Sep 12, 2010

Upgrade stories : Web Adi error

Launching Web ADI from HR forms throws a http 404 error under Internet Explorer. Firefox shows a more meaningful "Resource /OA_HTML/oracle.apps.bne.webui.BneApplicationService not found on this server".

After some digging, it was found that the web html call of seeded and custom Web ADI forms functions had 'oracle.apps.bne.webui.' before 'BneApplicationService'.

It looks like the upgrade scripts do not clean that up correctly.

Upgrade stories : 12.1.2 or 12.1.3

So which version to choose from?

12.1.2 is out for a while, so a nice list of fixes exists already.

12.1.3 is new on the block from August 2010 on. Going for this version brings you to the latest and finest verion of the eBusiness Suite. And will fix some previous bugs. And will introduce some new bugs.

To make things a little more complicated, Metalink states:

"R12.HR_PF.B.Delta.3 (9114911) - Oracle HRMS RUP 3: This is the lowest level of HRMS Release Update Pack (RUP) on which Netherlands Payroll customers are supported for 2010/11 Year End processing and statutory updates effective from 01-Jan-2011."

And this Rup 3 is already included in the 12.1.3 version, but is an extra Rup to install on top of 12.1.2.

I gonna propose 12.1.3. Either way we will have issues to fix, so it seems better to fix them in the latest version. As such, the customer is one relaese point higher, and support can not ask you to upgrade to 12.1.3.

Upgrade stories : Extended support for 11.5.10

Plan is to blog some articles about ongoing R12 upgrades, within the HCM domain.

If you are on 11.5.10 right now :
- Premier support ends by November 2010
- you are forced into Extended support from December 2010 on
- Oracle does not bill extra money for the extended support for the first year
- So you pay extra money for Extended support from December 2011 on

You can avoid the extra money, if
- you talk to your account manager
- Oracle revises their extra money support policy, or extends the grace period
- you upgrade to R12 (which will cost you also money)

Count your options.