Oracle Fusion HCM: What You Need to Know

Oracle Fusion HCMFusing the best Human Capital Management application elements from Oracle’s existing lineup of ERP product suites, including PeopleSoft, E-Business Suite and JD Edwards.  But that’s merely part of the story.  We want to take a few minutes to tell you what the buzz is about and why eVerge Group is implementing Fusion HCM SaaS for our own use.

Fusion HCM

With over 20 years of experience implementing Human Capital Management (HCM) applications, we recognized early on the functional, strategic and cost-saving opportunities that Oracle’s Fusion HCM offers not only our organization but our clients as well.

Why all the positive reaction surrounding Fusion HCM?  Let’s summarize the answer into three points:

  • Architecture
  • User Interface/Functionality
  • Deployment Flexibility

Architecture:  Fusion HCM, and all of the Fusion applications—including CRM and Financials—, were developed from the ground up using standards-based Fusion middleware components.    These components and industry standard programming languages include Java, SOA (Service Oriented Architecture), BPM (Business Process Management), BI (Business Intelligence) and more.  Fusion HCM sits on top of these powerful middleware components and leverages all of the reporting, analytical, security and database functionality they offer.

Another important component of the Fusion design is the ability to ‘extend’ the user experience with your organization’s specific functional requirements.  Clients have the ability to create enhanced user interfaces, reports, dashboards, etc…without touching the delivered application objects.  This ability to ‘extend’ your Fusion application is achieved within the application and middleware components using functional-friendly tools.

User Interface/Functionality:  A few of the core objectives in developing Fusion applications and HCM were a focus on best-in-class business processes and enhanced user experience.  The roles-based approach to Fusion functionality truly engages employees, managers and HR professionals.  Embedded intelligence and analytics within the delivered Fusion HCM application provide need-to-know information for defined roles within an organization. A centralized ‘Person Management’ user interface gives HR professionals the ability to maintain employees’ personal, employment, compensation, payroll, absence information and more.  The overall user experience was designed around the way people truly work, which increases overall productivity.

Current Fusion offerings within the HCM pillar include:

  • Global Human Resources
  • Global Payroll
  • Benefits
  • Talent Management
  • Compensation Management
  • Performance Management
  • Network at Work (built in social collaboration)

Deployment Flexibility:  Fusion HCM can be installed on premise, or hosted by Oracle as a service (SaaS) in their cloud, in a private cloud or a hybrid approach to meet your organizations strategic objectives.  Fusion HCM is designed to ‘co-exist’ with existing Oracle Applications Unlimited products including PeopleSoft, E-Business Suite and JD Edwards.  For example, customers can take advantage of an existing PeopleSoft HCM install and leverage the Fusion Talent Management as a SaaS offering in the cloud.  Delivered integrations with Fusion HCM make these co-existence scenarios possible without lengthy development and implementation projects.

So why is eVerge Group investing in Fusion HCM internally to manage our resources and back-office processes?  The answer is easy:

  • Architecture
  • User Interface/Functionality
  • Deployment Flexibility
  • Reduced Cost of Ownership

We’ve just scratched the surface with Fusion HCM here.  To learn more about Fusion HCM and how we can help empower your organization with a true Workforce Lifecycle HR solution, please contact Bob Moser at 972-398-5914.

Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition’s New Release

Written by Garrett Carey

Oracle recently announced the general availability of Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) release 11.1.1.6.0. The new release adds more enhancements, additional certifications, and bug fixes among other features. This release delivers a BI platform specially designed to leverage:

  • Oracle Exalytics hardware’s large memory, processors, concurrency, and other hardware features and system configurations.
  • Enhancements to Times-Ten for Exalytics for analytical processing at in-memory speeds
  • Dynamic user interface enhancements that complement large amounts of data to present business information in meaningful and compelling ways
  • A new BI Server Summary Advisor for Exalytics for aggregate generation and persistence
  • Essbase memory usage optimizations and concurrency improvements for Exalytics to deliver efficient distribution of processing
  • BI Publisher performance, lifecycle, workflow and report creation enhancements
  • New and enhanced Scorecard views and BI Mobile improvements
  • Numerous Security, Management/Diagnostic and Lifecycle enhancements
  • Certified BI and EPM Applications on Exalytics

eVerge Group is an Oracle Platinum Partner with extensive BI experience. For more information about Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition and our other business solutions, contact us through our website: http://www.evergegroup.com/contact.php

About the author: Garrett Carey is a Senior BI/EPM Solution Architect who has worked with eVerge Group since 2005.