Forbes published an article by Stephen Salaets, CIO & SVP, Global Security, Quality, and Internal Audit at Rimini Street, which outlines best practices for CIOs to accelerate innovation and growth. He recommends changes to how IT teams work and deliver on the technology needs of the business to enable organizational goals. He advises companies to establish an IT service management role, which can contribute to innovation within enterprises and deliver valuable services to customers, along with creating best practice frameworks that facilitate IT success.
This article shares seven ways CIOs can meet key goals when challenged by a restricted budget. Pat Phelan, VP of Market Research, notes that IT departments should not feel pressure to follow vendor-driven initiatives that deliver little or no direct business value, such as ERP upgrades or continuous updates. She advises CIOs to evaluate their innovation and software spends to focus on initiatives that drive competitive advantage and growth, weighing the specific needs of their companies first.
This story features expertise from Sebastian Grady, president of Rimini Street, advising CIOs that taking on technical debt often holds back innovation, and following the vendor's upgrade roadmap isn't always the best solution for their business. CIOs often spend as much as 90% of their IT budget for ongoing operations and enhancements, leaving as little as 10% of the budget for investments in new technologies and innovations that support C-level goals of competitive advantage and growth.
This opinion article from Rimini Street’s ANZ Regional GM, Emmanuelle Hose, discusses the need to innovate to stay ahead, even during times of economic uncertainty. It outlines ways to find room within the budget to innovate and highlights why it is important to undertake the right innovation to get ahead, not simply to tread water.
This article highlights that the Australian Government's Digital Agency has signed a volume -sourcing agreement with Rimini Street and emphasizes the benefits gained by government agencies of all sizes in Australia.
This article outlines a new whole-of-government volume sourcing agreement between the Australian government and Rimini Street to improve agency access to third-party support for enterprise software. It highlights how government agencies in Australia will be able to use the agreement to source third-party support for SAP and Oracle software products, which are widespread across government, as well as for Salesforce.
This article outlines why the Australian Government signed a new whole-of-government volume sourcing agreement with Rimini Street. It highlights how Australia’s government agencies at all levels will more easily be able to source support for Oracle and SAP software products at a time when an increasing number are moving away from maintenance from the major vendors.
This article highlights a new whole-of-government deal between the Commonwealth of Australia and Rimini Street. It discusses how all federal agencies and departments, as well as public universities and government-controlled corporations, can easily procure access to Rimini Street’s services.
This article outlines why Australia's federal government has forged a new whole-of-government volume sourcing agreement with third-party software support provider Rimini Street. It highlights that the arrangement means government agencies can access attractive pricing for third-party software support for products from the likes of Oracle, SAP and Salesforce.
This article highlights that Rimini Street has signed a volume sourcing agreement (VSA) with the Australian government's Digital Transformation Agency. It outlines expectations from the DTA that the agreement will make it easier and more cost effective for government agencies to access third-party software support for major software products.
Hafiz Marzukhi speaks to Rimini Street CEO, Seth Ravin, on how his company help other enterprises not only to bring down costs but also drive innovation.
This article analyzes if CIOs should continue to run legacy ERP software following SAP’s decision to extend ECC support, but the data supports that with third-party support like Rimini Street, SAP customers can flexibly select the best fit system for their future business platform.
Computing UK includes commentary from Dave Rowe, CMO, sharing that extending the deadline for mainstream support for Business Suite 7 won't address the core issues that may be delaying digital transformations. Rowe says many SAP customers will be far better off maximizing the value of their current Business Suite 7 systems with Rimini Street, which offers support through at least 2035, enabling them to shift funds to innovation initiatives that will more quickly drive competitive advantage and growth at a far lower risk.
ZDNet published an article on SAP’s announcement to move the end of mainstream maintenance date for its Business Suite 7 from 2025 to 2027. Eric Robinson, GVP and General Manager of SAP Services, states this is further acknowledgment that SAP is feeling the pressure from Business Suite 7 licensees' reluctance to embark on huge re-implementations to S/4HANA, which can be expensive, time-consuming and incredibly disruptive to the business.
This article focuses on SAP’s extension of its ECC maintenance deadline, quoting Dave Rowe, CMO, who states enterprises are running up against three challenges when considering a move to SAP S/4HANA. He cites that the current software meets business requirements, it's time-consuming and expensive to migrate from one platform to another, and the migration doesn't provide a meaningful ROI for all customers.
This story shares that Business Suite 7 will receive mainstream maintenance until 2027, a decision industry observers say reflects the difficulty of an S/4HANA migration. Eric Robinson, global vice president and general manager for SAP services, notes that adding two more years of mainstream maintenance for Business Suite 7 doesn't address the bigger problem that S/4HANA struggles to provide a quick ROI for many SAP customers.
This story features expertise from Pat Phelan, VP of Research, on common cloud strategies that can accelerate innovation while addressing others that delay or inhibit it.
Article by Pat Phelan, VP of Research shares how disruptive digital technologies and evolving IT strategies are shaping how IT leaders drive their roadmaps, stating CIOs must examine their enterprise software roadmaps and make adjustments where needed to ensure that IT is doing all it can to support business goals.
Article by Mark Armstrong, EMEA GM at Rimini Street, discusses the considerations ERP customers must address as they decide whether to move their business applications to the Cloud and the alternatives available to them.