When it comes to E-Business Suite version R12, additional financial reporting challenges emerged due to the addition of the ‘Sub-Ledger Accounting’ (SLA) layer. This layer, while adding powerful flexibility around how multiple sub-ledgers may be assigned for improved differentiation of accounting activity, comes with significant reporting implications. As a result, this comparison paper maintains a focus on supporting reporting in R12, including SLA reporting.
Our opinion is not just that financial ‘reporting’ should be packaged but that all the surrounding requirements of drill-down, live reporting and so forth should also be a part of that package. Unfortunately, EBS does not provide all the required functionality, which means that you must consider additional products to augment EBS so that you can build a complete solution. This paper considers different approaches to this augmentation, with considerations such as time to value, as well as total cost of ownership and functionality, being uppermost in our minds.
Author/s: Philip Howard