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Microsoft Office 2016 Certified with E-Business Suite 12.1.3

Steven Chan
Senior Director

[Dec. 1, 2015 Update: Added 64-bit certification]

We are pleased to announce that Microsoft Office 2013  logoMicrosoft Office 2016 is certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3.  For details, see:

This certification covers Office running in 32-bit and 64-bit mode.

Microsoft Office 2016 desktop version is certified for integration with Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.1.3 for the following desktop client operating systems:

  • Windows 7 32-bit & 64-bit
  • Windows 8.1 32-bit & 64-bit
  • Windows 10 32-bit & 64-bit

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 explicitly tested the Office 2016 Professional edition with Oracle E-Business Suite.  We expect that the results of these certification tests apply equally to other desktop-installed editions.

Support implications: We will attempt to reproduce issues reported on other editions on our reference edition -- Office 2016 Professional.  Issues that cannot be reproduced will be handled on a case-by-case basis.  For example, issues that can only be reproduced on, say, Office Home & Student 2016 but cannot be reproduced on Office Professional 2016 will be handled on a case-by-case basis. 

Pending Certifications

The following certifications for Office 2016 are currently underway:

  • Office 2016 (32-bit and 64-bit) with EBS 12.2

Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog. 

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 ( 6 )
  • guest Thursday, February 4, 2016

    Hi Steve

    we're looking to upgrade Microsoft office from version 2007 to 2016. do I need to apply the Oracle patches to EBS 12.1.3 prior to version 2016?

    thank you


  • Steven Chan Thursday, February 4, 2016

    Hi, Kelly,

    You only need to apply EBS patches that are documented in Note 1077728.1 as requirements for Office 2016.



  • Hiren Prajapati Friday, April 28, 2017
    Hi Steven,

    We have just upgraded from Microsoft Office 2007 to 2016 and our Oracle Applications run on Oracle E-Business Suite

    The users, working with Oracle Applications using Client ADI through Excel 2016, have informed us that while they try to upload/download the data to/from Oracle using ADI, Excel 2016 freezes and crashes so often and it makes impossible for them to work. They are frequently experiencing these issues.

    I was checking Oracle blogs and I found Office 2016 is certified to work with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3 only not with Oracle E-Business Suite

    Office 2016 not certified with Oracle E-Business Suite is the reason users are experiencing these issues?

    Please guide how can we fix these issues for the users as they are informing that they did not have any problem in past while they were using Excel 2007(Office 2007) to work on Oracle E-Business Suite using ADI.

    Please advise.

  • Steven Chan Friday, April 28, 2017
    Hello, Hiren,

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

    Yes, it is likely that the VBA changes that Microsoft introduced in Office 2016 are not backwards-compatible with Client ADI in EBS 11i.

    Extended Support for EBS 11i ended in November 2013; EBS 11i is now in Sustaining Support. We have no plans to certify Office 2016 with EBS 11i at this point.

    I would strongly recommend upgrading to EBS 12.2. Alternately, you can downgrade to Office 2010, which is the last release that was certified with EBS 11i.

  • Hiren Prajapati Friday, April 28, 2017
    Thanks Steven for the quick response.
    Let us go ahead with what you have suggested and I will get back to you soon in next week.
  • Andy Glasspole Wednesday, February 12, 2020

    Is there any news on certifying Office 2016 with XML/BI Publisher (12.1.3)?

    Doc ID 2120456.1 just states the following:

    As of the date this DOC (31 Oct 2018), BI Publisher (and any version thereof) has yet to be certified for Microsoft Office 2016

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