Technology departments across all industries are charged with conflicting objectives: to control costs, while delivering better, more reliable services to end users. In response, many businesses are adopting cloud technologies: to access scalable, flexible resources while managing cost and capital investment.
If your business relies on Oracle EBS, migrating from an on-premises data center to the cloud is a large, complex project that affects business-critical processes. For this reason, many companies choose to enlist a partner for the migration: to leverage their experience and knowledge to manage an Oracle EBS cloud migration on time, within budget, and with a minimum of disruption.
However, often the migration is the focus of strategy and planning, and businesses fail to complete a post-migration strategy for ongoing Oracle EBS application management. Cloud adoption isn’t only about the migration – optimizing Oracle EBS after a cloud migration is just as important, and without technical expertise and devoted resources the benefits of the cloud can be eroded.
If you are considering an Oracle EBS managed services provider, ask yourself the following:
1. Do I have in-house technical expertise in both Oracle EBS and cloud?
2. Does my team have the resources – time and money – to devote to ongoing optimization and management activities?
3. Would these resources be put to better use if channeled to higher-level, strategic objectives?
Benefits of Oracle EBS Managed Services
Selecting an Oracle EBS MSP provides a company with numerous benefits, including:
1. Technical expertise.
In today’s labor-driven market, it can be difficult to find knowledgeable technical employees. Taking on a full-time resource is an even greater commitment, requiring a candidate that is a good cultural fit with the company and the team.
A managed services provider, however, has staff with experience in both Oracle and cloud platforms, for application monitoring, optimizing, and support. Leveraging the experience of an MSP means that your cloud management is streamlined, and internal staff can focus on higher-level, strategic objectives including innovation, process optimization, and customer service.
One of the top reasons people adopt cloud technology is to have a scalable resource, that can adjust quickly in response to changes in demand. While this is a primary benefit of the cloud, it is also a primary benefit of an MSP. MSP resources can be scaled to meet unexpected changes in the business environment – without requiring a large-scale (or long-term) investment in capital or in human resources.
According to Gartner, 90% of companies will expose some level of sensitive data due to ineffective cloud controls.1 An MSP with experience in application management and cloud security can take on the management and optimization of cloud security, as well as installing updates and patches as needed.
4. Cost control.
Cost optimization is the primary driver of cloud adoption for 47% of organizations.2 However, without the technical expertise and the resources to devote to continuous optimization and application management, cloud costs can easily spin out of control. An MSP can take on activities such as data archiving and capacity optimization, eliminating wasteful spending and ensuring efficient use of cloud resources.
Velocity Technology Services has the expertise in Oracle EBS and cloud technology, to help you make the most of your investment. With VTS, you can increase employee productivity, reduce total cost of ownership, and optimize critical business processes with a flexible, scalable, expert solution. Schedule a consultation today to speak with an EBS cloud management expert.