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Purpose Overview Keys Key of Oracle Fixed Assets to Successful Implementation Concepts Tip Implementation Conversion Questions Strategies .
Location. Asset Key. and Descriptive Flexfields) Asset Workbench Tax Accounting Integration with other Oracle Applications .Overview of Oracle Fixed Assets Maintain Property & Equipment Inventory Rule Based Depreciation Flexible Structures (Category.
Keys to a Successful Implementation Early Planning Create Project Plan/Guidelines Complete Participation of all Users (Include Tax Department) Maintain Communication with other Application Teams Define Reporting Requirements Early Document Setup Decisions Continuous Feedback .
Integration Oracle Fixed Assets Integration .Key Concepts .
Key Concepts .Asset Category Flexfield Group Assets according to like depreciation rules Category flexfield serves as the holder of default rules (life. 30 characters each segment (recommend 2 or 3 segments) Combination of segment values plus separators must be 30 characters or less . prorate & accounts) for each of your corporate and tax books One segment must serve as a ‘Major’ segment Usually Tax Driven .Consult tax department when defining Can have up to 7 segments. method.
Location Flexfield Group assets according to Physical Location Main function is for Property Tax as opposed to a true ‘Asset Tracker’ One segment must serve as ‘State’ segment Define structure that can be easily maintained Can have up to 7 segments. 30 characters each segments .Key Concepts .
30 characters each segment .Key Concepts .Asset Key Flexfield Group like assets for enhanced reporting Specific to each implementation No financial impact on the system If not using. one segment required for setup (Define without validation) Can have up to 10 segments.
dependencies) Once you have started entering assets using a flexfield. you cannot change the flexfield Dynamic Insertion versus Greater Control Oracle Assets only displays a limited number of characters on its forms and reports .Key Flexfields Plan Flexfield Structure carefully . field length.Key Concepts .may wish to limit the number of segments per flexfield.including all your segment information (segment order. .
select a starting number greater than the number of legacy assets Oldest Date Placed in Service .System Controls Company Name .Key Concepts .Select a company name that will appear on all Oracle Assets reports Automatic Asset Numbering .If converting from a legacy system.Required to enter the date of the oldest asset in your database .
Calendars First Period .Key Concepts .Monthly versus Quarterly Depreciation and Prorate Calendars .Must define all calendars from the period corresponding to the date placed in service of the oldest asset Integration to GL .Depreciation Calendar period names must be identical to the period names you have set up in your General Ledger (May force/determine GL calendar period naming convention) Tax Depreciation Calendar .
assets must be retired from one book in order to transfer to another book (Cross depreciation books) .Key Concepts .Books Oracle Assets allows the creation of multiple sets of books within a single installation Can create multiple companies within one GL set of books. or multiple companies each with its own GL set of books Create Tax books for each Corporate Book Depreciation calculation Limitation: If you have multiple sets of books.
Key Concepts .Acct Generator/Flexbuilder Oracle Assets uses Acct Generator/Flexbuilder to general accounting flexfield combinations for journal entries Allows you to designate a specific source for each segment in the accounting flexfield for which Oracle Assets creates a journal entry Flexibility to create journal entries according to your requirements Can specify to what level of detail to create journal entries for each book and account type .
Mass Additions Table Create Assets from Oracle Payables using the Create Mass Additions Process Create Asset Additions from Another Payables system Convert Assets using the Mass Additions Interface Create Assets from Oracle Projects using the Interface Assets Process .Key Concepts .
Load existing depreciation values No .Conversion . Accounting Flexfield) . Include key flexfields (Asset Category. Location. Asset Key.Have Oracle Assets recalculate Map existing fields and data attributes to Oracle Assets.do not load poor quality data into Oracle Fixed Assets Are you confident your legacy system processes depreciation correctly? Yes .Examine Existing Data Clean data before conversion .
Used by many standard reports .Many standard reports in Fixed Assets sort by the account of each asset category Define Clearing Accounts .Accounting Flexfield Upon defining the Chart of Accounts for GL.Conversion . make sure that the following Fixed Assets requirements are considered: Define Asset Accounts .Ensure that one or more clearing accounts are defined .these accounts will hold any transactions which hit the GL but not FA Cost Center Qualifier .set the cost center qualifier in the Accounting Flexfield for Fixed Assets .
Questions What data is being converted? (Cost vs. YTD Depreciation. DPIS. NBV. and Life) What is the first period in Oracle? How will assets be converted? Electronic (SQL scripts) ADI . Reserve.Conversion . Reserve. and Life) What tax data being converted? (Cost. DPIS. Method. Method. YTD Depreciation.
txt) Define an Interim table in the Oracle Database Create a SQL*Loader control file (.tells SQL*Loader how to import data into the interim table . Asset Key and Accounting Flexfield using Oracle internal identification numbers Create a file from your legacy data (csv. Location.ctl) . dat.Conversion .Electronic Conversion Use the Mass Additions Interface table to load assets electronically Each asset loaded must be attached to an Asset Category.
Electronic Conversion Cont. methods. lives. etc.Conversion . Use SQL*Loader to import the information to your interim table (if data not already in an Oracle database) Verify the number of records in your interim table and compare to your legacy data Verify totals for your cost and depreciation reserve Use the interim table to convert legacy data fields to Oracle formatted fields (internal ids.) Verify that all assets have required ids Load the FA_MASS_ADDITIONS Table from your interim table using SQL*Plus . dates.
Correct any assets which did not post in the Mass Additions Prepare form and rerun Mass Additions Post .Electronic Conversion Cont.Conversion . Use SQL*Plus to verify that all required fields have been populated (Consult the Oracle Open Interfaces Manual) Run the Mass Additions Status Report and the Unposted Mass Additions Report to check your data Post your mass additions using the Post Mass Additions Process Verify that all assets were posted.
Conversion . Prorate .Let Oracle Fixed Assets Recalculate the reserve or use SQL*Plus to update the values from your legacy data Life.Use the Mass Copy Process to copy your assets into each tax book associated with your Corporate Book Depreciation Reserve .Tax Initial Mass Copy vs. Periodic Mass Copy . Method. methods and prorates for each asset in your tax books Verify any updates by using the Tax Additions Report .Use SQL*Plus to update the lives.
Calendar year 2003.Tip #1 . load into Dec-02) Mid-Year Transactions from two databases Can opt to convert from prior year-end (enter all transactions through point of implementation) .Implementation Date Beginning of Fiscal Year (Recommended) Year-End reporting (one database versus two) Ease of Data Conversion Tax Reconciliation Load assets into the last period of the last fiscal year (i.e.
thoroughly test all custom reports before moving to Production .Define Reporting Requirements Examine Oracle Assets Standard Reports (Standard reports usually do not meet most companies reporting requirements) Examine both Corporate and Tax Reports Design reports keeping the Key Flexfields in mind (Sort.Tip #2 . total and page break by segments within key flexfields) Test .
Tip #3 . transfer values in smaller batches .Loading Values Create Excel Macros to automate the loading of values into Oracle for system setup Asset Categories Depreciation & Prorate Calendars Value Sets for Flexfield segments Test for a few lines of data before loading a large group of values For large value sets.
Houses all fixed assets tables Indexes (FAI or FA_INDX) Rollback Segments .used to undo changes in the database when a database failure occurs FA Large Rollback Segment (Required) Application profile option used to set rollback segment (could require up to 800 MB) .Tip #4 . FA_DATA or some derivative) .Sizing Hardware & Database Oracle Fixed Assets uses a tremendous amount of tablespace for storing depreciation data Important to properly size the following tablespaces: Application tablespace (FAD.
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