RPAS Fusion Client 14.1

Today we’ll conversion about one of the major changes that occurred in recent versions of RPAS, mainly after version 13.3.1, Oracle was changing the Client for applications in RPAS.

The new Client called RPAS Fusion Client happens with the need to improve the functioning and, in addition, to adapt to new market trends as infrastructure and security.

Why create a new Client?

The first question we have on this subject is why Oracle had interest in creating a new Client applications?! In a way, the Classic Client meets very well the needs of the operations in RPAS, particularly.

But the Classic Client had limitations as upgrade to new versions, access control to different solutions and also visual restrictions.

Because of these issues, Oracle has developed a new solution that could meet Classic Client functionality, but with more benefits to RPAS users.

What Fusion Client has new?

The idea of Oracle when started develop Fusion Client was to simplify operations. Where users could get the same results with less steps and, besides, adapt Client to new technological innovations. Let’s check some points:

Client installation: in the Fusion Client, one of the great differences is about your installation and maintenance. They are made up in Weblogic Server, therefore, the management of maintenance and improvements will be made only in one place, not in users machines.

Client Access: With Fusion Client, the access is done via a browser, not by an application. With it users can access the application from anywhere, no more only your machine.

Visual Planning: This is a great improvements! Now we can see images within the application (via a link or as a measure). Solutions as Category Management or Assortment Planning, now we can see the products and details of a dimension in the product hierarchy.

Single Sign On: For companies have a good access control tools, this changes is very important. In the Classic version, we had some restrictions to make synchronization with access control tools. In the Fusion Client that becomes easy and transparent, thus, if a user has access to different solutions, Fusion Client can access all “together.”

Taskflow: This change is the most important change to the business process. Fusion Client can create flows that facilitate the activities and analysis within each workbooks.

We have other improvements that bring great opportunities for users, such as:

  • Real Time Exception and Alerts
  • Real time visibility into Non-RPAS data (as Purchase Order View, AIP Dashboard, etc)
  • Password security and cryptogtaphy
  • User management
  • New chart type: “Tree Map” (as a Heat Map [2])

There are other improvements, which we don’t describe here [1], but that greatly facilitate the visualization or operation of users by the Client.

Why migrate to Fusion Client?

First because we don’t have more options! Oracle is focusing on developing the Fusion Client, bringing improvements and new features every new version.

Second, I know many companies and people who are afraid the exchange of technology, but I can say that the benefits to the Fusion Client are huge, don’t worth the conflict to maintain the Classic Client.

Finally, with Fusion Client we can develop new interfaces for some special users or keep a common vision between the different solutions that user works.

I hope to help you with this small post about Fusion Client.

Any questions, I’m here to help you!

[1] Oracle Fusion Client – User Guide

[2] Wikipedia – Heat Map

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