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Oracle Financials and Oracle Procurement Functional Upgrade Guide: Release 11i to Release 12
Release 12.1
Part Number E13482-03
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Oracle Global Accounting Engine

This chapter covers the following topics:

Overview

In Release 11i, users operating in France, Greece, Italy, Spain, or Portugal were able to implement the Oracle Global Accounting Engine. In Release 12 Oracle Subledger Accounting extends and replaces the Global Accounting Engine functionality by providing a flexible and customizable, rule-based engine that is used across all Oracle E-Business Suite subledger applications. The upgrade from the Global Accounting Engine to the Oracle Subledger Accounting is based on the following assumptions:

Since users do not have the ability to modify the standard rules provided by the Global Accounting Engine, the seeded rules delivered by the subledger applications in Release 12 will generate accounting that is equivalent to that generated by the Oracle Global Accounting Engine rules.

Replacement of Global Accounting Engine Features

In release 12, Oracle Subledger Accounting (SLA) provides the same functionality that is available in release 11i with Global Accounting Engine. The following list shows how the different Global Accounting Engine features are implemented in SLA:

Replacement of Country-Specific Features

In general, country-specific features supported by the Global Accounting Engine are now included in the seeded accounting definitions provided out of the box by the subledger applications, with the following exceptions:

For more information, refer to the Oracle Subledger Accounting Implementation Guide.