Oracle's Upcoming Fusion Software

A recent CIO-Today article titled "Fusing Human Resources Technology at Oracle" discusses Oracle's upcoming Fusion software (planned to be released in 2007) which Oracle basically describes as a melding of the best features of Oracle's HR applications, PeopleSoft (who Oracle acquired in 2005) and JD Edwards (who PeopleSoft acquired in 2003.)

The new application will apparently include "dashboards" designed to give managers a single screen full of useful workforce data - the Holy Grail of what these HR ERP solutions should be all about but has too date been non-existent.

Although the article includes a lot of hype and hard-to-believe promises, it is a well written and very informative article about Oracle's plans for their HR software business - something that the traditional HR trades have not done a great job reporting on. Check it out!