New Service Standard Designed to Address the Opportunities and Challenges Facing Oracle and SAP Licensees
LAS VEGAS - April 29, 2015 - Rimini Street, Inc., the leading independent provider of enterprise software support for SAP AG's (NYSE: SAP) Business Suite and BusinessObjects software and Oracle Corporation's (NYSE: ORCL) Siebel, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, E-Business Suite, Oracle Database, Oracle Middleware, Hyperion and Oracle Retail software, today once again redefines enterprise software support with the launch of its next generation of Rimini Street Support Services, a comprehensive suite of services specifically designed to enable Oracle and SAP licensees to address new opportunities and challenges accompanying today's changing IT landscape.
In addition to enhancing the award-winning support services currently offered by Rimini Street, today’s announcement includes the launch of three major new support components: Security Support Services, Risk Avoidance Services, and Innovation & Roadmap Services. With the launch of this next-generation enterprise software support program, Rimini Street further extends its position as the industry leader in enterprise software support service strategy, programs and delivery - offering the only complete suite of services across the full lifecycle of client support requirements.
In 2005, Rimini Street redefined enterprise software support by introducing new and innovative support features and pricing not previously offered by any other vendor. In the decade since, Rimini Street has successfully delivered its suite of services and exceptional value to more than 1,000 clients, including 118 Fortune 500 and Global 100 organizations.
With its first-of-a-kind features such as customized code support (at the same service level as vendor-delivered code), interoperability support and performance support, rigorous service level commitments and a client satisfaction rating of 4.8 out of 5 (where 5 equals “excellent”) - all delivered at half the price of Oracle and SAP’s annual support fees - Rimini Street is widely recognized as the leading provider of independent support services1 from a market, value and service perspective.
Today, Oracle and SAP licensees face new opportunities and challenges from an evolving IT landscape, including:
In response, Rimini Street is launching its next generation of Rimini Street Support Services to help both existing and new clients with strategies and services to address these opportunities and challenges. Rimini Street Support Services enables Oracle and SAP licensees to cost effectively run their current application releases and technology smoothly and in full legal compliance for the next 15 years or longer after switching to Rimini Street (without any required upgrades), as well as fund investments in innovation that drive growth and support business objectives.
Rimini Street Support Services now consists of the following full-lifecycle components:
Below is a brief description of each of the new service components:
Each of these new service offerings will be made available to new and existing Rimini Street clients.
“Most Oracle and SAP customers are struggling to efficiently maintain their core enterprise software while also taking advantage of new trends like digitalization and cloud that should be levers for driving business growth,” said Rebecca Wettemann, VP, Enterprise Applications, Analytics and Cloud at Nucleus Research. “Funded by continued client success, Rimini Street is demonstrably increasing investments in innovative, valuable service capabilities, at a breadth and depth not available from any other support vendor, that help clients cost effectively maintain their current operations and also position and invest in new programs needed by the business to drive growth and customer engagement.”
"Rimini Street continues to disrupt and reshape the enterprise software support services market with innovative offerings designed to meet the evolving service and budgetary needs of Oracle and SAP enterprise software licensees," said Seth Ravin, Rimini Street CEO. "The introduction of our next-generation enterprise software support services, which includes the launch of several first-of-a-kind services, demonstrates Rimini Street's continuing commitment to bring innovation, value and excellent client service back to the software support industry."
Rimini Street is the global leader in providing independent enterprise software support services. The company has redefined enterprise support services since 2005 with an innovative, award-winning program that enables Oracle and SAP licensees to save up to 90 percent on total support costs. Clients can remain on their current software release without any required upgrades for at least 15 years. Over 1,000 global, Fortune 500, midmarket, and public sector organizations from a broad range of industries have selected Rimini Street as their trusted, independent support provider. To learn more, please visit www.riministreet.com or call within the USA 888-870-9692 or internationally +1 702-839-9671.
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1Nucleus Research, “Rimini Street Leading The Third-Party Support Market,” Rebecca Wettemann, April 2015