Now is the Time to Modernize
Oracle has moved on from these two legacy IAM products, and so should you. If you’re still on the fence about making the decision to migrate, here are a few other reasons that may push you in the right direction.
Oracle has significantly reduced support staff on older software, which puts the burden on your own in-house staff to maintain and build custom integrations.
Older Oracle products have reached “end-of-life” (end of Premier Support), which drives up support fees and turns your dependency into major cashflow.
Labor costs for scarce staff expertise on legacy Oracle IAM products has raised total cost of ownership, and lack of system maintenance causes downtime.
Aging Oracle products aren’t built for hybrid deployment across on-premises and cloud-based resources, which limits deployment and infrastructure architecture options.
A lack of out-of-box integrations with modern resources and applications causes custom coding delays on new workforce apps and slows digital business initiatives.
Is Sticking With Oracle Even an Option?
Oracle would say “Yes” because they hope to encourage companies that are still using their legacy, on-premises software IAM solutions to adopt their cloud identity products. But the market isn’t showing confidence in the future of Oracle’s Identity Cloud Service (IDCS).
Surprisingly, the migration path from Oracle’s legacy solutions to their other software and cloud offerings isn’t any easier than the proven migration path enterprises have taken to migrate to Ping intelligent identity solutions. According to several enterprises who chose to migrate to Ping instead, it can cost as much as $1M and a full year to upgrade with Oracle.
You Can't Bail. Build Instead.
Since you’re not a small business, you can’t just unhook your legacy Oracle IAM products overnight. You also wouldn’t dream of a rip-and-replace shift to an identity vendor that lacks a proven enterprise migration path, specifically from Oracle’s legacy IAM products. A replacement solution should build on existing use cases and expand capabilities to tackle modern and future ones, not strip away basic or fine-grained functionality your business units have gotten used to.