Astute successfully migrated CARE’s mission-critical finance and HR applications from the legacy private cloud to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure on-time and within budget. The Astute team estimates that it was able to accelerate the traditional time-to-production for an infrastructure shift of this magnitude by 90% (see chart 1)—versus a traditional data center deployment. Astute was also able to lift and shift its legacy application globally to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure over a long weekend so that the CARE field staff didn’t experience any disruptions to their community programs.
Astute also deployed a suite of Oracle Cloud productivity tools, like PeopleSoft Cloud Manager to automate application lifecycle management tasks, Database Cloud Services to automate database management, and Terraform to simplify additional infrastructure deployments down the road.
Astute estimates that CARE’s IT team has reduced its overall infrastructure upgrade and maintenance efforts by 50% thanks to the simplicity of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure’s environment (see chart 2). These tools also allow CARE IT to spin up new environments and patch or update new images with the click of a button. And, with the PeopleSoft FSCM 9.2 upgrade, new releases will be deployed via the cloud, which means that the CARE field staff can immediately take advantage of new functionality and the IT team won’t get behind on future upgrade cycles. With the new Oracle Cloud Infrastructure platform, the CARE IT team is effectively out of the data center business because they rely on Oracle to host and manage their cloud infrastructure. At the same time, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure allows CARE to scale its systems up or down depending on the needs of its field teams, and the pay-as-you-go pricing model means the organization isn't paying for cloud capacity it doesn't need. Since CARE has been able to reduce its IT total cost of ownership, those savings now are being put to better use, funding social justice and poverty relief programs.
The solution also provides the stringent security that CARE needed to maintain its global operations. And, equally as important for non-profits, is the ability to comply with very strict audit compliance regulations. As a 501(c)(3) organization, CARE has to provide its auditors with timely financial reports, such as SOC1, SOC2, and FASB on a regular basis. Failure to meet these regulations can result in revocation of the company's non-profit status. Astute helps CARE generate these reports from its PeopleSoft FSCM 9.2 application to meet these compliance requirements.