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Planning an Oracle ERP Cloud Migration for Your Organization

AUGUST 23, 2021 12:04 AM

As the market grows and there is digital innovation and transformation every day, it has become imperative to keep up. The major technologies, like artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and others, have major traction and are the reason for migrating to the ERP Cloud due to their extensive need for processing power and data. This blog will give you an idea of a cloud-based platform that can bear the load and best suits your business objectives while being highly scalable, flexible and builds a defensible migration plan.

Oracle Cloud technology has been the driving force for organizations to transform their business processes towards new and innovative horizons that speak perfection. Over the years, a lot of traction is being gained towards Oracle Cloud migration, but the major challenge has always been in understanding what opportunities or limitations the migration brings to the business table.

Most organizations are looking at the cloud as a solution for saving cost and they don't really map their process accurately to accentuate the value they can gain from a move to ERP cloud; this results in organizations not gaining business value from their cloud deployments. Before you start your migration, spend time analyzing your unique business model to see where the cloud fits in.

Oracle ERP Cloud Migration Approaches: Rehost, Replatform, Repurchase, Refactor, Retire, Retain

Planning an Oracle ERP Cloud Migration for Your Organization

Earlier, the security of data was a concern when businesses were undergoing Oracle ERP Cloud migration. Since on-premise infrastructure is better secured, there is strong monitoring for breaches, application of patches, and software updates. However, when Cloud deployment is done correctly, there is a reduction in exposure, hardening of infrastructure, and a lockdown of data.

Effective planning is the major key to the success of any Oracle Cloud migration.


Migration to Oracle Cloud will help organizations save on infrastructure and maintenance. Analyse the total cost of ownership for both on-premise and cloud costs. Create a plan and compare the migration workload scenarios without compromising the on-prem commitments and/or the business objectives.


Sometimes migrations may not go as planned. Adapt your migration strategy to your changing needs by identifying the ideal mix of public and private clouds along with the various solutions and products. Refine your plan to adhere to the Security, Privacy, and Compliance constraints.


As an organization migrates to the Cloud, it offers the flexibility of porting your present applications to the Cloud without any need for changes. Effective tracking will help key stakeholders ease into the migration process and further reduce expenses - this shows the extent of the Cloud's flexibility.

Application Migration:

Oracle Cloud migration solves problems like adding or removal of software, scaling the computing infrastructure, and implementing any of the multi-platform operations. Cloud will proactively ensure the support for the short-term projects without the need for new equipment

Assess and Monitor:

Map your current on-premises resources to cloud offerings through consistent monitoring, tweaking, and adjusting; repeat the same cycle.

Choosing a Cloud Partner:

Choose the right ERP Cloud partner with enterprise technology experience. Discuss your current state of business with the cloud partner so they can help identify the challenges that are holding you back and compare those challenges to the capabilities of the cloud applications you're considering.


Migration to Oracle ERP Cloud will open up many opportunities for businesses. The migration can happen seamlessly by asking these questions with experts who conduct in-depth assessments and also further identify all of the benefits and opportunities of application migration to the correct cloud platform. If you begin your migration project without knowing where the cloud will have the biggest business impact, you're likely to be disappointed in the results.

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