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Continuous Innovation for Oracle EBS 12.2: Ongoing Investment and Support without Major Upgrade

Q&A with Cliff Godwin, Oracle Senior VP of Applications Development At Oracle OpenWorld 2018, OAUG President Christine Hipp had the opportunity to interview Cliff Godwin, Senior VP of Applications Development and the chief architect of E-Business Suite (EBS). Cliff talked about some big news for EBS users, where to go for new licenses and other...
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Keep Up with Oracle EBS Development

On Friday, October 5, Oracle announced the general availability of Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) 12.2.8 and other updates that have been delivered this year. The announcement highlights Oracle's key areas of investment and enhancements to functional capabilities. For EBS customers, it's important to stay informed and up to date on product developme...
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Oracle Reaffirms Commitment to EBS Customers

Over the past year, the OAUG has kept you up to date on Oracles' announcements about product support and release timelines for Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) customers. Yesterday, Oracle informed us of additional changes to the EBS – Premier Support policies . The communication from Oracle summarized these key points: ​ Oracle reaffirms its commitme...
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New EBS Person Data Removal Tool from Oracle

Oracle recently announced the availability of the E-Business Suite (EBS) Person Data Removal Tool. For those of us responsible for managing data and addressing data privacy and regulatory requirements, such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), this tool could be helpful. Details about the EBS Person Data Removal Tool are available i...
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Is Your Software Vulnerable to Cybercrime? (Part 2)

Introduction by: Kaberi Nayak and Vivek Puri OAUG Customer Support Council Chair and Co-Chair ​This is the second half of a two-part article from Oracle about securing enterprise software. Read part 1 in an earlier blog post .  The OAUG Customer Support Council meets regularly with employees and leaders from the Oracle Support organization to ...
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Is Your Software Vulnerable to Cybercrime? (Part 1)

Introduction by: Kaberi Nayak and Vivek Puri OAUG Customer Support Council Chair and Co-Chair The OAUG Customer Support Council meets regularly with employees and leaders from the Oracle Support organization to trade information – challenges or concerns our members share as wells as information and useful tools developed by Oracle Support. We're pl...
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Balancing Act: Supporting On-Premises EBS with Sights Set on the Cloud

Live webinar explores options, answers questions A recent survey* among members of three Oracle users groups confirms what some of us knew intuitively: on-premises systems remain in place in a majority of our organizations while interest in adopting cloud solutions grows. It's an increasingly common balancing act – supporting the status quo while l...
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Cindy Force
The live webcast with Cliff Godwin to discuss the EBS Roadmap and cloud migration paths has been rescheduled for March 15: https:... Read More
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 09:33
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Tech Pushes. People Inspire.

Happy new year! We may be leaving 2017 behind, but we are certainly not escaping the accelerating waves of change — simultaneously exciting and challenging — that are now constant in our work lives.  When I first became involved with the OAUG nearly 14 years ago, my organization was preparing for change, updating business processes and embraci...
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Improving Our Government Experience with Digital Tools

Great Customer Service Never Goes Out of Style By Franco Amalfi, guest author Find out how your organization can improve citizen services using the latest customer experience technologies at Oracle’s 10th Annual Federal Forum on December 14, 2017, in our nation’s capital. At the conference, you’ll hear from prominent keynote speakers like U.S. Repr...
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If you're attending Oracle's Federal Forum on December 14, look for the OAUG in the Innovation Pavilion to find out how OAUG membe... Read More
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 11:52
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Moving Your Workloads to the Cloud – The Right Way

Hybridization Offers Choice and Agility for Government Agencies By William Sanders, guest author Find out how your organization can securely move your mission-critical applications to the cloud by attending Oracle’s 10th Annual Federal Forum on December 14, 2017, in our nation’s capital. At the conference, you’ll hear from prominent keynote speaker...
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if you're attending Oracle's Federal Forum on December 14, be sure to look for the OAUG in the Innovation Pavilion to discover how... Read More
Tuesday, 28 November 2017 11:55
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EBS News from Oracle OpenWorld

During OpenWorld, I had the opportunity to speak with Oracle Senior Vice President of Applications Development, Oracle E-Business Suite, Cliff Godwin, in an exclusive Facebook Live interview. For me, this was truly a highlight of the week. For our community of EBS users, the recorded interview presents a lot of important information about many new ...
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Go Inside Oracle OpenWorld with the OAUG on Facebook Live

Join OAUG President Alyssa Johnson live from Oracle OpenWorld via Facebook as she interviews Cliff Godwin, Senior Vice President of Applications Development, Oracle E-Business Suite.  Hear Cliff's take on these topics and others:  EBS extension of Premier Support through 2030. The new release of EBS 12.2.7. New EBS offerings unveiled at O...
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This is a must watch event! If you are not even at OOW17 conference, this is a great opportunity to listen to Cliff Godwin. Thanks... Read More
Sunday, 01 October 2017 18:32
Cindy Force
ICYMI - Watch the recorded conversation: https://www.facebook.com/CollaborateOAUG/videos/1695922187093264/... Read More
Wednesday, 04 October 2017 18:19
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The OAUG Applauds Oracle’s Continued EBS Investment: Release 12.2.7 is Now Available

In previous communications, the OAUG shared with you recent announcements about updates to the Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) Roadmap . The breaking news we received from Oracle late last Friday is significant for our Oracle EBS users community. I'm pleased to be able to share this additional information with you: Oracle EBS 12.2.7 is now available....
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Many thanks to OAUG President Alyssa Johnson and fellow Board members for having regular updates and communications with Oracle. R... Read More
Wednesday, 13 September 2017 12:53
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Update: Oracle EBS Roadmap July 2017

Our previous blog post announcing an E-Business Suite (EBS) Roadmap update generated a lot of interest. Oracle has since posted a brief document that further elaborates on this important update.

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The Future of Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS)

Cliff Godwin, Oracle SVP EBS Product Development, has just released a new support timeline that announces Oracle's commitment to release subsequent versions to the EBS 12.2 with premier support being available AT LEAST to 2030. 

Great news for EBS customers who are interested in continuing to leverage their current EBS investment.

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Cindy Force
UPDATE: Oracle elaborates on this announcement in the July 2017 EBS Roadmap Update. Be sure to subscribe (below) to receive addit... Read More
Tuesday, 25 July 2017 17:51
Manjula Sai
Great News for all in EBS.
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Ketan Shah
Hi All - Just a quick question. What happens when the premier support ends? I believe the extended/sustained support options are t... Read More
Tuesday, 23 October 2018 17:54
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“Oracle’s Mark Hurd Builds a Cloud Arsenal.”

The April 26 article on the front page of the USA Today's "Money" section, "Oracle Sharpens Claws in Fight for Cloud Market," is intriguing and compelling for all Oracle Applications users. The author's perspective relates that in spite of Oracle's initial lag in cloud strategy and efforts, Oracle has significant growth potential in the cloud marke...
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Choices: Defining Your Path to the Cloud

For many Oracle Applications customers, the adoption of cloud solutions is a journey with unique objectives and timeframes. The users community includes customers across a continuum of cloud adoption phases, including many that report their on-premises environments will remain in place for some time.  During COLLABORATE 17, Steve Daheb, senior...
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Firefox Version 52 Blocks JRE and, thus, EBS Forms

Firefox's recent stable release channel version 52.0 update ends NPAPI plugin support for Java, Microsoft Silverlight and Adobe Acrobat (Adobe Flash is not affected, however, no support end date for this plugin has been communicated). The impact for Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) customers using Firefox is that even though they have the latest version of Java installed on their system, Firefox will not recognize and load the associated Java plugin. 

A morsel of good news for Firefox-EBS users is that a temporary workaround does exist for those who still want to utilize the Firefox browser.

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Joey Sirmons
Very useful. Thank you
Friday, 14 April 2017 09:30
James_ Morrow
FYI: On 24 April, 2017, Steven Chan posted that Java Web Start is now supported on EBS R12.1 and R12.2. Java Web Start is (basi... Read More
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Thank you for making this issue so easy to understand and remediate! [b]... Read More
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Oracle Database Support Extension

Oracle Announces Continuation of Free Extended Support for the 11.2.0.4 Database Christine Hipp, Los Alamos National Laboratory If you have 11.2.0.4 Oracle databases that you were planning on purchasing extended support for, Oracle has just announced the continuation of the free extended support. The prior expiration date was May 2017, wh...
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