Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Time has come today
Young hearts can go their way
Can't put it off another day
I don't care what others say
They say we don't listen anyway
Time has come today

- From "Time" by The Chambers Brothers

Now that Oracle has stretched out Premier Support for E-Business 11i customers, I'm wondering what those customers will do with the extra year? In my shop, we view the extension as a great opportunity to do additional work in extending our EBS apps with Fusion Middleware...especially in terms of driving integration with external apps up the tech stack as part of the move to BPEL-based integration. I know I'll feel much better when I can close down database ports and retire custom interfaces by replacing them with exposed EBS APIs and loosely-coupled web services. The bonus here is that using the SOA Suite tools will help prepare both our EBS environment and our people for our later moves toward Fusion architecture.

So now that you know my plans, how about sharing yours?

1 comment:

Steve Romeo said...

We are using the time to develop more Middleware connectors, shutting down our ODBC connectors and legacy tools that don't play nice during upgrades.

r12 is closer to becoming a reality for us, so we need to move quick!