Case Study: Oracle EBS Requisition Approval Process Automation through Work Flow

A student transportation provider reduces approval time and TCO by automating the Oracle EBS requisition approval process.

By: Veera Saravanan (Oracle EBS Lead – ennVee)

The client is one of the largest school bus operators and student transportation providers in the world, and operates across the United States in 32 states, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Its operations include 15,500 school buses in 32 states across US. The company also has transit and coach bus services across US. They have implemented Oracle E Business Suite 12.1.3 for their Financials, Asset Management and Procurement. Oracle iProcurement is used heavily by the client to manage its purchasing and Approval Process.
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Customer Voice: “Patching, Testing, Migration, and Downtime…” are among the most reported Oracle EBS R12.2 upgrade challenges

ennVee partnered with an independent research firm to survey 300+ IT and project leaders who have or anticipate upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite R12.2. Respondents cover all major industries. The top reported challenges include Downtime, Migrating Customizations, and Patching and Testing. 

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Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 was first released in September 2013. It introduced Online Patching to help customers ensure continuous operation of their key business process. The underlying technology stack was also overhauled and supplemented with Oracle Fusion Middleware. As a result, all standard and custom objects (customizations) need to undergo numerous code changes to ensure compliance with 12.2 and above. While Oracle provides a standard utility for remediating and migration standard objects, the utility does not apply to any non standard (custom) objects. As a result, customers must make manually remediate and migrate all custom objects to their target R12.2 instance.

Objective

Our objective was to determine if the extent of customization was universally perceived as one of the top challenges for customers who have upgraded or are planning to upgrade to Oracle E-Business Suite R12.2. ennVee partnered with an independent research firm to survey 300+ IT and project leaders who have or anticipate upgrading to Oracle E-Business Suite R12.2. Respondents cover all major industries. The top reported challenges include Downtime, Migrating Customizations, and Patching and Testing.

Download our infographic for a breakdown of R12.2 upgrade objectives, challenges, estimated timelines, and the impact of customization.

About ennABLE

ennVee has been helping customers eliminate a bulk of the heavy lifting by automating the R12.2 upgrade process (from Assessment to Remediation, Migration, and Testing). Our proprietary ennABLE accelerator dramatically reduces the hours associated with custom object remediation, and reduces project cost and timelines by 50%, while minimizing cutover and upgrade downtime.