Why Reimplement – an eprentise White Paper
This white paper is for decision makers in organizations that run Oracle E-Business Suite 11i and are planning how to get to R12. The purpose is to show how reimplementation became a widely considered approach instead of upgrading, and to give EBS 11i customers a new perspective on upgrading.
Most organizations will upgrade if possible, since that is the easiest path for enterprise software product upgrades. However, there are a number of factors, including the new Financials architecture and concerns about product quality, that have led many to decide to reimplement or to delay. With the introduction of eprentise software, you can eliminate obsolete fundamental setup configurations and multiple instances as reasons that lead organizations to select reimplementation. If you like what R12 offers and you want to save time, money, and resources on the transition, you can combine eprentise Transformation software with Oracle upgrade to upgrade EBS 11i instances to a single global instance of R12.
The transition from 11i to R12 is a high-stakes major initiative for any E-Business Suite (EBS) customer. We have observed that companies plan the transition for approximately a year, then set budgets, line up resources, and do the work over one to two years. Projects may cost in the range of several million dollars to tens of millions and are often proportional to the size and complexity of the business.
We believe E-Business Suite 11i customers can upgrade instead of reimplement, shorten the time-to-value at a lower cost, and provide a better R12 result for both the Business and IT. Why reimplement?