Proud to be supporting Team OMJ

Two brothers, two charities, 10,000 miles and one amazing adventure.

Sunday 19th July saw the launch of the 2015 Mongol Rally from Goodwood motorcircuit, the home of racing. Sitting (not so comfortably) in 2nd place on the starting grid was Team OMJ, two brothers – Pete (aka Mini Pete) and Mike Sellens from Hastings, East Sussex ready to start the greatest motoring adventure on the planet – The Mongol Rally.

Team OMJ getting ready to go


Raising money for two excellent charities St Michael’s Hospice Hastings and Cool Earth, Team OMJ (Old Man’s Junk) are taking a 43 year old Mini Scamp 10,000 miles, through 18 countries, across the mountains, desert and steppe of Europe and Asia – with No Backup, No Support and No Set Route. Continue Reading

eBiz Answers developing Partnerships

eBiz Answers would like to welcome Namos Solutions Ltd to a growing partner list of Oracle specialists.

Namos Solutions Ltd is a leading Oracle partner that uses Oracle software to help businesses to improve processes and performance. Namos excel at providing Oracle implementations, upgrades, services, support and the consultation your business needs to match and exceed the competition in today’s business environment.

Some of the services offered by Namos Solutions include:

• Consulting and Technical Development Services
• Hosting, Platform and Infrastructure Services
• On-Site and Remote Training on Oracle Products
• Project Management, Implementation and Testing Services
• Bespoke Business Intelligence and Reporting Solutions

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Oracle eBusiness Suite – FREE Virtual Conference

The 21st & 22nd of July 2015 sees eprentise® present the first-ever FREE full virtual conference for the Oracle eBusiness Suite community.

This first-of-its-kind virtual conference brings to your desktop industry experts and leading EBS solution providers for a dynamic online event focused on Oracle E-Business Suite.

The event will be a full conference complete with multiple concurrent educational tracks, keynote speakers, ask-the-experts session, networking sessions, an exhibit hall, live chatting, and more – all done in a virtual space from the convenience of your computer.

Don’t miss this chance to enhance your technical knowledge, broaden your skills, collaborate with the EBS network, and connect with industry leaders. This is your FREE opportunity to attend this 100% virtual conference, earning CPE and PDU credits, and learning and participating with top professionals in the EBS community.

To attend the event – REGISTER TODAY FOR FREE

International Tax Review’s European Tax Awards 2015

eBiz Answers shortlisted for
European Tax Awards 2015

eBiz Answers are proud to have received two nominations for the International Tax Review’s European Tax Awards 2015. The awards, which have taken place annually since 2005, seek to recognise the leading international tax professionals from around Europe.

eBiz Answers have been shortlisted for the following awards:

– European Tax Innovator of the Year
– European Tax Technology Firm of the Year

“We are extremely pleased to be nominated for these awards. To be selected in a group which features industry players such as Deloitte and KMPG is an honour and real testament to the hard work that everyone at eBiz Answers has put in over the past 12 months”.
Andrew Bohnet – Senior Director at eBiz Answers Ltd.

All awards are judged according to:

Size (Not conclusive, though it does indicate what a tax team is capable of taking on)
Innovation (Did the advice the firm gave show something more than the straightforward answer that is commonly used?)
Complexity (Did the matter address tax issues that were out of the ordinary and what ingenuity did the firm show to solve them?)

The winners of the awards will be announced and presented at a dinner in London this May and eBiz would just like to take this opportunity to wish all other nominees across all of the categories, the best of luck.

To see this years’ full list of nominees please visit: http://www.internationaltaxreview.com/Article/3441003/Corporate-Tax/European-Tax-Awards-2015-the-shortlists-are-out.html

My Oracle Support (MOS) Learning Series at COLLABORATE 15

Oracle Support is hosting an Accreditation Learning series on Sunday, April 12, during COLLABORATE 15, for persons interested in becoming more proficient in the use of My Oracle Support (MOS), formerly Metalink.

There are two levels of training being offered; you must take level 1 before taking level 2. Two sessions of each level are being offered. You may take a test after each session to achieve accreditation. (Rumor has it if you pass the test, you’ll receive a small gift from Oracle.)

If interested, get more information about the MOS Accreditation Learning Series and add these sessions to your schedule through the COLLABORATE 15 session scheduler.

Please note: You must bring your own laptop and already have an MOS login established with your employer to participate.

P.S. Don’t forget to add the eBiz Answers Sessions to your session scheduler.

Oracle R12 – US Tax Geography Validations

This post has been put together to demonstrate how you can correctly set-up your ‘Trading Community Architecture’ (TCA) for the United States in Oracle R12.
Step 1.

Navigate to the Trading Community Manager responsibility.
TCA > Administration > Geography Hierarchy

Then, search for ‘United States’ and then click on ‘Manage Validations’.

Oracle R12 - Manage Validations for TCA - Geography Hierarchy

Step 2.

HZ Locations will already be available but won’t have been correctly assigned. Set the values as shown below. HZ_Locations are your suppliers and customers.

Oracle R12 - Correctly Assign HZ_Locations
Step 3.

HR Locations will need to be added as it is not seeded. Set the values as shown below. HR_Locations are your own locations.

Add your own HR Locations
Step 4.

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eBiz win Gold at UKOUG Partner of the Year Awards

We are pleased to announce that eBiz Answers have won 3 Gold awards at the seventh annual UKOUG Partner of the Year Awards. We would like to thank everyone who voted for us and congratulate all other winners at this years ceremony.

eBiz Answers were awarded Gold in the following categories:
– Innovative (Product/Service) Partner of the Year
– Small Business/General Business Partner of the Year
– Independent Partner of the Year

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Triangulation tax in Oracle R12 eBTax and Oracle Fusion Tax

There is often a look of distress on someone’s face when you want to discuss triangulation tax for indirect taxation but it’s not difficult to grasp the basic concepts. There is a slight difference between triangulation in its ‘legal’ terms compared to setting up a triangulation tax rate in an Oracle ERP system with the rules to go with it. Technically, triangulation is considered as a zero rate tax but in Oracle we want to give it a unique name, something like EU sales triangulation in order for us to clearly see the tax on the invoice and easily identify it on the reports.

Triangulation is used to describe the process when more than two entities are involved in the supply of goods that cross international borders. The ‘ABC’ flow of transactions will involve three different parties where goods are shipped directly from party A to party C but party B is the selling organisation and never physically receives the goods or handles them during the shipping process.

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NATO does not have to pay VAT so we dont need a tax solution right? Wrong!

Surely they are registered somewhere for VAT?

It took me a while to get my head around the fact that even though NATO is exempt from VAT or rather VAT is not applicable, they don’t have a VAT registration number nor need to submit any VAT returns. Sure we have set up solutions for clients where they have exemption certificates both for the products and services that they buy and for items and services that they sell but they had a VAT registration number and had to submit a return. We also deal with suppliers and customers who don’t have tax registrations and set their tax profile as ‘NOT REGISTERED’ but this just means we still charge them standard VAT when we sell to them. So what do we do for NATO? Continue Reading



Patch 18108467 delivers the Tax Diagnostics tool, which is new functionality for the ‘E-Business Tax’ module. This tool can be used to analyze and fix various tax related data corruptions in Payables, Receivables and Purchase Order transactions. Its only really needed if you have done an upgrade but more information can be found on the oracle support page and sample extracts of the diagnostic reports can be found here.