OAGXML Punchout

OAGXML - Open Applications Group XML is a typical Oracle standard in that it is Open and the only user is Oracle.  The xml format is extremely complicated and normally can be implemented via @UK PLC in a few days for punchout and purchase order.

It can take a long time to find an Oracle consultant that knows how to configure the Oracle end, but it usually works first time once Oracle is configured.


OAGXML works well for Punchout and purchase order and any other message sent from Oracle. However because each oracle system sends a different purchase order format depending on the detailed configuration of the oracle system. It is not a good format for returning invoices to Oracle since the inbound format needs to match the Oracle configuration, because of this we use other methods to load electronic invoices into Oracle that are quick and easy to configure at the Oracle end.

OAGXML punchout standard vs Transparent

OAGXML is available in two variants Standard Punchout (the same as all other versions of punchout) and Transparent punchout (a distributed search). Transparent punchout is only suitable for ordering goods that do not have complex pricing, configuration or delivery options since the protocol does not support multilevel/volume price breaks, configuration or carriage charges. @UK PLC has extended the protocol to provide this information to Oracle users, however this is not automatically imported into the requisition and purchase orders end up with incorrect pricing and no carriage charges. This is why there are a number of advantages to using standard punchout. The main advantage of transparent punchout is if you have a large oracle user base that have been trained in Oracle, since their is no change in process with transparent punchout.

@UK PLC can connect in any suppliers ecommerce site using sbxp which provides an standard way of connecting from @UK PLC to any ecommerce site and simplifies the process.

@UK PLC normally only accepts OAGXML on the buyside of the system and connects to suppliers using either sbxp or cxml punchout, for suppliers as soon as they are connected to @UK PLC via either sbxp or cxml punchout then your system is connected to all major buyside platforms.

Quick route using sbxp toolkit

@UK PLC offers a quick route for suppliers that require OAGXML punchout by using the @UK PLC hub and sbxp punchout/orderXchange.  This allows suppliers to leverage @UK PLC's working integration with all the variations of OCI and to connect using the sbxp toolkit which provides a punchout in all the various web development languages.

  • ASP punchout
  • Dot Net punchout
  • vb punchout
  • c# punchout
  • PHP punchout
  • Perl punchout
  • Python punchout
  • Java punchout
  • jsp punchout
  • c++ punchout
  • c punchout

By providing proven multi development language functionality, it is much easier for developers to connect using  the language of their choice.


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'The project was particularly exciting as it allowed for joint work with leading academics at the University of Reading and Research scientists at @UK PLC. This is one of the largest and most innovative KTP projects ever undertaken and we are very excited by the results. We believe that the new tool is groundbreaking and has come at exactly the right time to help public and private sector organizations achieve savings.'

Professor Mark Bishop, Department of Computing

'It's really useful because we can look at the information from all different angles and it's so easy to use,' says Ms Hamilton. 'It will help us rationalise and standardise our suppliers and products, which in turn means we can get better prices.'

Vicki Hamilton, The Head of Procurement and Supplies for the Outer South East London Shared Procurement
London Procurement Program


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