In the seventh 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.

Grooms recommends third-party software support when considering a migration to S/4HANA, as it frees up the IT team to fully investigate the new platform and determine readiness for the migration. It also removes a good deal of risk and uncertainty from a move to SAP S/4HANA by empowering the IT team to determine the migration timing and reroute the learning curve off the critical path.

Importantly, third-party support also facilitates alignment with a Business-Driven IT Roadmap and departure from a software vendor-dictated roadmap.