For many of us in development, the general availability of Oracle E-Business Suite Financials Release 12 marks a significant accomplishment in our Oracle careers. Personally, with this release, I feel much like I expect to feel soon when my oldest attends her first day of kindergarten: happy with the progress she has made yet excited about her future. Professionally, I am pleased that much of the functionality for Release 12 Financials was driven by customer requirements that originated from our customer advisory board and focus groups. For these customers, it's been a long wait, but hopefully, well worth it.
In response, we separated operational activities from financial management tasks; defined new, logical business structures to easily group information, and rationalized trading partner data into a single location. The results are
With more than 2,000 new features in Release 12, there is a lot of information to consume. To ease the learning curve, I recommend you start with Oracle's Centralized Solution Set. Additionally, we will be delivering a series of advisor Webcasts on OracleMetaLink, starting with "What's New in Oracle E-Business Suite Financials R12." As you progress on your journey to understanding Release 12, what enhancements do you see simplifying the way you manage your business?
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