Press Releases

UpperEdge Named a 2019 Winner for Boston’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® Second Year in a Row

September 17, 2019

UpperEdge, an independent third-party advisory company that empowers organizations to get the most from their IT supplier relationships, announced today that it was selected as one of Boston’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® for the second year in a row. The competition identifies and honors companies that demonstrate both an exceptional environment, and an impressive commitment to their employees. Companies are evaluated based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, and retention.

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Deadline for S/4HANA Migrations is Closer Than Customers Think, Says UpperEdge

September 5, 2019
Stages of Migration to S4

Assessing and understanding the various S/4 migration options, pros/cons, benefits, risks, costs, and timing requires a lot of diligence, given the breadth of current SAP customer landscapes.  Given the degree of diligence required to effectively make the transition to S/4 and the complexity of the associated license conversion, UpperEdge has established a team of SAP S/4 migration advisory subject matter experts solely dedicated to advising and preparing SAP customers on how best to tackle the journey to S/4.

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After 40 Years of ERP and IT Transformation Projects, Failures Still at Same Rate, Says UpperEdge

March 12, 2019
Logos of 14 IT Disasters Analyzed

Major IT project disasters continue to be the bane of software providers and software implementors alike. No platform or integrator is immune from the potential of a major disaster, according to UpperEdge. New software platforms, methodologies, and automation of IT practices have done little to stem the tide of catastrophic failures. But since most customers, vendors and implementors do not publicly share their mistakes, we are doomed to repeat them.

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Some Chemical Customers Have the Genetic Markers that Make Their SAP Projects Susceptible to Disaster

January 29, 2019
6,500 Chemical companies worldwide run SAP software

The chemicals industry is drastically evolving through a collision of forces.  Business models have accelerated with shifting the focus to the customer, massive consolidations and M&A changing the leaderboard, digitization revamping antiquated business processes, and cybersecurity threats forcing companies to develop contingency plans for the unexpected.

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UpperEdge Named One of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®

August 14, 2018
Boston's Best and Brightest Companies to work for Winner 2018

UpperEdge, an independent third-party advisory company that empowers organizations to get the most from their IT supplier relationships, announced today that it was selected as one of Boston’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®. 

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One-third of Agile Projects Result In Failure

March 20, 2018
There are risks and uncertainties associated with agile at scale compared to traditional Waterfall methods.

Studies have shown that nearly one-third of Agile projects fail, but the risk of failure for organizations attempting to scale Agile for ERP implementation projects is even higher.

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Enterprise Technology: Contract Negotiation in the Ever-changing Era of AI

December 8, 2017
While emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and the IoT introduce exciting growth opportunities, they also present challenges and additional layers of complexity when sourcing, negotiating, and enabling these technologies.

UpperEdge CEO to Moderate Panel on Structuring Winning AI Deals at AI World Conference

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Software Compliance Assessments Reveal an Average Net License Fee Exposure Between $800K and $2.5M

October 18, 2017
UpperEdge assesses audit risk

SAP Indirect Access and Oracle non-compliance fees continue to rise as vendors attempt to lock-in customers, says UpperEdge.

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UpperEdge Reduces Indirect Access License Exposure via Negotiations by 60 to 70%

August 10, 2017

With over 65,000 large enterprises relying on SAP to run their businesses in a highly interconnected manner, customers need to have rock solid handles on their SAP relationships.

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UpperEdge Rates Audit Risk for Oracle Customers

April 5, 2017
UpperEdge rates Audit Risk for Oracle Customers

Oracle customers concerned about potentially being selected for an audit often share the same feelings, fear and anxiety of the unknown. These audit claims have become a costly issue due to the complexity of Oracle’s licensing policies.

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