escape Oracle Managed Cloud Services

You could escape Oracle Managed Cloud Services in just four months

Are you an unhappy Oracle Managed Cloud Services (OMCS) customer? If so, it’s likely that you are one of the many voices out there complaining about how much you pay for the quality of service that you receive. Well, you will be happy to know that you are not alone. We talk regularly with organisations like yours who are pulling …

Bills calculator

Are you prepared for ‘Making Tax Digital’

What is ‘Making Tax Digital’? Making Tax Digital (MTD) is a move by the UK government to introduce a modern streamlined tax system that makes it easier for businesses and individuals to keep their tax records up to date and to transfer information to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). MTD is HMRC’s policy to move all business-related tax reporting online. …

Oracle Upgrade

Oracle EBS R12.2.8 available, but is it worth the hype?

Our highlights of Oracle’s E-Business Suite (EBS) R12.2.8 This month Oracle have released EBS R12.2.8 as their latest E-Business Suite version, which their marketing team state includes new features, statutory and regulatory updates, and enhancements for stability, performance and security. This is a cumulative update, so what this means is that as well as providing new updates for this release, …

legislative payroll patching

Are you ready with your new tax year payroll patches?

Christmas has come and gone, the New Year is well underway, and the end of the financial year is looming. This is an important time, with preparations for the start of the new tax year beginning on 6th April, when new payroll tax legislation comes into force. That’s only 3 months away – have you received your Oracle or SAP …

Security

Oracle & SAP security patching failings highlighted by ‘WannaCry’

The recent WannaCry ransomware attack affected many organisations from both the public and private sectors across all continents. It targeted IT systems by encrypting data, then demanded ransom payments in untraceable Bitcoin. May’s attacks were thought to have infected over 230,000 computerised systems in over 150 countries, with the UK’s NHS widely affected and reports of 70,000 devices disrupted including …

SAP HANA

SAP ability to resell Oracle DBMS licenses – due to expire 31 December 2017

Back in December 2014, SAP and Oracle extended their agreement for a further 3 years to allow SAP customers to buy Oracle runtime DBMS licenses from SAP. However, what they also did as part of this deal was to increase the cost of these licenses from 15% of SAV (SAP Application Value) to 19%. SAP responded by offering HANA licenses …