Companies have invested significant amounts of time and money installing Oracle E-Business Suite (Oracle EBS). However, Oracle’s announcement to focus primarily on Fusion Cloud made Oracle EBS users tense until Oracle released a roadmap supporting EBS atleast till 2030. In a recent research on “What Oracle ERP Customers Need to Know About Oracle Cloud Applications,” Gartner found that many Oracle customers have been inaccurately told that their on-premises ERP suites are at the end-of-life stage and that they must move to the cloud now. As a result, Oracle customers are unsure about Oracle’s commitment to its on-premises suites until Oracle EBS roadmap was out. On the other side, Oracle ERP Cloud is the latest from Oracle. It is still evolving, and its success entirely depends on project completions. Many CIO’s are planning to ignore a full-scale fusion cloud implementation as the cloud applications have differing levels of maturity and wait until these applications gain an excellent rate of adoption – especially Oracle SCM Cloud which is less mature than Oracle Financials/HCM cloud. So the answer between Cloud and On-Premises is not yet clear, and premier support for E-Business Suite may continue even after 2030. Oracle is continuously investing in E-Business suite on the following aspects-
- User Interface Features – Oracle is working on building solutions that are user-friendly and accessible from smart devices using HTML User Interfaces.
- Analyzer Scripts- Oracle introduced product based Analyzer Scripts that provide recommendations, solutions and early warnings about items that should be reviewed and corrected. For instance, Inbound Transactions Analyzer identifies Inbound Transactions issues and offers solutions to known ones.
The need to modernize legacy systems made many enterprises to move to cloud initially. But that is not the case now. As per a recent survey by IDG Communications, nearly 60 percent of IT decision makers believe apps that touch critical data and systems must remain on-premises for security reasons, while 42 percent say they can’t migrate off legacy systems because they’re mission-critical and have security policies barring them from using cloud apps for certain functions. However, companies are likely to upgrade some of their modules/apps in 2019.
On the other hand, Oracle wants its customers to use the co-existence strategy to incrementally adapt and migrate to cloud apps over time. This approach is practic