Migrating from PeopleSoft to Oracle Cloud

Key Steps, Considerations, and Recommendations for Getting Started

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Migrating your enterprise software from PeopleSoft to Oracle Cloud is a significant undertaking that can have a transformative impact on your organization. It offers opportunities for improved efficiency, scalability, and enhanced functionality. However, navigating the migration process can be complex and challenging. In this blog post, we will outline the key steps, considerations, and recommendations to help you successfully migrate from PeopleSoft to Oracle Cloud.

Key Steps in the PeopleSoft to Cloud Migration Process:

  • Assess your current environment: Start by thoroughly assessing your current PeopleSoft environment, including the customization, integrations, and data structure. This step is critical for understanding the scope and complexity of the migration. Check out Elire’s recent webinar preparing for PeopleSoft to Cloud Readiness recording!
  • Develop a migration strategy: Create a comprehensive migration strategy that outlines the timeline, resources, and objectives for the migration. Include plans for testing, training, and data migration to ensure a smooth transition.
  • Configure and customize Oracle Cloud: Work closely with your implementation partner or internal IT team to configure and customize Oracle Cloud to meet your specific business requirements. This step may involve mapping current PeopleSoft functionality to Oracle Cloud and ensuring a seamless transition of critical processes.
  • Migrate data: The migration of data from PeopleSoft to Oracle Cloud is a crucial step. Ensure that you have a clear plan for data extraction, conversion/transformation, and validation to maintain data integrity in the new system.
  • Test thoroughly: Testing is essential to identify and resolve any issues or discrepancies before going live. Create a robust test plan that covers end-to-end scenarios and involves key stakeholders from different departments.
  • Training and change management: Provide adequate training to your users to ensure they are comfortable with the new system. Implement change management strategies to address any resistance to change and encourage user adoption.

Key Considerations for a Successful Migration:

  • Business process alignment: Consider how your business processes may need to be adapted or re-engineered to align with Oracle Cloud’s best practices and functionality. This is an opportunity to streamline and optimize your processes.
  • Integration requirements: Evaluate your integration needs with other systems or applications. Ensure that the necessary integrations are planned and implemented seamlessly during the migration.
  • Data cleansing and data quality: Prior to migration, clean up your data and ensure its quality and consistency. This will help prevent issues down the line and maximize the benefits of the new system.

Recommendations for Getting Started:

  • Engage an experienced implementation partner: Collaborating with a trusted implementation partner can greatly simplify the migration process. Look for a partner with a proven track record, experience in Oracle Cloud implementations, and expertise in the PeopleSoft ecosystem.
  • Plan for change management: Allocate resources and time for change management activities. Communicate early and regularly with your employees about the migration, its benefits, and the impact on their roles and processes.
  • Leverage testing environments: Utilize testing environments, such as Oracle Cloud’s Sandbox or Development environments, to validate and refine your configuration, customizations, and integrations before going live.
  • Prioritize user training and support: Provide comprehensive training to your end-users to ensure a smooth transition. Offer ongoing support and resources to address any questions or issues that may arise.

Migrating from PeopleSoft to Oracle Cloud is an opportunity to leverage the power of modern technologies and elevate your business processes to new heights. By following the key steps, considering critical factors, and implementing the right strategies, you can ensure a successful migration that meets and exceeds your business objectives.

As the industry Trusted Advisor in PeopleSoft to Oracle Cloud, Elire is here to help. Contact us today to learn how our expertise and proven methodologies can support your transition from PeopleSoft to Oracle Cloud. Check out Elire’s dedicated PeopleSoft to Cloud Services Page and Blog to start educating your team today!


  • Jordyn Fugere-Burmeister

    Ms. Fugere-Burmeister serves as Elire’s Director of Marketing, overseeing Elire’s Brand Strategy, RFPs, and Conferences. As a strategic Marketing leader, Ms. Fugere-Burmeister brings 8 years of experience in the Oracle Sector, with her team print and digital content developing to support all phases of the Oracle and Elire customer journey.

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