1 Oracle Driver Management for OTM and Oracle E-Business Suite

This chapter provides an overview of the Oracle Driver Management for Oracle Transportation Management and oracle E-Business Suite and discusses participating applications and process flows.

This chapter includes the following sections:

1.1 Overview

The Oracle Transportation Driver Management pre-built integration provides a best-of-breed solution that enables an organization to manage the driver profiles and settle the payments.

This pre-built integration pack automates the Oracle Transportation Driver Management process between Oracle Transportation Management (OTM) and Oracle E-Business Suite. It includes the automatic driver and independent contractor synchronization, the driver absence synchronization, the driver trainings and training history synchronization, the driver certifications and certification history synchronization, and the driver and contractor payment process.

1.1.1 Key Benefits

These are the key benefits for this integration pack:

  • End-to-end management of drivers and independent contractors

  • Improved driver management

  • Increased driver satisfaction

  • Enhanced visibility and accuracy for driver availability and payment

  • Reduced integration time and costs

1.1.2 Security

The Oracle Driver Management pre-built integration has been enhanced with Oracle Web Services Manager (OWSM), which enables attaching OWSM policies to services and passing the OTM password information through csf-keys.

For more information about security validation and csf-key, see Oracle Fusion Middleware Developer's Guide for Oracle Application Integration Architecture Foundation Pack, "Working with Security" and Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle Application Integration Architecture Foundation Pack.

1.2 Participating Applications

This provides an overview of the applications participating in the process integration:

  • Oracle Transportation Management

  • Oracle E-Business Suite

1.2.1 Oracle Transportation Management

Oracle Transportation Management delivers robust transportation planning and execution capabilities to shippers and third-party logistics providers. It integrates and streamlines transportation planning, execution, freight payment, and business process automation on a single application across all modes of transportation, from full truckload to complex multi-leg air, ocean, and rail shipments.

Regardless of the size or the volume of the business, Oracle Transportation Management delivers the capabilities needed in an open-standards-based architecture that enables you to start with a single component or any mix of components and also provides the flexibility to grow easily, without installing or reinstalling added functionality.

For more information about Oracle Transportation Management, see Oracle Transportation Management User Guide.

1.2.2 Oracle E-Business Suite

These applications of the Oracle E-Business Suite participate in the process integration:

  • Oracle Human Resources Management System (HRMS)

  • Oracle Human Resources (HR)

  • Oracle Learning Management

  • Oracle Incentive Compensation (OIC) Oracle HRMS

Oracle HRMS is flexible enough to meet your needs now and adaptable enough to change with your business. Oracle HRMS is a suite of applications, comprising Oracle HR, Oracle Payroll, Oracle HR: Self-service, Oracle Time and Labor, Oracle iRecruitment, Oracle HR Intelligence, Oracle iLearning, Oracle Advanced Benefits, and Oracle Labor Distribution. Oracle Human Resources

Oracle Human Resources (HR) is a powerful tool for optimizing the use of the human assets of your business, whether you operate in the private or the public sector. It enables you to adopt structured approaches to attracting, retaining, developing, and using the critical skills and knowledge needed to improve the capability of your business to meet new challenges. Oracle HR is part of the Oracle E-Business Suite—an integrated set of applications that are engineered to work together seamlessly. Oracle HR is a key component of the fully integrated Oracle HRMS suite of applications. Oracle Learning Management

Oracle Learning Management is designed to support all education models by providing a single, unified, learning delivery system to employees, customers, and partners. Because this single system is native to the Oracle E-Business Suite, it can also relate learning activities and results to business needs, including compliance-related initiatives. Oracle Learning Management addresses your compliance needs by providing:

  • Complete management of learning-related workforce competencies.

  • Structured learning paths that enable the monitoring of compliance-related learning events and notification of progress towards path completion.

  • Management of a unified catalog of compliance-related courses in one central location—combining self-paced and classroom-based training into one catalog.

  • Creation of tests to assess learner experience and curriculum effectiveness—providing valuable feedback on whether compliance goals and awareness objectives are being served. Oracle Incentive Compensation

Oracle Incentive Compensation (OIC) is a global, variable compensation application that automates the design, administration, and analysis of incentive-based compensation programs for employees and partners to drive corporate goals successfully. OIC is a key component of the Oracle E-Business Suite.

Accurately predicting, administering, and tracking variable payouts is key to your corporate performance strategy. The majority of companies struggle to maintain legacy, in-house systems that lack the flexibility required to model today's complex financial-focused, service-focused, and customer-focused strategies. At the same time, the increased focus on financial control—especially on sales commission payments—necessitates complete accountability and accuracy in incentive payouts, placing increasing pressure on point and legacy solutions.

With OIC, you can achieve:

  • Financial control

  • Operational effectiveness

  • Corporate alignment

For more information about Oracle E-Business Suite, see Oracle E-Business Suite User Guide.

1.3 Business Process Flows

Oracle Driver Management process integration pack consists of these integration flows:

  • Driver Profile

  • Location

  • Training/Certification and Absence Calendar

  • Work Invoice

    Figure 1-1 shows the Driver Management business processes:

    Figure 1-1 Driver Management Process Flow

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    Drivers are an important part of a company's fleet. Driver satisfaction and retention is critical to the successful and profitable operation of the fleet. Drivers are engaged in a variety of ways, such as full-time or part-time employees. Others may be independent contractors. Driver management entails multiple aspects, including:

  • Driver Human Resources (HR) – recruiting, on-boarding, training, license and certification management, vacations, promotions, termination, and so forth.

  • Workforce scheduling – designing and assigning driver shifts, at-home profiles, and so forth.

  • Driver utilization – part of fleet execution.

  • Driver tracking – monitoring driver status; hours to ensure appropriate utilization and compliance.

  • Logs

  • Regulatory compliance monitoring.

  • Driver pay – pay structures can vary by the individual driver and consist of many different sources of pay—activity-driven, hourly, salary, bonus, and so forth.

The integration pack for Oracle Transportation Driver Management enables an organization to synchronize their driver profiles between Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Transportation Management (OTM). It also integrates the learning/certification and absence calendars for the drivers between OTM and Oracle E-Business Suite, integrates the work invoices created in OTM, and sends them to the Oracle E-Business Suite Oracle Incentive Compensation (OIC) system so that they can be accounted and settled in the Financial System.

1.3.1 Assumptions and Constraints

Oracle Transportation Management and Oracle E-Business Suite applications are implemented prior to the implementation of this pre-built integration.


Assumptions and constraints as applicable to each integration flow are documented in their respective integration flow chapter.