Global enterprises often require complex capabilities to manage expense tracking and reporting, including the ability to customize business rules for different business segments. To achieve this state often requires a hybrid model featuring out-of-the box ERP functionality combined with manual customizations.
Oracle E-Business Suite Internet Expenses (OIE) provides excellent functionality to manage business expenses within standard scenarios. But what about non-standard activities like payables or tracking how expense data flows to projects? In some cases, industries are required to comply with government regulations regarding expense tracking and reporting. Unfortunately, Oracle EBS out-of-the-box functionality does not cover these needs.
How can you enhance your Oracle EBS solution to meet non-standard expense tracking and reporting needs?
The Pain Points of OIE Out-of-the-Box Functionality for Special Requirements
OIE offers robust out-of-the-box functionality. It gives users the ability to enter expense reports based on templates including meals, transportation, miles etc.
But what about when they have a special set of rules, like US government requirements to show specific rates, different calculations for excess per diem, and validations that must flow between EBS modules – from OIE to Accounts Payable then Projects and finally GL. This type of scenarios is where the out-of-the-box functionality of OIE faces limitations.
Fortunately, there is an alternative.
The Syntax AMS Team Helps Its Customers Achieve Their Goals
Application Managed Services (AMS) from Syntax are specifically designed to meet needs like the ones outlined above. In fact, we are already helping clients tailor their Oracle E-Business Suite solutions to meet OIE requirements and other functionality like processing automatic adjustments, creating backend lines with specific logic to comply with government requirements, and validating expense flows holistically.
Some benefits from these enhancements include keeping a highly accurate receipts record, improved expense process efficiencies, quicker expense approvals, government compliance, flexibility for worldwide locations, and better audit management.
For Syntax clients, our Apps DBAs and OIE, Projects and SR Developers, and Subject Matter Experts are already familiar with both their systems and their business requirements. This allows Syntax to provide these Oracle E-Business Suite users the agility they need to re-configure systems quickly.