Most people who know me professionally know about my enthusiasm for enterprise applications delivered via the SaaS model. In terms of adoption and agility, SaaS is a winner. But, at the same time, I also recognized that SaaS is not for everybody. Those who customize heavily and those who want to retain a higher level of control are probably better off with on-premise enterprise applications.
So I was happy to hear about Cliff Godwin, Oracle's Sr. VP of Applications Technology over the E-Business Suite, laying out a roadmap for the future of the E-Business Suite at the Collaborate 2015 conference. Not only did Mr. Godwin lay out plans for more incremental releases of EBS 12.2.x, he also shared the news about a future 12.3 release. One of the primary intents of the 12.3 release will be to take further advantage of in-memory technology.
I'm an EBS fan. Rock solid database model. Recently improved user experience. Delivers high operational efficiency. So I'm happy to hear that EBS will continue to evolve.
NOTE: I'm not at Collaborate 15...wish I was, but I'm not...so big thanks to dear friend Karen Brownfield for clueing me in on the news.