Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Fusion Applications are two different Enterprise Resource Solutions (ERP) provided by Oracle to ease your day to day business processes. Both are efficient and there will always be a confusion whether to choose Oracle E-Business Suite Applications or Oracle Fusion Applications. Before finding out difference between Oracle E-business Suite and Oracle Fusion first have a brief overview about both these ERP.
Oracle E-Business Suite (previously know as Oracle Apps)
Oracle E-Business Suite is a bundle of enterprise solutions that comprises of modules like Oracle Financials, Oracle SCM, Oracle HRMS, Oracle Projects, Oracle CRM, Oracle Procurement etc. Other technologies that are incorporated into applications includes RDMS, PL/SQL, Java, .NET, HTML and XML. The technology stack of Oracle Applications includes Oracle Forms Server, Oracle Reports Server, Oracle Discoverer, Apache Web Server, J-initiator and Java.
Oracle Fusion Applications (Oracle Fusion)
Oracle Fusion Applications is a suite of next generation enterprise solutions developed by Oracle Corporation. It provides services in financial management, human capital management, customer relationship management, supply chain management, procurement, government and project portfolio management. Fusion Applications is a best of the breed combination of features and functionalities taken from Oracle E-Business Suite, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft and Siebel product lines. The suite is built on the top of the Oracle Fusion Middleware technology stack. It is based on Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).
Both applications have oracle technologies at its base. But then how to decide which one will ease the efforts for your company? Now let us compare both applications:
|Attribute||Oracle Fusion Applications||Oracle Applications E-Business Suite|
|Efficiency||Next generation enterprise solutions by Oracle||Already proven efficient enterprise solutions by Oracle|
|Features||Formed of best modules from diversified enterprise solutions (JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, Siebel and Oracle E-Business Suite) of Oracle||Provide advanced features and cost feasible as direct upgrade from current version is possible (E.g. Upgrade from Oracle Apps 11i to Oracle Apps R12)|
|Workflow||BPEL(Business Process Execution Language)||PL/SQL|
|Reports||BI Publisher, XML Reports||Oracle Reports (6i, 10g…), BI Publisher|
|Business Intelligence||OBIEE (Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition)||Oracle Discoverer|
|User Interface||Oracle ADF (Application Development Framework), Java Server Faces (JSF)||Oracle Forms (6i, 10g…), Java Server Pages (JSP), Oracle Applications Framework (OAF)|
|Application Server||Oracle WebLogic||Oracle Applications Server|
|Architecture||SOA (Service Oriented Architecture)||Oracle Applications Architecture|
|Database||Oracle RDMS 11g and above||Oracle Database 8i and above|
Which to choose?
In order to choose which application to use, check your requirements with the above given parameters, budget, team size and talent availability. If you are going for from-the-scratch implementation Oracle Fusion Applications is suggestible as it would be wise to choose next generation application. Go for Oracle E-business Suite only when you feel that Fusion Applications falls short to fulfill your needs.
Upgrade to Oracle E-business Suite R12 is the most feasible choice if your current processes are already running smooth in Oracle E-business Suite 11i. You will be able to use advanced features of R12 by putting only upgrading efforts. Cost of upgrade is much lesser than scratch implementation so it would also be an economical selection.
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