Oracle Applications

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Oracle Applications comprise the applications software or business software of the Oracle Corporation both in the cloud and on-premises. The term refers to the non-database and non-middleware parts. The suite of applications includes enterprise resource planning, enterprise performance management, supply chain & manufacturing, human capital management, and advertising and customer experience.[1]

Oracle initially launched its application suite with financials software in the late 1980s. By 2009, the offering extended 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.

In February 2017, Oracle released Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS/e-BS) Release 12 (R12) – a bundling of several Oracle Applications. The release date coincided with new releases of other Oracle-owned products: JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Siebel Systems and PeopleSoft.

Oracle also has a portfolio of enterprise applications for the cloud (SaaS) known as Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications. These cloud applications include Oracle ERP Cloud, Oracle EPM Cloud, Oracle HCM Cloud, Oracle SCM Cloud, and Oracle Advertising and CX.


Cloud applications[edit]

Oracle provides SaaS applications also known as Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications. The following enterprise cloud applications are available on Oracle Cloud.[2]

  • Oracle ERP Cloud
  • Oracle EPM Cloud
  • Oracle HCM Cloud
  • Oracle SCM Cloud
  • Oracle Advertising and CX Cloud

Industry vertical applications[edit]

  • ATG / Endeca—also branded as on-premises "Oracle Commerce"
  • Oracle Retail
  • Micros (Retail and Hospitality, acquired post 2012)
  • Primavera
  • Agile
  • AutoVue (for processing CAD and graphics data)[3]


NetSuite was a cloud computing company acquired by Oracle in 2016.[4] In 2019, NetSuite moved onto Oracle Cloud.[5] NetSuite is a cloud business software platform.[6]

On-premises applications[edit]

Oracle's E-Business Suite (also known as Applications/Apps, EB-Suite/EBS, eBus or "E-Biz"[7]) 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.[8] The E-Business Suite contains several product lines often known by short acronyms.[9]

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).

It makes the following enterprise applications available as part of Oracle eBusiness Suite:

Oracle Accelerate[edit]

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.[11]

Oracle User Productivity Kit (UPK)[edit]

The Oracle User Productivity Kit application provides a content-development, deployment, and maintenance platform.[12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Moorhead, Patrick. "Oracle Has Quietly Become An Essential Cloud Applications Company". Forbes. Retrieved 2021-09-10.
  2. ^ "Oracle Applications". Oracle. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Dignan, Larry. "Oracle closes NetSuite deal: Can it expand into midmarket, small enterprise?". ZDNet. Retrieved 2021-09-10.
  5. ^ Condon, Stephanie. "NetSuite moves to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure". ZDNet. Retrieved 2021-09-10.
  6. ^ "The new, new NetSuite - it's all about your growth at SuiteConnect". diginomica. 2018-10-18. Retrieved 2021-09-10.
  7. ^ "Intro to Oracle E-Biz". Oracle HRMS. Retrieved 2018-06-25.
  8. ^ "Oracle® E-Business Suite" (PDF). Integrated SOA Gateway Implementation Guide. Oracle. June 2010. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
  9. ^ "Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1". Oracle. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
  10. ^ Siddiqui, Muneeb A. (2010). Oracle E-Business Suite R12 Supply Chain Management. IT Pro. Packt Publishing Ltd. ISBN 9781849680653. Retrieved 2013-09-29.
  11. ^ Oracle Accelerate Enterprise-Class Software
  12. ^ "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 [...]

Further reading[edit]

  • 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.

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