Oracle has provided some seeded ADFdi templates for users. In some respects, these are similar to the More4apps ERP Cloud Toolbox, however they are still limited in functionality and capability. For example, there isn’t an ADFdi for standard purchase orders. Additionally, the end user forms are also limited, users can only pop up each field, one at a time, rather than see all the data and lists of values for an entire section of data. ADFdi is nearly real time but not quite, for most instances there is an import process that runs as a separate request, feedback is returned once this process has been completed. This is still far more advanced than FBDI.
Anecdotal evidence from ERP Cloud customers is that the ADFdi template provided for AP Invoices is very
limited and doesn’t live up to the expectation of a true end user spreadsheet interface.
There is also a high level of re-testing and patching required to keep ADFdi working. This is an area where More4apps has excelled when dealing with the similar Web ADI product for e-Business Suite.
With these headwinds to using ADFdi, More4apps will provide integration functionality for many areas supported by ADFdi to provide a true end user experience.