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Oracle® Fusion Accounting Hub Implementation Guide
11g Release 1 (11.1.2)
Part Number E20374-02
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12 Define Financial Reporting

This chapter contains the following:

Financial Reporting Center Configuration: How It Works

Setting up Your Financial Reporting Center: Critical Choices

Financial Reporting Center Configuration: How It Works

The Oracle Fusion Financial Reporting Center provides entry to General Ledger balances financial reporting functions. It provides secure, self-service access to reports that use real time account information.

You can design traditional financial report formats such as balance sheets, profit and loss statements, and cash flow reports. You can also design nontraditional formats for financial or analytic data that include text and graphics.

The figure shows the main components
in the Financial Reporting Center: Financial Reporting, Account Monitor,
Account Inspector, Smart View, Financial Reporting Workspace, and
Financial Reporting Studio. These components use the Oracle Fusion
General Ledger preaggregated balances as the staring data.

Components

Financial Reporting Center is comprised of numerous components:

Setting up Your Financial Reporting Center: Critical Choices

Oracle Fusion Financial Reporting Center is a powerful tool for accessing, designing, and presenting financial reports and analytic data. The steps needed to configure and install the components in Financial Reporting Center consist of:

Configuring Financial Reporting Center

Users access reports through the folder structure in Workspace. Administrators should define the folder structure in Workspace considering security requirements for both folder and reports, as well as report distribution requirements for financial reporting batches. Security should be set up on folders and reports from Workspace so users can only view the folders and the reports that they can access.

For more information on configuring the Financial Reporting Client including user name, password, server, and report structure, see the following:

Configuring Workspace Database Connection

Administrators need to create database connections from Workspace so users can access the cubes from either Workspace or Financial Reporting Studio.

Note

Ledger setup has to be completed before the database connection can be created. Cubes are created as part of ledger setup. There is a separate cube for each combination of chart of accounts and accounting calendar. A database connection is needed for each cube.

Steps to define a database connection are:

  1. From Workspace -> BI Catalog (main tab), select Tools -> Database Connection Manager

  2. Select New button

  3. Enter a user friendly name for the connection

  4. Enter the Essbase server, user and password, and select Application (i.e. cube) and database

For more information on configuring Essbase database connections in Workspace see: Oracle Essbase Database Administrator's Guide for Oracle Essbase

Note

The database connection is available in both Workspace and Financial Reporting Studio. Optionally, it can be setup in Financial Reporting Studio when putting grids on a report. This should only be done by an administrator.

Installing Financial Reporting Studio

Financial Reporting Studio is client-based software. Report authors need to download the installation files in Workspace from Navigator -> Tools -> Download Desktop Integrator Installer to install Financial Reporting Studio.

After completing the installation, obtain financial reporting server information from your system administrator to connect from the local client to the Oracle Fusion instance.

For more information on configuring Financial Reporting Studio client for users, see the following:

Installing Smart View

Smart View is an Excel add-in that must be loaded to each client. Users need to download the installation files in Workspace from Navigator -> Tools -> Download Desktop Integrator Installer and select to install Smart View.

Note

Since Smart View is an add-in to Microsoft Office products, you can install Smart View only on Windows operating system.

Once Smart View is installed, it must be configured to connect to Oracle Fusion Applications. Obtain the Smart View Shared Connections URL information from your system administrator and enter it in Microsoft Excel using the following navigation path: Smart View -> Options -> Advanced -> Shared Connections URL..

For more information on configuring Smart View client for users, see the following: