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A Strategic CIO/CEO Partnership Allows Innovation To Thrive In A Turbulent Global Market

05/26/2020

Forbes published an article by Seth Ravin, CEO at Rimini Street, that shares best practices for how CIOs can best align with their CEO on strategic decisions, especially in times of business disruptions. The article states that CEOs must rely on CIOs to make wise IT investment decisions that optimize costs, save jobs, stabilize operations, and shift IT resources to accomplish strategic business initiatives. He advises CEOs should include CIOs when setting the broader business strategy that drives the IT roadmap.

Global Disruption Impact on Innovation and Priorities

05/20/2020

AusBiz talks to Rimini Street CEO Seth Ravin on the current economic climate and how its impacting businesses’ innovation and priorities. He discusses key challenges for those markets and how they can tackle business priorities moving forward.

Jump the vendor track, and cost-effectively steer your enterprise system to the cloud

05/11/2020

Intellyx has published a blog post on how to effectively drive your ERP system to the cloud, recommending using a hybrid cloud strategy, versus getting locked into a vendor-led path. They advise adopting a third-party support partner to help eliminate the risk of deployment and upgrade failures, and significantly reduce support and maintenance costs while controlling cloud operating expense costs.

There's no COVID-19 Handbook

05/07/2020

This article highlights discussions Rimini Street has had with clients in Australia, suggesting that organisations are overwhelmingly prioritising saving jobs ahead of anything else during the pandemic. It discusses the four key priorities that many organisations have developed despite there being no historical context to develop a response from.

DisrupTV talks to Rimini Street CEO Seth Ravin

05/04/2020

DisrupTV talks to Rimini Street CEO Seth Ravin on what the new CIO mandate means for IT leaders and how it redefines their role. He emphasizes that CIOs are no longer just responsible for data centers and IT software upgrades but for helping their company create competitive advantage and growth, especially during the current economic climate.

Deriving Value Through Cocreation: ITIL And Other Best Practices Frameworks

04/02/2020

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.

7 tips for coping with a limited IT budget

03/26/2020

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.

Status Quo is Not an Option - Overcome Technical Debt to Spur Innovation

03/26/2020

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.

Keeping Pace "Not Good Enough"

02/26/2020

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.

Govt-wide SAP, Oracle support deal signed with Rimini Street

02/20/2020

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.

Rimini Street scores Govt-wide software support deal

02/20/2020

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.

Rimini Street inks Australian whole-of-government deal

02/20/2020

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.

Rimini Street wins Federal whole-of-government deal

02/20/2020

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.

Australian government looks to cut support costs with Rimini Street deal

02/20/2020

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.

Seth's Interview on Astro Aswani

02/11/2020

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.

SAP ECC policy change may offer a further 15 years of support

02/10/2020

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.

SAP extends support for SAP S/4HANA to 2040

02/10/2020

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.

SAP promises to support SAP S/4HANA at least through 2040

02/10/2020

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.

SAP Gives Enterprise IT Customers an Extension

02/10/2020

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.

Deadline extended for SAP Business Suite 7

02/04/2020

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.

How market forces are shaping enterprise software roadmaps

01/17/2020

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.

Saying no to vendors' forced march to the cloud

01/08/2020

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.