Enabling Application Features

You can enable reporting and other optional features after creating an application; however, once enabled, these features cannot be disabled. To remove the features, you must create a new application.

To enable features in the application:

  1. From the Home page, click Applications, and then Configuration.
  2. On the Configure screen, click Enable Features.
  3. Select one or more features that you want to enable for the application:
    • IFRS reporting standard for the application. You may select one or both of the following features:
      • Deferred Tax Not Recognized (DTNR) to enter deferred tax not recognized amounts on a tax effected basis as P&L or non-P&L amounts.
      • Consolidated Effective Tax Rate Reconciliation to calculate the National and Regional ETR for the total tax provision. If you select Consolidated Effective Tax Rate Reconciliation, the following forms are automatically activated in the application:
        • Consolidated ETR IFRS Rate by Entity
        • Consolidated ETR IFRS by Entity showing the Accounts calculated using Entity CETR IFRS rates
    • Country by Country Reporting (CbCR) to calculate analyses to assess risk as a result of transfer pricing strategies.


      If you enable CbCR, you cannot enable Custom Dimensions in your application.
    • Interim Tax Provision (Applications created prior to 18.08)- This option is no longer available to select. If you enabled Interim Tax Provision prior to Release 18.08, you can continue to use this option to manually enter data, and calculate monthly or quarterly tax provision using an annualized estimated effective tax rate, plus discrete tax amount. Historic data is stored in the Forecast or other scenario designated for Interim Tax Provision.


      With the exception of Interim Tax Provision (Applications created prior to 18.08), after a feature is enabled, it cannot be disabled. If you want to remove a feature, you must create a new application.

      If you enabled Interim Tax Provision (Applications created prior to 18.08), but no longer want to use that version, you can select one or both of the options listed under Interim Tax Provision without creating a new application. Any historical data that exists for the application created prior to 18.08 is stored against a Forecast or other scenario that was used for Interim Provision.

    • Interim Tax Provision to calculate monthly or quarterly tax provision using an Annualized Estimated Effective Tax Rate (AEETR), plus discrete tax amounts. Data is automatically stored in the TRCS_Interim Forecast Scenario member, which is used for forecasting. You may select one or both of the following features:
      • Total AEETR to get the value of the Total Tax AEETR from the Consolidated Effective Tax Rate for the Forecast Scenario.
      • Detailed AEETR (Current and Deferred) to display Total Tax by adding Current Tax and Deferred Tax.
    • Custom Dimension: You can enable this feature only when you are creating a new application. Note that you cannot enable or remove custom dimensions after the application is already created. See, Adding Custom Dimensions (Hybrid mode only)


      CbCR cannot be enabled if you have enabled Custom Dimensions in your application.
    • Weighted Average to enable the weighted average to calculate the average foreign currency translation for the net income before tax for each base entity.
    • Dynamic Calc Jurisdiction Enabling this feature will update the data storage type for out-of-the-box parent members of the Jurisdiction dimension, such as TRCS_AllNational, TRCS_AllRegion to Dynamic Calc.


      Enabling this feature may improve Consolidation performance; however it may also result in a negative impact on Consolidation performance, for example in circumstances where extensive custom member formulas are involved. It is recommended that the impact to performance be assessed in a test environment before this feature is enabled in production.


      Dynamic Calc Jurisdiction is an option in non-hybrid mode only. In Hybrid-Optimized (DSO) application models all parent members are dynamic calc and this feature is not applicable.
    • Ownership Management enables the assignment of ownership percentages and consolidation methods to each Entity parent/child combination for each Scenario, Year, and Period combination. See also, Enabling Ownership Management in Applications


      For non-hybrid applications, you must ensure that the Data Source dimension is set to Sparse if Ownership Management is enabled. To verify or modify the performance setting for your non-hybrid application, see Changing Performance Settings for the Data Source Dimension (Non-Hybrid mode only).
    • Current Tax Payable Automation enables the automation feature allowing the users to map the calendar year profit and loss (CY P&L) charge Automated, Equity/OCI Automated, and RTA(P&L) Automated and enter the adjustment value. This feature also provides with Current Tax Payable Automated and Current Tax Payable Details forms. The details form help the users to track payments, refunds and transfers. See Managing Current Tax Payable Automated and Detail Forms and Managing Current Tax Payable Regional Automated and Detail Forms in Working with Tax Reporting.


      A new Config cube is created when you enable the current tax payable automation feature. All the mappings related to Current Tax Payable Automation are saved in Config Cube. See Creating Mappings for Current Tax Payable Automation.
    • NOL Automation: enables you to configure the rules defining how the system should automatically defer, utilize, or expire tax losses and book the corresponding offset amounts. See Working with Net Operating Losses (NOL)/Credits
    • RTA Bifurcate: comes with a new metadata which automatically pulls the data from all the Permanent and Temporary accounts which are tagged as Equity Reversal Target Accounts. This feature helps you avoid making any manual adjustments in the current provision form provided RTA automation is enabled in the application. See Working with RTA Bifurcate
    • Tax Losses/Credits By Year of Expiration: enables you to easily group diverse closing carry forward data by the year of expiration. You can now view the Closing Carryforward details of the Tax losses/credits schedule by Year of Expiration from the Tax Losses/Credits forms. See Working with Tax Loss/Credit by Year of Expiration
    • Deferred Tax Expense To Equity: reclassifies total deferred tax expense regional to equity. This classification is specific to entity and jurisdiction.

      When you enable this feature:

      • Total Deferred Tax Expense is reversed on Reverse Deferred Tax Expense movement
      • Reversed Deferred Tax Expense is reclassed to Reclass Deferred Tax Expense which then rolls over to the Total Equity Adjustment.

      See also: Reclassifying Total Deferred Expense Regional to Equity in Working with Tax Reporting

    • Enable Hybrid Movement Period Dense Mode (DSO): You cannot select this option directly from this screen (shows read-only), however, it will display whether hybrid is enabled for your application or not. For migrating to hybrid application, see Converting the Application Model to Hybrid-Optimized (DSO)
    • Scenario - Entity Tax Rate Change to Equity: This feature is specific to Entity and Scenario dimensions (see Entity Dimension and Scenario Dimension).When you enable this feature and apply the custom attribute (for example, <Scenario>_RC, see also Defining Entity Tax Attributes for information on custom attribute) for a specific scenario to an entity, all the accounts for that specific entity and scenario will have rate change to equity behaviour.

      Once the entity is consolidated, the impact from change in tax rates data is moved to the Impact from Change in Tax Rates in Equity column for all the temporary difference accounts.

      See also: Working with National Deferred Tax and Working with Regional Deferred Tax in Working with Tax Reporting

  4. Click Enable to enable the selected features.
  5. When the system displays a message that the functionality has been enabled, click OK.
  6. Log off, and then log back on to see the enabled features.