“How can I cut my SAP costs?” It’s a question we hear routinely, and one we expect to hear more of in the coming months. SAP has done a lot to enhance its capabilities. This includes a hyper focus on cloud capabilities, as well as the development and expansion of its HANA data and analytics platform. Next week, the company is expected to announce the rollout of a new cloud-based sales force automation system. Needless to say, the innovation team at SAP has been busy these last two years.
This is, of course, good news for SAP’s loyal customers, but it’s also a signal for caution. New direction and offerings will only increase the complexity and customer-to-customer disparity in the vendor’s pricing and terms – an obstacle that has plagued SAP buyers for decades. The risk of overspending is higher than ever before.
So, back to the main question – “How can I cut my SAP costs?” The answer lies in understanding and mitigating the most common culprits.
If you’re looking to reduce your SAP costs, renew or make a new SAP purchase, NPI can help. Our price benchmarking and contract/licensing optimization are critical steps in keeping license, support and professional services in check. We can also help if you face a SLAW compliance audit – they are on the rise, and can be daunting without expert assistance.