24 January 2017

Oracle Issues 270 Patches. Does Your EBS Still Work?



Enterprise IT’s move to the cloud enables many good and needed outcomes. However, with Oracle releasing a whopping 270 new patches for its E-Business Suite, how do you figure out if your Oracle EBS environment still functions as it should?

Sure, you may have some well thought through plans and policies about how to release vendor-issued patches. But if your answer to the above question has something to do with manual regression testing, then we should talk!

Even if your Oracle EBS installation is 100% vanilla off-the-shelf, there is no way of verifying if it works as intended, until a thorough regression test is performed on all modules. While some companies still prefer to perform this regression testing using humanoids, it does not make sense to spend thousands of expensive man-hours on a task that can be done in mere hours by our technology.

The other unknown after such mass patch releases is the effect on application response times, particularly for distributed workforces that operate from across vast geographic expanses, continents even! Appropriate load testing that helps identify bottlenecks in the patched application can help ease, if not eliminate the frustration of your users. It can also help to eliminate the stress placed on your support staff who bear the brunt of their colleagues’ frustrations.

With Oracle releasing almost 1000 patches in the last 12 months, automating the regression and load testing of your Oracle EBS installation makes infinite business sense. Have a look at our Ultimate Guide to test automation to see why.

If you would like to discuss how to cut costs and reduce bugs in your Oracle EBS implementation or understand how Qsome's automated testing solution may benefit your other applications, give us a call or drop us a line:
Or contact us on +61 8 8312 1287 or solutions[at]qsometech.com

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