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Opkey Launches DevOps Platform for Oracle Cloud ERP

March 23, 2023
Iffat Ara Khanam

The Power of DevOps Arrives to Your Oracle Environment 

DevOps has taken the SaaS world by storm, and we’re sure you’ve heard all about it. 

But did you know that you can now apply DevOps to your Oracle Cloud ERP environment? 

Yes, you read that correctly. And why would you need DevOps in your ERP? It was recently reported that 44% of major enterprises experience a major failure when implementing their ERP environment. To understand these failures (and why they need a new type of solution), let’s first examine the massive transition overtaking the world of software. Waterfall and other antiquated methods have fallen by the wayside, unable to keep pace with today’s relentless pace of improvement. The software development lifecycle (SDLC) has shortened and complexified, breaking through long-standing barriers between traditional roles and their functions. With this new approach, teams interlock and innovate with new points of contact, allowing for complex software to be designed, approved, tested, and released in an ongoing infinity loop. The MO here is to integrate more often, deploy more often, and test more often. 

We at Opkey saw that this overall shift towards DevOps is not always reaching ERPs, which remain siloed and fragmented in more disconnected ways of working. This lack of DevOps flexibility is challenging for Oracle Cloud ERP implementations. We’ve found that it isn’t just fashionable to adopt this new methodology–it’s necessary. That’s why we are thrilled to introduce Opkey’s new ConfigOps platform for Oracle ERP. It’s no-code, no complex set-up, and no fine print. This is an all-in-one solution for enterprises to shorten their Oracle Cloud ERP implementation lifecycle, reduce stress on IT teams, and “grow up” into the new age of rapid development. Want to see it in action? Join us for a demo today.

This brand new platform enables users to accelerate their implementation of Oracle Cloud ERP by integrating DevOps best practices, such as Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, Test Automation, and more. This helps clients test and deliver their critical business applications more quickly while providing complete transparency to all stakeholders during the implementation process. 

63% of enterprises see improved release quality when using DevOps. 

What’s New With Opkey's Oracle Cloud ERP DevOps Platform?

1. ConfigOps Automation.

This platform has the ability to automate new configurations (like procure to pay or setting up ledgers). You can now configure fields of data in Excel, connect to Opkey, and watch the data automatically configure into your Oracle system. Save time on the cumbersome process of manually configuring your Oracle environment. 

2. Automate Continuous Testing More Frequently as Part of Your DevOps Pipeline.

Utilize CI/CD methodology and layer in continuous testing with our platform. You are able to bring your entire DevOps ecosystem into one place for Oracle Cloud ERP (which was never possible before), and then layer in automated continuous testing. This is remarkably faster and more efficient than common methods, again streamlining your development process. 

3. Seamless Rollbacks. This entirely new feature is already a favorite among users. 

As you move from one stage to another (staging to pre-production to production), you typically test between each stage. The rollback button allows you to stop the process and roll back if something goes wrong, preventing costly errors or tangles in the development process. This feature brings peace-of-mind to developers working on complex and fragile systems that are highly interconnected and contain many elements. 

DevOps has traditionally been more used for customized app development, rather than packaged app development. In fact, DevOps is rare in Oracle Cloud ERP. Say you’re already having success with DevOps in other areas of your business, but didn’t know you could apply it to your ERP environment. You can log into this system and accomplish DevOps initiatives along with your testing. You no longer have to have siloed teams and projects, or remain stuck in one stage of development at a time. 

Why Is DevOps Necessary?

“Earlier, Opkey was primarily used in the testing cycle of an Oracle Cloud ERP implementation or migration project all the way at the end of the project. Now, we can shift-left testing to earlier in the development lifecycle, and catch bugs earlier to cut down on development time and costs,” explains Dimpy Sharma, VP of Product Solutions at Opkey. What does this mean? With DevOps Platform for Oracle Cloud ERP, you get to start testing changes to your Oracle environment significantly earlier in the development process. This has the potential to dramatically shorten your dev process, avoid convoluted errors, and streamline functionality across teams. 

Why is DevOps essential for a healthy Oracle Cloud ERP ecosystem?

Speed is progress, and DevOps defines speed. Shorter development lifecycles and more frequent product releases mean more testing. More testing = more potential for bottlenecks. Oracle customers therefore need DevOps testing solutions that can keep up with the rate of software delivery without causing unacceptable delays or breakages. It’s no longer a question of preference. It’s a question of necessity. 71% of enterprises in the US have adopted DevOps for software development. Don’t fall behind the curve. Opkey’s Virtual Machines execute tests 8X faster than humans, giving you an edge over competitors that could make all the difference to your business.

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