Dun & Bradstreet, in association with Spinnaker Support, hosted more than 100 senior business executives in Delhi in the inaugural Business Connect Conclave 2016 event, of which more than 70% are running SAP.

HIGH WYCOMBE, ENGLAND, 26 May 2016 – Spinnaker Support, the fastest growing third-party support, managed services, and consulting services provider for SAP and Oracle software applications, reports that switching to third-party support from software publisher-provided support has been identified by Dun & Bradstreet as a “smart strategy” for optimising business costs in India. These findings were released on 13 May 2016 at the Business Connect Conclave event hosted by Dun & Bradstreet in association with Spinnaker Support and Star Business Solutions. The inaugural event grew out of the need for Indian organisations to share “smart strategies” for optimizing business costs.

New Research Report Available Now: Smart Strategies for Business Cost Optimisation – An Indian Perspective

This report brings out the importance of business cost optimisation, specifically in terms of support services?for ERP systems. Through?a selection of case studies, the report highlights the strategies implemented by enterprises to reduce their business costs through the effective use and maintenance of ERP systems. The report’s Experts View section encapsulates the growing importance of cost optimisation in Indian businesses today. Showcased in the report is an Insights Section, which involved conducting a study on prominent enterprises having operations in India. Access a copy of the report.

Inaugural Event: Business Connect Conclave 2016

Dun & Bradstreet’s new research was introduced to over 100 senior executives attending the Business Connect Conclave 2016, an event hosted by Spinnaker Support, Star Business Partners, and Dun & Bradstreet. 70% of the attendees are currently running SAP applications with the remainder running Oracle applications or technology. “The Conclave was tremendously well received by attendees, exceeding even our lofty expectations,” stated Nigel Pullan, Vice President of EMEA and Asia-Pacific for Spinnaker Support Ltd, “Enterprises are taking a closer look at the value received from their software support and maintenance spend. Although technology models have changed dramatically over the last 25 years, the maintenance model has largely remained the same – except it has become more expensive. Increasingly more Indian companies are looking to Spinnaker Support to reduce maintenance costs and redirect investment towards more innovative areas like cloud, mobile technology, and big data.”

The Business Connect Conclave 2016 event showcased a panel discussion entitled, The Strategic Shift from Cost Reduction Measures to Business Cost Optimisation. Panelists included CIOs and CFOs from Jindal Steel and Power Company, Canon India Private Ltd, Micromax Informatics Ltd, and UEM India Private Ltd.

“Third-party ERP support providers are helping businesses achieve their cost optimisation goals with higher quality and more responsive support,” said Vipal Anand, Group Chief Information Officer of Jindal Steel and Power Company. “Indian organisations are finding that third-party support is a smart way to minimise the disruption in business continuity caused by coerced ERP upgrades – especially since the desired functionality already exists in their current, stable versions.”

About Spinnaker Support

Spinnaker Support is now the fastest growing global provider of third-party support, managed services, and consulting for Oracle and SAP enterprise software and database applications.  According to our more than 500 clients, spanning 77 countries, we consistently deliver a higher caliber of service for a fraction of what they’ve previously paid to the ERP vendors. Spinnaker Support is headquartered in Denver, Colorado with regional operations centers located in London, Mumbai, Singapore, and Tel Aviv.

We support more than 4,000 instances of Oracle E-Business Suite, JD Edwards, Siebel CRM, Oracle Technology, Hyperion, SAP, and Business Objects for enterprises of all sizes and industry segments.

About Dun & Bradstreet              

Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB) grows the most valuable relationships in business. By uncovering truth and meaning from data, we connect customers with the prospects, suppliers, clients and partners that matter most, and have since 1841. Nearly ninety percent of the Fortune 500 and companies of every size around the world, rely on our data, insights and analytics. Customers use D&B Risk Management Solutions to mitigate risk, increase cash flow and drive increased profitability, D&B Sales & Marketing Solutions to manage your master data, analyse markets, locate prospects and increase revenue from new and existing customers. D&B Economic Analysis Group for solution-oriented analyses of strategic economic and business developments, thereby aiding informed decision making. D&B Learning Solutions to facilitate professional growth.

About Star Business Solutions

Star Business Solutions India is the market Leader in SAP consulting and a premier technology solution provider. As a trusted advisor to some of the world’s most respected brands, the team is made up of SAP professionals who have rich consulting and business mapping experience. They have a successful track record of working with domestic and international clients offering industry specific solutions, and they have a proven track record of client satisfaction and on-time project completion. Learn more at www.starbusiness.co.in.


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