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UpperEdge Announces SAP Software Audit Advisory Practice & Addition of CVS Health Procurement Executive

July 8, 2015
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Today UpperEdge, a provider of IT Sourcing & Negotiation Services, announced the formation of an SAP Software Audit Advisory Practice, providing market intelligence and advisory services to organizations undergoing an SAP Software License Audit. Read More

Virtualizing Oracle Software: Don’t pay for what you don’t need

May 7, 2014
Moving Oracle databases to virtual infrastructure may not result in software savings. Here's why, and what you can do about it. Read More

Accenture, hired to help fix Healthcare.gov, has had a series of stumbles

February 2, 2014
Accenture, the contractor urgently tapped to help fix the federal health-insurance Web site, is a favorite of corporate America but has a record that includes troubled projects and allegations of ethical lapses, a review of the consulting giant’s history shows. Read More

Foiled! How to beat software vendors’ sneaky price increases

January 3, 2014
Between complex licenses and the cloud, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP have lots of ways to hike up prices. Here's how to fight back Read More

Buried in Software Licensing

August 12, 2013
The transition to cloud-based services is ratcheting up traditional enterprise software costs and adding layers of complexity. Here's how IT organizations are breaking free. Read More

Internal Document Suggest SAP’s Goal of Simplifying Licensing Will Be a Tall Order

February 28, 2013
SAP still requires 131 pages of fine print to describe software licensing rules for its products Read More

More SAP Support Fee Increases on the Way?

February 12, 2013
According to two consultants from sourcing and licensing firm UpperEdge, the recently announced SAP Standard Support increase is a harbinger of more support rate increases on the way. Read More

SAP Customers Sound Off on ‘Indirect Access” Fees

November 26, 2012
In late August, I wrote about the topic of SAP “indirect access” fees. In short, these unpaid licensing fees are the result of not-named SAP licensed users tapping into SAP data and systems from, say, a Salesforce.com app—and sending data back and forth between systems in real-time or during batch processing. Read More

SAP Gets Tough on Violation of Software Use Terms

May 9, 2012
Software giant is seeking huge back-fees from companies for claimed indirect access violations, analyst says Read More