Copyright © 1999 Margaret Coleman and Melanie J Bock Oracle Manufacturing and Financials Business Processes and Transactions by Margaret Coleman and Melanie Bock Consultants Introduction This paper explains the typical business processes and transaction flow through Oracle Manufacturing and Financials from design, costing, planning, customer order, procurement, receipt of materials, payment, production, shipment, invoicin shipment, invoicing, and g, and cash receipt for cash receipt for a manufacturing company with e a manufacturing company with emphasis on Manufacturing. mphasis on Manufacturing. We c We cover over integrati integration between modules i on between modules includin ncluding basic jo g basic journals to General Ledger and the o urnals to General Ledger and the overall period end process. verall period end process. Use Use information in this paper as a starting point to develop business process tests for your implementation project. Goals of Business Process Testing Very early in your implementation, plan to setup a test environment and test various core business processes in Oracle Applications. Most Oracle Most Oracle documentation and training and p documentation and training and project team o roject team organi rganization is zation is by module, which by module, which can lead to can lead to gaps in gaps in understand understanding and ing and insufficient design and testing of insufficient design and testing of integrati integration points. on points. Focusing on business Focusing on business processes can orient the entire team to the way your business functions will likely be performed on Oracle Application Applications from start s from start to finish. to finish. At a v At a very minimum, each project team ery minimum, each project team member needs to u member needs to understan nderstand the processes d the processes before and after the ones for which he or she is responsible and any shared data across modules. There are seve There are several goals to b ral goals to busin usiness process ess process testing. testing. The most significant goal The most significant goal is to is to train the project train the project team. team. Structured Structured classroom training can provide a good introduction to overall functionality but it is critical to immediately follow classes with plenty of detailed hands-on testing with some realistic scenarios and data from your own business. Testing will help train the project team on the core functionality of the Oracle Applications, setup and processing options available, integration between modules, and basic accounting entries. There are various phases There are various phases of testing in of testing in Applications implementations. Applications implementations. Plans for early Plans for early business process testing can business process testing can provide a baseline for subsequent phases. You can later e You can later expand these baseline test plans to xpand these baseline test plans to cover all functionality
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