Despite the fact that Oracle says that it will not be supporting Applications 10.7 release from June 2003, approximately only 35% of sites have made the move to upgrade to 11i claims DSP Global. "Whether it is lack of budget, skills and resources or just apathy, it appears that companies are sitting tight," says DSP. "But with no signs that Oracle plans to move back its deadline, they can not put off upgrading any longer."
A typical upgrade to 11i can take titan three to six months from start to finish but unlike many `forced' upgrades there are some genuine benefits to be gained from moving up to 11i. These include
* mare effective management through better access to information such as daily reporting and enhanced BI tools;
* self-service functionality leading...