Akshara Naik Lopez

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Akshara Naik Lopez

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SAP Shares Reach Record High, As Company Restructures 8,000 Jobs And Lures Customers With Cloud ERP Migration Discounts

Akshara Naik Lopez January 31, 2024
Existing SAP ECC customer or recent on-prem SAP S/4HANA customer? Take advantage of the new RISE migration discounts in 2024.
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Financial Services, Healthcare, And Public Sector Clients Are Rapidly Adopting Workday Finance, Adaptive, And PRISM

Akshara Naik Lopez January 22, 2024
Planning an HCM or Finance/ERP RFP this year? Get some key takeaways from Forrester's new Workday Services Landscape report.
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Workday AI Marketplace To Arrive In 2024, Allowing Customers To Supercharge AI & ML Deployments

Akshara Naik Lopez October 19, 2023
Learn how Workday's newly announced AI marketplace will help its customers find and deploy Workday-trusted AI solutions.
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How Ineffective Sourcing Strategies Affect Your Tech Debt Index

Akshara Naik Lopez August 11, 2023
Struggling to manage tech debt? Learn three key considerations in this preview of our upcoming Technology & Innovation North America event.
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SAP To Raise On-Premise Annual Support Fees An Average Of 5% Effective January 2024

Akshara Naik Lopez August 9, 2023
Continuing the latest trend in price increases by major enterprise software vendors, SAP announced on July 26, 2023, that it will increase the annual support fees for SAP support agreements by roughly 5.0% (by local CPI rates, capped to 5%). This is on top of the previous increase announced in 2022 for an average support […]
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Our Reflections On SAP Sapphire 2023

Dario Maisto July 17, 2023
Forrester analysts attended SAP’s key customer event, Sapphire, this year in Barcelona and Orlando. In 2023, “digital” and “AI” were the two keywords used in almost every presentation … sometimes maybe abused. Two things caught our attention: Digital hubs as a business enabler. SAP estimates that 80% of B2B transactions will happen via digital channels […]
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Plan Now For Major Changes To Oracle Java Licensing Costs

Steven Russman April 10, 2023
Oracle has again changed licensing rules for its widely used Java product. On January 23, 2023, the company introduced a new license metric, the SE Universal Subscription. It offers all the benefits of the legacy Java SE subscription, plus universal use rights (desktop, server, and third-party cloud) and triage support for customers’ entire Java portfolio, […]