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Bring on the Ideas! Announcing a Better (and Easier) Way to Collaborate with Oracle E-Business Suite Development!

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A Message from Cliff Godwin, Senior Vice President of Oracle E-Business Suite Development

Have you ever opened an Enhancement Request (ER) with Oracle and then wondered about its status?  Do you feel like your request or idea has entered into the proverbial black hole, with no real feedback about whether Oracle has looked at the ER, is considering the ER, or has already included the ER into its product offerings?  In the light of Social Media and the capabilities that exist for a community of people to share and discuss issues, ideas, and sentiments, Oracle E-Business Suite Development has decided to provide the ability to submit Ideas into the My Oracle Support Community.  The My Oracle Support Community already allows for active collaboration between you, your peers, and Oracle and now Ideas have been added in most Oracle E-Business Suite communities.  For the first time, you can have open discussion with Oracle E-Business Suite Development on key issues surrounding your business needs and impact, challenges, expectations for the applications, and improvements for critical business flows.

What this means to you:

  • You will have a direct path for submitting and sharing ideas for Enhancements to the Oracle E-Business Suite Products.
  • You can rally your peers around the ideas.
  • Openly share workarounds or alternatives to the ideas.
  • Get Insight to all Enhancements that have been submitted, along with the knowledge of their current status, votes, views, and discussions.
  • The ability to influence functionality and features you need in future releases.

In the coming months, you will begin to see Ideas added to the majority of Oracle E-Business Suite communities in My Oracle Support.  Procurement – EBS (MOSC) and others already have this capability turned on!

We hope that you will take the opportunity to utilize this feature for submitting your ideas.  Please know that any ER that has been submitted to development in the past is not lost.  Development still maintains the extensive database of ideas and enhancements.


Want to know more?

Take a look at the FAQ document Doc ID 1584210.1 for details of how the new process works.  Keep an eye on this document as it will get updated as more Communities start using Ideas.

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Comments ( 8 )
  • andjelko miovcic Saturday, January 17, 2015


    I have an idea to create "some kind of new index".

    So how can I submit my idea.


    Andjelko Miovcic

  • LuciaC-Oracle Monday, January 19, 2015

    Hi Andjelko,

    If your idea is relating to a specific product in EBS then you need to go to the MOS Community for that product. But note that not all communities are currently participating in Ideas. Take a look at the FAQ doc which explains how this works: Oracle E-Business Suite Product Enhancement Request to My Oracle Support Community FAQ (Doc ID 1584210.1). That should hopefully answer your question.



  • Prakash Ramalingam Thursday, September 17, 2015

    I could not understand how is it different from submitting ERs (and following it up later).

    In my mind, the ideas are not necessarily originated from a client requirement. It could be path breaking concepts/ thoughts and it'll be great to have those channeled by Oracle.

    Currently the ER require a customer account number to complete :(

  • zapadug Saturday, May 28, 2016

    I have a very fast sorting algorithm . Where can i submit it ?

  • Andrea.Seale-Oracle Tuesday, May 31, 2016

    You would log the idea on the community for which the Oracle product that you are wanting the functionality to be related to.

  • zapadug Thursday, June 2, 2016

    Is it convenient to post a hyperlink to the idea ?

    Many thanks.


  • Rupali Kulkarni Tuesday, August 9, 2016

    I have an idea to discuss with R&D Oracle , which will optimize the query processing time by 40 to 50%. I do not want to make it public by posting it here on 'submit idea'. Is meeting with Oracle personnel in india (Mumbai)is possible ?

  • guest Tuesday, August 9, 2016


    Please post your general thoughts in an idea in the specific community area of concern. This would be the area where the code would be most beneficial. If it develops interest, development would respond to the idea. Please DO NOT post any code, as this violates part of our code of conduct that is posted on the community: https://community.oracle.com/docs/DOC-889068


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