Order to Cash Cycle
The Order to Cash Process flow starts with entering the order with a standard item into system. When you enter an order, the item are validated in oracle inventory, the price is calculated for the items using the pricing engine; the availability of the items are checked and may be reserved. Once all the required fields are entered on both the header and the lines, you can book the order. When you click on the Book Order button, the API OEXUBOKB.pls, checks if the order is eligible for booking. If eligible the order is booked and the order header status would change to booked. The next step is the pick release with which you move the items from the warehouse to the staging area. The next step is to ship confirm, to indicate that the items are loaded on to the carrier from the staging area. When you run Ship Confirm, the system decrements inventory and updates sales order line status. This information is then transferred through the Auto Invoice to Account Receivables for invoicing. Then you sent the invoice to your customer for the items shipped and then perform the cash management and bank reconciliations.
Following are the steps the process will go through from creating a Sales Order to Posting the details in GL.
Involved Modules in Order to Cash
Order Management: Creating and shipping the Order
Inventory: Onhand availability, Reservation
Receivables: For Receipt against invoice
General Ledger: Importing, entering and posting the journals.