Track: E-Business Suite Financials

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Day 1:

12:35 – 1:25 pm ET

Doug Volz

Who Said Changing Cost Methods with Discrete Costing Can’t Be Done?
Doug Volz, Douglas Volz Consulting

Did your firm implement Oracle® Discrete Costing with Inventory (and perhaps with WIP and/or EAM), and settle on a costing method which was not appropriate for your industry or business situation? Unhappy with the financial consequences, but when you contacted Oracle Support, they told you that the only way forward was to re-implement? Well, that is simply not true!  Learn from leading cost management experts on how you can change your discrete costing method, with limited risk to your business. Three approaches will be discussed, all which have had great success with multiple clients.  And yes, these approaches work for both Release 11i and 12.

Objective 1: Learn how you can change your Discrete Costing Method without re-implementing your inventory organizations.
Objective 2: Find out about approaches you can use which minimize involvement from your technical IT team (uses less SQL then you expect!).
Objective 3: Gain an understanding for how Oracle® Cost Management stores and uses cost information.

1:35 – 2:25 pm ET

Procure-to-Pay Maturity: How Does Your Organization Measure Up?
Sponsored by OAUG

Maturity models are innovative tools that help you measure organizational progress toward automation and identify strategies to help reach the next level of automation.This collaborative session will discuss a framework of capabilities across the procure-to-pay process. Developed by procurement experts at Lexmark and significant research in the industry, this model helps you learn how to determine your next best opportunity for improving operational efficiency. Please join us to see how you can put this tool to use to provide you and your team a visual guide on next steps in your procure to pay journey based on your operational goals, not what the industry says you should be doing.

Objective 1: Understand the capabilities across the procure-to-pay process.
Objective 2: Learn how to determine your next best opportunity for improving operational efficiency.
Objective 3: Create a visual guide on next steps in your procure to pay journey based on your operational goals.

2:40 – 3:30 pm ET

Nine Ways to Design the Ideal COA
Harrison Figura, eprentise

A good chart of accounts (COA) provides flexibility for recording and reporting accounting information, structure for managing business uniformly, and enhanced enterprise communication. There are nine ways to help design the ideal COA in Oracle® E-Business Suite to optimize business growth, create greater flexibility, and minimize back-end accounting maintenance. In this session, we’ll focus on the design techniques to take advantage of the features in Release 12 including subledger accounting and ledger sets that provide an added incentive to adopt a well-designed COA.

Objective 1: List the nine design aspects of a forward-thinking chart of accounts.
Objective 2: Explain how to design a chart of accounts to accommodate future growth.
Objective 3: Describe how a good design enables you to reduce costs, streamline reporting, and provide global visibility.
Objective 4: Identify how to leverage a Global COA and Release 12 features like subledger accounting and ledger sets.

Day 2:

12:35 – 1:25 pm ET

Doug Volz

How to Manage the Inventory and Manufacturing Period Close and Remain Sane…
Doug Volz, Douglas Volz Consulting

Do you have recurring issues with month-end close? Do you wish there was a way to make the inventory and manufacturing month-end processes easier? Are you looking for solutions for common discrete and process costing month-end challenges? Based on the highly successful Collaborate Power Hour on Month-End Best Practices, learn about standard features you may have missed, standard and custom multi-organization reporting to speed your close cycle and other tricks and tips to ease the month-end pain.

Objective 1: Learn about the month-end processes for discrete and process cost accounting.
Objective 2: Find out solutions to common challenges, both standard and custom for month-end processes.
Objective 3: Have fun!

3:05 – 3:55 pm ET


Driving Tax Compliance in Real Time
Alex Fiteni, Fiteni Enterprises Inc.

Concerned about how to manage indirect tax compliance in real time? Confused about how to set up tax requirements in tax rules? Confounded by the lack of reporting tools in eBtax? During this session, see how your tax requirements can be linked to e-Business Tax rules and gain actionable compliance reporting and insights in real time using E-Business Tax with the Indirect Tax Auditor toolset.

Objective 1:Provide an overview of the structure of tax rates and rules in EBTax.
Objective 2: Understand the relationship between tax rules and tax requirements.
Objective 3: Gain insights into Key Compliance Indicators in reporting.