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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Oracle Applications History, ERP Versions and their Release Dates

31st Jan, 2006, the day when oracle had schedule to release 5 different products across 6 continent, out of which one is Oracle application i.e. R12.Thus the evolution of ERP Suite in last 20 years. 14000 installations worldwide is a wildcard entry while considering for product evaluation by companies who are looking for some ERP product.

Journey from 1978 till 1987
These 9 years oracle has seen lot many achievement like becoming first DBMS based Database Company. They have released 7 different database versions with technology enhancement, and they become Public company as sometime 1986 had IPO in market. The startup has turned in recognized DBMS company, thus it was perfect time for them as well as Industry expert are looking Integration with in area like Finance , Manufacturing etc..Thus ERP evolution takes place.

The application group Formed
Some times in August 1987 Oracle started there Oracle Applications division, a group focusing and building business management software closely integrated with there own database software.

The First Oracle Application Product Launched
Sometime in August 1988 they released their first ERP application called accounting system that has only general Ledger functionality enabled. This is one of the reason of having General ledger application_id is 101.

i-era/Dot com Time
The year 1997-98, the attention was prominently focused on Internet, which already takes off in Information Technology sometime back. The concept of thin client was a baby at that time. This year oracle strategy shifts toward the internet and browser based development. The middle of year oracle launched and shipped there 11i product which was armed with 8i database, with lot many new features.

In 2000, Oracle9i Application Server released at Oracle becomes the first database with middle-tier cache. This 9iAS leads to launches of E-Business Suite. The suite combined with all inbuilt products.

2003 Onward
Since 2003 onward, oracle keeps their attention on oracle application product and same time they make ready with departure of old 10.7 products, by simply de-supporting.

These two year have seen acquisition and movement of oracle from DBMS to grid database, thus EBS suite does come out with MobApps, has feature of RFID and other need for manufacturing area. The year 2006 seen a release of yet another.. Version.

2007 onward
Oracle is ready with their new version ready to release in market. This times a new member i.e. R12.

Oracle Applications History, ERP Versions and their Release Dates.

Oracle Applications History, ERP Versions and their Release Dates
Ellison co-founded Oracle Corporation in 1977 with Bob Miner and Ed Oates under the name Software Development Laboratories (SDL).
In 1979 SDL changed its name to Relational Software, Inc. (RSI).
In 1982, RSI renamed itself Oracle Systems Corporation to align itself more closely with its flagship product Oracle Database. At this stage Bob Miner served as the company's senior programmer.
On March 12, 1986: Oracle went public with revenues of $55 million USD.

In 1995, Oracle Systems Corporation changed its name to Oracle Corporation.

 Oracle E-Business Suite started life as Oracle Financials in 1987.

   August 1987: Oracle founds its Applications division, building business-management software closely integrated with its database software. Oracle Corporation acquires TCI for its project management software.
  •    October 1987: Oracle Applications Release 1

Sometime in August 1988 they released their first ERP application called accounting system that has only general Ledger functionality enabled. This is one of the reasons of having General ledger application_id is 101.
  •    November 1988: Release 3
  •    January 1989: Release 4
  •    May 1989: Release 5
  •    October 1989: Release 6
  •    May 1990: Release 7
  •    November 1990: Release 8
  •    June 1992: Release 9
  •    1995: Release 10
 Release 10 Sub versions are 10.7NCA,, 10.7

 July 16, 1998: First combined production installation of Oracle Applications Release 10.7 NCA at Leeson Electric Corporation.
  •     April 1998: Release 11
   Release 11 sub versions are 11.0, 11.0.1, 11.0.2, 11.0.3, 11.0.28
  •    May 1999: Release 11.0.3
   11i Sub Versions are 11.5, 11.5.1, 11.5.2, 11.5.3, 11.5.4, 11.5.5, 11.5.6, 11.5.7, 11.5.8, 11.5.9,,,
  •    May 2000: Release 11.5.1
  •    Oct 2000: Release 11.5.2
  •    Jan 2001: Release 11.5.3
  •    Jun 2001: Release 11.5.4
  •    Sep 2001: Release 11.5.5
  •    Jan 2002: Release 11.5.6
  •    May 2002: Release 11.5.7
  •    Nov 2002: Release 11.5.8
  •    Jun 2003: Release 11.5.9
  •    Nov 2004: Release 11.5.10
  •    Feb 2006: Release

 R12 Sub Versions are 12.0.0, 12.0.1, 12.0.2, 12.0.3, 12.0.4, 12.0.5, 12.0.6, 12.0.7, 12.1, 12.1.1, 12.1.2, 12.1.3 and latest version is R12.2.2
  •    31 Jan 2007: Release R12.0.0
  •    26th Apr 2007: R12.0.1 Released
  •    18th Jul 2007: R12.0.2 Released
  •    16th Oct 2007: R12.0.3 Released
  •    15th Jan 2008: R12.0.4 Released
  •    7th Nov 2008: R12.0.6 Released
  •    4th May 2009: R12.1.1 Released
  •    17th Dec 2009: R12.1.2 Released
  •    20th Aug 2010: R12.1.3 Released
  •    19th Sep 2013: R12.2 (R12.2.1) Released
  •    20th Sep 2013: R12.2.2 Released


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