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General Ledger (GL) Expense Allocation in Oracle Process Manufacturing (OPM) Actual Costing FAQ (Doc ID 1306204.1)

Last updated on JULY 03, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Process Manufacturing Financials - Version 11.5.10 to 12.1.3 [Release 11.5 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

This FAQ document is designed to answer questions from the March 16, 2011 live advisor webcast where Oracle Global Customer Support, Customers and Functional Users discussed the setups necessary for expense allocation (flow of expenses from general ledger balances to Oracle Process Manufacturing Costing then back to GL, and examples including screen shots of test cases.

For the complete recording of this webcast and powerpoint material, please refer to the Process Manufacturing Advisor Webcast Calendar And Archive (<Document 1064676.1>).

Questions and Answers

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Purpose
Questions and Answers
 Does the allocation have to be at Legal Entity level?
 Are there any differences from R11 to R12?
 During the webcast you mentioned that negative balances were undesirable. Does this cause errors in Oracle?
 Can the Parent Level Account be used for GL Allocation?
 Can the expense be allocated to an item that only has inventory adjustment activity rather than receipt activity?
 Instead of item by item, can the allocation be distributed to a group of items?
 During run of OPM Cost Allocation Process, there is 'Refresh Interface' on or off.  Can you elaborate on this functionality?
 For STAT entry, you forgot to mention that the journal needs to have currency of STAT - is this still valid for R12?
 Since the Allocation Basis is not by period and a plant may have dynamic allocation rule (aside from GL balance) - how can this be remedied?
 In the Cost Allocation Maintenance form, there is a field Acct Key Type.  Can you tell me how this is used?
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