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Oracle Utilities Legacy Integrations (Doc ID 1326073.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 24, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Network Management for Utilities - DMS - Version 1.10.0.1 to 1.10.0.1 [Release 1.10]
Oracle Utilities Mobile Workforce Management - Version 2.0.1.4 and later
Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing - Version 2.3.1 and later
Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management - Version 1.9.0 and later
Oracle Utilities Network Management System - Version 1.9.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

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Former Application Integration Methodology

Oracle Utilities previously offered a set of point-to-point integrations between various applications in its solution suite. These "legacy" integrations were developed by predecessor companies using Web Services and database linking technologies and were delivered as part of the edge applications. These were not separately licensable products.

Oracle's Application Integration Architecture (AIA) Approach

Oracle's Application Integration Architecture approach is radically different from traditional data integration styles that could be rigid and costly to maintain. AIA products provide pre-built integration that reduces IT costs and increases the performance of end-to-end business processes. AIA solutions are focused on helping the business become more effective, delivering value-added solutions rapidly and at lower cost, and enabling IT to become a strategic partner to the business.

Oracle's AIA business process integration solutions are powered by Oracle Fusion Middleware, the industry's most comprehensive family of integrated, standards-based, and customer-proven middleware products. The AIA approach offers significant advantages over middleware-only solutions. In addition to providing the integration technology, AIA solutions include pre-defined business processes that are tailored for specific industries such as utilities. Further, AIA products are separately licensed, and are supported by Oracle and enhanced over time.

Due to the vast benefits provided by this methodology, Oracle Utilities now adheres to Oracle's AIA design principles and product strategies. Accordingly, the business unit has been developing, releasing, and supporting Utilities AIA license products for several years, and this represents our future direction. 


Replacement of Legacy Integrations with AIA Products

Oracle Utilities has released AIA-based integrations that now address most of the business requirements that were formerly handled by the legacy integrations. As a result, most of the legacy integrations have since been deprecated.

See Integration tabs in the Certification Matrix: Document 1454143.1 Certification Matrix for Oracle Utilities Products

The following table lists the legacy integrations and the current status of each.

Legacy Integration

AIA Replacement Status

Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing to Oracle Utilities Mobile Workforce Management

Replaced by AIA product: Process Integration Pack for Oracle Utilities Field Work (a.k.a. Field Work PIP)

Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing to Oracle Utilities Network Management System

Replaced by AIA product: Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing Integration to Oracle Utilities Network Management System

Oracle Utilities Customer Care and Billing to Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management

Replaced by AIA product: Process Integration Pack for Oracle Utilities Field Work (a.k.a. Field Work PIP)

Oracle Utilities Mobile Workforce Management to Oracle Utilities Network Management System

Replaced by AIA product: Oracle Utilities Network Management System Integration to Oracle Utilities Mobile Workforce Management

Oracle Utilities Mobile Workforce Management to Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management

Replaced by AIA product: Process Integration Pack for Oracle Utilities Field Work (a.k.a. Field Work PIP)

 

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Customer Advisory on Oracle Utilities Legacy Integrations


As the legacy integrations will not be enhanced or supported going forward, we strongly discourage their use in future implementations. Existing customers can continue to leverage the integration patterns that were formerly delivered with the edge applications.

 However, please be advised that it will be necessary to maintain these as custom interfaces when upgrading to newer versions of the edge applications. Alternatively, customers can evaluate the AIA-based replacements where available, as the productized solutions are generally more robust, configurable, and extensible than the older integrations.

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