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Oracle E-Business Suite

Oracle E-Business Suite is one of Oracle Corp.'s major product lines. Also known as Oracle EBS, it is an integrated set of business applications for automating customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP) and supply chain management (SCM) processes within organizations.

The Oracle E-Business Suite applications run on top of the vendor's flagship Oracle Database software. First released in 2001, E-Business Suite was Oracle's first full bundle of ERP and CRM applications; it remains the most widely used line of business applications in the company's product portfolio, despite subsequent acquisitions of various other application vendors and technologies, including JD Edwards, PeopleSoft and Siebel.

Like rival offerings from vendors such as SAP and Microsoft, Oracle E-Business Suite was designed to help users manage global businesses, improve decision making, reduce costs and increase corporate performance. 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, procurement, and value chain planning and execution. Oracle also has 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, which was designed to provide a common upgrade path for users of Oracle E-Business Suite and the company's other business applications. As part of an Oracle Applications Unlimited strategy, though, Oracle said the E-Business Suite applications and its other product lines will continue to be updated despite the development of the Fusion software.

This was last updated in April 2016

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