While release level announcements are par for the course at OpenWorld, this one packs an extra punch, because this latest version of Oracle EBS offers online patching.
As Oracle itself explains:
With the complexities of today’s global business environments, organizations depend on the high availability of their mission-critical systems. To help customers manage that complexity and ensure continuous operation of their key business processes, Oracle has released Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2. The latest release introduces Online Patching to support organizations with high-availability requirements by dramatically reducing planned maintenance downtimes, increases performance by exploiting latest, cutting-edge features of the Oracle platform, and provides cross-industry enhancements spanning key business applications.
While this announcement is a big moment in the development of Oracle E-Business Suite, it carries an extra special meaning for IT Convergence.
In early 2012 IT Convergence became part of a select group of Oracle R12.2 early adopters and in its announcement press release Oracle Corporation quoted IT Convergence CTO Gustavo Gonzalez who explained the business case and ROI in the company’s R12.2 implementation:
Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Online Patching offers a smooth, predictable patching process that can dramatically reduce maintenance downtime while maintaining business continuity. When calculating the ROI of the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 upgrade, we counted the hours we’ve devoted annually to patching operations and the impact on our business. It was clear that an upgrade from Oracle E-Business Suite 12 to 12.2 was the right choice.
If you’re interested in learning more about how you can benefit from Oracle R12.2 you have several options available to you. If you’re at Oracle OpenWorld 2013 you can stop by Booth #1027 in Moscone South to meet with our experts.
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