Use Approvals Management Engine for Approval Mechanism of Order Lines
By ChristineS-Oracle on Dec 18, 2013
In R12.2.2, Order Management integrates with Oracle Approval Management (AME) to leverage the robust capabilities of the approval rules engine to dynamically determine the list of approvers for Quotes, Sales Agreements and Returns (RMA). Order Management has been integrated with Oracle Approval Management for the workflow "Negotiation Flow - Generic with Approval" and "Order Flow - Mixed or Return with Approval" to provide an additional option to use Approvals Management Engine (AME) for the approval mechanism of order lines with the above work flows.
You can enable this option by selecting the Use Approvals Management Engine check box on the Order Management Transaction Types window. For the AME enabled transactions, Order Management utilizes the AME capabilities of a central business rules repository and a common execution engine, to manage approvals for its business processes.
AME repository has been enhanced to include certain OM specific attributes on which rules can be defined. Such seeded attributes are:
- Header Level - Customer (Sold To Customer), Customer Category (of Sold To Customer), Order Type and Ordered Amount
- Line level - Line Type, Item, Quantity, Line Amount and Line Discount Percent
Key benefits of this integration are:
- You can use seeded as well as custom attributes to create AME conditions and rules.
- AME dynamically determines the list of approvers based on conditions and rules.
- You can define the approval process with Serial or Parallel Approvals. In the case of Parallel Approvals, additional options such as “First Responder Wins” and ”Consensus” are available to choose from when defining the approval rules.
- With this new feature, Order Management leverages AME to dynamically generate the list of approvers based on attribute values, conditions, approval types and approval group.
- In addition, centralizing storage of approval policies in AME improves audit and accountability. Moreover, the new capabilities can be rapidly and easily implemented in AME.
For additional R12.2.2 new features, please review Oracle Order Management Release Notes for Release 12.2.2 (Doc ID 1377743.1)