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Business Objects - IRF - Load and Maintenance Schedule
This article describes the data load and maintenance schedule for the Integrated Reporting Facility.
The IRF data warehouse is normally available to Business Objects users 24x7 with a 10-minute nightly outage window at midnight for routine Business Objects back-up. Periodic system work and other database maintenance activities are typically scheduled to occur outside regular business hours of 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday to Friday.
Data from the Financial Accounting System is updated a number of times each month:
- after each weekly update to FAS itself. The FAS update normally occurs Friday night, and this data is normally available in IRF by Saturday morning.
- after the FAS update on the last business day of the month.
- after the FAS update for the prior month on the 2nd business day of the new month
- after the month-end FAS close, typically about the 4th business day of the new month.
Data from the Payroll/Personnel System is updated after every payroll run. (There are typically two biweekly and one monthly payroll every month, so IRF payroll and personnel data is updated at least 3 times a month.)
The Business Objects/IRF load schedule is available as a Google Group Calendar. Note the data is normally available at 6 AM the next morning,system problems or other delays in maintenance activities could result in unanticipated outages beyond the published schedule.