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IDG Survey: Navigating the Future of SAP
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IDG Survey: Navigating the Future of SAP

New IDG survey report explores how IT leaders are accelerating innovation while maximizing SAP investments IT leaders are feeling pressure on all sides. The business wants IT to accelerate innovation to take advantage of technologies such as big data, AI, and IoT. The budget dictates a fine balance between maximizing ROI from existing IT investments […]

Licensees Extending Life of Oracle EBS ERP with AMS, IaaS, and Third-Party Support
5 min read
Licensees Extending Life of Oracle EBS ERP with AMS, IaaS, and Third-Party Support

2020 Survey Results: Analysis of Global Oracle EBS Licensee Behavior   Many Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) licensees today recognize that the software vendor’s dictated support roadmap is an expensive one and following it rarely enhances competitive advantage. It can lead to spending as much as 90% of the IT budget on daily operating costs, leaving […]

Licensees Reducing Oracle Database Costs and Footprint with Open Source and Cloud Alternatives
3 min read
Licensees Reducing Oracle Database Costs and Footprint with Open Source and Cloud Alternatives

2020 Survey Results: Analysis of Global Oracle Database Licensee Behavior   The database landscape has been shifting significantly over the last few years. Oracle Database, the market leader in revenue, seems to be losing popularity as enterprises strive to optimize costs, increase flexibility, and avoid compliance issues. Open source database management systems (OSDBMS), meanwhile, have […]

Licensees Extending Life of PeopleSoft ERP with AMS, IaaS, and Third-Party Support
Business Driven Roadmap, PeopleSoft 3 min read
Licensees Extending Life of PeopleSoft ERP with AMS, IaaS, and Third-Party Support

2020 Survey Results: Analysis of Global PeopleSoft Licensee Behavior Many organizations are spending too much of their IT budget ─ as much as 90% ─ on daily operating costs to run and grow the business, leaving only 10% to fund transformation.[1] Continued overspending on expensive Oracle annual maintenance contracts for PeopleSoft ERP, while following the […]

3 Strategic Takeaways from the Recent SAP Q3 Earnings Call
Earnings, S/4HANA, SAP 2 min read
3 Strategic Takeaways from the Recent SAP Q3 Earnings Call

And how they can inform your SAP roadmap On October 25, SAP released its third-quarter results. Said to be its “biggest rout in 24 years,” SAP Q3 earnings reveal a weak quarter with significant drop in cloud and license revenue compared to its projections. This, despite an uptick in the industry overall, with the increase […]

Feeling the Pressure of Moving ERP to the Cloud? It’s Not as Urgent as Vendors Would Have You Think.
Cloud, Cloud ERP, Hybrid IT 4 min read
Feeling the Pressure of Moving ERP to the Cloud? It’s Not as Urgent as Vendors Would Have You Think.

Implement hybrid IT instead and invest the savings in transformation.   An October 2020 Diginomica article, “Don’t be a sheep – challenge the call to re-platform ERP” from author Brian Sommer, contains some pragmatic advice for CIOs feeling the pressure of moving ERP to the cloud.   It’s not necessary to replace or re-platform important […]

Independent, Third-Party Support Definition (in 1,000 Words or Less)
4 min read
Independent, Third-Party Support Definition (in 1,000 Words or Less)

Many organizations around the world are familiar with independent, third-party support. Many others are not. Still others have some preconceived notions about it that are perhaps a little askew. Not to worry. This subject can be covered off in just a few paragraphs.   Third-party support definition, and what is a support service? Third-party support […]

Third-Party Software Support for SAP: Hidden Savings
Business Driven Roadmap, iceberg, patches 2 min read
Third-Party Software Support for SAP: Hidden Savings

The oft-quoted Michael Porter has stated that the essence of strategy is knowing ‘what not to do!’ ─  it is as important as knowing what to do. How does this apply to maintenance for SAP and IT roadmap strategy? In a November 2019  survey conducted by Rimini Street, 79% of licensees said that they have […]

ERP Software License versus Cloud ERP SaaS Subscription ─ Pros and Cons
Cloud, ERP, IaaS 5 min read
ERP Software License versus Cloud ERP SaaS Subscription ─ Pros and Cons

Your software is an asset. Software vendors such as Oracle and SAP are pressing licensees to replace existing enterprise applications in order to move to the vendor’s new platform. Yet, most companies have invested millions in their current ERP systems on targeted applications – Financials, Supply Chain, Distribution, Manufacturing, Human Capital Management, or Customer Experience […]

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