Oracle has announced Oracle WebCenter Suite, a new component of Oracle Fusion Middleware. Oracle WebCenter Suite can help improve information worker productivity by delivering a unified, context-aware user experience that integrates a full set of enterprise services. It delivers a unified environment that provides user access to business applications, structured and un-structured content, business intelligence, enterprise search, business processes, and communication and collaboration services. Oracle WebCenter Suite will provide the first user interaction environment that breaks down the boundaries between web-based portals, enterprise applications, and Web 2.0 technologies to enable the rapid creation of flexible, context-sensitive work processes. The product will be based on an open, standards-based architecture and will be used by customers to develop their own Web 2.0-centric applications. Oracle WebCenter Suite will also become the default user environment for Oracle Fusion Applications.
Oracle WebCenter Suite integrates a Java-based portal framework; content management and content integration services; desktop and application integration; enterprise search; and Web 2.0-based collaboration and communication capabilities into a unified user experience. Oracle WebCenter Suite provides developers with a fast, low-risk way to create flexible, context-sensitive work processes.
Oracle WebCenter Suite will be the basis for a new generation of context-centric applications that could improve user productivity. Tasks that currently involve jumping between many different applications and tools that aren't aware of each other and don't share content or context can be streamlined and automated through Oracle WebCenter Suite. The suite addresses the inefficiencies created by "swivel processes" that force users to manually switch between tasks by delivering needed information and applications tightly integrated into the context of a user's everyday workflow.