The deadline for EBS 12.1 premier support is December 2021. After that date, Oracle will only provide “Sustaining Support”, which offers limited maintenance and no access to new patches, fixes, or updates. This upgrade can be complex and represent a significant part of your IT time and budget as it is EBS’s most technically complex to date. Such a transition is usually a 6 to 9-month project and can represent a very tall order if you factor in that your production work must continue while the deadline for the upgrade approaches. If your organization is now moving to version R12.2, we can help you simplify and accelerate the process of bringing your EBS Extensions and Customizations into EBS R12.2, thanks to Oracle APEX.
APEX applications support online patching
APEX enables you to merge different sources of information in your organization
Reuses EBS development team skillsets as APEX is PL/SQL based
Simplifies EBS extension development thanks to its low code development environment
Migrate Discoverer reports to APEX. Offers feature-rich reporting capabilities
Improve availability of information
Increase user’s efficiency
Expedite multi-step processes
Strong internal support at Oracle -Tens of thousands of APEX users within Oracle Corporation, with almost every line of business using it in some fashion. Senior Director of Software Development at Oracle Joel Kallman describes APEX’s popularity within Oracle in this video from Oracle Open World in 2019.
Strong online community around APEX- Described by Oracle as “One of the most vibrant, global, and growing communities Oracle has to offer”
Close collaboration between Oracle EBS and Oracle APEX product teams- to ensure all aspects of extending EBS with APEX are fully supported, including architecture and security considerations. See Oracle’s white paper on the subject of EBS extensions using APEX.