Oracle today unveiled Oracle Fusion Applications, the next generation of business applications. By setting the standard for application architecture, design and deployment, customers will be able to extend the value of their applications environment by using Oracle Fusion Applications components side-by-side with their existing applications portfolio.
The Fusion Application suite has been discussed about for years and now has finally been launched into the market in a complete form.
In a few words, Fusion is a mix of all ERP’s and software suites Oracle has acquired. It is a parallel path to the Oracle softwares, viz Peoplesoft (Key – HRMS), JD Edwards (Manufacturing), Oracle Apps (Financials), Siebel (CRM) etc.
What remains to be seen is whether customers go to Fusion piecemeal, all at once or consider it a distinct upgrade that would invite an SAP bake off. Time will tell. Here’s the lineup.
Delivered as a complete suite of modular applications, Oracle Fusion Applications coexist with existing Oracle Applications. As one module, a product family or the entire suite, customers can choose to leverage the advances pioneered by Oracle at a pace that matches business needs for a new level of performance.
Fusion has been designed from the ground-up, leveraging the latest technology advances and incorporating best practices gathered from Oracle’s thousands of customers, Oracle Fusion Applications are 100 percent open standards-based business applications that set a new standard for users to innovate, work and adopt technology.
Oracle Fusion Applications provide rich functional capabilities with over 100 modules in 7 different product families providing functionality for many industries and geographies
Oracle is hoping that customers will ultimately move to Fusion. Of course, Oracle will allow you to stay on existing apps too.