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EBS and PDH, a comparision


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This is a comparision of the EBS and PDH features.

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EBS and PDH, a comparision

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  2. 2. EBS Inventory + PDH Key Feature Description Inventory Module PDH Maintain Operational The various flags and settings by items for Yes Viewable Attributes downstream processing in areas such as Purchasing, Order Management, Receiving, Planning, Manufacturing etc. Unlimited & Extensible Repository for all the other item attributes that an Limited to 15 descriptive Unlimited. Advanced Attribution organization might want to track, search, and report flexfields. Limited search search options. Fully on. capabilities on these fields. indexed. End-user Experience Presentation layer for the end-user. Traditional Java forms Modern web-based UI. based UI. Unstructured Content Ability to associate unstructured content such as Yes Via Attachments Yes Via Attachments Management images, Word documents, Excel documents etc to an Functionality Functionality. User item. experience and process viewed as more efficient. Workflow Based Change Ability for item creation and maintenance processes No Yes Management Process to be executed via workflow processes. Application of PLM Application of PLM concepts to control what and No Yes Concepts when items can be maintained. Mass Maintenance Ability to efficiently update large quantities/volumes of No Yes Capabilities item attributes. Granular Security Requirement is to have different users update No Yes different sets of attributes. Flexible Searching Ability to searching using configurable web interface. Limited to a Fixed Number User Configurable and/or Browsing of Fields; No Browsing Searching Plus Browsing Data Importing Ability to Import/Load items from spreadsheet Custom Process Required Yes 2
  3. 3. Oracle Prod Hub Augments the Item Master PIM Data Hub User Defined Attributes Import Workbench Attributes for Item/ Source System Supplier Mapping Attributes for Item/ New Item eBS Item Master Workflow Location Changed Item Workflow Simple Search Items Operational Attributes Browse Search Item Lifecycle Category Assignments Org. Assignments Advanced Search Enhanced Security Item Relationships Mass Maintenance Pack Hierarchies Assignments Attribute Updates Advanced BOM EditorNOTE: Product Hub Features Listed for
  4. 4. Item Master  The item master in PIM is the same item master used by Oracle Inventory.  User-defined product attributes and change management data are stored in the EGO 4
  5. 5. Primary Attributes PDH provides access to view and modify item attributes in the EBS master items form. You are limited to update just a few of the Primary Attributes in PDH. You would still need access to the Master Item form in EBS for some 5
  6. 6. Category Assignments Categories assigned in EBS are reflected in the Classification and Categories of the 6
  7. 7. Item Revisions Item Revisions in EBS are reflected in PDH. You have update functionality in PDH as 7
  8. 8. Item Attachments Item attachments can be applied and viewed in both EBS and 8
  9. 9. Organization Assignments Organization assignments are viewed and updated at both EBS and 9
  10. 10. People Associations This is restricted to PDH only. EBS has no feature for item creation approval so this is why you have this form in the 10
  11. 11. Associations  Cross References  Related Items  Customer Items  Manufacturers Part Number  GTIN Cross References  Source System Items (Only used in Item Import Process)  Related Documents (Only for PLM Users) 11
  12. 12. Cross References Cross References are shared by PDH and EBS. Both are viewed and updated in these 12
  13. 13. Related Items Related items are shared by PDH and EBS. Both are viewed an updated in these screens. This feature supports cross sell, up sale and substitution within order 13
  14. 14. Customer Items Customer items are shared by PDH and EBS. This feature allows for the entry of Customer Part Numbers and their unique descriptions into the order entry 14
  15. 15. Manufacturers Part Numbers This feature is shared by PDH and 15
  16. 16. GTIN Cross References The Global Trade Item Number feature is supported by PDH and EBS. This feature is for industries which utilize GTIN to guarantee correct product 16
  17. 17. Source System Items (Only used in Item Import Process) 17
  18. 18. Related Documents (Only for PLM Users) 18
  19. 19. Transactions This feature provides a summarized view of transactions captured in 19
  20. 20. Product Workbench This is another view into EBS data but contains features to allow for creation of change requests and 20
  21. 21. Document Management This feature is outside of EBS. It provides for the creation of documents you can associate to an item. Files can be attached or you can point to files 21
  22. 22. Change Management PDH offers a complete Idea, Issue and Change Management feature set. It offers workflow approval for each. This feature is not supported in EBS, however you might be able to utilize the ECO feature to capture such 22
  23. 23. Item Creation The PDH item creation process is similar to EBS. It uses Item Templates for setting Item 23
  24. 24. Item Creation Again, this form is a reflection of the EBS attributes in Oracle 24
  25. 25. Item Creation After item creation, you must then use the New Item Request process to obtain 25
  26. 26. Larry Sherrod, Oracle