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The Hidden Costs of Oracle EBS: Unveiling the Opportunities for Optimization

Running an Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) system is a significant investment for any organization. While these powerful applications drive critical business processes, they can also harbor hidden costs and inefficiencies that often go unnoticed. In this blog, we will help you discover those hidden costs and provide you with a solution that will help you slash hidden costs and unlock substantial savings via strategic Oracle EBS optimization. But before we delve into the solutions, let’s first explore the intricacies of Oracle EBS and its common pain points. 

Understanding Oracle EBS

As defined by Oracle Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) is a suite of integrated business apps that enable businesses to make better decisions, reduce costs, and increase performance. Oracle EBS provides solutions for CRM, service management, financial management, human capital management, project portfolio management, advanced procurement, supply chain management, value chain planning, and value chain execution. Basically, it is a comprehensive set of business apps designed to help businesses manage and automate various business processes. 

What Challenges Do Users Face With Oracle EBS

Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) holds immense potential to boost an organization’s efficiency and reduce costs. Yet, many businesses face challenges in harnessing the full potential of Oracle EBS, which often leads to increased costs and operational inefficiencies:

  • Underutilized functionality and modules across applications: Most businesses invest in Oracle EBS. However, the problem arises when they are unaware of all the modules and features available or do not use them as much as they should. This underutilization may be caused by several reasons, including lack of training, lack of awareness, and resistance to change within an organization. Consequently, companies miss out on the opportunity to take advantage of optimized procedures and automated operations that can drive efficiency and reduce costs. 
  • Inefficient infrastructure provisioning and management: The implementation and management of the infrastructure required to support Oracle EBS could become a complicated and resource-heavy process. Organizations usually face problems, including insufficient hardware resources, improperly set up database landscapes or suboptimal cloud deployments. These inefficiencies can result in performance bottlenecks, downtime, or scalability problems, which in turn influence negatively the user’s experience and productivity.
  • Complex and manual IT operations processes: Managing Oracle EBS encompasses different functions of IT operations such as patches, upgrades, backups, and performance tuning. But usually, these activities are complex, time-consuming, and error-prone, especially if they are done manually. Organizations usually face challenges with coordinating activities among different teams or environments, which results in delays, inconsistencies, or system failures. Automating and streamlining these processes will help eliminate challenges and improve overall performance and operational efficiencies. 
  • Licensing compliance risks and overspending: The licensing structure of Oracle EBS can be too complicated, with different license types, metrics, and usage limitations. This administrative pain point is a major operational concern for organizations that often fail to monitor and manage their licenses accurately, exposing them to compliance risks or additional costs due to non-compliance. Moreover, a company may be wasting money on a license that is not fully used or may miss out on the possibility of cost-saving solutions such as license consolidation and virtualization because of the lack of the right license management strategies.

If these challenges are left unaddressed it can lead to significant financial losses, operational inefficiencies, and a loss of competitive edge, ultimately hampering business agility and competitiveness.

Overcoming Oracle EBS Challenges With Oracle EBS Optimization 

The way to mitigate these challenges and get a maximum return on investment is via Oracle EBS optimization. Oracle EBS optimization is basically all about determining and executing methods that will improve the utilization and functionality of Oracle EBS applications. By leveraging a comprehensive approach to EBS optimization that spans applications, infrastructure, operation, and licensing, businesses can save significant costs and improve overall performance. It basically includes the following: 

  • Functionality and Module Utilization: This is the process of utilizing the maximum functions and modules of Oracle EBS to meet specific business needs and improve overall productivity.
  • Infrastructure and Performance Tuning: This comprises adjusting hardware properties, fine-tuning database configurations, as well as system parameters to increase EBS performance and scalability. 
  • Process Automation: It means automating repetitive tasks like patching and backups so as to increase efficiency, minimize errors, and free resources for more critical tasks. 
  • Integration and Data Management: It optimizes Oracle EBS via data integration with other systems for a smooth exchange of data to ensure data consistency and improve decision-making.
  • User Training and Adoption: The main purpose of this effort is to provide rigorous training and support that will guarantee the successful use of the Oracle EBS and drive maximum results. 
  • Licensing Optimization: This entails the management of Oracle EBS licenses to ensure compliance, reduce costs, and make thier optimal use through tools, audits, and cost-cutting measures such as consolidation or virtualization.

How Neev Systems Can Help?

At Neev Systems, we understand how vital Oracle EBS is for businesses today. Therefore we help organizations streamline their Oracle EBS application deployment by leveraging our years of expertise and best practices like DevOps, which ultimately reduces infrastructure and ensures licensing compliance. Our proven EBS optimization methodology focuses on the following:

  • Optimising Oracle EBS applications by bringing together instances, eliminating duplicate functionalities, and applying best practices.
  • Leveraging cloud infrastructure and modern architecture, we optimize your Oracle EBS environment in the most cost-effective, scalable, and agile manner. 
  • Implementing DevOps practices and automation, we accelerate deployment cycles, improve overall quality, reduce manual errors, and enhance IT operations efficiency
  • Ensuring Oracle licensing compliance and exploring new areas to cut costs.

Unlock the full potential of the Oracle EBS deployment and get the most out of your investment with our strategic Oracle EBS optimization services. Contact our experts today to learn more.