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    Vikram Agarwal
    Supplier Profile Change Approval based on DFFAnswered
    Topic posted May 7, 2018 by Vikram AgarwalBlue Ribbon: 750+ Points, tagged Approvals/Notifications, Supplier Profile Management 
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    Title:
    Supplier Profile Change Approval based on DFF
    Summary:
    Supplier Profile Change Approval based on DFF
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    Hi All,

    One of our client has more than 100 suppliers and each of these supplier has a POC in buying organization (i.e. at our client side). Say for Supplier 'X', 'Y' is their POC at Buying Organization. Now, for any changes in its profile, Supplier X reaches out to 'Y' and then 'Y' make necessary changes in the system.

    Our requirement is that whenever 'Y' makes any changes then it should go to its supervisor for approval. We thought of storing details of "Y" at supplier header level DFF and leverage the same but it seems that currently its not supported.

    We thought of grouping supplier on basis of supplier type and then hard code the worker details on approval but it will increase maintenance effort.

    Looking for any other suggestion/thoughts/work around on above issue.

    Thanks in Advance

    Vikram

    Best Comment

    Piyush Singh

    Hi Vikram,

    Identifying the POC by approval engine and then routing to his or her supervisor automatically is not feasible. The rules need to be authored. Going back to my earlier post, I have an unanswered question: Is this internal user editing supplier profile from Supplier Portal? If so, why?

    Thanks,

    Piyush

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    • Piyush Singh

      Hi Vikram,

      Is Y, in the above example, an internal user (buying organization's employee) or a supplier user?

      Thanks,

      Piyush

    • Vikram Agarwal

      Internal User (Buying Organization Employee)

    • Piyush Singh

      So, if Y is an internal user, does he or she get access to Supplier Portal to make changes to the profile? If not, and that the changes are done internally, then please note, the changes will not be routed for approval.

      If Y makes profile change through Portal only, then you can have the information of Y stored in a DFF and use that DFF to write conditions. Your action should be to route using Job Level or Supervisory Hierarchy. 

      Example: Supplier X : DFF is 'POC' and value is Y

      Condition: If POC is equal to Y

      Action: Route using Job Level / Supervisory Hierarchy of a worker (here Y).

      • Vikram Agarwal

        Hi Piyush,

        Thanks for the workaround. We have already though of the solution as suggested by you. Only problem is that we have around 100's of such Y in the organization. Even if we create 100 such condition it will be very difficult to maintain them. 

        What we were thinking was that if approval engine could identify the POC (Y) automatically from DFF and then route it to respective supervisor.

        Regards,

        Vikram

    • Piyush Singh

      Hi Vikram,

      Identifying the POC by approval engine and then routing to his or her supervisor automatically is not feasible. The rules need to be authored. Going back to my earlier post, I have an unanswered question: Is this internal user editing supplier profile from Supplier Portal? If so, why?

      Thanks,

      Piyush

      • Vikram Agarwal

        Hi Piyush,

        We have not yet decided from where user is going to update the Supplier Profile. We may opt for Supplier Portal if approvals are not supported for internal changes.

        Regards,

        Vikram

        • Piyush Singh

          Can you please explain the reason why supplier users themselves cannot edit the profile from Portal?

          Thanks,

          Piyush

          • Vikram Agarwal

            Hi Piyush,

            All the PO and Receipt will be created in some other system and from their the data will be interfaced to Oracle Fusion Application. So, we are still in the initial phase to decide whether we would be giving all the supplier access to Supplier Portal.

            Hope this clarifies.

            Regards,

            Vikram