Enterprise software environments are getting more complex, with an increase in the deployment of purpose-built applications to meet the needs of various functions and lines of business. This situation is leading to an explosion of compatibility and integration challenges such as making applications work together in common environments, sharing data and processes, and providing consistent user access to applications.
Growing interoperability pains
To an IT applications or infrastructure manager, the scenario looks something like this: Application A works with Chrome, but not with Edge. Application B works only with Edge. But our designers prefer to use Safari. And that’s just the browser issue. Then there’s the operating system. Our full ERP suite wasn’t certified on the latest version of Windows, but we want to upgrade the entire enterprise to that version for security and productivity reasons. Trying to comply with the requirements of each application’s compatibility matrix, while maintaining a reasonably manageable common environment, can be a seemingly unsolvable puzzle.
When a change in a technology stack component causes an issue with an application, a software application vendor’s typical response is to make a code change through a patch or upgrade. That approach to maintaining compatibility can be disruptive and incur significant costs in labor and time. The situation can be even more complex when your landscape includes customized applications.
What if interoperability issues were a thing of the past?
What if, instead, your preferred, best-fit applications, databases, and tech stack components all worked together, now and going forward? Better yet, imagine that you could keep running your stable and customized ERP system and didn’t have to patch or upgrade it simply to work with the latest browser, operating system, or new cloud-based application. Impossible? Not any longer.
Rimini Connect: a radically different turnkey solution
Rimini Connect changes the game because it handles interoperability across your IT landscape outside of application code. It’s a revolutionary approach that frees you from vendor-mandated upgrades and allows you to pursue a roadmap and innovations that matter to your business, at your own pace.
Rimini Street has successfully resolved thousands of compatibility issues on behalf of our clients since we started our business in 2005. Over the years, we have developed visionary solutions in partnership with our clients to insulate applications from environmental changes by using technology that acts as a “universal translator.”
“This project really was a collaborative experience with the Rimini Street team; when any implementation issues occurred due to our unique environment, they were proactively helping us look for a solution and to troubleshoot. For us, it was about making this transition as seamlessly as possible without any interruption to business, and Rimini Street helped us achieve that.”
– . Michael Howard, Chief Operating Officer, Officeworks
Say goodbye to the compatibility matrix constraints … and hello to savings and innovation
There is no longer any reason to be shackled to a software vendor’s application and release compatibility matrix that typically requires costly, risky, and time-consuming application code or release changes. It’s time for things to work together smoothly and easily, now and into the future.
We are pleased to make the first three Rimini Connect solutions broadly available:
These proven solutions help “future-proof” the compatibility and integration of enterprise applications and their technology environments. Many of our clients are running these Rimini Connect solutions in production. They are modernizing IT and saving millions of dollars, significant labor, and time by avoiding code patches, upgrades, or migrations simply to maintain compatibility and integration.
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