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The configuration means you are changing Oracle Applications processing using profiles options flex fields and folder definitions to cater your requirement.
Typical example is like enabling or disabling flex field.Changing profile options.
This is changing the Oracle Applications Forms and framework user interfaces .
Changing the Oracle Applications Forms and Framework logic
These are typically a program that is in addition to an exiting standard program but that does not change core code or objects.
Software packages integrated with ERP used to support specific capabilities of the COTS software
It is basically Custom coding or modification over existing application to make more control over functionality. The more complex nature of business may cause a heavy customization. Coding includes Oracle Workflow, Oracle Alert, Financials/Sales Analyzer, Oracle Reports, Oracle Discoverer, Oracle Forms, and PL/SQL. You should also take a note customizations may also include data conversions.
A boundary across which two independent systems meet and act upon or communicate with each other. You can find details here.
An existing computer system or application program which continues to be used generally due to cost or feasibility considerations.
This is typically more pronounced during the implementation of product, it consist of:
- Reports-A formatted and organized presentation of data.
- Interfaces-A boundary across which two independent systems meet and act on or communicate with each other.
- Conversions-A process that transfers or copies data from an existing system to load production systems at implementation.
- Extensions (or enhancements)-A program that is in addition to an exiting standard program but that does not change core code or objects.
This is typically understood, the client would be extending more businesses in ERP by enabling some new module. For instance, if a customer begins with Financials and Purchasing and decides to add Order Management down the road, the implementation of Order Management within existing Suite and instance is called as Adding module or module enabling. This would be again follow a typical subset of implementation cycle.
Globalizations are standard product features being part of the fresh installation or released via a Maintenance Pack, and they are available to all customers.
This is something called fulfilling local need for federal and state reporting requirement. Most of the countries in the world have specific unique local business needs and legal requirements. Oracle Applications is being used in more than 140 countries, and in order to attend some of those local business and legal requirements, Oracle has added to 11i a new set of functionality and parameters called Localizations.
If you are working in Mideast and south Asia or South America (Brazil), there is always a huge tons of Localizations stuff would in your existing application. To know more about the localization refer Metalink 122491.1 and find out what country requires localization and what for......