Difference between Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Fusion

Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Fusion Applications are two different Enterprise Resource Solutions (ERP) developed by Oracle. Their main function is to ease day to day business enterprise operations.

As Oracle E-Business Suite Applications and Oracle Fusion Applications are highly efficient, organizations are mostly in a dilemma to choose the appropriate option for their business.

Before finding out the difference between Oracle E-business Suite and Oracle Fusion, let us have a brief overview of both these ERP.


Oracle E-Business Suite (previously known as Oracle Apps)

Oracle E-Business Suite is a bundle of enterprise solutions that comprises different modules.

It includes Oracle Financials, Oracle SCM, Oracle HRMS, Oracle Projects, Oracle CRM, Oracle Procurement etc.

Other technologies that are incorporated into this suite are RDMS, PL/SQL, Java, .NET, HTML, and XML.

The technology stack of Oracle Applications includes Oracle Forms, Oracle Reports, Oracle Discoverer, Apache Web Server, J-initiator and Java.

Oracle Fusion Applications (Oracle Fusion)

Oracle Corporation developed a next-generation enterprise solutions product called Oracle Fusion Applications.

It provides services in financial management, HCM, CRM, 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 products have oracle technologies at its base. To decide which product will ease the efforts of your company, let us compare both of them.


AttributeOracle Fusion ApplicationsOracle Applications E-Business Suite
EfficiencyNext generation enterprise solutions by OracleAlready proven efficient enterprise solutions by Oracle
FeaturesFormed of best modules from diversified enterprise solutions (JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, Siebel and Oracle E-Business Suite) of OracleProvide advanced features and cost feasible as direct upgrade from current version is possible (E.g. Upgrade from Oracle Apps 11i to Oracle Apps R12)
WorkflowBPEL(Business Process Execution Language)PL/SQL
ReportsBI Publisher, XML ReportsOracle Reports (6i, 10g…), BI Publisher
Business IntelligenceOBIEE (Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition)Oracle Discoverer
User InterfaceOracle ADF (Application Development Framework), Java Server Faces (JSF)Oracle Forms (6i, 10g…), Java Server Pages (JSP), Oracle Applications Framework (OAF)
Application ServerOracle WebLogicOracle Applications Server
ArchitectureSOA (Service Oriented Architecture)Oracle Applications Architecture
DatabaseOracle RDMS 11g and aboveOracle 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 smoothly in Oracle E-business Suite 11i.

You will be able to use advanced features of R12 by putting only upgrading efforts. Cost of the upgrade is much lesser than scratch implementation so it would also be an economical selection.

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17 thoughts on “Difference between Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Fusion

  1. I am working on Oracle EBS AR module as tester. I want more details wrt to testing on EBS.
    I am finding job on the same & company ask me “should have atleast one implementation on SOA & 1 integreation with EBS. What is mean of this?

    please peoide details on it

    1. Hi Vikas,

      The company here maybe is asking for the testing experience in one SOA implementation project that is in integration with Oracle E-Business suite product. You will get better understanding from the company itself. So my suggestion is it would be more clear and helpful if you ask them in detail.

      Thanks 🙂

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