Vendor Management

Microsoft Dynamics 365 On-Premises License Transition Mapping Tool

This tool will walk you through the actual mapping of on-premises Server/CALs to Dynamics 365 cloud equivalent user-based license and step-up options to Plans.

Going to the Hospital Just Got a Little Less Risky

Hospitals work with hundreds of vendors, and conducting a risk assessment historically has been a manual, time-consuming process. Censinet recently launched a third-party...

Improvements in Working Capital Estimator

Use this tool to calculate the financial impact of negotiated changes to payment terms.

SAP S/4HANA and HANA Licensing Series – Part III: Migrating to S/4HANA Will Cost More

Beware promises of cost savings and license optimization by acquiescing to SAP’s need for you to migrate from ECC to S/4HANA. Efficiencies in the areas of license...

Kronos and Ultimate Software Merge Under Private Equity Firm Hellman & Friedman

On February 21, Kronos Incorporated and Ultimate Software announced the merger of the two entities. Both entities’ controlling stockholder is the private equity firm...

Proactively Identify and Mitigate Vendor Risk – Phase 2: Assess Vendor Risk and Define Your Response Strategy

This phase of the blueprint, Proactively Identify and Mitigate Vendor Risk, will help you categorize, prioritize, and assess your vendor risks, followed by selecting...

When Rightsizing Your Microsoft Agreement, Beware of the Consequences of Firstline Worker Licenses

Firstline worker licenses can be a cost-effective licensing vehicle but could reduce your discount tier or disqualify you from an Enterprise Agreement.

Jump Start Your Vendor Management Initiative – Phase 1: Define Your Vendor Management Initiative

This phase of the blueprint, Jump Start Your Vendor Management Initiative, will help you define the scope of your vendor management initiative.

SAP’s S/4HANA License Models – The Perpetual License Path

SAP customers seeking to move to S/4HANA must navigate four distinct license models, each tied to a separate deployment model (perpetual license, subscription via HEC,...

Red-Flag Words and Phrases Tool

Use this tool to identify common words and phrases that can shift the performance risk from the vendor to the customer.
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