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    Ramesh Radhakrishnan
    Sourcing functionality in R12 for Abstract Publishing and...
    Topic posted July 20, 2017 by Ramesh RadhakrishnanBlack Diamond: 60,000+ Points, tagged Negotiation Creation, Negotiation Management, Public Sector, Web Services 
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    Title:
    Sourcing functionality in R12 for Abstract Publishing and Online Discussions
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    Sourcing functionality in R12 for Abstract Publishing and Online Discussions
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    Hi,

    I am looking on the following functionality in R12 fusion sourcing offering

    - Publish Abstract from sourcing to external portals like Publicpurchase.com portal

    - Online discussions  between buyer and supplier  on a published negotiation.

    Thanks

    Ramesh

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    • 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

    • Ramesh Radhakrishnan

      Hi Bas,

      Thanks for the detailed inputs, this helps. So I believe we can levarge Oracle social network  to collaborate between Buyer and supplier contact to have online conversations on the sourcing bid.

      On the Abstract we are looking to send the Bid to external systems. We are loking into some integration options and also will be  considering PAAS in future as well.

      Thanks

      Ramesh

       

    • 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
       

    • Ramesh Radhakrishnan

      Hi Bas,

      We are considering to develop a custom report for the abstract and integrate that to third party tendering system. Still we have not decided on the integrations options.

      I will go ahead and create a request in Idea lab as mentioned by you.

      Thanks

      Ramesh