IO ± proseminarium

November 2006

Global Finance Interface System

GFIS

local system modifications.) Information Technology Department (new system selection. drive greater efficiencies and support growth  Operates seamlessly across borders  Provides flexibility in reporting and data analysis  Centrally managed for mutual benefit  Establishes the cornerstone of a truly global infrastructure Who (is / has been) impacted? Everyone. time & expense record. etc). collections.  A global business management system built to improve financial results. reporting. engagement setup. Human Resources Department (Payroll and HR system modifications. budgeting.). GFIS includes work-in-process accounting through billing. etc. Because implementation of GFIS is connected to business model changes and many system replacement / modification . planning. and general ledger applications.deployment will impact everyone in X Poland: All Business Lines (business model. billing.etc). etc. 2 .What is GFIS? GFIS is a set of financial and information access applications that allows managers to track engagement efforts and finances at a global level. reporting. Accounting Department (new statutory and management systems. client. building GFIS interfaces.

India & Africa ± Global ± India ± Ireland ± Middle East ‡ Bahrain ‡ Egypt ‡ Jordan ‡ Kuwait ‡ Lebanon ‡ Middle East Head Office ‡ Oman ‡ Palestinian Authority ‡ Qatar ‡ Saudi Arabia ‡ Syrian Arab Republic ‡ United Arab Emirates ± S Africa ‡ Botswana ‡ Namibia ‡ South Africa ‡ Swaziland ± Sweden ± United Kingdom ‡ Continental Western Europe ± Belgium ± France ± Italy ± Luxembourg ± Spain ‡ Far East ± China / Hong Kong ‡ Oceania ± Australia ± New Zealand 3 .Participants ‡ ‡ Americas ± Canada ± Mexico ± SASA ‡ Argentina ‡ Bolivia ‡ Brazil ‡ Chile ‡ Colombia ‡ Ecuador ‡ Paraguay ‡ Peru ‡ Uruguay ‡ Venezuela ± United States Central Europe & ‡ Switzerland ± Austria ± CESSA ‡ Croatia ‡ Czech Republic ‡ Hungary ‡ Slovakia ‡ Slovenia ± CIS ‡ Azerbaijan ‡ Belarus ‡ Kazakhstan ‡ Kyrgyzstan ‡ Russia ‡ Ukraine ‡ Uzbekistan ± Germany ± Netherlands ± Poland ± Switzerland Northern Europe Middle East.

Excel itp«) 4 .Technologies Used ‡ PeopleSoft 8.4 ‡ Business Objects ‡ Crystal Decisions ‡ Oracle Database ‡ Lotus Notes ‡ MS .NET ‡ MS SQL Server ‡ Hyperion Essbase ‡ GFIS JET ‡ MS Office (Access.

GFIS Architecture European Data Center Americas Data Center Spain LIS Australia LIS 5 .

Net Engagement Transaction Component Project Costing Billing.4 ‡ Visual Basic ‡ .GFIS System Components ‡ PeopleSoft 8.4 ‡ Oracle Database ‡ Business Objects ‡ Crystal Decisions ‡ Lotus Domino ‡ Excel ‡ Oracle Database ‡ Business Objects ‡ Hyperion/Essbase ‡ Lotus Domino ‡ Excel Engagement Standard Reporting Component Engagement Standard Fixed Presentation & Ad-hoc Querying Accounting Info Warehouse (AIW) Reporting Component Accounting Data Analysis Presentations ‡ Business Objects Engagement Datamart Component Client & Engagement Data Analysis Accounting Datamart Component Accounting Standard Fixed Presentation & Ad-Hoc Querying ‡ Hyperion Essbase ‡ Excel Reference Component 6 .PeopleSoft & gBiller PeopleSoft Accounts Receivable Accounting Transaction Component PeopleSoft General Ledger PeopleSoft Accounts Payables ‡ PeopleSoft 8.

Implementation Model 7 .

Oracle. Personnel. Credit Control) BUDGETING SYSTEM Financial Planning & Analysis SIMPLE Payroll EY HR HR System CREDIT CONTROL Accounts Recv Mgmt EY CLIENTS EY ENGAGEMENTS TRAINING CALENDAR VACATION.AP. Weco. Bank.AR INVOICE PROCESSING Billing ORACLE Fixed Asset Management STAR Time Reporting INTERFACES (Star. Payroll Interface. LEAVE SYSTEM OVERTIME REQUEST SYSTEM AMI (AABS) Planning and Budgeting RMS (AABS) Resource Management / Staffing ARCD (AABS) 8 .Poland system changes System to be replaced by GFIS / gT&E or other solution System to be modified ORACLE GL.

Interfacing To and From Local Systems Local IN HUMAN RESOURCE SYSTEMS TIME & EXPENSE SYSTEMS (including gT&E) AP VOUCHER INBOUND BANK INFORMATION PAYROLL. AND OTHER APPROVED DATA SOURCES PAYROLL PLANNING/PMc EMPLOYEE INFO ORGS TO LOCAL TIME/EXPENSE GLOBAL HR REPOSITORY Local OUT GIS EDI BANK INFORMATION ENGAGEMENTS TO LOCAL ACTUALS TO LOCAL LOCAL SYSTEMS PLANNING/PM GL BATCH UPLOAD LOCAL BANK COMMUNICATIONS SOLUTIONS LOCAL BANK PAYROLL TO IMPREST PLAN AND FINANCIAL ADJUSTMENTS COST RATES COST RATE PROVIDER CURRENCY RATES CHECK PRINTING SYSTEMS CURRENCY PROVIDER GFIS CURRENCY PROVIDER DUN & BRADSTREET 9 . TREASURY.

transmission. and storage. from impacting processing on production machines. security. The GIS creates a barrier between the production servers and interfacing applications.GIS? A Global Interface Staging (GIS) area has been created in order to provide a central location for interface management. 10 . Keeping issues related to local country access. The GIS is available to all systems that are required to deliver and/or receive interfaces from Global Applications that employ the GIS.

Global Environment Production Servers FTP Server open to the internet. other 3rd Party Vendors) 11 . Local Country Systems External Systems (D&B . All interfacing system(subscribers) have direct access to the Global Application s production servers.The Problem ± Complexity of Interfaces Interaction with interfacing systems without a GIS.

Global Environment Global Applications GIS (Unix Server) FTP Server open to the internet. other 3rd Party Vendors) 12 . Local Country Systems (T&E. Interaction with interfacing systems(subscribers) using the GIS. The GIS will be a barrier between the Global Applications and subscribers.The Solution ± Global Interface Staging. Payroll) External Systems (D&B . Subscribers will not have access to the Global Application s production servers.

The Production Architecture Americ t enter uro e n GFIS Transaction Region 2 t enter Americ GFIS Trans Region 3 t enter gT&E Region 1 Global Data Global GFIS Trans Feeds HR Conversion Region 1 gT&E Region 2 gT&E Region 3 DataFeeds Gbl HR Gbl Conv GIS Region 1 GIS Region 2 For GFIS Trans Reg 2 GIS Region 3 For GFIS Trans Reg 3 US CANADA Region 1 Countries France Germany Region 2 countries China Region 3 countries 13 .

and integrity Each SSH ³login´ has a public and private key SSH requires local systems to install SSH software to access GIS on a designated GIS device ‡ Each LE or group of LEs should have a single device connecting to the GIS ‡ Local system developers will likely also need SSH software to enable their development efforts ‡ Secure FTP (sftp) is one method of transporting files via SSH 14 .Secure Shell (SSH) ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ The chosen transport protocol of GIS Meets company¶s network security standards Provides automatic encryption. compression.

Whenever data is sent by a computer to the network.) ‡ Key Features of SSH ± Authentication: reliably determine user¶s identity ± Encryption: scrambles data so it is unintelligible. SSH automatically decrypts. except to the intended recipient.Secure Shell (SSH) (Cont. ± Compression: minimizes file size for efficient network transport ± File Integrity: guarantees the data traveling over the network arrives whole and unaltered ‡ SSH Login (Subscriber ID (ISSI)) ± Command shell on remote machine (limited execution power) ± Enables movement of files from GIS to local system and vice-versa ± Enables movement of files between directories on GIS 15 . When the data reaches its intended recipient. SSH automatically encrypts it.

SSH File Movement 16 .

gtr.Directory Structure ‡ Allows for multiple environments (production. gdf. ghr. ISSIs. applications. Testing or Development) gshared (to be used by all ISSIs) ISSI (SSH login used to access GIS) Interface (name of the interface) IN (inbound interfaces) OUT (outbound interfaces) LOG (interface logging and/or processing info) ARCHIVE (processed files) ERROR (rejected or error interfaces) 17 .g. testing. ) Environment ( Production.. and interfaces Base Directory (Unix file system on which the interfaces will reside) Application ( e. or development).

Questions? 18 .