Understanding Oracle's Integration Cloud Service and how to get the most out of your implementation

Month: July 2020

OIC and Integrating Oracle SaaS

Handling integration between Oracle SaaS applications and modules has been something of an evolutionary journey. A couple of years ago if you wanted to intgrate say HCM and ERP you needed to ICS or OIC to perform the integration.

In many respects this wasn’t such a terrible thing. Technically as it meant that the back end database schema development for each app was not going to be slowed by needing to be mutually dependent with each other. As a result avoiding the complexities of managing a canonical model and ensuring any changes to that model are delivered in a manner that aligns across multiple development teams plans.

Although you can see from a marketing position it might not have seemed so great, as the customer incurs more cost and development effort to realize a process of managing people (HCM) and paying them (ERP) for example.

Things have moved on, and as long as SaaS apps reside in a Global Single Instance (GSI) (i.e. same region, account and deployment) then for the major products (e.g. ERP, CX, HCM, etc) are internally integrated so a person change in HCM will propagate to ERP as necessary. This certainly reduces the need for integration, saving effort (and the cost of needing OIC).

The problem now is understanding which entities in the SaaS apps are integrated out the box if you deploy using the GSI manner. If you have been working from an integration/technology view point with ICS and OIC for a while it is very easy to get sucked into thinking you need to repeat the integration. After all explicitly integrating the apps is how we started out.

Oracle also want to make it very easy for non Oracle products to integrate, so OIC documentation and the many very good blogs from product management and the engineering team focus on external integration which does (for me atleast) lead to thinking about the older way of working.

Recommendation

Look to see if you’re working with GSI deployment or not. If it isn’t a GSI setup then the old way of working is required. If it is, then determine whether the entity or processes are out the box integrated. This is probably best approached from the SaaS documentation today.

Useful Links:

June 20 – New OIC Articles

Article / LinkAuthorSubject MatterConnecting
 Ankur JainOICERP
Identity Propagation In Structured ProcessJan KettenisOIC / PCS 
Use Oracle Integration to Add Attachments to a Process InstanceBogdan EremiaOIC / PCS 
Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) Notification ActivityHarshit YadavOIC 
Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) ADW/ATP AdapterHarshit YadavOICADW/ATP
Our best blogs for Oracle Integration CloudHarshit YadavOIC 
Managing & Monitoring Integration/Errors In Oracle Integration CloudAtul KumarOIC 
Sugar CRM 2 Netsuite Integration with OICNiall CommiskeyOICSugar CRM, Netsuite
Netsuite REST APINiall CommiskeyOICNesuite
Netsuite Asynchronous Request ProcessingNiall CommiskeyOICNesuite
Invoking Netsuite Saved Searches / MiscellaneousNiall CommiskeyOICNesuite
OIC June 2020 release UI updatesNiall CommiskeyOIC 
OIC Packages – cool feature I didn't know we hadNiall CommiskeyOIC 
OIC –> Shopify Adapter now supporting EventsNiall CommiskeyOICShopify
OIC –> Date ManipulationNiall CommiskeyOIC 
embedding VB CS app in HCMNiall CommiskeyVBCSHCM
Data Stitch Assign operation for Elements with AttributesJorge HerreriaOIC 
Oracle Integration (OIC) Generation 2 is now available in all cloud tenanciesSimone GeibOIC 
Data Stitch: Append and Assign for repeating elementsJorge HerreriaOIC 
Empower your Business Users with Integration InsightSimone GeibOIC (Insights) 
How to use the Dynamic Invoke feature in OIC OIC 
Integration Monitoring and Scheduling pages – Progressive Web App UI ExperienceArya SanyalOIC 
Data Stitch: Repeating element path does not have a predicate for selecting 1 instance – WarningJorge HerreriaOIC 
Big Changes are AfootAntony ReynoldsOIC 
HCM Data loader in Oracle IntegrationAnkur JainOICHCM
Oracle Integration Cloud HCM adapterAnkur JainOICHCM
Global Variables and Data Stitch in Oracle IntegrationAnkur JainOIC 

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