Software audits are increasingly being used to gain leverage by ERP mega-vendors frequently to keep you on a vendor-dictated roadmap. And most find the question is not “if” you will be audited, but “when?” While most IT and Asset Management teams understand the motivation for an audit, many don’t realize audits can be leveraged to flip the narrative with their vendors. Join Anna-Rita Stanley-Best, Managing Director – APAC of Palisade Compliance along with Jeremy Sayler, Director of License Advisory Services at Rimini Street for this live webinar. Get a checklist of the ways you can be better prepared for an audit, and more importantly, how you can gain control of your IT roadmap and vendor relationships every step of the way. Hosted by Dan Ashton, Senior Product Marketing Director at Rimini Street, this discussion will be eye-opening, particularly to Oracle licensees who are facing support renewals in the next 6-18 months.
The COVID-19 pandemic severely disrupted operations for businesses around the world. To remain solvent, many had to change spending patterns and rethink strategy, including high-cost ERP solutions and initiatives. In this report, Gartner recommends minimizing as many ERP-related expenses as possible to continue to combat the disruption. Specifically, Gartner outlines 12 short-, medium-, and long-run actions for application leaders to help their enterprises achieve ERP cost savings and respond, recover, and renew post-COVID-19. Key Research Findings Some Gartner report key findings include: Cut costs, freeze spending, and free up cash in the short term to maintain viability. IT leaders who cut costs effectively will gain favor with the CFO and top leadership. Improve efficiency and productivity, and generate value from limited new spending in the medium term to gain stability. The pandemic has forever changed the status quo; returning to previous business-as-usual activities will result in lost market share. Maintain digital flexibility and shift from cost optimization to value- and risk- optimization in the long term to drive organizational renewal. Recommendations Gartner recommends that IT leaders who are responsible for ERP cost optimization: “Respond with quick actions to reduce spending by renegotiating terms, rationalizing or outsourcing staff, and delaying new IT investments.” “Recover stability by planning efforts to standardize and consolidate ERP systems. Scrutinize new investments while embracing agile and product approaches.” “Renew organizational capabilities by moving systems to the cloud, delivering composable differentiation and accelerating automation.” For the full analysis, including details on Gartner’s 12 recommended post-COVID-19 actions for ERP cost savings, read the research report. Reference: Gartner, Inc. “Top ERP Cost Optimization Actions Post-COVID-19: Respond, Recover, Renew.” October 6, 2020, Paul Schenck, Tim Faith Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
A strong CFO-CIO partnership is a powerful combination to combat enterprise disruption. In a 2020 defined by a global pandemic along with economic and political uncertainties, how well did CFOs and CIOs partner to help their organizations right the ship and emerge stronger? Market intelligence firm Dimensional Research surveyed global CFOs, seeking insights on a range of enterprise digital transformation and IT spending issues. The research results included specific insights on CFO-CIO partnership dynamics such as: overall perceptions of the relationship effects of 2020 disruption on the relationship if the relationship became stronger/worsened in 2020 and the reasons why For a ‘behind-the-scenes’ take on high-level, enterprise digital transformation findings from over 1,500 CFO respondents from the 2021 global CFO survey report, enjoy this infographic.
Interview discusses ways that licensees can drive SAP innovation without S/4HANA implementation costs and issues using third-party support for SAP.
Every year, you’re probably paying approximately 22% of your annual licensing fee for Oracle support services, but how do you know you’re getting your money’s worth? It’s normal to expect that the people who manufacture a product will offer the best support. However, if you knew the facts about ERP software support services, you’d know that in this case that’s not a valid assumption. Independent, third-party support actually provides more comprehensive coverage than Oracle does. Oracle premier support … Oracle premium support … Extended, Sustaining, De-support, End-of-Life, and Market Driven support—what do all these terms even mean and why should you care? How does third-party support compare? For many companies, 22% of licensing fees is a multi-million-dollar annual decision. Watch this webinar and find out what you do and don’t get with each level of Oracle support, along with important transition dates. Get all the facts about Oracle and find out how to make the best decisions for your company when choosing where to invest your support budget. You might be surprised by what you learn.
Now you can drive innovation for SAP by optimizing your current roadmap strategy. Find out how, in an informative thought leadership panel on SAP support services, featuring Constellation Research analyst Ray Wang, T-Mobile’s Senior Director of Product and Technology Erik LaValle, and Rimini Street SAP Support Services Leader Jennifer Perry. If you’re like most companies, your budgets are already stretched to the limit. Meanwhile, CIOs and IT leaders are under unrelenting pressure to drive innovation for SAP and manage the high cost of SAP support services. Not surprisingly, SAP seemingly wants you to follow its roadmap, timeline, and SAP strategy regardless of the impact on your company’s innovation. In this engaging panel discussion, you’ll hear Ray’s views on the state of SAP support services today and the growing challenges facing IT leaders. Plus, Eric will discuss T-Mobile’s practical approach to achieving critical innovations, flexible solutions, and superior customer experiences by leveraging Rimini Street support services for SAP.
During times of disruption, companies that innovate and proactively invest in their own future can emerge stronger on the other side. How did CFOs lead the charge to power through a 2020 business landscape that included a global pandemic and economic and political uncertainty? What is the role — and priority — of technology in combating disruption? Who’s tracking IT ROI? How is the CFO digital transformation partnership with the CIO going? How does it all affect IT spending priorities for 2021? A recent report from Dimensional Research reveals results of its global CFO survey, providing insights on those questions and more, including: What % of CFOs will find a way to fund digital transformation projects with strong ROI, even if it involves convincing the Board? What % of CFOs refuse to waste scarce IT funds on projects that don’t deliver results? What IT initiatives would CFOs like to see more of from their CIOs? Why did some CFO/CIO relationships get stronger (or worse) in 2020? What do CFOs really think about cost cutting? (The results may surprise you.) The research contains valuable findings and recommendations for CFOs and CIOs alike for continuing to drive digital transformation, prioritizing IT investments with strong business value, forging a strong CFO/CIO partnership, and allocating funds in 2021. Assess how your organization stacks up — and your progress on CFO digital transformation — by downloading the report today.
Smart investing plays a critical role in combating enterprise disruption. How did CFOs lead the way to help their companies power through the unprecedented economic, political, and global health uncertainties of 2020 by prioritizing IT digital transformation? Market intelligence firm Dimensional Research surveyed global CFOs through the lens of 2020, seeking insights on a range of issues including: where enterprise digital transformation ranks on the corporate priority list the importance of and ability to measure ROI on IT spending CFO IT investment preferences CFO/CIO relationship dynamics For high-level findings from over 1,500 CFO respondents — and for access to the full 2021 global CFO survey report sponsored by Rimini Street — download this infographic.
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.
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