By Thomas “Mac” McAdams, Sales Manager – Oil & Gas, Mining, Construction, Wholesale Distribution, Inoapps
It’s becoming more and more common to see a tipping point where companies start to move away from buying a new software application for each unique business requirement. Helping to drive this change is the availability of a complete suite of cloud solutions for the back office—specifically, the Oracle Cloud Applications portfolio of solutions for finance, HR, and supply chain.
Oracle Cloud Applications are built on a common data model, and they’re designed to work together seamlessly. You can move all of your critical business processes to Oracle Cloud, and standardize and simplify your business at the same time, with fewer systems and integrations. This not only limits the number of vendors, software companies, and staff required to support your application portfolio—it provides additional benefits like greater visibility into your operations, cost savings, and efficiency gains. Let’s look at five examples:
If you think you have too many unique and custom processes for a unified cloud solution to handle, you are not alone. Many of our customers started their journey believing that their business processes were too unique to eliminate the need for multiple systems. However, by understanding the full range of capabilities and business processes delivered by Oracle Cloud and focusing on areas of business value and cost reduction, you begin to see that deploying your key business processes in the cloud will be achievable and beneficial to your bottom line.
To confirm whether your organization and system landscape is a good candidate for simplification, here are a few steps to take as part of your preliminary readiness assessment:
The readiness assessment helps you to:
How many times a day do your employees ask, “Which system do I need to use to get this piece of information?” Users are requiring more data to conduct their business, and legacy application landscapes cannot keep up with the increasing pace. With Oracle Cloud, the answers to the questions you need are easy to find, and once-manual processes are automated—leading to faster, more efficient operations.
Any time you want to simplify or change the way business is done, you need to consider the politics of change. It’s vital to have a clear and well-defined business case to evaluate the opportunities, improve processes, and discover a wide range of benefits from system simplification. It’s equally important to have a strategy in place before executing it. Our experienced team can help you:
Simplifying your system landscape is a significant undertaking, but well worth the result. Contact Inoapps to learn more.