Oracle sets out Fusion merger vision

Oracle has explained how it planned to merge elements of PeopleSoft, JD Edwards and Oracle’s business applications and database to create the Fusion stack.

Oracle has explained how it planned to merge elements of PeopleSoft, JD Edwards and Oracle’s business applications and database to create the Fusion stack.

Having a unified Fusion stack by 2008 will mean that users will have speedier installations, better system monitoring and reporting, and reduced costs, said Oracle at its annual OracleWorld user conference in San Francisco this week,.

Fusion is the number one concern of Oracle’s UK users, who are keen to know more about the technology and its implications for them, but not all users are convinced that Fusion is for them, said Ronan Miles, chairman of the UK Oracle User Group.

“In the main, most people are now happy with the Applications Unlimited strategy to support and enhance existing Oracle applications after Fusion is launched, which gives them full choice,” said Miles.

“It would be right to say, though, that not everyone is convinced about Fusion as a story, architecture or future that is right for them. Applications Unlimited now gives Oracle the time to build customer successes to convince the customer population, while not chasing them into migrations they do not want to do yet.”

Users are also requesting clearer and easier licensing, and more investment in support, while trying to determine how big their budgets should be to cater for Fusion, added Miles.

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