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How to Navigate Today’s Changing
The start of 2023 has presented several challenges to businesses already, particularly around rising vendor costs and the increasing threat of audits. Some customers have even citied price increases of up to 1000% on their Oracle Java subscription alone. Microsoft had already raised prices in March of 2022 — up to 25% in some cases — and there are more price hikes expected in the future. This trend is becoming increasingly common due to the current global economic climate, fluctuating exchange rates and unpredictable supply chains, among other contributing factors.
Despite these challenges, there is still hope for businesses to navigate the shifting vendor landscape successfully. According to the latest report from Gartner, SaaS spend is expected to exceed $270 billion by 2025. To help businesses effectively
deal with the situation, Gartner suggests that IT asset management teams, “must modify existing negotiation strategies and start early to effectively plan and identify ways to mitigate the risk of these price increases . . . [and] optimize costs and spend and maximize leverage by evaluating all options for both SaaS and support contracts, running cost models for differing options/commitments based on migration or implementation timelines and enhancing ongoing SAM processes.”
We understand the challenges that businesses are facing and have complied 5 top tips to help businesses navigate the Oracle Java price increases. In addition, we offer a no obligation, free cloud assessment that requires no heavy lifting or changes to your cloud environment. In just 7 days, you will receive a report that provides a complete overview of your cloud spend, categorized by cloud vendor, with potential savings you could make across cloud services.
For businesses that are facing the threat of a software audit, we invite you to read 10 Steps to Navigate a Software Audit. This guide provides you with practical steps for success throughout the entire software audit process.
We encourage you to reach out for any further guidance while navigating the 2023 vendor landscape. Snow Software is here to support you and is committed to helping you overcome the challenges you’re facing. Let’s make this a year to succeed!
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1. Gartner, “Predicts 2023: Inflation’s Permanent Impact on SaaS/Software Costs, Commercials and Business Practices” by analysts: Mike Tucciarone, Hannah Decker, Tsuyoshi Ebina, Jaswant Kalay, James Smith, Ben Jepson, 9 January 2023.
2. Gartner Research, ” Resolve SAP Digital Access Licensing with This 3-Phase Approach” by analysts: Jan Cook, Mike Tucciarone, Ciaran Hudson, Roberto Sacco. 25 August 2022.
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