August 20, 2012

Oracle Tax Management SIG Presents: Fusion Tax Update/Demo

OAUG and the Oracle Tax Management SIG invites you to an exclusive Webinar on Friday August 24 Webinar with Oracle E-Business Tax Senior Development Director Harsh Takle. Register at


Title: Oracle Tax Management SIG Presents: Fusion Tax Update/Demo
Date: Friday, August 24, 2012
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EDT

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July 3, 2012

Oracle R12 Upgrade for E-Business Tax ONLINE COURSE AVAILABLE NOW!

Make your R12 'tax' upgrade a success. Learn how to plan and execute a quality upgrade to E-Business Tax. This 1.5 hr. online course is invaluable to IT Implementation and Support staff, Tax Subject Matter Experts, and Analysts, Tax Practice Managers, Payables Managers, and Receivables Managers who are interested in improving their business process, implementations processes, and skill level. Go>>

The objectives of this course are:

Session 1. E-Business Tax Architecture and the R12 Upgrade
Review eBTax Architecture
Tax Schema Differences
Transaction Schema differences

Session 2. Review Migration Approaches
One to One upgrade with no migration
Legacy upgrade & migration
Integrate with a 3rd party tax service
Why Migrate to Regime to Rate & Rules
Data Quality Challenges

Session 3. Key challenges, Risks & Mitigations
Upgrade and Migrate
Fresh or Re-Implementation
Key Patches
Product Gaps
Oracle Support Notes

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June 25, 2012

Oracle Tax Management SIG Presents: R12 eBTax Upgrade Considerations

June 29th @ 9 am - 10 am, PST

A brief overview of some key issues facing the upgrade team around eBTax. We’ll identify the critical success factors that will ensure they hear your business case. We’ll discuss where to find more information about the eBTax upgrade and answer questions about the eBTax upgrade.

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Oracle E-Business Tax Online Training Session launching this WEEK!

Alex Fiteni's extensive knowledge in Release 12 E-Business Tax will be available across the globe and accessible to all by July 2, 2012. Our online video will focus on the Best Practices, the new Architecture Model, and some critical Mitigations for a smooth and reliable Upgrade or Re-Implementation from R11i to R12 E-Business Suite.

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We have created 3 sections to this Lesson.

Oracle R12 E-Business Tax Upgrade Challenges, Risks and Mitigations will include;

1. E-Business Tax Architecture and the R12 Upgrade
Review eBTax Architecture
Tax Schema Differences
Transaction Schema differences

2. Review Migration Approaches
One to One upgrade with no migration
Legacy upgrade & migration
Integrate with a 3rd party tax service
Why Migrate to Regime to Rate & Rules

3. Key challenges, Risks & Mitigations
Upgrade and migrate
Fresh or Re-Implementation

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February 11, 2007

Oracle Supply Chain Management

The management of complex global supply chains can be challenging. From Planning through Execution, it would be convenient to have a road map from those with expertise in the discipline. The Supply Chain Operations Reference outlines the entire business process. The Overview Booklet is free to download, while you willl have to register to get ont the site for the detailed reference model.

The ideas outlined can be found in the Oracle Supply Chain Solution, which includes not only Advanced Procurement, but also Supply CHain execution, PLM, Advance Plannning, Manufacturing and Transportation Management, among others.

For global manufacturing and distribution companies, an efficient Supply Chain Management proces is a critical success factor to ensuring margins are maintained across complex trade, tariff, tax and regulatory boundaries. The risks inherent in managing a global supply chain are also further complicated by fluctuating foreign exchange, ensuring secure supply lines, managing supplier relationships while recognizing time zones and cultural diffferences.

The consulting SME will review these risks against standard SCM risks matrices, verify secure and efficient electronic transaction processing exchanges follow best practices, while also validating that approproate COSO controls are in place throughout the business process.

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February 4, 2007

Service Oriented Architecture

This CIO article announcing support for SAPs ESAO in addition to Oracle's SOA launched a year ago validates the growing popularity of software integration services based on Service Oriented Architecture to stitch disparate systems together. SOA may be viewed as a panacea for solving the Best of Breed integration problem. Too often, though, IT organizations will roll out a new methodology to resolve transaction and reference data synchronization issues, without dealing with some of the underlying issues with BoB.

The issue that many organizations face are that the Best of Breed point solution approach is costly. While one has the advantage of simple, easy to use and meets end user exact requirements, the 'behind the scenes' costs of support, integration, software upgrades, end user training, as well as the overhead of managing data access and data quality, ensuring governance and controls are in place for all the applications at the same level, all of which can be quite daunting. Enter Oracle's unique approach 'Applications Unlimited', which uses the Fusion Middleware to integrate all of the Applications Suites (Oracle E-Business Suite, JD Ewards, Peoplesoft Enterprise, and Siebel) together.

Nevertheless, the Best of Breed approach should still be evaluated carefully before embarking on the support and operation of disparate point applications. The investment should cover not only IT initial hardware, software and implementation and customization costs, but also software support fees, IT operations support, ongoing training, skills enhancement as new features are introduced and product knowledge management, integration, and upgrades - often on different technology stacks and on different schedules. On the other hand, the benefits arising from the implementation must be carefully evaluated as well. The direct savings arising from the efficiencies gained from a point solution in one process may likely be offset by the negative as well as positive impacts to one or more other business process efficiencies, which are often unexpected or under-estmated. In any event, a full analysis of the costs and benefits of a BoB implementation should ensure that the true costs and benefits are included in any recommendation.

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October 31, 2005

Activity Based Management - lessons learned

Read several interesting articles recently and a course came out from Better Management on Activity Based Management. Keeping in mind the goals of these methodologies, which is ultimately to ensure the enterprise is profitable, then Value Chain Analysis is one approach that shows promise.

More thoughts .... later

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