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  • Aditya Ranjan Dey

    Hi Rajdeep, 

    Although using Program Number in DFF is the preferred way, you can look at the project set feature which allows you to club projects under a project set. You can use Program name as Project Set Name and then add all the child projects under it. But remember this can only be used for some project reporting purpose. 

    Else use a global or context sensitive DFF as per your requirement. 

    Thanks & Regards,

    Adi

  • Aditya Ranjan Dey

    Hi Ekansh, 

    Do you want to create work order in Oracle Cloud Manufacturing? I don't believe Project Manufacturing is available yet in 19B in the way it's present in EBS. 

    Thanks & Regards,

    Aditya

  • Aditya Ranjan Dey

    One thing I forgot to mention over here. This was originally an EBS issue. Although I left touch with EBS for pretty long time, this was compelling another client from Go Live. But looking into it helped me to figure out another difference between Cloud and EBS. In EBS, you need to transfer the accounting to GL from source subledgers in order to generate asset lines (we did bunch of testing to confirm this). But in Cloud, only Final Accounting in the source SL allows to pick up the capital lines. 

    My idea was the functionality will not change between cloud and EBS irrespective of txn source. But, there are differences. So remember it if you face anything in the same line in future implementations.

     

  • Aditya Ranjan Dey

    Hi Paul, 

    There are 2 places where you can separate out duties for cost release. 

    #1 - Project Accounting Business Function -Costing Tab 

    #2 - By Security Roles. Privileges for Submitting/entering an expenditure batch is different from releasing it. So you can ask your S&C team to create 2 separate roles - one for entering and another for releasing. So whoever has to submit payroll batches, give the 1st role to them and keep the 2nd role to another group to release it. We did it in one of our projects long back, it works. 

     

    Now coming to the original point of Budgetary control, in your case, I don't believe there's any other option available. There are 3 places in Oracle Cloud where we can setup budgetary control in Oracle Projects -

    1. Manage Budgetary Control

    2. In Project "Enable Budgetary Control" flag

    3. FPT

    Out of these 3, only #1 allows you to exclude a particular txn source. Rest are by project or by budget types. So you are on the right way.

  • Aditya Ranjan Dey

    Hi Paul, 

    1) You can try creating two financial plan types - One with Budgetary Control and another without Budgetary Control. Projects which doesn't need control budget to be checked, assign the w/o budgetary control FPT at the budget level. That will never check the Budgetary Control.

    2) Or, create two FPT both with budgetary control - one at Absolute level and another at Advisory/ Track level. You can assign the second FPT for those projects which don't need control budgets to be checked. 

    Thanks & Regards,

    Aditya

  • Aditya Ranjan Dey

    Hi Yenu, 

    By now what we know is budget approval directs to Project Manager, but not to the other roles. If you figured out how it can be routed to other roles (e.g. project Director or so), can you throw some light here?

    We have a similar requirement, where we're using an workaround of different approval groups based on thresholds. That's working fine but our approval hierarchy combinations are not so exhaustive. If it had many combination, this will create performance issue. That's why I am interested to know your findings. 

    Thanks & Regards,

    Aditya 

     

  • Aditya Ranjan Dey

    Yes. It’s a very small thing, but an important observation I believe.

    Oracle also didn’t have any clue. 

  • Aditya Ranjan Dey

    Solved it. Accounting was generated in Final mode in Cost Management, but it was not transferred and posted to GL. Unless the accounting entries get transferred to GL, Asset Line process doesn't pick up those records. After transferring and posting, it got successfully created. 

  • Aditya Ranjan Dey

    It's Raw Cost

  • Aditya Ranjan Dey

    Bala, 

    You have to assign a planning resource for budget lines. Line amount can't be entered without assigning planning resource to it. But your question is very valid and this is a common concern I have seen for multiple clients.

    Therefore in Resource Breakdown Structure, you can only select Resource Class and out of 4 resource classes, you can use "Financial Resources" only. You can't disable or delete the other 3 Resource Classes (Material, labor and equipment), but you can name them as "Do Not Use <Resource Class Name>".

    By that way, client can identify just one planning resource while assigning it in budget and will not use any other. Of course, there is change management involved. And for Budget Conversion, you can just use Financial Resources for all your budget lines. 

    Let me know if it helps. 

    Thanks & Regards,

    Aditya

  • Aditya Ranjan Dey

    Bala, 

    Are you talking about loading budget at task level? Why don't you use the Project Plan Version / Budget FBDI to load your budget line amounts?

    Thanks & Regards,

    Aditya

  • Aditya Ranjan Dey

    Do anyone of you have any clue why this is happening? 

    We exhausted all our options, but this is only happening for inventory cost items. 

  • Aditya Ranjan Dey

    Nice to see you Hiten. Yes. It's costed and accounted at source and there has been no further adjustment in Projects.