Requisition Update API
Requisition Update API enables users to update multiple requisitions
one at a time. Using the Requisition Update API, users can update
requisition information (such as header,lines, distributions) and can
also add new lines to the requisition. Users can update incomplete and
approved requisitions (provided the approved requisitions are not
associated to a purchase order).
Autowrap for Requisition Description
Requisition Line Details page enables you to enter a Requisition
Description. You can enter a long description that will be autowrapped
and will be easily readable, instead of your having to scroll to the
left or right to see the requisition description.
Content Zone Enhancements
categories or supplier columns in a Content Zone in iProcurement was
previously limited. Users needed to define multiple content zones for
this reason. This has now been extended and users can enter or define
categories or suppliers in a single Content Zone.
Change Reason added to Change History page
a Change Order is initiated, the Change History page displays a Reason
column to enable the user to enter a reason for the changes made to the
Search Capability in Smart Forms
iProcurement Catalog Administrator can search for one or more smart
forms using the Search button for Smart Forms. The Search parameters
are: Smart Form Name, Operating Unit, Item Type, Stores. The Add Another
dropdown enables you to select other search criteria.
|Returning Requisition Lines
the Demand Workbench (Oracle Purchasing), if a requisition has multiple
lines and the buyer returns a requisition line, only that line is
returned instead of the entire requisition. The remaining lines are
available to autocreate purchase orders and are available in the Demand
Workbench. The returned lines go back to iProcurement.
|Reminder Notifications for Requisitions with AME setup
modified Approval Management Engine (AME) Approval process in the
Requisition Approval Workflow enables you to send reminder notifications
to approvers during the requisition approval process.
|Contract Number Parsing in CXML Shopping Cart
system parses 3 new extrinsic elements (buyerContractLineNumber,
buyerContractNumber and supplierContractNumber) to support the contract
numbers in CXML. The supplier is able to send these details in the cXML
during Punchout.(similar to the native XML format) so that this item
gets linked to the contract in the requisition line created.
|GBPAs and POs in Supplier Scheduling
Scheduling enables viewing expected deliveries based on shipping
schedules and planning schedules, for the standard purchase orders
created that refer to Global Blanket Purchase Agreements (GBPAs).
ASL API Enhancements
The Approved Supplier List (ASL) API enables users to create, update, and delete approved supplier lists in bulk.
the API, users can create an ASL with details that include type,
commodity, item details and key attributes such as supplier, site,
operating unit, and manufacturer. Other ASL attributes that can be
created include plan schedule, shipping schedule, delivery calendar, ASL
capacity, and tolerance information.
|Cancel Backing Requisitions from a Complex PO
can select or unselect the Cancel Requisition option on the page, and
re-create the demand if the backing requisition is not canceled.
Requirements section is used to gather information from the suppliers
in a negotiation document. The Requirements section now has a hierarchy,
where dependent requirements are included. Based on the supplier
response, the subsequent question(s) change dynamically for the
supplier. There is a two-level hierarchy of dependent questions for
every questionnaire. The advantage is that no superfluous questions are
asked of the supplier during the questionnaire. The questionnaire will
come up with different question set combinations, depending on how the
supplier responds in the initial question(s).
|Create Negotiation: Supplier Page Enhancements
The Supplier tab in the Create Negotiation page has been enhanced with the following features:
- ability to sort by supplier
- ability to delete some or all suppliers
- removal of duplicate suppliers when a reusable list is added to the supplier invitation list
|Buyers can Edit Approved Negotiation Documents
Approved or Draft Negotiation documents can be edited by buyers.
|Buyer's Manager can be Removed from Collaboration Team
buyer can delete his manager who was added to the collaboration team
members. This removal can take place when the document has a status of
Draft or is Published. Using the Manage Collaboration Team option,
buyers can remove their managers from the negotiation approval process.
Supplier Lifecycle Management
the supplier prequalification and registration process, buyers often
find that they need to gather further information from the supplier.
This can be due to incomplete entry of the registration form, outdated
information, inadequate information given by suppliers, attaching a
non-specific information gathering form for supplier responses by the
The Supplier Registration page enables buyers to
quickly scan the supplier responses. However, it is cumbersome for
buyers to attach a prequalification template that is completely relevant
to the supplier's profile. Additionally, only one template can be
attached to the Supplier Registration process at a time. In order to
address these issues, the buyer can now do the following:
buyer administrator can link one or more questionnaire lists to a
profile attribute. Questionnaire Lists are attached to Profile
Attributes using the Profile Extension page.
- When a supplier
registers, the system will retrieve the appropriate questionnaire list
based on the supplier attributes that are found in the supplier
registration page, as part of the supplier responses.
- The buyer
can now select one or more questionnaire lists and send the selected
lists to the supplier for gathering supplier responses and further
|Streamline Supplier Registration Approval Process
With the streamlined supplier registration approval process, users can:
suppliers to provide more information by selecting the Use the Supplier
to Provide Details action in the actions drop down list in the Supplier
Request Review page.
- Use the New Supplier Registration Process
page to register a new supplier. Three new buttons are available on this
page: Cancel, Save and Continue, Send Invitation to Supplier. Users can
click Save and Continue to save the supplier information and take the
requester to the next page (New Supplier Request) where the user can
enter additional information and select actions such as Register, Save,
Cancel. Send Invitation to Supplier saves the information and sends an
invitation notification to the supplier to register. The status of the
request is now Supplier to Provide Details.
- Enter profile
attributes: Buyers and suppliers are required to enter User Defined
Attributes (UDA). When the requester selects the Send Invitation to
Supplier action in the request review page, all the mandatory UDA
attributes to be entered by the user are validated and appropriate
errors message will be displayed to the requester in case he has missed
any such UDA.
- Send the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire: The user
sends an invitation to register to the supplier. Then the Action
Required: Please fill out the Supplier pre – qualification questionnaire
notification is sent to the supplier.
|Update Submitted Evaluation
system enables buyers to update previously submitted evaluations.
Additionally, a warning message is sent to the evaluation team member
who attempts to update an evaluation for an Assessment, for which the
scoring is locked.
Also users can send email notifications to various
stakeholders (including evaluation teams) using Online Discussions, so
that the administrator can inform / remind the team members of important
dates such as Lock Scoring Date, date of completion of Assessment, etc.
|Oracle iSupplier Portal: Supplier Registration related Enhancements
The following enhancements are related to the supplier registration process:
prospective supplier registration approval notification page displays
status history and notification history. When the buyer approves or
rejects a prospective supplier, the system notifies the supplier. If
rejected, the system informs the supplier the reason for rejection,
which is captured in Note to Supplier. In this scenario, rejection is
permanent and cannot be revoked. If the administrator does not want to
reject and would like to send it back to the supplier to update their
request / enter additional information, administrators can use Return to
Supplier after entering a note to the supplier.
- As a buyer you
can add a new approver or an FYI approver during the supplier
registration process, using the Manage Approvals action. As a current
approver you can also add a new approver or an FYI approver during the
supplier registration approval process, using the Manage Approvals
action. Both buyer and current approver need to note that they can only
add a new approver or an FYI approver only after current approver
group(s), and not before or between current approver group(s).
Approval History link in the Supplier Profile page (Quick Update page),
displays the supplier registration approval history. If there is no
approval history for the supplier, an appropriate message displays to
tell the user that no approval history has been found for the supplier.
The Approval History page enables internal users to track the history of
supplier records, such as who approved or rejected the supplier and
|Oracle Supplier Lifecycle Management Enhancements
improvements have been made to the Supplier Lifecycle Management (SLM)
user interface, functions and features. Key reasons for improving and
enhancing the SLM product:
- Ease of use for users and administrators
- Removal of unrequired Sourcing flows and functions
- Streamlining of SLM flows with simplified user interfaces and logical arrangement of tabs/sub-tabs/menus/functions
Major changes include:
changes: The Supplier Qualification and Evaluation menu is now removed
from the Supplier Management Administrator/User responsibility. This
menu enabled the user to navigate to the Sourcing home page, where the
user could select the relevant option to create an RFI. Now, using the
Supplier Management Administrator responsibility, the user can see the
pages/regions belonging to the Supplier Qualification and Evaluation
menu. This is visible to users by selecting the Supplier Home menu
option that opens the Home page > Suppliers tab. The Home page now
retain the existing features related to supplier search and supplier
2. Nomenclature changes: New terminology introduced that
is specific to SLM. Examples of such changes in all pages including
- Negotiation is now called Assessments
- Requirements are now called Questions
- Requirement Lists are now termed Questionnaires
Assessment creation now requires a template.
The Enable as Supplier button is available on the Supplier’s Home page.
Register New Supplier button is available only if either iSupplier
Portal is installed and/or Supplier Lifecycle Management is enabled.