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Oracle Cloud SCM 24B Release: What's New?

Oracle Cloud SCM 24B Release: What's New?

April 1, 2024
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Sohaib Zaidi

Oracle’s 24B release is upon us! The tentative Oracle 24B SCM release date is set for May 2024. The release will hit your test environment on this date. This blog explores a high-level summary of the new features that come with the Oracle SCM 24B release. We think you’ll love some of the new benefits and enhanced capabilities.  

We'll also emphasize why thorough testing is crucial for the Oracle SCM 24B release rollout and how Opkey’s No-Code test automation platform can make updates quick and painless.

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High-Level: What benefits are coming in the Supply Chain Management (SCM) module?

• Enhanced inventory tracking with Unique Device Identifier (UDI) reporting.  

• Improved real-time monitoring of materials management processes.  

• Streamlined order management with automated backorders and shipment attributes.  

• More accurate cost analysis with real-time supply chain cost rollup.  

Details of the Oracle SCM 24B Release Notes: What’s New?

Inventory Management
  • Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence (OTBI) now offers the Unique Device Identifier column in the Lot and Serial Number dimension of the Inventory Balance Real Time subject area.
  • If you use supply chain cost rollup to calculate the costs of your manufactured items, you can now analyze these costs using the Costing - Supply Chain Cost Rollup Real Time subject area in OTBI.
Manufacturing
  • You can manage the Minimum Transfer Quantity attribute using the ADFdi (Application Development Framework desktop integration) spreadsheet.
  • You can manage the Minimum Transfer Quantity attribute for the work definition using a REST service, specify minimum transfer quantity during create and update actions in the work definition POST request.
  • You can use minimum transfer quantity in the OTBI (Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence) reports.
Maintenance
  • Oracle Visual Builder Studio enables business rules to configure Redwood pages, such as making fields and regions optional, read-only or editable, and adjusting visibility based on specific criteria.
  • Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence (OTBI) provides real-time self-service reporting from Oracle Fusion Cloud Maintenance, covering work requirements, forecasts, supplier warranties, asset qualification, and asset equipment qualification.
Order Management
  • With Oracle Visual Builder Studio users can enable business rules configuration for Redwood pages, such as making fields and regions optional, read-only or editable, and adjusting visibility based on specific criteria.  
  • Oracle Cloud SCM 24B release update includes changes to some Supply Chain Planning FBDI templates, including ATP Rules, Bill of Resources, and Purchase Order Shipments Receipt History.
Procurement
  • Oracle Fusion Cloud Procurement and Oracle Fusion Cloud Self Service Procurement introduce new REST resources, including Purchase Agreements, Purchase Agreement Lines, Import Requests, Purchasing Document Import Errors, and Special Handling Types.
  • OTBI allows you to generate reports and inquiries on compliance checklists related to purchasing documents, using attributes such as checklist title, number, status, and owner.

How Can Test Automation Bring the Easiest Update?

Oracle Cloud updates have the potential to negatively impact existing configurations and integrations. Thoroughly testing each Oracle Cloud Updates is recommended. We advise test automation because it is a difficult undertaking to manually test these improvements in just two weeks.  

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How Opkey Can Help

Opkey is the leading No-Code test automation platform for Oracle. Opkey can expedite Oracle Cloud quarterly update certifications, cutting them from weeks to only 3 days. Before each update, Opkey runs a comprehensive series of automated tests to validate the features being released against your environment.  

Opkey’s predictive intelligence tells you clearly what changes in your transactions, configurations, and custom screens. It takes all the guesswork out of determining what needs to be tested before changes are deployed to your Oracle Cloud apps. Instead of testing all cases, you only need to test cases that are highly risky and their dependent components. This eliminates hours of manual effort and struggle.

These tests should thoroughly validate:

  • The health of the processes in a simulated existing customer environment.
  • Successful execution of tests in a simulated new customer environment.
  • End-to-end business process flows.
  • Primary use-case scenarios.
  • Alternate use-case scenarios.
  • Oracle Cloud’s security tests.
  • Reports and integration tests.
  • Additional scenarios are derived from design specifications.
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