ORACLE HYPERION ALTERNATIVE AND MIGRATION PROGRAM

You’ve suffered long enough. It’s time to move from Oracle to a system that just plain works better.

 

Whether it’s on-premise or hosted, it’s time to admit that Oracle isn’t living up to your expectations. Are you facing any of these challenges with your current Oracle EPM system?

1. It’s costing you way more than you expected.

The truth is that the total cost of ownership (TCO) of Oracle’s legacy on-premise platform is that it’s more complex to configure, more difficult to maintain, and necessarily more expensive to just keep it working. While the initial sticker price may be lower thanks to incentive discounts, you won’t find such discounts when it comes to keeping it running. Those promised savings will evaporate faster than you expect.

Host Analytics is a fully multi-tenant cloud EPM platform which is designed to scale and maintain a consistent experience for everyone — which means each customer pays a fraction of what it would to build that whole infrastructure on your own. In fact, our customers have attested to significant savings — not just in the long term TCO, but also in time saved, frustration avoided, and overall satisfaction by end users.

2. The scheduled downtimes are killing you.

Sick of having to log everyone out of the system so Oracle can do a daily maintenance? Don’t they know your global business runs 24/7? How much productivity can you lose until the opportunity cost outweighs what the system is worth? In this modern age of ubiquitous internet and access to information, forced logout times are unreasonable and untenable for companies who want to stay competitive.

With nearly all true multi-tenant, cloud-based enterprise solutions, you’ll find an uptime rate that will blow Oracle’s service availability out of the water. Host is no different. Your business moves quickly, and Host can keep up.

3. You can’t get Oracle’s “integrated” EPM suite to work together easily

If you are trying to utilize Oracle’s “suite” of EPM products, you may have noticed something: the products within the suite don’t like each other much. Oracle’s EPM suite was cobbled together from multiple sources: some were built on a Essbase platform and came from acquisitions (PBC, EPC, PCMC, ARC), while others were developed in-house on a Fusion platform (FCCC, EPRC). None of them were built as a truly multi-tenant, cloud-based product. As a result, getting the different components within the same “suite” to talk to each other can be extremely complex and a huge hassle. In some cases, a flat text file must be used for them to communicate to each other. That’s not an integrated platform. That’s complexity that you simply don’t have time for.

In contrast, Host was built from scratch as a unified platform, so Planning, Consolidation, Modeling, and Reporting work together easily and seamlessly. There isn’t any duplication of data or complex synchronization required to maintain a single source of truth for your business.

4. You’re still “training” everyone on how to use the system.

Even after training on the new system was done (how long ago was it?) there are more “technology administrators” on the Finance team than people trained in doing actual Finance. Oracle didn’t include the cost of the entire team you’d have to hire to administer the system, did they? Those trained in Finance find themselves constantly asking administrators for data, information, reports, and corrections. Finance is dependent on them and they are frustrated by the lack of autonomy in doing what they know best. Many features that were part of choosing Oracle EPM aren’t even used because of the complexity of getting the data in and out of it properly.

From the start, Host has ranked highly with Finance users because it was designed for Finance users. Host empowers Finance to enter, retrieve, and analyze the data the way that makes the most sense to them — without having an entire IT team to support them. Because the basics are easier to use and understand, the more complex capabilities are also more accessible, increasing the overall ROI of Host. It also means that IT staff can be repurposed for more valuable activities than trying to do finance for the finance people.

5. Every announced upgrade strikes fear into the hearts of your team members.

Your IT team has to rearrange schedules, plan to work weekends, and play hot potato with the emergency pager. Your Finance team is wringing their hands in fear that the functionality they rely on will break, or that they will lose important data after the upgrade.

Software is supposed to make work easier, not be a constant source of anxiety. Thanks to Host’s true multi-tenant cloud platform, updates are much faster, smoother, and less risky than any Oracle upgrade could ever be.

6. You get more support from your sandals than you do from Oracle.

Even Gartner knows that Oracle struggles with providing good customer support (Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Cloud Strategic Corporate Performance Management Solutions). You were probably the ones who told them about it. Because every customer has a unique install with customizations, Oracle couldn’t possibly know all of the idiosyncrasies of your specific implementation — or help you troubleshoot every problem you may encounter. This is simply a foundational flaw that makes supporting hosted on-premise and hybrid software implementations exceedingly difficult.

Multi-tenant, cloud-based software wins hands-down in the area of support. Because every customer is on the same version of the software, problems that affect one customer are likely affecting others. Host takes its support role very seriously, as ignoring a critical issue could be devastating to all customers. It’s always in Host’s best interest to fix every significant customer issue as quickly as possible.

Migrate From Oracle Now!

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Host Analytics offers all of the advantages of being a true multi-tenant cloud solution, including:

  • Lower Total Cost of Ownership: You can get the same level of functionality at a fraction of the cost. No more exorbitant service fees. Just a predictable subscription rate that can reduce your TCO dramatically.
  • Better Availability and Easier Updates: Host requires less scheduled downtime than Oracle and provides a much better uptime rate.
  • An truly integrated platform. Host wasn’t pieced together from various disjointed components; it was built from the ground up as a single, unified system that provides you with a single source of truth for your enterprise planning needs.
  • Award-winning usability. Recognized by leading industry analysts, Host empowers Finance experts to get to insights they need without technical backup.
  • Comparable (if not better) features and functionality. Host EPM capabilities are just as robust as Oracle’s, and often easier to use and understand. Sign up for a demo to see for yourself.
  • A support team that actually cares. A save for one customer is a save for all customers. Whether you report the issue or another customer does, every fix is a fix for everyone.

 

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ORACLE HYPERION MIGRATION PROGRAM