It's been a busy week for me and I have a lot of homework to get through this weekend. I was asked to take on the General Ledger(GL) product 'ownership' in addition to Legal Entity and Intercompany.
I am a little uncomfortable calling myself owner of products, we use this to mean that the product management team and development team report to you. However I don't own anything, I didn't buy the product (like customers) I don't own the source code (that would be the Oracle shareholders) I would say it is more like stewardship of the product. However the fact of the matter is, I am the one people come looking for when there is a problem!
Taking on General Ledger is a big deal, it's the oldest of the Oracle Apps and has a huge existing user base. Given the close integration of Intercompany and LE with GL it is a good fit to have all three I have a reasonable knowledge of the product and have worked with the development team a lot over the years. The development team I have inherited are very strong, so I'm looking forward to working with them. I'm also looking forward to getting my arms around the product and plan for Fusion.
The net result is I'm going to be very busy, but I am determined to keep the blogging going and I hope I will have some new insight into GL that I can share over the coming months.