1Jason Oglesby Applied Technology Consultant Oracle Corporation E-Business Suite Customers: 10 Things You Can Do Today to Prepare for Oracle Fusion ApplicationsJason OglesbyApplied Technology ConsultantOracle Corporation
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410 Things You Can Do Today to Prepare for Oracle Fusion Applications Best Practices & Proactive Planning1Move to the Latest Applications ReleasesPrepare a Roadmap to Evolve to Oracle Fusion ApplicationsInventory your Enterprise AssetsRethink your “Customization” StrategyConsolidate your Master DataEmbrace SOA-Based IntegrationExtend your Business Intelligence Applications PortfolioAdopt Enterprise Reporting & PublishingSecure your Global EnterpriseCentralize your Applications Lifecycle Management23Leverage the Next Generation Technology TodayExtend the Value of Oracle Applications Unlimited45678910
5Path to Oracle Fusion Applications Our Commitment to You… , 128.8, 8.9, 9.0Evolve8.11, 8.12Oracle Fusion ApplicationsA7.3, A8.1, A9.18.0
6Prepare a Roadmap to Evolve Evaluate your Strategic Business and IT Drivers
7Prepare a Roadmap to Evolve Best Practices Upgrade when business/IT objectives are fulfilledThink about what may be your first pilot area for FusionGeographyBusiness UnitFunctional siloBusiness flow, etc…
8Inventory your Enterprise Assets Source: Gartner ITxpo, May 2007, Barcelona,“Enterprise Platform Migration: The Great IT Planning Challenge” by Andy Kyte, VP, GartnerInformationProcessesApplicationsProjects
9Inventory your Enterprise Assets Your CustomizationsTypes:ReportsScreens (User Interfaces – UI)Integrations, Interfaces & processesWhat are they? For what functional gap?For Integrations, what are their usage characteristics?Volume, business criticality and frequencySync or async, hub-&-spoke or point-to-pointWhat technology: how were they built?Your Critical DataWho owns the critical data:customers, products, suppliers etc…Where it is used?How clean is your data?
10Rethink your “Customization” Strategy Oracle Principles Changes the order in which table columns are displayedTailor a query resultChange the color scheme of the UIAdd attributes on the displayFolder FormsForms PersonalizationOracle Application Framework (OAF) PersonalizationProfile OptionsUser-defined fields (Flexfield)Function Security SetupData Security SetupPersonalizationConfigurationCustomizationExtensionExtensionDistinction between configuration, personalization, and extensibility.Configuration provides setup and administrative choices using the native features of the product. Some configuration examples include:Profile Options, User-defined fields (Flexfield)Function Security Setup, Data Security SetupPersonalization enables you to declaratively tailor the UI look-and-feel, layout or visibility of page content to suit a business need or a user preference. Some personalization examples include:Tailor the order in which table columns are displayedTailor a query result.Tailor the color scheme of the UIFolder FormsForms PersonalizationOracle Application Framework (OAF)Extensibility is about extending the functionality of an application beyond what can be done through personalization. Some extensibility examples include:Add new functional flowsExtend or override existing business logicUsing Oracle Forms Developer, Oracle JDeveloper and Oracle WorkflowAdd new functional flowsExtend or override existing business logic
11Rethink your “Extension” Strategy Engineer For The Future Extending the functionality (composite applications)Self-Service functionalityLarger user populationEmpowering information workers through advanced user interfacesAjax-style UI to enable “autosuggest” capabilityExpose flows, cross apps, through a single UIBusiness users dashboards, real-time gauges of transactional systems and business processesLearn how to leverage Oracle Fusion Architecture today at
12Consolidate your Master Data Benefits for Today and Beyond Delivering value TODAY“Cleaner" data for transaction processing and reporting/BIWithin and outside Oracle's ApplicationsEnhance ability to comply with regulation and compliance requirementsHelping on the roadmap to FusionEnterprise-wide data repositoryClean data now before Fusion upgradeInstance consolidation tool
13Embrace SOA-Based Integration Customer’s SOA Roadmap with Oracle Consider pre-built SOACustomers’ priorities:PerformanceScalabilityAvailabilitySecuritySiebelCRME-BusinessSuitePeopleSoftEnterpriseJD EdwardsEnterpriseOneMDMISV3rd PartyBuild your SOACustomers’ priorities:Modify business processesIntroduce new capabilitiesExtend business service portfolio
14Embrace SOA-Based Integration 1 - Consider the Pre-Built SOA
15Front Office Applications Back Office Applications Embrace SOA-Based Integration 1 - Consider the Pre-Built SOA - Oracle AIATurns rigid IT systems into flexible, integrated environments that can adapt and scale to business needsKey BenefitsLeverages your existing applications to deliver greater business impactImprove IT’s ability to adapt to and respond to changing business requirementsProtect your investments from upgrades and changesCustomHostedPortalseStoreCRMSelf ServiceOtherFront Office ApplicationsBack Office ApplicationsCustomAnalyticsServiceProvidersPartners &SuppliersERPLegacySupplyChainOracle Application Integration Architecture helps customers move beyond point to point, web services integrations and establish a more strategic architecture; one that starts with the business process, is built on a robust architecture, and includes the methodology and technology to manage and maintain SOA-enabled applications over time, with less cost, complexity and risk.With Oracle Application Integration Architecture, the benefits are:You/IT can get more value out of the applications you have by combining business functions across multiple apps to create flexible composite business processes that meet the specific needs of the business. This means lower costs for your IT department.You/IT can adapt and change these business processes without impacting the underlying applications, allowing you to respond more quickly to changing business drivers. This is key, businesses need IT to be able to offer rapid change to processes, this is not possible with hard coded integrationAnd you/IT can protect the value of your integrations through AIA’s extension framework that preserves the integrity of your business processes as you upgrade or change applications.
16Embrace SOA-Based Integration 1 - Consider the Pre-Built SOA - Oracle AIA Yes, It is Fusion-Ready…Pre-built SOA + AIA Infrastructure delivers IT enabled agilityEnsures interoperability with existing Oracle applicationsProvides a phased migration strategy to FusionFront Office ApplicationsSiebel CRMCreate OpportunityCheck Price & AvailabilityCapture OrderBillingStep NApplication Independent Web Services“Get Account Balance”“Update Account Balance…”AIA processes, objects, services and methodology will be leveraged in Oracle Fusion Applications. That means customers can address their integration needs today through AIA and incrementally prepare for the next generation of applications when the time is right. Our open standards based technology means your investment in AIA today will continue to hold and retain value after your move to Fusion.FUSIONOrder ManagementOracle E-Business SuiteOrder ManagementReplace with FUSION Order Management when readyBack Office Applications
17Embrace SOA-Based Integration 2 – Build your SOA Oracle Integration RepositoryCompilation of information about the numerous service endpoints exposed by the Oracle E-Business Suite of applications.Provides a complete catalog of Oracle E-Business Suite's business service interfacesHosted for >Shipped with R12E-Business Suite AdapterPart of Oracle FMWProvides, bidirectional, multimodal, synchronous, and asynchronous connectivityExposes E-Business Suite Integration Interfaces as Web ServicesInterfaces with iRep to expose only recommended public integration interfacesOracle E-Business Suite provides a robust business events system (BES) as well as a comprehensive list of Web services for both inbound and outbound communication, providing a solid basis for extending and integrating applications.Web Service ProviderExpose Integration Points as Web Services to Enable SOA (Service Oriented Architecture)Browse integration repositoryDeploy Service Beans as web services
18Supporting SOA with Applications Unlimited Embrace SOA-Based Integration 2 – Build your SOA – Bottom-Up SOA DesignSupporting SOA with Applications UnlimitedOraclePeopleSoftSiebelJD EdwardsEnterprise Business Services (out of box)150(OAG)200172100Enterprise Service Operations22520001565330Enterprise Business Events15001061152250Modeled Business Process Support450769500700Services Repository AvailableYES(IREP)(ISR)(SR)
19Embrace SOA-Based Integration 2 – Build your SOA – Top-Down SOA Design
20Embrace SOA-Based Integration 2 – Build your Own SOA - Oracle SOA Platform Connect & RouteOracle ESB (Enterprise Service Bus)Orchestrate & TransformOracle BPEL PMMonitor & OptimizeOracle BAM (Business Activity Monitoring)SOA GovernanceWebService Manager and Enterprise ManagerOracle Data Integrator (for bulk data transfer/copy)
21Oracle Daily Business Intelligence (DBI) Dashboards Within E-Business Suite Role Based DashboardsLeverages EBS Infrastructure and Materialized ViewsNo Data Movement RequiredDrill Directly to Transactions from SummariesImplements in DaysFastest Path to Information from EBSPart of EBS “Rapid Install”No Training RequiredThis is just to say, that you may already have DBI and you can continue using it.But if your want extra value (extending etc…) then think about BI Apps which is the next slides.
22Oracle Analytic Applications Extend your Business Intelligence Portfolio Oracle Analytic Applications Built on OBI EEOracle Analytic ApplicationsDaily BusinessIntelligenceEnterprise PerformanceManagementEnterprise PerformanceManagementCertified Today:E-Business SuitePeopleSoft EnterpriseSiebelSiebel AnalyticsFusion Applications22
23Extend your Business Intelligence Applications Adopt Enterprise Analytics Strategy with Oracle BI DefineAnalyzeReportConsistentMulti-SourceIntelligenceEnterprise Semantic ModelMulti-Source Data Warehouse ModelPre-Packaged DashboardsPre-Packaged ETL MapsBI EE Analytic ServerCRMSCMFinancials
24Adopt Enterprise Reporting & Publishing With Oracle BI Publisher Traditional ReportingOracle BI PublisherHigh development costHigh customization costDifficult upgradeFlexibilityReduced maintenance
25Secure your Global Enterprise E-Business Suite Security Data Model UsersUserResponsibilitiesReportSecurityGroupsResponsibilitiesMenusMenu EntriesFunctionsForms1234
31Centralize your Applications Management Application Management Packs PackagedApplicationsCustomApplicationsApplicationServicesCommon CapabilitiesDiscovery and topology viewsService-level managementOut-of-the-box service modelsOut-of-the-box transactionsSystem component monitoringApplication monitoringDashboards and reportsConfiguration managementTransaction tracingRoot cause analysis and impact*Planned
3210 Things You Can Do Today to Prepare for Oracle Fusion Applications Best Practices & Proactive Planning1Move to the Latest Applications ReleasesPrepare a Roadmap to Evolve to Oracle Fusion ApplicationsInventory your Enterprise AssetsRethink your “Customization” StrategyConsolidate your Master DataEmbrace SOA-Based IntegrationExtend your Business Intelligence Applications PortfolioAdopt Enterprise Reporting & PublishingSecure your Global EnterpriseCentralize your Applications Lifecycle Management23Leverage the Next Generation Technology TodayExtend the Value of Oracle Applications Unlimited45678910
33Consider Grid Computing <Insert Picture Here>Consider Grid ComputingLeverage the Next Generation Technology Today
34Adopt Grid Infrastructure Real Application Clusters Maximize Quality of Service and Better Asset UtilisationResource pooling & sharingApplicationsInformationServersStorageLow-cost modular hardwareIncremental scalingSelf monitoring & self managingSecureHighly AvailableDatabaseStorageOracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC), is an option on the award winning Oracle Database 10g Enterprise Edition. Oracle RAC supports the deployment of a single database across a cluster of servers—providing unbeatable fault tolerance and scalability with no application changes needed. Analysts are taking note of RAC's growing importance in a wide range of customer deployments.BENEFITS24/7 availability—Provide continuous uptime for database applicationsOn-demand scalability—Expand capacity by simply adding servers to your clusterLower computing costs—Use low-cost commodity hardware and reduce cost of downtimeWorld record performance—Runs faster than the fastest mainframe
35Key Message to Take Away Leverage Next Generation Technology Today Short-Term (within the next year)Low risk, “Get your feet wet” projectsFocus on tactical projects and quick winsExamples: 1) BI Publisher2) Enterprise Manager with Applications PacksBuild your skill setSOA Platform, OBI EE, Oracle Identity Management, JDeveloper and ADFMedium-Term (one to 4 years)Higher impact projectsExamples: 1) Standardize your BI solutions with OBI EE2) Embrace SOA-based Integration, AIA3) Externalize your Applications SecurityLong-Term (four or more years out)What is also important is to setup clear objectives