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Definition: Order Cycle
Order cycle is the processing or routing through which the order line progresses and the cycle actions are completed. Each of the cycle action or the process step has at least one result. A typical order cycle can be Enter, Pick Release and Ship. Mandatory or optional approvals can be placed between any two steps except between Pick Release and Ship. Also the approval history can be maintained so that you always have a data that who approved what and when.
The order cycles can be customized by defining the prerequisites for each cycle action and by rearranging the cycle actions. For example for the pick release, the prerequisite can be legal review. Until the legal review is performed, you would not be able to pick release. For handling the multiple processing requirements, different order cycles can be defined. For example you can have a different order cycle for international order and a different for the domestic orders.