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In Oracle Fusion, the project-to-result flow encompasses the seamless progression of projects from initiation to conclusion, ensuring optimal management and delivery of project outcomes. Keeping projects updated is crucial for maintaining visibility, managing risks, optimizing resources, controlling budgets, facilitating decision-making, engaging stakeholders, ensuring quality, and driving continuous improvement. By prioritizing regular updates and communication, organizations can increase the likelihood of project success and effectively achieve their desired outcomes.

Managing Project

Regular updates give stakeholders visibility into project progress, status, and key milestones. Transparent communication fosters trust, alignment, and collaboration among project teams, stakeholders, and leadership, ensuring everyone is informed and engaged in achieving project objectives.

Updated project data provides the foundation for informed decision-making. Decision-makers rely on accurate, timely information to assess project performance, evaluate options, and make strategic decisions that drive project success and alignment with organizational goals.

Click to view the complete list of supported operations in the Project’s template.

Simplified Loader helps in managing all sections
of the Project from the spreadsheet.

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Creating Projects and Tasks
01
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Managing Transaction Controls at the Project or Task level
02
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Add or remove Classifications
03
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Create and assign Assets
04
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Uploading important documents
05

Data Migration

When planning data migration for Projects, several considerations should be taken into account to ensure a smooth and successful transition. Some key considerations include Data Assessment, Mapping, Cleansing, Validation, Testing, and Reconciliation. It is typically to perform a few test cycles before finally loading data to the LIVE environment.

Simplified Loader provides Excel templates to upload data for all PPM functionalities.

The key advantages of using Simplified Loader to upload data are

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1 Data format is easily understood by the business
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2 Straight forward error reporting & resolution
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3 Data is managed in a single sheet
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4 Download and reconcile data from Oracle using the same sheet

Make PPM migration super simple with

Simplified Loader

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01 Project, Tasks, Team Members, Classifications, and DFFs
02 Budgets or forecasts
03 Project
Costs
04 Project
Contracts
05 Project Billing Events
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01 Project, Tasks, Team Members, Classifications, and DFFs
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02 Budgets or forecasts
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03 Project
Costs
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04 Project
Contracts
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05 Project Billing Events

Managing Budget

Keeping budget phasing updated for a project is imperative for several reasons. Firstly, it ensures that financial resources are allocated effectively and in alignment with project milestones and objectives. By regularly updating budget phasing, project managers can track the distribution of funds across different project phases, anticipate funding requirements, and make informed decisions regarding resource allocation and prioritization. Budget phasing facilitates accurate forecasting and financial planning, enabling organizations to proactively manage project costs, identify potential budget overruns, and take corrective actions as needed.

The tools available within Oracle provide limited functionality.

Limitations of Excel for Project
Budget Management

In an Excel-based interface, the project managers are limited to managing one project budget at time, making it difficult to move the budget from one project to another.

Managing Budget

Non-standard Budget
Presentation Format

The periodic amounts are presented as rows rather than columns, deviating from the standard format of the budget management interface typically utilized by Project Managers.

With Simplified Loader, the project managers download budget details across all their projects to an Excel sheet with a single click. The periods are displayed as columns instead of rows. The Project Managers can also update budget phasing on one or more projects and load the updated amount back to Oracle with a single click.

Month End

During month-end processes, time limitations become critical as organizations strive to complete financial activities within tight deadlines. With financial reporting, reconciliations, and closing tasks to be completed promptly, every moment counts. Accounting teams face pressure to ensure that transactions are accurately recorded, accounts are reconciled, and financial statements are prepared in accordance with regulatory requirements and organizational standards. Additionally, stakeholders rely on timely financial information for decision-making and performance evaluation. Therefore, efficient time management, prioritization of tasks, and effective coordination among team members are essential to meeting month-end deadlines and maintaining financial integrity and compliance. Meeting these time limitations requires streamlined processes, robust systems, and a collaborative approach to ensure that financial operations run smoothly and deadlines are met without compromising accuracy or quality.

Simplified Loader streamlines posting project journals or billing events at the end of the month with a few simple clicks. With Simplified Loader, the user downloads the transaction listing in the spreadsheet. They could review transactions in Excel, and once satisfied, the transaction can be loaded to Oracle in a single click. The organizations adopting Simplified Loader for month-end posting say, “Never anticipated that an Excel-based solution will cut down the posting time from 5 hours to a few minutes. The Simplified Loader process offers a streamlined and robust approach, eliminating the need to execute reports, manually copy data between Excel sheets, and load data into Oracle. This solution mitigates the challenges of copying data to ADFdi or FBDI, where formatting errors were consistently encountered. The efficiency gained through this solution marks a notable advancement in our operational effectiveness and data management capabilities.

Essential
Tasks

Regulatory
Compliance

Efficient Time
Management

Streamlined
Processes

Month End

Critical Time
Limitations

Pressure on
Accounting
Teams

Stackeholder
Reliance

Team
Coordination

Collaborative
Approach

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Critical Time
Limitations

Month End 02

Essential
Tasks

Month End 03

Pressure on
Accounting
Teams

Month End 04

Regulatory
Compliance

Month End 05

Stackeholder
Reliance

Month End 06

Efficient Time
Management

Month End 07

Team
Coordination

Month End 08

Streamlined
Processes

Month End 09

Collaborative
Approach

Business as usual (BAU)

Cost capture, cost adjustments, and billing play pivotal roles throughout the project lifecycle, essential components of effective project management and financial control. Cost capture involves accurately tracking and recording project-related expenses, resources, and expenditures, providing visibility into project costs and ensuring accountability for budget utilization. This process enables project managers to monitor project financials, identify cost trends, and make informed decisions to optimize resource allocation and control project costs. Additionally, cost adjustments allow for modifying and refining budgetary allocations based on evolving project requirements, unforeseen challenges, or changes in scope, ensuring that budgets remain aligned with project objectives and constraints. Furthermore, billing processes facilitate the timely invoicing and collection of revenue for project deliverables, ensuring that organizations receive compensation for work performed and resources expended.

With Simplified Loader’s Cost Management Excel template,
the user could perform bulk operations to:

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Create new
transaction
batches
Transfer a
transaction from one
project to another or
task to another.
Change
Expenditure Type of
a transaction
Make transaction
as Billiable to
Capitalzable
Update comments
BAU Frame 01
Create new
transaction
batches
BAU Frame 02
Transfer a
transaction from one
project to another or
task to another.
BAU Frame 03
Make transaction
as Billiable to
Capitalzable
BAU Frame 04
Update comments
BAU Frame 05
Change
Expenditure Type of
a transaction

With the above-listed features and many more, the project cost management template becomes a perfect companion for the Project Accountant to manage project transactions. Similarly, the Events template gives the Project Billing Specialist full control to manage (create, update, or delete) Billing Events from the spreadsheet.