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Gartner Names Rimini Street "Cool Vendor"
Vendors Selected for the "Cool Vendor" Report Are Innovative, Impactful and Intriguing
LAS VEGAS, May 2, 2011 - Rimini Street, Inc., the leading third-party maintenance and support provider for enterprise software, including Oracle Corporation's (NASDAQ: ORCL) Siebel, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards and E-Business Suite software, and SAP AG (NYSE:SAP) software, today announced that it has been included as a "Cool Vendor" in the "Cool Vendors in Infrastructure Services, 2011" report by Gartner, Inc.
In the report published on April 12, Gartner recommends, "Buyers of infrastructure services, as well as infrastructure service providers, should read this report to become familiar with the strategy and delivery potential of a select group of the new players identified in this Cool Vendors report."
Rimini Street provides an innovative, ultra-responsive support program that replaces vendor annual support at an immediate annual savings of at least 50 percent in annual support fees and up to a 90 percent reduction in total cost of maintenance. Rimini Street already has helped more than 400 Global, Fortune 500, midmarket and public sector organizations across a wide variety of industries achieve their IT support objectives with significant annual cost savings.
"Rimini Street is pleased to be recognized by Gartner as a "Cool Vendor" for our innovative service offering," said David Rowe, senior vice president, global marketing and alliances, Rimini Street. "Hundreds of organizations have dramatically reduced their support costs, are enjoying more responsive service and are maximizing the return on their Oracle and SAP software investments. We believe this acknowledgment underscores how Rimini Street's innovative support offering is empowering enterprise software licensees to intelligently allocate and maximize the leverage of their limited IT budgets."
About Gartner's Cool Vendors Selection Process
Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.
Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.
About Rimini Street, Inc.
Rimini Street is the leading third-party provider of enterprise software support services. The company is redefining enterprise support services with an innovative, award-winning program that enables Oracle and SAP licensees to save at least 50 percent in annual support fees and save up to 90 percent in total support costs over a decade. Clients can remain on their current software release without any required upgrades or migrations for at least ten years. Hundreds of global, Fortune 500, midmarket, and public sector organizations from virtually all industries have selected Rimini Street as their trusted, independent support provider. To learn more, please visit http://www.riministreet.com/ or call within the USA (888) 870-9692 or internationally +1 (702) 839-9671.
Rimini Street and the Rimini Street logo are trademarks of Rimini Street, Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Copyright © 2011. All rights reserved.
 Gartner, Inc., "Cool Vendors in Infrastructure Services, 2011," Gianluca Tramacere; Jim Longwood; Frank Ridder; Susan Tan; Ben Pring; Bob Igou; Pat Phelan, April 12, 2011.