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S/4HANA: Exploring Three SAP Customer Roadmaps
Business Driven Roadmap, Cloud, ERP 5 min read
S/4HANA: Exploring Three SAP Customer Roadmaps

Are you questioning your S/4HANA roadmap options? According to Gartner, “The complexity of the SAP S/4HANA roadmap, lack of clarity in industry-supported functions and the range of deployment options available (both on premises and Software-as-a-Service, or SaaS) mean that customers must spend more time selecting what is best for them, given that SAP has stated […]

Not Ready to Move to Cloud ERP? You’re Not Alone
Cloud, ERP, Hybrid IT 3 min read
Not Ready to Move to Cloud ERP? You’re Not Alone

Most organizations today have planned an IT roadmap that takes advantage of cloud resources and deployment models. However, that does not mean buying every cloud product a vendor places on its product roadmap or following the exact route and timing the vendor prescribes. Many companies we work with at Rimini Street have made the choice […]

Two-Thirds of SAP Licensees Surveyed Not Ready For S/4HANA
CIO Strategies, ERP, S/4HANA 3 min read
Two-Thirds of SAP Licensees Surveyed Not Ready For S/4HANA

Two-thirds of SAP licensees surveyed have no plans to migrate to S/4HANA, according to Rimini Street research. That’s true, despite SAP’s planned end of mainstream maintenance for Business Suite 7 and its core ECC6 ERP platform*. The deadline puts pressure on CIOs decide their SAP roadmap and strategy for the next decade and beyond. They […]

Video: 5 Ways to Improve ERP Security
ERP, Oracle, SAP 4 min read
Video: 5 Ways to Improve ERP Security

If you are not worried about the security of your ERP system, you ought to be. Considering that ERP is the repository of much of a corporation’s most important customer and financial data, it’s scary how often the security of ERP systems is neglected. It happens for many reasons, including the organizational disconnect among different […]

The SAP S/4HANA Skills Crunch – How Bad Could It Get?
Cloud, ERP, S/4HANA 5 min read
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 […]

Video: How to Migrate Older ERPs to Newer Versions of Microsoft SQL Server Database
ERP, Microsoft, Modernization 2 min read
Video: How to Migrate Older ERPs to Newer Versions of Microsoft SQL Server Database

Companies are always in a state of change, particularly with their technology infrastructure. However, not all pieces of the technology stack move at the same pace. There may be legitimate reasons to upgrade infrastructure for better security or access to new features. At the same time, you may want to hold onto current applications, such […]

Creating Capacity for IT Innovation and Business Success
CIO Strategies, Cost of Maintenance, ERP 3 min read
Creating Capacity for IT Innovation and Business Success

Do you know people who are so much more productive than the rest of us that you would swear they have found more hours in the day? Companies are the same: some do much more with what they have, regardless of limitations of time, technology and budget. What are the limits on your capacity for […]

Video: How Does Functionality Mapping Analysis Answer the Question “Should We Upgrade Our ERP?”
Cost of Maintenance, ERP, Functionality mapping 2 min read
Video: How Does Functionality Mapping Analysis Answer the Question “Should We Upgrade Our ERP?”

Rimini Street’s Functionality Mapping tool was developed to enable clients to make data-driven decisions when it comes to value in an ERP upgrade. In a visual and quantitative way, we have evaluated changes that the major ERP Suites (SAP, Oracle and PeopleSoft) have undergone over the past 10 years. Our Functionality Mapping approach breaks down […]

What Can Oracle And SAP Customers Be Doing Instead Of Upgrading?
Cloud, ERP, Innovation 2 min read
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 […]

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