If your company is working with Oracle to carry out an EBS implementation, it is very important that you know what to expect. Though each type of EBS implementation is unique, there are some commonalities between each of these types of implementations. From the start to its completion, there is a wide variety of different things that must be done, including securing the approval of stakeholders at each step that requires it. Therefore, if you want to know what an EBS implementation entails, here are the 4 things that you need to know.
1. Start the EBS implementation with Project Management
At the start of any EBS implementation, you can expect the first phase to begin with project management. The project management is considered to be one of the most significant parts of any project implementation. This is when you identify what needs to be done at the highest level of these new system developments. Whoever holds this role will have a wide range of responsibilities to oversee in order for everything to get done. From the initial inception of the EBS implementation until the go-live phase, they are to document the resources needed, the timeline for this project and obtain the stakeholder’s approval on the project plan. Simply put, this is the first stage of an EBS that documents the project details so that everything will go smoothly as planned.
2. Conduct Requirement Analysis
In the second phase of an EBS implementation, the time frame that is needed for each part of this plan is gathered through certain types of business analysis practices. This analysis will help determine if the appropriate amounts of time are being given to each participant for their part. This analysis is critical to the entire success of the EBS and it’s overall implementation date since any problems may lead to a variety of different problems (including lowering the customer’s satisfaction and their ROI).
To gather this type of information, the EBS consultants will set upcoming meetings with the appropriate analysts assigned or key business users so that they can obtain the scope of this client’s existing processes and any CSS Oracle E Business Suite support that is needed. For instance, here are a few of the primary activities that the consultant will perform.
- Provide documentation of what is to be expected hen the Oracle product is released live
- Identify, understand and document the organization’s present structure
- Look specifically for all bottlenecks in key places within the current processes and document this information
Once the requirement analysis is complete and documented, it is submitted for approval.
3. Solution Design and Solution Building are Conducted for the EBS implementation
Solution design and building cover what will be done in both phases 3 and 4. For instance, in the solution design phase, the primary focus is addressing issues like providing the solution to different existing practices and a gap analysis. The client’s opinion weigh heavy, so any unsatisfactory solutions may need to be addressed with alternative options.
After the solution design (phase 3) is complete, these teams will be required to work on the solution building (phase 4). In this phase, the consultants work on meeting the requirements of the solution design in several different ways by performing the following:
- Set-up for application is completed
- Integration of both processes (standard business processes with Oracle) are tested
- Customizations added and tested
4. Client Sign Off on key Document Produced
Now we’ve reached the final phase! After all of the above key phases are completed, the client will need to sign off on the go-live release form. The implementation will then be ready to use and good to go.