Everything You Need To Know When Migrating to Oracle Cloud
Oracle Cloud migration can present many challenges to businesses that will increase their risk, their costs and their ability to have a timely and successful migration. A recent study proved that 45% of businesses that have migrated their ERP systems to the cloud have gone over budget, and 58% went over their proposed timelines. Since you are considering migrating from E-Business Suite (EBS) to Oracle Cloud, you need to ensure your migration is properly planned and scoped to avoid any budget or timeline overages, as well as avoid any impact to your revenue or client reputation. To ensure that your migration occurs within an optimal timeline and budget, you need a “test focused” Oracle Cloud migration strategy.
This article will highlight the risks that businesses encounter when you migrate EBS to Oracle Cloud, and how Opkey can best prepare you for a seamless migration, with our free Migration Readiness Report.
Risks enterprises should know before starting their EBS migration to Oracle Cloud
Clear Migration Scope: Enterprises often struggle to have a clear scope of EBS migration to Oracle Cloud. Having a clear scope of migration with mitigate potential risks, and ensure your migration is timely and within budget.
Understanding of as-is processes and configurations: Don’t forget to document your “as-is” processes as having a clear understanding of those processes and configurations in EBS is essential to avoiding business disruption post migration.
Process Deviations: EBS customers often customize and extend the functionality of their own business processes, however, Oracle Cloud has limited customization opportunities. Therefore, enterprises will likely need to adopt some of the standard processes in Oracle Cloud, so it’s critical to understand your own process deviations to ensure you post-migration business risk.
Business Process Mapping: To avoid, chaos, confusion, and blame post migration, it is necessary that enterprises should have a clear process map across EBS that can be mapped with processes in Oracle cloud to deliver corporate clarity around the process.”However, enterprises often struggle to have a visual representation of their own processes, leaving too much guess work and potential risk.”
Validating Critical Reports: Report validation is extremely critical and important for successful Oracle cloud migration. However, enterprises often struggle in deciding how or what to validate. Without proper tools, validation can lead to unpredictable test cycles, long hours, and project delays.
Validating Integrations: Oracle cloud ERP can be integrated seamlessly with CRM, EDI, HCM and SCM systems. Apart from this, it can also be integrated with third party systems to support business processes. However, most enterprises don’t have the ability to exhaustively test integration points during cloud migration to keep business risks at bay.
Validating Security SOD permissions: Oracle Cloud Security Model relies on a role-based security model, with Job Roles and Abstract Roles. These roles inherently contain an abundance of Segregation of Duties (SOD) added to them in form of Function and Data security policies. One Security Role contains about 500 Function/Data security privileges which are impossible to validate manually with 100’s of roles together.
These potential risks can lead to a variety of questions from CIOs ahead of a migration as such as:
Now that we understand the risks of a migration, how do we ensure we are set up to overcome them?
Beyond preparing to handle the above tasks, we at Opkey are here to help you! Opkey can help you accelerate your Oracle Cloud migration, giving your business best-in-class coverage at any budget.
Let’s see how!
Migration Impact Assessment: Opkey autonomously discovers and documents your current processes to highlight business-critical functions to ensure they are tested first.
Business Process Mapping: Pre-built mapping templates highlight exact test coverage in Oracle Cloud to ensure safer and faster migration to Oracle Cloud.
Visualization of as-is and to-be business processes: Opkey provides detailed impact report across “as-is” and “to-be” business processes to automatically discover the scope of upgraded test scenarios.
Configuration Variance: Opkey uses process discovery to automatically assess configurations, highlight any configuration variance.
Autonomous Self-Config: Opkey generates all relevant data combinations that can automatically be seeded to your test cases to ensure full testing coverage.
SOD Validation:Opkey helps enterprises by providing variance between function and data security policies across all applications seeded and custom roles, with a simple click of a button. This will help you easily maintain compliance.
End-to-end Testing: Opkey alerts you whenever middleware, multiple custom and 3rd party applications are at risk.
Support for Oracle Cloud Updates: Beyond your migration, Opkey can also take on your testing during patch and upgrade certification.
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