In the area of SAP maintenance, 3V has launched a new innovative program called Enterprise Maintenance Transformation (EMT). As companies try to evaluate what, when, where and how to digitally transform their business, they still must continue to maintain their current systems. The question becomes how much to spend today for enhancements and innovations with their current technology vs. investing in digitally transformative technologies for a greater business impact.
At its core, EMT optimizes the customer’s maintenance costs to provide a better use of funds towards supporting current systems and saving for future technology investments. The EMT level of maintenance continues with SAP on the backend, so it’s not like Rimini Street where maintenance is direct with a third-party provider.
The mission of EMT is to keep current maintenance at a minimum cost level while allowing the customer to better prepare for a migration to HANA and S/4 HANA. A key component of the program is the on-going support with an eye toward the future. The program offers the best automated assessments (endorsed by SAP) that monitor the As-Is state of SAP vs. what the future digital transformation process will include. See Transformation.
EMT is a multi-level plan beginning with Level 1 for cost savings on current SAP licenses, up to Level 5 which provides proactive advisory services for business/digital transformation. EMT provides the customer with significant savings and several plans to choose from on how to reinvest those funds. As an example, if a customer pays $X on maintenance today, they may only pay 65 to 70% of that with EMT. The savings are redirected into whatever the customer needs today or will need in the future. EMT has support plans tailored to meet customer requirements for services or products. Other options include the EMT Bank, which allows the customer to reserve those savings and use it towards the purchase of future IT and SAP solutions enabling them to better budget over time. EMT provides the bridge to digital and business transformation!