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FAQ: Document Approval and Routing (Doc ID 210488.1)

Last updated on MAY 26, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Purchasing - Version 11.5.10 to 12.0.4 [Release 11.5 to 12]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

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This FAQ has the most common questions about PO document approval and routing. This article does not include bugs/patches or troubleshooting tips.

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Purpose
Questions and Answers
 What does the status Pre-Approved mean, and how does a document reach this status?
 What is the difference between DIRECT and HIERARCHY forwarding methods?
 What is the significance of the Document Total and Account Range types on the Approval Groups form?
 What is the significance of using jobs or positions, and what effect will choosing one or the other have on the document approval routing?
 What is the difference between archiving on Approve versus Print?
 
In Release 11.X and higher, every time attempting to approve a document it remains in the status of 'Incomplete' - why?
 How is it possible to approve a blanket release when the blanket purchase agreement is showing that the full amount has already been released?
 I am delegating the approval of a PO to someone who does not have access to open this PO. Would he be able to approve it?
 I have heard about something called AME for approvals in 11.5.10, what is it and can I use it on my earlier release?
 I have heard of POERROR for improved error handling. What is this feature?
 Is it possible to define position hierarchies, which span across multiple operating units?
 How is it possible to approve a blanket release when the blanket purchase agreement is showing that the full amount has already been released?
 What is global supervisor and how can I utilize that for approvals across business groups?
 I have end-dated a position but still have the employees assigned to this position. These employees continue to be able to approve the POs as before. Why?
 What type of document attachments can be emailed with Purchase Orders to Suppliers?
 Does Approvals Management Engine (AME) support parallel approvers - where notifications are sent out to multiple people simultaneously to speed up the approval process?
 Where can more information be obtained on AME?
 Still Have Questions?
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