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Effectively Plan Oracle Cloud Applications Implementation

APRIL 01, 2018 07:26 AM

Are you planning on implementing a new ERP or HCM system for your organization? Then selecting Oracle Cloud Application (Oracle ERP Cloud & Oracle Cloud HCM) is the first step. We have spoken with many CEOs / CTOs / CHROs and one common thread that we could gather from these discussions was that there is a lot of ambiguity, lack of clear information, and expert advice about the end to end implementation process.

Since this is one of the most important business decision for any organization when it comes to Oracle Cloud Applications implementation, it's important to identify a right partner who can help you in this process from cloud readiness to data privacy to security prioritization to end to end planning to cloud migration to business process mapping.

How to Effectively Plan for an Oracle Cloud Applications Implementation

1. Assessing the Oracle Cloud Application

Understanding product capabilities is very important. Complete business process should be to make sure if the application is appropriate for the business requirements or not. Mapping business requirements with the product offerings and identifying gaps. Organization needs to plan for these gaps as per the recommendations of the implementation partner.

2. Consider Data

Before the beginning with implementation, it is important to plan thoroughly for the data migration. Depending upon the critical nature of the data, need of accessibility, frequency of accessibility the organization must decide which data can be moved to the cloud and which can remain at on-premise data centres. Cloud infrastructure provides better data security measures as compared to on-premise data centres. Organization must also decide the cost involved in storing data on-premise v/s on the cloud infrastructure.

3. Communication

When it comes to the planning of the implementation part of Oracle ERP Cloud or Oracle Cloud HCM implementation, communication is a major aspect. The project management team must keep all stake holders properly informed all the time. Timely communication to all those required is a key for the successful implementation of the Oracle Cloud Applications. All stake holders depending upon their involvement in the project should be involved in the decision-making process. They should be made part of design sessions.

4. Plan for Uncertainties

Project managers must prepare a contingency plan for any unexpected challenges in the project. Project manager must periodically check the health of the project and identify risks in advance. Project manager must discuss challenges, risks with stake holders and find out suitable solutions.

SMACT Works is a technology-focused systems integrator and IT/ERP consulting firm. We deliver end-to-end consulting, managed, and implementation services for Oracle Cloud Applications, IaaS & PaaS, On-Premise PeopleSoft & EBS Applications. Headquartered in Dublin, OH, we have a global presence with North America and Asia offices. We are an Oracle Gold Partner Cloud Standard, ISO 9001, and 27001 certified delivery organization serving customers with Excellence and Integrity.