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Oracle Financials, Oracle FLEXCUBE and Oracle Reveleus resources, news, and support articles.

Driving 2.0 – Socializing The Freeway

I drive from San Francisco down the Highway 101 to Oracle HQ everyday (sometimes on a Saturday too), I sometimes see people I know on the freeway, I often see the same cars, I certainly see people do (IMHO) idiotic things and I occasionally see people do (IMHO) courteous and considerate things.
So an idea came [...]

The end of US GAAP?

As reported in the Wall Street Journal today, the SEC is proposing to pull the plug on US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and move to the International Financial Reporting Standards(IFRS) which is used in many countries around there world already, notably in Europe. A few weeks ago I blogged about this change [...]

Budgetary Control and SLA Setups

In R12 Budgetary Control is part of the validation of SLA for those products that use SLA.  For non-SLA products (eg GL) then the validation is the same as in previous releases.
The Budgetary Control (BC) flag on the ledger is the highest level flag to check to see if BC is enabled.  However setting this [...]

Advanced Global Intercompany System R12 White Paper

There is a white paper available on metalink (metalink note 418649.1) that describes in detail each set up step you need to perform to set up AGIS.  It is a very nice document with screen shots to show you every step of the way and there are also some viewlets that show you the set [...]

Pull up a chair

As Meg mentioned last week, we’ve been clearing out old chairs and sprucing up our offices in 300 building at HQ over the last few months.  I am very pleased with my office move and the view is pretty good.
The other morning I took this snap as they unloaded an entire truck full of office [...]

Fixed Assests Intercompany in R12

Something I often forget to mention is the enhancement of Intercompany functionality in Fixed Assets (FA) that has been provided in R12. So here is my attempt to explain it, based on an old email discussion with the FA team, I wouldn’t describe myslef as an FA expert, but if there are any comments [...]

What’s the best way to extend the seeded SLA rules?

I’ve received some specific requests to help people out on this, but each situation is specific to setup and data sets, I’ll talk about in general.
Some questions to answer before starting to help decide what direction to take

how often am i going to change the rules
who is changing the rules – do they understand the business [...]

Photos from WordPress iPhone

Just taken a picture from my office window of the Americas Cup yacht that is now afloat in the lake at Oracle HQ.
I’m using wordpress iPhone app to post this, which seems to be a nice way to write short text based blog posts and post pictures (assuming this works ok).

UPDATE : When I view [...]

WordPress for iPhone

I just downloaded worpress for the iPhone, looks like I can write blog posts from my iPhone quite easily. However it doesn’t have a lot of formatting features, not sure I can even insert a hyperlink. Might me good for drafting posts when I have few moments.

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) is a set of standards that are gaining momentum. There is market pressure to have a single language for companies to communicate financial results, globalization of companies and markets make this inevitable. There is also some regulatory pressure likely to come in the US as the SEC are [...]

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