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R12 TCA (Trading Community Architecture):

What is TCA?
Oracle Trading Community Architecture (TCA) is a data model that allows
you to manage complex information about the parties, or customers.
Trading Community Architecture is the implementation of technology and
applications to allow users to create and maintain relationships among entities. It
is a way to understand who your customer interacts with inside and outside the

Note: Customer, Vendor, Supplier are the terms that we come across very
For instance: We buy goods from a Shop Vendor so we are the Customer to that
Vendor and the Vendor is our Supplier for that good. The Vendor gets goods from
a merchant who actually produces it (Manufacturer), so now the vendor in-turn
becomes a customer to the Manufacturer who is the Supplier.
The complete TCA can be related and runs around all these terms, these may be
people we meet generally who might be a Supplier or Customer in our
Now moving ahead lets go in details about TCA.
How TCA Matters?
Before TCA:
There are multiple customer definitions across the enterprise.
It was very difficult to track current and historical information about the
There was a lack of support for mixed business.
It was quite tough to understand relationships between customers and
others (suppliers, partners, competitors)
After TCA:

Create a central repository for the entire E-Business Suite to store

information relating to all members of a trading community versus separate
tables for each member-Prospects, Customers, Contacts, Employees, Partners,
Distributors, Suppliers, Banks, etc.

Record complex business relationships between Trading Community

entities (including 3rd party relationships).
Support all business models, industries, and geographies.

TCA Data Model Components:


Represents any entity that can enter into business

relationships with your organization Organization, Person,
or Group


A binary relationship between two parties such as a

partnership. Example: Adam is a specific person party and
Eve Inc. is an organization party. Adam at Eve Inc. is also
treated as a party with the type relationship


A Street Address

Party Site

Associates a party with a location, indicating that partys

usage of the location


A person related to an organization, this can be a relationship

between an organization and a person as well as between two


Your avenue of contacting a party i.e. a phone number ,e-mail


address or fax number


Represents a customer relationship between your

organization and a party

Account Site

A party Site that you use in relation to a customer account,

i.e, a bill-to or ship-to address


A party contact that is used as a means of contacting the

customer regarding his/her account

TCA in 11i
11i TCA already equipped to handle the following entities
Here is Summarize information of the tables Pre and Post 11i:

TCA in R12 Includes:

New trading entities
>Banks & Bank Branches
>Legal Entity
TCA Data Model : Supplier & Customer

TCA in R12: Supplier Representation

Supplier organizations are in TCA
Terms of doing business with the supplier are in Purchasing / Payables

Supplier organization, address, contact, phone, email etc. are all in TCA
Employees are already in TCA, Payables using the same employee records
in TCA
TCA Suppliers:
Technical details for R12 Supplier in TCA

TCA in R12: Supplier Data Mapping

TCA in R12: Bank Account Model

TCA in R12: Bank Model

New Bank Account Model
Central place to define internal bank accounts

>Keep track of all bank accounts in one place

>Explicitly grant account access to multiple operating units/functions and users
Multi-Org Access

>In the new model, bank accounts are owned by Legal Entities with the option to
grant account use to Operating Unit (Payables, Receivables), Legal Entity
(Treasury), Business Group (Payroll) .
R12 Multi-org access control
MOAC is new enhancement to Multiple Organization feature of Oracle

Enables Users to access the data from one or many Operating Units within
a set of given responsibility

Data Security is maintained using Multiple Organization Security Profile,

Define in Oracle HRMS.
Three key CE tables now as
>Stores bank account attributes
>Stores the bank account use attributes specific to Operating Unit (AR, AP) and
Legal Entity (Treasury).

>Accounting data pertaining to the bank account use
All of the bank, branch and bank account related attributes in
AP_BANK_BRANCHES and AP_BANK_ACCOUNTS_ALL tables will be upgraded
to HZ_PARTIES and the new tables in Cash Management.
The Changing model for Bank in Global working model
> Release 12, whats New:

TCA Bank Model in 11i and R12:

TCA in R12: Legal Entities

Legal entity is created as a party of party type ORGANIZATION or PERSON

An establishment is created as a party of party type ORGANIZATION.

TCA creates a new classification category called Business Function. It is

used mainly to model what business functions a party can perform in E-Business

For modeling legal entities and establishments in TCA, classification code

Legal Entity and Establishment are created under the Business Function
class category.

An establishment is created as a party and always link to a party that is

classified as a legal entity through the relationship model
TCA & Enhancement:
The Trading Community Manager Responsibility, allows users to create a
setup or update data sharing and security
Customer Standard form that has been existing till R11i is finally gone.
Oracle Introduced a brand new HTML UI built using OA Frame works
leveraging TCA that can be used to manage Customers, Accounts, etc.

TCA APIs List: