UpperEdge Announces SAP Software Audit Advisory Practice & Addition of CVS Health Procurement Executive

Len Riley, Sourcing & Commercial Advisory Practice Leader, UpperEdge (Photo: Business Wire)

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BOSTON--()--Today UpperEdge, LLC., a provider of IT Sourcing & Negotiation Services, announced the formation of an SAP Software Audit Advisory Practice, providing market intelligence and advisory services to organizations undergoing an SAP Software License Audit.

Over the past six years UpperEdge has served as the market leader in providing negotiation advisory services to companies negotiating SAP Software, Cloud, Hosting and Professional Services Agreements. UpperEdge has been the thought leader in bringing awareness to the market regarding the risks associated with SAP’s indirect use licensing practices and its ability to impact SAP Software License Audits.

According to David Blake, President & CEO of UpperEdge, the SAP Software Audit Advisory Practice provides tangible savings that enable our clients to put capital back into innovation and business enablement. “UpperEdge empowers our clients with market intelligence and provides a proven approach to mitigating significant financial risk associated with SAP Software License Audits," said Blake.

UpperEdge also announced the expansion of its management team with the addition of Len Riley, former head of IT Finance & Procurement at CVS Health. In addition to his IT Sourcing & Advisory Leader role, UpperEdge appointed Len to lead the SAP Software Audit Advisory Practice. “Len possesses unique experience gained from multiple years as an advisor and practitioner and has served as UpperEdge’s lead advisor to clients undergoing SAP Software License Audits," said Blake.

During his eight plus year tenure at CVS Health, Len was responsible for the development and centralization of CVS Health’s IT Procurement and Finance functions and supporting the integration of multiple CVS Health acquisitions, transformation programs and cost optimization initiatives.Prior to CVS Health, Riley served as Vice President at AMR Research, a technology based research firm, where he was responsible for AMR’s IT Contract Negotiation & Benchmarking Service supporting IT sourcing initiatives of Fortune 500 clients. Prior to AMR Research, Riley served in various contract management roles at Rational Software and Marcam Solutions.

About UpperEdge, LLC

UpperEdge provides organizations with relevant market and supplier intelligence, tailored sourcing and negotiation strategies, and precise execution methodologies to generate more value from IT investments, assets and relationships. Augmenting and complementing IT and business-driven teams, UpperEdge clarifies the IT sourcing process, empowering clients to negotiate with confidence and optimize their IT relationships. Visit www.upperedge.com to learn more our or for further information please contact info@upperedge.com or call 617-412-4335.

Contacts

UpperEdge, LLC
Dovlyn Curtis, 617-412-4313
dcurtis@upperedge.com

Contacts

UpperEdge, LLC
Dovlyn Curtis, 617-412-4313
dcurtis@upperedge.com