E-Business Suite 12.1.2 Release Content Documents Now Available

At OpenWorld a few weeks ago, I got the strong impression that the majority of you have heard that Premier Support for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i will end in November 2010.  If the standing-room only R12 upgrade sessions were any indication, it seems that many of you are now planning your Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 upgrades or migrations.

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Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.1 was released in early May 2009.  Our next upcoming release will be EBS 12.1.2.  The Release Content Documents (RCD) for Apps 12.1.2 have now been published -- in advance of the actual General Availability of R12.1.2 -- here:
These Release Content Documents linked from the Note above describe new or changed functionality introduced in the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and 12.1.x Release Update Packs.

It's important to remember that functionality released prior to 12.1 is not described in those documents. For a complete overview of all functionality included in Release 12, the 12.1.2 documents should be read in conjunction with the equivalent documents for Release 12.0.x. These Release Content Documents can be found here:
When Will EBS 12.1.2 Be Released?

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

Don't Forget the R12 Upgrade Forum

If you'd like to discuss your R12 upgrade plans, progress, or issues with your peers, remember that we have a discussion forum dedicated to EBS R12-related techstack topics here:
This forum has attracted a very strong community of readers and participants, including members of the inner-circle of the Oracle Applications User Group (OAUG).  Thanks to their contributions, particularly from the astonishingly-prolific and skilled user 'hsawwan', it's possible that an R12-related technology question posted to this forum might get an answer before Oracle Support even sees your Service Request.

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We are on 11.5.10.2/10.2.0.4 db, oracle says that 11i.10 and R12 will each have a direct path to Fusion application.

Why should we upgrade to R12, and then to Fusion if oracle will support a direct upgrade to Fusion anyway?

Thanks,
Manny

Posted by Manny on November 06, 2009 at 01:46 AM PST #

Hi, Manny,

I'm afraid that I'm not permitted to discuss Fusion Applications here.

In my conversations with EBS 11i customers who are deliberating between EBS 12 and Fusion Applications, the customers who opt for EBS 12 are doing so because:

a) EBS 12 is available today
b) Their current EBS 11i users can benefit immediately from the new EBS 12 features
c) They view EBS 12 as a more-mature product

Your criteria for choosing between EBS 12 and Fusion Applications may differ.

Good luck with your evaluation.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on November 06, 2009 at 02:55 AM PST #

Hi Steven,

Are there any plans to Certify Ebusiness R12.1+ on Weblogic 11G?

Thanks

Raghu

Posted by Raghu on November 07, 2009 at 08:53 PM PST #

Hi Steven,

Do you have any idea where I could find some additional information on the impact of moving off OAS onto Weblogic?

We are currently in the process of upgrading from EBS 11.5.10.2 to 12.1 and these questions has been raised numerous times, but I am battling to find the answers...

Thanks in advance,
Bruce

Posted by Bruce on November 08, 2009 at 11:35 PM PST #

Hi, Raghu,

It's important to distinguish between running WebLogic as part of the E-Business Suite's internal technology stack (e.g. in place of JServ or OC4J) versus being compatible with externally-integrated Oracle Application Server servers running WebLogic.

We plan to continue to certify Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and 12 with external Oracle Application Server instances. These integrations allow E-Business Suite customers to use the latest Fusion Middleware components such as Oracle Single Sign-On, Oracle Internet Directory, Oracle WebCenter, Oracle Business Intelligence, and others. We expect to be able to certify the WebLogic-enabled versions of those external integrations with the E-Business Suite in the future.

We're evaluating the feasibility of using WebLogic in some capacity with an as-yet-unspecified future version of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.

We have no plans to replace Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i's internal JServ engine with WebLogic.

The above is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on November 09, 2009 at 01:24 AM PST #

Hi, Bruce,

Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on Oracle Application Server 10g, not the WebLogic-enabled versions of Fusion Middleware components included in Fusion Middleware 11g.

It's important to distinguish between running WebLogic as part of the E-Business Suite's internal technology stack (e.g. in place of JServ or OC4J) versus being compatible with externally-integrated Oracle Application Server servers running WebLogic.

We plan to continue to certify Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and 12 with external Oracle Application Server instances. These integrations allow E-Business Suite customers to use the latest Fusion Middleware components such as Oracle Single Sign-On, Oracle Internet Directory, Oracle WebCenter, Oracle Business Intelligence, and others. We expect to be able to certify the WebLogic-enabled versions of those external integrations with the E-Business Suite in the future.

We're evaluating the feasibility of using WebLogic in some capacity with an as-yet-unspecified future version of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.

We have no plans to replace Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i's internal JServ engine with WebLogic.

The above is intended to outline our general product direction. It is intended for information purposes only, and may not be incorporated into any contract. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for Oracle's products remains at the sole discretion of Oracle.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on November 09, 2009 at 01:26 AM PST #

Hi Steve,

1. Is there any tentative date for release of EBS 12.1.2 for Solaris.

2. One of the EBS environment i'm working on is currently on DB version 10.2.0.4 and plan is to upgrade to 11gR2 in the first half of next year. EBS Rel 12 upgrade is also on the plan for later part of 2010/2011. As of now, 12.1.1 is with the DB version of 11.1.0.7. Is it possible to perform the EBS 12.1.1 upgrade even with our DB version as 11gR2.

Thanks,
Harish

Posted by Harish on December 01, 2009 at 01:49 AM PST #

Hi, Harish,

1. Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to my E-Business Suite Technology Stack blog (http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan) for updates, which I'll post as soon as soon as they're available.

2. I would recommend against using the 11gR2 database with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 until our certification of that combination is completed.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on December 01, 2009 at 04:55 AM PST #

Hi Steven,

Premier support for several Oracle Application Components including Oracle SSO 10g, OID 10g and WebCache 10g is ending in December 2010. What is the future roadmap for these customers??.

Thanks & Regards,
Noman.

Posted by Noman on March 17, 2010 at 07:02 PM PDT #

Hi, Noman,

We have certified Oracle Internet Directory 11g with the E-Business Suite; see:

Oracle Internet Directory 11g (11.1.1.2) Certified with E-Business Suite
http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/2009/12/oid_11g_ebs.html

We're in the final stages of our WebCache 11g certification for the E-Business Suite right now; stay tuned to this blog for the upcoming certification announcement.

As for the Oracle Single Sign-On 10g roadmap, I've passed your question on to the Fusion Middleware Identity Management team. They'll fill you in on the next releases.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on March 19, 2010 at 03:14 AM PDT #

Hi Steven,
A public API has been provided for re-pricing an order in 12.1.2.Can you please provide me the Api details.

Thanx,
Rafee

Posted by Rafee on December 06, 2010 at 11:50 PM PST #

Hi, Rafee,

I'm afraid that you'll have to ask this of someone with Pricing expertise. Your best bet would be to log a formal Service Request via My Oracle Support (formerly Metalink) to get one of our Pricing specialists engaged.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on December 07, 2010 at 12:57 AM PST #

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