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Is “reporting” a separate module in Oracle E-Business Suite

No, Not yet at least similar to sub ledger accounting as introduced in R12..lets hope this must be in future ..:)

Why Reporting is Must in ERP?

The more important is to understand the objective of an accounting system is to summarize transactional data into useful management reports that management can use to manage the business. Hence need for Reporting can't be denied in any ERP accounting system. In oracle application also there are different ways to fulfill reporting requirement.

If we consider EBS as a transparent box, we can see there are number of reporting options available.The need can be changing time to time and business with cases. Typical reporting options can be best described as:

The reporting need can be classified as

These reporting does have there own limitation and uniqueness thus , on the top of technology it is important to understand when and where it is required.Broadly such reporting requirement can be categorize into:

Let's take some of reporting options in Oracle application:

These above are oracle inbuilt as well as oracle technology based reporting Options.The more important is that the use of above does not cost you any additional cost for licensee fee. Apart from this , there are also some third party tools can be used for reporting purpose. I have seen number of other tools used by various clients, would walk through some of them, in next post.

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3 Comments To "Is “reporting” a separate module in Oracle E-Business Suite"

#1 Comment By Prativa On October 24, 2007 @ 12:07 am

Hi Anand,
You have explained FA in a very nice way. Great work. Please keep it up. Will it possible to post more artcicle in AR. I know you have posted auto invoicing and Lockbox. please explain the AR process when you get some time.

#2 Comment By Chandra Dodani On February 4, 2008 @ 1:19 pm

Hi Anand,

I am new in Oracle world learning the different ropes in Manufacturing, OM. I like to see more articles on MRP, if possible.

Thanks and have a great day!


#3 Comment By Yonkers Zhang On April 7, 2008 @ 12:50 pm

Hi, among reporting tools, I understood that Discoverer and Portal requires different licenses. Am I wrong?

By the way, I am first time here. Found it is still very informative even for a person worked over 10 years on this.

Thanks for all the effort to maintain such a good site.