Oracle initially launched its application suite with financials software in the late 1980s. The offering as of 2009[update] extends to supply-chain management, human-resource management, warehouse-management, customer-relationship management, call-center services, product-lifecycle management, and many other areas. Both in-house expansion and the acquisition of other companies have vastly expanded Oracle's application software business.
Oracle released Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS/ e-BS) Release 12 (R12) – a bundling of several Oracle Applications applications – in February 2007. The release date coincided with new releases of other Oracle-owned products: JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Siebel Systems and PeopleSoft.
- 1 Products
- 2 See also
- 3 References
- 4 Further reading
- 5 External links
- Oracle Fusion Applications
- Oracle E-Business Suite
- PeopleSoft Enterprise
- JD Edwards EnterpriseOne
- JD Edwards World
- Master Data Management
Industry vertical applications
- ATG / Endeca branded "Oracle Commerce"
- Oracle Retail
- Micros (Retail and Hospitality, acquired post 2012)
- AutoVue (for processing CAD and graphics data)
Oracle E-Business Suite
Oracle's E-Business Suite (also known as Applications/Apps, EB-Suite/EBS, or "E-Biz") consists of a collection of enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and supply-chain management (SCM) computer applications either developed or acquired by Oracle. The software utilizes Oracle's core Oracle relational database management system technology. The E-Business Suite contains several product lines often known by short acronyms.
Significant technologies incorporated into the applications include the Oracle database technologies, (engines for RDBMS, PL/SQL, Java, .NET, HTML and XML), the "technology stack" (Oracle Forms Server, Oracle Reports Server, Apache Web Server, Oracle Discoverer, Jinitiator and Sun's Java). Oracle Corporation brands the on-line technical documentation of E-Business Suite as eTRM – "E-Business Suite Technical Reference Manuals".
It makes the following enterprise applications available as part of Oracle eBusiness Suite:
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- Asset Lifecycle Management
- Asset Tracking
- Property Management
- Customer Relationship Management
- Enterprise Resource Planning
- Financial Management
- Human Capital Management
- Project Portfolio Management
- Product Life-cycle Management
- Supply Chain Management
- Supply Chain Planning
- Logistics & Transportation Management
- Order Management
- Price Management
- Discrete Manufacturing
- Process Manufacturing
Oracle has recently announced that it will continue to support EBS with a major release after the current version of 12.2 Oracle EBS. The roadmap is very encouraging for the companies and partners using Oracle EBS. However, the news is a disappointment for oracle SaaS lovers, as most of them are expecting the Oracle EBS 12.2 to be the last release. Check out more from this blog. In a recent research on “What Oracle ERP Customers Need to Know About Oracle Cloud Applications”, gartner found that many Oracle customers have been inaccurately told that their on-premises ERP suites are at the end-of-life stage and that they must move to the cloud now. As a result, Oracle customers are unsure about Oracle’s commitment to its on-premises suites until Oracle EBS roadmap was out.
Oracle Financial Applications
The Oracle E-Business Suite provides a set of financial applications used internationally in businesses. Oracle Corporation groups these applications into "suites", which it defines as sets of common, integrated applications designed to execute specific business processes.
Oracle Financials refers to the closely related financial modules such as:
- Oracle Assets
- Oracle General Ledger
- Oracle Payables
- Oracle Receivables
- Oracle Cash Management
- Oracle Tabs
The key business processes enabled by the Financial Applications include:
- Procure-to-Pay business process flow involving activities such as procurement, purchasing, making payment to Suppliers and subsequent accounting.
- Order-to-Cash business process flow involves activities such as Customer Orders, Order fulfillment, receiving payment from Customers & subsequent accounting.
Oracle Project Portfolio Management Applications
- Oracle Project Portfolio Analysis
- Oracle Project Billing
- Oracle Project Analysis
- Oracle Daily Business Intelligence
- Oracle Project Collaboration
- Oracle Project Contracts
- Oracle Project Costing
- Oracle Project CRM
- Oracle Project Management
- Oracle Project Resource
Additional Oracle E-Business Suite products include:
- Oracle Bills of Material
- Oracle Capacity
- Oracle CRM
- Oracle Advanced Planning & Scheduling
- Oracle Business Intelligence
- Oracle Order Entry
- Oracle Order Fulfillment (order to cash process)
- Oracle Payroll
- Oracle Purchasing
- Oracle Landed Cost Management
- Oracle Receivables
- Oracle TMS (Transportation/G-Log)
- Oracle Work in Process
- Oracle Process manufacturing
- Oracle Federal Administration
- Oracle Sales
- Oracle MRP
- Oracle Workflow
- Oracle Financials
- Oracle SCM
- Oracle Customer Relationship Management
- Oracle HRMS
While there are many products mentioned in the above list they are vast in functionality too, it is highly challenging for anyone to test the entire system covering all the functionalities. The similar challenge even the internal Oracle EBS Product QA team have, they adopted the test automation as the only way to cover testing of huge amount of functionality. They use the Oracle's internal tool called "Oracle Functional Testing" of Oracle Application testing suite to automate all their business functionalities and make sure there are no regressions for every release or patch bundles they release.
In 2008, Oracle launched a set of applications for mid-size businesses called Oracle Accelerate. Accelerate provides access to Oracle's ERP products through a local partner-network and packages the products to meet vertical industry requirements.
Oracle User Productivity Kit (UPK)
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- List of acquisitions by Oracle (includes acquisitions which extended Applications portfolio)
- Oracle E-Business Suite glossary of terms
- Matt, Light; Daniel B. Stang (2005-06-22). "Magic Quadrant for IT Project and Portfolio Managet, 2005" (PDF). Gartner Research. p. 3. Retrieved 2010-09-01.
- "Oracle Applications". Oracle Corporation. Retrieved 2012-02-18.
Edward, Mendelson (1998-03-24). "AutoVue Professional". PC Magazine. p. 159. Retrieved 2013-07-08.
Cimmetry Systems' AutoVue Professional [...] offers a sophisticated feature set for viewing and maintaining CAD and graphics files.
- "Intro to Oracle E-Biz". Oracle HRMS. Retrieved 2018-06-25.
- "Oracle® E-Business Suite" (PDF). Integrated SOA Gateway Implementation Guide. Oracle. June 2010. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
- "Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1". Oracle. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
- "Oracle Applications 11i Documentation". Oracle. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
"Oracle Advanced Procurement". Oracle Corp. Retrieved 2009-06-16.
Oracle Advanced Procurement is the integrated suite of applications that dramatically cut all supply management costs.
"Oracle Sourcing". Oracle Corporation. Retrieved 2009-06-16.
Oracle Sourcing is the enterprise application that drives more and better sourcing through online collaboration and negotiation. It is a key component of Oracle Advanced Procurement [...]
- Siddiqui, Muneeb A. (2010). Oracle E-Business Suite R12 Supply Chain Management. IT Pro. Packt Publishing Ltd. ISBN 9781849680653. Retrieved 2013-09-29.
- "Financial Management | Applications". Oracle. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
"Oracle User Productivity Kit". Oracle Corporation. Retrieved 2011-04-19.
Oracle User Productivity Kit [...] Oracle UPK is an easy-to-use and comprehensive content development, deployment, and maintenance platform [...]
- Digital, Algarytm. "ORACLE EBS ROADMAP AND TAKEAWAYS FOR ALL STAKEHOLDERS". Algarytm.
- Cameron, Melanie. Oracle General Ledger Guide (2009) McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-07-162229-2.
- Cameron, Melanie. Oracle Procure-to-Pay Guide (2009) McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-07-162227-6.