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Upgrading vs. Re-Implementation to E-Business Suite 12.2

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1-855-739-3227 | hello@navisite.com navisite.com 03 WHAT'S THE RIGHT PATH FOR YOUR EBS 12.2 JOURNEY? Every business is different—so why should every journey to EBS 12.2 be the same? With the option to upgrade or re-implement, you can make sure your move to EBS 12.2 is tailored to your specific needs. Now that you know the difference between the two options, here are a few checklist items to evaluate before you pick your method. WHAT EBS VERSION ARE YOU CURRENTLY ON? Upgrading may be a simple task if your organization is operating on a fairly recent version (think 12.0 or 12.1). But if you're considering replacing a version that's been around for awhile, the upgrade process may not be quite as easy, and a re-implementation is a better option. If you're on a recent version, an upgrade may be the quickest and simplest strategy, allowing you to reap the benefits of EBS 12.2 without having to reinvent the wheel. IS YOUR DATA CLEAN? Every single day, your company is producing tons of data. That's useful to keep your business functioning at its peak, but it also increases your chances of having bad data. When it comes to updating your system, it's vital to look at the state of your data—because there are a lot of risks involved in upgrading a system that houses questionable data. This includes bringing old issues into EBS 12.2, which will only compound the previous problem. In this scenario, re-implementing offers your company a chance to optimize your data and offload any legacy information that is no longer relevant or useful. HOW CUSTOMIZED IS YOUR ENVIRONMENT? Upgrades give you the opportunity to piggyback off of current customizations and keep the system's processes intact. With a tailored EBS system keeping your business up and running, an upgrade may be the better option. This will allow you to expand on existing functionality quickly. But it does come with a downside: Should you choose to upgrade, you'll lose some of the enhancements that come along with EBS 12.2. A re-implementation, on the other hand, will require customizations to be built f rom scratch. While more time consuming, a re-implementation can give you faster and richer functionality, more flexibility and open the door to previously-untapped efficiencies—especially when compared to older systems receiving an upgrade.

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