SAP’s planned deadline looms. Are you prepared? In a few short years, SAP will end mainstream maintenance support for its Business Suite 7 core application releases, likely hoping that licensees will make the SAP S/4HANA migration. What will current licensees do? They can: stay with their current SAP installation and pay for diminishing support rip out their mature, customized SAP installation in favor of a still immature S/4HANA and its SAP HANA database forge a business-first strategic path via hybrid IT This eBook outlines six key criteria to consider as you build the business case for the SAP path you choose from the options above. And if you are considering the SAP S/4HANA migration, be sure to ask yourself: “Who benefits most from this move, my business or SAP?” Read the eBook to start building your business case today.
SAP licensees had a challenging 2020 with the global pandemic. They now face a looming deadline for the planned end of mainstream maintenance for SAP ECC 6.0 and a decision to make on migrating to S/4HANA. Technology leader IDG recently surveyed SAP licensees to better understand their current challenges and future plans for SAP technology. Topics included SAP innovation, maximizing ERP investment, and third-party support. IDG’s Tom Schmidt, Digital Content Director, speaks with Rimini Street’s Hari Candadai, GVP, Thought Leadership and Strategy, about the top 5 findings from the survey report in this “Navigating the Future of SAP” webinar. View it on demand now.
Your ERP support is running smoothly, but how are your application management services (AMS)? Is there a ticket backlog? How big is it? How old is it? Is oversight a time drain on your IT team that you can no longer afford? Is the service delivery consistent? Is your AMS provider skilled in proactive problem-solving and preventative maintenance? If you’d like better answers to these questions, consider adding Rimini Street application management services to your ERP support. You’ll get seamless integration of ITIL Levels 2-4 support from a single expert partner. Rimini Street unified support delivers measurable value to help you grow your business operations by optimizing existing IT investments and processes. To learn more — and for examples of success metrics from Rimini Street clients who have broken free from legacy AMS models and significantly improved their business outcomes — download this infographic.
How happy are you with your current SAP ECC system? What are your strategies for: Optimizing total cost of ownership (TCO)? SAP innovation in 2021? Cost reduction? What are other SAP licensees doing regarding ERP investment? Leading technology company IDG recently surveyed 250 global SAP licensees from over a dozen different industries to assess SAP customer challenges and future plans. Topics included: satisfaction level with current SAP systems SAP roadmaps and future ERP investment innovation (including effects of the global pandemic and SAP innovation for 2021) third-party support for SAP This infographic details top survey results on key strategies and tactics being implemented by global SAP licensees today. To see how your approach to SAP innovation and investment compares, view the infographic now.
Many SAP customers have concerns these days. There’s a looming mainstream maintenance deadline, the push for S/4HANA migration, and high costs for full support — nearly 22% of annual licensing fees per year in maintenance until 2027, and an additional two percentage points until 2030.1 Meanwhile, SAP seems to be investing more and more in S/4HANA, yet enterprises with high functioning, customized Business Suite and older releases can be hard pressed to justify a migration to a still-maturing platform and unknown future innovation. For many organizations, the business case just isn’t there. Fortunately, SAP licensees can keep the current software release, avoid an expensive upgrade until it makes sense, and drive digital transformation with Rimini Street third-party support. In this eBook you’ll meet 11 SAP customers from a variety of industries who regained control of their IT roadmaps with help from Rimini Street enterprise software solutions. They received responsive, comprehensive service and saved big on support, enabling investment in growth areas such as: expanded manufacturing capacity strategic hiring IT infrastructure migration to the cloud IT service management (ITSM) Stop paying excessive support fees and start funding innovation with the savings. Download the eBook today. 1 https://news.sap.com/2020/02/sap-s4hana-maintenance-2040-clarity-choice-sap-business-suite-7/
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How are IT leaders accelerating innovation and building their SAP roadmap strategy for the future? A global survey of SAP licensees conducted by IDG reveals surprising findings on how licensees are meeting current challenges and planning their long-term SAP roadmap. The survey included SAP managers, architects, leads, and senior IT managers around the world representing over a dozen industries. The report compiles the survey data and analysis into five main takeaways that answer the following questions: Are current SAP ECC systems meeting the business needs of licensees? What are the primary factors that licensees are focusing on to maximize their SAP roadmap? What impact, if any, has the pandemic had on IT budgets and demands for innovation? What are the top considerations for licensees considering third-party support as a strategy to optimize their current SAP investments?
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