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Microsoft Office 2013 Certified with E-Business Suite 11i

Steven Chan
Senior Director

[Nov. 11, 2014 Update: Microsoft has confirmed that Office Home & Student Edition is built on a different codeline that lacks the APIs that are needed for EBS integration. Article updated to exclude this edition explicitly.]

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Microsoft Office 2013 was previously certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.0.6 and 12.1.3

We are pleased to announce that Office 2013 is now certified with EBS  For details, see:  

EBS + Microsoft Office 2013 (32-bit)

Microsoft Office 2013 32-bit desktop version is certified for integration with Oracle E-Business Suite for the following desktop client operating systems:

  • Windows Vista 32-bit
  • Windows 7 32-bit & 64-bit

This certification covers Office 2013 in 32-bit mode only.  There are no plans to certify Office 2013 64-bit with EBS 11i.

What about EBS 12.2?

The certification of Microsoft Office 2013 32-bit and 64-bit for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.x is still in progress.

When will the remaining combination be certified?

Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog. I'll post updates here as soon as soon as they're available.   

How does the E-Business Suite work with Microsoft Office? The Oracle E-Business Suite is comprised of several product families such as Financials, Supply Chain Management, Human Resources, and so on.  These product families group together collections of individual products.  Some of these products may be optionally integrated with one or more Microsoft Office components such as Excel, Word, and Projects. Individual E-Business Suite product teams have the option of building integrations between their products and one or more Microsoft Office components.  This is not mandatory.  Over forty E-Business Suite teams offer these kinds of Office integrations today. Examples of these integrations include:

  • HRMS Payroll integrations with Microsoft Excel
  • Supply Chain Management Contracts Core integration with Microsoft Word
  • Financials General Ledger (GL) integration with Microsoft Excel
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Proposals integration with Microsoft Word
  • Web Application Desktop Integrator (Web ADI)
  • Desktop Integration Framework

Which Office versions are certified?

We will explicitly test the Office 2013 Professional edition with Oracle E-Business Suite.  We expect that the results of these certification tests apply equally to the following desktop-installed editions:

  • Home & Business 2013
  • Standard 2013 
  • Professional 2013
  • Professional Plus 2013
We do not currently plan to certify the following editions with Oracle E-Business Suite:
  • SkyDrive-based documents
  • Office On Demand
  • Office Web Apps
  • Office 365
  • Office Home & Student RT
  • Home & Student 2013 (Known not to work with EBS)

What about OpenOffice, StarOffice, LibreOffice?

We have no plans to certify the E-Business Suite with versions of OpenOffice, StarOffice, LibreOffice, or other equivalents.  

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Comments ( 4 )
  • Mary Mesinere Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Are there any plans on certifying Microsoft Office 365 with E-Business Suite 11i? If so what are the time frames? Thanks.

  • Steven Chan Thursday, January 29, 2015

    Hi, Mary,

    "Office 365" is an umbrella name for several very-different products from Microsoft. It can refer to:

    1. Desktop-installed Office 2013 executables, delivered by DVDs or ISOs

    2. Desktop-installed Office 2013 executables, delivered by the on-demand "Office 365" download installation service

    3. Office 2013 Online browser-based applets

    4. Office 2013 Mobile mobile apps

    5. Office 2013 for iPad apps

    6. Office 2013 for Android apps

    Our Microsoft contacts have been unable to confirm which of these editions are byte-compatible.

    E-Business Suite is certified with Office 365 variants #1 and #2. Specifically, EBS integrations with Microsoft Office via Web ADI are certified for these variants.

    We have not tested any other variants with EBS, and have no plans to do so.



  • Elaine Friedman Thursday, October 8, 2015

    Hi Steven,

    We are running Financials on Red Hat Linux 5 (32-bit). We recently upgraded Microsoft Exchange 2007 to Microsoft Exchange 2013 (64-bit). Our Workflow Notification Mailer has become problematic.It works...then it doesn't. This is only with regard to INBOUND messages.

    Is Exchange 2013 certified with EBS



  • Steven Chan Thursday, October 8, 2015

    Hi, Elaine,

    I'm sorry that you're encountering issues with this.

    We don't certify the E-Business Suite with specific mail servers. Generally speaking, if they're standards-compliant, they should work.

    Can you send me the SR number so that we can investigate further?



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