10 Tips for Justifying an Upgrade in a Bad Economy

  • by Davin Wilfrid, Former Contributing Editor, SAP Experts
  • April 22, 2009
Convincing management to invest in the latest technology has never been easy. And in today’s turbulent economy, the challenge has only grown more difficult. For companies still on older versions of SAP systems, the current recession may seem like an impediment to upgrading. However, with a little information and the right approach, you can make a compelling business case for the move to SAP ERP 6.0.

A recent survey by upgrade tool vendor Panaya found that estimating and justifying the budget required for an SAP upgrade were the top two challenges facing respondents looking to upgrade to SAP ERP 6.0 (Figure 1).

Figure 1
More than three-quarters of survey respondents cited cost estimation or budget justification as primary upgrade challenges

Davin Wilfrid

Davin Wilfrid was a writer and editor for SAPinsider and SAP Experts. He contributed case studies and research projects aimed at helping the SAP ecosystem get the most out of their existing technology investments.

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