SAP support maintenance

About to renew your SAP support & maintenance?

Want to Cut Your Fees in Half and significantly improve the level of support you receive? Then read on… As December approaches, SAP customers are about to renew their support and maintenance contracts and become locked in to their 2018 agreement with the vendor for another year. If, however, customers want to move away from vendor support they need to …

The Oracle vs. Rimini Street Lawsuit…

As most people in the IT industry have heard by now, Rimini Street, providers of software support and maintenance for Oracle and SAP, were taken to Court in the US over their business practices. Oracle were obviously wanting to vigorously defend their support service offering. At the end of the case, Rimini Street paid a total of $123.9 million in …

Security

Oracle & SAP security patching failings highlighted by ‘WannaCry’

The recent WannaCry ransomware attack affected many organisations from both the public and private sectors across all continents. It targeted IT systems by encrypting data, then demanded ransom payments in untraceable Bitcoin. May’s attacks were thought to have infected over 230,000 computerised systems in over 150 countries, with the UK’s NHS widely affected and reports of 70,000 devices disrupted including …

SAP HANA

SAP ability to resell Oracle DBMS licenses – due to expire 31 December 2017

Back in December 2014, SAP and Oracle extended their agreement for a further 3 years to allow SAP customers to buy Oracle runtime DBMS licenses from SAP. However, what they also did as part of this deal was to increase the cost of these licenses from 15% of SAV (SAP Application Value) to 19%. SAP responded by offering HANA licenses …

How the smooth transition from Oracle or SAP to Support Revolution really works

Ever wondered how we move a customer away from Oracle or SAP to our service? Here’s how . . .  We treat each and every migration as a project, run by a professional and hugely experienced member of our Project Management Team. We use a standard methodology and standard project plan, adjusted to meet the needs of each customer. The …

Support Revolution Reports Record Growth

Third party support provider growth driven by Oracle and SAP customers needing to save money on support and maintenance. Support Revolution, the UK-based provider of third party software support and maintenance for Oracle and SAP systems, has announced record growth across 2 successive years.

Public sector save budget

How can the Public Sector save on Oracle and SAP Support Bills?

When former Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, set out the Government’s spending plans in November 2015, it was clear that public sector executives were facing a challenging five-year period and would need to carry out some drastic changes by 2020. With the Spending Review outlining average cuts of 19% across unprotected government departments, there were predictions that one hundred …

OUG Ireland Oracle Cloud

OUG Ireland 2017: E-Business Suite customers looking to Oracle Cloud

Ireland’s Oracle community came together last week to discuss issues facing the industry, grow their connections and gain insight to assist them in forming a successful partner strategy for 2017. The two-day event also provided the opportunity to give thoughtful feedback and hear about emerging trends. As the business landscape changes and more organisations are adopting newer technologies, a key …