Oracle EBS is a set of integrated business applications provided by Oracle. It is an abbreviation for its full name, Oracle E-Business Suite. It combines a list of Oracle applications that help businesses with a wide variety of their processes. These focus on enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, and supply-chain management.
Oracle's relational database management system is the core technological driver of the package. It is the most widely used Oracle enterprise software package. First released in 2001, Oracle has consistently updated the package.
Enterprise Resource Planning
The E-Business Suite has extensive applications for ERP. This allows organizations to have a single-source of truth for uploading and analyzing their data. This includes Hyperion EBS integration which provide mappings to help with extracting data and metadata. The ERP modules allow companies to improve collaboration and reduce costs.
Customer Relationship Management
The CRM offering of Oracle’s EBS was greatly enhanced by the acquisition of its competitor Siebel in 2006. Currently the package gives firms a single source of truth for all of its CRM processes. The business intelligence applications allow a business to use its data to improve its relationships with customers.
Oracle’s supply-chain management brings together all the various feedback concerning a product or service. This can range from design to production to the customer. Its focus is on finding real insights within the huge amounts of data produced. The modules which focus on SCM include Order and Price Management. There is also a module dealing with Logistics and Transportation Management.
Though these three elements constitute the core of Oracle’s EBS, it has also grown to assist in other areas. These include Asset Lifecycle Management, Procurement, and Manufacturing.