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Why a Stable, Available Business Platform is Key — Today and Tomorrow
Business Growth, CIO Strategies, ERP 3 min read
Why a Stable, Available Business Platform is Key — Today and Tomorrow

As the role of IT evolves from keeping the lights on to helping shape business strategy, technology leaders are challenged to find room for those strategic projects in their schedules and in their budgets. In a recent poll by CIO, 72 percent of those surveyed admitted they are struggling to balance business innovation and operational […]

Why Everyone Wants to “Help” with GDPR Compliance
ERP, Support 3 min read
Why Everyone Wants to “Help” with GDPR Compliance

With the May 25 deadline for compliance with the European Union’s General Data Privacy Protection Regulation (GDPR) rapidly approaching, interest in the topic is at a fever pitch. The only bigger news will come when the first company gets slapped with a big fine for failing to adequately protect personal privacy under the law. Repeat […]

Don’t Allow SAP Indirect Access Fees to Block Innovation
Cost of Maintenance, ERP, SAP 5 min read
Don’t Allow SAP Indirect Access Fees to Block Innovation

Much of the digital business innovation taking place today involves reaching beyond the transactional systems at the core of a business to create new user experiences. Unfortunately, some SAP customers have discovered that creating a new user experience front end to an SAP back end can land them in hot water, if SAP decides that […]

What Do You Really Get For Your ERP Support Dollars?
Cost of Maintenance, ERP, Support 4 min read
What Do You Really Get For Your ERP Support Dollars?

I’ll cut to the chase: Most companies running ERP software are overpaying for software support and are not receiving complete or sufficient coverage. How does this happen? Consider Oracle’s ERP platform as a prime example. At this writing, the current version is 12.2.7. Yet according to a recent survey, nearly 40 percent of Oracle EBS […]

Why SAP Will Likely Extend ECC6 Maintenance Beyond 2025
ERP, SAP, Support 3 min read
Why SAP Will Likely Extend ECC6 Maintenance Beyond 2025

On February 4, 2020, SAP had announced mainstream support for SAP Business Suite 7 until 2027 We’ve seen it happen before and we will probably see it happen again. Within the next two years, it is increasingly likely that SAP will extend the maintenance window for ECC 6/Business Suite beyond 2025. In 2014, SAP announced […]

Video: SAP Expert Vinnie Mirchandani Sees No Rush to S/4HANA
ERP, Innovation, SAP 4 min read
Video: SAP Expert Vinnie Mirchandani Sees No Rush to S/4HANA

SAP is in a hurry to get customers to move to its next generation S/4HANA platform. Yet most SAP customers are in no hurry to move — nor should they be, according to SAP watcher Vinnie Mirchandani. You can hear from Vinnie directly by watching the video clips embedded in this post (or watch them […]

How Innovative SAP Customers Tackle Performance and Interoperability Issues
ERP, Innovation, SAP 2 min read
How Innovative SAP Customers Tackle Performance and Interoperability Issues

Many SAP customers want to continue to run their core system of record for the foreseeable future. But performance and interoperability challenges are growing as technology environments change amidst rapid transitions to diverse hybrid IT environments. These rapid changes can have a significant performance impact on SAP systems including new software and servers, upgrades to […]

How to Achieve a Healthy, Balanced Relationship with Your ERP Provider
ERP, Oracle, SAP 4 min read
How to Achieve a Healthy, Balanced Relationship with Your ERP Provider

Observing the enterprise software market today is like observing a major relationship crisis where one side is failing to listen to the other. It appears that suppliers are unrelentingly pushing their customers to move to the cloud. Their customers want to move to the cloud too, but not to rip and replace their perfectly functioning […]

Maximizing Value from Your SAP Business Suite Investments
Business Growth, ERP, Maximize ROI 2 min read
Maximizing Value from Your SAP Business Suite Investments

Over a period of years, you’ve likely invested millions in an SAP platform that today is robust, stable and core to running your business. Like any good investment, your ECC 6.0 system and other Business Suite applications should yield strong dividends for years to come. In the context of IT, that means delivering the efficiency, […]

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