Oracle E-Business suite, popularly known as OEB, is an all-inclusive business solution where ERP (Employee Resource Planning), CRM (Customer Relationship Management), and SCM (Supply Chain Management) related computer application could be found and operable from a single source. Apart from these three fundamental business applications, Oracle e business suite also contains HRM (Human Resource Management), Transportation Management, Warehouse Management, Order management, and financial management systems. The suite can be bought all together or in the package as far the requirement of the organization.
Why so Many Modules?
Every business has their own requirements and needs. An IT company is not going to have the same procurement needs as that of a manufacturing company. That is why EBS has a lot of features which are both manual and automated.
Since, no solutions fit all problems, in the same way – no particular product can help you all. There is a practice of mix and match of software bundled together to provide a most suitable customized product for your organization.
In this regard, it is to be noted that – each application is licensed separately so companies can select the combination that is suitable for their business processes.
Some of the major Modules –
Oracle Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is a set of applications that gives you information-driven sales, service, and marketing. Oracle CRM is built on an open, standards-based architecture that streamlines business processes, improves data quality, and allows all your key divisions to draw from the same source of data.
Oracle Financials includes General Ledger, Cash Management, Payables, Receivables, Fixed Assets, Treasury, Property Management, Financial Analyser and a self-service expenses function.
Oracle Human Resource Management (HRMS) module helps companies manage the entire recruitment process and provides a real-time view of all HR activities such as recruitment, training, benefits, and payroll.
Oracle Projects Portfolio Management applications provides a single, accurate view of all project-related activities and supports the full life cycle of project. It allows users to select the best portfolio of initiatives, execute projects in adherence with methodologies, assign the right global resources, proactively streamline project delivery, and track profitability via accurate budgeting, forecasting, and Billings/charge-backs.
Oracle Supply Chain applications allow organizations to predict market requirements, innovate in response to volatile market conditions, and align operations across global networks. There are several industry-specific solutions available that incorporate demand management, sales, and operations planning, transportation management etc.
Oracle Advanced Procurement is an integrated suite of applications that dramatically cuts all supply management costs. The solution helps to reduce spending on goods and services, streamline procure-to-pay processes, and drive policy compliance.
Oracle's Value Chain Planning solution enables companies to become more information-driven with best-in-class supply chain planning applications built around a core of optimization, sales and operations planning, and performance management.
Oracle Transportation management (TMS) provides transportation planning and execution capabilities to shippers and third party logistics providers. It integrates and streamlines transportation planning, execution, and freight payment.
The TMS function delivers functionality for all modes of transportation, from full truckload to complex air, ocean, and rail shipments. The benefits of the TMS function include reduced transportation costs, improved customer service, and greater asset utilization.
Oracle's Warehouse Management System allows coordinated movement of goods and information throughout the extended distribution process. The module provides business processes that can deliver efficient utilization of employees, equipment, and space in the distribution process. This results in a faster flow of products through the supply chain while reducing lead times and releasing working capital, real-time inventory management, cross-docking, pick-by-line, advanced ship notices (ASN), inbound planning and yard management.