Oracle Fusion Change Order is a feature in the Oracle Fusion Applications suite that allows users to make changes to transactions that have already been processed or approved. This feature is useful when there is a need to make modifications to a transaction after it has been submitted, such as changing the price or quantity of an item, adding or removing a line item, or changing the shipping address.
A change order in Oracle Fusion typically follows a workflow process that involves various stakeholders, such as the requestor, approver, and implementer. The requestor initiates the change order and provides details of the changes required. The approver reviews the change request and approves or rejects it based on various criteria such as budget constraints, project timelines, and business requirements. Once the change order is approved, the implementer updates the transaction with the changes and ensures that the changes are reflected in all relevant systems and reports.
Change Order in Oracle Fusion Procurement
As a procurement agent, requester, or supplier user has option to propose changes to the currently approved version of a purchasing document during issuance and fulfillment.
In any of these roles, evolving business conditions may require you to make changes to active purchasing documents. For example:
- As a requester whose requisition is being processed in a purchase order, you may want to postpone or cancel what you have requested.
- As a buyer who's responsible for administering a purchase order, you may want to change the terms or conditions on the order.
- As a supplier who's tasked with fulfilling the order, you may want to stagger the delivery schedule or revise the pricing.
Change orders enable you to propose changes to an active purchasing document, by indicating your changes to the current version of the document.
During change order creation and approval, the currently approved version of the purchasing document is preserved until the change order processing is complete. The current version is used as the source of truth for all downstream activities such as receipts, invoices, and sourcing against an agreement. Only after approval, acceptance, and validation of the change order is complete does it gets applied to create a new version of the purchasing document.
Note: A Change Order actually creates a separate document to the original Order/Agreement, and the original Order/Agreement remains available for use in its approved Status (Open).
A Change Order can be Internal and External Change Orders.