Oracle Siebel software applications are robust and proven, yet can present several pain points for licensees, including: no full support for Siebel software releases earlier than 8.1/8.2 currently no new major Siebel release on Oracle’s roadmap plan uncertainty around future Siebel product roadmaps as Oracle encourages cloud solutions expensive to operate, maintain, and upgrade applications, with perceived new value from Oracle support decreasing as costs increase So how can Siebel licensees help maximize the total cost of their stable, customized systems? Minimize or eliminate upgrade/update costs and disruptions? Enable a strategic IT roadmap and fund digital transformation? Third-party support addresses these, and more. Read this white paper for valuable insights on optimizing support for Oracle Siebel software, including: a review of Siebel software releases a look at the financial and logistical realities of Oracle’s Continuous Innovation support model recommendations for regaining control of your IT roadmap and paying for innovation with newly available funds from your existing IT budget
Manufacturing CIOs need to take advantage of technology to drive efficiencies across internal production processes and to improve customer experience. These differentiators drive competitive advantage in a crowded marketplace. Yet, they’re struggling to achieve the digital transformation needed to harness AI/ML, IoT, cloud, and other advanced technologies. “Going digital” requires a new approach to IT management and operations. In this clever infographic, you’ll see why 70% of manufacturers are stuck in the first stage of digital transformation and what it takes to navigate the path to achieve successful digital transformation in manufacturing. To learn more about the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation in manufacturing, read “Going Digital – Digital Transformation in Manufacturing.”
According to the global IDG survey of SAP licensees, nine out of 10 respondents reported being happy with their current releases.1 Yet, they’re facing SAP S/4HANA migration pressure combined with the pressure to innovate, recovery from a global pandemic, and tightening budgets. Given these challenges, IT leaders need to make strategic choices that drive competitiveness and value. If you’re debating a migration to S/4HANA or maintaining your current release, the white paper, “How Organizations Can Minimize Risk by Reviewing Their SAP S/4HANA Migration Strategy,” can help you sort through the decision. From evaluating risk through post-migration planning, this white paper covers the major considerations of making the move or staying put in four steps: Evaluating your current environment and whether making the move is financially and strategically sound Designing your ideal environment around SAP or choosing SaaS-based options to augment your existing release Preparing for an SAP S/4HANA migration and ensuring your environment is ready to take advantage of new capabilities Customizing the new environment to your business needs amid the post-migration budget challenges Download a complimentary copy of the full white paper to guide your SAP S/4HANA migration strategy. 1 IDG Communications, Inc., “Navigating the Future of SAP: How IT leaders are accelerating innovation while maximizing ERP investments,” 2021
Digital transformation is helping organizations across the retail industry achieve a competitive advantage, but the number-one question CIOs ask is, “How are we going to pay for this?” Upwards of 90% of the typical company’s IT budget is consumed by ongoing operations and enhancements, leaving just 10% for strategic innovation. Now, in an information-packed webinar from Rimini Street, hear how retail industry technology leaders are developing new strategies to reallocate capital and resources to drive digital growth in their organizations, while significantly improving security controls and meeting audit standards. These leading retail companies have looked closely at cost and budget tradeoffs to discover new ways to reduce operational drag. In this informative webinar, you will learn how retail companies have improved IT service delivery and streamlined IT governance, while driving more self-funding projects. You’ll find out where companies are spending most, and how they’re unlocking budget to fund digital transformation to achieve a competitive edge by developing effective strategies for reallocating capital and IT resources. “How to Pay for It? IT Strategies to Accelerate Digital Transformation” is presented by the independent, third-party ERP support experts at Rimini Street. Senior Director of Product Marketing Anne Plese demonstrates how hundreds of enterprise companies are saving up to 90% in total support costs, money that can be used to fund strategic innovation instead of supporting ERP software vendors.
Ideally, digital transformation moves at the speed of business. Unfortunately, ERP innovation does not. Hybrid IT solutions can help you keep up. A hybrid IT environment includes a combination of internally deployed technology and cloud-based technology. The key to optimizing hybrid IT — and hybrid IT ROI — is determining what moves to the cloud and what stays put. When considering the decision, it’s important to stay focused on your own enterprise rather than what others, including competitors, may be doing. Your criteria for a hybrid IT model will be unique to your business. What’s the ideal mix? Consider these three factors when designing your hybrid IT model: collaboration with other IT ecosystems, including suppliers and partners integration risk tolerance for data and processes hybrid IT environment security including, e.g., visibility into SaaS security Moving technology to the cloud is an important, highly visible decision. This white paper contains a detailed analysis for evaluating the factors, best practice recommendations, and a sample framework for assessing cloud readiness. Read this white paper and start creating your successful hybrid IT model today.
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