IT leaders running SAP – rejoice! Finally, a platform dedicated to quickly and enjoyably demystifying SAP’s latest activities and announcements, and helping you reclaim control over your IT roadmap!

Whether you’re an ECC or S/4HANA client searching for options as the 2025 and 2027 end-of-mainstream-support deadline date nears, or looking to navigate SAP’s roadmap maze, this show is for you.

Let’s get to the point, get on track and get to business.

Rimini Street. We’ll Get You There.™

Episode 1: 2025 or 2027?

When will your SAP mainstream support end? It all depends on what version you’re running. Scott and Luiz walk through the versions, dates, and additional costs, then present an alternative path. [9 minutes]

Our Experts

Street Wise Live: SAP is a video podcast series hosted by Rimini Street’s SAP experts, Luiz Mariotto, GVP, SAP Product Management, and Scott Hays, Sr. Director of Portfolio Marketing. Mr. Mariotto formerly held various sales leadership roles at SAP for 15 years before joining Rimini Street as the head of SAP Support, and now, Product Management. Mr. Hays specializes in market research and deep analysis to help users maximize the potential of their SAP investment, and is the author of the widely loved article, Dear SAP Support – I’ve Met Someone Else | Rimini Street

Together, their insights continue to help the global SAP community and IT leaders confidently own and lead their near and long-term SAP strategy.

Scott Hays
Senior Director Portfolio Marketing
Luiz Mariotto
GVP, SAP Product Management

Luiz Mariotto serves as GVP, SAP Product Management. In this role, he is responsible for the strategy and product roadmap of the entire SAP offering, with the goal of aligning it closely to client needs, market dynamics, and the competitive landscape. Mr. Mariotto is a skilled executive leader with more than 30 years in the IT industry and expertise in enterprise software sales, consulting, delivery, and large-enterprise IT.

Immediately prior to his current role, Mr. Mariotto was responsible for Global SAP support, leading a team of technical and cross-functional SAP experts who provide support and solutions based on a keen sense of client success and satisfaction.

Prior to joining Rimini Street, Mr. Mariotto served at SAP Brazil for 15 years, where he held various leadership , and at SAP AG headquarters, where he led a global program for fast-growth markets. He was also Solutions & Technology Vice President (CTO) at Software AG Latin America and a sales director at Samsung SDS.

Mr. Mariotto holds Bachelor of Computer Science and executive Master of Business Administration degrees from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) in São Paulo, Brazil and has completed the Executive Program for Growing Companies at Stanford University.


Future Episodes

Greenfield, Brownfield and Bluefield

Scott and Luiz discuss the merits and challenges of these three approaches to S/4HANA migrations.

CFO to CIO: "Give Me Options"

Michael Perica, CFO at Rimini Street, joins Scott and Luiz to talk about how important it is for a CFO to have options in the IT strategy and roadmap.

Understanding RISE Contracts - Beware of the Bundle

What’s included? What’s extra cost? What are the implications of putting licenses and multiple services in a single contract?
2024 SAP Skills Gap

As more SAP customers consider a migration to S/4HANA, there’s heightened demand for experts that know both ECC and S/4HANA. It’s a temporary surge putting upward pressure on consulting fees.

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