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Oracle iProcurement :

PUNCHOUTS
SIDDHANT PATNI

INDEX
TYPES OF PUNCHOUT
DIRECT PUNCHOUT
TRANSPARENT
BENEFITS OF PUNCHOUT
PROCESS MODEL
PROCESS STEPS
SUPPLIER ORGANIZATION SETUPS
BUYING ORGANIZATION SETUPS

INDEX
TYPES OF PUNCHOUT
DIRECT PUNCHOUT
TRANSPARENT
BENEFITS OF PUNCHOUT
PROCESS MODEL
PROCESS STEPS
SUPPLIER ORGANIZATION SETUPS
BUYING ORGANIZATION SETUPS

Types of Punchout
1. Direct Punchout
2. Transparent Punchout

1. Direct Punchout
Punchout enables buyers to click a link
that goes to a suppliers catalog,
search for items on the suppliers site,
and return those items directly to the
buyers shopping cart.

2. Transparent Punchout
A transparent punchout allows requesters
to search for items on an external site
without leaving Oracle iProcurement.
Unlike punchout, requesters do not access
the site directly. Instead, when the
requester searches for items, the
transparent punchout works in the
background to access the external site and
return the matching items directly to the

Requesters do not necessarily know the


items came from an external site.
From the Search Results page, requesters
add the items returned from the
transparent punchout to their shopping
cart just as they would any other item in
the local catalog.

INDEX
TYPES OF PUNCHOUT
DIRECT PUNCHOUT
TRANSPARENT
BENEFITS OF PUNCHOUT
PROCESS MODEL
PROCESS STEPS
SUPPLIER ORGANIZATION SETUPS
BUYING ORGANIZATION SETUPS

Benefits of Punchouts
Access of Remote Catalogs from
iProcurement
Burden to maintain and host their own
catalog is removed from buying
organization thus reduces catalog
maintenance and data storage cost.
Allows supplier to share catalog
maintained to various buying organization.

INDEX
TYPES OF PUNCHOUT
DIRECT PUNCHOUT
TRANSPARENT
BENEFITS OF PUNCHOUT
PROCESS MODEL
PROCESS DETAIL STEPS
SUPPLIER ORGANIZATION SETUPS
BUYING ORGANIZATION SETUPS

Process Model

Process Details steps


1. The requester logs on to Oracle
iProcurement
2. From oracle iProcurement, the requester
clicks a punchout link to the supplier site.
3. The Supplier authenticates the requester
and returns a response.
4. Oracle iProcurement redirects the
requesters browser to the supplier site

5. When the requester finishes


shopping, the supplier site returns the
shopping cart items to Oracle
iProcurement via the requesters
browser.
6. The requester completes the
checkout process, and Oracle
iProcurement processes the order.

INDEX
TYPES OF PUNCHOUT
DIRECT PUNCHOUT
TRANSPARENT
BENEFITS OF PUNCHOUT
PROCESS MODEL
PROCESS STEPS
SUPPLIER ORGANIZATION SETUPS
BUYING ORGANIZATION SETUPS

Supplier Organization
Setup
1. Use UTF-8 Coding for sending Punchout documents.
2. Create Logon User : Supplier to develop a method that allows
multiple buyers with same login account to access its site one
time. Supplier can achieve this by making its site sessionaware(the site assigns a session key to each login user account) or
using some other method for distinguishing logons to its site.
3. Install XML Parser on Supplier site: Communication between
Oracle Exchange or Oracle iProcurement and a Suppliers web
makes extensive use of XML processing. As the supplier you must
have an XML Parser tool installed to decode the XML documents
passed to you.
4. Create URL on Supplier Site to accept incoming Documents
: To provide the necessary security, it is recommended that you
create a page on a Secure HTTPS/HTTP(Unsecure) server to handle

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Process incoming XML or CXML request: Login request from


iProcurement
sent to the suppliers site contains
information about user and users
company. Supplier should
use this information to validate proper user
access.
Provide XML or CXML Response: If password in login request
is correct, the suppliers portal should respond to iProcurement
with XML or CXML login response.
Determine Method for Returning Buyers to iProcurement:
Once Buyers have completed browsing the suppliers site, they
must return to iProcurement to complete purchasing process.
The supplier may need to create an additional Return button for
buyers who have not placed any item on Shopping cart.
Return Shopping Cart: Once the buyer clicks on Return button,
via the Buyers browser, to Oracle iProcurement containing
details of all the items the buyer selected from your web catalog.
Once the document is returned to Oracle iProcurement, the
selected items are added to the Buyers shopping cart, and
buyer can complete the purchasing process.

INDEX
TYPES OF PUNCHOUT
DIRECT PUNCHOUT
TRANSPARENT
BENEFITS OF PUNCHOUT
PROCESS MODEL
PROCESS STEPS
SUPPLIER ORGANIZATION SETUPS
BUYING ORGANIZATION SETUPS

Buyer Organization Setup


1. Verify Access to Secure Sites: Requires verification when
punching out to a secure supplier site.
2. Set Profile options: Profile options are required to be set by
System administrator like POR : Proxy Server Name, POR : Proxy
Server Port, POR : CA Certificate File Name, etc.
3. Define Supplier Punchout in Oracle iProcurement: After the
supplier has set up punchout access to its web store, use this step
to create a Punchout link in Oracle iProcurement to the suppliers
site.
4. Add Catalog(Content Zone) to Store: Any catalog you create
must be assigned to a store to be searchable Once your punchout
or Transparent punchout is ready to use, assign it to a store.

5. Control Access: Access control for Catalog can be restricted on


the basis of Users, Responsibilities and Operating Units.
6. Set up Supplier and Site Mapping: Using Ecommerce Gateway
and EDI location field mapping can be done.
7. Set up Data Mapping: User oracle e-Commerce Gateway to map
values(Like Supplier, UOM, Item category, etc.) that supplier sends
to use in iProcurement.

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