ERP News: SAP’s 2025 deadline will focus minds

Support Revolution CEO, Mark Smith comments on ERP News’ latest article on the SAP 2025 deadline, and what it means for the organisations that it impacts.

“Six years to go, and SAP’s 2025 deadline still doesn’t seem to be convincing businesses to move to the cloud. The ticking clock means that in 2019 many more businesses will start to make decisions on what to do about their legacy software and many of them will decide to stick with what they have. Securing and supporting what a business knows to work is likely to beat rushing to the cloud to meet a deadline. The 2025 deadline is having an effect, but not necessarily the one SAP wants.”

The article goes on to question what the consequences are for ignoring the 2025 deadline:

“You could continue as is, without paying attention to the 2025 Deadline by making a few changes. Organisations could feel pressurised about the 2025 Deadline. And at some point, they are right to feel so. The decision to move the system should be the clients’ choice at the end of the day.

“SAP’s 2025 Deadline means not getting any updates, security or technical support anymore for the customers. But everything else will stay the same.”

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