We're continuing the Roadmap series of articles with the Process and Integration layer. Keeping in mind that a picture is worth a thousand words, I'll let my roadmap picture speak for itself and refrain from writing too much here.
We're also jumping back into the slipstream of Oracle recommendations. Keep in mind that much of this layer is actually driven by application server components but, from a conceptual standpoint, it helps to separate this area into a distinct layer.
The main considerations here are the use of the Oracle Business Process Analysis (BPA) Suite for the functional design of business process and the use of Oracle BPEL Process Manager, both components of Fusion Middleware, to coordinate the various services that make up those business process. Migrating from Oracle Workflow to BPEL and stepping up from Portal to Web Center are also part of our plan, as you can see from the jpeg image of the roadmap for this layer.
Next Up: The Business Intelligence Layer