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Key Points to Consider When Migrating to Oracle Cloud

Key Points to Consider When Migrating to Oracle Cloud

November 29, 2021
Sohaib Zaidi

Oracle Cloud migration can present many challenges to businesses, and according to Oracle, more than 80% of migrations go over cost or over budget. To ensure that your migration is complete within timeline and budget, you need a test focused Oracle Cloud migration strategy.

This article will highlight the risks that businesses encounter when you migrate EBS to Oracle Cloud, and how Opkey can best prepare you for a seamless migration with our free Migration Readiness Report.

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Things to have before starting their EBS migration to Oracle Cloud

Clear Migration Scope: Enterprises often struggle to have a clear scope of  their EBS migration to Oracle Cloud, which results in lengthy testing cycles of processes that don't actually need testing. Having a clear scope of migration with ensure that your testing is focused only on processes that need attention.

Understanding of as-is processes and configurations:  It's vital to have clear documentation of your “as-is” processes, to ensure they're mapped onto your Cloud environment to avoid business disruption post migration.

Process Deviation Understanding: EBS customers often customize and extend the functionality of their own business processes, but Oracle Cloud has limited customization opportunities. Therefore, enterprises must have a thorough understanding of their current integrations and customizations, to ensure nothing breaks during the migration.

Business Process Maps: To avoid chaos, confusion, and blame post migration, enterprises must have a clear process maps across their EBS environment that can be mapped with processes in Oracle Cloud to deliver corporate clarity around the process. However, enterprises often struggle to have a visual representation of their own processes, leaving to much guess work, and therefore risk.

Critical Report Validation: Report validation is extremely critical for successful Oracle Cloud migration. However, enterprises often struggle to decide how or what to validate. Without proper tools, validation attempts can lead to unpredictable test cycles, lack of clarity around what's been done, and project delays.

Integration Validation: Most Oracle Cloud environments are integrated with other platforms like CRM, EDI, HCM and SCM systems. Enterprises must have a thorough understanding of their Oracle Cloud integrations, to ensure their migration goes smoothly.

Security SOD Permission Validation: Oracle Cloud security relies on a role-based security model, with Job Roles and Abstract Roles. These roles inherently contain an abundance of Segregation of Duties (SOD)  in form of Function and Data security policies. One Security Role contains about 500 Function/Data security privileges, and enterprises must be fully prepared to validate each one.

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Having the above points clearly defined will help transformation leaders answer these questions, which will inevitably come up during their migration:

  • How do we ensure that business continuity will not be impacted during or after our migration?
  • How do we ensure everything is operating successfully in Oracle Cloud?
  • How do we ensure all EBS configurations and data are successfully migrated?
  • How do we validate security roles and critical integrations in our new environment?
  • Once migrated, how do we ensure future success around Oracle Cloud’s quarterly patch updates?

Now that we understand what key things to have for a successful migration, let's show how Opkey can help leaders prepare.

Migration Impact Assessment: Opkey autonomously discovers and documents your current processes to highlight business-critical functions, and ensures they are tested first.

Business Process Mapping: Pre-built mapping templates highlight your exact test coverage in Oracle Cloud to ensure safer and faster migration.

Visualization of as-is and to-be business processes: Opkey provides detailed impact report across as-is and to-be business processes to automatically discover the scope of upgraded test scenarios.

Configuration Variance: Opkey uses AI to automatically assess custom configurations and highlight any configuration variance between EBS and Cloud environments.

Autonomous Self-Config: Opkey generates all relevant data combinations that can automatically be seeded to your test cases to ensure full test coverage.

Automated Security SOD Validation: Opkey clearly highlights the variance between functional and data security policies, across all applications seeded and custom roles, with a simple click of a button. This ensures security compliance.

End-to-end Testing: Opkey alerts you whenever middleware, integrated packaged apps, or other 3rd party applications are at risk.

Support for Oracle Cloud Updates: Beyond your migration, Opkey can also automate testing for your Oracle Cloud patch certification cycles.

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