What is Oracle EBS?

Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS), also known as Oracle EBS, Oracle ERP or E-Biz, is a set of enterprise business applications that support daily operations. 

Why choose Oracle EBS?

For over 20 years, Oracle E-Business Suite has been a leading choice for backend business operations and management. 

 

The main advantages of using Oracle EBS are:

  • Increased collaboration and productivity with a single robust platform for all backend business processes
  • Seamless integration of analytics & transaction systems.
  • Out-of-the-box design & rapid deployment leads to sizable ROI. 
  • Full range of modernization, mobility and customization options, with limited development required. 

Are you looking to modernize your Oracle EBS backend system? AuraPlayer provides you with the fastest and most affordable way to get you there with RPA Automation, Mobile Apps, and Automated QA.   

 

Contact us to learn more. 

Oracle EBS: Full Scale ERP Suite

Oracle’s E-Business Suite (EBS) multiple applications makes it one of the world’s leading Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platforms, with a single source of authenticity for analyzing and uploading data, and controls for risk, governance, and compliance management.

 

With Oracle EBS, organizations achieve agility and resilience, and can invest greater resources in processes that result in consistent growth. 

 

Optimizing and modernizing Oracle EBS with Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and mobile apps such as AuraPlayer, is easy, since its RPA and mobility solutions are uniquely designed for Oracle EBS and Oracle Forms. Most other RPA solutions support Oracle EBS/Forms in theory, but in reality, often run into complications due to Oracle’s ‘s dynamic and complex nature. 

 

AuraPlayer’s RPA tool employs software “bots” to execute business processes, with a user-friendly interface (UI) that automatically syncs with the backend Oracle EBS framework, eliminating manual and repetitive tasks. 

 Among the many operations it supports are:

 

 

When it comes to creating an Oracle EBS automation process, in our experience, customers come across many application specific automation challenges while using generic RPA solutions. In many scenarios, they face infinite issues ranging from automation failures to more significant issues such as the wrong values being screen scraped and used in the automation. With AuraPlayer, customers are able to resolve all of the possible issues. 

 

As such, AuraPlayer provides the following unique features:

 Quick solution – With AuraPlayer you can record and create automation processes within hours.

 Immunity to UI changes – AuraPlayer’s automation works with the UI components in the back-end, rather than screen scraping.

 Immunity to EBS upgrades – AuraPlayer is not affected when field names are changed due to upgrades.

 Popups and error messages – are supported out of the box in AuraPlayer.

 EBS back-office performance does not affect AuraPlayer as it works with the EBS back-end processes directly. Thus, the UI rendering does not interfere with AuraPlayer’s automation.

 Tabs navigation is natural to AuraPlayer. AuraPlayer identifies all Oracle Forms UI components. 

AuraPlayer’s Oracle EBS RPA functionality delivers a smooth, robust and performant Oracle EBS RPA solution. AuraPlayer’s solution can be deployed as an independent RPA solution or can be integrated with any 3rd party RPA solution, such as the industry leaders mentioned above.

 

Oracle Order Management

Oracle’s E-Business Suite Order Management modules streamline sales order processes, from start to finish including, quoting and estimating; order capture; fulfillment; transportation and shipment. The package also includes modules for marketing, contracts, XML, telesales, EDI, web storefronts, and customer relationship management (CRM).

 

AuraPlayer’s Sales Order mobile app gives employees easy access to information on inventory and pricing, and lets them place orders through a mobile device. This sales order tool is versatile and customizable, and can be deployed as a mobile application or as a chatbot (digital assistant). 

Oracle Logistics

The Oracle E-Business Suite Logistics module allows users to plan, monitor, manage and control the flow and of goods, products, and services. It also gives information regarding future demand for planning stock levels and production schedules. 

 

Oracle EBS’s supply chain applications provide backing for Fortune 50 companies worldwide to predict market requirements and align demand & product development with supply-side management. The applications provide insights for order and price management, and provide relevant data for additional Oracle’s EBS solutions for asset lifecycle management, procurement, and manufacturing. 

 

AuraPlayer’s add-ins elevate Oracle Supply Chain Management with customized Chatbots, and other tools that give inventory and sales tools a modernized interface (UI) and mobile access, while significantly cutting processing time.  

 

Oracle’s Warehouse Management System simplifies the coordinated movement of goods and information between the company warehouses, organizations and customers. 


AuraPlayer’s mobility solutions for EBS and Oracle Forms provide real-time updates between staff in the field, the warehouse floor, and the back office EBS system, without requiring additional code or development. Check out what AuraPlayer does for the Oracle Receiving use case.

Oracle Procurement

Oracle’s EBS Procurement module is used to reduce expenditures on goods and services; encourage policy compliance; and streamline processes for procure-to-pay.

 

AuraPlayer’s Procurement mobile app is a pre-built customizable Oracle EBS packaged application that manages approvals from any mobile device. Functionalities include immediate approvals and rejections; requests for information; replying capabilities; and expense reports.

Oracle Human Capital Management

Oracle EBS’s Human Capital Management package includes modules spanning the entire recruit-to-retire lifecycle. Providing real-time human resource (HR) data and analytics concerning recruiting, onboarding, scheduling, payroll, compensation, and benefits. 

 

AuraPlayer has developed Oracle EBS packaged mobile applications to enable systems to achieve a mobile-first user experience in a matter of days. Our packaged apps include Mobile Oracle HR payslip, Oracle Leave & Absence Mobile App, Oracle Time & Labor Mobile App, and Oracle iExpense Mobile App These apps provide employees on-the-go access to Oracle information and allow them to manage their absences and time cards remotely, and upload expense reports – which are directly linked to the back-office Oracle EBS system – on the spot.

Oracle Projects

Oracle EBS Projects module supports the full lifecycle of portfolio and project management, providing a universal view of all project activities, including tasks and sub-tasks, and their resources and methodologies.

Oracle Financials

The Oracle EBS Financials modules help to reduce costs and increase profitability, enhancing the company’s relationships with customers, shareholders and investors. Modules include General Ledger; Treasury and Accounting; Property Management; and Cash, Receivables and Payables. 

 

AuraPlayer’s ready-made iExpense Mobile Application lets you upload expense report details and receipts to the backend EBS system/Forms, anytime and anywhere. The iExpense app links to and automatically updates the EBS system, and notifies managers for approvals. 

Oracle Manufacturing

Oracle EBS’s manufacturing applications include modules for production scheduling, outsourced manufacturing, supply chain management, and cost management.   

 

AuraPlayer’s add-ins elevate Oracle Supply Chain Management with customized Chatbots, and other tools that give inventory and sales tools a modernized interface (UI) and mobile access, while significantly cutting processing time.

Oracle Asset Lifecycle Management

Oracle EBS’s Asset Lifecycle Management applications safeguard data and financials regarding an organization’s assets, with analytics spanning the asset’s lifecycle. 

Oracle Service

Oracle EBS’s Service modules provide data and analytics covering the scope of customer experience (CX), with functions enhancing telephone/email support;  field service and repairs; and scheduling. 

Oracle EBS Modernization:
Cloud, On-Premise or Hybrid

As we discussed briefly above, Oracle E-Business Suite is now undergoing quite a modernization. As more and more organizations move to the cloud to experience the benefits of high availability, ease of use of testing, the ability to do hosting off-site, and, of course, assistance in management of the servers, Oracle EBS has also made its way to the cloud on two different directions. 

People are able to take their existing on premise E-business suite applications and install them on cloud servers, meaning the servers themselves are residing on Oracle, Amazon, Google, or other Cloud Servers, however the application itself is still remnant of the old tried and true E-business suite applications, with existing user interfaces and functionality. Here, lots of organizations are incorporating Auraplayer to get a new, modernized look and feel on top of the existing applications, and to do more advanced business functionality, such as mobility, chat, automation, RPA, etc. 

The second option of EBS to Cloud is the huge endeavour that Oracle is going through to redevelop all of their EBS applications as HTML-based Cloud SaaS products. In order to move to that cloud, it is, in fact, a significant redevelopment/migration effort, whereby the customer needs to migrate over their data from the on-premise system to the new cloud program. Many organizations are hesitant to go this route due to the large cost, risk and huge time factor to migrate over their existing applications to fit the new cloud format, which does not include all of their on-site customizations and may not include all of the existing functionalities. People who want to go this route, are able to move certain elements to the cloud and we can happily help integrate the existing on-site customizations with these new cloud elements.

Oftentimes, as organisations move some of their applications to SaaS services, there’s also a need to access data found on-premise. Thus, creating a new business need for hybrid integration to make the connectivity between the cloud and the on-premise as seamless and secure as possible. That is where AuraPlayer integration solutions can fit in. 

Leveraging  AuraPlayer’s REST API creation toolbar,  organisations now have a simple integration between SaaS and their on-premise applications. This way there will be no need to actually access the full EBS system from SaaS applications or for employees to copy and paste between apps on their desktop.

For more information about hybrid environments feel free to read here.

Oracle EBS Automation - The Next Frontier

The next phase of innovation of Oracle E-Business Suite can be with Robotic Process Automation (RPA). RPA is an emerging technology that employs software “robots” to execute business processes. These bots interact directly with the application’s user interface to streamline workloads, by eliminating manual and repetitive tasks. 

At present, the RPA industry leaders are UiPath, Blue Prism and Automation Anywhere which serve to automate many products. These major RPA solutions support Oracle EBS, although they do not account for the complexities of this enterprise solution.

When it comes to creating an Oracle EBS automation process, in our experience, customers come across many application specific automation challenges while using generic RPA solutions. In many scenarios, they face infinite issues ranging from automation failures to more significant issues such as the wrong values being screen scraped and used in the automation. With AuraPlayer, customers are able to resolve all of the possible issues. 

As such, AuraPlayer provides the following unique features:

Quick solution – With AuraPlayer you can record and create automation processes within hours.

Immunity to UI changes – AuraPlayer’s automation works with the UI components in the back-end, rather than screen scraping.

Immunity to EBS upgrades – AuraPlayer is not affected when field names are changed due to upgrades.

Popups and error messages – are supported out of the box in AuraPlayer.

EBS back-office performance does not affect AuraPlayer as it works with the EBS back-end processes directly. Thus, the UI rendering does not interfere with AuraPlayer’s automation.

Tabs navigation is natural to AuraPlayer. AuraPlayer identifies all Oracle Forms UI components. 

AuraPlayer’s Oracle EBS RPA functionality delivers a smooth, robust and performant Oracle EBS RPA solution. AuraPlayer’s solution can be deployed as an independent RPA solution or can be integrated with any 3rd party RPA solution, such as the industry leaders mentioned above.

Conclusion

Oracle’s ERP product ranks highly when it comes to planning software in sales. Its solution can be found in a huge number of companies all over the world.

The Oracle-E Business Suite consists of many modules which all come together to manage enterprise organizations. These apps cover a wide range of business processes that can be found in any company. The industry-specific solutions supplied by Oracle EBS significantly reduce the requirement of resources and time for implementing custom solutions.  Together with AuraPlayer they provide a full range of mobility, chat, automation capabilities as well. These solutions provide businesses with configured business processes that improve and enhance the overall organizational effectiveness.

We hope you enjoyed our very detailed EBS review. Please feel free to reach out to us and our experts if you have any questions.  For more information on Oracle EBS, click here.

David Buch
Senior Products Manager

David, our Senior Products Manager, is a highly experienced professional specializing in product definition, innovations, and development, with broad customer understanding, and skillful people management. He has over 20 years of R&D work experience, and continues to excel in his expertise. When he is not working, David enjoys spending his time as a professional tuba player joining symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles.

Elizabeth Pearl
Relationship Manager

Before joining AuraPlayer, Elizabeth completed a Masters degree in Education and worked as a teacher. Elizabeth’s role as Customer Relationship Manager combines both her passion for technology and her deep desire to educate  others. On a daily basis, Elizabeth takes the valuable insights she gained as a teacher and uses them to rise within the world of tech. She uses her skills of active listening, organization, preparation, and clear communication to enhance the wonderful relationships she has with both coworkers and customers.

 

Elizabeth is originally from the United States but currently resides in England. In her spare time, she loves exercising, spending time with her family and friends, and playing volleyball.

Nathalie Wasserman
CFO & Operations Manager

Natalie is proud to be AuraPlayer’s Operations and Chief Financial Officer. She takes pride in her work, and loves being a part of the AuraPlayer family. Prior to working at AuraPlayer, Nathalie worked at various companies as an accountant. She attended the University College London (UCL), where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in economics and business. She then went on to pursue a Master’s degree in Political Economies in Eastern Europe. 

Gwen Edwards
VP Business Development

An expert in helping businesses seize their potential and grow, Gwen is committed to take AuraPlayer to the next level. With over 30 years of experience in the high technology sector and working with Fortune 500 companies, she works as an advisor for growing businesses to help enhance their value and reach their business objectives. She’s a dynamic member of our team, leveraging her sales and marketing, and P&L experience to our current and future product suite.

Gwen also serves on a several private company boards in Silicon Valley, and is an active member of the angel investment network, Golden Seeds.

Yossi Nakash
CTO & Co-Founder

A true developer, Yossi has been developing and coding in Java / J2EE, C++, .Net, and C# for over 20 years, focusing mainly on the RD side of things. Entering the Oracle World about 10 years ago, Yossi immersed himself in the world of Oracle SOA, Weblogic, EBS and EBS Mobile, as well as the Java side of things.


Prior to joining Mia to found AuraPlayer, Yossi held the role of RD team leader at RadView and was a Java developer at Motorola.