Why and How to Integrate Oracle Policy Automation with Oracle Integration by Cristian Silipigni

Oracle Integration has recently introduced new functionalities to extend its connection capabilities.image

I’m especially talking about the enhanced Oracle Policy Automation adapter which is often used in integration projects when it’s required to extend SaaS applications.

The Oracle Policy Automation (OPA) adapter is available in Oracle Integration to address different scenarios allowing to OPA decisions to be invoked at any point of the integration flows. For example, when a Service Cloud Incident is created for a medical device manufacturer (for instance a hearing aid), an integration instance can be triggered by OPA used to find out what to do with this particular type of incident and routing properly the managed information. The integration layer (in this case OIC) performs all necessary actions saving the decision somewhere, invoking other processes / web services or pushing data to multiple applications Cloud and / or on-premise.

By using Oracle Integration we can easily integrate the OPA decisions logic into any enterprise application without the need to build a custom connector. There are some use cases where OPA is used in an integration scenario:

  • Auto-triage incidents to ensure service-level agreements are met
  • Calculate benefit payments using data stored in a legacy system
  • Recalculate leave entitlements when regulations changes
  • Calculate complex sales commissions

The Oracle Integration adapter today enables bidirectional communications allowing inbound and outbound communication patterns. Read the complete article here.

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About Jürgen Kress
As a middleware expert Jürgen works at Oracle EMEA Alliances and Channels, responsible for Oracle’s EMEA Fusion Middleware partner business. He is the founder of the Oracle SOA & BPM and the WebLogic Partner Communities and the global Oracle Partner Advisory Councils. With more than 5000 members from all over the world the Middleware Partner Community is the most successful and active community at Oracle. Jürgen manages the community with monthly newsletters, webcasts and conferences. He hosts his annual Fusion Middleware Partner Community Forums and the Fusion Middleware Summer Camps, where more than 200 partners get product updates, roadmap insights and hands-on trainings. Supplemented by many web 2.0 tools like twitter, discussion forums, online communities, blogs and wikis. For the SOA & Cloud Symposium by Thomas Erl, Jürgen is a member of the steering board. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences like the SOA & BPM Integration Days, JAX, UKOUG, OUGN, or OOP.

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