Oracles Project Fusion: Just a Leap of Faith?
Project Fusion: Its supposed to glue together PeopleSoft Inc., J.D. Edwards & Co., and Oracle Corp. business applications. Its supposed to soothe the frazzled nerves of PeopleSoft and JDE users whove been scared silly that theyll be forced to emigrate onto Oracle systems. Its supposed to tie it all together with a data-hub bow to present one unified enterprise view of customers, suppliers or partners.
Sounds nice. Is it real?
Oracle Senior Vice President of Applications Development John Wookey was on stage last week at the AMR Research-sponsored Strategy 21 conference on enterprise applications in Burlingame, Calif. His message: Project Fusion is on track for 2007 and 2008 delivery.
Q&A: AMR Research analyst Bruce Richardson sizes up the project that promises the benefits of a data hub and transaction bases without forced migration.
And its being worked on by a stunning number of retained PeopleSoft developers: Oracle managed to retain 99 percent of developers and technical support staff to whom the company mailed job offers on Jan. 14, Wookey saidand, in fact, Oracle wound up making offers to more than 90 percent of PeopleSofts support and development staff.