oracle ebs r12 survey
An article in the digital publication Computer Weekly, a leading UK resource for senior IT professionals recently included additional details from Original Software’s research project with UKOUG canvassing plans and opinions regarding upgrading Oracle E-Business Suite.
The article highlighted the finding that 1/3 of organisations using Oracle E-Business Suite have not yet upgraded from Release 11 (R11) to Release 12 (R12), and a minority plans to remain on 11i with third-party support or sustained support.
In his comments quoted in the story, Colin Armitage, CEO of Original Software, shed some light into why many companies have yet to make the move, despite the fact that they have less than a year before some updates will no longer be provided:
“On average, an Oracle upgrade can cost between $5m to $10m for large organisations.
CIO Today, a US publication focusing on purchasing strategies for enterprise systems, recently covered Original Software’s research project with UKOUG canvassing plans and opinions regarding upgrading Oracle’s E-Business Suite.
The article stressed the study’s findings that nearly three quarters (72 percent) of Oracle E- Business Suite users surveyed cited “minimizing the risk of not supporting core business systems” as their most important success factor when upgrading.
The story also quoted Colin Armitage, CEO of Original Software:
“Our research demonstrates that reducing the risk of being unable to perform core business processes is the key goal when upgrading ERP software.
Research from Original Software and the UK Oracle User Group unveils upgrade challenges
London, 27 February 2014 – Research conducted by Original Software, a software quality company, in conjunction with UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) reveals that a third of organisations using Oracle E-Business Suite have not yet upgraded to R12 and a minority plan to remain on 11i with third party support or sustained support. The research canvassed the opinions of 156 Oracle E-Business Suite users in 20 countries.
The survey findings provide insight into organisations that have already been through the R12 upgrade process, the elements they found challenging and what they regarded were the most important factors for success.