Efficiency has always been the goal of a well-run business, but it’s never been more vital than in the digital era. The speed of change is faster than ever and the margin for error is razor-thin. Today’s CFO is now tasked with championing digital transformation, not just safeguarding the organization’s financial health. 

For organizations with Oracle EBS, while shifting to Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP promises improved flexibility and a single source of truth for monetizable data insights, navigating major cloud migrations as well as continuous application change without business disruption can be an uphill battle. Below we’ll review key requirements for organizations who are looking to accelerate migrations and outpace market change.

Ensure As-Is Process Understanding and Documentation

With more than 80% of Cloud ERP migrations going over cost or over budget, deploying a Cloud ERP strategy that prioritizes process visualization and understanding is critical to prevent business disruption during migration and ensures the right business processes are aligned with Cloud ERP processes. 

In a recent webinar, Worksoft Solution Architect Brian Albertelli outlines how you can leverage intelligent test automation powered by AI-driven process insights to provide your organization with a comprehensive view of your process landscape and prioritize process optimization and automation while mitigating risk.

The seamless combination of process intelligence, test automation, and RPA allows organizations to visualize as-is business processes, process change impact, and top targets for business process automation in both pre and post production. Without this capability, organizations struggle to have an accurate visual representation of their process landscape, exposing them to process missteps and business risk. 

Breaking down silos and combining all of your process data—process mining, task mining, process documentation, test automation data—in one view, arms organizations with their true as-is process state and smooths both migration and day-to-day efficiency.

Remove Silos and Smooth Oracle Migration with a Holistic Approach  

Many Oracle enterprises are already embracing automation to keep pace with change and support digital transformation, but are struggling to achieve greater efficiency and the expected automation ROI because process automation data and insights live in disparate tools and sources. Fragmented data can negatively impact migration scoping and process alignment, which in turn lengthens testing and migration timelines. 

Employing an automation platform that uses AI to aggregate and analyze these data sources for process and automation optimization offers a holistic view of the full customer journey both in and outside of Oracle EBS or Cloud ERP. Current integrations and customizations are evaluated holistically just as a customer would experience, maximizing coverage and automation value.

Apply Codeless Automation to Accelerate Change at Scale

Once as-is processes have been identified, documented and optimized, determining automation targets and accelerating test and production automation helps transformation leaders speed migration efforts and ensure business continuity. With the right automation partner, this step should be exciting and engaging, not overwhelming. 

Test and production automation solutions are often complex, code-based platforms that require long implementation paths and specialists to unpack process flows via manual interviews or limited process recorders. Codeless solutions that allow business users to participate in automated process capture alongside IT prevent manual process capture errors, accelerating test automation resilience and scalability.  

Worksoft’s Connective Automation platform not only provides codeless test automation for your end-to-end business processes across applications, but also provides the ability to dynamically update and reuse those automation artifacts across your entire organizational landscape, allowing automation teams the ability to scale automation efforts and promote existing automation to production within one platform.

Deploy Continuous Data-Driven Testing for Maximum Coverage

Every automated testing team knows they need to begin testing but many teams struggle with where to go immediately; what do you automate first? Deploying an intelligent automation solution will offer your team recommendations, showing you what’s the most pressing and what can wait so you can accelerate and maximize automation ROI.

Once an Oracle Cloud ERP migration is over, test automation teams will need to establish continuous testing for Oracle Cloud patch certification cycles, while also maintaining maximum automated testing coverage across the end-to-end business process. Oracle test automation is best used on an ongoing, consistent basis so that you can be sure of continuity without sacrificing your nights and weekends.

Digital tools like test automation and process intelligence are a big left, but so is ensuring business continuity during major change. These tools empower teams to work smarter, not harder, not just during your migration but also once you’re done and ready to settle into a new normal. Continuous automation is one of the best ways to ensure business continuity throughout your enterprise, driving lower costs, decreased risk, and reduced error. Talk to a Worksoft automation expert to learn how we can help your team.