Vendor Management

Salesforce Acquires Vlocity for $1.3 Billion, Doubling Down on Industry Focus

While completing a record FY2020, Salesforce announced the acquisition of Salesforce Ventures–funded Vlocity, a leading provider of industry-specific cloud and mobile...

Lower Your IT Expense With Reverse Auctions

If you are experiencing pressure to lower your IT expense, a reverse auction might be a quick, efficient answer to ensure you are getting a competitive price.

SAP’s 2025 Support End of Life Date Delayed…As Predicted Here First

The math did not add up for SAP to sunset license support for legacy ECC/Business Suite 7 clients, as we predicted. I’ve fielded numerous calls asking, “Will SAP hold...

The JEDI Saga Continues: Microsoft and DoD Must Pause Work After Court Ruling

The force is not with Microsoft after a US federal judge ordered the company to stop work on its $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract with...

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,...

SAP’s S/4HANA License Schemes Are Confusing Customers

SAP’s native-cloud play through S/4HANA dangled the hopes of a simplified license structure to SAP customers. Instead, SAP customers now must navigate four distinct...

SAP S/4HANA and HANA Licensing Series – Part IV: ECC End-of-Support Date in 2025 Looms Large for CIOs

SAP continues to claim robust adoption of S/4HANA while cajoling customers to migrate. Should ECC customers cave into the demands and promises of S/4HANA? Or should they...

MSFT Q2 FY20 Earnings – Cloud Strength Propels Microsoft to New Heights

Microsoft reported earnings for their Q2 FY20, and the results continue to amaze, with revenue of $36.9 billion (YoY growth of 14%). All three of Microsoft’s operating...

Microsoft Dynamics 365: Understand the Transition to the Cloud – Phase 4: Analyze and Decide

This phase of the blueprint, Microsoft Dynamics 365: Understand the Transition to the Cloud, will pull the activities together and guide you to a informed decision for...

Can a Vendor Management Initiative Influence Organizational Performance?

Can a vendor management initiative influence organizational performance? The concise answer to this question is yes. However, this influence doesn’t occur overnight.
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