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    Key differences between configurations for inventory between...
    Topic posted September 29, 2017 by Gopa Kumar, last edited September 29, 2017 
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    Key differences between configurations for inventory between Oracle EBS and Oracle Fusion

    I am looking for the key differences in functionality between R12 Inventory/Product Management and Fusion. Some key things I have noticed is no system item key flexfield in Fusion. Item categories are not Item Catalogs. No more default categories like purchasing, inventory etc.



    • Gopa Kumar

      Well since none has responded, I figured I would post some that I have come across.

      Rapid implementation for some standalone modules like sourcing, and qualification. Program automatically creating enterprise and all related setups.

      Exporting configurations through setup manager

      Collaborating on social: This takes away the phone call and email completely. Else buyers and suppliers had to constantly communicate on email. This way they can discuss changes to the documents and then confirm it on the document.

      Addition on supplier Qualification Module: Key requirement for many business, it would have been great if an approved qual could be completed as an ASL. But maybe that is for a future release.

      Reference data sharing: Huge challenge in EBS and 11i to setup intercompany, had to ensure payment terms etc were setup correctly.  With reference data sharing all that is eliminated.

      Concept of Shared service orgs.: Cloud allows you to create a shared BU with client BU’s where the shared BU can do procurement transaction and payment transactions and automatically create intercompany invoices to the client orgs.

      Lot more options in setting up Approvals: With EBS even with R12.2 you only had Job and position hierarchy. Here you can have user defined, approval groups, single approver in addition to job and position hierarchy.

      Supplier MDM really evolved:  Supplier registrations can be triggered internally and externally triggered. Suppliers can be differentiated as spend approved suppliers or prospective suppliers. Supplier creation process can go through an approval process. System can now check duplicates during supplier creation through the supplier registration process.

      Smart forms and information templates: To guide users in requisition creation and getting additional information from requestors.

      2 step RFQ process- Supplier can keep tech requirements and commercial part separate

    • Steven Cascio

      In fusion, we have remove the item KFF key, this correct. Item Categories refer to the item assigned to the categories in a catalog. We use the term catalog.  We still support default categories in functional area catalogs. In addition we have remove the key flexfield key for catalogs and categories as well.