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Exchange Migration - Changes Planned For The Oracle Exchange Platform (Doc ID 2083643.1)

Last updated on MAY 21, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Business Network - Version 5.1 and later
Oracle Exchange Marketplace - Version 6.2.4 and later
Oracle iProcurement - Version 11.5.10 to 12.2.5 [Release 11.5 to 12.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

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The following announcement has been sent related to Oracle Exchange shutdown on October 25th, 2016:

Following an extensive outreach program, we believe that we have completed the migration of all customer & supplier accounts off of the Exchange.Oracle.com platform. The next phase in the decommissioning process will be to suspend internet access to the Test and Production instances for Oracle Exchange in preparation for the final shutdown of the platform.

What is being announced?
Internet access to the 2 Oracle Exchange instances will be suspended according to the following timetable:
- connectivity to testexchange.oracle.com will be suspended at or shortly after 12:30AM (EDT) UTC/GMT -4 hrs on 27-October-2016
- connectivity to exchange.oracle.com will be suspended at or shortly after 12:30AM (EDT) UTC/GMT -4 hrs on 01-November-2016

At this time, it will no longer be possible for any user to logon to the Oracle Exchange platform, punchout redirect will no longer function and any business documents being transmitted between trading partners will no longer be processed.

If you believe that the suspension of access to Oracle Exchange will affect you then you must contact us IMMEDIATELY. Oracle Applicastions customers can log a Service Request through My Oracle Support(support.oracle.com) or Suppliers can log a Contact Us ticket.

Why you are receiving this Email?
Oracle Exchange (Exchange.oracle.com) provides Oracle hosted services for customers of Oracle iProcurement and Peoplesoft eProcurement. You are receiving this notification because your company is registered on Oracle Exchange and your email address is listed as a contact for the company.

Thanks,
OEX Team

 

The following email message was sent out by Oracle Exchange development team on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 :

Why you are Receiving the Email below:

Please read this email – it concerns changes to the Oracle Exchange platform that you may be using with your Oracle E-Business Suite iProcurement or Peoplesoft eProcurement solution. If you are currently using the Oracle Exchange platform service, required actions are listed below. If your company is no longer using Oracle Exchange let us know so we can remove you from our distribution list.

What is being announced?
1. We are planning changes to the Oracle Exchange platform that will affect Punchout Re-Direct and catalog hosting functionality.
2. We will be hosting a conference call for all Oracle Exchange Administrators on Thursday Dec 3rd to provide details of the upcoming changes and to give you an opportunity to ask any questions about the planned changes.

Note: If all your Punchouts are directly to supplier websites from iProcurement or eProcurement, rather than to exchange.oracle.com, you will NOT be impacted by this change.

What am I being asked to do?
1. Understand the changes that will be made to the Exchange platform that are summarized below. If your company uses the Exchange platform today then you will need to start planning for the migration activities that will be required. Understand if migration activities will be required for your organization. We will provide existing users of the Exchange platform a generous time-window in which to complete their migration activities. We do not expect to publish a final date for you to migrate your Punchout Re-Direct definitions until we have worked with all existing Oracle Exchange users to get their feedback on migration plans.
2. Contact us by sending an email to oexhelp_us@oracle.com to be removed from future mailings.
Use the subject line NOT USING EXCHANGE if your company is no longer using exchange
Use the subject line USING EXCHANGE BUT NOT PERSONALLY INVOLVED if you are not involved in Exchange activities– in which case please let us know a replacement email address of a colleague who has a user account.

Why you are receiving this Email?
Oracle Exchange (Exchange.oracle.com ) provides Oracle hosted services for customers of Oracle iProcurement and Peoplesoft eProcurement. You are receiving this notification because your company is registered on Oracle Exchange and your email address is listed as a contact for the company. If there are multiple contacts identified for your company in your Oracle Exchange account, then your colleague(s) will receive a similar email. If you are not involved in Exchange activities please contact us using the instructions above.

What are we changing?
Oracle is planning a set of changes to the features provided on the Oracle Exchange platform for Oracle Customers and their suppliers. One of the key updates will be to switch the 'Punchout Re-Direct' (PRD) functionality supported on the Oracle Exchange platform to the newer Oracle Supplier Network platform. This change will provide equivalent functionality while storing the PRD configuration details on the newer Oracle Supplier Network platform. Move to Oracle Supplier Network platform will also enable SHA-2 support, which is currently not supported on the Oracle Exchange.
We are also planning to retire the supplier catalog hosting capabilities currently made available through the Exchange platform. There are a range of alternate options that are now available to E-Business Suite iProcurement and Peoplesoft eProcurement customers and on the call we will discuss these options and how suppliers can be migrated to these alternate solutions.

What is the Oracle Supplier Network (OSN)?
The Oracle Supplier Network (OSN) is a cloud-based supplier registration and messaging service provided to Oracle customers and their trading partners. For example, organizations can use OSN to automate transmission of important business documents such as Purchase Orders and Invoices with their trading partners.

How can I learn more about this?
We would like to invite you to attend a conference call on Thursday December 3rd when we will discuss these changes. On the conference call, we will explain when the new PRD functionality will be available on Oracle Supplier Network, the tools we will provide to help you plan and execute the migration, the options for testing and the timelines for the overall project.

In the meantime, if you are an existing Oracle applications customer and you have questions related to existing functionality on Oracle Exchange feel free to contact Oracle Support.

Thanks,
OEX Team




The above email was a follow up to another email previously broadcast by the Exchange development team:

 

In the future we will be decommissioning Exchange.Oracle.com and removing support for catalogs (this is the last phase of site decommission). A date has not been set but we will be reaching out in the coming months with more information.

There are several alternatives for supplier-authored catalogs that are much more popular. Below is some information if you'd like to get a jump on evaluating alternatives.

E-Business Suite options for catalog content

a) Buyers may load catalogs
b) Suppliers may use spreadsheets to define and update catalogs. Spreadsheets can be uploaded by buyers
c) Catalog management can be outsourced to an Oracle partner hosted marketplace.
Partners support this through standard punchout (as with Oracle Exchange)
Partners also support this without leaving the UI (using Oracle's Transparent PunchOut technology)
d) If Oracle iSupplier Portal is licensed: suppliers may define and update catalogs directly into iSupplier Portal, with changes subject to a buyer approval workflow.
e) If Oracle iProcurement Extensions for Oracle Endeca is licensed: supplier ecommerce catalogs can be automatically loaded into Endeca, providing users with search results from all sources without leaving iProcurement UI (Universal Search)

The decommission of Exchange will impact Punchouts to Supplier-Hosted Catalogs via Exchange because we will need to move these punchout definitions to a different Oracle-hosted site: Oracle Supplier Network which supports SHA-2. The punchout feature will continue to be supported as is; moving to a different location is to increase reliability, performance, and improve the feature a bit as well.

 

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions  

1. The email from Wednesday 25-NOV-2015 mentions a conference call to be held on Thursday, December 3rd, 2015.  What are the conference details?

   As announced in the email sent out on Nov 25th above, changes are planned for the Oracle Exchange platform that you may be using with your Oracle E-Business Suite iProcurement or Peoplesoft eProcurement solution.
   Please join us for a conference call / Web-conference to learn more about these changes as below:

    Date: Thursday Dec 3rd, 2015
    Time: 8:00 am PST or 11:00 am EST or 5:00 pm CET or 9:30 PM IST (Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi)

    Oracle Zoom Conference Details
    -----------------------------------------
    Subject: OEX Marketplace Migration to OSN
    URL to join the Oracle Zoom Conference: https://oracle.zoom.us/j/858295505?pwd=Emb9VTmFyDY=

    The URL above provides one click access to the Zoom conference at the scheduled time from a PC, Mac, iOS or Android device.

    Alternative ways to connect:
    Go to https://oracle.zoom.us and click the 'Join Meeting'
    Meeting ID Number: 858 295 505
    Meeting Password: 516151

   Audio Information - Join by phone: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 408 638 0968 US Toll
   Meeting ID: 858 295 505
   International numbers available: https://oracle.zoom.us/zoomconference?m=JK4s-aw2XZecRCCHi6G8HfEetH5MNGpp

   If you are an existing Oracle applications customer and you have questions related to existing functionality on Oracle Exchange feel free to contact Oracle Support. If the date/time doesn't work for you,
   please let us know by sending a mail to oexhelp_us@oracle.com.

   Thanks,
   OEX Team

 Click here for the Presentation from Thursday Dec 3rd, 2015.

2. When will the new Punchout feature be available in OSN?

The new Punchout feature in OSN will be available when the OSN hardware is upgraded in December.
Please see the following document for more details:
- <Note 2019136.1> - Planned Downtime in December For The Hardware Upgrade of Oracle Supplier Network

3. When Oracle Exchange will be decommissioned?

Oracle Exchange Exchange was shutdown as of 1-Nov-2016.

4. Will this affect the Punchout from iProcurement?

If using Punchout model from iProcurement XML/cXML through Oracle Exchange, you may plan to migrate the Punchout definition/setup to do the same process through OSN. 

5. Is documentation available for OSN Punchout features and migration?

Documentation will be sent out after December 12/13th when OSN platform has been deemed stable. The documentation will be sent via email to customer base from Oracle Exchange and this Note will be updated as well.

Click here for the Presentation from Thursday Dec 3rd, 2015.

6. Is the OSN punchout to supplier fully functional today?

OSN Punchout to supplier is fully functional.

7. On the Supplier side, do they need to make any changes after the hardware upgrade/migration?

   If the Supplier has an account today on Oracle Exchange, they will have to create one in OSN instance if they don’t already have one. Follow note below to register the supplier:
    <Note 2028358.1> - How To Register Suppliers In OSN (Doc ID 2028358.1)
   They will also need to create the punchout configuration in OSN. The Punchout definition from Oracle Exchange will not migrate automatically. 


8. Will the setup for Punchout  migrate to OSN from Oracle Exchange?


No. The Punchout will need to be defined manually in OSN test and Production.

9. Will OSN allow catalog hosting?

Oracle Product Management and Development will host a separate session to go over the Catalog Hosting features in OSN after the hardware migration

10. Is 11.5.10 supported for OSN Punchout?

Yes. It is supported as long as the 11.5.10 has <patch 19866324> "Fix for Bug 19866324" which supports TLS. Reference <note 1943414.1>

 

 

There is a community thread to check and post questions:

https://community.oracle.com/thread/3874003

 

Note: The transition from Oracle Exchange to OSN is completed. You may refer them to this link - https://osn.oracle.com/snw/faces/Resources.jsf which includes the information on the migration of Oracle Exchange to OSN. Follow up in <note 2142754.1> - FAQ - Tracking Oracle Exchange to OSN Migration (Doc ID 2142754.1)

 

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In this Document
Details
 Why you are Receiving the Email below:
 Frequently Asked Questions  
 1. The email from Wednesday 25-NOV-2015 mentions a conference call to be held on Thursday, December 3rd, 2015.  What are the conference details?
 2. When will the new Punchout feature be available in OSN?
 3. When Oracle Exchange will be decommissioned?
 4. Will this affect the Punchout from iProcurement?
 5. Is documentation available for OSN Punchout features and migration?
 6. Is the OSN punchout to supplier fully functional today?
 7. On the Supplier side, do they need to make any changes after the hardware upgrade/migration?
 
8. Will the setup for Punchout  migrate to OSN from Oracle Exchange?
 9. Will OSN allow catalog hosting?
 10. Is 11.5.10 supported for OSN Punchout?
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