Oracle Fusion Applications is an all-encompassing suite of Oracle applications built for comprehensive business tasks such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM) and human capital management (HCM).
Fusion Applications has many different modules catering to different aspects of business functionality. In addition to CRM and HCM, modules include applications for financials, procurement, Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) and supply chain management (SCM). Customers can adopt one or more of these modules and run them in their own data center or in a hosted or cloud computing environment.
Initially announced in 2005, Oracle didn't make Fusion Applications generally available until 2011. The project was hampered by several delays that were in part due to Oracle integrating portions of several applications into the portfolio. Many of those applications – including J.D. Edwards, PeopleSoft and Siebel – were gained by Oracle through acquisitions. Fusion Applications is built on top of Oracle's own middleware platform.