Another good reason to upgrade is technical support for your databases. Oracle 7.x is no longer supported by Oracle, so it may be difficult to obtain assistance with a technical problem should you encounter one. It is always good practice to remain on a release level of the database that is supported.
If you are running SAP software on top of an Oracle database, SAP has very detailed and rigid procedures for upgrading your database. It would be best to visit the SAP Marketplace Web site and review the available documentation.
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