The user demands on modern applications are rigorous. Users expect applications that are secure, always available, and scalable. Thankfully, Oracle EBS has been keeping up with modern demands.
But in addition to keeping their Oracle EBS applications updated to the latest version, EBS to cloud migration is one of the most popular strategies on the minds of IT managers. Whether you manage the migration with your own internal resources or entrust the project to a service provider, there are many key aspects to consider to ensure a successful EBS to cloud migration.
Roadmap to Success
The path to the cloud can be complex and requires a detailed migration roadmap. First, it’s necessary to work out a migration plan that takes into account business needs, technical requirements, and available resources.
Without a plan, development can run longer than expected, causing your team to go over budget and taking up valuable time. You may also find that your end-state application lacks all of the features your end users expect, decreasing user adoption.
It’s also important to write your business plan in a way that will get buy in from the business. You will need to find the business value of the an EBS to cloud migration as early in the process as possible in order to ensure you’re able to get a budget and plan approved on time and get the project underway.
Tool-Assisted EBS to Cloud Migration
Ideally, a rapid migration will also include a tool-based pre-analysis of your Oracle EBS application. As a result, most problems can be identified ahead of time so that there are no nasty surprises during the project.
The migration itself can be automated, semi-automated or manually implemented. The most advantages and fewest risks are the tool-assisted EBS to cloud migration. The right tool can achieve automation levels of up to 90%, saving significant time and money, and minimizing the potential for manual errors.
Access Experienced Talent
In order to make your migration project a success, you need not only competent staff but a full-stack team of experts. In addition to a classic project manager, you should also have access to a solutions architect who is an expert in Oracle EBS migrations. An experienced team of developers will also help produce excellent quality results.
Finally, you should pay attention to the qualifications of your migration team. Ideally, your cloud-based modernization project will be supported by employees who have years of migration experience.