Monday Jan 26, 2015

Stay Current: EBS 12.2 Upgrade, Features & Functionality & How to find EBS Patches!

Maintaining a healthy environment requires you to be 'on-top' of all aspects of patching, upgrades, new features and functionality in products.  Sometimes it can be a real challenge to make sure you are not missing out on anything.  Read on for a summary of all the resources you need to monitor in order to stay current.

Important R12.2 Information to follow for upgrade

Review the latest in Feature & Functionality by release and product

  • R12.1 / R12.2 : Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.1 and 12.2 Release Content Documents Doc ID 1302189.1 – Hot Topic it for updates

Where do you go to find EBS Patches necessary to maintain a healthy system

Learn how to “Hot Topic” a document, to be alerted by email when updated  

  • My Oracle Support How to Series: How to use Hot Topics Email notification to subscribe to Support Product News, SRs, Bugs, etc. and events so that you Never Miss an Important Update - [VIDEO] Doc ID 793436.2
    • Mark the document as a favorite and then flag it in 'Hot Topics' 


Thursday Oct 23, 2014

Oracle Cost Management - Upgrade 11i to Release 12 Assistant

We are extremely pleased to announce the Upgrade 11i to Release 12 Assistant: Oracle Cost Management (Doc ID 1931815.2) document has been released. You will find valuable information related to Planning the Upgrade, Issues during the Upgrade and Issues after the Upgrade process is completed.

Tuesday Oct 14, 2014

Three Options For Getting to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2

Thinking of upgrading to Release 12.2?  The way to get there can seem confusing.  So we've published some documents to help.  Read this EBS Technology Blog entry to help you identify the major upgrade options to get you to R12.2.  For full details, refer to the Oracle EBS Techstack Blog:

Three Options For Getting to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2

Wednesday Oct 01, 2014

Interested in Financial Control - New Features on 12.2.4 Release?

The Release Content Documents provide detailed information about new or changed functionalities available with the mentioned Applications release. For 12.2.4 such documentation is already available.

New or changed functionalities include: 

  • Sharing Allocation Formulas across Ledger Currencies
  • Control Accounts usage restriction for WebAdi
  • Intercompany Ledger level balancing 
  • Brazil: SISCOSERV
  • Oracle Menu displayed differently for Report Manager -WebAdi spreadsheets 

Do you have an Upgrade Plan already?

We have presented the information separately for each product, to make it easier for you:  

Oracle General Ledger Release Notes for Release 12.2.4 (Doc ID 1911147.1)

Oracle Advanced Global Intercompany System Release Notes for Release 12.2.4 (Doc ID 1913688.1)

Oracle Public Sector Financials (International) Release Notes for Release 12.2.4 (Doc ID 1915011.1)

Oracle Public Sector Financials Release Notes for Release 12.2.4 (Doc ID 1915356.1)

Oracle Financials for the Americas Release Notes for Release 12.2.4 (Doc ID 1914069.1)

Oracle Report Manager Release Notes for Release 12.2.4 (Doc ID 1911898.1)

Oracle Web Applications Desktop Integrator Release Notes for Release 12.2.4 (Doc ID 1911899.1)

Be curious! Find out more about Release 12.2.4!

Monday Aug 04, 2014

New Upgrade, Patching & Maintenance Advisors for R12.2.x

Now Available: E-Business Suite Upgrade Advisor tool and Patching & Maintenance Advisor tool.

New versions of the E-Business Suite Upgrade Advisor tool and the E-Business Suite Patching and Maintenance Advisor tool are now available for R12.2.x! 

The Upgrade Advisor tool includes steps to guide you through an upgrade lifecycle between specific versions of a product or suite.  The Patching & Maintenance Advisor tool helps you create a viable patching and maintenance strategy including a complete project patch plan specific to your environment.  Customers can use a combination of these two products to achieve a successful E-Business Suite R12.2.x environment.

For more information, review:

Thursday Jun 26, 2014

During R12.2.3 Upgrade QP_UTIL_PUB Is Invalid

Release 12.2.3 upgrade below pll files recompile failed.  The following Oracle Forms objects did not generate successfully:

QOTLNSVI.pll         OEXOEGWY.pll
QOTPRDTL.pll         OEXOEADJ.pll
OEXOEBSE.pll         OEXOEBSO.pll
OEXTRTYP.pll         OKSAUDET.pll
QOTLNDET.pll         OEXOEHDR.pll
QPXQPDEB.pll         OEXOELIN.pll


There is a documented workaround for those that are receiving this error in note:  During R12.2.3 Upgrade on Patch 17020683 the pll Recompile Failed Showing That Object APPS.QP_UTIL_PUB Is Invalid, Doc ID 1683318.1

For those that have not yet upgraded, please review the readme and pre-requisites for Patch 18977965 as a pre-install / pre-upgrade step.


Wednesday May 14, 2014

Demantra Install & Configure

Demantra Customers, the Demantra Information Center: Demantra Install & Configure, MOS Doc ID 1400098.2 has been completely redesigned.  The returned notes are highly relevant to the topics and in most cases new or recently updated. 

This is a portal that delivers the very latest alerts, guides, best practices and development sponsored white papers.  Overviews and Alerts, Patch and Maintenance, Install and Configure, Upgrade and Alerts and Optimize Performance are the main topical headings. 

Under the Patch and Maintenance tab check out the real time patch list!   Give it a try!

Wednesday Jan 15, 2014

11i to R12 Upgrade Issues and Solutions for Oracle Payments

Many customers have already gone through the upgrade process from EBS R11i to R12 and during that process a number of common issues have been identifed in data migration in Oracle Payments.  If you are planning to upgrade (which we recommend!), then you can learn from the experience of those who've gone before and avoid the same problems.  Known issues have been gathered in one document: EBS 11i to R12 : Upgrade Issues and Solutions for Oracle Payments (Doc ID 1466998.1).  The purpose of the document is to describe the known issues during/post migration of data from EBS 11i to R12 in Oracle Payments. These known issues can be resolved either by applying the required Pre-install patches before the migration to R12 or by applying supplied Data Fixes post-upgrade to R12.

Wednesday Sep 25, 2013

REDUCE Your Downtime Upgrading!

Upgrade

Upgrading your EBS environment can be a lengthy process but when you come to do the cut-over on your Production environment you want to minimize your downtime as much as possible.  Take a look at the documents highlighted below for information on how to reduce your upgrade downtime.

The documents discuss upgrading Oracle E-Business Suite and considerations to reduce downtime.  They will give you an overview and collection of items to consider by the technical team for the upgrade.

  • Oracle E-Business Suite Reducing Downtime Upgrading to 12.1 (Doc ID 1578187.1)
  • Best Practices for Minimizing Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 Upgrade Downtime (Doc ID 1581549.1)

How to use these documents:

  • Review the contents for considerations prior to upgrade
  • Use the table of contents to explore considerations
  • Project/Technical team should discuss as a group the options
When to use these documents:
  • Prior to the upgrade review materials, keep ideas available
  • After you complete first technical upgrade/run on a test/dev environment-re-review options
  • Explore options for your upgrade that could improve your cut-over downtime window.

If you make use of these documents or have something to share about your upgrade experience, let us know by posting a thread in the EBS Upgrade Community.

Sunday Aug 04, 2013

Upgrading? Make sure you review the below links on the Consolidated Upgrade Patch 2!

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If you are on 11i and are planning to upgrade to R12 then make sure you review the below links on the Consolidated Upgrade Patch 2 (CUP2).  This will help with upgrading from Release 11i to Release 12.1.3.  The Oracle E-Business Suite Pre-install Patches Report serves as a single point of reference for upgrade-related patches that can ONLY be applied prior to running the main upgrade driver for Release 12.1.  These pre-install patches help you avoid certain upgrade script failures, upgrade performance issues and data corruption and upgrade integrity issues.

Below are links to the release from Development on Steven Chan’s blog and the Document with a short video:


Friday Jul 20, 2012

How Can You Make Sure Your R12 Payables Upgrade Is A Success?

In Oracle Support we often see customers struggling with upgrading their E-Business Suite.  They have lots of questions around pre and post install steps, and are confused by which patches are required, mandatory or recommended.  There is so much information available on My Oracle Support that is is hard to know which documents are the must read ones. 

In this article we will summarize the important documents that you need to be aware of when considering and planning your upgrade.  This is also a useful document for customers that have recently upgraded and we will highlight the major notes to review if you've already done an upgrade and it wasn't quite as smooth as you had hoped.

Open the note and sit back and watch the 7 minute video which explains how the documentation is structured and gives an overview of the main notes you need to be aware of.

What Do You Need To Know For A Successful Upgrade Of Oracle Payables? [VIDEO] (Doc ID 1471844.1)

Want to jump right to the video?  Click Here

Tuesday Aug 23, 2011

Making the EBS Upgrade from 11.5.10 Easier – Part II

ADVISOR WEBCAST: Making the EBS Upgrade from 11.5.10 Easier – Part II
PRODUCT FAMILY: EBS- Suite Wide

September 15, 2011 at 8 am PT, 9 am MT, 11 am ET

This one-hour session is recommended for technical users who are responsible for upgrading their E-Business Suite applications from Release 11.5.10 to Release 12 .1.x.

As you begin your upgrade process, there are a number of tools available to assist you in a successful upgrade. A successful upgrade requires careful planning, correct upgrade processing, detailed testing, and user (re)training prior to upgrade. Over two sessions we will discuss the tools that you can use to assist in your upgrade tasks. These tools are available to you via My Oracle Support as part of the E-Business Suite product offerings.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:
  • Recap of Part I
  • Detailed Look at Maintenance Wizard
  • Detailed Look at Patch Wizard

In the first part of the two-session series, we covered the following topics:

  • Overview of Tools Available for Upgrading
  • Detailed Look at Upgrade Advisors
  • Detailed Look at Patching and Maintenance Advisor
  • Upgrade Community
  • Upgrade Product Information Center Page

A replay of Part I is available via the Advisor Webcast Archive, Note 740964.1.

A short, live demonstration (only if applicable) and question and answer period will be included. Oracle Advisor Webcasts are dedicated to building your awareness around our products and services. This session does not replace offerings from Oracle Global Support Services.

Click here to register for this session

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The above webcast is a service of the E-Business Suite Communities in My Oracle Support.

For more information on other webcasts, please reference the Oracle Advisor Webcast Schedule.

Click here to visit the E-Business Communities in My Oracle Support

Note that all links require access to My Oracle Support.


Tuesday Aug 16, 2011

Making the EBS Upgrade from 11.5.10 Easier – Part I

ADVISOR WEBCAST: Making the EBS Upgrade from 11.5.10 Easier – Part I
PRODUCT FAMILY: EBS- Suite Wide

September 8, 2011 at 8 am PT, 9 am MT, 11 am ET

This one-hour session is recommended for technical users who are responsible for upgrading their E-Business Suite applications from Release 11.5.10 to Release 12.1.x.

As you begin your upgrade process, there are a number of tools available to assist you in a successful upgrade. A successful upgrade requires careful planning, correct upgrade processing, detailed testing, and user (re)training prior to upgrade. Over two sessions we will discuss the tools that you can use to assist in your upgrade tasks. These tools are available to you via My Oracle Support as part of the E-Business Suite product offerings.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:
  • Overview of Tools Available for Upgrading
  • Upgrade Community
  • Upgrade Product Information Center Page
  • Detailed Look at Upgrade Advisors
  • Detailed Look at Patching and Maintenance Advisor

Part II will be presented on September 15, 2011 and will provide a detailed look at the Maintenance Wizard and Patch Wizard tools.

A short, live demonstration (only if applicable) and question and answer period will be included. Oracle Advisor Webcasts are dedicated to building your awareness around our products and services. This session does not replace offerings from Oracle Global Support Services.

Click here to register for this session

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The above webcast is a service of the E-Business Suite Communities in My Oracle Support.

For more information on other webcasts, please reference the Oracle Advisor Webcast Schedule.

Click here to visit the E-Business Communities in My Oracle Support

Note that all links require access to My Oracle Support.


Thursday Jun 30, 2011

Making The EBS Upgrade From 11.5.10 Easier - Part III

ADVISOR WEBCAST: Making The EBS Upgrade From 11.5.10 Easier - Part III
PRODUCT FAMILY: E-Business Suite

July 19, 2011 at 8 am PT, 9 am MT, 11 am ET

This one-hour session is recommended for technical users who are responsible for upgrading their E-Business Suite applications from Release 11.5.10 to Release 12.1.x.

As you begin your upgrade process, there are a number of tools available to assist you in a successful upgrade. A successful upgrade requires careful planning, correct upgrade processing, detailed testing, and user (re)training prior to upgrade. Over three sessions we will discuss the tools that you can use to assist in your upgrade tasks. These tools are available to you via My Oracle Support and as part of the E-Business Suite product offerings.

In this third session, we’ll cover the Best Practices for Using The Upgrade Tools. Additionally, this session includes an extended question and answer period.

In the first part of the three-session series, we covered the following topics:

  • Overview of Tools Available for Upgrading
  • Upgrade versus Re-implementing
  • Upgrade Community
  • Upgrade Product Information Center Page
  • Detailed Look at Upgrade Advisor

In the second session, we covered the following topics:

  • Recap of Part I
  • Detailed Look at Maintenance Wizard
  • Detailed Look at Patch Wizard

A replay of those sessions is available via Note 740964.1, Advisor Webcast Archive.

A short, live demonstration (only if applicable) and question and answer period will be included. Oracle Advisor Webcasts are dedicated to building your awareness around our products and services. This session does not replace offerings from Oracle Global Support Services.

Click here to register for this session

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The above webcast is a service of the E-Business Suite Communities in My Oracle Support.

For more information on other webcasts, please reference the Oracle Advisor Webcast Schedule.

Click here to visit the E-Business Communities in My Oracle Support

Note that all links require access to My Oracle Support.

Sunday Jun 26, 2011

Making The EBS Upgrade From 11.5.10 Easier - Part II

ADVISOR WEBCAST: Making The EBS Upgrade From 11.5.10 Easier - Part II
PRODUCT FAMILY: E-Business Suite

July 12, 2011 at 8 am PT, 9 am MT, 11 am ET

This one-hour session is recommended for technical users who are responsible for upgrading their E-Business Suite applications from Release 11.5.10 to Release 12.1.x.

As you begin your upgrade process, there are a number of tools available to assist you in a successful upgrade. A successful upgrade requires careful planning, correct upgrade processing, detailed testing, and user (re)training prior to upgrade. Over three sessions we will discuss the tools that you can use to assist in your upgrade tasks. These tools are available to you via My Oracle Support and as part of the E-Business Suite product offerings.

In In this second session, we’ll cover the following topics:
  • Recap of Part I
  • Detailed Look at Maintenance Wizard
  • Detailed Look at Patch Wizard

A short, live demonstration and question and answer period will be included.

In the first part of the three-session series, we covered the following topics:

  • Overview of Tools Available for Upgrading
  • Upgrade versus Re-implementing
  • Upgrade Community
  • Upgrade Product Information Center Page
  • Detailed Look at Upgrade Advisor

A replay of that session is available via Note 740964.1,  Advisor Webcast Archive.

A third session will be presented on July 19, 2011 to review best practices for using the upgrade tools.

A short, live demonstration (only if applicable) and question and answer period will be included. Oracle Advisor Webcasts are dedicated to building your awareness around our products and services. This session does not replace offerings from Oracle Global Support Services.

Click here to register for this session

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The above webcast is a service of the E-Business Suite Communities in My Oracle Support.

For more information on other webcasts, please reference the Oracle Advisor Webcast Schedule.

Click here to visit the E-Business Communities in My Oracle Support

Note that all links require access to My Oracle Support.

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