Oracle Procurement Cloud
New Feature Summary
  1. Update 19A
  1. Revision History
  2. Overview
    1. Cross-Product Procurement Enhancements
        1. Integrate and Extend Procurement Using REST Services
    2. Purchasing
        1. View Order and Schedule Life Cycle in Bar Graphs
        2. Consolidate Online Requisitions into Fewer Purchase Orders
        3. Use File-Based Data Import for Touchless Catalog Content Management
        4. Automatically Determine Requested Delivery Date Using Agreed Lead Time
        5. Support Agreement Quantity and Allow Description Update Fields Using the Purchase Agreement File-Based Data Upload Template
        6. Receive Purchase Order Acknowledgements from Suppliers
        7. Exchange Procure-to-Pay Messages Using cXML Protocol
        8. Export and Import Procurement Agents, Buyer Assignment Rules, and Procurement Document Numbering
    3. Self Service Procurement
        1. Allow Direct Purchases of Work Order Goods and Services
        2. Allow Approvers to Update Budgetary-Controlled Requisitions
    4. Supplier Model
        1. Trigger Duplicate Prevention Check for New Supplier Request Before Submission
        2. Improve Approval Rules for Supplier Spend Authorization
    5. Sourcing
        1. Control Team Member Participation with Scoring Only Access
        2. Configure In-App Supplier Invitation Notification with Business Intelligence Publisher
        3. Create Reports on Draft Negotiations
        4. Configure Award Decision Notification with Business Intelligence Publisher
        5. Notify Suppliers When Negotiation Close Date Is Changed to an Earlier Date
    6. Supplier Qualification Management
        1. Compare New Response Attachments with Prior Response Attachments
        2. Generate One Qualification per Automatically Created Initiative
        3. Map Questions to Multiple Choice Supplier Descriptive Flexfields
        4. Register Suppliers with Improved Questionnaire Response User Experience
        5. Monitor Automated Qualification Activity Using an Infolet

Update 19A

Revision History

This document will continue to evolve as existing sections change and new information is added. All updates appear in the following table:

Date Feature Notes
31 MAY 2019

Export and Import Procurement Agents, Buyer Assignment Rules, and Procurement Document Numbering

Updated document. Delivered feature in update 19A.

27 MAR 2019

Exchange Procure-to-Pay Messages Using cXML Protocol

Updated document. Included feature from the Supply Chain Collaboration and Visibility solution.

27 MAR 2019

Receive Purchase Order Acknowledgements from Suppliers

Updated document. Included feature from the Supply Chain Collaboration and Visibility solution.

07 DEC 2018   Created initial document.

Overview

This guide outlines the information you need to know about new or improved functionality in this update.

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Cross-Product Procurement Enhancements

Integrate and Extend Procurement Using REST Services

In this update, Oracle Procurement Cloud delivers modified REST APIs to enable and simplify integration with external systems.

Purchasing

View Order and Schedule Life Cycle in Bar Graphs

View and analyze the fulfillment and billing statuses in bar graphs instead of pie charts on the Order and Schedule Life Cycle pages.

Consolidate Online Requisitions into Fewer Purchase Orders

Consolidate online requisitions into fewer purchase orders by postponing order creation until the scheduled job runs.

Use File-Based Data Import for Touchless Catalog Content Management

Eliminate manual maintenance overhead by leveraging file-based data integration from external catalog content sources. The new template now includes support for rich catalog content data including images, manufacturer availability and lead time information.

Automatically Determine Requested Delivery Date Using Agreed Lead Time

Automatically determine the requested delivery date on purchase orders created from requisitions using the lead time defined on the source blanket purchase agreement.

Support Agreement Quantity and Allow Description Update Fields Using the Purchase Agreement File-Based Data Upload Template

The Purchase Agreement File-Based Data Import Template has been enhanced to include the agreement quantity and allow description update fields.

Receive Purchase Order Acknowledgements from Suppliers

Receive purchase order acknowledgements asynchronously from suppliers in response to purchase orders that were sent to those suppliers.

Exchange Procure-to-Pay Messages Using cXML Protocol

Natively exchange cXML messages with partners without relying on Oracle Supplier Network to map between OAGIS 7.2.1 and cXML message types. Supported messages from the procure-to-pay business process include: Customer to Supplier - Order Request (new order and change order) and Supplier to Customer - ShipNoticeRequest and InvoiceDetailRequest.

Export and Import Procurement Agents, Buyer Assignment Rules, and Procurement Document Numbering

Migrate procurement agents, buyer assignment rules, and procurement document numbering between your stage and production Cloud environments, or between your legacy systems and Oracle Procurement Cloud. Use the offering, functional area, or implementation project export and import processes to migrate the data.

Self Service Procurement

Allow Direct Purchases of Work Order Goods and Services

Shop and create requisitions for good or services needed for a work order. Use the integrated flow to navigate from the work order to the shopping home page, or navigate directly to Self Service Procurement to make needed purchases, by referencing the work order from the requisition.

Allow Approvers to Update Budgetary-Controlled Requisitions

As an authorized approver, you can edit budgetary-controlled requisitions and check funds during the approval process. When you resubmit a changed budgetary-controlled requisition, the application automatically runs budget checks and handles the reservation either on submit or on approval, depending on the budgetary controls configuration.

Supplier Model

Trigger Duplicate Prevention Check for New Supplier Request Before Submission

Configure the new supplier request in Self Service Procurement to require key supplier identification information (one of three attributes: Taxpayer ID, Taxpayer Registration Number or D-U-N-S Number) when requesting a new supplier. This will alert users of any existing duplicate suppliers before the request is submitted.

Improve Approval Rules for Supplier Spend Authorization

Add supplier descriptive flexfields and products and services categories as approval attributes for supplier spend authorization approval. When creating approval rules for supplier spend authorization, these attributes can be used in rule conditions.

Sourcing

Control Team Member Participation with Scoring Only Access

Add collaboration team members with limited access to score responses for only those requirements assigned to them. In two-stage negotiations, enforce segregation of technical and commercial evaluation by team members.

Configure In-App Supplier Invitation Notification with Business Intelligence Publisher

Use an Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher template to configure the content of the in-app supplier invitation notification. You can tailor the notification content to meet your specific business requirements.

Create Reports on Draft Negotiations

Gain insight into your draft negotiations by creating reports with Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence.

Configure Award Decision Notification with Business Intelligence Publisher

Use an Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher template to configure the content of the negotiation award decision notification to suppliers. You can tailor the notification content to meet your specific business requirements.

Notify Suppliers When Negotiation Close Date Is Changed to an Earlier Date

Ensure effective communication with suppliers by sending a notification when an earlier close date is specified.

Supplier Qualification Management

Compare New Response Attachments with Prior Response Attachments

Compare attachments in a new question response with those in the existing active response to determine whether the response has changed.

Generate One Qualification per Automatically Created Initiative

Specify that a qualification area should not be combined with other qualification areas onto a single automatic initiative. You can manage the initiative and evaluate the resulting qualification independently.

Map Questions to Multiple Choice Supplier Descriptive Flexfields

Map questions to multiple choice supplier profile descriptive flexfields. Any responses you receive will update the flexfield values in the supplier master.

Register Suppliers with Improved Questionnaire Response User Experience

Improve user experience in self-service supplier registration with guidance for completing qualification questionnaires.

Monitor Automated Qualification Activity Using an Infolet

Monitor recent qualifications and initiatives that were generated automatically using an infolet. The infolet shows a count of automatic qualifications and a count of automatic initiatives that were processed in the last 30 days. You can drill down to the detailed transaction list from these counts.