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Oracle Integration Testing: Practical Use Cases & Strategies for Success

Oracle Integration Testing: Practical Use Cases & Strategies for Success

May 10, 2024
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Sohaib Zaidi

Organizations rarely rely on a single application to manage their critical business processes. In most cases, a large enterprise uses different types of applications, including those that run on-premises, customized elements, and Cloud applications that are offered as a service (software-as-a-service (SaaS)).

Application integration

“Application integration” is the term that refers to the process that allows disparate applications to work together as a single unit. In this blog, we’ll explore Oracle Integration capabilities (in both EBS and Fusion Apps) and why integration testing is critical for business continuity.

Learn more: The Complete Guide to System Integration Testing
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Oracle Integration Examples

Oracle Cloud Integration makes it easy to connect applications and automates end-to-end processes. Oracle Integration and Oracle SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture) on Oracle Fusion Infrastructure allows integration with any SaaS or on-premises ERP application. Oracle offers a library of application adapters along with numerous other integration options including technology adapters for REST, SOAP, LDAP, FTP, and file-based access. Oracle can connect with any application, including Salesforce, SAP, Shopify, Coupa, Snowflake, and Workday, to automate end-to-end processes.

Workday - Oracle Integration
Workday - Oracle Integration

Workday is a Cloud-based human resources and financial management software that supports critical business activities like recruiting, payroll, finance, inventory, and more. To support Workday Oracle Integration, Oracle offers Workday Adapter to create an integration with Oracle Applications. The Workday Adapter provides the following capabilities:

  • Supports Reports as a Service (RaaS) to use a custom report to execute and retrieve data.
  • Connects your on-premises financial system with Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) cloud.
  • Exports bulk data from Workday through the Workday Adapter.

A practical use-case is Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) integration with Workday HCM. The purpose of the integration could be seamless transmission of information across both systems. The integration eliminates redundant data and manual re-entry as data is automatically transferring between the systems. This integration also provides straightforward access to the employees' data while ensuring that the HR data in Oracle E-Business Suite remains up to date.

Learn more: Workday Integration Testing with Opkey
Coupa - Oracle Integration
Coupa - Oracle Integration

Coupa is a Cloud-based Spend Management platform that automates and connects processes across sourcing, payments, contracts, and supplier management to optimize operations. Coupa - Oracle Integration is facilitated with the help of Coupa Adapter. It provides the following capabilities:

  • Supports different modules – Attachments, Coupa Pay, Expense Reports, Invoices, Legal Entity, Payables / Payable, Suppliers, and Users.
  • Supports Create, Update, Delete, and Get actions.  
  • Supports REST web services and custom fields.

A practical use-case is Oracle E Business Suite (EBS) integration with Coupa. In most cases, “Purchase Orders” are created using Coupa and invoicing is done in Oracle EBS. Coupa supports following integrations:  

  • Coupa Standard Flat Files: A standard file format is available for all master and transaction data objects typically integrated between Coupa and Oracle.
  • Coupa API: Standard REST APIs can be used by customers who would like to use a middleware platform to orchestrate integration between Coupa and Oracle.
Learn more: A Complete Guide to Integration Testing for Coupa

Why Are Cohesive Application Integrations Critical for Your Business?

  • Data visibility: It’s important to know what’s going on with your system. With well-documented integrations, enterprises can access, measure, and quickly observe data. This saves time for business users enabling them to focus on discovering insights and working on innovations.
  • Eliminate data silos: In the case of disparate applications, data becomes siloed and harder to query. Application integration enables disparate applications to share data quickly and easily.
  • Increase agility: Well-built application integration allows organizations to respond to opportunities more quickly.  

Why is Testing Critical for Oracle Integrations?

  • When we integrate disparate applications, there’s a possibility that functionality or usability problems can arise. Oracle EBS can be hosted on-premises or in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure while Workday and Coupa are Cloud-based applications. Testing of Oracle Integrations with Workday or Coupa ensures that the integrated applications function properly as one unit and align with stated requirements.
  • Integration testing eliminates and prevents other issues, like inadequate exception handling, API response generation, data formatting, erroneous external hardware interfaces, incorrect third-party service interfaces and error trapping.
  • Applications are often connected with the help of APIs. Integration testing ensures that the data accepted by the API and the response generated is correct.  
Learn more: A Practical Guide to ERP End-to-End Integration Testing

Challenges in Oracle Integration Testing

  • Finding the right integration testing tool that can test applications developed by different vendors on different technology stacks can be an intimidating task.  
  • As your environment changes, the scope of testing also evolves. It can be hard to maintain increasing numbers of test cases.  
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Navigating Oracle Integration Testing Challenges with Opkey

Opkey is the solution for Oracle integration testing. It is the #1 rated test automation platform on tbe Oracle Cloud Marketplace, as well as an officially certified test automation partner for Oracle.  

Opkey supports 12+ ERPs including Oracle EBS, Oracle Cloud, Workday, Coupa, and Salesforce, along with 150+ enterprise packaged applications. Here’s how Opkey supports Oracle Integration testing:

  • End-to-end Coverage: Opkey is the industry’s leading test automation platform that delivers end-to-end coverage. From legacy applications to different mobile devices, operating systems, and browser combinations, Opkey has everything to support your integration testing initiative.
  • No-Code Automation: Opkey is a No-Code test automation platform that can be operated with minimal training. Moreover, it can easily convert your manual test cases into automated tests with the click of a button.  
  • Quality Lifecycle Management (QLM): Opkey’s QLM is enables centralized control, seamless traceability & visibility of testing operations across the software development lifecycle. Robust reporting capabilities keep all stakeholders on the same page, boosting transparency and collaboration.
  • Self-healing: Opkey's self-healing technology ensures that when your apps change, your tests won't break. Opkey built-in AI detects changes in the properties and automatically updates with new attributes to ensure the designed test scripts remain functional.
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FAQs

Also known as Oracle Fusion Applications, Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP is a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that streamlines and automates core business processes across finance, procurement, supply chain, project management, human resources, and more. Designed to meet the evolving needs of modern businesses, Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP is a scalable platform for digital transformation. With Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP, organizations can streamline operations, optimize resource utilization, and adapt quickly to changing market conditions.

Designed to empower HR teams and business leaders, Oracle HCM streamlines HR processes, enhances employee experiences, and drives organizational success through talent management and workforce optimization. Oracle HCM helps in the workforce management - employee records, payroll, benefits administration, absence management, revenue management, performance management, risk management, and compliance. Built on a modern cloud architecture, Oracle HCM supports seamless integration with other enterprise systems and third-party applications. Oracle HCM offers APIs and development tools for customization and extension of HCM functionalities.

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