Clarity PPM SaaS is updating its service offering to provide its customers with modern SaaS capabilities. Clarity PPM will be migrated to the Google Cloud Platform and the database engine that CA PPM runs on will change to PostgreSQL.
These are the major changes of this migration:
Additional details and FAQ are in the attached document: download here.
Customers should validate with their IT department the new Datacenter location (Certifications, Compliance policies, Security, Backups, DR, etc).
Major changes between 15.1 to 15.7 are related with new features in the Clarity PPM new UI. There are no important changes in the database model. This minimizes the probability of breaking any configurations or customizations. However, there is always a risk when doing application upgrades, and this must be the first item that must be assessed.
Most clients require some level of testing to their configurations after the upgrade to ensure none of the features that they are using are working as expected. This is a QA task that is usually fairly time consuming.
Our main goal is to minimize the risks of this activity for our clients. Offering high level technical services and our knowledge to plan and execute this migration successfully.
A typical Clarity PPM installation usually has a high level of complexity and configuration that are performed by each client. Clients need to ensure all their features and configuration work well after the migration from Oracle to PostgreSQL, this includes but not limited to: Queries, Lookups, Portlets, Processes, GEL Scripting, Jaspersoft reports, Dashboards, Integrations.
The highest risk with configurations is that there are no standard or best practices that is followed across clients, and this adds to the complexity of the work. Because sometimes translating the SQL/GEL, etc is not sufficient for the application to work the same in the new platform. All items in the app must be validated, and best practices implemented.
This kind of projects requires a high technical level, with resources with great skills in databases (Oracle and PostgreSQL) and solid knowledge in Clarity PPM (Functional and technical skills)
InUnison can help you plan, execute and verify that your migration is done correctly without affecting the operability of your projects. Do you want to know how? We would like to schedule a meeting with you to inform you in detail of the services included in our proposal.
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