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Do You Know Where Your ERP Roadmap Is Taking You?
Business Driven Roadmap, Cloud, ERP 5 min read
Do You Know Where Your ERP Roadmap Is Taking You?
Pat Phelan
Pat Phelan
VP, Market Research
5 min read

Make ERP roadmap decisions based on business goals like business transformation, modernization, or cost cutting, not on vendor ultimatums or ease of acquiring and installing cloud technologies. Every enterprise software customer wants to know their vendor’s roadmap – the plan for how products will evolve, change, and hopefully support their business. But where vendors lead […]

Strategies for Supporting SAP S/4HANA From “Wait And See” To “Full Speed Ahead”
Business Driven Roadmap, Client story, Cloud 5 min read
Strategies for Supporting SAP S/4HANA From “Wait And See” To “Full Speed Ahead”
David Rowe
5 min read

Clients of Rimini Street’s support for SAP have the freedom to make independent decisions about S/4HANA – but that doesn’t necessarily mean they reject SAP’s reinvention of its ERP software. Some are moving forward with S/4HANA, while continuing to rely on Rimini Street for high quality and cost effective support of their existing SAP Business […]

Five Steps for Bringing About Change in IT
CIO Strategies, Cloud, Cost of Maintenance 3 min read
Five Steps for Bringing About Change in IT
Rimini Street Staff
3 min read

IT leaders are upbeat for the most as they continue to move ahead with digital transformation efforts. It’s not that the budget spigots are opening wide – for most, spending and hiring rates are flat. “One of the biggest reasons for the hopeful outlook is the fact that business and IT are finally on the […]

Taking Control of Your Software Licenses in the Cloud Era
CIO Strategies, Cloud, ERP 2 min read
Taking Control of Your Software Licenses in the Cloud Era
Rimini Street Staff
2 min read

Software licensing is like a devil’s pact. Enterprises fund and commit to continue funding software development costs in exchange for the promise of ongoing support and, hopefully, functionally rich upgrades. Over time, however, CIOs often end up cursing the growing costs of supporting mature-but-critical applications and having to pay for forced upgrades they don’t always […]

5 Reasons to Kill (or Rethink) a Pilot Project
Business Growth, Custom Code, Innovation 7 min read
5 Reasons to Kill (or Rethink) a Pilot Project
Rimini Street Staff
7 min read

Once they get a foot in the door, enterprise software vendors will predictably start pushing pilots of their latest and greatest wares, from hybrid cloud to in-memory databases. For customers, testing these extensions and enhancements can make sense, provided there’s a strong business case, supportive leadership, and the right success metrics. Innovative organizations are always […]

4 Best Practices to Reduce the Pain of an Oracle License Audit
Audits, Cost of Maintenance, ERP 3 min read
4 Best Practices to Reduce the Pain of an Oracle License Audit
Rimini Street Staff
3 min read

The words “license audit” are guaranteed to strike fear into the heart of any Oracle customer today. At best, going through the audit process is a hassle. At worst, it can result in an unexpected hit to the IT budget — even if you’ve been trying in good faith to play by the vendor’s rules. […]

Video: How to Fix ERP Browser Compatibility Issues
ERP, Support Tips 5 min read
Video: How to Fix ERP Browser Compatibility Issues
Rimini Street Staff
5 min read

Solving web browser compatibility issues can be a surprisingly big issue for any IT organization trying to maximize the useful life of its ERP and other enterprise systems that came of age early in the web era. Wasn’t browser-based computing supposed to make everything easier? If your current ERP system meets your needs, we don’t […]

Biggest Obstacle to Innovation, IT Leaders Say: “Keeping the Lights On”
CIO Strategies, Innovation, Optimization 3 min read
Biggest Obstacle to Innovation, IT Leaders Say: “Keeping the Lights On”
David Rowe
3 min read

Businesses want to innovate faster because they know successful innovators tend to be the most successful businesses. Yet if you survey IT and finance leaders, as we did recently in conjunction with Vanson Bourne, a technology market research firm, you will find many are dissatisfied with the pace of innovation happening in their organizations. The […]

Maximize Your Opportunity within the Cloud
CIO Strategies, Cloud, IaaS 2 min read
Maximize Your Opportunity within the Cloud
Rimini Street Staff
2 min read

One of the most appealing aspects of cloud computing is the promise — in theory at least — that if you’re not happy with a vendor, you can migrate to another with much less pain than with traditional enterprise solution providers. Today, CIOs have an almost bewildering choice of cloud applications and cloud platforms. This […]