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Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.8 Now Available

Steven Chan
Senior Director

I am pleased to announce that Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.8 is now available.

This update includes several significant functional innovations around customer requests and voting, Enterprise Command Centers, user experience, data privacy standards, accounting standards changes, and automation to help customers move EBS environments to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

For details about the 2018 innovations, see:

Cliff Godwin talks through the latest innovations and what they mean for customers in this video:

Instructions for downloading and applying this latest release update pack (RUP) for the EBS 12.2 codeline can be found here:

What Does Release 12.2.8 Include?

As a consolidated suite-wide patchset, this RUP includes new features, statutory and regulatory updates, and enhancements for stability, performance, and security.

Release 12.2.8 is cumulative. That means that as well as providing new updates for this release, it also includes updates that were originally made available as one-off patches for earlier 12.2 releases.

For a complete list of new features, refer to:

Common Questions and Answers About Upgrading

  • Q: Is there a direct upgrade path from Release 11i to Release 12.2.8?
    A: No. Release 11i customers must first upgrade to Release 12.2 before applying 12.2.8.
  • Q: Is there a direct upgrade path from EBS 12.0 to 12.2.8?
    A: No. Release 12.0 customers must first upgrade to Release 12.2 before applying 12.2.8.
  • Q: Is there a direct upgrade path from EBS 12.2 to 12.2.8?
  • A: Yes. Release 12.2 customers can apply 12.2.8 directly to their
    environments. EBS 12.2.8 is an online patch, so it can be applied while an existing Release 12.2 system is running.

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Comments ( 5 )
  • David Moore Monday, October 8, 2018
    I was hoping to see Database 18C certification along with this. I know you can't comment on when, but is there anything you can tell us about 18C certification and EBS?
  • Erik H Monday, October 8, 2018
    FYI, a couple points are referring about upgrading in the answers to 12.2.7, I think you mean 12.2.8.
  • Steven Chan Monday, October 8, 2018
    Thanks, Erik -- fixed!

    Regards,
    Steven
  • Steven Chan Monday, October 8, 2018
    Hi, David,

    The certification of the next database release for EBS 12.1 and 12.2 is our top priority. This certification is more complex than some prior certifications due to changes in support of certain database features, but we are working closely with the database group to resolve open issues.

    At this point, we anticipate that the next version we certify will be 19. This is the "Long Term Support" release of the Database 12.2 line, in the same way that 11.2.0.4 was the Long Term Support patchset on the 11.2 lines. Database versions 12.2 and 18 will have relatively shorter support lives compared to 19.

    Customers have been escalating their concerns about this certification due to pending support status changes. Premier Support for Database 12.1 runs to July 31, 2018. Extended Support for Database 12.1 runs to July 31, 2021.

    In case you missed it, the Extended Support fee for Database 12.1 was waived to July 2019. See this article:

    https://blogs.oracle.com/stevenchan/database-121-extended-support-fee-waived-through-july-2019

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

    Regards,
    Steven
  • Pichai Wednesday, October 10, 2018
    Does Oracle Enterprise Command Center require seperate license?
    Please suggest.
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