Oracle BPA – Bill Presentment Architecture – No more AR Invoice Print customization – How
Every Financial implementation expect change in standard AR Invoice template layout. Now with BPA ( Bill Presentment Architecture ) , we can avoid any customization along with quite good handy feature…
have you seen a new button available for completed transactions in the Transactions Workbench. The button opens a web-based window that shows the transaction details. this icon in the Transactions Workbench is for a Bill Presentment Architecture (BPA). The setup and wording of the window can be customized through the Bill Presentment Architecture module.
BPA is a module that allows you to retrieve billing data from multiple data sources for presentment on a bill. This means that the physically presented bill is no longer limited to information contained within Oracle Receivables. BPA provides template-based configuration of online and printed bills, giving you the ability to select the content of the bill, choose the layout design, display parent billing lines and drilldown details, and then set up the assignment of these billing templates by defining rules based on criteria you specify. By separating bill presentment from transaction accounting, Oracle BPA allows for more understandable and comprehensive bills, increasing the likelihood and timeliness of bill payment.
BPA provides the architecture to retrieve billing data from multiple sources, including transaction flexfields and other data not interfaced and stored in Oracle Receivables. Because bill presentment is not limited to transaction accounting information, you can present bills that are more comprehensive and meaningful to your customers.
With BPA, you first indicate the data sources that you want to collect billing data from. BPA provides a framework for collecting billing data stored in:
- Oracle Receivables
- Oracle applications seeded in BPA, such as Oracle Order Management and Oracle Service Contracts
- Other Oracle applications
- Legacy systems and other non-Oracle applications
You then design billing templates for each transaction class, choosing the layout and content to determine how you want billing data to appear in an online or printed bill, and assign the templates to customers or customer categories. You can print bills individually or in batches from your billing templates created within BPA or uploaded from external sources.
Customizing the bills that your customers see helps them reconcile bills with purchase requests and facilitates timely bill payment.
Your customers can view summarized billing information and drill down using hyperlinks to detailed billing information and other related details necessary to understand and pay the bill.
Here are the steps involve in summary :
- Design layout and select content for a bill
- Display on bills information that is not stored in Oracle Receivables
- Create hyperlinks that enable access to related billing information
- Display summary and child lines
- Provide online drilldown to transaction line details
- Upload external templates
- Incorporate attachments on online bills
- Assign bill formats to specific customers or user-defined customer categories
- Print transactions and bills
- Preview billing templates using real-time data
I will prepare more detail article with steps but in case if you are implementation AR Invoice printing then do reach out me to use this feature.