Oracle E-Business Suite is one of the main product lines of Oracle Corp. Also known as Oracle EBS, it is an integrated set of business applications to automate Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and of supply chain management (SCM) within organizations.
Oracle E-Business Suite applications run on the vendor’s flagship Oracle database software. First launched in 2001, E-Business Suite was Oracle’s first comprehensive set of ERP and CRM applications; it remains the most widely used line of business applications in the company’s product portfolio, despite subsequent acquisitions from various other application and technology vendors, including JD Edwards, PeopleSoft and Siebel.
Like competing offerings from vendors such as SAP and Microsoft, Oracle E-Business Suite was designed to help users run global businesses, improve decision making, reduce costs, and increase business performance. the company. E-Business Suite contains application modules that support different aspects of CRM, ERP and SCM operations including customer service management, financial management, human capital management, project portfolio management, purchasing and value chain planning and execution. Oracle has also pre-integrated its business intelligence applications with E-Business Suite to provide EBS users with BI and analytics capabilities.
In 2011, Oracle released a new suite called Oracle Fusion Applications, designed to provide a common upgrade path for users of Oracle E-Business Suite and other corporate business applications. As part of an Oracle Applications Unlimited strategy, however, Oracle has stated that E-Business Suite applications and its other product lines will continue to be updated despite the development of Fusion software.