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Oracle Fusion Business Process Models

At the inception of any enterprise software implementation one of the activities should be to determine what the new business processes will be. On a recent Oracle Fusion implementation I got the chance to become familiar with the process models that should be adopted. Fortunately, at the outset, Oracle provides standard business process models for the following areas

  • Enterprise Planning and Performance Management
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Order Fulfilment
  • Supply Chain Planning
  • Product Management
  • Production
  • Procurement
  • Materials Management and Logistics
  • Project Management
  • Financial Control and Reporting
  • Cash and Treasury Management
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Enterprise Information Management
  • Workforce Deployment
  • Workforce Development
  • Compensation Management

Starting with a collection of standard business process models allows you to compare with existing processes and then determine what gaps there may be.

According to the Oracle Fusion Help

Business process modelling is one of the driving forces in the design of Oracle Fusion Applications. This modelling carries through to almost every aspect of Oracle Fusion Financials. The Business Process Models (BPMs) manage the deployment, upgrade, integration, and configuration of the product. Oracle Fusion documentation follows the process models very closely. Roles Based Access security is also tied closed to the BPM Model, so that tasks and activities are assigned appropriately. Messaging and online help are arranged along BPM lines. Field support uses the BPM models to organize their efforts to examine and resolve issues.

The Business Process Model has five levels:

  • Level zero (L0): A specific industry organized around raising capital, executing a business model, and reporting the resultant income to shareholders. For example, Automotive, Communications, Education, Healthcare, and Utilities, to name a few of the approximately thirty identified industries.
  • Level one (L1): A specific business process area.
  • Level two (L2): A specific business process
  • Level three (L3): A specific activity.
  • Level four (L4): Specific tasks involved in an activity.

Having business processes with varying levels means you can start with high level processes and then drill down to lower levels of detail as you require. Furthermore each level will relate back to the hierarchical employee levels in an organisation. An example of how the process levels might look is outlined in Figure 1.

Oracle Fusion Business Process Model Levels Example

Figure 1: An example of Oracle Fusion Business Process Model Levels

The process flows that Oracle provide can be downloaded at Oracle Support Doc ID 1542019.1. The diagrams are pitched at L3 and are typical swim lane Visio documents as illustrated in Figure 2.

Oracle Fusion Close Ledgers L3 Process

Figure 2: An example of an L3 Process Flow Diagram for Ledger Close

I’ve also prepared a process flow listing which you can also download.

Posted by Richard Byrom on 10/07 at 11:20 PM

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