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Friday, July 16, 2004

Online Business Office Environment at Yale University

This post takes a look at the Online Business Office Environment at Yale University, an ideal place for implementors of ERP systems to take a look at what types of documentation should be prepared when undertaking an implementation.

Recently I discovered the Online Business Office Environment (OBOE) Site at Yale University. I felt it’s the type of site that would give implementors of ERP Systems an idea of what types of documentation would need to be prepared. The thing I’ve always believed with ERP systems is that clients, implementors or consultants do not make enough effort to document the processes. Even if the processes are documented, the knowledge of how the new process is executed is not adequately transferred to those making use of them. Placing this information online and updating it frequently is one way of resolving these issues. It also ensures that continuous learning and education on systems and processes within the organisation is undertaken. Below I have highlighted the two major sub-sections of the Online Business Office Environment and provided a brief summary of what’s available in these particular areas. I am sure the information contained on this site will prove useful to implementors of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and in particular Oracle Applications.

Learning Modules

This section contains user guides, training scenarios, tutorials and presentations for each of the following functional areas.

  • Procurement
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    • i-procurement
    • VIP - Contract Purchases
    • WIP - Web Invoice Payment
    • SWAP - Simple Web Allocation Process
    • General Procurement
  • General Accounting
    • Journal Staging Area (JSA)
    • Custom Commitments
    • Receipt Identification Form (RIF)
    • Labor Distribution (LD)
  • FPM - Financial Planning and Management
    • Data Warehousing Portal
    • Budgeting - with Oracle Financial Analyzer (OFA)
    • HR/LD/Payroll Reporting Using DataWarehouse Portal and Brio BUG
  • Other Training
    • System & Technology Access Request Tool (START)
    • Training Management System (TMS)
  • Human Resources and Payroll
    • KRONOS Time Keeping System
    • C & T Payroll (Casual and Temps)
    • Casual and Student Payroll
    • Casual Hiring

Policies, Procedures, Forms and Guides

This section of the site contains policies, procedures, forms and guides for the following functional areas: -

There’s plenty of good reading material on this site - enjoy browsing it!

Friday, June 25, 2004

Oracle Apps Implementation Documentation for a University

This post contains details of implementation documentation for an Oracle Applications Implementation at the Queensland University of Technology. In particular, I will discuss the Chart of Accounts documentation available at the Universities web site.

The Queensland University of Technology has some very useful Business Forms, Procedure Manuals and Training Documentation at the Division of Finance and Resource Plannings site. In particular the Chart of Accounts documentation clearly illustrates the accounting flexfield structure and associated values that should be used in such types of organization as a University.

Another sample Chart of Accounts can also be downloaded from my personal site.

Thursday, June 24, 2004

Oracle Applications Documentation - Business Forms, Procedures and Training Manuals

This post contains information on some Oracle Documentation I came across at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

According to their site, “the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) implemented Oracle Financials in October 1998. Over 350 users campus wide access the on-line system to prepare journal entries, inquire about account transactions and run custom and standard reports”.

I found some useful documentation on their site and thought I should mention it to readers of the blog. The Finance and Administration  section of the Institutes site has some very useful Business Forms, Procedures and Training Manuals which they used in their implementation and which I believe would be useful to other Apps implementors. Make sure you look under the Training Material section where you will find the Accounting Practices, Procedures and Protocol Manual.

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