Document History

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

Date Update Version Notes
17 SEP 2018 Update 18C Revised update 18C.
29 JUN 2018 July Maintenance Pack for 18B Delivered new features in July Maintenance Pack for 18B.
06 APR 2018 Update 18B Delivered new features in update 18B.
12 JAN 2018 Update 18A Delivered new features in update 18A.

Update 18C

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
17 SEP 2018 Integrate and Extend Procurement Using REST Services Updated document.  Revised feature description.
07 SEP 2018   Created initial document.

Overview

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

DISCLAIMER

The information contained in this document may include statements about Oracle’s product development plans. Many factors can materially affect Oracle’s product development plans and the nature and timing of future product releases. Accordingly, this Information is provided to you solely for information only, is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described remains at the sole discretion of Oracle.

This information may not be incorporated into any contractual agreement with Oracle or its subsidiaries or affiliates. Oracle specifically disclaims any liability with respect to this information. Refer to the Legal Notices and Terms of Use for further information.

Cross-Product Procurement Enhancements

Integrate and Extend Procurement Using REST Services

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

Purchasing

Configure Purchase Order Approval Notifications Using Business Intelligence Publisher

Use an Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher template to configure the content, layout, and style of in-application and email purchase order approval notifications to fulfill your specific business needs.

Deliver the Purchase Order PDF in Purchase Order Collaboration Messages

Deliver the purchase order PDF within the bodies of purchase order outbound collaboration messages.

Add Attachments to Imported Purchasing Documents

Upload attachments to imported purchase orders and agreements using the ERP Object Attachment Service.

Use Integration Support with External Tax Partners

Use external tax partner services to compute tax on purchase requisitions and purchase orders.

Incorporate Tax-Inclusive Pricing on Purchase Orders

Comply with tax regulations requiring you to use tax-inclusive pricing in your transactions. Capture inclusive and exclusive tax pricing on purchase order lines, and calculate and display details of the tax components on the purchase order.

Use Attachment Categories to Classify Contract Supporting Documents

You can now further classify the supporting documents on your contracts with the help of attachment categories. Having meaningful categories for the supporting documents makes it easy for contract reviewers to browse and locate the documents they are looking for. The set of categories to choose from can be defined by the functional administrator per the unique requirements of the organization.

Navigate to Purchasing Transactions from Reports

Use links in reports to navigate directly to purchasing transactions.

Self Service Procurement

Configure In-App Purchase Requisition Approval Notifications with Business Intelligence Publisher

Use Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher to tailor the content, layout and style of in-app notifications to fulfill your specific business needs.

Fulfill Expense Requisitions for Agreement-Based Catalog Items from Internal Sources

When shopping for expense purchases, requisitions for agreement based catalog items are fulfilled through internal sources when available. This leverages the rich catalog content from agreements while taking advantage of quicker delivery times from internal transfers.

Easier to Use Self-Service Procurement Shopping Home Page

Requesters will find it easier to quickly identify important information, such as knowing if a requisition was approved or rejected. Administrators will find it easier to modify the page using Page Composer. For example, you can now easily change the layout from 2-columns to 1-column layout.

Supplier Model

Import Supplier Third-Party Payment Relationships

Capture third-party payment relationships using supplier import. Supplier import now supports the bulk loading of third-party payment relationships as part of the standard supplier site import template.

Sourcing

Manage Seller Negotiations

Conduct competitive forward auctions with bidders to sell items such as excess inventory or retired assets. Award these items to bidders with the highest bid.

Create Sourcing Project Reports

Create reports on sourcing projects using Oracle Transaction Business Intelligence.

Supplier Qualification Management

Add Supporting Documents to Questionnaires

Provide the ability to add supporting documents to questionnaires. For an initiative, you can now include questionnaire-level attachments to responders. For automatically created initiatives, you can specify the attachments to send by adding them to the rule sets.

Default an Initiative's Qualification Owners from the Qualification Area Definitions

Optionally default the owner of your qualifications onto your initiative using the owners specified in the qualification area setup.

July Maintenance Pack for 18B

Revision History

Date Feature Notes
29 JUN 2018 Created initial document.

Overview

Cross-Product Procurement Enhancements

Integrate and Extend Procurement Using REST Services

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

Update 18B

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
06 APR 2018   Created initial document.

Overview

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

DISCLAIMER

The information contained in this document may include statements about Oracle’s product development plans. Many factors can materially affect Oracle’s product development plans and the nature and timing of future product releases. Accordingly, this Information is provided to you solely for information only, is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described remains at the sole discretion of Oracle.

This information may not be incorporated into any contractual agreement with Oracle or its subsidiaries or affiliates. Oracle specifically disclaims any liability with respect to this information. Refer to the Legal Notices and Terms of Use for further information.

Cross-Product Procurement Enhancements

Integrate and Extend Procurement Using REST Services

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

Purchasing

Default Purchase Order Payment Terms from Invoice Options

Use payment terms you define in the Manage Invoice Options task as default values on purchase orders. This feature is helpful for organizations who run procurement operations centrally, but need to support country specific standardized payment terms.

Import Purchase Orders with Agreement References

Reference source agreements and source agreement lines when importing purchase orders with file-based data import.

Extend Outbound Purchase Order Message

Extend the information contained in the purchase order outbound message and associate Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformation templates (XSLT). This will allow you to apply your own XML messaging formats in addition to the standard OAGIS delivered format.

View More Descriptive Exception Messages in the Purchasing Document Import Program

View more descriptive exception messages in the Purchasing Document Import program to help you identify and correct the issues.

Self Service Procurement

Mass Update One-Time Delivery Address and View It in Requisition PDF

When editing requisitions, you can update one-time delivery address details captured in structured fields such as city, state, zip code and so on for multiple lines in a single operation. In addition, you can view the one-time delivery address details in the requisition PDF.

Supplier Model

Include Payment Processing Attributes in Supplier Import

Include payment processing attributes in the supplier import process. Automatically create the imported payment processing attributes in the supplier profile.

Report on Supplier Profile Change Request Activities

Produce reports and analysis on supplier profile change request activities. Get insights into your supplier profile change requests including approval history.

Expand Internal Change Management on Supplier Bank Accounts

Expand internal change management on supplier bank accounts to support descriptive flexfields and factor accounts. Apply change control on all bank account attributes and submit the changes for approval.

Sourcing

Upload Price Tiers with Negotiation Lines Spreadsheet

Upload price breaks or quantity-based price tiers with negotiation lines import spreadsheet.

Create Supplier Negotiation Activity Reports

Create reports on supplier activity in negotiations using Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence for analysis or audit purposes.

Capture User-Defined Supplier Profile Attributes with Negotiation Requirements

Add questions that map to supplier profile descriptive flexfields as negotiation requirements.  Suppliers' responses to these requirements will now update the flexfield values when the response repository is updated.

Supplier Qualification Management

Automatically Requalify Suppliers When a New Question Response Is Available

Automatically requalify a supplier when a new response is available for a qualification.

Update Supplier Text Type Descriptive Flexfields from Questionnaire Responses

For questions that map to supplier profile descriptive flexfields, any responses you receive now update the flexfield values.

Provide Reports on Automation, Scoring, and Supplier Visibility Features Using OTBI

Provide Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence (OTBI) reports for the following recently released features: event-based initiative and qualification creation, automatic scoring and evaluation of qualifications and assessments, and sharing of qualifications and assessments with suppliers.

Update 18A

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
12 JAN 2018   Created initial document.

Overview

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

DISCLAIMER

The information contained in this document may include statements about Oracle’s product development plans. Many factors can materially affect Oracle’s product development plans and the nature and timing of future product releases. Accordingly, this Information is provided to you solely for information only, is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described remains at the sole discretion of Oracle.

This information may not be incorporated into any contractual agreement with Oracle or its subsidiaries or affiliates.  Oracle specifically disclaims any liability with respect to this information.  Refer to the Legal Notices and Terms of Use for further information.

Purchasing

Capture One-Time Delivery Address in Structured Fields on Purchase Orders

Capture structured one-time delivery address information on a requisition and share it with suppliers on a purchase order. This supports scenarios requiring deliveries to unique locations.

Configure Purchasing Document Notifications with Business Intelligence Publisher

Use an Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher template to configure the content of the purchasing document notifications. You can tailor the notification content to meet your specific business requirements.

Self Service Procurement

Capture One-Time Delivery Address in Structured Fields on Requisitions

Capture one-time addresses in discrete, structured fields (such as Country, City, State and so on) in requisitions and purchase orders. This makes it easier for downstream processes to reuse the address elements, improving communication and taxation processes.

Mobile Access to Punchout Catalogs and Non-Catalog Requests

Access punchout catalogs, make non-catalog requests, and find items faster with improved search filters in the Oracle Fusion Self Service Procurement Mobile application.

Configure Purchase Requisition Notifications with Business Intelligence Publisher

Configure purchase requisition email notifications using Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher templates. You can configure the content, layout, style and format of your approval notifications to meet your unique business requirements.

Supplier Model

Approve Internal Changes on Supplier Bank Accounts

Ensure supplier bank account changes made by internal users are monitored and approved. Apply change control and approval routing when internal users create or edit supplier bank accounts.

Sourcing

Configure Negotiation Invitation Email with Business Intelligence Publisher

Use an Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher template to configure the content of the supplier negotiation invitation email. You can tailor the email content to meet your specific business requirements.

Define Default Line Attributes in Negotiations

Define default values for line level attributes in the negotiation template, or when creating a negotiation.

Supplier Qualification Management

Automatically Requalify Qualifications on Expiration

Automatically requalify a supplier for designated qualification areas when they approach expiration, thereby keeping the qualifications current.

Use Input-Type Descriptive Flexfield Values on Supplier Profile as Question Responses

Use input-type descriptive flexfields on the supplier profile to store additional information that is relevant for qualification purposes. With this feature, supplier qualification management can read these values automatically as responses for questions without having to prompt the supplier for answers by using a questionnaire.

Supplier Portal

Provide High-Level Transaction and Performance Metrics for Your Suppliers

Provide high-level transaction and performance analytics for your suppliers on the Supplier Portal landing page. Your suppliers can see summary transaction metrics to monitor business activity with your organization and drill down to dashboards to view report details.