Every Oracle EBS licensee running the 12.1 release will lose full support from Oracle by December 2021, potentially putting their businesses at risk if they do not take action.
This is forcing a choice: remain with the 12.1 release when Oracle 12.1 support moves to Sustaining Support; complete an EBS upgrade from 12.1 to 12.2, potentially costing several million dollars; purchase temporary and less-comprehensive 12.1 support extensions; or move to the cloud.
Although EBS 12.2 was released several years ago, it is still not widely adopted, leaving licensees to wonder how much new value is being delivered by Oracle for existing EBS software.
And for many IT organizations, there are much more urgent priorities these days than having to make an EBS decision of this magnitude and expense.
In this 30-minute on-demand webinar, Rimini Street discusses critical factors that Oracle EBS licensees should consider before: committing to an EBS upgrade from 12.1 to 12.2, spending even more for less Oracle 12.1 support, or moving to Oracle Cloud. Third-party support is also discussed as a solution to free up scarce IT resources and take back control of the EBS roadmap.
Jason Kotsaftis is Sr. Director of Product Marketing at Rimini Street. Most recently, Jason served as Sr. Director of Solutions Product Marketing and Product Management at Dell/EMC. In that role, he led the group responsible for the complete solutions portfolio for server, storage, networking, cloud computing as well as converged and hyper-converged infrastructure systems. Prior to the Dell/EMC merger, Jason spent over 20 years at EMC Corporation where he held various positions including leading several strategic global alliances with Oracle, SAP and others as well as leading the solutions product marketing team for business applications, big data and cloud computing.
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