Don’t panic if your on release 11 here is the official timeline for your Oracle EBS products, brief explanation

on Thursday, 21 November 2013. Posted in Blog

Don’t panic if your on release 11 here is the official timeline for your Oracle EBS products, brief explanation

Yesterday, received an email from an EBS client that is headquartered in France and they run EBS R11.5.10 in production and they advised me they received an email notification from Oracle that version 11.5.10 Extended support ends on November 30, 2013.

Inquired and yes completely true, but it know falls in the category called sustaining support which means as long as you have your license of your Oracle product you will get technical support, online access to the support tools and knowledge base, and access to all the fixes, updates and critical patch updates that are available.

A month ago met another client in the US (multi-billion dollar company) that is running 11.5.8 and they get the necessary support to run their Oracle products. They just began last month their upgrade path project to Release 12.

If your on Release 11 make sure you start planning for Release 12.

4 reasons, why:


  1. Multiple 3R Analysis tools currently available: Replace, Retrofit or Rewrite Analysis of all your custom objects including the level of effort to migrate to R12 exist and available on the market.
  2. Release 12 is rich in functionalities compared to R11
  3. Upgrading to Oracle R12 provides the opportunity to streamline Finance, HR, and other back office processes that have become a necessity for companies to stay ahead in the race for greater profits.
  4. Also Release 12 extended de-supports ends far far away in September 2021


These are my thoughts, like usual please share your ideas,

Comments (6)

  • Brian Fisher

    Brian Fisher

    21 November 2013 at 01:49 |
    Thank you for sharing Alex, we are still on R11 and starting our upgrade to release 12 in January 2014.
    Enjoy your blog and Steven Chan's blog , great content!
  • Victor Nguyen

    Victor Nguyen

    21 November 2013 at 02:16 |
    Alex, we will be going live at the end of this year Dec 2013 with R12. Our upgrade is going well we used an external cloud based provider to help us with the testing and automation upgrade scripts. Total project time is on track for 3 months for Financials 15(Set of Books), HR(2 Business groups) and Project Costing. i remember previous upgrades used to take up to a year know much faster. Excellent blog!
  • Thomas Vong

    Thomas Vong

    21 November 2013 at 02:46 |
    Excellent point, always fully understand your enterprise contract with your third party provider . We are on R12 and plan to begin sometime next year to go to version 12.1.3.
  • Michael S.

    Michael S.

    21 November 2013 at 03:22 |
    ERP vendors are constantly changing and improving the software to make our life easier, In my experiences the last couple of years, customers are having difficulty keeping up with the various iterations of the solution. For this reason i think companies like SAP and Oracle have been pushing their extended support contracts further out, To not frustrate their customers, companies have grown tired of the change fatigue organizations often go through during the never-ending upgrade cycle.
    On the positive side i have been doing very well on my 401K full disclosure: own Oracle, SAP, Salesforce, IBM and Microsoft.
  • Linda Shelton

    Linda Shelton

    21 November 2013 at 12:08 |
    My pov if your business requires the latest technological and business functionalities then your strategy should be to upgrade to the latest version if not take a wait approach ,good blog!
  • Sam Jones

    Sam Jones

    23 November 2013 at 17:22 |
    The issue with enterprise vendors, in general they dont work respectfully with customer teams and most of them with a smile will try to maximize profits on customers implementation , increase time to deploy (with the usual excuse you do things differently compared to others and most clients fall for this excuse) .
    At our company we use HP products, SAP, EMC and VMWare , Oracle mostly backend (db, middleware).

    I have 30 years experience in this field and they will all continue to play the same game until customers start asking the right questions.
    This blog is a perfect info source. Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and believe as companies internal managers mature, the relationship with these superstar tech companies will come back towards the customer, for know investors and shareholders will continue to be the big winners as mentioned by Michael.

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