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5 Questions on S/4HANA Migration — Answers for SAP Business Suite Licensees
2027, ECC 6, S/4HANA 3 min read
5 Questions on S/4HANA Migration — Answers for SAP Business Suite Licensees

SAP’s extension announcement of ECC 6.0 support from 2025 to 2027 is an apparent acknowledgment that SAP customers do not see value in a prompt migration to S/4HANA. Even prior to the pandemic, nearly 80% of SAP licensees planned to continue to run their current customized, mature SAP systems for five  additional years or more.1 […]

The Misconceptions and Realities of ERP in the Cloud
Cloud, ERP, Oracle Cloud 5 min read
The Misconceptions and Realities of ERP in the Cloud

This article originally appeared on Diginomica.com; it has been modified for this space. CIOs are facing ongoing pressure from several angles to shift ERP to the cloud. Vendors are pushing their cloud roadmaps. The business is demanding cloud capabilities to achieve growth and gain competitive advantage. Some CIOs feel they are being asked to move […]

5 Ways to Leverage ERP in the Cloud Without Necessarily Moving to Cloud ERP
Cloud, ERP, Oracle Cloud 5 min read
5 Ways to Leverage ERP in the Cloud Without Necessarily Moving to Cloud ERP

This article originally appeared on Diginomica.com; it has been modified for this space. Everyone is moving to the cloud, no doubt about it. How to take advantage of the cloud is the multi-million dollar question. Get stampeded into making the wrong decision, and you could wind up throwing away millions. Do it right, and the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is Cloud ERP a Viable Alternative to The ERPs We Support Today?
Business Driven Roadmap, Cloud, ERP 4 min read
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
Cloud, ERP, HANA database 4 min read
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 […]

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