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:
- 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.
- Release 12 is rich in functionalities compared to R11
- 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.
- Also Release 12 extended de-supports ends far far away in September 2021
These are my thoughts, like usual please share your ideas,