ERP Security Solutions – Traditional Patching versus Virtual Patching

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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. But this method of security patching is hopelessly out of date! It is dependent on the vendor identifying loopholes within their … Read More

Payroll Legislative Patching – What are your options?

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If legislative payroll patching is causing you a headache, did you know there is an alternative to vendor supplied patches? Don’t just stick with your vendor for legislative patches when you can get a tailor-made service, cheaper, elsewhere. What is payroll patching? Organisations running their own Payroll system need to apply regular updates to them to keep up-to-date with changes … Read More

Stick, Twist, or Move to the Cloud – Your guide to ERP upgrades

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When it comes to ERP systems, there are plenty of things to consider: cost, functionality, and availability of support, to name a few. If an organisation isn’t receiving value for money from its ERP system, it naturally becomes a priority to change that. But maintaining ERP systems is complicated, and can be highly disruptive to your organisation. Whether you’re upgrading … Read More

Your guide to Oracle and SAP Support’s dirty tricks

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The relationship Oracle and SAP have with their customers could never be described as equitable. Both companies have a reputation for using their size and market dominance to dictate the terms of product licensing and support contracts. As a result, SAP and Oracle customers have come to accept a variety of bullying tactics as “par for the course” when working … Read More

SLAs: Are Oracle and SAP letting you down?

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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 … Read More

Third-Party Support FAQs

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What is 3rd party support? Why should you consider it for your organisation? What products are supported? Can we support customisations? What does the transition process entail? These are just some of the questions we are regularly asked about our services. The answers to these questions and more can be found on this website, but sometimes you just want one … Read More

How to take a payment holiday from SAP

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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 … Read More

How to give notice to Oracle

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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 … Read More

SAP S/4 HANA & 2025: 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 to 2025, but still, the clock is ticking. SAP is giving all of their customers until 2025 to move to SAP S/4 HANA in an attempt to force adoption of their new Cloud platform. … Read More