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Ciaran Hudson

Sr Director Analyst

Ciaran Hudson provides research and expertise to clients on SAP licensing.

Included within that is Digital Access, License Audits, Migrating to S/4HANA, moving from on-premise to subscription licensing and SaaS.

Previous experience

Developed and implemented proprietary tools to conduct data analysis of client's SAP usage to reduce compliance gaps and optimize software licensing.

Optimized client's software use, through mining and analyzing usage data, to reduce operating costs.

Data modelling of client needs based on analysis of historical transactional data.

Delivered audit programs.

Contract reviews.

Advised clients negotiating with SAP

Professional background

JNC Consulting

Consulting Manager

Royal Bank of Scotland

Vice President


Assistant Manager


BSc in Computing

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Digital Access - whether to move from Indirect Access to Digital Access

2S/4 HANA - Migrating to S/4 HANA as it relates to licensing

3SAP license audit tactics, approach and remediation

4Negotiation / pricing strategies

5RISE with SAP