Friday Dec 27, 2013

Wondering Why There Hasn't Been a New 12.1.3 Procurement Rollup Patch (RUP) Recently?

So are you keeping an eye on Doc ID 1468883.1 and wondering why there has not been a new 12.1.3 RUP released since March 2013 Patch 15843459:R12.PRC_PF.B?

Instead of releasing all-encompassing RUPs, Procurement Development has been focusing on specific areas.  Visit Doc ID 1468883.1 the ‘Additional Recommended Patching’ section to see the patching available for the following areas:
  • iSupplier Portal, Sourcing and Supplier Lifecycle Management
  • Purchasing Approvals (including AME)
  • Procurement Accounting Processes

These patches are designed to be applied on top of Patch 15843459.

Visit Doc ID 1468883.1 ‘Additional Recommended Patching’ section today for details!

Tuesday Apr 23, 2013

Did You Know Applying the Latest Procurement Family 12.1.3 Rollup Patch Will Prevent/Resolve Encumbrance Issues?

The Procurement Family 12.1.3 Rollup Patch 15843459:R12.PRC_PF.B was released at the end of March.  It includes a large number of bug fixes including the fixes below which will help to prevent or resolve encumbrance issues.

 Bug Issue
 Bug 14525049 In Oracle Purchasing, for a purchase order with budgetary control enabled project, if baselined cost budget is not available proper message is not shown.
 Bug 14229705 Error in PSA_BC_XLA_PUB.Budgetary_Control when reserving or checking funds on a purchase order with foreign currency
 Bug 13610367
In Oracle Purchasing during the Reserve action on a Federal PO (with backing Requisition), the backing Requisition's Encumbered Flag and Encumbered Amount are not updated to correct values
Bug 12972273 Unable to Reserve Purchase Orders Due To Error DO_ACTION-070: ORA-01400
 Bug 12824154 Generic error message 'Procedure PSA_BC_XLA_PUB.Budgetary_control returns an error without any details to the calling procedure' for encumbrance actions.

See the above fixes, along with many others in Doc ID 1468883.1.

Applying the RUP is recommended for all Procurement 12.1.3 customers.  RUP patches go through a full quality assurance testing and therefore increase the overall stability of the products when compared to one-off patches. 

If you have concerns about the files that will be impacted by applying this patch then remember that you can use the Patch Wizard to do an analysis of impacted files. If you want to know more about Patch Wizard, take a look at Doc ID 1077813.1: Patch Wizard: Overview and Videos.


Monday Jan 21, 2013

Avoid APP-PO-14142 Errors with Latest Procurement Rollup Patch

Did you know that by applying  Procurement 12.1.3 Rollup Patch 14254641:R12.PRC_PF.B you can prevent all of the following APP-PO-14142 errors?  Each note listed below indicates a known issue and provides a one off patch fix.  But by applying the rollup patch you can prevent all the issues listed.

APP-PO-14142 Errors

In addition, the patch also fixes a large number of other bugs and introduces new enhanced functionality such as implementation of Approvals Management for Purchase Orders, improvements in Buyer Work Center and enhancements to iProcurement.

For more information on RUP Patch 14254641:R12.PRC_PF.B see Doc ID 1468883.1.

Be Proactive and apply the patch today!

Tuesday Oct 30, 2012

See the exciting new features available for iProcurement and Sourcing with 12.1.3 Rollup Patch 14254641:R12.PRC_PF.B!

See the exciting new features available for iProcurement and Sourcing with 12.1.3 Rollup Patch 14254641:R12.PRC_PF.B!

Functional Area

New Feature

Note Reference

Sourcing

Suppliers can now accept Terms and Conditions to comply with the buyer's Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA). The PDF generation process has been enhanced to provide faster generation of negotiation PDFs containing large amounts of data.

Note 1499944.1 Sourcing New features From Procurement RUP Family R12.1.3 September Update 2012: Accept Terms and Conditions to Comply With NDA

iProcurement

Users can now do the following:

  • Requesters can specify the GL date (encumbrance date) for each distribution against a line at the time of creating requisitions.
  • Enter an Accounting Date on and Procurement Requisition, if Dual Budgetary Control is enabled for Purchasing.
  • Choose a Favorite Charge Account to override your default charge account, using the Preferences page.
  • Buyers can update the unit price, suggested supplier, and site details while requesting a catalog item (inventory item) that is not linked to a blanket purchase agreement.

     

Note 1499911.1 iProcurement New Features From RUP Family R12.1.3 September Update 2012: GL/Accouting Date,PO_CUSTOM_FUNDS_PKG.plb,Price and Supplier Update


For new features across all the Procurement product groups and information about applying Patch 14254641 see Note 1468883.1.

Tuesday Oct 09, 2012

Don’t Delay - Apply the New 12.1.3 Procurement Rollup Patch NOW!

A new critical rollup patch (RUP) has just been released by Development for our 12.1.3 Procurement customers.  This new Patch 14254641:R12.PRC_PF.B contains important fixes for Purchasing, Internet Supplier Portal (iSupplier), Sourcing  and iProcurement (Web). 

Go to My Oracle Support and enter Document ID 1468883.1 in the Knowledge Base search. This note contains information on who should apply the patch, how to apply the patch, critical fixes and important new features.

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