Create Buyer Assignment Rules When Deliver-To Is Organization Not Location
Last updated on JANUARY 31, 2017
Applies to:Oracle Fusion Purchasing - Version 18.104.22.168.0 and later
Oracle Fusion Purchasing Cloud Service - Version 22.214.171.124.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Requisitions can be searched by Deliver-To Location but this data field is not available to include in Manage Buyer Assignment Rules.
This is the required method to automatically assign requisitions to buyers.
How can this be accomplished when the only Deliver-To value is Organization not Location?
There is a requirement for this data field be added to assignment rules if no workaround available.
Customer has not implemented Fusion Inventory, Inventory resides in 3rd party software which will send requisitions with Item Numbers to Fusion to be created into POs. There will be 1 Inventory Organization defined which will be Item Master, so Deliver-To Organization (Inventory Org) is not viable.
Receipts related to these requisitions will be interfaced from 3rd Party. In Fusion, we will receive into Expense only - again as Inventory is Not installed & there will be No inventory orgs / locations defined in Fusion to receive to.
Of the currently available fields to define Buyer Assignment Rules, here are the options:
Requisitioning BU : Customer has only 1 > Not an option
Commodity : Not defined for Customer as Inventory is Not installed, nor is this how requisitions are grouped for buyers > Not an option
Deliver-to (Inventory) Organization : Inventory is Not installed / the only Inventory org defined is the Item Master which is Not available for transactions > Not an option
Supplier : Requisitioners rarely identify suppliers & Buyers are Not assigned to specific suppliers > Not an option
Non-Catalog Request : Many requisitions will be interfaced from Maximo & items are Not linked to BPAs > Not an option
Exceeds Line Amount : Customer has no limit on buyer spend authorization > Not an option
Procurement BU : There is Only 1 > Not an option
However if a Purchasing Manager or someone with similar access were to Manually assign requisition lines, one of the Basic search fields other than Requisitioning BU (in case where customer has only 1), Requisition, Buyer, Category Name (Buyers are Not limited by category) & Item (Buyers are Not limited by item)] is Deliver-to Location.
Why is this available to Manually assign but Not available to create a Buyer Assignment Rule from? Why are Advanced fields - such as Ship-to Location, Requester, Negotiation Required, New Supplier- available to Manually assign but Not create Buyer Assignment Rules from?
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