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Cloud Computing

Learning to Fly

Oracle Soar speeds the cloud journey for existing HR systems.

By Beth Boettcher, Senior Vice President of North America Applications Consulting, Oracle

Winter 2019

Being involved with cloud implementations for more than 17 years—long before the cloud was cool—has consistently shown me one thing. Enterprise CIOs and their business partners, such as HR, see the benefits inherent in moving on-premises applications to the cloud, but they often face significant roadblocks along the way. Companies need a faster, easier way to migrate to the cloud—and that was the driving force behind the development of Oracle Soar, the world’s first automated cloud upgrade offering.

Simply put, Oracle Soar reduces the time and cost of upgrading Oracle on-premises applications to the cloud by up to 30%. Today, Oracle Soar supports users of Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle’s PeopleSoft, and Oracle Hyperion Planning who are moving to Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud, Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning Cloud, Oracle Supply Chain Management Cloud, and Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud.

Oracle Soar is so much more than automated migration. It’s a one-stop shop for our clients to rapidly and cost-effectively upgrade to the cloud.”

By automating the data conversion process and the build of integrations, Oracle Soar reduces implementation time and effort. The ability to automate migrations represents a leap forward in the development of the cloud. CIOs and HR leaders can quickly capitalize on configurable cloud solutions that will be easy to maintain over time and create a foundation for continuous innovation and productivity. The automation is just one component of the value that Oracle Soar provides, however. Cloud migration success relies as much on people as it does on technology.

That’s why Oracle Soar incorporates training from Oracle University, which enables our client counterparts to work side by side with us during the upgrade. They learn how to configure their applications and build integrations so that they can take full ownership of the solutions upon go-live and beyond. But we know that companies still need support after they go live. All Oracle Soar customers have a customer success manager and an implementation success manager post-go-live to help ensure that they are getting the most value out of their cloud solution and to chart a path to expand their cloud footprint.

No company has merged a comprehensive technology portfolio with leading consulting and training services in the way that Oracle Soar does.”

So, Oracle Soar is so much more than automated migration. It’s a one-stop shop for our clients to rapidly and cost-effectively upgrade to the cloud, efficiently run their businesses, and achieve continuous value from their applications.

In the past, CIOs and HR leaders have had options that addressed some key cloud migration steps, but few vendors have offered a full range of data migration, configuration, and integration accelerators. And no company has merged a comprehensive technology portfolio with leading consulting and training services in the way that Oracle Soar does.

For 17 years, I’ve watched companies overcome obstacles to moving to the cloud. With Oracle Soar, we can help our clients learn to fly right over those barriers.

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Learn more about Oracle Soar for E-Business Suite.

Learn more about Oracle Soar for PeopleSoft.

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