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Rimini Street White Papers

2017 SAP Applications Strategy Findings

A survey of 156 SAP ERP licensees reveals that most don’t see a business case for S/4HANA and are wary of a multimillion-dollar expense and lack of functional parity. And many give SAP support low marks for its high costs, slow response and lack of expertise.

Procurement’s Lead Role in Reducing Oracle Database Spend

Database customers and industry analysts agree that Oracle maintenance costs are out of control. Today’s procurement and asset management professionals are exploring independent support as a means of cutting their Oracle maintenance costs.

Evaluating S/4HANA: Considerations for SAP Customers

Only time will tell whether S/4HANA lives up to its promise, and potential customers should approach S/4HANA with caution. It may take a decade to reach functional parity with ECC and the other Business Suite products.

Survey Report: SAP Application Strategies for 2015 and Beyond

Rimini Street recently conducted a global survey of 233 SAP Business Suite applications licensees representing a variety of industries, company sizes and regions to better understand the implications of choices regarding S/4HANA and how they affect application strategies for 2015 and beyond.

Myths, Pitfalls and Realities around Enterprise Software Support

This easily digestible brochure dispels that myth and others, looking at some of the misconceptions that may have prevented companies from pursuing independent support, and contrasting these lingering objections with the actual facts and realities, along with specific practical guidance.

Getting the Most From Your Oracle Database Support

This detailed white paper will help you understand your Oracle Database annual support options as it covers the Oracle Lifetime Support Policy including Oracle's Virtualization, the strategic roadmap ahead for Oracle Database applications by release and actionable recommendations to consider when planning your database budget and strategy.

Mobility Solutions for ERP

Mobile devices can extend the reach and usability of ERP, but enterprises worldwide are struggling with the best way to manage the explosion of mobile devices in the business environment. This white paper explains how Rimini Street provides technology roadmap advisory services to help its clients evaluate mobile technologies -- so they can choose solutions that enable them to incorporate mobile devices into their technology stack without risking an expensive ERP upgrade.

Why CIOs Should Consider Independent Support

Understand the perceived risks, from a CIO's point of view, of dropping vendor support; and explore the proven benefits of independent support — including receiving better service for less.

Why CFOs Should Consider Independent Support

Understand the perceived risks, from a CFO's point of view, of dropping vendor support; and explore the proven benefits of independent support — including receiving better service for less.

Buyer's Guide to Enterprise Software Support

It’s important to understand your options when choosing a support provider. The Rimini Street Buyer’s Guide to Enterprise Software Support is designed to help you compare the risks and rewards of vendor support vs. premium third-party support.

Take Back Control of Your ERP Investment

Many ERP customers feel they have lost control over their own IT destiny as software vendors have positioned themselves to call all the shots — including the timing of upgrades, prioritization of enhancements, and forced increases in annual maintenance fees. This white paper will guide you through the choices you can make to avoid chasing upgrades that rarely offer true functional benefits and verifiable ROI.

Weathering the Oracle Fusion HCM Storm (PDF)

Veteran Oracle consultant Frank Reneke explains his view of Oracle’s overall HCM cloud strategy and Fusion HCM roadmap -- and what they mean for your support strategy and IT road map.

Reducing SAP and Oracle Software Costs with Independent Support

Rising annual maintenance fees for enterprise software have been under intense scrutiny, with fees taking an increasing bite out of already tight IT budgets and leaving little money for innovation. Today's procurement and asset management professionals are exploring third-party support as a means of cutting their SAP and Oracle maintenance costs.

Global Tax, Legal and Regulatory Updates (PDF)

Learn more about how Rimini Street’s dedicated tax, legal and regulatory practice helps organizations of all sizes keep their applications up-to-date and compliant with the latest tax and regulatory changes.