Oracle Spring ’12 Federal Development Update

Posted on 20-Apr-12. Filed under: Enhancements, Events, News, R12 | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I didn’t attend, but there was an Oracle Federal Financial Briefing on 17-Apr in Reston where information was shared about some of the upcoming GTAS enhancements and target patch release dates.  Personally, besides focusing on our Fed R12.1.3 stabilization efforts on my current gig, I’m working to get smart on some of the basics associated with GTAS, the upcoming 6-digit USSGL standard and new Federal Accounting/System process changes associated.

As soon as we can get our hands on these new GTAS patches, we need to jump on them to start understanding some of the impacts to our EBS environments in further detail.  As the Federal E-Business Suite community, we don’t really have much time to be able digest, test and prepare for these changes.  First required reporting cycle for GTAS is after Nov FY13 month-end (Calendar Nov 2012) and the fact that GTAS will only accept Bulk File feeds (i.e. no pencil whipping any numbers like with FACTS today), means we’ve got to be ready with this stuff working.  If anyone is looking for more info from Treasury on GTAS, you can find it here.

For R12 Fed Financials Installs who jumped on the CGAC & FV 90000001 patches early (me and my local Denver Federal Financials Shared Service provider!), at least we have that piece behind us.  But certainly there is more coming, especially for all the agencies still on 11i.

Here’s the link to the deck I scored:

Oracle Federal Financials Spring ’12 Development Update

If you’ve been following the twitter feed, you know I’m heading to Collaborate ’12 to present two Federal Financials R12 sessions and catch-up on as much news/info as I can there.  The FED Sig meeting is on Monday, maybe that will help.  Keep watch on the twitter feed for anything I pick up relevant to the Federal EBS community.

If anyone has any comments or knowledge to share that you feel would help spread key info, please don’t hesitate to comment.


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Preferred Federal Presentations at Collaborate ’09??

Posted on 9-Nov-08. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

As part of the recent request for presentation topics for the OAUG Collaborate ’09, I submitted 4 different topics for consideration that are relevant to the Federal E-Business Suite Community.  I thought I’d test out the new poll functionality available on the blog by querying readers on what would be the preferred topics and coming up with a ranking of the topics.  Here’s what I submitted:

Budgetary Control Demystified: Innovative Approaches for Solving Federal Funds Management Challenges

This session articulates fundamentals of E-Business Suite General Ledger and Projects Budgetary Control configurations, Federal Budget Execution and traditional General Ledger Budgeting to enhance understanding of the various Funds Management capabilities.

Learn how the US Air Force Defense Enterprise Accounting and Management System (DEAMS) is employing numerous innovative, standard functionality-based approaches to address multiple statutory and managerial dimensions of funds management requirements.

Moving Forward with Integrated Federal Procurement and Eliminating 3rd Party Contracting Software

This session provides a review of recent E-Business Suite Procurement Suite enhancements including Procurement Contracts, Sourcing and Purchasing aligned with fulfilling various Federal Acquisition requirements and integrating with required systems.

Federal E-Business Suite customers will learn how R12 Procurement modules, paired with XML Publisher, enable a compliant, fully integrated Financials/Procurement solution that provides real-time updates to status of funds balances based on contract actions.

What’s in it for my Agency?  R12 Federal Features and Value-Added Benefits of Upgrading.

This session provides an overview of R12 enhancements and features with a focus on relevant topics to Federal E-Business Suite customers. Session focuses on Federal financials, projects and procurement modules.

Attendees will learn how to derive additional value through leveraging new R12 features and the business case for upgrading. The level of effort for implementing various new functionality will be discussed to identify “quick-hits” for investment return.

Goodbye T-Codes! An Intro to R12 Subledger Accounting for Federal Financials.

 This session provides an introduction to R12 Subledger Accounting concepts, capabilities and terminology with a focus on relevant topics to Federal Financials customers.

Learn Subledger Accounting basics and benefits, the Accounting Methods Builder, applicable standard reports and reconciliation tools, secondary ledgers and other features. Presentation includes new R12 Projects Subledger Accounting functionality for Federal.

I tried to setup the poll to allow write-ins, so feel free to suggest others that could potentially be suggested for the FEDSIG meeting, or covered in some other medium.

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