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Oracle E-Business Suite R12 Upgrade Fact Sheet

Focus your Testing Efforts & Prepare for Key Impacted Areas
Using a cloud-based virtual supercomputer, Panaya ran its patentpending impact analysis on Oracle EBS R12.
The analysis results were then coupled with impact estimates based
on experience with hundreds of real-world Oracle R12 EBS upgrades.
If youre an ERP Director preparing for an upgrade to R12, these facts
and estimates can help you focus your testing efforts and prepare for
key impacted areas.
Overview of Upgrade Issues

Custom Code

~46% of custom code is unused

Standard API Changes

37 standard APIs removed


16 standard APIs changed

Changed DB Objects

Standard Forms Changes

Financial Modules
Impact Distribution

1.48%
PA

25.32%
AP
18.46%
AR

52.25%
GL

2.49%

To expect on an average Oracle EBS system upgrading to R12 (12.1.3)

Form Personalization

Impact Distribution
by Modules

6 personalization need to be replaced


(based on deleted forms)
2 personalization need to be adjusted
(based on deleted blocks/fields)
708 standard objects removed
395 standard objects became obsolete
110 standard forms removed
198 standard form blocks changed

Other

Logistics Modules
Impact Distribution
0.61%
MSC

0.34%
BOM

79.52%
PO

18.86%
INV

0.67%

Other

Process Manufacturing
Modules Impact Distribution
8.27%
GME

11.01%
GMD
8.28%
GMF

65.72%
GMI

6.72%

Other

Standard Concurrents
Changes

Setup Changes

87 standard concurrents removed


22 standard concurrents changed or
became obsolete
30 Value Sets will be impacted by the upgrade
5 Alerts will be impacted by the upgrade

CRM Modules Impact


Distribution
6.79%
MSC

14.21%
AST

21.58%
CS

14.22%

36.48%
OKC

Other

Impact Distribution
by Product Family

6.75%
Other
2.63%
CRM

2.96%
Process Manufacturing

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Oracle E-Business Suite R12 Upgrade Fact Sheet


STANDARD API CHANGES

FORM PERSONALIZATION

What they are: They are Application Program Interfaces, which


are standard stored procedure, package or functions created
for performing specific activities in the Oracle EBS. These are
designed to integrate between non-Oracle systems and Oracle EBS
or to extend the functionality of the base products.

What they are: With the Oracle EBS release 11.5.10, Oracle has
introduced a mechanism which revolutionizes the way forms can be
customized to fulfill customer needs. Oracle has provided a simple
and easy feature to implement customer specific requirements
without modifying the underlying forms code. The personalization
feature provided in the latest release is easy, faster and requires
minimum development effort.

How theyre affected by an upgrade: Although they should have


remained valid from release to release, and patches should have
not altered the API behavior, Panaya found that EBS customers
will find as many as 37 standard APIs have been removed after
upgrading to R12 and as many as 16 APIs became obsolete.

How theyre affected by an upgrade: Due to the fact that form


personalization is aimed to change standard form behavior, it is very
sensitive to any changes made in the forms. If a form, form block or
field were deleted or changed, the personalization can be impacted.
Oracle customers will find as many as 8 form personalizations that
need to be handled during an R12 upgrade.

CHANGED DB OBJECTS

STANDARD FORMS CHANGE

What they are: Oracle provides powerful customization technologies


for the Oracle standard processes, to fit the organization needs.
Most of these customizations query the relevant information from
Oracles standard database objects such as tables, views and
more.

What they are: Forms are used to view and edit data in databasedriven applications. Oracle EBS uses thousandsof forms to provide
all the business logic in its different modules. These forms are the
front end user interface to oracle EBS users, which are used on a
daily basis for executing organizational business processes.

How theyre affected by an upgrade: Due to the fact that in the R12
release Oracle implemented major changes in the core architecture
(e.g. EBS Suite Tax Management and Sub Ledger Accounting),
many tables, views and other objects were impacted. Oracle
customers will find as many as 708 standard objects removed
after upgrading to R12 and as many as 395 objects that became
obsolete. Obsolete objects are especially hard to identify, because
the objects exist in R12 but are no longer supported by Oracle and
new data will not be documented any more in these objects.

How theyre affected by an upgrade: As Oracle EBS forms are


frequently used on a daily basis by users, they are very sensitive
to any user interface changes. Such changes need to be handled
first of all by the IT staff to understand the nature of these
changes, test them and adapt them to the organizational business
processes. From a training perspective, users need to be trained
on the changes in the Forms to help them adapt to their new
functionalities.

STANDARD CONCURRENT CHANGE


What they are: Concurrent Processing is a feature of Oracle EBS
that lets you perform multiple tasks simultaneously. Oracle EBS
Concurrent Processing lets you run long, data-dependent functions
at the same time as your users perform online operations. Typically,
a concurrent program is a long-running, data-intensive task, such as
posting a journal or generating a report.
How theyre affected by an upgrade: Oracle customers will find as
many as 87 standard Concurrents removed after upgrading to R12
and as many as 22 standard Concurrents that change or became
obsolete. Typically,business critical processes are being handling
by these Concurrents and must be handled by the organization
during the upgrade.

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