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.
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There’s no denying it – oracle systems are complex, very often business-critical and are the heartbeat of many companies. If you run your business on Oracle, you rely on it to receive orders, ship products, invoice customers, control financials, manage human resources and do so much more.
Embarking on a journey to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 may be a step you would prefer to avoid, especially if your environment is stable and your business is running smoothly.
Original Software and TruTek Announce Partnership to Provide R12 Upgrade Lifeline to Oracle E-Business Suite Customers
Joint solution will lower the costs for and reduce the risks of upgrading to Oracle EBS R12
7 March 2012, – Original Software, a leading Application Quality Management (AQM) vendor, today announced an innovative partnership with TruTek, a consulting/training organization specializing in Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) of applications. For the first time, Oracle customers challenged by EBS upgrades can take advantage of a complete solution combining TruTek’s Fast Start Test Packs and services with Original Software’s AQM solution.
The partnership will deliver comprehensive planning, execution and management of all Quality Assurance activities for Oracle products.