Have you already decided on investing in Oracle Cloud’s ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems? You’re certainly making the right decision. However, it’s one thing to be aware of a system’s capabilities and another to make them work in your company. Oracle’s user interface and structure are easy to learn, but it’s not a plug-and-play service that you just wing.
To make the most of Oracle Cloud, you have to follow these implementation best practices.
A partner in this scenario refers to consultants or specialists for Oracle Cloud solutions. These are trained and knowledgeable individuals who’re qualified to advise your company as it transitions from on-premises to cloud-based ERP systems. Oracle offers a broad range of ERP solutions and can support day-to-day business activities on one platform:
But finding the right partner tops the list.
Is your interest in Oracle Cloud because you need a robust ERP platform for particular uses, like business intelligence, warehousing, PaaS, IaaS, or CRM? You need to find Oracle partners specializing in the areas that matter to your business. They are the best people to help you make the most of Oracle Cloud.
Because even if you follow the best practices for Oracle Cloud integration, it would be very difficult—if not impossible—to successfully implement and maximize its ERP solutions without a specialist guiding you.
While the ideal scenario is for organizations to adopt the entire Oracle suite, doing so all at once is not always the wisest decision. As with other operation-critical changes, there has to be a transition period to allow your employees (and, possibly, your customers or end-users) to adjust to these new tools and environments.
The need for an implementation strategy stresses the importance of finding the right partner. Customers of any cloud service can only experience maximum benefits if things are done right from the implementation stage. The right partner will know which approach would have the most minimal disruptions and the smoothest transition. Your partner should also be capable of orienting your workforce on the purpose and usage of the Oracle Cloud products.
This best practice is a follow-up to plotting an implementation strategy. It should contain not just the timeline but also the sequencing of the processes that will be migrated to the cloud, one after the other.
An incremental transition is an agile approach that makes changes go smoother. Oracle recommends choosing small departments to be the pilot teams who’ll move to the cloud. This will make it easier to assess if the cloud ERP can indeed meet the business’s needs. The pilot teams can also give their feedback and give additional insight into how to configure the system to better suit their business processes.
Oracle Cloud is flexible in that it can support various combinations of ERP solutions within its suite of products and services. However, what you must understand is that Oracle is flexible because it is configurable. The ERP solutions have systems in place, and they enable users to enter information (e.g., your preferred application settings) that will make the ERP solutions work the way businesses need them to.
When you decide to use Oracle Cloud, you’ll soon realize that it will make your transition more manageable if you refine and streamline your processes before integrating them into the ERP system. For example, developing a lean business process instead of allowing a department to execute a task in five different ways. When you’ve trimmed down the day-to-day activities into the most essential, it will be easier to integrate them into Oracle.
Set your business up for success by observing these best practices for implementing Oracle Cloud solutions. Start here at eVerge Group. We are a longtime, certified vendor and Platinum Partner for Oracle. We can answer any questions about Oracle Cloud, its products, benefits, and implementation requirements.
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