An event technology services company uses the iProcurement module in Oracle E-Business Suite for requisitioning and order tracking, and sought to implement the iProcurement Punchout functionality for its sub-rental stores, which is where customers can rent equipment for conferences and live events. Punchout provides the ability to link out from Oracle iProcurement to a vendor's eCommerce site to shop, place items into a cart, and return that cart to their own procurement application to continue purchasing within their designated workflow. The resulting purchase order is then sent back to the supplier for order fulfillment. 

This white paper addresses a number of key challenges encountered while implementing the Punchout functionality, as well as the long term benefits of enabling buyers and requestors to navigate to the supplier website directly from iProcurement. If you are looking for a solution process or deciding whether to implement the Punchout functionality, this white paper will help you understand what challenges to expect and how to overcome them.

What you will learn from this white paper:

  • iProcurement Punchout Implementation Challenges and How to Overcome Them:

    • Configuring XML Gateway and Oracle Transport Agent
    • Certificate Compatibility Issues
    • Compatibility Issues in Transport Layer Security (TLS) and HTTPS Protocol for Transmission
    • Establishing Two-Way Connectivity with The Supplier System Across Fire Walls
  • The Steps to Implement iProcurement Punchout Functionality in Oracle E-Business Suite R12.1.3.

  • The Flow Across Modules (Oracle Transportation Management, XML Gateway, Oracle Transport Agent, Purchasing, and Supplier Portal).

  • A Use Case for Implementing the iProcurement Punchout Functionality.

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