Today we have guest blogger, Bertrand Matthelie, Senior Principal Product Marketing Director, providing us with insights into the value of migrating your SAP applications to Oracle Cloud.
SAP NetWeaver-based applications have last year been certified on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. NetWeaver-based applications represent most of the deployed SAP applications, and the majority of them are powered by Oracle databases. Indeed, while SAP is encouraging customers to move to S/4HANA, a Rimini Street survey shows that 65% of them have no plans to do so. They’re unable to build a business case, deem the ROI unclear, consider S/4HANA to be an unproven, early stage product, and face significant migration & implementation costs. Most customers want instead to keep running their existing proven SAP applications that they spent years customizing to their needs. At the same time however, they face pressure to reduce costs and improve agility to better support the business. Digital disruption is hard at work in all industries and organizations are looking for ways to shift resources from maintenance to innovation. Up to 80% of IT budgets can be spent on “keeping the lights on”; moving enterprises applications to the cloud represents an attractive way to reduce costs, free up resources and focus on higher value activities than infrastructure management.
Moving SAP applications & Oracle Databases to Oracle Cloud enables customers to preserve existing investments while accelerating innovation, relying on the only cloud architected for enterprise workloads and optimized for Oracle Database. Key benefits include:
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