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upgrade strategies

It seems that there has been a bunch of IT shops that are suddenly motivated in upgrading their EBS 11i environment to 12i. Interesting trend but unusual that it is happening all at once. In the next few weeks I will be blogging on upgrade strategies, best practices, recommendations, what to avoid, and what to look for. This will not be the definitive location for everything but a reference point on how to. Having been an admin in a past life, I realize that finding the right information is 80% of the solution. My hope is to provide a launching point to find other information.

If you do a Google search on EBS R12 upgrade, you find the following references:

What surprises me is that these are relatively interesting links but not the ones that I would want if doing an upgrade. I personally think that the following links are more relevant:

Surprisingly, Amazon does not have many books on upgrades. If you search for Oracle EBS Upgrades, it returns database upgrades for 8i to 9i. Not very useful or even relevant. You also get back a bunch of links to 11i EBS features like General Ledger, Self Service, or Financials. That tells me that either there are not many books out there or people are interested in parts and pieces of EBS and are not looking at it as a whole package.

Next post, look at the recommended best practices, first steps in performing an upgrade, additional requirements for R12.

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