Sierra Opens Oracle to Business Process Integration

By Renee Boucher Ferguson  |  Posted 2002-08-05

Users of Oracle Corp. enterprise software now have an option for business process integration using an Oracle partners software.

Sierra Atlantic Inc. announced last week that its Application Network products are available on the Oracle9i Application Server platform. The goal is to provide out-of-the-box business process integration of Oracle E-Business Suite software with other enterprise applications. Thats a departure for Oracle, of Redwood Shores, Calif., which has long chanted the "Come to us for everything" mantra.

Combining Sierras Application Network products with the Java 2 Enterprise Edition-based 9iAS platform enables customers to integrate enterprise software using standards-based, out-of-the-box functionality, officials said. For example, Sierras SCMnet, or Supply Chain Management Network, and CRMnet, or Customer Relationship Management Network, available now on 9iAS, provide E-Business Suite customers with visibility into and control over customer and account information, order accuracy, and customer service, as well as enable manufacturing collaboration, according to Sierra officials in Fremont, Calif.

Each Application Network includes real-time collaboration of enterprise systems, manufacturing execution systems, SCM and product chain management systems, officials said.

Networks come with pre-built business processes derived from industry best practices. They also offer support for XML, Open Applications Group and RosettaNet e-business standards and for Web services.

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