New Features in Approving Expense Reports in Oracle Internet Expense (iExpense) using AME

| Jul 9, 2008
Following features are new in R12 Oracle Internet Expense if you are using AME for Manager Expense report approval.
1. Parallel Approval
With Parallel Approvals, you will be able to route approvals in parallel when expense reports are charged to multiple cost centers, multiple projects, or multiple awards. This will streamline the approvals process and thus ensure users are reimbursed as quickly as possible.
2. FYI Notification
Now, you will be able to define rules in AME to send FYI notifications to managers and others who should be informed of expenses charged to their area of authority, but who do (more...)

Conversion (Data Migration) of Invoices in Receivables

| May 16, 2008

Whenever we are going in for implementation of Receivables module, we have to consider the necessity of bringing in customer open balances from the old system to Oracle Receivables.

Some of the key questions that needs to be addressed before we take up a conversion activity. This is just a sample list and not an exhaustive one:

1. What are the different types of invoices in existing system Provide invoice samples? (invoices, credit/ debit memos, commitments, chargebacks)

2. Do we need to migrate only open invoices?

3. Do we migrate closed invoices also, if yes, then for what time period?


Business case – Customer on Credit Hold

| Apr 20, 2008

Business Scenario:
There is a requirement to put all open orders in Order Management on Hold by putting a Credit Hold on customer under the following two conditions:
1. Customer exceeds the Credit limit set
2. Cutomer has not paid an invoice even after 'x' days of the invoice due date on invoice. However, this customer may not have exceeded the credit limit.

The solution to the first scenario is to enable the Credit Check for the customer and put an amount in the Credit Limit field for the customer. Oracle Order Management would use this information to place (more...)

Customer Refund in Receivables

| Apr 11, 2008
There are cases when customers overpay, or pay one invoice twice. In all such cases the customer is due for a refund. The easiest approach would be to ask the customer to absorb the overpayment if the amount is small. However, if the amount is large the customer would no doubt ask for a refund. There are basically three ways to handle customer refunds:
1. Issue a manual check for refund to the customer and record a Debit Memo in Receivables and match this to the receipt.
2. Ask the customer to leave the cash as "on-account" and apply this (more...)

Oracle Apps Marketing for Upgrade projects – A small tip

| Apr 9, 2008

It has been my observation that a lot of time and effort goes waste knocking the wrong door for Oracle Apps project. Then the question arises, how to know which door to knock. Obviously, one should not waste precious resources uselessly pursuing organizations that are running on a fully supported version of Oracle Apps like R12, 11.5.10, 11.5.9, unless the organization comes to you with a view to upgrade to R12 or 11.5.10. Please refer chart below to find the support time lines for different releases of Oracle E- Business suite and plan accordingly (more...)