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LAS VEGAS, July 18, 2011 - Rimini Street, Inc., the leading third-party maintenance and support provider for enterprise software, including Oracle Corporation's (NASDAQ: ORCL) Siebel, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards and E-Business Suite software, and SAP AG (NYSE:SAP) software, today announced the details of an upcoming webinar that will reveal actionable advice and valuable insight into proven options sought by SAP licensees to optimize their existing SAP investments. The webinar, "The Four Strategic Paths All SAP Customers Must Choose Between," will feature renowned industry analyst R "Ray" Wang, principal analyst and CEO of Constellation Research, together with Rimini Street president and COO Sebastian Grady. Wang and Grady will assess the SAP landscape and discuss customer options and best practices for optimizing their SAP investment, including how third-party maintenance can provide maximum ROI. The one hour webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, July 19, at 1 pm EDT (10 am PDT). Register now for the webinar at http://info.riministreet.com/SAPoptimization. A recording will be available on the web site following the live webinar.
SAP licensees today face significant challenges in meeting business requirements with their existing investments. As the renewal deadline for many SAP licensees approaches at the end of December 2011 (with a cancellation deadline of September 30), Rimini Street's webinar is aimed at providing customers with validated solutions for optimizing expensive SAP software investments. According to Wang, "vendors providing SAP optimization and extension solutions represent one of the fastest growing parts of the $80.1 billion (2011 Constellation Research estimate), 850,000-person strong SAP service partner and developer ecosystem."
The webinar will also detail the results of Wang's new research report, "The Market For SAP Optimization Options," and attendees will learn:
Rimini Street offers an innovative value-driven alternative to SAP vendor support that provides premium-level service at a significant cost and labor savings. With immediate savings of at least 50 percent of annual support costs, Rimini Street Support for SAP licensees includes support for customizations, interoperability and performance tuning at no additional charge. Every client is also assigned a Primary Support Engineer with guaranteed 30-minute response time.
Rimini Street tripled its SAP support client base in 2010, including global and multi-national companies. Rimini Street also recently announced the general availability of its Tax Engine for SAP Payroll, a solution that performs "gross-to-net" withholding calculations for U.S. payroll taxes. The solution is offered as an integrated component of the Company's tax, legal and regulatory update offering, which provides the necessary updates for organizations to remain in global legal and financial compliance.
Rimini Street is the leading third-party provider of enterprise software support services. The company is redefining enterprise support services with an innovative, award-winning program that enables Oracle and SAP licensees to save at least 50 percent in annual support fees and save up to 90 percent in total support costs over a decade. Clients can remain on their current software release without any required upgrades or migrations for at least ten years. Hundreds of global, Fortune 500, midmarket, and public sector organizations from virtually all industries have selected Rimini Street as their trusted, independent support provider. To learn more, please visit http://www.riministreet.com/ or call within the USA (888) 870-9692 or internationally +1 (702) 839-9671.
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 Constellation Research, "The Market For SAP Optimization Options", R "Ray" Wang with Heather Phillips, May 15, 2011.