By Acshorten-Oracle on Apr 29, 2015
Oracle Utilities is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Utilities Customer Care And Billing V2.5 with the new Oracle Utilities Application Framework V220.127.116.11.1. This new release features the following:
- New Look and Feel - The user experience has been upgraded to support the new Oracle Alta Look and Feel which is being progressively implemented across Oracle products. This release allows for better visibility with new useability features such as bookmarking, named query views as well as a cleaner user interface.
- Support for different browsers - Oracle Utilities Customer Care And Billing 2.5 and Oracle Utilities Application Framework V18.104.22.168.1 now supports Microsoft Internet Explorer in native mode (compatibility mode is no longer required) and now supports Mozilla Firefox. Other browsers will be added in service packs.
- 100 % Java implementation - Oracle Utilities Customer Care And Billing 2.5 is now 100% java. Oracle Utilities Application Framework V22.214.171.124.1 has removed support for COBOL based extensions. This results in a simpler implementations with overall lower memory requirements.
- Optimized for latest Oracle technology - Oracle Utilities Application Framework has been optimized for use with Oracle Database 12c and Oracle WebLogic 12.1.3 and above.
- New Graph engine - A new engine to generate graphs has been introduced that is backward compatible with existing graphs but now offers additional features to enhance the user experience and display data in a more flexible way. This also removes the necessity for Flash integration for graphs.
- ConfigLab/Archiving Engine has been removed - The ConfigLab functionality has been removed from the product as the Configuration Migration Assistant, introduced in the past release, provides an alternative. The inbuilt Archiving engine has been removed from the product as the ILM based solution, introduced in Oracle Utilities Customer Care And Billing 126.96.36.199.0, provides a viable, more powerful and more flexible alternative.
- XAI menu items migration - With the announced deprecation of XML Application Integration (XAI), components retained for future releases have been moved to a new External Message menu and renamed accordingly. XAI Servlet is provided in maintenance mode, with all potential enhancements frozen, in this release to allow customers to migrate to Inbound Web Services and other mechanisms accordingly.
- New platform versions supported - New platforms and versions have been added to this release to allow for maximum supportability and performance.
This information is available with more information in the release notes provided with the software download. The software is available for download on Oracle Software Delivery Cloud today. In the coming weeks a number of whitepapers will be release outlining the new features as well as a set of articles highlighting new features.