Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Multi-Organization (Multiorg) feature in Oracle Applications

Oracle Applications 11i has a feature called Multi-Organization (popularly called Multiorg), what brought a lot of benefits for customers which has multiple business units. Using the Multi-Organization feature, this kind of company will need only one single instance to support its business, keeping transactions data separate and secure.

This model allows you to support any number of business units on a single instance of any Oracle Applications product, even if those business units use different Set of Books. We can define different structures using Multiorg feature to suit the business needs

Couple of basics business needs that need the multiorg functionality are...

1) Use a single installation of Oracle Applications product to support any number of organization
2) Sell products from a legal entity which uses one set of books and, ship them from another legal entity using a different set of books
2) Purchase products through one legal entity and receive them in another legal entity
3) Support any number of legal entities within a single installation of Oracle Applications.
4) Secure access to data, so users can access only the information that is relevant to

This structure is the first definition that has to be done when implementing Oracle E-Business suite. It has to be done carefully, since it is not possible to change after it is defined in the system !

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