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  • Ashok
    Update 20A: New Features Summary Published
    Topic posted 9:51 PM by AshokBlack Diamond: 60,000+ Points, tagged Create Requisition, Requisition Processing, Setup in Procurement > Self Service Procurement public
    Title:
    Update 20A: New Features Summary Published
    Summary:
    Update 20A: New Features Summary Published
    Content:

    Customers / Support

    Please be advised the New Features Summary that lists the features in the latest update: Update 20A is now published on the Cloud Readiness site. Here is a quick link:

    https://www.oracle.com/webfolder/technetwork/tutorials/tutorial/cloud/r13/nfs/proc/releases/20A/20A-procurement-nfs.htm

    For Fusion Self Service Procurement, the highlights include:

    1. Agreement Loader support to import Packaging String details

    2. Support master items and agreement based lines from a Punchout Site

    3. Hosting Catalog Images using OCE (Oracle Content and Experience)

    I will follow up shortly with detailed articles on a few of these.

    We expect these features are some of what customers have been requesting for a reasonable while and hopefully helps in your implementations.

  • Karthikeyan Sukumar
    Error while Approving the Requistions through Mobile4
    Topic posted Yesterday by Karthikeyan SukumarGold Trophy: 10,000+ Points, tagged Approvals, Approvals/Notification, Create Requisition, How-To, Requisition Processing, Tip in Procurement > Self Service Procurement public
    Title:
    Error while Approving the Requistions through Mobile
    Content:

    Hi All

    Any one faced the below issues when approving the requisitions through mobile.

     

    The message you sent appears to be un-solicited. If you are responding to a notification, use the response link that was included with your notification.

    The NID string in response message appears to be corrupted/missing. Ensure that the NID string not modified and contains both beginning and ending 'NID'.

    ​Thanks!

    ​Karthik

  • Ashok
    Tip: Min-Max requisitions do not converted to purchase...5.0
    Topic posted Yesterday by AshokBlack Diamond: 60,000+ Points, tagged Create Requisition, Requisition Processing, Tip in Procurement > Self Service Procurement public
    Title:
    Tip: Min-Max requisitions do not converted to purchase orders even though there is a valid BPA
    Summary:
    How to source a BPA when the BPA UOM is different from the item’s primary UOM
    Content:

    Here is a quick tip we thought fit to provide relating to converting min-max requisitions into Purchase Orders. Often UOM (Unit of Measure) tends to be one of those sticky aspects that causes the requisition and/or order creation to fail. 

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    Some customers noticed that even though they had created BPAs, the purchase orders were not automatically created for min-max requisitions.

    After further analysis we noticed that the requisition line did not have any agreement associated with it, even though its item matched with a valid agreement line.

    The issue was that the UOM in the BPA line did not match the primary UOM of the item as was used in the requisition creation request from Min-Max.

    When customers intentionally create BPAs with item UOM different from the item’s primary UOM, then they must set the attribute “Allow requisition-to-agreement UOM conversion” to Yes. This option is found in the Configure Requisitioning Business Function page. By setting this option, the BPA will be autosourced to a requisition line for a matching item even when the UOM does not match. The quantity in the requisition will be converted according to the BPA UOM.

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  • Senthil Kumar
    Manage Catalog - Include all master items functionalityAnswered10
    Topic posted Yesterday by Senthil KumarGreen Ribbon: 100+ Points, tagged Create Requisition in Procurement > Self Service Procurement public
    Title:
    Manage Catalog - Include all master items functionality
    Summary:
    In current business scenario we do not have any purchase agreements in our system, now we are migrating from R12 to Fusion, can we create purchase requisitions through shop by Category
    Content:

    Hello,

    In our current business scenario we do not have any purchase agreements in our system, now we are migrating from R12 to Fusion,

    We are defining Catalog category hierarchy setup, can we create purchase requisitions through shop by Category, if we enable Include all master item in manage catalogs setup?

    Please suggest.

     

    Regards

    Senthil

  • Ashok
    How To Document: How to enable Requisition Context Header...25.0
    Topic posted Yesterday by AshokBlack Diamond: 60,000+ Points, tagged Create Requisition, How-To in Procurement > Self Service Procurement public
    Title:
    How To Document: How to enable Requisition Context Header DFF
    Summary:
    How to enable Requisition Context Header DFF
    Content:

    Customers / Support

    Lately we have been fielding more than a few questions on how to setup context DFFs. My colleague Mara Prieto has put together this attached document with steps that illustrates how to set this up.

    Please review and share comments, views and observations.

  • Nadine Stephens
    Can we create purchase requisition from spreadsheet?7
    Topic posted December 3, 2019 by Nadine StephensGreen Ribbon: 100+ Points, tagged Create Requisition, Requisition Processing in Procurement > Self Service Procurement public
    Title:
    Can we create purchase requisition from spreadsheet?
    Summary:
    Upload data to create purchase requisition
    Content:

    We have a purchase requisition that will have over a thousand lines. Does Fusion have functionality to create purchase requisition from a spreadsheet? If so, please guide me to document needed to move forward. Thanks.

    Version:
    19D
  • Vikram Raghunathan
    Ability to perform self service receiving on behalf of a...4
    Topic posted December 2, 2019 by Vikram RaghunathanRed Ribbon: 250+ Points, tagged Create Requisition in Inventory and Logistics > Inventory public
    Title:
    Ability to perform self service receiving on behalf of a group of employees
    Summary:
    Ability to perform self service receiving on behalf of a group of employees
    Content:

    Hi,

    One of our client requirements was is there any way for a person to be designated as receiver for a certain group of employees. To illustrate this say for example we have 6 employees Mr A, Mr B, Mr C, Mr D, Mr E, Mr F. I want to designate Mr. C to receive on behalf of Mr A and B plus he can receive his own. In the same way Mr F should be able to receive on behalf of Mr D and Mr E and should receive for himself.

    Regards,

    Vikram

    Version:
    19D
  • Ashok
    Tip: Buyer derivation on Requisition Duplication
    Topic posted November 30, 2019 by AshokBlack Diamond: 60,000+ Points, tagged Create Requisition, How-To, Requisition Processing, Tip in Procurement > Self Service Procurement public
    Title:
    Tip: Buyer derivation on Requisition Duplication
    Summary:
    Is the buyer re-derived when we duplicate a requisition?
    Content:

    Customers / Support

    I thought this tip was useful to share given it has attracted a reasonable share of questions in the past.

    Customer Issue:

    I duplicate a requisition.The original requisition has buyer A assigned. I know that for the same set of attributes, the system should assign buyer B but the duplicated requisition still shows buyer A. What am I missing? Interestingly enough, when I create a new requisition, the buyer assigned to the requisition is B.

    Designed behavior:

    If the buyer on the original requisition is still a valid buyer at the time of submitting the duplicated one, the system will not attempt to re-derive the buyer. It will continue to use the buyer from the original requisition.

    Only if the original buyer is not valid, then the system will attempt to derive a new one. The sequence in which the buyer is derived is:

    1. The buyer assignment rules

    2. Else, the buyer assigned to the item and deliver-to organization

    3. Else, check if a Procurement BU is specified on the requisition. If yes, then the default buyer from the Configure Requisitioning Business Function setup for that Procurement BU

    4. Else, find the default service provider for the Requisitioning BU on the requisition and get the default buyer from the Configure Requisitioning Business Function setup for that default service provider BU

    Let us know if this article helps with your comments, observations and votes.

  • Ashok
    Tip: How failed Import process can impact Requisition...
    Topic posted November 30, 2019 by AshokBlack Diamond: 60,000+ Points, tagged Create Requisition, Requisition Import, Requisition Processing, Tip in Procurement > Self Service Procurement public
    Title:
    Tip: How failed Import process can impact Requisition Numbering
    Summary:
    Tip: How failed Import process can impact Requisition Numbering
    Content:

    Customers / Support

    Please note this tip to use as part of initial triage if a large volume of requisition numbers seem to have been skipped when creating requisitions.

    I chose to provide this tip because we still get questions from Support on this occurrence/

    Problem:

    My requisition numbering seems off. It seems to have skipped several numbers resulting in a wide gap in the numbering. How do I explain this to the auditors?

    Tip:

    While skipping a couple of numbers is still an observed occurrence and does not have a permanent fix at this time (gapless numbering is not implemented in Self Service Procurement), large sequence of numbers being skipped can be attribute many a time to failed import process.

    As soon as you notice a large gap in requisition numbers, the first aspect to triage are the import processes that were recently run and which of those resulted in failed records.

    In a recent such case, the guidance that came forth from development can be summarized here:

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    Please explain the same to customer that there were more than 5000 rows at header level which got failed most of them because of invalid  Requested Delivery Date, while importing requisition between the timestamp these two requisition were created RQ103849' AND 'RQ109109'.

    Requisition numbers were generated for all these requisitions, but later were deleted from our requisition tables because the
    requisition import failed.  The next successful requisition import will generate the very next requisition number after all these failed requisition numbers.

    When the import process fails, we delete all the entries from the requisition tables. Therefore there is no trace of the requisition numbers in between.

    ==============================================================================================

  • Sandeep Kumar
    Auto Create PO pick PR description3
    Topic posted November 29, 2019 by Sandeep KumarSilver Medal: 2,000+ Points, tagged Agreements, Create Requisition, Orders in Procurement > Purchasing public
    Title:
    Auto Create PO pick PR description
    Summary:
    Auto Create PO pick PR description
    Content:

    Can be auto-copy PR description into PO header as we have enabled auto-create PO option through Agreement