Oracle Press Release

Oracle Introduces Oracle’s Agile Product Lifecycle Management Integration to SAP ERP

Out-of-the-Box Integration for the Full Design to Release Process Leverages Oracle® Application Integration Architecture

Redwood Shores, CA – April 6, 2009

News Facts

Oracle today announced the availability of Oracle's Agile Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Design-to-Release Process Integration Pack (PIP), connecting the Enterprise PLM Product Record in Oracle's Agile PLM with SAP ERP.
Leveraging Oracle® Application Integration Architecture (AIA), this pre-built process integration pack (PIP) enables enterprises to accelerate time-to-market for new products while reducing cost, improving quality and minimizing supply chain disruptions.
Oracle’s Agile PLM Design-to-Release PIP is based on an open, standards-based service oriented architecture (SOA) designed to deliver seamless synchronization of product content among distributed engineering and manufacturing organizations and the extended product network.
For years, Agile PLM customers have benefited by leveraging integrations with SAP, and this latest standards-based integration will give customers even more flexibility to adapt to changing business environments.
Committed to working collaboratively with partners, Oracle co-developed the product with Sierra Atlantic, a provider of full lifecycle product development and IT services and a Certified Partner in the Oracle PartnerNetwork.

Optimizing Processes Delivers Value

SAP customers looking for best-in-class PLM solutions can now easily take advantage of Agile PLM by leveraging this pre-built integration pack that spans the entire design to release process.
Specific benefits of the PIP include:
Next generation composite process and solution capabilities that are configurable, extensible and sustainable and allow customers to leverage current and future systems investments.
Pre-built, open standards-based and complete “Design to Release” flow for new product releases.
Seamless, cross-application execution of the change management process releasing product design updates to manufacturing.
Configurable, extensible, bi-directional synchronization of engineering and supply chain information between PLM and manufacturing for greater visibility, without the need for recoding and with protection of changes across upgrades.
User-friendly configuration that allows both business and IT users to easily define and manage value maps for the key elements important to them.
A robust process monitoring, error handling and configurable notification management framework to help minimize impact on transfer process, product quality, cost and time to market.
Enablement of lower total cost of ownership, as Agile PLM Design-to-Release PIP is designed, developed, maintained, owned and sold by Oracle, avoiding the need for and risk involved in third party integrations.

Supporting Quotes

“Oracle is committed to enabling customers to maximize their application investments and today’s announcement signals the first of many planned Oracle Application Integration Architecture PIPs that will connect our offerings with SAP ERP,” said Oracle Vice President of Application Development and Product Strategy for AIA, Jose Lazares. “Early visibility into product development and supply chain data can significantly improve time to market and time to volume metrics, enabling greater, sustainable and more predictable product innovation.”
“Customers are looking for pre-built products that can be easily configured and extended to work seamlessly with technology investments today and support future plans and directions,” said GK Murthy, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Solutions at Sierra Atlantic. “Our collaboration with Oracle enables us to marry implementation expertise with Oracle’s industry leading applications to deliver greater value to our customers.”

General Availability

Oracle's Agile Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Design-to-Release Process Integration Pack (PIP) is available today.

Supporting Resources

AIA Success Video – Schneider National
AIA Success Video - Amway

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