By JOLT Experts on Apr 16, 2021 6:58:58 PM
IT leaders understand the enormous challenges around large-scale cloud migration projects. While Oracle Cloud Applications have shown significant benefits over Oracle E-Business Suite, migrating hundreds of thousands of data objects on top of tedious and time-consuming tasks such as data normalization, testing, and customization have deterred many organizations from making such move. But with efficient process modeling, automation architecture, and preparation, RPA has proven to minimize data migration time by 50% and costs by 40%.
A Brand-New Approach to Cloud Migration for Businesses
Although the advantages of cloud computing include increased performance, accessibility, significant cost savings, and access to enterprise-grade infrastructure, the difficult transition of centralized on-premise systems such as Oracle EBS, ERP, and HCM has remained a major obstacle.
For most IT leaders, migrating enterprise applications that house the most crucial business data at the center of an organization is a stressful process. A process of migrating data and configurations that relies heavily on manual labor, and is known to be costly, error-prone, and expensive.
Regardless of the technical scale, type of organization, or business specifics, RPA (Robotic Process Automation) is commonly used to automate everyday operations and existing processes. One-off tasks like data conversion and test data creation, on the other hand, can be ideal use cases for RPA because of its potential to seamlessly link systems without the need for time- and cost-intensive interface and stand-alone application programming.
The Challenges of Data Migration
The diversity of source systems and, as a result, the variety of formats the data arrives in, applying the data to the target structure, and eventually verifying the data migration's performance are some of the major challenges of data migration.
To address these problems, organizations often use practices such as complex mapping tables, interim formats, data cleansings, and even the implementation of custom interfaces that can only be used during the migration phase, which can quickly escalate migration costs and make the complexity seem overwhelming.
Overcoming Those Challenges
For operational and regulatory purposes, automation ensures full extraction consistency and accurate log files on all transactions. RPA also offers a high level of versatility and low costs. It's designed to work with an almost infinite number of systems, interfaces, and data formats. This feature is at the core of several RPA software platforms, allowing for fast and simple tailoring of client needs. Since RPA uses existing GUIs rather than new interfaces, any inconsistencies in data quality are automatically detected by the underlying systems' plausibility checks. Data will be checked and corrected before being applied to the target structures as a result of this.
Since data migration often requires legacy systems that lack API access, RPA for Data Migrations is a low-risk option as it integrates at the user interface (UI) level, eliminating the impact on underlying systems and databases.
RPA can assist with data and configuration migration, validation, and testing from Oracle E-Business Suite to Oracle Cloud SaaS. Migrating tens of thousands of data points from on-premises to the cloud, with automated data validation and verification to ensure data consistency and coding quality between the source and target systems.
RPA has a lot to offer, including the ability to complete low-cost ERP data migration, data validation, deployment, and customization projects in a fraction of the time it takes to complete these tasks manually. Benefits include:
- Simplifying the data migration process
- Lowering the cost of custom configurations
- Avoiding data validation errors
- Finding integration patterns
- Building audit trails
- Maximizing the overall transfer path
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