Oracle E-Business Suite (
E-Business Suite is a fully integrated system package that provides access to Oracle's business applications in a database environment. The suite is available in internet format and provides strong flexibility in integrating Oracle systems across applications. The E-Business Suite includes multiple products, such as Oracle Financials (Oracle General Ledger, Oracle Payables, Oracle Receivable), Oracle Logistics, Oracle HR, and Oracle Sales. The most current E-Business Suite release is edition 12, which debuted in January 2007.
Oracle's E-Business Suite (also known as Applications/Apps or EB-Suite/
This E-Business Suite is the most comprehensive suite of integrated, global business applications that enables organizations to make better decisions, reduce costs, and increase performance. It is a comprehensive suite of business applications for the enterprise. Protect your existing environment, extend the value of your applications, and evolve to next-generation business applications with Oracle E-Business Suite. It equips you with the functional best practices and industry-specific capabilities you need to adapt to change and compete more effectively. Application integration has never been easier. Leverage your applications investment by integrating your existing applications using Oracle's pre-built, standards-based Application Integration Architecture.
The technical application structure is
Database layer - containing the database (stand-alone or RAC).
Application server layer - containing the application server.
Development tool layer - containing the run-times for Forms and Reports used by the application.
Application layer - containing the business application modules.
The suite is comprised of a three-tiered hardware architecture. The tiers are database,
The software utilizes Oracle's core Oracle relational database management system technology. It contains several product lines which include:
Oracle Mobile Supply chain Applications
Oracle Order Management
Oracle Transportation Management
Oracle Warehouse Management Systems
Oracle Financial Applications
The Oracle E-Business Suite provides a set of financial applications used internationally in businesses. Oracle Corporation groups these applications into "suites", which it defines
Oracle Financials refers to the closely related financial modules such as:
Oracle General Ledger
Oracle Cash Management
The key business processes enabled by the Financial Applications include:
Procure-to-Pay business process flow involving activities such as procurement, purchasing, making payment to Suppliers and subsequent accounting.
Order-to-Cash business process flow involves activities such as Customer Orders, Order fulfillment, receiving payment from Customers & subsequent accounting.
The applications that are included in the E-Business Suite cover the wide range of business processes that are found in any company. The industry-specific solutions supplied by Oracle can easily reduce the time and resources required to implement the solution and provide businesses with configured business processes that will improve overall effectiveness.