1. Home Page with Quick Actions
The coolness here comes from being able to easily initiate an action without requiring the user to have any knowledge of the application structure, navigation, or work area organization. Simply find what you want to do and do it. And, for the security geeks out there, access control is based on functional security for roles.
2. Personalized Email Notifications
This is a feature folks have been requesting for some time: personalizing email notifications. You can apply your brand and preferred content as well as...wait for it...define custom templates for life cycle events. And the scope of approval/rejections and requests for more information has been expanded for R12.
3. UX Consistency Across Devices
For a long time, we've been working toward user experience ("UX") consistency across devices; the idea that the cloud is a platform that works the same way regardless of the device used for access. We've nailed that concept in R12. Look, feel, and work processes across devices are as consistent. Your desktop, your laptop, your tablet, your phone...use what you want wherever you are. The UX will remain the same.
So there you have it...3 cool things about R12. You have others? Tell us about them. Find the comments.