Much of the buzz at Oracle OpenWorld last year was around fast-track cloud implementations, with presentations from companies that attested to a 4-6 month implementation success. As cloud implementation veterans, this raised more than a few red flags, so we took advantage of the post-presentation Q&A time to dig deeper into the details of these “rapid implementation successes.”
How Long Does a Cloud Implementation Really Take?
Can Oracle Cloud be implemented in 4-6 months? The short answer is yes, but with a lot of caveats.
- This timeframe does not include environment assessment, requirements gathering, business process assessments and changes, planning, and preparation. Estimated time: 3-5 months
- This timeframe assumes you’re transitioning your current environment directly to the cloud, without ANY changes or process improvements, so what’s the point?
- This timeframe is for a small-scale pilot, and fails to factor in rollout of complete functionality and access throughout the organization. Estimated time: 3-18 months (depending on the size of your implementation)
Expectations for such short-term implementations can result in schedule and budget disasters, so it is important to understand what you are signing up for.
The Recipe for Cloud Success
In truth, it takes more than just Oracle expertise to ensure a smooth transition to the cloud. Thorough requirements gathering, a savvy PMO skilled in delivery, experienced project managers, and the knowledge of ancillary systems that will tie into your environment are all key to success. Avout offers an unprecedented combination of expertise that will help your organization successfully transition to the cloud.
- Skilled Oracle ACEs
- Cloud integration experts
- PMI-certified project managers
- Certified Microsoft specialists
- Consultants with niche skills in ancillary technologies that support organizational function
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get your cloud conversation started today!