As they say, "Well begun is half done"!
This is so true when implementing a multi org structure in oracle apps.
The 64 million dollar question is – "Where do we begin", when creating a multi org structure setup? Should we start with setting up the Legal Entities? Or, should we begin with the Set of Books, or Primary Ledgers as they are now called in R12?
With a multi org setup, the place to begin is… the whiteboard!
We need to have a clear picture of the multi org structure, and so a chart or drawing of the organization structure is the ideal starting point.
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A blueprint of the multi org structure that we intend to create, would reflect the organization structure that the business maintains, in executing its day-to-day operations. Questions to be asked are
So, we have performed a top-down analysis that should help us draw our organization structure with the clarity that is required for a successful implementation.
(Based on a Real Implementation)
There are some entities in the creation of the multi org structure in oracle apps that do not depend on the existence of other entities. So, these entities do not have any dependencies. Inventory Locations are a typical example. It is the shipping or the mailing address associated to an organization. Legal Entities and Inventory Organizations need to have locations assigned to them.
Once we have the Organization Structure drawn out on a whiteboard before us, we come to know how many Inventory organizations are involved. We can begin, by defining a Location for each of these.
The address for Legal Entities is created, when defining the Legal Entity, in the Accounting Setup Manager.
Office Smart has 5 inventory organizations in its multi org setup.
These inventory organizations are located across 3 countries.
We begin our multi org structure in oracle apps by defining the locations for these organizations.