Revision History

This document will continue to evolve as existing sections change and new information is added. All updates are logged below, with the most recent updates at the top.

Date

What's Changed

Notes

28 FEB 2017

Initial Document Creation

Oracle Transportation and Global Trade Management

This section of the Release Content Document captures the transportation and trade improvements that benefit both Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) and Global Trade Management (GTM).

User Interface Refresh

Look and Feel

This feature provides you with a complete UI look and feel update that includes changes to almost every aspect of the user experience including updates to screen colors, font sizes, button color, icons and menus.

Logistics Home Page

This feature provides you with a Logistics home page that has undergone a complete refresh. The new look includes a Springboard (main menu) and the Unified Global Header.    

Unified Global Header

This feature provides you with a Unified Global Header and can be found in the area across the top of the UI.

The Unified Global Header contains the following icons and access to the following capabilities:

Menu Management

This feature provides you with two types of menu access - the Springboard and the Navigator. The Springboard is intended to be configured to contain the sub-set of the menu items (groups and links) that you need quick and direct to access to while the Navigator provides you with comprehensive access to all your menu items. For a single user, both the Springboard and the Navigator show the menus assigned to that user via user access.

Menu - Springboard

This feature provides you with a new icon based Springboard view that allows you to navigate quickly to and from those areas of the system that you use most often. By default the Springboard displays all the components available in the system adhering to the default multi-level menu structure provided in the system. The real benefit provided by the Springboard is in the ability to configure the navigation options on the Springboard to allow you to go directly to the objects and managers that you use most often and then return to the Home position without having to navigate through a menu hierarchy.

Menu - Navigator

This feature provides you with an easy way to gain access to all the items (groups and links) in your assigned menu. This feature – called the Navigator – provides you access to your menus anywhere the Unified Global Header appears.

Finder Results

This feature provides you with enhanced finder results pages that have a modernized look and feel, and provide many usability improvements.

Specific improvements include:

Ask Oracle

This feature provides you with a new PUBLIC menu, the ASK_ORACLE_MENU - that replaces the Ask Oracle tool bar. This new more modern menu approach gathers all of the Ask Oracle capabilities together so that the process for granting access to these capabilities for your users is standardized and greatly simplified.

The menu contains all existing Ask Oracle links and the following new Ask Oracle links for GTM:

Rate Maintenance, Landed Cost, and Workbench Finders

This feature provides you with Rate Maintenance Query Based Actions: The Query Based Actions button executes a selected action for a Saved Search or the active search criteria. These Actions are not constrained by the 1,000 record default limit.

Reorganized Transmission XML Schema

Reorganized Transmission Schema

This feature provides you with a new transmission schema definition that now consists of a set of smaller XSD schemas/files that contain a logical grouping of related objects and APIs.

Reorganizing the schema into a set of smaller files makes it easier for you to identify and load only the files you need to load. For example, if you are only working on Financial interfaces you will now only need to load the Financials schema versus loading the entire GLogXML schema.

Note that all message formats currently accepted by versions prior to version 6.4.2 will continue to be accepted in version 6.4.2, but access to features new in OTM/GTM version 6.4.2 schemas is only supported by sending version 6.4.2 messages.

Integration Cloud Service Logistics Adapter

Integration Cloud Service Logistics Adapter

This feature provides you with a new Logistics adapter (for OTM/GTM) that expands the portfolio of available adapters available with Oracle’s Platform as a Service (PaaS) Integration Cloud Service (ICS) offering. ICS is a powerful and intuitive cloud based integration tool that allows you to design and deploy cloud to cloud (and on-premise to cloud) integrations quickly and securely.

The Logistics adapter (for OTM/GTM) simplifies the ICS Connection to a specific Logistics Cloud (OTM/GTM) instance and exposes the OTM/GTM schema for integration flow mapping/development in an easy to use visual designer environment.

Workbench

Edit Workbench Content

This feature provides you with the ability to edit the content of an existing workbench layout. In previous version the edit content option was limited to removing content. This feature allows you to make changes to the previously defined content including changes to the object type, the tab name, the screen set used, etc.

Removed Restriction on Number of Workbench Layouts

This feature provides you with the ability to create an unlimited number of Workbench layouts. In previous versions there was a limit on the number of Workbench Layouts that could be defined – this limitation has been removed.

Copy Layout

This feature provides you with the ability to copy an existing workbench layout. All panels, regions, screen sets, saved searches, etc. are copied to the new layout. The copy action requires you provide a new name the layout, and if desired you have the option to provide a new description for the new layout and/or select a different logic configuration for to use with the new layout. The default is for the copy actions to retain the existing description and logic configuration.

User Access/Domain Grants for Workbench Layouts

This feature provides you with the ability to grant or restrict access to workbench layouts using domain grants and (virtual private database) VPD. With this new capability you can now control both the user access to the different workbench layouts in your environment as well as controlling access to your user’s ability to edit the workbench layouts and layout content.

Inline Edit on Tables

This feature provides you with the ability to edit records in a table region without additional navigation. There are several icons that appear depending on your configuration. The icons are Inline Edit, Revert, and Save.

Additional OTM Objects Supported in the Workbench

This feature provides you with an enhanced Workbench that is now able to support almost all of OTM’s key objects. With these added objects the Workbench should become the default tool used to configure any work environment that involves relating multiple objects together in one view. For example: relating a shipment to the shipment stops and the orders on the shipment; relating a shipment to the related invoice and invoice lines.

Additional GTM Objects Supported in the Workbench

This feature provides you with the ability to use the Workbench capabilities with all of GTM’s key objects. With this feature the Workbench becomes the ideal place to configure any work environment that t involves relating multiple objects together in one view.

Master-detail Saved Queries for Workbench - OTM

This feature provides you with a set of preconfigured PUBLIC saved queries that simplify the setup of basic master-detail table relationships in your OTM Workbench designs. The saved queries provided cover all the major OTM master-detail table relationships.   

Master-detail Saved Queries for Workbench - GTM

This feature provides you with a set of preconfigured PUBLIC saved queries that simplify the setup of the basic master-detail table relationships in your GTM Workbench designs. The saved queries provided cover all the major GTM master-detail table relationships.   

Oracle Wallet

Oracle Wallet

This feature improves the way that credential information is stored by storing that information in Oracle Wallet. This change ensures that secure data, such as passwords, are placed into an encrypted store, and not visible to an end user.

Oracle Transportation Management

Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) delivers robust transportation planning and execution capabilities to shippers and third party logistics providers. It integrates and streamlines transportation planning, execution, freight payment, and business process automation on a single application across all modes of transportation, from full truckload to complex multi-leg air, ocean, and rail shipments.

Oracle Transportation Management lowers transportation costs, improves customer service and asset utilization, and provides flexible, global fulfillment options.

Oracle Transportation Management (Base Product)

Order Management UIs and APIs to enter & manage orders in OTM Rate Management Rating engine Shipment Management Shipment creation (manual and agent based shipment creation) Booking & tendering (includes spot bids & broadcast tenders) Carrier communications Supply Chain Event Management Order & shipment events & visibility Business Process Automation Workflow agents & monitor profiles Document management Operational reporting.

Rate Inquiry Ports of Load - Ports of Discharge Constraint

This feature provides you with the ability to specify the Ports of Load and/or Ports of Discharge that should be considered when running your rate query. By specifying the Ports of Load and/or Ports of Discharge the number of options considered and the number of options returned is greatly reduced the reduction in options simplifies the selection process and has the added benefit of improving the run-time associated with generating the options.

Automation Agent Improvements

This feature provides you with a set of automation agent usability enhancements that will improve your use and management of your automation agents. The Agent Description field length has been increased. The Direct SQL Update SQL length has been extended. And additional logging has been provided to track automation agent modifications performed by a user.

Redesign NMFC Class Codes

This feature provides you a redesigned NMFC Class Table that now includes a new column called NMFC Class Code. This new column – with the seeded values – will now be transmitted to all External Rating Engines (e.g., SMC³’s RateWare® XL LTL Rating Engine) that rely on a properly formatted National Motor Freight Classification code for LTL freight rating.

Additional Details on Order Release Line Allocation Entity

This feature provides you with Order Release Line allocation details that now provide reference to the shipment cost and/or invoice line item for better visibility and reporting purposes.

RateWare XL Stop Alternation Support

This feature provides you with the ability to select the weight break to send to the RateWare® XL LTL Rating Engine to use for stop alternation. Selecting the Stop Alternation Break from the available drop-down list instructs RateWare® XL to not alternate to the next higher weight band if one is available.

Shipment Group Tracking Event

This feature provides you with the addition of the Shipment Group object to extensive list of objects supported by OTM’s Tracking Event functionality. With this functionality you can now create, view and manage tracking events related to your Shipment Groups.

For many implementations the virtual Shipment Group is used to model real-world objects like the ocean carrier booking request, the House Bill of Lading, and the Shipper's Letter of Instruction. The ability to create, view and manage tracking events provides you with the tools you need to capture and monitor the status of these objects through their entire processing lifecycle.

Secondary Charge Rule with Accessorial Code in Result

This feature provides you the ability to identify the accessorials and special services at the secondary charge rule level using the accessorial code profile and special services profile.

Ability to Configure Rates Based on Flex Fields

This feature provides you with the ability to rate shipments by the flex field attributes found on the following objects:

The Flex Field Rate Basis Items (RBIs) are grouped as:

Spatial Integration to Support Postal Code Searches

This feature provides you the ability to use Oracle Spatial for Postal Code to Postal Code distance and time lookups. With this feature you can now provide just the Country Code and Postal Code for address validation and distance and time queries.

PC*MILER Web Service Upgraded to Use Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)

This feature provides you an upgraded PC*MILER Web Services integration using Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). The upgrade to WCS from Active Server Methods (Microsoft filename extension) ASMX was necessitated by Microsoft’s deprecation of ASMX.

PC*MILER Address Validation Match List Option

This feature provides you with the ability to configure your PC*MILER Web Services external distance engine to return a list of possible matches versus just one match option when you run the Address Validation action.

PC*MILER Version Provided in Web Service Call

This feature provides you with the ability to specify the PC*MILER data version to use in the PC*MILER Web Service call. If no version is specified the latest version is used by default.

PC*MILER Web Services Staged External Service Engine Configurations

This feature provides you with a set of default external service engine (ESE) configurations to use with PC*MILER Web Service. Default external services provided include:

PC*MILER|Rail Web Services

This feature extends OTM’s PC*MILER|Rail integration options to include PC*MILER’s new PC*MILER|Rail Web Services offering. The Web Service offering provides all the benefits of the on-premise version including: rail routing, distance calculation, carrier selection and rate determination, but without the traditional on-premise management and costs.

Generate Excel Reports Using Excel Format Template

This feature provides you with four additional Excel format options that you can use to generate reports. The set of available Excel formats now includes .html, .mhtml, .xlsx, and .xls.

Charge Basis Added to Rate Cost View Screen

This feature provides you with the ability to view both the details of the rate cost lines and the details of the rate unit break profile when you view a rate record. Links to the detail are found in the rate cost section of the rate record view page.

Provide Lat_Long Cache for Logic Configuration Rate Service ID

This feature provides you with the ability to cache latitude longitude based distance lookups provided from an external distance engine (EDE) and then use those cached distances for the calculations done inside of bulk planning. Using the cached distance setup inside of bulk planning’s multi-stop logic can improve solution quality without a significant increase in run-time.

Certify EBS Accounts Payable Integration via SOA 12c

This feature provides you with an updated OTM - EBS Accounts Payable integration that is now supported with Oracle SOA 12c.

Sequencing Factor for Accessorial Rating

This feature provides you with the ability to control the sequence in which accessorials are costed by rating engine. Previously, accessorials were costed in alphabetical order based on the object where the requirement for the accessorial originated, i.e. first we would consider shipment accessorials, ship unit, location, order base, order base ship unit, item and finally the global accessorials. With this enhancement OTM consolidates all of the identified accessorials across all the objects and then sequences them for rating.

Agent Action to Copy Flex Fields Between Objects

This feature provides you with a Copy FlexFields agent action that allows you to copy flex field attributes based on the associated objects for which the agent is triggered. If there are multiple related objects, the specified flex fields will be copied to each of the related objects.

Notify Contact Agent Action

This feature provides you with a new agent action NOTIFY CONTACT that can be used to notify a contact in case any agent for Shipment Ship Unit and Shipment Ship Unit Line fails.

Rate Basis Item for Shipment Total Rest Time

This feature provides you with a new rate basis item (RBI) that allows you to establish a time based rate that is based on a shipment’s total rest time. This Shipment Total Rest Time RBI allows you to enter a rate and then calculate a cost for rest time that is different from the time associated rates and costs related to other time based activities on a shipment.

Rate Basis Items for External Rating Engine

This feature allows you to send additional data elements to an external rating engine. Data elements that can now be sent to an external rating engine include:

Rate Basis Items for Order Ship Unit Line Length, Weight and Height

This feature provides you with three new Ship Unit Line level Rate Basis Items (RBIs) that can be used to support dimension based rating requirements with your generic web service rating engines. The newly added RBIs are: Ship Unit Line Length, Ship Unit Line Height, and Ship Unit Line Width.

SQL Servlet Show Execution Plan

This feature provides you with an easy to use check box Show Execution Plan that can be checked when you provide a SQL statement. When you select the Show Execution Plan check box, you will be able to view the execution plan chosen by the Oracle optimizer for executing the query. The execution plan information can be extremely useful for troubleshooting a poorly performing query.

Certify SharePoint 2013

This feature provides you the ability to upload, modify, and delete documents using SharePoint 2013 as a content management system.

Cloud Document Service Integration

This feature provides you the ability to use Oracle’s Platform as a Service (PaaS) document management offering Oracle Document Cloud (ODC) to upload, modify, and delete documents.

Oracle Documents Cloud Service is an enterprise-level collaboration platform that connects people and information. With Oracle Documents Cloud Service you can use a web browser, your tablet, or your phone to access your files wherever you are and share files with other people.

Rate Factor Logic Re-Write in Java

This feature provides you with a completely re-architected and more efficient rate factor processing logic. The new rate factor logic now only processes the rate factors when they are needed. The generation of rate factors is now based on the start date of the shipment being considered and the effective and expiration dates of your rate factors.

Online Booking and Tendering Screens Additional Shipment Attributes

This feature allows you to configure your online booking and tendering screens to display many more shipment attributes. Additionally, you can also configure user defined image path icons.

Online Booking and Tendering Screens Actions for Reports and Documents

You can now configure your online booking and tendering screens to:

Online Booking and Tendering Screens Improved Performance Properties

This feature provides you with a set of configuration capabilities that can be used to improve the editing and viewing performance of the Online Booking/Tendering UI. You can now exclude portions of the XML to improve the editing/viewing performance experience in the Online Booking/Tender screen. You can also configure a set of UI performance properties to improve the performance and the viewing experience when a large number of related objects (order release, order release line, ship unit) need to be loaded into the Online Booking/Tendering UI.

Workbench Map Enhancements

This feature provides you with a set of Workbench Map enhancements that improve the usability and the capabilities available to you when configuring and using map content in your Workbenches.

Order Management

Edit Shipment Agent Works on Ship Units that Contain Lines from Multiple Orders

This feature provides you with an OMD Edit Shipment agent action that now works for shipments with repacked shipment ship units that come from multiple orders.

OMD Propagator Enhancement

This feature provides you with an improved Order Modify and Delete (OMD) propagator that can be configured as a pre-persist agent with the following functions:

Build Ship Units with Maximum Number of Different Items

This feature provides you with the ability to limit the number of items to ship and the number of types of items to ship when creating ship units that are created by placing one layer of a uniform product topped by another layer of a different product, form multiple layers also known as rainbow pallets.

ERU Information Added to Shipment Manager Equipment Tab

This feature provides you with visibility to the Equipment Reference Unit ID and the Total Number of Equipment Reference Units on the Shipment Manager Equipment Tab.

Ship Unit Build Properties Moved to Parameters

This feature provides you with a new ship unit logic configuration SUBLD LOGIC PARAMETER CONFIG which contains three parameters that were previously managed as properties. The new parameters are ESTIMATE SHIP UNIT HEIGHT, SHIP UNIT AS REPACK OPTION and SHIP UNIT HEIGHT ADJ PERCENTAGE.

Control Repack Processing by Modes

This feature simplifies how you set the modes to consider for repack by providing an Allow Repack check box directly on the Transport Mode screen. This check box determines whether or not to consider the transport mode for repacking.

Order Configuration UI to Show Ship Unit Configuration for All Order Types

This feature provides you the with an order configuration UI that will be displayed for line-based order configurations.

Earliest Estimated Pickup Date Added to Order Release

This feature provides you with visibility to the earliest estimated pickup date for an order. The Earliest Estimated Pickup Date is a read only field and displays the earliest departure time for all of the first leg shipments that an order release is on. The time is displayed in the time zone of the source location.

Order Release Delivered Status Types and Values

This feature provides you with a new order status type and values that is designed to provide you information about your orders delivery status. The new Order Delivered status is set according to the status of the related last leg buy shipment that the order is on. This status provides you a way to understand if the order is still enroute, if some of the some of the order has been delivered (partial delivery) or if all the shipments involved in the final delivery leg for this order have been completed.

Allow Source Location on Ready to Ship Screen to Be Blank

This feature provides you with the ability to have the Source Location on the Ready to Ship screen be a blank value. With a blank value for the Source Location on the Ready to Ship screen – the user is provided with a more visible cue that the Source Location must be provided. Previously the Source Location field was always populated with a Source Location, typically a default value, since the data model requires that this field be populated when the Source Location field was populated by default this allowed users to skip updating this field with the correct source location.

Order Base Line Releasing Enhanced

This feature provides you with a new action called Order Base Line Packing that allows you to capture a set of order base lines to be released (across multiple order bases) and to specify how these lines will be packed for shipping.

Build Single Product Pallets with a Full Layer

This feature provides you with the ability to configure OTM to build fully-layered transportation handling units (THUs) for a location. When you select the Fully Layered check box on your Location's Location Transport Handling Unit Capacity grid the ship units built for the specified THU for the related location - for only one type of item - will be built fully-layered, there will be no partial layers.

Freight Payment, Billing, and Claims

Assign General Ledger Codes to Invoices and Bills

This feature provides you with the ability to assign General Ledger Codes (GL codes) to Invoices (and Bills) that are received via integration. Previously GL codes were only assigned to invoices that were auto-generated from OTM Shipments.

Agent Action for Unmatch Invoice

This feature provides you with the tools you need to setup and run an agent action to unmatch an invoice based on your defined criteria. Previously the only way to unmatch an invoice was to run a web action – this feature allows you to automate the unmatch process.

Option to Change Default Invoice Approval Amount to Invoice Value

This feature allows you to set the default payment amount to the invoice line amount. The current default is for OTM to select the lower of the shipment amount or invoice amount for payment.

Transportation Operational Planning

Fail On Fatal Rating Exception Extended to All Rating Engines

This feature provides you with an expanded fatal external rating exception capability that covers all external rating engines. The ability to fail on exception – when an external rating engine is down or unavailable - avoids having OTM waste time attempting to rate shipments when the external rating engine is down and/or avoids having OTM generating transportation plans that incorrectly exclude desirable carriers and modes because the options are not available due to an unresponsive external rating engine.

Multi-Stop Performance Improvement Quick Hours-Of-Service Check In Sequencing

This enhancement improves the planning efficiency of the sequencing step by eliminating sequences that violate the hours of service (HOS) considerations. The early elimination of sequence options that are too long from an HOS perspective improves both run-time and solution quality.

Multi-Stop Iterative Savings Algorithm

This feature provides you with another algorithm to consider when tuning your multi-stop optimization runs. The Iterative Savings algorithm increases the number of pairs of shipments that will be considered in developing the plan and may provide better multi-stop solutions for some cases.

Multi-Stop Sequencing Performance Improvement for High Numbers of Stops

This feature provides you with a new sequencing algorithm designed specifically to handle multi-stop planning scenarios where there are a high number of stops (>10) to be sequenced.

Cutoff Recovery Time Details - Day of Week/Time of Day

This feature allows you set up - by voyage service type and cutoff type - your cutoff and recovery times as either an offset with an offset duration or as day of week and time-of-day cutoff recover time.

Composite Voyage

This feature provides you with the ability to identify your transload voyage locations, vessel description, voyage description, voyage service type and to identify that information as being either for the mother vessel or a feeder vessel. The additional information provided in the composite voyage (voyages that involve transload points and two or more vessels) can be critical for clearance activities related to exports and imports.

Shipment Group Diagnostics

This feature provides you with diagnostics information related to the creation and management of your shipment groups.

Load Config 3D Scoring Algorithm

This feature provides you with a new 3D scoring mechanism that you can use to find better packing options when using the 3D load configuration algorithm. The 3D load configuration algorithm - with the scoring mechanism on - will evaluate all item-orientation combinations in a fixed space and will score each placement to estimate the best combination based on the criteria entered.

Mixing and Packing of Bulk Items

This feature provides you with an enhancement to OTM’s planning logic and provides you with more options for configuring how your bulk items will be loaded into your bulk compatible equipment groups or bulk compatible equipment group compartments.

The changes provided as part of this feature include:

Specify Compartment Filling Order

This feature provides you with a way to control the order in which compartments are filled. You can choose to pack considering compartment item compatibility (default behavior), or you can now pack based on compartment number.

Network Routing and Ground Schedules

This feature provides you with an improvement for how the weight and volume capacity of a GROUND SCHEDULE/ CONSOL shipment are handled in the Network Routing mixed-integer program (MIP). This feature improves the routing decisions made by the algorithm and results in far fewer unscheduled orders.

Allow Ground Schedule to Have 3 Digit Stops

This feature provides you with the ability to define ground schedules with up to 999 stops. Previously you were limited to 99 stops or fewer (2 digits), now you can define stops with up to 3 digits in length allowing you to define a ground schedule with up to 999 stops. Note that the stop numbers do not need to be consecutively numbered.

Voyage Fixed Check Box Added to Shipment

This feature provides you with a new check box on the shipment manager - Voyage Fixed - that can be set manually or when you run the Change Schedule action. When you run the Change Schedule action OTM will first check if the shipment has the Voyage Fixed check box selected. If the Voyage Fixed check box on a shipment is already on (true), the action will issue a warning at that point you can choose to override the fixed voyage or cancel the action.

Location Name Added to Re-Sequence Stop Action

This feature provides you visibility to the Location Name field along with the Location ID when you run the Resequence Stops action on a shipment. By providing the location name and id you will be more aware of the locations involved in your reseqencing action.

Order Bundling in Network Routing When Orders Do Not Have Identical Times

This feature provides you a new parameter and functionality that provides you with more flexibility for how order movements can be bundled together given pickup and delivery early/late time windows that are not identical.

Replace Cortona 3D Viewer with a javascript 3D Library

This feature provides you with a new more visually appealing 3D load configuration and pattern-based load viewer. The new viewer is provided with the product – so you are no longer required to download the old Cortona viewer to view your shipments that have been built using 3D load building or pattern-based load building.

Manage Appointments - Improved Create Appointment Scheduling

This feature provides you with a more efficient way to schedule and show options when making appointments. The Schedule Appointment improvements include:

Manage Appointments - Location Resource Group

This feature provides you a Location Resource Group concept that allows you to combine many dock doors into a group. The grouping of similar dock doors into one group improves the visibility and management of locations with a large number of dock doors. The grouping concept also simplifies the configuration effort/definition of match criteria between a shipment and its attributes and a resources/dock door and its capabilities.

Manage Appointments - Appointment Rule Sets

This feature provides you with a new appointment rule set concept that allows you to define the shipment attributes that must match to either a defined resource or location resource group when scheduling an appointment.

Workbench - Load Config 3D Viewer Added

This feature provides you with the ability to add the 3D Load Viewer to your Workbench layouts. The addition of the Load Config component to your workbench allows you to incorporate a three dimension load view of your shipment with other shipment information (like stops and orders) all together in a single comprehensive Workbench layout.

Fusion Transportation Intelligence

Worldwide Province/City Map Data Added

This feature provides you with access to map data that covers more than 2000 provinces across the globe.

Oracle Maps Cloud Service Automatically Configured

This feature provides you with a preconfigured integration with Oracle Maps Cloud Service (formerly Oracle Spatial and eLocation) server to view maps in FTI/GTI. This pre-configuration eliminates the manual configuration effort that was required previously.

Replace JARs for ETL Calls with Weblogic JARs

This feature provides you with an update and revision to the code used to trigger the extract, transform, load (ETL) process from OTM to FTI.

Removed Limitations for Cloud Installations

This feature provides Cloud users of FTI with access to Maps and the Write Back features that were previously unavailable for FTI/GTI Cloud installations.

Oracle Fleet Management

Optimize Driver Assignment Action Performance Improved

This feature provides you with the opportunity to configure your system so that you can dramatically reduce the run- time required when performing the Optimize Driver Assignment action. This dramatic performance improvement is possible when assigning drivers to shipments that are on work assignments.

Dispatch Planning Optimization Sequential Merge

This feature provides you the ability to use a new Saving Merge Algorithm when performing Driver Assignment Optimization. The new Savings Merge Algorithm provides you with outstanding optimization performance coupled with superior solution quality.

Re-Sequence, Add and Remove Shipment Screens -Locations and Times Added

The Re-sequence, Add and Remove Shipment screens now include start/end location and times.

Work Assignment

Work Assignment Decision Support Actions Added

This feature provides you with a set of work assignment decision support actions that greatly improve the usability and the solution tuning capabilities available to you. The new actions allow you to easily add, remove, or re-sequence the shipments assigned to a work assignment as well as allowing you to secure resources for the shipments in a work assignment, re-rate and re-drive the shipments in a work assignment and assign drivers to the shipments in a work assignment.

Work Assignment Agent Actions Disband Work Assignment and Remove Shipment

This feature provides you with two new work assignment agent actions, Disband Work Assignment and Remove Shipment from Work Assignment. These agent actions allow you to easily configure an automation agent to disband or remove a shipment from a work assignment whenever your defined criteria for performing the action is met.

Create Work Assignment Action Added Fix Error Option

This feature provides you with a Add Fix Error Option for the Create Work Assignment Shipment action, Create Work Assignment resource schedule instance action, and for when you get an error recalculating work assignment when adding and removing shipments.

Work Assignment Include Multi-leg Shipments in Bulk Planning

This feature provides you the ability to have shipments that are involved in multi-leg/multi-shipment solutions considered in a work assignment as part of bulk planning. This multi-leg capability is also available to you when using work assignment actions - Create, Delete, Add, Re-sequence, and Disband.

Work Assignments Lifetime Events and Statuses

This feature extends the abilities of the work assignment object to raise lifetime events and to use these events in the development of work assignment agents. The lifetime events added include events for the most common work assignment events including create, modify, shipment added, shipment removed, shipment resequenced, change status, secure resources, driver assignment and many others.

Work Assignment ID Added to Shipment Finder

This feature provides you with access to the Work Assignment ID in the shipment finder. This additional field lets you easily identify, from a shipment finder, whether the shipment is on a work assignment and if so, which work assignment it is on.

Work Assignments Add Multiple Selection for Disband Work Assignment Action

This feature provides you with the ability to select multiple work assignments with the Disband Work Assignment action. This allows you to quickly disband multiple work assignments by running the Disband Work Assignment action just one time versus running the action once per Work assignment.

Work Assignment New Status to Indicate Change to Shipment to Trigger Re-Drive

This feature provides you with the ability to identify when a work assignment may need to be re-driven based on changes to the shipments that are assigned to the work assignment. This feature allows you to have more control over the re-driving process - a process that can be expensive to execute from a run-time perspective.

Work Assignment Gantt Chart Added to the Workbench

This feature provides you with a Work Assignment Gantt component that you can add to your Workbench Layouts. You can customize the columns in your Work Assignment Gantt using screen sets.

In addition the Work Assignment Gantt component contains two action menus, the new action menu options - Work Assignment Actions and Shipment Actions - are also controlled by the screen sets that you specify when adding the Work Assigment Gantt.

Improved Driver Gantt Chart Usability

This feature provides you with several usability improvements to the Driver Gantt. You can now customize the columns in your Driver Gantt using a screen set. In addition the Driver Gantt component now contains two action menus, the new action menu options - Driver Actions and Shipment Actions - are controlled by the Driver Gantt screen set.

Oracle Transportation Sourcing

Upgrade Apache POI Version

This feature provides you with an upgrade to the latest Apache POI version. Apache POI provides Java libraries for reading and writing files in Microsoft Office formats, such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Convert Sourcing Reports

This feature provides with a set of Sourcing reports that have been converted to standalone BiPublisher 11g reports.

Mark for Purge Action for Bids

This feature provides you with a new action that allows you to mark bids for purging. The Mark for Purge action is available from the Bid UI and Process Management.

Rate MainteNance

Sort Rate Record Costs in Downloaded Spreadsheet

This feature provides you with a sort order change that now insures that rate record costs are always displayed in the same order for each download. Rate record costs are now sorted based on rate basis items and conditions in alphabetical order.

View Version History and Compare Rates

The View Version History feature allows you to link from a new rate to an older existing version of that rate (the parent). You can view the IDs of previous versions of the selected rate offering or rate record. To understand the changes made between versions of a specific rate offering or rate record, you can use the View Differences action.

Display Accessorial Cost ID and Components in Spreadsheet

This feature provides you with the ability to download accessorial information including the accessorial ID, re-use accessorials using the accessorial ID, and create a new accessorial by leaving the accessorial ID blank. To support this feature, read only options were added to the accessorial cost and the rate record pages.

Edit Cost Conditions and Other Cost Columns

This feature provides you with the ability to download, edit, and add rate records cost columns present in rate record costs/accessorial costs. This is intended to provide better usability and make is easier to edit costs.

Delete Rate Load Definitions and Approval Summaries

This feature provides you with a way to delete a rate load definition once all the related approval summaries are deleted.

Warn for Overlapping Dates and Date Gaps

This feature provides you with a Warning indicator on the Approval Summary and Approval Detail pages if the effective/expiration dates of the parent and child rates overlap.

Ability to Query and Download 1,000 Plus Rate Records

This feature provides you a way to easily query and download a large number of rate records. Both the Download rates page and action and the Multiple structure rate download action provide methods for downloading a large number of rates records.

Add Rate Records to Operational Rate Offerings

This feature provides you with the ability to add new rate records to an active rate offering via Rate Maintenance.

Ensure Mandatory Fields Are Included in the Rate Load Definition

This feature provides you with an improvement in rate load definition usability by insuring mandatory fields are always included.

Track Upload and Approval Progress

The Approval Summary page now displays the information required to track the status of the rejected and failed rates. You can now view the Approval Status and Last Upload Status.

Oracle Forwarding and Brokerage Operations

Itinerary Profile, Port of Load and Port of Discharge Added to Quote

This feature provides the user with additional criteria - Itinerary Profile, Port of Load, Port of Discharge that can be used to perform a rate lookup during the Quote process.

Oracle Global Trade Management

Global Trade Management (Base)

UOM Standardization

This feature enables the use of standardized UOMs within GTM. Country-specific UOMs are received from a third party data provider and mapped to the standard OTM UOMs. These UOMs can be used for customs filing and other documents. As part of this feature, a new grid Required Units of Measure is added to the Product Classification Code power data page. You can view the UOM details associated with a product classification code in this grid.

Trade Compliance

Automatic Data Assignment

This feature provides you with a new Control Category option Data Assignment that has been provided on the Compliance Rule page. This feature allows you to configure a compliance rule so that data (like bonds, remarks, reference numbers, user-defined valuation methods, etc.) can be automatically assigned to your trade transaction, trade transaction line, declaration, and declaration line.

Generate Customs Commercial Invoice from Trade Transaction

This feature enables you to generate a customs commercial invoice from a trade transaction. Previously this document could only be generated from a declaration.

License Management

This feature has been enhanced to allow:

Indicators and User-defined Images Added to License Line Manager

This feature provides you with the option to add Indicators and user-defined images to the License Line Manager on the finder and finder result pages. This feature also provides you with two actions - Set Image and Set Indicator that have been added to the License Line Manager Actions list.

Indicators and User-defined Images to Added Party Manager

This feature provides you with the option to add Indicators and user-defined images to the finder and result pages of the Party Manager. This feature also provides you with two actions - Set Image and Set Indicator – that have been added to the Part Manager Actions list.

New Parameters Added to Service Parameter

This feature provides you with additional Service Parameters that can be incorporated into the matching process used for restricted party screening. The addition fields are:

Customs Management

Renaming Customs Shipment to Declaration

This feature provides you with a renamed and repurposed Customs Shipment business object. The Customs Shipment has been renamed to Declaration, and Customs Shipment Line has been renamed to Declaration Line. The new declaration object will now be used as a filing object/document and will be used to store and send information to a regulatory bodies or brokers for filing purposes.

Bonds Management

This feature provides you with a manager to add information related to a bond. This information, if required, can be referenced on a declaration and it can be included when passing information for filing purposes.

Declaration Management

This feature now enables you to use a declaration to represent an import, export or in-transit filing. As part of creating a declaration, you have the option to consolidate multiple shipments, or split a shipment, or aggregate multiple shipment lines into one, based on different filing rules.

Customs Filing

This feature provides you with new messaging capabilities which will help you to collaborate with a filing agency or a broker to send customs data to a specific regime. You can generate a declaration message for a declaration and send it to an agency or a broker for filing customs. You will receive a response for each filing request you send. (In some instances you might receive multiple responses for one filing request, and that is also supported in this release). GTM uses a combination of status codes and status groups on request and response messages to provide you information about filing status of the corresponding declaration.

Global Trade Intelligence (GTI)

Value Qualifiers Added to Support Estimated Landed Cost

This feature provides you with new facts that have been added to transaction, trade transaction line, declaration, and declaration line analyses. These additional facts allow you to slice all existing dimensions with the newly introduced facts

Rename Customs Shipment to Declaration

This feature provides you with a renaming change to update all instances of Custom Shipment to Declaration, and all instances of Custom Shipment Line to Declaration Line.

These changes are reflected in the menu structure, labels, reports, and metadata.

XIDs Added to Various Folders

This feature provides you with new Metadata for certain XIDs that have been added. This enables you to create reports based not only on GID but also based on XID.

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