Oracle Cloud Release 12

Dear Rutgers Colleague,


In October 2016, we launched the new financial management system on the Oracle Release 11 platform, the most current version of the software available at that time. As part of normal operations, Oracle requires all customers to migrate to the latest version of its Cloud-based product to maintain ongoing support from Oracle. Rutgers University will upgrade to Oracle Cloud Release 12 in early October 2017.


Release 12 features a more modern style, and a customized “Rutgers” look. These changes will have little to no impact on how staff and faculty use the financial management and expense report management functions.


We have identified testers from campus and central units to participate in three cycles to thoroughly test the Release 12 platform prior to upgrading the system university wide.


This release will not address performance and functionality improvements that we have requested as a result of the initial implementation. We will continue to work with Oracle to resolve those issues.


Q&As have been posted on the Controller’s website. Additional communications on the release of this upgrade will be available in the coming weeks.


If you have questions about the Oracle Release 12 upgrade, please contact the Oracle Release 12 support team at





Pete Larson, Associate Vice President and University Controller

Ellen Law, Cornerstone Project Executive and University Director, OIT Enterprise Application Services