March 08, 2023

It’s too risky for an IT leader to play chicken with SAP when it comes to moving your business to S/4HANA. The doomsday clock is currently set to 2027 when mainstream maintenance for SAP Business Suite 7 (including ECC6) will end, followed by optional extended maintenance until the end of 2030 (for an added fee, of course).

2027 might feel far enough away, but building your business case, securing budget, planning, and implementation can take years. If you choose to make that investment of budget and resources, the project has to be transformative to justify the investment. But is that transformation right for your business at this time? That’s your decision to make, not SAP’s.

More and more IT leaders are turning to third-party support for SAP as an alternative once they discover that it is a low-risk, cost-efficient solution that delivers peace-of-mind to engineering teams around the globe.

Shawn du Plessis, the VP for SAP Global Support Services at Spinnaker Support, unpacks all of the options you should consider when making the decision to move to a third-party support provider. Topics covered are:

  • SAP’s motives and tactics for assimilating you into their new business model.
  • Guiding principles to help you make the right business decisions.
  • How third-party support for SAP works and how it can future-proof your IT roadmap.

We get it and know it might not feel like it, but… you are very much in control. We’re here to help you keep that autonomy while you plot your company’s course for the future. Shawn is available to answer all of your questions–schedule a call with him to learn more about Spinnaker’s third party support for SAP.