Oracle Fusion Applications (OFA) are a portfolio of software products including Financials, Human capital management, Customer relationship management, Supply chain management, Procurement, Governance, and Project portfolio management. The software suite was developed by Oracle Corporation. Oracle Fusion Applications were first announced shortly after Oracle’s acquisition of Peoplesoft, JD Edwards, and Siebel Systems in 2005 and finally launched (but not released) in September, 2010.
Oracle Fusion Applications were envisioned and pitched as an Enterprise resource planning suite: a combination of features and functionalities taken from Oracle E-Business Suite, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft and Siebel product lines . The suite also leveragea the Service-oriented architecture capabilities of the underlying Oracle Fusion Middleware product.
–“Oracle officially launches its Fusion apps“. 20 September, 2010. Retrieved 22 September, 2010.
— Kanaracus, Chris (5 October 2011). “Oracle Fusion Applications Are Finally Generally Available“. pcworld.com. Retrieved 7 October 2011.
After installation, a typical Oracle Fusion Applications runtime environment contains the following:
Oracle Fusion Applications is standards-based, making it highly adaptable. This standards-based technology enables you to respond effectively to change with flexible, modular, user-driven business software that is powered by best-in-class business capabilities built on open standards. Its technology framework includes the following products:
Using a standards-based architecture drives down cost for integration and enables you to reuse systems and technologies. Standards-based architecture also enables the flexibility of the applications. You can fit the applications to your business by configuring not only the user interface, but also the business objects, the business processes, the business logic, and business intelligence.
The manageability of Oracle Fusion Applications enables you to deliver faster return on investment with tools for rapid setup and flexible deployment models, protect upgrades, and lower the total cost of ownership.
Oracle Fusion Applications follows a modular, standards-based architecture. They are natively built on Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g components and use the Oracle Database. Following figure illustrates the architecture of Oracle Fusion Applications.
Oracle Fusion Applications includes the following product families, or collections of products that are associated with a functional area:
In addition to Oracle Fusion Functional Setup Manager for setting up functional data, this product family includes applications to assist application users:
Here is the link to access Oracle Fusion Apps documentation.