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Why not try before you buy at Apps15?

Why not try before you buy at Apps15?

28 September 2015

One of the interesting considerations for anyone visiting Apps15 (who are expanding their use of Oracle technology throughout their organisation) is the impact of any new system.

As the business requires more sophisticated approaches to reporting and business analytics, the demands on IT Directors grow. Those working within large companies and organisations often have to work with complex processes and procedures when rolling out new systems; the challenges they face include overlapping initiatives, IT change controls and conflicting access to systems and data.

Project EU has been working with clients to develop demonstration environments which help to overcome these challenges.  The environments are tailored to individual organisations, which mean rapid installation and developing of prototype solutions that can be demonstrated back to the business and key stakeholders.

The advantages of having a model office environment are multiple. It demonstrates new software and features uninhibited by customisations; it also allows real sample business data to be loaded making it feel far more relevant and any configuration will be aligned to the data. 

One of the over-riding benefits of creating a model office environment though is that it significantly reduces development timescales; thus minimising cost and impact. After all the developed packaged software components can be implemented back into the production systems, in effect it allows you to try before you buy.

As more companies feel cost-constrained, identifying ways of achieving business buy-in, reducing overall costs and rapidly installing IT projects become more important.  A model office environment provides an obvious solution to explore options and confirm Proof of Concepts.

Finding new agile ways of working is a theme throughout Apps15 where the spotlight is on;

  • Embrace focusing on the software being used today and how to get the most from it
  • Evolve looking into the next steps for your product eg, areas around upgrading or migrating to new technologies 
  • Explore the future, with ideas around innovation, Cloud and Mobile integration

With the largest gathering of Oracle Applications professionals in the UK, Apps15 will feature a varied and dynamic agenda with presentations for each community.

Anna Hutton-North
Project (EU) Ltd 

 

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