Do you know Oracle Fusion Financials Cloud Service is built with Oracle’s Application Development Framework (ADF) and provides four primary methods of integration with other applications:
- ADF Services (commonly referred to as Web Services)
- ADF Desktop Integration
- File Based Data Import
- Reporting Tools
A web service provides a standardized way of integrating two web-based applications.
A web service is a program that can be accessed remotely using different XML-based languages.
For example, abanking web service may implement functions to check an account, print a statement, and deposit and withdraw funds.
These functions are described in a web service description (WSDL) file that any consumer can invoke to access the banking web service.
As a result, a consumer does not have to know anything more about the web service than the WSDL file that describes what it can do. A web service consumer (such as a desktop application or other application) invokes the web service by submitting a request in the form of an XML document to the web service provider.
Above Figure 1 illustrates the architecture of ADF Services,
ADF Desktop Integration
ADF Desktop Integration (ADFdi) is also part of the ADF framework and enables desktop integration with MS Excel spreadsheets to manage large volume data uploads into Fusion Applications.
The integration provided with ADFdi includes interactivity that enables web picker to search for valid values, perform validation during data entry, display error messages, and immediately submit transactions directly from MS Excel.
Figure 2 illustrates the architecture of ADF Desktop Integration, which comprises of the following components:
- ADF Desktop Integration
- ADF Desktop Integration remote servlet
- ADF Model layer
File Based Data Import
File Based Data Import (FBDI) is another option for getting information into your Fusion Financials Applications. The process of using FBDI is quite simple: download an excel template that identifies all of the fields, populate the spreadsheet with data from the external system, save the file as a .csv file type, upload the file to the server, and run processes to transfer the data to the interface tables and import into the various applications. All of the data is validated during import to insure its integrity
Fusion Cloud Service uses four primary reporting tools which can be used to extract data and import into your external systems.
- BI Publisher delivers high volume transactional reports, can be configured to extract the data in Rich Text Format or XML.
- Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence provides the ability to build custom queries on transactional data, and the output can be downloaded to Excel.
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