Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Oracle iExpense Implementation Steps

1) Set the tax Codes to be Uses in iExpenese
Payables - > Setup- > Tax - > Codes

2) Set the Hierarchy for Tax Code Defaulting
Payables - > Setup- > Options - > Payables

Here template mean expense template .

3) For Project based expenses set the Expenditure type to be used in iExpense
Project ->Setup - >Expenditures - > Expenditure Type
To use a expenditure type it has to be assigned to Expenditure type class of "Expense Reports"

4 ) Payables Manager: Setup > Options > Financials
Expense Clearing Account ->This will be a default liability account for iExpenses expenses reports imported into Oracle Payables

5) Payables Manager: Setup > Options > Payables
Internet Expenses users can specify a reimbursement currency that is different from your company functional currency only if Oracle Payables is set up for multiple currencies
6) Payables - > Setup - > lookup - > Purchasing

7) Setup the signing limits
Paybles - > Employees- > Signing Limits
Expense Report goes to the Person defined here based on the cost center and the signing limit for approval

8 ) Setup Employee as suppliers

9 )Create Expense Templates
Paybles - > Setup - >Invoice - > Expense Report Templates

Define Expense Items and assign then to Expense categories and for project based expense assign them against the project expenditure type . You can define policy and assign the policy schedule here and , dictate if justification is always mandatory or only with the policy violations . Default GL Accounts to ease the data entry for the users .
Paybles - > Setup - > Options -> Payables
Set the Default Expense Template to be Used here , and mention if the prepayment can be applied against expense report by checking the apply advances check box .

11 ) To Show project and task on iExpense , do the changes in AK Developer and enable the node display .

12) Log on to Internet Expenses Setup and Administration
A - > Create Policy Schedules for your Expense Categories .
B - > Setup the expense field you want to enable or disable .
C -> Setup the Accounting flexfield to enabled , to let users update the default segment value .

13 )
A) -> Make sure all expense approving managers are set up as Oracle users.
B) -> Make sure every employee is assigned to one Oracle user only!
C) -> Submit the Synchronize WF LOCAL tables process regularly to update the Workflow resource information

14 ) Technically some of the customization which can be done of iExpenses are
A) OA Framework Customization on the Page
B) Customize Project Expense Report Account Generator (PAAPWEBX)
C) Customize expense approval workflow by default it follow employee supervisor hierachy

15) Some of the important Profiles in iExpenses are given below , use them as per your requirement
OIE:Allow Credit Lines Yes
OIE:Allow Non-Base Pay No
OIE:Approver Required Yes, with Default
OIE:CC Approver Req No
OIE:CC Payment Notify Yes
OIE:Carry Advances Forward Yes
OIE:Enable Advances Payables
OIE:Enable Approver Yes
OIE:Enable Bar Code
OIE:Enable Cost Center Read-only
OIE:Enable Credit Card No
OIE:Enable DescFlex Lines Only
OIE:Enable Expense Allocation Splitting Yes
OIE:Enable Expense Allocations Automatically-enabled, with Online Validation
OIE:Enable Policy
OIE:Enable Project Allocations Yes
OIE:Enable Project Expenditure Organization Yes
OIE:Enable Tax Yes
OIE:Grace Period 30
OIE:Purpose Required No
OIE:Report Number Prefix XXX-EXP:

16) Once the expense report is approved it can be imported into payables by running the expense report import program which will load as a Payable invoice of type "Expense Report"

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