Companies worldwide are thinking about switching from on-premise software to the cloud. Users of on-premise software like E-Business Suite are very concerned about the cost of ownership. The Oracle EBS to fusion migration to the cloud requires process harmonization. However, the key to making such judgments is working toward a perfect migration strategy and a relaxed pace. Change management, team alignment, and best practice consultation are necessary for this shift.
Reasons to switch to Fusion Cloud.
Lower Prices: By managing and reducing capital investment, turning them into predictable operational expenditure, doing away with server hardware, and, if possible, utilizing cloud flexibility, it works and decreases data center maintenance costs.
The “pay-as-you-go” usage approach merely enhances the advantages. Additionally, the ability to use current investments, such as monitoring, operational runbooks, skills, and process and the ability to transfer existing Oracle licenses to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure dramatically increases value.
Better Performance: Fusion Cloud improves performance by 30% and speeds up reporting by 2–10 times. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure offers users a high-performance experience by providing higher-performance computation, storage, networking, and managed database instances. Other cloud systems are configured in less reliable ways.
More straightforward to manage: By automating deployment, migration, upgrades, and maintenance processes with Oracle-specific tooling, time is saved, and risk is decreased. Instead of being measured in months, the implementation schedule is in weeks.
Utilization is simplified by the cloud-based access, which offers easily accessed dashboards for effective troubleshooting. In contrast to EBS, creating ad-hoc reports for real-time data in Fusion does not need running several queries. Work can be completed more effectively with guided business processes, which are collections of organized tasks.
Functionality: Oracle’s cloud instance now includes new features. However, some of the On-Prem modules from Oracle EBS have been missing essential capabilities. Missing functionalities may provide a problem during the transition from Oracle EBS to Oracle Cloud by interfering with essential business operations.
Enterprises that have customized their Oracle EBS instance can find it challenging to migrate to Oracle Cloud because Oracle has removed the ability to modify while improving configurations and personalization for its cloud. Businesses will face substantial business risks if the business processes have changed.
Integrations: Organizations that have used Oracle EBS for a long time have improved it by linking it with external productivity programs and apps. While Oracle EBS does not support these protocols and web services that had to be constructed, Oracle Cloud provides integration utilizing SOAP, XML, etc. Therefore, there is a potential that existing integrations will fail while moving to Oracle Cloud.
Quarterly Patching: Oracle releases new features and functions every three months in order to provide its customers with ongoing innovation. Customers will therefore get new features every three months. Enterprises must test Oracle upgrades before deploying them to production since they could negatively affect the current business processes.
Change management: Oracle Cloud applications’ nomenclature, navigation, and appearance differ. Businesses who want to switch from Oracle EBS to fusion needs to be aware of how the new cloud environment has affected their current business process. After quarterly updates, enterprises must also comprehend the effects of new features on existing business processes.
Oracle’s cloud applications are constantly changing and innovating. Consequently, businesses must have the appropriate test automation framework to enable Oracle Cloud migration and adoption of quarterly upgrades. Enterprises may identify risks across business processes and workflows early and fast by using a risk-based continuous testing methodology. Testing everything is not practical nor provides sufficient coverage. Instead of testing everything, risk-based testing suggests test cases based on the highlighted risks, allowing QA teams to hasten release cycles, cut costs, and lessen migration risks while maintaining business continuity.