Oracle EBS: Key Business Flows


Every business has some Processes, every process has some Flows to meet some requirement or an outcome. These processes and flows can be divided to departmental level. Every department in an organization has some Process Flows and upon execution of these flows the department meets some desired outcome.

Number of departments involved in a process depends on the nature of the process and its flow. Keeping in mind the process and its flow an automated application is designed, developed and implemented to help the department(s) fasten up the flow and efficiently execute it. If the application caters a whole process then it can be called as an ERP application.

These departments and processes can categorize in to two stages:

  1. Front Office
  2. Back Office

Oracle Application or E-Business Suite is one of these automated application which cater different processes with the help of different applications of module.

We can also call a “process” as a “cycle”. Oracle Applications caters different business cycles with different applications or, in terms of ERP, different modules.

Here is a list of how a standard business process catered by Oracle E-Business Suite, and each process has different Business Cycle.

  1. Plan
  2. Source
  3. Make
  4. Market
  5. Sell
  6. Support

Each business process has a cycle and for each cycle there are set of Oracle Application. Here is the hierarchy of how I’ve defined the Process, Cycle and Oracle Application:

  • PROCESS
    • Cycle
      • Oracle Application

So here’s the whole thing:

  • PLAN
    • Concept to Release
    • Forecast to Plan
      • Demand Planning,
      • Order Management and
      • Advanced Supply Chain Planning
    • Plan to Replenish
  • SOURCE
    • Procure to Pay,
      • Purchasing
      • Inventory
      • Payables
      • iExpenses
      • Cash Management
      • General Ledger
      • Assets (optional)
    • Inventory to Fulfillment
  • MAKE
    • Demand to Build
    • Inventory to Fulfillment
  • MARKET
    • Campaign to Order
  • SELL
    • Campaign to Order
    • Click to Order
    • Order to Cash
      • Order Management
      • Inventory
      • Receivables
      • Cash Management
      • General Ledger
    • Contract to Renewal
  • SUPPORT
    • Contract to Renewal
    • Request to Resolution

Back Office Cycle in particular includes:

  • Benefits to Payroll
  • People to Paycheck
  • Project to Profit
  • Accounting to Financial Reports

I’ve explained P2P and O2C cycle in detail here. I haven’t gone through the various other cycles and I regrettably accept my knowledge’s limitation in this regard.

That’s All :)

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7 Responses to “Oracle EBS: Key Business Flows”

  1. HanmatH PradeeP Says:

    can any1 please provide document or url where i can learn the other cycles…. mt email id is hanmathpradeep.cgc@gmail.com

  2. Syed Says:

    Hi Atif

    Keep it up , Really a nice blog for E-business . I am happy to catch your blog.

    Regards
    Zaidi
    Canada

  3. suba Says:

    lovely explanation.provides the complete overview.

  4. Mansur Says:

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  5. Hirendra Says:

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    Really good work.. very lucid Language..

    Keep it Up Buddy :)

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    Chris Moran


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