Skip to Main Content
IBM Sterling

This portal is to open public enhancement requests for IBM Sterling products and services. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (

Shape the future of IBM!

We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

Search existing ideas

Start by searching and reviewing ideas and requests to enhance a product or service. Take a look at ideas others have posted, and add a comment, vote, or subscribe to updates on them if they matter to you. If you can't find what you are looking for,

Post your ideas
  1. Post an idea.

  2. Get feedback from the IBM team and other customers to refine your idea.

  3. Follow the idea through the IBM Ideas process.

Specific links you will want to bookmark for future use

Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

IBM Unified Ideas Portal ( - Use this site to view all of your ideas, create new ideas for any IBM product, or search for ideas across all of IBM. - Use this email to suggest enhancements to the Ideas process or request help from IBM for submitting your Ideas.

Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 9, 2023

Support for Java 11+

Currently IBM Sterling is officially only supported on Java 1.8. There are improvements made on JDK since 1.8 especially around native webservice call. We would like IBM to certify java 11 and above for Sterling OMS.

What is your industry? Retail
How will this idea be used?

This idea would be very useful for security patching and using new features introduced in latest JDK versions. We have so many customers who uses microservices and are not able to use the latest java features and functionality since they are not supported on JDK 1.8.

  • Admin
    Bharat Khade
    Mar 14, 2024

    Hi Swapnil,

    There is a plan to upgrade to JDK 21 this year. Please watch on release notes this year for this upgrade.


    Bharat K

  • Guest
    Mar 11, 2024


    I too wanted to check if there is a plan to go beyong JDK8 for Sterling OMS. If yes, when is it planned for?