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Oct 19, 2013

Supplier defined in TCA (R12i)



  • Suppliers are defined as TCA Parties
  • The supplier, supplier site and supplier contacts tables are obsolete and replaced with views that join information from the old tables with information in TCA
  • Country and address line1 required; derived based on OU if null
    • Country and address information is required for parties in the TCA datamodel, so if there is no country and/or address line 1 specified for a supplier site, Oracle Payables derives the country based on the most frequently used Operating Unit of the supplier’s historical transactions.  The country information is used by E-Business Tax when you elect to calculate tax based on ship-from or bill-from location criteria.  Please confirm your setup of parties before you elect to use this E-Business Tax feature.
  • One party site for each distinct supplier site address
  • Employee suppliers:  employee address NOT migrated to party site in TCA; remains in Oracle HR for data security reasons. 
    • Employee suppliers:  Employees defined in Oracle Human Resources and associated with an Oracle Payables supplier record have existing party information.  During the upgrade, Oracle Payables updates the existing party information to have a party usage of “supplier”.  Oracle Payables does not migrate the employee address to the party site in TCA, they remain in Oracle Human Resources for data security reasons.
  • TCA Party relationships for franchise or subsidiary and its parent company
    • In Release 11i, you could record the relationship between a franchise or subsidiary and its parent company by recording a value for the Parent Supplier field in the Suppliers window.  During the Release 12 upgrade, this information is migrated into the party relationships model of TCA
For more details feel free to reach me at rmehta@bizinsightinc.com

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