There is no doubt that moving an ERP system to the cloud is a massively complex project for any organization. The business-critical applications that run your business are most often supported by an ERP system such as SAP or the Oracle E-Business Suite. The success of this project is essential to the success of your organization.
Now, what defines a successful ERP system cloud migration? Is it time? Can this project be completed in an acceptable and agreed upon timeframe? Is it the cost? Can this project be completed without going over budget? Is it performance? Will you achieve optimized performance expectations when you go live in the cloud? Is it secure? Will you be protected in the cloud? The answer is all four of these criteria ideally need to be met to make the cloud migration project a success.
In its ERP Applications and Cloud Adoption report, the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) found that 69 percent of enterprises are moving ERP applications to the cloud with over 90 percent stating these applications are business-critical. Additionally, it was identified that nearly three-quarters of cloud data migrations are not completed on time.
How can you do it better, faster and cheaper and have the confidence to achieve success? From our point of view and customer proof points, it’s by automating key processes throughout the migration cycle that are important to cross-functional teams to avoid mistakes along the way. These mistakes can lead to delays causing financial, operational and even reputational damage.
You need to ensure the quality and stability of your ERP systems and code and fix any security or compliance issues before you begin the migration process. Addressing this from the start allows you to remediate early when it is generally easier and less expensive, and maintain that posture throughout migration. This approach can significantly decrease project timelines and budget (by up to 50 percent) compared to waiting until after the migration is complete.
Once the migration is live, you cannot forget that operating in the cloud brings its own concerns. Internal teams, not the cloud provider, are responsible for the security of applications and data in the cloud and whether associated policies and configurations are in line with compliance requirements. But lack of visibility into cloud environments and insufficient tools make it near impossible to assess whether systems are actually secure and compliant.
With a security-by-design approach to digital transformation, Onapsis gives you the confidence and cyber resilience to ensure success as you migrate your applications to the cloud. And once in the cloud, Onapsis protects your core applications by delivering real-time visibility and alerts on security issues, compliance deviations and configuration drift. We do this by automating ERP code, transport and system analysis and continuous monitoring - enabling you to:
- Accelerate cloud migration: Automate code security and stability reviews, configuration policy management and vulnerability assessment and prioritization.
- Reduce migration project costs: Identify and address code and system configuration issues and vulnerabilities before migrating, decreasing high costs of fixing in later stages.
- Protect applications and data in the cloud: Continuous monitoring and visibility after migration is complete to ensure you maintain security and compliance posture once in the cloud.
To help give you the confidence to make your ERP cloud migration project a success, we invite you to talk with us today.