5 Ways to Ease Cloud Migration

  1. Obtain Strong Executive Sponsorship and Governance

Organizational members’ exuberating confidence is essential to any project, regardless of company size. Frequent communication between management and every employee ensures mutual understanding that the project is a strategic priority. Through building support at each working level within the company, employees and frontline managers will be more willing to embrace the change knowing there is community involvement. While employees may think there is nothing wrong with the current processes and question how the change will affect existing procedures, supportive executive members can lead a smooth transition through their assurance in the project.

  1. Find a PROVEN Oracle Partner—AdvancedEPM

Connecting with a partner recommended by Oracle, such as AdvancedEPM Consulting Inc., is critical for both the implementation process and the time that follows. AdvancedEPM is an Oracle Platinum Partner with rich industry experience and broad technical capabilities. The team comprised only of seasoned technical experts secures knowledge gained through experience using and developing Oracle solutions to any system. Finding a company such as this with a vast array of experiences in projects and industries guarantees a professional, smooth, and quick transition to the cloud.

  1. Take an Iterative, Incremental Approach

Perhaps one of the most obvious benefits of switching to the cloud is not having to install anything on-premise; this makes sure the system gets up and running more quickly than any other less-agile solution. Clients are encouraged to apply new ERP cloud processes to smaller units of work first, to determine whether the solution meets their principal business requirements. During this time the team should take note of any scenario that does not meet their needs and give such feedback to the implementation partner so they can provide recommendations moving forward. Be careful about seeking too many changes as doing so might negate the countless advantages of the cloud. Communication between client and partner at each step of the process enables a company to fully embrace new capabilities and optimal business practices this system provides.

  1. Utilize Standard Best Practices Already in the Application

Before customizing the entire application, be sure to take advantage of already existing features that have proven to be beneficial for a wide array of projects. A modern ERP delivers 80% of common business processes that functions across most industries. If your company currently uses an old, on-premise system, you are not experiencing all the benefits that a progressive ERP cloud offers. Waiting to customize will help to make your business more efficient and streamline the transition to the cloud. Personalize your application after establishing some early wins from implementing the most up-to-date system on the market.

  1. Engage Users and Process Owners from the Start

Reach out to all users and administrators of the current system, and get them involved from the beginning of the transition. The men and women who use the company’s current EPM/ERP systems are instrumental in making a smooth evolution to the cloud. Engaging in conversation surrounding current system flaws and desired future outcomes are the keys to success. System operators should be engaged and learning alongside the implementation processes, so when the project goes live, users will be well-adjusted and comfortable with all aspects of the cloud. This will ensure minimal change management and eliminate delays in normal business operations.

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