Support Revolution Leaves Oracle

Why we cancelled our Oracle Gold partnership

We setup PDG Consulting (the forerunner to Support Revolution) in 1998 to work alongside Oracle and SAP as consultants and systems implementors. This was a pivotal step in our development as we grew a solid pool of technical talent and experience in both Oracle and SAP ERP (which is why we’re so good at providing support!). But while we quickly …

Oracle Moves to the Cloud

It’s taken Oracle six years to move to their own cloud

And they’re still not done yet… Oracle has recently been making noises about its successful transition to its own cloud services. There have been a lot of high-fives and back-slapping over the fact they have taken SIX YEARS to transition most of their business to their own cloud. The worst part though is that they aren’t even fully migrated yet; …

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, …

Leaving Oracle Whitepaper

How to give notice to Oracle

If you are an Oracle customer, it’s likely that you may be paying a large amount to Oracle to maintain your databases and software. But is this really necessary? What value are you currently getting from your Oracle support and maintenance? When did the last Oracle software upgrade provide you with new value-adding functionality? When was the last security patch …

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 …