Oracle Expands Applications Integration Initiative for Partners
Oracle today announced it has expanded the Oracle PartnerNetwork Applications Integration Initiative (AII) to give partners a strategic option for integrating with Oracle Applications by using Oracle Application Integration Architecture (AIA). With Oracle Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Suite as the underlying platform, AIA enables partners to more easily and quickly deliver superior and sustainable integrated solutions for key industry processes that extend Oracle Applications.
Previously, the Oracle PartnerNetwork Applications Integration Initiative provided two options for validating the integration of partner products with the Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle’s PeopleSoft Enterprise, Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, Oracle’s JD Edwards World or Oracle’s Siebel product lines. These validated integrations could only be achieved through native/point-to-point or Oracle Fusion Middleware. Partners now also have the third option of utilizing the new Oracle Application Integration Architecture announced today (see separate release.)
Leveraging the Oracle Application Integration Architecture, Certified and Certified Advantage Partners in Oracle PartnerNetwork will now be able to develop business services that can be plugged into Oracle Process Integration Packs, which reflect proven industry best practices. Oracle will review the integration from qualified partners and will apply its validation process to their design, development and testing procedures.
“The Applications Integration Initiative gives Oracle partners a way to differentiate themselves in the marketplace,” said Oracle Vice President of ISV Management and Programs, Tom Herrmann. “By adding the Application Integration Architecture platform as a third way to integrate with Oracle Applications under AII, Oracle is offering ISVs a new opportunity to increase revenue and visibility across industries.”
Process Integration Increases Value for Partners
ISV solutions validated by the Oracle PartnerNetwork Applications Integration Initiative give customers confidence that the integration between products has been tested for functional and technical soundness, that the partner’s product is integrated with Oracle Applications in a reliable, standards-based way, and that the integration operates and performs as designed. Improving delivery capabilities, partners have access to online technical documentation, Webcasts, training and education, tools, development assistance and testing services from Oracle to simplify the validation process and to ensure partners are aligned and properly trained to perform customer implementations. The Oracle Application Integration Architecture provides ISV partners with a common model, giving them the ability to build a single integration solution, which supports multiple Oracle Applications.
“The addition of Oracle Application Integration Architecture as a new track under the Applications Integration Initiative will enable us to better collaborate with Oracle to provide more comprehensive business process integration solutions to our joint customers, much more quickly and easily and with next generation SOA technology,” said Agile Software Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Chris Wong.
Validated Solutions Drive ROI for Customers
Customers that leverage solutions validated by the Oracle PartnerNetwork Applications Integration Initiative can achieve a lower total cost of ownership by alleviating the integration headache through quicker implementation, improved risk management and a smoother upgrade process. The Oracle Application Integration Architecture leverages the Oracle SOA Suite, and uses an integration methodology that enables customers to significantly reduce the cost to deploy, maintain and support a more adaptive application infrastructure. Additionally, it offers customers a platform for custom, SOA-based extensions, supported by both Oracle and the partner.
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