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Is Cloud ERP a Viable Alternative to The ERPs We Support Today?
Business Driven Roadmap, Cloud, ERP 4 min read
Is Cloud ERP a Viable Alternative to The ERPs We Support Today?

There’s incredible buzz around cloud ERP, in part due to the hard push from vendors to get customers to move to their cloud ERPs. However, for many of our clients who have taken the first steps on their cloud journey, the overwhelming response is that cloud ERP is not a viable alternative. If you are […]

Decoding SAP’s Cloud Strategy: Cloud-Washing
Cloud, ERP, HANA database 4 min read
Decoding SAP’s Cloud Strategy: Cloud-Washing

There’s a buzzword floating around for how some enterprise software vendors are hyping their cloud capabilities to customers, IT analysts and Wall Street. “Cloud washing” is when you reposition an existing software product as cloud software without transitioning it to native cloud architectures and business models. This practice often takes the form of rebranding older […]

Video: Draw Your Own Roadmap to Avoid the Risks of SAP’s Fast Road to S/4HANA
Business Driven Roadmap, Cloud, ERP 5 min read
Video: Draw Your Own Roadmap to Avoid the Risks of SAP’s Fast Road to S/4HANA

Over many years, SAP has built a reputation as a safe bet among enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Today, however, following SAP’s roadmap may be riskier than many business and technology leaders appreciate. The potential risks apply to SAP S/4HANA in the data center or in the cloud – and even to organizations that delay […]

With ERP Support from Rimini Street, Multnomah County Gains Flexibility While Making Best Use of Taxpayer Dollars
Client story, Cost of Maintenance, Custom Code 3 min read
With ERP Support from Rimini Street, Multnomah County Gains Flexibility While Making Best Use of Taxpayer Dollars

At just 465 miles square, Multnomah County in Oregon is home to 800,000 residents. With the county seat in Portland, the organization employs 8,000 people and has an annual operating budget of $2 billion USD, funded by taxpayers. Multnomah County is responsible for its operating units and for securely maintaining its systems to fulfill certain […]

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?

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”

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 […]

Debunking the Top 4 Myths of SAP Software Support
ERP, SAP, Support 3 min read
Debunking the Top 4 Myths of SAP Software Support

Enterprise software support is a multi-billion dollar source of revenue for SAP and other ERP software vendors with operating margins as high as 95 percent for some companies. Software vendors have been known to aggressively protect this revenue stream and dissuade customers from exploring third-party support alternatives. As you evaluate if third-party support is right […]

Don’t Allow SAP Indirect Access Fees to Block Innovation
Cost of Maintenance, ERP, SAP 5 min read
Don’t Allow SAP Indirect Access Fees to Block Innovation

Much of the digital business innovation taking place today involves reaching beyond the transactional systems at the core of a business to create new user experiences. Unfortunately, some SAP customers have discovered that creating a new user experience front end to an SAP back end can land them in hot water, if SAP decides that […]

Why SAP Will Likely Extend ECC6 Maintenance Beyond 2025
ERP, SAP, Support 3 min read
Why SAP Will Likely Extend ECC6 Maintenance Beyond 2025

*On February 4, 2020, SAP had announced mainstream support for SAP Business Suite 7 until 2027 We’ve seen it happen before and we will probably see it happen again. Within the next two years, it is increasingly likely that SAP will extend the maintenance window for ECC 6/Business Suite beyond 2025*. In 2014, SAP announced […]

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