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Four Reasons to Accelerate Upgrades to the Latest Release of Oracle E-Business Suite

Enterprises that still haven’t upgraded to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3 are finding more reasons to do so thanks to recent enhancements that benefit value-chain management and procurement operations.

These advantages include four key areas.

Lower total cost of ownership. Independent analyst firms estimate that the majority of most IT budgets go to maintaining existing applications. Recurring maintenance costs are especially high for organizations that rely on extensive customizations to older software to achieve enhanced capabilities. But standard features now available in the latest release of Oracle E-Business Suite are reducing reliance on proprietary code. “As customers move forward, they can get rid of those customizations,” says Jeanne Lowell, vice president, Oracle E-Business Suite strategy. “This means enterprises can take advantage of new features while simultaneously lowering total cost of ownership,” she adds.

A broader role for ERP solutions. Capabilities in Oracle E-Business Suite now go beyond traditional ERP features lineups. They include enhancements to core transactional processes, such as support for after-market operations for a manufacturer’s spare-parts business. In addition, expanded master data management capabilities provide a single, reliable source of information about products, suppliers, and customer data.

Strategic decision-making. Native integration with Oracle Business Analytics solutions helps value-chain and procurement professionals make better-informed decisions using data that’s routinely collected in Oracle E-Business Suite. The added insights also help organizations identify key performance indicators that can make business processes more efficient.

A foundation for the future. By upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3 enterprises are better positioned to quickly take advantage of new innovations. This includes hot patching capabilities on Oracle’s product roadmap that will make it possible to install patches without interrupting normal business operations

Want to dig deeper? Watch a panel of industry experts on the on the topic of Modernizing Applications—The Top IT Project, or read Tips for Planning an ERP Upgrade from Profit Magazine.

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