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Rimini Street Named IT Vendor of the Year by Hastings Entertainment
Company Recognized for Enterprise Software Support Excellence
Las Vegas, June 24, 2009 - Rimini Street, Inc., the leading third-party maintenance and support provider for enterprise software, including Oracle Corporation's (NASDAQ: ORCL) Siebel, PeopleSoft, and JD Edwards software, and SAP AG (NYSE:SAP) software, today announced its selection as IT vendor of the year by Hastings Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAST), a leading multimedia entertainment retailer. The award recognizes Rimini Street's outstanding support of Hastings Entertainment's PeopleSoft applications, including ultra-responsive service, extreme dedication to quick and accurate resolution of support requests, support for customizations, and timely delivery of high-quality tax and regulatory updates.
Founded in 1968, Hastings Entertainment, Inc. combines the sale of books, videos, video games, CDs, and trends merchandise with the rental of videos and video games in a superstore format. It currently operates 153 superstores and the www.gohastings.com e-commerce Web site. Hastings Entertainment chose Rimini Street for third-party support in January of 2007 based upon significant annual cost savings of 50% compared to the software vendor's annual support, a proven track record, and delivery of premium services that are not part of standard Oracle support, including support for customizations, interoperability and performance tuning.
"We rely on Rimini Street as a trusted business partner and this award recognizes the company's vital role in supporting our PeopleSoft Financials and Human Resource Management systems," said John Hintz, Vice President of Information Technologies, Hastings Entertainment. "Rimini Street support engineers are experts in PeopleSoft applications and are incredibly dedicated to providing prompt and accurate resolution of our support requests. Plus, with Rimini Street's support program, we have been able to extend the life of our current PeopleSoft releases, avoiding unnecessary and costly product upgrades."
"We are honored to receive this recognition from Hastings Entertainment," said Seth Ravin, president and CEO, Rimini Street. "Our mission is to deliver exceptional service and value in enterprise software support to our clients, and this award confirms that we are living up to this commitment. While organizations such as Hastings Entertainment first come to Rimini Street for the significant annual cost savings of 50% or more and to avoid costly upgrades, clients stay year-after-year with Rimini Street for our ultra-responsive service and commitment to their success."
About Hastings Entertainment
Founded in 1968, Hastings Entertainment, Inc. is a leading multimedia entertainment retailer that combines the sale of new and used books, videos, video games and CDs, as well as trends merchandise, with the rental of videos and video games in a superstore format. We currently operate 153 superstores, averaging approximately 21,000 square feet, primarily in medium-sized markets throughout the United States. We also operate www.gohastings.com, an e-commerce Internet Web site that makes available to our customers new and used entertainment products and unique, contemporary gifts and toys. The site features exceptional product and pricing offers. The Investor Relations section of our web site contains press releases, a link to request financial and other literature and access our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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, next-generation program that enables Siebel, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, and SAP licensees to save at least 50% in annual support fees and to remain on their current software release without any required upgrades or migrations through 2020 and beyond. Hundreds of Global, Fortune 500, mid-market, and public sector organizations from nearly all industries have selected Rimini Street as their trusted, software vendor independent support provider. To learn more, please visit http://www.riministreet.com or call (888) 870-9692.
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