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Upgrading applications and risk factors

What areas of concern/risk would you focus on when providing independant risk assurance during the migration of one verion of your ERP application to the latest version (in this case Oracle EBS). I.e. what are the potential risks, and controls required to mandate a healthy upgrade, or what can / does go wrong....
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
We use the Change Control, and Business Processes, to Ensure, Full Compliance Testing is completed by the business before change.

this involves a complete Development and Test Environment, before Production.

So 3 Independent Setups.
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pma111Author Commented:
Full Compliance Testing  - what does this typically involve?

Business Processes - can you provide some specifics in the concept of an app upgrade?

Is this proprietaty defined processes, or is there a general best practice template out there specific to upgrades that you based yours on?
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pma111Author Commented:
>So 3 Independent Setups.

be very helpful if you could pan out what each 3 actually involves perhaps with examples...
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
1. Development Environment. (exact copy of the Test Environment)
2. Test Environment. (exact copy of the Production Environment)
3. Production Environment
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pma111Author Commented:
You mentioned "Business processes"< can you provide some examples of these business processes during an upgrade exercise - and what they do / what role they play in the project
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Business Process - Payroll run...

Finance Members/Managers would have input in the Upgrade Process, e.g. Test and be part of the User Group involved in Upgrade.
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