Oracle E-Business Suite 12 Supply Chain Certified Implementation Specialist: Oracle Purchasing

Oracle E-Business Suite R12.1 Purchasing Essentials

The Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 Purchasing Essentials (1Z0-520) exam is designed for individuals who possess a strong foundation and expertise in selling and implementing Purchasing Supply Chain solutions. This certification exam covers topics such as: access and navigation in the R12 E-Business Suite, data entry, information retrieval in the form of a query and the ability to access online help. Candidates must also demonstrate knowledge of Procure-to-Pay lifecycle, Enterprise Structure –Locations, Organizations and Items, Suppliers, Document Security, Routing and Approval, RFQs and Quotations, Approved Supplier Lists and Sourcing Rules, Requisitions, Purchase Orders, Automating Document Creation, Professional Buyer’s Work, Receiving, Purchasing Accounting, Purchasing Administration, Key Setups, and Reports. Up-to-date training and field experience are recommended.

The Oracle E-Business Suite Supply Chain Management Implementation Specialist certification recognizes OPN members as OPN Certified Specialists. This certification differentiates OPN members in the marketplace by providing a competitive edge through proven expertise. This certification helps the OPN member’s partner organization qualify for the Oracle E-Business Suite Supply Chain Management Specialization.

This OPN Certified Implementation Specialist exam is now available in English and Brazilian Portuguese!

Exam Number:
150 minutes
Associated Certifications:
Oracle E-Business Suite 12 Supply Chain Certified Implementation Specialist: Oracle Purchasing

OPN Certified Specialist
of Questions:
80 for both sections combined:
- 20 for E-Business Essentials
- 60 for Oracle Purchasing
Exam Price:
US$ 245

More on Exam Pricing
E-business Essentials - 60%
Oracle Purchasing
Fundamentals - 60%
There are two sections to this exam. Both sections of the exam MUST be passed in order the pass the exam.

Passing score subject to change. View Details.
Exam Validation:
Exam validated against release 12
Exam Format:
Multiple Choice


Recommended Training Additional Information & Resources Exam Topics Fraudulent Activity Policy

Recommended Training
Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 Purchasing Essentials - Exam Study Guide (PDF)
Guided Learning Path:
Oracle E-Business Suite R12 Supply Chain Management Implementation Specialist: Oracle Purchasing
Oracle University Training:
Oracle E-Business Suite R12: E-Business Essentials
R12 Oracle Purchasing Fundamentals


Additional Information & Resources
This exam is valid for Oracle E-Business Suite 12 and 12.1.
Exam Retake Policy Specialization Catalog (PDF) for all launched and planned Specializations
Product Mapping to Specialization (XLS)  
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Exam Topics
E-Business Essentials

R12 Oracle E-Business Essentials for Implementers: Overview

  • Describe the additional reference sources available for R12

Navigating in R12 Oracle Applications

  • Log in to Oracle Applications
  • Navigate from Personal Home Page to Applications
  • Choose a responsibility
  • Create Favorites and set Preferences
  • Use Forms and Menus
  • Enter data using Forms
  • Search for data using Forms
  • Access online Help
  • Run and monitor Reports and Programs
  • Log out of Oracle Applications

Introduction to Oracle Applications R12

  • Explain the footprint of R12 E-Business Suite
  • Describe the benefits of R12 E-Business Suite
  • Describe R12 E-Business Suite architecture

Shared Entities and Integration

  • Explain shared entities within R12 E-Business Suite
  • Describe key integration points and business flows between products in E-Business Suite (EBS)
  • Identify Key Business Flows and products involved in E-Business Suite (EBS)

Fundamentals of Flexfields

  • Describe Flexfields and their components
  • Identify the steps to implement a Flexfield
  • Define value sets and values
  • Define Key Flexfields
  • Define Descriptive Flexfields

Fundamentals of Multi-Org

  • Define Multiple Organization (Multi-Org)
  • Describe the types of organizations supported in the Multi-Org model
  • Explain the entities of Multi-Org
  • Explain how Multi-Org secures data
  • Identify key implementation considerations for Multi-Org
  • Define Multi-Org Access Control
  • Explain Multi-Org preferences
  • Explain Enhanced Multiple-Organization Reporting
  • Explain the concepts of subledger accounting

Fundamentals of Workflow and Alerts

  • Explain Workflow concepts
  • Describe the benefits of Workflow

Procure to Pay Lifecycle Overview

  • Describe the Procure to Pay process flow
  • Describe the key areas in the Procure to Pay process
  • Describe how the Procure to Pay process fits into the Oracle E-Business Suite of applications

Oracle Purchasing Overview

  • Describe how the Procurement process fits into the Procure to Pay lifecycle
  • Describe the Procurement process flow
  • Describe the key areas in the Procurement process
  • Identify Purchasing integration points
  • Identify Purchasing open interfaces and APIs

Enterprise Structure: Locations, Organizations, and Items

  • Describe the Oracle Applications Enterprise Structure at a high level
  • Describe the process for defining Inventory Organizations and Locations
  • Explain Multi-Org Considerations in defining Inventory Orgs


  • Define suppliers
  • Define supplier sites
  • Manage suppliers
  • Identify standard reports for suppliers
  • Define setup options for suppliers
  • Identify and define additional implementation considerations for suppliers
  • Explain Global vs Local suppliers

Document Security, Routing and Approval

  • Define your document security and access levels
  • Define your document approval and routing process
  • Identify key reports related to document security and routing
  • Describe setup options for document security, routing and approval
  • Identify implementation considerations for document security
  • Explain Multi-Org Considerations in defining document approval and routing process (including across Business Groups)

RFQs and Quotations

  • Create RFQs
  • Create quotations
  • Identify key reports related to RFQs and quotations
  • Describe setup options for RFQs and quotations
  • Describe implementation considerations for RFQs and quotations

Approved Supplier Lists and Sourcing Rules

  • Define supplier statuses
  • Set up and use an approved supplier list
  • Set up and use sourcing rules
  • Describe how sourcing information defaults to requisitions and purchase orders
  • Describe implementation considerations for approved supplier lists and sourcing rules
  • Understand Intercompany sourcing rules and processes


  • Create purchase requisitions
  • Create Internal Requisitions
  • Describe requisition document interfaces
  • Identify standard reports for requisitions
  • Define setup options for requisitions
  • Identify additional implementation considerations for requisitions

Purchase Orders

  • Create standard, blanket, contract, and planned purchase documents
  • Create purchasing document releases
  • Describe purchasing document interfaces
  • Maintain purchase orders
  • Identify standard reports for purchase orders
  • Define setup options for purchase orders
  • Identify additional implementation considerations for purchase orders

Automating Document Creation

  • Use the Auto Create window to automate the creation of purchase documents
  • Use the "Create Releases" program to automatically generate blanket purchase agreement releases
  • Use the "PO Create Documents" workflow to automate the creation of purchase documents without buyer intervention

Professional Buyer’s WorkCenter

  • Use the Buyer’s Work Center to manage requisitions
  • Use the Buyer’s Work Center to create and manage standard purchase orders and blanket purchase agreements
  • Describe how the Buyer’s Work Center is the buyer’s desktop for negotiations and supplier management


  • Describe the process of receiving goods
  • Describe receipt routing
  • Describe receipt processing methods
  • Create standard, express, and cascade receipts
  • Describe substitute receipts, unordered receipts, returns and corrections
  • Describe pay on receipt
  • Describe Receiving Open Interface
  • Identify key receiving reports
  • Describe receiving setup options
  • Identify implementation considerations for receiving

Purchasing Accounting

  • Describe the period closing process in Purchasing
  • Describe key accounts, accounting events and accounting entries
  • Create requisitions and purchase orders in foreign currency
  • Identify key reports for purchasing accounting
  • Describe setup options for purchasing accounting
  • Describe implementation considerations for purchasing accounting

Purchasing Administration

  • Identify Purchasing administration and maintenance tasks
  • Identify key concurrent processes
  • Describe implementation considerations for purchasing administration

Appendix A - Setup Steps

  • Identify key setup Reports
  • Describe setup sequence
  • Describe key reports for setup
  • Describe setup options and implementation considerations for setup


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