Should You Apply The R12.1.3+ EBS Wide RPC or Wait for a Payables Specific RPC?
By SamanthaF-Oracle on Apr 10, 2014
Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3+ Recommended Patch Collection is Available!
The last RPC for Oracle Payables was released in September 2013 (Doc ID 1397581.1) and usually at this time of year we see development release the next RPC for Payables. However, this year there will not be a new Payables RPC released until much later in the year.
Instead of a March 2014 Payables RPC development have released the 12.1.3+ RPC that is EBS wide. This patch includes ALL the recommended patches along with their dependencies.
If you are running R12.1.3 but have not yet applied the September 2013 RPCs for Payables then you can instead choose to apply this latest R12.1.3+ patch which includes all the RPCs for Payables and the companion RPCs for Workflow, PCard and iSupplier in addition to Cash Management and EBTax RPCs.
Applying this patch in a single downtime patching window saves effort and time, rather than applying each recommended patch individually.
For more information on the R12.1.3+ RPC please refer to Doc ID 1638535.1 - Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3+ Recommended Patch Collection 1 (RPC1)
Note: Before upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 and applying 12.1.3+ E-Business Suite RPC1, refer to Doc ID 761570.1 - Database Preparation Guidelines for an Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 Upgrade - and ensure that all patches for your specific database release are applied to your environment.