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Traditional and rapid methodologies for implementing Oracle Applications

C3i Methodology - The Traditional Approach

The C3 Business Solutions "Traditional" implementation methodology, developed over the years and known as C3i, focuses on thorough business analysis with user involvement, detailed scope definition and a collaborative user preparation and roll-out. C3i provides a truly value-driven approach. Every project is different, but all follow the same evolution:

Implementation Strategy Phase

Create the project plan, from goals through work plan, project management, training, organization and staffing, and related projects.

Operation Analysis

Requirements analysis, fit/gap analysis, initial issue identification, and scope definition.

Solution Design

Configuration documentation, extension design, user validation and scope, check-point.

Solution Build

Configuration, code creation, unit testing, script creation and user validation.

Document and Train

Finalize configuration, code and user training, documentation.


Cut-over preparation, user training, user procedure definition, final User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and issue resolution.

Go Live

Product Launch (Go Live) and Support.

C3iR Methodology - The Rapid Approach

For many implementation projects, it pays to adopt the more streamlined approach: the C3 "Rapid" implementation or C3iR methodology. The main difference for the accelerated method is that almost all industry specific setup and data is loaded prior to any validation by users. Thus we are able to use a single iteration of setup and testing to Go Live.


Prepare project strategy, train super-users in Oracle Accelerator and process flows.


Specify and collect configuration data, perform accelerated setup and initial testing.


Build any needed personalizations or customizations, convert data, review customer-facing documents.


Heavy testing of the software in a Conference Room Pilot.


Prepare user documentation, train end users, create cut-over plan and Go Live.