Monday 6 September 2021

A Not Unexpected but Under Estimated Bonus to Celebrate at Inoapps

Yes I have moved to Inoapps. I have shared why on LinkedIn but wanted to share my first excitement.

I've been involved in over 100 implementations of Oracle SaaS (Fusion), however small my involvement I share with everyone involved the excitement of go-live. 

Often there is great debate as to what is actually go-live, first user, first journal, first payroll run, each organisation and user has their own milestone to CELEBRATE. This is a really important word to me, no implementation comes without challenges and a system that is constantly evolving, even during the implementation is not for the faint hearted. Once a system has gone live, and after that initially sit back and relax, there are 2 things you need to do:

  • Remember Oracle SaaS will continue to evolve and if you don't plan for that and embrace it, then your system will go stale.
  • Celebrate. Look back and see how far you have come, what have you learnt about your organisation and the product. I like to share that story and am very proud of how many times I have encouraged or actually taken an organisation to Oracle Open World or UKOUG to share their story.
I knew Inoapps had implemented Oracle and are proud to be one of the first in UK. I didn't know how extensive that implementation was and what they had done since, but I was excited to become an end user. Many years ago I was an end user of E Business Suite and often drew from that in my early usergroup sessions. Oracle always talk about them drinking their own champagne.

My recruitment process for Inoapps was not direct so I wasn't surprised that I didn't touch Oracle Recruitment, but I did hope my onboarding would start in the system. I wasn't disappointed, not only are all the HR processes for collecting data and documents automated and self service but the information I need to absorb is in Oracle Learning. 

Oracle Recruitment went live recently which is great because there are big plans to grow the organisation and the systems are in place to make that as smooth and consistent as possible. 

Go Live is really important but being live is the end goal and I am now live as an end user at Inoapps.