Navigate your time to EBS 12 multi-phase implementation

“Time flies. It’s up to you to be the navigator.” 
Robert Orben

Oracle just published the latest update in a line of changes in the Oracle Software Technical Support Policies .

The latest change is important if you integrated Oracle Single Sign-On 10g with your E-Business Suite 11i environment.

Until now any upgrade to Oracle Access Manager (which replaces the Oracle SSO 10g) forced you to upgrade to EBS 12.X (most IT manger – turn red in this point…) .in addition there was a short time line to perform the upgrade.

Now Oracle gave you an option to perform a multi-phase implementation.  You can start upgrading your EBS 11i environment from Oracle SSO 10g to Oracle Access Manager 11.1.2 this year and from EBS 11i to EBS 12.1.3 in a later downtime. 

But be sure you’re not delaying to far : Support for Oracle Single Sign-On 10g has been extended to Dec. 31, 2013. And EBS 11.5.10’s Exception to Sustaining Support has been extended to Dec. 31, 2014.

The new time line in general:

  1. Until the end of 2013 you can stay with  EBS 11i + Oracle Single Sign-On
  2. You will then move to :  EBS 11i + Oracle Access Manager 11.1.2 
  3. 3.       In until 2014 you can start the upgrade to  EBS 12.1.3