The Example Projects for Oracle Intelligent Advisor Series 2022 : Employee or Contractor

So here we are, already at the next article in this Example Project series. This week we will look at the Employee or Contractor project.

This is the 6th Example Project in the set provided with Oracle Policy Modeling. The Employee or Contractor Example Project is an excellent source of ideas and inspiration for your own learning or demonstrations. There is a video code-along demonstration at the end of this article.

So let’s get into the Employee or Contractor Example Project:

Time needed: 15 minutes.

How to use the Employee or Contractor Project in Oracle Intelligent Advisor

  1. How to use the Employee or Contractor Project

    The concept behind the Employee or Contractor Example Project is that of self-service tool to help workers who are not sure of their status (in the eyes of the law) – am I a contractor or an employee. In many countries, the status of employee, for tax purposes, is defined according to a number of criteria, and is not a simple black or white question. In the UK for example I believe that contractors keep an eye on IR35, and in France the status of micro-entrepreneur has made things more complicated.

  2. What does the Employee or Contractor Project demonstrate

    This project demonstrates a really nice feature of Oracle Intelligent Advisor – the idea that lists of values can be easily used for scoring purposes to calculate a numeric value and compare it with a maximum. Similar ideas exist in many situations : immigration assessments typically use a points system, as do risk-analysis procedures in health and safety.

    As well as scoring, the interview has a single goal – so this is great for highlighting how relevancy and goals work – as you will find out in the code-along video below.

  3. Adaptation Ideas for Employee or Contractor

    So you’ve guessed it, the easiest way to change this project is to get your teeth into some new scoring and lists so that you can present these items to your users, and maybe adjust the overall scoring system or logic so that you get a more customized outcome. It’s really easy and a good thing to learn in Oracle Intelligent Advisor.

  4. Upsides and Downsides

    The Employee or Contractor Example Project is easy to modify to create new questions and adjust scoring – and you can create more complex scoring algorithms as well, to show off the power of Oracle Intelligent Advisor. It also has a simple structure so adding new questions and adjusting the impact of scores is really easy.

    This is a great generic project to clone and build your own similar idea for risk assessment.

If you want to watch a code-along video with me to see how to make the changes listed, here it is. You can also subscribe to our YouTube Channel.


Richard Napier

Author: Richard Napier

After 8 years in case management and ERP software roles, Richard Napier joined Siebel Systems in 1999 and took up the role of managing the nascent Siebel University in Southern Europe. He subsequently was Director of Business Development and Education for InFact Group (now part of Business & Decisions) for 8 years. He now runs Intelligent Advisor IT Consulting OÜ. Owner of, he also is Co-Founder of the Siebel Hub.

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