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Getting the Most from Your Support for PeopleSoft Software
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Getting the Most from Your Support for PeopleSoft Software

Today’s PeopleSoft releases can run your business operations for the next decade and beyond. But many PeopleSoft customers struggle with the high cost of maintenance and upgrades that return limited value. This white paper surveys the state of PeopleSoft applications today, analyzes the strategic roadmap ahead and support options, and provides actionable recommendations for PeopleSoft customers.

Getting the Most from Your JD Edwards Support
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Getting the Most from Your JD Edwards Support

Today’s JD Edwards releases can run your business operations for the next decade and beyond. But many JD Edwards customers struggle with the high cost of maintenance and upgrades that return limited value. This white paper surveys the state of JD Edwards applications today, analyzes the strategic roadmap ahead and support options, and provides actionable recommendations for JD Edwards customers.

Evaluating S/4HANA: Considerations for SAP Customers
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Evaluating S/4HANA: Considerations for SAP Customers

The S/4HANA Enterprise Management suite may, over the next decade, eventually become a robust ERP solution and a viable upgrade option for existing SAP® ERP and Business Suite customers. However, at its current stage of development, the downside risks in terms of missing functionality and the costs and hazards of re-implementation appear high. This white paper is designed to help SAP customers evaluate a move to S/4HANA. Topics include: Where is the business case for migration? S/4HANA migration: risky, complicated and expensive SAP customer options for reducing upgrade risk and cutting support and maintenance costs

Examining SAP’s Cloud Strategy
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Examining SAP’s Cloud Strategy

The market for ERP and enterprise applications in general is undergoing seismic shifts, thanks to the cloud. That leaves IT leaders scrambling to update their technology roadmaps – and avoid detouring down dark alleys. SAP has published a great deal of information about the cloud and how it relates to S/4HANA, but there are still gaps between the vision and what SAP has delivered so far. In this paper, we examine SAP’s cloud strategy versus SAP’s cloud reality.

Securing Your Systems with a Next-Generation Layered Security Strategy
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Securing Your Systems with a Next-Generation Layered Security Strategy

Times have changed for security, and it’s important to ensure you apply the correct controls to enterprise systems. Security breaches involving highly visible companies such as Equifax and JPMorgan Chase are in the news constantly, but each day many lesser-known organizations struggle to remediate security risks and deal with attacks. Fortunately, there are low hanging fruit which will improve your security program and address the highest priorities. Securing enterprise applications and databases need not be overly complicated, but it does take planning. Modern security solutions provide the fast, comprehensive and easy-to-deploy vulnerability protection needed in today’s complex, multi-vendor technology landscape. The good news is you can take advantage of modern and proven solutions, knowledge and best practices to reduce risk for your applications and databases. This paper examines how you can improve your security program to address the highest priorities – providing insight into the five essential areas that demand your attention. You can employ them to improve your security posture as part of a holistic approach.

Unpacking the HCM and FIN PUM Images for PeopleSoft 9.2
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Unpacking the HCM and FIN PUM Images for PeopleSoft 9.2

The Functional Support Services (FSS) organization within Rimini Street analyzed all of the updates Oracle Corporation incorporated into the PeopleSoft 9.2 HCM images 1 -27 and FSCM images 1 -28, which is included in this technical white paper. We undertook this analysis to provide our clients more clarity and transparency as to the true value and benefits they can expect in their functionality upgrade roadmap.

Third-Party Support: Powering the Business-Driven Roadmap – You Are Not “Frozen” by Making the Switch
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Third-Party Support: Powering the Business-Driven Roadmap – You Are Not “Frozen” by Making the Switch

Some ERP customers who are considering a move to Rimini Street for third-party support voice a concern that their ERP solution will be frozen. Yet, change is inevitable. Areas that we see ERP customers continue to change include updates to the core ERP solution (aka upgrades), extensions, modernization and innovation (often including cloud initiatives). Rimini Street is an enabler of change and helps enterprises grow and gain competitive advantage. Rimini Street clients continue to grow and evolve their ERP portfolios, including modernization of their technology stacks and investment in innovations such as cloud-based applications and tools. We can help make similar evolutionary steps possible in your enterprise.

Teaching a CIO to Think Like a CFO
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Teaching a CIO to Think Like a CFO

Believe it or not, there are four distinct personality “types” of successful CIOs. Each may tackle IT transformation in a different way, but they all have one thing in common: they’ve learned to speak the language of the CFO. In many cases, this evolves through a formal reporting structure. But more and more, CIOs recognize that a healthy, transparent relationship with Finance can fuel IT innovation. In this quick read, you’ll get a glimpse of the CIO personalities, learn why CFOs should help CIOs shift the IT narrative, and how this partnership ultimately benefits the entire organization.

Assessing the ROI of Third-Party Support for SAP Applications
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Assessing the ROI of Third-Party Support for SAP Applications

Users of enterprise applications and databases have seen the amount they spend on yearly maintenance costs rise and the value gained from the original vendor support model fall. For these reasons, a steadily growing number of SAP customers is moving from SAP software support to third-party support. This in-depth ROI analysis of 70 Rimini Street clients can help organizations understand the business case for switching. Nucleus Research, an independent analyst firm, has validated our findings that confirm the significant savings SAP licensees can experience in the following areas: Annual support costs: Break/fix support and tax, legal and regulatory updates Upgrade costs: The cost of forced upgrades just to stay supported when vendor support windows end Customization support costs: The cost of supporting customizations that break, which is not covered as part of the standard vendor support model Self-support costs: The cost of additional resources and headcount required to deal with the extra burden and inefficiency of vendor support, including regression testing and analysis of hundreds of fixes, issue justification and self-service support

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