Monday Sep 28, 2015

New! Journal Approvals Integrated With Oracle Approvals Management and Oracle Workflow!

General Ledger Journal Approval features ensure that journal entries get approved by the appropriate managers before they can consume available funds or be posted in order to affect balances. The batches get validated in the flow and, if approval is required, they are submitted to management personnel based on the setup configuration, notifying the proper individuals regarding the approval results. In standard processes, approval is enabled at Ledger and Journal Source level.

For 12.1.3 and later Applications versions, General Ledger Journals Approval process just got enhanced! Development integrated this flow with Oracle Approvals Management and Oracle Workflow, allowing configuration of more flexible rules.

What's in it? 

  • routing to one or more approvers, sequentially or in parallel
  • tracking approval status for the journals processed
  • building rules for combinations of ledger, entered amount, approval level
  • using different parts of the journals as selection criteria, such as header, lines level - category, source, account, descriptive flexfield

New profile options!

  • GL: Use Approval Management (AME) for journal approval
  • GL: Number of journal lines to display in AME journal approval notification

This integration allows enterprises to improve governance, control, compliance requirements.

Take advantage now, download the Whitepaper from

Oracle General Ledger Journal Approvals Integration with Oracle Approvals Management and Oracle Workflow (Doc ID 2038960.1)

Wednesday Dec 18, 2013

Use Approvals Management Engine for Approval Mechanism of Order Lines

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)

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