Many of you may be mired with trying to decide how and when to upgrade your E-Business Suite environment from 11i. Or maybe you are trying to figure out the best way to leverage all those new R12 features. To add complexity to your decisions and planning, on December 13, 2013 Oracle announced Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3 is available for download. Not to mention a fairly significant, version 12.2.2, was released just prior to that on September 20, 2013.
Although a lot of what follows below includes a lot of technical and version numbering verbiage (directly from Oracle Development). However, if you click on some of the links mentioned, in particular this one: Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.1 and 12.2 Release Content Documents (Note 1302189.1), it includes a wealth of information within the Release Content Documents (RCDs). In fact, I leverage them to get up to speed.
What Does EBS 12.2.3 Include?
This Release Update Pack (RUP) for the EBS 12.2 release codeline includes new features as well as statutory and regulatory updates, and error corrections for stability, performance, and security.
This is a consolidated suite-wide patch set. Release 12.2.3 is cumulative and includes new updates as well as updates made available in one-off patches on 11.5.10, 12.0, 12.1.3, and the base 12.2 releases.
User Experience Modernization
With 12.2.3, the Oracle E-Business Suite incorporates current UI design trends and improves user productivity by including:
- New look and feel: appears lighter and fresher, with flat rather than dimensional elements, reduced gradients, and white or light colors with splashes of darker color.
- Rich table interaction: allows an end user to scroll through a table if its width exceeds the browser’s width, detach a table and work with it as a separate component with a wider width, and re-size and reorder table columns that an end user can then save as a user personalization.
- Worklist header icon: displays by default in all HTML-based pages, the worklist header icon is an alternative to including a worklist region in the Oracle E-Business Suite home page. Users can select the icon to view a summarized list of recent notifications, then click to view and respond to notification details.