As companies migrate from Oracle E-Business Suite (Oracle EBS) to Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications like Oracle Cloud ERP, Oracle Cloud Hcm or Oracle Cloud SCM , an important decision that comes into question is – How do we handle legacy data residing in applications like Oracle EBS?

It’s an important question because, during migration, it is impossible (and not necessary) to migrate all historical data to the cloud. Typically, this legacy data will include information on old customers and suppliers, in addition to legacy financial and operational data reports.

While it makes sense to not migrate all historical data, it is important to retain this data not only for legal and compliance purposes but also for business purposes. There may be a one-off need to analyze data from several years back. An ideal solution would be to migrate legacy data to a data warehouse for reporting in the future.

Orbit’s Legacy Data Reporting Solution makes it easy for business users to do self-service operational and financial reporting from legacy data residing in Oracle EBS.

Factors to consider before you decide on Legacy Data Archival and Reporting strategy

  • The archival/legacy database should be easy to maintain and support  
  • Reduce the maintenance and support cost of the legacy or archival database 
  • Migration process should be easy and simple
  • Ability to store the legacy data on-premise or private cloud or on SAAS 
  • Legacy reporting should be self service and easy to use
  • Pre-built reports on legacy and new applications
  • Pre-built data models on legacy and new applications
  • Ability to migrate the reports from legacy applications
  • Ability to build Ad hoc reports as needed
  • Secured and user or role based access to the data and reports 
  • Ability to build and run the reports with combined legacy applications data like E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft with new cloud applications like Oracle Cloud ERP, Oracle Cloud HCM, Oracle Cloud HCM, Workday ..etc
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Why Orbit for Legacy Data Reporting for EBS

Orbit offers a next-generation reporting tool that is ideal for operational reporting, financial reporting, ad-hoc reporting, and analytics. Today, CIOs, CFOs, and operational leaders are looking for a reporting solution that is truly self-service. They want to reduce the burden on IT teams, so they can drive agility into the process of generating reports. 

Orbit seamlessly integrates with multiple data sources. This makes it easy to access real-time and current data in, say, Oracle Fusion, and compare it with legacy data that is in Oracle EBS. 

Orbit has been designed to be omniscient with reporting and analytics requirements in operational, financial, and strategic contexts. Orbit comes with a complete set of features allowing IT to model and govern a seamless single source of truth while empowering users across the enterprise to be self reliant – thanks to no-code to low-code self-service features.

Several customers around the world – from Fortune 500 companies to fast-growing startups – choose Orbit for Legacy Data Reporting even as they migrate to Cloud ERP solutions like Oracle Fusion Applications.

Key Advantages and Benefits of using Orbit for Legacy Data Reporting

  • Reduces complexity associated with legacy data reporting for finance, HR, supply chain, and operations teams 
  • Data governance and data security 
  • User authentication for various types of users – end users, managers, admins, developers, etc. 
  • Orbit’s DataJump solution for ETL (extract, transform, and load) and ELT (extract, load, and transform) brings in the capability to blend data from multiple sources into one single source 
  • Orbit also has the capability to ensure data stewardship – for creating and maintaining trusted, reliable and consistent data across both historical data and current data. 
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Important Features of Orbit for Legacy Data Reporting from E-Business Suite Data

Some of the key features of Orbit, from a legacy data reporting standpoint, include –

  • Both pre-built reports and ad-hoc reporting from legacy data can be done with Orbit 
  • With Orbit’s XLEdge Plugin business users can access legacy data with ease and generate reports within Excel
  • Orbit is designed for data governance and data security, a key requirement for legacy or archived data 
  • With Orbit’s SQL DirectQuery it becomes easy to extract legacy data and create reports 
  • Orbit offers a single platform for operation reporting, financial reporting, BI and data management 
  • Orbit offers an ideal solution that can not only access real-time data available in Fusion but also historical data from EBS or any other ERP. 

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