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Oracle Asset Tracking User's Guide
Release 12.1
Part Number E13672-05
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Understanding Asset Deployment

This chapter covers the following topics:

Overview of Understanding Asset Deployment

This topic group describes how to deploy assets using Oracle Asset Tracking.

About Asset Deployment

Asset deployment is a capability of Oracle Asset Tracking. The purpose of asset deployment is to signal the completion of operational tasks, to update item statuses in Oracle Install Base, and to initiate the asset creation and update processes in Oracle Projects and Oracle Assets.

Oracle Asset Tracking can be integrated with external systems. Oracle Asset Tracking provides an interface API as well as the Asset Deployment window for an external workforce management application to transmit transaction parameters to Oracle Asset Tracking.

For an overview of the asset operations and their dependence on Oracle Asset Tracking usage codes, see About Asset Processing for Normal and Depreciable Inventory Items.

From a user perspective, usage codes no longer appear. The user views operational status codes.

Asset deployment topics are as follows:

About Asset Deployment Transactions

The diagram that follows shows the life cycle flow of an item instance, with the asset deployment and Oracle application transactions that change the Oracle Asset Tracking usage codes for the item instance. Asset deployment transactions in item instance life cycle flow.

Asset Deployment Actions in Item Instance Life Cycle Flow

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About Partial Installation and In-Service Conditions

When material is issued from inventory to a project, a cost expenditure is created in Oracle Projects that includes the quantity and the cost of material. Oracle Asset Tracking creates the appropriate expenditures in Oracle Projects after the equipment is placed in service. Further processing by Oracle Projects programs creates assets based on these expenditures.

You can capitalize some or all of the material assigned to a project. For example, assume that ten items have been issued to the project. A technician installs five and then places only three items in service. This means that only three (or a cost expenditure equal to 3 times the unit cost) are capitalized immediately. Expenditure will be capitalized only after the associated equipment (asset) is deployed in service.

Selecting the Location for the Item Instance

In all the asset deployment transactions, to accurately track an item instance, you must select the current location of the item instance.

There are a number of options that are common to all the selections for the location of an item instance.

The value for the location can be an internal site or an external party site.

When entering location information, you must first select a Location Type from the following list:

If you select either HZ Location or Internal Site for the Location Type, then you must select a location into the Location field. The list of values for the Location field depends on your selection of Location Type:

If you select Party Site for the Location Type, then you must select a party into the Party field.

Using the Item Instance Deployment Page

Use this procedure to use the Item Instance Deployment page.

To use the Item Instance Deployment page

  1. Using the Asset Tracking Super User responsibility, navigate to Assets and then select Deployment.

    The Item Instance Deployment page appears.

  2. Select an action from the list.

    You can choose one of the following actions:

  3. Enter your search criteria. You can limit the search results by entering data into the following fields:

  4. Click the Go button.

    The search results appear in the lower portion of the page.

    Note: If you want to change your search criteria, then click the Clear button and enter the new criteria.

  5. To perform an action:

    1. Select the associated checkbox for a row in the results table.

      Note: You may select more than one.

    2. Click the button in the Select Object block.

      Note: The button that you see in the Select Object block is tied to the action that you selected for your search. For example, if you selected the action Move, then the Move button appears in the Select Object block.

      The page associated with the action that you selected appears, For example, if you selected the action Move, then the Move: Item Instance page appears.

  6. Update the fields for the action that you selected. The following provides an overview of each of the action detail pages.

  7. Click the Apply button.

    A confirmation message appears.

  8. Click the Done button to return to the Deployment Search page.