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Oracle E-Business Suite 12.

2 Now Available
By Steven Chan (Oracle Development) on Sep 20, 2013
We are very pleased to announce that Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 is generally available
for download now:

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EBS 12.2 represents our most-groundbreaking release in years (Press Release). It includes new
product functionality, new Fusion Middleware and database components, and introduces new
tools for installing, configuring, and maintaining E-Business Suite environments:
Hundreds of new features
Includes significant enhancements across the integrated suite of business applications spanning
enterprise resource planning, human capital management, and supply chain management. You
can find the complete list here:

E-Business Suite 12.2 Release Content Document (Note 1302189.1)

Online Patching
Apply EBS patches while users are still entering transactions and using the E-Business Suite.
Online Patching uses the Oracle Database's Edition-Based Redefinition feature and other new
technologies to allow the E-Business Suite to be updated while the system is still running. You
can learn more about Online Patching via our official documentation and this technical webcast.
WebLogic Server
Uses Oracle WebLogic Server, which replaces the Oracle Containers for Java (OC4J) application
server used in EBS 12.0 and 12.1. You can learn more about how this improves the system
administration experience via our official documentation and this technical webcast.
Streamlined installation

Option for installing EBS 12.2 on to existing database servers.

Capability of installation into existing Real Application Clusters environments.

Database deployment on Automatic Storage Management (ASM) and other file


systems.

Upgrading to EBS 12.2


Is there a direct upgrade path from EBS 11i to 12.2?
Yes, there is a direct upgrade path from EBS 11.5.10.2 to EBS 12.2. EBS 11.5.10.2 customers do
not have to install an intermediary EBS 12 release (such as 12.1.3) before upgrading to EBS
12.2. EBS 11.5.10.2 customers must have applied the minimum baseline patch requirements for
Extended Support as described in Patch Requirements for Extended Support of Oracle EBusiness Suite Release 11.5.10 (Document 883202.1). Customers on earlier EBS 11i releases
(such as 11.5.7) need to be at the 11.5.10.2 level plus the minimum baseline patch requirements
for Extended Support before they can upgrade to EBS 12.2.
Is there a direct upgrade path from EBS 12.0 to 12.2?
Yes, there is a direct upgrade path from EBS 12.0.4 and 12.0.6 to EBS 12.2. EBS 12.0.4 or
12.0.6 customers do not have to install an intermediary EBS 12 release (such as 12.1.3) before
upgrading to EBS 12.2. Customers on earlier EBS 12.0 releases (such as 12.0.3) will need to be
at the 12.0.4 or 12.0.6 level before they can upgrade to EBS 12.2.
Is there a direct upgrade path from EBS 12.1 to 12.2?
Yes, there is a direct upgrade path from EBS 12.1.1, 12.1.2, and 12.1.3 to EBS 12.2.

How can I prepare for EBS 12.2?

Read the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Technical Planning Guide, First Edition (Note
1585857.1)

More technical references

EBS 12.2 Product Information Center (Note 1581299.1)

EBS 12.2 Documentation Library (Oracle Technology Network)