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Thursday, 19 March 2009 10:47

Serengeti Tracker is an E-Billing system for legal expenses. This article discusses, from a project management perspective, the considerations your company faces when integrating Serengeti with Oracle Payables and the Oracle E-Business Suite.

This interface allows companies paying legal fees to law firms to automatically add new invoices to the Oracle E-Business Suite.

Linking Serengeti to Oracle

You'll need to make a few configurations in Serengeti to match the way Oracle models Organizations and Vendors. Since Serengeti is a single organization application, we'll use the "Accounts Payable Route" to communicate the Organization ID to Oracle.

The accounts payable route is used to control which invoices are exported from Serengeti. For each Oracle business unit that you wish to interface with, name the accounts payable route with the ORG_ID. For example, "101", "102", "103", etc.

Next, the supplier name (or vendor name) must exactly match Oracle or this will not work. Make sure your accounts payable department is in the loop.

File Formats

The biggest difference between the two systems is the way each system represents invoices and invoice distributions. In Serengeti, you export one invoice per line and a maximum of ten invoice distributions. Oracle Payables expects the invoice distributions to be on separate lines and can accept unlimited distribution lines.

The crux of this interface is translating between the two formats.

Oracle Payables Interface

Our upcoming article discusses the architecture for a generic interface to Oracle Payables.

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Over one web-based platform, 260+ law departments process bills, budgets, status reports, and documents from 100% of their firms. The result is a system that helps in-house counsel control legal spending while saving significant time and money.

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