Oracle Transportation and Global Trade Management Cloud
New Feature Summary
  1. Update 19C
  1. Revision History
  2. Overview
    1. Architecture
        1. REST Services Additions
        2. Index Changes
        3. Additional Parameter Added to Integration Command
        4. Enabled SMTP in BI Publisher for Sending Reports Via Email
        5. Three.js Library Upgraded
    2. Oracle Transportation Management (Base)
        1. Shipment Actual Processing Agent Actions
        2. Web Service Connection Type for External Service Engine
        3. CarrierConnect XL 3.0 Upgrade
        4. PC*MILER|Web Services - Use Custom Road Speeds Parameter Added
        5. OTM-WMS Integration Sample Data Content Provided
    3. Transportation Operational Planning
        1. Multistop Dynamic Clustering Solution Improvement
    4. Transportation Intelligence
        1. Prevent Simultaneous ETL Runs

Update 19C

Revision History

Date Feature Notes
28 JUN 2019   Created initial document.

Overview

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

For existing clients who are migrating from 19A to 19C - you should review the New Feature Summary document for both 19B and 19C to understand the complete list of features available in the 19C update.

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Architecture

REST Services Additions

This feature provides you with the next chapter in Oracle's adoption of REST APIs. This REST Services feature provides you with an additional set of REST resources - Shipment, Order Release, Tracking Event and Shipment Ship Unit - and their supported operations as well as an updated REST API Documentation available on docs.oracle.com

Index Changes

Indexes have been added to the objects listed to improve performance.

  1. An index on the INSERT_DATE column has been added to a number of tables.
  2. Index on START_DATE has been added to the INVOICE table. 
  3. Index on LATE_DELIVERY_DATE has been added to the of ORDER_RELEASE table..

Additional Parameter Added to Integration Command

An additional parameter - PersistOnly - has been added to the IntCommand for the PropagateShipUnitChanges option for the ActualShipment interface. When used, this parameter will bypass the shipment actual logic for ship unit changes and will persist the ActualShipment as received in the payload/XML. This setup can be used when the Shipment Actuals logic should not be triggered for the changes coming in the XML

Enabled SMTP in BI Publisher for Sending Reports Via Email

A default SMTP email server will now be configured as part of all new POD provisioning for 19C as well as for all customers migrating to 19C. This new default setup will allow you to schedule and email reports directly from BI Publisher.

Three.js Library Upgraded

The three.js library has been upgraded to r104.  Three.js is a cross-browser JavaScript library and Application Programming Interface used to create and display animated 3D computer graphics in a web browser. This library is used with the 3D load configuration view. 

Oracle Transportation Management (Base)

Shipment Actual Processing Agent Actions

This feature provides you with an agent action that can be used to improve how shipment actuals information is processed.  

  • Shipment Actual Processing - This is a pre-persist agent action with two input flags:
    1. Remove Planned S Ship Units - Planned ship units are deleted based on the planning parameters FIELD NAME FOR SSU ACTUAL RECEIVED and FIELD VALUE FOR SSU ACTUAL RECEIVED
    2. Execute Shipment Actual: Default false. 

Web Service Connection Type for External Service Engine

This feature provides you with a new External Service Engine Connection Type option of Web Service.  The Web Service option will allow you to develop an integration to any web service enabled external service engine.

CarrierConnect XL 3.0 Upgrade

This feature provides clients who are using SMC³'s CarrierConnect XL 1.0 product with the changes required to move up to the CarrierConnect XL 3.0 version.  The upgrade to CarrierConnect XL 3.0 from CarrierConnect XL 1.0 is a mandatory upgrade - SMC³ is moving the CarrierConnect XL 1.0 version to end-of-life status on December 31, 2019.

Your OTM configuration for calling RateWare XL and CarrierConnect does not need to change  - you will, however, need to contact SMC³'s Support group to update your license key to accommodate the upgrade from CarrierConnect XL 1.0 to CarrierConnect XL 3.0.

SMC³ Support:

PC*MILER|Web Services - Use Custom Road Speeds Parameter Added

This feature provides clients using the PC*MILER|Web Services external distance engine with a Use Custom Road Speeds parameter that can be used to turn on and off any customs road speeds that have been configured for the client's PC*MILER|Web Services API key.

OTM-WMS Integration Sample Data Content Provided

This feature provides you with sample data content to support your OTM-Oracle Warehouse Management Cloud (WMS) integration. The sample data content includes sample agents, saved conditions, and statuses., This new sample content is available in the the FA domain.

Transportation Operational Planning

Multistop Dynamic Clustering Solution Improvement

This enhancement provides you with the following optimization improvements:

  1. Dynamic clustering can now consider constraints that restrict routing decisions like mode, via locations, must ship direct, etc.
  2. The routing decision optimization logic can now take more multi-stop (direct combinations) routing options into consideration, and in so doing can improve solution quality.

Transportation Intelligence

Prevent Simultaneous ETL Runs

This feature provides you with an error message when you attempt to start a second ETL run when one is already running,   This change will prevent locking issues that were possible when running multiple ODI sessions in parallel.