Oracle Fusion Application for Apps DBAs – Concepts

I am starting series “Oracle Fusion Application for Apps DBAs” on this blog and would like to hear topics which you want to see on this blog regarding Oracle Fusion Applications (under comments).   

 —— Oracle Fusion Application Architecture ———–


Oracle Fusion Applications is set of business applications (CRM, HCM, HRMS, Financials..) deployed on Oracle Fusion Middleware  (as middleware) and using Oracle Database as data repository .

1. Oracle Applications is delivered as a Suite (collection of modules), but can be adopted in modules (suset of Suite).

2. Various Modules in Fusion Applications are
a) Oracle Fusion CRM (Customer Relationship Management) – customers, contacts, and resources
b)Oracle Fusion Financials – assets, ledgers, cash cycle, invoices and payments, accounts receivable, collections, and setup of sub-ledger accounting and tax configuration
c) Oracle Fusion HCM (Human Capital Management) – Employee management for an organization
d) Oracle Fusion Procurement  – procurement including requisitions, purchase orders, and supplier negotiations
e) Oracle Fusion PPM (Project Portfolio Management) – projects, budget, forecast, collect costs, bill customers, and report performance.
f) Oracle Fusion SCM (Supply Chain Management) – integrates and automates all key supply chain processes.
g) Oracle Fusion Setup – special product family for Functional Setup and setting up Home Page or Help.
h) Oracle Fusion GRC (Governance, Risk, and Compliance) – automated controls enforcement to enable sustainable risk and compliance management.

3. EAR, JAR, and WAR
a) EAR is enterprise application archive (enterprise application) which contains JAR and WAR files.
b) JAR is Java application Archive which contains Java EE application.
c) WAR is Web application Archive which contains Web Application.

Each product in Fusion Application typically has one-to-one relationship with EAR file, for ex. EarSales.ear is an enterprise application for product Sales.

4. Product Families (CRM, HCM, Financials) mentioned above contains one or more Java EE applications and are deployed on Oracle WebLogic Server.

5. An application can contain multiple products, and a product can also span across multiple  applications.

6.There are two type of components in Fusion Middleware , Java Components(deployed and managed by WebLogic) and System Component (managed by OPMN) and Fusion Applications uses both these components.

For basic concepts in Oracle Fusion Middleware click here

7.  Oracle Fusion Applications consists of following components
a) Oracle Fusion Applications (CRM, HCM, Projects, Financials…)
b) Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure Components for Fusion Applications (Enterprise Scheduler, FMW Extension for Applications, Crawl & Search and Functional Setup Manager)
Note: Enterprise Scheduler is similar to Concurrent Manager in EBS 11i/R12
c) Oracle Fusion Middleware (WebLogic, OHS, WebGate, OWSM, ADF, OBIEE, ODI, ECM, IDAM, IDM, WebCenter, SOA, OWSM..)
d) Database

8. Task of Fusion Applications Administrators
a) Installation and Deployment
b) Management & Availability
c) Debugging/Troubleshooting
d) Cloning
e) Backup & Recovery
f)Patching (Fusion Applications Patch Manager, AutoPatch, AD Controller)

Note: To understand Fusion Applications Deployment, it is important to understand concept of Domain , Admin Server, Managed Server and Cluster explained here

9.Oracle Fusion Applications is currently available for Linux x86-64 from eDelivery edelivery


Oracle Fusion Applications deployment topology and installation coming soon ….

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Sai says June 8, 2011

Hi Atul,

Very nice introduction of Oracle Fusion Applications. Thank you.

My question here is
Can we use oracle fusion applications as replacement of Oracle E-business Suite?
What I mean is can oracle fusion application cater all the functionalities and requirements of the client who wants to use e-business suite?

Thank you,

Atul Kumar says June 8, 2011

@ Sai,

I don’t think all EBS R12 functionality is yet in Fusion Applications. My suggestion would be to look in Functional Documentation for Fusion Apps.

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akash says July 8, 2011

Hi atul,

Can you please tell what each of Oracle Fusion Middleware Infrastructure Components do???
1.Enterprise Scheduler,
2.FMW Extension for Applications,
3.Crawl & Search and Functional Setup Manager

Atul Kumar says July 8, 2011

@ Akash,

1.Enterprise Scheduler,
A: This is similar to concurrent manager in 11i/R12. This is used to schedule jobs/tasks in Fusion Apps

2.FMW Extension for Applications
A: This is used as integration engine from Fusion Applications (EAR file, j2ee code deployed) to fusion middleware (SOA, WebCenter, UCM/ECM, OBIEE)

3.Crawl & Search and Functional Setup Manager
A: Crawl & Search is used for search functionality in fusion application and functional setup manager is used to do functional setup in fusion applications.

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prenan says January 12, 2012

How far Oracle Fuison Apps will be useful for DBA’s? wat could be the demand in coming years?


Atul Kumar says January 13, 2012

@ prenan,
In 4-5 years time most of Oracle/Peoplesoft/JDE/Siebel customers will use FA

prenan says January 13, 2012


Thanks for your comment. As an Apps DBA, how can i start learning FA? Is is possible to learn in personal lap? Pl guide me with any links or docs to understand the requirements


Atul Kumar says January 15, 2012

@ prenan ,
I don’t think you can put full fusion apps on laptop as it requires approx 120 GB memory and 250 GB Disk .

For links and documentation check posts under this series (Fusion Apps) on this blog.

    chandrashekar says December 14, 2016

    please send me fussion appsdocs

Neha says April 27, 2012

Hi Atul,

Can I install enterprise scheduler services as a standalone component to schedule jobs for SOA, or this needs to be installed with the complete Fusion applications package.


    Atul Kumar says April 29, 2012

    @ Neha,
    I don’t think ESS is available as standalone product. It is part of Fusion Applications (FA). Check with Oracle Product Support or your Oracle sales representative.

Neha says April 30, 2012

Thanks Atul.

prenan says June 25, 2012


Is OFA available for Linux alone? What abt other platforms???

Shekhar says August 16, 2017

Atul, Have you published any book on FA for DBAs ?

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