Upgrading to Oracle EBS R12.2: New Features, Benefits, & ROI

Upgrading Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) from 11i to 12.2 introduces numerous changes steered towards modern user experience, functionality advancements, streamlined installation, operational efficiency, and increased performance. In this post, we discuss the new features and benefits of upgrading to Oracle EBS 12.2, R12 offerings, Time, Cost, and Resources savings on the transition, and to upgrade EBS 11i instances to a single global instance of R12.

By: Lavanya M., ennVee


Upgrading Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) from 11i to 12.2 introduces numerous changes steered towards modern user experience, functionality advancements, streamlined installation, operational efficiency, and increased performance. In this post, we discuss the new features and benefits of upgrading to Oracle EBS 12.2, R12 offerings, Time, Cost, and Resources savings on the transition, and to upgrade EBS 11i instances to a single global instance of R12.

The transition from 11i to R12 is a high-stakes major initiative for any E-Business Suite (EBS) customer. Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) R12 is a significant new version with valuable new features and capabilities. Currently, most believe that some clients are forced to reimplement to take advantage of R12, but others may be lucky enough to reap the new release benefits via Oracle’s upgrade process. EBS customers with brand new implementations are not impacted by the transition complexities.

Most EBS customers upgrade if given a choice because it is the path of least resistance. Compared to reimplementation, it is simpler, requires less resources, will likely cost less, and the time-to-value is shorter. ISV’s tend to make upgrades easier than starting from scratch, if they know how and can do so at an acceptable cost. If not, individual customers must shoulder the reimplementation burden. Continue reading “Upgrading to Oracle EBS R12.2: New Features, Benefits, & ROI”

Applying CPU/PSU Patches to Oracle EBS R12.2.x

An optimal way to apply CPU/PSU patches to Oracle E-Business Suite R12.2.x.

By: Praveen Sreedhar
Lead DBA, ennVee


Each quarter, Oracle releases new Critical Patch Updates (CPU) / Patch Set Updates (PSU). In this article, we discuss applying these patches to Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) along with the Oracle MOS id references.

In Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) we have various tech stack components. It’s important to apply the critical patch update (CPU) to all of these components. Continue reading “Applying CPU/PSU Patches to Oracle EBS R12.2.x”

Case Study: Oracle EBS Requisition Approval Process Automation through Work Flow

A student transportation provider reduces approval time and TCO by automating the Oracle EBS requisition approval process.

By: Veera Saravanan
Oracle EBS Lead – ennVee


The client is one of the largest school bus operators and student transportation providers in the world, and operates across the United States in 32 states, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Its operations include 15,500 school buses in 32 states across US. The company also has transit and coach bus services across US. They have implemented Oracle E Business Suite 12.1.3 for their Financials, Asset Management and Procurement. Oracle iProcurement is used heavily by the client to manage its purchasing and Approval Process.
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Customer Voice: “Patching, Testing, Migration, and Downtime…” are among the most reported Oracle EBS R12.2 upgrade challenges

ennVee partnered with an independent research firm to survey 300+ IT and project leaders who have or anticipate upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite R12.2. Respondents cover all major industries. The top reported challenges include Downtime, Migrating Customizations, and Patching and Testing. 

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Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 was first released in September 2013. It introduced Online Patching to help customers ensure continuous operation of their key business process. The underlying technology stack was also overhauled and supplemented with Oracle Fusion Middleware. As a result, all standard and custom objects (customizations) need to undergo numerous code changes to ensure compliance with 12.2 and above. While Oracle provides a standard utility for remediating and migration standard objects, the utility does not apply to any non standard (custom) objects. As a result, customers must make manually remediate and migrate all custom objects to their target R12.2 instance. Continue reading “Customer Voice: “Patching, Testing, Migration, and Downtime…” are among the most reported Oracle EBS R12.2 upgrade challenges”