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  1. Update 22A
  1. Revision History
  2. Overview
  3. Procurement Common
    1. Common Procurement
        1. Integrate and Extend Procurement Using REST Services
  4. Collaboration Messaging Framework
    1. Collaboration Messaging Framework
        1. Receive Order Forecasts from Customers
  5. Procurement
    1. Dual Units Of Measure
        1. Request Items That Are Priced in Their Secondary UOM
        2. Automatically Derive Ordered Quantity for Items Priced in Their Secondary UOM
        3. Import Purchase Orders for Items Priced in Their Secondary UOM
        4. Generate Reports on Purchase Orders for Items Priced in Their Secondary UOM Using OTBI
    2. Purchasing
        1. Selected Purchasing Bug Fixes in This Update
      1. External Purchase Prices
        1. Manage Approval Rules for External Purchase Prices
        2. Optionally Exclude External Purchase Price Lines from Selection
        3. Manage Approval Exceptions from Transaction Console
    3. Supplier Model
        1. Automatically Inactivate Suppliers Based on Activity
        2. Use DataFox Supplier Intelligence in Supplier Self-Service Registration
        3. Use DataFox Supplier Intelligence Risk Indicator Score in Registration Approval
        4. Support Other Service Providers for Intelligent Oracle Business Network Connectivity
    4. Sourcing
        1. Allow Parent Supplier Access to Negotiations in Supplier Portal
        2. Identify if a Supplier Contact Has an Active User Account
        3. Use DataFox Supplier Intelligence in Supplier Research
        4. Selected Sourcing Bug Fixes in This Update
    5. Supplier Qualification Management
        1. Filter Questions with Critical Responses
        2. Generate Reports on Descriptive Flexfields in Supplier Qualification Management
        3. Use DataFox Supplier Intelligence Risk Indicator Score in Qualifications
        4. Use DataFox Supplier Intelligence in Supplier Research
      1. Conduct Internal Surveys for Supplier Qualification
        1. Automatically Send Survey Questionnaire Reminders and Close Response Period
        2. Generate Reports on Survey Qualifications and Responses
    6. Spend Classification
        1. Improvements to Knowledge Base Management
        2. Automate the Classification Process
        3. Define and Use Additional Data Elements in the Classification Process
        4. Add Your Organization’s Expenses As a New Data Set and Classify It into Logical Categories
        5. Automate the Extraction of Purchasing Categories from Oracle Procurement Cloud
    7. Channel Revenue Management
      1. Supplier Channel Management
        1. Manage Supplier Programs Through Supplier Portal
        2. Capture Notes and Attachments for Supplier Claims

Update 22A

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 Product Feature Notes
22 NOV 2021     Created initial document.

Overview

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Procurement Common

Common Procurement

Integrate and Extend Procurement Using REST Services

In this update, Oracle Fusion Cloud Procurement and Oracle Fusion Cloud Self Service Procurement deliver modified REST APIs to enable and simplify integration with external systems.

Collaboration Messaging Framework

Collaboration Messaging Framework

Receive Order Forecasts from Customers

Receive an inbound order forecast B2B message from customers and synchronize the information with Oracle Fusion Cloud Supply Chain Collaboration and Oracle Fusion Cloud Demand Management.

Procurement

Dual Units Of Measure

Set up your Oracle Cloud applications so you can order, price, receive, pick, pack, and ship an item that you enable with primary and secondary UOM tracking. You might need to order, transfer, outsource, or buy an item in a unit of measure that's different from the unit of measure that you use to price, invoice, and cost it.

For example, you might stock and sell meat in cases, but price it in pounds. Each case of meat has a different price because the total weight in pounds varies from one case to the next, but you need to give your buyers an estimated price for each case.

You can use the dual UOM solution to meet this requirement. It's an end-to-end, integrated solution that works across the Oracle Cloud applications and helps you:

  • Simultaneously track an item in the primary UOM and secondary UOM throughout your order-to-cash process and procure-to-pay processes.
  • Capture the actual weight of the item that you sell, transfer, or purchase, so you can accurately price, invoice, and cost the item.
  • Provide a price estimate at the time of sale or purchase and maximize value according to the exact weight that you ship or receive.

After you opt in to the feature named Purchase Items That Are Priced in Their Secondary UOM, you can use the features described in this section.

Request Items That Are Priced in Their Secondary UOM

For items with dual units of measure, create requisitions in a UOM that matches how the item is packed and shipped, and is different from the UOM that you use to price and invoice the item. In 21D, you could only use the requisition import to create externally managed requisitions for items with dual UOMs. In this update, you can use the UI to create requisitions for items with dual UOMs and use the requisition import to create internally managed requisitions for items with dual UOMs.

Automatically Derive Ordered Quantity for Items Priced in Their Secondary UOM

Derive ordered quantity based on the entered purchase order secondary quantity for items priced in their secondary UOM.

Import Purchase Orders for Items Priced in Their Secondary UOM

Include items priced in their secondary UOM when you import purchase orders using file-based data import.

Generate Reports on Purchase Orders for Items Priced in Their Secondary UOM Using OTBI

Generate reports and inquiries on purchase orders for items priced in their secondary UOM.

Purchasing

Selected Purchasing Bug Fixes in This Update

This update includes some bug fixes that can change the way Oracle Fusion Cloud Purchasing works. For details of these selected bug fixes, see the Oracle Purchasing What's New content.

External Purchase Prices

Manage Approval Rules for External Purchase Prices

Configure approval rules for external purchase prices through the Manage External Purchase Price Approvals user interface.

Optionally Exclude External Purchase Price Lines from Selection

Control external purchase price lines from being included or excluded in the selection process to create purchase agreement lines. Based on the selection criteria, the default behavior is to always include all the lines for selection and create purchase agreements. Optionally, you can choose to exclude the external purchase price line from selection.

Manage Approval Exceptions from Transaction Console

Troubleshoot errors in external purchase prices approval workflow from the Transaction Console work area. View error logs, recover or terminate approval tasks from the Transaction Console.

Supplier Model

Automatically Inactivate Suppliers Based on Activity

Maintain the fidelity of supplier master and reduce fraud risk by automatically inactivating one-time suppliers after payment and suppliers without procure-to-pay activity for a specified period of time.

Use DataFox Supplier Intelligence in Supplier Self-Service Registration

Supplier intelligence leverages DataFox artificial intelligence to manage supplier risk. Real-time supplier risk signals, alerts, risk indicator scores, and enriched profile data is integrated directly into your supplier onboarding, now including supplier self-service registration, and supplier management processes providing enhanced supplier risk management.

Use DataFox Supplier Intelligence Risk Indicator Score in Registration Approval

Supplier registration approval workflows support using the DataFox Supplier Intelligence risk indicator score as an approval attribute. Use this to ensure potential suppliers with identified risks are automatically routed for additional review.

Support Other Service Providers for Intelligent Oracle Business Network Connectivity

When you enable the Streamline B2B Document Sharing with Intelligent Oracle Business Network Connectivity feature, you can now set up B2B messaging with suppliers using other service providers in addition to Oracle Business Network (OBN).

Sourcing

Allow Parent Supplier Access to Negotiations in Supplier Portal

Allow parent suppliers' contacts to access and respond to negotiations of its subsidiaries in supplier portal.

Identify if a Supplier Contact Has an Active User Account

When inviting suppliers to a negotiation, identify and select the supplier contacts that have an active user account to access supplier portal.

Use DataFox Supplier Intelligence in Supplier Research

Reduce supplier risk in sourcing events and supplier qualifications by leveraging DataFox risk scores and signals when researching suppliers.

Selected Sourcing Bug Fixes in This Update

This update includes a bug fix that can change the way Oracle Fusion Cloud Sourcing works. For details, see the Oracle Sourcing What's New content.

Supplier Qualification Management

Filter Questions with Critical Responses

Mark critical response choices when defining your questions.  During qualification evaluation, you can filter questions to quickly review where the responder provided responses that are considered critical.

Generate Reports on Descriptive Flexfields in Supplier Qualification Management

Generate reports to analyze descriptive flexfield data on qualifications, assessments, and initiatives in Supplier Qualification Management using Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence.

Use DataFox Supplier Intelligence Risk Indicator Score in Qualifications

Map a question to the DataFox Supplier Intelligence risk indicator score and leverage it to evaluate suppliers in your qualifications and assessments.

Use DataFox Supplier Intelligence in Supplier Research

Reduce supplier risk in sourcing events and supplier qualifications by leveraging DataFox risk scores and signals when researching suppliers.

Conduct Internal Surveys for Supplier Qualification

Create survey qualifications to aggregate feedback on suppliers from multiple internal responders. You can use these to build consensus on supplier performance, risk, or other criteria to improve the value of your supplier relationships.

Automatically Send Survey Questionnaire Reminders and Close Response Period

Send automatic reminders to survey questionnaire responders based on a predefined schedule. Automatically close survey questionnaires when the close date is reached, or a response threshold is met.

Generate Reports on Survey Qualifications and Responses

Generate reports to analyze survey qualifications and response details using Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence.

Spend Classification

Improvements to Knowledge Base Management

The options, Create Knowledge Base and Improve Knowledge Base have moved from the Data Sets tab to the Knowledge Base tab. Also, the Improve Knowledge Base dialog now displays the previously used data sets as preselected choices.

Automate the Classification Process

A scheduled process is now available to initiate the spend classification process on a regular basis. You can now submit more than 100,000 transactions for classification and these will automatically be split into multiple batches.

Define and Use Additional Data Elements in the Classification Process

To improve the performance of the spend classification process, you can configure up to 20 additional attributes to be included in the data set used for classification. Also, an option is now available to exclude any of the standard data elements if they are interfering with classification results.

Add Your Organization’s Expenses As a New Data Set and Classify It into Logical Categories

Expenses processed in Oracle Financials Cloud are now available as a data set in Oracle Spend Classification Cloud and can be organized with the same process used for requisitions, purchase orders, and invoices. Use up to five taxonomies to add or correct the existing category assignment for each expense item.

Automate the Extraction of Purchasing Categories from Oracle Procurement Cloud

The process to import purchasing categories defined in Oracle Procurement Cloud is now simplified. Submit a scheduled process to automatically extract the existing categories used within Oracle Purchasing Cloud and import them into Oracle Spend Classification Cloud. Based on your classification reporting requirements, you have the option to modify the category definitions.

Channel Revenue Management

Supplier Channel Management

Creates and administers supplier trade programs, optimizing the execution and impact of programs and promotions across the demand chain.

Manage Supplier Programs Through Supplier Portal

Provide secure access to suppliers to manage their programs through the supplier portal. Suppliers can search, view, create, and update programs through the portal. A supplier creates their program in a draft status, which is then reviewed and approved by the supplier channel manager prior to program activation.

Capture Notes and Attachments for Supplier Claims

Add notes and attachments to supplier claims to capture additional information about the claim.