By Michael Snow on Feb 29, 2012
Extending Imaging and Content
by: Jamie Rancourt | Senior Manager, Product Management, Oracle WebCenter
Oracle WebCenter 11g Release 1 (220.127.116.11.0) introduces several new capabilities in WebCenter Imaging and WebCenter Content that facilitate the integration with Oracle Applications, and now with custom or 3rd party applications as well.
Content Enabling Applications
WebCenter already supported integrations with Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, Siebel and JD Edwards, and now with the brand new Enterprise Application Adapter Framework, customers and ISV’s can build their own integrations into their custom applications or 3rd party applications if they require robust Enterprise Content Management and/or Capture and Imaging capabilities in their business operations. This new addition to WebCenter provides a SOAP-based interface that exposes WebCenter Content, WebCenter Imaging, WebCenter Distributed Capture, and the AXF (Application Extension Framework) task list and task viewer. Using the Enterprise Application Adapter Framework, you can content-enable any application, whether the requirements are as simple as attaching documents to transaction records, or more complex requiring high speed imaging and automated routing of documents to support your business flows.
Broader Support for Oracle Applications
Oracle WebCenter 11g Release 1 (18.104.22.168.0) also introduces new certifications and new features in the E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, and Siebel Applications Adapters for WebCenter. There are new global settings for user preferences such as the default viewer, and which panels are shown. These provide administrators ease of administration by being able to set corporate settings, yet allow the flexibility for users to change their preferences to their liking.
Moreover, administration of AXF is easier with Oracle WebCenter 11g Release 1 (22.214.171.124.0) with the introduction of the Solution Editor web interface. Direct access to underlying AXF tables is no longer necessary for configuration of end-user facing UI elements as these settings can now be controlled from any web browser, pending the proper permissions of course.
E-Business suite customers will be pleased to learn that Oracle WebCenter 11g Release 1 (126.96.36.199.0) introduces support for HTML-based (OAF) E-Business suite modules, whereas previously only Forms based modules were supported. This new addition now means that WebCenter Content’s Managed Attachments solution can be extended to every E-Business Suite module where attachments are required. Additionally, E-Business Suite 12.1.3 is now certified with this integration.
New versions of PeopleSoft and Siebel are now also supported with the Applications Adapters for WebCenter. PeopleTools version 8.51 is now certified for the PeopleSoft Adapter for WebCenter, whereas Siebel 8.2 is now certified for the Siebel Adapter for WebCenter.