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On-going Integrations in a Hybrid Model

  • 1.  On-going Integrations in a Hybrid Model

    Posted 05-22-2020 09:41
    ​We are implementing Oracle Cloud for Solicitations and Contracts to include Supplier Portal in a hybrid model with EBS on-prem.  As we migrate to the Cloud, our strategy is to maintain a best practices model for both processes and the Cloud applications.  Our EBS R12.2.7 on-prem applications have been implemented in a way that no longer fits our desired operating model and they are also heavily customized.  This results in hybrid processes and integrations that are being implemented to accommodate the significant differences between our Cloud and On-prem apps.

    The question is who also has a hybrid Cloud/On-prem solution and what has your experience been like in not only implementing it, but also living with hybrid processes and integrations post implementation?  Any major concerns or pitfalls for which we should be planning?

    JJ Crider
    Leader of Business Solutions | ERP Financial and Supply Chain Systems
    King County, WA

  • 2.  RE: On-going Integrations in a Hybrid Model

    Posted 05-23-2020 07:26
    Edited by Rasik Mistry 05-23-2020 07:27

    Hi JJ,

    MY current client has a hybrid solution where we are using Oracle EBS 12.1.3 for operations in US and Canada and Oracle Cloud for operations in the rest of the world.

    They are using Oracle Integration Cloud (OIC) for various transaction processing integrations between Oracle EBS and Oracle Cloud such as PO's in Oracle Cloud creating sales orders in Oracle EBS and intercompany AP and AR invoices in Oracle EBS creating the corresponding intercompany AR and intercompany AP invoices in Oracle Cloud.

    I am not aware of any major issues or pitfalls with OIC and the integrations and processes have been performing as expected to date.

    Thanks, Rasik

    Rasik Mistry


  • 3.  RE: On-going Integrations in a Hybrid Model

    SIG Leader
    Posted 06-08-2020 23:22

    Hi JJ,

    Hi JJ, 

    Apologies for the delay in responding to you message.  Our organization, Celantra Systems, is very actively investigating the various integration platforms and tools for long-term on-going hybrid models.  Oracle's Integration Cloud provides good functionality for "moving" the data from different systems.  However, the functional side of the integration, especially flexibility tools for mapping of data structures, currently is not easily available.  We checked also the available migration tools for moving from R12 to the Cloud.  The challenges with most tools are:

    • They are based on a "lift and shift" migration model, since that is the fastest way of migrating.  But it does not allow for fundamental architecture adjustments, corrections, or improvements. 
    • Other tools are available to bring together R12 and Cloud data, but the scope is focused on consolidated reporting, not on transactional integration
    • Nearly all tools are not solid enough to provide clean master data and transaction date audit and reconciliation. We believe that this type of foundation is needed for an ongoing hybrid solution.

    We would like to review your requirements and our findings, and also review with you one of the only tools we found that seems to allow the needed flexibility while also providing a solid data structure and audit proof data tracking.  Anyway – please let me know if you are interested in further discussion.  Thank you

    Hans Kolbe, Celantra Systems 415-730-1131 mobile

    Hans Kolbe
    Celantra Systems
    San Francisco CA
    (415) 730-1131

  • 4.  RE: On-going Integrations in a Hybrid Model

    OATUG Star Partner
    Posted 06-09-2020 11:07
    Hi Hans, JJ,

    May I suggest you take a look at ConfigSnapshot as this is the tool (installed in minutes no consultancy required) that will enable you transition from the Oracle E-Business Suite to the Fusion Cloud applications. Furthermore it will identify all your EBS Customisations that you cannot take forward to the Cloud Apps so you can decide if the Cloud functionality covers them, decommission them or perhaps set-up a PaaS solution if needs be to cater for them.  There really is a 'Silver bullet out there', its called ConfigSnapshot!

    Martin Jenkinson
    Account Director
    ConfigSnapshot – Rookery Software
    Malmesbury, Wiltshire
    (646) 652-6855