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What Happened to Oracle iPayments in R12?

By Aijaz Ansari, MBA

Our previous blog entitled, “Oracle R12 Payments Delivers Enterprise Wide Benefits” discussed the retirement of Oracle iPayment. As mentioned in that blog, iPayment is no longer available in Oracle R12. So what has become of the features and functions previously offered by iPayment? Oracle R12 introduces Funds Disbursement Process (FDP) Dashboard as a component of Oracle R12 Payments and to replace iPayments features and functions.

Beginning with the Funds Disbursement Process Home Page, users are presented with a read-only form. This Home Page includes a Pending Actions region which displays the current status of various in-process payment process requests and payment instructions. The Pending Actions region also contains links enabling drill down capability to view details of entries, along with Take Action links. These Take Action Links enable the Payment Administrator to execute the next step in the payment process. Additionally, the Funds Disbursement Process Home Page contains links to other pages which support the overall payment process.

During the actual payment process, the Payment Administrator can use the Funds Disbursement Process Home page for a variety of tasks such as:

  •  Monitor items requiring user action (Pending Actions)
  •  View and research Payment Process Requests
  •  View and research Payments
  •  View and research Payment Instructions
  •  Complete Payment Instructions
  •  Submit and monitor concurrent requests
  •  Record and resolve Stop Payments and Void Payments
  •  Review a graphical representation of payment processing statistics

The following screen shot displays Funds Disbursement Process Home Page.

Oracle Funds Disbursement Process Home Page

Funds Disbursement Process Home Page



The Process

While Funds Disbursement is the payment of monies from the organization, the Funds Capture process represents bringing monies into the organization. The end-to-end processing of Funds Capture begins when an Oracle sourced product creates a transaction. Necessary payment information is then captured and Oracle Payments creates an authorization request. Oracle’s Payments Engine then executes the transaction authorization.

User defined Routing Rules determine how the transaction will be processed and which payment system will be used. On the settlement side, Oracle Receivables sends a request for settlement and the Payment Engine manages the request and sends it to the payment system. The Payments application also queries the payment system for an acknowledgement that the transaction was processed successfully.

Oracle Payments integrates with the following sources to facilitate funds capture.

  • Oracle Collections Service
  • Oracle iReceivables Service Contracts
  • Oracle iStore Lease Management
  • Order Capture Receivables
  • Oracle Order Management Student System

Submitting and Monitoring Funds Disbursement Concurrent Requests

The Concurrent Requests sub region enables the Payment Administrator to quickly submit and monitor concurrent requests. Similar to the links in the Shortcuts sub region, these links enable the Payment Administrator to specify applicable parameters, schedule the concurrent request, and monitor the submission.

Conclusion

Features, functions and integration previously provided by iPayments are now found in Oracle Payments (FDP). With FDP users can:

  • Manage the creation of payment instructions
  • Generate payments and reporting
  • Create payment instruction registers
  • Monitor the payment instruction process
  • Take appropriate actions – including Payment Confirmations
  • Drill Down capability to payment details
  • Graphical representation of metrics such as; straight through processing rate and error counts

If you have questions about the functionality of Oracle Payments or other Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 applications, our consultants will be happy to speak with you. Send us an email at information@projectp.com and let us know how we can be of assistance.
 

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