IT organizations are under pressure to begin a costly “rip-and-replace” implementation of S/4HANA. Many SAP customers may defer making an S/4HANA decision after evaluating its early maturity, cost and limited ROI, while others may say “no” to S/4HANA to evaluate other modern cloud applications. Others will place their bets and start the journey of implementing S/4HANA now. Regardless of the path they are considering, Rimini Street helps clients define their SAP strategy before, during and after the potential implementation of S/4HANA. This eBook highlights a few examples of how organizations like yours are optimizing their current and future ERP roadmaps with Rimini Street.
For so many CIOs and their IT teams, day-to-day operations get in the way of game-changing innovation. No one questions the value of developing user-centric applications, adopting AI technologies or moving to the cloud. The challenge is that IT teams rarely have capacity to get it done. While there are many benefits to move away from a rigid, costly vendor software support model, this ebook highlights the seven reasons why third-party enterprise software support from Rimini Street has become the preferred support model for IT teams who want to stop paying for overpriced maintenance contracts and start funding innovation.
Whether you plan to run your current ERP software for years to come, or have already started looking at cloud options, it’s important to have a support provider who provides capacity and flexibility you need to deliver on strategic IT initiatives. Regardless of who your vendor currently is, this Enterprise Software Support Buyer’s Guide is designed to help you ask the right questions to evaluate these and other factors: Support delivery model Support program features Cost model and other capacity considerations Total value of the partnership
As marketing, sales and product teams identify ways to achieve competitive differentiation, grow market share and increase customer loyalty, they often require new applications or services, which they expect to get from IT. Sadly, many IT organizations have committed the majority of their budgets to “keeping the lights on” expenditures, leaving them with little or no capacity to deliver on initiatives that could change the game for their organization. This is often because enterprises have ceded too much control to vendor-dictated technology roadmaps. Check out 12 real-world illustrations from IT teams who powered their Business-Driven Roadmap by moving to third-party software support from Rimini Street. This decision to get off the vendor-dictated model allowed them to redirect resources to innovative projects that dramatically changed business outcomes.
Oracle customers are faced with tough decisions on how to spend their time and resources. Views on what path to take often depend on roles within the company. Executives want to focus on driving the innovation that will help their companies grow and compete, but IT teams find themselves unable to take that route, as they are mired in maintenance and support issues. This executive summary, derived from the 2019 Oracle Applications Survey examines Oracle customer plans for their current ERP systems and looks at other issues that are top of mind for them.
SAP customers are being forced to make difficult SAP application strategy decisions. SAP customers are feeling the pressure to adopt, or at least license S/4HANA now due to the planned end-of-support date for ECC 6* and potential license audit threats. But many SAP customers plan to run their stable and proven SAP ERP releases until S/4HANA matures and the ROI emerges. Based on your roadmap, you can run your current SAP ECC release for a minimum of 15+ years, while you direct funds towards other strategic initiatives, including the eventual re-implementation onto S/4HANA in the future. You could also move to alternate SaaS solutions. This eBook provides four critical factors to help decide what makes most sense for your organization. *On February 4, 2020, SAP had announced mainstream support for SAP Business Suite 7 until 2027.
In early 2017, Rimini Street conducted a survey of 175 Oracle® EBS licensees to understand Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) licensee perspectives and strategies. Among the key findings: 83% of respondents say EBS meets business needs and will continue to use robust EBS as their core ERP. 71% consider Oracle’s EBS support and maintenance costs to be too high. Find out what your peers are thinking as they uncover key EBS challenges and explore ERP cloud alternatives and hybrid IT adoption. This eBook also includes actionable recommendations to avoid Oracle EBS risk and drive innovation.
Retail is immensely competitive. And margins are tight. Those are givens. To gain an advantage, retailers must make digital transformation a priority. But with 80 to 90 percent of a typical IT budget committed to operating existing systems, where will the IT innovation funding come from? Retailers who are early adopters of third-party enterprise software support have unlocked innovation funding by freeing up their precious resources: avoiding unnecessary ERP vendor upgrades, and letting overpriced vendor maintenance contracts expire. These retailers also follow a Business-Driven Roadmap that aligns all IT spending with business priorities, not vendor priorities. Taking these strategic, fundamental savings steps unshackles valuable IT resources-both budget and staff-for more critical initiatives such as: improving loyalty programs and delivery systems, enhancing customer service through artificial intelligence, integrating mobile technologies into the shopping experience, and even trying out robots in the warehouse. Download this eBook for helpful insights on how third-party support and a Business-Driven IT Roadmap can help you regain your retail competitive advantage.
When organizations consider the amount of their IT budget that is spent on yearly maintenance, many focus primarily on the annual maintenance fees as a large and already-budgeted expense that must be paid without question. But looking deeper at the total price of support, it can become apparent that millions of dollars are often unnecessarily wasted each year due to the outdated support model of software vendors. This executive summary is derived from a Rimini Street impact study that was validated by independent analyst firm Nucleus Research. It confirms the significant savings that a sample of 70 Oracle and SAP licensees have realized by replacing their software vendor support with Rimini Street support.
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