The latest version of Oracle E-Business Suite, 12.2.10, is hot off the presses—it was just released on September 25. So what’s new with Oracle EBS 12.2.10, and what do you need to know about this latest version?
What is Oracle EBS 12.2.10?
EBS 12.2.10 is Oracle’s most recent iteration of the E-Business Suite collection of software applications for enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, and supply chain management. The previous version, EBS 12.2.9, was released last year in August 2019.
This release schedule is in line with Oracle’s EBS roadmap, which aims to deliver a new EBS patch on an annual basis. Oracle also plans to issue an upcoming “12.X” version of EBS which will be supported through at least 2030, although details at this point are hazy.
What’s New in Oracle EBS 12.2.10?
With that said, what are the new features in EBS 12.2.10?
EBS 12.2.10 is a cumulative patch, which means that it includes both new features and updates that were part of previous 12.2 patches. According to Oracle product management director Elke Phelps, many of the new EBS 12.2.10 features were requested and voted on by EBS customers, while others have been in the pipeline as part of Oracle’s overarching goals of improving operational efficiency and modernizing the user interface.
Just a few of the most anticipated new features of EBS 12.2.10 are:
- Order management: Oracle iStore uses Enterprise Command Center technology to “provide a modern user experience in B2B shopping.” The Performance Evaluation Dashboard in the Oracle Incentive Compensation Command Center lets administrators view employees’ sales attainment and performance across different roles, plans, and periods.
- Logistics:2.10 has made significant updates to the Receiving Dashboard, Reservations Dashboard, and Reservations HTML UI. For example, the Receiving Dashboard allows users to track material by “Expected Date,” track pending inspections, manage pending putaways, and much more. Oracle Warehouse Management (WMS) has added various enhancements, e.g. creating optimized travel paths for pickers to finish their work with a single pass through the warehouse.
- Procurement: As with Order Management, Oracle iStore now has “an enhanced consumer-like shopping experience”. The Employee Shopping Tracker in the Oracle Procurement Command Center helps improve catalog content by tracking employees’ shopping searches.
- Projects:2.10 includes more accurate financial management for U.S. federal trading partners, with support for G-Invoicing (government invoicing).
The 12.2.10 features listed above really are just the tip of the iceberg—there are also various improvements to asset lifecycle management, human capital management, financial management, and more. For the full list of new features in EBS 12.2.10, check out Oracle’s document “Announcing Oracle E-Business Suite: Innovations in 2020.”
Upgrading to Oracle EBS 12.2.10
Keeping your EBS deployment up-to-date is crucial—especially if you’re using Oracle EBS 12.1, which is scheduled to end Premier Support next year. (Still using EBS 12.1? Check out our white paper “Time is Running Out for Oracle EBS 12.1 – Here’s What You Can Do.”)
If you’re already on EBS 12.2, you can install 12.2.10 through My Oracle Support as Patch 30399999. The good news is that 12.2.10 is an online patch, i.e. you can keep your EBS deployment running while it installs. You can find detailed instructions for applying the 12.2.10 patch here.
If you’re not yet on EBS 12.2, however, you won’t yet be able to install 12.2.10 by itself (and it’s high time that you start planning for an upgrade). You’ll first have to upgrade to a EBS 12.2.x version, and then install the 12.2.10 patch.
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