How Organizations Can Minimize Risk by Reviewing Their SAP S/4HANA Migration Strategy
According to the global IDG survey of SAP licensees, nine out of 10 respondents reported being happy with their current releases.1 Yet, they’re facing SAP S/4HANA migration pressure combined with the pressure to innovate, recovery from a global pandemic, and tightening budgets. Given these challenges, IT leaders need to make strategic choices that drive competitiveness and value.
If you’re debating a migration to S/4HANA or maintaining your current release, the white paper, “How Organizations Can Minimize Risk by Reviewing Their SAP S/4HANA Migration Strategy,” can help you sort through the decision. From evaluating risk through post-migration planning, this white paper covers the major considerations of making the move or staying put in four steps:
Evaluating your current environment and whether making the move is financially and strategically sound
Designing your ideal environment around SAP or choosing SaaS-based options to augment your existing release
Preparing for an SAP S/4HANA migration and ensuring your environment is ready to take advantage of new capabilities
Customizing the new environment to your business needs amid the post-migration budget challenges
Download a complimentary copy of the full white paper to guide your SAP S/4HANA migration strategy.
1 IDG Communications, Inc., “Navigating the Future of SAP: How IT leaders are accelerating innovation while maximizing ERP investments,” 2021
Building a Business Case: 3 Responses to SAP’s S/4HANA Migration Push
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.
How UK Public Sector Organisations are Delivering Quality Essential Services and Innovation While Reducing ERP Support Costs
In this Rimini Street webinar, public sector IT leaders share how they’re making significant savings, taking control of their IT roadmaps and planning for the future
A Prudent Approach for SAP Leaders to Conserve Cash
Even within normal circumstances, IT faces constant pressure to maintain performance, deliver new projects and drive innovation within a limited budget. However, in today’s times of economic downturn with a long and hard recovery being predicted, conserving cash takes on a criticality like never before. Mandatory IT budget cuts are and soon will be prevalent across the board. IT leaders must follow a structured approach to identify, evaluate and deliver cost-saving measures that still can deliver performance and needed innovation.
In this webinar, Deepa Salem, Senior Product Marketing Director from Rimini Street, discuss some key insights from Gartner on how CIOs should respond to the mandatory IT budget cuts and how they can conserve cash while maintaining performance. This includes ideas on how to prioritize and roadmap major IT projects, as well as control IT operating expenses such as support and maintenance costs. We also hear from Eric Robinson, General Manager of SAP Services at Rimini Street and former CIO of Color Spot Nurseries, on his lessons learnt on responding to mandatory IT budget cuts.
Evaluating Third-Party Support for SAP – What You Need to Know
Saving at least 50% on SAP support costs to leverage the investment made in implementing an existing SAP system is an attractive proposition for most IT leaders, especially in today’s economic stress. Third-party support provides this option. In fact, Gartner calls “third-party support a safe haven.” 1
However, many IT leaders have several questions:
Is third-party support right for their SAP landscape? Will it support their specific SAP environment and business needs? Will it deliver reliable and consistent support?
How will moving to Rimini Street support impact their SAP roadmap – for e.g., expanding or deepening SAP footprint?
How will they manage our SAP landscape with or without Solution Manager?
What are the benefits of using Rimini Street support for SAP Products?
Please listen to Hari Candadai, GVP, Global Thought Leadership and Strategy, Rimini Street, and Eric Robinson, General Manager of SAP Services, Rimini Street as they discuss the above questions using their deep experience with over 500 SAP clients.
Gartner, Predicts 2020: Negotiate Software and Cloud Contracts to Manage Marketplace Growth and Reduce Legacy Costs, 18 December 2019
5 Ways to Avoid a Surprise Audit: SAP Indirect Access
With SAP’s early success in two widely-publicized lawsuits involving Indirect Access, many SAP customers have been left feeling anxious as to how they would fare should they face an audit now that the legal precedent for non-compliance has been set. Reassurances from SAP CEO Bill McDermott at last year’s Sapphire Now conference did little to assuage those fears.
SAP’s license model is complex, especially when it comes to allowing homegrown, web or third-party applications that access or manipulate SAP data…or users who get access to SAP data through other applications. Unfortunately, many CIOs think they are properly licensed and in compliance with their SAP software maintenance agreements…until they get the audit notifications.
The speakers cover:
Why Diageo lost the case and how the court ruling was decided
How audits can be used to drive innovation and road map clarity (and why you should not be afraid of them)
Who you should engage during the audit process so you make the right decisions every step of the way
Dan Ashton, Sr. Director of Product Marketing at Rimini Street hosts this 30-minute discussion with Sebastian Schoofs, Executive Director at VOQUZ and Jeremy Sayler, Director of License Advisory Services at Rimini Street.
This is the fastest way for you to learn the 5 ways to avoid surprises with SAP’s Indirect Access and control your destiny.
Understanding the Risks of SAP’s Vision for Cloud and S/4HANA
For years, SAP has been a safe bet in enterprise resource planning systems. Today, SAP’s roadmap isn’t as straightforward. The potential risks of moving to SAP S/4HANA too quickly or shifting your ERP into SAP’s cloud products come with a price tag and risk that most CIOs may not be ready for.
SAP is pushing S/4HANA hard with high-pressure tactics that include declaring an end of support for SAP ECC6*, the current mainstream implementation. This leaves customers with three options:
1) Stay put and wait for S/4HANA – continue paying a seemingly high yearly maintenance cost that may not deliver much in the way of enhancements, while trying to save up for an eventual move to S/4HANA
2) Commit to S/4HANA now – start your move right away, despite what many customers see as a huge cost of implementation and risk of disrupting business operations for little or no proven return on investment
3) The smarter strategy – move your maintenance to Rimini Street, reduce your annual maintenance costs by up to 90% and put that money towards your roadmap, regardless of your ultimate destination in.
Join Pat Phelan, former Gartner Vice President of Research and now VP of Market Research for Rimini Street as she examines the pros and cons of each of these options. If your organization is currently using SAP’s Business Suite, you won’t want to miss this webinar.
*On Feb. 4, 2020, SAP had announced mainstream support for SAP Business Suite 7 until 2027.