Quarterly E-Business Suite Upgrade Recommendations: October 2011 Edition

One of the important things I learned from customers at this year's OpenWorld conference is that you can use help in sorting out priorities for upgrade projects. I've previously published advice on the priorities for patching EBS environments.  But what are your top priorities for major upgrades to EBS and its technology stack components?

I'll start publishing concise upgrade recommendations for E-Business Suite environments and technology stack components on a quarterly basis.  These recommendations will be based upon the latest updates to Oracle's product strategies, support deadlines, and newly-certified releases. 

Upgrade Recommendations for October 2011

1. EBS 11i users should upgrade to 12.1.3, and should be on the minimum 11i patching baseline now,

2. EBS 12.0 users should upgrade to 12.1.3, and should be on the minimum 12.0 patching baseline now,

3. Oracle Database 10gR2 and 11gR1 users should upgrade to 11gR2.

Note: As of this article's publication, 11.2.0.2 is the latest certified database release; watch this blog for our imminent 11.2.0.3 certification.

4. Oracle Single Sign-On 10g users should migrate to Oracle Access Manager.

5. Oracle Internet Directory 10g users should upgrade to Oracle Internet Directory 11g.

6. Oracle Discoverer users should migrate to Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) or Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (OBIA).

7. Oracle Portal 10g users should migrate to Oracle WebCenter 11g or upgrade to Portal 11g.

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Comments:

Hi Steve,

Thanks for suggestion on Oracle Discoverer. So far I haven't seen any good document which gives some basic comparison between OBIEE and OBIA and suggest customer, which product should they migrate. Any pointer?

Thanks
Chirag

Posted by guest on December 04, 2011 at 08:54 PM PST #

Hi, Chirag,

OBIEE provides tools to create your own data warehouse and dashboards.

OBIA provides prebuilt data warehouses and dashboards for Oracle's Applications Unlimited products.

If you want more details, your best bet would be to contact your Oracle account manager for a demonstration of each of the products.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on December 05, 2011 at 05:15 AM PST #

so what's the plan for 12.2 ? when will it release and the relationship with Fusion Apps?

Gary

Posted by guest on December 19, 2011 at 02:16 PM PST #

Hi, Gary,

We're working on EBS 12.2 right now. You can get a preview of that release in this recorded webcast:

Webcast Reminder: Sysadmin-Oriented Preview of EBS 12.2 on Oct 27
http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/entry/webcast_reminder_sysadmin_oriented_preview

Fusion Applications is an independent ERP product, in the same way that PeopleSoft is an independent ERP product. The E-Business Suite will continue to be actively enhanced in parallel with other Oracle Applications family members such as Fusion Applications. For more details about Fusion Applications, see:

http://www.oracle.com/us/products/applications/fusion/index.html

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on February 09, 2012 at 10:39 AM PST #

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