News Briefs

May 2011

PeopleSoft Integration with Primavera P6 Applications

In another move to help customers reap the rewards of project portfolio management, Oracle’s Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management is now integrated with Oracle’s PeopleSoft program management and project costing applications. This new integration, announced in March 2011, gives Primavera applications users the ability to combine the portfolio, resource, and schedule management capabilities of Primavera P6 with the power of PeopleSoft’s project financial and resource management applications. 

This integrated solution helps IT and project-driven organizations align project investments with strategic initiatives and overcome fragmented processes that can hinder managers’ ability to monitor resource needs. The integration also helps improve project governance by increasing visibility into project team assignments, milestones, and financial progress that have a direct impact on cash flow.

“Until now, many customers have used Primavera P6 for project management and PeopleSoft for costing and budgeting, but the processes between these disciplines have been manual and not integrated,” says Kristy Tan Neckowicz, vice president for Primavera product strategy at Oracle. “With this new integration, there is traceability and improved governance, connecting back-office financial systems with projects managed in Primavera applications. The integration helps eliminate human errors, and the combined end-to-end system provides a holistic view of project investments.”

“With this scalable solution that rapidly configures to the unique business flows of professional services, IT, and capital projects, our customers can consolidate their disparate project management tools onto a standard enterprise platform, lower IT integration costs, and accelerate the communication of project progress among key stakeholders,” concurs Mark Rosenberg, senior director of PeopleSoft product management at Oracle. 

New Oracle Application Integration Architecture 3.1 Process Integration Packs

Oracle Application Integration Architecture 3.1, introduced in February 2011, is a comprehensive update of prebuilt integrations designed to reduce integration costs for all Oracle customers. The release features prebuilt integrations across all major Oracle applications and includes nine cross-industry process integration packs (PIPs), eight vertical PIPs, and two direct integrations that are certified for Oracle Fusion Middleware. 

One PIP garnering attention is the newly enhanced Oracle Value Chain Planning Integration Base Pack. The PIP already delivers prebuilt integration from Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne to Oracle’s value chain planning and Demantra Demand Management applications. It also offers direct integration with current and future planning applications in Oracle E-Business Suite and provides PeopleSoft supply chain management integration with Demantra Demand Management. Now, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and PeopleSoft users can have access to a wider variety of tools for their advanced planning systems, thanks to integration with Oracle E-Business Suite value chain planning applications. 

Oracle’s AutoVue Enterprise Visualization Applications

Oracle’s AutoVue enterprise visualization applications release 20.1.0 offer an updated enterprise-class architecture that makes it an excellent option for handling an organization’s document visualization requirements on a single platform. Now, AutoVue can function for both enterprisewide visualization and collaboration within applications and as a personal productivity tool for desktop users. 

The new release of Oracle’s AutoVue enterprise visualization applications includes important improvements to performance, reliability, and stability, which are critical as more organizations consider moving visualization capabilities beyond application in single departments for use throughout an enterprise. The new release also includes a rearchitected desktop deployment platform for desktop users. Enterprise users can benefit from a variety of enhancements such as hotspot links, which allow particular areas on a drawing or document to trigger actions or launch pages within other applications. Among other improvements are AutoVue’s document print services, which enable users to provide high-volume printing, and AutoVue’s text extraction Web service APIs, which have been extended to include support for MicroSoft Office document types.