the
2011 guidelines. The dashboard can now display: emissions in metric tons, emission
factors applied for GHG calculations and their origin; breakdown of Scope 1 and Scope 2
emissions by activity; amount of fuel, electricity, heat, steam, and cooling in MWh
consumed by an organization during the reporting year; breakdown of fuel usage by fuel
type; year by year comparison of combined Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions; year by year
comparison of Scope 3 emissions by source; and gross combined Scope 1 and 2
emissions for the reporting year in metric tons CO2e per full time equivalent (FTE)
employee.
3.7.2.2. Enhanced Performance Dashboards
Pre-built Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) dashboards enable the
dynamic generation of reports providing insight into an organizations emissions and
other environmental impacts. The dashboards provide information on energy usage,
emissions, key performance indicators (KPIs), activities and transactions. Users can view
graphical representations of the data; drill down into output of past, current, and projected
data; analyze historical trends; define variance thresholds and receive alerts; and publish
and distribute reports in multiple formats. In this release additional pre-built reports have
been added including the Scope 3 Emissions and Emissions by Organization Level
dashboards.
3.7.2.3. Enhanced Key Performance Indicators
Oracle Environmental Accounting and Reporting enables organizations to create and
modify standard and custom industry-specific key performance indicators (KPIs) to
measure performance and monitor key environmental metrics such as energy, waste, and
water. Users can normalize data to operational metrics and use a drag-and-drop
environment in OBIEE to create custom reports. In the 12.2 release it is now possible to
set a threshold in the KPI Metrics history page highlighting to users whether the
organization is performing above, below or in-line with the targets so that corrective
actions can be taken as needed to successfully execute on the organizations sustainability
initiatives.

3.7.3.

Release 12.2.3
3.7.3.1. Water and Waste Dashboards
EA&R is being enhanced to provide a new set of out-of-the-box dashboards to
accommodate new requirements for reporting based on legislation and competitive
pressure. These new requirements include the addition of a Water and Waste Dashboard
reports including Water Consumption, Water Recycled/Reused by Period, and Total
Solid Waste produced by period, Solid Waste Recovered and Recycled by Period, Solid
Waste to Landfill by Period.
3.7.3.2. Carbon Permit Management
Emissions trading or cap-and-trade is a market-based approach used to control pollution
by providing economic incentives for achieving reductions in the emissions of pollutants.
Governments set a limit or cap on the amount of a pollutant that may be emitted. The
limit or cap is allocated or sold to firms in the form of emissions permits which represent
the right to emit or discharge a specific volume of the specified pollutant. Firms are

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required to hold a number of permits (or carbon credits) equivalent to their emissions.
Typically, in carbon tax and emission trading schemes, significant penalties apply for not
surrendering the correct amount of permits by the compliance date. Companies need to
establish processes to actively manage trading of permits, such as funding purchases
when needed and understanding which permits can be used to meet their liabilities.
Oracle Environmental Accounting and Reporting (EA&R) helps these companies
calculate the correct number of carbon permits required for the specified reporting period.
The new Carbon Permit Management report tracks emission data by region / legislation
to show the number of carbon permits which must be surrendered to be complaint.

3.7.4.

Release 12.2.4
3.7.4.1. Integration with Oracle Property Manager
This release provides a new integration which brings the organizational hierarchy defined
in Oracle Property Manager into Oracle Environmental Accounting & Reporting. Data
entities for Region, Property, Building, Floor, and Office are imported from Oracle
Property Manager along with their implicit hierarchy to create a new default hierarchy in
the Environmental Accounting & Reporting module. This hierarchy is called the GHG
Property Manager Organization Hierarchy and has six levels, namely:
Level Number

Entity Type

Company Name

Region

Property

Building

Floor

Office

The information brought across from Property Manager for these entities includes any
associated tenure, disposition, area, and headcount data and are displayed in the Property
Details tab for each Environmental Organization. These property details are
synchronized over time to capture any ongoing changes that are made in Property
Manager.
A new setup feature called 'Property Types' maintains a mapping between the Property
Types in Property Manager and the Organization Types maintained in Environmental
Accounting & Reporting.
For organizations that do not use Oracle Property Manager the property details can be
entered directly in Environmental Accounting & Reporting for each Environmental
Organization.
3.7.4.2. Source and Item Unit of Measure Conversion
This feature enables users to set up an additional unit of measure conversion specific to
an Environmental Source or Item. For example:

Grease is typically purchased in kilograms but for the purposes of calculating


emissions the rates provided consider grease as a liquid and thus require a
volumetric unit.
Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) can be purchased by cylinder size or cylinder
weight but the energy content factors are based on volumetric units such as
kiloliters or gallons.

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In most cases purchased electricity does not have an associated Item in the source
transactions (i.e. electricity is purchased in kWh) but there may be some cases
where electricity is purchased based on the use of an Item (e.g. the number of
gallons of diesel oil required to power a generator) requiring an additional
conversion.

This release enables the users to setup conversions specific to either Environmental
Sources or Items to address scenarios such as the ones described above. This UOM
conversion capability is above and beyond the standard unit of measure conversion
previously supported by the application.
The Source UOM conversion assumes higher precedence over the standard UOM
conversion in selecting the conversion factors at the time of emission calculation. For
conversions where there is a related Item the source UOM conversion assumes the higher
precedence over both the standard and Item UOM conversion when the emissions are
calculated.
3.7.4.3. Organizations Targets for Emission, Energy and Usage
Users now have the ability to set performance targets at the organizational level for
Energy, Emissions, and Usage for specific periods thus enabling organizations to drive
performance improvements on an ongoing basis. A new dashboard enables ongoing
visual comparison of the actual performance of the organization versus the targets that
have been set.
3.7.4.4. Enhanced Energy Dashboard
The existing energy dashboard has been enhanced to include four additional tabs,
namely: Summary, Energy by Scope, Energy by Source, and Energy by Organization
Type. The existing tab has been renamed to Energy by Organization.
The Summary tab now displays two reports: (i) Energy History displaying a graphical
representation of the history of the energy consumed by the organization and (ii) Energy
by Year showing the energy consumed by an organization for a specific period.
The Energy by Scope dashboard displays a graphical representation of the energy usage
of an organization by Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 as per the Greenhouse Gas Protocol.
The Energy by Source page displays a graphical and tabular representation of the energy
consumed by the organization for each of the environmental sources.
The Energy by Organization Type dashboard presents reports showing the energy usage
broken down by the organizational levels based on the Organization Type.

3.8.

Oracle Financials Common Modules


3.8.1.

Release 12.2
3.8.1.1. Scheduling of AP/AR Netting Batches
Users can now schedule the AP/AR Netting program to process transactions at regular
intervals. This allows automatic creation and settlement of netting batches containing
payables and receivables transactions.

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3.9.

Oracle Financials for Americas


3.9.1.

Release 12.2.3
3.9.1.1. Brazilian CFOP Derivation and Defaulting
The CFOP (Fiscal Code of Operations and Services code is a 4-digit code defined by the
National Tributary System in Brazil.
CFOP contains information on the goods origin as well as the type of operation, such as
sales, returns, stock transfers, or services.
As part of the Fiscal SPED and NF-e (electronic invoice), any transactions related to
Purchase, Sales and Transfer of Goods or Services are codified through the CFOP. This
code is reported on each line of the NF-e.
Oracle Brazilian Receivables has been modified to perform automatic derivation and
defaulting of CFOP codes from the setup onto the Receivables transaction lines.
This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:

3.9.2.

Release

Patch Number

12.0.6
12.1.x

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Release 12.2.4
3.9.2.1. NBS Brazilian Nomenclature of Services, Intangibles and Others
The transactions between Brazilian and foreign residents/domiciled, involving services,
intangibles and other operations that produce variations in entities equity, among which
the operations of acquisition and sales of services, are required to be reported to the
Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade - MDIC through the SISCOSERV.
These operations shall observe the classification rules established by the Brazilian
Nomenclature of Services, Intangibles and Others, by indicating the corresponding NBS
code.
This feature provides the following:

Define NBS Codes


Associate NBS Codes to Inventory Items and Item Templates
Manually enter NBS Code at invoice line level in both Payables and
Receivables
Import invoices with respective NBS Code at invoice line level.

This feature has also been back-ported to the following releases:


Release

Patch Number

11.5.10
12.0.6
12.1.x
12.2.x

17593893
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17593871:R12.JE.B
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3.10. Oracle Financials for EMEA


3.10.1.

Release 12.0.3

3.10.1.1. Assets and Payments XML Publisher Report Extracts


Standard XML product extracts for Assets and Payments are now available to European
users to create standard and custom templates for statutory reports.

3.10.2.

Release 12.0.4

3.10.2.1. XML Publisher Report Extracts: Cash Management, General Ledger,


Subledger Accounting, Receivables, Bill Presentment, Payables, Regional
Localization, and Financial Common Modules
Standard XML Publisher Report extracts for key operational and statutory reports are
now available to European users for Cash Management, General Ledger, Subledger
Accounting, Receivables, Bill Presentment, Payables, Regional Localizations and
Financial Common Modules.
3.10.2.2. United Kingdom Charges Value Add Tax (VAT)
United Kingdom users are now able to identifying reverse charge VAT transactions and
ensure the appropriate tax rules are applied. Sales Invoices containing reverse charge
VAT transactions are printed with a reverse charge message. Additionally, a new United
Kingdom Reversed Charges VAT report is available.

3.10.3.

Release 12.1.1

3.10.3.1. Business Intelligence Publisher Support for Select EMEA Reports


The following Oracle Financials for EMEA reports have been re-written utilizing the
Business Intelligence Publisher (BIP) tool. BIP based reports offer greater flexibility to
end users in changing report layouts and formats.

Payables Turnover Report


Supplier Statements
Receivables Aggregate VAT Statement
Customer Statements
Regional Cash Desk Report
Account Analysis Report
Account Analysis Detailed Reporting

3.10.3.2. Enhanced Statutory Report Extracts for Italy


Article 37 of Italian Legislative Decree No. 223/2006 introduced a new fiscal
requirement whereby all legal organizations must provide customer and supplier listings
in electronic format to the Italian fiscal authorities on a yearly basis.
The Italian supplier and customer listing reports available in prior releases are now
replaced with new Italian Customer and Supplier Listing data extracts.

3.10.4.

Release 12.2.3

3.10.4.1. Enhance Tax Reporting


Oracle Financials for EMEA Oracle Financials for EMEA VAT Reporting functionality
has been enhanced to support the reporting of Reverse Charge / Self-Assessment of taxes.
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Reverse charge (a.k.a. self-assessment) occurs when customers (i.e. purchasers), as


opposed to suppliers, are responsible for calculating, accounting for and paying taxes due
to tax authorities.
The EMEA VAT Reporting Entities Setup window and following reports have been
modified to support this reporting:

Belgian VAT Monthly VAT Preparation Report


Belgian VAT Purchases Journal
Croatian Supplier Invoice Tax Report
ECE Payables VAT Report
ECE Payables VAT Register Unpaid Invoices Annex
German Payables VAT Reconciliation Detail Report
Italian Purchase VAT Register
Italian Payables Summary VAT Register
Italian Payables Sales VAT Register (Self Invoices, EEC VAT)
Portuguese Annual VAT Report
Portuguese Periodic VAT Report
Spanish Inter-EU Invoice Format (Documento Equivalente)
Spanish Inter-EU Invoices Journal Report

The update has also been back-ported to the following releases:

Release

Patch Number

12.0.6
12.1.x

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3.10.4.2. Italian Journal Ledger Report


Oracle Financials for Italy, Italian Journal Ledger Report is now available to review and
print journal entries in chronological order as defined within the Reporting Sequence
setup.
The Italian Journal Ledger report displays the journal entries in functional currency for
the selected Ledger and Legal Entity.
This feature has also been back-ported to 12.1.x via the standalone patch:
16839303:R12.JE.B.

3.10.5.

Release 12.2.4

3.10.5.1. French File of Accounting Entries (FEC)


Effective January 1st 2014, companies subject to tax in France and under audit by the
French tax authorities are required to produce a file of all the companies accounting
entries lines by Legal Entity and fiscal year in a prescribed electronic format.
The new Audit File (FEC Fichier dEcritures Comptables) consists of all the required
accounting entries (non aggregated detailed as opposed to centralized) in French
GAAP, numbered in chronological and sequential order by validation date with no gaps

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including beginning of year journals, transfer pricing, income tax, and VAT data from all
modules that generate accounting entries.
The feature consists of:

A new BI Publisher extract with the required eighteen data elements for the
FEC Audit File
A custom BI publisher RTF template in the required French Ministry of
Finance DVNI specified format
Opening balances are reported in the FEC files as the very first accounting
entry lines.
Accounting Sequencing; journal line entries from GL and accounting line
entries from subledgers are sequenced in chronological order by
validation/posting date
Changes to the French GL Reports Request group; inclusion of the French
Accounting Entries Audit File concurrent program.

This feature has also been back-ported to the following releases:


Release

Patch Number

12.0.6
12.1.x
12.2.x

17775329:R12.JE.A
17775329:R12.JE.B
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3.10.5.2. Italian Polyvalent Declaration


On August 2nd, 2013, the Italian Revenue Agency published the Provision 2013/94908.
The new legislation requires that all Italian taxable subjects identified for VAT provide
an electronic list of issued and received invoices.
The Italian Polyvalent Declaration feature is now available within Oracle Financials for
Europe (Italy).
The Italian Polyvalent Declaration generates the following Declaration Types in
Detailed transmission mode:

Restricted Countries Transactions List Declaration (i.e. Black List)


The Republic of San Marino Purchases Declaration
Customers and Suppliers Listing Declaration.

This feature has also been back-ported to the following releases:


Release

Patch Number

11.5.10
12.0.6
12.1.x
12.2.x

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3.10.5.3. Norwegian GEI-S Report


Effective January 1, 2014, Norwegian State companies were required to report cash basis
ledger account balances on a monthly basis to the Ministry of Finance.

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Oracle Financials for Europe / Norwegian Government Reporting (GEI) enables


Norwegian State companies to generate and transmit the required S-Report to the
Ministry of Finance via the DFs S-Report interface.
The feature provides:

Compliance with legally required changes to the State Chart of Accounts


(COA)
A new S-Report consisting of a preliminary S-Report in readable format
XML file according to DFs specific format and content requirements
Removal of references to EDI translation
Obsolescence of A-Report related programs.

This feature has also been back-ported to the following releases:


Release

Patch Number

12.0.6
12.1.x
12.2.x

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17944076:R12.JE.B
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3.10.5.4. New 2012 Portuguese Certification Requirements


Portuguese legislation requires all billing invoices to be reported as part of SAFT. As a
result, externally generated invoices created and signed outside Oracle Financials were
required to be imported as they are into Oracle Financials and reported along with the
Oracle generated invoices.
Oracle Financials for Portugal has been updated to comply with this legislative
requirement.
The update provides the following:

Ability to import and store externally signed invoices (including the eSignature and related elements)
Ability to import and store a link to the Original Transaction in the Legacy
System
Enable Flow Validations for Imported and Signed Invoices (e.g. prevent
transactions to be in-completed and/or updated).

This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:

3.10.6.

Release

Patch Number

11.5.10
12.0.6
12.1.x
12.2.x

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Release 12.2.5

3.10.6.1. Italian Business to Government (B2G) Electronic Invoicing


The Italian Law 244/2007 requires all invoices issued against Italian public sector entities
be in the XML format per technical standards defined by the Italian authorities.

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This update addresses the following requirements:

Enable Electronic Invoice Generation for B2G transactions


Ensure the Electronic Invoice contains all mandatory and optional data elements
Provide a data field to capture the Electronic Invoice Status
Automatically update the Electronic Invoice Status when the invoice is generated
for the first time
Provide an XML template in accordance to the XML layout defined by the
Italian authorities for B2G transactions.

This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:


Release

Patch Number

12.0.x
12.1.x
12.2.x

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3.10.6.2. Spanish Business to Government (B2G) Electronic Invoicing


The law 25/2013 Dec 27 imposed electronic invoicing as the sole invoicing method to be
used by organizations and professionals when issuing invoices against all Spanish public
sector entities.
Order HAP/1074/2014 Jun 24 defined the latest technical and functional requirements of
electronic invoices.
This update address the following requirements:

Enable Electronic Invoice Generation for B2G transactions irrespective of the


invoice entry method utilized
Ensure the Electronic Invoice file is comprised of all mandatory data elements
and meets the technical specifications
Enable user to handle and capture (e.g. manually enter or update) the Electronic
Invoice Status at transaction header level
Automatically update the Electronic Invoice Status when the electronic invoice is
generated for the first time or regenerated
Provide an XML template in accordance to the XML layout defined by the
Spanish authorities for B2G transactions.

This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:


Release

Patch Number

12.0.x
12.1.x
12.2.x

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3.11. Oracle Financials for India


3.11.1.

Release 12.0.3

3.11.1.1. Statutory Updates for India


Oracle Financials for India now provides the following to meet legal and statutory
requirements for India:

3.11.2.

Tax Collected at Source tax type


Additional Tax Precedence capabilities
Ability to change taxes on receipts
Additional CVD tax types
Ability to record Secondary and Higher Education Cess on tax types
Ability to track and report Service Tax by Inventory Organization and
Service Type.

Release 12.0.4

3.11.2.1. Statutory Updates for India


Oracle Financials for India now provides the following to meet legal and statutory
requirements for India:

3.11.3.

Tax support for inter-organization inventory transfers


Tax support in the following applications: iSupplier, iProcurement, Projects,
Costing and Billing
Encumbrance accounting with taxes.

Release 12.1.1

3.11.3.1. Fringe Benefit Tax Support


Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) was introduced in India as part of Budget 2005-2006, to tax
specific employee expenses not treated as individual income.
Oracle Financials for India enables computation, payment, tracking, and statutory
reporting of Fringe Benefit Taxes on non-payroll expenses.
3.11.3.2. Inclusive Tax Support
Oracle Financials for India now supports the setup, calculation, accounting and reporting
of inclusive taxes for payables and receivable transactions.
3.11.3.3. Retroactive Pricing Support
In order to accurately reflect payable obligations, it is necessary to propagate retroactive
price modifications on blanket agreements to downstream documents such as releases
and standard purchasing orders.
The retroactive pricing process is modified to recalculate India taxes on transactions such
as receipts, accruals, credit memos, and price correction invoices. A new user interface
enables users to claim credit for increases in recoverable taxes.
3.11.3.4. Payables Invoices Support for India
Oracle Financials for India now supports tax calculation for unmatched payables
invoices. A new window is available to manage India taxes on unmatched invoices.

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3.11.4.

Release 12.1.2

3.11.4.1. Advanced Pricing Support for India


Oracle Financials for India now allows users to calculate excise and VAT assessable
values based on the advanced price list. The advanced price list is based on the item
category. Users can associate a price list with an item category to determine assessable
values for all items classified under that category.
3.11.4.2. Tax Information on Purchase Order Workflow Notification for India
Oracle Financials for India now enables reporting and display of India taxes on
purchasing approval workflow notifications. India taxes are included in the following:

Purchase order, requisitions, and releases workflow notifications


Total amount reported on workflow notifications
Approval limit in the workflow hierarchy
Change order workflow

Additionally, users can modify the tax amount, precedence, vendor, and vendor site
information at the time of approval.
3.11.4.3. Reassessing Service Tax on Receipt of Foreign Payments for India
Oracle Financial for India enables users to comply with statutory requirements by
allowing users to recalculate the service tax on receipt of foreign currency payments
based on the applicable exchange rate on the receipt date.

3.11.5.

Release 12.1.3

3.11.5.1. Descriptive Flex Field (DFF) Support


Users can now capture customer specific data using descriptive flex fields within Oracle
Financials for India (OFI) forms. The data captured is stored and available within the
OFI specific tables.
3.11.5.2. Display of Value Added Tax (VAT) Invoice Number in Receivables Transaction
Workbench for India
The VAT Invoice number is now displayed within the reference field of Receivables
Transaction Workbench. This simplifies the process of matching receipt of payments
against a VAT invoice.
3.11.5.3. General Ledger Journal Drill-Down Support
Users can now drill down from General Ledger to transactions for the accounting entries
generated by Oracle Financials for India.

3.11.6.

Release 12.2

3.11.6.1. Enhanced Bill of Entry Functionality


The Bill of Entry functionality has been enhanced to allow users to:

Create bill of entry records referencing documents such as Purchase Orders,


Releases, and Advanced Shipping Billing Notices
Account for custom duty taxes at the tax type level
Assign taxable basis based on landed cost or assessable value
Calculate taxable basis using exchange rates specified by customs.

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3.11.6.2. Tax Import to Receivables and Payables


Users now have the ability to import legacy application computed taxes or use Oracle
Financials for India to calculate taxes for receivables and payables transactions on
import.

3.11.7.

Release 12.2.2

3.11.7.1. Re-architecture of TDS Changes and Code Integration Points


Oracle Financials for India Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) feature is enhanced to support
advanced tax determination features, navigation and usability improvements for tax
integration with Payables invoices and centralized tax repository which enables powerful
reporting capabilities.
The tax invoice generation on Shipment feature is seamlessly integrated with Shipment
event.
3.11.7.2. Performance Improvement for Creditors Ledger Reports
Oracle Financial for India Creditors Ledger and India Creditors Trial Balance reports,
report architecture has been modified for improved performance.

3.12. Oracle Financials Information Discovery


3.12.1.

V6

3.12.1.1. Oracle Financials Information Discovery V6 for Oracle E-Business Suite


Release 12.1 and 12.2
Starting with V6, the products formerly known as Oracle Receivables Extensions for
Oracle Endeca and Oracle Payables Extensions for Oracle Endeca are merged into a
single application called Oracle Financials Information Discovery. In addition, the Oracle
Financials Information Discovery application includes Oracle Assets dashboards.
Oracle Financials Information Discovery empowers users to maximize productivity on a
variety of end to end business processes by providing powerful search and sophisticated
guided navigation capabilities. Operational efficiency and insight is greatly enhanced
through key metrics, drillable graphs, alerts, and tag clouds enabling users to quickly
identify problem areas and outstanding items that require intervention. The Information
Discovery in-memory technology improves decision making through immediately
actionable information and streamlines end to end processing of exceptions and
bottlenecks. Users can efficiently navigate to the underlying application to take corrective
action as necessary.
Four pages are provided with Oracle Financials Information Discovery for Oracle
Receivables. The Outstanding Receivables Overview page offers insight into open
receivables transactions across customers and organizations, allowing users to obtain a
better understanding of the health of open receivables, review specific transactions and
potentially challenging customers that require attention and take necessary actions. The
Billing Process Overview page highlights outstanding issues in Billing such as
incomplete transactions, adjustments pending approval and auto-invoice import
processing errors. The Payment Process Overview page identifies payment related
transactions such as unapplied and on account receipts, receipt and remittance batches
requiring attention, and lockbox errors. The Payment History page provides recent
historical information on both paid transactions and applied receipts across customers.

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Three additional pages are provided for casual users such as Customer Service
Representatives and Collection Agents, who can also greatly benefit from this solution.
Two out of three pages target the needs of internal organization personnel who require a
clear understanding of receivables-related information. In addition to the Outstanding
Receivables Overview page, casual users can leverage the Disputes Overview page to
review outstanding disputes, evaluate disputes reasons to take appropriate action. The
third page targets the needs of an enterprises external users - its customers, empowering
them to reconcile their own accounts, avail of discounts, and take action without having
to engage enterprise personnel, therefore enhancing efficiency and reducing costs.
Three pages are provided with Oracle Financials Information Discovery for Oracle
Payables. The Supplier Balance Management page offers superior navigation and
discovery capabilities through critical statistics on open invoices, allowing users to obtain
a better understanding of the current status of supplier balances, review specific
transactions and pay suppliers in an efficient manner. The Holds Management page
provides high visibility into invoices held, the reason for hold as well the aging
information of such invoices. Based on this key information, Payables department can
take actions to resolve all disputes faster, thus greatly improving supplier relationships.
With the help of Discount Opportunity page, Payables departments can streamline cash
flow and effectively manage working capital by taking timely discounts.
Four pages are provided with the Oracle Financials Information Discovery for Oracle
Assets. The Asset Cost page offers superior navigation and discovery capabilities into all
financial transactions affecting asset values and provides reconciliation of asset cost and
accumulated depreciation in Oracle Assets to balances in Oracle General Ledger. Graphs
enable drill-down to data, which is dynamically updated as you narrow your search,
enabling you to take action to resolve discrepancies, correctly categorize assets and
analyze root causes of inaccuracies. The Asset Aging page offers insight into remaining
life of your assets with easy overview of asset cost, accumulated depreciation and net
book value and offers actionable links to submit a work request in Oracle Enterprise
Asset Management, to create a new purchase requisition in Oracle Procurement or to
retire an asset in Oracle Assets. The Asset Location page tracks fixed assets across all
locations and gives the opportunity to explore assignments to employees, to detect
discrepancies in cost center assignments and provides actionable links to execute asset
transfers and assignments in Oracle Assets in order to resolve missing assignments or
misallocated resources. The Mass Transactions page offers insight into pending
transactions such as mass additions, mass reclassifications, mass revaluations and mass
transfers. It provides actionable links to Oracle Assets for the asset accountant to ensure
all pending transactions are processed on time in order to close asset books with
confidence.

3.12.2.

V7

3.12.2.1. Oracle Financials Information Discovery V7 for Oracle E-Business Suite


R12.1.3 and R12.2.6
Oracle Financials Information Discovery for Oracle Assets has been enhanced to include
two new pages, namely Asset Reconciliation and Sub-ledger Additions Pipeline. In
the Account Reconciliation page you can view account balance reconciliations and
quickly identify any discrepancies between sub-ledger accounting balances for Oracle
Assets and Oracle General Ledger balances for asset cost, CIP cost, asset clearing, CIP
clearing account, and Accumulated Depreciation. The Sub-ledger Additions Pipeline
page enables you to get an early estimate of any transactions in Oracle Payables and
Oracle Projects, which are tracked as assets but not yet transferred to Oracle Assets, to
assess the significance to your asset base.

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In addition to the original full asset load into Oracle Financials Information Discovery
tables, further capability has been added to enable you to load mass transactions
incrementally into Oracle Financials Information Discovery.

3.13. Oracle General Ledger


3.13.1.

Release 12.1.1

3.13.1.1. Enhanced Financial Statement Generator Reporting to Display Content Set


Values
Users can now publish a Financial Statement Generator (FSG) report with a content set.
When the Page Expand option is selected, each value in the content set becomes visible
as an individual tab in the Microsoft Excel workbook.

3.13.2.

Release 12.1.2

3.13.2.1. Enhanced Financial Statement Generator Reporting to Support Drill-down for


Non-Contiguous Account Ranges
General Ledger provides a streamlined drill path from the monetary amounts in financial
statements to the underlying detail balances. After running a FSG report, users can drill
from any summarized financial balance in the report directly to the detail account
balances that comprise the summary amount, even if the summary amount represents
multiple non-contiguous account ranges.
This process allows users to perform the drill down efficiently in one step and eliminates
the need to perform multiple searches by selecting one account range at a time. It also
improves usability by enabling the user to see all the information on a single page.
3.13.2.2. Streamlined Excel-based Financial Statement Publishing
Users can now publish FSG reports natively as Excel files. Users can create presentation
templates using Excel, and then run reports using BI Publishers Excel publishing
capabilities to generate an Excel file that opens directly in Excel. Users can then drill to
the underlying details, leveraging General Ledgers Account Analysis and Drilldown
capability.

3.13.3.

Release 12.1.3

3.13.3.1. Synchronize Reversing Journals between Primary and Secondary Ledgers


Oracle General Ledger now streamlines the propagation of journal reversals from the
primary ledger to the associated secondary ledgers. The manual reversal of primary
ledger journal entries now automatically reverses the corresponding journal entries in the
secondary ledger.
3.13.3.2. Limit Accounts in Budget Wizard
In prior releases, users could only use specific account code combinations ranges in the
Oracle General Ledger Budget Wizard to limit accounts for the budget entry process.
The Budget Wizard now allows users to use low and high values for one or more
segments in the account range.

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3.13.4.

Release 12.2

3.13.4.1. E-Business Suite General Ledger Integration with the Fusion Accounting Hub
E-Business Suite (EBS) General Ledger integration with the Fusion Accounting Hub
allows users to take advantage of new Fusion General Ledger capabilities, such as
embedded Essbase integration with real-time analytics.
Using the Fusion General Ledger for financial reporting has several advantages:

Generate boardroom ready financial statements


Analyze variances with exception-based online account monitoring
Online slice-and-dice account analysis.

This integration includes a program that creates and transfers Fusion journals to record
EBS period balances, and the ability to drill-down from Fusion to EBS. When balances
are transferred, it is possible to apply mappings to update EBS General Ledger period
and/or the account values.
3.13.4.2. Data Relationship Management (DRM) Integration with E-Business Suite
The Data Relationship Management (DRM) Integration with E-Business Suite
synchronizes each E-Business Suite instance with Hyperion DRM. Hyperion DRM's
master data management solution can store chart of accounts values and child-parent
relationships in a single application, regardless of the number of E-Business Suite
instances or other general ledger applications used.

3.13.5.

Release 12.2.4

3.13.5.1. WebADI Control Account Usage Restriction


Presently, users could only be prevented from creating manual journal entries for third
party control accounts within the General Ledger Journals User Interface. Now with the
Restrict Usage of Control Accounts in Journals created through WebADI feature, this
control has been extend to the WebADI journal entry templates. With this feature, you
can ensure that journal entries for the third party control accounts are only allowed from
the subledger applications that process financial transactions related to external parties.
3.13.5.2. Share Allocation Formula across Ledger Currencies
You can now generate allocation journals for all the ledgers in a ledger set using a single
mass allocation formula. The mass allocation formula now has the ability to override the
ledger currency entered in the mass allocation formula lines allowing one mass allocation
formula to be used to process each ledger within the ledger set.
This new functionality eliminates the need to create and maintain multiple instances of
the same mass allocation formula for ledgers with different functional currencies.

3.13.6.

Release 12.2+

3.13.6.1. Journal Approvals Integration with Oracle Approvals Management and Oracle
Workflow
The Journal Approvals functionality in Oracle General Ledger has been enhanced to
provide integration with Oracle Approvals Management and Oracle Workflow to provide
greater flexibility to define journal approval rules.

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New attributes from Oracle General Ledger have been seeded in Oracle Approvals
Management to enable configuration of flexible journal approval rules for enterprises to
address governance, control, and compliance needs.
Oracle Workflow integrates with Oracle Approvals Management and Oracle General
Ledger to route the notifications to the appropriate set of approvers for review, and to
enable action to be taken to approve or reject a journal. Once the approver has responded
the status is sent from Oracle Workflow to Oracle General Ledger and is reflected in the
approval status of the journal.
The approval process can be defined to run sequentially or in parallel to multiple
approvers, and define if first responder wins, or if all approvers must approve.

3.14. Oracle Internet Expenses


3.14.1.

Release 12.1.2

3.14.1.1. Access Expense Attachments from Invoice


The Expense Report Export program has been enhanced to provide the option Transfer
Attachments to transfer attachments from an expense report to an invoice. This option
enables the payables person to access the attachment from Invoice without having to use
Internet Expenses responsibilities and efficiently execute audits.
3.14.1.2. Support Receipts Required for Mileage Category
United Kingdom HM Revenue & Customs department requires employees to submit
invoices/tax receipts to employers for any mileage related claims so that the employers
can recover VAT on fuel purchased by employees used for business purposes.
The Receipts Required feature has been enhanced to provide support for expense types
associated with the Mileage expense category.
3.14.1.3. Archive and Purge of Expense Reports
This new program enables administrators to archive and purge expense reports related
data that is no longer needed.
3.14.1.4. Read-Only Access to Per Diem and Mileage Details in Audit
The Audit Expense Report page has been enhanced to allow auditors to view Per Diem &
Mileage category expense details.
3.14.1.5. AMEX Loader Option to Not Load Payment Transactions
The American Express Transaction Loader and Validation program has been enhanced to
optionally load payment transactions.

3.14.2.

Release 12.1.3

3.14.2.1. Expense Receipt Management Enhancements


Oracle Internet Expenses has been enhanced to provide users the ability to define rules to
accept, track and route imaged receipts to the appropriate auditor work queue.
Faxed receipts and/or emailed scanned receipts can now be associated with expense
reports as receipt images.
User defined rules can be setup to enforce receipt submission and reimbursement
thresholds in addition to highlight missing receipts for expense lines.

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3.14.2.2. Duplicate Expense Detection


Duplicate Expense Detection Rules are now available to detect duplicate expense claims
aiding customers in decreasing administration costs by ensuring only reimbursement of
valid expense claims.
3.14.2.3. Oracle Fusion Expenses iPhone Application for Oracle Internet Expenses
Oracle Fusion Expenses iPhone application is now enabled for Oracle Internet Expenses
release 12.1.3 and above. The Oracle Fusion Expenses iPhone application empowers you
to quickly capture your expenses as they are incurred. The iPhone application provides
the following capabilities:

Enter expenses in multiple ways: Create expense lines from receipt images and
calendar entries, create lines with quick entry or manual entry
Add attendees from calendar events and address book and create new attendees
Charge to projects and cost centers
Flag policy violations and receipt requirements
Submit expense reports
Sync reference data automatically
Enter expenses in connected or offline mode
Approve expense reports.

3.15. Oracle Mobile Expenses for E-Business Suite


3.15.1.

Release 4.0

3.15.1.1. Oracle Fusion Expenses Mobile Application


The latest version 4.0 of Oracle Fusion Expenses iPhone application, is now available for
Oracle Internet Expenses release 12.1.3 and above. The Oracle Fusion Expenses iPhone
application empowers you to quickly capture your expenses as they are incurred. The
updates in the new version of the iPhone application include:

New Look and Feel


Ability to Logout and Save Password
Expense Template on Line Item
Enhanced Expense-Fields Support for Airfare and Meals
Enhanced Mileage Entry
Searchable DFF Segment Values

3.16. Oracle iReceivables


3.16.1.

Release 12.2.3

3.16.1.1. Registration History and Payment Audit History

Oracle iReceivables now provides a Setup Checklist page to perform setup steps and
streamline the user registration process. Two new tasks, Registration History and
Payment Audit History are available on the Setup Checklist page to manage the
registration and payment processes.
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Administrators can now monitor customer registration requests and aid their customers in
completing the registration process by searching, viewing and releasing the hold on the
account request received.
Customer service representatives can use the Payment Audit History to search and review
the status of payments made by customers through iReceivables enabling them to provide
accurate payment status information to their customers.

3.16.2.

Release 12.2.6

3.16.2.1. End Date Bank Account without Payment Processing


Customers now have the ability to end date bank accounts without processing a payment
against that account, and without restricting end dates to a future date.
Users can mange Credit Cards and Bank Accounts at Account or Site levels without an
Invoice or processing the payment flow.

3.17. Oracle iSetup


3.17.1.

Release 12.0.3

3.17.1.1. iSetup APIs


Setup APIs are now available for the following products:

General Ledger
Accounts Payable
Accounts Receivable
Assets
Cash Management
Credit Management
E-Business Tax
Legal Entity
Public Sector Financials
Payments
Web Expense.

3.18. Oracle Legal Entity Configurator


3.18.1.

Release 12.1.3

3.18.1.1. Enhanced Legal Addresses


In prior releases, when defining the address for a new legal entity, users could only select
from existing locations identified as legal addresses. Users can now select any existing
location as an address for a legal entity.
This feature has also been back-ported to following releases:
Release
12.0.6
12.1.1

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3.19. Oracle Loans


3.19.1.

Release 12.1.2

3.19.1.1. Process Application Fees without Loan Approval


Loan application fee is a fee charged to process an application for a loan, such as a home
mortgage from a lender or mortgage broker. Loan application fees are charged to cover
some of the costs involved in processing the application including credit checks, property
appraisals and basic administrative costs. Such fees are often non-refundable regardless
of the outcome of the application review and are charged upfront.
Previously, in order for any loan fee to be processed, the loan application had to be
approved. This new feature allows processing and accounting for loan fees before the
loan gets approved or rejected.
The fees now can be charged manually on an ad hoc basis or automatically based on a
certain event in the loan application lifecycle (loan origination, loan activation, loan
submission for approval).
3.19.1.2. Ad-hoc Billing and Receipt Application
Borrowers receive their loan repayment bills when an automated process determines that
the next installment is due. This new feature allows users to manually select the next
installment and create a customer bill on an ad hoc basis. Users now also have an option
to create a loan without a schedule of installments and bill customers manually on an ad
hoc basis.
In addition, the process of applying customer payments to loans has been streamlined by
providing users an option to perform receipt application within the loan transaction
context, without the need to switch to Receivables.
A new system profile option (LNS: Allow to Bill and Apply from UI) has been
introduced to control users access to this feature.
3.19.1.3. Loan Forgiveness
The Loan Forgiveness feature allows users to create and manage loan forgiveness option
loan programs. By populating a Receivables Activity in the new system option Loan
Forgiveness Adjustment: Activity Name, loan forgiveness is enabled or disabled for the
loan products within the organization.
Loan forgiveness is applied at the individual loan level as a percentage of the loan
installment amount and can be modified throughout the loans duration. Loan
forgiveness details are visible for each individual loan via the Servicing Center:
Overview: Summary window. During billing, the forgiven amount is displayed and
accounted for as an adjustment on the customer invoice.

3.19.2.

Release 12.1.3

3.19.2.1. Multiple Disbursements during Loan Servicing


In prior releases, direct loans could only be adjusted using multiple disbursements with
disbursement amount, percentage and a specific target date freeze before the approval,
activation or funding of the loan. Now, loan managers can perform adjustments to the
loan amount in active and multiple disbursements of the loan after the loan is activated,
funded or in the servicing stage.
Additionally, for Extended Repayment Schedule (ERS) loans, loan managers can now
add and convert additional receivables transactions to existing loans in the servicing
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stage. Managers can also modify the outstanding amount of receivables or adjust the
receivables amount based on the payment terms.

3.19.3.

Release 12.2.3

3.19.3.1. Support Changes in Repayment Frequency of Principal and Interest


For loans with standard amortization schedules, users now have the ability to change the
loan repayment frequency during loan servicing. Users can switch a single frequency
repayment schedule to a multiple payment frequency schedule by simply defining the
new payment schedules Payment Start Date and Payment Frequency.
This feature has also been back-ported to 12.1 via the standalone patches:
7573972:R12.LNS.B and 7573972:R12.LNS.C.

3.19.4.

Release 12.2.6

3.19.4.1. Project Account for Direct Loan Disbursement


Oracle Loans now provides the option to use Oracle Project's PTAEO (Project, Task,
Award, Expenditure Type, and Organization) for direct loan disbursements to Payables
Vendors.
3.19.4.2. Floating and Variable Interest Rates By Date
Two additional By Date rate types are now available: Variable By Date and Floating By
Date.
With these new rate types, each installment can have one or more variable or floating
interest rates defined. Interest is calculated based on number of days for each interest rate.

3.20. Oracle Payables


3.20.1.

Release 12.1.1

3.20.1.1. Enhanced Withholding Tax Calculation for Brazil


Brazilian tax regulations require withholding taxes to be deducted at multiple business
event points such as recording and payment of invoices.
In prior releases, withholding tax was deducted either during validation or payment of
invoices. Oracle Payables has been enhanced to allow application of withholding taxes
both during invoice validation and payment.
3.20.1.2. Discount Calculation Enhancements
Suppliers offer discounts for early payment. Early payment discounts can be fixed
monetary amounts or calculated on a percentage basis.
In prior releases, discounts could be defined in percentage terms only. Oracle Payables
now allows discounts to be specified in monetary amounts. When a percentage as well as
an amount is available, the higher or lower of the two can be specified for application.
3.20.1.3. Subcontractor Management for Engineering and Construction
Oracle Payables has been enhanced to automatically apply holds on supplier invoices
when the Pay When Paid or the PO Deliverable Control option is enabled on purchase
orders. During invoice validation, such holds are automatically released provided
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authorizations have been recorded within Oracle Project Accounting or Oracle


Purchasing.
3.20.1.4. Supplier Dispute Processing
Supplier invoices may be short paid to expedite dispute settlements. The Payables
Invoice Workbench has been enhanced to capture the invoice amount originally claimed
by the supplier and the reason for short payment.
3.20.1.5. Third Party Payments
Suppliers can specify a related trading partner to be paid on their behalf. The payments
made on behalf of suppliers to other trading partners are termed as third party payments.
Oracle Payables has been enhanced to record third party relationships and to process third
party payments. Withholding and 1099 processing continue to occur for invoicing
suppliers.
3.20.1.6. Business Intelligence Publisher Support for Selected Payables Reports
The following Oracle Payables reports have been re-written utilizing the Business
Intelligence Publisher (BIP) tool. BIP based reports offer greater flexibility to end users
in changing report layouts and formats:

3.20.2.

Withholding Tax by Invoice Report


Bills Payable Maturity Date Report
Discounts Available Report
Payment Audit by Voucher Number
Prepayments Status Report.

Release 12.1.2

3.20.2.1. Replace Supplier Bank Accounts on Invoices


In todays business environment, it is a common practice to change bank accounts. If
suppliers change their bank accounts, Oracle Payables can now automatically update all
unpaid and partially paid invoices with the new bank account information. When users
end date an existing supplier bank account and provide a new active bank account, Oracle
Payables will automatically update the remit-to bank account information on unpaid and
partially paid invoices. This streamlines transaction processing and prevents the need to
update each invoice manually.
This feature has been back-ported to 12.1.1 via the standalone patches:
6867725:R12.AP.B and 6615694:R12.IBY.B.
3.20.2.2. Change Taxes from Inclusive to Exclusive Online
The tax regulations in many countries require that certain types of taxes on invoices be
applied as inclusive or exclusive to the price of the good or service. This is common in
countries that report VAT, such as in the United Kingdom, where the VAT tax can be
treated as inclusive or exclusive depending on the type or price of the good or service.
Oracle Payables provides the flexibility to override the inclusive or exclusive nature of
taxes that default from the eBTax setup. While entering an invoice, users can change
taxes from inclusive to exclusive or vice versa to match the tax shown on the physical
invoice. This ensures more accurate invoice entry and tax reporting.

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3.20.3.

Release 12.2.2

3.20.3.1. Workflow Transfer of Approval


Workflow Transfer of Approval is now available in Oracle Payables. Users can transfer
approval ownership of an invoice effectively changing the approval hierarchy to another
user verses delegation where the users gives authority to respond to notifications while
still retaining ownership.
This update has also been back-ported to the following release:
Release
12.0
12.1
12.2

3.20.4.

Patch Number
14743008:R12.AP.A
16845104:R12.AP.B
16845104:R12.AP.C

Release 12.2.4

3.20.4.1. Parallel Approval of Supplier Invoices


Significantly improve invoice approval processing efficiency with Parallel Approval of
Supplier Invoices. Parallel approval for invoice header level approvals, enables faster
approval cycles by allowing all identified approvers to receive approval notifications
simultaneously upon invoice submission.
Parallel approval reduces overall approval processing time by enabling all approvers to
have immediate visibility to action invoices requiring approval.

3.21. Oracle Payments


3.21.1.

Release 12.0.3

3.21.1.1. Master Card S Record Compliance


The S record is the code returned by Master card in response to a card security
verification request. Master card now also requires the S record for the settlement
processing requests sent by Direct Marketing companies. The Payments application now
includes this card security verification code when transmitting the settlement file.
3.21.1.2. Visa Compliance Table / Discover Qualification Table for FDC
As part of an initiative to increase security for Discoverer Credit Card transactions, new
data elements have been introduced to the Discoverer authorization file (Discoverer
Qualification Data). Oracle Payments is now able to accept and store the additional data
elements from the authorization file into the database. The additional data elements have
been incorporated into the actual settlement file transmitted to the payment processor.
3.21.1.3. Amex CAPN Enhancement
Amex CAPN is a new initiative to increase security for the American Express Credit card
transactions. Now when customers pay using an Amex credit card, two new data
elements are return with the authorization response; Transaction ID and POS. Oracle
Payments is now able to accept, and store the new data elements so that the additional
data can be included in the settlement of the payment to Amex.
3.21.1.4. FDC Servlet Load Balancing
FDC North is a processor model payment system and is integrated with iPayments for
credit / purchase card processing on the funds capture side. Under the 11i/FP.G and R12
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versions, the FDC North servlet could not be load balanced due to the use of a text file
(BatchGenMap.txt) for processing purposes and the inability for a text file to be shared
concurrently by two processes due to the risk of overwriting data. In this release, the data
required to process FDC batch queries can now be derived from the Payments data model
eliminating the use of the BatchGenMap text file. As a result, load balancing of the FDC
North servlet is now possible.

3.21.2.

Release 12.0.6

3.21.2.1. Multiple Divisions per Settlement Batch Enhancement


Before 12.0.6, for large customers with multiple internal divisions, the number of files
generated during the settlement batch process in Oracle Payments may well exceeded the
daily limit set my third party payment processors. In this version, the payment system
accounts with the same set of transmission configurations are grouped in to a single
settlement batch reducing the number of settlement batch files generated and risk of
exceeding the daily limit.
3.21.2.2. Paymentech Certification
Oracle Payments is now certified with Paymentech for payment transmissions.
3.21.2.3. Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Credit Transfer Initiation Messages
SEPA Credit Transfer is a payment instrument for the execution of credit transfers in
Euros between customer accounts located in SEPA. This feature creates SEPA Credit
Transfer initiation messages for payments per ISO and SEPA implementation guidelines.

3.21.3.

Release 12.1.1

3.21.3.1. Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Support


The Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) guidelines require that credit transfers be
executed using standard SEPA Credit Transfer initiation messages. These are XML
messages generated as per the ISO 20022 framework and conforming to SEPA credit
transfer schemes negotiated with banks.
Oracle Payments has been enhanced to support SEPA Credit Transfers. Messages are
initiated and formatted utilizing the existing disbursement framework.
This feature has also been back-ported to 12.0.4 via the standalone patch:
7552541.R12:IBY.A.
3.21.3.2. Paymentech Integration Certification
Paymentech is a leading Back End Processor (BEP) in providing financial settlement
services. Oracle Payments is certified with Paymentech for seamless transmission of
credit card, debit card and direct debit transactions.
This feature has also been back-ported to 12.0.4 via the standalone patch:
6975269:R12.IBY.A.
3.21.3.3. Positive Pay File with Additional Parameters
The Positive Pay File report details payments made to specific trading partners. A new
Positive Pay File with Additional Parameters report has been introduced to include
previous payments and, optionally, voided check information.
This feature has also been back-ported to 12.0.0 via the standalone patch:
6939650:R12.IBY.A.

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3.21.4.

Release 12.1.2

3.21.4.1. PA-DSS for Credit Card Processing


To ensure all payment type applications that interact with payment cards meet consistent
security standards, the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council
encourages and in some cases mandates that merchants use only PA-DSS (Payment
Application Data Security Standards) certified payment application software.
Certification applies to software applications that store, process, or transmit payment
cardholder data as part of an authorization or settlement process. This certification
reassures users that Oracle Payments is properly handling and securing sensitive payment
card information. Certification includes proper adherence with industry accepted data
storage guidelines, encryption algorithms, secured coding practices, and secured
transmission standards.
Oracle Payments customers benefit from the ongoing enhancements made to conform to
PA-DSS requirements. These PA-DSS enhancements are also available as standalone
patches to customers on Release 12.0 and 12.1.1.

3.21.5.

Release 12.2

3.21.5.1. Payment Acknowledgement Import


Oracle Payments now has the ability to import payment acknowledgement reports
containing payment status for bank received payment files.
Users can:

3.21.6.

Map bank acknowledgment codes with the system defined acknowledgment


codes
Import acknowledgment data
Import multiple acknowledgments per payment
Review acknowledgment details including bank reported errors and status.

Release 12.2.4

3.21.6.1. ISO 20022 Direct Debit


Customers can now generate direct debit initiation message using Common Global
Implementation (CGI) format and process the status report received from bank based on
ISO 20022 framework.
3.21.6.2. ISO 20022 Direct Debit - Multiple Mandates per Debtor Account
You can now attach multiple mandates to a customer bank account and assign priority to
each mandate for the purpose of defaulting on the transactions.
3.21.6.3. SEPA Credit Transfer - Exception Handling
Oracle Payments provides a generic feature to process the funds disbursement
acknowledgement file received from bank. This feature can be used by customers to
manage the SEPA credit transfer exceptions.
3.21.6.4. International Bank Account Number (IBAN) Support
Customer and supplier bank accounts can now be created or searched based on
International Bank Account Number (IBAN).

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3.22. Oracle Public Service Financials International


3.22.1.

Release 12.0.3

3.22.1.1. Uptake of Construction Industry Scheme and Dossier Functionality


Oracle Public Sector Financials International Dossier and Construction Industry Scheme
functionality is now available in Release 12.

3.22.2.

Dossier users can now define and execute Dossier processes for multiple ledgers
from a single user responsibility, and utilize data access sets to define the level of
data within ledgers that a user can view and/or modify.

Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) users operating in a shared service


organization can now more efficiently generate and submit monthly returns for
subcontractors for multiple operating units without switching between user
responsibilities.

Release 12.0.4

3.22.2.1. Extension of Oracle Financials Functionality


Oracle Public Sector Financials International now provides for following features:

Multi-Org Access Control


Centralized and Configurable Accounting
Integrated Budgetary Control
TCA Integration.

The following 11i Features have been replaced by standard Oracle functionality:

Accounts Receivable Combined Basis Accounting


Cash and Accrual Support
Enhanced Funds Checker
Gross Based VAT
Multi-Period Posting
Single Third Party
Dunning.

3.22.2.2. Inflation Account for Assets


Modified Historic Accounting (MHCA) is obsolete in R12 and has been replaced by
Inflation Accounting for Assets (IAC).

3.22.3.

Release 12.0.6

3.22.3.1. Contract Commitments Integration with Self Service Purchasing


Contract Commitment with Dual Budgetary Control is now integrated with Self Service
Purchasing. Users can create purchase orders, perform funds checking and funds reserve
using the self service version of Purchasing when Contract Commitments with the Dual
Budgetary Control feature is enabled.

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3.22.4.

Release 12.2

3.22.4.1. Construction Industry Scheme (CIS): Exclusion of Out of Scope Contract


Invoices in Monthly Returns Reporting
The Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) Monthly Returns Reporting now excludes out
of scope contract invoices. If the withholding tax field on all the distribution of a CIS
Supplier invoice is null, then the invoice is deemed out of scope and is now excluded
from the monthly returns reporting.This feature has also been back-ported to 12.0.x via
the standalone patch: 9000000:R12.IGI.B.

3.23. Oracle Receivables


3.23.1.

Release 12.1.1

3.23.1.1. Cash Application Work Queue


Receivables departments need to efficiently allocate and monitor the workload of receipt
application personnel. Unapplied customer receipts can now be automatically assigned to
specific cash application specialists for further processing. This assignment is done
based on user defined rules by a new concurrent program: Assign Cash Application Work
Items.
Using the new Cash Application Work Queue workbench, specialists can efficiently
manage their workload, review unapplied receipts and take further actions on unapplied
receipts. The Cash Workload Review Report is now available to review and monitor the
current workload of assignees.
3.23.1.2. Enhanced Line Level Cash Application
Business operating in certain industries need to track balances and apply customer
payments at the invoice line level.
Oracle Receivables now maintains line level balances for all transactions originating
from sources enabled for line level operations. The Auto Lockbox matching routine has
been enhanced with an open call-out to invoke custom transaction line selection logic.
3.23.1.3. Enhanced Performance for High Volume Receivables Processing
Companies operating in industries such as telecommunications, retail, insurance and
utilities process large volume of invoices and receipts on a daily basis. Oracle
Receivables has significantly enhanced the performance and scalability of the following
key batch programs by implementing parallel processing logic and fine tuning database
indexes:

AutoInvoice Master Program


Automatic Clearing for Receipts
Automatic Remittances Master Program
Lockbox Execution Program

3.23.1.4. Golden Tax Adaptor Enhancements for Mainland China


All businesses operating in mainland China are required to use a government certified tax
application for VAT calculation, VAT invoice generation, and statutory tax reporting.
This system is referred to as Golden Tax. Golden Tax Adaptor provides a seamless
integration between Oracle Receivables and the Golden Tax system.
Golden Tax Adaptor now supports three additional VAT invoice types: special VAT
invoices, common VAT invoices, and special VAT invoices for waste and outdated
materials.
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Credit memo processing through Golden Tax Adaptor has been enhanced with the
following new features:

Processing of on-account credit memos and credit memos referring to multiple


invoices

China Tax Office notification number support for credit memos on Special VAT
Invoices

Validation rules to prevent export of credit memos with duplicate or incorrectly


formatted notification numbers

3.23.1.5. Business Intelligence Publisher Support for Selected Receivables Reports


The following Oracle Receivable reports have been re-written utilizing the Business
Intelligence Publisher (BIP) tool. BIP based reports offer greater flexibility to end users
in changing report layouts and formats.

3.23.2.

AR Reconciliation Report
Customer Open Balance Letter
Incomplete Invoices Report
Invoice Exception Report
Receipt Analysis - Days Late.

Release 12.1.2

3.23.2.1. Default Customer Bank Account Information on Unidentified Receipts


Auto Lockbox now derives customer bank account information based on the Magnetic
Ink Character Recognition (MICR) number supplied in the lockbox data file. This
information is defaulted on unidentified receipts and can be manually associated with a
customer record for matching receipts in subsequent runs of Auto Lockbox
This feature has also been back-ported to 12.1.1 via standalone patch:
8422361:R12.AR.B
3.23.2.2. Enhanced Aging Report to Support Multi-Fund Accounts Receivables
Public sector companies and federal agencies often need to record receivables against
multiple operating funds on an invoice. Operating funds are represented as balancing
segments. In prior releases, Oracle Receivables aging reports could be used to monitor
fund level balances only when an invoice impacted a single balancing segment.
Oracle Receivables introduces a new Aging 7 Bucket by Account -- Multi-Fund
Accounts Receivables Report. This report lists receivables balances regardless of the
number of funds associated with any invoice.
All other Oracle Receivables aging reports remain unchanged.

3.23.3.

Release 12.2.2

3.23.3.1. Review and Manage Accounting Exceptions during Period Close


Companies are constantly striving towards reducing the period close cycle time to
finalize the financial statements as early as possible for management and statutory
reporting. One of the period close tasks that can take considerable amount of time is
resolving the accounting exceptions.
Receivables now provides the new Sweep Invalid Distributions report that shows the
details of the accounting exceptions that are holding the period close for review and
action. If the amount involved is not material from the reporting perspective and
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resolving the accounting exceptions is likely to delay the period close then the accounting
date of the accounting distributions that have exceptions should be swept to the next open
period. Pass manual journal entry in the General Ledger in the current period for the
receivable accounting distributions that are swept to the next period.
The new Receivables report is not only useful in creating the manual journal entry in the
General Ledger but will also act as a supporting document for audit. In the next open
period reverse the manual journal entry and resolve the accounting exceptions.
3.23.3.2. Automate Auto Lockbox Processing
Companies using the Lockbox service receive the data file containing receipt information
from the banks at frequent intervals for each bank account that receives payments. These
files are processed by the Auto Lockbox programs to import, validate, create and apply
receipts. Until now the lockbox processing programs had to be launched manually from
the UI for each data file. Receivables now allows these programs to be submitted as
standard concurrent requests using the standard Submit Request form.
To further improve productivity, a custom program can be created that scans for the
incoming files at regular intervals. When a file is received it can automatically submit the
Auto Lockbox programs to process the file.
3.23.3.3. Assign Customers to Unidentified Receipts using API
Receivables departments need to efficiently manage the cash application process to
reduce the manual efforts and at the same time improve the customer satisfaction. Timely
and accurate application of the unidentified customer cash receipts to the invoices paid is
important to provide a true picture of the customer account and the transaction status and
helps in improving customer satisfaction. An API is now available that can be used to
assign customers to the unidentified receipts.
3.23.3.4. Golden Tax Adaptor Enhancement for Mainland China
The Golden Tax Adaptor provides the following new features:

3.23.4.

Integration with Aisino Golden Tax system V7.20 on which one Golden Tax
transactions can map multiple VAT invoices
VAT invoice types can be defaulted by customer taxpayer types, and user can
change the default VAT invoice type on receivable transaction level
Allow to split transaction lines while unit price exceeds maximum VAT invoice
amount limit.

Release 12.2.4

3.23.4.1. Mask Tax Payer Identification and Tax Registration Number


Customers now have the ability to mask both the Taxpayer ID and Tax Registration
Number from the Customer Name list of values through a new profile option.
Access to this information can now be restricted or viewable to selected user
responsibilities through the Mask Tax Payer ID and Tax Registration Number Profile
Option. Users visibility can be restricted by selecting one of the three available profile
options: No Mask, Mask with First Four Digits Visible, or Mask with Last Four
Digits Visible.
3.23.4.2. Recognize Revenue Based on Fair Market Value with Fusion Revenue
Management Integration
Leverage the revenue compliance and recognition benefits of Fusion Revenue
Management with the out-of-the-box integration of E-Business Suite Accounts
Receivable with Fusion Revenue Management. With this integration, manage your
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revenue for the sales orders, service contracts and Accounts Receivable invoices in
Fusion Revenue Management and continue managing your billing in Accounts
Receivable.
Oracle Fusion Revenue Management streamlines the revenue compliance and recognition
process by allowing you to:

Establish fair market value using: Vendor Specific Objective Evidence (VSOE),
Estimated Selling Price (ESP) or Third Party Evidence (TPE).
Manage revenue compliance
Automate revenue reallocation for multiple element arrangements based on fair
market value
Configure revenue scheduling for complex revenue recognition and
Analyze data with intelligent revenue recognition and compliance reporting.

3.23.4.3. Support Querying and Consolidating for Golden Tax Transactions by Sale
Order Number
The Golden Tax Adaptor now allows users the option to query and consolidate Golden
Tax transactions by sales order number within the Golden Tax Workbench simplifying
the process of finding and consolidating Golden Tax Transactions.

3.23.5.

Release 12.2.5

3.23.5.1. Split Golden Tax Transaction Line by Unit Price


Golden Tax Adaptor now allows invoice lines to be split by unit price or quantity when
the unit price exceeds the maximum amount allowed for the VAT invoice.
3.23.5.2. Apply Receipts Automatically based on Match Score and Knapsack Method
The Automatic Cash Application improves accuracy and on-time application of cash
receipts with the introduction of two new methods for automatically applying cash
receipts.
The first method generates match scores using the Levenshtein distance algorithm and
automatically applies the receipt based on a score threshold. The second methods applies
receipts by knap sacking the receipt amount and the open transactions of the customer.
Both methods provide suggested matches when a receipt cannot be applied automatically.

3.23.6.

Release 12.2.6

3.23.6.1. Multiple Tax Rates in One VAT Invoice


Golden Tax Adaptor now allows multiple tax rates in one VAT invoice. VAT invoices
with multiple tax rates no longer need to be split by tax rate.
3.23.6.2. Support for Tax-Inclusive and Tax-Exclusive Business Cases
Golden Tax Adaptor now supports both tax-inclusive and tax-exclusive business cases.
The Invoice Export flat file has been modified to support the Aisino Golden Tax System
calculation of tax and invoice amounts for tax-inclusive and tax-exclusive business cases.

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3.24. Oracle Subledger Accounting


3.24.1.

Release 12.0.3

3.24.1.1. Supporting References


Using the Supporting References feature users can capture additional information from a
transaction and store it as part of the accounting entry.
Additionally, users can automatically maintain balances by supporting reference.

3.24.2.

Release 12.1.1

3.24.2.1. Historical Data Initialization for New Reporting Currencies and Secondary
Ledgers
When setting up new secondary ledgers or reporting currencies with an existing primary
ledger for new local or corporate reporting requirements, all historical transaction
accounting amounts and balances have to be initialized in these new ledgers/currencies to
ensure proper reconciliation with their primary ledger counterparts. Oracle Subledger
Accounting now provides a new concurrent program: SLA Secondary/ALC Ledger
Historic Update for this particular need. This program retroactively posts historical
transaction accounting data from the existing primary ledger to the newly created
secondary or reporting currency ledgers. Once this program is executed, reports and
inquiries will correctly display secondary ledger or reporting currency amounts.

3.24.3.

Release 12.1.2

3.24.3.1. Accounting Rules Detail Report and Enhanced Subledger Accounting Online
Inquiry
Oracle Subledger Accounting introduces a new Subledger Accounting Rules Detail
Listing Report to provide detailed information about accounting rules defined for a
subledger accounting method. The report can be submitted from the individual subledger
applications or from Oracle General Ledger. In addition, the report can be submitted for
custom applications registered within Oracle Financial Accounting Hub.
Users can now use the new report to easily review the following setup details:

Subledger Accounting Method


Journal Line Definition
Journal Line Type
Account Derivation Rule
Journal Header Description
Journal Line Description

The online Subledger Journal Entry page has also been enhanced with two new sections
to display the journal line definition and the journal line type used for generating an
accounting entry.
3.24.3.2. Accounting Data On-Demand Upgrade by Subledger
During the Release 12 upgrade process, customers can choose the time span for
converting historical accounting data to the new Subledger Accounting tables. There is
also a separate program that allows customers to extend the data conversion to older
accounting periods after the upgrade. This program runs for all subledgers at the same
time.

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In this release, Oracle Subledger Accounting has enhanced this process by introducing a
new concurrent program Upgrade Historical Subledger Transaction Accounting that
allows the historical accounting data conversion be done independently for each
subledger.

3.24.4.

Release 12.1.3

3.24.4.1. New Control Accounts Qualifier


Restrict Manual Journals has been added as a new qualifier on the natural account
segment to provide users the ability to specify the control accounts that do not require
third party detail for posting.

3.25. Oracle Treasury


3.25.1.

Release 12.1.2

3.25.1.1. International Bank Account Number (IBAN) Support for Counterparty Bank
Accounts
The International Bank Account Number, or IBAN, was designed to standardize and
simplify the transfer of international payments. A new field has been added to the
Counterparty Settlements Account Details window to support the input of the
International Bank Account Number for the counterparty.
The seeded confirmation templates and X12 Electronic Funds Transfer script now use the
IBAN for both the company and counterparty, if provided. The Daily Payments/Receipts
Report displays the IBAN, if it is specified, rather than the account number for the
counterparty.

3.25.2.

Release 12.1.3

3.25.2.1. Reconcile Treasury Transactions of all Deal Types


Oracle Treasury now allows the use of Retail Term Money Market deal transactions
within the Oracle Cash Management Bank Statement reconciliation. With this
enhancement, users can view and use all treasury deal type transactions when reconciling
bank statements within Oracle Cash Management providing a single point for
reconciliation.
This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:
Release
12.0.6
12.1.1

Patch Number
9491322:R12.XTR.A
9393372:R12.CE.B

3.26. Oracle U.S. Federal Financials


3.26.1.

Release 12.1.2

3.26.1.1. Enhanced Delinquency Processing


Federal delinquency processing features have been enhanced to provide additional
configuration options including the ability to configure:
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3.26.2.

Finance charges to be assessed on other finance charges


Finance charges once for an installment invoice or on each installment for an
installment invoice
The source of the distribution for finance charges (for example, from the original
invoice distribution or from the transaction type).

Release 12.1.3

3.26.2.1. Updates to Year-End Close Processing


The Federal Year End Close process has been modified to add a Closing Method to
accommodate configuration of Pre-Closing as well as Closing accounting entries.
Closing Method and Closing Period have been added as parameters to the Year End
closing process.
3.26.2.2. Extract File Changes for Central Contractor Registration (CCR)
CCR enhancements include:

3.26.3.

Placing specific named holds (instead of supplier site holds) on invoices and
scheduled payments when the suppliers registration status becomes inactive, and
automatically releasing the hold when the registration becomes active
Masking the CCR account user identifier and password information on
concurrent request parameters and log file output
Providing validation on the Payables Assignment page to prevent the association
of a CCR vendor to an existing supplier when their TINS do not match

Updating unpaid invoices with the latest bank account information from
CCR when the bank information has changed for a CCR registration.

Release 12.2

3.26.3.1. Common Government-wide Accounting Classification (CGAC) Configuration


Federal Financials has been modified to accommodate attributes for the Common
Government Accounting Classification (CGAC) structure. Configuration windows
have been added or modified to accommodate:

The CGAC component based Treasury Account Symbol (TAS) for both
internal agency accounts as well as Trading Partner accounts
TAS, Fund, and General Ledger CGAC related attributes
The 8-character Business Event Type Code (BETC) required for all Fund
Balance with Treasury (FBWT) activity being reported to Treasury such as
payments, collections, borrowings, etc.

Also, a new automated process has been added for establishing new single and
multi-year TASs from existing single-year and multi-year TASs that are expiring.
The process will establish related funds, budget distribution, and TAS/BETC
relationships for the new TASs.
This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:
Release

Patch Number

12.0.x
12.1.x

9307787:R12.FV.A
9307787:R12.FV.B

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3.26.4.

Release 12.2.3

3.26.4.1. Government-wide Treasury Account Symbol Adjusted Trial Balance System


(GTAS) Processing
Federal Financials has been modified to support interface with the U.S. Treasurys
Government-wide Treasury Account Symbol Adjusted Trial Balance System
(GTAS). Modifications to support this interface include new/modified processes,
configuration and budget entry windows and reports. GTAS replaces functionality
previously provided by FACTS I and II. FACTS I and II processes, configuration and
reports have been retired.
GTAS concurrent processes have been added to support the generation of the GTAS
Interface file. Various configuration windows have been added or modified to
accommodate configuration of GTAS attributes included but not limited to the GTAS
Attributes window, the Treasury Account Symbol window, and the Fund Attributes
window. Federal budget entry windows have been modified to accommodate capture of
the Trading Partner Main Account required for the GTAS interface file. The GTAS Trail
Balance and GTAS Transaction Register report have been added.
This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:
Release
11.5.10
12.0.x
12.1.x

Patch Number
17158017
17276857:R12.FV.A
17276857:R12.FV.B

3.26.4.2. Enhanced Intra-Governmental Payment and Collection (IPAC) Processing


Changes to Intra-Governmental Payment and Collection (IPAC) processes have been
made to accommodate new requirements for the IPAC Bulk File including capture of the
componentized Treasury Account Symbol (TAS), Business Event Type Code (BETC),
Trading Partner TAS, and Trading Partner BETC.
The IPAC Bulk File and Automatic Receipt Creation Process has been split into two
processes, the IPAC Bulk File Creation Process and the IPAC Receipts Creation Process.
This separation better accommodates Bulk File resubmission, if necessary.
An IPAC Bulk File Cancel process has been added that can be run after the IPAC Bulk
File Creation Process but before the IPAC Receipts Creation Process in the event there is
an issue with the IPAC Bulk File submitted to Treasury.
This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:
Release
11.5.10
12.0.x
12.1.x

3.26.5.

Patch Number
17007927
16887641:R12.FV.A
16887641:R12.FV.B

Release 12.2.4

3.26.5.1. Capture of BETC, Trading Partner TAS, and Trading Partner BETC
Attributes
The Business Event Type Code (BETC), Trading Partner Treasury Account Symbol
(TAS), and Trading Partner BETC attributes have been added as attributes to the
following transactions at the distribution level:
Purchase Orders
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Payable Invoices
Project Agreements
Receivables Transactions
This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:
Release

Patch Number

11.5.10
12.0.x
12.1.x
12.2.3

16695227
14774455:R12.FV.A
14774455:R12.FV.B
14774455:R12.FV.C

My Oracle Support
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1602631.1
1602631.1
1602631.1

3.26.5.2. Intra-governmental Payment and Collection (IPAC) Enhancements


Modifications to U.S. Treasurys Intra-governmental Payment and Collection (IPAC)
processes have been made to accommodate requirements for the IPAC Bulk File to
capture BETC, Trading Partner TAS, and Trading Partner BETC.
This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:
Release

Patch Number

11.5.10
12.0.x
12.1.x
12.2.3

16695227
14774455:R12.FV.A
14774455:R12.FV.B
14774455:R12.FV.C

My Oracle Support
Knowledge Document
1603099.1
1602631.1
1602631.1
1602631.1

3.26.5.3. Payment Automation Manager (PAM) Interface Enhancements


Federal Financials has been enhanced to support the U.S. Treasurys Payment
Automation Manger (PAM) Interface, Input File Specifications Standard Payment
Request (SPR) Version 5.0.0. This new file format consolidates current bulk file formats
and accommodates capture of the componentized TAS and the BETC.
This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:
Release

Patch Number

11.5.10
12.0.x
12.1.x
12.2.3

17470471
17927956:R12.FV.A
17927956:R12.FV.B
17927956:R12.FV.C

My Oracle Support
Knowledge Document
1625197.1
1663941.1
1663941.1
1633941.1

3.26.5.4. Secure Payment System (SPS) Interface Enhancements


Federal Financials has been enhanced to support the U.S. Treasurys Secure Payment
System (SPS) Schedule Upload 440 File Format for Government-wide Account (GWA)
Reporter Only, Version 1.0. The new file format accommodates capture of the
componentized TAS and the BETC.
This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:
Release

Patch Number

11.5.10
12.0.x
12.1.x

17470471
17927956:R12.FV.A
17927956:R12.FV.B

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1663941.1
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Release

Patch Number

12.2.3

17927956:R12.FV.C

My Oracle Support
Knowledge Document
1633941.1

3.26.5.5. System for Award Management (SAM) Interface Enhancements


Federal Financials has been modified to support the processing of the SAM sensitive data
extract, which will replace the legacy CCR complete data extract effective August 1,
2014. The SAM Data Transfer and SAM Data Processing programs were modified to
support the import of additional and modified data elements between the CCR Complete
File and the SAM Sensitive File. The Search SAM Vendors UI was modified to support
the display of additional and modified data elements between the CCR Complete File and
the SAM Sensitive File. The UI was also modified to remove data elements that are not
mandatory financial system elements.
This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:

3.26.6.

Release

Patch Number

11.5.10
12.0.x
12.1.x
12.2.3

17641759
17747493:R12.FV.A
17747493:R12.FV.B
17747493:R12.FV.C

My Oracle Support
Knowledge Document
1642296.1
1642272.1
1642272.1
1642272.1

Release 12.2.5

3.26.6.1. U.S. Federal: Classification Transactions and Accountability (CTA) Interface


Federal Financials has been enhanced with the following features in support of the
Classification Transactions and Accountability (CTA) Interface:

Global Descriptive Flexfields (GDFs) were added on Journal Lines to


accommodate capture of BETC, Trading Partner TAS, and Trading Partner
BETC needed for CTA reclassification transactions
The CTA Process, which creates a file containing the reclassification transactions
in the CTA Bulk File Component TAS Format. In addition to the file, the
process generates the CTA Exception and CTA Detail Transaction Reports.

Release
12.1.3
12.2.3
12.2.4

Patch Number
20359347:R12.FV.B
18653107:R12.FV.C
18653107:R12.FV.C

My Oracle Support
Knowledge Document
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1906855.1
1906855.1

3.26.6.2. U.S. Federal: Payment Information Repository (PIR) Interface


Federal Financials has been enhanced with the following features in support of the
Payment Information Repository (PIR) Interface:

The PIR Payment Process Request, a new concurrent process, was added to
create payment files for Non-Treasury Disbursing Office (NTDO) check
payments in the PIR Standard Report Format. The process also generates a PIR
Payment Report

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A PIR Payments Processing form was added to accommodate query of PIR


records and provide the ability to reverse PIR Batches for NTDO check payment
process requests that were previously processed by the PIR Payment Process
Request.

Release
12.1.3
12.2.3
12.2.4

Patch Number

My Oracle Support
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1925657.1
1925657.1
1925657.1

18898243:R12.FV.B
19806388:R12.FV.C
19806388:R12.FV.C

3.27. Tax, Legal and Regulatory Updates


3.27.1.

Overview
The following section provides information about the updates introduced to address tax,
regulatory and legislative changes.
Note: Most of the following updates have also been back-ported to previous releases via
standalone patches. Please refer to the sections below for information on patch numbers.

3.27.2.

Release 12.0.3

3.27.2.1. China National Accounting Office (CNAO) Support


The China Accounting Software Data Interface Standard (CNAO) is now available to
provide financial data export and cash flow statement functionality to comply with
Chinese legal requirements.
3.27.2.2. Japan: Depreciable Assets Tax Report
The Depreciable Assets Tax report is now available to address Japanese regional taxation
requirements. A user interface has been added to capture the additional Company and
Tax Authority level information required for the report.

3.27.3.

Release 12.0.4

3.27.3.1. United States: Form 1099 Legislative Updates


This release of Oracle Payables incorporates all 2006 IRS mandated 1099 updates as
follows:

For all forms: Payment Year. Field Positions 2 5 have been incremented to
update the four-digit reporting year (2005-2006) unless reporting prior year data
Deletion of two fields: Replacement Alpha Character, position 21-22 and
Electronic File name for a Replacement File, position 396-410
Expansion of the Contact Email Address to 50 positions and the deletion of the
Vendor Contact Email address. As a result, several other fields have new
positions: Contact Email Address, position 359 408 and Cartridge Tape File
Indicator, positions 409 410.

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3.27.4.

Release 12.1.1

3.27.4.1. Brazil: Fiscal SPED Support for Fiscal Book Generation and Electronic
Invoice Integration
Support for Fiscal Book Generation
The Brazilian Fiscal SPED requires organizations to submit a set of legal reports in
electronic format to tax authorities. Specific additional information is required to be
provided in these reports. Oracle Financials for Latin America provides new and
enhanced functionality to capture the additional required information.
The following new windows have been introduced to support SPED:

Electronic Invoice Attributes


Electronic Invoice Status History

The following existing windows have been enhanced:

Tax Codes and Rates


Supplier Sites
Customer Sites
Transaction Sources
Order Management Deliveries
Order Management Carriers
Transaction Types
Inventory Master Items
Item Templates

Support for Electronic Invoice Integration


Per Brazilian tax law, account receivable invoices can only be billed to a customer
after tax authority approval.
In this release, Oracle Financials for Latin America provides support for electronic
invoice integration for tax authority approval. The tax authority approval status is used to
control downstream business process such as invoice printing, collection, etc. for the
receivables invoice. In order to prevent billing customers with an invalid document
status, only receivable invoices with a status of Finalized or Contingency are processed.
Invoices with a status of Sent, Error, Cancelled, Rejected and Obsolete are placed on hold
until the electronic invoice status is updated to Finalized or Contingency.
This update has also been back-ported to the following release:
Release

Patch Number

12.0

7000001:R12.JL.A

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3.27.4.2. Japan: Asset Depreciation Enhancements for Japan Tax Reform Act of 2007
In order to stimulate and promote economic growth, The Ministry of Finance for Japan
has announced new tax reforms. The reforms introduced new rules for calculating
depreciation on fixed assets effective April 1, 2007.
Oracle Assets provides the following new features to support the new tax reforms:

New depreciation methods and rates for depreciable assets acquired on or after
April 1, 2007
New rates are added to the Straight Line Method
250% Declining Balance Method
Extension of Depreciation feature for calculation of extended depreciation for
eligible assets (depreciable asset acquired on or before March 31st, 2007 and
depreciated up to earlier 95% limit)
Enhanced reporting for compliance
Enhanced Mass Changes feature by adding Salvage value and Final Depreciable
limit parameters

This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:


Release
11.5.10
12.0

Patch Number
7427746
8706840:FA.A

3.27.4.3. United Kingdom: Reverse Charge VAT


On June 1, 2007, the new Reverse Charge VAT rule became effective in the United
Kingdom. The Reverse Charge VAT involves inverting the tax liable party from the
Seller of Goods to the Buyer of Goods under certain conditions for domestic
transactions within the EU countries.
Oracle Financials now supports this new VAT regulation by identifying reverse charge
VAT transactions and ensuring that appropriate tax rules are applied. A Reversed Charge
Sales report is now available to list effected invoices. A standard message is printed on
all reverse charge sales invoices.
This update has also been back-ported to 12.0 via Oracle Financials Release Update Pack
5. For additional information, please refer to My Oracle Support Knowledge Document
565898.1.

3.27.5.

Release 12.1.2

3.27.5.1. Argentina: Turnover Tax Withholding/Perception Regimes


The Tax Authority of Buenos Aires province has determined through regulations DN
70/07 and DN 74/07, that tax rates for its Turnover Withholding and Turnover Perception
regimes would be defined per individual contributors (i.e. taxpayer id), therefore
modifying existing withholding and perception tax rate determination, which was a
general rate applicable for all taxpayers.
Each Perception agent (i.e. seller) and Withholding agent (i.e. buyer) will be required to
download from the tax authoritys website a monthly flat file with applicable tax rate
information for each contributor (taxpayer id).
In this release, Oracle Financials for Latin America provides new and enhanced
functionality to enable its customers to upload the governments monthly data file and
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update the corresponding tax assignments per taxpayer id (i.e. Withholding rates for
suppliers in Oracle Payables and Perception rates for customers in Oracle Receivables)
and ultimately calculate proper withholding and perception taxes on Payments and
Receivables transactions, thus complying with the current legal regulations.
The following functionality is provided:

Infrastructure and Guidelines to Setup and Upload Monthly Data File


Program to Validate Data prior to Data Upload
Program to Update Monthly Turnover Perception Tax Assignments per Taxpayer
id (Receivables)
Program to Update Monthly Turnover Withholding Assignments per Taxpayer id
(Payables)
Program to Update Withholding Rates for Unpaid Invoices (Payables)
Report to List Uploaded Data for Verification Purposes

The following windows have been enhanced:

Withholding Taxes
Supplier Withholding Applicability

The following concurrent program has been introduced:

Argentine Turnover Tax Data Upload Verification Report

The following reports can be generated based on parameters entered in the above
concurrent program:

Argentine Turnover Temporary Data Upload Verification Report


Argentine Turnover Data Upload Validation Report
Argentine Turnover Final Data Upload Verification Report

This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:


Release

Patch Number

11.5.10
12.0
12.1.1/12.1.2

7368540
7685123:R12.JL.A
8427989:R12.JL.B

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778917.1
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3.27.5.2. Brazil: Federal SPED Regulation - Accounting SPED


The Brazilian Accounting SPED, also known as Escriturao Contabil Digital ECD,
requires companies to submit their accounting data to the Federal Tax Authority on a
monthly or yearly basis in a flat file format.
In this release, Oracle Financials for Latin America provides new and enhanced
functionality to capture the required information, extract and format electronic
accounting books.
Oracle supports monthly generation of the following bookkeeping types:

Bookkeeping Type G

Bookkeeping Type G is applicable when the company stores detailed accounting in


Oracle General Ledger. It is the preferred bookkeeping type by Federal Tax
Authority.

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Bookkeeping Type R

Bookkeeping Type R is applicable when a company summarizes accounting data in


Oracle General Ledger and keeps the accounting details in the sub-ledgers.

Bookkeeping Type A

Bookkeeping Type A contains the detailed accounting for Bookkeeping Types R or


B. Users can drill down and retrieve detailed accounting information from AP and
AR sub-ledgers.

Bookkeeping Type B

Bookkeeping Type B is specific for Financial Institutions such as Banks. It requires


additional registers to be reported. This book may also have an auxiliary bookkeeping
Type A associated to it.
New User Interface screens introduced to support Accounting SPED are:

Participants
Participant Relationships
Bookkeeping Types

The following pages have been enhanced to capture new data elements:

Legal Entities
Establishments
Legal and Tax Registrations
Contacts Information

The following programs have been introduced:

Brazilian Accounting SPED Data Extract Program


Brazilian Accounting SPED Text File Generation Program
Brazilian Accounting SPED Financial Statements Data Extraction.

This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:


Release

Patch Number

11.5.10
12.0
12.1.1/12.1.2

8319193
8824610:R12.JL.A
8692514:R12.JL.B

My Oracle Support
Knowledge Document
786498.1
878922.1
878922.1

3.27.5.3. China: Golden Tax Adapter Enhancements


In this release the EBS Golden Tax Adaptor functionality has been expanded to support
the merging of multiple Golden Tax (VAT) Invoices, capturing bank and customer
information in simplified Chinese for use in the Golden Tax (VAT) invoices, and the
ability to support sales discounts on Golden Tax (VAT) invoices.
1. Merge multiple Golden Tax (VAT) invoices

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Users can consolidate multiple invoices for the same customer into a single VAT
invoice within limits as defined in the System Options.
2. Capturing bank and customer information in simplified Chinese
Users can use an Alternate Name to enter, capture and print the customer and
bank information in Chinese on issued VAT invoices.
3. Sales discount
Users can export sales discount lines from the EBS Golden Tax Adaptor into the
Golden Tax system. Users can import credit memo data with merged discount
amounts back into Golden Tax Adaptor.
3.27.5.4. Italy: Annual VAT Extract
The Annual VAT declaration is a legal requirement in Italy. All Italian legal entities
must complete the Annual VAT declaration according to the specifications of the Italian
fiscal authority.
This release provides a standard extract which contains selected VAT details to assist
Italian customers to submit their Annual VAT declaration in their functional currency as
well as non-Italian customers to reconcile their VAT registers for their statutory reporting
needs.
3.27.5.5. Italy: Annual Withholding Extract
The Annual Withholding declaration is a legal requirement in Italy. All legal entities
must complete the fiscal template according to the specifications of the Italian fiscal
authority.
This release provides a report that may be printed annually for each legal entity. The
report lists the withholding tax and the tax identification information related to partially
and fully paid payables transactions. This report is consistent with the information listed
on Italian Withholding Tax Letters.
3.27.5.6. Japan: Enhanced Support for Tax Reform 2007/2008
Japans Ministry of Finance announced new tax reforms for the calculation and reporting
of fixed asset depreciation.
Oracle Assets provides the following new features to support the Japanese tax reform
legislation:
1. Enhanced Legacy Data Migration for Japan Tax Reform
Prior 2007 Japan Tax Reform product enhancements allowed new assets added
into the system to be assigned the new depreciation methods. However,
customers also need the ability to easily assign existing assets to the new
mandated methods.
The following functionality enables users to migrate legacy assets:

The Asset Workbench now allows addition of assets already in Extended


Depreciation and displays additional asset information for these assets.
Mass Additions now permits the addition of existing assets in Extended
Depreciation and also displays additional asset information.
The Asset Integrator (Oracle Web ADI) has been modified to enable the
addition of existing assets in Extended Depreciation.

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The Extended Adjustments program has been modified to support


migrated depreciating assets in Extended Depreciation.

2. Enhanced What-If Depreciation Analysis for Japan Tax Reform


The What-If Depreciation program has been enhanced to use 2007 Japan Tax
Reform methods:

New JP 250 DB methods introduced with the Japan Tax Reform.


The new JP STL EXTD method for assets currently depreciating under
Extended Depreciation.

3. Depreciable Assets Tax Report for Japan


Previously, users of the Japan Depreciable Assets Tax Report could only register
and provide descriptive information for a single company. The report has now
been enhanced to handle multiple companies.
The Japan Depreciable Assets Tax Report contains the following modifications:

Users can specify information for multiple companies linked to specified


asset book(s).
Additional reference information is enterable in the report.
The report layout format conforms to the legal standard.

This update has also been back-ported to 12.1.1 via the standalone patch:
8706842:R12.FA.B.
3.27.5.7. Spain: VAT Legislation: Modelo 340 Informative Declaration
The new Modelo 340 Informative Declaration includes Issued Invoices, Received
Invoices, Investments and Certain Intra EU transactions. This new 2009 declaration
accompanies the VAT Settlement ("Liquidacin del IVA") and does not replace an
existing declaration ("Modelo"). This settlement can be performed monthly or annually.
In this release, a new file is available in accordance to the new legislation.
This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:
Release

Patch Number

11.5.10
12.0
12.1.1/12.1.2

8535502
8635531:R12.JE.A
8635531:R12.JE.B

My Oracle Support
Knowledge Document
1288794.1
1288812.1
1288812.1

3.27.5.8. Spain: VAT Legislation: Modelo 347 Domestic Transactions Turnover Report
Changes
New guidelines include changes to the types of companies that are required to submit
Modelo 347. These guidelines were issued on December 30th, 2008, and are applicable
as of January 1st, 2009: Order EHA/3787/2008, of 29 of December, (BOE 30-diciembre2008). A series of updates and additional fields have been applied to the layout of
Modelo 347 report in accordance to the legislative requirements.
This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:
Release

Patch Number

11.5.10

7564728

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12.0
12.1.1/12.1.2

8635531:R12.JE.A
8635531:R12.JE.B

1288812.1
1288812.1

3.27.5.9. Spain: VAT Legislation: Modelo 415 Canary Island Turnover Report Changes
Companies operating in the Canary Islands and subject to the Canary Islands Tax Regime
are required to submit an IGIC Modelo 415 file. A series of updates and additional fields
have been applied to the layout of Modelo 415 in accordance of the new legislative
requirements.
This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:
Release

Patch Number

11.5.10
12.0
12.1.1/12.1.2

8294328
8635531:R12.JE.A
8635531:R12.JE.B

My Oracle Support
Knowledge Document
1288794.1
1288812.1
1288812.1

3.27.5.10. Spain: Changes to Taxpayer ID Validation


In 2008, Spain issued new legal guidelines to allow Taxpayer IDs to begin with alphabet
characters of Y and Z and specific logic to derive the correct format. Prior to this
change, Spanish Taxpayer IDs were legally allowed to only begin with alphabet
characters up to X. This release supports the revised Spanish Taxpayer ID validation.
For additional information, please refer to My Oracle Support Knowledge Document:
759473.1, 760262.
3.27.5.11. United Kingdom: Support for Revaluations and Impairments per Statement of
Recommended Practice for United Kingdom Local Authority Accounting
The Joint Committee for CIPFA/LASAAC published A Statement of Recommended
Accounting Practice (SORP) 2006. The SORP recommends how fixed assets owned by
UK Local Authorities are to be revalued starting from April 1, 2007.
Revaluation and impairment functionality in Oracle Assets now addresses the fixed asset
revaluation requirements as per SORP.

Revaluation Reserve Accounting for Net Book Value


Generating Depreciation Neutralizing Entries
Revaluation of Donated and Discounted Assets
Impairment Classification Types
Reason and Purpose Descriptions
Generating Impairment Loss Neutralizing Accounting Entries
Revaluations Directly Related to Prior Impairments
Generating Asset Decommission and Disposal Entries.

This update has also been back-ported to 12.1.1 via the standalone patch:
8706842:R12.FA.B.
3.27.5.12. U.S. Federal: New FACTS II Edit Checks and File Layout Changes
Closing Validation Edit 13 and Reclassification Edit 14 rules have been added as
configuration options for FACTS II processing in accordance with Treasury FMS

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guidance. Additionally, the FACTS II Edit Check Detail Report has been modified to
include the status and supporting detail for these edits.
This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:

Release

Patch Number

11.5.10
12.0.x
12.1.x

9351322
9351569.FV.A
9351569.FV.B

My Oracle Support
Knowledge Document
875303.1
875303.1

3.27.5.13. U.S. Federal: Enhanced Central Contractor Registration (CCR) Processing


CCR processing has been enhanced to process the BPN extract v4.07 files. These
extracts contain unlimited Business Types, NAICS, SIC, PSC and FSC Codes, as well as
NAICS exception and SBA Certification Data. The CCR Vendors pages have been
updated to display this information.
3.27.5.14. Global: Support for Asset Impairment in Accordance with International
Accounting Standard 36
IAS 36 addresses financial accounting and reporting for impairment of assets. The
provisions provide that assets should not be carried at more than their recoverable
amounts. The Standard requires entities to carry out impairment tests for all their
tangible and intangible assets, other than assets in certain specified categories (e.g.
inventories, construction contract assets, financial assets and non-current assets classified
as held for sale). IAS 36 requires companies to measure an asset's recoverable amount
(the higher of the asset's or cash generating unit's fair value, less costs to sell, and its
value in use) and compare it to the book value. Oracle Assets now calculates and
generates asset impairments and the appropriate General Ledger journals in accordance
with IAS 36 guidelines.
This update has also been back-ported to 12.1.1 via the standalone patch:
8706842:R12.FA.B.
3.27.5.15. Global: Year End Closing Process
Selective country legislators stipulate that the year-end closing journals and yearbeginning opening journals are to be created using the net balance of each account.
The Close Process: Create Balance Sheet Closing Journals program and Close Process:
Create Income Statement Closing Journals program in General Ledger have been
enhanced to support this legal requirement. Using the new Net Closing Balance Journal
option in the Accounting Setup Manager, users can now generate the appropriate yearend closing journals and year-beginning opening journals.

3.27.6.

Release 12.1.3

3.27.6.1. Argentina: Support for Argentina Simplified Regime (Monotributo)


The Argentine Fiscal Authority (Resolution 2616), introduced a new Withholding
Regime for Income Tax and VAT application to Simplified Regime Contributors (a.k.a.
Monotributista). Effective January 1, 2010, the new regime is effective on any payment
made to a Monotributista that has reached an annual threshold-billing amount as predefined by the government.

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The extended withholding solution for Argentine has been enhanced to address these
changes. Suppliers can now be defined using withholding types and rates applicable to
simplified regimes.
With these changes, users now can:

Identify suppliers who are Monotributistas


Verify suppliers billing information against fiscal authority thresholds
Analyze information through the Monotributistas Billing vs. Threshold
Verification Report
Automatically enable Simplified Regime applicability to Monotributistas that
meet the threshold.
This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:
Release

Patch Number

11.5.10
12.0.5
12.1.1/12.1.2

8971151
9112951:R12.JL.A
9112951:R12.JL.B

My Oracle Support
Knowledge Document
987131.1
987131.1

3.27.6.2. Belgium: Annual VAT Report File Format v1.3


Effective from January 2010, the new v1.3 file format has replaced the current v1.2 file
format of the Belgian Annual VAT Return File.
This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:
Release
11.5.10
12.0.5
12.1.1/12.1.2

Patch Number
9249589
9480859:R12.JE.A
9480859:R12.JE.B

3.27.6.3. Brazil: Support for Brazilian Electronic Collection Document Process (DDA)
Effective October 2009, Oracle Financials for Latin America introduced two new
attributes in the Collection Document Window and in the Import Collection Documents
program to support the Brazilian Authorized Direct Debit (DDA) system:

Collection Document Barcode: The Collection Document Barcode is required


for the Electronic File Transfer. This mandatory record speeds up the data entry
of manually collected documents and is now a required field in the Standard
Collection Document.
Electronic Collection Document Flag: The Electronic Format (Y/N) flag
identifies if the respective collection document is electronic (Y) or standard (N).

This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:


Release

Patch Number

11.5.10
12.0.5
12.1.1/12.1.2

8802352
9319746:R12.JL.A
9319746:R12.JL.B

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3.27.6.4. China: Support for Version 2 of the China Accounting Software Data Interface
Standard
The China National Audit Office (CNAO) has defined a new version of their accounting
auditing filing standard, known as the China Accounting Software Data Interface
Standard. The new standard requires a number of XML-based reports, using data
primarily from the General Ledger, Payables, Receivables, Assets, and Payroll
modules. It is currently required for state-owned enterprises and public sector
organizations.
3.27.6.5. India: Enhanced Value Added Tax (VAT) Functionality to Support Flexible
Recovery Schedule for India
Oracle Financials for India now provides the flexibility to use VAT recovery schedules
and percentages to derive the tax installments and dates to claim or recover VAT on
capital goods.
3.27.6.6. India: Value Added Tax (VAT) Statutory Accounting and Reporting for NonShippable Items
Users can now have the ability to generate Value Added Tax Invoice Numbers, perform
VAT Repository updates, and account for VAT taxes for customer billable non-shippable
items on sales orders.
3.27.6.7. Israel: Israel VAT Report Enhancement
Effective January 2010, new legislation was introduced affecting companies issuing
periodic VAT declarations in Israel. The legislative changes include:Enhanced tax
reporting boxes for declared input and output taxes

New electronic flat file format declaration related to 835


Aggregated reporting of taxable sales transactions below the official published
limits
Monthly percentage or amounts limits for tax reclaimed on Petty Cash
transactions
Mandatory declaration of export trade transactions (Rshimon Export).

The EMEA VAT Reporting Setup has been updated to capture monthly aggregation and
declaration limits for Israel.
The following Israeli reports have been enhanced to incorporate the legislative changes:

Israeli VAT AR Detail Report


Israeli VAT AP Detail Report
Israeli VAT Summary Declaration to Tax Authorities
Israeli VAT File Generation Related to 835.

This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:


Release

Patch Number

12.0.6
12.1.1/12.1.2

9241039:R12.JE.A
9241039:R12.JE.B

My Oracle Support
Knowledge Document
981126.1
981126.1

3.27.6.8. Israel: Withholding Tax File 856


Legislative amendments to the Income Tax Ordinance require updates to the
Withholding Tax File 856. These amendments impact the existing Israeli
Withholding Tax File to Tax Authority report.
In summary, the amendments are as follows:
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Row 60 includes new fields for Tax Year, Supplier Type and Explanation for the
Tax File in IRS
Row 70 includes new fields for Foreign Suppliers Total Payments Paid by Bank
and Foreign Suppliers Total Withhold Amounts Paid by Bank. Positions 53 to
101 are filled out with spaces.
Row 80, a new row has been added. This row has 216 positions and is composed
of 12 lines, one line per each month of the year.

The following data is also generated as part of row 80:

IRS Deduction File Number, Reporting Type Code, Tax Year, Period, Number of
Reported Suppliers, Total Payments, Total Withholding Tax, 155 spaces and the
constant 80.

This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:


Release

Patch Number

12.0.5
12.1.1/12.1.2

9253606:R12.JE.A
9253606:R12.JE.B

My Oracle Support
Knowledge Document
1288098.1
1288098.1

3.27.6.9. U.S. Federal: Extract File Changes for Central Contractor Registration (CCR)
CCR processing has been enhanced to process the BPN extract v4.09 files. The extracts
contain additional NAICS information, as well as the Excluded Parties List System
(EPLS) status. The CCRXML request version number has been updated to 2.10. The
CCR Vendors pages have also been updated to display the additional information.
3.27.6.10. U.S. Federal: Regulatory Updates to Statement of Budgetary Resources
The setup and concurrent process for the following Federal Financial Statements have
been modified to align with OMB Circular A-136 Revised (dated June 10, 2009) as well
as USSGL Fiscal Year 2010 crosswalk attributes:

Statement of Budgetary Resources


Statement of Changes in Net Position.

3.27.6.11. U.S. Federal: Regulatory Updates to SF-133 Report


The setup and concurrent process for the SF 133, Report on Budget Execution, has been
modified to align with OMB Circular A-136 Revised (dated June 10, 2009) as well as
USSGL Fiscal Year 2010 crosswalk attributes.
This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:
Release

Patch Number

11.5.10
12.0
12.1.1/12.1.2

9307464
9162915:R12.FV.A
9162915:R12.FV.B

My Oracle Support
Knowledge Document
979828.1
979828.1
979828.1

3.27.6.12. Global: European Community VAT Changes for 2010


Effective January 1, 2010, the European Union (EU) introduced changes related to Value
Added Tax (VAT) to modernize and simplify the rules for cross-border supply services
and tax recovery. Business-to-business supply of services will now no longer be taxed

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where the supplier is located but will be taxed where the customer is situated. The
changes also introduced new reporting requirements.
Oracle Financials has been enhanced to address the new VAT changes by providing the
following features:

Identify the intra EU service transaction lines and display them on the European
Sales Listing report
Print standard legal messages on sales invoices.

This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:


Release

Patch Number

12.0

9337544:R12.ZX.A
9123675:R12.BPA.A
9337544:R12.ZX.B
9123675:R12.BPA.B

12.1

3.27.7.

My Oracle Support
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974979.1
1107453.1
974979.1
1107453.1

Release 12.2

3.27.7.1. Brazil: Federal SPED Regulation Accounting SPED Updates


The following updates are available:

Identify accounts within the account hierarchy to exclude from register I050
(Chart of Accounts)
Exclude STAT currency code journals from reporting
Support 19 positions for numeric and amount values
Provide Create or Change Date identifier as required under register I100 (Cost
Center)
Automatic defaulting of Taxpayer ID (i.e. CNPJ/CPF) when defining Third Party
Participants
Generate digital transcript signature (register I151) for register I150 (periodic
balances) for the Bookkeeping Type B.

This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:


Release

Patch Number

12.0
12.1.x

11653651.R12.JL.A
11653651.R12.JL.B

My Oracle Support
Knowledge Document
1299664.1
1299664.1

3.27.7.2. Brazil: Fiscal SPED Electronic Invoice Layout Update (Manual 4.01)
The following attributes are generated and/or captured in order for Fiscal Partners to
communicate Electronic Invoices to Fiscal Authorities:

Numeric Access Key Code generated by the Electronic Invoice Attributes


window
Wagon and Ferry Identification captured at the Shipping Transaction and
Electronic Invoice Attributes window
Industry Specific Attributes on Receivables Transaction Workbench and open
interface
Additional Attributes for Multiple Towing Vehicles on Shipping Transactions,
Receivables Transaction Workbench and open interface.

This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:


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Release

Patch Number

11.5.10
12.0
12.1.x

10215640
10184720:R12.JL.A
10184720.R12.JL.B

My Oracle Support
Knowledge Document
1185914.1
1185914.1

3.27.7.3. Brazil: Fiscal SPED Support for PIS/COFINS (EFD-Digital Fiscal


Bookkeeping)
To address legal resolution 1052/2010 for PIS/PASEP and COFINS taxes, effective April
2011, the following existing windows have been enhanced to capture additional
information:

Sales Order Lines


Electronic Invoice Attributes
Tax Code and Rates
Customer Account Sites
Inventory Master Items
Item Templates

Additionally, the Auto Invoice program has been enhanced to import the Service
Execution Date from the Receivables Interface table.
This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:
Release
11.5.10
12.0
12.1.x

Patch Number
10628769
11825724:R12.JL.A
11825724.R12.JL.B

3.27.7.4. Israel: Combined VAT File (Ichud Oskim)


As of January 2010, Israeli companies falling under Ichud Oskim legislation must
report VAT transactions in a single file, as opposed to individual files.
The Israeli VAT File Related to 835 report has been modified to generate a combined
VAT file. Users can inform the Tax Group Registration Number (Ichud Oskim) and up
to ten legal reporting entities. The report can still be used to generate the VAT file for an
individual company.
This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:
Release

Patch Number

12.0
12.1.x

9155483:R12.JE.A
9155483.R12.JE.B

My Oracle Support
Knowledge Document
1145147.1
1145147.1

3.27.7.5. Israel: Withholding Tax File 856 (Legal Changes 2010)


The Withholding Tax File 856 has been updated for 2010 reporting effective March
2011.

Row 60, position 17-17 Explanation for the Tax File in IRS column now
includes a new value for foreign suppliers
Row 70, position 53-63 now includes the Supplier Liability column and position
64-73 now includes the Company Phone Number.

This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:


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Release

Patch Number

12.0

11058720:R12.JE.A

12.1.x

11058720.R12.JE.B

3.27.7.6. Portugal: Billing Software Certification


Oracle Financials for Portugal has been modified to comply with the new Portuguese
Legislation published in the Decree no 363/2010, of the 23rd June Series I, no120.
The following requirements are addressed:

Provide a system that allows the registration of sales invoices or similar


documents through an asymmetric RSA encryption algorithm and a private key
known only by the software provider
Generate the encrypted signature for all applicable Receivables transactions
Generate the signature by concatenating and encrypting all required data
elements
Store the required signature-related elements for subsequent SAF-T reporting
Store the required certification information to meet invoice printing
requirements.
Provide access controls to the program with user authentication
Maintain an audit trail of changes to tax data related to original information.

This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:


Release

Patch Number

11.5.10
12.0
12.1.x

10394365
11692550:R12.JE.A
11692550.R12.JE.B

My Oracle Support Knowledge


Document
1272898.1
1274628.1
1274628.1

3.27.7.7. Spain: VAT Legislation: Modelo 349 ESL/EPL Changes


The Spanish Tax Authority has published required changes to the existing electronic
report Spanish Inter-EU Operations Summary Magnetic Format (Modelo 349).
The changes impact the following:

Report Layout
Monthly reporting support

New Transaction Key reporting

This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:


Release

Patch Number

12.0
12.1.x

9860980:R12.JE.A
9860980.R12.JE.B

My Oracle Support
Knowledge Document
1145773.1
1145773.1

3.27.7.8. United Kingdom: Local Authority Revaluation and Impairment


By March 31, 2011 UK local authorities are to account for their fixed assets in
accordance with guidelines as detailed in the Code of practice on local authority
accounting in the United Kingdom 2010/11 based on International Reporting Standards,
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released by CIPFA in December 2009, also referred to as the Code. The move to the
IFRS-based Code from the UK GAAP-based SORP resulted in changes to the accounting
entries related to revaluations and impairments for property, plant and equipment assets.
The following revaluation and impairment functionality has been provided in Oracle
Assets to address the fixed asset revaluation and impairment requirements for tangible
property, plant and equipment assets, as per the Code:

Revaluation Loss (new feature)


Reversal of Revaluation Loss (new feature)
Consumption of Economic Benefit (CEB) Impairment (changed feature).

3.27.7.9. U.S. Federal: New FACTS II Edits


Federal Agencies Centralized Trail-Balance System (FACTS II) edits have been
added/removed to comply with Treasury changes:

Edit 14: Retirement of Reclassification Edit 14


Edit 15: The ending balance recorded in USSGL account 4157 cannot exceed
the ending balance in USSGL account 4397
Edit 16: The ending balance recorded in USSGL account 4158 cannot exceed
the ending balance in USSGL account 4398
Edit 17: USSGL Accounts 4134/4144 only apply to TAFSs where USSGL
accounts 4871 and/or 4971 are reported
Non-Federal Exception Edit: A Non-Federal Exception Allowed checkbox has
been added to the Define Treasury Account Symbols window. USSGL Accounts
4221/ 4251/4230/4233/4212 can only have balances for Treasury Account
Symbols with the Non-Federal Exception Allowed checkbox checked.

Additionally, the FACTS II Edit Check Detail Report has been modified to include the
status and supporting detail for the above edits.
This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:

3.27.8.

Release

Patch Number

11.5.10
12.0
12.1.1/12.1.2

11799569
11683152:R12.FV.A
11683152.R12.FV.B

My Oracle Support
Knowledge Document
1299711.1
1299711.1
1299711.1

Release 12.2.2

3.27.8.1. Belgium: Belgian VAT Annual Return Report Legal Changes 2012
Effective February 2012, new legislation was introduced affecting companies issuing the
VAT Annual Return in Belgium.
The Belgian VAT Annual Return contains information about all goods and services
supplied to Belgian customers during the tax year. The return uses data generated
through the Belgian VAT Annual Declaration process to produce the VAT Annual
Return in XLM format. Each VAT eligible company in Belgium is required to submit an
Annual VAT Return in electronic format (XML) to the Belgian VAT Authorities via the
INTERVAT portal.
The legal updates provided for the Belgian VAT Annual Return Report ensures
compliance with the new XML schema version 0_7.xds Interval v8.0.
The changes are as follows:

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Group format of XML output


Target namespace
Specific XML tag names
ROOT section
Identification Declarant section
Addition of Phone Number and Email Address tags
Optional elements not generated:
File Attachment
Comment
Replaced Client Listing element of Client Listing
Section not required by Oracle users:
Representative section

This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:


Release

Patch Number

12.0.6
12.1.1
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3.27.8.2. China: China Accounting Software Data Interface Banking Standard


Ministry of Finance, China National Audit Office and Standardization Administration of
China jointly issued GB/T 19586-2004 Information Technology Data Interface of
Accounting Software standard for State-owned Enterprise, Public Sectors, Ministries and
Their Administration Units and State-owned Commercial Bank.
The standard requires those entities could export their financial statements and
accounting data periodically by specific XML format.
China Accounting Software Data Interface Banking feature complies with the standard of
commercial bank portion to export the required financial statements and accounting
information from the General Ledger. The solution includes two components which are
shared information data export and general ledger data export.
3.27.8.3. India: NSDL eTDS and eTCS Returns
Oracle Financials for India now supports filing of eTDS and eTCS quarterly statutory
returns using the file validation utility 3.6 released by National Securities Depositories
Limited which are mandatory from October, 2012.
3.27.8.4. India: TCS Product Impact Support
Oracle Financials for India now supports Tax Collected at Source (TCS) sale of certain
minerals, cash sale of bullion and jewelry that are released as part of the budget changes
announced by the Federal Government of India in March, 2012.
3.27.8.5. India: Service Tax Reverse Charge Mechanism
Oracle Financials for India now supports, Reverse Charge on service tax where the
service tax is to be paid by the service receiver and not by the service provider, along
with partial payment of service tax service provider and service receiver.
3.27.8.6. Russia: Enable Revaluation at Year End
In December 2010, a new Russian legal requirement was announced mandating that in
2011 and later, asset revaluations are to be performed at year end and reflected in the
financial results of the year being closed. In compliance with this new requirement, the

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Oracle Assets revaluation functionality has been extended to allow users to include the
current period depreciation in the accumulated depreciation being revalued.
3.27.8.7. United Kingdom: Modulus Check Validations for Bank Accounts in the United
Kingdom
The existing account number validations for United Kingdom domestic bank accounts
only check the length of the account number. These validations are performed during the
entry and update of bank accounts.
With this release the account number validations for United Kingdom are enhanced to
include a modulus check validation along with the length checks.
To enable the modulus checks, a new concurrent program "Load UK Domestic
Account Validations Data" has been provided to load the modulus validation data from
text files that are provided and periodically updated by VocaLink Ltd. This includes:

Modulus Weights Table Data


Sorting Code Substitution Data.

This update has also been back-ported to 12.1.x via the standalone patch:
16511168:R12.CE.B.

3.27.9.

Release 12.2.3

3.27.9.1. Brazil: Resolution 13 Import Content Attributes


Oracle Financials for Brazil has been changed to capture additional information required
as part of the Federal Senate Resolution 13/2012, and subsequent Agreement 38/2013.
The solution provided will let users:

Define new Item Origin codes


Assign the new Item Origin Codes to inventory items and item templates
Manually enter and/or import Item Origin Codes at Order Entry lines, Memo
Lines and Transaction lines
Associate the newly introduced Import Content related attributes to inventory
items and item templates
Enter/Update the Import Content related attributes at Transaction Line level
(defaulted from inventory item).

This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:

3.27.10.

Release

Patch Number

11.5.10
12.0.6
12.1.x

16665395
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Release 12.2.5

3.27.10.1. Brazil: Brazilian Accounting SPED Layout 2


The Brazilian Accounting SPED Data Extract Program has been modified to incorporate
the new EDC requirements as published in the May2013 ECD Layout Guidance Manual
via Executive Declaratory Act Cofis n 33/2013.
The Brazilian Accounting SPED Data Extract Program has been changed to generate the
new fields for the following impacted registers:
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Register 0000 - Flat File Opening and Company Identification


Register I030 - Opening Term
Register J100 Balance Sheet
Register J930 - Bookkeeping Signatories identification.

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Release

Patch Number

12.0.x
12.1.x
12.2.x

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3.27.10.2. Brazil: Brazilian Electronic Invoice NFe 3.10


Technical Note 2013/005 set forth new attributes and electronic invoice layout to be used
when communicating to the tax authority when creating the NF-e.
The following is now available in support of the changes.

Configuration of required NFe attributes such as Buyer Presence Indicator,


Fiscal Document Model and Recipient State Inscription Indicator
Definition of tax related attributes such as ICMS Deferred Rate, ICMS Deferred
Amount and ICMS Exemption Reason
Enter and/or modify reporting information at Sales Orders level
Enter and/or modify reporting information at Electronic Invoice Attributes
window
Enter and/or modify reporting information at Electronic Invoice Line Attributes
window, including Import Control and Export Control reporting attributes.

This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:


Release

Patch Number

12.0.x
12.1.x
12.2.x

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3.27.10.3. Japan: Depreciation Adjustment for Declining-Balance Method in Corporate


Tax Book
Japanese tax legislation requires the asset's Net Book Value (NBV) in the Corporate
Book be equal to the asset's NBV in the Tax Book if the asset is depreciated using the
Japanese Declining Balance (DB) method in the tax book and the net book value of the
asset in the Corporate Book at the end of the fiscal year is higher than its NBV in the tax
book.
The Japan Depreciation Adjustment for DB Method in Corporate Tax Book concurrent
program is now available to automatically adjust the depreciation expense in the Tax
Book for Corporate book assets whose NBVs are greater than their corresponding Tax
Book asset at the end of the fiscal year.
This update has also been back-ported to 12.1.3+ via the standalone patch:
19264455:R12.FA.B.

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3.27.10.4. Mexico: Mexican Electronic Accounting - Chart of Accounts and Trial


Balance - XML Files
According to the Appendix 24 of the Miscellaneous Fiscal Resolution for 2014
(Resolucin Miscelnea Fiscal para 2014), accounting via electronic media is required to
contain the following:

Chart of Accounts: Companies are to report transactions using the Company's


chart of accounts and the corresponding agglutination code, according to the
catalog published by the SAT
Summary Trial Balance including beginning balances, movements of the period
and ending balances of each and every one of the accounts of assets, liabilities,
capital, results (revenues, costs, expenses) and off-balance sheet accounts
Journals information including transaction details
Auxiliary report of accounts

The feature provide enables customers to:

Define and report Contra Accounts (i.e. Rectifying Accounts)


Define the Mexican SAT Chart of Accounts
Define Rollup Groups, Summary Accounts and maintain account balances at
those levels
Define multiple configuration scenarios (via the Mexican Electronic Accounting
Configuration window) used as the main input criteria to generate the Chart of
Accounts and Trial Balance reports
Map Companys Primary Chart of Account with SATs Chart of Account
Generate the Mexican Chart of Accounts - XML File (CATALOGO) as per
Configuration setup, as many times required
Generate the Mexican Trial Balance - XML File (BALANZA) as per
Configuration setup, as required.

This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:


Release

Patch Number

12.1.x
12.2.x

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3.27.10.5. Spain: Spanish Modelo 347 Legal Changes 2014


The Deferred VAT regime is a regime that suppliers can adhere in order to pay and settle
their VAT on Payment date rather than the traditional Invoice date. Only suppliers that do
not exceed a total annual turnover of 2,000,000 Euros can adhere to this regime. EBS
and Fusion customers, therefore, are mainly recipients (i.e. customers) of said deferred
VAT transactions. Therefore, they will have to enter these deferred VAT transactions in
Oracle Payables and report them on the Spanish Payables Operations with Third Parties
Data Extract (Modelo 347).
A party that is the recipient of deferred VAT regime invoices can have both non-deferred
VAT invoices (known as accrual based invoices) and deferred VAT invoices. In the case
of non-deferred VAT invoices, there is no change regarding the extraction of data. With
regards to the Deferred VAT transactions, only those invoices paid in the declaration
year, for the portion paid, must be declared in the Deferred VAT Amount field (i.e. the

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Amount of Transactions field will not change). Therefore, an invoice entered in


December 2014 and paid in January 2015 will only appear in the Deferred VAT Amount
field when submitting the 2015 declaration.
The layout for the 2014 reporting has been modified as per legal requirements and
following reports are available in support of the changes:

Spanish Operations with Third Parties Magnetic Format (Modelo 347)


Spanish Verification and Audit Report (Modelo 347).

This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:


Release

Patch Number

12.1.x
12.2.x

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3.27.10.6. United Kingdom: Local Authority: Impact of Salvage Value on Revaluation


Reserve Amortization Basis

Per International Accounting Standard (IAS) requirements when performing salvage


value adjustments on a revalued asset that has a revaluation reserve which exceeds the
Historic Net Book Value the relationship between the Salvage Value, Historic Net Book
Value, and Revaluation Reserve Balance must be maintained to ensure the revaluation
reserve amortization does not exceed the Historic Net Book Value on the asset.
As a result, when performing salvage value adjustments on a previously revalued asset,
Oracle assets will determine and adjust the revaluation reserve amortization basis as
necessary to ensure the Revaluation Reserve Balance does not exceed the Historic Net
Book Value on the asset.

3.27.11.

Release 12.2.6

3.27.11.1. Brazil: Brazilian Accounting SPED - Layout 3


In March 2015, the Federal Revenue Agency of Brazil (RFB) released the ECD Layout 3
Guidance Manual of the Digital Accounting Bookkeeping - "ECD" (SPED Accounting).
The Brazilian Accounting SPED Data Extract Program has been updated to generate the
new and modified Bookkeeping Types and Registers, in accordance with the new
guidelines as follows:

New Bookkeeping Type S

Addition of New Registers

0035 - SCP Identification

J935 - Identification of Independent Auditors

Existing Register Changes

0000 - Flat File Opening and Company Identification

I010 - Accounting Bookkeeping Identification

I015 - Summary accounting bookkeeping identification related to auxiliary


bookkeeping

I030 - Opening Term

I051- Referential Chart of Accounts

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J930 - Bookkeeping Signatories Identification.

This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:


Release

Patch Number

12.1.x
12.2.x

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3.27.11.2. Brazil: Brazilian (NFe) - Technical Notes 2015.002 / 2015.003


Effective January 1, 2016 a new layout per technical notes 2015.002 and 2015.003 in
complement of the XML layout for the Electronic Fiscal Document (NF-e), version 3.10
was instituted.
The following modifications have been made to the NF-e XML in compliance with the
requirements as defined in the NF-e Technical Notes 2015.002 and 003.

SEFAZ defined values for the IPI code according to the legal framework,
including the IPI exemption code related to the Olympics 2016. Also it was set a
new ICMS Exemption Reason related to the Olympics 2016
New ICMS tax calculation rules
New field: ICMS calculation basis of the recipient State
New field: ICMS Internal rate of the recipient State
New field: ICMS Interstate rate (The ship from and ship to locations are in
different states)
New field: Provisional percentage to be applied on the value of the ICMS for
sharing between the two states
New field: Sharing ICMS value due to the recipient State
New field: Sharing ICMS value due to the sender State
New field: new field to inform the Identification Code of Tax Replacement
(CEST).

This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:


Release

Patch Number

12.1.x
12.2.x

22448423:R12.JL.B
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3.27.11.3. Colombia: Foreign Taxpayer ID


In accordance to paragraph 4, Article 4, resolution 3847 of April 30, 2008, the Colombian
Fiscal Authority requirement that original country taxpayer ids for foreign third parties be
included in the magnetic media reporting and if an original country taxpayer id is not
available, a sequential number be assigned and used.
The following modifications have been made in order to address the new requirement:

Enter Taxpayer ID up to 20 alpha-numeric characters when Taxpayer ID Type is


equal to Foreign Entity
Setup third parties with new Taxpayer ID Type Foreign Entity No Taxpayer
ID

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Enter Taxpayer ID up to 20 numerical characters, greater or equal the lower


range.

This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:


Release

Patch Number

12.1.x
12.2.x

22026930:R12.JL.B
22026930:R12.JL.C

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3.27.11.4. Israel: Withholding Tax Reporting Changes 2015


As per legislative amendments of the Income Tax Ordinance the Withholding Tax File
856 has been updated for 2015 reporting, effective end of March 2016.
Row 80 of the Israeli Withholding Tax File to Tax Authority and the Israeli
Withholding Tax File to Tax Authorities Report has been modified to reflect the new
reporting requirements.

This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:


Release

Patch Number

12.1.x
12.2.x

13599326:R12.JE.B
13599326:R12.JE.C

My Oracle Support
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3.27.11.5. Italy: Italian VAT Plafond - Letter of Intent Process Change 2015
From February 2015, the Letter of Intent process, which is a subset of the VAT Plafond
process, was modified as follows:

Per supplier, the exporter is to create an electronic file according to the technical
specifications defined by the Italian Revenue Agency
The file is to be transmitted electronically to the Italian Revenue Agency
Per electronic file received, the Italian Revenue Agency sends by email a receipt
assigning the pertinent transmission protocol number per Letter of Intent
Exporter is required to send a receipt and paper Letter of Intent to the supplier.
The paper Letter of Intent is to be printed according to the pre-defined format
defined by the Italian Revenue Agency

The following modifications have been made to address the new changes:

Allows identification of the VAT Plafond Type (i.e. Fixed or Mobile)


Ability to enter newly required data elements for a given Letter of Intent
Ability to amend Letters of Intent
Generation of Letter of Intent in Electronic format as per legal specifications
Generation of Letter of Intent in pre-defined paper format.

This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:


Release

Patch Number

12.1.x
12.2.x

22689814:R12.JE.B
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3.27.11.6. Italy: Italian Polyvalent Declaration Changes 2016


Italian Polyvalent Declaration 2016, requires the Black List Countries Transaction List
Declaration move from a periodic (monthly) extraction to yearly extraction.
The following reports and concurrent programs have been modified in support of the
change:

Generate Italian Polyvalent Declaration - Data Extraction and Reporting


Italian Polyvalent Declaration Auditing Report
Italian Polyvalent Declaration Electronic File.

This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:


Release

Patch Number

12.1.x
12.2.x

22866435:R12.JE.B
22866435:R12.JE.C

My Oracle Support
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3.27.11.7. Japan: Japan My Number Act - Japanese Depreciable Assets Tax Reports,
2016
In May 2013, the Japanese government passed the "My Number Act". The act requires
Japanese Individuals and Companies be assigned unique numbers to track income, social
security, taxes and anti-disaster measures. A new field, "Personal Number or Corporate
Number" has been added to the Company Information for the Japanese Depreciable
Assets Tax Reports Setup of Oracle Assets to capture this unique number. The Oracle
Business Intelligence Publisher report template for the Japanese Depreciable Assets Tax
Summary Reports has been modified to display the unique number.
3.27.11.8. Spain: Spanish Modelo 190 - Withholding Tax File Changes 2015
Effective January 1, 2016 and retroactive to January 1, 2015, changes to the Spanish
Modelo 190 Withholding reporting content and format commenced.
The Spanish Modelo 190 Withholding File which is supplied by all companies
withholding amounts in Spain from payments to employees, professionals and
autonomous workers was modified to reflect the new requirements.
The following reports and programs have been modified in support of the new formatting
and data requirements:

Spanish Operations Spanish Withholding Tax Data Extract (190)


Spanish Withholding Tax Magnetic Format (Modelo 190).

This update has also been back-ported to the following releases:


Release

Patch Number

12.1.x
12.2.x

23062304:R12.JE.B
23062304:R12.JE.C

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4.

New and Changed Features in Real Estate Management


4.1.

Oracle Property Manager


4.1.1.

Release 12.1.1
4.1.1.1. New Lease Statuses
Two new statuses have been introduced for leases. The new statuses are Lease Ordered
and Signed. These statuses are available when the lease approval status is Draft.
When a lease has a status of Lease Ordered or Signed, schedules and items are created for
any one-time payments. This allows users to create invoices or make payments from the
lease, for terms with frequency of one-time only, before the lease is finalized. Users can
use this new functionality for deposits or other payments that may be required before a
lease is finalized.
4.1.1.2. Lease Extension Enhancements
When the status is changed to Month-to-Month or Holdover and an extension date
entered, the following things will now be done automatically:

Recurring payment terms that end on the lease termination date will be extended
to the new extension date.
Users can choose to have variable rent and rent increase agreements extended.
This is described further in the sections on Variable Rent and Rent Increase
enhancements.
Extensions of terms and agreements can be rolled forward month by month using
a new concurrent process.
The system extends existing normalized payment terms differently depending on
the lease status. If the user changes the status from Active to Month-to-Month or
Holdover, the system extends a normalized payment term ending on the old lease
termination or extension date by adding a new non-normalized term rather than
by changing the end date of the existing term. If the lease is later placed back in
Active status, the term will be extended by addition of a new normalized term
beginning on the amendment commencement date.

4.1.1.3. Tenancy Extension and Contraction


When the user extends or contracts a lease, tenancy records (records on the locations tab
of the lease) will be extended or contracted as well, as appropriate.
4.1.1.4. Assignment Occupancy Percent Determined by Attribute on Tenancy
A new field on the lease locations (tenancy) tab, Assigned % Area: determines the %
Area value on the Customer Assignment, that is, it will determine what percentage of the
location area is occupied by that customer. The default will be 100%
4.1.1.5. Multiple Schedules for Same Schedule Day
Oracle Property Manager can create a new draft schedule, if needed, for a date with an
existing approved schedule. This means you can create a new term with the desired
schedule day in all cases
4.1.1.6. Prorating the Billing/Payment Amount based on a New Start Day Field
A new field has been added to the Lease form to capture the Year Start Date for
Prorating. Based on this field, the Schedule Start Date is determined considering the
period in which the Term Start Date falls into.

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4.1.1.7. Breakpoint Flexibility


Complete flexibility in setting up line items and breakpoint definitions has been
introduced. With this feature, users can:

Set up complex agreements with changes to breakpoints, rates, breakpoint types,


line items, etc., occurring on any date, any number of times over the span of the
lease.
Enter line item and breakpoint details with any start and end date, not restricted
to sales year start and end dates.

4.1.1.8. Updating Breakpoints


Users can now change breakpoint definitions at any time, regardless of whether variable
rent has been calculated and approved. To respond to amendments or to correct data,
users can change most parts of a variable rent agreement. If the changes affect rent that
has been approved, the application will create adjusting terms.
4.1.1.9. Natural Breakpoint Enhancements
When the terms that form the basis for a natural breakpoint change, whether because of a
rent increase or because a user added or ended a term, the system now automatically
recalculates the natural breakpoints. The user can recalculate the variable rent; and if the
changes affect rent that has been approved, the application will create adjusting terms.
Users now select terms to form the basis for natural breakpoints using a new attribute on
the term, allowing complete control over which terms are to be included.
Users can now have rent increases, selectively, included in the natural breakpoint basis as
the increases are assessed.
4.1.1.10. Early Termination of Agreement or Lease
The user can now end variable rent agreements as of any date, either directly or by
terminating a lease. The system will perform any recalculations necessary if variable rent
has already been paid for affected periods and will create adjusting and/or reversing
terms.
4.1.1.11. Extension of Variable Rent Agreements
The user can now extend the length of variable rent agreements, or have the system
extend the agreement automatically when a lease is extended. The user also chooses
whether to have the system automatically extend the latest breakpoint definitions when
the agreement is extended or to manually enter the breakpoint definition detail for the
extension period.
4.1.1.12. New Calculation Methods
Two new calculation methods have been introduced for Variable Rent.

Year-to-Date. The system determines overage by comparing the cumulative


breakpoint with the cumulative sales (or other volume).

True Up. The system calculates variable rent periodically through the year with a
non-cumulative method and then does a True Up calculation at the end of the
year (or other appropriate period).

4.1.1.13. New Partial Year Calculation Methods


Several new methods (in addition to the existing Standard Proration) have been
introduced to calculate variable rent in partial years at the beginning or end of an
agreement.

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First Year. A partial first year variable rent is calculated based on the first 12
months of sales, effectively using some sales from the second year as proxy for
the missing months in the first year. The resulting rent is prorated based on the
actual length of the first partial year.
Last Year. This is the equivalent of the First Year method, applied to partial last
years.
First Year / Last Year. If this Partial Year Method is selected, both the First Year
and Last Year methods will be applied.
Combined Year with Breakpoint Proration. The first partial year is combined
with the second year. For cumulative and year-to-date methods, breakpoints and
volumes continue to accumulate for more than 12 months. The breakpoints are
effectively annualized because the period of breakpoint accumulation matches
the period of volume accumulation.
Combined Year without Breakpoint Proration. The first partial year is combined
with the second year. A blended annual breakpoint is calculated for the
combined period, converted to a 12-month value. This is used as the basis for
breakpoints for all methods. Since the combined year is longer than 12 months,
and the sales are accumulated for that longer period, the breakpoint accumulation
is not matched to the volume accumulation and the breakpoint is not, in effect,
annualized.
No Proration. The breakpoints are used as entered, without proration. There is
no interaction or combination between values in the first partial year and the
second year.

4.1.1.14. Month-to-Month Roll Forward of Variable Rent Agreements


If a lease is in Month-to-Month status, the user can choose to automatically extend the
variable rent agreement with each monthly roll-forward of the Month-to-Month
extension.
4.1.1.15. Enhancement to Cumulative Calculation Method
When the overage rate for calculation of variable rent changes mid-year, accumulation of
volume recommences. Breakpoints are prorated to the length of the cumulative cycle
determined by sales year end dates or rate changes.
4.1.1.16. Allowances and Abatements
There are a number of enhancements related to allowances and abatements. Users can:

Create multiple allowances with effective dates.


Specify whether allowances or abatements are to be applied first.
Select terms for recurring abatement at the time that agreements are created.
Roll forward recurring abatement selections automatically and have the system
apply abatements automatically as part of the variable rent calculation process.
Enter amounts for Fixed Abatement. This is a new type of abatement. A fixed
abatement is an amount entered by the user to be applied as abatement for each
invoice period, much like the system applies the amount of recurring abatement
terms each invoice period.

4.1.1.17. Carry Forward of Excess Abatement as Negative Rent


Users can now control through an agreement parameter whether excess abatement
amounts are treated as negative rent.
4.1.1.18. Constraints
Users can now set start and end dates for constraints for the life of the agreement rather
than setting them up for each year.
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4.1.1.19. Updating Volumes


Users can now update previously entered volume amounts through the Variable Rent
Gateway, where previously the only way to do an adjustment was by entering an
additional volume record (with a positive or negative adjusting amount).
4.1.1.20. Additional Frequency Attribute
The attribute called Reporting Frequency in previous functionality determined two
different frequencies, which sometimes should have had different values. This attribute
has been split into two attributes:

Calculation Frequency. The frequency with which variable rent is calculated.


This was the primary purpose of the former Reporting Frequency.
Reporting Frequency. The frequency with which the tenant is required to report
volumes. This frequency does not affect calculations but does affect the logic by
which the Variable Rent Gateway creates default volume entry rows.

4.1.1.21. Streamlining of Adjustments


Users can now recalculate variable rent at any time, to accommodate for changed
volume, breakpoints or other factors. The system will create adjusting terms if necessary.
There is no longer a separate adjustment process.
4.1.1.22. Form Enhancements
There have been many enhancements to layouts and navigation, decreasing the number of
screens and improving usability.

A number of multi-row views have been converted to folder blocks to allow for
user configuration.
Drilldowns have been added between the invoice review screen and the line item
review screen.
Multi-row views have been combined on a single screen with a master-detail
relationship to reduce the number of screens and present information in a more
intuitive layout.

4.1.1.23. Display of Calculation Results


Users can review in detail, on-screen, the calculation that resulted in the variable rent
amount, regardless of which method is used for the agreement.
4.1.1.24. Variable Rent Templates
Users may select a variable rent template to populate many of the attributes of a variable
rent agreement. This reduces data entry effort and error.
4.1.1.25. Term Template Enhancements
Users can now create, edit and save term templates from within the variable rent
agreement. Now, users can maintain a relatively small number of generic term templates
to use as the starting point for term detail defaults for variable rent agreements. The user
will select a generic term template then, if necessary, make a copy with changes specific
to the agreement.
4.1.1.26. Processing by Property
Property has been added as a parameter to the concurrent process for calculation of
variable rent so that users can now select agreements by property for batch calculation.
4.1.1.27. Improved Variable Rent Report
An improved report has been introduced for reporting calculated variable rent.

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4.1.1.28. Early Termination of Rent Increase Agreements


The user can now end rent increase agreements as of any date, either directly or by
terminating a lease. The system will create adjusting and/or reversing items as necessary.
4.1.1.29. Extension of Rent Increase Agreements
The user can now extend the length of rent increase agreements, or have the system
extend the agreement automatically when a lease is extended.
4.1.1.30. Month-to-Month Roll Forward
If a lease is in Month-to-Month status, the user can choose to automatically extend the
rent increase agreement with each monthly roll-forward of the Month-to-Month
extension.
4.1.1.31. Index Multiplier
Users can now specify a multiplier to be applied for rent increases based on an index
value. The amount specified is multiplied times the calculated change in the index
amount and the rent is changed by the resulting value rather than by the actual index
change percentage.
4.1.1.32. Proration
The system will now prorate constraints on rent increase for partial years.
4.1.1.33. Term Length
One compounding rent increase calculation method has been changed so that rent
increase terms are created only for the length of the assessment period rather than to the
end of the lease. This is appropriate for this method so that users now do not need to
manually change the term lengths.
4.1.1.34. Include/Exclude Option
A system option has been introduced that controls how terms are selected to form the
basis for rent increases. With previous functionality, all terms of the selected type were
selected by default for inclusion and users would deselect terms as appropriate. An
organization now can choose whether terms are included or excluded by default. Users
will still have complete control at the individual agreement level.
4.1.1.35. Recurring Backbill Terms
An option has been introduced that controls whether backbill terms are created as onetime terms or as recurring terms. If they are created as recurring terms, the transaction
date for all resulting schedules is set to the same date, which is the date that the term was
approved.
4.1.1.36. Rent Increase Report
An improved report has been introduced for reporting calculated rent increases.

4.1.1.37. Create Operating Expense Agreement


Users can create an operating expense agreement for any lease clause governing the
payment of rent based on landlord operating costs or common area maintenance costs.
The agreement captures the key aspects of these agreements in a structured way that
enables consistent recording of agreements across the portfolio and also supports the
consistent and accurate reconciliation and desktop audit of landlord reconciliation
statements. Aspects of agreements that can be recorded in a structured way include:

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All common ways of determining the pro rata basis for expense recovery, such as
occupied area with floor
Multiple pro rata bases within a single agreement
Administration fees and anchor contributions
Rules governing recovery of different expense groups or pools, within a single
agreement, such as whether a type of expense is subject to fees or cap
All common methods for calculating caps and minimums
Different reconciliation frequencies
Whether rent is subject to tax
Stop amounts
How reconciliation credits can be applied
Standard expense group naming, for cross-portfolio comparisons
Critical date rules, such as audit period and statement and payment due dates
Extensive notes, by category.

4.1.1.38. Enter and Maintain Estimated Payment Terms


If the agreement requires the tenant to make estimated payments based on landlord
budgets, the user can create the payment term through the Operating Expense Agreement.
Estimated payment amounts are often adjusted by landlords annually or at other intervals.
The user can enter new amounts through the Agreement and the system will create the
appropriate term, including a catch-up term if needed. A history of the changing amount
is thus captured and displayed, with percent change.
4.1.1.39. Reconciliation
Reconciliation is created for each agreement for each reconciliation period. The user can
record information from the landlord reconciliation statement and use the reconciliation
screens as a workbench for doing a desktop audit of the reconciliation statement.
Features include:

Key entry, from the landlord reconciliation statement, of information not


available to the user from other sources, such as actual landlord expenses.

Optional entry of the same items, in an Expected column, if the user


has information that conflicts with the values presented by the landlord.

Presentation by the system of information that is known based on the Operating


Expense Agreement, previous payments, and prior reconciliations, such as
calculated cap amount, agreement fee percentage and amount already paid as
estimated payments.
Optional entry of the same items in the Statement column, if the
amounts on the landlord statement are not the same as expected.
Detailed presentation of the operating expense obligation calculation, in side-byside layout, showing the values from the landlord statement next to the values
expected by the user. The calculation includes caps, fees, contributions,
occupancy adjustments and stops, pro rata share calculation, and prior payment
amounts.
Presentations of the percent change over the prior period for each expense group,
the total landlord expense, and the tenant share of expenses.
Printable version of the detailed reconciliation analysis with side-by-side
comparison.
Simple creation of reconciliation payment term based on the bottom line of the
reconciliation analysis, or simply the payment due amount on the landlord
reconciliation statement.
Flexible expense year dates, or reconciliation period dates, so that reconciliations
can be done at irregular intervals if needed.

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Reconciliation notes and direct access to notes related to the agreement and to
prior reconciliations.
Maintenance of critical dates specific to each reconciliation, such as audit period
end date.
Tracking of reconciliation and audit status, and users responsible for each.
Preservation of prior versions of a single reconciliation.

4.1.1.40. Operating Expense Agreement Dashboard


A dashboard presents agreements, reconciliations, and related payment terms that are
likely to need attention, based on user-configurable selection criteria. The dashboard also
has advanced query capability for searching for agreements, reconciliations and/or
payment terms.
Users can select existing objects for view or update, or can initiate creation of new
agreements, reconciliations or payment terms from the dashboard.

4.1.2.

Release 12.1.3+
4.1.2.1. Business Event Workflow and Status Update
A new business event approval workflow integrated with approvals manager and lease
status update is now available. A new approval 'Submitted' status has been introduced to
prevent the lease from being updated when the approval workflow has been initiated but
not yet approved or rejected.
4.1.2.2. Lease and Terms APIs
Lease and Terms APIs are now available to programmatically convert legacy system
leases and update existing leases details and payment terms into Oracle Property
Manager.
4.1.2.3. Variable Rent and Breakpoint APIs
The variable rent APIs provide a standard and consistent integration mechanism with
customers legacy variable rent systems. The APIs provide users with the ability to
create new or update existing variable rent agreements, to generate periods and
breakpoints, abatements and constraints for Variable Rent.
4.1.2.4. Index Rent APIs
New Index Rent APIs are available to create new or update existing index rent
agreements. Based on parameters provided by the user, the APIs will generate the index
rent details and periods for new and existing agreements.
4.1.2.5. Operating Expense Support for Advance Payments
Tenants create payments for operating expenses through the Oracle Property Manager
Operating Expense Dashboard to prevent duplicate payments and validate compliance
with the operating expense agreement terms. Now they can process one-time advance
payments to the landlord for prepaid expenses, such as estimated tax and insurance
premiums.
4.1.2.6. Normalization Support for Multiple Amendments and Partial Periods
Property Manager renormalizes lease terms when changes are made using either the edit
or amend functions. When users need to amend lease payments mid-month, Property
Manager prorates the normalized amount for the partial month using the selected
proration rule.

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4.1.2.7. Variable Rent Agreement Invoice Date Derivation


A new profile option PN: Variable Rent Billing Date enables you to select the desired
logic to derive the billing period start date. This profile option applies only if you select
GL Calendar for a variable rent agreement. You can set the profile option to one of the
following:
Invoice Period Start Plus 30 Days: This options is the default value and it derives the
billing date as the invoice period start date plus 30 days. You can also leave the profile
option blank to use this option.
Last Date of Calendar Period: This option generates the billing date on the last date of
calendar period.
4.1.2.8. GL Date Derived from Period Name
You have options to derive GL date using the Transfer Normalized Lines to GL
concurrent program. Use the default value, Due Date, to derive the GL Date based on the
due date of the payment schedule. Optionally, you can select Period Name to derive the
GL Date based on the period name associated to the payment schedule.
4.1.2.9. Rent Normalization for Mid-Month Proration
Oracle Property Manager prorates normalized lease payments when the amendment
commencement date is in the middle of the month. For example, when your payments are
monthly and the lease begins mid-month, Property Manager applies the proration rule
you selected in the Details window to prorate the normalized amount for that month.

4.1.3.

Release 12.2
4.1.3.1. Override Variable Rent Calculations Client Extensions
The Override Variable Rent Calculation Client Extension provides users the ability to
update and/or override the variable rent amount calculated by Oracle Property Manager.

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