What is Oracle E-Business Suite?
Oracle’s E-Business Suite (also known as Applications/Apps or EB-Suite/EBS) consists of a collection of enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), and supply-chain management (SCM) computer applications either developed or acquired by Oracle.
The market has evolved a lot and in the same way, even the software has changed drastically. Thanks to their upgrades and version changes. If you look at Oracle ERP suite, it started off with Oracle D2K, Oracle 11i, then Oracle E-Business Suite and currently Fusion software.
Oracle R12 has a history of improving global decision making by supporting various types of Reporting/Analysis.
Also, transaction processing happens in Financials, Supply Chain, Projects, PLM, Sales & Marketing, HR, Services.
Every business enterprise has their own requirements and needs. A high-tech consulting company is not going to have the same procurement needs as that of a high-tech manufacturing firm. That is why EBS has a lot of features which are both manual and automated.
Since, no solutions fit all problems, in the same way – no particular product can help you all. There is a practice of mix and match of software vendors bundled together to provide a most suitable customized product for your organization.
In this regard, it is to be noted that each application is licensed separately so companies can select the combination that is suitable for their business processes.
Some of the major Modules
Customer Relationship Management
The Oracle CRM (Customer Relationship Management) is a set of applications that gives you information-driven sales, service, and marketing. Oracle CRM is built on an open, standards-based architecture that streamlines business processes, improves data quality, and allows all your key divisions to draw from the same source of data. With Oracle CRM, your company owns the single best tool for customer success—accurate information.
Supply Chain Management
The Oracle Supply Chain applications allow organizations to predict market requirements, innovate in response to volatile market conditions, and align operations across global networks. There are several industry-specific solutions available that incorporate demand management, sales, and operations planning, transportation management etc.
Oracle Human Resource Management
The Oracle Human Resource Management System (HMRS) module helps companies manage the entire recruitment process and provides a real-time view of all HR activities such as recruitment, training, benefits, and payroll. The HRMS suite fully integrates with all E-Business Suite applications and offers users an analytics package that allows for easy extraction of HR data.
Oracle Advanced Procurement is an integrated suite of applications that dramatically cuts all supply management costs. The solution helps you to reduce spending on goods and services, streamline procure-to-pay processes, and drive policy compliance.
Oracle Warehouse Management Systems
Oracle’s Warehouse Management System allows coordinated movement of goods and information throughout the extended distribution process. The module provides business processes that can deliver efficient utilization of employees, equipment, and space in the distribution process.
Benefits include an acceleration of the flow of products through the supply chain while reducing lead times and releasing working capital, real-time inventory management, cross-docking, pick-by-line, advanced ship notices (ASN), inbound planning and yard management.
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