When to get the best deal on SAP S/4 Hana licenses?

Usually, you get the best deals in Q4 as Sales want to close it.

Q4 relates to the software company’s fiscal year. Regarding SAP the fiscal year is equivalent to the calendar year. In terms of Microsoft their fiscal year starts in July. Thus, their Q4 is the calendar year’s Q2.

Historically SAP S/4 HANA license cost are individually very different. Any general license increase is not known by now.

🌊 Nevertheless, it is a low brainer that you position yourself better when negotiating as long as the big wave of SAP S/4 HANA Transformations is still ahead.

🔜 According to SAP, maintenance fees will increase by maximum 3.3%, effective from January 1, 2023.

💡 What is the logical consequence?

If you are planning to jump-start your SAP S/4 HANA transformation in 2023 or 2024, it does make sense securing prices now and purchase the corresponding licenses now. This does mean that you need to pay for them, even though you might not use them directly. A staged approach is the answer here as you might start with some activities and some IT users. Nevertheless, the cost case needs to be calculated anyway.

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