The SAP S/4HANA Deadline

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SAP’s end-of-support deadline is coming; their customers need to make a crucial decision: migrate onto the newest product, S/4HANA, or keep their current systems and be left unsupported? A difficult enough decision in itself; but SAP’s customers may be wondering why they’re facing that decision in the first place? Why has SAP announced their deadline, where has it come from? … Read More

What is S/4HANA?

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SAP’s end-of-support deadline is coming; and it’s become the priority for every organisation running SAP software – HANA databases, ECC 6, SAP payroll, etc. – to make an important decision: Upgrade to S/4HANA (now or later) or stick to what you have? It’s not a decision to be made lightly. That’s why, in this series, we’re exploring three key areas … Read More

SAP S/4HANA deadline: What should your strategy be?

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If you use SAP’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, and you’re not using SAP S/4HANA, then you’re on a deadline. A deadline that was recently extended from 2025 to 2027 – with additional options until 2030. Nevertheless, the clock is ticking. SAP is using their deadline to move customers onto SAP S/4HANA in an attempt to force adoption of their … Read More

The Dirty Tricks They Play: SAP’s Underwhelming SLAs

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Organisations of all sizes and across all industries rely absolutely on their ERP solutions. So when you have a problem with your ERP solution, you need help fast. Thankfully, customers can always rely on SAP’s official support programme to deliver in their time of need. Or can they? In this series, we’re taking a look at some of the most … Read More

The Dirty Tricks They Play: Do as SAP Say or It’s Audit Time

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Nobody likes being audited. It’s boring, labour intensive, and nothing good ever comes of it. And when it’s an ERP supplier audit? Things only get worse. Huge amounts of time and resources are required. And if it turns out you’re under-licensed? Things are going to get very expensive very quickly. In this series, we’re taking a look at some of … Read More

The Dirty Tricks They Play: SAP’s (Lack of) New Features

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One of the major perks of staying “in support” for a business software solution is that you generally get the benefit of any new features of enhancements the supplier releases. And while many of those enhancements may not directly benefit every customer, there’s always the hope that something new will be released that has a tangible benefit for your business. … Read More