Oracle Trading Community Architecture (TCA)
Oracle Trading Community Architecture (TCA) is a data model that allows you to manage complex information about the parties, or customers, who belong to your commercial community, including organizations, locations, and the network of hierarchical relationships among them using the TCA registry.
TCA registry is the single source of trading community information for Oracle E-Business Suite applications which provide user interfaces, batch data entry functionality, and other features to view, create, and update Registry information.
TCA key entities:
Parties: Parties are the entities of type person/organization that enter into a business relationship
Party Sites: Addresses of the parties
Customers: Parties with whom you have a selling relationship
Customer Accounts: The business relationships between you and your customers
Customer Account Sites: Address of the party used in the case of customer accounts
Locations: Geo-spatial points, usually defined by an address
Contacts: People who have a contact or employment relationship with an organization or person
Contact Points: Means of contact, for example, phone and e-mail address
This diagram shows the process flow for managing, searching, creating, and updating customer information.
R12 Trading Community Architecture:
Includes following new trading entities:
- Bank and Bank Branches
TCA-Bank and Bank Branches:
The TCA tables used by Cash Management for modeling Banks and Bank Branches are listed below:
Three key CE tables now as:
- CE_BANK_ACCOUNTS for bank accounts
- CE_BANK_ACCT_USES_ALL for account uses by Operating Units & Legal Entities
- CE_GL_ACCOUNTS_CCID for bank account use accounting data
The word “Customer” is the combination of both the “Party layer” and the “Account layer”.
- Party layer exists independent of any selling or buying relationship.
- Customer Account layer exists in the context of a Party and only when a selling relationship exists.
- The Party Layer captures intrinsic truths about a person or organization.
- The Account Layer captures the details describing the Party’s financial relationship with the implementing organization.
- The Account Layer cannot exist without the Party Layer.
Following are the three new AP tables’ technical details for R12 Supplier in TCA. They have the links to TCA tables which are listed below.