Since Oracle has announced it will “End of Life” all previous versions of the Agile solution prior to the 9 platform, many companies for a myriad of reasons chose not to migrate their current Agile solution to the Oracle PLM system (a.k.a Agile 9 Platform).
As companies expand from focusing on time to market to commercializing a product profitably, and from departmental focused operations to a supply chain business model, the solutions they use to enable their operations have not come up to speed. When you add to that the complexity of migrating to the Oracle PLM platform, there is a real challenge for companies: on the one hand their systems are not only lagging behind their matured operational profile , but also are on “end of life”, and on the other hand making a change is a painful expensive exercise.
Many companies have felt there is no viable alternative to staying on the “end-of-life” Agile solution that they have, and have executed a “wait & see” strategy. Well, there is an alternative now.