For the last three years Agile users have been in a sort of limbo about the longevity of their application. It has been a period marked by vendor silence, a lot of rumors and user uncertainty. Now, we find the situation is quickly coming to a head and it demands A9 owners prepare to make a critical decision soon.
Topics: Oracle Agile
At the end of a busy day the last thing a CIO or IT system administrator wants is an auto-generated notification or phone call about the PLM software has gone down.
Work is hectic enough already - working with budget cuts, executive reviews, staff performance, buyer trend reports, security risk mitigating and digital transformation initiatives - without adding software crashes into the mix.
The inevitable question each of us ends up asking therefore, is, “are we spending too much time buried in putting out fires?
The growing list of IT functions over the years have caused leaders to either expand department headcount or look to outside help.
Let's take a look and see if you fall into this category.
If your company is still operating on an older version of Oracle Agile PLM you may not know what you are missing.
In my profession, I regularly interact with the end user. Those who are still using relics like Agile 8.5, Advantage, 9.2, or even an early release of the 9.3 platform tend to get really excited about some simple User Interface/User Experience enhancement introduced to their environment.
While there are many reasons to upgrade, the user experience is often undervalued when compared to what comes under the hood.
It’s important to keep in mind that user adoption, productivity, and job satisfaction all improve when the user experience elevates.
Eventually, every user will reach a point when it makes sense to upgrade. The decision, then, needs to be made whether to attempt the upgrade in-house or with an Agile specialist, like myself. Regardless of the direction you go, I want you to have a successful upgrade. So we'll cover each step that needs to be taken, and if you follow them precisely, you will be up and running in no time.