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The leap from on-premise applications to cloud applications ticks many boxes for several enterprises, but the transition period comes with a snag or two. For example, let's look at a mid-sized enterprise that has decided to migrate from Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) to Fusion Cloud Applications. The historical or legacy data was being migrated from the on-premise application to the cloud in phases. Hence, they must connect both data from EBS and Fusion to create accurate reports that meet the required regulatory compliance.

While the company used OTBI for its cloud reporting, it could not extract data from Oracle EBS. The result, of course, was a slowing down of operations reports with a narrow perspective that did not effectively reflect legacy data. Therein lies the problem: extracting data from the two disconnected systems becomes complicated, and accuracy has a strong potential to suffer.

Sounds complex and tiresome. Doesn't it? One solution, of course, is separately creating reports from the Oracle EBS data and comparing it with Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications data reports if required. However, a more straightforward solution is a single intelligence tool that offers a unified reporting solution for Oracle EBS and Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications.

That's where AirQuery's data pipeline technology comes in. It has been designed to extract data from Oracle Cloud Fusion Applications and legacy Oracle EBS data and pull them into a single data warehouse, generating a unified report with all the relevant data, effectively simplifying and streamlining the reporting process.

Let's examine this a little closer, shall we?

Why migrate from Oracle EBS to Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications?

Gartner predicted in their 2021 report that around 40% of business workloads would be deployed from the cloud rising from 20% in 2020. And on a similar track, a McKinsey report stated that companies will invest 80% of their IT budget in cloud solutions by 2024. So, before we dive into the challenges of migrating to cloud applications - at least in terms of data reporting - let's examine why enterprise businesses choose to do so.

Advanced Data Security

Data security has always been a significant concern, and with proper implementation, Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications can offer better security than traditional data centers. The features include improved customer data isolation and data authorization, protection against internet threats, and access control.

The Oracle Fusion Cloud environment also helps minimize downtime and reduce the risk of data loss due to hardware failure or natural disasters.


Another perk of Fusion Applications is flexibility. It allows companies to scale application features and computation power up or down as required. Fusion applications also don't demand active hardware and software management from users.

Economically Viable

Oracle Fusion Cloud applications do not incur upfront licensing fees and, more importantly, do not require businesses to buy or maintain hardware. Instead, it allows businesses to choose software and features on a monthly cost basis. It will enable them to pay for what they need only instead of features that go largely unused. A study revealed that running business operations in Oracle Fusion Cloud can be 38% cheaper than on-premise deployment.

Future Ready

Fusion Applications are designed to auto-update regularly to take advantage of new and developing technology and help the businesses they support to keep up with the competition or perhaps get ahead of the curve. The prime advantages of this include optimal performance, excellent security, fair prices, and improved compatibility. Furthermore, Oracle's cloud solution uses AI, IoT, blockchain, innovative interfaces, and intelligent process automation to help business data management and reporting solutions stay future-ready.

Challenges in reporting when migrating Oracle EBS to Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications

We can see why enterprise companies are opting to leap from Oracle EBS to Cloud Fusion Cloud Applications. However, when migrating from one application to another, there is always a period of transition and adjustment. And one of the significant challenges is that the historical or legacy data needs to be converted during this migration and can only be accessed via the older application, in this case, Oracle EBS. This means that to generate reports from legacy data, you may need to go back to Oracle EBS. However, extracting data from two disconnected systems to generate accurate reports takes work.

Another challenge is the need to train users to extract data from different sources. This could have multiple complications and slow down overall operations.

AirQuery: a unified data solution

AirQuery's intuitive tools offer enterprise businesses efficient support during this transition period, especially those dealing with massive data stores. It provides a simple data reporting solution for Oracle EBS and Oracle Fusion Cloud, including legacy data reporting on Oracle EBS - for operational and financial reporting.

Unifying Data from Multiple Sources

Keeping track of and tapping into vast amounts of data to generate reports can be tricky, especially when data is distributed across multiple sources. AirQuery helps extract and assimilate data from Oracle Cloud Fusion Applications, on-premise applications like Oracle EBS, other cloud applications, various business divisions, and even business partners into a single report. This especially comes in handy for historical data reporting on Oracle EBS.

AirQuery pipeline technology eliminates the complexity of sourcing data from multiple sources to better explain it. It pulls relevant data to a staging warehouse, offering a wide-picture view and allowing the user to make sense of the data and make more informed decisions.

Operational & Financial Reporting Support

Creating unified reports with data from multiple sources covers operational and financial reporting. Where operational reporting is concerned, AirQuery pulls data from both Oracle EBS and Cloud Fusion Applications to create a single report. The system can assess the requirement, identify which data is available with which source, and efficiently assimilate it for comparison.

When it comes to financial reporting, there is a two-pronged approach in place. The first uses pipeline technology to pull data into a single, unified report. And the second is running reports for legacy data from the Fusion application directly.

Integrated Data Warehouses

AirQuery ensures that data is accurate and uncompromised with regularly and rigorously tested data warehouses. The latest technology is employed to set up these warehouses to address redundancy. It also takes on the responsibility for the warehouses, alleviating enterprises from the expenses of building standalone warehouses. Additionally, a centrally managed data model efficiently processes enterprise-wide data across the lifecycle, including data from multiple applications.

Data Security

AirQuery is designed to leverage identity and access management, enabling role-based access controls and row-level data security to prevent leaks and ensure that only authorized personnel may access relevant data. Irrespective of the data source, whether Oracle EBS or Oracle Fusion Cloud, AirQuery provides that data security is of the highest standards. AirQuery data security is also enforced in the reports. Individuals can only see account balances for segment values they can access or require for relevant purposes.

Tool Compatibility

AirQuery is designed to be flexible and customizable. It complements OTBI, BI Publisher, and other tools, taking reporting to the next level.

Pre-built Reports

AirQuery is equipped with pre-built reports and can help create, automate, and distribute top-quality management reports. These reports comply with all regulations and external requirements and can be delivered immediately or scheduled for later distribution. The tool also enables you to create multiple accounts from single report structures.

Democratized Data

AirQuery's centrally managed data models are organized and presented to the business users as subject areas, enabling all users to be on the same page. Even without technical knowledge, anyone within the company can access data and reports quickly and without technical support.

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Why choose unified reporting?

You could continue as you have been before, struggling to compare reports based on new and legacy data or take advantage of unified reports. They offer better insight, a broader perspective, and easy comparison to better assess growth, expenses, performance, trends, and other variables, fueled by current and legacy data - all in one place.

Accessing relevant data and creating reports makes it easier to assess information and make informed decisions. It also speeds up the process, allowing for decisions to be taken promptly and effectively and potentially helping a business boost overall performance.

The dream team: Oracle Cloud Fusion Applications + AirQuery

To sum it all up, Oracle Cloud Fusion Applications are the way to go for most enterprises. They offer business flexibility and short and long-term efficiency and help with savings as on-premise hardware installations and management are no longer required. It gives a business a scalable infrastructure, development capabilities, hardware, and software options that suit your needs. It can automate most tasks and provide streamlined performance through a shared infrastructure, empowering businesses to perform better and scale up or down, as required, to boost profit.

However, as we've discussed, migrating from Oracle EBS to Fusion is a process. During this transition period, data is often distributed between applications, with legacy data primarily available on Oracle EBS. AirQuery can help and support your business, especially during this transition period, by providing comprehensive integration across systems and applications. It enhances and streamlines the data migration process, extracting data from multiple sources and assimilating it in a unified data warehouse. It enables businesses to create simple and unified reports, leveraging current and legacy data. AirQuery offers an easy and hassle-free reporting solution, saving time and helping companies to take a leap forward.

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