The UpperEdge Round-Up: SAP Price Hikes, Dreamforce 2022, and Workday Rising

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Welcome to the UpperEdge Round-Up, a blog series where we provide you with the top news from the IT vendors we cover and provide insights on how these announcements can be leveraged to strengthen your negotiations and improve relationships with your vendors.

From SAP price increases to vendor-specific conferences, this week saw big announcements from some of the most relevant IT vendors. Here are the most interesting stories for the week of September 19, 2022:

  1. SAP Price Increases: SAP price hikes on support costs are frustrating customers and prompting them to ask whether the value received from SAP justifies these higher costs. Unfortunately, due to current economic trends and inflation, these increased prices are not going away any time soon, with Gartner predicting that software as a service (SaaS) customers could see up to a 20% increase.

UpperEdge’s advisors are experts in how to navigate SAP price increases and negotiations in light of these trends. We focus on helping our clients form a strategic relationship with SAP to achieve significant savings and long-term value. If you have a transformation program to negotiate, reach out to an SAP advisor today!

  1. Dreamforce 2022: Dreamforce 2022 has come to an end, and there were several announcements Salesforce customers need to be paying attention to. Among these announcements is the introduction of the Genie customer data platform, a canvas feature being added in Slack.

Our Salesforce Practice Leader, Adam Mansfield, attended Dreamforce this year and highlighted some key takeaways customers need to know. Watch his Day 1 and Day 2 recap videos to learn more about how announcements like these can affect your Salesforce deals.

  1. Workday Rising: Workday’s annual Rising Conference took place in Orlando, FL last week, and their acquisition of employee success platform Peakon was a hot topic. Jon Reed at Diginomica interviewed Workday’s GM for Peakon Will Chambers to figure out if the platform can assist HR teams at an enterprise scale. 

UpperEdge has a team of advisors that understand how to form strategic relationships with Workday and negotiate considering the market changes and trends. If you are looking to achieve significant savings and long-term value on your Workday deals, reach out to a Workday advisor today!