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August 27, 2018

Oracle Cloud R13- One Time Payment Request

Oracle Fusion Financials Cloud R13 offers functionality to import invoice and payment details as Payables Payment Request from external systems using a predefined FBDI template

Supplier for the request

ü  Not an existing supplier in Oracle

ü  Entered as a Party

ü  Cannot be queried at Manage Supplier page

ü  Cannot be reused for standard invoice

ü  Bank Details (Account Number, Bank, Branch) are required to be entered in the import data

FBDI Template - Payables Payment Request Import

ü  The 18A Template can be downloaded from below link

Payables Payment Request Import

ü   Key Template Columns 

Column Name


Transaction Identifier

Invoice identifier to uniquely identify the OTP request

Party Name

Name of the Supplier/Party

Party Original System Reference

Reference information of party from the source system

Party Type

Supplier Type.

Party type can only be Person, Organization, Group or Relationship.

Location Original System Reference

Source System Reference for location.


Country of Party Address

Address Line 1, 2, 3, 4

Address Line 1, 2, 3, 4 of Party Address

City, State, Postal Code

City, State, Postal Code of Party Address

Supplier Bank Details

Account Country, Currency, Account#, Type, Bank & Branch #

Business Unit & LE

Business Unit and Legal Entity


One Time Payments (This is defined at Payables Lookup, Type= Source)

Invoice Details

Invoice Number, Date, Currency, Description, Paygroup, Payment Term

Payment Method

Mode of Payment

Liability Combination

Liability Account Code Combination.

If left blank, value of this field defaults from the setup.


Mandatory Setups

1.       Enable One Time Supplier feature for the instance (View image)

2.       Add the OTP Code as Payables Source (View image)

3.       Add the source at Trading Community Source System (View image)

4.       Enter default Liability and Expense accounts at 'Manage Common Options for Payables and Procurement' (View image)

5.       Enter default location at 'Manage Business Unit' (View image)

Creating Payment Request Invoice and Payment

1.       Prepare the FBDI template with Payment Process Request data (View image)

2.       Generate csv and zip files from template (View image)

3.       Upload the zip to UCM Server. Account- fin/payables/import (View image)

4.       Run 'Load Interface File for Import' process to load the data to interface table (View image)

5.       Run 'Import Payables Payment Request' process. Source: OTP (View image)

6.       Invoice created (View image)

7.       Payment can be made by selecting 'Pay in Full' from Invoice Action or Creating a new Payment at Manage Payments.

 1099 Reporting for Payables Payment Requests

1099 reporting is not supported for One Time Payments. Assumption is that the source application generating one-time payments would handle any tax requirements.  If payments handled within Oracle Cloud Financials require 1099 then the supplier needs to be created in Oracle and paid by invoice.


June 20, 2017

HR Strategies and KPI

1) Employee Engagement


                As we have seen in the previous post, employee engagement, often neglected as a key strategy needs to be focused upon to ensure that the overall motivation of employees stays a high and the organization can march forward towards achieving its strategic goal by improving on this aspect. The key growth strategy that the HR organization's should strive for to improve employee engagement is to involve the employees  right from the business strategy roadmap to process designs that help in achieving the overall growth goals. Treating employees not just as a critical asset but as a critical stakeholder will be the paradigm shift for some traditional companies and this will reap huge benefits. The workforce development initiatives that help to up skill and be competitive in the emerging markets will be a win-win situation for both employee and organization. The cost of hire from market vs rotation of other unit internal resources, the lead time for a hire to be productive vs lead time for cross skilling of internal resource should be measured as the key KPI. The employee engagement rate versus the turnover rate would be the leading (i.e, focused on future state and inputs) and lagging (i.e, generated from past data or output) KPI that can help improve on retention of human capital talent and this can immensely help on talent management costs and workforce deployment costs. Apart from cutting costs that improve the profit of the organization, it is a must to generate some revenue as well, through employee engagement. One such revenue generating initiative that a HR organization can float around  is to encourage innovations and freedom for employees to generate revenue out of their innovative ideas that can then be sold to customers or to markets or to use internally to enhance productivity. The return on such ideas should  be tracked to measure the profits generated. It is must that to improve value-add to the business, a good HR manager should focus more on retaining the top performers rather than blindly measuring a metric that may  result in the retention of the not so good talent and skill sets. This is the key transformation that the HR manager should focus on by assessing the business impact and derive benefits out of the KPI measured.


                Infosys suggests that the HR organizations should measure the employee engagement rate as the primary KPI followed by KPI generated out of employee innovation ideas. The lagging KPI of turnover rate is something that can show, how with the result of implementation of employee engagement in different strategic initiatives has started to pay off and improve the overall profit or ROI on the innovative ideas that the organization has started off.

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October 5, 2012

Social Business Update: Infosys BrandEdge and Oracle SRM

Guest post by
Michael J. Lee, Social Strategist, Infosys


Shibu and Radical Progress

Continuing the tradition of preceding Larry Ellison's keynote, Infosys CEO S. D. Shibulal opened by celebrating 3 ideas which changed the world: the Wright brothers' flight, the discovery of Penicillin, and Berner-Lee's first web site. In chronological order, this progression came from individual inventors, research institutions, and then corporations. Now corporations are the new centers of innovation and discovery, and they are driving radical progress in 3 ways: product and process innovation, creating new consumer experiences, and business model innovation.

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October 3, 2012

Radical Progress : Infosys Keynote at Oracle OpenWorld 2012

Guest post by
Abhishek Sabharwal, Principal Consultant, Infosys


They say the time stops at Oracle OpenWorld (OOW) when a keynote is on! Thousands of folks from our industry (clients, partners, media, analysts, academia) get charged up to know more about what's coming in the ever dynamic IT world, waiting patiently much before the keynote actually starts. While yesterday's keynotes were focused around innovations in hardware, social, cloud that Oracle continues to drive, the focus of Infosys keynote was about Radical Progress. I quickly reconfirmed the meaning of the world radical on my iphone and it said, something that changes the fundamentals. The first thing that I could think of was the world moving from flat to being round by Galileo which was then challenged by the church as well.

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June 16, 2009

IT Outsourcing - Recession Survival Kit - Series I

Everybody is talking about it.. Decision makers are contemplating either to invest for growth now or to cut costs to maintain margins.. or do both. well.. am sure people know that these are easier said than done. there are too many theories, hypothesis, advices, opinions and the latest in the list.. 'management books'... trying to use all possible ways of the current situation to make themselves heard.. but what is heartening is that there is good amount of truth and reality in all of these.. as they are directly from their heart.. they have felt it, experienced it and living with it.

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April 13, 2009

Shared Service Process in Payable- Road Towards continuous Improvements

IT Shared service offer the potential for significant cost savings through economies of scale,process improvements and standardization. Shared services can help companies reduce costs through greater efficiency

In Oracle world, using shared service process coupled with new features of release 12i, organization can now increase their flexibility and responsiveness to market especially by automating processes and streamlining administrative functions apart from reducing overall costs

Lets explore now, what road Oracle has provided to help organizations to move towards continuous improvements and reduce overall cost in current economic meltdown.

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