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  • E-Commerce: Application Integration with Oracle

    Applications

    Presented By: Anne Blanchard

    Director of Product Management SPS Commerce, Inc.

  • Application Integration with Oracle Applications

    Benefits of EDI and Integration Integration Options

    Oracles EDI Gateway Custom Coding Integration Engine

    What is required for each type of integration Customer requirements Vendor requirements

    Customer case studies Integration challenges

  • Why choose EDI??? Why integrate it with your

    Oracle Apps? Increase communication time of key

    information with your trading partners

    Reduction of business cycles Increase accuracy of data

    Benefits of EDI and Integration

  • Integration Options: Oracles EDI Gateway

    Supported Transactions for Oracle 10.7

    810 (invoice) outbound 850 (purchase order) inbound 850 (purchase order) outbound 856 (advanced ship notice) outbound

  • 850 (purchase order) in 850 (purchase order) out 856 (advanced ship notice) out 856 (advanced ship notice) in 857 (shipment and billing

    notice) in 860 (P.O. change request) out 862 (shipping schedule) out

    810 (invoice) in 810 (invoice) out 820 (remittance advice) out 824 (application advice) out 830 (planning schedule with

    release capability) out 832 (price/sales catalog) in 843 (response to request for

    quotation) in

    Integration Options: Oracles EDI Gateway

    Supported Transactions for Oracle 11.0

  • Supported Transactions for Oracle 11i

    Oracle 11i will support the traditional EDI

    Gateway and a new E-Commerce Gateway. The E-Commerce gateway will output an XML file instead of a flat file. Oracle 11i will support the same

    transactions as 11.0.

    Integration Options: Oracles EDI Gateway

  • Vendor requirements The EDI vendor should provide tested

    map templates for each transaction

    Full featured translator Skilled consultants that can assist with

    the customization of the different map templates

    Integration Options: Oracles EDI Gateway

  • Integration Options: Oracles EDI Gateway

    Customer requirements The customer is expected to provide a

    configured EDI gateway

    Knowledgeable resources Internal business processes Oracle configuration - most sites make

    changes to Oracle Apps!

  • Customer Case Study Mid-market manufacturer of trucking

    equipment Oracle Apps 10.7 installed on Windows

    NT platform EDI translator installed on Windows NT

    server Using Oracles EDI Gateway Integrated 3 transactions for 5 trading

    partners - 810out, 850in, 856out 3 days of services per transaction

    Integration Options: Oracles EDI Gateway

  • Option for customers needing transaction not supported by the EDI Gateway

    Custom program written that will either post or extract data from the Oracle tables

    Integration Options: Custom Coding

  • Vendor requirements The EDI vendor should offer a

    flexible, easy-to-use mapping tool, that allows for the creation of custom maps

    Full-featured translator Skilled consultants that can assist

    with the creation of custom maps

    Integration Options: Custom Coding

  • Customer Requirements Custom interface to Oracle Apps

    Data validation Application of business rules

    Custom mapping information Flat file layout Trading partner specifications Mapping matrix

    Integration Options: Custom Coding

  • Customer Case Study Large manufacturer of computer supplies

    and accessories Oracle Apps 10.7 installed on an HP Unix

    system EDI translator installed on HP Unix system Used the EDI Gateway for integrating

    purchase orders, invoices, etc. Custom interfaces for 940out (warehouse

    shipping order) and 945in (warehouse shipping advice)

    3 weeks for custom interface to Oracle Apps 2 days for first map for each transaction (940

    and 945)

    Integration Options: Custom Coding

  • Software package that supports the integration of EDI transactions to and from Oracles Open Interface Tables Eliminate the need for custom

    coding Ideal for customers that require

    integration for transactions not supported by the EDI Gateway

    Integration Options: Integration Engine

  • Vendor requirements Software package that sits between

    the EDI translator and Oracle Apps Provides cross reference capabilities Application of business rules Data validation before posting or

    extracting data Same integration engine used for

    different transactions

    Integration Options: Integration Engine

  • Customer requirements Knowledgeable resources

    Internal business processes Trading partner requirements Oracle configuration

    Integration Options: Integration Engine

  • Customer Case Study Large manufacturer of print devices and

    print supplies for assembly lines Customers include US Postal Service, Phillip

    Morris, 3M, and GM Came from a rip and read EDI solution - they

    wanted to improve service to their larger customers and reduce their operating costs

    Did not want to support both the EDI Gateway and an integration engine so they chose the integration engine because it supported more transactions

    Integration Options: Integration Engine

  • Customer Case Study Oracle Apps 10.7 installed on DEC

    Alpha Unix system EDI translator and Integration Engine

    installed on Windows NT server Integrated purchase orders, invoices,

    etc. for 24 trading partners Approximately 3 days of gap analysis

    prior to implementation for each transaction type

    3 to 6 weeks implementation for each transaction type

    Integration Options: Integration Engine

  • Integration Options: Integration Engine

    Customer Case Study Final results

    Improved customer service 97% for invoicing within service

    standards 95% for shipping within service

    standards 0.85% error rate

    Significant decrease in order processing time

    Invoices sent when an order is closed out - no more delay!

  • Things to think about Clear definition of project

    requirements - make sure everyone is on board before starting the project

    Cost and benefit analysis prior to selecting a solution

    What expertise is required? Oracle Applications Internal business processes EDI requirements

    Integration Challenges

  • Thank You!

    Anne Blanchard

    ablanchard@spscommerce.com

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