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Considering Oracle Services?


Considering Oracle Services?

4 Essential Requirements for Oracle Consultants

Experienced Oracle consulting firms, such as SoftArt, have conducted hundreds or thousands of Oracle implementations. You can trust them to stay on target, on budget and anticipate industry needs.  

Experience is the most important factor when it comes to finding an Oracle consultant. Your business is too important to hand over to a company without a proven track record. Experienced Oracle consulting firms, such as SoftArt, have conducted hundreds or thousands of Oracle implementations. You can trust them to stay on target, on budget and anticipate industry needs.

Look for firms that can provide:

  • Case studies congruent to your industry
  • Client lists
  • Awards and certifications specific to Oracle and related products
  • Wide-ranging capability

Settling for a company or consultant with less experience may lead to delays and cost overruns.

How Does the Right Oracle Consultant Add Value?

It takes a highly sophisticated approach from an experienced Oracle consultant to create a simple, easily maintained solutions. When the Oracle consultant explains their plan for your implementation, you should be able to understand what they’re talking about. If not, that’s a big red flag. Transparency is also a key quality that makes the right Oracle consultant even more valuable. Look for an Oracle consulting firm that comes back with a clear plan that includes:

  • Timelines
  • Costs
  • Processes and steps

How Can You Build a Roadmap to Stay of the Same Page?

Experienced consulting firms provide a clear roadmap that can be tweaked and that helps keep the project on track. Companies such as SoftArt know how important it is to meet deadlines, reduces downtimes and stick to the agreed-upon budget. It’s important to set clear goals to avoid delays or reworks late in the project, and the right consultant can keep you true to the path.

What Role Does Support Play in the Decision Making Process?

Oracle is one of the key systems that your business relies on to be up and running nearly 100% of the time. During the vetting process, ask prospective Oracle consultants whether they offer support 24/7 throughout the implementation and beyond.

Choosing a company that offers end-to-end support gives you a single point of contact through planning, implementation and production support. The last thing you want to do in an emergency is sift through a spreadsheet of support numbers for various vendors. This is a strong motivation to hire consultants that can support every stage of your implementation.

A single point of contact provides access to consultants familiar with the full stack of Oracle services – SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS, Services under these functions should include:

  • Business analysis
  • Training
  • Upgrades
  • Hosting
  • Exception management
  • Security

By choosing a managed services provider that can provide the full range of services, you get you fast, relevant answers for your Oracle technology needs.

What’s Next?

Using these tips should help you compile a shopping list for Oracle consultants you interview. SoftArt Solutions is sure to make the shortlist of Oracle consultants as you get closer to a final decision.

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