Oracle ERP Cloud Implementation
Once you’ve made the choice to bring strategic solutions to your company, you have implementation choices to make. What implementation path will you take? Phased, by business unit, by module, end-to-end or hybrid? We can help navigate your implementation process once you’ve decided that Cloud is in your future.
ERP Cloud Extends Your Technology Footprint
When you choose a cloud solution (whether public, private, end-to-end transformational or a hybrid “step” approach), you benefit from faster integration times, allowing you to more quickly respond to the demands of the marketplace. You can embed business intelligence, accessing it easily via mobile devices—and, best of all, cloud ERP solutions deliver measurable results. As an Oracle Cloud Select Partner, CSS consultants understand the benefits a cloud solution can provide your company, and we will partner with you to choose the best solution for your organization.
Oracle ERP Cloud Service Offerings
Proven CSS Approaches to ERP Solutions
CSS was one of the first in the Oracle Partner community to offer a cloud hybrid approach for on-premise applications. No matter what cloud ERP solution works best for you, our hybrid and stand-alone implementation options provide strategic, modern, holistic solutions across industries. Hybrid integrations are available with JD Edwards and E-Business Suite, as two examples. And as a Cloud Select Partner, our experienced consultants combine the best in Oracle wisdom with deep industry and application certifications and knowledge, and a hands-on approach. We will keep your business moving forward and support you as you leverage all the benefits your company receives from your cloud solution.
CSS Advantage with Cloud ERP Implementation
We’ve been delivering routine and complex Oracle implementation solutions for more than 20 years. No matter how in-depth your cloud solution needs are, our close partnership with Oracle allows us to confidently provide proven approaches following best practices. Our experienced ERP consultant team will provide support as you move to the cloud, keeping your business running throughout the process. Our unique approach allows you to alleviate risk as we provide critical change management. We will also accommodate training and support requirements, bringing consistency of resources and unmatched experience to every project.
If you have questions or are ready to get started, call 1-800-814-7705.
“CSS has transformed our business by implementing the cloud. What we saw as just another maintenance upgrade actually provided our company with real ROI by reducing costs and increasing efficiencies.”
– Satisfied Client
ERP Cloud Implementation FAQs
An ERP system allows people throughout an enterprise to confidently use integrated data across business departments and lines of business. So, the finance team and human resources, for example, can rely upon clean, uniform data found in the ERP system for their processes; if you contrast that to situations where each of these two departments has their own (different!) data/processes, and you can see the value of ERP. An ERP system allows companies to accurately attribute and track costs, with data entries appearing in the centralized general ledger in a uniformly-understood way.
When you choose a Cloud solution for your ERP system, your company benefits in numerous ways, including:
- faster integration times
- quicker response times to market
- embedded business intelligence
- enriched social capabilities
- measurable results
- and much more
Because no two ERP implementations are exactly alike, no two timelines are, either. At a high level, the implementation of an ERP solution can take a few months—or a couple of years. Factors to consider include the:
- complexity and scope of the project
- number of implementation phases needed
- size of the company
- number and types of users
- intricacy of the data being transferred (if data from two or more companies are being combined because of a merger or acquisition, for example, this is more complex than a more straightforward data migration)
- number of countries your business is located in, with global/international implementations more complex
If your company is undergoing significant organizational changes at the same time—such as those that can happen in the merger/acquisition example listed above— then the timeline will likely be longer than if no major corporate changes are occurring.
Plus, this does not consider the upfront time spent creating a budget and schedule, operational change management plan, and so forth—or training and support needed after the ERP solution goes live.
If your ERP implementation is of greater scope or complexity, it can make sense to work with your consultant to prioritize the implementation phases so you can upload the value received in a timely, strategic way.
After you’ve chosen an ERP solution that most effectively and efficiently meets your needs, partnered with your consultant, and assembled your in-house implementation team, then it makes sense to determine your budget and schedule. Plus, it’s important to proactively create an organizational change management plan for each level of the business, informing teams how the ERP system will benefit them. The more carefully all of this is planned ahead of time, the more smoothly the implementation is likely to go.
Some implementation projects are handled in just one phase, while others are implemented in stages. If the latter is true for your company, then you need to create an implement-phase plan that will dovetail with business needs with the least amount of interruption.
Then, the ERP solution is integrated into your IT system, with clean, verified data being migrated to the solution. A significant amount of testing then takes place to ensure that all is correctly implemented; at the same time, you may be training select teams on using the solution.
Once testing is completed, the application can go live, with more testing taking place. Training continues to take place, as well as system evaluation.
First let us say that the more carefully a project is defined, planned, and budgeted, the fewer hidden costs for that ERP implementation are likely to occur. When creating your plan, make sure that you’re clear on what’s covered in each vendor agreement you sign, as well as what aspects have an add-on cost if you choose to use those services.
Staff pay overages can happen when more in-house time is needed than anticipated, especially if overtime must be paid. Other hidden costs include when hardware needs to be upgraded, which can happen with on-premise systems, and if a network needs to be expanded. If you are using an on-premise solution, also double-check the costs of data backup and storage. Cloud solutions have the key benefit of easy scalability, which can help your company not pay for any more than what you need, with the backup and storage of data often part of the agreement.