Tuesday Jul 16, 2013

Effect On EBS Contracts Application of Microsoft Ending Support for Windows XP and Office 2003

Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP and Office 2003 on April 8, 2014.  The official announcement is published here:

For further details of what this means for E-Business Suite customers please see the E-Business Suite Technology Blog entry 'Microsoft Ending Support for Windows XP and Office 2003 in April 2014'.


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Oracle recommends that E-Business Suite customers upgrade their desktops from Windows XP and Office 2003 to the latest certified equivalents.  As of today, those are Windows 7 and Office 2010.

E-Business Suite Procurement, Sales and Repository Contracts include integration with MS Word for contract clause authoring and contract download/upload.  The Contracts product integration with MS Word requires the Word document to be saved in Word 2003 xml format.  Microsoft's latest versions (Word 2007, Word 2010 and Word 2013) still support saving the documents in 2003 xml format.

Please see Doc ID 1476036.1: Supported Formats in Contract Terms Authoring which includes:

  • details of required and recommended patches
  • Microsoft Word Releases certified to be used with Oracle Contracts product
  • Microsoft Word supported formatting.


Contacts

If you have questions about the effect of this announcement on EBS generally you can post your comment or query on the E-Business Suite Technology blog entry.
For questions on the effect on the EBS Contracts suite of products please post your comments or query on the MOS Contracts and Lease Management Community.

Attention DBAs! Just Released - Procurement Approvals Rollup Patch

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Development have just released a new 12.1.3 Rollup (RUP) Patch 16932593:R12.PRC_PF.B that is specific for Procurement Approvals.  This patch includes critical fixes not only for standard Purchasing Approval but also the Approval Management Engine (AME).  Additionally it includes fixes for supplier communication, approval notifications and more.  These important changes are not incorporated in the current 12.1.3 Procurement RUP (March 2013). 

Review Doc ID 1567464.1 to see all the information about this patch including the list of fixes and new features included. 

Be proactive and apply the new Approvals RUP today!

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