There are two ways to build enterprise application solutions: link together disparate, best-of-breed solutions, in which vendors embrace open architectures and inter-application messaging protocols, or find a one-stop-shop with all the software, functionality, and interoperability one could ever ask for. Oracle insists the latter is the best way, and it is their way. But is it best for Collaborative-Commerce? Is their vision of C-Commerce and interoperability yours as well?
Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i has been on the market for about a year. It integrates CRM, ERP, and SCM functionality components to the point where Oracle feels it can claim that it is the only company to offer a fully integrated suite of business applications, managing the entire business cycle on a global basis and solving end to end business problems. Oracle breaks out E-Business Suite Release 11i in the following categories: Business to Business Enables trading Partners, through Oracle