In the ninth of 11 episodes, Hari Candadai, Global VP at Rimini Street, interviews former global CIO Tom Grooms to discuss third-party support as a key to unlock resources for digital transformation.
Third-party support frees up budget and staff for new projects and SAP innovation. As CIO at CF Industries, Grooms was able to invest third-party support savings into critical new business initiatives in the areas of cybersecurity, mobility, and customer relationship management. And his IT team became newly available to work on important new priorities for the business.
Along with the cybersecurity and other improvements, Grooms invested savings from third-party support into SAP innovation by adding new SAP products and services including S/4HANA Cloud, Concur, and Fieldglass.