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Punchout from iProcurement to Supplier

Posted on January 16th, 2013 by Sanjit Anand |Print This Post Print This Post |Email This Post Email This Post

WHAT IS PUNCHOUT (also known as Supplier PunchOut)

Punchout provides the ability to link out from a procurement application (iproc ) to a vendor's eCommerce site to shop, place items into a cart, and return that cart to their own procurement application to continue purchasing within their designated workflow. The resulting purchase order is then sent back to the supplier for order fulfillment.

This is a mechanism by which buyers/requestors can navigate to suppliers website directly from iProcurement.

Punchouts are, typically, for expense items such as office supplies, but are often leveraged by maintenance and IT organizations.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF PUNCH OUT?

Some advantages are:

  • The ability to cost effectively re-use suppliers existing transactional websites to provide custom content to individual buyers.
  • The flexibility which allows suppliers to control product information to ensure real-time quality content, including price and availability.
  • Punch out is a low-cost way to provide easily customised content for many buyers, leading to economies of scale, enhanced customer experience, and reduced customer support costs.
  • Buyers no longer need to manage catalogue content.
  • Punch out enables requisitioners to access supplier catalogues for products / services that reside within the supplier's website.
  • Punch out eliminates the need for the supplier to send electronic catalogues to buying organisations.
  • Punch out reduces buyer and supplier error.
  • cXML is the most widely adopted Business to Business protocol today.

BASIC FLOW

More or less , these are user steps in punchout process irrespective of any model ( as discussed below) ;

  1. The requester in iProcurement or buyer in Exchange clicks a link to the external catalog (punchout) site. Punchout links are available from the Shopping home and
    Search Results pages.
  2. The punchout from application (iProcurement or Exchange) sends the login request to the catalog site.
  3. The punchout to application (Exchange or the supplier site) authenticates the requester or buyer.
  4. The punchout from application redirects the requester’s or buyer’s browser to the catalog site.
  5. The requester or buyer browses or searches for items on the external catalog site and completes shopping on the site.
  6. Via the requester’s or buyer’s browser, the punchout to application returns the shopping cart with the items to the punchout from application.
  7. The requester or buyer completes the checkout process for the items in the shopping cart, and the punchout from application processes the order.

THE PUNCHOUT MODELS

The Punchout Models available are:

  • Model 1: Punchout from Oracle iProcurement to Oracle Exchange (XML)
  • Model 2a: Punchout from Oracle iProcurement Directly to Supplier-Hosted Catalog (XML)
  • Model 2b: Punchout from Oracle iProcurement Directly to Supplier-Hosted Catalog(cXML)
  • Model 3a : Punchout from Oracle Exchange to Supplier- Hosted Catalog (XML)
  • Model 3b: Punchout from Oracle Exchange to Supplier- Hosted Catalog (cXML)
  • Model 4: Punchout from Oracle iProcurement to Supplier- Hosted Catalog via Oracle Exchange (XML)
  • Model 5: Punchout from Oracle iProcurement to Supplier- Hosted Catalog via Oracle Exchange (cXML)

Model 1: PUNCHOUT FROM ORACLE IPROCUREMENT TO ORACLE EXCHANGE (XML)

In model 1, the supplier loads catalog items directly to Oracle Exchange.

The catalog administrator then sets up Oracle iProcurement to use Oracle Exchange as the punchout hub.

How this works:

  • When the user clicks on a punchout link to Oracle Exchange, Oracle Exchange authenticates the requester and returns a response.
  • If the authentication is successful, the user is redirected to the Oracle Exchange site to search for and add items.
  • When the requester finishes adding items to the Oracle Exchange shopping cart, Oracle Exchange returns these items to the requisition.
  • The requester then submits the requisition.

The illustration below shows Model 1.

model1

If you see above diagram , Oracle Exchange can be setup as an aggregator site, where requesters can have access to items from different suppliers.

In this model benefits for the suppliers include:

  • Suppliers only need to load their catalog items once on Oracle Exchange and can reach many Oracle iProcurement customers in addition to the buyers already registered on Oracle Exchange.
  • Suppliers can make use of the functionality offered by Oracle Exchange to control pricing.

MODEL 2A and 2B: PUNCHOUT FROM ORACLE iPROCUREMENT TO SUPPLIER HOSTED CATALOG (XML & CXML)

In models 2a and 2b, the supplier hosts the catalog at their own site or web store. The catalog administrator sets up a punchout catalog to use the supplier as a punchout site.

  • When the requester clicks on a punchout link to the supplier site, the supplier authenticates the requester and returns a response.
  • If the authentication is successful, Oracle iProcurement redirects the requester to the supplier site to search for and add items.
  • When the requester completes adding items to the supplier shopping cart, the supplier site returns the shopping cart items to Oracle iProcurement.
  • The requester then submits the requisition.

The illustration below shows Models 2a and 2b.

MODEL2

 

MODEL 3: PUNCHOUT FROM ORACLE iPROCUREMENT TO SUPPLIER HOSTED CATALOG THROUGH ORACLE EXCHANGE (XML)

In this model, the supplier hosts the catalog at their own site or web store.

  1. When the user clicks on the punchout link, the requester is taken directly to the supplier site.
    • Although behind the scenes, the access is through Oracle Exchange. Using Oracle Exchange for the punchout simplifies the initial setup process and the authentication and maintenance of the punchout.
  2. The supplier must set up a punchout from Oracle Exchange to their site.
    • To setup access to the supplier site through Oracle Exchange, the catalog administrator needs to download the supplier punchout definition from Oracle Exchange.
    • Downloading the supplier punchout definition seeds the punchout definition from Oracle iProcurement to the supplier site through Oracle Exchange, without requiring the catalog administrator to perform manual setup.
  3. The requester clicks on the punchout link, Oracle Exchange authenticates the requester, and sends a punchout request to the supplier.
  4. The supplier site then responds to Oracle Exchange, and in turn Oracle Exchange forwards the supplier site response to Oracle iProcurement .
    • If successful, the requester is redirected to the supplier site for shopping.
  5. When the requester completes adding items to the supplier shopping cart, the supplier site returns the shopping cart items to the requisition. The requester then submits the requisition.

The illustration below shows Model 3.

MODEL3

MODEL 4: PUNCHOUT FROM ORACLE IPROCUREMENT TO SUPPLIER HOSTED CATALOG THROUGH ORACLE EXCHANGE (CXML)

In Model 4, the supplier hosts a cXML catalog at its own site or web store. Similar to Model 3, the requester accesses the supplier site (behind the scenes) through Oracle Exchange.

The supplier must set up a punchout from Oracle Exchange to its site, and the catalog administrator then downloads the supplier punchout definition from Oracle Exchange when setting up the punchout catalog.

  • The requester clicks on the punchout link, Oracle Exchange then authenticates the requester, and sends a punchout request to the supplier.
  • The supplier site then responds to Oracle Exchange, and in turn Oracle Exchange forwards the supplier site response to Oracle iProcurement .
    • If successful, the requester is redirected to the supplier site for shopping.
  • When the requester completes adding items to the supplier shopping cart, the supplier site returns the shopping cart items to Oracle iProcurement .
  • Oracle iProcurement then redirects the shopping cart to Oracle Exchange, where Oracle Exchange converts the shopping cart from cXML to XML and returns the items to Oracle iProcurement . The requester then submits the requisition.

The illustration below shows Model 4.

Model4

ANALYSIS OF PRESENT AND FUTURE STATE

Before developing a PunchOut, you need to perform an in-depth analysis of your current system and what is needed to support the "new" process. A few things to note:

Take some important note for the current state:

  • Do you have an existing e-commerce site deployed?
  • Does your site have XML integration enabled?
  • Do you currently receive orders electronically through XML or EDI?
  • How is integration performed with back-end systems?

For the future state:

  • How will the process flow from time of shopping through order placement and fulfillment?
  • Will you need to interface with multiple XML-based procurement applications?
  • How should your concept of a "shopping cart" be modeled in requisition line items?
  • Which model should be best for my company ?

Remember , There is no additional licensing that you need to purchase for using Punchout. Next post will be more focus on setup and troubleshooting.

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Oracle Big Data Appliance

Posted on December 14th, 2012 by Sanjit Anand |Print This Post Print This Post |Email This Post Email This Post

Oracle offers a broad portfolio of products to help enterprises acquire, manage, and integrate big data with existing information, with the goal of achieving a complete view of business in the fastest, most reliable, and cost effective way .

Oracle's Big Data Appliance, and Oracle Big Data Connectors is one such solution and portfolio of products bundled together to provide an integrated solution. The good about Oracle Big Data Appliance comes with fact that the process of Acquire, Organize and Analyze work quite closely with their proven Oracle RDBMS technology and thus gives Enterprises flexibility to cover SQL and NoSQL (Key-Value store databases for unstructured, semi-structured data) within the horizon of their analytical needs.

The Oracle Big Data Appliance is an engineered system of hardware and software designed to help enterprises derive maximum value from their big data strategies. It combines optimized hardware with a comprehensive software stack featuring specialized solutions developed by Oracle to deliver a complete, easy-to-deploy offering for acquiring, organizing and analyzing big data, with enterprise-class performance, availability, supportability, and security.

The Oracle Big Data Appliance integrated software includes :

  • Full distribution of Cloudera's Distribution including Apache Hadoop (CDH)
  • Cloudera Manager to administer all aspects of Cloudera CDH
  • Open source distribution of the statistical package R for analysis of unfiltered data on Oracle Big Data Appliance
  • Oracle NoSQL Database Community Edition3
  • And Oracle Enterprise Linux operating system and Oracle Java VM

The Oracle Big Data Appliance offers the following benefits:

  • Rapid provisioning of a highly-available and scalable system for managing massive amounts of data
  • A high-performance platform for acquiring, organizing, and analyzing big data in Hadoop and using R on raw-data sources
  • Control of IT costs by pre-integrating all hardware and software components into a single big data solution that complements enterprise data warehouses

Oracle Big Data Connectors is an optimized software suite to help enterprises integrate data stored in Hadoop or Oracle NoSQL Databases with Oracle Database 11g. It enables very fast data movements between these two environments using Oracle Loader for Hadoop and Oracle Direct Connector for Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), while Oracle Data Integrator Application Adapter for Hadoop and Oracle R Connector for Hadoop provide non-Hadoop experts with easier access to HDFS data and MapReduce functionality.

Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine is purpose-built to deliver the fastest performance for business intelligence (BI) and planning applications. It is designed to provide real-time, speed-of-thought visual analysis, and enable new types of analytic applications so organizations can make decisions faster in the context of rapidly shifting business conditions, while broadening user adoption of BI though introduction of interactive visualization capabilities. Organizations can extend BI initiatives beyond reporting and dashboards to modeling, planning, forecasting, and predictive analytics.

These offerings, along with Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Database 11g, create a complete set of technologies for leveraging and integrating big data, and help enterprises quickly and efficiently turn information into insight.

More Information

Data sheets, white papers and other interesting information can be found here:

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Oracle Fusion Applications Documentation Library

Posted on December 12th, 2012 by Sanjit Anand |Print This Post Print This Post |Email This Post Email This Post

Oracle Fusion Applications Documentation Library for links to release notes, guides, licensing information,and more can be found here

FusionDocumentation

You can use this page to learn about Oracle Fusion Applications . You can use the tabs to find user guides, implementation guides, and other documentation resources for each product family.

dgreybarrow Other Documentation Links

  • Oracle Fusion Applications Technology Library : You can use these library for technical guides such as install, patching,implementation, and extensibility. click here to get .
  • Oracle Enterprise Repository : You will get technical information about integrating with other applications,including services, operations, composites, events, and integration tables. click here to get .
  • Oracle Fusion Applications Documentation Info Center : To access this you need my Oracle support access. If you have valid access rights , you can get white papers, release notes, What's New and other resources.

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Its All About DAM & Oracle’s Digital Asset Management

Posted on January 21st, 2012 by Sanjit Anand |Print This Post Print This Post |Email This Post Email This Post

dgreybarrow What is Digital asset management (DAM)

From Wikipedia ...A digital asset is any form of content and/or media that have been formatted into a binary source which include the right to use it. A digital file without the right to use it is not an asset.

Digital assets are categorised in three major groups which may be defined as textual content (digital assets), images (media assets) and multimedia (media assets)

Not to forgot, DAM as Digital Asset = Digital Content + Usage Rights

That means means, Digital asset management (DAM) is a business process or a software tool for organizing the creation, management, distribution and archiving of a rich media asset. Rich media assets include photos, music, videos, animations, podcasts and other multimedia content.Look the DAM in another Way.

 

Content People Processes
  • Images, Videos, Documents
  • Dependencies, Renditions
  • Internal
    • Marketing, IT, Editorial, other Departments/Divisions
  • External
    • Agencies, Partners, Vendors, Customers
  • Collaboration
  • Check-In/Check-Out
  • Workflows (Request,Review/Approve, Assigned Tasks)
  • Search: Keywords, Metadata, Faceted
  • Transformations
  • Versioning
  • Publishing/Syndication
  • Auditing/Reporting

dgreybarrow Typical Activities in DAM

Consider these kind of question

  • As a marketing Manager I need to find an approved product image to create a new ad campaign…
  • As a PR team for the company e-com Site I need to prepare the upcoming summer catalog
  • As a content manager I need to manage the “official” repository of “approved” product images…

if you are able to answer above requset then you can easily figure out , what activity is needed for DAM solution.So below is list for Typical activity required in DAM.

 

Manage Transform Deliver
  • Ingest/bulk load source assets
  • Classify & describe assets (cataloging & metadata)
  • Ingestion services (rights, policies, renditions)
  • Find/Search/Request
  • Collect / Create / Assemble
  • Produce / Review & Approve
  • Publish / Notify
  • Present the content in the different channels

dgreybarrow Oracle Digital asset management

Oracle Digital Asset Management enables organizations to quickly and easily access, manage, share, optimize and re-use corporate digital assets, such as training videos, conference call recordings, movie trailers, commercials, depositions and corporate branding graphics and images.

This is built upon the core Oracle server foundation, providing additional functionality specific to image transformations, formatting and compression, enhanced audio and video streaming, and automatic thumbnail generation.

The Oracle Digital Asset Management bundle includes the following products.

  • Digital Asset Manager - Image Manager: Digital Asset Manager adds the ability to create multiple renditions (conversions) for each image. Users can easily access the appropriate size and format for PPT, the Web, or other collateral. Supports input formats such as JPG, GIF, PNG, TIFF, PSD, and BMP; as well as output formats such as JPG, GIF, PNG, and PSD. Image metadata is extracted and associated with the content item as object metadata.
  • Digital Asset Manager - Video Manager: Digital Asset Manager adds the ability to create multiple stream able proxies for each video. Users can easily access the appropriate format and size for their client, network, and viewing needs. Output formats include Real, Windows Media Format, QuickTime, and others. Thumbnails are extracted and presented as a drill down storyboard; closed caption text is extracted and included in the Oracle search index.
  • PDF Converter: This enables the automatic publishing of native business content to web viewable PDF. Upon check-in of new business content, a PDF rendition of the native format is generated. This PDF rendition allows web viewing of that business content without the need for the native application.
  • TIFF Converter: Tiff Converter automatically converts TIFF images to PDF format upon check-in to the Content Server for easy viewing of legacy content. The conversion of the released TIFF image can occur on the client side or server side and uses the Adobe Acrobat Capture technology. With TIFF Conversion, users can easily view and access managed legacy content (scanned documents) via a browser with the Adobe Reader. Additionally, during the TIFF to PDF conversion, Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is performed - enabling users to perform full-text searches of managed TIFF files in the Content Server.
  • XML Converter: Oracle XML Converter enables the automatic publishing of native business content to XML format. Upon check-in of new business content, conversion to a XML DTD or user defined DTD, can be configured to occur. This XML file can then be accessed from other Enterprise Applications, as well as dynamically rendered to HTML using the Dynamic Converter.

dgreybarrow How it Works

When digital assets such as images and videos are ingested into the Oracle system, a number of additional renditions of varying file formats, resolutions, sizes, etc. are automatically generated allowing users to download and use images without reformatting or requiring the use of native applications such as Photoshop for resizing and perhaps impacting your brand.

The original (native) file is available as well as other additional renditions that were auto-generated into jpg and png formats with varying properties such as size, resolution, color, etc. The number and properties of each rendition are completely configurable. Users can add the graphics they need to utilize and download .

When videos are ingested, renditions along with storyboards are auto-generated .

dgreybarrow Catering both all set of Business user

For the business user

Once content is created, the Oracle Digital Asset Management system gives the user multiple options for checking the file into the repository.

All check-in methods (browser-based, WebDAV, integrations with desktop applications, etc.) can automate processes - such as file transformations, multiple renditions of a file being generated, approval requirements, thumbnail generations, etc. - that used to be completed manually.

Oracle Image Converter can quickly reformat an image to the appropriate size, shape, resolution or aspect ratio, alleviating the need to maintain heavy, expensive publishing tools on desktops.

For the IT administrator

Oracle Digital Asset Management provides Web-based administrative functions and a flexible architectural framework to meet the needs of your organization with one solution.

Web-based administrative functions include the ability to easily stop and start servers, edit security permissions, customize metadata, create workflows and view server logs, regardless of your location.

dgreybarrow Tech Stack

The Oracle solution is Java-based, easily customizable, rapidly deployable, enterprise scalable and can integrate with other processes and applications, such as portals, CRM and ERP systems.

dgreybarrow In Summary, take away

Oracle Digital Asset Management automates routine tasks and provides robust functionality to effectively manage your rich media files.

  • Easily view and reuse digital assets: This is done via storyboard tree allows immediate viewing of specific video scenes.
  • Create thumbnails automatically to easily search and retrieve files: Increase efficiency by allowing end users to find information quickly via searching for both text and utilizing visual recognition.
  • Save storage space and decrease bandwidth usage by compressing files: Save time by significantly compressing large files and utilizing bandwidth more efficiently.
  • Convert legacy images to Web-friendly formats: View older files without needing older desktop applications.
  • Reduce manual steps in creating multiple renditions: Automatically create multiple formats of a corporate image or video and create additional formats on the fly.
  • Control access to corporate brand assets: Easily control security permissions surrounding access to brand assets. Manage only one copy of corporate assets.
  • Make corporate audio and video sessions available via the Web: Enable quick and easy browser-based access to presentations, recording presentations, e-learning files, documents, etc.

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Oracle Fusion Applications Architecture – Recap

Posted on July 1st, 2011 by Sanjit Anand |Print This Post Print This Post |Email This Post Email This Post

As mention previouly Fusion Applications follows a modular, standards-based architecture, natively built on Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g components and use the Oracle Database as per fig below.

Oracle Fusion Applications Architecture

Fig 1: Oracle Fusion Applications Architecture ( Source www.oracle.com)

Lets do a quick recap of some of the key components.

1. Oracle Fusion Applications includes the following product families, or collections of products that are associated with a functional area:

  • Oracle Fusion Financials manages financial flows, including assets, ledgers, cash cycle, invoices and payments, accounts receivable, collections, and setup of subledger accounting and tax configuration.
  • Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management provides employee management for an organization.
  • Oracle Fusion Procurement manages the procurement process including requisitions, purchase orders, and supplier negotiations.
  • Oracle Fusion Project Portfolio Management manages projects, including how to plan, budget, forecast, collect costs, bill customers, and report performance.
  • Oracle Fusion Supply Chain Management integrates and automates all key supply chain processes, from design, planning and procurement to manufacturing and fulfillment, providing a complete solution set to enable companies to power information-driven value chains.
  • Oracle Fusion Customer Relationship Management manages customers, contacts, and resources, including data quality configuration.
  • Oracle Fusion Governance, Risk, and Compliance integrates business intelligence, process management, and automated controls enforcement to enable sustainable risk and compliance management.
  • Oracle Fusion Setup is a special product family for supporting the other product families for
    • setting up functional data, this product family includes applications to assist application users . Read this.
    • Oracle Fusion Home page thats provides a Welcome dashboard with a collection of portlets and task flows for answering common questions.
    • Oracle Fusion Applications Help delivers the content that users require in order to complete their tasks. You can have install a local version of Oracle Fusion Applications Help, enabling you to extend and customize the help.

Similar to OracleApps each product family is based on a common Oracle Fusion Applications data model and services.

Normally each product family contain one or more Java EE applications that are specific to Oracle Fusion Applications and deployed to Oracle WebLogic Server. An application can contain multiple products, and a product can also span multiple applications.

A product typically has a one-to-one correspondence with an Enterprise Archive (EAR) file . Similar to EarSales.ear which is an application and Sales is a product.

2.Oracle Fusion Middleware

Oracle Fusion Middleware, comprising the following:

  • Oracle Fusion Middleware infrastructure components : This will have common core framework and infrastructure components as:
    • Oracle Fusion Middleware Extensions for Applications
    • Oracle Enterprise Scheduler
    • Oracle Enterprise Crawl and Search Framework
    • Oracle Fusion Functional Setup Manager
  • Oracle Fusion Middleware components:The applications for a product family are deployed to an Oracle WebLogic Server domain in the Oracle Fusion Middleware technology stack
    • Oracle WebLogic Server
    • Oracle WebLogic Communication Services
    • Oracle Identity Management
    • Oracle WebCenter
    • Oracle Business Intelligence
    • Oracle SOA Suite
    • Oracle Application Development Framework
    • Oracle JDeveloper
    • Oracle HTTP Server
    • Oracle WebGate
    • Oracle Web Services Manager Policy Manager
    • Oracle Enterprise Content Management Suite
    • Oracle Data Integrator
    • Oracle Secure Enterprise Search
  • Oracle WebLogic Server

Check it out for more details in this post.

3. Oracle Database

Oracle Fusion Applications uses the Oracle Database to store and retrieve all transactional and reference data and to store design time data in repositories.

The transactional database contains both applications and middleware schemas, seed data, the tablespaces, and all other required packages.

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Overview : Oracle Property Manager

Posted on April 29th, 2011 by Sanjit Anand |Print This Post Print This Post |Email This Post Email This Post

Oracle Property Manager streamlines and automates lease administration and space management, enabling you to more intelligently manage your real estate portfolio. Whether you are a corporate, commercial, or retail/ franchise operation.

Oracle Property Manager is part of the Oracle E-Business Suite, and is configured out of the box to fully integrate with the Oracle Financials suite.

Oracle Property Manager Functionality automates the full life cycle of a lease as follows:

  • Lease Abstraction and Execution:
  • Flexibility to capture unique aspects of properties down to room and office level.
  • Milestone Management:
  • Workflow monitoring of critical dates assures compliance and execution of negotiated terms, conditions, and obligations.
  • Transaction Processing and Rent Calculation:
  • Calculate, create, and process payable and receivable transactions. (out of box integration with ERP)
  • Space Definition and Space Assignment
  • Analyze and react to underutilized space. Integration with Computer Aided Design systems (CAD) for virtual space management.

Process Flow

The following list ( Fig 1) is a typical sequence of events that you might follow to abstract a lease in Oracle Property Manager:

  • Set up service providers, and define locations, regions and office parks, milestones, and reporting currencies.
  • Abstract the lease. (Later, amend and edit it as needed).
  • Assign employees to office space. (Later, move and reassign the employees as needed).
  • Authorize payment and billing schedules.
  • Export payments to Oracle Payables.
  • Export bills to Oracle Receivables.
  • Review online inquiries and/or produce reports.

Oracle property manager flow

Key Benefits:

  • Improve Process Controls
  • Reduce Capital Spend
  • Minimise Occupancy Costs
  • Maximise Space Utilisation
  • Lower TCO

Integration

Oracle Property Manager is integrated with other Oracle applications, including:

  • Oracle General Ledger
  • Oracle Subledger Accounting
  • Oracle Payables
  • Oracle Receivables
  • Oracle E-Business Tax
  • Oracle Human Resources
  • Oracle Enterprise Asset Management
  • Oracle Alert
  • Oracle Workflow
  • Oracle Projects

Oracle Property Manager also interfaces with third party applications, such as CAD and CAFM applications.

Property Management is of interest to any organization that wants to maximize its return on real property.

Companies that own or lease real estate can allocate the cost of ownership to the employees or cost centers that use the space. Companies that lease their property portfolios to tenants can—with minimal administration burden—record their leases, schedule payments for rent and service charges, and recover rent owed.

Next Post , we will take more deep dive on some more topics and Integeration with CAD and CAFM applications.

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Oracle Fusion Project Portfolio Management

Posted on March 14th, 2011 by Sanjit Anand |Print This Post Print This Post |Email This Post Email This Post

Oracle Fusion Project Portfolio Management is a modular suite of applications designed to work as a complete enterprise project portfolio management (PPM) solution or as extensions to your existing PPM applications portfolio.

Till date, if you take any project management tools , it's never been complete pacakge in all sense. Some may have excellent accounting and process integration for cost collection and billing, but lacked project management functionality like scheduling. Other’s lacked processing functionalities. Some of them have excellent analytical capablity but have lacking transaction processing capabilities or scheduling functionality.

If you consider PMI Standard for Portfolio Management, "PPM is the centralized management of one or more portfolios, which includes identifying, prioritizing, authorizing, managing, and controlling projects, programs, and other related work, to achieve specific strategic business objectives."

Fusion PPM will be promises for a one-stop shop for project managers. It creates an environment where Project Managers can execute the entire project life-cycle without looking for information from other sources. It will establish standardization, improve efficiency and generate competitiveness. Oracle Fusion PPM (aka Project Portfolio Management) is going to be a major step towards creating a best in class PPM solution covering all aspects of Fusion PPM

  • Project Costing
  • Project Billing
  • Project Control
  • Project Performance Reporting
  • Project Integration Gateway
  • Project Analytics-KPI
  • Integrated project, financial and contract management(the first integration will be Primavera)
  • Optimized and streamlined project delivery
  • Comprehensive project planning, execution, control and scheduling solution

Some of the Fusion PPM features deferred for future release are:

  • Staffing
  • Resource Management
  • Grants Management
  • Project Scheduling
  • Portfolio Analysis
  • Cross-Charges
  • Earned Value Management

Some of the key features of Fusion Apps –PPM which will impress to everyone are:

  1. Improved Usability: PPM enhances user productivity and reduces support costs
  2. Embedded Business Intelligence: Improves decision making by answering key business questions while users enter transactions
  3. PM Operational Dashboard: Provides near real-time project financial information & exception-based management . see the details in next section
  4. Cost Collection Center: Reduces integration costs and provides a consistent user interface across products
  5. Contract Based Project Billing: Cuts down on billing errors and improves flexibility of internal project execution
  6. Social Project management: Improves communication and collaboration by creating a community for the project team
  7. Co Existence with Primavera P6: Allows customers to adopt Fusion applications incrementally based on business needs

dgreybarrowA note on PM Operational Dashboard

The key features embedded as part of Project Manager's dashboard in Fusion is called "project scorecard", this they can use to Track and review the overall health a project.

  • Capability to view performance at project, task, resource level and by time phases
  • Easy access to information, no more navigation across modules and spreadsheets to get the data
  • Exception based management, pushing of error/exception to Project Manager for corrective action
  • Performance Measures to enable viewing the data according to the context
  • Cross-project comparison for various performance measures
  • Availability of real time project financial data
  • A graphical and tabular overview of performance
  • Simpler user interfaces with global search and drill down capability

dgreybarrow Integration with Other Application

In addition to Core Financial Management applications, the first release of Oracle Fusion Applications includes Project Portfolio Management (PPM) and Procurement.There is two-way synchronization with Microsoft Project .There is integration with Oracle Fusion Applications Enterprise Contract Management for contract-related data.

Fusion Financial application PPM

This integration will bring lot of advantage

  1. Integrated with back office finance operation for Project Financial activity
  2. Project Manager Dashboard with Cross-project insights gives better drill down capability
  3. Billing & Revenue recognition by contract , makes independent
  4. Cost collection and there processing will be faster because of timely insight into validated Project cost

Overall its look Fusion PPM has been designed, keeping in mind the needs of a project intensive organization.

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Legal Entity Document Sequencing in Receivables

Posted on January 7th, 2016 by Sanjit Anand |Print This Post Print This Post |Email This Post Email This Post

You need to consider these points when you are trying setup Legal Entity Document Sequencing in Receivables

You can set up your primary ledger to allow document sequencing at the legal entity level instead of at the ledger level.

This means if you have more than one legal entity assigned to the same ledger, you can assign separate document sequences to each of your Receivables transactions, adjustments, and receipts belonging to each legal entity.

Legal entity level document sequencing helps you conform to local and governmental authority requirements, while still being able to organize multiple legal entities under the same primary ledger.

These are key points you need to consider if you want to use document sequencing at the legal entity level for Receivables:

  • Document Sequencing in Receivables
  • Receivables Document Categories
  • Gapless Document Sequencing
  • AutoInvoice Processing

Oracle Cloud Receivables setup is very similar to Oracle R12 EBS looks for and assigns a legal entity to a transaction according to this hierarchy:

  • Legal entity of the transaction type assigned to the transaction.
  • Legal entity of the transaction source assigned to the transaction.
  • Default legal entity assigned to the business unit.

Reader question

Is it , possible to share document sequences across ledgers or business units?

If you maintain document sequencing at the legal entity level, it is not recommended to share the same document sequence across ledgers or business units.

Document sequencing at the legal entity level uses the accounting date as the document sequence date. Because ledgers can have different accounting periods open, each ledger could derive a different accounting date for the same document sequence.

Because Receivables creates a document category for each transaction type you create, it is recommended to create and maintain a separate set of transaction types in each business unit.

Hope this helps , next will discuss more in details.

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Happy New Year 2016 , best wishes to all

Posted on January 2nd, 2016 by Sanjit Anand |Print This Post Print This Post |Email This Post Email This Post

new yearThis the season to be jolly! Time truly flies when you are doing the things you love and with another year behind us, we can't help but feel a little nostalgic and look back at what the past twelve months have brought us.

It was a busy year at personal and professional side .In terms of blog posting, this has been the least productive year , I’ve ever been. But ready and eager for 2016 and can't wait to see what the New Year is going to bring to the tech world and we hope you stick around so we can share it with you.

I wanted to take this moment to wish you and yours a very Happy and Prosperous New Year! May you stick to all your New Year’s Resolutions and may 2016 be better than 2015.

Happy reading..

Thanks for your support!

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Oracle Management Cloud : The Next Generation Real-Time Monitoring and Analytics IT Tool

Posted on January 2nd, 2016 by Sanjit Anand |Print This Post Print This Post |Email This Post Email This Post

Oracle Management Cloud (OMC) is a suite of next-generation integrated monitoring, management, and analytics cloud services built on a scalable big data platform that provides real-time analysis and deep technical and business insights.

With OMC you can eliminate disparate silos across end-user and infrastructure data, troubleshoot problems quickly,and run IT like a business

OCM meets three main service demands as :

  1. Actively diagnose end user problems using correlated client, application, and log data from a single interface.
  2. Find and resolve issues before customers are impacted.
  3. Provide a single source of truth to DevOps for better application delivery.

Oracle Management Cloud combines rich cloud services with a unified, scalable, big data platform for monitoring and analyzing complex environments. It can analyze data
from throughout the enterprise, from sprawling data centers and on-premises information systems to public cloud, private cloud, and mobile application environments.

OMC mainly consist of three services thats include Oracle Application Performance Monitoring Cloud Service, Oracle Log Analytics Cloud Service, and Oracle IT Analytics Cloud Service.

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  • Oracle Application Performance Monitoring (APM) - Cloud Service provides development and operations teams (aka single source of truth” for application owners and DevOps personnel )with the information that they need to find and fix issues with today’s mobile and web applications rapidly, via deep visibility into your application performance from the end user experience, through application server requests, and down to application logs.

If your end users have high expectations for the apps they depend on. They demand superior performance, availability, and service. In order to keep your users happy, you can opt Oracle Application Performance Monitoring Cloud Service, which helps you to monitor :

  • Browser performance, including end-user experience,Ajax performance, and server-side requests.
  • Application performance down to the operation and method level.
  • Related application server, database, and external application server logs in the context of actual workload.

 

  • Oracle Log Analytics Cloud Service monitors, aggregates, indexes, and analyzes all log data from your on-premises and cloud applications and infrastructure enabling users to search, explore, and correlate this data to troubleshoot problems faster, derive operational insight and make better decisions.

With Oracle Log Analytics Cloud Service, you can:

    • Explore logs that are specific to the application experiencing the problem.
    • Analyze and explore log data efficiently by using machine learning.
    • Gain business and IT insight from log data.
    • Rapidly derive value from logs.
  • Oracle IT Analytics Cloud Service - this provides 360-degree insight into the performance, availability, and capacity of applications and IT investments, enabling executives, analysts, and administrators to make critical decisions about their IT operations based on comprehensive system and data analysis.

With Oracle IT Analytics Cloud Service, you can:

  • Optimize database and middleware resources.
  • Plan for future growth by forecasting intelligently.
  • Maximize database and middleware performance.
  • Acquire insight from multidimensional analysis of IT data.
  • Easily search application and system components.
  • Quickly build custom dashboards to publish the results of your analyses.

Oracle Management Cloud uses a powerful security model that ensures the security and integrity of your IT operational data in transit and once uploaded to Oracle Management Cloud. As part of the Oracle Cloud, Oracle Management Cloud is deployed on enterprise-grade infrastructure, fully managed by Oracle.

Oracle Management Cloud runs on tablet and desktop, with a blazing fast analytics engine to get you results when you need them.

You can find more details at OMC page.

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Multi-Element Arrangements

Posted on November 7th, 2015 by Sanjit Anand |Print This Post Print This Post |Email This Post Email This Post

Multi-element arrangement aka occurs when a vendor agrees to provide more than one product or a combination of products and services to a customer in an arrangement.

Multi-element arrangements may include additional software products, rights to purchase additional software products at a significant incremental discount, specified upgrades or enhancements, hardware, PCS or other services.

Multiple-element arrangements must be evaluated for separation to determine whether there are multiple units of accounting within the multiple-element arrangement.

Definition of "Arrangement" - A group of contracts or agreements may be so closely related that they are, in effect, parts of a single arrangement.

The form of an arrangement is not necessarily the only indicator of the substance of an arrangement.

The existence of any of the following facts but not limited to may indicate that a group of contracts should be accounted for as a single arrangement:

  • The contracts or agreements are negotiated or executed within a short time frame of each other.
  • The different elements are closely interrelated or interdepent in terms of design, technology, or funtion.
  • The fee for one or more contracts or agreements is subject to refund or forfeiture or other concession if another contract is not completed satisfactorily.
  • One or more elements in one contract or agreement are essential to the funtionality of an element in another contract or agreement.
  • Payment terms under one contract or agreement coincide with performance criteria of another contract or agreement.

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Hybrid Cloud Management

Posted on October 1st, 2015 by Sanjit Anand |Print This Post Print This Post |Email This Post Email This Post

Here is Youtube video for more insights on Hybrid Cloud Management

 

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Workplace Visibility

Posted on August 15th, 2015 by Sanjit Anand |Print This Post Print This Post |Email This Post Email This Post

VisibilityWhat is visibility?

The M-w Dictionary defines visibility as “clarity of vision or The quality or state of being known to the public.”

But for in Orginizational prospective, workforce, visibility means much more.

Not only is workforce visibility the ability to see the breadth, depth and make-up of your organization, it also extends to your ability to draw insights based on what you see.

Having true visibility of your organization’s workforce means having both a basic vision and a deeper knowledge of what — or who — you need.

The Value of Visibility

A recent Aberdeen Group study showed that the number one trait among companies with best-in-class human capital management practices was “the ability to define the talent required by business needs in terms of skills, behaviors, and attributes.” [ Adopted from Internet]

A better view of your workforce also empowers better decision-making by allowing HR professionals and leaders to share indicative data about the workforce with stakeholders and hiring managers, solidifying HR’s ability to deliver on its evolving role in overall business strategy.

A good article on What Is Workplace Visibility you can read here .

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Windows 10 and E-Business Suite 11.5.10.2, 12.1, and 12.2

Posted on August 10th, 2015 by Sanjit Anand |Print This Post Print This Post |Email This Post Email This Post

From July 29, 2015, pc's are getting option to upgrade Window 10 via Microsoft's "Windows Update" delivery mechanism.

Good news for EBS Customer is "Microsoft Windows 10 ( both 32-bit and 64-bit) " is certified as a desktop client operating system for end-users accessing Oracle E-Business Suite 11.5.10.2, 12.1, and 12.2 with the following components.

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 [ Certified to EBS 12.1 ,12.2 and 11.5.10.2 ]
  • Mozilla Firefox ESR 38 [ Certified to EBS 12.1 ,12.2 and 11.5.10.2 ]
  • Java Client Plugin [JRE 1.8.0_51 and higher/JRE 1.7.0_85 and higher]

All E-Business Suite customers encourged to apply all JRE updates to end-user desktops.

You can check details are Steven Chan Blog .

Microsoft Edge Browser

The Edge browser is the new browser included with Windows 10 integrated with the OS and is not a separate install under Program Files. Seems to be more of an APP.

The new default browser "Microsoft Edge" may not work and it will need some time before it gets certified.

The certification of Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2 is currently in progress. Most likly , there is no plans to certify anything for 11i.[ Source Steven Chan Blog]

Further Reading

  • Recommended Browsers for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (Doc ID 389422.1)

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Solutions for Cloud Reporting: Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service (EPRCS)

Posted on August 6th, 2015 by Sanjit Anand |Print This Post Print This Post |Email This Post Email This Post

Oracle Cloud Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service was released last month.

Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud is the latest addition to the EPM cloud suite of applications, and is a purpose-built solution for narrative-driven management and financial performance reporting.

This is not Hyperion Financial Reports on the cloud! This is a completely separate product that is more akin to WebFilings than Hyperion Financial Reports.

It provides a secure, collaborative, and process driven approach for defining, authoring, reviewing, and publishing of report packages for internal and/or external stakeholders.

That mean, reporting deliverable owners can easily manage and monitor the progress of contributors throughout the reporting lifecycle, and users can access via the web or Microsoft Office.

Key benefits:

  • Combine Data and Narrative: Use report packages and doclets to address authoring, collaboration, commentary and delivery needs.
  • Collaborate Securely: Gives report contributors access to content based on their role and insures that sensitive content is secure. Also lets report owners see the progress of the reporting lifecycle.
  • Confidently Report: Allows you to trust that the data is reliable and accurate while providing faster, more accurate insights to all stakeholders.

Core capabilities

Core Capabilities included are

  • Report Package Functionality
    • Full lifecycle support from definition thru publishing and phase management
    • Report Center, Authoring [process of compiling the various report content and supporting details together into a cohesive report package] , Review [process of gather commentary on multiple draft versions and revise report content accordingly], Commenting Framework, Monitoring
    • Dynamic security, integrated workflow, doclet management, auditing
  • Task and Message management
  • Library repository
  • Analytic Data Storage to (optionally) store data in the cloud for Report Packages and to analyze via Smart View

If you are planning to buy, then you will receive everything they need in order to define, author, approve, review, and finalize report package content as part of their monthly subscription

Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service is priced on a per user/per month basis with a minimum of 10 users (@($120/user/month)) .

Integration Option

The good about this product is data and metadata can be integrated into Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service using flat files

Key Features:

  • This can be used as Combine management, narrative and statutory reporting needs in one solution
  • Advanced mobile, self-service and collaboration capabilities
  • This will give instant visibility to the progress and status of a reporting Lifecycle
  • Easily combine system of record data into reporting
  • Direct integration into Oracle EPM, BI and ERP data sources
  • Have latest and greatest technology coupling - with next generation web and tablet interface with Microsoft Office integration
  • Role-based document and content access
  • Hierarchical and dimensional analysis capabilities for financial data
  • Secure at all levels to handle sensitive content, from network to storage

You can find more in Datasheet .

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Do you need to know about EMD – Earnest Money Deposit in Oracle Sourcing

Posted on August 6th, 2015 by Sanjit Anand |Print This Post Print This Post |Email This Post Email This Post

Do you know , Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) is a payment/deposit that suppliers are required to make to a buying organization in order to be eligible to participate in a Sourcing negotiation.

EMD is very common in Public Sector companies and Government organizations and in certain global markets, particularly in APAC and EMEA.

The EMD amount is decided by the buying organization and all suppliers (except those who are exempted based on organization specific business rules) are required to pay the EMD amount in order to participate in the negotiation process (RFQ, Auction).

The EMD amount is retained by the buying company untill the negotiation is closed. After the negotiation is closed (or awarded), the EMD amount is refunded to the suppliers, except in a case where the supplier has not conformed to the rules of the negotiation, the EMD amount can be forfeited, that is, the buying organization does not return the amount to the supplier and keeps it as a penalty charge.

Oracle Sourcing provides a complete end-to-end EMD functionality, which contains an automated EMD flow: the flow captures the process of receiving, refunding/forfeiting and updating the journal entries.

Oracle Sourcing supports the following EMD types that a supplier can pay to the buying organization:

  • Direct Payment: The supplier can pay the EMD amount using Cash, Check, or Demand Draft payment types.
  • Corporate EMD: The supplier can deposit a large amount with the buying company and the EMD is adjusted against this amount.
  • Bank Guarantee: The supplier's bank creates a bank guarantee document that is used to inform the buying organization that the supplier can make the EMD payment if required to do so.

An out-of-the-box integration is available with Oracle Financials, so that the receipt, forfeit, and refund of EMD can leverage Oracle Receivables and Oracle Payables. For customers, not using Oracle Financials, there is a non-integrated EMD deployment process where the company can still use the EMD feature in Oracle Sourcing.

KEY BENEFITS OF EMD SOURCING SOLUTION


The Earnest Money Deposit solution for Oracle Sourcing has a number of advantages

  • The requirement of deposit ensures that all the suppliers participating in the negotiation are very serious about their participation. This acts as a process of supplier qualification and filtering and makes sure that there are no suppliers who are not very keen or interested in the contract
  • The option of forfeiting the EMD amount compels the suppliers to completely adhere to the negotiation rules and process and substantially reduces the occurrences of misleading response information
  • Meets the regulatory requirements of Government organization
  • The system will have an automatic integration with Oracle Financials for receiving, refunding and forfeiting the EMD amount
  • EMD information is captured and stored for future audit and references purposes

SETTING UP EARNEST MONEY DEPOSIT

To integrate with Accounts Receivables and Accounts Payables, set up the following in Oracle Financials:

  • Profile Option: Using the System Administrator responsibility set the value of the profile option AR: Deposit Offset Account Source as Transaction Type at the site and responsibility level.
  • Flexfield Segments: Using the Receivables responsibility, navigate to (N) Setup >Financials > Flexfields > Descriptive > Segments. Click the Find icon to search for and display the Receivables Line Transaction Flexfield. The Context Field Values region will display EMD Transactions in the Code column.
  • Transaction Types: Using the Receivables responsibility, navigate to Receivables > Setup > Transactions > Transaction Types. Enter information to setup the following transaction types: EMD Deposit, EMD Credit Memo and EMD Invoice.
  • AutoAccounting: Navigate to Receivables > Setup > Transactions > AutoAccounting and select the operating unit. Search for the Type with a value of Revenue. In the Segment column, the Accounts row should have a value in the Table Name column.
  • Sequential Numbering: Using the System Administrator responsibility, navigate to Application > Sequential Numbering > Assign > (T) Document.Assign sequential numbering to the EMD entities.
  • Batch Source: Using the Receivables responsibility, navigate to Setup > Transactions > Sources > (T) Batch Source to set up a batch source.
  • Payment Terms: Navigate to (N) Receivables > Setup > Transactions > Payment Terms. Create a new payment term.
  • Receipt Class: Using the Receivables responsibility, enter the Receipt Class. Navigate to (N)
    • Receivables > Receipts > Receipts Classes.
  • Receivable Activity: Using the Receivables responsibility, navigate to (N) Receivables > Setup > Receipts. > Receivable Activities. Enter the Receivable Activity information.

If you are not integrating the EMD functionality with Oracle Financials, navigate to the Administration page and specify an operating unit that will not be used with Financials.

Ensure that the Enable Integration with Oracle Financials checkbox is not selected.

However, you must enter the Receivables Payment Type region. Currently the Payment Types of Cash, Check and Demand Draft are supported.

FURTHER REFERENCE

You can refer to Oracle Sourcing - Implementation and Administration Guide and Check the section Set Up Earnest Money Deposit

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Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud

Posted on July 16th, 2015 by Sanjit Anand |Print This Post Print This Post |Email This Post Email This Post

Cloud = Service-based computing model providing self-service, elasticity, shared resources, and pay-as-you-go

New cloud computing technologies are enabling breakthrough innovations in supply chain management (SCM) applications delivered via software as a service (SaaS) models.

To help companies support their complete quote-to-cash process in the Cloud, Oracle has expanded the Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud with the addition of two new products, Oracle Order Management Cloud and Oracle Global Order Promising Cloud.

Order Management Cloud

 

According to Oracle Press release note , these two products provide modern order promising, management, visibility and fulfillment capabilities, and link the existing quote and sales process in Oracle Configure, Price, and Quote Cloud (Oracle CPQ Cloud) and the pick, pack and ship processes in Oracle Inventory Cloud to billing in Oracle ERP Cloud

Oracle SCM Cloud enables you to innovate quickly, execute rapidly, and scale your value chain. Companies can rapidly deploy Oracle's supply chain management functionality with minimal risk, low cost, and maximum flexibility.

With Oracle SCM Cloud, companies do not have to maintain or upgrade to the latest version–they can receive the latest, best-in-class functionality through a flexible subscription pricing model.

Here are two product added in SCM :

Oracle Order Management Cloud

Oracle Order Management Cloud is an order capture and fulfillment Cloud solution that is tightly integrated with Oracle Global Order Promising Cloud.

It is designed to improve order handling across the order-to-cash process. Pre-integration, centrally-managed orchestration policies, global availability, and fulfillment monitoring can enable increased customer satisfaction and order profitability.

Key business benefits include:

  • Centralized Order Monitoring: Centralized view of orders allows users to search for orders, view statuses, see a summary of exceptions of customer, product, or supplier, and drill into the data to view additional details.
  • Manage Order Exceptions: Proactively identify orders that may not meet promise dates and take corrective actions and avoid customer dissatisfaction. Prioritize back orders to maximize key fulfillment metrics.
  • Execute Against Predictable Order Orchestration policies: Business users can define, implement and maintain their own fulfillment orchestration policies without the need to resort to technical programming tools decreasing systems cost and minimizing IT complexity.
  • Change Management: Centralized change order logic supports consistent handling of order changes and revisions across all orders reducing order errors and processing costs

Oracle Global Order Promising Cloud

Oracle Global Order Promising Cloud provides fast, accurate, automated order promising capability on the Cloud to source and schedule each order line to help minimize fulfillment costs and maximize customer service.

Key business benefits include:

  • Take Control of Fulfillment Sources, Timing and Delivery: Matches demand with available inventory, inbound shipments, purchase orders and requisitions, considers all potential supply sources and leverages future supply.
  • Respond to Changing Business Conditions: Can handle most orders in "lights out" fashion, enforcing corporate fulfillment policies while saving money on administration, inventory and logistics costs.
  • Select the Lowest Cost Delivery Method that Meets the Customer Need: Selects the best delivery source and method with the lowest total fulfillment costs to meet the customer's deliver date while improving margins and maintaining customer satisfaction.
  • Support Multiple Fulfillment Options: Expands fulfillment options to include inbound supply, manufacturing capacity and supplier availability to leverage all available sources and stay competitive.
  • Limit Availability of High Demand Items: Demand classes identify a specific quantity, percentage or ratio of supply with a particular customer or channel and restrict orders for limited items to those groups you specify.

Oracle Supply Chain Products

Oracle Supply Chain Cloud enables you to innovate quickly, execute rapidly, and scale your value chain. Companies can rapidly deploy Oracle's supply chain functionality with minimum risk, lowest cost, and greatest flexibility.

With Oracle cloud applications, companies do not have to maintain or upgrade to the latest version they can receive the latest, best-in-class functionality through a flexible subscription pricing model.

Order to cash cloud

Others Oracle Cloud Supply Chain Management Products

  • Product Master Data Management
  • Distributed Order Orchestration
  • Global Order Promising
  • Inventory Management
  • Cost Management
  • Shipping and Receiving

Enabling Order To Cash

Oracle’s quote-to-cash solution is an end-to-end business process that integrates Oracle Order Management Cloud and Oracle Global Promising Cloud with Oracle CPQ Cloud and Oracle ERP Cloud, connecting the sales, fulfillment and finance organizations.

Let's take a look at an example of the complete flow, with customer quotes being created in Configure, Price, and Quote Cloud (also known as CPQ Cloud) and fulfilled through order management, getting the order shipped, and finally billing system through Financial cloud.

You can submit a quote request from CPQ Cloud, the quote is converted to an order within Order Management Cloud.

The order created is carried forward through user defined orchestration steps to carry out various fulfillment steps like scheduling, reservation, shipping, and billing.

The order may contain standard items, multilevel pick to order models and kits.

During fulfillment, the fulfillment line status updates are sent to the order originating system (CPQ).

Quote-To-Cash Business Processes

This diagram shows Order Management Cloud with Global Order Promising Cloud (also known as GOP Cloud).

GOP Cloud provides you the ability to check the availability of supply and schedule orders in a way that minimizes delays while reducing fulfillment costs.

After the order is shipped to the customer, invoice or billing details can be sent to Financials Cloud for billing and collecting.

Cloud SCM Order to Cash Data flow

Above diagram is the solution flow. It depicts the solution components and the flow diagram.

Oracle SCM Cloud enables you to innovate quickly, execute rapidly, and scale your value chain. Companies can build a fast track to supply chain innovation to drive smarter, faster decisions at any point during a product’s lifecycle.

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