Oracle EBS suite to Oracle Fusion Cloud Upgrade
Why migrate to fusion
- The first and foremost reason is improved security.
- The cloud-based access provides seamless navigable dashboards for efficient troubleshooting.
- When compare to EBS, in fusion there is no need to run multiple queries for the creation of ad-hoc reports for real-time data.
- Guided Business Processes, which are organized sets of tasks that help you get your work done more efficiently
- Unified worklists that provide lists of tasks from across the applications.
- The implementation timeline will be in weeks instead of months, Deployment can be done within 12-14 weeks.
Reporting Capabilities of Oracle Fusion Cloud:
- Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence (OTBI)
- Provides real-time transactional analytics, reports, charts/graphs, flexible outputs embedded within Cloud Applications.
- This tool is recommended for business users for ad-hoc analysis and daily reporting.
- BI Publisher
- Recommended for creating customer-facing documents and complex reporting.
- Oracle Financial Reporting Studio (FR Studio)
- A powerful tool for accessing, designing, and presenting financial reports and analytical data.
- This tool is recommended for Financial Analysts that have to create financial reports for regulatory compliance.
- Smart View
- An Excel-based analysis tool and is recommended for usage by Financial Analysts as well for slicing/dicing analysis
- The data model of Fusion is also a combination of Oracle EBS, Siebel, and PeopleSoft, so the data model is an effective one.
- Oracle Fusion Applications uses trees, a hierarchy model that offers flexible hierarchies for crossing lines of business processes.
- The tree structure is in the data model and is used directly in the Java business logic and exposed through Oracle Business Intelligence.
- A unified metadata dictionary, and a metadata store, accessible to all the tools, provide consistency for all the components in the technology stack and enable you to preserve changes across upgrades.
- Oracle fusion applications are built on top of fusion middleware technology. Which is very robust and having numerous add on for fusion applications.
- Apart from application servers, It has Identity management, SOA, BI, ODI, BPM & Web logic communication and have seamless hands-on with database through web logic server.
- One of the primary highlights of Fusion is that it uses a service-oriented architecture (SOA).
- SOA uses orchestration technology to assemble various services to provide comprehensive functionality.
- Which takes on a newer, much smoother approach in contrast to the forms and database-centric approach of the Oracle application architecture in EBS.
Kaladi Approach in migration from EBS to Fusion Cloud
As any conventional migration process has following phases: Planning, Preparation, Pre-migration, Down time, and Post-migration.
We need to perform pre-migration reporting and readiness from diagnostics. We can run a readiness report for both summary and detail.
There are a few things to consider before migration —
- Give a summary picture by product and feature as what cannot be migrated to the client.
- A customer needs to review potential areas and take action before starting the migration.
- Run all the detailed exception reports for all the products. We need to use EBS to Fusion Migration offering in Fusion set up manager.
Finally need to map domain values to perform the migration and complete data migration using ODI interfaces.
Able to migrate:
- Set-up data will be migrated and mapped
- Transactional data will be migrated
- Descriptive Flex Fields like schemas related controlled customizations
Not able to migrate
- Extension using API hooks
- OA Personalization Framework customizations in e-Business Suite will not be migrated.
- Oracle Forms personalization and customizations
- Oracle Workflows customizations
- Report customization
- Non-controlled Schema Customization
- On-premise, hosted by the enterprise
- Public cloud-hosted over the Internet by Oracle, software as a service (SaaS)
- Private Cloud, internally behind a firewall hosted as a SaaS
- Hybrid, an implementation of both on-premise and cloud