Date Added: Feb 2010
With the growth in business environment, many organizations are adapting to change in order to develop their operational quality, enhance customer focus, and increase cost-effective relationships. Invasion application extensions and integrations are problems faced by the IT department of organizations. Many business organizations make an effort to close business and IT gaps through the customization and integration of existing ERP, CRM, SCM, and other applications. Various execution practices for such alterations are persistent in nature and initiate risks into projects that can increase the running and maintenance costs of applications. This paper points out various techniques that are required to develop the next-generation IT capabilities and services including adoption of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Business Process Management (BPM), Business Intelligence (BI), Web 2.0, and Cloud computing. The use of SOA, BPM, Web 2.0, and BI is designed to extend and integrate Oracle applications without writing a single line of code. The approaches discussed in this paper are suitable to make the modifications simple, quick to execute, and easy to sustain. It offers a practical solution that can completely change the economics of running the Oracle applications. The IT principles mentioned here makes these business applications highly interactive and capable of adapting to suit situational changes in real time. Invasive customization and extensions of these applications with the help of Oracle Fusion Middleware offers an open and integrated platform to simplify application extensions and integrations. They also help in improving process visibility and resolve process quality gaps.