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Oracle® Fusion Applications Customer Data Management Implementation Guide
11g Release 1 (11.1.2)
Part Number E20433-02
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20 Common Customer Data Management Configuration: Define Resource Role Information

This chapter contains the following:

Define Resource Roles: Explained

Provisioning Security Roles: Explained

Job-to-Role Mapping: Explained

Resource Role Assignment: Explained

Resource Team Membership and Role Assignment Components: How They Work Together

FAQs for Define Resource Role Information

Define Resource Roles: Explained

Defining resource roles involves defining and configuring the roles that a resource plays as an individual or within a resource organization or resource team in the deploying company. This requires you to specify who a resource is within the enterprise and what specific role the resource performs within the context of an organization or team.

You can assign defined roles to resources directly or to resources within an organization or team context. This action simplifies the task of individually assigning complex roles to resources within the organization.

You can also set several flags while defining roles. Use these flags along with the organization hierarchy information to define the reporting hierarchy of resources. Use the Manager flag to tag a role as a supervisor role. Similarly, attach a Member tag to a role to make it a subordinate role in the hierarchy. Tag roles as Administrator or Lead to indicate the roles that the resource roles have within the hierarchy. Additionally, you can use these flags along with the organization hierarchy information to maintain manager-to-manager relationships within the organization.

Assigning Resource Role Types

Resource role types organize roles into logical groups. This simplifies role assignment and assignment tracking. For example, the Partner resource role type defines a set of partner-specific roles such as partner sales representative and partner sales manager. Use the Partner resource role type to determine the roles that are appropriate for partner members. Similarly, use the Sales resource role type and the Marketing resource role type to categorize the appropriate sales and marketing roles for internal employees or contingent worker resources.

Provisioning Security Roles: Explained

Security role provisioning is the process of automating the provisioning and de-provisioning of security roles based on resource role assignment to resources. Once security roles are provisioned to resources, they can access the tasks and data enabled for the security role.

Difference between Resource Roles and Security Roles

Resource roles indicate who a person is to the deploying company. As such, resource roles are used for filtering resources and for generating reporting hierarchies in addition to being used to define security policies. A key difference between a security role and resource role is that a resource role may be assigned to a resource without a user account, while a security role can only be provisioned to a resource who has a user account. So while in some cases the resource role may be defined at the same granularity as the security role and used to automate security role provisioning, the resource role concept remains separate from security roles.

Job-to-Role Mapping: Explained

In the Manage Resource Roles task, you can establish job mapping for a resource role. Job-to-resource-role mapping enables you to associate HCM jobs with specific resource roles. This mapping simplifies the task of assigning resource roles to new employees or contingent workers, resulting in time and costs efficiency.

For example, suppose a new employee joins the IT department as a data quality manager. If the new employee's job is already mapped to a resource role like Data Steward Manager, the resource role is automatically assigned when the employee is identified as a resource in the system. This enables you to place new employees faster in organizational and reporting hierarchies. If security roles are also associated with the resource role, then the new employee's access privileges are also granted automatically.

Resource Role Assignment: Explained

Resource role assignment is the task of assigning roles to active resources within the deploying company. These roles are previously set up, and have associated security privileges. Thus, when you assign a specific role to resources, they automatically receive access to specific business functions within the company.

You can assign different roles to the same resource in different organizations. Thus, the same resource can have access to different business functions depending on the security roles associated with the resource roles assigned to them.

Resource Team Membership and Role Assignment Components: How They Work Together

Resources who are team members can be assigned different roles within the team. These roles do not necessarily need to reflect the roles these resources may play in resource organizations. Depending on the requirements of the tasks assigned to the team, resources may be assigned resource roles, and can accordingly access data related to the tasks in which the team is engaged.

Resource Team Membership

A resource can belong to multiple teams depending on the needs of these teams and the skills that the resource offers. This does not affect the resource's membership with organizations within the deploying company.

Role Assignment

Resources have specific roles to play in every team to which they are assigned. Each of these roles can be different. Also, these roles can be different from the roles assigned to the same resources in resource organizations. Thus, a resource can be a manager in one team, and a member in another simultaneously.

FAQs for Define Resource Role Information

Can I add more than one resource role to a resource?

Yes. While a resource can have only one resource role within a resource organization, a resource can have multiple roles in different organizations across the deploying company.

Can I assign more than one resource role to a resource organization member?

No. One resource can only have one role within an organization. However, a resource can belong to more than one team, and can have multiple roles in each.