Oracle E-Business Suite R12.1 – new Modules, new Functions, new Technologies

From PROMATIS‘ EBS experts‘ point of view, Oracle offers something for everyone with their current release

Ettlingen, (PresseBox) - The newest release 12.1 of the Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) is available since May 2009. At PROMATIS, EBS experts have completed their product tests and first practice experience has been gained. The packaged business software includes a number of applications to continuously support and automate business processes in enterprises. The current release was especially enhanced in the ranges of Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Project Management, Master Data Management, Customer Relationship Management and Financials. The development focused on a fast Return on Investment for the customer. At the same time R12.1 supports lean business processes by means of standardizing and simplification and as a result enables competitive advantages in the long run.

Next to the enhancements R12.1 also comes with new modules such as Oracle Sourcing On Demand, Manufacturing Operations Center to combine ERP data with real-time data from manufacturing, Oracle Site Hub within Master Data Management or Advanced Planning Command Center, Demand Signal Repository and Service Parts Planning for Supply Chain Planning. With Oracle Landed Cost Management e.g. a complete overview can be gained of all costs within the supply chain, incl. costs for transportation, insurances, duties and tolls.

A lot of these products can be integrated as Stand-Alone solutions into existing EBS 11i or 12 environments, which means that the entire system does not have to be updated in order to use these new functions. This results in cost-efficiency and short implementation times.

For the standard-based integration of different IT systems, Oracle offers the Application Integration Architecture (AIA). For the EBS R12.1 numerous prefabed Process Integration Packs (PIPs) are available, with which costs for integration can be minimized and flexibility can be gained. In addition, Oracle Business Intelligence Applications are integrated and enable for substantiated enterprise decisions by means of prefabed analyses, reports and dashboards.

EBS R12.1 supports both the current Oracle Database 11g and the new Release 11g of the Fusion Middleware. Development emphasis was laid on meeting compliance requirements, usability, a low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and ease of integration. The latter was achieved by the consequent use of a SOA-based integration architecture. Therewith Web Services – in connection with the E-Business Suite – can be uncomplicatedly provided, used and monitored in heterogenic application landscapes. By integrating Oracle WebCenter with Web 2.0 options, an easy configuration of individual user interfaces is possible to achieve intuitive operation.

„With the release 12.1 of the E-Business Suite, Oracle offers something for any enterprise, that does not have the EBS yet, and they get a comprehensive standard software with a lot of new features. And EBS-using enterprises can upgrade their system with the Stand-Alone solutions in a short time at low costs.” says Michael Mohl, CFO and Chief Solution Architect at PROMATIS software GmbH. PROMATIS is a long-time Oracle Partner and E-Business Suite implementer of the first hour in the German-speaking market.

PROMATIS software GmbH

Todays and future markets are affected by globalization and demands for intelligent products and services. Here market leadership requires knowledge-leadership and superior business processes.

PROMATIS software GmbH offers demand-meeting software, consulting, development, and training as well as ready-to-use solutions and supports your business in both identification and design of business- and knowledge processes. We ensure for realization into future-safe IT solutions, which are the basis for optimal use of knowledge resources.

The enterprise group is composed of three core divisions:

• Oracle plus
Consulting-, training- and development services as well as add-on-products and turnkey solutions on the Oracle® platform. The expertise reaches from Database over the Fusion Middleware and the Oracle Suites for Business Intelligence, Collaboration and Content Management up to Oracle Applications.

• Strategy Consulting
Strategic consulting in the ranges of vision and strategy, business processes as well as IT-Architectures and Frameworks. Project management and business process consulting round up the spectrum.

• Horus
Methods and software tools for modeling and simulation of business processes. Linked to Web 2.0 communication and collaboration techniques, Horus enables for a new approach to modeling in business communities. The most important field of application are Knowledge Management as well as reengineering business processes prior to BPM- and IT projects.

Find further information on PROMATIS on the net www.promatis.com

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