Douglas Volz Consulting


Recent Speaking Engagements

OATUG Cost Management Special Interest Group, February 27, 2023

Simple And Effective Cost Accounting Reporting for Oracle EBS

Over the years I've given several SQL reporting scripts to the Oracle Community, for reconciling inventory to the G/L, summary and detail transaction reports, inventory value reports and even multiple-ledger period open/close status reports. But in order for your Cost Accountants and staff to use them you had to take these SQL scripts and develop these reports using your own technical reporting tools, such as Oracle's BI Publisher. Now, in partnership with Enginatics, I've published over 90 fully configured Cost Accounting Reports, ready to use as soon as you install Blitz Report. With parameters that automatically default, such as transaction date ranges, period names, organization codes, and ledgers. Multi-org reports which naturally download into native Microsoft Excel. For most Oracle EBS configurations, including Project Manufacturing (PJM) and Warehouse Management (WMS), and even when using Category Accounting.  For more information see:  Blitz Report for Cost Accounting.

East Coast Oracle Conference 2022, November 9, 2022
New Features for EBS Release 12.2.11: Returns on Internal Sales Orders

Is your firm using internal requisitions with internal sales orders (also known as IR/ISO)? Ever want to do a “return to vendor” on an internal order, just like you do for external suppliers? With the ability to reverse the original IR/ISO? Now you can, with the new Release 12.2.11 feature for returns on internal sales orders.  For more information see this presentation:  EBS Returns on Internal Orders.

AUSOUG Webinar Series 2022, June 22, 2022
EBS Discrete WIP Variances, How to Overcome the Confusion!

Having difficulty understanding Oracle EBS Discrete WIP variances?  Can’t make heads or tails of the WIP job close variances?  How are these variances calculated?  How to read the Discrete Job Value Report for Standard and Average Costing?  What are resource efficiency variances?  Material usage variances?  And what about configuration and methods variances?  Doug explained how you can go beyond what the standard Oracle reports has to offer and how you can quickly analyze your WIP jobs.  Doug described the advanced manufacturing variance reports available from Enginatics and Blitz Report, which are applicable to both Oracle Release 11i and 12.  For more information see this presentation:  EBS Discrete WIP Variances, How to Overcome the Confusion!.

OATUG Cost Management Special Interest Group

As part of Doug's commitment to the Oracle Applications Technology User Group (OATUG) he has led the OATUG Cost Management Special Interest Group (SIG) since 2007.  In these monthly webinars Doug and other expert presenters give practical advice on using Oracle Cost Management, showcasing new products and collectively, helping each other do more with the Oracle Applications. Oracle Cost Development and Oracle Support also participate in these discussions and actively engage with the Cost Management SIG for feedback on product features and directions.  Doug has been organizing these webinars since 2007, with topics such as A/P accruals, profit in inventory, change management, new features, and inventory reconciliation.  For more information email Doug at or visit the OATUG Cost SIG web site at OATUG Cost Management SIG.

OATUG, Collaborate, OpenWorld, UKOUG Presentations

A/P Accruals:

Change Your Cost Methods Without Re-implementing:

Cloud Costing vs. EBS Costing:

Cost Rollup:

Costing Tips and Tricks:

Cost Management & Subledger Accounting (SLA):

Discrete & Process Cost Accounting Integration:

Inventory Reconciliation, Interfaces and Period Close Tips:

Periodic Costing

Profit in Inventory Solutions:

Transactions and Variances:

Other Related Presentations:

Useful Links

White Papers from Douglas Volz Consulting

As part of Doug's philosophy for helping the Oracle community, Douglas Volz Consulting has presented numerous times at Oracle Application conferences. These papers are available here for your use and include practical tips and suggestions. Feel free to contact Doug with questions.

Sample participant comments from recent conference and webinar presentations:  

"Good morning Doug, First of all I want to make my compliments for your hard work and your “class”.  I was your “FAN”, I studied a lot of your White Papers and Presentations, and finally, yesterday, I saw you in Action… Amazing…"

"Thank you, Doug. Your sql will definitely be very handy! BTW, excellent webinar…contents were excellent and your presentation skills were really good. I look forward to attending your next webinar."

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