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Oracle® Fusion Applications Post-Installation Guide
11g Release 1 (11.1.2)
Part Number E22380-03
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4 Fusion Accounting Hub

This chapter contains the following:

Integrating with Other Products

Setting Up Financial Reporting Center

Integrating with Other Products

Integration with Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle PeopleSoft: Overview

Oracle Fusion Applications provides a coexistence strategy that allows you to continue to use your Oracle E-Business Suite or Oracle PeopleSoft General Ledgers and subledgers while using Oracle Fusion Accounting Hub for financial reporting. Coexistence includes the ability to transfer balances from the Oracle E-Business Suite General Ledger and journal entries from Oracle PeopleSoft General Ledger to the Oracle Fusion Accounting Hub.

For more information on completing the post-installation setup for coexistence with Oracle E-Business Suite General Ledger see:

For more information on completing the post-installation setup for coexistence with Oracle PeopleSoft General Ledger, see:

Register Applications Coexistence Instances

Register applications coexistence instances to indicate in Oracle Fusion General Ledger which Oracle E-Business Suite or Oracle PeopleSoft instances will be integrated with the Oracle Fusion Accounting Hub. For each E-Business Suite or PeopleSoft instance, provide a unique system identifier.

This identifier must also be registered in the corresponding Oracle E-Business Suite or Oracle PeopleSoft instance. As part of this process, you can specify a unique journal source per instance. For Oracle E-Business Suite, you can limit which instance and balancing segments may post to a particular Oracle Fusion General Ledger.

There is a user interface to register both Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle PeopleSoft General Ledgers.

For Oracle E-Business Suite, determine the Function ID to move data from Oracle Fusion General Ledger to Oracle E-Business Suite General Ledger. You must include the Function ID at the end of the drill down URL.

To find the Oracle E-Business Suite Function ID:

  1. Login as a System Administrator and navigate to Function page

  2. Query for the function name: GL_FUSION_EBS_DRILL

  3. Go to the Help menu, click Diagnostics > Examine

  4. Select the FUNCTION_ID field. The value box shows the value of the Function ID.

For Oracle E-Business Suite: The URL format for the non-dynamic portion needs to be in the following format: http://<domain>:<port>/OAA_HTML/RF.jsp?function_id=<function_id>.

In the above URL format, the domain, port, and function_id are for the Oracle E-Business Suite Instance.

For Oracle PeopleSoft: The URL format for the non-dynamic portion needs to be in the following format: http://server/servlet_name/SiteName/PortalName/NodeName/c/PROCESS_JOURNALS.FUS_DRILLBACK_JRNL.GBL

In the above URL format:

Integration with Data Relationship Management: Overview

Oracle Fusion Applications provides integration between Oracle Fusion Accounting Hub and Oracle Hyperion Data Relationship Management, Fusion Edition, if licensed. This integration provides the ability to synchronize chart of accounts values and hierarchies. The functionality also establishes corporate wide accounting structures, for Oracle and non-Oracle ledgers, and automatically updates charts of accounts values and hierarchies across multiple Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Fusion instances through a single application.

For more information on completing the post-installation setup for Data Relationship Management, see the Hyperion Data Relationship Management Integration with the Oracle Fusion and E-Business Suite General Ledgers white paper on My Oracle Support at https://support.oracle.com.

Integration with Hyperion Financial Management and Hyperion Planning: Overview

Oracle Fusion Applications provides integration between Oracle Fusion Accounting Hub and enterprise performance management systems through Oracle Financial Data Quality Management ERP Integrator adapter. This integration is applicable if you are using either or both Oracle Hyperion Planning for advanced budgeting or Oracle Hyperion Financial Management for advanced financial consolidations.

For more information on completing the post-installation setup for the ERP Integrator adapter see Oracle Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management ERP Integrator Adapter for Oracle Applications Administrator's Guide.

Setting Up Financial Reporting Center

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. Start at the Navigator by selecting Financial Reporting Center > Launch Workspace

  2. From within Workspace > Navigator > BI Catalog > (main tab), select Tools > Database Connection Manager

  3. Select New button

  4. Enter a user friendly name for the connection

  5. 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: