Supply Chain Visibility Portal


Increased visibility into your Supply Chain is a critical strategy for any enterprise aiming at increasing efficiency and optimizing costs. The importance of visibility into your transactional flows only increases when you have global supply chain networks with increasing trading partner numbers.

Miracle’s Supply Chain Visibility Portal provides complete visibility into your Order-to-Cash and Procure-to-Pay cycles. Through the various roles and modules available in the portal, you can use meaningful and enriched transactional data to track and trace the exchange of your EDI documents.

The portal ensures,

  • Faster-Time-to-Market with pre-built framework
  • Improved Quality through proven and tested modules
  • Reduced Costs through reusable components

Based on Open Standards, the portal is built for both Windows and Linux environments and can be customized to suit your business needs. It helps to give developers, end users and trading partners the ability to enrich transactional visibility into the flow of EDI documents.

The framework provides a set of functions and commands that parse, construct, and display transactional data across multiple EDI translation platforms. Extracted data attributes are then stored into an external database to provide enhanced tracking and reporting capabilities through a web-based portal. This allows both technical and non- technical users to query the transactional data using either EDI Reference Fields / ERP Reference Fields (or) Customer (Trading Partner) Reference Fields, there by reducing the time to Resolve/Track a transaction.

Success-Logistics

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Our Supply Chain Visibility Portal has some critical capabilities that are required for being able to track Transactional Business Documents through the Extended Enterprise, Business Document Life Cycle and Business Processes such as Order-to-Cash and Procure-to-Pay. The portal also boasts of capabilities to trace the status of all In-Bound/Out-Bound EDI documents, B2B transactions, and back-end documents such as SAP IDOCs.

The salient features of the portal are,

  • Filter through Document Repository using key EDI fields
  • Search through Document Repository using Business Meta Data(which can be correlated to back-end ERP systems), such as
    • By Back End Processing Status like ERP Process Status Codes
    • BY PO Number/Internal Order Number
    • By ASN/Invoice Number
  • Display the Life Cycle Documents
    • Order-to-Cash Documents by EDI PO Number/Internal Order Number
    • Procure-to-Pay Documents by Internal PO Numbers/Vendor Order Number
  • Ability to access and analyze Life Cycle Documents for potential process bottlenecks
  • Ability to access original transaction files and translated files
  • Resend/Reprocess Documents and Transactions through Back-End Systems
  • Reprocess Failed Transactions
  • Resubmit transactions to Trading Partners
  • Export transactional data to enhance analytics and reporting
  • Easily customize based on organizations needs

Examples

Download Transactions / Documents

Document Repository Search

Search by Instance ID


Document Repository

The Document Repository module provides complete visibility into the documents being processed by the portal. One-Click is all that is required to extract information about a particular transactional document. Features of this modules include :

  • Availability of filters for simplified searching of Transactional Documents
  • Complete visibility into processing of Transactional Documents
  • Export Option for reporting and analytical purposes

Order Management

The Order Management module presents the same basic functionality as presented in the Document Repository module, but the major difference is that specific user roles can be defined in this module. Some of the features of this module are :

  • Document Types restricted to Purchase Order related documents
  • Users can re-process orders if granted user access and role
  • Retransmission of PO is possible
  • Visibility is provided into the entire life-cycle of the PO
  • Transactional data can be exported to worksheets for reporting purposes

Supply Chain (Logistics)

The Supply Chain module also provides very similar functionality, but is meant for the Supply Chain view with transactional documents such as 204, 211, 753, 754, 856, etc. coming into play. Additional information such as ASN Number, PO Number, BOL Number and Shipping Date can be extracted using the tool.

Financial

In the Financials modules, the users visibility is limited to the Financials view, where only transactional documents such as 810, 812, 820, 823, 880, etc. are visible. Due to the confidentiality and security concerns of the date, additional role-based security is provided for this module.

Services

In the Services module, a repository for documenting the trading partners and user roles is provided. This functionality includes EDI relationships, contact information, network end-points, PO Types, Invoice Types, Vendor Numbers, DUNS, Buyer Contact and Customer Service contact. This module also provides the functionality to define users and assign roles.




Archiving

Data archiving is the process of moving data that is no longer actively used. Such type of data is moved to a separate data storage unit for long-term retention. The portal uses two sets of storage location:

  • Original Processing Location
  • Archiving Location

The time period to decide when to move a document from its Original Processed Location to the Archived Location is easily customizable and is set at a default of 7 days.

Purging

Memory clean up is also an important tasks for the efficient running of the tool, and this is achieved through regularly scheduled purging activities which permanently remove the documents from the storage devices and provides usable storage space for new activities. The purging schedule is also easily customizable, and is set at a default of 3 months.