The UpperEdge Round-Up: Dreamforce 2022, SAP S/4HANA, and Oracle’s FY23 Q1 Earnings Call

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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 Dreamforce 2022 to earnings calls, this week saw big announcements from some of the most relevant IT vendors. Here are the most interesting stories for the week of September 12, 2022:

  1. Dreamforce 2022: Dreamforce 2022 starts next week and, as always, there are a lot of events and parties to consider attending as you head into the week. Check out an extensive calendar of events and parties here.

Our Salesforce Practice Leader, Adam Mansfield, is going to Dreamforce and wants to meet with Salesforce customers! It’s not too late to book time to meet with Adam and discuss your Salesforce relationship and challenges.

To help you plan out your time in San Francisco and ensure you make the most out of your time at the conference, check out Adam’s complete Dreamforce guide for Salesforce customers.

  1. SAP S/4HANA: SAP announced an upcoming change to the release and maintenance of S/4HANA meant to provide customers with more flexibility for when and how to upgrade their version of S/4. This comes at a time where SAP is pushing customers to make the move to S/4HANA.

Moving to the cloud is a complex and time-consuming endeavor. Read this blog to learn more about how using an integrated sourcing strategy can further increase your chances of a smooth move to the cloud with SAP.

  1. Oracle Earnings Call: Oracle announced their FY23 Q1 results, reporting an 18% increase year-over-year in quarterly revenue. These results come in the wake of Oracle announcing an increase in support fees and laying off part of its US staff earlier this year.

Check out Oracle Practice Leader Jeff Lazarto’s latest podcast for his perspective on Oracle’s announcements and insight on what Oracle customers can expect moving forward.