SLAs: Are Oracle and SAP letting you down?

We think you are getting a raw deal on SLAs. Service level agreements (SLAs) are often used between two separate organisations – or between two divisions within the same organisation – to mutually agree on how those two parties will work together. But large organisations often take advantage of this ‘mutual agreement’, enforcing misleading SLAs that sew distrust across the …

SAP Holiday Whitepaper

How to take a payment holiday from SAP

Many SAP customers unthinkingly line up to renew their support contracts each year, but what if you could save 50% each year with an SAP holiday? If you are an SAP customer, it’s likely that you may be paying up to 22% of your license fees to support and maintain your databases and software. But is this really necessary? What …

Leaving Oracle Whitepaper

How to give notice to Oracle

If you are an Oracle customer, it’s likely that you may be paying a large amount to Oracle to maintain your databases and software. But is this really necessary? What value are you currently getting from your Oracle support and maintenance? When did the last Oracle software upgrade provide you with new value-adding functionality? When was the last security patch …

Considering moving away from Oracle support? How would your business be affected

Organisations are seriously questioning paying up to 22% of their license fee to Oracle each year for supporting and maintaining their mature and stable ERP platforms. It is a popular misconception that vendor support is mandatory. Your support agreement is optional and can be placed elsewhere and at any time. More and more organisations are looking at third-party support options and …

ERP Security Solutions – Traditional Patching versus Virtual Patching

Oracle and SAP regularly provide security patches for their current product versions to protect their customers from new security vulnerabilities as they arise. In the past, this approach was “best practice” but largely because it was the only choice. This method of security patching is hopelessly out of date; it is dependent on the vendor identifying loopholes within their code. …

Whitepaper - SAP S/4HANA

SAP S/4 HANA & 2025: What Should Your Strategy Be?

SAP has announced that all of its customers will need to move from their current version of SAP Business Suite to SAP S/4 Hana by 2025.  This Whitepaper covers what your options are, and discusses the pro’s and con’s of each in detail.