Key Upgrade Drivers

Learn what factors drive your upgrade scope, timeline, cost and resource needs.

As you consider your EnterpriseOne upgrade initiative, a number of questions arise for the decision makers like the CIO, CFO and Directors who are responsible for the continued health of this mission critical application asset of your company.

  • What application release should we upgrade to? What tools release should we upgrade to?
  • What benefits would I get by upgrading?
  • Is it easy or painful?
  • How long will it take?
  • How much will it cost?
  • How should I execute my upgrade?
  • What should I expect to get at the end of the upgrade?

These are important questions that key stakeholders need answers to prior to approving capital budget and resources to execute the project. While there is no single answer to these questions that applies to all clients, careful research and planning upfront can help unpleasant surprises later.

Smartbridge advises and helps our clients with their Strategy and Plan which provides answers to these questions and enables them to be better prepared to successfully execute the upgrade.

Experience tells us that regardless of the release you are on, the key drivers of your upgrade are:

Once these business drivers are understood, the technology drivers that influence your strategy are:

Do you know what gets converted and what doesn’t get converted when you try to upgrade using standard Oracle scripts?

Contact us and we will share what is not converted for you to keep in mind as you upgrade.