:Introduction This Document intended to illustrate Step By Step Setup Steps for R12 Oracle Sourcing.

Table of Content:
1- About Oracle Sourcing. 2- EBS Application Implementation and Integration for Oracle Sourcing. 3- Implementing Oracle Sourcing.

About Oracle Sourcing

in Oracle R12 the P2P Cycle covers the entire process of product or service procurement to the final payment

Requisitions Negotiations & Awards Purchase Orders

Catalog Content Management



Supplier Management Supplier Performance Payment

P2P Phases:
The different phases of P2P life cycle involves: - Souring. • Create and Manage Negotiations ( RFx, Auctions). • Supplier Management. • Contract Negotiations and Awards. • Catalog Content Management. - Ordering. • Requisition and Purchase Order generation. • Purchase order management and fulfillments. • Payment. - Reporting. - Analysis.

About Sourcing
Oracle Sourcing Offers Flexible negotiations capabilities for both buyers and sellers, enabling them to efficiently obtain the best price for goods and services. Prices are established based on actual supply and demand at the time negotiation is transacted. The following are the available Negotiation types (Document Types) in oracle sourcing: RFI: Request for Information used to qualify supplier and their goods or services. RFQ: enables Buyers to collect quotes for complex and hard defined goods or services. Auctions: enables buyers to solicit Bids for goods and services that are clearly defined. With oracle sourcing organizations can: 1- Source more for there spends. 2- Source for lowest total cost. 3- Create immediate and long-term saving.

EBS Application Implementation and Integration for Oracle Sourcing.

Define Lookups Codes. These steps are required for Oracle Sourcing to run. Define buyers. Implementing Oracle Sourcing Setup Profile Options: Profile PO: Allow Autocreation of Oracle Sourcing Documents Value Yes . Define Payment Terms. Setup accounting flexfields. Define locations. Define Fright Carriers. Define receiving options.Org. Define purchasing options. currencies. Open inventory and purchasing accounting periods. Define human resource key flexfields. Define UOM. Define Inventory Key flexfields. convert to Multi. Setup personnel. Setup Calendar. Define financial options. Optional Setup Steps: Setup Oracle workflow.The following setup steps are the steps needed to be implemented in other Oracle E-business Suite Applications. Required Setup Steps: Setup system administrator. Define categories. Define organizations and organizations relationship. and set of book.

PO: Display the Auto created Document PON: Enable Sourcing Award Approval PON: Supplier Transaction History Time Period PON: Automatically Default Catalog Attributes PON:External Application Framework Agent Yes Yes Number indecaic ts period of day in All URL will be used for the links in notifications sent to suppliers. Yes URL used to construct the link to supplier registration page as well as the external abstract page POA: DBI Implementation POS: External URL Self-Service Accessibility Features Sourcing Default Responsibility for External User Sourcing Supplier .

Creating Application User and Assign responsibility Navigation Path: System Administrator (R)  Security  User  Define. When creating user profile make sure that each user profile contains the first name. last name and e-mail address. .Assigning Sourcing Responsibility: Create Employee Navigation Path: HRMS ( R)  Pepole Enter and maintain.

.Defining Buyer Security ( Optional) to enable buyers security: 1.run the replicate seeded data program.

To change the security levels perform the following steps: Navigation Path: 1.As soon as the program has been run.Select the new security level (Public.Click update for the document type used by Oracle Sourcing (Sourcing Buyer Auction. or Hierarchy) from the security Level drop down menu. . Private.Select the appropriate operating unit and click GO. Sourcing RFI) 4.Purchasing ( R)  Setup Purchasing  Document Type 2. 3. Oracle sourcing will use the security levels of public as the default for all sourcing documents. Sourcing RFQ.

.Click Apply to add the new security Level.Query PON%GROUPS. This will returns the two Looks: PON_HEADER_ATTRIBUTE_GROUPS PON_LINE_ATTRIBUTE_GROUPS.5. Steps: 1. Set Up Attribute Groups and Requirement Sections Navigation Path: Application Developer ( R)  Applications  Looks  Application Object Library.

Specifying visibility in blind auctions and RFQs: .Navigate to Sourcing Super User ( R) Negotiation Home page Administration Tab Negation Setup Section  Negotiation Configuration URL To choose a ranking indicator Select the rank form the Rank Indicators which is displayed to negotiation creators and respondents throughout the negotiation process To allow creator to override the rank values check the allow box.Set Up Negotiations Configuration Setting the default ranking display 1.

Select the type form the Price Breaks section. Select the appropriate value from the Cost Factors menu. Identifying allowable cost factor types: Cost factors identify additional costs that should be included when calculating total cost for a line. • Required .suppliers must respond to the price breaks and cannot modify them. you can allow them to see the response rankings by selecting the appropriate checkbox.supplier must respond to the price breaks but can also modify the buyer's price break values.Participants in blind auctions/RFQs are typically restricted from viewing Information on other participant's responses.no price breaks are defined. Specifying default price break types: Buyers have three choices when creating their negotiation: • None . Allowing award approval to be required: You can choose to have award decisions approved before a purchase order can be generated . However. • Optional . This will existing and affect future blind auctions and RFQs.

Header Scoring Defaults Section selects the appropriate check boxes and enters appropriate values. As such. Instead.based lines typically are not negotiated by unit. Attribute groups allow control over how attributes are displayed since you can specify the sequence of the attributes within the group On the Negotiations Configuration page. there is no unit of measure associated with them. they normally refer to services such as training or consulting. Defining the default UOM for amount-based line types: Amount. select a group from the list of predefined groups. . Defining the default line attribute group Attributes defined to a negotiation line or attribute list must be assigned to an attribute group. You can choose to allow buyers to weight scores when evaluating supplier responses.Defining header scoring defaults: You can define defaults for header Requirement scores. and you can define a default maximum score value On the Negotiations Configuration page.

Enter the Provider Name (this is the name used within the system. 3-To allow your buyers to view and use . The entries available from this menu can be defined in Oracle Purchasing. Buyers can use these links to access and browse the supplier web sites from the Add Supplier page during negotiation creation 1-Scroll to the Supplier Discovery section of the Negotiations Configuration page. you can choose to force the suppliers to respond in the new round with a price that is lower than the price they offered in the prior round. 2. It does not have to be the supplier's official name) and the URL to the provider's site. select the value from the menu to be used as the default. Enforcing response levels in multi-round negotiations When taking a negotiation to a subsequent round of responding. select the checkbox.In the Unit of Measure for Amount Based Line Items section. To require suppliers to respond in a new round of a negotiation with a lower price. Listing URLs for supplier discovery: You can define a list of URLs that carry information about suppliers' external web sites.

Also enter the number of seconds that should elapse before the page is refreshed during the last hour of the negotiation Specify concurrent processing values: Large negotiations can sometimes have hundreds or thousands of lines. . Processing such negotiations can be time consuming and resource intensive. click Enabled. scroll to the Supplier Online Window section.the link. To set the processing and error message thresholds. enter values in the appropriate fields. This is the number of minutes that can elapse since a supplier's last action before that supplier is considered to be no longer active.On the Negotiations Configuration page. You can control access to different sites by selecting and deselecting the Enabled flag. 2-Enter a number for the Supplier Online Window value. Specifying the supplier online window values: The Live Console feature allows buyers to monitor negotiations in real time. 1.

click the Administration tab.Subscribe to Notifications The Notification Subscription home page consists of two sections: Bury Notification Section. 2. click "Notification Subscription. From the Negotiations Home page. . Supplier Notification Section To select appropriate notifications: 1. On the Administration page. select which notifications apply to which negotiation types." 3. On the Notification Subscription page.

Click Apply. Click Setup Negotiation Terms and Conditions. Use the Setup Negotiation Terms and Conditions page to define the terms and conditions that you want to display on negotiations. If multiple languages are installed. select a Language and translate the terms and conditions for each language if your suppliers use other languages. . 3. click the Administration tab. Define Negotiation Terms and Conditions Negotiation terms and conditions are presented to supplier users before they respond to a negotiation for the first time To define negotiation terms and conditions: 1.4. 2. On the Negotiations Home page.

On the Administration page. Define Reusable Attribute Lists Reusable Attributes are Attributes identify additional details that a supplier should provide (beyond just response price) when responding to a negotiation line. 4. click Create Line Attribute List.4. On the Negotiations Home page. On the Create Line Attribute List page. enter a List Name and brief Description for your attribute list. When you have finished entering your negotiation terms and conditions. click "Reusable Attribute Lists. an Inactive list will ." 3. An Active list can be used immediately. To create line attribute lists: 1. Choose the Status (Active or Inactive). click Apply. On the Reusable Attribute Lists page. click the Administration tab. 2.

Click the pop-up calendar icon to select a date value. Scores are also used by the system to determine the best response in MultiAttribute Scoring negotiations. For number and date attributes. Buyers can identify acceptable responses to line attributes and provide a score for each response that indicates the desirability of that response value. On the Enter Scoring Criteria page. Scoring the attribute allows you to define which values you will accept for the attribute and indicate the relative desirability of each response.be stored in the system. (suppliers must enter responses if the attribute has an Attribute Type value of Required). but will not be available for use unless you edit the list and change its status to Active. you must specify the values you will accept for this attribute and assign a score to each value. Note that URL attribute types can not be scored in this manner. . set the From and To values to the same number or date). you specify a numeric or date range (to define a single number or date. you specify a list of acceptable values. For text attributes. click the Score icon. If this attribute is required and you wish to assign values to allowable entries and scores. 6.

the higher the number. you must define a score for each value (or range of values). Click Sequence. After you have identified and scored your values. Add and score any remaining attributes for this list. 2. 9. Use the instructions above to specify the sequence of attributes.Once you have identified all the allowable values for this attribute. 4. To define the order of line attributes: 1. Specify a number that represents the desirability of that value . click Apply. click Add 5 Rows to display five more entry rows. click Apply. . If you need to add and score more than five values. However you can alter the order if needed. Note that you can optionally sequence the display order of your line attributes. the more desirable that response. the line attributes appear in the order in which you defined them and are given a number. On the Sequence Attributes page. Modify the attribute numbers to reflect the new sequence. 8. When you are finished defining attributes to this list. 10. click Apply. When finished. 3. You are returned to the Create Line Attribute List page with the attribute sequence modified accordingly. Sequencing line attributes: The line attributes appear in the order you define them. You return to the Create Line Attribute List page. 7.

Select a status for your list (Inactive lists cannot be used). You are provided with a default section called Requirements. 4. . Click Add Section 3. click the Administration tab. 2. Enter a descriptions for your list. In the Requirements area of the Create Requirement List page. in the Add drop down menu. Enter a name for your new section.Define Reusable Requirement Lists You define Requirements to solicit high-level information about the suppliers who have responded to your negotiation. 3. 1. 2. Defining Requirements You create collections of Requirements called Sections." 3. Click "Reusable Requirement Lists. Defining your Requirement List To define your Requirement list: 1. Enter a name for your Requirement List 2. New Section. accept the default. select the entry for the default section called Requirements. On the Create Requirement List page. To begin defining your Requirements: 1. To add a new section. From the Negotiations Home page.

For example. You cannot create a section within a section. Display only Requirements merely notify suppliers of additional aspects in which buyers are interested. the total weight value seen by the supplier will not add up to 100. click Apply and Add Section. If an internal Requirement is weighted. set the Properties for this Requirement as necessary: • Type Type describes how the Requirement is used within the negotiation. 6. Values can be: • Display Only The Requirement is displayed to the supplier. If you need to create a section after this section. Once you have defined your Requirement text. if a Requirement is internal and has a weight of 10. click Apply and Add Requirement. If the type is display-only. • Internal Internal Requirement can only be seen by buyers. Display Target is set to Yes and Scoring Method is automatically set to None. enter your Requirement question in the text box provided 7. the supplier sees no information on the internal Requirement . but the supplier cannot enter a response to it. If you are ready to begin adding individual Requirements for this section.On the Create Requirement List: Add Requirement page.5.

Date (the format you or the supplier select as your date preference). new internal Requirements can be added while the negotiation is in progress. Click the Add 5 Rows button under Acceptable Values. If unweighted. If weighted. who must select a value from the predefined list of values. • Required Suppliers must respond to this Requirement. You can define which response values (or range of values) are acceptable for this Requirement. If you choose Automatic. http://. • Optional Suppliers do not have to respond to this Requirement. https://. Value Type also governs the characters you can enter in the Target field. those values are displayed to the responder. Number (digits with decimals allowed). If you define acceptable response values for text type Requirements. Internal Requirements have Display Target set to No. • Manual . 8.and sees the sum of all weighted Requirements as 90. Values with a URL type display as links. • Scoring Method Select the method by which you wish to score responses to this Requirement.The system will assign a score based on scoring information you define. • Target Enter a target value for the Requirement (for example: 30 or more years in business) . and ftp://. • Display to Supplier Indicate whether you want suppliers to see your Target value. • Value Type Select the type of characters suppliers can enter for this Requirement when responding: Text (letters/words. • None . new internal Requirements can be added if they are given a weight of zero or if their weight amount is subtracted from another internal Requirements. • Automatic . or URL (Web site addresses that begin with a valid URL protocol for example. you must define the allowable values (or value ranges) and the score for each. digits).Responses can not be scored. . for example a Web site address entered as a Text type will display simply as text). To define acceptable values: 1.evaluators will enter scores for a particular response manually when scoring a participant's response.

. You may enter as many separate values as is necessary to identify all possible acceptable responses.2. to define a range. Enter values for the following fields: • Response Value Enter an acceptable value for this Requirement. If you wish to define a single value. number. you can enter specific numbers/dates or you can define ranges of numbers/dates. date) you specified for this Requirement. The values you enter should reflect the Value Type (text. Otherwise. • Value From/Value To (number and date type Requirements only) If your Requirement has a value type of number or date . enter the number in both the From and the To fields. enter the beginning value in the From field and the ending value in the To field.

a fixed amount for each unit of the line. • A pricing basis value to determine how this price factor is calculated. You can use cost factors to obtain a more realistic idea of the total cost of an item or service by factoring in any additional costs beyond just price. enter the following information: • A unique code . You can define: a fixed amount for the line. click Create." 3. • The name of the new price factor. . click the Administration tab. On the Create Cost Factor page. Such costs could include additional costs such as consulting or training. or internal costs such as switching costs. 2. On the Negotiations Home page.Define Cost Factors and Cost Factor Lists Cost factors allow you to identify and negotiate on additional costs related to a line. 4. • A short text description for the price factor. Click "Cost Factors. Steps: 1. On the Cost Factors page. or a percentage amount of the line cost.

Once you have entered your information." 4. . If your code is not unique.5. Inactive lists cannot be used 5. 2. On the Create Cost Factor List page. Active lists can be used immediately. you are prompted to enter a different one. click the Administration tab. click Apply. To define a cost factor list: 1. On the Reusable Cost Factor Lists page." 3. select a price factor for this list and click Add to List. The information you entered is validated. click "Create Cost Factor List. Click "Reusable Cost Factor Lists. enter the following information: • Name of the new list • A short text description of the new list • The status of the new list. Repeat as necessary to add any remaining price factors to the list. On the Negotiations Home page. From the Price Factor drop down list.

Define Reusable Invitation Lists Using an invitation list can help standardize your business practice by ensuring that all appropriate people are invited to targeted negotiations and can help streamline the negotiation process. 4. Click "Reusable Invitation Lists. On the Reusable Invitation Lists page." 3. click the Administration tab. at some time in the future. description. On the Create Invitation List page. you can deactivate it. click Apply. click Create Invitation List. 2. Click Add Suppliers. All buyers can view and use Public lists. If. The lists you create are immediately available for use. Buyers can add invitation list(s) when creating a new negotiation To create a new invitation list: 1. On the Negotiations Home page. . you no longer need a list. and select an Access type. enter a list name. Buyers can create their own private lists that are available only to them. When you are finished adding cost factors.6.

Click Apply to return to the Create Invitation List page. You see that the suppliers appear in the Invitation List box in the upper right-hand corner of the page. 2. Note that you can use the advanced supplier search features to build lists of suppliers based on the commodities or items they provide. To define a Negotiation style: 1. Click "Negotiation Styles. From the Negotiations Home page. You return to the Create Invitation List page. you can enter that in the Additional Contact Email field. For each supplier. This is especially useful if the supplier has set up a broadcast e-mail. click "Create Negotiation Style." 3. When the Search Suppliers page displays the search results. Define Negotiation Styles. select the supplier(s) you want to add to the list and click Add to Invitation List. ensure there is a value for Supplier Contact field. 8. 7. On the Negotiation Styles page. click the Administration tab. .5. On the Create Negotiation Style page. If you wish to send a notification to an additional supplier contact and you know the contact's e-mail address. Search for and select suppliers to add to your invitation list. 6. Use the instructions in the previous steps to continue adding suppliers." 4.

• When you are finished. • Select the features that are available from the style. RFQ. click Apply. • Accept the default status of Active (Inactive status styles are not available for use). • Identify which document types this style can be used with. item attribute lists. Sourcing Super Users can create public templates that are available for use . Define Negotiation Templates If your negotiations use many of the same elements (bid/quote controls. auction).• Give your style a name. you can create templates for each negotiation type (RFI. • Optionally give your style a description. or invitation lists).

2. click "Create New Template. The available type in the column for which we can create a template are . ." 4.Auctions. . On the Step 1: Create Template Header page. 5. On the Templates page. Continue by using the instructions in the online help describing how to define templates.by all Sourcing Buyers.) To create a negotiation template: 1.RFQ.RFI. . click the link for the type of negotiation template you wish to create. (Sourcing Super Users and Sourcing Buyers can both create their own private templates that only they can use. In the Templates column of the Quick Links section. click the Negotiations tab. On the Negotiations Home page. Be sure to accept the default Access value of Public. give your template a name and optionally a description. 3.

The forms that are created with Oracle Sourcing typically are modeled after the third . Forms A form captures information from the buyer in a similar fashion as an abstract but rather than publishing data to the buying organization's website. Abstracts are presented to suppliers on the buying organization's external website. and the open and close date.Create Abstracts and Forms Abstracts An abstract is a summary or synopsis of a negotiation. Suppliers can view the details about negotiations and determine if they are interested in participating without having to log in to the sourcing application. whom to contact for more information. It usually contains information such as the goods or services being purchased. An abstract can even contain a PDF version of the negotiation for the supplier to download. this information is captured in an XML file that can be transferred to a third party system.

Creating Abstracts and Forms Abstracts and forms are composed of fields and sections. 2. (Super User) Map to third-party XSD/DTD file 6. On the Abstract and Forms page. decide that you want to capture different information than what the abstract or the forms are seeded with. 5. From the Negotiations Home page. however. 4. (Super User) Activate the form. You can then use these building blocks to construct your form or abstract. (Super User) Create a new form or modify an existing form. 3. (Super User) Add any new fields or sections on the form. . (Super User) Create fields and sections. To capture new information. (Buyer) Add Abstract to negotiation and complete required information. (Super User) Modify and activate the existing Abstract definition. you can create new sections and/or fields and use them in your abstract and forms definition. 5.party systems so that the data collected matches their requirements. When creating a form or abstract. click Manage Sections and Fields. click "Abstract and Forms. 7. Using Abstracts and Forms: Oracle Sourcing is seeded with a draft abstract and two forms. The Abstract and Forms page displays the abstract and the forms that exist in the system (initially you should see only one abstract and two forms that are seeded with the application). click the Administration tab. The buyer can then generate the appropriately formatted XML file and send it for publishing on the third party system. General Steps to Using the Forms Feature: 1. first create these building blocks in the application. You may. Creating New Sections/Fields 1." 3. On the Administration page. 4. These are the building blocks that are used to create a form or abstract. 2. 2. (Buyer) Complete the form and generate XML. (Buyer) Publish the Abstract for a specific negotiation to an external website. (Super User) Create any new fields or sections (building blocks) desired on the Abstract. 4. General Steps to Using the Abstract Feature: 1. 3. (Super User) Update form as requirements change. (Super User) Set up and customize external website.

To limit the field's data input to only a predefined set of values. This specifies the type of data value the buyer can enter in the field. • Name. this value should match the code from the XSD/DTD to which you will be mapping. If this field will be used on a form. click the flashlight and select the Value Set. Enter a value that is meaningful to the buyer. or click Create Field to define a new field. to facilitate easy mapping. This is a required field. The Field code and only be up to 30 characters and can only have alphanumeric characters (Underscores are allowed within the code).5. Possible data types are: text. date/time. Creating New Fields 1. The . • Value Type. This is a required. user-defined value that will be associated withthe field. You can use this to enter any additional information that you Feel the buyer needs to have to correctly complete this field. This is an optional field that is presented to the buyer as a tip if Data is entered. and amount. On the Manage Sections and Fields page. On the Create Field page. This value will appear next to the entry field/poplist/List of Values on the form that will be presented to the buyer. click Create Section to define a new section. • List of Values. date. user-defined value that uniquely identifies the field. • Description. enter values for the following fields: • Code. number.

Only active fields can be added to a section or form. and Active. user-defined value that will be associated with the section. Once you change the status to Active. 2. While the field is draft status. for ease of mapping. enter values for the following fields: • Code. If this section will be used on a form. When you initially enter the page. this value should match the code from the XSD/DTD to which you will be mapping. To create a new value set. . Once you have finished defining your new field.flashlight will query all value sets that are defined for Oracle Sourcing. • Name. the values in this poplist will be Draft (selected). The following types of value sets are supported: • Table • Independent • Translatable independent • Status. A required. A required. You can also delete the field. You will only be allowed to make the field inactive. This value appears above the section when the form is presented to the buyer. On the Create Section page. The section code can only be up to 20 characters and can only have alphanumeric characters (Underscores are allowed within the code). user-defined value that uniquely identifies the section. click on the Manage Value Sets button at the top of the page. You can also create a value set on the Administration page (see the section below for instructions on creating value sets). you can no longer modify the Code of the Value Type. you can no longer delete the field. you can edit the Code Name and other properties of the field. click Apply Creating New Sections 1. Also. This is a display only field that is updated when a new version of the section is created. • Version.

Click the flashlight icon. Search for and select the field or section you wish to add (you can add a section within a section). and Active. you can edit Code. 4. you can no longer delete the section. Once you change the status to active. click Add another Row. and other properties of the section. When you initially enter the page. Use this to give specific instructions to the buyer for this section. RFI). or form. You can only make the section inactive 2. • Text Tip. Identifies this section as a repeating section.Enter a value that is meaningful to the buyer. You can also delete the section. While the section is in draft status. If the section contains repeating data. Once you have added all the fields and/or sections to the section. Set Up > Purchasing > Document Types. . 2. 3. 5. Log into Oracle Purchasing as a Purchasing Super User. Set Up Document Print Layouts To Assign Layout Templates: 1. no system fields can be defined to it. A required field used to describe the section. After you have added the field or section. RFQ. To add a field to the section. It is not displayed to the buyer. • Section Contains repeating Data. Click Update for any Sourcing document type (Buyer Auction. 3. Also. specify whether it requires a response from the supplier. This text is presented to the buyer as a tip below the section header. you can no longer modify Code or make the section repeating. click Apply. the values in this poplist are Draft (selected). Only active sections can be added to an abstract. Navigate to the Document Types page. section. • Status. Repeating sections are displayed to the buyer as a table. • Description. Name.

select a Document Type Layout. (If you have Oracle Procurement Contracts licensed and installed.. For each document type. also select a Contract Terms lay .4.

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