Cloud Adapter for Salesforce.com – Understanding What It Does & How You Benefit by ITC

Starting in the 1990’s it became standard operating procedure in all large and even mid-sized companies to use an ERP system  such as Oracle E-Business Suite to manage business processes like Order Management, Accounting System or Supply Chain Management, along with the complete sales and revenue cycle from quote-to-order and order-to-cash.

clip_image002However, as recently as only a half-decade ago, those same companies either ran CRM systems completely independently of those ERP solutions or they scarified high quality CRM functionally for a CRM alternative that was “good enough”  but integrated easily with Oracle.
However, this began to change at the beginning of the second decade of the 21st century, as companies began dropping their legacy systems and opting to move to SaaS-based CRM solutions such as SalesForce.com.  The attraction of solutions such as Salesforce.com is twofold: first, they offer best of breed functionality; second, the SaaS model makes them very attractive from a total cost of ownership perspective. 
However,  the downside that Oracle users face when they adopted a SaaS solution such as SalesForce.com was that it didn’t integrate with Oracle E-Business Suite. And this creates problems such as data silos, data scattering, data quality issues and other major inefficiencies related to business process execution. Maintaining your data also becomes a challenge, as data captured across your system must be duplicated to SalesForce.
To overcome these issues and take full advantage of Oracle EBS and SalesForce.com organizations need to achieve a seamless information flow between the two: they need to integrate them. This much has long been obvious. Read the complete article here.

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A Dirty Dozen Questions on Oracle SOA 12c You Need Answered, but Feared to Ask….

clip_image002SOA 12c Webcast Q&A   
Last month’s webcast  “Simplify Multichannel Integration with Oracle SOA Suite 12c” was a tremendous success. Once again, we’d like to thank Oracle’s Robert Wunderlich for his insight and excellent demo.

As usual, we’re happy to bring you a transcript of the Q&A session of the webcast. But as interest in these questions goes far beyond the webcast audience, we’re taking the poetic license of calling them “A Dirty Dozen Questions on Oracle SOA 12c You Need Answered, but Feared to Ask….”
1. Does Oracle SOA 12c support batch-processing using OSB, without the need to purchase an additional ETL tool like ODI?
There are a couple of things we need to take into account when we are discussing batching. If you are talking about large payloads, like GBs or Tbs in a file, it is not recommended to go with OSB (Oracle Service Bus). That is the reason Oracle recommends ODI (Oracle Data Integrator): ODI will extract the data, chunk the file into to smaller pieces and hand it over to the OSB layer, and the OSB layer will take the data and process it.
2. Is XSLT 2.0 supported in both OSB and SOA? Today in 11g it’s only supported in SOA and not in OSB?
Yes, XSLT  (Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations) are supported in both, and Oracle made many improvements on the XSLT mapper. The other thing to point out is on the XQuery side – using XQuery on both SOA Composite and Service BUS, and we have a mapper for that as well. The idea is that now, it becomes a developer’s choice in working between the two. Do you want to use XSLT or XQuery? You can use either one.
3. How much data volume can SOA handle? Read the complete article here.

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