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Oracle R12 Upgrade

Oracle R12 Upgrade Challenges

Jade Global
February 1, 2011

Avoiding unexpected down-time during your R12 upgrade could make or break your success, depending on if the upgrade can be completed in available downtime.  Here are 5 challenges you might face, and proper planning will help you avoid the unexpected, and properly manage the downtime.

Apart from standard pre-upgrade tasks like completing payment batches, processing depreciation/ posting mass additions in fixed assets and create accounting/transfer to GL, using the following pointers as part of pre-upgrade steps can reduce downtime significantly:

1. Upgrade Planning

  • Clear business drivers
  • Objective

 

2. Narrow Window of Time

  • Minimizing downtime is crucial for an upgrade & can make or break success

 

3. Avoiding Unexpected Problems

  • Point of no return scenario

 

4. Testing

  • End user training
  • Functional Testing

 

5. User Training

  • End-user training
  • Implementation & training of new features

 

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