IBM’s Cloud Impact Assessment (CIA) is an automated analysis for Oracle EPM, ERP and HCM on-premise customers looking to transition to the cloud. It is designed to answer many questions enterprises are asking about why, when, and how to move to cloud. The CIA is a proprietary IBM offering that performs an automated analysis of a client’s current system and the impact of moving that system to a target state, whatever that state may be.
The CIA is specifically designed for existing Oracle eBusiness Suite, PeopleSoft and Hyperion on-premise customers and focuses on finance, procurement, HCM and supply chain. The CIA is completely customizable—you can choose a single area or all to assess. The CIA takes about 4 weeks for the initial assessment report and requires minimal input from the business -around 10 –16 hours of IT and Business time per participant and IT assistance to create the cloned production environment.