In part one of our four-part series on Continuous Delivery, we looked at what Oracle’s new model of helping you stay code current is all about.
Now, in our second article of the series, we’ll examine the benefits it brings to your business, how it will help make your system more manageable, and how it can increase the financial returns on your investment.
EnterpriseOne as a business enabler
Moving to Continuous Delivery enables you to take advantage of the latest enhancements Oracle develops in partnership with EnterpriseOne customers in various industries, keeping you at the forefront of change.
With a current, fully equipped, and adaptable system in place, your business can be more proactive, flexible, and agile.
Other business benefits of Continuous Delivery include:
- Adding value to your business by mobilizing your workforce via EnterpriseOne or moving data in and out
- Enabling you to take advantage of application enhancements and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, including International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) lease accounting standards, Joint Venture Management, and Industrial Services (Time and Labor/Billing)
- Maintaining a positive, continuously improving work environment by providing employees with the latest technology to leverage
More manageability, less risk
Yes, there will be changes to how frequently you update your EnterpriseOne system in the future, but this increase in frequency is balanced by smaller module impact. The smaller, incremental changes mitigate your risk of falling behind and keep your ERP more manageable, agile, and able to drive business change.
Reducing the risk that comes with a major code change is also high on our list of benefits. More frequent, controlled product releases keep your technology, security, and platform versions up to date.
As EnterpriseOne’s technology is updated and enhanced, you can align its requirements to stay compliant with the latest changes to databases, operating systems, browsers, and more. This provides more security and stability across the hardware platform and allows you to enable technology as needed by the business.
Continuous delivery also has the power to reduce customizations by replacing customized processes with supported functionality. A good example of this is Orchestration Studio, which can potentially eliminate the need for your custom integrations and process flows.
Finally, because of its incremental nature, CD can result in a shorter and more manageable implementation project cycle.
Increased financial returns
Because you can use new functionality sooner with Continuous Delivery, you get greater financial value from the maintenance you pay to Oracle. You also achieve higher ROI on maintenance costs as a result of the reduced effort and resources needed to maintain your system. Finally, you’re able to decrease your total cost of ownership because of the lower technical gap between releases.
Next steps: preparing for Continuous Delivery
Next up in our series on Continuous Delivery, we’ll look at how you can prepare your organization for the move to Continuous Delivery.
For now, we hope this article has helped illuminate the many ways a move to Continuous Delivery can benefit your business and make your system more manageable.
Miss part one in our series? Read “What is Continuous Delivery” now.