Application Integration Architecture
Application Integration Architecture (AIA) allows developers to build composite applications - and will allow customers to integrate various applications (like 11i/R12, Siebel, PeopleSoft, third party application and custom applications), in such a way that it will not be affected by upgrades of certain components.
AIA will also be used in Fusion Applications.
Currently, Oracle offers two components with AIA:
- Industry Process Integration Packs (PIPs)
- Industry Reference Models
Process Integration packs
Process Integration Packs (PIPs) are used to integrate applications across product lines.
- Oracle recently released the Siebel CRM ondemand process integration pack for E-Business Suite.
Oracle's Industry Reference Models are documented industry best practices that can be used to build a more responsive IT infrastructure, while protecting your existing technology investment. They provide documented business processes that allow for the creation of custom, integrated process flows across heterogeneous environments.