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  • Bas van Gameren

    Hi Binayak, 

     

    I am not sure, but proably/maybe the file based loader (which you can populate in MS Excel) will allow you to create PO (with BPA Referece in bulk).


    For your reference, I've included the link to the doc:
    https://docs.oracle.com/en/cloud/saas/procurement/r13-update17d/oefbp/Purchase-Orders-308433461-fbdi-3.html

    @Ivan: can you tell in which sheet/column the BPA reference is to be captured?

    Please let me know your findings!

    Thanks,
    Bas


     

  • Bas van Gameren

    Hi Binayak, 

    For my understanding, you want to create the PO directly in Purchasing and would like to reference the BPA?

    In the screenshot, did you select an existing line on the PO or did you create a new line and invoked the action menu?
    I think only in the latter case, the add from catalog function pops-up.

    Although you may not be using requisitions, did you subscribe to Self Service Procurement? - As I understood only with a SSP subscription you're allowed to browse the catalog - but having said that - I would not know how to associate the PO to the BPA either ..

    Bas

  • Bas van Gameren

    Hi David, 

    I do not know how the upgrade process from R11 to R12 will impact the KFF setup.

    But even today in R11, the PO category selected in Purchasing documents is the category right? Not the individual KFF segments that were referenced during the category definition - hence, I do not understand they prefer to enter the three individual segments, as this is also not the case in R11?

    Thanks,
    Bas

     

  • Bas van Gameren

    Hi David, 

    On the purchasing documents you enter "Paper Towels" - the "child value".

    I do not understand why your customer want to enter segment 1 and 2 as well, when they can directly enter the final category?
    Can you please elaborate on this a bit more?
    I do understand they would like to "travel" the purchasing category hierarchy to arrive at the right category to select (if I remember well this is already an idea posted here).

    I can confirm your last statement, please see attached document for some more details on the setup of the categories used in the hierarchy (you call them parent and child values).

    Hope this helps!

    Bas


     

  • Bas van Gameren

    Hi, 

    I am not sure whether I completely understand your question.

    For punch-outs you can maintain the mappings by leveraging the ADF-DI spreadsheet for easy uploading (e.g. UOM mapping, category mapping)
    In B2B you setup the PO communications for XML suppliers. 

    Can you please explain your question in a bit more detail or perhaps with some examples?

    Thanks!
    Bas

     

  • Bas van Gameren

    Steven, 

    To answer your question posted earlier: " Is  there any way to create a purchasing hierachy in R12 for purchasing category? "

    Please see attached file with the basic steps for setting up a purchasing category hierarchy, hope this helps!

    Cheers,
    Bas

  • Bas van Gameren

    Hi Steven, 

     

    To my understanding the KFF segment information is no longer used - a one segment flexfield is all that remains.
    The use cases you describe are supported by setting up the category hierarchy:

    • Reporting: hierarchy is available in OTBI
    • Integration: hierarchy is available in OTBI > BIP
    • Accounting: hierarchy is available in Transaction Account Builder (+ you now are able to define rules at a higher lever rather than only at the individual category level)

    Maybe I misinterpreted your last post, but as far as I can tell, all the above should be supported by the hierarchy.

     

    Thanks,
    Bas 

  • Bas van Gameren

    Hi David, 

    I presume you're referring here to the purchasing categories, if not: please ignore my reply :-)

    Oracle recommends using the purchasing category hierarchy, rather than setting up multiple flexfield segments.
    The hierarchy can be leveraged in reporting, transaction account building as well as in approvals.

    Is this something you considered? If this does not suit your needs, I am eager to learn the use case you're facing.

    Kind regards,
    Bas

  • Bas van Gameren

    Hi Jim, 

    Unfortunately, I haven't setup XML communication from PRC cloud to OSuN myself, but I do have experience with EBS to OSuN.
    If I remember well, the identifiers (sender/receiver) can be be set in te profile section on OSuN (you may select DUNS or MISC as identifier).

    You may find some supporting documents on OSuN here: https://osn.oracle.com/snw/faces/Resources.jsf
     

    Identifiers 

    OSN Test Hub

    Oracle Transport Adapter URL: https://osn.oracle.com:443/servlets/oracle.apps.ecx.oxta.TransportAgentServer 
    HTTPS URL: https://osn.oracle.com:443/HTTPService/Receive
     

    Hope this helps,

    Cheers,
    Bas 

     
  • Bas van Gameren

    Hi Lori, Jim, 

    You might check the idea lab's section of  Customer Connect to determine whether such enhancement/idea is logged before.
    If it is not listed yet, this should be the place for you to submit your ideas!

    Cheers,
    Bas   

     

  • Bas van Gameren

    Hi Ramesh, 

    Would you be willing to share the integration options/PAAS extensions you are considering for negotiation announcements (Abstracts)?

    In Europe, EU regulations require public sector organizations to publish their negotiation announcements to an external tendering system (TED), which might be a similar use case you are facing.

    Came accross this idea in the "Idea Lab" section of customer connect: https://cloudcustomerconnect.oracle.com/posts/07d1742faa 

    Thanks!
    Bas
     

  • Bas van Gameren

    Ramesh, great question!

    I really don't know.. would indeed be great to have a supplier portal capability that allows for online, collaborative authoring of procurement contracts.
    You could make an idea for this in the "Idea Labs" section of customer connect, how do you feel about this?

    Cheers,
    Bas

  • Bas van Gameren

    No, this feature is not supporten in R12 (in R13).

    When procurement contracts and sourcing are both deployed, the supplier may review the negotiation T&C's, maybe enter variables and accept them - as part of their negotiation response. No actual co-authoring on contract terms thru supplier portal. 

  • Bas van Gameren

    I realize this post is almost a year old, but just want to share with you in R13 "team scoring" capability is added.
    From the readiness page:

    The Team Scoring feature enables you to:

    • Create multiple scoring teams

    • Manage scoring teams

    • Monitor scoring progress

    • Control price visibility

    • Lock scoring and compute average score

    • And, override average score

  • Bas van Gameren

    Hi Ramesh, 

    Online discussions between buyer and seller can be accommodated for in two ways:
    Sourcing specific feature "Messages" - this allows the organizations to have a complete audit trail of all messages between the organizations and allow the buying company to send messages to all organizations involved.
    Also, Oracle Social Network (OSN) might be leveraged for Negotiation specific conversations with external parties - allowing attachments, annotations etc.

    In R13, the abstracts are introduced, but this is limited and does not actually send negotiation data anywhere, it just makes them available on a public URL.
    Found on the readiness documentation:
    "Companies can post negotiation abstracts online on their web sites as required by regulations. The Abstract listing page includes a list of all posted negotiation opportunities. You can include this page URL within your website. Suppliers can access the Abstract popup window from the listing page to see the abstract details."

    You might be able to pull the negotiation abstract data and send it through, but for now I guess this would require some PAAS development, happy to discuss with you in more detail. Would love to learn more if you go down this path, as many of our public sector customers in Europe require similar functionality.

    Thanks,
    Bas