|Oracle Quoting Implementation Guide|
Part Number E13462-07
Welcome to Release 12.1 of the Oracle Quoting Implementation Guide.
This guide assumes you have a working knowledge of the following:
The principles and customary practices of your business area.
If you have never used Oracle Quoting, Oracle suggests you attend one or more of the Oracle Quoting training classes available through Oracle University.
Oracle Applications Framework
To learn more about the Oracle Applications Framework, see the OA Personalization Framework and OA Extensibility Framework Guide.
The Oracle Applications graphical user interface
To learn more about the Oracle Applications graphical user interface, read the Oracle E-Business Suite User’s Guide.
See Related Information Sources for more Oracle Applications product information.
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The Oracle Integration Repository is a compilation of information about the service endpoints exposed by the Oracle E-Business Suite of applications. It provides a complete catalog of Oracle E-Business Suite's business service interfaces. The tool lets users easily discover and deploy the appropriate business service interface for integration with any system, application, or business partner.
The Oracle Integration Repository is shipped as part of the Oracle E-Business Suite. As your instance is patched, the repository is automatically updated with content appropriate for the precise revisions of interfaces in your environment.
All Oracle E-Business Suite documentation is available online (HTML or PDF).
PDF - See the Oracle E-Business Suite Documentation Library for current PDF documentation for your product with each release. The Oracle E-Business Suite Documentation Library is also available on My Oracle Support and is updated frequently
Online Help - Online help patches (HTML) are available on My Oracle Support.
Release Notes - For information about changes in this release, including new features, known issues, and other details, see the release notes for the relevant product, available on My Oracle Support.
Oracle Electronic Technical Reference Manual - The Oracle Electronic Technical Reference Manual (eTRM) contains database diagrams and a detailed description of database tables, forms, reports, and programs for each Oracle E-Business Suite product. This information helps you convert data from your existing applications and integrate Oracle E-Business Suite data with non-Oracle applications, and write custom reports for Oracle E-Business Suite products. The Oracle eTRM is available on My Oracle Support.
This guide explains how to navigate, enter data, query, and run reports using the user interface (UI) of Oracle E-Business Suite. This guide also includes information on setting user profiles, as well as running and reviewing concurrent programs.
You can access this guide online by choosing "Getting Started with Oracle Applications" from any Oracle E-Business Suite product help file.
This guide show you how to define pricing rules that service the pricing requirements of Oracle applications. Pricing rules control the pricing actions that are applied to customer transactions such as price lists, price agreements, formulas, and modifiers. With Oracle Advanced Pricing, you can attach qualifiers to a price list that enables an item have more than one price list. You can also set up block pricing, promotional limits, multiple currency conversion, and multiple contexts per sales order.
Oracle Advanced Pricing calculates prices including promotional prices for Oracle Order Management and other Oracle Applications based on pricing rules, pricing relationships, item hierarchies, usage brackets, and deals and promotions.
Oracle Content Manager ensures accurate and consistent content across applications by providing a central repository for storing and managing content. Oracle Content Manager integrates with Oracle E-Business Suite to enable the seamless transition of content between applications. This integration facilitates single user sign-on to associate content such as product images, white papers, and newsletters with E-Business objects such as store sections, inventory products, and marketing campaigns.
This guide shows you how to set up and control the way in which your organization compensates its sales force, field sales personnel and partners for selling and retaining customers. You can define rules for collection, calculation, credit allocation, payment, and projected compensation.
Oracle Incentive Compensation helps enterprises calculate and pay compensation to their sales forces, vendors, suppliers, and partners. You can also calculate nonmonetary commission, such as points. With Oracle Incentive Compensation, you can create compensation plans that align with your business strategy and assign them. You can also align quota targets with corporate revenue, volume, and profit targets.
Oracle Leads Management enables you to capture, evaluate, and distribute the leads generated by marketing activities for sales follow-up. It provides solutions to automate and optimize prospect-to-sales conversion across the enterprise.
Oracle Marketing Encyclopedia System (MES) is a content repository management component of the CRM suite of applications that allows you to create, publish, and manage marketing and sales content. Based on your access level and privileges you can organize content in a hierarchy of channels for storage and distribution.
Oracle Marketing provides the tools necessary to automate the planning, budgeting, execution, and tracking of your marketing initiatives. It provides a single repository of customer information that enables you to analyze, personalize, refine, and target your campaigns to better align with sales. You can set up fatigue rules to define contact limits by time period and by channel.
Oracle Partner Management enables vendors to recruit and motivate partners to sell products. You can implement partner dashboards for partners to manage their activities and channel manager dashboards for vendors to manage and monitor partner activities and performance. You can also create partner profiles, set up partner activities, and create partner programs to help train partners and provide incentives and benefits.
This guide describes how partners can use the partner dashboard to enroll in programs, access the vendor library, manage membership and renewals, register deals, submit referrals, request marketing funds, and view the status of claims.
This guide describes how vendors can use the Channel Manager dashboard to manage channel partners, partner activities and programs, partner profiles, and partner performance. Partner activities include training and managing funds, opportunities, referral compensation, and deals.
Oracle Proposals enables sales representatives to generate proposals in the field from templates created and published by sales administrators. This guide describes how to set up different proposal users, and install and integrate with the applications that you need to create and maintain proposals such as Oracle Sales, Oracle Telesales, Oracle Quoting, Oracle Marketing, Oracle Content Manager, and Oracle Trading Community Architecture.
Oracle Proposals enables you to create templates and use them to create proposals to help position a product or service as a solution to the customer's business needs. You send proposals by email, including supporting documents, to prospective customers. This guide describes how to create templates of different categories and use these to create proposals from a lead in Oracle Sales, an opportunity in Oracle Telesales or Oracle Sales, or a customer in Oracle Telesales. You can also associate a proposal to a campaign activity in Oracle Marketing.
Oracle Quoting enables you to create and manage customer quotes across all sales and interaction channels and if approved by the customer, convert these quotes into orders. This guide describes how to create and modify quote templates, add and configure simple and related products, manage pricing and pricing adjustments, determine customer credit worthiness, and perform real-time global product availability checks.
Oracle Sales Contracts enhances the ability of sales organizations to manage their contracts by adding sophisticated contract management and compliance features to quoting, ordering, and negotiating long-term agreements. You can use the Contract Expert to define rules for creating contracts and reporting policy deviations. This guide describes how to establish contract standards, author and negotiate contracts, and approve, sign, and manage them.
This guide describes how to set up Data Quality Management to manage customers, set appointment preferences of timezone and categories, and map appointment, task, and contact on your handheld device with Oracle eBusiness Suite. You can implement clients to synchronize your handheld with Oracle Sales and Microsoft Desktop Outlook and subscribe to Short Message Service alerts.
Oracle Sales for Handhelds enables traveling sales professionals to access enterprise information from their pocket PC, Blackberry, palm-based devices, and Nokia using an HTML browser. You can use Outlook for your appointments, view emails received in outlook from contacts as Oracle Sales interaction history, and receive Short Message Service alerts for service contract expiry, escalated service requests, and invoice overdue. You can manage customers, contacts, and customer visits using your handheld.
Oracle Sales Offline enables you to remotely manage your sales efforts without logging in every time to Oracle Sales. You can use the template provided by Oracle Sales Offline to download and upload sales information without the need to install additional software. To implement this, you must have first installed Oracle Sales, Oracle Quoting, and Oracle Web Applications Desktop Integrator. You must also configure timezones and timezone conversions.
Oracle Sales Offline is a mobile sales application that uses templates to enable sales representatives remotely manage their day-to-day sales activities. You do not have to log into Oracles Sales to download and upload the template and template data. Oracle Sales Offline works with Oracle Sales and with Oracle TeleSales to create a virtual sales team that enables the sharing of opportunities, contacts, notes, and other customer information between sales team members. You can use Oracle Sales Offline to manage leads and opportunities, build forecasts from opportunities, manage customers, maintain and develop customer quotes, and create and manage assigned tasks.
This guide enables you to set up users, user groups, and roles, define forecast categories that group products and services to be included in a forecast, set up and enable currency conversion, and set up the sales dashboard linking the sales funnel to sales stages of a sales methodology. You can also set up Oracle Sales and Oracle Telesales interoperabiliy and set up Oracle Sales for integration with Oracle Territory Manager, Oracle Marketing, Oracle Quoting, Oracle Proposals, Oracle Trade Management, Oracle Partner Management, and Oracle Incentive Compensation.
Oracle Sales enables sales professionals plan and manage the sales process from leads to opportunities to quotes including the tracking of competitors for products within opportunities. It is integrated in the E-Business Suite and optimized for use with wireless. You can use the sales dashboard to view open opportunities, proposals, quotes, top customers, leads by age and by campaign, the latest sales forecast, and your calendar tasks.
This guide describes how you can set up Oracle TeleSales so telesales agents can convert a sales inquiry or a customer call into an order. You must set up agent and customer interaction tracking, enable web directory assistance for agents, enable web collaboration, set up opportunity forecasting so agents enter forecast amounts for a product line and receive sales credits, and set up marketing source codes to track the marketing activity responsible for a sale or a sales activity. Oracle TeleSales interacts with Oracle Scripting, Oracle Email Center, Oracle Marketing, Oracle Territory Manager, Oracle Product Lifecycle Management, Oracle One-to-One Fulfillment, Oracle Universal Work Queue, Oracle Sales, and Oracle Quoting.
Oracle TeleSales enables telesales agents manage the sales cycle, from prospects to booked orders. It offers a multi-channel selling solution that leverages all sales channels: whether selling over the phone, through the web or through mobile devices. Its E-Business Center offers a cross-application desktop for all Oracle call center applications, and provides elements of Service and Collections for a comprehensive customer view. You can use Oracle TeleSales for comprehensive customer management, list generation, lead, opportunity, and pipeline management, quote and order generation, event registration and collateral fulfillment.
With Oracle Territory Manager, you can create geographic territories, account territories, and sales territories using predefined matching attributes to identify territories such as the geographic matching attribute of country. You can also create territory hierarchies to make the territory assignments and searches more efficient. Before you implement Oracle Territory Manager, you must define the purpose of defining territories for your business, the level of usage that the resources assigned to territories may require, and the requirement for overlays.
Oracle Territory Manager enables you to distribute sales and after sales tasks by geographical location, account, task priority, and resource skills. Oracle Sales, Oracle Field Service, Oracle Service Contracts, Oracle Collections, Oracle Partner Manager, and Oracle Trade Management all use Oracle Territory Manager to define ownership of transactions.
Channel Revenue Management enables users to efficiently plan, promote, execute, and manage the order to cash process for improved sales and return on investment (ROI), and reduced loss in revenue. Use this guide to learn about the different products in the Oracle Channel Revenue Management Suite and the other Oracle E-Business Suite products with which this product family integrates. You can learn how to set up users, customers, and suppliers, and perform the basic configurations that will be used by all the products in this suite.
Oracle Channel Rebate and Point of Sales Management enables suppliers to manage their product inventory and prices, create budgets for customer and partner rebates, offers, and incentives, and enlist the help of channel partners such as distributors and retailers to manage execution of these offers at the points of sale in the channel. This guide describes how to use the Account Manager Dashboard to manage products and price lists, create and manage budgets, quotas, and offers, and plan and manage customer accounts.
This documentation set provides maintenance and patching information for the Oracle E-Business Suite DBA. Oracle E-Business Suite Maintenance Procedures provides a description of the strategies, related tasks, and troubleshooting activities that will help ensure the continued smooth running of an Oracle E-Business Suite system. Oracle E-Business Suite Maintenance Utilities describes the Oracle E-Business Suite utilities that are supplied with Oracle E-Business Suite and used to maintain the application file system and database. It also provides a detailed description of the numerous options available to meet specific operational requirements. Oracle E-Business Suite Patching Procedures explains how to patch an Oracle E-Business Suite system, covering the key concepts and strategies. Also included are recommendations for optimizing typical patching operations and reducing downtime.
This guide explains how to define periodic and event alerts to monitor the status of your Oracle E-Business Suite data.
This book is intended for all those planning to deploy Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12, or contemplating significant changes to a configuration. After describing the Oracle E-Business Suite architecture and technology stack, it focuses on strategic topics, giving a broad outline of the actions needed to achieve a particular goal, plus the installation and configuration choices that may be available.
This manual describes how to implement the CRM Technology Foundation (JTT) and use its System Administrator Console.
This guide contains the coding standards followed by the Oracle E-Business Suite development staff. It describes the Oracle Application Object Library components needed to implement the Oracle E-Business Suite user interface described in the Oracle E-Business Suite User Interface Standards for Forms-Based Products. It also provides information to help you build your custom Oracle Forms Developer forms so that they integrate with Oracle E-Business Suite. In addition, this guide has information for customizations in features such as concurrent programs, flexfields, messages, and logging.
This book is intended for use by anyone who is responsible for installing or upgrading Oracle E-Business Suite. It provides instructions for running Rapid Install either to carry out a fresh installation of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12, or as part of an upgrade from Release 11i to Release 12. The book also describes the steps needed to install the technology stack components only, for the special situations where this is applicable.
This documentation set provides planning and reference information for the Oracle E-Business Suite System Administrator. Oracle E-Business Suite System Administrator's Guide - Configuration contains information on system configuration steps, including defining concurrent programs and managers, enabling Oracle Applications Manager features, and setting up printers and online help. Oracle E-Business Suite System Administrator's Guide - Maintenance provides information for frequent tasks such as monitoring your system with Oracle Applications Manager, administering Oracle E-Business Suite Secure Enterprise Search, managing concurrent managers and reports, using diagnostic utilities including logging, managing profile options, and using alerts. Oracle E-Business Suite System Administrator's Guide - Security describes User Management, data security, function security, auditing, and security configurations.
This guide contains the user interface (UI) standards followed by the Oracle E-Business Suite development staff. It describes the UI for the Oracle E-Business Suite products and tells you how to apply this UI to the design of an application built by using Oracle Forms.
This guide describes how to set up multiple organizations and the relationships among them in a single installation of an Oracle E-Business Suite product such that transactions flow smoothly through and among organizations that can be ledgers, business groups, legal entities, operating units, or inventory organizations. You can use this guide to assign operating units to a security profile and assign this profile to responsibilities such that a user can access data for multiple operation units from a single responsibility. In addition, this guide describes how to set up reporting to generate reports at different levels and for different contexts. Reporting levels can be ledger or operating unit while reporting context is a named entity in the selected reporting level.
This guide describes transaction attributes, conditions, actions, and approver groups that you can use to define approval rules for your business. These rules govern the process for approving transactions in an integrated Oracle application. You can define approvals by job, supervisor hierarchy, positions, or by lists of individuals created either at the time you set up the approval rule or generated dynamically when the rule is invoked. You can learn how to link different approval methods together and how to run approval processes in parallel to shorten transaction approval process time.
This guide contains information on implementing, administering, and developing diagnostics tests for Oracle E-Business Suite using the Oracle Diagnostics Framework.
This guide provides flexfields planning, setup and reference information for the Oracle E-Business Suite implementation team, as well as for users responsible for the ongoing maintenance of Oracle E-Business Suite product data. This guide also provides information on creating custom reports on flexfields data.
This guide explains the details of how integration repository administrators can manage and administer the entire service enablement process based on the service-oriented architecture (SOA) for both native packaged public integration interfaces and composite services - BPEL type. It also describes how to invoke Web services from Oracle E-Business Suite by working with Oracle Workflow Business Event System, manage Web service security, and monitor SOAP messages.
This guide describes how users can browse and view the integration interface definitions and services that reside in Oracle Integration Repository.
This guide describes implementation details, highlighting additional setup steps needed for trading partners, code conversion, and Oracle E-Business Suite. It also provides architecture guidelines for transaction interface files, troubleshooting information, and a description of how to customize EDI transactions.
This guide describes the functionality of Oracle e-Commerce Gateway and the necessary setup steps in order for Oracle E-Business Suite to conduct business with trading partners through Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). It also describes how to run extract programs for outbound transactions, import programs for inbound transactions, and the relevant reports.
This guide describes how to use Oracle iSetup to migrate data between different instances of the Oracle E-Business Suite and generate reports. It also includes configuration information, instance mapping, and seeded templates used for data migration.
This guide describes how you can define hierarchies of items using structure types, catalogs, and catalog categories, and define change categories and configure them for revised items or request lines. Oracle Product Lifecycle Management provides several predefined catalogs such as the Product Catalog, Asset Catalog, and the Service Catalog and predefined change categories such as change orders and ideas. Use this guide to learn how to define additional catalogs for browsing and reporting purposes and new change categories specific to your business needs. You can then learn how to set up users and responsibilities that provide or restrict access to these catalogs, catalog items, and change management objects.
This guide describes how to create and manage catalogs, create and maintain product attributes and attribute values, and manage item statuses and lifecycle phases. You can learn how to create change categories, create task templates for change orders, and create change management reports. In addition, you can use this guide to create roles, map roles to privileges, and maintain these roles.
Oracle Web Applications Desktop Integrator brings Oracle E-Business Suite functionality to a spreadsheet, where familiar data entry and modeling techniques can be used to complete Oracle E-Business Suite tasks. You can create formatted spreadsheets on your desktop that allow you to download, view, edit, and create Oracle E-Business Suite data, which you can then upload. This guide describes how to implement Oracle Web Applications Desktop Integrator and how to define mappings, layouts, style sheets, and other setup options.
This guide explains how to complete the setup steps necessary for any Oracle E-Business Suite product that includes workflow-enabled processes. It also describes how to manage workflow processes and business events using Oracle Applications Manager, how to monitor the progress of runtime workflow processes, and how to administer notifications sent to workflow users.
This guide explains how to define new workflow business processes and customize existing workflow processes embedded in Oracle E-Business Suite. It also describes how to define and customize business events and event subscriptions.
This guide describes how Oracle E-Business Suite users can view and respond to workflow notifications and monitor the progress of their workflow processes.
This guide describes Oracle XML Gateway functionality and each component of the Oracle XML Gateway architecture, including Message Designer, Oracle XML Gateway Setup, Execution Engine, Message Queues, and Oracle Transport Agent. It also explains how to use Collaboration History that records all business transactions and messages exchanged with trading partners.
The integrations with Oracle Workflow Business Event System, and the Business-to-Business transactions are also addressed in this guide.
Oracle XML Publisher is a template-based reporting solution that merges XML data with templates in RTF or PDF format to produce outputs to meet a variety of business needs. Outputs include: PDF, HTML, Excel, RTF, and eText (for EDI and EFT transactions). Oracle XML Publisher can be used to generate reports based on existing Oracle E-Business Suite report data, or you can use Oracle XML Publisher's data extraction engine to build your own queries. Oracle XML Publisher also provides a robust set of APIs to manage delivery of your reports via e-mail, fax, secure FTP, printer, WebDav, and more. This guide describes how to set up and administer Oracle XML Publisher as well as how to use the Application Programming Interface to build custom solutions. This guide is available through the Oracle E-Business Suite online help.
Oracle XML Publisher is a template-based reporting solution that merges XML data with templates in RTF or PDF format to produce a variety of outputs to meet a variety of business needs. Using Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat as the design tool, you can create pixel-perfect reports from the Oracle E-Business Suite. Use this guide to design your report layouts. This guide is available through the Oracle E-Business Suite online help.
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Oracle STRONGLY RECOMMENDS that you never use SQL*Plus, Oracle Data Browser, database triggers, or any other tool to modify Oracle E-Business Suite data unless otherwise instructed.
Oracle provides powerful tools you can use to create, store, change, retrieve, and maintain information in an Oracle database. But if you use Oracle tools such as SQL*Plus to modify Oracle E-Business Suite data, you risk destroying the integrity of your data and you lose the ability to audit changes to your data.
Because Oracle E-Business Suite tables are interrelated, any change you make using an Oracle E-Business Suite form can update many tables at once. But when you modify Oracle E-Business Suite data using anything other than Oracle E-Business Suite, you may change a row in one table without making corresponding changes in related tables. If your tables get out of synchronization with each other, you risk retrieving erroneous information and you risk unpredictable results throughout Oracle E-Business Suite.
When you use Oracle E-Business Suite to modify your data, Oracle E-Business Suite automatically checks that your changes are valid. Oracle E-Business Suite also keeps track of who changes information. If you enter information into database tables using database tools, you may store invalid information. You also lose the ability to track who has changed your information because SQL*Plus and other database tools do not keep a record of changes.
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