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 Oracle Fusion Applications (OFA) is a portfolio of next generation suite of software applications from Oracle Corporation. It is distributed across various product families; including financial management, human capital management, customer relationship management, supply chain management, procurement, governance, and project portfolio management
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Posted on March 23rd, 2012 by Sanjit Anand |Print This Post Print This Post |Email This Post Email This Post

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Want to learn more about Oracle's next generation applications, Fusion Applications.Here are some of the post , that helps you to understand better.

ORACLE FUSION APPLICATIONS is the integration of Oracle applications such as E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards & Siebel into a set of next generation applications based on open industry standards.Fusion Applications is build on top of the Oracle Fusion Middleware Technology Stack using Oracle's Fusion Architecture as blueprint.

Oracle Fusion Applications provide a complete applications portfolio and a host of deployment options(On premise,Public cloud,Private cloud,Hybrid public/private cloud).This include over 100 modules across seven core enterprise application product areas:

Additional products exist to add significant incremental business value span the entire suite:

  • Oracle Fusion Accounting Hub (Oracle Fusion Financials)
  • Oracle Fusion Talent Review (Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management)
  • Oracle Fusion Territory Management (Oracle Fusion Customer Relationship Management)
  • Oracle Fusion Distributed Order Orchestration (Oracle Fusion Supply Chain Management)

Oracle Fusion Middleware is the underlying Technical Platform used to build Oracle Fusion Applications. Oracle Fusion Architecture is the blueprint that ties together the Fusion Applications, Middleware Platform and Grid Technology.

As an EBS user, the concepts that we have learned over the years are all made obsolete. In their place many of the PeopleSoft concepts has taken over.

  • Identity Manger replaces FND User
  • Business Units replace Operating Units
  • Date Effectivity replaces Date Track
  • ESS replaces Concurrent Manager
  • Access Control Governor replaces OICM

Extensible Attribute Framework introduced allowing unlimited set of attributes with more powerful features than Descriptive Flexfields (DFF). All attributes can be inherited or discovered by business intelligence, business rules, business processes, transactional UI and transactional logic. Gone are the days where one must add custom tables due to limitations of DFF fields. Will align to ‘Rethink Customization Strategy’

Sub-ledger Accounting (SLA) architecture is carried into Fusion Applications combined with Business Unit mapping providing a basis for an excellent Service Provider Model.

Fusion Application Security is built using the Security Manager Tool (part of Fusion Middleware) this means the concept of Responsibilities that EBS users are familiar with are gone and in its place Role based access mechanism is implemented.

Fusion have almost all Technology Stack

Product
Tools and Framework
Language

SOA Suite

Web Center Suite

Content Management

Identity Management

Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)Development Environment -
Oracle J-Developer

Application Developer Framework (ADF)

BI Publisher

Web ServicesApplication

Integration Architecture (AIA)

Business Process Execution Language (BPEL OSB)

Oracle SQL, PL/SQL
Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE)

Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML)/Extended Markup Language (XML)

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

Extensible Style Sheet Language (XSL)/JAVA ,

These technology stack create ample opportunity to Functional Analyst,Technical Developer and Application Architects.
Combines the best-in-breed functionalities of EBS, Siebel CRM, PeopleSoft and JD Edwards Enterprise One Applications.All of the current applications mashed up along with usability and business process optimization resulting in a new set of better application.

There is choice of adoption scenarios in order to move to Oracle Fusion Application. Co-existence option ie adding on specific Oracle Fusion application module .

Fusion application Business Intelligence comprises of Oracle Transactional BI (OTBI) a real time self service reporting directly off Fusion Apps data. Oracle BI Applications (OBIA) is a prepackaged data warehouse enabling historical analysis and cross domain insight. Whereas specialized Domain specific Analytics include financial statements, sales territory planning and Project Performance built on Essbase technology. White space analysis built on Real Time decisions and Oracle Data Mining Technologies.

Oracle Fusion Functional Setup Manager provides a single user interface for performing all tasks related to Oracle Fusion Applications setup after installation and helps you to easily move the setup data between instances to reduce implementation time.

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One Response
  1. Gytis Says:

    Hi Sanjit,
    Thank you, this is a very good and comprehensive article about Oracle Fusion. I know that Oracle Fusion Financial Applications were in use by Oracle promotional materials for a while, but do you know when the Fusion will be available to the public and if anyone actually have implemented it?

    Thanks,

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