Migration from World to EnterpriseOne, Making Your Plan

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Last month, we discussed whether or not it was time to start your migration from World to EnterpriseOne. Now, we will continue that discussion with helping you start to plan for your migration. Again the term upgrade really is not appropriate for what we do when moving from World to EnterpriseOne, but rather the term migration. Migration more accurately states the path forward, since it is critical to understand what stays behind and what moves forward. This is where careful planning and setting proper expectations take center stage, as you make the business case for your migration.

Planning starts with looking at which release of World you use and whether or not there is a direct migration available or if a step migration is needed. In some cases, depending upon your release of World, you are able to migrate directly from World to EnterpriseOne, or possibly perform an interim World upgrade, or step through an older release of EnterpriseOne as part of your path. Also critical to your planning is determining when the premier support for each release ends. This vital step ensures your planned migration includes full support from Oracle to facilitate a successful migration.

The next steps include planning for things like platform, data, reporting and overall timelines and budgets. We will explore those subjects in the months ahead as well, as a series of planned GSI sponsored half-day workshop webinars on planning your migration to EnterpriseOne. If you are interested in attending one of these webinars please email sales@getgsi.com for more information.

If you have any questions about JD Edwards World, please email us at inquiries@getgsi.com.