Oracle has released E-Business Suite Release 12.2 on 19-Sept.
Key Highlights for R12.2
Significant enhancements across an integrated suite of business applications and new Online Patching capabilities .
Some of the Key Benefits of Online Patching are:
Easier to negotiate downtime with lines of business as minimal downtime is required (minutes vs. hours)
Easier to identify potential brief downtime windows, allowing for greater opportunities for patching during the work day
Applications stay online during patch application
Critical business operations are not impacted
This helps Oracle EBS 12.2 enables organizations to reduce planned maintenance times, make better decisions, reduce costs and increase performance.
Procurement and supply chain management professionals may benefit from Online Patching – a function aimed at support organizations with high-availability requirements. It is intended to reduce patching and maintenance downtimes.
In addition, Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 leverages Oracle’s integrated technology stack, Oracle Fusion Middleware, to help drive efficiencies and improve the availability, performance and scalability of applications.
On technical side, Release 12.2 will replace Oracle Containers for Java (OC4J) 10g with WebLogic Server 11g and Database Tier will run RDBMS 11gR2 (or 11gR3 when available and certified) to support Online Patching
New Terminology you might came across in R12.2 is
AD Online Patching (ADOP)
Edition-Based Redefinition (EBR)
You can check it out the Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.1 and 12.2 Release Content Documents [ID 1302189.1]
Oracle’s Instantis EnterpriseTrack is the leading, cloud-optimized enterprise project portfolio management (PPM) software used by IT and project
management offices (PMOs) to improve strategy execution and financial performance through better work and resource management. It provides an
end-to-end solution for managing, tracking, and reporting on enterprise strategies, processes, projects, programs, portfolios, products, resources, costs,
and benefits. Unlike competitive alternatives, Instantis EnterpriseTrack is easy to deploy quickly, easy to use and administer, and easy to afford.
Even before Gartner had a magic quadrant for cloud-based PPM products, Instantis was ranked the highest with a “strong positive” in 2011.
To follow, in both 2012 and 2013 Oracle Instantis has appeared in the leadership quadrant so consistently strong rankings for years now.This is the most recent quadrant from Gartner put out in May of this year.
The ORACLE-INSTANTIS-ENTERPRISETRACK system empowers IT and PPM/PMO leaders with the ability to:
Plan and execute multiple project portfolio types centrally
Manage demand and resource utilization across IT and other project portfolio types; and
Monitor, report and analyze project portfolio activity, status, and results metrics
The world has lost a great motivational guru Stephen Covey. I'm sure you've read the CNN report that Stephen Covey passed away Monday July 16 at the age of 79.
Steven's books and presentations paved the way for those of us in the business of improving other people's lives.I think his books influenced almost everyone in business today.He wrote books like
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness
First Things First
Stephen Covey’s books and principles were a huge part of my personal and professional training. The world at large, not just the business world, are better for his contributions. Thanks you Stephen Covey for the shared wisdom and charity over the years.
Within the latest Version 22.214.171.124 – Available, SAP R3 customers can leverage the following Business Intelligence Applications available today:
Oracle BI Applications for SAP source directly from SAP R/3 4.6c and ECC 6.0
Oracle Financial Analytics for SAP
Oracle Supply Chain and Order Management Analytics for SAP
Oracle Procurement and Spend Analytics for SAPCertification on OBIEE 11g platform
This is Exalytics and Exadata certified and currently fully localized in 28 languages
SAP R3 Based user can get advantage
Reduce costs and risk with prebuilt integration with SAP R3
Provide each user with timely and incontext information to improve decisionmaking
SAP customers running databases besides Oracle will not immediately be able to adopt the new application, as the first edition offers only Oracle support.This Reduce the burden on IT resources with comprehensive user self-service capabilities
Other BI Solutions for SAP Customer Running Oracle Database
Fully supported source for Oracle BI, BI Publisher
Integrate into Oracle BI Common Enterprise Information Model Mix with other corporate data sources in consistent Oracle
BI user interface
SAP R/3 and ECC
Source for Essbase
Source for BI Publisher
Source for EPM Applications
Source for BI Applications
Check out the Oracle Page for more offering and Product datasheet .
Now we are entering into a whole New Year and what would be a better time to thank and wish blog readers than the wonderful New Year 2012?.
I take this opportunity to wish every reader of my blog a Happy, creative and Prosperous New Year 2012.
There are around two thousand e-mail subscribers and around 1 lakh views of this blogs each month across the globe. Hope the same kind of cooperation, comment and suggestion will be provided to us and that will further help to upgrade the standard of blog postings.
Two days back browsed Mysuppot via iphone, looks great.
Yes, you can finally login to metalink aka Oracle my support on your smart phone .Its good to see Oracle launched myoracle support for mobile, which can help you expand online content to new platforms . Though current release seems with Limited functionality as compare with normal HTML version.
Announced early this week Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3 is now available for download.
R12.1.3 is a purly a maintenance patch (RUP) and can only be installed on top of an existing EBS 12.1 environment. which combines error corrections, statutory/regulatory updates, and functionality enhancements into a consolidated, suite-wide patch set.
On the Finance, Procurement and HRMS there is the usual small changes here and there, additional changes for different countries. Compare to 12.1.1 and 12.1.2 had a lot more functionality that we would be interested in all.
Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 Release Update Pack (Patch 9239090)
Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 Readme (Note 1080973.1)
Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3: Release Content Documents (Note 561580.1)
Of interest to reader will keep updated with some new features in upcoming post.
It was big news today evening when Oracle announced general availability of the Oracle(R) E-Business Suite Release 12.1. Therefore the product which you are going to use is R 12.1.1
This time too the focus of R12.1 is again some of existing product enhancements across human resources, supply chain management, procurement, projects, master data management, customer relationship management and financials.
Additionally, R12.1 also features industry specific features and solutions that help drive greater value across the companies. Industries with significant new functionality advancements include Wholesale Distribution, Public Sector, High Technology, Engineering & Construction, Life Sciences, Retail, Professional Services, Communications, Consumer Goods and Utilities.
The Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 helps companies achieve rapid value by offering stand-alone solutions that complement existing Oracle E-Business Suite 11i or Release 12 environments. Customers can take advantage of rapid value solutions without having to upgrade to this latest release.
There are 9 new products been added in this version.
R12.1 will be available as stand-alone solutions available for some of major products like
Supply Chain Management
Oracle Sourcing On Demand
Oracle Incentive Compensation
Oracle Warehouse Management.
Release 12.1 will be delivers integrated analytics from Oracle BI Applications.
Some of existing module have been enhanced, which includes
Enhancement in the some of the key features of the R12.1 which include an integrated talent management solution with enhancements to Recruiting, Succession Planning, and Performance and Learning Management.
A new addition in product called Oracle Landed Cost Management will give organizations financial visibility into their extended supply chain costs.
R12 EBS also brings some rich industry-specific solutions that help companies strengthen their position in the market.
Distributors will benefit from greater visibility into ROI of promotional funds, accrued assets, the effect of supplier price changes and related liabilities with Oracle Supplier Ship and Debit and Oracle Price Protection for Wholesale Distribution.
Oracle Site Hub a new application helps organizations centralize information to help eliminate the problems associated with fragmented, incomplete and inconsistent site data resulting from rapid business expansion or mergers and acquisitions.
Retail industry can now leverage to Oracle Product Information Management for Retail (PIM for Retail) which is centralize product information from heterogeneous systems into a single view that can be used across all functional departments.
Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 provides out of the box Federal accounting support with Project Accounting for automating funds consumption and billing in compliance with funding rules, supporting advance processing and ultimately helping to reduce overhead.
Oracle Subcontractor Payments for Engineering & Construction helps owners and general contractors manage cash flow and ensure their subcontractors are satisfying contract deliverables by controlling the payment of subcontractor invoices.