Fusion Applications are organized into seven groups of related products called Product Families. While the product features are organized according to the Business Process Model and can cross the boundaries of product families, the product family groupings are an easy way to wrap your mind around Fusion Apps. So, without further verbal hooey from me, here are the product families and the applications in each family:
Project Portfolio Management
Project Performance Reporting
Project Integration Gateway (very cool integration with Primavera)
A set of integrated reports and analytics
The integration with Primavera and MS Project is pretty impressive. And you'll find your project managers in their "happy place" when they see Project Performance Reporting.
Payments and Collections
Cash and Expense Management
The really, really impressive element here is the integration with Hyperion - the analysis tools are very powerful.
Human Capital Management
Workforce Service Delivery
The very best part of HCM, in my humble opinion, is that the embedded analytics eliminate the line between transactional data and business intelligence.
Supply Chain Management
Product Information Management
Global Order Processing
Distributed Order Orchestration
Logistics (which includes Shipping, Receiving and Inventory)
It's important to note that Fusion Apps version 1.0 does not include full manufacturing functionality (MRP, WIP, Work In Progress, and all that stuff).
Also includes some nifty spend analysis reporting and performance management.
Customer Relationship Management
Incentive Compensation (really more of a complimentary product hosted in CRM)
Much of this product family, along with some of the Procurement product family, is built around the Trading Community Architecture (TCA - new and improved from the EBS R12 version, but more on that in a later post).
Governance, Risk and Compliance
IT Risk and Compliance
While GRC is very strong in terms of corporate governance and risk management, it is a bit of an odd duck in that the latest release is not built on Fusion Middleware like the rest of Fusion Apps. Hopefully, this will be resolved in a later release.
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