SAN FRANCISCO: Oracle is extended support for early versions of its business management platform, with version 12.2 of its E-Business Suite set to arrive in 2013.
The company said that it would be extend support for E-Business Suite 12.1 from May of 2017 until December of 2018, in an effort to reassure users worried about migration timelines.
"What we are seeing in the customer base in general is that probably about two-thirds of customers are active on release 12," said Oracle E-Business Suite General manager Cliff Godwin.
"Of the third that is not, probably three-quarters of them are planning to do a project in the next year."
To help further that transition, the company is also looking to extend support for E-Business Suite 11. The company said that it will extend support for version 11i through 2013, at which point the product will be put into a sustaining support cycle which will still allow for critical vulnerabilities to be patched.
The extended support come as the company prepares to release what it hopes will be the widest reaching and most powerful version yet of its enterprise finance and operations management platform.
Godwin said that rather than look to simply update the current capacity of their older deployments, customers should look at the release as a chance to push the E-Business Suite into new areas such as manufacturing and warehouse management.
As such, the Oracle executive advised users to take their time when planning and deploying updates and put in the extra work necessary to enable expanded features which could pay off down the road.
"We have seen people justify the upgrade in some cases based not on what they are currently running, but what they are not running," Godwin explained.
"It gives you a way to think broadly about where to look for value."
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