Plans for Certifying Microsoft Office 2013 with E-Business Suite
By Steven Chan (Oracle Development) on Feb 18, 2013
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Our current plans for Office 2013
We plan to certify Oracle E-Business Suite Release 184.108.40.206, 12.0, and 12.1 with Microsoft Office 2013.
When will Office 2013 be certified with EBS?
Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog for updates, which I'll post as soon as soon as they're available.
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
Our actual certification plans are under review, but as of today, I expect that we will explicitly test the Office 2013 Professional edition with Oracle E-Business Suite. We expect that the results of these certification tests will apply equally to the following desktop-installed editions:
- Home &
- Home & Business 2013
- Standard 2013
- Professional 2013
- SkyDrive-based documents
- Office On Demand
- Office Web Apps
- Office 365
- Office Home & Student RT
I would not expect the results of our
certification with Office 2013 Professional Edition to apply to the
above editions or features.
What about 64-bit Office?
Office 2013 offers a 64-bit version as well as a 32-bit version. It is expected that we will certify the 32-bit version first, followed by the 64-bit version later.
Any Early Adopter Programs planned?
No, we don't currently have any plans to offer an Early Adopter Program for Office 2013 with Oracle E-Business Suite. If that changes, I'll post an article on this blog with a call for participants.
What about OpenOffice, StarOffice, LibreOffice?
We have no plans to certify the E-Business Suite with versions of OpenOffice, StarOffice, LibreOffice, or other equivalents.
- Microsoft Office 2010 (32-Bit) Certified with E-Business Suite
- Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite
- Microsoft Windows 7 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite
- Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Certified with E-Business Suite