SLA = Subledger Accounting
What’s the difference?
From a technology perspective, there is zero difference.
XLA is the technical label for the FAH/SLA solution. XLA is the common framework which handles all accounting feeds into the E-Business Suite General Ledger. Therefore, technically XLA = SLA = FAH.
So if FAH and SLA both use the exact same technology, why are they labelled differently?
The difference is within the way how the technology should be used:
Subledger Accounting (SLA):
- Deals with the E-Business Suite subledger applications (AR, AP, etc.).
- Seeded event models which cannot be changed (extensions can be build using Custom Sources).
- Seeded accounting methods which can be customized (copied and modified) at will.
- Integral part of E-Business Suite Financials (R12 onwards).
Financials Accounting Hub (FAH):
- Deals with external (i.e. non-E-Business Suite) applications.
- No seeded event models – event models need to be build from scratch.
- No seeded accounting rules – accounting rules need to be build from scratch.
- Requires purchasing a separate license.
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