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Moving to Third-Party Support Need Not Mean Your ERP Is “Frozen”
Business Driven Roadmap, ERP, Innovation 2 min read
Moving to Third-Party Support Need Not Mean Your ERP Is “Frozen”

Rimini Street clients continue to grow and evolve their ERP portfolios, including modernization of their technology stacks and investment in innovations such as cloud-based applications and tools. We can help make similar evolutionary steps possible in your enterprise. Canceling vendor maintenance does not freeze your ERP solution. In fact, the opposite happens. Enterprises become more […]

Making Sense of SaaS: Critical Questions to Ask Before Signing Cloud Software Contracts
Cloud, Custom Code, ERP 5 min read
Making Sense of SaaS: Critical Questions to Ask Before Signing Cloud Software Contracts

The term “Software-as-a-Service” (SaaS) has turned into a marketing catch-phrase. Many software vendors are using it to boost the appeal of their applications because SaaS implies lower total cost of ownership (TCO) and other benefits like much faster deployment. But, before you take the plunge, it pays to arm yourself with the facts so you […]

Oracle’s Cloud Programs: Beware a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
Cloud, ERP, IaaS 6 min read
Oracle’s Cloud Programs: Beware a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

The promise of the cloud is to liberate IT from the cost and burden of tiresome daily IT administration, while delivering more freedom to select from the industry’s latest and best innovations. Too bad that goes against the very DNA of legacy ERP vendors such as Oracle, whose stock price and revenues historically are closely […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why Everyone Wants to “Help” with GDPR Compliance
ERP, Support 3 min read
Why Everyone Wants to “Help” with GDPR Compliance

With the May 25 deadline for compliance with the European Union’s General Data Privacy Protection Regulation (GDPR) rapidly approaching, interest in the topic is at a fever pitch. The only bigger news will come when the first company gets slapped with a big fine for failing to adequately protect personal privacy under the law. Repeat […]

What Do You Really Get For Your ERP Support Dollars?
Cost of Maintenance, ERP, Support 4 min read
What Do You Really Get For Your ERP Support Dollars?

I’ll cut to the chase: Most companies running ERP software are overpaying for software support and are not receiving complete or sufficient coverage. How does this happen? Consider Oracle’s ERP platform as a prime example. At this writing, the current version is 12.2.7. Yet according to a recent survey, nearly 40 percent of Oracle EBS […]

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 […]

Video: SAP Expert Vinnie Mirchandani Sees No Rush to S/4HANA
ERP, Innovation, SAP 4 min read
Video: SAP Expert Vinnie Mirchandani Sees No Rush to S/4HANA

SAP is in a hurry to get customers to move to its next generation S/4HANA platform. Yet most SAP customers are in no hurry to move — nor should they be, according to SAP watcher Vinnie Mirchandani. You can hear from Vinnie directly by watching the video clips embedded in this post (or watch them […]

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