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Following Your Own Business-Driven Roadmap for IT
Business Drive Roadmap, CIO Strategies, ERP 4 min read
Following Your Own Business-Driven Roadmap for IT

Read a few recent blog posts and research notes from this space and you will likely notice a theme: Following your own Business-Driven Roadmap is a big deal. The latest research note, The Business-Driven Roadmap Imperative, explains it in the context of how CIOs can respond to the expectations of their CEO and/or board about […]

The Business-Driven Roadmap Imperative: IT Must Serve the New Mandate from the CEO
Business Driven Roadmap, Business Growth, CEO 4 min read
The Business-Driven Roadmap Imperative: IT Must Serve the New Mandate from the CEO

Business priorities are changing to growth and innovation. This is shifting IT’s mandate from efficiency and standardization to being an open, agile and customer-engaged organization that enables business-driven outcomes.  Complicating this dynamic is an increase in the frequency of vendors introducing new digital technologies such as cloud, social, mobile and analytics. It is opening up […]

The Real Deadline to Consider Third-Party SAP Maintenance is September 30th
ERP, SAP, Third-party support 2 min read
The Real Deadline to Consider Third-Party SAP Maintenance is September 30th

In less than three weeks, customers of SAP enterprise software need to act if they wish to keep their options open for assessing better value support choices for the calendar year of 2020 and eliminate the risk of the planned end of full support for SAP ECC 6. Instead of being bound for yet another […]

S/4HANA: Exploring Three SAP Customer Roadmaps
Business Driven Roadmap, Cloud, ERP 5 min read
S/4HANA: Exploring Three SAP Customer Roadmaps

Are you questioning your S/4HANA roadmap options? According to Gartner, “The complexity of the SAP S/4HANA roadmap, lack of clarity in industry-supported functions and the range of deployment options available (both on premises and Software-as-a-Service, or SaaS) mean that customers must spend more time selecting what is best for them, given that SAP has stated […]

Not Ready to Move to Cloud ERP? You’re Not Alone
Cloud, ERP, Hybrid IT 3 min read
Not Ready to Move to Cloud ERP? You’re Not Alone

Most organizations today have planned an IT roadmap that takes advantage of cloud resources and deployment models. However, that does not mean buying every cloud product a vendor places on its product roadmap or following the exact route and timing the vendor prescribes. Many companies we work with at Rimini Street have made the choice […]

Two-Thirds of SAP Licensees Surveyed Not Ready For S/4HANA
CIO Strategies, ERP, S/4HANA 3 min read
Two-Thirds of SAP Licensees Surveyed Not Ready For S/4HANA

Two-thirds of SAP licensees surveyed have no plans to migrate to S/4HANA, according to Rimini Street research. That’s true, despite SAP’s planned end of mainstream maintenance for Business Suite 7 and its core ECC6 ERP platform. The deadline puts pressure on CIOs decide their SAP roadmap and strategy for the next decade and beyond. They […]

Video: 5 Ways to Improve ERP Security
ERP, Oracle, SAP 4 min read
Video: 5 Ways to Improve ERP Security

If you are not worried about the security of your ERP system, you ought to be. Considering that ERP is the repository of much of a corporation’s most important customer and financial data, it’s scary how often the security of ERP systems is neglected. It happens for many reasons, including the organizational disconnect among different […]

The SAP S/4HANA Skills Crunch – How Bad Could It Get?
Cloud, ERP, S/4HANA 5 min read
The SAP S/4HANA Skills Crunch – How Bad Could It Get?

Our colleagues in Japan recently forwarded a series of SAP user group newsletter articles where the title of the series translates roughly into, “The Depression of SAP Users.” Why are they depressed? Likely, because they are being told they must hurry up and implement SAP S/4HANA before the deadline, when SAP says it plans to […]

Rimini Street Survey Confirms Oracle Customers Want More Savings, Best-In-Class Cloud Options
Cloud, Cost of Maintenance, Oracle 4 min read
Rimini Street Survey Confirms Oracle Customers Want More Savings, Best-In-Class Cloud Options

When Rimini Street surveyed Oracle customers recently and asked their top priorities, they put cost optimization at the top of the list. Yet a recent Gartner survey of CIOs 1 identified enabling growth as their top priority. What accounts for the difference? I encourage you to read the full survey report, Why Enterprises Are Rethinking […]

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