OAUG eNews

Volume XVIII | Issue 11


President's Corner

Uncheck the Pause Button

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You may have heard: There is good news for Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) users! Oracle recently announced a new product release strategy that allows customers to access applications and technology updates on an ongoing basis without the headaches and cost of a major upgrade.

This “continuous innovation” model applies now for customers already on EBS 12.2.

For customers on EBS 12.1, it’s time to “uncheck the pause button.”

"The issue for the customer on 12.1 is that they didn't want to do two of these upgrades, one to 12.2 and then turn around and do another to 12.3, which we told them was coming. A lot of those customers are waiting, and not advancing, waiting for 12.3 to come in. With the announcement this week, customers really don't need to wait anymore."

– Cliff Godwin, Oracle Senior Vice President, Applications Development

During Oracle OpenWorld 2018, I spoke with Oracle’s Cliff Godwin about continuous innovation for EBS 12.2, life after upgrades, revised support timelines and how to get help with on-premises software and new licenses. Get more information from the transcript of our conversation.

Then, as you evaluate next steps for EBS in your organization or begin to apply new functional or technology capabilities, know that the OAUG is here to help! From eLearning webinars to conference papers from prior years to fresh new content to help you navigate EBS upgrades and other improvements at COLLABORATE 19 in April – we are here to connect you with the information and people you need to take full advantage of what EBS 12.2.8 has to offer. If you have a specific need, please let me know how else the OAUG can help support your efforts with information, training and connections with peers and experts. Contact me at .

Christine Hipp, OAUG President
Twitter: @Chipp123Hipp

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Tips, Tricks and Updates from the OAUG Blog

JohnsonScreenshotInstallation and Programming Tips for Using APEX with Oracle EBS
“If you keep your Oracle Application Express (APEX) applications in a separate schema and a separate tablespace, it's easier to maintain and manage.” Video.

Hipp Godwin3Continuous Innovation for Oracle EBS 12.2: Ongoing Investment and Support Without a Major Upgrade
During Oracle OpenWorld 2018, OAUG President Christine Hipp and Oracle SVP Cliff Godwin discussed Oracle's ongoing investment and support for E-Business Suite 12.2, without a major upgrade. (More)

DavisScreenshotSupplier vs. iSupplier
Many people think they are the same thing, but there is a difference between a Supplier and an iSupplier in your Oracle environment. Video.

Re-Skin the Beast: Redesigning Oracle EBS for Users with User Interfaces that Work
Oracle EBS is a great piece of software; it supports many business functions and is easy to tweak and change. (More)

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Oracle News

Continuous Innovation for Oracle EBS 12.2

Cliff Godwin, Oracle SVP of Applications Development, talks with the OAUG about changes to the E-Business Suite (EBS) release strategy. (More)

Minimizing EBS 12.2.8 Upgrade Downtimes

Oracle's Applications Performance group provides detailed technical recommendations for reducing the amount of time needed for an EBS 12.2.8 upgrade. (More)

And That's A Wrap! Oracle OpenWorld 2018 EPM Presentations Now Available

Did you miss an EPM session this year at Oracle OpenWorld or could not attend the event? Don’t worry! You can download many of the roadmap and customer presentations. For the full session catalogue, clear the EPM filter and find all your other favorite topics and speakers.

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