Better Together: Oracle Enterprise Performance Management and Oracle Fusion Applications
As Oracle prepares to set a new standard for business applications with the release of Oracle Fusion Applications, Oracle’s enterprise performance management (EPM) leaders say EPM customers are in a unique position to benefit—and to make a smooth transition when they are ready.
According to John O’Rourke, vice president of Product Marketing, Oracle has worked hard to ensure Oracle Fusion Applications do not require a rip-and-replace approach. Oracle EPM applications will integrate with both Oracle Fusion Applications and Applications Unlimited applications, providing “a consistent planning, reporting, and analysis layer for end users,” says O’Rourke.
Rip and Replace? No Need.
“When it comes to Oracle Fusion Applications, Oracle EPM customers can keep all their options open—without risking existing or future investments in EPM applications,” says Hari Sankar, Oracle’s vice president of Product Management for EPM applications.
“First of all, the core business value of EPM applications remains consistent in a customer environment that now includes Oracle Fusion Applications. In addition, EPM applications will coexist seamlessly with any mix of Oracle Fusion Applications, and Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle’s PeopleSoft, Oracle’s JD Edwards applications, as well as non-Oracle applications,” says Sankar.
Oracle EPM applications will provide out-of-the-box integration with Oracle Fusion Applications when they become generally available, even as they continue to integrate with existing Oracle and non-Oracle applications. “For example, customers can transition to Oracle Fusion Applications incrementally, yet still rely on their EPM solutions for financial planning and reporting that integrates data from all their relevant data sources,” explains Sankar.
Embedding EPM into Oracle Fusion Applications
To ensure deep integration, key EPM analytics and reporting technologies are being embedded directly into Oracle Fusion applications. As a result, organizations adopting Oracle Fusion Applications can continue to leverage their familiar EPM technologies and related skill sets.
A Common Platform
Oracle Fusion Middleware is also key to the power—and flexibility—of Oracle’s consistent approach to EPM and Oracle Fusion Applications, says Sankar.
IT organizations can achieve lower TCO thanks to an integrated and standards-based approach to security and access management, systems monitoring and diagnostics, application server and clustering infrastructure, and application development tools and technologies.
Over time, users will benefit from a seamless user experience across Oracle EPM and Oracle Fusion Applications, including single sign-on, consistent navigation, and a common look and feel across key business processes.
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