The SAP S/4HANA Skills Crunch – How Bad Could It Get?
Our colleagues in Japan recently forwarded a series of SAP user group newsletter articles where the title of the series translates roughly into, “The Depression of SAP Users.” Why are they depressed? Likely, because they are being told they must hurry up and implement SAP S/4HANA before the deadline, when SAP says it plans to […]
Rimini Street Survey Confirms Oracle Customers Want More Savings, Best-In-Class Cloud Options
When Rimini Street surveyed Oracle customers recently and asked their top priorities, they put cost optimization at the top of the list. Yet a recent Gartner survey of CIOs 1 identified enabling growth as their top priority. What accounts for the difference? I encourage you to read the full survey report, Why Enterprises Are Rethinking […]
What Can Oracle And SAP Customers Be Doing Instead Of Upgrading?
Are you facing a decision to upgrade your ERP? When meeting with businesses across the globe, the most common question I receive is “Is there value in upgrading my ERP application?” And my answer is this: 20 years ago, upgrades were important because new features and functionality were being introduced all the time based on […]
Is Cloud ERP a Viable Alternative to The ERPs We Support Today?
There’s incredible buzz around cloud ERP, in part due to the hard push from vendors to get customers to move to their cloud ERPs. However, for many of our clients who have taken the first steps on their cloud journey, the overwhelming response is that cloud ERP is not a viable alternative. If you are […]
Decoding SAP’s Cloud Strategy: Cloud-Washing
There’s a buzzword floating around for how some enterprise software vendors are hyping their cloud capabilities to customers, IT analysts and Wall Street. “Cloud washing” is when you reposition an existing software product as cloud software without transitioning it to native cloud architectures and business models. This practice often takes the form of rebranding older […]
Video: Draw Your Own Roadmap to Avoid the Risks of SAP’s Fast Road to S/4HANA
Over many years, SAP has built a reputation as a safe bet among enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Today, however, following SAP’s roadmap may be riskier than many business and technology leaders appreciate. The potential risks apply to SAP S/4HANA in the data center or in the cloud – and even to organizations that delay […]
How the World of Enterprise IT Is Changing
CIOs and other information technology leaders are feeling the pressure to move systems to the cloud, including not only pressure from vendors who see the future of their products in the cloud but from the CEO and the board. The cloud is capturing the imagination, and increasingly the budget, of not only technology organizations but […]
How Welch’s Squeezed More Value From IT With Rimini Street
Because my ultimate bosses are family farmers, I do not get a lot of credit for spending money on technology for technology’s sake. Farming is a tough business, and they are right to have high expectations of the technology investments we make. Welch’s is such a well-known brand many people probably assume we’re a subsidiary […]
Making Sense of SaaS: Critical Questions to Ask Before Signing Cloud Software Contracts
The term “Software-as-a-Service” (SaaS) has turned into a marketing catch-phrase. Many software vendors are using it to boost the appeal of their applications because SaaS implies lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and other benefits like much faster deployment. But, before you take the plunge, it pays to arm yourself with the facts so you […]