Even within normal circumstances, IT faces constant pressure to maintain performance, deliver new projects and drive innovation within a limited budget. However, in today’s times of economic downturn with a long and hard recovery being predicted, conserving cash takes on a criticality like never before. Mandatory IT budget cuts are and soon will be prevalent across the board. IT leaders must follow a structured approach to identify, evaluate and deliver cost-saving measures that still can deliver performance and needed innovation. In this webinar, Deepa Salem, Senior Product Marketing Director from Rimini Street, discuss some key insights from Gartner on how CIOs should respond to the mandatory IT budget cuts and how they can conserve cash while maintaining performance. This includes ideas on how to prioritize and roadmap major IT projects, as well as control IT operating expenses such as support and maintenance costs. We also hear from Eric Robinson, General Manager of SAP Services at Rimini Street and former CIO of Color Spot Nurseries, on his lessons learnt on responding to mandatory IT budget cuts.
Saving at least 50% on SAP support costs to leverage the investment made in implementing an existing SAP system is an attractive proposition for most IT leaders, especially in today’s economic stress. Third-party support provides this option. In fact, Gartner calls “third-party support a safe haven.” 1 However, many IT leaders have several questions: Is third-party support right for their SAP landscape? Will it support their specific SAP environment and business needs? Will it deliver reliable and consistent support? How will moving to Rimini Street support impact their SAP roadmap – for e.g., expanding or deepening SAP footprint? How will they manage our SAP landscape with or without Solution Manager? What are the benefits of using Rimini Street support for SAP Products? Please listen to Hari Candadai, GVP, Global Thought Leadership and Strategy, Rimini Street, and Eric Robinson, General Manager of SAP Services, Rimini Street as they discuss the above questions using their deep experience with over 500 SAP clients. Gartner, Predicts 2020: Negotiate Software and Cloud Contracts to Manage Marketplace Growth and Reduce Legacy Costs, 18 December 2019
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