Douglas Volz Consulting


Recent Speaking Engagements

Doggoneit! Why is my Cost Rollup Taking So Long and Why Do I have So Many Item Cost Problems? January 22, 2023
Is your Oracle EBS Discrete Supply Chain Cost Rollup taking FOREVER? Over four hours, perhaps eight or more hours? Wanna figure out why? And are your Cost Rollup results difficult to understand? Rolling up to a zero cost? Duplicating item costs? What is with the Buy vs. Make vs. Based on Rollup controls and how does this affect the Cost Rollup results?

Find out how you can gain better visibility over your Supply Chain Cost Rollup, with quicker results and fewer errors. Learn from the experiences gained over the past twenty years using the Supply Chain Cost Rollup and how you can easily apply these “lessons learned” to your situation.  I've create a special presentation to help you learn about potential issues and solutions for your Cost Rollup results.  For more information please see Doggonit! Why is my Cost Rollup Taking So Long and Why Do I Have So Many Item Cost Problems?

Cost Accounting for Oracle EBS – Blitz Report version 3.2.6, April 27, 2023
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 please see Cost Accounting Reporting for Oracle EBS.

OATUG Cost Management Special Interest Group, March 27, 2023
Gotchas with Oracle EBS Release 12 Purchase Price Variances

For Standard Costing, for purchase price variance, what is the best way to set up Oracle R12 EBS? Especially for Oracle General Ledger, Oracle Payables and Purchasing given the recent, crazy fluctuations in USD versus EUR, GBP (and other currencies). Find out how configuration settings such as "Match on PO", vs. Match on Receipt" affect the outcome. And how choosing the correct functional currency for your operations has such a large impact to PPV amounts. Is there better reporting available for PPV? And how does FASB 830 affect the definition and recognition of FX Gain and Loss? Learn from recent client experiences and discover different approaches on how to best deal with Purchase Price Variances..  For more information see this presentation:  Gotchas with Oracle EBS Release 12 Purchase Price Variances.

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/Ascend, 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):

Cost Management Reporting:

Discrete & Process Cost Accounting Integration:

Inventory Reconciliation, Interfaces and Period Close Tips:

Periodic Costing

Profit in Inventory Solutions:

Transactions and Variances:

Other Related Presentations:

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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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