Stick twist or move to the erp cloud

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

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 …

Is SAP ready for you

Is SAP S/4HANA ready for you as a customer?

SAP’s initial announcement and first few years of marketing for S/4HANA was incredibly optimistic, with the company boldly declaring that it would dominate the database market and oust Oracle, it even went so far at one point to say that ‘there was going to be no innovation in SAP outside of HANA and S/4HANA’. But with slow sales and marketplace …

Your guide to Oracle and SAP Support’s dirty tricks

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 …

SLA Support

Support Revolution raises the bar again on support SLAs

SLAs are important in the support industry. They are the main way we measure how fast and efficient our solutions are, and how we report back to our customers on our performance. If the SLAs aren’t right or being met, then the service isn’t right. This is why we spend time with new customers agreeing on priorities and explaining our …

Oracle SAP Security Missing Pieces

SAP’s ‘latest’ threat shows why you need to rethink your ERP security

In April, security firm Onapsis posted about a new threat facing SAP customers that they have called ’10kBLAZE’, an exploit that their researchers have estimated could impact over 50,000 companies worldwide – enabling hackers to access, steal or edit any data that sits in your SAP system. These exploits can be executed by a remote, unauthenticated (no username and password) …

ERP Survey Analysis

Benchmark your ERP strategy using our latest research

What our latest survey reveals about how organisations like yours are approaching ERP in the age of Cloud We’ve written before about the misinformation and ambiguity surrounding ERP and the Cloud. Vendors, consultants and the media all have their views on the various different approaches, but provide very little actual information provided on what organisations are really doing about it. …

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 …