Contract Lifecycle Management

July 19, 2019 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 optimization are usually offset by additional costs. Use a total cost of ownership (TCO) approach to evaluate the deal.

May 27, 2019 Mixed Reviews for Kronos Workforce Mobile App

Extending a product’s desktop functionality and user experience to a mobile platform is not always a guaranteed success. Kronos is experiencing mixed reviews for its Kronos Workforce Mobile.

April 17, 2019 Coupa Set to Acquire Exari – CLM Market Consolidation Continues

Coupa, a leading source-to-pay (S2P) provider, announces planned acquisition of Exari, a leading CLM provider, for $215M in cash as contract lifecycle management (CLM) consolidation continues.

April 16, 2019 SAP S4/HANA and HANA Licensing Series – Part II: HANA DB Hype?

HANA is SAP’s first serious entry into the database market segment. HANA is touted as being superior in performance when working with SAP applications vs. alternate database solutions, but objective benchmarks are lacking. Additionally, the adoption of S4/HANA necessitates adoption of the HANA DB as it is the only certified solution for S4/HANA ERP.

April 11, 2019 SAP S4/HANA and HANA Licensing Series – Part I: The Forced “Upgrade”

Current SAP ECC customers have a decision to make, as SAP has announced the end of ECC support effective 2025, in effect mandating a move to its next-generation ERP solution, S4/HANA.

March 15, 2019 CLM Market Continues Red Hot Growth

The global demand for contract lifecycle management (CLM) solutions is estimated to increase at a compounded annual growth rate of 14% over the next 5 years. If accurate, the total spend for CLM will more than double by 2024.