Friday, August 20, 2010
iPhone Apps are all the rage at the moment, but I do feel there are a lot of Apps created just for the sake of it and not well thought out. Reminds me of the dot com era where all companies were desperate to have a web presence but didn't necessarily know why they wanted it or what they wanted to get out of it. That said, managing my expenses with a mobile device, taking pictures of receipts and entering them real time is always going to be a Killer App.
Anyway, enough of me, here's the video...
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
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Saturday, April 17, 2010
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Monday, November 17, 2008
Written by David Haimes
I blogged some time ago about the One Laptop per Child Foundation and how myself and others had taken part in the give one get one program last year. I think the XO laptop is an amazing machine and more importantly I fully support the goals of the foundation.
I got an email and a message to thank me for giving the laptop and as it suggests I will tell 100 people (I hope I have that many readers) and be taking my XO laptop to work this week so I can show people the machine and spread the word about the excellent work the foundation is doing - feel free to drop by my office to check it out. If you want to give then you can do this at www.amazon.com/xo
Sunday, November 16, 2008
As Intercompany transactions are very likely to cross systems they are a good candidate for integration in a 'Hub' of some sort.
In R12 the Financials Services Accounting Hub (FSAH) allows integration of third party systems to Oracle and is incredibly powerful and flexible.
Let's use a simple example:
Company A and B both use two different Ledgers. A Sales Invoice is issued by Company A (to Company B) for $5,000
The accounting needs to be created as below, they need to be booked with the same accounting date in the same period.
In Company A
Debit Intercompany AR $5,000
Credit Intercompany sales $5,000
In Company B
Debit Expense or inventory (per content), $5,000
Credit Intercompany AP, $5,000
So there's a number of options that come to mind (in no particular order).
1) Using Oracle Accounting Hub you can account for transactions form third party systems, it uses the Subledger accounting engine to process accounting events defined for the third party system. If your invoice systems are third party applications, you could create 2 events (one for each company/ledger/party to the transaction) for the sales invoice and get the full accounting out of the single system integration.
2) Enter these transactions in AGIS, the specific accounting will be entered/generated and approvals from company A and B obtained before AGIS either books it direct to GL or generates the Invoice for company A and B if required.
3) It may not be ideal to force users to navigate to a different screen (or change some import process, EDI, XML feed etc) to issue Intercompany invoices from other invoices as in 2) above. So continue to enter in your regular sales invoice system but run a process which detects an invoice is Intercompany and cancels it, then generates a transaction for it in AGIS (via the Open Interfaces) or FSAH.
I don't think any one of these is right for all situations, detailed analysis of the particular implementation environment and requirements needs to be done to figure out the best approach. If you have any thoughts, better suggestions or experience then please share them in the comments.
Monday, September 29, 2008
I was going to attempt to write a review of the week, but there's so much to say and so many people to remember to give a mention that now is not the time. I will focus on one particular area, the DEMO grounds; working here is IMO the hardest job at Open World
Friday, September 19, 2008
Not as cool as google? I don't want to go there again. In fact there is a huge amount of buzz on twitter from many people, Oracle and non Oracle alike. I like the cynical take by @jknoll
I don't think Oracle has run out of ideas, I just think they are admitting that customers and partners might have some equally good ideas that we should listen to.
I'm browsing through the ideas and there's an amount of noise as you might expect, but there seems to be a new idea submitted about every five minutes. That amount of feedback is immense. Credit to the Oracle marketing team for driving this, I see Justin is answering a lot of the ideas right now and other Oracle folks are jumping in too. Expect to hear a lot more about this next week.
My opinion is this is a bold move and Oracle has convinced me its cool again this year. Do you agree or think it is just a gimmick? Make your voice heard in the comments.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
I plan to do updates via twitter and post here on the blog regularly throughout the conference so stay tuned.
Also check out the official Open World Blog, they're getting great content on there this year and I'll be watching that closely.
My session is listed there, I look forward to seeing some of your there.
Thursday 25th, 3:00 p.m.
Moscone West 2006
Are Intercompany Processing and Reconciliation Currently Pain Points for Your Enterprise?
David Haimes, Oracle; Helle Hennings, Oracle
I blogged last year about the meet the Experts Lounge, well this year it has been renamed to Applications Lounge. I haven't been asked to attend this year, so if you want to ask me any questions or provide feedback you'll have to come to the session above, find me at the DEMOgrounds, the Blogger Meetup or follow me in twitter, or use this blog all year round - remember customer interaction is not just for Oracle Open World, it's for life.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
So an idea came to me as I passed the ebay commuter bus the other day. Why can't I rate the drivers on the freeway just like I rate sellers and buyers on ebay? You cut me up, you get a thumbs down, I see you driving whilst eating a bowl of cereal thumbs down for you, if you let me change lane safely I can give a thumbs up. Sound like fantasy land? Well it could be easily done, I can see your registration easily enough I snap a picture of