E-Business Suite

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Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS), also commonly known as Oracle Applications, is a suite of business applications made up of a large number of distinct software modules. Some of the modules are: Oracle Financials, Oracle CRM, Oracle Supply Chain Application,Oracle Logistics , Oracle Order Management and Human Resources (HRMS).


E-Business Suite has its origins in the financial software written by Oracle UK in the late 1980s.

Current release, E-Business Suite R12, was released on 31 January 2007. The previous release was E-Business Suite 11i (not to be confused with the database, Oracle 11g).

Oracle's next generation Application Suite is called Oracle Fusion. At some point in future Oracle will migrate customers from E-Business Suite to Fusion Applications.


The technical application structure is approximately as follows:

  • Database layer - containing the database (stand-alone or RAC).
  • Application server layer - containing the application server.
  • Development tools layer - containing the run-times for Forms and Reports used by the application.
  • Application layer - containing the business application modules.

The versions of the above software components are frequently older than the current releases of the standalone products. However, the latest release, E-Business Suite R12, uses the most recent versions of the Oracle Application Server, Forms and Reports.

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