Oracle Strategic Partner—IBM

For nearly four decades, IBM and Oracle have partnered to deliver business value. IBM offers solutions tailored to both industry and business processes, from consulting to implementation and managed services, employing the combination of Oracle platforms with emerging technologies, such as machine learning, robotic process automation (RPA), the Internet of Things (IoT), and blockchain.

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How Oracle and IBM excel at enterprise cloud migrations

Find out how IBM and Oracle are working together to deliver hybrid cloud solutions, prioritizing innovation across the Oracle Cloud Applications suite.

IBM offerings

Cloud Impact Assessment (CIA)

IBM understands your considerations about transitioning to cloud. The IBM CIA provides a tailored client roadmap, business case, and RoI, typically within 20 days.

Current state assessment

IBM starts with an assessment of your current states. Using IBM diagnostic tools and Celonis for process mining, we perform an assessment through data-driven analysis and industry benchmarks – that highlights both the inhibitors and enablers within your current state systems and processes.

Target state definition

Next, IBM identifies business process and system improvement opportunities in addition to transition risks. This is performed through both business measures (efficiency, quality, and cycle time) and system measures.

A roadmap is outlined highlighting the best “target state” to achieve top quartile business performance, associated with quantified business benefits.


The IBM Cloud Impact Assessment is designed for all existing Oracle on-premises customers, including Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft, Hyperion, Siebel CRM, and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne. It focuses on all process domains across customer experience (CX), enterprise performance management (EPM), enterprise resource planning (ERP), human capital management (HCM), and supply chain management (SCM).

In addition, IBM can identify the need for Oracle infrastructure as a service (IaaS) for your business by analyzing non-Oracle workloads across multiple apps and web servers, databases, and operating systems, including mainframes.


The assessment takes about four weeks for the initial assessment report and requires minimal input from your business. It requires around 10 to 16 hours of IT and business time per participant.

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IBM Cognitive Enterprise for Oracle Cloud

IBM offers a business platform centered on Oracle Cloud Applications that’s configured to maximize business performance. Validated against your requirements, IBM is able to deliver your target state from day one via a lift-and-shift model that is fully working and optimized for Oracle Cloud Applications.

IBM’s platform covers all process domains and comes preconfigured for an immediate deployment of a fully operational system containing more than 100 operational KPIs, more than 350 preconfigured Level 4 processes, more than 500 localizations, and more than 150 business controls.

In addition, more than 70 intelligent workflows have been built in RPA and/or AI, further optimizing business processes, and all are preintegrated back into Oracle Cloud Applications. In doing so, IBM can help you achieve higher process maturity.

Finance transformation

IBM delivers the future of finance, combining integrated processes to enable finance teams to lead enterprise digital transformation, become true business partners, improve agility across organizational boundaries, and focus on data-centric enablers to support automation.

Supply chain transformation

IBM delivers SCM 4.0 outcomes in order to create resilience, be more responsive and interconnected – to ecosystems and partners and to deliver sustainability by optimizing logistics networks and carbon footprints.

Talent transformation

IBM delivers the HR 3.0 target state turning HR into an agile consulting organization, including deeply personalized experience-centric design, data-driven decision-making powered by AI, skills placed at the core of the enterprise, and transparency to preserve trust and reduce reputational risk.

Customer transformation

IBM drives transformation through the power of digital experience platforms (DXPs) to improve customer experience and loyalty, accelerate speed to market, and increase revenue and profit.

How does IBM implement the change?

IBM implements through IBM RapidMove for Oracle Cloud which combines best practices with automation and assets, delivering a fast implementation while unlocking the full value through business transformation.

IBM RapidMove is applied to all phases and workstreams of the implementation lifecycle resulting in typical time savings of 30%.

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Industry solutions

Cognitive Enterprise for Oracle Cloud (by industry)

IBM’s preconfigured Oracle SaaS platform delivers industry-tailored solutions that recognize the differentiation within your business segment. It contains everything you need to excel by industry, including a specific business component model, industry reference architecture, and configuration or extensions (PaaS, AI, or RPA) to meet specific industry pain points.

With industry-leading experience, IBM’s experts work with you to validate that solution, removing the need for a costly, bottom-up design.

Human Capital Management

IBM solutions drive the new talent operating model, tailored to your industry, that provides state-of-the-art HR services, establishes a culture of continuous learning, and reinvents talent acquisition.

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Finance and Procurement

Create value and sustain differentiation in the finance organization through enhanced processes configured to meet your industry’s requirements, including regulatory requirements, such IFRS.

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Supply Chain

Build responsible and resilient supply chain processes, augmented with industry-trained AI algorithms, to improve your forecast accuracy, reduce lost sales, optimize overheads, and enhance visibility, from planning to execution.

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Modernize Oracle Applications through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Improve performance, security, and business agility while reducing costs for your enterprise workloads and applications.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure delivers a set of platform cloud services that are optimized for Oracle Applications, including powerful compute, storage, and networking capabilities.

Built from the ground up, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure supports legacy workloads while delivering modern cloud development tools—including application development, business analytics, data management, integration, security, AI, and blockchain—enabling enterprises to bring their past forward as they build their future.

IBM Services

To help optimize your investment in Oracle enterprise applications such as Oracle E-Business Suite, Siebel CRM, JD Edwards, and PeopleSoft, IBM Services can deliver the combination of business and technology skills you need to modernize, run, manage, and secure your mission-critical applications on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. IBM Services have you covered for every phase of your journey to Oracle Cloud.

Advisory services help you decide and prepare for your cloud move, supported by business case and ROI calculations.

Migration services lift and shift your legacy applications to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure virtual machines or containers by using automated tools or upgrading to high-performing or autonomous services, wherever applicable.

Cloud native development services, using exponential technologies to help you build and deploy intelligent workflows, extend the capability of your business processes, while improving business agility and reducing your technical debt.

Our integrated management platforms to help you monitor, manage, and secure your cloud estate with confidence.

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IBM continuous evolution for Oracle Cloud

Manage, enhance, and optimize hybrid and multicloud environments

IBM’s Oracle Manage offering delivers continuous business value by embedding extreme automation, exponential technologies, and BizDevOps.

Flexible to meet client’s unique needs and situations

IBM cloud-enabled, on-demand services include 19 service management processes that can be configured and reconfigured every quarter. Each service component can be scaled up/down and turned on/off as needed. This allows you to consume IBM’s services only when they are needed and as much as they are needed.

Delivery through extreme automation

IBM has invested in building a complete set of cloud native digital workers and self-healing automation, which are embedded into each of our service components. IBM digital workers perform quarterly regression testing, monitor batch jobs and remediate when possible, assist period-end closing, and even continuously scan for incoming user issues and resolve them where possible, without human intervention. By minimizing human effort, our people can focus on delivering new capabilities and innovation for our clients.

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Analyst reports

IBM has been positioned in the Leaders category in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Oracle Implementation Services 2023 Vendor Assessment

IDC Report: Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Goes Mainstream: IBM Consulting Brings Business Innovation and Value with Its Offerings

IBM has been named a Leader in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Oracle Cloud Application Services, Worldwide and was also recognized in the 2022 Gartner® Critical Capabilities for Oracle Cloud Application Services, Worldwide.

The reports are essential reading for any company evaluating Oracle cloud application solutions for their business.

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Awards and recognitions

IBM is the winner of the 2023 Oracle EMEA Partner Awards for Innovation Partner of the Year – Europe South Apps/SaaS
IBM has fostered, developed, and delivered a European Financial Services/Hospitality customer success from working with Oracle. The customer has expressed high levels of customer satisfaction and realized benefits from IBM’s services through its HR and Finance transformation. IBM was selected as the System Integrator for both programs. Oracle Cloud Applications (HCM, ERP, SCM, OCI) were selected as the software platform.

2020 Oracle Denmark Partner of the Year for ERP/EPM Cloud

2020 Oracle UK and Ireland Partner of the Year for ERP/EPM Cloud

2019 North America Oracle Excellence Award—Oracle HCM Cloud Partner of the Year

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