Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) is a certified business management tool. Over the years, enterprises have relied on Oracle on-premise EBS and have successfully operated their business. As Oracle has stopped the mainstream support for Oracle EBS (on-premise) solution, the best way for existing customers is to move to Oracle Cloud.
This is also evident from recent research by HubSpot’s that shows 70% of the organizations are opting for cloud services over on premise software due to their agility, ease of installation, and minimal IT infrastructure. So, Oracle EBS existing customers should also opt to migrate to Oracle Cloud rather than investing in legacy software.
In this blog, we will dive into the insights which prove why moving to Oracle Cloud is beneficial as compared to the on-premise oracle services.
Difference between Oracle EBS and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI)
The comparison between on-premise and cloud infrastructure will further clear the way to choose Oracle Cloud. Hence let’s brief on the key differences between the two platforms.
Unlike legacy on-premise solutions that require high upfront costs related to hardware along with cost related to maintenance of software and hardware, IT team, physical infrastructure and upscale, Oracle Cloud requires no such high upfront cost. Apart from this, the hardware, servers, and infrastructure is maintained by the vendor i.e. Oracle.
In Oracle EBS, servers, databases, storage, and applications hosted are managed by you and are locally installed. As IT and security are managed by your in-house IT teams, there’s a possibility that security is compromised and business continuity gets disrupted. Contrary to this, OCI is based on modern technology and can be accessible through the internet to deliver data in real-time.
Security is managed by Oracle and regular updates ensure that your corporate data is protected against the latest threats. Introducing new functionalities is simpler in Oracle Cloud and maintenance costs are low as compared to Oracle EBS.
These are some of the fundamental differences between the two platforms. Now let’s cover other advantages of oracle cloud infrastructure in the following section.
Why move to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure?
Lower cost of ownership:
Oracle ERP Cloud has low up-front license costs and enables you with a “Pay as you go” pricing model based on the usage of services. As hosting is managed by Oracle and not by the internal IT team, it definitely has lower maintenance costs when compared to Oracle EBS. As per the research it was found that oracle cloud incurs 38% lower total cost of ownership than on-premises deployments and 44% TCO (less total cost of ownership) than Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Higher Scalability and Integration
On premise solutions are difficult to scale due to the limiting capabilities of hardware infrastructure as compared to cloud solutions. Whereas the SaaS solutions being cloud based The SaaS solutions exist in cloud environments that are easily scalable and have integration with other SaaS offerings. The same process isn’t so simple in Oracle EBS and needs extensive support from the IT team to support scalability and integrations. Scalability is further prevented due to costly hardware.
Oracle Cloud offers advanced security features such as superior customer isolation, protection against internet threats, and a threat remediation technology that can migrate and store data safe and secure.
From almost all the spheres, Oracle Cloud is beneficial as compared to the on-premise Oracle EBS as it’s easy to implement, cost-efficient, convenient, and dynamic. These reasons are compelling the enterprises to move from on premise to cloud. Migrating from on-premise to oracle cloud involves various risks and to mitigate these risks, Oracle Cloud testing is a must.
Oracle Cloud testing is a tedious task and requires great time and effort. To make it simple and easy, reliable test automation platforms like Opkey must be utilized.
Opkey enables accelerated and secured migration solutions through state of the art technologies like migration impact assessment, test discovery enables to discover historical test scripts from ebs environment and map it to the new cloud environment, test accelerators consisting of a library of 5000+ test cases to ensure complete test coverage etc. Likewise, there are many such features that make Opkey an ideal testing solution to assist you in oracle ebs migration activities.