Oracle’s Supply Chain Module is a Cloud-based business management suite that helps in the management of goods, data, and finances related to a product or service. This spans from the procurement of raw materials to the delivery of the product at its destination. Oracle releases new features and functionality in the form of quarterly updates to add value to customers' investments. Oracle SCM 23D is the most recent in this series.
If you’re an Oracle SCM user and looking for what’s new in this update, this blog is for you. Here, we’ll dive deep to highlight what is new in Oracle Fusion Cloud 23D SCM Module. We’ll also explore why testing during every Oracle quarterly update ensures business continuity and why you should opt for test automation.
Since it is beyond the scope of this blog to comprehensively analyze all the updates, we recommend you go through our detailed Oracle Cloud’s 23D Release Advisory.
Highlights of Oracle SCM 23D Release Notes
Extend the View for Manual Reservations for Back-to-Back Sales Orders
Users can now view all the reservations that they have created manually in a back-to-back flow. Previously, they could view manual reservations only for lines that have an Unassigned supply type on the supply order.
Even when Oracle Supply Chain Orchestration is still processing, they can view supply orders, transfer orders, purchase orders, and work orders that fulfill all manual reservations.
Hold Changes from Manufacturing until Purchase Orders are Ready
Now users can temporarily hold the changes that they receive from Oracle Manufacturing in Oracle Supply Chain Orchestration. When a work order or an operation undergoes change outside your processing flow, this feature can be used.
For example, if Purchasing hasn’t created the purchase order, Supply Chain Orchestration temporarily holds the update request.
Use Redesign Pages to Create Transfer Supply Request
Oracle SCM 23D update allows you to create a transfer request on your desktop, tablet, or mobile device. You can either use the default supply source or pick another source while creating the request. This improves the user experience while creating a transfer request.
Exchange B2B Messages using Avalara
Oracle 23D release now ensures seamless collaboration with your trading partners via Avalara. Avalara is a Pan-European Public Procurement Online (PEPPOL) network that can streamline B2B setup in the Collaboration Messaging work area.
View Lot Secondary Transaction Quantity
Users can now quickly and easily search for and view details of completed inventory transactions. This is very useful when auditing on-hand quantity discrepancies or verifying lot or serial number data entered for a transaction. A new Secondary Quantity field is displayed immediately below the Transaction Quantity field.
Integrate Manufacturing & Maintenance Work Order Request with Warehouse Management System
Oracle SCM 23D release delivers services and core application enhancements to support integrations of work order. Users can now reserve, pick, move, and issue goods from a warehouse using external execution system or Oracle Fusion Cloud Warehouse Management (WMS).
View Initial Request Quantity on Transfer Orders
Previously, it wasn’t always possible for you to fulfill the entire requested quantity. In this situation, users cancel the remaining quantity manually or automatically. This reduces the originally requested quantity to the fulfilled quantity, making it difficult to track the organization’s key performance indicators.
Now, the Transfer Order has an Initial Requested Quantity column that lets you retain and reference the original quantity ordered. This will assist in measuring the performance of your key performance indicators for internal fulfillment.
Learn more: Advisory Document for Oracle Cloud’s 23D Release
Why Testing Is Critical with Each Oracle Quarterly Update
Oracle updates have the potential to negatively impact the existing configurations and integrations. Testing each Oracle quarterly update is recommended. As manually testing these updates within a short span of two weeks is a challenging task and exposes your business to risks, we recommend test automation.
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These tests validate:
- The health of the builds 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 derived from design specifications