We’re delighted to announce we have completed certification on Oracle’s latest update of our Cloud Applications – 22B.

Oracle customer’s will now be either running 22A or 22B in their applications environments, and can use Rapid4Cloud in either to simplify their essential configuration and data management tasks.

Don’t forget that Rapid4Cloud also supports Oracle releases back to 21A. Contact us today for more information!

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SAN JOSE, CA – August 8, 2022.  Rapid4Cloud, the leaders in automation tools to support Oracle Cloud Applications customers and partners, today announced that it has successfully passed its latest SOC 2 Type II audit.  This audit certifies that Rapid4Cloud meets the SOC2 standards for security, availability and confidentiality of data.


“We have passed this second audit following our initial certification” Philip Martin, CEO and Founder of Rapid4Cloud said.  “I am so proud of our magnificent team here at Rapid4Cloud, whose constant diligence and hard work have ensured that we maintain the high standards we set a year ago.


We receive more questions on information security than any other subject, so we know this matters very much to our customers and partners.  This audit provides our customers with the comfort that they seek in this area.”


Rapid4Cloud makes it easier to implement and run Oracle Cloud Applications.  Their intelligent automation products dramatically reduce the time it takes to configure and maintain Oracle ERP and HCM.

Not long ago we posted a blog regarding the ESG benefits of using bots instead of humans for some implementation tasks.  This is measurable and tangible.  You can find it here – https://lnkd.in/emFy-vc7, as well as a link to a whitepaper where we have benchmarked and calculated the difference.

Oracle has conducted some interesting research on this topic which you can read here – https://lnkd.in/evpY65kM.  Unsurprisingly, most organizations believe ESG is more important than ever, and most organizations believe not enough is being done about it.

Let me offer some help in a small but measurable way.

Our software provides bots to do the time-consuming and error-prone data entry tasks required during an Oracle Cloud ERP or HCM implementation.

Last month was the busiest ever for our bots.  We sent over 1800 of them scurrying off, and they did their work for 4,363 hours collectively.  We calculate that they consumed 246kWh within the Oracle data centers in which they run.  We offset this through Gold Standard programmes.

The equivalent human effort to run the same tasks would consume 1746kWh, not factoring in HVAC and other environmental needs of human (coffee, lighting etc).  The CO2 emissions you would attribute to this is of course very dependent on the country in which the activity would be performed.

We have also measured the difference in time taken to perform the work.  This is a bit trickier to measure on specific jobs, but at an aggregate level our bots do the work of human in 15% of the elapsed time.  They work 24/7/365, so that comes as no surprise really.  They also work without error or bias.

What about cost.  Again at an aggregate level, here the gap grows even wider.  We complete tasks for roughly 0.75% of the cost of a human.  It’s not even close.

So, there is no tradeoff between sustainability, speed, quality and cost when you use our software.  It’s a win-win-win-win for our customers.

By the way, we’re not advocating for the removing of humans in any way.  Skilled humans are needed to design and implement change and make decisions – these are the added-value tasks that define success and failure in projects.  We free up these people to add real value to their customers and get more done.  Our amazing partners are doing that for their customers every day.

So, if you are involved with Oracle ERP or HCM and serious about ESG, and quite interested in saving time and money, please contact us.

By Philip Martin, CEO of Rapid4Cloud

As we absorb all that has happened during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), we at Rapid4Cloud are considering what we can do to lower our carbon footprint and those of the consulting firms and companies that use our robotic process automation (RPA) and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to automate elements of their Oracle Cloud Applications estates.

The events of COP26 have inspired me to commit Rapid4Cloud to achieve carbon neutrality by the end of June 2023.  I do this with good intentions, and firmly in the knowledge that I might be accused of virtue-signaling or greenwashing to build brand credentials.  Think what you will – I know what I want to achieve.  With COP26 fresh in our minds it seems appropriate for us all to explore the impact we and our businesses have on our planet.

SaaS is pretty green

As a software-as-a-service (SaaS) software vendor, we could make the argument that we already provide our customers an environmentally-friendly alternative to running similar software in an on-premise data center.  IDC estimates that just moving workloads from on-premise to cloud could save 629 million metric tons of carbon out of the atmosphere between 2021 and 2024 — and this is given no additional efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of data centers globally.  If every data center adopted more carbon-neutral processes, that figure could swell to 1.6 billion metric tons.

Cloud vendors including Oracle, on whose data centers Rapid4Cloud’s robotic process automation (RPA) bots run, are taking aggressive steps towards carbon neutrality.  Oracle has committed to 100 percent use of renewables to power its cloud by 2025 and to achieving net zero emissions by 2050.  This target has been approved by the Exponential Roadmap Initiative, an accredited partner of the United Nations Race to Zero.

Bots greener than people

In a new whitepaper, we explore how using RPA to automate the more time-consuming and repetitive elements of implementing and managing Oracle Cloud Applications will drastically reduce carbon emissions versus relying on humans with their laptops and monitors, which consume many times over the amount of power required to operate the fraction of an Oracle Cloud server our bots would consume as they complete a process.

On the whole, little serious research has been devoted to how much fewer resources robot workers consume versus human ones.  We keep our numbers at a pretty high level in the whitepaper, but the data is clear.  Whether you are implementing a greenfield instance of Oracle Cloud ERP or just rolling out software to a new business unit or division, automating these processes could be one step towards reducing your company’s contribution to global warming.

We’re delighted to announce we have completed certification on Oracle’s latest update of our Cloud Applications – 21D.

Oracle customer’s will now be either running 21C or 21D in their applications environments, and can use Rapid4Cloud in either to simplify their essential configuration and data management tasks.

Don’t forget that Rapid4Cloud also supports Oracle releases back to 21A. Contact us today for more information!

By Philip Martin,
CEO, Rapid4Cloud

As this blog post goes live, my excellent Rapid4Cloud counterparts in the Middle East are already enjoying their weekend, and I am looking forward to the start of mine. For the consultant class and middle management though, a combination of job creep, multiple crises that suck attention and poor change management mean weekends shackled to a laptop or at least stressing about what Monday would bring.

An expert consultant or senior analyst may have been through multiple Oracle Cloud Applications implementations or run impact analysis and regression testing of quarterly updates many, many times. But it never gets any faster or more efficient. You are probably running a project involving dozens of individuals both on and offshore keying data into Oracle Cloud Applications or carrying the full load yourself, perhaps over your weekend. Some of you are spending your weekends developing automation scripts by hand for hundreds of different processes and environments. You are on a treadmill you can’t seem to slow down or step away from, or critical projects grind to a halt.

Enter the robots!

Many large and even some smaller Oracle Cloud Applications consulting operations, or even end user organizations, now run software that applies advanced robotic process automation (RPA) and artificial intelligence (AI) to vast swaths of implementations, migrations, regression testing—the tasks involved in standing up and maintaining the applications.

Technology should give us back the time we would otherwise spend doing things that suck our souls and for which we are ill-suited. Modern intelligent cloud automation software eliminates the repetitive work required to do things like:

  • conform to new definitions and requirements
  • analyze differences between the multiple environments a company might run
  • streamline migration paths
  • and run regression and non-regression testing.

In this, Rapid4Cloud is part of a broad trend towards AI and RPA augmenting humans to create value that previously had been done without the aid of robots.

According to McKinsey, AI can drive more than $200 billion in value in the high tech sector.

A 2020 survey by Cognilytica showed that 40 percent of business decision-makers already have one or more AI projects in place, and fully 90 percent plan to have an in-progress AI implementation within two years.

Major technology players are investing in AI to automate work that had been performed by consultants, including IBM’s recent acquisition of MyInvenio whose product identifies business processes that can be automated and application performance monitoring (APM) vendor Instana.

Redefining the “weekend warrior”

This rise of the robots does not mean we will wind up with Skynet, but rather will get our weekends back. I’m just reflecting on a weekend that represented a turning point for us at Rapid4Cloud.

In 2019, Thursdays through Sundays accounted for 42 percent of all activity on our platform. In 2021 so far, Thursdays through Sundays accounts for 47 percent of activity, and that notable week in September was 58 percent.  Mondays used to account for 20 percent of all jobs run on our platform for the week.  That has fallen to 13 percent.  Our customers are now coming in at the beginning of the week, getting some jobs running, watching them unfold, discussing the results, testing the output, making decisions and going home for the weekend while the robots work.  The alternative is working through the weekend to implement those decisions.  So, at best you’ve lost time on the project due to the weekend, at worst you’ve lost your weekend.

On the whole, our bots are busiest on the weekend. It used to be the case that weekends were the quietest times on our servers.  Now our customers have gone through the mental paradigm shift, realizing that our bots are just another member of their team – one who will work days, nights, even weekends without even a coffee break.

In one respect, this enables our customers to be that weekend warrior, pursuing a sport or a passion in their free time. In another respect, our bots are the weekend warriors—fighting the battles that our customers would otherwise be struggling with during what is supposed to be their personal time.

So, while hundreds of Oracle consultants around the world get some well-earned rest, our bots were are working away on their behalf—running reports, loading setups, synchronizing environments, configuring new business units.

That makes us feel like our intelligent cloud automation software is doing more than helping meet business deliverables—we are also improving the quality of life for our customers. Thank you to all our customers for your support, and I hope you are looking forward to seeing what our “weekend warrior” robots will have done for you over the next two days.  I hope you have a relaxing weekend.

Read more about our advanced approach to automated automation here.

Comprehensive audit validates Rapid4Cloud as a trusted automation platform partner, meeting the standard expected by customers in a highly regulated and security-conscious market.

SAN JOSE, CA – October 13, 2021 – Rapid4Cloud, the leaders in automation tools to support Oracle Cloud Applications customers to implement, run and maintain their solutions, today announced that it has successfully completed the System and  Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 2 audit.  Conducted by Holzman Partners LLP, a leading professional services firm based in Austin, Texas, the audit affirms that Rapid4Cloud’s information security practices, policies, procedures, and operations meet the SOC 2 standards for security, availability, and confidentiality.

As companies are moving their IT operations to the Cloud and deploying software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications to support their businesses, the increasing use of outside vendors to perform activities that are core to their business operations requires high levels of trust and transparency into these vendors operations and processes.

Rapid4Cloud has always maintained high security standards, and the SOC2 audit is an endorsement of this.

Rapid4Cloud’s SOC 2 report verifies the existence of internal controls which have been designed to meet the requirements for the security principles set forth in the TSP section 100, Trust Services Criteria for Security, Availability, Processing Integrity, Confidentiality and Privacy.  It provides a thorough review of how Rapid4Cloud’s internal controls affect the security, availability, and processing integrity of the systems it uses to process users’ data, and the confidentiality and privacy of the information processed by these systems. This independent validation of security controls is crucial reassurance for customers that Rapid4Cloud is processing their data in a secure and compliant way.

“Obtaining the SOC 2 Type 2 certification demonstrates Rapid4Cloud’s ongoing commitment to the security, availability, and integrity of our platform,” Rapid4Cloud IT and Security Director Teerapat Muannum said. “Our customers can feel confident that we make every investment to maintain the highest level of security and compliance.”

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Rapid4Cloud version 21c compatible with Oracle Cloud ERP

Rapid4Cloud has released a new version of its automation suite for Oracle Cloud Applications. The suite automates and accelerates many repetitive and manual processes involved in implementing and maintaining Oracle Cloud applications. 

Our mission as a company is simple; to make it easier to implement and run Oracle Fusion Applications.  The three words, “make it easier” defines the culture of our organization, well beyond our development philosophy. With each new release and each management decision, we strive make it easier to implement and run Oracle Cloud Applications. 

 What is in Release 21C?   

 Security and Compliance 

  • Support for Oracle ERP Cloud and Oracle HCM Cloud 21C 

We have fully tested our software suite against Oracle ERP Cloud 21c and Oracle HCM Cloud 21c and certified Rapid4Cloud as compatible. 

  • Added support for Google Single Sign-on.   

The product adds Google SSO to its options for single sign-on in response to customers’ needs.   

  • Enhanced Access Control 

For new connections to the platform, access control can be added by individual users as well as user group.  This simplifies user management. It also makes it easier to manage which users can perform which functions on what environments. 


  • Reports: Save Task Selections 

When they run a report, users can now save their report filtering selections.  

This is an extension of the individual task selection added to Reports in October 2020, which inspired our customers to share their positive feedback and ideas on how to make the feature even more impactful.  You can build your own library of saved selections and re-use them anytime.  This is particularly useful if you want to save baseline selections for future comparison or when creating comparison reports across different instances e.g. comparing test to production. Learn more! 

  • Change Management: Cancel during Validation 

Users are now able to cancel a Change Management job during the data validation stage. As a result, you now have greater control over the jobs you are running. 

Roadmap future investments 

The Rapid4Cloud development team is hard at work bringing you more enhancements in the next few months. We are preparing to announce:

  • Expanded Oracle HCM Cloud capabilities
  • Enhancements to the Comparison Report module
  • A net new module for automated regression testing of Oracle Cloud Applications updates. 

July 2021 was the busiest month ever on the Rapid4Cloud platform, according to CEO Philip Martin. 

“We now have more users representing more Oracle customers and projects than ever before, and we are delighted that we are bringing benefit to so many in this community,” Martin said.  

Contact us today to find out more!

Rapid4Cloud is pleased to announce the latest update of Platform, version 2.1.1 which brings new features, bug fixes and major improvements to further enhance user experience. Alongside this release is our Knowledgebase support for Oracle Fusion Cloud version 21B; a pdf containing more details can be downloaded here

For introduction and a quick tutorial on how to use Platform, please head to www.rapid4cloud.com/training

What’s new in platform 2.1.1?

CONNECTIONS Get the list of the users for next filtering option feature.

GENERAL Data validations step in workflow activated for Copy, Rollout, Change Management.
For more information on how Rapid4Cloud validates your data, please see this video

COPY Wrong email content on validation failure.
COPY Error when no connection available.
CHANGE MANAGEMENT Wrong email content on validation failure.
CHANGE MANGEMENT Error when no connection available.
CONNECTION Issue with wrong DNS setup from Oracle Fusion.
REPORT Error when no connection available.
ROLES Issue when user is set back to default role.
ROLLOUT Error when no connection available.
GENERAL Typo on Fixed Assets.

More details of Platform updates can be found at https://platform.rapid4cloud.com/changelog

We have also added a training video on how you can validate and fix your data before loading to an Oracle Fusion Cloud instance, link can be found here