Oracle Fusion Cloud is an integrated suite of cloud-based applications that combines various business functionalities such as ERP, HCM, CX, SCM, PPM and Financials into a single, unified platform.
1. What is Oracle Fusion Cloud?
ERP – Enterprise Resource Planning is a software system that helps you run your entire business, supporting automation and processes in finance, human resources, manufacturing, supply chain, services, procurement, and more.
HCM – Human capital management is a set of practices related to people resource management.
CX – Customer experience refers to how a business engages with its customers at every point of their buying journey from marketing to sales to customer service and everywhere in between.
SCM – supply chain management is management of the flow of goods, data, and finances related to a product or service, from the procurement of raw materials to the delivery of the product at its final destination.
PPM – Project portfolio management refers to a process used by project managers and project management organizations (PMOs) to analyze the potential return on undertaking a project.
Financials – Include General Ledger (GL), Accounts Payable (AP), Accounts Receivable (AR), Cash Management (CM), and Fixed Assets (FA).
- Is Oracle Fusion an ERP?
Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP is a complete, modern, cloud ERP suite that provides your teams with advanced capabilities, such as AI to automate the manual processes that slow them down, analytics to react to market shifts in real time, and automatic updates to stay current and gain a competitive advantage.
3. What are the key components of Oracle Fusion Cloud?
The key components of Oracle Fusion Cloud include Fusion Applications, Fusion Middleware, Fusion Database, and Fusion Cloud Infrastructure.
4. What are the different deployment options for Oracle Fusion Cloud?
Oracle Fusion Cloud can be deployed as Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), or Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), offering flexibility in choosing the deployment model.
5. What’s the difference between SaaS and PaaS or IaaS.
SaaS is a software application that can be accessed over the Internet.
PaaS offers a platform to develop and deploy applications.
IaaS delivers infrastructure, such as servers and storage, over the Internet.
6. Oracle Fusion Cloud: What’s the Future?
Oracle Fusion Cloud continues to be enhanced and improved by Oracle.
Oracle has committed itself to an innovation model that involves regular system updates.
Oracle plans to extend Fusion Cloud’s functionality to include other industries and business processes.
- What are the High-Level Technical Components available in Oracle Fusion Cloud?
BIP – Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher
Oracle BI Publisher (formerly known as XML Publisher) offers efficient; scalable reporting solution available for complex, distributed environments. It provides a central architecture for generating and delivering information to employees, customers, and business partners – both securely and in the right format. Oracle BI Publisher report formats can be designed using Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat – tools most users are already familiar with. Oracle BI Publisher also allows you to bring data in from multiple data sources into a single output document. Reports can be delivered via printer, e-mail, fax, WebDAV, or publish your report to a portal. Oracle BI Publisher can be used as a standalone reporting product or integrated with the Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition Plus. When used as part of the suite, Oracle BI Publisher leverages common dashboarding, metadata, security, calculation, caching, and intelligent request generation services.
OTBI – Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence
Delivers a flexible and easy-to-use analysis tool that helps you to gain real-time insight into transactional data, understand data patterns and be alerted to key events and data anomalies.
FRS – Financial Reporting Studio
This is the Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting Studio also called FRS. Financial Reporting Center provides the facilities to build the financial reports on Oracle Fusion General Ledger balances. This tool mainly used to build the reportable financials statements like Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and Cash Flows.
Smart View enables you to integrate ERP, enterprise performance management (EPM), and business intelligence (BI) data directly from the data source into Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook. Using Smart View, you can view, import, manipulate, distribute and share data in Office-based interfaces.
- Interfaces / Conversions (Integrations):
FBDI – File-Based Data Import
FBDI is used to import objects, you use a spreadsheet template to enter the data you want to import, and then run the appropriate import process from the Scheduled Processes page. FBDI uses spreadsheet templates in which you organize your object data for import.
HDL – HCM Data Loader
HDL supports a flexible, pipe-delimited file format that allows you to provide just the business objects, components and component attributes that are required for your use case.Full sets of data can be loaded, or just incremental changes.
ADFDI – Application Development Framework Desktop Integration
ADFDI is an Excel Based Tool. ADF Desktop Integration or ADFdi is one of the features of Oracle ADF that enables desktop integration with MS Excel spreadsheets to manage large volumes of data from Oracle cloud applications by using an Excel Sheet.
What is API in fusion?
An API, or Application Programming Interface is a term used to describe a set of functionalities exposed by an application that allows it to be controlled by a program.
SOAP – Simple Object Access Protocol
SOAP is a general-purpose messaging protocol that is the de facto standard for web services messaging and interaction through the Oracle Retail Integration Cloud Service (RICS) Retail Service Backbone (RSB), which provides monitoring for the SOAP services used by Merchandising.
REST – Representational State Transfer Application Programming Interfaces
In Oracle Fusion HCM, REST APIs provide a way to interact with the HCM system programmatically over the web. REST APIs enable developers to create, read, update, and delete (CRUD) data within the Oracle Fusion HCM application.
Page Composer is used to customize the OPERA Cloud user interface; by adding, relocating or removing fields or links in page panels. In Oracle Fusion CRM, Page Composer is intended for simple user interface editing functions, such as showing and hiding regions, fields, and tables, changing the order of regions, or changing a dashboard page layout.
Application Composer is a browser-based tool that you as an administrator can use to configure applications. This tool can be used to make data model changes.
Application Composer is a Web-based application that administrators use to select which data elements are available to users of Oracle CRM on Demand Connected Mobile Sales. It is designed to work with any size of data set. It has features for searching, filtering, and tagging data elements.
Administrators can create and configure layouts to meet business requirements. For example, you can create a new object and related fields, and then create new interface pages to expose that object to users. Application Composer is a design-at-runtime tool, which means that you can navigate to Application Composer directly from a Cloud application, make your changes, and see that most changes take immediate effect, without having to sign back into the application.
For Quality Management, Innovation Management, and Product Development, you can use Application Composer to extend the application interface.
What is Oracle Fusion BPM?
Oracle Business Process Management, a member of the Oracle Business Process Management Suite, is a complete set of tools for creating, executing, and optimizing business processes.
It provides advanced and complete analytics for operational as well as business performance, operational intelligence and predictive capabilities to optimize process performance.
What is Oracle Fusion PCS?
Personal cloud storage
PCS is a local network-attached storage (NAS) device that lets users store data, photos, music, videos and other files and is optimized for media streaming. Oracle Process Cloud Service has two environments: Workspace, where you use and monitor process applications, and Composer, where you develop and test them.
- User Interface:
Oracle Application Development Framework is an end-to-end application framework that builds on Java EE standards and open-source technologies to simplify and accelerate implementing enterprise applications.
Oracle ADF simplifies J2EE development by minimizing the need to write code that implements design patterns and application’s infrastructure. Oracle ADF provides these implementations as part of the framework.
What is Vbcs in Oracle Fusion?
VBCS – Visual Builder Cloud Service
Oracle Visual Builder Cloud Service (VBCS) is a hosted environment for your application development infrastructure. It provides an open-source standard-based integration to develop, collaborate on, and deploy applications within Oracle Cloud.
The Visual Builder Cloud Service is the open-source standard which is a help to develop, deploy and collaborate in the Oracle Cloud. It provides the development that is browser-based and mainly focuses on visual techniques of development that helps to create interfaces, business logic, and objects.
VBCS is a visual development tool for creating web and mobile applications by simply dragging and dropping user interface (UI) components onto a page.
- PaaS Offering:
OIC – Oracle Integration Cloud
OIC Service is a complete, secure, but lightweight integration solution that enables you to connect your applications in the cloud. OIC is a PaaS offering from Integration. It simplifies connectivity between key third party enterprise applications and on-premise applications.
- ICS- Integration Cloud Service
- PCS – Process Cloud Service
- VBCS – Visual Builder Cloud Service
VBS – Visual Builder Studio
DBCS – Database Cloud Service
DBCS provides the ability to deploy Oracle Database in Oracle Cloud.