Finally Cool: @OracleFedApps is on Twitter

If you haven’t visited the actual blog lately and are just keeping up via  a blog reader or some other type of subscription, you might have missed that I incorporated a Twitter feed a couple months back.  I admit, my tweets aren’t going to be as entertaining as @CharlieSheen and I don’t expect to have 8 million+ followers like @BarackObama, but I’m trying to share a few experiences from the R12.1.3 Federal upgrade I’m working through.  Hoping the short info may benefit others going through the same.  Tweets are a great quick, simple way to (more...)

R12 SLA Sources Breakdown

One of the most fundamental components of the R12 Subledger Accounting Architecture (SLA) is the concept of SLA Sources.  There is a good bit of documentation on many SLA components, including my prior OAUG Presentations on SLA, but good explanations of SLA sources are a bit harder to find.  So I thought I’d take a shot at helping spread better understanding with this post.

SLA Source values play critical roles in XLA event processing and R12 GL journal creation such as:

  • fundamental data elements that drive how Journal Line Type (JLT) and Account Derivation Rules (ADR) are (more...)

Be aware of R12 Data Model changes to properly assess R12 upgrade rework

Any entity upgrading to R12 should sufficiently understand the data model changes between 11i and R12.  Based on an entities’ dependence on the existing 11i data models that change, there can be a significant level of rework required to ensure that existing custom RDF/BI Pubisher Reports, Discoverer Reports, outbound interfaces, custom views, custom SQL & PL/SQL, etc. will function properly in the R12 environment.  Analysis of custom objects relative to the data model changes can’t just be limited to whether objects will compile or run in R12, but should also include analysis of whether the proper data is (more...)

Taking the edge off implementing SLA…

Are you struggling w/SLA burnout??  Looking for something to fill the time during a potential government shutdown??

Fully understanding and implementing SLA for Federal Financials continues to be quite a challenge in a current upgrade I’m working on.  This is especially true when trying to ensure all the proper Upward/Downward accounting is properly done, but at the same time ensuring the PYA adjustments are not overstated as part of document revisions.

So, we thought we’d have a little fun and honor Colorado’s Microbrewing heritage with a nice new little home-brewed special for our team to help us enjoy (more...)