Oracle Inventory Management Cloud vs EBS Inventory

Cloud Manufacturing Overall Score

Inventory

Functional Comparison - Oracle Inventory Management Cloud vs EBS Inventory

EBS Description  Translates to IM Cloud 
Oracle Inventory Inventory Management Cloud + Product Information Management
IR/ ISO Transfer Order
Receive/ Delivery Receive/ Putaway
Move Order Move Request
(Only the functionalities that are substantially different/ enhanced have been mentioned)
Criterion Cloud Improvement Score Cloud Applications (Release 13 - 20D) EBS Applications (Release 12.1.x & above) Cloud Improvement Metrics Rationale for Score
Functionalities : Gaining efficiencies by having efficient business processes supported by Cloud
Onhand Inventory Picture Work Order Transaction processing score Provides a single inventory picture workbench for capturing and requesting transactions, example -
  • In Bound
  • On Hand
  • Consigned
oracle ebs cloud vs oracle ebs on hand-inventory
oracle ebs cloud vs oracle ebs on hand-inventory
Multiple screens and drill downs required to gather the complete inventory picture and transaction Improves Efficiency
Process Improvement
Improves Data Integrity
Eliminates Extension/ Workarounds
Improves Compliance
High visibility with centralized transaction workbench enables efficacy in decisions and transactions
Controlled Miscellaneous Transactions Work Order Transaction processing score Provide control on miscellaneous transactions through approvals, with ability to capture e-signature Custom solutions required to control such transactions through approval process Improves Efficiency
Process Improvement
Improves Data Integrity
Eliminates Extension/ Workarounds
Improves Compliance
Provides control and auditability for miscellaneous transactions
Using Miscellaneous Transactions with Costs other than Standard Error Fixing for Work Order imports score Flexibility to enter manual cost for performing miscellaneous transactions EBS only provides ability to perform transaction only at standard cost Improves Efficiency
Process Improvement
Improves Data Integrity
Eliminates Extension/ Workarounds
Improves Compliance
Eliminate adjustment for E&O/ other deviations
Inventory Lot Reassignment/ Correction Work Order Transaction processing score Allows reusing of existing Lot number with a different item after disabling Lot number item combination Required data fix/ miscellaneous transaction Improves Efficiency
Process Improvement
Improves Data Integrity
Eliminates Extension/ Workarounds
Improves Compliance
Out of the box capability to correct Lot number, a common use case
Inventory Transactions Based on Material Status Control Work Order Transaction processing score Simplified control to restrict specific transactions based on material status. Example: for samples, do not allow 'Sales Order Issue' transactions
oracle ebs cloud vs oracle ebs inventory transactions
oracle ebs cloud vs oracle ebs inventory transactions
Status control is controlled using item attributes spread across multiple tabs Improves Efficiency
Process Improvement
Improves Data Integrity
Eliminates Extension/ Workarounds
Improves Compliance
User friendly associations provide ease in controlling transactions based on material status
Reserving Supply Against Demand Work Order Transaction processing score Inventory reservations can be initiated directly from Supply or Demand (both current and future) Reservation could be created only from a Demand. Example - reserve from Sales Order or Reservation Workbench Improves Efficiency
Process Improvement
Improves Data Integrity
Eliminates Extension/ Workarounds
Improves Compliance
Improved inventory allocation based on business priority
Reserve Material for Work Orders Work Order Transaction processing score Inventory reservation available for sales orders and transfers is now available for work orders Functionality not available Improves Efficiency
Process Improvement
Improves Data Integrity
Eliminates Extension/ Workarounds
Improves Compliance
Reservations for work order ensures availability of specific inventory
Acknowledgement for Material Transfers Work Order Transaction processing score Provides ability to acknowledge material transfer using pick slip documents The feedback for material transfer is not available Improves Efficiency
Process Improvement
Improves Data Integrity
Eliminates Extension/ Workarounds
Improves Compliance
Addresses mismatch and reconciliation issues
Shipment Transaction Functions Work Definition Conversion score ''Picking and shipping transactions are moved from Shipping Execution to Inventory roles Picking and Shipping transaction were tied to Shipping Execution Responsibility Improves Efficiency
Process Improvement
Improves Data Integrity
Eliminates Extension/ Workarounds
Improves Compliance
Realignment of functionality to business roles
Overpicking for Staging/ Processing Error Fixing for Work Order imports score Allows overpicking to bring inventory to staging area/ processing Over picking can be done upto a maximum of shipping tolerance Improves Efficiency
Process Improvement
Improves Data Integrity
Eliminates Extension/ Workarounds
Improves Compliance
Improvement to support scenario where pack and order quantities are different
Transaction Capture Using Scanning Devices Work Order Transaction processing score No Oracle cloud solution available. Solutions from partners such as RFSmart and RFGen provide this capability Oracle has a Mobile Supply Chain Application (MSCA) which can be used for transaction capture Improves Efficiency
Process Improvement
Improves Data Integrity
Eliminate Extension/ Workarounds
Improves Compliance
Additional third party component is required for enabling the functionality
Budgetary Control Work Order Transaction processing score Budgetary control and encumbrance accounting cloud can be used to monitor and control inventory transactions e.g Misc Receipts/ Issue, Internal transfers Inventory transactions were not subject to budgetary control/ encumbrance accounting Improves Efficiency
Process Improvement
Improves Data Integrity
Eliminates Extension/ Workarounds
Improves Compliance
Budgetary compliance can be ensured at lower levels e.g. Cost Center
Migrations/ Conversion : Quick and reliable path to cloud
Inventory Onhand Conversion Work Order Transaction processing score MS Excel based templates have been provided Custom programs utilizing standard API for miscellaneous transactions Improves Efficiency
Process Improvement
Improves Data Integrity
Eliminates Extension/ Workarounds
Improves Compliance
Faster migration to cloud with simplified conversion process
Integration with External Applications Work Order Transaction processing score Integration available using Web Services and Oracle Integration Cloud Integration only available using Oracle APIs and ETL applications Improves Efficiency
Process Improvement
Improves Data Integrity
Eliminates Extension/ Workarounds
Improves Compliance
Reporting and Analytics : Easy, advanced visualizations
Inventory Management Dashboard Work Order Transaction processing score Easily configurable interactactive and actionable dashboards No standard dashboard available in application Improves Efficiency
Process Improvement
Improves Data Integrity
Eliminates Extension/ Workarounds
Improves Compliance
Fusion applications provide high level of flexibility to maximize the use of data using actionable graphs, machine learning and artificial intelligence
Reports Work Order Transaction processing score Highly flexible reporting providing excellent data visualization are available using Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence (OTBI) Limited standard reports availability and requires development of custom reports Improves Efficiency
Process Improvement
Improves Data Integrity
Eliminates Extension/ Workarounds
Improves Compliance

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