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ERP Customers at Crossroads

11-23-2016

Some of the world’s leading brands run ERP software, but they are at a crossroads with their software strategy. Rimini Street President Sebastian Grady discusses the alternative options CIOs can choose from today, including the move to independent support.

Budget busters: Three ways for CIOs to fund digital initiatives

11-23-2016

Businesses want IT to innovate, but CIOs find their budgets are frozen. NCI Building Systems left Oracle support and bought a third-party contract from Rimini Street. The company used the $500K savings from Rimini Street to fund an ecommerce site that is now generating $60m revenue stream for the company.

How BrightSource found the funds to invest in hybrid IT

11-23-2016

BrightSource Energy switched from vendor to Rimini Street support for four Oracle products including Oracle EBS, Database, Fusion Middleware and Agile PLM products. The savings enabled BrightSource Energy to invest in a Hybrid IT architecture, mixing on-premises with cloud-based solutions.

ERP Customers at Crossroads

11-22-2016

With CIOs at crossroads with their software strategy, what are their options? Rimini Street President Sebastian Grady discusses the alternative options ERP customers have today including moving to independent support in his latest byline.

High cost and lack of value drive some SAP customers to third-party support

11-03-2016

An increasing number of SAP customers think they are no longer getting value from the high cost they pay for SAP support and are moving to third-party support providers. Rimini Street clients EBSCO and Color Spot discuss how their switch from vendor to Rimini Street support has resulted in overall better support at half the cost.

Precision toolmaker drills down on PeopleSoft costs

11-03-2016

Specialist manufacturer Kyocera SGS Precision Tools opted to cut its software maintenance costs in half by ending its contract with Oracle and switching to third-party software support provider Rimini Street in October 2013. This allowed Kyocera SGS to focus on shopfloor innovation while turning to Rimini Street to support its back-office PeopleSoft ERP.

Rimini Street opens Melbourne office to support growing client base

11-03-2016

Rimini Street has opened a new office in Melbourne in response to the growing demand for its independent enterprise software services. The Company has grown its customer base in the region by 109 per cent year over year, and is now supporting 88 global organizations with operations in Australia and New Zealand.

Rimini Street invests in growing A/NZ demand for Oracle & SAP

11-02-2016

Rimini Street continues to grow its investments in Australia and New Zealand in order to meet the growing demands for the Company’s enterprise software support for Oracle and SAP licensees. CIO of George Weston Foods (GWF) says “Engaging Rimini Street has enabled GWF to substantially lower the ongoing cost of ownership for our on-premises SAP applications.”

Brexit Should Speed Up Digital Transformation Not Slow It Down

10-28-2016

Brexit has forced change in the leadership of the county, which also means the critical policy document for the Government’s Digital Strategy has been stalled. In this byline article, Rimini Street UK Public Sector Expert Peter Dunn explains why this is right time to implement digital transformation initiatives, setting the stage for establishing the UK as a global leader in digital public services.

오라클·SAP 괴롭히는 SW 업계 봉이 김선달

09-22-2016

리미니 스트리트의 독특한 서비스를 최신 IT 비즈니스 모델 중 하나로서 ‘봉이 김선달’ 설화를 바탕으로 소개하고 있다. 고객마다 PSE라는 전담 엔지니어를 배정하여, 서비스 요청에 대해 5분 내에 응답하도록 하는 등, 오라클/SAP와는 차원이 다른 프리미엄 서비스로 승부하고 있다는 내용이 소개되고, 오라클/SAP가 자동차 제조사라면 전문적인 유지보수 서비스를 제공하는 정비소와 같은 역할을 한다고 소개했다. 소스코드를 직접 고치는 것이 아니라 워크 어라운드 방식으로 주위의 다른 것을 수정하거나 붙여서 고객의 문제를 해결하는 방식임을 밝혀 법적으로도 문제가 없는 서비스임을 확인했다.

기업용 SW 유지·보수 '리미니 스트리트' 국내 진출

09-20-2016

기업용 소프트웨어를 유지·보수하는 기업인 리미니 스트리트가 간담회를 열고, 한국 지사를 설립하며 국내 시장에 본격적으로 진출한다고 20일 밝혔다. 세쓰 레빈 CEO의 인용을 통해 오라클과 SAP가 제공하는 소프트웨어의 값비싼 지원 체계보다 훨씬 신속하고 가치 중심적인 운영 지원 서비스로서 리미니 스트리트를 소개하고 있다.

SAP∙오라클 유지보수, 이제 ‘리미니 스트리트’에 맡기시라

09-20-2016

SAP, 오라클 등의 제품 유지∙보수를 대신 해주는 지원 서비스 공급 업체 리미니 스트리트가 한국에 진출하고 투자를 확대할 예정이라고 소개했다. 기자회견에서 세쓰 레빈 CEO가 발표한 회사 고유의 소프트웨어 지원 모델과 관련된 3가지 트렌드를 소개했다.

"SW 유지보수비, 최대 90%까지 줄일 수 있다"

09-20-2016

PSE 배치와 자국어 서비스 등 리미니 스트리트만의 차별화된 서비스에 대해 자세히 다루고 있다. 고객 라이선스를 통해 소스코드에 접근하며, 11년 간 서비스를 안정적으로 제공해왔고, 매년 37%가량의 높은 성장률을 보여왔다는 점이 강조됐다. 한국 지사는 일본, 홍콩, 중국에 이어 아태지역에서 네 번째 지사이며, 대만과 싱가포르 법인 설립 계획 및 내년 뉴욕 증권거래소에 상장하기 위해 기업공개(IPO)를 시도한다는 향후 계획이 소개됐다.

‘기업 SW 유지보수 비용 반으로 줄인다’...SW 유지보수 ‘리미니스트리트’ 국내 사업 본격화

09-20-2016

20일 진행된 기자간담회 및 리미니 스트리트에 대한 소개를 담고 있다. 리미니 스트리트가 국내에서 본격적인 영업을 시작하게 되면서, 국내 DBMS와 ERP 시장에서 각각 50%가 넘는 시장점유율을 기록해 온 오라클과 SAP가 유지보수 관리 부문에서 타격을 입게 될 수 밖에 없을 것이라는 기자의 예상이 언급돼 있다. 상당수의 고객들이 22%의 높은 유지보수 비용에 부담을 느끼면서도 마땅한 대안이 없어 울며 겨자먹기식으로 이 업체들을 사용해 왔다고 밝혔다.

"비싼 SAP·오라클 유지보수료, 참지 마시라"

09-20-2016

기자간담회에서 발표된, 리미니 스트리트 서비스를 통해 어떻게 기업들이 비용을 절감할 수 있는 구체적인 방법을 자세히 소개했다. 더불어 글로벌 성장세, 한국지사 설립 배경, 국내 시장 전망 및 사업 확장 가능성에 대한 구체적인 내용을 다루었다. 리미니 스트리트의 급성장 추이는 수년간 추진된 SAP의 SW 유지보수 요율 인상 시기와 맞물린다는 기자의 인사이트가 포함돼 있으며, 유지보수 비용 요율 부담이 커지고 있는 상황에서 리미니 스트리트의 서비스가 유력한 대안이 될 수 있다고 밝혔다.

"기업용 SW 유지비용 연간 90% 절감 3년내 국내 100개 고객사 확보할 것"

09-20-2016

한국 진출 기자간담회를 소개하고, 맞춤형 서비스와 자국어 고객전담지원 엔지니어(PSE)를 배치해 만족도를 높이고 있다고 설명했다. 한국 진출 배경으로는 세계 12번째 경제 대국이자 세계 기업용 SW 시장 13위를 기록 중인 한국은 많은 기회를 제공하는 시장이기 때문이라고 밝혔다. 일본 지사의 와키사카 요리오 총괄 책임의 인용을 통해 설립 2년 반 만에 오릭스, 파이오니아, 유니클로 등 72개 대기업 고객사를 확보한 성공 사례를 공유하고, 한국에서도 좋은 성과를 거둘 수 있을 것이라는 기대를 드러냈다.

SW유지보수 전문업체 韓 상륙, 오라클-SAP 유지보수 부담 덜어줄까

09-20-2016

오라클, SAP 등 외국계 소프트웨어(SW) 제품 유지보수 비용을 최대 90%까지 낮추는 리미니 스트리트의 서비스가 국내 출시되어 SW 제품 구매 비용의 20%에 달하는 유지보수 고비용에 골머리를 앓던 국내 기업과 정부기관의 문의가 이어지고 있는 상황이 소개됐다. 세쓰 레빈 CEO와의 일문일답을 통해, 오라클의 저작권 침해 소송 이후 매출이 1,000배 이상 성장하는 등, 법적으로도 문제 없는 서비스로 고객들이 받아들이고 있음을 알렸다.

“ERP 유지보수, 절반 가격에 이용하세요”

09-20-2016

리미니 스트리트는 20일 기자간담회를 열고, 오라클, SAP 등 기업용 데이터베이스(DB)와 전사적 자원 관리(ERP) 시스템의 유지 보수를 절반 가격에 제공한다고 밝혔다. 유지보수 서비스를 리미니 스트리트로 바꿔 연간 총 유지보수 비용을 295만달러에서 50만달러로 줄임으로써 새로운 혁신과 성장을 추진하는데 필요한 자금을 확보할 수 있었던 미국의 NCH 코퍼레이션 사례가 소개됐다. 현재 국내 25개 기업에 서비스를 제공하고 있으며 향후 3년 내 100개사까지 확대한다는 계획을 공유했다.

What’s going on with Oracle’s Blue Stack support for JD Edwards customers?

09-01-2016

Rimini Street’s Ray Grigsby talks about the changes ahead for JD Edwards customers running on the Oracle supported ‘Blue Stack.’ In this Q&A, Grigsby explores several customer options for these upcoming changes including choosing between Oracle and IBM for hardware support, or switching to independent software support services and taking back control of their JD Edwards application strategy.

Seizing control of ERP costs to drive innovation

08-26-2016

IT leaders gathered in Sydney for a roundtable to discuss their ERP platform environments and future roadmaps. Discussions included the move to a ‘hybrid’ infrastructure model and whether large software companies such as Oracle are pushing their customers to the cloud, and SAP to its HANA database.

South Korea next local market opportunity for Rimini Street

08-18-2016

Rimini Street has opened its local office in Gangnam District, Seoul, and is supporting 25 clients with South Korean operations, including NCH Corporation, Transaction Network Services and EBSCO. Sangyoul Kim was appointed to the newly created role of country manager, South Korea, and will be responsible for leading growth and development in the region.

“오라클 유지보수비가 비싸다면, 나에게 오라”

08-18-2016

국내에서 오라클이나 SAP의 소프트웨어를 이용하는 기업들이 공급가의 22%에 달하는 높은 유지보수 비용을 지불하고 있는 상황을 소개하고 있다. 이와 같은 상황의 대안으로 유지보수 서비스만 제공하는 리미니 스트리트를 소개하고 한국 지사 설립과 김상열 지사장 선임 소식을 전했다. 리미니 스트리트를 이용하면 오라클과 SAP 유지보수비의 50%, 산술적으로 계산했을 때 11%로 유지보수 비용 요율을 낮출 수 있다는 내용이 포함돼 있다.

리미니 스트리트, 한국 지사장 선임…국내 기업용 SW 진출

08-17-2016

기업 운영에 필요한 데이터베이스 관리, 소프트웨어 유지보수 등의 서비스를 제공하며 전세계 1,450여 개의 기업 고객을 두고 있는 리미니 스트리트가 김상열 한국 지사장을 선임하고, 국내 시장에 진출한다고 밝혔다. 리미니 스트리트의 기업 소프트웨어 관리 노하우를 통해 경영 투자와 비용 절감이라는 이중고를 안고 있는 국내 기업들에게 도움이 되기 위해 국내 시장 진출을 결정하게 됐다고 설명했다.

Oracle looks to lock-in JD Edwards users

08-17-2016

This article looks at the impact of Oracle’s decision to stop supporting JD Edwards EnterpriseOne IBM Technology Foundation (“Blue Stack”) on September 30, 2016. Through a Q&A with Rimini Street’s Managing Director of Europe Jill Harrison, the article outlines the available options as Oracle moves away from supporting “Blue Stack.”

Blue Stack Deadline Looms for JD Edwards Shops

07-20-2016

IT Jungle details the options JD Edwards customers running “Blue Stack” will face when Oracle stops supporting this middleware. One option is to select a third-party support provider such as Rimini Street to get the required technical expertise.

Rimini Street accelerates growth in Q2 FY2016

07-14-2016

Rimini Street does it again, blowing out its Q2 FY 2016 revenue numbers and showing acceleration in 3PM! In this article, Diginomica discusses Rimini Street’s recent ‘good times’ including its $125 million funding round and Q2 FY 2016 revenue of $39.1 million, up 41% year over year.

Why Oracle and SAP customers should take a walk down Rimini Street

06-01-2016

In this article and video interview, iTWire reviews independent support, reporting that Rimini Street “helps businesses cope with, and defeat, the high cost blockage of enterprise software maintenance fees charged by Oracle and SAP.” The article includes a link to a video interview with Andrew Powell, Managing Director Asia Pacific and the Middle East for Rimini Street, who talks about the future of the ERP software market in APAC.

Rimini Street to support SAP HANA

05-20-2016

Inside SAP reports that Rimini Street can provide support for both Oracle and SAP HANA databases over a 15-year period, allowing customers to choose a single provider to support their entire SAP environment.

ERP solutions need a hybrid approach

05-19-2016

In a byline article from the Managing Director of Rimini Street’s Asia Pacific and Middle East, Andrew Powell discusses the tech landscape today and its shift away from a “one-stop shop to a hybrid model.” Powell discusses how organizations can adapt a hybrid IT strategy that allows for greater flexibility, avoids vendor lock-in and helps to maximize ROI from existing on-premise ERP apps.

Rimini Street moves to support SAP HANA

05-16-2016

In this article, ZDNet reports on Rimini Street’s latest move to support SAP HANA and highlights the growth of the Company’s SAP support business. “The move highlights how the third-party support vendor can move up to the latest applications…Given HANA is one of SAP’s flagship products, Rimini’s move to offer support costs at a 50 percent lower cost could hurt the enterprise software giant.”

Rimini Street opens up a new line of attack: support for SAP HANA database

05-16-2016

Rimini Street Support for SAP HANA marks the Company’s 12th supported product line and 3rd SAP product overall. Its global SAP support business continues to grow, with more than 200 signed clients operating in over 75 countries. In this article from diginomica, Dennis Howlett explains, “Field reports and conversations with those who have been close to customers suggests that while the sticker price savings are attractive, it is the service that makes the difference.”

SAP Nation 3.0

04-30-2016

According to author and SAP expert Vinnie Mirchandani: “SAP’s version of ‘turnaround’ is the Wall Street version measured by whether it can sell more, rather than the customer version – can it reduce the burden they face?” SAP customers who switch to Rimini Street can gain better value for their IT dollars, along with much higher quality maintenance and support.

Why Third-party Software Support Is Possible And A Good Idea

04-18-2016

More than 1,300 organizations across the globe have made the switch to Rimini Street independent support. This article from Forbes sums up why: “Third-party support vendors such as Rimini Street and others have clearly proved third party support is not only possible for Oracle customers, but that they are enabling organizations to reduce costs, obtain improved support and position themselves for new initiatives.” Furthermore, “every year, enterprises spend millions on Oracle support…but more and more these days, companies are asking what they’re really getting for all that money, and whether they should consider alternatives.”

Can Third Party Support Really Hurt Oracle?

03-16-2016

Forbes reports that the third-party software support market has grown into a “larger and more central threat” to Oracle’s financial future, and cites Rimini Street as the leading global provider of third-party support. CEO Seth Ravin asserts, “We have found the third-party support model fits the needs of a growing number of Oracle licensees who are eager to lower their support bills and free themselves of an unpleasant business relationship with Oracle.”

No Regrets For JDE Shop Following Move To Third-Party Support

03-16-2016

Dean Foods CIO Brian Murphy reveals that since switching to Rimini Street, the organization was able to upgrade its EnterpriseOne system and apply the money saved on its annual maintenance costs towards a new email system. Having paid Oracle annual maintenance fees of “close to seven digits” for many years, he says, "Companies like Rimini are finding a breath of fresh air for us and delivering the same services at a cost that we feel is realistic."

Toll Group cuts ERP support costs by 50%

03-15-2016

Logistics company Toll Group was able to save about $1 million in Oracle annual maintenance costs after making the switch to Rimini Street, reports CIO Australia. With independent support, Toll now has access to skilled, local Primary Support Engineers who support the company’s Oracle Database, Oracle EBS, Siebel and Hyperion software products, including all software customizations.

Local Oracle support staff looking for jobs: Rimini Street

03-03-2016

As Rimini Street continues to grow its client base and support operations in ANZ, Asia-Pac and Middle East managing director Andrew Powell reveals that the Company is fielding a large number of applications from former Oracle support staff, reports Australia’s iTWire. Locally, Rimini Street has signed nine of the ASX 50, among them Asciano, CUB, Incitec Pivot and Toll Group.

Rimini Street: The Little Engine That Could

01-21-2016

Rimini Street recently reported record fourth quarter and full year 2015 results, including 40 consecutive quarters of growth and 1,270 signed clients to date. In his post, industry expert Vinnie Mirchandani explains how Rimini Street has continued to influence the software support market “way beyond what shows on its income statement.”

Q&A: Rimini Street CEO Seth Ravin

01-21-2016

In a Q&A with Rimini Street CEO Seth Ravin, this ZDNet article highlights the Company’s recent fourth quarter and full year 2015 financial results, including full year revenue of $118 million, up 37% year over year and 40 consecutive quarters of growth. Read on for further insight into what Mr. Ravin sees as a fundamental shift in the ERP software support landscape and what organizations can expect from the leading provider of independent software support in the future.

Rising to the IT challenge

01-19-2016

In this byline article by Rimini Street president Sebastian Grady, he writes “At a time when budgets continue to flat line, CEOs are looking to digital transformation as a crucial step to their future business success, and they expect their CIOs to pull out the proverbial IT rabbit to support this goal.” Mr. Grady further outlines how CIOs must rise to the challenge of transforming their business, including how to take control of IT systems and recognize opportunities to self-fund these initiatives during a time when IT budgets are shrinking.