4.07.2007

MOAC - What's the buzz all about?

Multi-Org or multiple organization access (MOAC) is basically the ability to access multiple operating units from a single application responsibility. In Release 11i, when one had to enter or process data for multiple operating units, one had to login to different responsibilities because each responsibility could only access one operating unit. If one was managing Payables for Sweden, Norway and Finland one needed to define three different responsibilities. In Release 12, one would create a Security Profile and assign as many operating units as you required. One can tie that security profile to a single responsibility using a profile option called MO: Security Profile. For example, you could assign the security profile to the EMEA Payables responsibility to allow that responsibility to process invoices across all three operating units.

In Release 12, define a security profile in HR using the Secu
rity profile form or the Global Security profile form, and assign all of the operating units that one would want a responsibility to access. The one needs to run a concurrent request called “Run Security List Maintenance” from HR which will make those security profile available and allow one to assign them to a responsibility via a profile option called MO: Security Profile.

One can define an operating unit using the Accounting Setup Manager in Oracle General Ledger or Organization Definition form in Oracle HRMS or Inventory. We shall discuss about Accounting Setup Manager in a future blog post. An operating unit is then attached to a default legal context (as compared to Legal Entity in Release 11i)

Define a security profile using either of the two forms: Security Profile form or the Global Security Profile Form that is shown below. Both forms look almost identical where Security Profile Form allows one to select operating units from only one Business Group where as Global Security profile Form allows one to select operating units from multiple Business Groups.
One can define another profile option called MO: Default Operating Unit which is optional and allows one to specify a default operating unit that will be the default when you open different subledger application forms.





7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice explanation

Ajay Kumar said...

Hi,

It is great to find a Blog helping in finding out what is new in Oracle R12. I am looking for changes that we might have to do for the Customizations at Realease 11.5.10.2
Would you please post an article on the effect on customizations upon migration to Release 12 and the method to approch it.

Nenad said...

Hi,
I agree that the MOAC brings many good news to the multi OU environments. BUT, it’s great only when it comes to the data entry process as it’s not possible to report on all data (reports) in AP, for example, for all OUs at once. As opposed to current situation in R12 we should have at our choice whether we want to run a report at the OU level or LE or Ledger level. And, I mean ALL AP reports not only a few. Because of that we had to leave this approach and make many personalizations/customatizations at the data entry side because our customer want to report on data for all OUs in one run. So, for me this is an semi-finished product. Regards, Nenad

Oracle R12 Advisor said...

It is indeed possible to run a single report for ALL OU by enabling a report to run for multiple orgs. I shall make a blog post on that. Should make interesting reading!

Nenad said...

It sounds promising, but do you have in mind getting all available reports in, for example, AP (Invoice Aging Report, Cash Requirement Report, Invoice Register, Supplier Open Balances Report or Audit Control Report) at the LE or Ledger level? I ask this because only a few reports have the Reporting Level parameter which enables you to get a single report which includes data from all OUs (e.g. Payables Posted Invoice Register or Journals Entry Report). Thank you for your dedication.
Best regards, Nenad

Anonymous said...

Hi, since now news have been posted have you given up?
Nenad

Anonymous said...

Hi,
No news as it is not possible or too busy to post the solution.
Best regards, Nenad