Six London boroughs intend to generate £6m savings from a plan to implement the same version of Oracle's E-Business Suite.
The boroughs - Barking and Dagenham, Brent, Lambeth, Lewisham, Havering and Croydon - will implement Oracle EBS Release 12 as part of a plan to support the introduction of HR, finance, payroll, pensions and procurement functionality as part of Project Athena. The project is aimed at implementing and converging IT and business processes across London to save costs.
The councils have jointly appointed Capgemini to implement Oracle R12, which is a single system that manages HR, finance, payroll and procurement functions.
Using EBS means that employees are able to request leave, pay for services and manage budgets though a single system instead of using several systems or spreadsheets. Read more...
Oracle has issued an urgent bulletin asking desktop administrators to immediately turn off the Java Runtime Environment auto-update option "for all Windows end user desktops connecting to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i, 12.0, and 12.1" due to a critical incompatibility.
The auto-update process to JRE 7 will happen as soon as July 3, but right now, Oracle's Forms development toolkit isn't compatible with Java 7, Oracle said in an official blog post. In addition, it said, the E-Business Suite itself has not been certified for Java 7.
Therefore, "Oracle E-Business Suite functionality based on Forms -- e.g. Financials -- will stop working if you upgrade to JRE 7," the post states. Read more...
Oracle has given customers running version 12.0 of its E-Business Suite software a reprieve from extended support fees, which would have kicked in this month, increasing the maintenance payments they were already making.
The waiver runs through January 2015, according to a recent post on an official company blog. Customers are still required to meet minimum patching baselines, according to Oracle.
Last year, the vendor previously waived first-year extended support fees for E-Business Suite 12.1, covering June 2014 through May 2015. It also granted a waiver on extended support fees for EBS 11i for the period spanning November 2010 to November 2013. Read more...