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Oracle Public Sector Financials (International) Implementation Guide
Release 12.1
Part Number E13417-04
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Dossier Setup

Overview

The Dossier feature manages an unlimited number of budgetary dossier types and uses Oracle Workflow for approval based on predefined position hierarchies.

Budgetary dossiers enable you to transfer budget amounts from one budget to another and allocate budget amounts to one or more specific accounting flexfields within an accounting flexfield structure. For example, one dossier transfers funds to a project, and later another dossier is created to allocate funds.

Prerequisites

Before setting up Dossier, you must:

Related Topics

Dossier Setup Steps

This table lists setup steps for Dossier.

Step Number Step Description Required or Optional
1 Create Additional Users Required
2 Define Jobs, Oracle Human Resources User's Guide Required
3 Define Positions, Oracle Human Resources User's Guide Required
4 Define Position Hierarchies, Oracle Human Resources User's Guide Required
5 Define Budgets, Oracle General Ledger User Guide Required
6 Define Budget Organizations, Oracle General Ledger User Guide Required
7 Set Up Dossier Numbering Required
8 Set Up Dossier Types Required

Create Additional Users

Enable new or existing users to access Oracle Public Sector Financials (International).

A unique employee must be assigned to each user if dossier is used.

Related Topics

Creating Users, Oracle Applications System Administrator's Guide

Set Up Dossier Numbering

Dossier lets you number dossiers uniquely and sequentially.

You can set up unique dossier numbering schemes. A dossier numbering scheme consists of a prefix and a fiscal year and optionally, a delimiter. For example, a scheme of NHS-2002 consists of a prefix of NHS, a delimiter of hyphen (-), and a fiscal year of 2002. All sequences start from 1, in this instance NHS-2002-1.

Each unique numbering scheme can be assigned to one dossier type. This ensures a unique sequence for each dossier type.

For information, see Setting Up Dossier Numbering Procedure.

Setting Up Dossier Numbering Procedure

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To set up dossier numbering:

  1. Navigate to the Dossier Numbering window.

  2. Select the ledger name.

  3. Enter a prefix of no more than five characters as the first part of the sequence number.

  4. Select the fiscal year.

  5. You can enter a delimiter to separate the Prefix, Fiscal Year, and the sequence number.

  6. Select the Enabled check box to activate the dossier numbering.

  7. Click Save.

    The Scheme field is populated with the numbering scheme.

    Note: A numbering scheme cannot be disabled after assigning to a dossier type.

Set Up Dossier Types

Dossier types comprise sets of budgetary transfer rules and a defined dossier approval workflow.

To enhance security and reduce data entry effort, budgetary rules are predefined. Each dossier type can consist of a number of the following elements:

When a dossier is created, the selected dossier types automatically generate a transaction number, default budgetary rules, and flexfield values. Although the rules associated with a dossier type are predefined, the budget amount must be entered when creating the dossier. Dossier approval workflow ensures that if a dossier transaction is rejected, funds become available in the source budget.

Examples of dossier types are:

Relationships between Dossier Types
Dossier Type Description
Parent Top of dossier hierarchy; sets source and destination boundaries for children
Child Lower level of dossier hierarchy than parent; source of child dossier type must be within destination of parent; child dossier can have only one parent
Complementary Modifies related dossier; changing amount by adding or subtracting; enables related dossier’s source to be expanded
Retirement Allows end-of-year reallocation of unused budget amounts, enabling the amounts to be returned to parent dossiers to be reassigned for next year

You can define different types of dossier transactions using combinations of settings. An example is shown in this table.

Dossier Type Example
Dossier Purpose Define Type Budget Type
Transfer expense budget amounts from source account to destination account Define Source and Destination Balanced; debit destination account and credit source account

You can define the source and destination account usages as part of the dossier type. The usage rules define the account segment default values and whether the values are visible and editable when creating a dossier.

For information, see Setting Up Dossier Types Procedure.

Setting Up Dossier Types Procedure

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To set up dossier types:

  1. Navigate to the Dossier Types window.

  2. Select the ledger name.

  3. Enter a unique dossier type name and a description, if required.

  4. Select a dossier relationship.

  5. If the dossier type is not Parent, select the parent dossier name.

  6. Select a numbering scheme that is not yet allocated to any dossier.

  7. In the Approval Hierarchy field, select the HR position hierarchy for the dossier type.

  8. In the Amount Type field, select the way in which you wish to view the funds in the Dossier window.

  9. Check the Multi Annual check box to enable multiple-year budgeting.

  10. Check the Balanced check box to enable balanced budgeting.

    The Sources line number for the selected dossier type is displayed.

    Note: Do not select the Enabled check box until the entire setup procedure is completed.

  11. In the Sources tab, select the budget organization name as defined in the Define Budget Organization window.

  12. Select the budget assigned to the selected budget organization.

  13. Select the accounting flexfield range required for the budgetary transfer source. The range must fall within the selected budget organization's account ranges.

    The Destinations line number is displayed.

  14. In the Destination tab, select the budget organization name.

  15. In the Budget Organization field, select the budget assigned to the budget organization.

  16. Select the accounting flexfield range required for the budgetary transfer destination. The range must fall within the selected budget organization's account ranges.

  17. Click Save.

  18. To define the source accounting flexfield segment defaults, click the current record drill-down button in the Source usage region.

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  19. To define the destination accounting flexfield segment defaults, click the current record drill-down button in the Destination usage region.

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  20. Select Visible to view the segment in the Dossier window.

    The check box can be deselected only if a default type exists.

  21. Select the default type.

    The Parent Destination type can only be assigned to Child dossier destination segments.

  22. Select the default value.

    Note: The default value is required for Segment and Profile default types.

  23. Check Updateable.

  24. Check the Enabled check box to activate the dossier type.