It’s the relationship stupid!
By R "Ray" Wang on February 22, 2010
Apps Users Seek Third Party Maintenance For Cost, Value, and Service Updated surveys from inquiries, client conversations, and user group meetings show a 113.8% increase in interest in third party maintenance (3PM) services from Q3 2009 to Q1 2010 (see Figure 1). Key factors stem from (see Figure 2.): Continuing cost pressures. Budgets continue to […]
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By R "Ray" Wang on November 30, 2009
DSAG project team and project leader departure could signal disagreement with methodology not SUGEN
SAP embarked on an ambitious program to prove value in its Enterprise Support fee hike last year. As planned, SAP should announce the results for the first set of SUGEN KPI’s in early December. However, two key SUGEN KPI project sponsors […]
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