Survey: Managing Risk Is Biggest User Concern

Research released this month by Original Software, a software quality company, in conjunction with UK Oracle User Group (UKOUG) reveals that nearly three quarters (72 percent) of Oracle E- Business Suite users surveyed cited "minimizing the risk of not supporting core business systems" as their most important success factor when upgrading.

Only 15 percent of respondents named "minimizing project cost" as their most important success factor.

According to a release, researchers canvassed 156 Oracle E- Business Suite (EBS) users in 20 countries between August and December of last year about their plans and opinions regarding recent system upgrades.

Colin Armitage, CEO of Original Software, said, "Our research demonstrates that reducing the risk of being unable to perform core business processes is the key goal when upgrading ERP software. Rigorous testing can reduce this risk, but asking line-of-business (LoB) users to perform testing manually could cost an organization thousands of work days. We reduce this impact by up to 70 percent by putting simple tools into the hands of users that streamline the traditional testing process, so they can return faster to their core responsibilities. Regaining this mindshare can translate into competitive advantage for businesses coping with the demands of rapidly spreading technologies, such as mobility, big data, social networks and the cloud."

About this survey:

-Eighty percent of all respondents said they work for companies with 500 or more employees.

-About 20 percent of respondents said they work for US companies.

-Of the Oracle EBS software modules available, Finance is the most popular among the surveyed group, with nearly 90 percent of respondents reporting their organization uses it.

Original Software's Application Quality Management (AQM) solutions embrace the full spectrum of business across a range of applications and environments.

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