In the wake of Oracle Application de-support notices, many Oracle customers are planning upgrades. We all know they are always tense, even a minor glitch can have major impact on business operations and therefore the company.
The Oracle Applications User Group recently conducted a survey of members to determine the benefits they anticipate and the risks that give them the most sleepless nights. The testing process came out on top of those risks, cited by 63% of respondents. Just behind with 61%, was concern about staffing the upgrade. About half were concerned with bringing customizations forward into the new release, while 47% are worried about the downtime and disruption that the upgrade may create (see Figure 11 of the full report).
If those are among your concerns, I have good news for you. Solix can help you minimize or eliminate those problems:
- Testing Process:Solix EDMS Test Data Management is designed to bring the efficiencies of automation to the creation and management of database clones, it automates database cloning and subsetting for automated creation of databases for testing, QA while reducing infrastructure costs and improving development cycles.
- Staffing: As you bring outside firms to staff your project, how do you ensure data privacy. Solix EDMS Data Masking product can help you deal with the data security for your test environments. Any leakage of sensitive data by a careless contractor can result in significant legal fees, loss of credibility and brand loyalty and exposure of corporate accounts and strategic business information. In the case of regulated industries, such as medical and financial industries, a data breach is sure to result in government scrutiny and repercussions.
- Customization: As you consider migrating your customizations, often it ends up as a complete re-implementation. Should you consider that, Solix EDMS Application Retirement can help you optimize that process. This can speed up the migration process as well reduce the licensing costs of maintaining two different application systems.
- Downtime and Disruption: Applying Solix EDMS Database Archiving tools before starting the upgrade of your production environment can reduce the size of the database significantly and reduce the downtime for upgrade. Experts agree that as much as 80% of data in enterprise production databases for core applications such as ERP, CRM, and corporate financials is no longer in active use and slows application performance by as much as 50%. Much of this data, however, needs to be retained for compliance and business needs such as decision support and trend analysis.
More importantly, Solix EDMS Data Validation which is FREE to download, can dramatically improve your testing as you move your data to your newer ERP system, it can ensure data integrity. Overall, Solix EDMS has a strategic role to play in your Oracle upgrades. If you have any questions or concerns, never hesitate to contact us. We are always in your corner.